The applicants who are appearing for the examination needs some good reference books for GATE exam to start their preparation. There is a list of reference books for GATE  prepared to help the appearing applicants to prepare well for GATE 2020 examination. Let us have look on some good reference books for GATE to prepare for GATE 2020 Exam.

We are providing you the list of Reference books for GATE 2020 exam for all branches such as Electronics & Communication, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Instrumentation Engineering etc.

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Must Read : GATE Exam 2020 Important Dates

The examination date of GATE 2020 has been announced. The examination date of GATE 2020 is on 1st , 2nd, 8th & 9th February next year (2020). The score card of GATE 2020 will be valid up to 3 years only from the date of result declaration. GATE 2020 will be administered jointly by IISC and 7 other IITs (Roorkee, Guwahati, Delhi, Kharagpur, Mumbai, Kanpur and Madras)

Best Reference Books for GATE Exam Preparation

Here subject wise Reference Books for GATE exam suggested by toppers of different branch of engineering.

GATE Reference Books For Mechanical Engineering
GATE Reference Books For Computer Science Engineering
GATE Reference Books For Instrumentation Engineering
GATE Reference Books For Electronics and Communication Engineering
GATE Reference Books For Electrical Engineering
GATE Reference Books For Civil Engineering
GATE Reference Books For Aerospace Engineering
GATE Reference Books For Petroleum Engineering
GATE Reference Books For Production & Industrial Engineering
GATE Reference Books For Metallurgical Engineering
GATE Reference Books For Chemical Engineering
GATE Reference Books For Physics Engineering
GATE Reference Books For Architecture Engineering
GATE Reference Books For Agriculture Engineering

GATE books for Mechanical Engineering
  
SUBJECTSREFERENCE BOOKS
Strength of MaterialsReference book I- Mechanics of material by Beer & Johnson
 Reference book II- Strength of materials by Sadhu Singh
Design of machine elementsReference book I- A test book of machine design by R.S Khurmi & J.K Gupta
 Reference book II- Design of machine elements by V.B Bhandari
Theory of MachinesReference book I- Theory of machines by S. Ratan
 Reference book II- Theory of mechanism & machines by Amitabh Ghosh & Asok Kumar
Fluid MechanicsFluid mechanics by K. L Kumar
 Reference book II- Fluid mechanics by R.K. Bansal
VibrationsReference book I- Vibration by SS Rao
 Reference book II- Vibration by MP Grover
Thermal ScienceReference book I- Engineering thermodynamics by P.K Nag
 Reference book II- Thermodynamics by R.K rajput
Engineering MathematicsReference book I- Higher Engineering Mathematics, Author’s Name: B. S. Grewal
Industrial engineeringReference book I- Industrial engineering & management by O.P Khanna
 Reference book II- Operation research: Quantitative techniques for management by V.K Kapoor
Manufacturing scienceReference book I- Manufacturing technology by P.N. Rao
 Reference book II- Manufacturing science by Ghosh & Mallik
Engineering MechanicsReference book I- Mechanics for engineers (statics & dynamics) by Beer & Johnson
 
GATE books for Computer Science Engineering
Computer Organization and ArchitectureReference book I-Computer Organization and Architecture: Hamacher, Vranesic, Zaky
AlgorithmsReference book I- Introducing to algorithms by Cormen
Reference book II- The design & analysis of computer algorithm by Aho, Ullman
Data structuresReference book I- Data structures using C & C++ by Langsam, Augenstein, tenenbau
Reference book II- Classic data structure by Debasis Samanta
Operating SystemReference book I- Operating System concepts by Silberschatz A, Galvin, P.B, Gagne, G
Reference book II- Operating system by William Stallings
Compiler DesignReference book I- Compilers, principles, techniques & tools by Alfred V. Aho, Ravi Sethi, Jeffery D. Ullman
DBMSReference book I- Database concepts by Korth & Sudarshan
Reference book II- Database management systems by Raghurama Krishnan
Digital LogicReference book I-Digital Logic & Computer Design: M. Morris Mano
C LanguageReference book I- data structure using C & C++ by Langsam, Augestein, Tenenbau
Reference book II- Let us C by Yashwanth Kenetkar
Theory of ComputationReference book I- Introduction to automata theory, Languages & computation by John E. Hopcroft, Jeffery D. Ullman
Reference book II- An introduction to formal languages & automata by Peter Linz
Computer NetworkReference book I- Operating system concepts by Silberschatz, A., Galvin, P.B, Gagne, G
Reference book II- Operating systems by William Stallings
  
