Best Books For GATE Exam

By Himanshu Bajpai|Updated : April 25th, 2023

GATE Books are easy-to-understand books listed to help in GATE exam preparation. The exam is one of the competitive exams that have a vast syllabus and hundreds of topics in each branch. Aspiring candidates can find the best GATE books that have important topics covered effectively so that they can study them without any hindrance.

GATE books 2024 is important for the candidate's preparation strategy. We have provided the list of the best GATE preparation books in the section below. Some things candidates should consider before buying the GATE books such as it should be the most up-to-date version possible and follow the latest exam patterns and syllabus. This article provides valuable information on GATE books that can help aspirants succeed in the exam.

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List of Best GATE Books

GATE books are a collection of important and previous years' toppers' recommended books for comprehensive coverage of the entire GATE syllabus. We have created a list of the best books for the GATE exam. These books are authored by experts and followed by toppers over the years.

Check paper-wise best GATE preparation books and author details for important topics in the sections below. It is advised that the candidates must prepare from the latest published version of the GATE books for covering the syllabus.

GATE Books Mechanical Engineering

We have provided topic-wise GATE Mechanical Engineering Books along with the authors in the table below. Along with these mentioned books, candidates must cater previous year question papers to support their preparation.

TopicGATE BooksAuthor
Heat TransferFundamentals of Engineering Heat and Mass TransferR.C. Sachdeva
Machine DesignDesign of Machine ElementsV Bhandari
Engineering MathematicsHigher Engineering MathematicsB. S. Grewal
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
AptitudeA Modern Approach to Verbal Non-Verbal Reasoning (Edition: Revised)R.S. Aggarwal
Quantitative Aptitude For Competitive ExaminationsR.S. Aggarwal
Engineering Mechanics Engineering MaterialMaterials Science And EngineeringI P Singh
Engineering MechanicsS. Timoshenko, D.H. Young, J.V. Rao, Sukumar Pati

GATE Books For Civil Engineering

The GATE Books for Civil Engineering have been provided in the table below. These GATE books are known for their authenticity and reliability for high scores in the GATE CE exam. We have provided the best topic-wise books along with their authors in the table shown below:

TopicGATE BooksAuthor
Engineering MathematicsHigher Engineering MathematicsB.S. Grewal
SurveyingSurveying (vol. 1,2,3)B.C.Punia, Askok jain, Arun Jain
Strength of MaterialsStrength of MaterialsU.C Jindal
Design Of Steel StructuresDesign Of Steel StructuresS.K. Duggal
Highway EngineeringHighway EngineeringS.K.Khanna, C.E.G.Justo
Structural AnalysisBasic Structural AnalysisC.S.Reddy
R.C.C. DesignR.C.C. Designs (Reinforced Concrete Structures)B.C.Punmia, Ashok Kumar Jain, Arun Jain
Engineering HydrologyEngineering HydrologyK Subramanya
Fluid Mechanics Fluid MachinesHydraulics and Fluid MechanicsDr P.N.Modi, Dr S.M Seth
Irrigation EngineeringIrrigation Engineering and Hydraulic StructuresS.K Garg
Soil Mechanics Foundation EngineeringBasics and Applied Soil MechanicsGopal Ranjan, A.S.R.Rao
AptitudeA Modern Approach to Verbal Non-Verbal Reasoning R.S. Aggarwal
Quantitative Aptitude For Competitive ExaminationsR.S. Aggarwal
Environmental EngineeringWater Supply Engineering(Environmental Engineering Vol.1)S.K. Duggal
Sewage Disposal And Air Pollution Engineering( Environmental Engineering Vol. 2)S.K. Duggal

GATE Books For Electrical Engineering

Check out the list of the best GATE Books for Electrical Engineering. These GATE books are tailored to the requirements of Electrical Engineering candidates. Candidates can check the topic-wise books for the upcoming exam in the table below.

