Contents
New Syllabus
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Relevant Chapters From Standard Books
These are taken from this link given by Ravi Shankar Mishra AIR 1 GATE CSE 2015
GATE Syllabus  Book Name  Author Name  Edition  Relevant Chapters 

Engineering Mathematics 

Rosen 
7 
1,2,611 
Digital Logic 

Morris Mano 
5 
16 
Programming 

Dennis Richie 
2 
16 
Data Structures and Algorithms 

Cormen 
3 
14,68,1012,15,16,2224,34 
Theory of Computation 

Peter Linz 
3 
112 
Computer Networks 

Kurose & Ross 
6 
15,8 
Computer Organization and Architecture 

Carl Hamacher 
6 
13,5,6,8,9 
Operating System 

Galvin 
9 
115 
Databases 

Korth 
6 
14,68,10,11,14,15 
Compiler Design 

Aho& Ullman 
2 
19 
Algorithms & Data Structures
Book  Description 

Introduction to Algorithms C.L.R.S 
Cormen covers entire GATE syllabus (and much more) in Algorithms as well as Data Structures. Language is simple for most part but some mathematics is required to understand the analysis parts. (This book is only for learning algorithms and theory of data structures and there is no sample programs given in it) 
Fundamentals of Computer Algorithms Rajasekaran, Sahni, Horowitz 

Algorithm Design: Foundations, Analysis, and Internet Examples Michael T. Goodrich 
This book is Mini version of Cormen’s book , this cover almost everything with short discussions, which is written in Cormen with more pages.
Use this book along with NPTEL lecture of Professor Naveen Garg . 
Design & Analysis of Computer Algorithms Aho, Hopcroft, Ullman 
Another classic book for algorithms. 
Algorithm Design Eva Tardos, Jon Kleinberg 
Develops the intuition behind algorithms with excellent examples. Dynamic programming and Greedy algorithm are explained best. Many consider this to be better and more approachable than CLRS. This book and CLRS are the only two you’ll ever need, even without a tutor. 
Databases
Book  Description 

Database Systems Elmasri, Navathe 
Covers entire GATE syllabus and especially good for file structures and normalization 
Database Systems Connolly, Begg 
Covers entire GATE syllabus and is easy to understand. 
Database Management Systems Raghu Ramakrishnan 
Another very good book especially for Transaction management and Normalization. 
Database System Widom, Ullman, GarciaMolina 
Another very good book. 
Database System Concepts Silberschatz 
Very good book but English is bit high standard 
Compiler Design
Book  Description 

Compilers : Principles, Techniques, & Tools Aho, Sethi, Ulman, Lam 
One and only book. If you find the explanations tough, start looking at the given examples, they are easy to follow 
“Compiler Design in C”
Allen I Holub 
A more practical and example oriented approach toward compilers. You’ll actually be able to construct a compiler after reading this. The perfect supplement to the “Dragon
book”. 
Operating Systems
Book  Description 

Operating System Concepts Silberschatz, Galvin 
Very good for learning theory in OS. English is good to understand. Writing style is pretty easy and fun. Enough for GATE 
Modern Operating Systems Tanenbaum 
The Book , but if you read Galvin it is ok , read Tanenbaum for more Knowledge. It contains great number of problems. Also includes some of theory that is not included in Galvin’s book. 
Operating Systems : Internals and Design Principles William Stallings 
Strikes the perfect balance between theory and implementation. Galvin makes OS look too easy, which it isn’t. To the uninitiated, Tanenbaum may bog you down in implementation specific details, so much so that at times, you may loose sight of the forest a midst the trees. This book paired with Tanenbaum strikes the perfect balance. 
Theory of Computation
Webpage for Theory of Computation
Book  Description 

An Introduction To Formal Languages and Automata Peter Linz 
Most recommended one for GATE 
Introduction to Theory of Computation Sipser 
Sipser is a quick and comprehensive guide. It is recommended to be read after you have grip on the subject. 
Introduction to Automata Theory, Languages, and Computation Hopcroft 
In most colleges you will find this book as a Main book, but believe me, if you read Linz, Enough! 
CO & Architecture
Book  Description 

