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Best Books and Study Material for GATE 2019 CE (Civil Engineering) Paper

Civil Engineering is one of the oldest fields of engineering and technology. The field encompasses planning of designs, and executing structural works. As a civil engineering, you will face a number of challenging and interesting job opportunities. Having a ME / M.Tech degree in Civil Engineering definitely gives one a great boost for future opportunities. Candidates who will be appearing for the GATE exam must know about the best GATE books for Civil Engineering – CE. After a lot of research and expert recommendations, we have listed the best GATE books for CE exam.

GATE Books for Civil Engineering (CE)

Complete List of Important Books for GATE 2019 CE – GATE Study Material for Civil Engineering.

Engineering Mathematics

The EM section is common in 17 GATE papers.

Topic Book
LINEAR ALGEBRA Advanced Engineering Mathematics  by Erwin Kreyszig
CALCULUS Intermediate Mathematics by B.V.Sastry andK.Venkateswarlu
DIFFERENTIAL EQUATION Higher Engineering Mathematics By B.S Grewal
NUMERICAL METHODS Introductory methods of numerical analysis by SS Sastry.

GATE Civil Engineering preparation books.

Books for studying Structural Engineering.

Topic Book
STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS Structural analysis by S.S Bhavikatti
CONCRETE STRUCTURES R.C.C Designs by Dr. B.C Punmia Ashok Kr. Jain Arun Kr. Jain
STEEL STRUCTURES Design of steel structure by S.K Duggal

GATE books for Geotechnical Engineering.

Topic Book
SOIL MECHANICS Advanced Soil Mechanics by Braja M. Das
FOUNDATION ENGINEERING Principles of Foundation Engineering by Braja M. Das

Water Resources Engineering should be studied from.

Topic Book
Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulics A textbook of Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulics by R.K Bansal
Hydrology Engineering Hydrology by K. Subramanya
Irrigation Irrigation Engineering by N. N Basak

Environmental Engineering topics are best covered in the following books.

  • Environmental Engineering by B.C. Punmia (Part I & II), S.K. Garg (Part-I & II), Peavy, Metcalf & Eddy.

The topic of Transportation Engineering is to be studied from –

Surveying should be read from –

Other books you can refer to for GATE Preparation.

  • Strength of Materials, Theory of Structures by Rammamrutham.
  • Soil Mechanics by V N S Murthy.
  • Survey by Aurora, Som Ghosh.
  • Water Resources by S K Garg.
  • Transportation by Justo Khanna.
  • Steel Design by Kazimi Zindal.
  • RCC Design by Krishna Raju, PC Verghese.
  • Prestressed Concrete by Krishna Raju.
  • Reinforced Concrete by Ashok K Jain.
  • Railway Engineering by Subhash and Satyapal.

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