GATE Preparation

GATE Study Material for Civil Engineering

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.


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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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41 Comments

  1. subbarayudu

    Sir i want material for mathatics.
    Can u please provide

  2. Prikriti

    You can watch all the video lectures for GATE-civil engineering here
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnvMm1N2PHcNf0Iw0AB0BSA/playlists

  3. Raghuveer gour

    Sr mujhe gate ki self teyaari k lite geotechnical technology ki book me writer ka naam btaiye please st

  4. kanhaiya s. kalmundle

    How to purchase of study material required for gate in civil? What is its price ,please reply fast.

  5. Sana

    Respected Sir,
    I wanted to know about “GATE” exam n its procedure…

  6. tapas roy

    Sir,
    I want to only gateform study material for civil engineering. So sir please help me

    Thank you
    Yours faithfully,
    Tapas Roy
    26/11/2014

  7. Ainal hoque gazi

    Hi
    I have completed 12th years IES and GATE question papers…now which book should i follow for practice plz tell

  8. Shashank singh

    sir , I have a gate ’13 score and got 39.67 marks which IIT or NIT am I eligible to take admission as I m working in L&T construction but enjoying the job and planning to leave as early as possible . kindly guide me through ????

  9. Sana

    Sir shd i prepar maths r not? Without preparng for maths can i get iit rank?

  10. koushik pandit

    sir,
    now i’m in 2nd yr civil engg..i want to prepare for gate from now..what should i do?plz suggest some books..how should i preapre ??

  11. koushik pandit

    sir,
    now i’m in 2nd yr civil engg..i want to prepare for gate from now..what should i do?plz suggest some books..

  12. Mihir

    Hi friends!
    Here is a list of some important study material useful for GATE Civil engineering preparation:

    *Engineering Mathematics: Engineering Mathematics for GATE by Abhinav Goel, Suraj Singh Arihant publication; Gateforum; Made easy; standard books on Engineering Mathematics
    *Strength of Materials: Beer and Johnson; BC Punmia; RS Khurmi; SB Junnarkar; Bhavikatti; RC Hibbeler; RK Bansal; Ramamrutham
    *Structural analysis: RC Hibbeler; CS Reddy; Bhavikatti; Negi and Jangid; Gupta and Pandit; BC Punmia; RS Khurmi; Ramamrutham; SB Junnarkar
    *Steel Structures: IS Codes 800:2007, 875, etc; books N Subramanya; SK Duggal; VL Shah
    *Concrete structures: IS Codes 456, 875,etc; books: BC Punmia; AK Jain; other standard books
    *Geotechnical Engineering: BC Punmia; KR Arora; Terzaghi; BM Das; SK Garg
    *Fluid Mechanics and machines: RK Bansal; AK Jain
    *Hydraulics: Subramanya; Ranga Raju; VT Chow
    *Hydrology: Subramanya; SK Garg; VT Chow
    *Irrigation: SK Garg; PN Modi; VB Priyani
    *Environmental Engineering: BC Punmia; TJ McGhee, EW Steel; Central Govt mannuals
    *Transportation Engineering: Khanna and Justo; Rangwala; Khadiyali; Vazirani and Chandola
    *Surveying: BC Punmia; KR Arora; Kulkarni
    *Solved papers: Ajay Kumar Arihant publication; Made easy; GK publication
    *Some other useful material and test papers: Arihant publication; Gateforum; Ace academy; Made easy; GK Publication,etc and Nptel IIT web courses
    Here books of various subjects are mostly but not necessarily listed in order of preference and relevance, as some topics may need more than one book.

    All the best and good luck!

  13. Mihhir

    Hi friends! Here is a list of some important study material for GATE Civil engineering preparation:

    *Engineering Mathematics: Engineering Mathematics for GATE by Abhinav Goel, Suraj Singh Arihant publication; Gateforum; Made easy; standard books on Engineering Mathematics
    *Strength of Materials: Beer and Johnson; BC Punmia; RS Khurmi; SB Junnarkar; Bhavikatti; RC Hibbeler; RK Bansal; Ramamrutham
    *Structural analysis: RC Hibbeler; CS Reddy; Bhavikatti; Negi and Jangid; Gupta and Pandit; BC Punmia; RS Khurmi; Ramamrutham; SB Junnarkar
    *Steel Structures: N Subramanya; SK Duggal; VL Shah
    *Concrete structures: BC Punmia; AK Jain; other standard books
    *Geotechnical Engineering: BC Punmia; KR Arora; BM Das; SK Garg
    *Fluid Mechanics and machines: RK Bansal; AK Jain
    *Hydraulics: Subramanya; Ranga Raju
    *Hydrology: Subramanya; SK Garg
    *Irrigation: SK Garg; PN Modi; VB Priyani
    *Environmental Engineering: BC Punmia; TJ McGhee, Steel
    *Transportation Engineering: Khanna and Justo; Rangwala; Khadiyali; Vazirani and Chandola
    *Surveying: BC Punmia; KR Arora; Kulkarni
    *Solved papers: Ajay Kumar Arihant publication; Made easy; GK publication
    *Some other useful material and test papers: Arihant publication; Gateforum; Ace academy; Made easy; GK Publication,etc
    Here books of various subjects are mostly but not necessarily listed in order of preference and relevance, as some topics may need more than one book.

