IES Preparation Books for Electrical Engineering

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Mar 4, 2020

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The syllabus for Electrical Engineering has more than hundreds of topics under 14 – 15 subjects. For each subject there are many books available in the market. Hence, selecting a book becomes a difficult process.

The engineering aspirants had to appear for IES 2020 on January 05. Though the no. of test takers are less than 5 lakhs, the competition is high as the seats are within the range of 300-500. So, it is best to start preparing for UPSC ESE as soon as possible.  

The following article lists out the best books for IES Electrical Engineering Exam.

Book 1 – Principles of Electromagnetics by Matthew N. O. Sadiku, S. V. Kulkarni

Mathew. N.O sadaiku book

The textbook is a compilation of vector analysis and mathematical concepts. It covers topics like Vector Analysis, Electrostatics, Magnetostics and Time Varying Fields, Waves and Applications.

Book 2 -  Objective Electrical Technology by VK Mehta and Rohit Mehta

Vk mehta and rohit mehta book

The book is a comprehensive collection of objective type questions for GATE/ IES/IAS aspirants. It is divided in four parts and 41 chapters, having almost 1000 figures for clarity of questions provided.

Book 3 – Handbook of Electrical Engineering by Prashant Bharti (Arihant Publications)

Prashant Bharti book

The book is a collection of all the formulae ranging from basic to the most important ones. As per the reviews, it is most beneficial for taking the last-minute glimpse.

Books 4 – Objective Electrical Engineering for Diploma Engineering

Objective electrical For Diploma Engineering book

The book is a combination of Multiple Choice Questions with their logical and detailed answers. As per the reviews, the language used is very lucid, helping a student understand the questions quickly.

Book 5 -  Gateway to IES by Ashish Dixit

IES Ashish Dixit

The paper book is a combination of concepts, tips & tricks to solve the questions faster and various sample questions to prepare for IES. It is a must buy for candidates preparing for the Engineering Services Examination.

Book 6 – Power System Engineering by Nagrath & Kothari

Power system Engineering by Nagrath and kothari

The book covers the complete undergraduate syllabus of Power System Engineering. It explains all the topics with proper description and examples too.

Book 7 - Electrical Machines and Power Transformers by P.S. Bhimbra

Electrical machines and power Transformers

All the engineering aspirants must buy the book to clear the basic fundamentals for the subject. The language used to explain the concepts is lucid making it an ideal book for beginners.

Book 8 -  Automatic Control Systems by B.C. Kuo

Automatic Control Systems by B.c Kuo

The book provides engineers with a fresh content that places special emphasis on mechatronics. It follows a revolutionary approach by actually including a physical lab. Engineers will gains a strong understanding of the control systems with the help of modern examples and exercises

Book 9 -  Measurement & Instrumentation by  A. K. Sawhney

Measurement and instrumentation by A.k sawhney

The book covers all the topics under Measurement and Instrumentation of IES Electrical Engineering. As per  the reviews, it has been given a tag of an ‘Evergreen Book’ for candidates pursuing a career in Electrical Engineering.

Book 10 - Circuits and Networks: Analysis and Synthesis by A. Sudhakar and Shyammohan S. Palli

Circuits and networks analysis and synthesis

The book is revised as per internationally accepted learning outcomes. There are approximately 400 FAQs derived from important previous year question papers. Also, important definitions with formulas are also highlighted within the text.  

Other Books for IES EE 2020 

Book Name Author Book Cover

Basic Electrical Engineering

C L Wadhwa

IES EE 2018 book Cl wadwa

An Integrated Course in Electrical Engg.

J.B. Gupta

J.b Gupta book of Electrical Engg

Abc of Electrical Engg.

Theraja B.L., Theraja A.K.

Theraja B.l and a.k electrical book

Electrical Engg. Fundamentals


Books of Deltoro

Electrical Engg. GATE 2018

Bhavin Juneja, Prashant Bharti

Bhavin juneja and prashant Bharti books

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