GATE books for Instrumentation Engineering
Engineering MathematicsReference book I- Higher Engineering Mathematics, Author’s Name: B. S. Grewal
NetworkReference book I- Fundamental of electric circuits by Charles K. Alexander, Mathew N.O. Sadiku
Reference book II- Engineering circuit analysis by William H.Hayt & Jack E. Kemmerly
Signals & SystemsReference book I- Signals & system by Alan V. Oppenheim
Reference book II- signals & systems by Tarun Kumar Rawat
Process ControlProcess control instrumentation technology by Curtis D. Johnson
Analog CircuitsReference book I- Microelectronic circuits by Adel S. Sedra, Kenneth Carless Smith
Reference book II- Integrated electronics by Millman & Halkias
Electronic devicesReference book I- Semiconductor physics & devices by Naresh
Reference book II- Integrated electronics solid state devices by Ben G. Streetman Sanjay Banerjee
TransducersReference book I- Measurement systems: application design by Doebeli
Reference book II_ Principles of measurement systems book by John Bentley
MeasurementsReference book I- A course in electrical & electronic measurements & instrumentation by A. K. Sawhney, Puneet Sawhney
Reference book II- Electronic instrumentation & measurement technique by William David Cooper
CommunicationReference book I- Communication system by Simon S. Haykin
Reference book II- Principles of communication system by Taub
OpticalReference book I- Fiber optics & optoelectronics by R.P. Khare
Reference book II- Optical fiber communications by Gerd Keiser
Digital CircuitsReference book I- Digital systems: Principles & applications by Tocci
Reference book II- Digital logic & computer design by M.Morris Mano
Control SystemsReference book I- control systems engineering by I.J Nagrath
Reference book II- AUTOMATIC CONTROL SYSTEMS by B.C. Kuo
  
GATE books for Electronic & Communication Engineering
Engineering MathematicsReference book I- Higher Engineering Mathematics, Author’s Name: B. S. Grewal
NetworkReference book I- Fundamental of electric circuits by Charles K. Alexander, Mathew N.O. Sadiku
Reference book II- Engineering circuit analysis by William H.Hayt & Jack E. Kemmerly
Signals & SystemsReference book I- Signals & system by Alan V. Oppenheim
Reference book II- signals & systems by Tarun Kumar Rawat
Analog CircuitsReference book I- Microelectronic circuits by Adel S. Sedra, Kenneth Carless Smith
Reference book II- Integrated electronics by Millman & Halkias
Electronic devicesReference book I- Semiconductor physics & devices by Naresh
Reference book II- Integrated electronics solid state devices by Ben G. Streetman Sanjay Banerjee
Engineering MathematicsReference book I- Measurement systems: application design by Doebeli
Reference book II_ Principles of measurement systems book by John Bentley
CommunicationReference book I- Communication system by Simon S. Haykin
Reference book II- Principles of communication system by Taub
Digital CircuitsReference book I- Digital systems: Principles & applications by Tocci
Reference book II- Digital logic & computer design by M.Morris Mano
Control SystemsReference book I- control systems engineering by I.J Nagrath
Reference book II- AUTOMATIC CONTROL SYSTEMS by B.C. Kuo
Electromagnetic TheoryReference book I- Engineering electromagnetic by William H. Hayt Jr., John A. Buck
Reference book II- Electromagnetic waves by R.K. Shevgaonkar
  