    All the best!

  14. Rohitt

    Dear sir,
    i would lyk to knw that, i’m unable to join coachng n to buy their notes due to sm financial problms.
    Is it suficient to crack gate ’14 frm civil branch.. Frm self prepard n0tes?

  15. ankit soni

    thanks for this kindness………..

  16. rahul kumar

    sir
    ,i m rahul kumar for b.tech 3rd year student but i dnt verry knowledge for gate can u guide me sir please help me sir please my cnt no is 09355058312 i m verry poor boy

  17. Varinder Singh

    sir
    i have b. tech electrical engg. can i get admission in civil engg.
    thanks

  18. Ashish Raut

    sir, m preparing for IES please guide me to get the study material i mean which books should i refer?

  19. RAJ

    sir,i am student of b.tech 3rd year civil engg.,i need guidance for best material for gate as well as ies.

  20. Ankush zalke

    sir, i need guidance for best preperation for GATE . I AM STUDYING FOR COURSE of B.TECH in civil.I am in second year now . what should I do for GATE preperation.

  21. vijay kumar

    sir, plz provide some website for study material

  22. ashvin shukla

    Thank you sir, for giving information on gate which is very imprtant for gate aspriants.
    Please post us about percentile criteria for iits and nits and about constuction management course also……

  23. kiran

    sir i want study material for general english and aptitude

  24. sujata shyamal

    please suggest the books of the best publishers for the civil branch for IIT..??????????

  25. krishna priyanka

    respected sir ,
    iam very thankful to u.this is very useful for the people who were in a confusion that hw to crack this gate examination.such students can come to one conclusion about their preparation after visiting our post.
    sir where can i found previous gate question papers for civil enginnering?
    sir please suggest abook for aptitude?

  26. Rakesh Kumar choubey

    Respected Sir

    thank you for provide the great support to students, But i want to know that Which book is best for prepairing GATE ( Civil Engineering). And for admission in IIT Delhi, What rank will be necessary. please give me inforation, Whatever is best.

    With Best Regards
    Rakesh kumar choubey
    Mob.-08010773619

  27. manideep

    sir u r doing a great work and also plz provide syllabus and available materials for general aptitude

  28. Sumit phugat

    Sir, i am using R.AGOR book published by khanna. So its a good book for the preparation of GATE exam for CIVIL ENGINNERING?

  29. Varun dev

    Sir, plz suggest me good institute for gate correspondence course in civil engg.

  30. Rakesh

    dear sir,
    sir would you like to inform me, how to prepare GATE exam and also which institute study material i have to refer for the best result in GATE 2012

  31. pankaj singh

    where can i find the question papers for gate civil engineering

  32. vish

    where i can find model qns for prepration?

    1. suresh

      just simply type in google or go to link http://gate.iitm.ac.in/gateqps.php

  33. Aishwarya

    is Arora enough for studyin soil mechanics?

  34. Aishwarya

    preparing for GATE 2011… I’m a civil engg student.. thank you for posting these valuable resources for studying..

  35. yogesh

    sir can i contact saikat by email for guidance regarding which classes correspondance notes should i take fr civil

  36. yogesh

    sir,brilliant tutorials doesnt have civil engg classes…tell name of some other good intitutions through which i can take correspondence notes of CIVIL ENGG

  37. paras ram poonia

    sir ,
    i want to prepare general aptitude for gate exam, so sir please send me the syllabus of general aptitude & also send me the name of book for it ………..it’s urgent

  38. navin

    sir i am preparing for GATE exam. i need a mechanical engg study material. do help me..

  39. APURVA AGRAWAL

    Hello sir,

    I would like to thank you for providing such a valuable resource for all the GATE aspirants.

    I am too preparing for GATE BT 2011 this year. However, I have not been able to find relevant information including GATE 2010 BT paper analyses, tips n tricks or any important information regarding BT.

    Please help us in providing information in this field as well.

    Apurva

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