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GATE Preparation Books for CE, CS, ME, ECE, EE, IT, CH

Updated On - January 25th 2018

Reference books are really important when it comes to preparing for any exam. While preparing for GATE 2018, it is very crucial to refer the right kind of preparation books. An essential thing is thorough the concepts. If you lead your preparation with a strong strategy from these materials, half of the battle is won. 

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GATE Syllabus, Preparation Books for GATE

A lot of questions must be popping in the minds of the aspirants like- From where should I study? Which preparation books for GATE they should refer to? Or Which are the best books for GATE? Now, you do not have to worry anymore, here, we have listed down some specific books that give you accurate hints of the expected questions in GATE.

GATE Preparation Books for Mechanical Engineering (ME)

Said to be the mother of engineering, Mechanical Engineering (ME) is the most favorite stream of the candidates participating in GATE. More than 180,000 candidates wrote GATE 2017 with under Qualifying degree of Mechanical Engineering. Here are some GATE preparation books for the strategic preparation of Mechanical Engineering-

Strength of Materials by SS Rattan


  • Strength of Materials (SOM) is one the most important and toughest section in GATE Mechanical Engineering. If prepared well, it can be one of the most scoring sections in GATE 2018.
  • Majority of questions under SOM is from Stress & Strain, SFD & BMD and Bending Moment.
  • Strength of Materials by SS Ratan unravels all the complexities of the section with utter clarity keeping the bar as low as possible in a basic language with the optimum use of jargons and good quality examples.
  • For GATE 2018 aspirants, this book is a must-buy.

Theory of Machines by RS Khurmi


  • Theory of Machines section requires candidates to implicate their arithmetical abilities and knowledge of Mechanical & Kinematics.
  • Majority of questions test candidates’ in-depth knowledge of frame of reference and 3D Geometry.
  • Though a tough nut to crack, the section could be scoring too. But only if prepared strategically by a good book and RS Khurmi provides all the candidates require to crack GATE 2018 labyrinth.

Other Good Books For GATE 2018 Mechanical Engineering

Other Important Section includes Mechanical Vibration, Machine Design, Engineering & Applied Thermodynamics, Fluid Mechanics & Fluid Machines and Operation Research. Candidates are required to follow the mentioned books for the respective sections

GATE Preparation Books for Mechanical EngineeringAuthor
Mechanical VibrationGK Grover
Design Of Machine ElementsVB Bhandari
Engineering MechanicsSS Bhavikatti
Fluid MechanicsRK Bansal
Heat & Mass TransferPK Nag
Engineering ThermodynamicsCengel & Boles
Internal Combustion EngineV Ganesan
Refrigeration & Air ConditioningCP Arora
Material ScienceUC Jindal
Production EngineeringAmitabh Ghosh
Industrial EngineeringOP Khanna

GATE Preparation for Mechanical Engineering by Made Easy

The following books can be bought online from

  • A Handbook for Mechanical Engineering
  • 4400 MCQ : IES/GATE/PSUs: Mechanical Engineering
  • GATE-2018 : ME Solved Paper
  • GATE & ESE-2018 : Engineering Mathematics
  • General English for GATE ESE and PSUs
  • GATE & ESE- 2018 Reasoning & Aptitude

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GATE Preparation Books for Computer Science (CSE)

Booming IT Sector and uninterrupted job opportunities in the field of CS/IT, the branch has recently become the most chosen branch among all the tech geeks and code lovers out there. With a total of over 100,000 candidates appeared in the previous year, the number is expected to rise more in the coming exam. 

Here are some good and well-reviewed GATE preparation books for Computer Science, we have found out for you-

GATE Preparation Books for Computer ScienceAuthor
Operating SystemGalvin
Theory of ComputationUllman
Computer NetworksTanenbaum
Computer OrganisationCarl Hamacher
Database SystemKorth
Compiler DesignAho & Ull Man
Digital LogicMorris Mano
Software EngineeringPressman

GATE Preparation for Computer Science/IT by Made Easy

The following books can be bought online from

  • A Handbook for Computer Science /IT Engineering
  • PSUs : CS/IT Practice book
  • GATE-2018 : Computer Science/IT Solved Papers
  • GATE & ESE-2018 : Engineering Mathematics
  • General English for GATE ESE and PSUs
  • GATE & ESE- 2018 Reasoning & Aptitude

GATE Preparation Books for Electrical Engineering (EE)

The history of Electrical Engineering goes way back to the 19th Century. The stream shares its past with mechanical engineering and is considered one of the oldest branches that have always been since the inception of engineering. GATE Sample Papers, GATE Practice Papers, Preparation Books for GATE, GATE 2018

More than 146,000 candidates appeared for GATE 2017 Electrical Engineering and the number is expected to rise with the coming exam. It will make the competition stiffer and cut-throat as the number of seats are limited and the ratio of candidates appearing per seat available is very large.

Here are some good books for smart and strategic preparation for GATE 2018 Electrical Engineering.

GATE Preparation Books for Electrical EngineeringAuthor
Network AnalysisVal Valken Burg
Solution of Network AnalysisGK Publications
Engineering Circuit AnalysisHayt & Kemmerly
Graph TheoryNarsing Das
Circuit TheoryChakravarthy
Control SystemNagrath Gopal
Electrical machinesPS Bimbhra
Power ElectronicsUA Bakshi
Power SystemsNagrath Kothari
Signals & SystemsOppenheim Wisky

GATE Preparation for Electrical Engineering by Made Easy

The list of GATE preparation books for EE that can be bought from the official website of Made Easy are given below-

  • A Handbook for Electrical Engineering
  • 3500 MCQ : IES/GATE/PSUs: Electrical Engineering
  • GATE-2018 : EE Solved Papers
  • GATE & ESE-2018 : Engineering Mathematics
  • General English for GATE ESE and PSUs
  • GATE & ESE- 2018 Reasoning & Aptitude

GATE Preparation Books for ECE 

Equipped with a curriculum about the intricacies of robots and other electronic devices, Electronics Engineering also deals with Signals and their applications in the industry. Candidates pursuing graduation in the said branch can do their post-graduation from the esteemed IITs and other renowned national universities and institutes. They can choose their specialization from the available options post clearing the GATE.

