Books play a very major role in any examination. While preparing for GATE, finding the best book for preparation is a great challenge faced by any students. To ease the process of preparation, one must be thorough with the syllabus of his/her branch in GATE examination. By doing so, it will be easier for an aspirant to choose the best books to prepare GATE according to every subject.
Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is a national level examination that is held as selection criteria for students who are interested in the admission for a postgraduate degree in Engineering – Master’s programs, direct Doctoral programs. Many Public Sector Undertakings (PSU) such as NTPC, ONGC, Airport Authority of India etc consider GATE scores as recruitment parameter.
GATE solely checks the comprehensive quality of those belonging to science and technology. It is conducted jointly by the IISc and seven IITs. The organizing institute for GATE 2019 is IIT Madras. The examination will be held on February 2, 3, 9 and 10 2019.
The level of competition in GATE is very high. Hard work and consistency in preparation along with best books to prepare GATE is highly needed to qualify this examination. With just 5 months left, aspirants need to have an efficient preparation with proper strategy and study plan.
GATE 2019 Examination Pattern
The pattern and syllabus of the paper differ for every branch (Subject). There is two type of pattern as mentioned below depending on the subject.
1. GATE paper for different branches with code AE, AG, BT, CE, CH, CS, EC, EE, IN, ME, MN, MT, PE, PI, TF and XE have 70% marks for their selective subject, 15% of marks for Engineering Mathematics and other 15% for General Aptitude. These are generally the subjects from the Engineering field.
2. The second type of pattern is for streams with no section for Engineering Mathematics. Papers with GATE codes AR, CY, EY, GG, MA, PH, ST and XL has 85% marks for their selective subjects and 15% marks for General Aptitude.
The standard books recommended for Engineering Mathematics are :
- Higher Engineering Mathematics – S. Grewal.
- Advanced Engineering Mathematics – Erwin Kreyszig,
- GATE Engineering and Mathematics – Nodia and company.
For the preparation of General Aptitude section, books which are highly recommended are:
- Quantitative Aptitude For Competitive Examinations by R.S. Aggarwal
- A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning by S. Aggarwal
Books to Prepare GATE 2019 Subjects
For the preparation of the questions about the subject wise section, every subject will require a different set of books. Here is a list of standard books recommended for below-listed Subjects (GATE code) of GATE 2019:
|Aerodynamics||Fundamental of Aerodynamics by JohnD., Jr.Anderson.
Aerodynamics for Engineering Students by E.L. Houghton, P.W. Carpenter, Steven H. Collicott, Daniel T. Valentine.
|Propulsion||Mechanics and Thermodynamics of Propulsion by Hill & Peterson,
Gas Turbines by V.Ganeshan.
|Flight Mechanics||Introduction to Flight – John D. Anderson Jr.
Airplane Performance Stability & Control by Perkins & Hage
|Structures||Aircraft Structures for Engineering Students – T.H.G. Megson|
Chemical Engineering (CH)
|Thermodynamics||A Textbook of Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics, Author’s Name: K V Narayanan|
|Fluid Mechanics||Fluid Mechanics in SI Units, by Yunus Cengel and John Cimbala|
|Heat & Mass Transfer||Heat & Mass Transfer, Author’s Name: P K Nag|
|Chemical Reaction Engineering||Chemical Reaction Engineering, (WSE), Author’s Name: Octave Levenspiel|
|Plant Design & Economics||Plant Design and Economics for Chemical Engineers, Author’s Name: Max Peters, Ronald West, Timmerhaus|
|Instrumentation & Process Control||Process Systems Analysis and Control, Author’s Name: LeBlanc Coughanowr|
Computer Science Engineering (CS)
|Design and Analysis of Algorithm||Introduction to Algorithms by Thomas H. Cormen, Charles E.Leiserson, Ronald L. Rivest, Clifford Stein.|
|Operating Systems||Operating System Concepts by Silberschatz, Galvin, Gagne|
|Computer Networks||Computer Networking: A Top-Down Approach by James F. Kurose, Keith W. Ross|
|Theory of Computation||An Introduction to Formal Languages and Automata by Peter Linz|
|Database Management System||Fundamentals of Database Systems by Ramez Elmasri, Shamkant B. Navathe|
|Data structures||Data structures by Schaum series|
|Computer Organization & Architecture||Computer System Architecture by Morris Mano|
|Digital Logic||Digital Logic & Computer Design by M. Morris Mano|
|Complier Logic||Compilers: Principles, Techniques and Tools by Alfred V. Aho, Ravi Sethi, D. Jeffrey Ulman|
|Programming Language||C language by Brian W. Kernighan, Dennis M. Ritchie Classic Data Structures|
Electronic and Communication (EC)
|Analog Circuits||Microelectronic Circuits: Theory and Applications by Adel S. Sedra, Kenneth C. Smith|
|Networks||Fundamentals of Electric Circuits by Charles K. Alexander, Matthew N. O. Sadiku|
|Control Systems||Automatic Control Systems by Benjamin C. Kuo|
|Digital Circuits||Digital Logic and Computer Design by M. Morris Mano|
|Signals & Systems||Signals & Systems by Alan V. Oppenheim, Alan S.Willsky, S.Hamid Nawab|
|Electromagnetics||Principles of Electromagnetics by Mathew N.O. Sadiku|
|Analog and Digital Communication||Principles of Communication Systems by Goutam Saha, Herbert Taub, Donald Schilling|
|Electronic Devices and Circuits||Semiconductor Physics and Devices by Donald A. Neaman, Dhrubes Biswas|
Instrumentation Engineering (IN)
|Basics of circuits and measurement systems||Fundamentals of Electric circuits by Charles K. Alexander, Matthew N. O. Sadiku.
