Best Electrical Engineering Books for GATE Examination 2023

Best Electrical Engineering Books for GATE Examination 2023

The below table contains the list of the Best Books for the GATE 2023 Electrical Engineering exam preparations.

Author/ PublicationBook’s Name 

Nagrath & Kothari

Electrical Machines

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Fundamentals of Circuits

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P. S. Bhimbhra

Power Electronics

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Nagrath Gopal

Control System

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Objective Electrical Technology

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Electric Machines

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  1. This book provides in-depth coverage of fundamental concepts.
  2. This edition contains a plethora of solved examples, competitive examination-based MCQs, and MATLAB examples to enhance problem-solving skills.
  3. The book can be used as a quick reference by practicing engineers and is also useful to lAS, IES, GATE and other entrance and job examination aspirants preparing for the subject.

Fundamentals of Electric Circuits

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  1. A balance of theory, worked extended examples, practice problems, and real-world applications combined with over 468 new or changed homework problems complete this edition.
  2. There are now more than 2, 400 Problems provided in this text with over 450 new homework problems. This also includes 121 “design a problem” Exercises.
  3. Each illustrative example is immediately followed by a practice Problem and answer, to test the understanding of the preceding example.

Power Electronics

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  1. It covers from the basics to most of the key concepts in the power electronics subject. It has enough problems to understand the concepts.
  2. Best reference book for preparing for exams like GATE and other state competition exams.

Control System Engineering

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  1. This book stresses the interdisciplinary nature of the subject and examples have been drawn from various engineering disciplines to illustrate the basic system concepts.

Objective Electrical Technology

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  1. Topics are explained in simple language & each topic has a good number of MCQs to practice.

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GATE 2022: Electrical Engineering Syllabus for Examination

Linear Algebra: Matrix Algebra, Systems of linear equations, Eigenvalues, Eigenvectors.

Calculus: Mean value theorems, Theorems of integral calculus, Evaluation of definite and improper integrals, Partial Derivatives, Maxima and minima, Multiple integrals, Fourier series, Vector identities, Directional derivatives, Line integral, Surface integral, Volume integrals, Stokes’s theorem, Gauss’s theorem, Divergence theorem, Green’s theorem.

Differential equations: First order equations (linear and nonlinear), Higher order linear differential equations with constant coefficients, Method of variation of parameters, Cauchy’s equation, Euler’s equation, Initial, and boundary value problems, Partial Differential Equations, Method of separation of variables.

Complex variables: Analytic functions, Cauchy’s integral theorem, Cauchy’s integral formula, Taylor series, Laurent series, Residue theorem, Solution integrals.

Probability and Statistics: Sampling theorems, Conditional probability, Mean, Median, Mode, Standard Deviation, Random variables, Discrete and Continuous distributions, Poisson distribution, Normal distribution, Binomial distribution, Correlation analysis, Regression analysis.

Network elements: ideal voltage and current sources, dependent sources, R, L, C, M elements; Network solution methods: KCL, KVL, Node, and Mesh analysis; Network Theorems: Thevenin’s, Norton’s, Superposition and Maximum Power Transfer theorem; Transient response of dc and ac networks, sinusoidal steady-state analysis, resonance, two-port networks, balanced three-phase circuits, star-delta transformation, complex power, and power factor in ac circuits.

Coulomb’s Law, Electric Field Intensity, Electric Flux Density, Gauss’s Law, Divergence, Electric field and potential due to point, line, plane, and spherical charge distributions, Effect of the dielectric medium, Capacitance of simple configurations, Biot-Savart’s law, Ampere’s law, Curl, Faraday’s law, Lorentz force, Inductance, Magnetomotive force, Reluctance, Magnetic circuits, Self and Mutual inductance of simple configurations.

Representation of continuous and discrete-time signals, shifting and scaling properties, linear time-invariant and causal systems, Fourier series representation of continuous and discrete-time periodic signals, sampling theorem, Applications of Fourier Transform for continuous and discrete-time signals, Laplace Transform, and Z transform. R.M.S. value, average value calculation for any general periodic waveform.

Single-phase transformer: equivalent circuit, phasor diagram, open circuit, and short circuit tests, regulation, and efficiency; Three-phase transformers: connections, vector groups, parallel operation; Auto-transformer, Electromechanical energy conversion principles.

DC machines: separately excited, series and shunt, motoring and generating mode of operation and their characteristics, speed control of dc motors. Three-phase induction machines: the principle of operation, types, performance, torque-speed characteristics, no-load and blocked-rotor tests, equivalent circuit, starting and speed control; Operating principle of single-phase induction motors.

Synchronous machines: cylindrical and salient pole machines, performance and characteristics, regulation and parallel operation of generators, starting of synchronous motors; Types of losses and efficiency calculations of electric machines

Basic concepts of electrical power generation, ac and dc transmission concepts, Models and performance of transmission lines and cables, Economic Load Dispatch (with and without considering transmission losses), Series and shunt compensation, Electric field distribution and insulators, Distribution systems, Per-unit quantities, Bus admittance matrix, Gauss-Seidel, and Newton-Raphson load flow methods, Voltage and Frequency Control, Power factor correction, Symmetrical components, Symmetrical and unsymmetrical fault analysis, Principles of overcurrent, differential, directional and distance protection; Circuit breakers, System stability concepts, Equal area criterion.

Mathematical modeling and representation of systems, Feedback principle, transfer function, Block diagrams, and Signal flow graphs, Transient and Steady-state analysis of linear time-invariant systems, Stability analysis using Routh-Hurwitz and Nyquist criteria, Bode plots, root loci, Lag, Lead and Lead-Lag compensators; P, PI, and PID controllers; State-space model, Solution of state equations of LTI systems.

Bridges and Potentiometers, Measurement of voltage, current, power, energy, and power factor; Instrument transformers, Digital voltmeters and multimeters, Phase, Time and Frequency measurement; Oscilloscopes, Error analysis.

Simple diode circuits: clipping, clamping, rectifiers; Amplifiers: biasing, equivalent circuit and frequency response; oscillators and feedback amplifiers; operational amplifiers: characteristics and applications; single-stage active filters, Active Filters: Sallen Key, Butterworth, VCOs, and timers, combinatorial and sequential logic circuits, multiplexers, demultiplexers, Schmitt triggers, sample and hold circuits, A/D and D/A converters.

Static V-I characteristics and firing/gating circuits for Thyristor, MOSFET, IGBT; DC to DC conversion: Buck, Boost, and Buck-Boost Converters; Single and three-phase configuration of uncontrolled rectifiers; Voltage and Current commutated Thyristor based converters; Bidirectional ac to dc voltage source converters; Magnitude and The phase of line current harmonics for uncontrolled and thyristor-based converters; Power factor and Distortion Factor of ac to dc converters; Single-phase and three-phase voltage and current source inverters, sinusoidal pulse width modulation.

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