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GATE Reference Book

Cracking the GATE is not an easy task and proper study strategy, determination and focus is required in order to crack the exam and score well in the same. GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) will be jointly administered by the IISc and seven IIT’s namely Mumbai, Delhi, Kanpur, Roorkee, Madras, Kharagpur, Guwahati.

As you all have already done your graduation in engineering, you might still be having your B.Tech books. And as GATE is just an extension of your engineering syllabus, you should practice as many questions from those books as possible.

We bring before you a list of important reference books.


Networks

Reference book 1: Fundamentals of Electric Circuits by Charles K. Alexander, Matthew N. O. Sadiku

Reference book 2: Engineering Circuit Analysis by William H. Hayt and Jack E. Kemmerly

Electromagnetics

Reference book 1: Engineering Electromagnetics by William H. Hayt Jr., John A. Buck

Reference book 2: Electromagnetic Waves by R K Shevgaonkar

Signals and Systems

Reference book 1: Signals and Systems by Alan V. Oppenheim

Reference book 2: Signals and Systems by Tarun Kumar Rawat

Analog Circuits

Reference book 1: Microelectronic Circuits by Adel S. Sedra, Kenneth Carless Smith

Reference book 2: Integrated Electronics by Millman and Halkias

Digital Circuits

Reference book 1: Digital Systems: Principles and Applications by Tocci

Reference book 2: Digital Logic & Computer Design by M.Morris Mano

Control Systems

Reference book 1: Control Systems Engineering by I.J. Nagrath

Reference book 2: AUTOMATIC CONTROL SYSTEMS by B.C. Kuo

Electrical Machines

Reference book 1: Electrical Machinery by P. S. Bimbhra

Reference book 2: A Textbook of Electrical Technology by B.L. Theraja

Measurements

Reference book 1: A Course in Electrical and Electronic Measurements and Instrumentation by A. K. Sawhney, Puneet Sawhney

Reference book 2: Electronic instrumentation and measurement techniques by William David Cooper

Power Systems

Reference book 1: Electrical Power Systems by C. L. Wadhwa

Reference book 2: Principles of Power System by V. K. Mehta, Rohit Mehta

Power Electronics

Reference book 1: Power Electronics by P. S. Bimbhra

Reference book 2: Power Electronics: Circuits, Devices, and Applications by Rashid

Communications

Reference book 1: Communication systems by Simon S. Haykin

Reference book 2: Principles Of Communication Systems by Taub

Electronic Devices

Reference book 1: Semiconductor Physics And Devices by Neamen

Reference book 2: Integrated Electronics Solid State Electronic Devices by Ben G. Streetman, Sanjay Banerjee

Transducers

Reference book 1: Measurement systems: application design by Doebeli

Reference book 2: Principles of measurement systems book by John Bentley

Optical

Reference book 1: Fiber Optics and Optoelectronics by R. P. Khare

Reference book 2: Optical Fiber Communications by Gerd Keiser

Process Control

Process Control Instrumentation Technology by Curtis D. Johnson

Engineering Mechanics

Reference book 1: Mechanics for Engineers (Statics and Dynamics) by Beer and Johnston

Strength of Materials

Reference book 1: Mechanics of Material by Beer and Johnston

Reference book 2:  Strength of Materials by Sadhu Singh

Design of machine elements

Reference book 1: A Test Book of Machine Design by R.S.Khurmi and J.K.Gupta

Reference book 2:  Design of Machine Elements by V.B.Bhandari

Theory of machines

Reference book 1: Theory of Machines by S.Ratan

Reference book 2:  Theory of Mechanisms and Machines by Amitabha Ghosh and Asok Kumar Mallik

Vibrations

Reference book 1: Vibrations by S S Rao

Reference book 2: Vibrations by M.P.Grover

Fluid Mechanics

Reference book 1: Fluid Mechanics by K. L .Kumar

Reference book 2: Fluid Mechanics by R.K.Bansal

Thermal Science

Reference book 1: Engineering Thermodynamics by P.K.Nag

Reference book 2: Thermodynamics by R.K.Rajput

Heat Transfer

Reference book 1: Engineering heat and mass transfer by R.C. Sachdeva

Reference book 2: Heat transfer by R Yadav

Manufacturing Science

Reference book 1: Manufacturing Technology by P.N.Rao

Reference book 2: Manufacturing Science by Ghosh and Mallik

Industrial Engineering

Reference book 1: Industrial Engineering and Management – O P Khanna

Reference book 2: Operation Research: Quantitative Techniques for Management – V K Kapoor

