What are the Best Books for GATE Electrical Engineering?
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What are the Best Books for GATE Electrical Engineering (EE)? - Candidates who are currently preparing for the GATE examination can check the article to know the most recommended books for each section of GATE electrical engineering syllabus. Electrical Engineering examination consists of topics from engineering mathematics, electromagnetic fields, power systems and more. Careers360 brings all M.Tech aspirants the compiled information about what are the best books for GATE Electrical Engineering (EE). Along with the best books for GATE EE, some preparation guidelines have also been listed here to help GATE candidates with their preparation. GATE 2020 will be held on 1, 2, 8 & 9 February for all the 25 papers. Read the full article to know more about what are the best books for GATE electrical engineering (EE).
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To prepare in a systematic manner, candidates must first prepare and study plan or timetable and follow it. Using a study plan can influence the end result. Firstly figure out how to prepare for GATE 2020, before jumping to syllabus or books to study. Create a schedule, check GATE 2020 syllabus and divide it into sections. Study plan should be in such a manner that it covers all sections of the syllabus while leaving room for revision.

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Recommended Books for GATE Electrical Engineering

Mentioned below are fee best books for GATE Electrical Engineering (EE) recommended by experts. Along with the books, the candidates can also check the section wise important topics that need to study. However, the candidates are advised to study the entire syllabus as that will strengthen their chances of scoring good marks in the examination.

Best Books for GATE Electrical Engineering (EE)



Important Topics



Engineering Mathematics

  • Linear Algebra

  • Calculus and Differential equations

  • Probability and Statistics

Advanced Engineering Mathematics by E. Kreyszig


Electric Circuits

  • KCL, KVL and Node and Mesh Analysis

  • Network Theorems

  • Transient Analysis of First Order Circuits

  • Resonance

  • Two Port Networks

  • Power and Power Factor in AC Circuits

Transient Analysis Of Electric Power Circuits by Arieh L Shenkmann

Circuit Theory: Analysis & Synthesis by Abhijit Chakrabarti


Electromagnetic Fields

  • Electrostatics, EM Waves

  • Transmission Lines

  • Waveguides and Antennas

  • Magnetic Circuits

  • Self and Mutual Inductance of Simple Configurations

Elements of Electromagnetics by Mathew N. O. SADIKU

Engineering Electromagnetics by William H. Hayt


Signals and Systems

  • LTI Systems

  • Fourier Representation of Signals

  • Z-Transform and Laplace Transform

Signals and Systems by Oppenheim and Wilsky

Signals and Systems by Nagoor Kani


Electrical Machines

  • Single Phase Transformers

  • Three Phase Transformers

  • DC Machines

  • Single Phase Induction Motors

Electrical Machinery by P.S Bimbhra


Power Systems

  • Power Generation Concepts

  • Load Flow Methods, Bus Impedance and Admittances Matrices

  • Circuit Breakers

  • HVDC and FACTS Concepts

  • Fault Calculations and Transients

Power Systems Engineering by Nagrath and Kothari
Power Systems by JB Guptha & CL Wadhwa


Control Systems

  • Time Domain Analysis

  • Root, State Variable Technique

  • Frequency Response Analysis using Nyquist and Bode Plots

  • Block Diagrams

  • Signal Flow Graphs

  • 1st Order Transfer Functions

  • Routh Hurwitz Criteria

Control Systems Engineering by Nagrath and Gopal


Electrical and Electronic Measurements

  • Bridges and Potentiometers

  • Measurement of Voltage, Current, Power, Energy and Power factor

  • Error Analysis

Electrical and Electronic Measurement and Instrumentation by AK Sawhney


Analog and Digital Electronics

  • Diode Circuits

  • Small Signal Analysis of BJT and FET

  • Operational Amplifier and its Applications

  • Logic Gates

  • Boolean Algebra and K-Map

  • Sequential Circuits and Counters, ADC and DACs.

Electronic Devices and Circuit Theory by Boylestad

Digital Design by M.Morris Mano

Integrated Electronics : Analog And Digital Circuits And Systems by Christos C. Halkias, Chetan D. Parikh Jacob Millman


Power Electronics

  • Characteristics of Semi-Conductor Devices

  • Rectifiers

  • Principles of Choppers

  • Principles of Inverters

Power Electronics by MH Rashid

Power Electronics by P.S.Bimbhra

Candidates are advised not to limit themselves to these books. Refer to more books and explore. All the best!

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The following books can be referred to for Engineering Mathematics:

Engineering Mathematics by Erwin Kreyszig
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A good conceptual understanding will be able to help you during the examination as it will make the questions explanatory which may eventually lead to a correct answer. By having a clear understanding of the concepts, you will be able to apply the concepts accordingly to the questions and solve it instead of relying on rote memory.

Time management is the key.You have college also and you will have to take care of your health so take care of everything accordingly.

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* Clear your doubts on the spot and do not gather them for later.

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