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GATE 2021 Books: All India Combined examination for the Selection of Candidates in various postgraduate programs offered by Different IIT’s, NITs and other Postgraduate Institutions of India. If you too want to pursue your dreams of higher studies with these “A” listed Institution, then the very first thing you have to do is to read this article carefully. This article will help you choose the best GATE books for ECE (Electronics & Communication Engineering).

GATE has become the Gateway to many PSUs such as IOCL, NTPC, BPCL etc., the craze for this Prestigious Entrance exam has gone many folds. A different organization calls candidates who score well in the Exams for job interviews. Before we talk about the top-recommended ECE books for GATE, Let us first Check out the GATE 2021 Exam Pattern and Marking  Scheme.

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1. GATE 2021 Useful Resources
2. Quick Facts
3. Exam Dates (Released)
4. GATE 2021 Exam Pattern
5. Recommended GATE Books for ECE
6. Contact Details
7. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
8. List of Top Colleges in India

GATE 2021 Useful Resources

Here we have mentioned some Useful Resources of GATE 2021, That will help you.

GATE 2021 Major NotificationClick Here
GATE 2021 Eligibility CriteriaClick Here
GATE 2021 Exam PatternClick Here
GATE 2021 SyllabusClick Here
GATE 2021 BooksClick Here
GATE 2021 Previous Year PaperClick Here
GATE 2021 Sample PaperClick Here
GATE 2021 Admit CardClick Here
GATE 2021 CutoffClick Here
GATE 2021 CounsellingClick Here
GATE 2021 Seat MatrixClick Here

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering 2021

Before we talk about GATE 2021 Notification in detail later, look at the important dates of the GATE 2021 Examination.

Quick Facts

The GATE 2021 entrance exam will be conducted in Online mode (Computer- Based Test). The duration of this entrance exam is 3 hours in the examination. The multiple-choice questions asked will be asked in the examination of GATE 2021 exam.

Exam NameGraduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE)
Exam FrequencyOnce a Year
Exam ModeOnline
Exam Duration3 hours
Test TakersApprox 10 Lacks

Exam Dates (Released)

Below we have provided all the official Gate 2021 Dates for various events taking place.

EventsImportant Dates (Released)
GATE Online Application Processing System11 September 2020
Closing date of REGULAR online registration07 October 2020
End of the EXTENDED period for online registration/application (with an additional late fee of 500)14 October 2020
Last date of Intimation to Registered Candidates after FIRST Round of Scrutiny by Zonal Office26 October 2020
Re-opening of GOAPS Portal for Successfully Registered Candidates to change (ONE TIME) Category/City/Exam Paper (Change of City is FREE and extra 500 for Category and Paper change)28 October 2020
Last Date for change of Category, City & Exam Paper13 November 2020
Re-opening of GOAPS Portal for Successfully Registered17 November 2020
Last Date for correction(s) in Application Form23 November 2020
Last and Final Chance for City Correction in Application Form14th December 2020, 15th December 2020
Admit Card8th January 2021
Miscellaneous Activities*5th February 2021, 12th February 2021
GATE 2021 Examination
Forenoon: 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Afternoon: 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
6th February 2021, 7th February 2021
13th February 2021, 14th February 2021
Announcement of results in the Online Application Portal22nd March 2021

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GATE 2021 Exam Pattern

The Gate exam consists of a single paper of 3-hour duration that consists of 65 questions carrying a maximum of 100 marks. The question paper consists of both multiple-choice (MCQ) and numerical answer type questions.

Engineering MathematicsEngineering Mathematics will have 13% of total marks weigh
General AptitudeGeneral Aptitude will have 15% of total marks weigh
Subject questionsSubject questions will have rest 72% of total marks weigh


  • There is a provision for negative marking and For 1- mark multiple-choice questions, 1/3 marks are deducted for a wrong answer.
  • Likewise, for 2-marks multiple-choice questions, 2/3 marks will be deducted for a wrong answer.
  • There is no negative marking for numerical answer type questions.

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Recommended GATE Books for ECE

Engineering Mathematics Books for GATE

It is one of the important topics in GATE consisting of about 13% of the total marks. Engineering Mathematics will consist of topics like Linear Algebra, Calculus and Vector Analysis, Differential equations,  Complex Analysis and Probability and Statistics. Keep an eye on these best-Recommended GATE books for ECE to score high in Engineering Mathematics.

Higher Engineering MathematicsB. S. Grewal
GATE Engineering MathematicsAdham
GATE Engineering Mathematics Practice BookAbhinav Goel/Suraj Singh

Network Theory GATE Books for ECE

Network theory is one of the core subjects asked in GATE Examination. Here is the list of highly recommended books for Network Theory for the Students preparing for GATE Examination.

Network Analysis (3rd Edition)M. E. Van Valkenburg
Engineering Circuit Analysis (8th Edition)William H. Hayt, Steven M. Durbin, Jack E. Kemmerly
GATE Network Analysis Practice BookAdhigam

Electronics Devises Books for GATE

Electronic Devices is one of the most complicated subjects for ECE students. You need not worry about as these highly recommended GATE books for ECE will help you have supreme command over subject materials and numerical asked in Electronic Devices.

