GATE Aerospace Engineering

Career Avenues GATE Courses for Aerospace Engineering (AE branch).
Study Material, VDO Lectures and India's Best Test Series


Career Avenues conducts classroom Program for Engineering Mathematics and General Aptitude portion only at all our offices. Please contact the office closest to you for fees and batch details.

Career Avenues Classes are designed to ensure an optimum mix of theoretical learning and problem solving. We aim to overall spend atleast 50% of the class time in question solving, and cover atleast 5 years of past GATE questions in class.

Our faculties are all from IIT or IISc with a top GATE score.

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The postal course comprises theory booklets in the areas of engineering mathematics, general aptitude and all AE technical areas as per GATE syllabus + Past GATE questions+ Free Online Test Series (75 section tests and 5 Mock GATE tests).

Separate books comprising theory and questions on Aerodynamics, Aircraft Structure, Flight Mechanics, Space Mechanics and Propulsion

Upgrade anytime to Combo course or Classroom course by paying difference in fees

Study material made by IITians and GATE toppers. Revised this year as per latest GATE pattern.

Course Fee: Rs. 10,000 (Printed Books), Rs. 6000 (Books on Pen Drive) and Rs. 5000 (Books Online)

See sample material below.

Also see details of our most popular course : Combo Course = Postal course + VDO lectures


Postal Course (with Test Series):

a) Printed Format: Rs. 10000            
b) Pen Drive (Soft copy): Rs. 6000           
c) Online (Soft copy): Rs. 5000

VDO Lectures (with Test Series):

d) GATE Drive (No internet required): Rs. 7500          

e) Online (Requires internet): Rs. 6000

Combo (Postal + VDO with Test Series): Most Popular

a+d: Rs. 14000          a+e: Rs. 12500           

b+d: Rs. 10000          c+e: Rs. 9000 

Online Test Series: Rs. 3000

Discounts are on all courses (except test series) and are based on Past GATE performance

  • Below AIR 300: Rs. 2000
  • Below AIR 750: Rs. 1500
  • Below AIR 1500: Rs. 1000

To enroll, click here: Enroll

VDO Lecture Course (GATE Drive OR Online)

The VDO Lectures comprise all areas of engineering mathematics, general aptitude and Aerospace technical areas as per GATE syllabus.

1. GATE Drive is a secure pen drive and can work on any laptop or PC on any operating system. Internet not required.

2. Same lectures are available Online, and you require internet to watch. 

Over 125 hours of VDO lectures by our classroom faculty

Free Online Test Series (75 section tests and 5 Mock GATE tests)

Upgrade anytime to Combo course or Classroom course by paying difference in fees

Course Fee:
GATE Drive : Rs. 7500 (for latest GATE validity)
Online VDO Lectures: Rs. 6000 (for latest GATE validity)

Extended validity : Rs. 2000 per year

Combo Course (Postal + VDO Lectures)

Most popular GATE prep program in the country. Postal Course + VDO Lectures!!

Comprehensive preparation. Almost as good as a classroom.

Upgrade anytime to Classroom course by paying difference in fees.

Course Fee (Printed Books and VDO Lectures on Pen Drive): Rs. 14000 (A discount of Rs. 3500 from the individual prices of postal course and GATE Drive)

Course Fee (Printed Books and Online VDO Lectures: Rs. 12500 (A discount of Rs. 3500 from the individual prices of postal course and Online VDOs)

Note: See more lower fees Combo course options under Course Fees box.

Test Series (Online)

75 section tests covering all areas of GATE including Aerospace technical, Math and General aptitude, including past GATE questions.

5 full length GATE mock tests with All India Percentile Scores.

All questions with detailed explanatory answers.

Online Test platform just like GATE with Virtual Calculator and Automated Strength/Weakness Analysis tool.
Can be downloaded as an App on Smartphones too.

Rated best test platform in India.

Course Fee: Rs. 3000

Past GATE Results (AE Batch)

AIR 6: Roshan
AIR 12: Jagdeesh
AIR 19: Manu
AIR 26: Niranjana

AIR 52: Anurag
AIR 87: Thanusha
AIR 99 : Sasmit
AIR 152 : Ankit

Faculty Profile (AE Batch)

8 active AE faculty from IITs and IISc

IIT Mumbai – 3, IISc – 4, IIT Chennai – 1.

Faculty top GATE rank of AIR 4.

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Syllabus for Aerospace Engineering (AE)


Linear Algebra: Matrix algebra, systems of linear equations, eigen values and eigen vectors.

Calculus: Functions of single variable, limit, continuity and differentiability, mean value theorems, evaluation of definite and improper integrals, partial derivatives, total derivative, maxima and minima, gradient, divergence and curl, vector identities, directional derivatives, line, surface and volume integrals. Theorems of Stokes, Gauss and Green.

Differential Equations: First order linear and nonlinear equations, higher order linear ODEs with constant coefficients, Cauchy and Euler equations, initial and boundary value problems, Laplace transforms. Partial differential equations and separation of variables methods.

Numerical methods: Numerical solution of linear and nonlinear algebraic equations, integration by trapezoidal and Simpson rule, single and multi-step methods for differential equations.


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; take off 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.

Dynamic stability: Euler angles; Equations of motion; aerodynamic forces and moments, stability & control derivatives; decoupling of longitudinal and lat-directional dynamics; longitudinal modes; lateral-directional modes.


Central force motion, determination of trajectory and orbital period in simple cases. Orbit transfer, in-plane and out-of-plane. Elements of rocket motor performance.


Basic Fluid Mechanics: Incompressible irrotational flow, Helmholtz and Kelvin theorem, singularities and superposition, viscous flows, boundary layer on a flat plate.

Airfoils and wings: Classification of airfoils, aerodynamic characteristics, high lift devices, Kutta Joukowski theorem; lift generation; thin airfoil theory; wing theory; induced drag; qualitative treatment of low aspect ratio wings.

Viscous Flows: Flow separation, introduction to turbulence, transition, structure of a turbulent boundary layer.

Compressible Flows: Dynamics and Thermodynamics of I-D flow, isentropic flow, normal shock, oblique shock, Prandtl-Meyer flow, flow in nozzles and diffusers, inviscid flow in a c-d nozzle, flow in diffusers. subsonic and supersonic airfoils, compressibility effects on lift and drag, critical and drag divergence Mach number, wave drag.

Wind Tunnel Testing: Measurement and visualisation techniques.


Stress and Strain: Equations of equilibrium, constitutive law, strain-displacement relationship, compatibility equations, plane stress and strain, Airy’s stress function.

Flight Vehicle Structures: Characteristics of aircraft structures and materials, torsion, bending and flexural shear. Flexural shear flow in thin-walled sections. Buckling. Failure theories. Loads on aircraft.

Structural Dynamics: Free and forced vibration of discrete systems. Damping and resonance. Dynamics of continuous systems.


Thermodynamics of Aircraft Gas Turbine engines, thrust and thrust augmentation.

Turbomachinery: Axial compressors and turbines, centrifugal pumps and compressors.

Aerothermodynamics of non rotating propulsion components: Intakes, combustor and nozzle. Thermodynamics of ramjets and scramjets. Elements of rocket propulsion.


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GATE Aerospace: Average Qualifying marks of past 3 years

General: 28.00, Qualifying marks OBC: 25.50, Qualifying marks SC/ST/PWD: 19.67

Marks Distribution – AE GATE (Last 5 years)