DBMS

Reference book 1: Datebase concepts by korth & sudarshan

Reference book 2: Database management systems by Raghurama krishnan

Discrete Mathamatics

Reference book 1: Discrete mathematics and its applications by kenneth rosen

Reference book 2: Discrete mathematical structures by Tremblay & manohar

Algorithms

Reference book 1: Introduction to Algorithims by cormen

Reference book 2: The Design and analysis of Computer Algorithm by Aho, Ullman

Data structures

Reference book 1: Data Structures Using C and C++, by Langsam, Augenstein, Tenenbau

Reference book 2: Classic Data structures by Debasis samanta

C Language

Reference book 1: Data Structures Using C and C++, by Langsam, Augenstein, Tenenbau

Reference book 2: Let us C by Yashwanth Kanetkar

Theory of Computation

Reference book 1: Introduction to Automata Theory, Languages, and Computation by John E. Hopcroft, Jeffery D. Ullman

Reference book 2: An Introduction to Formal Languages and Automata by Peter Linz

Compiler Design

Reference book 1: Compilers, Principles, Techniques and Tools by Alfred V. Aho, Ravi Sethi, Jeffery D. Ullman

Computer Networks

Reference book 1: Computer Networks by Andrew S. Tanenbaum

Reference book 2: Data Communication and Networking by Behrouz A. Forouzan

Operating Systems

Reference book 1: Operating System Concepts by Silberschatz,A., Galvin,P.B., Gagne, G

Reference book 2: Operating System by William Stallings

With inputs from Gateforum 

CS GATE REFERENCE Book

SUBJECT REFERENCE BOOK
Engg. Mathematics
  • Higher Engineering Mathematics – Dr. BS Grewal
  • Engineering Mathematics – Erwin Kreyszig
  • Advance Engineering Mathematics – Dr. HK Dass
General Aptitude
  • Quantitative Aptitude – R. S. Agarwal
  • Logical Reasoning – R. S. Agarwal
  • Objective English – Hari Mohan Prasad
Digital Logic
  • Digital Electronics – Morris Mano
Discrete Mathematics & Graph Theory(DMGT)
  • Discrete Mathematics and its Applications – Kenneth H Rosen
Operating System
  • Operating System concepts – Abraham Silberschatz, Galvin
  • Operating System – Tanenbaum & Stallings
Data Structure + C Programming
  • Data Structures – Tanenbaum
Algorithms
  • Introduction to Algorithms –Thomas H Corman, Rivest
  • Algorithms – Sahani
Database Management System(DBMS)
  • Database Systems – Raghurama Krishnan
  • Database Management System – Korth
  • Database Management System – Navate
Computer Org. & Arch(COA)
  • Computer Organisation – Tanenbaum
  • Computer Organisation – Hamacher
Theory of Computation(TOC)
  • Theory of Computation – Hop Craft & Ullman
  • Theory of Computation – K.L.P. Mishra
Compiler Design
  • Principles of Compiler Design – J.D Ullman
Computer Networks
  • Computer Networks – Tanenbaum
  • Data Communication & Computer Networks -B.Frozen

 

EC GATE REFERENCE Book

SUBJECT REFERENCE BOOK
ENGINEERING MATHEMATICS
  • Higher Engineering Mathematics – Dr. BS Grewal
  • Engineering Mathematics – Erwin Kreyszig
  • Advance Engineering Mathematics – Dr. HK Dass
General Aptitude
  • Quantitative Aptitude – R. S. Agarwal
  • Logical Reasoning – R. S. Agarwal
  • Objective English – Hari Mohan Prasad
Network Theory
  • Network Analysis –Van Valkenburg
  • Engineering Circuit Analysis – Hayt & Kammerly
  • Linear Circuit Analysis- De Carlo/Lin
Electronic Devices & Circuits(EDC)
  • . Integrated Electronics:- Jacob Millman & Christos C. Halkias
  • Solid State electronic Devices- Streetman and Banerjee
  • Semiconductor devices – David Neamen
  • Semiconductor devices-S. M. Sze
  • DC Analysis of MOS Transistor-Tsivids
Analog Electronics
  • Micro Electronics circuit – Sedra & Smith
  • Electronics devices and circuits – Boylestead
  • Linear ICs – Gaekwad
System & Signal
  • Signals & System – Oppenheim & Schafer
  • Signals & System – Proakis
  • Signals & System – Schaum Series-H.P. Hsu
Control System
  • Automatic Control Systems – Benjamin C Kuo
  • Modern Control System – Katsuhiko Ogata
Digital & Microprocessor
  • Digital Electronics – Morris Mano
  • Microprocessor Architecture, Programming and Application with the 8085 – Ramesh Gaonker
Communications
  • Communication systems – Simon Haykin
  • Modern & digital communication system – BP Lathi
  • Electronic communication system – Kennedy
Electro-Magnetic Theory(EMT)
  • Elements of Electromagnetics -Sadiku
  • Engineering Electromagnetics-William Hayt
  • Schaum’s Outline of Electromagnetics -Joseph A Edminister
  • Antenna And Wave Propagation-KD Prasad

