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IES 2018: Books to Prepare for Mechanical Engineering

Last Updated - October 27, 2017

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 full idea about IES Exam Pattern and Syllabus. Also, the following article lists down 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 NameAuthor/ Publisher
A Textbook of Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulic MachinesDr. R.K. Bansal
Hydraulics and Fluid Mechanics including Hydraulics MachinesP.N. Modi
Fluid MachanicsRobert W. Fox and Alan T. Mcdonald
Fluid Mechanics and MachineryC.S.P. Ojha, R. Berndtsson
  • Thermodynamics

Book NameAuthor/ Publisher
Engineering ThermodynamicsPK Nag
Thermodynamics: An Engineering ApproachYunus A Cengel, and Michael A. Boles
Understanding Physics for JEE Main & Advanced Waves & ThermodynamicsD C Pandey
  • Power Plant

Book NameAuthor/ Publisher
Power Plant EngineeringNag
Fundamentals of Compressible FlowS. M. Yahya
Gas Turbines And Propulsive SystemsP R Khajuria, S P Dubey
  • Theory of Machines

Book NameAuthor/ Publisher
Theory of Machines: Kinematics and DynamicSadhu Singh
Theory of MachinesS S Rattan
Theory Of Machine And Mechanisms Si EditionGordon R. Pennock & Joseph E. Shigley John J. Uicker
Theory of MachinesV.P. Singh

Other Subjects with important books

Subject NameBook NameAuthor/ Publisher
IC EnginesInternal Combustion EnginesGanesan
Refrigeration and Air ConditioningRefrigeration and Air ConditioningC P Arora
Renewable Sources of EnergyIntroduction to Renewable Energy Vaughn C. Nelson
Heat TranferHeat Transfer (in SI Units)JP Hollman

Mechanical Paper II

  • Mechanics of Materials

Book NameAuthor/ Publisher
A Textbook of Strength of MaterialsR K Bansal
Strength of MaterialsB C Punmia, Ashok Kumar Jain
Mechanics of Materials (SI Units)Beer, Johnston, Dewolf
  • Strength of Materials

Book NameAuthor/ Publisher
Strength of MaterialsS S Rattan
Strength of Materials: Elementary Theory and ProblemsS Timoshenko
Strength of MaterialsS. Ramamrutham
  • Industrial Engineering and Management

Book NameAuthor/ Publisher
Industrial Engineering and ManagementPravin Kumar
Industrial Engineering and ManagementKhanna
Modern Production and Operation ManagementBuffa and Sarin

Other Subjects with Important Books

SubjectBook NameAuthor/ Publisher
Machine DesignDesign of Machine ElementsV B Bhandari
Materials Science and EngineeringMaterial Science and EngineeringI P Singh
Mechatronics and RoboticsMechatronics: Principles and ApplicationGodfrey Onwubolu
ViberationsMechanical Vibrations G K Grover
Manufacturing ScienceManufacturing ScienceAmitabh Ghosh



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