TopicGATE BooksAuthor
Power ElectronicsPower ElectronicsP.S.Bimbhra
Signals SystemsSignals and SystemsOppenheim Alan V, Willsky Alan S, Nawab S. Hamid
Control SystemsControl Systems EngineeringI.J.Nagrath, M. Gopal
Electrical MachinesElectrical MachineryP. S. Bimbhra
MeasurementsA Course In Electrical And Electronic Measurements And InstrumentationA K Sawhney
Electromagnetic FieldsEngineering ElectromagneticsWilliam H Hayt, John A Buck
Engineering MathematicsHigher Engineering MathematicsB. S. Grewal
Power SystemsElectrical Power SystemsC. L. Wadhwa
Power System EngineeringI Nagrath, D Kothari
Analog Digital ElectronicsIntegrated Electronics: Analog And Digital Circuits And SystemsChristos C. Halkias, Chetan D. Parikh Jacob Millman
Digital Logic and Computer DesignM Morris Mano
Electrical Circuits (Networks)Circuit Theory: Analysis SynthesisAbhijit Chakrabarti
Fundamentals of Electric CircuitsCharles K. Alexander, Matthew N. O. Sadiku
AptitudeA Modern Approach to Verbal Non-Verbal ReasoningR.S. Aggarwal
Quantitative Aptitude For Competitive ExaminationsR.S. Aggarwal

GATE Books For CSE

We have provided a list of the best GATE books for CSE. Effectiveness in GATE preparation of these listed books is high. Candidates can check the topic-wise books for the upcoming exam in the table below.

TopicGATE BooksAuthor
Computer NetworksComputer Networking: A Top-Down ApproachJames F. Kurose, Keith W. Ross
DatabasesDatabase System ConceptsSilberschatz, Sudarshan, Korth
AlgorithmsIntroduction to AlgorithmsThomas H. Cormen, Charles E. Leiserson, Ronald L. Rivest, Clifford Stein
Theory of ComputationAn Introduction to Formal Languages and AutomataPeter Linz
Operating SystemsOperating System ConceptsSilberschatz, Galvin, Gagne
Digital LogicDigital Logic Computer DesignM. Morris Mano
Engineering MathematicsHigher Engineering MathematicsB. S. Grewal, Edition
Computer Organization ArchitectureComputer Organization and ArchitectureHamacher, Vranesic, Zaky
Complier LogicCompilers: Principles, Techniques, and Tools Alfred V. Aho, Ravi Sethi, D. Jeffrey Ulman
Programming Data StructureThe C Programming language Brian W. Kernighan, Dennis M. Ritchie
Classic Data StructuresDebasis Samanta
AptitudeA Modern Approach to Verbal Non-Verbal ReasoningR.S. Aggarwal
Quantitative Aptitude For Competitive ExaminationsR.S. Aggarwal

GATE Books For ECE

We have provided the GATE ECE Books 2024, covering the syllabus on the complexity of robots and other electronic devices, Electronics Engineering, including signaling, and its industrial applications. Candidates can check the topic-wise list of GATE books for ECE given in the table below.

TopicGATE BooksAuthor
Digital CircuitsDigital Logic and Computer DesignM. Morris Mano
Analog CircuitsMicroelectronic Circuits: Theory and ApplicationsAdel S. Sedra, Kenneth C. Smith
Signals SystemsSignals SystemsAlan V. Oppenheim, Alan S.Willsky, S.Hamid Nawab
ElectromagneticsPrinciples of ElectromagneticsMathew N.O. Sadiku
Engineering MathematicsHigher Engineering MathematicsB. S. Grewal
NetworksFundamentals of Electric CircuitsCharles K. Alexander, Matthew N. O. Sadiku
Control SystemsAutomatic Control SystemsBenjamin C. Kuo
Electronic Devices and CircuitsSemiconductor Physics and DevicesDonald A. Neaman, Dhrubes Biswas
Analog and Digital CommunicationPrinciples of Communication SystemsGoutam Saha, Herbert Taub, Donald Schilling
Quantitative AptitudeA Modern Approach to Verbal Non-Verbal ReasoningR.S. Aggarwal
Quantitative Aptitude For Competitive ExaminationsR.S. Aggarwal

GATE Instrumentation Engineering Books

We have provided the GATE Instrumentation Engineering books in the table below. The books for GATE IN carry concise summaries as well. Candidates can check the topic-wise books for the upcoming exam.

TopicGATE BooksAuthor
Basics of Circuit and Measurement SystemsFundamentals of Electric CircuitsCharles K. Alexander, Matthew N. O. Sadiku
Mechanical Measurement and Industrial InstrumentationInstrumentation Devices SystemsD. Patranabis
Analog ElectronicsElectronic Devices And Circuits TheoryRobert L. Boylestad, Louis Nashelsky
Digital ElectronicsFundamentals of digital circuitsA. Anand Kumar
Signals, Systems, and CommunicationsSignals and SystemsA Nagoor Kani
Electrical and Electronic MeasurementsA Course in Electronics and Electrical Measurements and InstrumentationJ. B. Gupta
Control Systems and Process ControlsControl SystemsKumar A. Anand

GATE Preparation Books for All GATE Papers

Candidates can also refer to the GATE books given for all papers in the exam. These are the choices of the GATE toppers and experienced GATE educators across India. Check here the list of recommended GATE books.

