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Each of us requires a different kind of study program based upon our style/preference of studying. Normally, all students take our study material and test series. Many also take video lectures as it helps them clear concepts. A lot depends upon time available to prepare, current stage of preparation, etc. If you are still unsure, please contact us.

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Typically 5-6 months are required, but some students need a longer time frame based on other commitments. College students start preparation 12-18 months before GATE to have more time to practise questions as they may have semester exams as well.

We suggest about 800 to 1200 hours of preparation time overall. This can be divided into 3-4 months or 12-18 months, based on your schedule.

  • Take a diagnostic test – the best diagnostic test is a GATE paper of any of the previous 3 years.
  • Note down what you have scored and what was the actual GATE qualifying score cut-off. Note that qualification does not help you much. What you need is a good score. So note the good score mentioned above and measure the gap between your score and a good score.
  • Note the GATE syllabus and mark your topics that you are good at. First try to master subjects that you are good at.
  • However, some subjects like Space Dynamics, Flight Mechanics and Structures have a high weightage. So you should definitely prepare these.
  • General Aptitude does not require preparation. It requires practice. So just practise solving Aptitude questions every day for 30 minutes.
  • Mathematics may have a very high weightage. But note that to get these 10-12 marks, what you have to study and practice is typically more than a core subject. So if you wish to eliminate some topics in Maths, it is fine. Master topics that you are good at.
  • Take lots of section tests and Mocks. Career Avenues provides an excellent test series for GATE Aerospace (AE). For more details click here 
  • In case you require focused GATE study material and books, you should take Career Avenues GATE Aerospace (AE) study material which has been made by IIT alumni and is focused towards GATE. For more details click here


Section I: Engineering Mathematics

  • Linear Algebra
  • Calculus
  • Differential Equations

Section II: Flight Mechanics

  • Basics
  • Airplane Performance
  • Static Stability
  • Dynamic Stability

Section III: Space Dynamics

  • Central Force Motion
  • Orbit Transfer

Section IV: Aerodynamics

  • Basic Fluid Mechanics
  • Airfoils and Wings
  • Compressible Flows

Section V: Structures

  • Strength of Materials
  • Flight Vehicle Structures
  • Structural Dynamics

Section VI: Propulsion

  • Basics
  • Thermodynamics of Aircraft Engines
  • Axial Compressors
  • Axial Turbines
  • Centrifugal Compressor
  • Rocket Propulsion

Please note that within each section, there are core topics and special topics. The majority of the questions in the exam will be based on the core topics, while a smaller percentage will be on the special topics.

Remember to refer to the official and updated GATE syllabus for the most accurate and detailed information on the subjects and topics to cover in your preparation


  • Fundamentals of Aerodynamics: John D. Anderson
  • Modern Compressible Flow: John D. Anderson

Aircraft Structure:

  • Fundamentals of Aircraft Structural Analysis: Howard D. Curtis
  • Aircraft Design: A Conceptual Approach: Daniel P. Raymer
  • Materials and Structures: Callister and Gere
  • Aircraft Structures for Engineering Students: Megson


  • Elements of Gas Turbine Propulsion: Jack D. Mattingly
  • Gas Turbines: V Ganesan
  • Mechanics and Thermodynamics of Propulsion: Hill & Peterson

Space Dynamics:

  • Space Dynamics: William J. Palm

Please note that this is a shortened list, and there may be other valuable resources available as well. It’s always a good idea to consult with our professors or experts in the field for further recommendations.