IAS Exam Preparation: Mechanical Engineering Optional Booklist

UPSC Mains Exam: Booklist for Mechanical Engineering Optional.

Here’s a complete list of books recommended for Mechanical Engineering Optional Subject of UPSC Mains Exam.

  • Theory of Mechanics – S S Rattan
  • Theory of Mechanism and Mechanics – Jagdish Lal.
  • Mechanic of Solids – Popru
  • Manufacturing Science – Ghosh and Malik
  • Manufacturing Technology – P N Rao
  • Production Manangement – R K Jain
  • Principals of Manufacturing Material & Process – Campbeu
  • Fundamentals of Classed Thermodynamics – Van Wylen
  • Heat Transfer – Gupta Prakash
  • Heat and Mass Transfer – R. Yadav
  • Energy Conversion – Sukhalmoy
  • Environmental Pollution Central Engineering C S Rao
  • Fundamentals of Classed Thermodynamics – Van Wylen
  • Heat Transfer – Gupta Prakash
  • Heat and Mass Transfer – R. Yadav
  • Energy Conversion – Sukhalmoy
  • Environmental Pollution Central Engineering C S Rao
  • Surveying and Levelling – T P Kanetakar
  • Heat Conversion – Arora & Kundwar
  • Manufacturing Science – R K Jain
  • Thermodynamics – R Yadav Theory of Mechanics – S S Rattan
  • Theory of Mechanism and Mechanics – Jagdish Lal.
  • Mechanic of Solids – Popru
  • Manufacturing Science – Ghosh and Malik
  • Manufacturing Technology – P N Rao
  • Production Manangement – R K Jain
  • Principles of Manufacturing Material & Process – Campbeu
  • Surveying and Levelling – T P Kanetakar
  • Heat Conversion – Arora & Kundwar
  • Manufacturing Science – R K Jain
  • Thermodynamics – R Yadav

A brief preparation strategy for Mechanical Engineering Optional Subject


Candidates should plan their study in such a way that the mains preparation is finished before they start with their prelims preparation as 75% of the prelims portion is covered during mains preparation.
Analyze and asses UPSC previous years Question papers then identify the unfamiliar areas and frequently asked questions on topics.
At least refer 2 basic books to cover the unfamiliar areas asked in the previous years’ exams.
Plan different and flexible strategies for each paper.

Answer writing Tips


• Try to understand the demand of the question and answer accordingly for e.g. introduction can be direct with definition and general explanation or begin with relevant quotes.
• Candidates should interlink topics and provide diagrams wherever required.
• Highlight the keywords in the answers, try to include bullet list in the answers, quote the examples.
• Always conclude the answers in such a way that gives the gist of the entire answer written for a question.

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