PapersGATE Books
Aerospace EngineeringFundamentals of Aerodynamics by John D Anderson
Agricultural EngineeringPrinciples of Agricultural Engineering By T P A M Michael Ojha
Architecture and PlanningArchitecture Planning by Jinisha Jain
Biomedical Engineering

Introduction to Biomedical Engineering by Domach

BiotechnologyGATE Biotechnology by B. M. Agarwal
Chemical EngineeringAn Insight into Chemical Engineering by M. Subbu
ChemistryModern Approach to Chemical Calculations by R.C. Mukherjee
Ecology and EvolutionFundamentals of Ecology and Evolution by Pranav Kumar
Environmental Science and Engineering

Environmental Engineering Sewage Waste Disposal and Air Pollution Engineering by Santosh Kumar Garg

Geology and GeophysicsFundamentals of Geology and Geophysics by Amresh Singh
MathematicsGATE Mathematics by Kuldeep Chaudhary
Mining EngineeringGATE Mining Engineering by B. N. Bhagat
Metallurgical EngineeringMetallurgical Engineering by GKP
Petroleum Engineering

Introduction to Petroleum Engineering by John R. Fanchi, Wiley-Blackwell

PhysicsMathematical Methods for Physics and Engineering by Riley
Production and Industrial EngineeringProduction and Industrial Engineering by GK Publisher
StatisticsProbability and Mathematical Statistics by Manish Malik
Textile Engineering and Fibre ScienceTextile Science by Rastogi Deepali and Chopra Sheetal
Humanities and Social SciencesSociological Theory, Fifth Edition by George Ritzer
Geomatics EngineeringGeomatics Engineering by Mukesh Rai
Naval Architecture and Marine EngineeringNaval Architecture and Marine Engineering by RK Rajput

Benefits of GATE Books

There are a few things that applicants should consider when choosing the finest GATE books according to their own forte. When determining which GATE preparation books, keep the following things in mind:

  • The GATE preparation books must be simple enough for the candidates to read and comprehend. The candidates will be able to comprehend without a lot of the usage of technical jargon if the topics and chapters are delivered straightforwardly. This will enable the applicants to comprehend the GATE concepts more thoroughly.

  • The GATE books should aim to keep the explanations clear and brief because the examination comprises numerous difficult chapters. The explanation needs to be clear, concise, and uncomplicated.

  • The chapters and subjects included in the GATE 2024 curriculum should be accurately described in the books. The candidates should not read any books that contain false information.

  • Books with simple language are the greatest for studying. The GATE 2024 preparation books' use of fancy language would cause confusion and fall short of helping applicants comprehend fundamental ideas.


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FAQs on GATE Books

  • Some of the best books for GATE 2024 are as follows.

    • An Insight into Chemical Engineering- M. Subbu
    • Heat Transfer- JP Holman
    • Geophysics- Telfrod
    • Machine Design- VB Bhandari
  • The best GATE preparation books for Instrumentation Engineering are given below.

    • Fundamentals of digital circuits- A. Anand Kumar
    • Signals and Systems- A Nagoor Kani
  • Candidates can study Dr. B.S. Grewal's Higher Engineering Mathematics, Dr. Erwin Kreyszig's Advanced Engineering Mathematics, and Dr. HK Dass' Advanced Engineering Mathematics.

  • Candidates should follow the standard GATE books for CSE available for subject-wise preparation.

    • Operating System- Galvin
    • Algorithm- Cormen
    • Digital Logic- Morris Mano
  • Prior to selecting a book, first talk about it with your teacher. Additionally, depending on the subject, no more than three books are required. In the event of any uncertainty, you can consult more literature, but avoid doing so as it may lead to mental confusion.

  • Here are a few books that are best for GATE preparation:

    • Computer Science and Information Technology: Computer Organization and Architecture by William Stallings
    • Mechanical Engineering: Mechanical Engineering Design by Joseph Edward Shigley, Charles R. Mischke, Richard G. Budynas
    • Electrical Engineering: Electrical Technology by B.L. Theraja
    • Civil Engineering: Surveying Vol. 1, 2 & 3 by B.C. Punmia, Ashok Kumar Jain, Arun Kumar Jain
  • Candidates can refer to the following GATE notes to prepare for the exam. These are expert recommendations and Topper's choice for a high rank in the exam.



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