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UPSC ESE Books 2024 - Subject wise best books with Author name

UPSC ESE Books 2024 - Subject wise best books with Author name

Edited By Vishnukumar | Updated on Sep 19, 2023 07:59 PM IST | #UPSC ESE

UPSC ESE Books 2024: Studying from the best UPSC ESE books and covering the syllabus with the right strategy during the preparation phase will help the candidates secure scores that will make their way to easily crack the UPSC ESE exam. In addition to studying from UPSC ESE books 2024, candidates must also solve UPSC IES sample papers and mock tests. In this article we have listed the best UPSC ESE books 2024. These best books for UPSC ESE 2024 are listed as per the details provided by coaching institutes and toppers. Choosing the right set of books for UPSC ESE preparation can make a significant difference in one's performance in the exam. In this article, aspirants can check all the details related to the books of UPSC ESE 2024, subject-wise books, preparation tips, and more.

UPSC ESE Books 2024- Number of Subjects

Candidates can check out the number of topics that are asked in the UPSC ESE 2024 exam:

  • General Studies & Engineering Aptitude

  • Civil Engineering

  • Mechanical Engineering

  • Electrical Engineering

  • Electronics & Telecommunications Engineering

Also read:

UPSC ESE Books 2024 - List 1


Book Name


Network Theory

Network Analysis

M. E. Van Valkenburg

Fundamentals of Electric Circuits

Charles K. Alexander, Matthew N. O. Sadiku

Communication Systems

Communication Systems (Fourth Edition)

Simon Haykin

Communication Systems Engineering

John G. Proakis, Masoud Salehi

Probability, Random Variables and Random Signal Principles

Peyton Z. Peebles

UPSC ESE 2024 Books - List 2

Computer Organization and Architecture

Computer System Architecture

M. Morris Mano

Operating System Concepts

Abraham Silberschatz, Peter Baer Galvin, Greg Gagne

Electronic Measurements and Instruments

Electronic Instrumentation

H. S. Kalsi

A Course in Electrical and Electronic Measurements & Instrumentation

A. K. Sawhney

Analog Circuits

Microelectronic circuits

Adel S. Sedra, Kenneth C. Smith

Integrated Electronics

Jacob Millman, Christos Halkias, Chetan D. Parikh

Digital Circuits

Switching & Finite Automata theory

Zvi Kohavi

Digital Design

M. Morris Mano

Books of UPSC ESE 2024 - List 3

Control Systems

Automatic control systems

Benjamin C. Kuo

Control systems engineering

J. Nagrath, M. Gopal


Principles of Electromagnetics

Matthew N., O. Sadiku S., V. Kulkarni

Electronic Devices and Circuits

Solid State Electronic Devices

Ben G. Streetman, Sanjay K. Banerjee

Signals and Systems

Signals and Systems

Alan V. Oppenheim, Alan S. Willsky

Digital Signal Processing

John G. Proakis, Dimitris G. Manolakis

Also read:

UPSC ESE Books 2024 - List 4

Microprocessors and Microcontroller

Microprocessor Architecture, Programming and Applications with the 8085

Ramesh Gaonkar

Advanced Communication Topics

Data Communications and Networking

Behrouz A. Forouzan

Wireless Communications: Principles and Practice

Theodore S. Rappaport

Optical Fiber Communications

John M. Senior

UPSC ESE 2024 Books - List 5

Advanced Electronics (VLSI) Topics


Neil H. E. Weste, David Money Harris

VLSI Fabrication Principles

Sorab K Ghandhi

Materials Science

Materials Science and Engineering

William D. Callister

Introduction to Nanotechnology

Charles P. Poole, Frank J. Owens

Basic Electrical Engineering

A textbook of Electrical Technology (Volume - 2)

B. L. Theraja, A. K. Theraja

Electrical Machines

Ashfaq Husain

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UPSC ESE 2024 - Subject wise books

ESE Books for General Studies & Engineering Aptitude



General Studies & Engineering Aptitude 2020

IES Master Publication

ESE 2020 Prelims: General Studies & Engineering Aptitude

ACE Engineering Publications

ESE 2020 General Studies & Engineering Aptitude Practice Book

Made Easy Publications

General Studies & Engineering Aptitude

R.K. Jain

List of IES Mechanical Engineering Books for Prelims & Mains



Engineering Thermodynamics

a) PK Nag b) Cengel & Boles

IC Engine

ML Mathur and RP Sharma

b) V.Ganesan

Gas Turbine and Propulsive Systems

a) PR Khajuria & SP Dubey b) V.Ganesan

Fluid Mechanics

a) Modi & Seth b)RK Bansal

Compressible Flow

a) SM Yahya

Heat and Mass Transfer

a) JP Hollman b) RC Sachdeva

Refrigeration and Air Conditioning

a) CP Arora b) Domkundwar

List of IES Electrical Engineering Books for Prelims & Mains



Network Analysis

Van Valkenburg


William H. Hayt

Electrical Machinery

PS Bhimra

Electrical Machines

Nagrath & Kothari

Power System Engg.

