# GATE Books for ECE (Electronic & Communication)

GATE is one of the tough exams as we all know that, IIT’s conduct GATE Exam every year, this exam is an entry for Master’s degree programme.

As I m electronic and Communication student, while preparing for GATE Exam, I found difficulties, and it was quite annoying for me, knowing the syllabus is not enough if you don’t have good / recommended books in your hands.

Books paly an important role in clearing any examination, though we are talking about GATE Books for ECE, you should know which is the best books for GATE ECE to crack the exam in good marks.

Electronic and Communication deals with the subjects like Networks, Signals and Systems, Electronic Devices, Analog Circuits, Digital Circuits, Control Systems, Communications, Electromagnetics, etc.

The books which I m listing below is recommended books and one should buy it because these books cover all topic which is in the syllabus and it is an affordable price.

**Note: All these books are up to date**

**GATE Books for ECE are mention below**

### 1. GATE Tutor Electronics & Communication Engineering

The present GATE tutor for GATE Electronics & Communication Engineering has been divided into three sections namely General Aptitude, Engineering Mathematics and Electronics & Communication Engineering, each sub-divided into a number of chapters.

The General Aptitude section covers Verbal Ability, Critical Reasoning, Numerical Ability and Previous Years’ General Aptitude Questions.

The Engineering Mathematics section has been divided into Linear Algebra, Calculus, Differential Equations, Complex Variables, Probability & Statistics, Numerical Methods and Transform Theory whereas the Electronics & Communication Engineering section has been divided into nine chapters namely Electronic Devices & Circuits, Control System, Analog Electronics, Digital Electronics, Networks, Signals & Systems, Electromagnetic Field Theory, Communication System and Microprocessor.

The chapters cover unit wise and topic wise collection of theory and question answers. The whole coverage of the syllabi in the book has been kept identical to the format of the exam including relevant study material and a variety of questions with their complete solutions.

### 2. Electronics & Communication Engineering GATE

The present GATE tutor for GATE Electronics and Communication Engineering 2018 has been divided into three sections namely General Aptitude, Engineering Mathematics and Electronics and Communication Engineering, each sub-divided into number of chapters.

The General Aptitude section covers Verbal Ability, Critical Reasoning and Numerical Ability. The Engineering Mathematics section has been divided into Linear Algebra, Calculus, Differential Equations, Complex Variables, Probability and Statistics, Numerical Methods and Transform Theory whereas the Electronics and Communication Engineering section has been divided into nine chapters namely Electronic Devices and Circuits, Control System, Analog Electronics, Digital Electronics, Networks, Signals and Systems, Electromagnetic Field Theory, Communication System and Microprocessor.

### 3. GATE ECE Topic-wise Solved Questions

This book provides topic-wise solved questions of GATE – ECE from 1999 to 2017. It helps aspirants get a grasp of the type of questions asked from various topics over the past two decades.

A thorough practice of these questions will prepare aspirants to tackle any type of questions in the ECE paper of GATE and various other engineering entrance examinations.

### 4. Gate Guide Electronics & Communication Engg. 2018

GKP’s GATE Electronics and Communication Engineering 2018 has become one of the most popular books for GATE prep since its inception in 1994.

The current edition is thoroughly updated and revised as per the syllabus prescribed by GATE conducting body IIT, Roorkee in 2017. In order to help the students thoroughly equip them for the exam, this book provides 24×7 access to premium content through an android app and a web portal.

### 5. GATE: Engineering Mathematics

The new edition of GATE 2017: Verbal & Numerical Ability (Theory, Solved & Practice Questions) has been divided into two sections. Section-A contains Verbal Ability while Section-B contains Numerical Ability.

Each learning unit is packed with key theory concepts with sample questions and explanatory solutions. It also contains solved questions of previous GATE Papers followed by Practice Exercises.

### 6. Electronics and Communication Engineering for GATE

Here comes the new edition of Electronics and Communication Engineering which has been an immensely popular book for the GATE aspirants opting for this subject.

The book has been thoroughly updated to bring it at par with the latest GATE syllabus and the exam pattern. A judicious blend of theoretical text, key points in every chapter and practice problems, topic wise fully solved previous year papers, ideally suited for serious students for year-round preparation of the GATE examination.

### 7. PSUs 2017: Reasoning & Aptitude

The comprehensive volume would enable the readers to acquire a complete and detailed understanding of “Reasoning & Aptitude”.

It covers all dimensions of Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry, Reasoning and Data Interpretation.

### 8. Handbook Series of Electronics & Communication Engineering

Handbook Series of Electronics & Communication Engineering

## Why should you buy these books?

The above-listed books are quite good and which are very useful to clear the exam. The above books are according to the ECE Syllabus, and you should know the syllabus.

**The Syllabus for ECE is mention below**

### Engineering Mathematics

**Linear Algebra:** Vector space, basis, linear dependence and independence, matrix algebra, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, rank, a solution of linear equations – existence and uniqueness.

**Calculus:** Mean value theorems, theorems of integral calculus, evaluation of definite and improper integrals, partial derivatives, maxima and minima, multiple integrals, line, surface and volume integrals, Taylor series.

