Best Books for ISRO Scientist/Engineer Exam

By Vineet Vijay|Updated : October 16th, 2019

Indian Space and Research Organisation(ISRO) conducts the exam for the post of Scientist/Engineer every year. This is one of the prestigious job for Engineering graduates as selected candidates get a dream opportunity to work for one of the world's finest Space organisations which are creating new landmarks with each passing day.Preparing for ISRO Scientist/Engineer exam requires knowledge of all basic fundamentals of important technical subjects of the undergraduate course. Candidates must have good preparation in order to encash this opportunity. Preparation of 

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Preparation of any exam begins with knowledge of syllabus, tips and tricks for preparing and of course the best preparation material for the exam. Here we are providing the best books for ISRO Scientist/Engineer Exam which will assist candidates in their preparations for the exam:

Mechanical Engineering Books

SubjectName of Book
Fluid MechanicsA Textbook of Fluid Mechanics by R. K. Bansal
Strength of MaterialsMechanics of Materials by B. C. Punmia
Theory of Machines and VibrationsTheory of Machines by S S Rattan
Heat-TransferHeat Transfer 10th revised Edition by J. P. Holman
ManufacturingManufacturing Science by A. Ghosh & A. K. Mallik
Machine DesignDesign of Machine Elements,by V Bhandari
Engineering MechanicsEngineering. Mechanics by R. K. Rajput
ThermodynamicsEngineering Thermodynamics,by P.K. Nag
Engineering MathematicsHigher Engineering Mathematics, Author's Name: B. S. Grewal
Industrial EngineeringIndustrial Engineering and Management, Author's Name: O. P. Khanna

Computer Science Engineering Books

SubjectName of Book
Programming & Data StructuresThe C Programming language,by Brian W. Kernighan , Dennis M. Ritchie
AlgorithmsIntroduction to Algorithms Thomas H. Cormen, Charles E. Leiserson,  Ronald L. Rivest, and Clifford Stein,
Computer OrganizationComputer Organization and Architecture,by Hamacher, Vranesic, Zaky
Digital LogicDigital Logic & Computer Design by M. Morris Mano
Computer NetworksComputer Networking: A Top-Down Approach by James F. Kurose, Keith W. Ross
Operating SystemsOperating System Concepts,by Silberschatz, Galvin, Gagne
DatabaseDatabase System Concepts,by Silberschatz, Sudarshan, Korth
Compiler DesignCompilers: Principles, Techniques and Tools by Alfred V. Aho , Ravi Sethi , D. Jeffrey Ulman
Theory of computationAn Introduction to Formal Languages and Automata,by Peter Linz
Engineering MathematicsHigher Engineering Mathematics, by B. S. Grewal
MicroprocessorMicroprocessor Architecture Programming and Application by Ramesh Gaonkar
Image processing Digital Image Processing by Esakirajan,Veeramani-

Electronics Engineering Books

SubjectName of Book
ElectromagneticsPrinciples of Electromagnetics, by Mathew N.O. Sadiku
CommunicationsPrinciples of Communication Systems, by  Goutam Saha, Herbert Taub , Donald Schilling
Electronic DevicesSemiconductor Physics and Devices by Donald A. Neaman, Dhrubes Biswas
NetworksFundamentals of Electric Circuits, by Charles K. Alexander, Matthew N. O. Sadiku
Analog CircuitsMicroelectronic Circuits: Theory and Applications, by Adel S. Sedra, Kenneth C. Smith
Digital circuits & MicroprocessorDigital Logic and Computer Design by M. Morris Mano
Control SystemsAutomatic Control Systems, by Benjamin C. Kuo
Signals and SystemsSignals & Systems by Allan V. Oppenheim, Alan S.Willsky, S.Hamid Nawab
Engineering MathematicsHigher Engineering Mathematics, by B. S. Grewal
Microwave EngineeringMicrowave Engineering by David Pozar

Civil Engineering Books

SubjectName of Book
Fluid Mechanics & Hydraulics
  • Hydraulics and Fluid Mechanics by Dr. P.N.Modi, Dr.S.M Seth
Strength of Materials
  • Strength of Materials by U.C.Jindal 
  • Mechanics of Materials by Gere & Timoshenko
Transportation Engineering
  • Khanna & Justo

Soil Mechanics & Foundation Engineering

  • Basics and Applied Soil mechanics by Gopal Ranjan
  • Soil Mechanics & Foundation Engineering by Dr. K.R. Arora
Hydrology & Irrigation
  • Engineering Hydrology by K Subramanya
  • Irrigation Engineering and Hydraulic Structures by S.K Garg
Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering by S.K.Garg (Vol.1 and 2)
Design of steel structures
  • Design Of Steel Structures by S.K Duggal
Surveying (Geomatics)
  • Surveying (vol. 1,2,3) by B.C.Punmia
Engineering Mathematics
  • Higher Engineering Mathematics by B. S. Grewal
Structural Analysis
  • Basic Structural Analysis by C.S.Reddy
R.C.C Design
  • R.C.C. Designs (Reinforced Concrete Structures) by B.C.Punmia
  • R.C.C. Designs (Reinforced Concrete Structures) by U.Pillai and D.Menon

Electrical Engineering Books

SubjectName of Book
Analog and Digital Electronics
  • Integrated Electronics : Analog And Digital Circuits And Systems,by Christos C. Halkias, Chetan D. Parikh Jacob Millman
Control Systems
  • Control Systems Engineering,by I.J.Nagrath , M. Gopal
Measurements & Instrumentation
  • A Course In Electrical And Electronic Measurements And Instrumentation by A K Sawhney
Electrical Machines
  • Electrical Machinery by P. S. Bimbhra
Electromagnetic Theory
  • Engineering Electromagnetics by William H Hayt, John A Buck
Network Theory
  • Circuit Theory: Analysis & Synthesis by Abhijit Chakrabarti
Power Electronics
  • Power Electronics, by P.S.Bimbhra
Power System 
  • Electrical Power Systems, by C. L. Wadhwa
Engineering Mathematics
  • Higher Engineering Mathematics, by: B. S. Grewal
Signals & Systems
  • Signals and Systems, by Oppenheim Alan V, Willsky Alan S, Nawab S. Hamid
Computer Engineering
  • Computer Engineering: Hardware Design by M. Morris Mano

Note: Apart from these textbooks, aspirants should aim to practice a variety of questions from previous year papers of GATE and other PSU which will give and idea about the type of questions frequently appearing on ISRO exam.

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Resham Toraskar
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Ak Hil

Ak HilOct 24, 2019

Sir..i applied for the post mechanical...there i forgot to enter my semester wise cgpa there any problem with that...plz reply me sirrr@Vineet Vijay

Nov 10, 2019

Where can i get syllabus for mechanical  engineering
Kumar Anil

Kumar AnilJan 4, 2020

Thank you sir
Aakanksha Aakashree
Hi I want to prepare for ISRO 2021, is there any batch going to star for it?
Dinesh Royal

Dinesh RoyalDec 30, 2020

Sir I'm in 4th year of betch I want to do job in isro if I practice now it self I can placed or not


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