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GATE 2023 Preparation Books: Booklist for Different Courses; How to Prepare?

Updated On - May 22 2023 by Abhinandan Singh

GATE 2023 Preparation Books: One of the best ways to prepare for any exam is to search and study from the best books covering all syllabi. By knowing about the goods books for GATE preparation, candidates will be able to study and understand the syllabus, topics and chapters. For scoring well in GATE, students can refer to very important books as per the course chosen by them.
Referring right preparation book at the right time of preparation will help candidates to crack the exam with a good score. There are many factors that affect the books for GATE preparation. Along with the books, the candidates must also check the GATE syllabus, exam pattern, and more preparation tips. Read the article given below "What are the best books for GATE Preparation".

GATE Preparation Books for ME (Mechanical Engineering)

Mechanical Engineering (ME) is the most important stream of the candidates taking part in the GATE exam. About two lacs candidates alone appear for the GATE exam in this stream. Given below are some GATE preparation books for Mechanical Engineering-

ME Gate Preparation Books
GATE Preparation Books for Mechanical EngineeringAuthor
Strength of Materials SS Rattan
Theory of MachinesRS Khurmi
Mechanical VibrationGK Grover
Design Of Machine ElementsVB Bhandari
Engineering MechanicsSS Bhavikatti
Fluid MechanicsRK Bansal
Heat & Mass TransferPK Nag
Engineering ThermodynamicsCengel & Boles
Internal Combustion EngineV Ganesan
Refrigeration & Air ConditioningCP Arora
Material ScienceUC Jindal
Production EngineeringAmitabh Ghosh
Industrial EngineeringOP Khanna

GATE Preparation Books for CSE (Computer Science)

With various job opportunities in the field of CS/IT, the branch is chosen by almost all the tech geeks and coders. Given below are some good and well-reviewed GATE preparation books for Computer Science-

CSE Gate Preparation Books
GATE Preparation Books for Computer ScienceAuthor
Operating SystemGalvin
Theory of ComputationUllman
Computer NetworksTanenbaum
Computer OrganisationCarl Hamacher
Database SystemKorth
Compiler DesignAho & Ull Man
Digital LogicMorris Mano
Software EngineeringPressman

GATE Preparation Books for EE (Electrical Engineering)

Syllabus of Electrical Engineering branch includes questions from the 19th Century. The stream has its syllabus shared with mechanical engineering and is one of the oldest branches that have always been since the beginning of engineering. 

EE Gate Preparation Books
GATE Preparation Books for Electrical EngineeringAuthor
Network AnalysisVal Valken Burg
Solution of Network AnalysisGK Publications
Engineering Circuit AnalysisHayt & Kemmerly
Graph TheoryNarsing Das
Circuit TheoryChakravarthy
Control SystemNagrath Gopal
Electrical machinesPS Bimbhra
Power ElectronicsUA Bakshi
Power SystemsNagrath Kothari
Signals & SystemsOppenheim Wisky

GATE Preparation Books for ECE (Electronics and Communication Engineering)

Gate ECE syllabus includes questions from robotics and other electronic devices. It also deals with Signals and their applications in the industry. They can choose their specialization from the available options after clearing the GATE.

And for that, Candidates should refer to the following books:

ECE Gate Preparation Books
GATE Preparation Books for ECEAuthor
Network AnalysisVan Valken Burg
Solutions of Network AnalysisGK Publications
Engg. Circuit AnalysisHayt and Kemmerly
Network AnalysisSoni and Gupta
Graph TheoryNarsing Deo (Cutset and Others)
Circuit TheoryChakravarthy
Electric CircuitsSchaum’s Series
Network TheoryProf Yoganarasimhan
Electronic Devices CircuitsBoylested and Neshelsky
Microelectronic CircuitsSedra and Smith
Electronic Devices CircuitsMillman and Halkias (Black Pad)
MicroelectronicsMillman and Grabel
Integrated ElectronicsMillman and Halkias
Electronic CircuitsSchilling and Belove
Switching and Finite Automatic TheoryKohavi
Digital Logic and Computer DesignMano
Digital ElectronicsMalvino and Leach
Digital Systems, Principles and ApplicationsTocci
Microprocessor and its ApplicationsGoankar
MicroprocessorsB Ram
Automatic Control SystemsBC Kuo
Control SystemsNagarath and Gopal
Modern Control SystemsOgata
OP Amps and Linear Integrated CircuitsGayakwad
Electrical and Electronic Measurements and InstrumentationAK Sawhney
DC Machines Measurements and Measuring InstrumentsGB Bharadhwajan
Electrical MachinesPS Bimhra
Electrical TechnologyHughes
The performance and Design of AC MachinesMG Say
Electrical Engg. (Problems and Solutions)Natesan
Electrical MachinesMukherjee & Chakravarthy
Elements of Power System AnalysisWilliam D Stevenson
Modern Power System AnalysisNagrath and Kothari
Electrical Power SystemsWadhwa
Power SystemsVK Mehta (For basics of PS)

GATE Preparation Books for Civil Engineering 

Candidates mainly opt Civil Engineering branch for higher studies instead of working after graduation. It is because of the salary difference between graduation and post-graduation. GATE 2023 Cut-Off depends on an increasing number of candidates and a limited number of seats. Given below are some important books for students opting for Civil engineering as their branch in the GATE exam:

CE Gate Preparation Books
GATE Preparation Books for Civil EngineeringAuthor
Gate 2020: Civil Engineering Solved PapersMade Easy
Gate Guide Civil Engg. 2020Gkp
Gate Tutor 2020 Civil EngineeringPrasant Dixit
Gate 2020: Civil Engineering Chapterwise Solved Papers: 20 YearsHitesh Aggarwal
Gate 2020 Civil EngineeringVani Institute
Civil Engineering Gate 2020 30 Years SolutionIES Master
Gate Guide Civil Engineering 2020Hitesh Aggarwal
Gate Guide Civil Engg. 2020GKP
Gate Paper Civil Engineering 2020 (Solved Papers 2000-2016)GKP

GATE Preparation Books For Other Branches

Given below are some reference books that students from other branches must have while preparing:

Engineering BranchGATE Reference Books 2020
GATE 2020 Bio-TechnologyLehning M Prescott, Eldon John, Lehninger
GATE 2020 Marine EngineeringRK Rajput, RK Bansal,
GATE 2020 Paint TechnologyPK Nag
GATE 2020 Chemical EngineeringCengel & Boles
GATE 2020 Instrumentation & ControlNatesan, Mukherjee & Chakravarthy
GATE 2020 ArchitectureThe Road Ahead, GATE Architecture
GATE 2020 Oil EngineeringRK Bansal, RK Rajput


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