What is the GATE percentile? Well, you must be aware that the percentile is the position of a candidate among the other participants. For example, you can understand it by imagining that if a candidate is having a 99 percentile then it indicates that the candidate’s score/rank is higher than that of 99% of GATE candidates who also appeared on the exam. You can get more information about it and other GATE 2023 aspects from this article. 

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How to Calculate GATE Percentile?

If you want to know the correct way to calculate your GATE exam percentile, you can go through the information shared here. The formula to calculate the GATE percentile is given below:

P = ( (N- your rank)/ N) x 100

In this formula, P stands for percentile and N is the total number of aspirants who appeared for the exam. Moreover, N is your rank and it indicates the number of participants who have scored fewer marks than you.

You can understand it better with an example. If the total number of candidates is 100 and 90 of them have fewer marks than you then,

P = (09/100)X100 = 0.9×100 = 90 percentile.

GATE Exam 2023 Best Books

GATE CSE (Computer Science Engineering)

Name of the Book Name of the Author
Architecture Hamacher
Algorithm Cormen
Operating System Galvin
TOC – Theory of Computation Ullman


GATE Book Name Author/ Publisher
Electronic Devices Circuits Millman and Halkias (Black Pad)
Integrated Electronics Millman and Halkias
Switching and Finite Automatic Theory Kohavi
Microprocessor and its Applications Goankar
Modern Control Systems Ogata

GATE Agricultural Engineering (AG)

Name of the Book Name of the Author
Concept of Agricultural Engineering Mohanty Das
Farm Machinery Three Authors
Soil & Water Conservation VVN Murty

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GATE Chemical Engineering (CH)

Name of the Book Name of the Author
An Insight into Chemical Engineering M.Subbu
Chemical Engineering For Gate Principles Solved Problems & Objective Type Questions Ram Prasad
Essentials of Chemical Reaction Engineering Fogler
Heat Transfer JP Holman
Introduction to Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics JM Smith
Principles of Mass Transfer and Separation Processes BK Dutta
Unit Operations of Chemical Engineering McCabe – FPM and MO

GATE Civil Engineering (CE)

Name of the Book Name of the Author
Environment 1 and 2 S K Garg
Fluid mechanics R K Bansal
Highway engineering Khanna and Justo
Open channel flow and engineering hydrology K Subramanya
RCC Pillai and Menon
Soil mechanics and foundation engineering Gopal and Ranjan
Steel Bhavikati

GATE Electrical Engineering (EE)

Name of the Book Name of the Author
Electrical machines Nagrath, Kothari
Fundamentals of circuits Alexander, Sadiku
Power Electronics P S Bhimbhra

GATE Geology and Geophysics (GG)

Name of the Book Name of the Author
Complete Master Guide GATE Amresh Singh
Geophysics Telford

GATE Mechanical Engineering (ME)

Name of the Book Name of the Author
Fluid Mechanics R.K. Bansal (Numerical point of view), Frank M.White (For understanding)
Heat Transfer Cengel (For understanding concept)
Production Engineering Swadesh Singh
Thermodynamics P.K.Nag
Theory of Machine (TOM) S.S. Ratan

GATE Production and Industrial (PI)

Name of the Book Name of the Author
Fluid Mechanics and Machinery Modi & Seth
Heat Transfer Made Easy Class Notes
IC engine Mathur Sharma
Material Science Made Easy Class Notes & Swadesh Singh
Machine Design VB Bhandari
Production S K Mondal Notes & Swadesh Singh
Refrigeration Made Easy Class Notes
Strength of Material Sadhu Singh
Thermodynamics P.K Nag
Theory of Machine SS Ratan

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