What are the Best books for GATE and IES in Civil Engineering

Whether it is M.Tech from premier institutes of India or job in PSUs, you requires to crack GATE with colorful score card. This exam is not that though. It only requires your basics strong - very strong. You won't be tested on advanced topics that appear in your third and fourth years, but mainly on those subjects you had studied in second year. For this kinda exam, you requires a kick start plan that enables your schedule for completing & revision of your syllabus before final battle. For whole this you require 'good' books, that helps you to grasp concepts easily and clears doubts. We, CivilGyan felt that their is no such list available on Internet. Therefore, we decided to put up a list of books of whole syllabus, which are strongly recommended and really good for preparation. 

Below is the list of best Civil Engineering books for preparation of GATE and IES. 

We've also tried to put Flipkart link to directly buy those books from Internet. In future updates, we will post PDF format of these books, if available.

S. No.
Subject Name
Book Name
Strength of Materials

Strength of Materials for unsolved problem
Theory of Structures / Analysis of Structure
R.C.C. Design
R.C.C. Design
A.K. Jain
Steel Design
Steel Design
L.S. Negi
Environmental Engg.
Environmental Engg.
S.K. Garg (I & II)
Environmental Engg.
Peavy & Rowe
Fluid Mechanics & Fluid Machines
Fluid Mechanics & Fluid Machines
K. Subramanya
Fluid Mechanics & Fluid Machines
A.K. Jainv
Soil Mechanics & Foundation Engg.
Soil Mechanics
S.K. Garg
Soil Mechanics
Venkat Ramaiha
Soil Mechanics
Gopal Ranjan & Rao
Highway Engg.
Highway Engg.
B.C. Punamia
Hydrology Engg.
Hydrology Engg.
K. Subramanyam
Irrigation Engg. Water Resources
S.K. Garg
Engg. Mathematics

Board Books & Coaching Publications
Other All Materials
Verbal & Nonverbal ability, Previous year Papers, etc.
Made Easy Publication

However these books doesn't guarantee your selection. It all depends upon how your approach question. But these are solid material for mapping your concepts!

All the best for your preparation. Keep update us about your views and preparation tips in comments.


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