Last Updated: 3rd August, 2014

Must have Books for Gate & IES 2015 for Civil Branch

For securing good ranks in any exam systematic approach is very important such as completing each and every topic in detail and in predefined time. In this process choice of BOOKS play a major role specially if you are preparing by your own.

There are several book available in the market today and choosing among them become a little confusing task. So here i tried to compile the outcome of the discussion on the same topic among many good ranker.

Must have Books for Gate & IES 2015 for civil Branch:

For Mathematics Section:

Book Description Link
 gate-2015-Mathematics-book GATE 2015 ENGG. MATHS
Why this book?

This book is best for preparing mathematics section of gate exam because it consist of topic wise theory & solved question of previous gate papers for example in matrix chapter it will explain you first about ranks in very easy language than through a example ( taken from previous gate paper) then come exercise with explanation of each question.

B S Grewal or any other conventional books will take more time and at the same time they are also not Gate syllabus oriented. 

For Technical Section:

Books Description Link
civil-gate-previous-year-question GATE – Civil 2015 : 24 Years GATE Solved Papers
Why this book?

This book consist of 24 years gate solved paper. All the questions are divided into chapters with thorough explanation of each question. It is helpful for placement procedures too.

 IES-previous-year-question-paper-civil IES – Civil Engineering Solved Paper – Part 1
Why this book?

Best Part of this book is its DETAIL EXPLANATION of each questions which will make it easy for the students to understand and wide variety of question which have appeared over more than 15 years  of IES Exam. You will find lots of new and important topics in between solving this book.

This book consist of Building Materials, Solid Mechanics, Structural Analysis, Design of Steel Structures, Design of Concrete And Masonry Structures, Construction Practice, Planning and Management

 IES-previous-year-question-paper-civil IES – Civil Engineering Solved Paper Part 2
Why this book?

It is the second part of the above mention book It consist of Hydrology, Environmental Engineering, Soil Mechanics, Foundation Engineering, Surveying, Transportation

 civil-Handbook A Handbook on Civil Engineering
Why this book?

It consist of all the important formula’s and key points to ponder. Get a book of MCQ’s and start practicing straight using this book. It will save your time increase your confidence over preparation. It more value for money. It is a must for Civil engineering students preparing for competitive exams.

 For General Studies Section:

Book Description Link
 General-Studies GENERAL ABILITY
Why this book?

This book comprises of topic-wise solved papers on the general ability section of the UPSC Engineering Services Exam. The book covers questions on history, polity, economics, current affairs and general English. In addition, there are explanations provided for all the answers, which will make it easy for the students to understand. This book is essential for students applying for the UPSC engineering services exam and other such competitive exams.

 Lucent-General-knowledge Lucent’s General Knowledge
Why this book?

In this book all points are listed subject wise. So, you can find the necessary things that is needed to prepare for competitive exam. A must buy for competitive exam, fast, short and on point.


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