GATE 2021 Books, Best Preparation Books & Study Material

GATE 2021 Books: GATE is one of the toughest national level competitive examination in India. Every year a lakhs of students appear in this exam and only a few of the examinees are able to qualify it. Qualifying any competitive exam requires a lot of hard work and of course best practice material and so is for GATE exam. GATE aspirants should try to refer only a genuine and updated study material as it enhances the chances of cracking exam. GATE 2021 Books list and details about GATE study material can be gathered from this article.

GATE 2021 Admit Card Releases on 8th January 2021

GATE 2021 Books, Best Preparation Books

GATE 2021 syllabus has been revised, candidates are advised to refer the new books of credible authors and publications for preparation. For the convenience of GATE aspirants we have shared a list of most recommended GATE preparation books with updated syllabus in this post.

Here, GATE aspirants will find crucial information related to GATE 2021 Best preparation books and study material. It will include information like the list of best books to refer to crack GATE 2021, how to obtain the best preparation books and other study material, a brief of exam scheme and other related details.

GATE Books- Best Preparation Books & Study Material

GATE 2021 Books 2021- Overview

Exam NameGATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) 2021
Article CategoryBest Books for GATE 2021 preparation & study material
Examination AuthorityIIT Bombay
Exam level National Level Entrance Exam
Exam Year2021
Frequency of exam Once a year
UPSC GATE 2021 Exam modeOnline
Date of GATE 2021 Exam5th, 6th, 7th, 12th, 13th, and 14th February 2021
 Total Papers/ Subject 27
GATE 2021 Official portal

GATE 2021- Important Dates

Activities/ Events Dates
Online Application submission 14th September to 7th October 2020
Downloading of admit card from 8th January 2021
GATE 2021 Exam date 5th, 6th, 7th,12th, 13th, 14th February 2021
Publication of result22nd March 2021

GATE 2021 Exam Pattern

Take a quick look at the exam scheme of GATE 2020 shared below before moving to study material and best preparation book-

  • GATE 2021 written exam is conducted in online mode i.e. Computer Based Test (CBT)
  • Types of questions- Objective Type Questions. Remaining types will be of Multiple Select Questions (MSQ) or/ and Numerical Answer Type (NAT) Questions
  • Total Number of Papers- 27
  • Sections- 2 (General section + Candidate’s subject)
  • Duration of Exams- 3 hours
Paper CodeGeneral Aptitude (GA) MarksSubject Marks Total MarksTotal Time
AG, AE, AR, BT, CE, CY, CH, CS, EC, EE, EY, ES, IN, ME, MN, MA, MT, PE, PI, PH, TF, ST & BM1585100180 Min
GG [Part A + Part B (Section 1 Geology OR Section 2 Geophysics)]1525 + 60100180 Min
XE (Section A + Any 2 Sections)1515 + (2 x 35)100180 Min
XH (Section B1 + Any 1 Section)1525 + (1 x 60)100180 Min
XL (Section P + Any 2 Sections)1525 + (2 x 30)100180 Min

