In this book, the author with his long teaching experience in the subject has made efforts to present the subject matter in a way which lays emphasis on the fundamentals, keeping in view the difficulties experienced by the students. Every basic concept, fundamental method, equation or theory of interest to the student of reinforced concrete design has been described in a simplified manner. S.I. system of units and new code IS: 456-1978 have been used entirely in the text. The book is useful for degree, diploma and A.M.I.E. students in various branches of engineering. This book on ‘Limit State Design’ emphasis the provisions of code IS: 456-1978. This book is amongst the rare books on this subject by Indian authors.