Computer Organization Vranesic, Zaky, Hamacher 
Most recommended one and cache memory and pipelines are described well. 
Computer Organization and Design Hennessy, Patterson 
This is the preferred text in most top institutions of India. Even NPTEL IIT D lectures are based on it. That book is simply awesome, right from Basics to pipelining and advanced topics. 
Computer Organization and Architecture : Designing for Performance Stallings 
Another good book. 
Computer Systems : An Integrated Approach to Architecture and Operating Systems
Ramachandran 
Among two of the best introductions to this subject, the other one being by Carl Hamacher. 
Computer Systems: A Programmers perspective  This is a really good book in perspective of architecture as a simple view of how the actual hardware is organised is given. Apart from the classical confusing diagrams, this book has simple ones which is quite clear in its meaning. The explanation for pipeline execution and hazards are really good. This book is no longer in print, but you can get its pdf by clicking in the link provided. Highly recommended if you have time as this covers many of the other CS subjects as well. 
Computer Networks
Book  Description 

Computer Networks
Peterson, Davie 
Most recommended for GATE 
Data Communication & Networks Forouzan 
Good book with Basics clear 
Computer Netwroks Tanenbaum, Wetherall 
One can not neglect the amazing book by Tanenbaum. It contains everything in a very well written way. It is amusing and it deals with issues in a manner you want to do. If you are starting the subject, go with it. It is not recommended for last time reading. Keep making good notes if you read his book. 
Computer Networking: A TopDown Approach Kurose 
Kurose is best for Almost all fundamental concept with clear figure and very understandable manners 
Programming & Data Structures
Webpage for Programming & Data Structures
Book  Description 

The C Programming Language Kernighan, Ritchie 
No comments This is the best. To really understand the working of C, you must read this book. If you find this book tough, that means you have to correct your concepts by talking to knowledgeable people. Many local books, skips difficult to digest concepts and make easy to read books but to get everything you have to follow this book. 
Data Structures Using C Aaron M. Tenenbaum 
Recommended for data structure concepts. Most of the data structure concepts are covered in Cormen, but for those finding data structure problems difficult to do can use this book 
Parameter Passing
University of Washington 
This pdf describes parameter passing mechanisms in detail 
Data Structures and Algorithms in Java Roberto Tamassia Michael T. Goodrich 
For those knowing Java, this book would be good to understand Data Structures 
C Programming King 
Can’t praise this one highly enough. Wins hands down over K&R as both introductory and intermediate resource for learning C. Especially attractive are the “Q & A” sections, which highlight points that don’t get a place in the conventional C literature. Even compares and contrasts the C99 standard with the classic “K&R” style C, wherever differences may arise. Has entire chapters dedicated to topics that don’t even get mentioned in other books. Just take a look at one of the copies floating around online and you’ll get the idea. 
Pointers on C Kenneth Reek 
Another gem of a book. Contrary to its name, this book is not only about pointers, though pointers get their significant share. 
Understanding and Using C Pointers Richard Reese 
If you got to have a book on pointers and memory management in C, this should be it, not the one by Kanetkar. 
Digital Logic
Book  Description 

Digital Logic & Computer Design Morris Mano 
No Comment… One and only… 
Engineering Mathematics
Combinatory & Probability
Book  Description 

A First Course in Probability Ross 
Sheldon Ross’s book (1st course in Probability) is undoubtedly very good. But you have to read this book very deeply page by page. 
Discrete Mathematics
Webpage for Mathematical logic
Webpage for Set Theory & Algebra
Book  Description 

Discrete Mathematics and Its Applications with Combinatorics and Graph Theory Rosen 
Best book for Discrete Mathematics. Even covers Graph Theory and Mathematical logic portions for GATE. 
Graph Theory
Book  Description 

Introduction to Graph Theory Douglas B. West 
First 4 chapters are important for GATE 
Graph Theory With Applications To Engineering And Computer Science Deo 
Good and concise books. If you have followed this book during bachelors, then it is enough for GATE. 
Linear Algebra
Book  Description 

Higher Engineering Mathematics Grewal 
Grewal’s book is sufficient for Linear Algebra in GATE (it is needed for other mathematical subjects) 
Linear Algebra and its Applications Gilbert Strang 
This is the best book for Linear algebra 
Calculus
Book  Description 

Higher Engineering Mathematics Grewal 
Enough for GATE 
Calculus
Gilbert Strang 
Recommended for those who love Mathematics. 
General Aptitude
This is for 15 marks and syllabus is not strictly told as core CS. So, I advise to solve 5 questions daily for 34 months. You can follow here for questions.
Numerical Ability
Book  Description 

Quantitative Aptitude For Competitive Examinations Aggarwal 
Those having good aptitude skills can do without this book. But do refresh the problems in progression, costselling price etc. Questions in aptitude are easy but scoring in this topic is very important to the final GATE score. 
Verbal Ability
Book  Description 

A Modern Approach to Verbal Reasoning Aggarwal 
If your English is good enough no need to buy this book. But I recommend giving a little importance to this topic. 
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