**Differential Equations:** First order equations (linear and nonlinear), higher order linear differential equations, Cauchy’s and Euler’s equations, methods of solution using the variation of parameters, complementary function and particular integral, partial differential equations, variable separable method, initial and boundary value problems.

**Vector Analysis:** Vectors in plane and space, vector operations, gradient, divergence and curl, Gauss’s, Green’s and Stoke’s theorems.

**Complex Analysis:** Analytic functions, Cauchy’s integral theorem, Cauchy’s integral formula; Taylor’s and Laurent’s series, residue theorem.

**Numerical Methods:** Solution of nonlinear equations, single and multi-step methods for differential equations, convergence criteria.

**Probability and Statistics:** Mean, median, mode and standard deviation; combinatorial probability, probability distribution functions – binomial, Poisson, exponential and normal; Joint and conditional probability; Correlation and regression analysis.

### Networks, Signals and Systems

**Network solution methods:** nodal and mesh analysis; Network theorems: superposition, Thevenin and Norton’s, maximum power transfer; Wye‐Delta transformation; Steady state sinusoidal analysis using phasors; Time domain analysis of simple linear circuits; Solution of network equations using Laplace transform; Frequency domain analysis of RLC circuits; Linear 2‐port network parameters: driving point and transfer functions; State equations for networks.

**Continuous-time signals:** Fourier series and Fourier transform representations, sampling theorem and applications; Discrete-time signals: discrete-time Fourier transform (DTFT), DFT, FFT, Z-transform, interpolation of discrete-time signals; LTI systems: definition and properties, causality, stability, impulse response, convolution, poles and zeros, parallel and cascade structure, frequency response, group delay, phase delay, digital filter design techniques.

### Electronic Devices

Energy bands in intrinsic and extrinsic silicon; Carrier transport: diffusion current, drift current, mobility and resistivity; Generation and recombination of carriers; Poisson and continuity equations; P-N junction, Zener diode, BJT, MOS capacitor, MOSFET, LED, photodiode and solar cell; Integrated circuit fabrication process: oxidation, diffusion, ion implantation, photolithography and twin-tub CMOS process.

### Analog Circuits

Small signal equivalent circuits of diodes, BJTs and MOSFETs; Simple diode circuits: clipping, clamping and rectifiers; Single-stage BJT and MOSFET amplifiers: biasing, bias stability, mid-frequency small signal analysis and frequency response.

BJT and MOSFET amplifiers: multi-stage, differential, feedback, power and operational; Simple op-amp circuits; Active filters; Sinusoidal oscillators: a criterion for oscillation, single-transistor and op-amp configurations; Function generators, wave-shaping circuits and 555 timers; Voltage reference circuits; Power supplies: ripple removal and regulation.

### Digital Circuits

Number systems; Combinatorial circuits: Boolean algebra, minimization of functions using Boolean identities and Karnaugh map, logic gates and their static CMOS implementations, arithmetic circuits, code converters, multiplexers, decoders and PLAs.

Sequential circuits: latches and flip‐flops, counters, shift registers and finite state machines; Data converters: sample and hold circuits, ADCs and DACs; Semiconductor memories: ROM, SRAM, DRAM; 8-bit microprocessor (8085): architecture, programming, memory and I/O interfacing.

### Control Systems

Basic control system components; Feedback principle; Transfer function; Block diagram representation; Signal flow graph; Transient and steady-state analysis of LTI systems; Frequency response; Routh-Hurwitz and Nyquist stability criteria.

Bode and root-locus plots; Lag, lead and lag-lead compensation; State variable model and solution of state equation of LTI systems

### Communications

Random processes: autocorrelation and power spectral density, properties of white noise, filtering of random signals through LTI systems; Analog communications: amplitude modulation and demodulation, angle modulation and demodulation, spectra of AM and FM, superheterodyne receivers, circuits for analog communications; Information theory: entropy, mutual information and channel capacity theorem.

Digital communications: PCM, DPCM, digital modulation schemes, amplitude, phase and frequency shift keying (ASK, PSK, FSK), QAM, MAP and ML decoding, matched filter receiver, calculation of bandwidth, SNR and BER for digital modulation; Fundamentals of error correction, Hamming codes; Timing and frequency synchronization, inter-symbol interference and its mitigation; Basics of TDMA, FDMA and CDMA.

### Electromagnetics

Electrostatics; Maxwell’s equations: differential and integral forms and their interpretation, boundary conditions, wave equation, Poynting vector; Plane waves and properties: reflection and refraction, polarisation, phase and group velocity, propagation through various media, skin depth.

Transmission lines: equations, characteristic impedance, impedance matching, impedance transformation, S-parameters, Smith chart; Waveguides: modes, boundary conditions, cut-off frequencies, dispersion relations; Antennas: antenna types, radiation pattern, gain and directivity, return loss, antenna arrays; Basics of radar; Light propagation in optical fibres.

## Preparation tips

You should manage your time properly, Give importance to each and every topics/subject. Focus on that subject which has higher weight age. Practice well, solve previous year question papers from that you will get a good idea what question has been asked and which types of question are of.

Practice well, solve previous year question papers from that you will get a good idea what question has been asked and which types of question are of.

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