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Best Books and Study Material for GATE 2019 ECE (Electronics and Communication) Paper

GATE ECE paper has the highest competition among all other fields. Exactly 250637 students had appeared for the GATE exam last year for ECE stream. If you are also going to appear in the GATE exam this year, you must know the best books for preparation. Given here is a list of GATE ECE Books for exam preparation. You may have already referred to them during your engineering college studies. You will need to refer to them again for GATE preparation.

The GATE study material have been authored by some of the best authors in the field of research and education. GATE Books for Electronics and Communication Engineering are given here topic wise.

GATE Books for ECE - Electronics and Communication Engineering

Comprehensive List of Important Books for GATE 2019 ECE

S.No. Book Title Author
1. Network Analysis Van Valkenburg
2. Engineering Circuit Analysis Hayt, Kemmerly and Durbin
3. Problems and Solutions in Network Analysis GK Publications
4. Network Theory Prof. Yoganarasimham
5. Circuit Theory A Chakravarthy
6. Networks & Systems Roy Choudary
7. Network Analysis Soni and Gupta
8. Transmission Lines and Networks Umesh Sinha
9. Electric Circuits Edministe and Nahvi, Schaum’s Series
10. EDC Theory Boylested and Nashelsky
11. Micro Electronic Circuits Sedra and Smith
12. Micro Electronics Millman and Grabel
13. Electronic Devices and Circuits Millman, Halkias
14. Electronic Circuits Schilling, Belove
15. Electronic Principles Malvino, Leach
16. Linear Integrated Circuits Roy Choudary
17. OP Amps and Linear Integrated Circuits Gayakwad
18. Applications of Analog Integrated Circuits Sidney Soclof
19. Switching and Finite Automatic Theory Kohavi
20. Digital Logic and Computer Design Morris Mano
21. Digital Integrated Electronics Taub and Schilling
22. Modern Digital Electronics RP Jain
23. Pulse and Digital Electronics Millman and Taub
24. Digital Systems, Principles & Applications Tocci and Pearson
25. Digital Electronics Malvino and Leach
26. Microprocessor and its Applications Goankar S Ramesh
27. Microprocessor B Ram
28. Microprocessor Doughlus V Hall
29. Control Systems Nagarath and Gopal
30. Automatic Control Systems BC Kuo
31. Modern Control Engineering Ogata
32. Signal Systems and Communication BP lathi
33. Signals and Systems Simon Haykin and Bang Vanveen
34. Signals and Systems Oppenhiem, Wilsky and Nawab
35. Communication Systems Simon Haykins
36. Communication Systems Bruce Carlson
37. Electronic Communication Systems Kennedy and Davis
38. Digital and Analog Communication Systems K Sam Shanmugam
39. Principles of Communication Systems Taub and Schilling
40. Communications BP Lathi
41. Engineering Electromagnetics William Hayt
42. Electro Magnetic waves and Radiating Systems Jordon and ballmain
43. Problems and Solutions of Engineering Electromagnetics By Experienced Teachers
44. Field Theory KA Gangadhar
45. Elements of Electromagnetics NO Sadiku
46. GATE previous question papers only GK Publications
47. Previous IES (Objective questions only) Question Papers GK Publications

Complete List of Important Books for GATE ECE – GATE Study Material for Electronics anc Communication.

Topic Book
Networks Networks and Systems – D. Roy Choudhary
Electronic Devices Electronic Instrumentation – H. S. Kalsi
Analog Circuits Modern digital and analog Communication systems by B. P Lathia, Zhi ding
Digital Circuits Communication systems engineering by John G. Proakis, Masoud Salehi
Control Systems Control System Engg. – I.G. Nagrath & M.Gopal B.C
Communications Communication System – Simon Haykins
Electromagnetics Elements of Engineering Electromagnetics – N. N. Rao

 Books for Engineering Mathematics.

  • Advanced engineering mathematics by Erwin Kreyszig.
  • Intermediate Mathematics by B.V.Sastry and K.Venkateswarlu.
  • Higher Engineering Mathematics By B.S Grewal.
  • Introductory methods of numerical analysis by SS Sastry.

Important topics for GATE ECE exam.

  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Control Systems
  • Signal Theory
  • Circuit Theory
  • Digital Circuits.

Other important GATE study material for ECE.

  • Analog Circuits – Electronic Circuits by Donald Neamen.
  • Communication System – Schaum’s Series for Analog and Digital Communication.
  • Control Systems – Linear Control System by B.S. Manke.
  • Digital Circuits – Digital Fundamentals by Thomas L. Floyd.
  • Electromagnetics – Elements of Electromagnetics by M.E. Sadiku.
  • Electronic Devices – Semiconductor physics and Devices by Donald Neamen.
  • Engineering Maths – B.S. Grewal.
  • Network – Schaum’s Series for Electric Circuit.
  • Signals and Systems – Schaum’s Series for Signals and Systems.

How to score high in GATE ECE exam?

  • The key to GATE preparation is consistent hard work. Study regularly for the exam. Analyse your knowledge and problem solving ability. Pick up the most appropriate books as per your present situation. The same book may not be useful for all students. Depending upon which book suits you best, do your preparation.
  • For IITs, you should aim at being in the top 1000 GATE toppers. If you are aiming for PSUs, you should aim even higher. To get a good score in the GATE exam you need to make sure that your concepts are clear.
  • Problem solving skills need to be worked upon immensely. Practice from previous year papers and solve mock tests. Time and speed both are crucial.
  • In the numerical answer type questions, your calculations must be accurate. As you do not get any options in this type of questions, the score depends completely on your understanding of the question and calculations.
  • The best GATE reference books have been listed here. Make good use of this.

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