Solid State Electronic Devices (7th Edition)Ben G. Streetman, Sanjay Banerjee
Microelectronic Circuits: Theory and Applications (5th Edition)Adel S. Sedra, Kenneth C. Smith
GATE Electronics Devices  Adhigam

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Analog Electronics GATE Books for ECE

The subject of Analog Electronics consists of Basic Electronics principles of various Electronic Devices and Analog Circuits. Analog Electronics is not so tough when you have the company of these specially designed GATE books for ECE to score well in Analog Electronics.

Electronic Principles (7th Edition)Albert Malvino, David J Bates
Electronic Devices and Circuit Theory (11th Edition)Louis Nashelsky, Robert L. Boylestad
 GATE  Analog Circuit   Adhigam

Signal and System Books for GATE

Signal & System is one of the core subjects asked in GATE Examination. The Signal and system syllabus consists of basic and advanced terms related to Digital signal and their processing. These prescribed books on Signal and the GATE Examination system will give you the detailed info about various algorithms and applications associated with Signal and system.

Signals and Systems  (2nd Edition)Alan V. Oppenheim, Alan S. Willsky,  S. Hamid Nawab
Digital Signal Processing: Principles, Algorithms, and Applications( 4th Edition)Proakis
GATE Signal and SystemAdhigam

Electronics Books for GATE

This is the one subject which I feared the most in my Engineering days. Electromagnetics is not so hard when you have the company of all the best available study materials. Here is the list of highly recommended GATE books for ECE to score great in Electromagnetics.

Engineering  Electromagnetics (8th Edition)W.H. Hyatt, J C Buck
Microwave Devices and Circuits (3rd Edition)Samuel Y. Liao
Antenna and Wave PropagationK D Prasad
GATE ElectromagneticsAdhigam

Communication System GATE Books for ECE

From getting back in Communication to scoring high in the subjects in the second attempt, I learned that you need a set of good books to do well on this subject. Students preparing for GATE Examination are advised to read these books for sure success in Communication System.

Principles of Communication Systems 4th EditionHerbert Taub, Goutam Saha, Donald L. Schilling
Modern Digital and Analog Communication SystemLeon W. Couch
GATE CommunicationAdhigam

Control System GATE Books for ECE

These books on Control System is highly recommendable to score great in GATE Examination.

Control Systems Engineering (5th Edition)Madan Gopal, I. J. Nagrath
GATE Control systemAdhigam

Digital Electronics

Digital Electronics is one of the subjects in which you can score great in GATE. The subject consists of Microprocessors and their internal Architecture. Here is the list of highly recommended books for Digital electronics to score great in GATE Exams.

Digital Design (5th Edition)M. Morris Mano, Michael D. Ciletti
Modern Digital Electronics (4th Edition)R P Jain
Microprocessor Architecture, Programming, and Applications with the 8085 (6th Edition)Gaonkar
GATE Digital ElectronicsAdhigam

General Aptitude Books for GATE

The General Aptitude section asked in GATE Examination consists of near about 10 questions. The General Aptitude section is common for all GATE papers and is very scoring if one has a great command over verbal and non-verbal ability. To start with the base one can follow these best books on General Aptitude for GATE Exam prescribed for GATE Aspirants.

Name of the BookAuthor
How to Prepare for Quantitative Aptitude.Arun Sharma.
A Modern Approach to Verbal &  Non-Verbal Reasoning.R.S. Aggarwal.
High School English Grammar.Wren & Martin.

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Contact Details

Head OfficeChairperson, GATE Indian Institute of Technology
Delhi, Hauz Khas, New Delhi 110016
Contact Number011-26591749
Guideline PdfClick Here

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q. I am currently studying in 3rd year B.A./B.Com./B.Sc. Am I eligible to appear for GATE-2021?

A. YES, any undergraduate student currently in 3rd year or higher years of any government-approved program in Engineering/Technology/Architecture/ Arts/ Commerce/Science, is eligible to appear for GATE 2021.

Q. Is there any age limit to appear for GATE 2021?

A. NO. There is NO age limit to appear for GATE 2021.

Q. Are there any restrictions on the number of times one can appear for GATE?

A. NO. One can appear for the GATE examination any number of times.

Q. When will I receive my Admit Card?

A. Admit Card can ONLY be downloaded from the GOAPS website from 8th January 2021. Admit Cards will NOT be sent by post or as an e-mail attachment.

Q. For how many GATE papers can I apply?

A. A candidate can apply for ONE or TWO subject papers(from the given set of combinations as per Table 4.2a) of the 27 papers listed in the GATE INFORMATION BROCHURE or GATE website. The choice of the appropriate paper is the responsibility of the candidate.

Q. After submission of application, am I permitted to change my GATE Examination Paper?

A. YES. ONLY after the last date for application submission, a request for the change of GATE Examination Paper will be entertained against additional payment till 13th November, 2020. Any request after this date will NOT be considered.

Q. Will there be a “magnified question paper” for visually challenged PwD candidates?

A. YES. Once you reach the examination hall, please contact the GATE Institute Representative through the invigilator in your examination hall and he/she will do the needful.

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