Is Buying GATE 2024 Books Useful/Recommendable?

By Mukul Yadav|Updated : April 10th, 2023

GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering), A national level exam for engineers to get admission to reputed IITs, NITs, and foreign Universities for a higher degree. GATE is also a way to get a job with a handsome salary in PSUs. This is one of the important exams for every engineering Graduate.

In today's era where an abundance of study materials, handwritten notes, and coaching are available online as well as offline, the need for books for GATE has become a doubt to many GATE aspirants. Here in this article, we will discuss a general question "Is Buying GATE 2024 Books Useful/Recommendable or not"

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Is buying books for the GATE 2024 useful/recommendable?

YES, If you are preparing for the GATE 2024 exam then you should definitely buy the standard books for each subject. Here is the list of advantages of the books for the GATE preparation.

  • This is the first and foremost part of your preparation.
  • It's the first step to building your basics.
  • But your way to read these books should be smart cause the book contains a lot of theories and concepts which are not important as per your exam.
  • Therefore your approach should be in a way focusing on the GATE syllabus.
  • It is recommendable to buy standard books during your semesters i.e, during your college time only.
  • So, by the time you will be writing GATE, you would have completed the maximum subjects of GATE in depth.

Importance of Books for GATE Preparation

As you know GATE is an exam that primarily tests the understanding of various undergraduate subjects in engineering and science for admission to the Master's Program and various jobs in Public Sector Companies.

  • The book plays an important role in the foundation of your understanding of any subject.
  • The purpose of books is to teach you the basics and core concepts of your subject.
  • But beware of the syllabus and pattern.

Students who are preparing for GATE must follow the best GATE books for their respective branches. Many students have doubts about selecting books, as multiple books are available in the market, So selecting the best book seems a tough task. But it's not that difficult you can prefer books with easy and understandable language, which cover the whole syllabus and have a number of examples to master any topics.

Books for GATE ME 2024 Preparation

Here is the list of books for GATE ME preparation, students can refer to these books to strengthen the concepts of Mechanical engineering.

TopicGATE Book NameAuthor
Heat TransferFundamentals of Engineering Heat and Mass TransferR.C. Sachdeva
Machine DesignDesign of Machine ElementsV Bhandari
Fluid MechanicsIntroduction to Fluid Mechanics & Fluid MachinesS. K. Som
ManufacturingProduction TechnologyR.K. Jain
Theory of Machines & VibrationTheory of MachinesS S Rattan
Industrial EngineeringIndustrial Engineering and ManagementO. P. Khanna
Thermal ScienceEngineering ThermodynamicsP.K. Nag
Strength of MaterialsStrength of MaterialsDr. B.C. Punmia, Ashok Kumar Jain, Arun Kumar Jain
Engineering Mechanics & Engineering MaterialMaterials Science And EngineeringI P Singh
Engineering MechanicsS. Timoshenko, D.H. Young, J.V. Rao, Sukumar Pati

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Books for GATE CE 2024 Preparation

Here is the list of books for GATE CE preparation, students can refer to these books to strengthen the concepts of Civil engineering.

TopicGATE Book NameAuthor
SurveyingSurveying (vol. 1,2,3)B.C.Punia, Askok jain, Arun Jain
Strength of MaterialsStrength of Materials (Edition 2)U.C Jindal
Design Of Steel StructuresDesign Of Steel Structures (Edition 3)S.K Duggal
Highway EngineeringHighway EngineeringS.K.Khanna, C.E.G.Justo
Structural AnalysisBasic Structural Analysis (Edition 3)C.S.Reddy
R.C.C. DesignR.C.C. Designs (Reinforced Concrete Structures) (Edition 3)B.C.Punmia, Ashok Kumar Jain, Arun Jain
Engineering HydrologyEngineering Hydrology (Edition 4)K Subramanya
Fluid Mechanics & Fluid MachinesHydraulics and Fluid Mechanics (Edition 14)Dr. P.N.Modi, Dr. S.M Seth
Irrigation EngineeringIrrigation Engineering and Hydraulic Structures (Edition 1)S.K Garg
Soil Mechanics & Foundation EngineeringBasics and Applied Soil Mechanics (Edition 2)Gopal Ranjan, A.S.R.Rao
Environmental EngineeringWater Supply Engineering(Environmental Engineering Vol.1) (Edition 28)S.K Duggal
Sewage Disposal And Air Pollution Engineering( Environmental Engineering Vol. 2) (Edition 3)S.K Duggal

Read here for more detail on the GATE CE Preparation Books 2024

Books for GATE EE 2024 Preparation

Here is the list of books for GATE EE preparation, students can refer to these books to strengthen the concepts of Electrical engineering.