List of GATE 2021 Best Preparation Books

Check the list of GATE 2021 preparation books given below for various subjects-

  • Best CSE Books
Book NameAuthorBuy Link
The C Programming language (Edition 2)Brian W. Kernighan, Dennis M. RitchiePaperbank by Gupta
Classic Data Structures (Edition 2) for Programming and DSDebasis SamantaPractice Books on Amazon
Introduction to Algorithms (Edition 3)Thomas H. Cormen, Charles E. Leiserson,  Ronald L. Rivest, Clifford SteinPractice Books on Amazon
Compilers: Principles, Techniques, and Tools (Edition 2)Alfred V. Aho, Ravi Sethi, D. Jeffrey UlmanPractice Books on Amazon
Computer Networking: A Top-Down Approach (Edition 6)James F. Kurose, Keith W. RossPractice Books on Amazon
Digital Logic & Computer Design (Edition 1)M. Morris ManoPractice Books on Amazon
Operating System Concepts (Edition 8)Silberschatz, Galvin, GagnePractice Books on Amazon
Database System Concepts (Edition 6)Silberschatz, Sudarshan, KorthPractice Books on Amazon
Higher Engineering Mathematics (Edition 43)B. S. Grewal Practice Books on Amazon
Computer Organization and Architecture (Edition 7)Hamacher, Vranesic, ZakyPractice Books on Amazon
An Introduction to Formal Languages and Automata (Edition 5)Peter LinzPractice Books on Amazon
– Quantitative Aptitude For Competitive Examinations (Edition 7)
– A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning (Revised Edition)
R.S. AggarwalPractice Books on Amazon
  • Best CE Books
Book NameAuthorBuy Link
Highway EngineeringS.K.Khanna, C.E.G. JustoPaperbank by Gupta
Basic Structural Analysis (Edition 3)C.S .ReddyPaperbank by Gupta
Engineering Hydrology (Edition 4)K SubramanyaPaperbank by Gupta
R.C.C. Designs (Reinforced Concrete Structures) (Edition 3)B.C. Punmia, Ashok Kumar Jain, Arun JainPaperbank by Gupta
Basics and Applied Soil mechanics (Edition 2)Gopal Ranjan, A.S.R. RaoPaperbank by Gupta
Design Of Steel Structures (Edition 3)S.K DuggalPaperbank by Gupta
Water Supply Engineering(Environmental Engineering Vol.1) (Edition 28)

Sewage Disposal And Air Pollution Engineering( Environmental Engineering Vol. 2) (Edition 3)
S.K DuggalPaperbank by Gupta
Strength of Materials (Edition 2)U.C JindalPaperbank by Gupta
Hydraulics and Fluid Mechanics (Edition 14)Dr. P.N. Modi, Dr. S.M SethPaperbank by Gupta
Irrigation Engineering and Hydraulic Structures (Edition 1)S.K GargPaperbank by Gupta
Higher Engineering Mathematics (Edition 43)B.S. GrewalPaperbank by Gupta
Surveying (vol. 1,2,3)B.C.Punia, Askok jain, Arun JainPaperbank by Gupta
  • Best Production and Industrial Engineering (PI) Books
Book Name AuthorBuy Link
IC EngineMathur SharmaPractice Books on Amazon
Heat TransferMade Easy Class NotesPractice Books on Amazon
Strength of MaterialSSadhu SinghPractice Books on Amazon
Materials ScienceMade Easy Class Notes & Swadesh SinghPractice Books on Amazon
Fluid Mechanics and MachineryModi & SethPractice Books on Amazon
Machine DesignVB BhandariPractice Books on Amazon
Theory of MachineSS RatanPractice Books on Amazon
ThermodynamicsP.K NagPractice Books on Amazon
RefrigerationMade Easy Class NotesPractice Books on Amazon
ProductionS K Mondal Notes
Swadesh Sing
Practice Books on Amazon
  • Best CH Books
BookAuthorBuy Link
Introduction to Chemical Engineering ThermodynamicsJM SmithPaperbank by Gupta
An Insight into Chemical EngineeringM.SubbuPaperbank by Gupta
Unit Operations of Chemical EngineeringMcCabe – FPM and MOPaperbank by Gupta
Essentials of Chemical Reaction EngineeringFoglerPaperbank by Gupta
Heat TransferJP HolmanPaperbank by Gupta
Principles of Mass Transfer and Separation ProcessesBK DuttaPaperbank by Gupta
  • ECE Books
Book NameAuthorBuy Link
Microelectronic Circuits: Theory and Applications (Edition 6)Adel S. Sedra, Kenneth C. SmithPractice Books on Amazon
Automatic Control Systems (Edition 9)Benjamin C. KuoPractice Books on Amazon
Fundamentals of Electric Circuits (Edition 5)Charles K. Alexander, Matthew N. O. SadikuPractice Books on Amazon
Principles of Electromagnetics (Edition 4)Mathew N.O. SadikuPractice Books on Amazon
Semiconductor Physics and Devices (Edition 4)Donald A. Neaman, Dhrubes BiswasPractice Books on Amazon
Signals & Systems (Edition 2)Alan V. Oppenheim, Alan S.Willsky, S.Hamid NawabPractice Books on Amazon
Principles of Communication Systems (Edition 3)Goutam Saha, Herbert Taub, Donald SchillingPractice Books on Amazon
Digital Logic and Computer Design (Edition 1)M. Morris ManoPractice Books on Amazon
Higher Engineering Mathematics (Edition 43)B. S. GrewalPractice Books on Amazon
  • Best EE Books 2020
Book NameAuthorBuy Link
Electrical Power Systems (Edition 6)C. L. WadhwaPaperbank by Gupta
Circuit Theory: Analysis & Synthesis (Edition 6)Abhijit ChakrabartiPaperbank by Gupta
Control Systems Engineering (Edition 5)I.J.Nagrath, M. GopalPaperbank by Gupta
Power Electronics (Edition 5)P.S.BimbhraPaperbank by Gupta
Signals and Systems (Edition 2)Oppenheim Alan V, Willsky Alan S, Nawab S. HamidPaperbank by Gupta
Engineering Electromagnetics (Edition 8)William H Hayt, John A BuckPaperbank by Gupta
A Course In Electrical And Electronic Measurements And Instrumentation (Edition 7)A K SawhneyPaperbank by Gupta
Higher Engineering Mathematics (Edition 43)B. S. GrewalPaperbank by Gupta
Integrated Electronics: Analog And Digital Circuits And Systems (Edition 2)Christos C. Halkias, Chetan D. Parikh Jacob MillmanPaperbank by Gupta
A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning (Edition: Revised)R.S. AggarwalPaperbank by Gupta
  • Best ME Books
Book NameAuthorBuy Link
Engineering Thermodynamics P.K. NagPractice Books on Amazon
Theory of Machines S S RattanPractice Books on Amazon
Strength of Materials Dr. B.C. Punmia, Ashok Kumar Jain, Arun Kumar JainPractice Books on Amazon
A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning (Edition: Revised)R.S. AggarwalPractice Books on Amazon
Introduction to Fluid Mechanics & Fluid Machines S. K. SomPractice Books on Amazon
Production Technology R.K. JainPractice Books on Amazon
Design of Machine Elements V BhandariPractice Books on Amazon
Industrial Engineering and Management O. P. KhannaPractice Books on Amazon
Fundamentals of Engineering Heat and Mass Transfer R.C. SachdevaPractice Books on Amazon
Materials Science And Engineering I P SinghPractice Books on Amazon

