Enough of the philosophical treatment of GATE exam and now let’s get straight to business. Now I will be tackling the question which troubles the aspirants the most.
Which Books to refer?
For studying the concepts you can refer to Advanced Engineering Mathematics by E.Kreyszig.
It covers all the topics in sufficient enough detail but kindly study this book with the GATE curriculum alongside you so that you don’t get lost in the vastness of this book.
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For conceptual purposes please refer to Engineering Circuit Analysis by Hayt and Kemmerly.
Signals and Systems
For this you can follow Signals and Systems by Oppenheim and Wilsky.
For concepts please refer to Electrical Machinery by P.S.Bimbhra.
Please refer to Power Systems Engineering by Nagrath and Kothari.
Please refer to Power Electronics by P.S.Bimbhra.
You can refer to Control Systems Engineering by Nagrath and Gopal as it gives all concepts in sufficient enough details for GATE.
Electrical Measurement and Instrumentation
Please refer to Electrical and Electronic Measurement and Instrumentation by AK Sawhney.
Analog and Digital Electronics
For Analog Electronics, you can refer to Electronic Devices and Circuit Theory by Boylestad. Please do not study about devices they are not covered in EE curriculum.
For Digital Electronics, you can refer to Digital Design by M.Morris Mano.
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P.S. Please make sure that you only study topics covered in GATE Curriculum and take notes for any topic you study as you cannot refer to a textbook twice.