 

EE GATE REFERENCE Book

SUBJECT REFERENCE BOOK
Engineering Mathematics
  • Higher Engineering Mathematics – Dr. BS Grewal
  • Engineering Mathematics – Erwin Kreyszig
  • Advance Engineering Mathematics – Dr. HK Dass
General Aptitude
  • Quantitative Aptitude – R. S. Agarwal
  • Logical Reasoning – R. S. Agarwal
  • Objective English – Hari Mohan Prasad
Network Theory
  • Network Analysis –Van Valkenburg
  • Engineering Circuit Analysis – Hayt & Kammerly
  • Linear Circuit Analysis- De Carlo/Lin
Analog Electronics
  • Micro Electronics circuit – Sedra & Smith
  • Electronics devices and circuits – Boylestead
  • Linear ICs – Gaekwad
System & Signal
  • Signals & System – Oppenheim & Schafer
  • Signals & System – Proakis
  • Signals & System – Schaum Series-H.P. Hsu
Control System
  • Automatic Control Systems – Benjamin C Kuo
  • Modern Control System – Katsuhiko Ogata
Digital & Microprocessor
  • Digital Electronics – Morris Mano
  • Microprocessor Architecture, Programming and Application with the 8085 – Ramesh Gaonker
Electrical Machines
  • Electrical Machines – Nagrath and Kothari
  • P.S Bimbra – Electrical Machines
Power Electronics
  • Power Electronics: Circuits, Devices & Applications – M.H. Rashid
  • Power Electronics – P.S Bimbra
Power Systems
  • Electrical Power Systems – C L Wadhwa
Measurements
  • Electronic Measurements & Instrumentation – A.K.Sawhney

 

IN GATE REFERENCE BOOK

SUBJECT REFERENCE BOOK
ENGINEERING MATHEMATICS
  • Higher Engineering Mathematics – Dr. BS Grewal
  • Engineering Mathematics – Erwin Kreyszig
  • Advance Engineering Mathematics – Dr. HK Dass
General Aptitude
  • Quantitative Aptitude – R. S. Agarwal
  • Logical Reasoning – R. S. Agarwal
  • Objective English – Hari Mohan Prasad
Network Theory
  • Network Analysis –Van Valkenburg
  • Engineering Circuit Analysis – Hayt & Kammerly
  • Linear Circuit Analysis- De Carlo/Lin
Analog Electronics
  • Micro Electronics circuit – Sedra & Smith
  • Electronics devices and circuits – Boylestead
  • Linear ICs – Gaekwad
System & Signal
  • Signals & System – Oppenheim & Schafer
  • Signals & System – Proakis
  • Signals & System – Schaum Series-H.P. Hsu
Control System
  • Automatic Control Systems – Benjamin C Kuo
  • Modern Control System – Katsuhiko Ogata
Communications
  • Communication systems – Simon Haykin
  • Modern & digital communication system – BP Lathi
  • Electronic communication system – Kennedy
Measurements
  • Electronic Measurements & Instrumentation – A.K.Sawhney
Process Control
  • Process Control – E.C.K. Mann
Transducers
  • Electronic Measurements & Instrumentation – A.K.Sawhney
Optical Instruments
  • Electronic Measurements & Instrumentation – A.K.Sawhney

