GATE 2020 MINING ENGINEERING SYLLABUS

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    GATE 2021 Syllabus for Mining Engineering (MN), Preparation Tips and Books

    Nikkil Visha Nikkil Visha
    Exams Prep Master

    Mining engineering is an engineering discipline that applies science and technology to the extraction of minerals from the earth. It is one of the 25 papers of GATE. GATE 2021 Mining Engineering Syllabus will be divided into 6 sections. 

    The syllabus will be based on the topics studied at the graduation level. It consists of three sections, viz General Aptitude, Engineering Mathematics, and subject questions. There will be a total 65 multiple-choice questions that need to be completed in 3 hours. Candidates can go through GATE 2021 syllabus for mining engineering further in this article.  Check GATE 2021 Exam Pattern

    After qualifying GATE candidates will become eligible to get admission in M.Tech courses offered by prestigious colleges like IITs, NITs, etc. candidates can apply for  GATE PSUs recruitment  process based on their scores. 

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    GATE 2021 Syllabus of Mining Engineering

    GATE 2021 Syllabus of Mining Engineering

    GATE syllabus for Mining Engineering is given section-wise in the tables below. 

    Section 1:Engineering Mathematics

    • Linear Algebra
    • Calculus
    • Vector Calculus
    • Differential Equations
    • Probability and Statistics
    • Numerical Methods

    Section 2:Mine Development and Surveying

    • Mine Development
    • Mine Surveying

    Section 3: Geomechanics and Ground Control

    • Engineering Mechanics
    • Geomechanics
    • Ground Control

    Section 4: Mining Methods and Machinery

    • Mining Methods
    • Mining Machinery

    Section 5: Surface Environment, Mine Ventilation, and Underground Hazards

    • Surface Environment
    • Mine Ventilation
    • Subsurface Hazards

    Section 6: Mine Economics, Mine Planning, Systems Engineering

    • Mine Economics
    • Mine Planning
    • Systems Engineering

    Direct link to download GATE Mining Engineering (MN) syllabus PDF 

    GATE 2021 Exam Pattern of Mining Engineering

    GATE 2021 Exam Pattern of Mining Engineering

    Candidates must go through the exam pattern and the marking scheme before preparing for the exam. 

    • Mode of Examination: Online
    • Duration of the exam is 3 hours.
    • There will be 2 types of questions in GATE - MCQs and NATs.
    • There will be three sections in the exam – General Aptitude, Mathematics and Subject- wise
    • The total no. of questions in the exam will be 65. 
    • Total Marks of 100
    Sectional Weightage
    General Aptitude15% of the total marks
    Engineering Mathematics15% of the total marks
    MN – Subject-Based70% of the total marks

    Marking Scheme:

    Type of questionNegative marking for wrong answerMarking for correct answer
    MCQs⅓ for 1 mark questions⅔ for 2 marks questions1 or 2 marks
    NATsNo negative marking 1 or 2 marks

    Check Detailed GATE 2021 Exam Pattern

    Sample Questions of GATE Mining Engineering

    • Sample Question 1: A flat longwall panel is mined out at an area having subsidence factor a. The measured maximum subsidence on the surface is S for a mining height of m. The subsidence is subcritical if ________?
    • Sample Question 2: A low-grade deep-seated ore body dipping at 70° has a strike length of 2 km, and width of 100 m. The ore body and wall rocks are weak and fractured. The preferred method of mining is _________?
    • Sample Question 3: In a slake durability test, mass of the drum with samples before the test and mass of the drum with oven-dried samples after the test are 1.52 kg and 1.48 kg respectively. If the mass of the drum is 1.05 kg, slake durability index in percentage (rounded off to two decimal places) is _________?

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    Important Books for GATE 2021 Mining Engineering

    Important Books for GATE 2021 Mining Engineering

    Mining Books
     Title of the book      Name of the Author/ Publication
    Objective English for Competitive Examination 5th EdHari Mohan Prasad
    Advanced Engineering MathematicsRK Jain, SRK Iyengar
    Elements of Mining TechnologyDESHMUKH

    How to Prepare for GATE 2021 MN Paper?

    Preparation Tips for GATE 2021 Mining Engineering Paper

    1. Prepare Topic Wise

    • Candidates are advised to prepare topic wise.
    • Do not start 2 topics at one time. First, try to finish one topic then move for the next topic.
    • Candidates should not leave any topic for the end days. 
    • Each topic should be completely done by the candidates one week before the exam. 
    • Last week should be dedicated to revisions.

    2. Mock Test

    • Take the help of mock tests to check your preparation level.
    • You can also practice previous papers or model papers.
    • This way you can increase your accuracy and speed.
    • You can also get an idea about the type and difficulty level of questions.

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    3. Time Management

    • Time management is a very crucial factor during preparations.
    • Those who will strictly follow the time table will be able to complete their syllabus in time.
    • 6-8 hours of time is required daily for preparation. 
    • Candidates can take breaks after 2-3 hours.
    • 1-2 hours of time should be dedicated to revisions only.

    4. Use to Best Study Material

    • Refer the best books while preparing for the exam. Candidates are advised to consider the graduation level books.
    • Take help from UG notes to clear your basics.
    • Watch video lectures for better understanding.
    • Go through the syllabus and exam pattern again and again so that you won't miss any important points.

    GATE 2021 Syllabus of Other Papers

    GATE 2021 Syllabus of Other Papers

    GATE judges a candidate’s expertise in specific fields. Candidates can go through the syllabus of other papers as well from the table below: 

    PaperCodePaperCode
    Aerospace EngineeringAEMechanical EngineeringME
    Agricultural EngineeringAGMetallurgical EngineeringMT
    Civil EngineeringCEComputer ScienceCS
    Chemical EngineeringCHPetroleum EngineeringPE
    Engineering SciencesXEProduction and Industrial EngineeringPI
    Electronics and CommunicationECTextile Engineering and Fibre ScienceTF
    Electrical EngineeringEEBiotechnologyBT

    Candidates must note that the syllabus for all the 25 papers of GATE is different. Candidates can check the Mining Engineering subject syllabus, exam pattern, important books, preparation tips, etc from 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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