Circuit Theory: Analysis and synthesisAbjit Chakrabarti
|Transducers, mechanical measurement and Industrial instrumentation||Principal of instrumentation and control by D Patranab|
|Digital electronics||Fundamentals of digital circuits by Anand Kumar
Digital logic & Computer designM. Morris Mano
|Control systems and process control||lLinear Control systems with MATLAB Applications by B.S. Manke.
Control systemsKumar A. Anand
|Analog Electronics||Electronic Devices And circuits theory by Robert L. Boylestad, Louis Nashelsky|
|Signals, Systems and Communication||Signals and systems by Alan V. Oppenheim, Alan S.Willsky, S. Hamid Nawab, Sanjay Sharma, A Nagoor Kani|
|Electrical and Electronic Measurements||A Course in Electrical And Electronic measurements And Instrumentation by A.K. Sawhney, Puneet Sawhney|
|Analytical, Optical and Biomedical Instrumentation||Handbook of Biomedical Instrumentation by R. S. Khandpur.
Biomedical Instrumentation And measurementsLeslie Cromwell
|Reservoir Engineering||Reservoir engineering handbook by Amar Kumar
Fundamentals of Reservoir Engineering by Dake L P Dake
|Petroleum Geology, Drilling and Production||Nontechnical Guide to Petroleum Geology, Exploration, Drilling & Production by Norman J. Hyne
Drilling Engineering by Dr J. J. Azar And Dr G. Robello Samuel
Modern Petroleum Refining Processes by B K Bhaskara Rao
|Oil Recovery||Basic Concepts in Enhanced Oil Recovery Processes by M Baviere
The Petroleum Engineering Handbook by M Rafiqual Islam M Ibrahim Khan
|Environmental Technology||Environmental Technology in the Oil Industry by Stefan T. Orszulik|
|Linear Algebra||Linear Algebra: Seymour Lipschutz, Marc Lipson|
|Complex Analysis||Complex Analysis: Gamelin|
|Algebra||Linear Algebra: Ian N. Sneddon, Seymour Lipschutz, Marc Lipson|
|Differential Equation||Ordinary and Partial Differential Equations: M. D. Raisinghania|
|Real Analysis||Real Analysis: Royden H.L., Fitzpatrick P. M|
|Variation and Integral Equation||A Introduction to the Calculus of Variations: Pars|
|Linear Programming||Linear Programming: G. Hadley, J.G Chakraborty & P. R. Ghosh|
|Functional Analysis||Functional Analysis: Rudin|
|Mechanics||Classical Mechanics: Herbert Goldstein, John Safko, Charles P.
Poole.Engineering Mechanics: S S Bhavikatti
|Numerical Analysis||Numerical Analysis: Francis Scheid|
|Topology||Introduction to Topology and Modern Analysis: S S Bhavikatti|
|Statistics and Probability||Probability and Statistics: John J. Schiller|
Geology Geophysics (GG)
|Engineering Geology||Engineering Geology: R. Nagarajan, A. Parthasarathy, V. Panchapakesan|
|Geology||A text book of Geology: G. B. Mahapatra|
|Structural Geology||Structural Geology: Marland P Billings|
|General Geology||Engineering and General Geology: Parbin Singh|
|Economic Geology||Economic Geology: Umeshwar Prasad|
|Physical Geology||Textbook of Physical Geology: G B Mahapatra|
|Geophysics||Fundamentals of Geophysics: William Lowrie|
|Petrology||Principles of Petrology: G W Tyrrell|
|Geomorphology||Principles of Geomorphology: W.D. Thornbury|
|Mineralogy||Dana’s Textbook of Mineralogy: William E. Ford|
Best Books to Prepare GATE 2019 Below Subjects
|GATE Exam Paper and Code||Links for Best Books to Prepare GATE 2019|
|Civil Engineering (CE)||GATE 2019 Civil Engineering (CE) Syllabus, Exam Pattern, Reference Books, Preparation Tips|
|Electrical Engineering (EE)||Electrical Engineering GATE 2019 Exam Pattern, Reference Books, Preparation Tips|
|Mechanical Engineering (ME)||Mechanical Engineering GATE 2019 Imp Topics, Reference Books And Preparation Strategy|
|Agricultural Engineering (AG)||Agricultural Engineering GATE 2019 Exam Pattern, Reference Books, Preparation Tips|
|Architecture and Planning (AR)||Architecture And Planning GATE 2019 Syllabus, Reference Books, Preparation Strategy|
|Biotechnology (BT)||Biotechnology (BT) GATE 2019 Syllabus, Exam Pattern, Reference Books, Preparation Tips|
|Metallurgical Engineering||Metallurgical Engineering GATE 2019 Exam Pattern, Reference Books, Preparation Tips|
|Mining Engineering||Mining Engineering GATE 2019 Exam Pattern, Reference Books, Preparation Strategy|
It is advised to stick to less number of books so as to avoid ambiguity. There are several books available in the market with the collective concepts too. But the concepts must be made clear from the standard reference books so as to get a thorough knowledge of the topic. Notes and highlights must be made from these books because it will not be possible to go through the entire book during the time of revision.
Mock tests must be taken after completing any concept to recognize the weaker areas. These are concepts which need more attention and practice. Other than the mentioned best books to prepare GATE, online tutorials are also a great source of clearing doubts and strengthening the concepts.
Stay consistent. Stay focused. All the Best, Aspirants!!!
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