GATE 2019 Syllabus for Aerospace Engineering
Samiksha Jain, 01 Sep 2018, #GATE

GATE 2019 Syllabus for Aerospace Engineering- IIT Madras, the exam conducting authority has released the syllabus of GATE 2019 for Aerospace Engineering. The GATE 2019 syllabus of Aerospace Engineering (AE) will enable candidates to know about the sections and topics that need to be studied for the preparation. Along with the topics and sections, candidates with the help of Aerospace Engineering syllabus of GATE 2019 will be able to know the important sections that they need to cover and make their study plan accordingly. Candidates can find the GATE syllabus 2019 for aerospace engineering on this page which is divided into core and special topics. According to GATE officials, 90 percent of the questions will be asked from the core topics while the remaining 10 percent will be asked from the special topics. Candidates can check the complete GATE 2019 syllabus of Aerospace Engineering, below. 

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IIT Madras will be conducting GATE 2019 on February 2, 3, 9 & 10 in online mode. Referring to the syllabus of GATE 2019 for Aerospace Engineering will ensure that aspirants do not miss any important topics.

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GATE Syllabus 2019 for Aerospace Engineering (AE)


Candidates appearing for GATE 2019 can refer the given below table to know the syllabus for Aerospace Engineering. Candidates must know that section of engineering mathematics is compulsory for all the candidates. Apart from this, general aptitude section is also mandatory to attempt.


GATE 2019 Syllabus for Aerospace Engineering



Core Topics

Special Topics


 Engineering Mathematics

  • Linear Algebra

  • Calculus

  • Differential Equations

  • Fourier Series

  • Laplace Transform

  • Numerical methods for linear and nonlinear algebraic equations

  • Numerical integration and differentiation



Flight Mechanics

  • Basics

  • Airplane performance

  • Static stability

  • Dynamic stability

  • Euler angles

  • Equations of motion; aerodynamic forces and moments, stability & control derivatives; decoupling of longitudinal and lateral-directional dynamics; longitudinal modes; lateral-directional modes



Space Dynamics

  • Central force motion

  • Determination of trajectory

  • Orbital period in simple cases

  • Orbit transfer

  • In-plane and out-of-plane




  • Basic Fluid Mechanics

  • Airfoils and wings

  • Compressible Flows

  • Elementary ideas of viscous flows including boundary layers

  • Wind Tunnel Testing: Measurement and visualization technique




  • Strength of Materials

  • Flight vehicle structures

  • Structural Dynamics

  • Vibration of beams

  • Theory of elasticity: Equilibrium and compatibility equations

  • Airy’s stress function




  • Basics

  • Thermodynamics of aircraft engines

  • Axial compressors

  • Axial turbines

  • Centrifugal compressor

  •  Rocket propulsion


For detailed GATE Aerospace Engineering (AE) Syllabus- Click here


Books to refer for GATE 2019 Syllabus Aerospace Engineering

To prepare for Aerospace Engineering, candidates can refer the mentioned below books: 

S. No

Books Name

Name of the Author


Fluid Mechanics

R. K. Rajput


Strength of Materials

R.K. Bansal


Aerodynamics, Flight Mechanics

John. D.Anderson



Michael Boles; Yunus Cengel


Engineering Mechanics



Flight Stability Aand Dynamics

Thomas Yechout

GATE Exam Pattern For Aerospace Engineering

Along with the syllabus, candidates must also be well versed with GATE 2019 exam pattern of Aerospace Engineering. Having complete information about the Aerospace Engineering exam pattern of GATE 2019 will help candidates to prepare for the subject more efficiently. The GATE 2019 will be conducted in online mode. There will be multiple choice questions (MCQ) along with the Numerical Answer Type (NAT) questions that candidates need to answer. In case of MCQ, negative marking will be done if the question is answered incorrectly. For NAT and answered questions, no negative marking will be done.

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