Candidates appearing in GATE 2020 exam in Aerospace Engineering (AE) discipline must know the proper GATE 2020 AE syllabus, Exam Pattern, Aerospace Engineering GATE 2020 Books and preparation tips of the subject for better GATE Score as results.
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Aerospace Engineering GATE 2020 Books, Exam Pattern and Preparation Tips

Candidates appearing in GATE 2020 exam in Aerospace Engineering (AE) discipline must know the proper GATE 2020 AE syllabus, Exam Pattern, Aerospace Engineering GATE 2020 Books and preparation tips of the subject for better GATE Score as results. Candidates can plan out their study sessions with the reference books and the preparation strategy as information provided below to achieve a better result in the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) exam.

The GATE score/rank is a gateway for admissions to postgraduate studies in engineering. (ME, MTech, MS, Direct PhD) in institutes like IITs, IISc and other prestigious Institutes as well as by PSUs in recruitment.


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GATE 2020 examination is expected to be conducted in 1st week of February in different sessions by IIT DelhiGATE aspirants must be aware of all the details as this is the high time to start preparing for the same. As we know ” it’s always more difficult in the beginning”, so we here present all the details related to Preparation tips and tricks, as well as the reference books peculiarly for GATE 2020 Aerospace Engineering examination.


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Aerospace Engineering GATE 2020 Exam Pattern

The paper pattern consists of two types of question namely

  • Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) which are objective type questions, having 4 choices of probable answers. They are of 1 or 2 marks in all Sections. Wrong response attracts the negative marking.
  • Numeric Answer Questions do not include any choices they have answers which are real numbers which are to inserted by virtual keypad appeared on the monitor via mouse. They also have 1 or 2 markers in different sections. No negative marking is there for such questions.
  TOPICS MARKS DISTRIBUTION
Technical Section 70 marks
General Aptitude 15 marks
Engineering Mathematics 15 marks
Total Marks 100 marks
Total Questions 65 questions
Time Duration 3 hours

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GATE 2020 AE Reference Books 

Topics Books Title Author/Publications
Engineering Mathematics Higher Engineering Mathematics Dr B. S. Grewal
Introductory Methods of Numerical Analysis SS Sastry
Advanced Engineering Mathematics Erwin Kreyszig
Aerospace Engineering GATE Aerospace engineering GKP
Fundamentals of AeroDynamics John D Andeson
An introduction to computational fluid dynamics: the finite volume method H. Versteeg
Aircraft Performance and design John D Andeson
Gas Turbine V Ganesan
Rocket Propulsion Elements Oscar Biblarz George P. Sutton
Aircraft Materials and Processes George Atitterton
Aerodynamics for engineers John J. Bertin
General Aptitude

Shortcuts & Tips in Quantitative Aptitude/Reasoning/English for Competitive Exams

Disha Experts
Verbal Ability Objective English for Competitive Examination Hari Mohan Prasad.

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GATE 2020 AE Preparation Tips

The preparation for GATE 2020 is divided into the following steps for better results –

1. Updation is must

The candidate must be aware (updated) of all required information regarding the exam, be it the exam pattern, be its syllabus.

2. Study Materials must be authorised

Always check the study material you are referring to is published by authorized publication. Do not follow any books. It is highly recommended to just go through all the reference books, their content, especially the way of explanation if it suits you in understanding, then it should be followed.

The best way to know if your preparation is appropriate or not is by attempting MOCK TESTs so the question banks are a must. Always remember don’t read many books but good books hence, quality not quantity. How many books you are referring is not important but how much focused you are on each topic is more.

3. Preparing a Study Plan

GATE exam’s each section has its own different weightage hence a study plan is important. Hence, dividing time among all the sections is necessary. Each section should be practised every day. If Aptitude is given 1-hour daily study and so is engineering mathematics then the core subjects should be given at least 2 hours for preparation. Important and major topics should be covered first.

Try to make notes, notes in your handwriting makes memorizing things faster and effortless. But don’t opt donkey work over smart work, which means you need to write only those points that are important or comes under ‘most important ones’. Try making such a schedule which is practically possible for you to follow, don’t overwhelm yourself by my making hectic schedules.

4. Practising Questions

GATE  is a highly competitive Exam, the only way that can make yourself better from other competitors would be with your speed and accuracy, which can only be attained when you practice questions regularly. Setting a target and completing it with maximum correct answers is what you need. Practising Model papers, Mock Tests and previous year questions papers give you an idea about important questions and the type of questions that can be asked. And for Advance Study, as you start referring to questions start marking them as follows:

For instance, for a question, the correct answer comes in

First attempt – do not mark

In the Second attempt – mark it with  integer 3

in the Third attempt – mark it with 2

The questions whose solutions seems tricky, their solutions should be seen and understand it and mark that question as 1 after successfully attempting that again.

Hence, revising during exams is an easier task this way, the follow up of questions will be from questions with sign 1, 2, 3 and so on. This will make your revision better and faster. Must note Revisions are extremely important, hence should be done periodically.

5. A day before the Exam

Don’t go for new topics just go with older ones, revise them and get command over them.  Solve the Mock test and previous year question papers.

6. Eat healthily, Think healthy

When you are aiming for anything, Motivation is very important. So be motivated don’t let yourself be stressed all the time. Get good and silent sleep. Eat healthy because eating healthy things would make grasp faster and let you memorize things better. Competitive exam preparations are usually hectic but giving yourself break is important as well to keep to enthusiastic.

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