GATE Civil Books 2022: List of Books for GATE CE Exam

GATE Civil Books 2022: List of Books for GATE CE Exam

BySachin Singh  |  Updated on: Feb 10, 2022GATE CE Books 2022 - Preparing for GATE CE 2022? Get here the list of best books for GATE CE exam with complete syllabus. Check subject wise important GATE Civil Engineering books with authors and study notes inside to clear the exam.
GATE CE Books 2022 - Preparing for GATE CE 2022? Get here the list of best books for GATE CE exam with complete syllabus. Check subject wise important GATE Civil Engineering books with authors and study notes inside to clear the exam.
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GATE CE 2022 Books! Candidates preparing for the GATE CE exam 2022 must go through the GATE CE Book List curated by BYJU'S Exam Prep Experts. A well-researched booklist helps you complete all the sections of the GATE CE syllabus 2022 in an effective manner. The below-mentioned books for GATE CE include books that cover most of the syllabus. The comlete list of the important books along with exam highlights is given below

GATE Civil Engineering (CE) Books 2022

GATE CE Books play a crucial role in your selection with good scores for GATE Exam 2022. With the help of GATE Civil books, you are likely to get hold of your concepts in the most effective manner that will help you to qualify for GATE Civil Exam 2022 with scores good enough to get you admission into any IIT, NIT, or CFTI in the country. We have laid importance on bringing out the best and the most recommended books for the GATE CE 2022 Exam. The books listed in the subsequent paragraphs for GATE CE are compiled as per suggestions from GATE toppers and BYJU'S Exam Prep experts. Candidates can download the Gate Civil Engineering Books Pdf for detailed study.

Know the most important books for GATE CE. You should further check out the major highlights from the GATE Civil Books that will help you to solve numerical within the time limit as per the GATE CE Syllabus and Exam Pattern.

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Best GATE CE Books 2022

Given below is the list of the best books for the GATE CE Exam along with the author's name. Candidates can download Gate Civil Engineering Books Pdf.


Book Name


Strength of Materials

Strength of Materials (Edition 2)

U.C Jindal

Structural Analysis

Basic Structural Analysis (Edition 3)


R.C.C. Design

R.C.C. Designs (Reinforced Concrete Structures) (Edition 3)

B.C.Punmia, Ashok Kumar Jain, Arun Jain

Design Of Steel Structures

Design Of Steel Structures (Edition 3)

S.K Duggal

Environmental Engineering

Water Supply Engineering(Environmental Engineering Vol.1) (Edition 28)

S.K Duggal

Sewage Disposal And Air Pollution Engineering( Environmental Engineering Vol. 2) (Edition 3)

S.K Duggal

Soil Mechanics & Foundation Engineering

Basics and Applied Soil mechanics (Edition 2)

Gopal Ranjan, A.S.R.Rao

Fluid Mechanics & Fluid Machines

Hydraulics and Fluid Mechanics (Edition 14)

Dr. P.N.Modi, Dr. S.M Seth

Highway Engineering

Highway Engineering

S.K.Khanna, C.E.G.Justo


Surveying (vol. 1,2,3)

B.C.Punia, Askok jain, Arun Jain

Engineering Hydrology

Engineering Hydrology (Edition 4)

K Subramanya

Irrigation Engineering

Irrigation Engineering and Hydraulic Structures (Edition 1)

S.K Garg

Engineering Mathematics

Higher Engineering Mathematics (Edition 43)

B.S. Grewal


A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning (Edition: Revised)

R.S. Aggarwal

Quantitative Aptitude For Competitive Examinations (Edition 7)

R.S. Aggarwal


Highlights of GATE Civil Engineering Books

The major highlights or what makes the above-mentioned GATE CE Books unique and best is given below

1) Strength of Materials 

  • Book Name: Strength of Materials

The book consists of chapter-wise exercises to help understand the concepts better. This book is essential for civil engineers preparing for competitive examinations like GATE and IES.

2) Structural Analysis

  • Book Name: Basic Structural Analysis

This book offers complete coverage with respect to both classical and matrix approaches. The scope of fixed beams is enlarged by including a large number of worked-out examples covering point loads, uniform and varying loads, applied couples, and the effect of sinking and rotation of supports.

