One of the topmost tools to prepare for any kind of exam is Reference Books. They give you an insight into where to begin your preparation. To make it easy for you we have compiled a list of **Best Reference Books for GATE** in this article. There are plenty of options available in the market to pick when it comes to GATE Books but the right book at the right time can help you clear the exam easily.

You can be thorough with the concepts, follow a strong preparation strategy by making use of these Reference Books for GATE. Aspirants can win half the battle with a proper preparation plan. We know that plenty of questions pop up in your mind during preparation we tried providing hints for all of them. You can estimate the type of questions to appear in the GATE Exam 2021.

Keeping in mind the requirements of students we have listed **GATE Exam Reference Books** for all the branches. These Suggested books for GATE 2021 Exam Preparation can be quite useful for you in scoring more marks.

### Recommended Books for GATE General Aptitude

- How to Prepare for Quantitative Aptitude by Arun Sharma(McGraw-Hill Education)
- A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning by R.S. Aggarwal(S. Chand Publication)
- Reasoning & Aptitude by Nem Singh(Made Easy Publication)
- High School English Grammar by Wren & Martin(S. Chand Publication)
- Quantitative Aptitude Test by T. S. Jain(Upkar Publication)

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### Best Reference Books for GATE Engineering Mathematics

- Complex Variable: J.N. Sharma (Krishna Series)
- Linear Algebra: A.R. Vasistha (Krishna Series)
- Vector Calculus: A.R. Vasistha (Krishna Series)
- Calculus: Shanti Narayan (S. Chand)
- Calculus: A.R. Vasistha, Dr. S.K Sharma (Krishna Series)
- Differential equations: M. D. Raisinghania (S Chand)
- Set Theory & Algebra: Rajendra Akerkar, Rupali Akerkar
- Complex variables: J.N. Sharma (Krishna Series)
- Numerical Method: S.S. Sastry (4th edition)
- Probability and Statistics: S.C. Gupta and V.K.Kapoor (S Chand)
- Graph Theory: Purna Chandra Biswal (PHI publication)
- Mathematical Logic: Purna Chandra Biswal (PHI publication)
- Combinatorics: Purna Chandra Biswal (PHI publication)

**Also Check: Best Books for Mathematics/ Numerical Ability/ Quantitative Aptitude Section of Competitive/ Govt Exams**

### GATE Preparation Books for ECE

Candidates pursuing Graduation in the ECE branch can do their Post Graduation in reputed colleges post clearing the GATE Exam. For doing so you need to prepare with the best books that can aid your preparation.

Network Analysis | Van Valken Burg |

Solutions of Network Analysis | GK Publications |

Network Analysis | Soni and Gupta |

Engg. Circuit Analysis | Hayt and Kemmerly |

Circuit Theory | Chakravarthy |

Graph Theory | Narsing Deo (Cutset and Others) |

Electric Circuits | Schaum’s Series |

Electronic Devices Circuits | Boylested and Neshelsky |

Network Theory | Prof Yoganarasimhan |

Electronic Devices Circuits | Millman and Halkias (Black Pad) |

Microelectronic Circuits | Sedra and Smith |

Integrated Electronics | Millman and Halkias |

Microelectronics | Millman and Grabel |

Electronic Circuits | Schilling and Belove |

Switching and Finite Automatic Theory | Kohavi |

Digital Electronics | Malvino and Leach |

Digital Logic and Computer Design | Mano |

Digital Systems, Principles and Applications | Tocci |

Microprocessor and its Applications | Goankar |

Control Systems | Nagarath and Gopal |

Automatic Control Systems | BC Kuo |

Microprocessors | B Ram |

Modern Control Systems | Ogata |

OP Amps and Linear Integrated Circuits | Gayakwad |

Electrical and Electronic Measurements and Instrumentation | AK Sawhney |

DC Machines Measurements and Measuring Instruments | GB Bharadhwajan |

Electrical Technology | Hughes |

Electrical Machines | PS Bimhra |

The performance and Design of AC Machines | MG Say |

Electrical Engg. (Problems and Solutions) | Natesan |

Electrical Machines | Mukherjee & Chakravarthy |

Elements of Power System Analysis | William D Stevenson |

Modern Power System Analysis | Nagrath and Kothari |

Power Systems | VK Mehta (For basics of PS) |

Electrical Power Systems | Wadhwa |

Do Refer: **Best Books for English Language/ Verbal Ability Section of Competitive/ Govt Exams**

### Reference Books for GATE CSE

Candidates can opt for Post Graduation Course after clearing the GATE Exam in the Computer Science Engineering Discipline. Some of the GATE Reference Books for CSE along with author names are given below. Kindly, follow them and make the most out of them to score max. marks.

