# Best Books for GATE Civil Engineering

Well you have decided to participate in **GATE Exam 2018-19**, for doing so you have to prepare well and for preparation, you need best books to clear this exam.

Looking for best books for GATE Civil Engineering? So you are in right place. Finding best books for any examination is a challenging task, as we all know that there is an ample number of books in the market.

Especially GATE books for Civil engineering? You will come across a number of books, so which one to buy? To prepare for GATE Civil Engineering.

We have done a survey for you, and find the best books for GATE Civil Engineering. All these books are updated and consist of latest Syllabus of GATE CE.

These books consist of each and every topics of Civil Engineering, the books are written in simple language and easy to understand.

### 1. GATE Tutor Civil Engineering

The present GATE tutor for GATE Civil Engineering has been divided into three sections namely General Aptitude, Engineering Mathematics and Civil Engineering, each sub-divided into a number of chapters. The General Aptitude section covers Verbal Ability, Critical Reasoning and Numerical Ability.

The Engineering Mathematics section has been divided into Linear Algebra, Calculus, Differential Equations, Complex Variables, Probability & Statistics, Numerical Methods and Transform Theory.

Civil Engineering section has been divided into twelve chapters namelyMechanics, Structure Analysis, Concrete Structure, Steel Structure, Geotechnical Engineering, Fluid Mechanics, Hydraulics, Engineering Hydrology, Water Resource Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Transportation Engineering and Surveying.

The chapters cover unit wise and topic wise collection of theory and question answers. The whole coverage of the syllabi in the book has been kept identical to the format of the exam including relevant study material and the variety of questions with their complete solutions.

Each topic in the book has been categorised into numerous subdivisions

### 2. Chapterwise GATE Solved Papers (2017-2000) Civil Engineering

The present book contains last 18 years’ (2000-2017) solved papers of GATE Civil Engineering. Last isx years’ (2012-17) Solved Papers have been given in the beginning to familiarise the aspirants with the current trends of questions asked in GATE Civil Engineering Examination.

A brief description about the syllabus is given in the beginning of each chapter which will help the students to know what topics the chapter covers.

The book has been divided into 10 chapters namely Engineering Mathematics, Strength of Material and Structural Analysis, RCC Structure and Pre-stress Concrete, Design of Steel Structure, Soil Mechanics, Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulic Mechanics, Environmental Engineering, Irrigation Engineering and Engineering Hydrology, Highway Engineering and General Aptitude.

The book also contains few tips and tactics for a successful attempt at GATE 2017. The previous year questions divided into 1 Mark and 2 Marks Questions have been given chapter-wise and year wise with detailed solutions at the end of every chapter.

### 3. GATE 2017: Civil Engineering Solved Papers

The new edition of GATE 2017 Solved Papers: Civil Engineering has been fully revised, updated and edited. The whole book has been divided into topic wise sections.

At the beginning of each subject, analysis of previous papers are given to improve the understanding of the subject. This book also contains the conventional questions asked in GATE before 2003.

### 4.Gate Guide Civil Engg

Civil Engineering section has been divided into twelve chapters namelyMechanics, Structure Analysis, Concrete Structure, Steel Structure, Geotechnical Engineering, Fluid Mechanics, Hydraulics, Engineering Hydrology, Water Resource Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Transportation Engineering and Surveying.

The chapters cover unit wise and topic wise collection of theory and question answers. The whole coverage of the syllabi in the book has been kept identical to the format of the exam including relevant study material and the variety of questions with their complete solutions.

### 5. Concrete Technology

It takes the lead in presenting the various aspects involved in enhancing the product performance leading to high-performance and cost-effective concrete.

### 6. Structural Analysis

This book provides students with a clear and thorough presentation of the theory and application of structural analysis as it applies to trusses, beams and frames.

Emphasis is placed on teaching students to both models and analyses a structure. Procedures for Analysis, Hibbeler’s problem-solving methodologies, provides students with a logical, orderly method to follow when applying theory.

### 7. Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations

With more than 5500 questions (supported with answers and solutions—a hallmark of Quantitative Aptitude) the book is more comprehensive than ever before.

Chapters begin with easy-to-grasp theory complemented by formulas and solved examples (close to 800). They are followed by a wide-ranging number of questions for practice.

With questions (memory based) from examinations up till the year 2016 (more than 400 questions from 2015 and 2016 alone), the book captures the latest examination patterns as well as questions for practice.

### 8. GATE 2017: Engineering Mathematics

The new edition of GATE 2017: Verbal & Numerical Ability (Theory, Solved & Practice Questions) has been divided into two sections. Section-A contains Verbal Ability while Section-B contains Numerical Ability.

Each learning unit is packed with key theory concepts with sample questions and explanatory solutions. It also contains solved questions of previous GATE Papers followed by Practice Exercises.

## Why should you buy these books?

The above listed books consist of updated syllabus, these books are written in simple language, easy to understand, contain an ample number of previous questions paper inside in it.

The plus point is that the books also provides tips and tricks in between the chapter, so all in one solution.

## How to Prepare for GATE Civil Engineering

Preparation is an important phase in clearing any competitive exams. You have to manage your time it means you should give time for each and every topics/subject.

Point to be noted while preparing you should know the complete syllabus, Syllabus play an important role, to make your strategy. Solve previous Questions paper.

## Gate Civil Engineering Syllabus

#### ENGINEERING MATHEMATICS

**Linear Algebra**: Matrix algebra, Systems of linear equations, Eigen values and eigenvectors.

**Calculus**: Functions of single variable, Limit, continuity and differentiability, Mean value theorems, Evaluation of definite and improper integrals, Partial derivatives, Total derivative, Maxima and minima, Gradient, Divergence and Curl, Vector identities, Directional derivatives, Line, Surface and Volume integrals, Stokes, Gauss and Green’s theorems.

**Differential equations**: First order equations (linear and nonlinear), Higher order linear differential equations with constant coefficients, Cauchy’s and Euler’s equations, Initial and boundary value problems, Laplace transforms, Solutions of one dimensional heat and wave equations and Laplace equation.

**Complex variables**: Analytic functions, Cauchy’s integral theorem, Taylor and Laurent series.

**Probability and Statistics**: Definitions of probability and sampling theorems, Conditional probability, Mean, median, mode and standard deviation, Random variables, Poisson, Normal and Binomial distributions.

**Numerical Methods**: Numerical solutions of linear and non-linear algebraic equations Integration by trapezoidal and Simpson’s rule, single and multi-step methods for differential equations.

#### STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING

**Mechanics:** Bending moment and shear force in statically determinate beams. Simple stress and strain relationship: Stress and strain in two dimensions, principal stresses, stress transformation, Mohr’s circle. Simple bending theory, flexural and shear stresses, unsymmetrical bending, shear centre. Thin walled pressure vessels, uniform torsion, buckling of column, combined and direct bending stresses.

**Structural Analysis**: Analysis of statically determinate trusses, arches, beams, cables and frames, displacements in statically determinate structures and analysis of statically indeterminate structures by force/ energy methods, analysis by displacement methods (slope deflection and moment distribution methods), influence lines for determinate and indeterminate structures. Basic concepts of matrix methods of structural analysis.

**Concrete Structures:** Concrete Technology- properties of concrete, basics of mix design. Concrete design- basic working stress and limit state design concepts, analysis of ultimate load capacity and design of members subjected to flexure, shear, compression and torsion by limit state methods. Basic elements of prestressed concrete, analysis of beam sections at transfer and service loads.