ME GATE REFERENCE BOOK

SUBJECT REFERENCE BOOK
Engineering Mathematics
  • Higher Engineering Mathematics – Dr. BS Grewal
  • Engineering Mathematics – Erwin Kreyszig
  • Advance Engineering Mathematics – Dr. HK Dass
General Aptitude
  • Quantitative Aptitude – R. S. Agarwal
  • Logical Reasoning – R. S. Agarwal
  • Objective English – Hari Mohan Prasad
Engineering Mechanics
  • Engineering Mechanics – S.S.Bhavikatti
  • Elements of Civil Engineering – H.J. Sawant, S.P. Niksure
Mechanics of Material (SOM)
  • Strength of Materials – B.C.Punmia
  • Strength of Materials – R.K. Rajput
  • Strength of Materials – SS Bhavikatti
  • SOM – Ferdinand & Singer
Fluid Mechanics & Hydraulics
  • Fluid Mechanics – R. K. Bansal
  • Hydraulics and Fluid Mechanics – P.N.Modi & S.M. Seth
  • Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulic Machines – R.K. Bansal
Machine Design
  • Design of Machine Elements – Bhandari
Theory of Machines(TOM) & Vibrations
  • Theory of Machines – SS Rattan.
  • Theory of Machines – Thomas Bevan
  • Vibrations-Groover
Thermodynamics and Applied Thermodynamics
  • Thermodynamics by P.K.Nag (Basic) 2. Thermodynamics by Cengal
Heat Transfer
  • Heat Transfer – J. P. Holman
Manufacturing Technology
  • A text book on Production Engineering- Dr. Swadesh Singh
  • Manufacturing Engineering and Technology – Kalpak Jain
  • Manufacturing Technology – P.N Rao
Industrial Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering – Hira and Gupta

 

CE GATE REFERENCE BOOK

SUBJECT REFERENCE BOOK
Engineering Mathematics
  • Higher Engineering Mathematics – Dr. BS Grewal
  • Engineering Mathematics – Erwin Kreyszig
  • Advance Engineering Mathematics – Dr. HK Dass
General Aptitude
  • Quantitative Aptitude – R. S. Agarwal
  • Logical Reasoning – R. S. Agarwal
  • Objective English – Hari Mohan Prasad
Engineering Mechanics
  • Engineering Mechanics – S.S.Bhavikatti
  • Elements of Civil Engineering – H.J. Sawant, S.P. Niksure
Solid Mechanics (SOM)
  • Strength of Materials – B.C.Punmia
  • Strength of Materials – R.K. Rajput
  • Strength of Materials – SS Bhavikatti
  • SOM – Ferdinand & Singer
Fluid Mechanics & Hydraulics
  • Fluid Mechanics – R. K. Bansal
  • Hydraulics and Fluid Mechanics – P.N.Modi & S.M. Seth
  • Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulic Machines – R.K. Bansal
Hydrology and Irrigation
  • Hydrology – K.Subramanya
  • Hydrology – Jaya Ramireddy
  • Irrigation Water Resources and Water Power Engineering – P.N.Modi
  • Irrigation Engineering – B.C Punamia
Structural Analysis
  • Structural Analysis – Dr Devdas Menon, IIT Madras
  • Structural Analysis – Ramamrutham
RCC
  • Design of Reinforced Concrete Structures – Ramamrutham
Steel Structure
  • Steel Structure – Negi
Geotechnical Engineering
  • Soil Mechanics – B.C Punmia
  • Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering – K.R Arora
Transportation Engineering
  • Highway Engineering – S.K.Khanna & C.E.G.Justo
  • Airport Engineering – Rangwala
  • Airport Engineering – Arora
  • Railway Engineering – Saxena & Arora
  • Highway Engineering – Kadiyali
Geomatics Engineering (Surveying)
  • Survey Engineering – S.S. Bhavikatti
  • Surveying Vol-1 – B.C. Punamia
  • Survey Engineering – Kanitkar
Environmental Engineering
  • Water Supply Engineering – S.K.Garg
  • Sanitary Engineering – S.K.Garg
  • Waste Water Treatment – G.L.Karia & R.A Christian
  • Air Pollution – Rao
Construction Materials & Management
  • Concrete Technology – M.S. Shetty
  • Concrete Technology – Gambhir
  • Building Materials – Rangwala
  • Building Materials – S.K. Duggal
  • CPM & PERT – Neeraj Kumar Jha
  • CPM & PERT – B.C. Punamia

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