BEL Exams Books


BEL in its graduate engineer exam notification has not said much about the pattern of the written exam, except that the selection process would consist of a written test followed by an interview.

So I had to search on the net for the pattern of written exam of previous years and I could find that the BEL written exam consists of a total 150 marks containing the following two sections:

1.0 Aptitude section:

It consist of 30 questions each weighing 1 mark. Questions on passage comprehension, grammar, data interpretation & logical reasoning are asked.

2.0 Technical section:

It consists of 120 questions each weighing 1 mark. Subject-specific (Electronics, Mechanical or Computer Science) questions are asked.
You have to answer the 150 questions, 150 marks paper in a 2-n-half hour. There is a negative marking of -0.25 for each wrong answer and hence you should be cautious in making guesses.

BEL Exam Preparatory books:

Prep Books for BEL Exam Aptitude test papers:

  • Guide to general aptitude test by GK Publisher
  • S.chand A modern approach to verbal and nonverbal reasoning by R.S. Aggarwal
  • S.Chand quantitative aptitude for competitive examination by R.S. Aggarwal

Prep Books for BEL Exam Technical test paper:

These guide books on BHEL also have the Aptitude test section in addition to the technical test section:

  • Guide to BHEL – Electronics Engineering by Mittal GK Publishers
  • Guide to BHEL – Mechanical engineering by Mittal GK Publishers
  • NTPC Computer Science/Information technology by Mittal GK Publishers
  • Galgotia question bank in electrical and Electronics Engineering by Harish C. Rai and Ashok Raj

Other Recommended Books:

  • Electric Circuits and Networks by K. S. Suresh Kumar
  • Linear Circuits Analysis by DeCarlo Lin
  • Network Analysis by M.E Van Valkenburg
  • Digital Logic and Computer Design by M Morris Mano
  • Principle of Digital Electronics by Malvino & Leach
  • A Text of Electrical Technology by B. L. Theraja, and A. K. Theraja
  • Modern Control Engineering by Katsuhiko Ogata
  • Microprocessor Architecture, Programming, and Applications by Ramesh S. Gaonkar
  • Microcomputers and Microprocessors: Programming, Interfacing, and Troubleshooting by John E. Uffenbeck