3) R.C.C Design

  • Book Name: R.C.C. Designs (Reinforced Concrete Structures)

In this book, every chapter begins with detailed definitions and clear statements, along with design principles, design procedures, and theories. All the definitions come with various design examples and illustrations.

4) Design Of Steel Structures

  • Book Name: Design Of Steel Structures

The book covers the topics in-depth, yet at the same time in a concise and student-friendly way. The content has been arranged in a very organized and graded manner. The flow is very well structured and topics have been broken into subtopics.

5) Environmental Engineering 

  • Book Name: Water Supply Engineering (Environmental Engineering Vol.1)

Multiple choice questions are provided for each chapter, and the book also has separate chapters that cover questions for Engineering Service Exams and the Civil Services Examination. For purposes of practical understanding, the book has a chapter dedicated to laboratory experiments in Water Supply Engineering.

  • Book Name: Sewage Disposal And Air Pollution Engineering (Environmental Engineering Vol. 2)

This book is divided into 28 chapters and has a bank of over 600 questions along with the answer key. These questions are the ones that a student is most likely to come across in the Engineering Services competitive exams. It is a handy reference for students in the fields of civil, environmental engineering.

6) Soil Mechanics & Foundation Engineering

  • Book Name: Basics and Applied Soil mechanics

Modern coverage of the engineering properties of soils and makes extensive reference to the Indian Standard Codes of Practice while discussing practices in Foundation Engineering.

7) Fluid Mechanics & Fluid Machines

  • Book Name: Hydraulics and Fluid Mechanics

Several new problems from the latest question papers of the different competitive examinations have been incorporated. Thus, it may be emphatically stated that the book is complete in all respects and it covers the entire syllabus in the subject for students in the different branches of engineering Therefore this fulfills the entire needs of the students intending to appear at the various Examinations 

8) Highway Engineering 

  • Book Name: Highway Engineering

9) Surveying

  • Book Name: Surveying (vol. 1,2,3)

Every topic is comprehensively explained and is accompanied by relevant examples of their practical use. Furthermore, they have included a wide range of numerical examples for the benefit of the readers.

10) Engineering Hydrology 

  • Book Name: Engineering Hydrology

The book emphasizes the current water-resources scenario in India with updated statistical data.

11) Irrigation Engineering  

  • Book Name: Irrigation Engineering and Hydraulic Structures

The techniques which are employed for the development and management of water resources become vitally important in this context and have been lucidly explained.

12) Engineering Mathematics

  • Book Name: Higher Engineering Mathematics

The ultimate book for basic understanding and approaching problems. For GATE exam preparation, this book is enough. Thoroughly explained the proofs of concepts and the number of solved examples.

13) Aptitude

  • Book Name: A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning

The primary reason for students to use this book is that it contains a lot of practice questions, some of which come with the hints needed for solving problems. The book also contains solved problems.

  • Book Name: Quantitative Aptitude For Competitive Examinations

This book covers every aspect of the numerical ability section of many competitive tests. Numerous examples have been used throughout the book to illustrate the concepts and problem-solving techniques. This book gives the students or candidates a good idea about the kind of questions asked in these exams. 

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Topic wise Weightage in GATE CE Exam


Expected Weightage in Marks


Expected Weightage in Marks

Theory of Computation


Operating System


Compiler Design


General Aptitude


Computer Organization & Architecture


Computer Networks


Programming & Data Structures


Soft. Engg/ Web Technology




Engineering Maths


Digital Logic




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  • The most recommended and the best books for GATE CE 2022 Exam are as follows:

    • Design Of Steel Structures by (Edition 3) by SK Duggal
    • Highway Engineering by S.K. Khanna, C.E.G. Justo
    • Basics and Applied Soil mechanics (Edition 2) by Gopal Ranjan, A.S.R.Rao
  • You should read Higher Engineering Mathematics (Edition 43) by B.S Grewal for Engineering Mathematics paper.

  • One must consider reading the following books for Environmental Engineering for GATE Civil Engineering paper:

    • Water Supply Engineering(Environmental Engineering Vol.1) (Edition 28) by S.K Duggal
    • Sewage Disposal and Air Pollution Engineering( Environmental Engineering Vol. 2) (Edition 3) by S.K. Duggal