GATE books for Electrical Engineering
Engineering MathematicsReference book I- Higher Engineering Mathematics, Author’s Name: B. S. Grewal
Electric CircuitsReference book I- Fundamental of electric circuits by Charles K. Alexander, Mathew N.O. Sadiku
Reference book II- Engineering circuit analysis by William H.Hayt & Jack E. Kemmerly
Signals & SystemsReference book I- Signals & system by Alan V. Oppenheim
Reference book II- signals & systems by Tarun Kumar Rawat
Analog CircuitsReference book I- Microelectronic circuits by Adel S. Sedra, Kenneth Carless Smith
Reference book II- Integrated electronics by Millman & Halkias
Electrical MachinesReference book I- Electrical Machinery:PS Bhimra
Reference book II_ Electrical Machines: Kothari & Nagrath
MeasurementsReference book I- A course in electrical & electronic measurements & instrumentation by A. K. Sawhney, Puneet Sawhney
Reference book II- Electronic instrumentation & measurement technique by William David Cooper
Digital CircuitsReference book I- Digital systems: Principles & applications by Tocci
Reference book II- Digital logic & computer design by M.Morris Mano
Control SystemsReference book I- control systems engineering by I.J Nagrath
Reference book II- AUTOMATIC CONTROL SYSTEMS by B.C. Kuo
Electromagnetic TheoryReference book I- Engineering electromagnetic by William H. Hayt Jr., John A. Buck
Reference book II- Electromagnetic waves by R.K. Shevgaonkar
Power ElectronicsReference book I- Power electronics by P.S. Bimbhra
Reference book II- Power electronics circuits, devices & applications by Rashid
Power SystemsReference book I- Electrical power systems by C.L. Wadhwa
Reference book II- Principles of power systems by V.K. Mehra, Rohit Mehta
  
GATE books for Civil Engineering
Engineering MathematicsReference book I- Higher Engineering Mathematics, Author’s Name: B. S. Grewal
Engineering MechanicsReference book I- Mechanics for engineers (statics & dynamics) by Beer & Johnson
Soil Mechanics and Foundation EngineeringReference book I-Soil Mechanics & Foundation Engineering : Gopal Ranjan & Rao,Venkat Ramaiha, S. K. Garg, B.C. Punamia
Concrete StructuresReference book I- RCC :Dr. B.C. Punmia, Ashok Kr. Jain, Arun Kr. Jain
Fluid Mechanics and HydraulicsReference book I-Fluid Mechanics and Fluid Machines : Modi & Seth, R. K. Bansal, A.K.Jain K.Subramanyam, Jagdish Lal.
Structural AnalysisReference book I- Theory of Structures/ Analysis of Structure : S. Ramamurtham, L.S. Negi & Jangit, Gupta & Pandit, C.S. Reddy
Transportation EngineeringReference book I-Highway Engineering : Khanna & Justo, Kadiyali
Reference book II-Railway Engineering : Saxena & Arora
Reference book III-Airport Engineering : Saxena & Arora
Solid MechanicsReference book I- Strength of Materials /Mechanics of Structure : Gare & Timoshenko, E.Popove, L. Singer, B.C. Punamia
Reference book II- Mechanics of material by Beer & Johnson
Construction Materials and ManagementReference book I-Construction Planning &Management : B.C. Punamia
Environmental EngineeringReference book I-Environmental Engineering : B.C. Punamia(Part I & II), S.K. Garg (Part-I & II), Peavy, Metcalf & Eddy
Steel StructuresReference book I-Steel Design : N. Subramanian, S.K. Duggal, L.S. Negi,

We hope that the above list of reference books for GATE will boost your exam preparation for each branch individually. If you have any confusion in selecting reference books for GATE exam for any branch, please comment below.

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