GATE Aerospace Engineering syllabus online tests books

GATE Aerospace Engineering tests

We have created set of online tests for candidates preparing for GATE Aerospace exams.The online tests are free.You can try them unlimited number of times without any restriction.You can click on the links given below to try the online tests.

I have also outlined the features in this post.You can straight way try out the tests or read on the features and make your decision.For best results I recommend practicing all the online tests listed below.Each test has separate set of questions.So if you miss one test means you are missing one set of questions.

Each and every question is prepared with upcoming GATE Aerospace Engineering paper in mind.Solving every practice paper will give you great boost before the exams.The best part is we have covered important portions of GATE Aerospace syllabus while creating the questions.

You can also see score of other students who have attempted these exams after finishing the tests.This will give you an idea of your preparation level compared to others.The exams have time limit and negative marking just like real GATE exams.

GATE Aerospace Engineering Recommended Book

I would recommend below book along with above online tests.You should use both the resources for complete preparation for the exams.remember GATE exams are tough and thorough preparation is required to succeed in the exams.

I have also shown the updated syllabus of GATE Aerospace paper below for your reference.You should prepare topic wise.The online tests also represent sections more important for GATE exams.So solving every test will help you get an idea of important sections.You should focus more in important sections and less on special sections.

GATE Aerospace Engineering syllabus

GATE Aerospace Engineering syllabus is divided into multiple sections.You should prepare section wise.It will help you track the preparation and topics covered.Core topics are more important.Majority of questions are asked from Core topics.

So while preparing focus more on core topics.Once your core topics are over you can focus on special topics.It is not advisable to read special topics before completing core topics.The below syllabus is taken from official website of GATE exams(syllabus link).So the syllabus presented below is reliable.

Section1: Engineering Mathematics

Core Topics:

Linear Algebra:
Vector algebra, Matrix algebra, systems of linear equations, rank of a matrix, eigenvalues and eigenvectors.

Functions of single variable, limits, continuity and differentiability, mean value theorem, chain rule, partial derivatives, maxima and minima, gradient, divergence and curl, directional derivatives. Integration, Line, surface and volume integrals. Theorems of Stokes, Gauss and Green.

Differential Equations:
First order linear and nonlinear differential equations, higher order linear ODEs with constant coefficients. Partial differential equations and separation of variables methods.

Special Topics:

Fourier Series, Laplace Transforms, Numerical methods for linear and nonlinear algebraic equations, Numerical integration and differentiation.

Section 2: Flight Mechanics

Core Topics:


Atmosphere: Properties, standard atmosphere. Classification of aircraft. Airplane (fixed wing aircraft) configuration and various parts;

Airplane performance

Pressure altitude; equivalent, calibrated, indicated air speeds; Primary flight instruments: Altimeter, ASI, VSI, Turn-bank indicator. Drag polar; takeoff and landing; steady climb & descent, absolute and service ceiling; cruise, cruise climb, endurance or loiter; load factor, turning flight, V-n diagram; Winds: head, tail & cross winds;

Static stability

Angle of attack, sideslip; roll, pitch & yaw controls; longitudinal stick fixed & free stability, horizontal tail position and size; directional stability, vertical tail position and size; dihedral stability. Wing dihedral, sweep & position; hinge moments, stick forces;

Special Topics

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.

Section 3: Space Dynamics

Core Topics

Central force motion, determination of trajectory and orbital period in simple cases.

Special Topics

Orbit transfer, in-plane and out-of-plane

Section 4: Aerodynamics

Core Topics

Basic Fluid Mechanics

Conservation laws: Mass, momentum (Integral and differential form); Potential flow theory: sources, sinks, doublets, line vortex and their superposition; Viscosity, Reynold’s number.

Airfoils and wings

Airfoil nomenclature; Aerodynamic coefficients: lift, drag and moment; Kutta-Joukoswki theorem; Thin airfoil theory, Kutta condition, starting vortex; Finite wing theory: Induced drag, Prandtl lifting line theory; Critical and drag divergence Mach number.

Compressible Flows

Basic concepts of compressibility, Conservation equations; One dimensional compressible flows, Fanno flow, Rayleigh flow; Isentropic flows, normal and oblique shocks, Prandtl-Meyer flow; Flow through nozzles and diffusers.

Special Topics

Elementary ideas of viscous flows including boundary layers; Wind Tunnel Testing: Measurement and visualization techniques.

Section 5: Structures

Core Topics

Strength of Materials

States of stress and strain. Stress and strain transformation. Mohr’s Circle. Principal stresses. Three-dimensional Hooke’s law. Plane stress and strain; Failure theories: Maximum stress, Tresca and von Mises; Strain energy. Castigliano’s principles. Analysis of statically determinate and indeterminate trusses and beams. Elastic flexural buckling of columns.

Flight vehicle structures

Characteristics of aircraft structures and materials. Torsion, bending and flexural shear of thin-walled sections. Loads on aircraft

Structural Dynamics

Free and forced vibrations of undamped and damped SDOF systems. Free vibrations of undamped 2-DOF systems.

Special Topics

Vibration of beams. Theory of elasticity: Equilibrium and compatibility equations, Airy’s stress function.

Section 6: Propulsion

Core Topics


Thermodynamics, boundary layers and heat transfer and combustion thermochemistry.

Thermodynamics of aircraft engines

Thrust, efficiency and engine performance of turbojet, turboprop, turbo shaft, turbofan and ramjet engines, thrust augmentation of turbojets and turbofan engines. Aerothermodynamics of non-rotating propulsion components such as intakes, combustor and nozzle.

Axial compressors

Angular momentum, work and compression, characteristic performance of a single axial compressor stage, efficiency of the compressor and degree of reaction.

Axial turbines

Axial turbine stage efficiency

Centrifugal compressor

Centrifugal compressor stage dynamics, inducer, impeller and diffuser.

Rocket propulsion

Thrust equation and specific impulse, vehicle acceleration, drag, gravity losses, multi-staging of rockets. Classification of chemical rockets, performance of solid and liquid propellant rockets.


You can also post your questions.I will try to answer most of them.Also many candidates hare their experience you can get benefited reading their experience. The online tests also feature previous year GATE exam questions with answer.So following them will give you good idea about pattern and importance of topics. Consider sharing this post in case you found it useful.

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