Aspiring engineers who are preparing for the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) understand the significance of thorough preparation and comprehensive study resources.

Through a meticulous examination of previous years’ question papers, we aim to provide you with valuable insights, key trends, and effective strategies to excel in Network Theory for your GATE exam.

## GATE EC Syllabus for the Subject Network Theory

Circuit Analysis: Node and mesh analysis, superposition, Thevenin’s theorem, Norton’s theorem, reciprocity.

Sinusoidal steady state analysis: phasors, complex power, maximum power transfer.

Time and frequency domain analysis of linear circuits: RL, RC and RLC circuits, solution of network equations using Laplace transform.

Linear 2-port network parameters, wye-delta transformation.

## Analysis of Previous GATE Papers for Network Theory

Year | Percentage of Marks |
---|---|

2023 | 10% |

2022 | 11 % |

2021 | 12 % |

2020 | 5 % |

2019 | 5 % |

2018 | 7 % |

2017 | 5.5 % |

2016 | 8.3% |

2015 | 9 % |

2014 | 11 % |

2015 | 10 % |

## Recent GATE Paper Questions of Network Theory

The following questions have been asked from Network Theory , in GATE-EC 2023 Paper.

Q. A series RLC circuit has a quality factor Q of 1000 at a center frequency of 10^{6} rad/s. The possible values of R, L and C are

a) R=1 Ω, L=1 μH and C=1 μH

b) R= 0.1 Ω, L=1 μH and C=1 μH

c) R=0.01 Ω, L=1 μH and C=1 μH

d) R=0.001 Ω, L=1 μH and C=1 μH

Q. 2 . In the circuit shown below, the current i flowing through 200 Ω resistor is **__** mA (rounded off to two decimal places).

Q.3. For the two port network shown below, the [Y]-parameters is given as [Y] = \frac{1}{100}\begin{bmatrix}2 & -1\\-1 & 4/3\end{bmatrix}

The value of load impedance Z_{L}, in Ω, for maximum power transfer will be ** _** (rounded off to the nearest integer).

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