In this post I tried to compile the results of a survey conducted on inspire n ignite in 2009. Usually only very standard books used by many students in India for GATE preparation was referred by them.

Please refer to GATE study material to learn about the use of multiple books for GATE preparations. You would also find GATE preparation guide helpful for understanding GATE preparation and M.Tech admission process.

Apart from these, at least 1.5 months before the exam one must solve GATE previous years questions. These are available in net..so do google…or one can by from GK publishers…and also i would suggest all aspirants to be part of different forums. One can learn a lot about GATE, cutoffs, courses etc… Saikat Sengupta

Only few students participated in GATE study material survey for civil engineering. Here I have a list of standard books GATE preparation for Civil Engineering. We the whole student community is thankful to Saikat Sengupta and Mohammed Anwar Ansari for their contribution.

Books for Civil Engineering GATE preparation are

Engineering Mathematics
Higher Engineering Mathematics by B.S.Grewal
Intermediate Mathematics, S.chand publications by B.V.Sastry , K.Venkateswarlu ( if i remember ) both the volumes.
Probability , statistics and queuing theory by S.C.Gupta & V.K.Kapoor
Numerical Methods by S.S.Sastry

Civil Engineering Books

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 for improving concepts and practise numericals from Negi.
RCC Design by Krishna Raju, PC Verghese.
Prestressed Concrete by Krishna Raju.
Reinforced Concrete by ashok k jain
Railway Engineering by subhash and satyapal

Other books
Previous GATE Question papers(Made Easy Publishers,GK publishers etc)
Previous Engg Services question papers(Made Easy Publishers)
Aptitude Test-D R Choudhary
Multiple choice questions by Timothy . J . Williams , TMH publications

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