Oct 13, 2021
When it comes to your GATE Civil Engineering (CE) preparation, choosing the right set of books is imperative. Having the appropriate books at the right time will help you in your GATE exam preparation and bring you closer to your dream of pursuing studies from premier institutes (IITs/NITs/IISc).
With a consistent prominence and a high competition level in the Civil Engineering stream, aspirants are always looking for the best resources to prepare for the subject effectively.
In this article, we will share some of the important books that you should and must study while preparing for Civil Engineering. These books are a valuable resource for GATE CE aspirants and contain information that is crucial from the exam point of view.
Let’s have a look at the books.
|Engineering Mathematics||Linear Algebra|
Ordinary Differential Equation
Partial Differential Equation
Probability and Statistics
|Structural Engineering||Engineering Mechanics|
Strength of Materials
Construction Materials and Management
|Mechanics of Materials- Gere & Timoshenko|
Mechanics of Structure (Vol. 1) - Dr H.J. Shah, S.B. Junnarkar
Structural Analysis (9th Edition)- R.C. Hibbler
Analysis of Structures (Vol. I & II) - Vazirani and Ratwani
Construction Project Management - K.N. Jha
Construction Project Management - K. K. Chitkara
RCC Design - B. C. Punamia,N Krishanrajan
Reinforced Concrete Design - Pillai & D. Menon
Prestressed Concrete: N. Krishna Raju
Limit State Design of Steel Structures - S.K. Duggal
Steel Design - L. S. Negi
|Geotechnical Engineering||Soil Mechanics|
|Reference Books: (Common for Subcategories)|
Basic and Applied Soil Mechanics: Gopal Ranjan & Rao
Soil Mechanics & Foundation Engineering: S. K. Garg
|Water Resource Engineering||Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulics|
|Hydraulics and Fluid Mechanics including Hydraulic Machines - Modi and Seth|
Flow in Open Channel : K. Subramanya
Hydrology- K. Subramanya
Irrigation Engineering and Hydraulic Structures - S.K. Garg
Irrigation Water Resources and Water Power Engineering: P. N. Modi
|Environmental Engineering||Water and Wastewater|
Quality and treatment
Municipal Solid Wastes
|Environmental Engineering (Vol. I & II): S. K Garg|
Environmental Engineering: Peavy & Rowe
|Transportation Engineering||Transportation Infrastructure|
Railway and Airport Engineering
|Highway Engineering- Khanna & Justo|
HighwayEngineering - L.R. Kadiyali.
S K Khanna & M G AroraS C Saxena & S P Arora
|Geometrics Engineering||Geometrics Engineering||Surveying (Vol. I & II)- B.C. Punmia|
Surveying (Vol. I & II) - S.K. Duggal
Also read: Tips To Prepare Engineering Mathematics For GATE 2022
|Exam Duration||3 hours|
|Number of Questions||65|
|Types of Questions||Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)|
Multiple Select Questions(MSQ)
Numerical Answer Type (NAT) Questions
|Sections||General Aptitude (15 Marks)|
Engineering Mathematics (13 Marks)
Technical (72% of Marks)
|Marking Scheme||For 1 mark questions, 1/3 mark will be deducted for every wrong answer.|
For 2 marks questions, 2/3 marks will be deducted for every incorrect response.
There is no negative marking for NAT and MSQs
Also read: GATE 2022 Preparation Tips for Civil Engineering (CE)
To make the most of these books and for better practice, it is strongly recommended to solve previous year’s question papers and attempt Mock Tests on a regular basis.
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