GATE Chemical Engineering Books 2023

By BYJU'S Exam Prep

Updated on: October 17th, 2023

GATE Chemical Engineering books are the best preparation partners for the candidates. These books are collected after the recommendation of the previous years’ toppers and the books they followed to achieve the rank. GATE CH books are designed and formulated as per the GATE 2023 syllabus.

The GATE Chemical Engineering books are based on the latest exam pattern. The latest topics, questions and concepts are covered in the books we have provided. We will explore the best publications available for the candidates. We will also explore the benefits of the books listed in the article given here.

Best GATE Chemical Engineering Books

Preparing from the selected GATE Chemical Engineering books will help you rank better in the exam. The exam preparation becomes better and more effective with the right modules. The GATE Chemical Engineering exam is tough, and only the right approach toward the exam will help in scoring high marks. And selecting the right study material is the first step to do so.

Here is the list of some best GATE Chemical Engineering books which are recommended for effective exam preparation:



M. Subbu

Chemical Engineering

BK Dutta

Mass Transfer

Ram Prasad

Solved Problems for Chemical Engineering 


Chemical Reaction Engineering

JM Smith


JP Holman

Heat Transfer

Subject Wise Best Books for GATE Chemical Engineering Preparation

Let us now see the books recommended as per the individual subjects mentioned in the GATE CH syllabus by the officials. We have listed 2 books each for the core CH subjects besides Engineering Mathematics and General Aptitude. Aspirants are advised to have either a PDF copy or a physical copy of the same to prepare effectively. It is essential to keep notes of the same. Books for various subjects for the GATE CH exam are:


Authors or Publication

Process Calculations and Thermodynamics

1. M Subbu

2. BG Kyle

Fluid Mechanics and Mechanical Operations

1. K Subramanya

2. David Azbel

Chemical Technology

1. GKP Publications

2. G N Pandey

Mass Transfer

1. GATE Academy Publications

2. N Anathraman

Heat Transfer

1. Dutta

2. S P Sukhame

Chemical Reaction Engineering

1. Ram Prasad

2. Octave Levenspiel

Plant Design and Economics

1. Max Peters

2. Max S Peters

Instrumentation and Process Control

1. Vishnu Priya

2. R P Vyas

Benefits of GATE Chemical Engineering Books

Preparing for the upcoming exam with the above-mentioned books will not only save the precious time of candidates but will also help them achieve ranks under 100. Here are a few benefits of preparing from the listed GATE CH books:

  • These will help build a strong conceptual base for the GATE Chemical engineering exam.
  • These are only prepared as per the latest GATE CH syllabus hence will help cover the officially designed syllabus in the best effective way possible.
  • Well-researched books will save the time of candidates in researching good study material.
  • The topper’s recommended books improve the chances of becoming successful in the exam.
  • These books are written in a way that is easy to read and understand.
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