IES 2020: Books to Prepare for Mechanical Engineering

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Jun 9, 2020

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Indian Engineering Services Examination is the most sought after exam for engineering aspirants. The exam is conducted each year by UPSC. Through IES, a candidate can serve as Class I Officers under Government of India in the following departments:

  • Civil Engineering,
  • Electronics & Telecommunication,
  • Electrical Engineering and 
  • Mechanical Engineering

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As the examination witnesses a lot of competition, it is important to have a full idea about IES Exam Pattern and Syllabus. Also, the following article lists the books that will help in preparing for ESE Mechanical Engineering.

Subject-wise books for Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Paper I

  • Fluid Mechanics and Fluid Machinery

Book Name Author/ Publisher
A Textbook of Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulic Machines Dr. R.K. Bansal
Hydraulics and Fluid Mechanics including Hydraulics Machines P.N. Modi
Fluid Machanics Robert W. Fox and Alan T. Mcdonald
Fluid Mechanics and Machinery C.S.P. Ojha, R. Berndtsson
  • Thermodynamics

Book Name Author/ Publisher
Engineering Thermodynamics PK Nag
Thermodynamics: An Engineering Approach Yunus A Cengel, and Michael A. Boles
Understanding Physics for JEE Main & Advanced Waves & Thermodynamics D C Pandey
  • Power Plant

Book Name Author/ Publisher
Power Plant Engineering Nag
Fundamentals of Compressible Flow S. M. Yahya
Gas Turbines And Propulsive Systems P R Khajuria, S P Dubey
  • Theory of Machines

Book Name Author/ Publisher
Theory of Machines: Kinematics and Dynamic Sadhu Singh
Theory of Machines S S Rattan
Theory Of Machine And Mechanisms Si Edition Gordon R. Pennock & Joseph E. Shigley John J. Uicker
Theory of Machines V.P. Singh

Other Subjects with important books

Subject Name Book Name Author/ Publisher
IC Engines Internal Combustion Engines Ganesan
Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Refrigeration and Air Conditioning C P Arora
Renewable Sources of Energy Introduction to Renewable Energy  Vaughn C. Nelson
Heat Tranfer Heat Transfer (in SI Units) JP Hollman

Mechanical Paper II

  • Mechanics of Materials

Book Name Author/ Publisher
A Textbook of Strength of Materials R K Bansal
Strength of Materials B C Punmia, Ashok Kumar Jain
Mechanics of Materials (SI Units) Beer, Johnston, Dewolf
  • Strength of Materials

Book Name Author/ Publisher
Strength of Materials S S Rattan
Strength of Materials: Elementary Theory and Problems S Timoshenko
Strength of Materials S. Ramamrutham
  • Industrial Engineering and Management

Book Name Author/ Publisher
Industrial Engineering and Management Pravin Kumar
Industrial Engineering and Management Khanna
Modern Production and Operation Management Buffa and Sarin

Other Subjects with Important Books

Subject Book Name Author/ Publisher
Machine Design Design of Machine Elements V B Bhandari
Materials Science and Engineering Material Science and Engineering I P Singh
Mechatronics and Robotics Mechatronics: Principles and Application Godfrey Onwubolu
Viberations Mechanical Vibrations  G K Grover
Manufacturing Science Manufacturing Science Amitabh Ghosh

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.