GATE 2021 Metallurgical Engineering (MT) Syllabus, Preparation Tips and Books

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    Metallurgical engineering is the study of metals. It is the combination of theory and practicals programs that covers topics like mining, extraction, design, and processing of metals, as well as how metals react to environmental changes or stress. GATE 2021 Metallurgical engineering syllabus includes the subject topics and general aptitude.

    The syllabus is based on the topics studied at the graduation level. 85% of the questions will be asked from the core subject and the remaining 15% questions will be asked from the general aptitude section. The question paper will consist of 65 questions worth 100 marks. Candidates preparing for Metallurgical Engineering must check the syllabus provided below.  Check GATE 2021 Exam Pattern

    Candidates who will qualify GATE 2021 will become eligible to take admission in M.Tech courses offered at various institutes like IITs, NITs, etc. Moreover, GATE scores are also used by more than 50 Public Sector Undertaking companies for  GATE PSU Recruitment  process. 

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    GATE 2021 Syllabus of Metallurgical Engineering

    GATE 2021 Syllabus for Metallurgical Engineering

    GATE Metallurgical Engineering syllabus is divided into 6 sections as mentioned below:

    • Section 1: Engineering Mathematics:
    • Section 2: Thermodynamics and Rate Processes
    • Section 3: Extractive Metallurgy
    • Section 4: Physical Metallurgy
    • Section 5: Mechanical Metallurgy
    • Section 6: Manufacturing Processes

    Direct link to download GATE Metallurgical Engineering (MT) syllabus PDF 

    GATE General Aptitude Syllabus for Metallurgical Engineering

    Verbal AbilityNumerical Ability
    • English grammar
    • Sentence completion, Instructions
    • Verbal analogies, Word groups
    • Critical reasoning, Verbal deduction. 
    • Numerical computation
    • Numerical reasoning
    • Numerical estimation
    • Data interpretation. 

    Weightage of Topics from GATE 2021 Metallurgical Engineering

    Important Topics from GATE 2021 Metallurgical Engineering

    Candidates can check the sample questions and weightage of the general aptitude and engineering mathematics section.

    Weightage of GA & Engineering Mathematics

    • Sample Question 1: The fishermen, _______ the flood victims owed their lives, were rewarded by the government.
    • Sample Question 2: The radius as well as the height of a circular cone increases by 10%. The percentage increase in its volume is ______?
    • Sample Question 3: Until Iran came along, India had never been ________________ in kabaddi.
    General Aptitude15%
    Engineering Mathematics15%

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    Weightage of Metallurgical Engineering

    • Sample Question 1: In a tensile creep test of metal, Nabarro-Herring mechanism is favored over Coble mechanism for ____________?
    • Sample Question 2: A FCC crystal with a lattice parameter of 0.3615 nm is used to measure the wavelength of monochromatic X-rays. The Bragg angle for the reflection from (111) planes is 21.68. The wavelength of X-rays (in nm, rounded off to three decimal places) is ________?
    • Sample Question 3: A material, made up of alternating layers of metals A and B, is loaded as shown below. If the volume % of B is 25%, the elastic modulus (in GPa, rounded off to one decimal place) of the material is _______?
    mt paper

    Weightage of Questions

    TopicWeightage (Marks)
    Heat Transfer5
    Iron and Steel Making3-5
    Physical metallurgy4-5
    Material testing10
    Mechanical behavior8

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    GATE 2021 Exam Pattern of Metallurgical Engineering

    GATE 2021 Exam Pattern of Metallurgical Engineering

    GATE Exam Pattern will be defined paper wise depending upon candidates’ discipline. There are some important points of GATE Exam Pattern

    • GATE consists of 3 sections namely General Aptitude, Engineering Mathematics and specific subject of the paper
    • The question paper comprises a total 65 questions.
    • There are two types of questions in GATE i.e. Multiple Choice type (MCQ) and Numerical Answer Type (NAT).
    • Questions will be asked in random order and one has to select the answer (for MCQ type) and enter the answer for numerical answer type question using a mouse on a virtual keyboard.
    • Students have to attempt all the questions in a duration of three hours. 
    • The maximum number of questions in GATE is from the core subject.