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And for that, Candidates should refer to the following books. They will their inquisition and interest in their branch alive and interests. And also, if read and understood thoroughly, it will help you clear GATE 2018.

GATE Preparation Books for ECEAuthor
Network AnalysisVan Valken Burg
Solutions of Network AnalysisGK Publications
Engg. Circuit AnalysisHayt and Kemmerly
Network AnalysisSoni and Gupta
Graph TheoryNarsing Deo (Cutset and Others)
Circuit TheoryChakravarthy
Electric CircuitsSchaum’s Series
Network TheoryProf Yoganarasimhan
Electronic Devices CircuitsBoylested and Neshelsky
Microelectronic CircuitsSedra and Smith
Electronic Devices CircuitsMillman and Halkias (Black Pad)
MicroelectronicsMillman and Grabel
Integrated ElectronicsMillman and Halkias
Electronic CircuitsSchilling and Belove
Switching and Finite Automatic TheoryKohavi
Digital Logic and Computer DesignMano
Digital Electronicsmalvino and Leach
Digital Systems, Principles and ApplicationsTocci
Microprocessor and its ApplicationsGoankar
MicroprocessorsB Ram
Automatic Control SystemsBC Kuo
Control SystemsNagarath and Gopal
Modern Control SystemsOgata
OP Amps and Linear Integrated CircuitsGayakwad
Electrical and Electronic Measurements and InstrumentationAK Sawhney
DC Machines Measurements and Measuring InstrumentsGB Bharadhwajan
Electrical MachinesPS Bimhra
Electrical TechnologyHughes
The performance and Design of AC MachinesMG Say
Electrical Engg. (Problems and Solutions)Natesan
Electrical MachinesMukherjee & Chakravarthy
Elements of Power System AnalysisWilliam D Stevenson
Modern Power System AnalysisNagrath and Kothari
Electrical Power SystemsWadhwa
Power SystemsVK Mehta (For basics of PS)

GATE Preparation Books for ECE by Made Easy

The following books can be referred/bought from made easy for preparing GATE 2018-

  • A Handbook for Electronics Engineering
  • PSUs : Electronics Engineering Practice book
  • GATE-2018 : ECE Solved Papers
  • GATE & ESE-2018 : Engineering Mathematics
  • General English for GATE ESE and PSUs
  • GATE & ESE- 2018 Reasoning & Aptitude

GATE Preparation Books for Civil Engineering 

Candidates from Civil Engineering mostly opt for higher studies than to work after graduation. It is because of the massive salaries difference between graduation and post-graduation. In 2017, more than 100,000 appeared to write the test and the number is expected to go even more up in the coming exam. GATE Exam Pattern, Preparation Books for GATE, GATE 2018, GATE

The increasing number of candidates and a limited number of seats will naturally the boost the GATE 2018 Cut off and candidates should be ready for even more stark competition.

Books are candidates’ only help and their only blackjack. We dug down deep on the internet and found out the best books for you. Here, take a look.

GATE Preparation Books for Civil EngineeringAuthor
Gate 2018: Civil Engineering Solved PapersMade Easy
Gate Guide Civil Engg. 2018Gkp
Gate Tutor 2018 Civil EngineeringPrasant Dixit
Gate 2018: Civil Engineering Chapterwise Solved Papers: 20 YearsHitesh Aggarwal
Gate 2018 Civil EngineeringVani Institute
Civil Engineering Gate 2018 30 Years SolutionIes Master
Gate Guide Civil Engineering 2018Hitesh Aggarwal
Gate Guide Civil Engg. 2018GKP
Gate Paper Civil Engineering 2018 (Solved Papers 2000-2016)GKP

GATE Preparation Books for Civil Engineering by Made Easy

Preparation books for Civil Engineering by Made Easy are enlisted below-

  • A Handbook for Civil Engineering
  • 3200 MCQ : IES/GATE/PSUs : Civil Engineering
  • GATE-2018 : CE Solved Papers
  • GATE & ESE-2018 : Engineering Mathematics
  • General English for GATE ESE and PSUs
  • GATE & ESE- 2018 Reasoning & Aptitude

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GATE Preparation Books for Other Major Branches

Engineering BranchGATE Preparation Books 2018
GATE 2018 Information TechnologyGATE 2018 Last Year Papers
GATE 2018 Bio TechnologyLehning M Prescott, Eldon John, Lehninger
GATE 2018 Marine EngineeringRK Rajput, RK Bansal,
GATE 2018 Paint TechnologyPK Nag
GATE 2018 Chemical EngineeringCengel & Boles
GATE 2018 Instrumentation & ControlNatesan, Mukherjee & Chakrawarthy
GATE 2018 ArchitectureThe Road Ahead, GATE Architecture
GATE 2018 Oil EngineeringRK Bansal, RK Rajput

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College


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1 Comment
Shashidhar Gouda

is this sufficent books to study what u have mentioned in list i am aimimg to get my pg in iit karkpur

18 Jun, 2017 00:20
Kalpana Sharma Expert

Hi Shashidhar, The books that are mentioned above are sufficient for studies.

24 Aug, 2017 17:01

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