TopicGATE Book NameAuthor
Power ElectronicsPower Electronics (Edition 5)P.S.Bimbhra
Signals & SystemsSignals and Systems (Edition 2)Oppenheim Alan V, Willsky Alan S, Nawab S. Hamid
Control SystemsControl Systems Engineering (Edition 5)I.J.Nagrath, M. Gopal
Electrical MachinesElectrical Machinery (Edition 7)P. S. Bimbhra
MeasurementsA Course In Electrical And Electronic Measurements And Instrumentation (Edition 7)A K Sawhney
Electromagnetic FieldsEngineering Electromagnetics (Edition 8)William H Hayt, John A Buck
Power SystemsElectrical Power Systems (Edition 6)C. L. Wadhwa
Power System Engineering (Edition 2)I Nagrath, D Kothari
Analog & Digital ElectronicsIntegrated Electronics: Analog And Digital Circuits And Systems (Edition 2)Christos C. Halkias, Chetan D. Parikh Jacob Millman
Digital Logic and Computer Design (Edition 1)M Morris Mano
Electrical Circuits (Networks)Circuit Theory: Analysis & Synthesis (Edition 6)Abhijit Chakrabarti
Fundamentals of Electric Circuits (Edition 5)Charles K. Alexander, Matthew N. O. Sadiku

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Books for GATE CSE 2024 Preparation

Here is the list of books for GATE CSE preparation, students can refer to these books to strengthen the concepts of Computer Science engineering.

TopicGATE Book NameAuthor
Computer NetworksComputer Networking: A Top-Down Approach (Edition 6)James F. Kurose, Keith W. Ross
DatabasesDatabase System Concepts (Edition 6)Silberschatz, Sudarshan, Korth
AlgorithmsIntroduction to Algorithms (Edition 3)Thomas H. Cormen, Charles E. Leiserson, Ronald L. Rivest, Clifford Stein
Theory of ComputationAn Introduction to Formal Languages and Automata (Edition 5)Peter Linz
Operating SystemsOperating System Concepts (Edition 8)Silberschatz, Galvin, Gagne
Digital LogicDigital Logic & Computer Design (Edition 1)M. Morris Mano
Computer Organization & ArchitectureComputer Organization and Architecture (Edition 7)Hamacher, Vranesic, Zaky
Complier LogicCompilers: Principles, Techniques and Tools (Edition 2)Alfred V. Aho, Ravi Sethi, D. Jeffrey Ulman
Programming & Data StructureThe C Programming Language (Edition 2)Brian W. Kernighan, Dennis M. Ritchie
Classic Data Structures (Edition 2)Debasis Samanta

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Books for GATE ECE 2024 Preparation

Here is the list of books for GATE ECE preparation, students can refer to these books to strengthen the concepts of Electronics and Communication engineering.

TopicGATE Book NameAuthor
Digital CircuitsDigital Logic and Computer Design (Edition 1)M. Morris Mano
Analog CircuitsMicroelectronic Circuits: Theory and Applications (Edition 6)Adel S. Sedra, Kenneth C. Smith
Signals & SystemsSignals & Systems (Edition 2)Alan V. Oppenheim, Alan S.Willsky, S.Hamid Nawab
ElectromagneticsPrinciples of Electromagnetics (Edition 4)Mathew N.O. Sadiku
NetworksFundamentals of Electric Circuits (Edition 5)Charles K. Alexander, Matthew N. O. Sadiku
Control SystemsAutomatic Control Systems (Edition 9)Benjamin C. Kuo
Electronic Devices and CircuitsSemiconductor Physics and Devices (Edition 4)Donald A. Neaman, Dhrubes Biswas
Analog and Digital CommunicationPrinciples of Communication Systems (Edition 3)Goutam Saha, Herbert Taub, Donald Schilling

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FAQs about Is Buying GATE 2024 Books Useful/Recommendable

  • You have to register first at GOAPS and then you can apply for the GATE application form 2024.

  • Subjects easy to score: There are few subjects that are easier to score, like Digital Logic, Mathematics and Aptitude. These three subjects cover 25-28% of the complete GATE paper.

  • Based on difficulty level civil is easier compared to mechanical and electrical engineering. Although you shouldn't decide your engineering branch just for the sake of easiness in gate.

  • R.K. Bansal is one of the standard books used for fluid mechanics in the GATE Mechanical Exam. ... It is a very good book if you are preparing for GATE or ESE 2024. Practice all the solved examples to get a good grasp of all the concepts.

  • Gate Tutor by Arihant has a really good and intelligent breakdown of the whole gate syllabus both Topic-wise + Chapter wise. In my recommendation, the book is good for those who are preparing the whole syllabus in a short time.

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