Computer Organization and Architecture | Computer Organization and Architecture: Hamacher, Vranesic, Zaky |

Algorithms | Introducing to algorithms by Cormen The design & analysis of computer algorithm by Aho, Ullman |

Data structures | Data structures using C & C++ by Langsam, Augenstein, Tenenbaum Classic data structure by Debasis Samanta |

Operating System | OS Concepts by Silberschatz A, Galvin, P.B, Gagne, G Operating system by William Stallings |

Compiler Design | Compilers, principles, techniques & tools by Alfred V. Aho, Ravi Sethi, Jeffery D. Ullman |

DBMS | Database concepts by Korth & Sudarshan Database management systems by Raghurama Krishnan |

Digital Logic | Digital Logic & Computer Design: M. Morris Mano |

C Language | Data structure using C & C++ by Langsam, Augestein, Tenenbau Let us C by Yashwanth Kenetkar |

Theory of Computation | Introduction to automata theory, Languages & computation by John E. Hopcroft, Jeffery D. Ullman An introduction to formal languages & automata by Peter Linz |

Computer Network | Operating system concepts by Silberschatz, A., Galvin, P.B, Gagne Operating systems by William Stallings |

### GATE Reference Books for Mechanical Engineering

Make use of the best Reference Books for Gate Mechanical Engineering recommended by experts. You can clear the exam with ease and score max. marks if you follow the books and plan accordingly.

Strength of Materials | Mechanics of material by Beer & Johnson Strength of materials by Sadhu Singh |

Design of machine elements | A test book of machine design by R.S Khurmi & J.K Gupta
Design of machine elements by V.B Bhandari |

Fluid Mechanics | Fluid mechanics by K. L Kumar Fluid mechanics by R.K. Bansal |

Thermal Science | Engineering thermodynamics by P.K Nag
Thermodynamics by R.K Rajput |

Engineering Mathematics | Higher Engineering Mathematics, Author’s Name: B. S. Grewal |

Manufacturing science | Manufacturing technology by P.N. Rao Manufacturing Science by Ghosh & Mallik |

Vibrations | Vibration by SS Rao
Vibration by MP Grover |

Theory of Machines | Theory of machines by S. Ratan
Theory of mechanism & machines by Amitabh Ghosh & Asok Kumar |

Industrial engineering | Industrial engineering & management by O.P Khanna
Operation research: Quantitative techniques for management by V.K Kapoor |

Engineering Mechanics | Mechanics for engineers (statics & dynamics) by Beer & Johnson |

### GATE Reference Books for EEE

Electrical Engineering shares its past with Mechanical Engineering and is considered one of the oldest branches of Engineering. There will be a tough competition for this as the seats are limited and the candidates appearing for the exam is large. Here is the list of books recommended for some smart and strategic preparation of GATE Exam.

Network Analysis | Val Valken Burg |

Solution of Network Analysis | GK Publications |

Graph Theory | Narsing Das |

Engineering Circuit Analysis | Hayt & Kemmerly |

Signals & Systems | Oppenheim Wisky |

Electrical machines | PS Bimbhra |

Control System | Nagrath Gopal |

Power Systems | Nagrath Kothari |

Power Electronics | UA Bakshi |

Circuit Theory | Chakravarthy |

### GATE Books for Civil Engineering

We have dug deep into the internet to give the best books for GATE Civil Engineering. Go through them and make your preparation effective so that you score better grades in the exam.

Engineering Mathematics | Higher Engineering Mathematics, Author’s Name: B. S. Grewal |

Engineering Mechanics | Mechanics for engineers (statics & dynamics) by Beer & Johnson |

Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering | Soil Mechanics & Foundation Engineering: Gopal Ranjan & Rao, Venkat Ramaiha, S. K. Garg, B.C. Punamia |

Concrete Structures | RCC: Dr. B.C. Punmia, Ashok Kr. Jain, Arun Kr. Jain |

Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulics | Fluid Mechanics and Fluid Machines: Modi & Seth, R. K. Bansal, A.K.Jain K.Subramanyam, Jagdish Lal. |

Structural Analysis | Theory of Structures/ Analysis of Structure: S. Ramamurtham, L.S. Negi & Jangit, Gupta & Pandit, C.S. Reddy |

Transportation Engineering | Highway Engineering: Khanna & Justo, Kadiyali
Railway Engineering: Saxena & Arora Airport Engineering: Saxena & Arora |

Solid Mechanics | Strength of Materials /Mechanics of Structure: Gare & Timoshenko, E.Popove, L. Singer, B.C. Punamia Mechanics of material by Beer & Johnson |

Construction Materials and Management | Construction Planning & Management: B.C. Punamia |

Environmental Engineering | Environmental Engineering: B.C. Punamia(Part I & II), S.K. Garg (Part-I & II), Peavy, Metcalf & Eddy |

Steel Structures | Steel Design: N. Subramanian, S.K. Duggal, L.S. Negi, |

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