Reference Books And Study Material For GATE 2018 Computer Science Engineering

Published on : 12th September 2017    Author : Tanvi Mittal

The online registration process for GATE 2018 is under process until 5 October 2017. The main exam is scheduled in the month of February 2018 on 3rd, 4th, 10th and 11th. The applicants who are yet to start their preparations must be looking for some good reference books. Here we are to help such students with a list of study material for their preparation phase.

GATE Preparation Books for Computer Science Engineering

These subject-wise reference books list is prepared from the suggestions of previous years’ toppers.


  • Introduction to Algorithms by Cormen
  • The Design & Analysis of Computer Algorithm by Aho, Ullman

Computer Organization and Architecture

  • Computer Organization and Architecture: Hamacher, Vranesic, Zaky

Operating System

  • Operating System Concepts by Silberschatz A, Galvin, P.B, Gagne, G
  • Operating System by William Stallings

Data structures

  • Data Structures using C & C++ by Langsam, Augenstein, Tenenbaum
  • Classic Data Structure by Debasis Samanta


  • Database Concepts by Korth & Sudarshan
  • Database Management Systems by Raghu Ramakrishnan

Compiler Design

  • Compilers: Principles, Techniques & Tools by Alfred V. Aho, Ravi Sethi, Jeffery D. Ullman

C Language

  • Data Structure using C & C++ by Langsam, Augenstein, Tenenbaum
  • Let us C by Yashwant Kanetkar

Digital Logic

  • Digital Logic & Computer Design by M. Morris Mano

Theory of Computation

  • Introduction to Automata Theory, Languages & Computation by John E. Hopcroft, Jeffrey D. Ullman
  • An Introduction to Formal Languages & Automata by Peter Linz

Computer Network

  • Operating system concepts by Silberschatz, A., Galvin, P.B, Gagne, G
  • Operating systems by William Stallings

Other Study Material for GATE 2018 Computer Science Engineering

Apart from the list of books provided above, there are other study materials available in online and offline markets. These are:

  • Previous Years’ Solved Papers

Candidates can easily find them on online e-commerce websites such as Amazon, Snapdeal and Flipkart. They contain question paper of previous years’ GATE with the solutions. Practice the papers as many times as you can.

  • Online Mock Tests

There are a lot of online education portals which allow students to take online mock tests packages. These packages are available at different prices based on the number of tests included. A package with 10 online mock tests will cost approximately 400 rupees. Mock tests are the best way of getting familiar with the exam pattern. They also help in time management and identifying problem areas.

  • YouTube Videos

These are the most common and helpful source of exam preparation. There are many channels where experts explain the complex concepts in simple language. Such video channels have proven to be of great help for GATE Exam aspirants especially those preparing for the exam without coaching.

We wish you the best and hope you come out with flying colours in your GATE 2018 Exam.

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