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 

General Aptitude 

Digital Logic 

Discrete Mathematics & Graph Theory(DMGT) 

Operating System 

Data Structure + C Programming 

Algorithms 

Database Management System(DBMS) 

Computer Org. & Arch(COA) 

Theory of Computation(TOC) 

Compiler Design 

Computer Networks 

EC GATE REFERENCE Book
SUBJECT  REFERENCE BOOK 
ENGINEERING MATHEMATICS 

General Aptitude 

Network Theory 

Electronic Devices & Circuits(EDC) 

Analog Electronics 

System & Signal 

Control System 

Digital & Microprocessor 

Communications 

ElectroMagnetic Theory(EMT) 

EE GATE REFERENCE Book
SUBJECT  REFERENCE BOOK 
Engineering Mathematics 

General Aptitude 

Network Theory 

Analog Electronics 

System & Signal 

Control System 

Digital & Microprocessor 

Electrical Machines 

Power Electronics 

Power Systems 

Measurements 

IN GATE REFERENCE BOOK
SUBJECT  REFERENCE BOOK 
ENGINEERING MATHEMATICS 

General Aptitude 

Network Theory 

Analog Electronics 

System & Signal 

Control System 

Communications 

Measurements 

Process Control 

Transducers 

Optical Instruments 

ME GATE REFERENCE BOOK
SUBJECT  REFERENCE BOOK 
Engineering Mathematics 

General Aptitude 

Engineering Mechanics 

Mechanics of Material (SOM) 

Fluid Mechanics & Hydraulics 

Machine Design 

Theory of Machines(TOM) & Vibrations 

Thermodynamics and Applied Thermodynamics 

Heat Transfer 

Manufacturing Technology 

Industrial Engineering 

CE GATE REFERENCE BOOK
SUBJECT  REFERENCE BOOK 
Engineering Mathematics 

General Aptitude 

Engineering Mechanics 

Solid Mechanics (SOM) 

Fluid Mechanics & Hydraulics 

Hydrology and Irrigation 

Structural Analysis 

RCC 

Steel Structure 

Geotechnical Engineering 

Transportation Engineering 

Geomatics Engineering (Surveying) 

Environmental Engineering 

Construction Materials & Management 
