GATE 2020 Syllabus for Aerospace Engineering (AE)
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GATE 2020 Syllabus for Aerospace Engineering (AE) - Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi has released the syllabus of Aerospace engineering for GATE 2020. Candidates can get an insight into the types of question asked in the exam, important topics etc through GATE 2020 syllabus for aerospace engineering. Students preparing for GATE must follow the syllabus of the exam to keep a track of the topics they need to pay more attention to, section they have already covered etc. GATE 2020 syllabus for aerospace engineering is divided into different section and parts. Here in this article, we will go through the complete syllabus of aerospace for GATE. As per the officials of GATE, 90% of the syllabus will be from the core topics of aerospace while the remaining 10% will be from special topics from the subject. Candidates must note that the GATE 2020 syllabus will be different from the degree syllabus and students appearing for the exam must give special attention to the syllabus released by the authorities. Go through the complete article to know about the GATE 2020 syllabus for aerospace engineering, recommended books etc.
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GATE 2020 Syllabus for Aerospace Engineering

Authorities have released the GATE 2020 syllabus for aerospace engineering to help students know the important topics from where the questions will be asked in the entrance test. The section of engineering mathematics is compulsory for all the candidates appearing in the aerospace exam of GATE 2020. The detailed GATE 2020 syllabus for aerospace engineering is given below:

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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


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Books Recommended for GATE 2020 Aerospace Engineering Exam

Candidates can take help of the following books to prepare for the GATE 2020 aerospace engineering exam. Find the list of recommended books for aerospace engineering exam below:

S. No.

Books Name

Name of the Author


Fluid Mechanics

R. K. Rajput



Michael Boles; Yunus Cengel


Aerodynamics, Flight Mechanics

John. D.Anderson


Strength of Materials

R.K. Bansal


Flight Stability and Dynamics

Thomas Yechout


Engineering Mechanics


GATE 2020 Exam Pattern for Aerospace Engineering

Along with the syllabus for aerospace engineering, candidates must also be aware of the GATE 2020 exam pattern of the entrance test. Students appearing for the exam can take help of the exam pattern to get an idea about the type of questions, total number of questions and marks for each question etc. GATE 2020 will be conducted in online mode. The exam will comprise of multiple choice questions (MCQ) along with the Numerical Answer Type (NAT) questions. For MCQs, negative marking will be done for incorrect answers whereas for numerical type questions there is no provision for negative marking.

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