Best books for Engineering Materials

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Updated on: September 25th, 2023

Preparation for any exam is incomplete without proper study material and practise of the required syllabus. In GATE exam, study material should always be chosen effectively in order to score high marks. Although weightage of Engineering Materials is very less in GATE exam, so standard notes will be enough for its preparations, but still if any candidate is willing to read the concepts in depth, they can refer these books.

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A Text-Book of Material Science and Metallurgy (O. P. Khanna)


  • A Text Book of Material Science and Metallurgy is a comprehensive book for undergraduate students of engineering. The book comprises of chapters on properties of engineering materials, selection of materials, ferrous and non-ferrous materials, extractive metallurgy, physical metallurgy and mechanical metallurgy.
  • In addition, the book consists of a question bank for thorough revision of the topics.
  • This book is essential for students of Mechanical Engineering for Material Science and Materials engineering preparing for GATE and other competitive examinations

Callister's Materials Science and Engineering (WIND) by R. Balasubramaniam 


  • This book continues to provide engineers with a strong understanding of the three primary types of materials and composites, as well as the relationships that exist between the structural elements of materials and their properties
  • At the end of each chapter, readers will also find revised summaries and new equation summaries to reexamine key concepts
  • This book is the most accepted book for preparation of Engineering materials for all competitive examination. 

Materials Science and Engineering  by V. Raghavan


  • V. Raghavan’s Materials Science and Engineering 5th Edition is appropriate for engineering streams students for college as well as PSU and GATE examinations.
  • The book is divided into several units so as to give you a better understanding of the subject.
  • The book covers class engineering materials syllabus for all disciplines where Engineering Materials is a part of the syllabus for the examination.

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