Nagrath & Kothari

List of IES Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering Books for Prelims & Mains



Network Analysis

a) Van Valkenburg

b) Chakrabarti

Electromagnetic Waves & Radiating Systems

a) Jardon & Balmain

b) JD Kraus

Integrated Circuits

K.R. Botkar

Op. Amps & Linear Integrated Circuit


Digital Logic & Computer Design

Morris Mano

List Of IES Civil Engineering Books For Prelims & Mains



Strength of Materials

a) Gere and Timoshenko

b) B C Punamia

Structural Analysis

a) Negi

b) S Ramamrutham

c) C K Vang

Concrete Structures

a) Punamia & Jain

b) H J Shah

Steel Structures

a) Duggal

Soil Mechanics & Foundation Engg.

a) Ranjan & Rao

b) Venkata Ramaiah

c) S K Garg

Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulics

a) Modi & Seth

b) R K Bansal

c) Subramanyam

Also read:

UPSC ESE Syllabus 2024

UPSC prescribes the UPSC ESE syllabus and mentions it in official notification. Aspirants preparing for the Engineering Services Examination are advised to check the syllabus to know the subjects, topics, and sub-topics on which the question paper will be based. Candidates can check the syllabus to prepare better. The official syllabus is released separately for the preliminary as well as the mains exam.

UPSC ESE Preparation Tips 2024

Aspirants preparing for the UPSC ESE must know that it is one of the most targeted government engineering exams in India, hence, their preparation level should also be upto the mark. Some of the UPSC ESE preparation tips are mentioned below -

  • Solve previous year's UPSC ESE question papers on a regular basis.

  • Stick to core subject books such as civil, mechanical, electrical and electronics & telecommunication engineering.

  • Refer to only the official UPSC ESE exam pattern 2024 and syllabus.

  • Refer to the best books of UPSC ESE 2024 and do not change it on the basis of random opinions.

  • Stay updated with last year's UPSC ESE cut off to know the difficulty level of the exam.

  • Increase time management skills and accuracy.

  • Give UPSC ESE mock tests on a regular basis.

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Frequently Asked Question (FAQs)

1. What are the three stages of selection in UPSC ESE 2024?

The three stages of selection process of UPSC IES includes prelims, mains and interview.

2. What are the books recommended for network analysis in electronics and telecommunication engineering?

The network analysis books are Van Valkenburg and Chakrabarti.

3. Is UPSC IES tougher than IAS?

There is a difference between both the exams, however, IAS is tougher than IES as per students.

4. Is there negative marking in the UPSC ESE 2024?

Yes, there is negative marking in the UPSC ESE 2024 preliminary exam.

5. What are the core subjects for UPSC ESE 2024?

The core subjects to be studied for UPSC ESE exam 2024 are civil, mechanical, electrical and electronics & telecommunication engineering.

6. What are the best ESE prelims books for preparation

The IES exam preparation books for prelims have been given in the above article, aspirants can check it.


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Questions related to UPSC ESE

Have a question related to UPSC ESE ?

Hello aspirant,

Hope you are doing absolutely great.

So with regard to your query, YES for the ESE (Engineering Service Examination) exam any student who is a graduate of engineering can apply for this exam. If you had graduated from Btech course, then you are eligible for the exam.

Hope this helps you!!

Hello Aspirant,

Eligibility criteria for IES or ESE are

Candidate must have received a degree in Engineering from a university integrated by an act of the central or state legislature in India or other educational institutions established by an act of Parliament or acknowledged as deemed to be universities under section-3 of the university grants commission act.

As NMIMS Mumbai is a private deemed university, you are eligible for this exam.

It came to be a deemed university organized under Section 3 of the UGC Act, 1956.

I hope it helps.


No there is no information regarding the extension of ESE 2022 application date so no officials will not extend the dates for registration. The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) closed the ESE application form 2022 in online mode on the official website The UPSC ESE withdrawal window will be open from October 20, 2021 to October 26, 2021. The UPSC IES form 2022 has been released on September 22, 2021.The basic educational qualification required to be eligible for UPSC ESE exam is graduation in engineering.

Hello candidate,

Here are a few criteria for a candidate while he is appearing for the union public services examination-

1. Regarding the age criteria for a General candidate the minimum age limit for appearing in this examination is 21 years where as the upper age limit for an eligible Candidate is 35 years.

2. Secondly, the candidate must have a graduation degree from any recognised college irrespective of which stream in order to appear for the examinations.

3. A General candidate has a lifetime opportunity of of a total of 6 attempts to appear in these examinations.

Hope you found it helpful!!

For any further queries feel free to post it here!!


IES or ESE is engineering service exam, hence as per the norms  laid out by UPSC, candidates need to pass degree or diploma in engineering from a recognized university, other than this some of the other fulfilling eligibility criteria are as follows;

Passed Graduate Membership Examination of the Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (India)

Passed Associate Membership exam which is parts II and III/Sections A and B of the Aeronautical Society of India

Passed Graduate Membership test of the Institution of Electronics and Radio Engineers, London held after November 1959.

For applying in Indian Radio Regulatory Service or Indian Naval Armament Service  a postgraduate degree or equivalent in Wireless Communication Electronics/ Radio Physics/Radio Engineering as a special subject, Master’s Degree in Science with Physics and Radio Communication /Electronics /Telecommunication as a special subject is also applicable for India Radio Regulatory Service.

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