Best Geology and Geophysics (GG) Books

BookAuthorBuy Link
Engineering and General GeologyParbin SinghPaperbank by Gupta
GeophysicsTelfordPaperbank by Gupta
Structural GeologyMarland P BillingsPaperbank by Gupta
Complete Master Guide GATEAmresh SinghPaperbank by Gupta
Principles of Engineering GeologyK M BangarPaperbank by Gupta
  • AG Books
BookAuthorBuy Link
Soil & Water ConservationVVN MurtyPractice Books on Amazon
Farm MachineryThree AuthorsPractice Books on Amazon
Concept of Agricultural EngineeringMohanty DasPractice Books on Amazon

Also check the best books for some of the other GATE 2021 subjects-

BooksAuthor/PublicationBuy Link
Elements of Mining Technology Deshmukh Paperbank by Gupta
Fundamentals of AerodynamicsJohn D Anderson, Tata McGraw – Hill EducationPaperbank by Gupta
Introduction to Petroleum EngineeringJohn R. Fanchi, Wiley-BlackwellPaperbank by Gupta
Fundamentals of Biomedical EngineeringG.S SawhneyPaperbank by Gupta
Aerodynamics for EngineersJohn J. Bertin, PearsonPaperbank by Gupta
Miller and Freund’s Probability and Statistics for EngineersPearsonPaperbank by Gupta
Textile Processing and PropertiesTL VigoPaperbank by Gupta
Farm Machinery And EquipmentHarris Pearson SmithPaperbank by Gupta
Production and Industrial EngineeringGKPPaperbank by Gupta
Games of Life: Explorations in Ecology, Evolution, and BehaviourKarl Sigmund, Dover PublicationsPaperbank by Gupta

GATE 2021- Important Links

 GATE 2021 Exam DatesClick Here
 Gate 2021 Application Form Click Here
 GATE 2021 Form CorrectionClick Here
GATE 2021 Admit Card Click Here
 GATE 2021 Answer Key Click Here
 GATE 2021 Exam GuidelinesClick Here
GATE 2021 Result Click Here

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