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UPSC IES/ESE Books for General Studies and Engineering Aptitude
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UPSC IES/ESE Books for Civil Engineering 
Strength of Materials

  • Strength of Materials for Solved problems, Theory of average reading by B.C. Punamia
  • Mechanics of Structure (vol. 1) by Dr. H.J. Shah, S.B. Junnarkar
  • Mechanics of Materials by Gere & Timoshenko
  • Strength of Materials for unsolved problems by L. Singer

RCC Design

  • RCC. Design by A. K. Jain S N Sinha
  • Reinforced Concrete Design by Pillai & D. Menon
  • Prestressed Concrete (2nd Edition) by N. Krishna Raju

Theory of Structures/Analysis of Structure

  • Theory of Structures/Analysis of Structure by Gupta & Pandit, C S Reddy
  • Structural Dynamics by Mario Paz
  • Analysis of Structures (vol. I & II) by Vazirani & Ratwani
  • Structural Analysis (9th Edition) by R. C. Hibbeler

Steel Design

  • Steel Design by L. S. Negi
  • Design of Steel Structures by N. Subramaniam
  • Limit State Design of Steel Structures by S.K. Duggal

Soil Mechanics & Foundation Engineering

  • Soil Mechanics & Foundation Engineering by Dr. K. R. Arora
  • Basic and Applied Soil Mechanics by Gopal Ranjan & Rao

Environmental Engineering

  • Environmental Engineering by Peavy & Rowe
  • Wastewater Treatment for Pollution Control by Soli J Arceivala

Fluid Mechanics & Fluid Machines

  • Fluid Mechanics & Fluid Machines by K. Subramanya
  • Hydraulic Machines by Jagdish Lal
  • Flow in Open Channel by K. Subramanya
  • Hydraulics and Fluid Mechanics includiing Hydraulic Machines by Modi & Seth


  • Surveying (vol. I & II) by B.C. Punamia

Highway Engineering 

  • Highway Engineering by L R Kadiyali

Engineering Hydrology

  • Hydrology by K. Subramanya

Construction Engineering 

  • Construction Engineering and Management by Dr. S. Seetharaman
  • Construction Project Managment by K. K. Chitkara

Irrigation Engineering

  • Irrigation Water Resources and Water Power Engineering by P. N. Modi
  • Irrigation Engineering and Hydraulic Structures by S.K. Garg

Building Materials

  • Engineering Materials by Rangwala
  • Concrete Technology by M. S. Shetty
  • Building Construction by Susheel Kumar

Some Other Books

  • Railway Engineering by S.C. Saxena & S.P. Arora
  • Harbour, Dock and Tunnel Engineering by R. Srinivasan
  • Airport Planning & Design by S. K. Khanna & M. G. Arora
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for UPSC IES/ESE Civil Engineering Syllabus 

Question- How many stages are there is UPSC IES/ESE exam ?
Answer- Total Three stages. to clear this prestigious exam- Stage I- Preliminary Exam, Stage II- Mains Exam, Stage III- Personality Test

Question- I am in the final year of graduation of engineering. Am I eligible for UPSC IES/ESE  exam?
Yes, Final Year Students are eligible for UPSC IES/ESE exam.

Question-In which branch can I appear for UPSC IES/ESE exam ?
Engineering Services Examination (ESE) is conducted by UPSC for four categories of engineering :
(1) Civil Engineering
(2) Mechanical Engineering
(3) Electrical Engineering
(4) Electronics & telecommunication Engineering

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