Electronics and Communication Engg - GATE 2017 Paper Solution

Question No. 1

Consider the 5 x 5 matrix


It is given that A has only one real eigenvalue. Then the real eigenvalue of A is

Question No. 2

The rank of the matrix M=51010102366 is

Question No. 3

Consider the following statement about the linear dependence of the real valued function y1=1, y2=x and y3=x2, over the field of real of real numbers.

I.                    y1,y2 and y3 are linearly independent on -1x0

II.                  y1,y2 and y3 are linearly dependent on 0<x<1

III.                y1,y2 and y3 are linearly independent on 0x1

IV.                y1,y2 and y3 are linearly dependent on -1x0

Which one among the following is correct?

Question No. 4

Three fair cubical dice are thrown simultaneously. The probably that all three dice have the same number of dots on the faces showing us is (up to third decimal place) ____________.

Question No. 5

Consider the following statements for continuous-time linear time invariant (LTI) system.

I.                    There is no bounded input bounded output (BIBO) stable system with a pole in the right half of the complex plane.

II.                  There is no casual and BIBO stable system with a pole in the right half of the complex plane.

Which one among the following is correct?

Question No. 6

Consider a single input single output discrete-time system with x[n] as input and y[n] as output, where the two are related as

y[n]=nx[n],for 0n10x[n]-x[n-1],otherwise.

Which one of the following statement is true about the system?

Question No. 7

In the circuit shown, the positive angular frequency ω (in radians per second) at which the magnitude of the phase difference between the voltages V1 and V2 equals π4 radians, is_________.

Question No. 8

A periodic signal x(t) has a trigonometric Fourier aeries expansion x(t)=a0+n=1(an cos nω0t+bn sin nω0t)

If x(t)=-x(-t)=-x(t-π/ω0), we can conclude that

Question No. 9

A bar of Gallium Arsenide (GaAs) is doped with Silicon such that the Silicon atoms occupy Gallium and Arsenic sites in the GaAs crystal. Which one of the following statements is true?

Question No. 10

An n+ -n Silicon device is fabricated with uniform and nono-degenerate donor doping concentration of ND1 =1 × 1018 cm-3 and ND2 =1 × 1015 cm-3 corresponding to the n+ and n regions respectively. At the operational temperature T, assume complete impurity ionization, kT/q=25mV, and intrinsic carrier concentration to be ni = 1 × 1010 cm-3. What is the magnitude of the built-in potential of this device?

Question No. 11

For a narrow base PNP BJT, the excess minority carrier concentration ($\triangle n_E$ for emitter,$\triangle p_B$ for base,$\triangle n_C$ for collector) normalized to equilibrium minority carrier concentration ($n_{E0}$ for emitter,$n_{B0}$ for base,$n_{C0}$ for collector) in the quasi-neutral emitter, base and collector regions are shown below. Which one of the following biasing modes is the transistor operating in?


Question No. 12

For the operational amplifier circuit shown, the output saturation voltages are ±15V. The upper and lower threshold voltages for the circuit are, respectively,

Question No. 13

A good transconductance amplifier ahould have

Question No. 14

A Miller effect in the context of a Common Emitter amplifier explains

Question No. 15

In the latch circuit shown, the NAND gates have non-zero, but unequal proportion delays. The present input condition is: P=Q=’0’. If the input condition is changed simultaneously to P=Q=’1’, the outputs X and Y are


Question No. 16

The clock frequency of an 8085 microprocessor is 5 MHz. If the time required to execute an instruction is 1.4 µs, then the number of T-states needed for executing the instruction is

Question No. 17

Consider the D-Latch shows in the figure, which is transparent when its clock input CK is high and has zero propagation delay. In the figure, the clock signal CLK1 has a 50% duty cycle and CLK2 is a one-fifth period delayed version of CLK1. The duty at the output at the latch in percentage is__________

Question No. 18

The open loop transfer function G(s)=(s+1)sp(s+2)(s+3) where p is an integer, is connected in unity feedback configuration as shown in the figure.


Given that the steady state error is zero for unit and 6 for unit ramp input, the value of the parameter p is_________

Question No. 19

Consider a stable system with transfer function G(s)=sp+b1sp-1+···+bpsq+a1sq-1+···+aq where b1, …, bp and a1, … , aq are real valued constant. The slop of the Bode log magnitude curve of G(s) converges to -60 dB /decade as ω→∞. A possible pair of values for p and q is

Question No. 20

Which of the following can be the pole-zero configuration of a phase-lag controller (lag compensator)?