What are the best books for GATE Preparation?

What are the best books for GATE PreparationWhat are the best books for GATE Preparation? - This question must be troubling many GATE aspirants as to prepare for the biggest engineering entrance exam at post graduation level, you need to be specific about what to study and what not to. Though the syllabus for GATE is similar to what you have studied at undergraduate level, it is vast and to recall it, you need to have the best books for GATE preparation. The exam will be subject based as during post-graduation, you need to specialise in your subject and for that detailed study is required and that again raises the question, “What are the best books for GATE preparation”? Well, to your rescue, Careers360 has got an answer to this question as we have compiled the best books for GATE preparation in this article. If you want to know, what are the best books for GATE, you can refer to the article given below and prepare accordingly.

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To know, what are the best books for GATE preparation, you need to know your requirement first. You must choose the book which has certain qualities; though no book is bad, it is just that while preparing for GATE you need to be smart and proactive enough to get something that can help you lead in the race and eventually, win at it.

 

A good book has to have the following qualities:

 

Easy to read and understand: A book that is easy to understand is the most read one, especially when it comes to technical study because not all are aware of the jargons used in it.

 

Accuracy and clarity at their best: A good book has to be accurate and clear in terms of the information it provides; wrong, incomplete and misleading information must not be accepted in the books.

 

Concise and crisp: There are many complicated concepts one needs to study while preparing for GATE, therefore, it is necessary that whosoever is explaining that concept in the book, it should be to the point and hence easy to understand and remember in the long run.

 

No fancy language: Slick or fancy English words in technical books make no sense at all. Books with such words must be avoided as technical words would be enough to cover for them.

 

Use of diagrams: A book that explains any concept, question, situation or answer through a diagramatic way is the one to pick as most people have good eidetic (photo) memory. This will not only help to understand the concept but to retain it too.

 

Along with books, candidates preparing for GATE 2019 also need to follow these things to make it big in the game.

 

GATE Syllabus 2019: This is the first step of preparation. If you don't know what topics to study, what will you study? You can't afford to waste your time thinking that this will be asked in the exam or that will be asked. Follow the officially released GATE 2019 syllabus and then prepare.

 

GATE Exam Pattern 2019: By knowing the exam pattern, candidates will be able to know the marking scheme and will be able to divide the topics, sections and sub-topics according to their marks in the exam. Because, studying precisely is way better than studying whole lot of useless things.

 

GATE Sample Papers 2019: Solving the sample papers of GATE 2019 will be the litmus test to your preparation. DON'T avoid solving previous year GATE papers as they will tell you the type, pattern and nature of questions that could be asked in the exam. Solve as much as you can.

 

No better than those who have studied and produced results can tell, what are the best books for GATE. The toppers of GATE 2018 from different streams have named the books they studied during preparation and shared the same with us in exclusive interviews.

Refer to the books given below.

 

Best books for GATE – Computer Science (CS)

Name of the Book

Name of Author

Operating System

Galvin

Alogrthym

Cormen

Architecture

Hamacher

TOC- Theory of Computation

Ullman

Best books for GATE – Agricultural Engineering (AG)

Name of the Book

Name of Author

Concept of Agricultural Engineering

Mohanty Das

Soil & Water Conservation

VVN Murty

Farm Machinery by Three Authors

(popularly known by this name)

Best books for GATE – Electrical Engineering (EE)

Name of the Book

Name of Author

Fundamentals of circuits

Alexander, Sadiku

Electrical machines

Nagrath, Kothari

Power Electronics-

P S Bhimbhra

Best books for GATE – Chemical Engineering (CH)

Name of the Book

Topic referred for

JP Holman

Heat Transfer

Mc Cabe -FPM and MO

Unit Operations of Chemical Engineering

BK Dutta

Principles of Mass Transfer and Separation Processes

Fogler

Essentials of Chemical Reaction Engineering

JM Smith

Introduction to Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics

Ram Prasad

Chemical Engineering For Gate Principles Solved Problems & Objective Type Questions

M.Subbu

An Insight into Chemical Engineering

Best books for GATE – Mechanical Engineering (ME)

Name of the Book

Topics

R.K. Bansal (Numerical point of view), Frank M.White (For understanding)

Fluid Mechanics

Cengel (For understanding concept)

Heat Transfer

P.K.Nag

Thermodynamics

Swadesh Singh

Production Engineering

S.S. Ratan

Theory of Machine (TOM)

Best books for GATE – Civil Engineering (CE)

Name of the Book

Name of the Author

Highway engineering

Khanna and Justo

Soil mechanics and foundation engineering

Gopal and Ranjan

Environment 1 and 2

S K Garg

Open channel flow and engineering hydrology

K Subramanya

Fluid mechanics

R K Bansal

Steel

Bhavikati

RCC

Pillai and Menon

Best books for GATE – Geology and Geophysics (GG)

Name of the Book

Name of the Author

Complete Master Guide GATE

Amresh Singh

Geophysics

Telford

Best books for GATE – Production and Industrial (PI)

Name of the Book

Name of the Author

Thermodynamics

P.K Nag

Heat Transfer

Made Easy Class Notes

Production

S K Mondal Notes

Swadesh Sing

Material Science

Made Easy Class Notes & Swadesh Singh

Fluid Mechanics and Machinery

Modi & Seth

Machine Design

VB Bhandari

Strength of Material

Sadhu Singh

Refrigeration

Made Easy Class Notes

IC engine

Mathur Sharma

Theory of Machine

SS Ratan

Candidates can also check the list of books in detail for different GATE papers from the table given below.

 

List of books for GATE Preparation

Great books help you understand, and they help you feel understood” John Green. Choose wisely, study wisely!

First Published On : 13 Jun 2018 11:48 AM IST

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Yes course completion certificate is definitely vakid for GATe eligibility and admissions for Mtech colleges. Candidates can also have provisional certificate or membership certificate issuedby ...Read More
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Hi.. Actually My B.tech session was 2013-17 due to University late I have done in 2018. May I attend the GATE exam?

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    Yes you can give the gate exam . The documents might be submitted and with an application of the problem you got in. But you can apply and give the exam no issues. All the best!

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