Reference Books and Study Material For GATE 2018 Civil Engineering

Published on : 14th September 2017    Author : Tanvi Mittal
GATE Exam

With GATE Exam 2018 scheduled in the month of February 2018, you must have started the preparations for the exam. The exam demands sincere dedication and a lot of hard work. It is important to have a strong preparation strategy which covers building basic concepts, solving question papers, appearing in mock tests and analyzing performance. And, one more which is indeed the most important one, finding right study material.

We are providing the list of best reference books for GATE 2018 Civil Engineering. Civil engineering (CE) is among the popular disciplines for the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE). Students from the CE discipline looks upon GATE examination for recruitment in Public Sector Undertakings (GATE score is considered for recruitment) and for higher studies in their field.

Here is the list of Civil Engineering books for GATE 2018

Engineering Mathematics

  • Higher Engineering Mathematics by B. S. Grewal
  • GATE Engineering Mathematics for all Streams by Arihant Publications
  • Advanced Engineering Mathematics by Erwin Kreyszig

Engineering Mechanics

  • Mechanics for engineers (statics & dynamics) by Beer & Johnson

Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering

  • Soil Mechanics & Foundation Engineering by Gopal Ranjan & Rao, Venkata Ramaiah, S. K. Garg, B.C. Punmia

Concrete Structures

  • RCC Designs by Dr B.C. Punmia, Ashok Kumar Jain, Arun K.s Jain
  • R.C.C. Design- Reinforced Concrete Design by Devdas Menon and S. Pillai

Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulics

  • Fluid Mechanics and Fluid Machines by Modi & Seth, R. K. Bansal, A.K.Jain K.Subramanyam, Jagdish Lal.

Structural Analysis

  • Theory of Structures/ Analysis of Structure by S. Ramamurtham, L.S. Negi & Jangit, Gupta & Pandit, C.S. Reddy

Transportation Engineering

  • Highway Engineering: Khanna & Justo, Kadiyali
  • Railway Engineering: Saxena & Arora
  • Airport Engineering: Saxena & Arora

Solid Mechanics

  • Strength of Materials /Mechanics of Structure by Gare & Timoshenko, E.Popove, L. Singer, B.C. Punmia
  • Mechanics of material by Beer & Johnson

Construction Materials and Management

  • Construction Planning & Management by B.C. Punmia

Environmental Engineering

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

Steel Structures

  • Steel Structures: Design and Practice by N. Subramanian
  • Limit State Design of Steel Structures by S.K. Duggal
  • Design of Steel Structures by L.S. Negi,

Apart from your technical subject, you should also prepare well for General Aptitude. Practice last years’ GATE question papers to get familiar with the exam pattern.

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About the Author: Tanvi Mittal

Former content manager at one of the country’s leading dailies, Tanvi Mittal specialises in academic writing. With two decades of experience and expertise in writing, she is the spearhead of Exams Planner’s content team. Commitment to brilliance and dedication to writing, strategizing and doing extensive research are her biggest passions. With only objective to provide high quality and researched based content, Tanvi constantly thrives to make a difference with her knowledge.

When not working for the betterment of students, she loves to cook and dance. Also, a great orator, Tanvi has participated in several international conferences. She has got her writings published in many journals and penned numerous short stories for kids.



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