Referral Books for GATE Computer Science and Information Technology Exam

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Below listed are some handpicked referral books that might serve you as a strong source.

General Aptitude

1. Objective English for Competitive Examinations – Hari Mohan Prasad, Uma Rani Sinha

2. How to Prepare for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for CAT – Arun Sharma, Meenakshi Upadhyay

3. How to Prepare for Quantitative Aptitude for the CAT – Arun Sharma

4. How to Prepare for Data Interpretation for the CAT – Arun Sharma

Engineering Mathematics

1. Discrete Mathematics and Its Applications – Kenneth Rosen

2. Higher Engineering mathematics - B.S. Grewal

3. Advanced Engineering Mathematics - Erwin Kreyszig

Programming and Data Structures

1. The C Programming language - Dennis Richie

2. Classic Data Structures - Debasis Samanta

Computer Organization and Architecture

1. Computer Architecture – A Quantitative Approach - Hennessy and Patterson

2.Computer Organization and Embedded systems - Carl Hamacher

Theory of Computation

1. An Introduction to Formal Languages and Automata - Peter Linz

2. NPTEL lectures - Kamala Krithivasan

Compiler Design

1. Compilers: Principles, Techniques and Tools - Aho & Ullman

2. Compiler Design in C - Allen I Holub


1. Introduction to Algorithms – Cormen

2. Data Structures & Algorithms - R.S. Salaria

Digital Logic

1. Digital Design - Morris Mano

2. Digital Electronics - S. Salivahanan & S. Arivazhagan

Operating System

1. Operating System Concepts - Galvin

2. Modern Operating System - Andrew Tanenbaum


1. Database System Concepts - Henry. F. Korth

2. Normalization and Indexing - Shamkant B. Navathe

Computer Networks

1. Computer Networking: A Top-Down Approach

2. Data Communications and Networking - Kurose & Ross and Behrouz A. Forouzan

3. Computer Networks - Peterson & Davie

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