Best Books for GATE Civil Engineering (CE) 2021

Best Books for GATE Civil Engineering (CE)[Suggested by Toppers]

Updated: 18.6.20

Here, we have come up with the list of best books for GATE CE 2021 exam. The Civil Engineering GATE syllabus has hundreds of topics including 14-16 topics and there are also plenty of books on the market for the same subject. It is vital to select books that are exam-oriented, syllabus optimized and comprehensive to help you in your GATE 2021 preparation. Hence to cater to your needs, we have jotted down the list of best books available for GATE 2021 along with the name of authors & other details based on the following important considerations.

Best Books for GATE Civil Engineering (CE)

The list of GATE civil Books are based on the following important considerations-
1. Popularity and Standard book,
2. Recommended by GATE Toppers,
3. Easy to learn and understand the concepts.

Topic Book Name Author
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

Check also GATE Civil Notes & don't forget to take GATE Mock Test, to stay ahead in the competition.

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