    Metallurgical Engineering Marking Scheme

    SubjectTotal No. Of QuestionsQuestions DivisionMarksNegative Marking
    General Aptitude10 QuestionsQuestion No: 1-505 Marks (1 Mark for Each Question)
    • 1/3 for 1 mark question
    • 2/3 for 2 mark question
    • No Negative Marking for NAT
    Question No: 6-1010 Marks (2 Marks for Each Question)
    MT55 QuestionsQuestion No: 1-2525 Marks (1 Mark for Each Question)
    Question No: 26- 5560 Marks (2 Marks for Each Question)
    Total65 Questions-100 Marks

    Important Books for GATE 2021 MT

    Best Books for GATE 2021 Metallurgical Engineering

    Candidates are suggested to prepare from the best books. Refer good study material of renowned authors or publications. Some of the best books are:

     Title of the bookName of the Author/ Publication
    GATE 2020 – Metallurgical Engineering – Guide GKP
    Metallurgical Engineering Solved Papers GATE 2020 Amritansh Frank
    GATE 2020 – Solved Papers – Metallurgical EngineeringGKP

    How to Prepare for GATE 2021 MT Paper?

    How to Prepare for GATE 2021 Metallurgical Engineering Paper?

    First of all, candidates are advised to go through the syllabus, exam pattern, marking scheme, books, etc because they all are very important while preparing for the exam. After that you can follow the preparation tips provided below:

    1. Target Based Study Plan

    • Daily Target: Set a target to complete 1-2 topics in a day. This will help you in completing your syllabus early. 
    • Weekly Target: Your weekly target should include completion of 6-7 topics, revisions of all these topics, attempting the mock tests or solving previous years papers related to these topics. Observe the level of your performance. 
    • Monthly Target: If you are following a daily or weekly plan then you can skip monthly plans. However, if you want to set a monthly goal then you must divide your whole syllabus into months. For example, if your syllabus has 16 major topics and you have 5 months left for preparation then you can complete 4 topics in 1 month i. e. 4 topics X 4 months = 16 topics. 

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    2. Management of Time

    Time plays an important role during preparation. By managing the time you can easily complete your syllabus with revisions. You can take help from the time table provided below:

    Division of TimePlan
    5:00 AM to 8:00 AMRevision 
    8:00 AM to 10:00 AMTake a Break
    10:00 AM to 1:00 PMStudy Major Topic
    1:00 PM to 5:00 PMTake a Break
    6:00 PM to 9:00 PMComplete your Topic/ Go for Next Topic
    10:00 PMRevision/ Sleep Early

    3. Practice Papers

    • Download previous years practice papers.  
    • Try to solve one paper every 2 or 3 days.
    • Do not panic if you are not able to solve all the questions. This could be because you need to put more effort into that section or topic.
    • You will come to know about the exam pattern and type of questions. It will help you in molding your preparation strategy as per the difficulty level of the paper.

    Download GATE Practice Papers.  

    4. Revision from Notes

    • During the time of preparation of each topic prepare notes of the same.
    • First, understand the topic then prepare the notes.
    • Notes should include all the important facts, formulas, etc. 
    • Daily revise these notes. This way you can remember all the important points.
    • You can also have a quick look at these notes before the exam.

    5. Appearing for Mock Tests

    • Mock Test gives the feel of real exam as they are also conducted online with 3 hours time limit.
    • Candidates will also get scores based on the test. You can use these score to predict your rank with of  GATE Rank Predictor
    • With the help of mock test, you can check the level of your preparations.

    GATE 2021 Syllabus Of Other Papers

    GATE 2021 Syllabus Of Other Papers

    GATE is a national level exam conducted for admission to M.Tech programs. There are 25 papers in GATE. The exam pattern and syllabus of every paper is different. Candidates can check the complete syllabus of other papers from the links given below.  

    Aerospace EngineeringAEMechanical EngineeringME
    Agricultural EngineeringAGComputer ScienceCS
    Civil EngineeringCEMining EngineeringMN
    Chemical EngineeringCHPetroleum EngineeringPE
    Engineering SciencesXEProduction and Industrial EngineeringPI
    Electronics and CommunicationECTextile Engineering and Fibre ScienceTF
    Electrical EngineeringEEBiotechnologyBT

    With the help of preparation tips, exam pattern, syllabus and sample questions candidates can build their own preparation plan also. To score high in the exam candidates are advised to follow the syllabus prescribed by the authorities in the combination with preparation tips provided above.

    *The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College


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