Which Are The Best Books To Prepare For GATE Computer Science (CS/IT) Examination?


Which Are The Best Books To Prepare For GATE Computer Science (CSIT) Exam

Which Are The Best Books To Prepare For GATE Computer Science (CSIT) Exam

Best Books To Prepare For GATE Computer Science (CS/IT) Examination

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Book Title(s) & Author(s) / Publication(s)

Digital Logic:
  1. Digital Logic and Computer Design: M. Morris Mano
Computer Organization and Architecture:
  1. Computer Organization: Carl Hamacher
  2. Computer Organization and Architecture: Designing for Performance: William Stallings
  3. Computer Organization and Design: The Hardware/Software Interface: John L. Hennessy, David A. Patterson
Programming and Data Structure:
  1. The C Programming Language: Brian W. Kernighan, Dennis M. Ritchie
  2. PROGRAMMING IN ANSI C 6TH EDITION: E Balagurusamy
  3. Data Structures with C (Schaum’s Outline Series): Seymour Lipschutz
  4. Data Structures Through C in Depth: S. K. Srivastava
  5. Data Structures and Algorithms Made Easy : Second Edition: Data Structure and Algorithmic Puzzles: Narasimha Karumanchi
Algorithms:
  1. Introduction to Algorithms: Thomas H. Cormen
  2. Data Structures and Algorithms Made Easy : Second Edition: Data Structure and Algorithmic Puzzles: Narasimha Karumanchi
Theory of Computation:
  1. Introduction to Automata Theory, Languages and Computation: John E. Hopcroft
  2. Introduction to the Theory of Computation: Michael Sipser
  3. Theory of Computation: Vivek Kulkarni
  4. Introduction to Formal Languages, Automata Theory and Computation: Kamala Krithivasan
Compiler Design:
  1. Principles Of Compiler Design: Alfred V Aho
  2. Compiler Design: Chattopadhyay Santanu
  3. Compiler Design: Puntambekar A
Operating System:
  1. Operating System Concepts: Silberschatz, Galvin, Gagne
  2. Modern Operating Systems: Tanenbaum, Andrew S
  3. Operating Systems: Internals and Design Principles: William Stallings
Database:
  1. Database Systems Concepts: Silberschatz A
  2. Database Systems: Models,Languages,Design and Application Programming: Ramez Elmasri
Computer Networks:
  1. Data Communications and Networking: Behrouz A Forouzan
  2. Computer Networks: Andrew S. Tanenbaum
  3. Computer Networking: A Top – Down Approach: James F. Kurose

A lot of students ask us which are the right books to prepare for GATE Computer Science (CS/IT) exam. Here is what we suggest.

Books available off the shelf in book shops:

You will find many a books or “guides” in bookshops by various authors / publications. These books claim that they are “complete preparation guide” to GATE Computer Science (CS/IT) with past exam papers. Normally, these books are around a 1000 pages. In our opinion, these books are NOT comprehensive for GATE Computer Science (CS/IT) and can be used merely as reference guides. GATE Computer Science (CS/IT) is not an exam whose theory and practice questions can be crunched in a single book.

Engineering College Books:

These are the best books to study and learn the subject. Make sure that the author is the best in the field. While these books are excellent in explaining theory and also provide sufficient practice questions, these are not written for GATE Computer Science (CS/IT). So you may not know what to focus on and also may end up spending much more time then what is required to prepare a subject.

Course Material for GATE Computer Science (CS/IT):

Career Avenues GATE Computer Science (CS/IT) faculty has very carefully selected and summarized all concepts that are required in GATE Computer Science (CS/IT) exam. Our study material covers all concepts and practice questions. All concepts tested in last 10 years of GATE Computer Science (CS/IT) have been well illustrated. So instead of reading an excellent engineering college book (which may be over 1000 pages for each subject), it is better to read focused GATE Computer Science (CS/IT) material with practice questions. For more information on our Course Material, please refer to the courses for your branch of Engineering under the head GATE Computer Science (CS/IT) Preparation. Click here to access all the details you need.

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