Important Books for Civil engineering Optional for UPSC IAS Mains

UPSC IAS Exam is conducted in three phases- Prelims, Mains and Interview. It is known as the toughest exam in India. Optional  subjects are considered as the indispensable piece of UPSC IAS Mains exam. UPSC has released the notification for UPSC 2017 IAS Exam. The IAS Prelims exam is scheduled on 18th June 2017.

Civil engineering as an optional subject for UPSC IAS Mains

Civil engineering is a professional degree subject that deals with the constructional designs and other peripheral areas related to construction. Aspirants those who are from civil engineering background can only handle this optional subject. The syllabus of Civil engineering for UPSC IAS Mains exam is too vast.

Books for Civil Engineering

Paper 1 deals of Civil Engineering  with Engineering Mechanics, Strength of Materials and Structural Analysis. Paper II of Civil Engineering deals with Construction Technology, Equipment, Planning and Management. Here we are giving the complete list of important reference books for Civil engineering optional for UPSC IAS Mains Exam.

  • Engineering Mechanics: Statics and Dynamics – Irving Herman Shames
  • Strength of Material- Prof. S. Ramamrutham
  • Mechanics for Engineers- B Johnson
  • Structural Analysis- C. K. Wang
  • Limit state design of steel structures: S K Duggal
  • Design of steel structures: N Subramanian
  • Engineering Mechanics – Mchean
  • Limit State Design – Ram Chandra
  • Soil Mechanics – K.R. Arora
  • Fluid Mechanics – Modi and Seth
  • Surveying – Punmia
  • Strength of Material – V. N. Vazaram
  • Basic and applied Fluid Mechanics-Garde
  • Theory of Structure: Volume- II – Vazirani and Ratwani
  • Irrigation Engineering – S.K. Garg
  • Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering – A Singh and K R Arora
  • Strength and Materials -UC. Jindal
  • Introduction to Mechanics of Solids
  • Engineering Hydrology – K. Subramanya
  • Strength of material – Gere and Timoshenko
  • Concrete Technology – M.S. Shetty
  • R.C.C. (WSM) – Shyal and Goyal
  • R.C.C. (LSM) – A.K. Jain
  • Steel Structure – L.S. Negi
  • Prestressed Concrete – N. Krishna Raju

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