GATE Book Civil Engineering | Best Books for GATE 2019


GATE 2019 is one of the most competitive exams in the country. If you are looking for appearing for GATE with Civil Engineering, then you need to read from the right GATE Book Civil Engineering. In the following post, we would talk about GATE Book Civil Engineering. We would take a look at the list of the best GATE Books for Civil Engineering and look at the topics that you should study from each book.

We would suggest that you take a look at the GATE Syllabus for Civil Engineering first. Click on the link below to know more:

GATE Exam Syllabus for 2019 – Civil Engineering

GATE Book Civil Engineering – List of Books You Should Study

Sl. No. Books Authors
1 (i) Strength of Material Dr. R. K. Bansal
2 (ii) Strength of Material U. C. Jindal
3 (iii) Strength of Material B. C. Punmia
4 Structural Analysis – Theory of structures S. Ramamrutham & R. Narayan
5 R.C.C. Design – Reinforced Concrete Design Devdas Menon & S. Pillai
6 Design of Steel Structure S.K. Duggal
7 Environment Engineering – Water Supply Engineering:
Environmental Engineering
v.1 & Sewage Disposal and Air Pollution Engineering
S. K. Garg
8 Soil Mechanics – Basics and Applied Soil Mechanics Gopal Ranjan & A. S. R. Rao
9 (i) Hydraulics and Fluid Mechanics Dr. P. N. Modi & Dr. S. M Seth
10 (ii) Fluid Mechanics in SI Units Yunus Cengel
11 Highway Engineering S. K. Khanna & C. E. G. Justo
12 Surveying (vol. 1,2,3) B. C. Punia, Ashok Jain & Arun Jain
13 Engineering Hydrology K Subramanya
14 Irrigation Engineering and Hydraulic Structures S. K. Garg
15 Construction Material & Management S.C Rangwala, M.L. Gambhir, B. C. Punia

Details about GATE Book Civil Engineering

1. I. Strength of Material by R.K. Bansal

II. Strength of Materials by U.C. Jindal

III. Strength of Materials by B.C Punmia

It contains all you need to know about the subject in a detailed yet simple and easy manner. A large number of numerical problems from different B.E. degree examinations have been added with a solution at proper places. Highlights, theoretical questions and many unsolved numerical problems with answers have been given for the students to practice at the end of each chapter.

For details on Quality Numerical Problems, ‘B.C Punmia’ is very helpful.

2. Structural Analysis- Theory of structures by S. Ramamrutham & R. Narayan

The book covers all the theory with detailed understandings. This book contains a large number of solved and unsolved problems for practice that resembles the exam questions.

3. R.C.C. Design- Reinforced Concrete Design by Devdas Menon & S. Pillai

This book covers all the theory as well as the design problems in a very well manner with a good number of examples.

4.  Design of Steel Structure by S.K. Duggal

The book covers the topics in depth, yet at the same time in a concise and student-friendly way. The content has been arranged in a very organized and graded manner and an ample amount of solved and worked out problems are given.

5. Environment Engineering – Water Supply Engineering: Environmental Engineering v. 1 & Sewage Disposal and Air Pollution Engineering by S. K. Garg

This book contains the theory with detailed explanation. Multiple choice questions are provided for each chapter. The book also has separate chapters that cover questions for Engineering Service Exams and the Civil Services Examination.

6. Soil Mechanics – Basics and Applied Soil mechanics by Gopal Ranjan, A.S.R.Rao

The book provides a modern coverage of the engineering properties of soils and makes extensive reference to the Indian Standard Codes of Practice. The inclusion of about 160 short-answer questions and over 400 objective questions in the Question Bank makes the book useful for GATE aspirants.

7.   I. Hydraulics and Fluid Mechanics by Dr. P.N.Modi, Dr.S.M Seth

II. Fluids Mechanics in SI Units by Yunus Cengel

The book contains the entire syllabus covering all the branches in a very easy manner. It includes a large number of questions from different competitive examinations.

8. Highway Engineering by S.K.Khanna, C.E.G.Justo

In this book, all the theory parts are covered very well with workout examples. A large number of unsolved problems are also there for practice.

9. Surveying (vol. 1,2,3)  by B.C.Punia, Ashok Jain, Arun Jain

This book has every topic is comprehensively explained. It is accompanied by relevant examples of their practical use. Furthermore, they have included a wide range of numerical examples for the benefit GATE aspirants.

10. Engineering Hydrology by K Subramanya

The book explains all the theories, especially the hydrograph which is very important for GATE exams. It has examples that emphasize the current water-resources scenario in India with updated statistical data.

11. Irrigation Engineering and Hydraulic Structures by S.K Garg

The book explains the techniques which are employed for the development and management of water resources. This topic has been explained in a better manner.

12. Construction Material & Management

Every year, one or two problems on Construction materials are asked by GATE and considering the importance of the topic, it will be asked in the coming years as well. Eminent author like ‘S.C Rangwala’ will cover your all topics of Building materials except concrete technology. For Concrete Technology one should read the very popular book “Concrete Technology by ‘M.L Gambhir’.

One short problem based on CPM-PERT is asked by GATE, So to increase the problem-solving skill, ‘CPM-PERT by B.C Punmia’ is considered as the best book for GATE examinations.

These were the details of the GATE Book Civil Engineering. We hope that this article was of help to you. To know more about GATE 2019, click on the link below:

GATE Exam 2019