List of best ECE Books for GATE 2017 preparation. Read all subject concepts from the standard books and then practice all multiple choice questions from R K Kanodia book and solve all GATE previous papers.
Hello GATE aspirant, here we are providing the list of best GATE reference books for ECE to prepare for GATE exam. Books are very helpful in clearing the concepts for GATE ECE. But you should take notes while preparing these ECE reference books for exam. You have to prepare the notes like whenever you revise them you have to understand the concepts clearly. So always you don't need to go to books. You can refer your notes. Highlight the points in notes which you feel tricky and important for your dream exam. You can have this knowledge from previous gate papers analysis only. So please analyse the gate previous papers before starting gate preparation. Understand the basic concepts clearly because GATE exam tests only basic knowledge and understanding capabilities of the candidate. Here we are giving list of books for preparation of ECE GATE Exam. Have a look at them and follow them. Win is yours.
1) Communication - Modern Digital and Analog Communications by B. P. Lathi
Syllabus in this book is almost similar to that of GATE EC and the depth and span of the topics covered are well tuned in this book. This book is equally good for both Analog and Digital Communication part. Apart from this, Communication Systems by Simon Haykin is also a good book but take this book as secondary option because the book needs certain knowledge in Communication systems already in the student.

2) Signals and Systems - Signals and Systems by Alan V. Oppenheim, Allan S. Willsky, S. Hamid Nawab
This book provides all the basic concepts for Signals and Systems and you can find the problems from the basic concept for practice. All the theory and basics required are clearly explained. If you practice all the problems in this book, you will have good command in Signals and Systems subject for GATE Exam. The solution manual is also available online.
Click here to download - Solution manual of Signals and Systems by Alan V. Oppenheim, Allan S. Willsky, S. Hamid Nawab

3) Electronic Devices - Semiconductor Physics and Devices by Donald Neamen

This book is best for electronic devices subject. This book has more syllabus than GATE ECE Syllabus. So have good knowledge on ECE GATE Syllabus. If you study this book and practice problems in this book, you will feel feel confident in taking up any problem on electronic devices GATE Exam.

4) Electromagnetic Theory - Principles of Electromagnetics by Matthew N. O. Sadiku
I would say this book is a one stop solution for all the GATE topics that come under Electromagnetic Theory. This book has a well coverage of both theory and practice. The book has enough examples and practice problems those kind of problems you will get in GATE EC Exam. I would suggest studying vector calculus portion from Introduction to Electrodynamics by David Griffiths.
Click here to download the book - Semiconductor Physics and Devices by Donald Neamen

5) Control Systems: Control Systems Engineering - M Gopal, I. J. Nagrath and Automatic Control Systems - Benjamin C Kuo
These books are more than sufficient for GATE and also IES. All concepts are explained in a good way with some examples. Important topics in Control Systems are Domain Analysis, State Space analysis, RH criterion, Root Locus, Bode Plot, Nyguist Plot. Have good knowledge in these concepts.

6) Digital electronics: Digital Design - M. Morris Mano, Modern Digital electronics - R P Jain, Microprocessor Architecture, Programming and Applications with 8085 - Ramesh Gaonkar
As Digital electronics is a scoring subject we need to concentrate more on the important concepts which are listed above and all these important topics are explained clearly. It is a good book as it explains the concepts from the viewpoint of a beginner. For microprocessor, Gaonkar is a standard book in which instruction set and programming of 8085 is explained in a good manner.

7) Analog circuits: Microelectronic Circuits: Theory and Applications - Adel S. Sedra, Kenneth Carless Smith and Op. Amps & Linear Integrated Circuit - Gayakwad
Sedra and Smith is a good book which explains the BJT concepts and Diode Concepts. Gayakwad is the best book mainly dedicated to Op Amp and it will cover all concepts and some example problems also. Op Amp topic is very important for GATE and carries good weightage.
Click here to download book - Op. Amps & Linear Integrated Circuit - Gayakwad

8) Engineering mathematics: Higher Engineering Mathematics - B.S. Grewal
Grewal Book will cover all topics that are important for GATE Mathematics. Use R.K. Kanodia GATE engineering mathematics for practice purpose. To score good marks in mathematics, first study the concepts in this book and then practice all the problems given in Kanodia.
Click here to download book - Higher Engineering Mathematics - B S Grewal

9) Network Theory: Engineering Circuit Analysis - William H. Hayt and Network Analysis - M. E. Van Valkenburg

Van Valkenburg Book is the standard book which will cover all important concepts for GATE Exam. Transient analysis and networks theorems are discussed in this book with good explanations.

Click here to download - GATE ECE Objective Questions by RK Kanodia

First of all have some good knowledge on GATE ECE Syllabus and also on previous year GATE papers. Then you are able to decide what are the important topics to study in ECE GATE books and i would suggest have some basic knowledge on all the topics mentioned in GATE Syllabus. And always note what you study in GATE books. You can refer your notes easily.

Read all subject concepts from the standard books listed above and then practice all multiple choice questions from R K Kanodia book and solve all GATE previous papers. Such a methodology will help you secure a good rank.
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  1. Thank you. It is very helful

  2. Can you tell me from where should I read the topic "timing and frequency synchronization,intersymbol interference and its migitation" the topic from communication.

  3. hey, is it important to buy separate books for every other subject or topic ..
    please suggest a single/ two books by which it'll be much more help to consult only two books for the prep !!!
    do suggest asap ...>>

  4. GATE ECE Signals and Systems Previously asked questions and answers

  5. It's very helpful, thankq.I feel very happy if all pages are there in Kannodia-Objective questions for ECE