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    GATE 2020 Metallurgical Engineering (MT) Syllabus

    Nikkil Visha Nikkil Visha
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    Metallurgical engineering is the study of metals. Combining theory and practice, degree programs cover the mining, extraction, design and processing of metals, as well as how metals react to environmental changes or stress. GATE Mathematics syllabus includes the subject topics and general aptitude. Candidates preparing for Metallurgical Engineering must be aware about the GATE syllabus for MT exam. 

    GATE SyllabusGATE Exam PatternGATE Paper Analysis
    • The syllabus is based on the topics studied at graduation level.
    • 85% of the questions are asked from core subject and the remaining 15% questions are asked from general aptitude section.
    • The question paper consists of 65 questions worth 100 marks.
    • This paper will also have General Aptitude Section in Syllabus. Candidates can check General Aptitude syllabus for GATE.

    GATE 2020 will be scheduled from February 01, 02, 08 and 09, 2020 in multiple sessions. Candidates need to solve the paper in 3 hours. Below is the complete Syllabus for Metallurgical Engineering for GATE 2020.

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


    GATE 2020 Syllabus for Metallurgical Engineering

    GATE Metallurgical Engineering syllabus is divided into 6 section. The complete syllabus of Mathematics paper is given below.

    Section 1: Engineering Mathematics:

    TopicsSub Topics
    Linear AlgebraMatrices and Determinants, Systems of linear equations, Eigen values and Eigen vectors.
    Vector CalculusGradient; Divergence and Curl; Line, Surface and volume integrals; Stokes, Gauss and Green’s theorems.
    CalculusLimit, continuity and differentiability; Partial derivatives; Maxima and minima; Sequences and series; Test for convergence; Fourier series.
    Differential EquationsLinear and non-linear first order ODEs; Higher order linear ODEs with constant coefficients; Cauchy’s and Euler’s equations; Laplace transforms; PDEs –Laplace, one dimensional heat and wave equations.
    Probability and StatisticsDefinitions of probability and sampling theorems, conditional probability, Mean, median, mode and standard deviation; Random variables; Poisson, normal and binomial distributions; Correlation and regression analysis.
    Numerical MethodsSolutions of linear and non-linear (Bisection, Secant, NewtonRaphson methods) algebraic equations; integration by trapezoidal and Simpson’s rule; single and multi-step methods for differential equations.

    Section 2: Thermodynamics and Rate Processes

    Laws of thermodynamics, activity, equilibrium constant, applications to metallurgical systems, solutions, phase equilibria, Ellingham and phase stability diagrams, thermodynamics of surfaces, interfaces and defects, adsorption and segregation; basic kinetic laws, order of reactions, rate constants and rate limiting steps; principles of electro chemistry- single electrode potential, electrochemical cells and polarizations, aqueous corrosion and protection of metals, galvanic corrosion, crevice corrosion, pitting corrosion, intergranular corrosion, selective leaching, oxidation and high temperature corrosion – characterization and control; heat transfer – conduction, convection and heat transfer coefficient relations, radiation, mass transfer – diffusion and Fick’s laws, mass transfer coefficients; momentum transfer – concepts of viscosity, shell balances, Bernoulli’s equation, friction factors.

    Section 3: Extractive Metallurgy

    Minerals of economic importance, comminution techniques, size classification, flotation, gravity and other methods of mineral processing; agglomeration, pyro-, hydro-, and electro-metallurgical processes; material and energy balances; principles and processes for the extraction of non-ferrous metals – aluminium, copper, zinc, lead, magnesium, nickel, titanium and other rare metals; iron and steel making – principles, role structure and properties of slags, metallurgical coke, blast furnace, direct reduction processes, primary and secondary steel making, ladle metallurgy operations including deoxidation, desulphurization, sulphide shape control, inert gas rinsing and vacuum reactors; secondary refining processes including AOD, VAD, VOD, VAR and ESR; ingot and continuous casting; stainless steel making, furnaces and refractories.

    Section 4: Physical Metallurgy

    Crystal structure and bonding characteristics of metals, alloys, ceramics and polymers, structure of surfaces and interfaces, nano-crystalline and amorphous structures; solid solutions; solidification; phase transformation and binary phase diagrams; principles of heat treatment of steels, cast iron and aluminium alloys; surface treatments; recovery, recrystallization and grain growth; structure and properties of industrially important ferrous and non-ferrous alloys; elements of X-ray and electron diffraction; principles of optical, scanning and transmission electron microscopy; industrial ceramics, polymers and composites; introduction to electronic basis of thermal, optical, electrical and magnetic properties of materials; introduction to electronic and opto-electronic materials.

    Section 5: Mechanical Metallurgy

    Elasticity, yield criteria and plasticity; defects in crystals; elements of dislocation theory – types of dislocations, slip and twinning, source and multiplication of dislocations, stress fields around dislocations, partial dislocations, dislocation interactions and reactions; strengthening mechanisms; tensile, fatigue and creep behaviour; superplasticity; fracture – Griffith theory, basic concepts of linear elastic and elastoplastic fracture mechanics, ductile to brittle transition, fracture toughness; failure analysis; mechanical testing – tension, compression, torsion, hardness, impact, creep, fatigue, fracture toughness and formability.

    Section 6: Manufacturing Processes

    Metal casting – patterns and moulds including mould design involving feeding, gating and risering, melting, casting practices in sand casting, permanent mould casting, investment casting and shell moulding, casting defects and repair; Hot, warm and cold working of metals; Metal forming – fundamentals of metal forming processes of rolling, forging, extrusion, wire drawing and sheet metal forming, defects in forming; Metal joining – soldering, brazing and welding, common welding processes of shielded metal arc welding, gas metal arc welding, gas tungsten arc welding and submerged arc welding; Welding metallurgy, problems associated with welding of steels and aluminium alloys, defects in welded joints; Powder metallurgy – production of powders, compaction and sintering; NDT using dyepenetrant, ultrasonic, radiography, eddy current, acoustic emission and magnetic particle methods.


    Syllabus Of Other Papers

    PaperCodePaperCode
    Aerospace EngineeringAEMechanical EngineeringME
    Agricultural EngineeringAGEngineering SciencesXE
    Civil EngineeringCEMining EngineeringMN
    Chemical EngineeringCHPetroleum EngineeringPE
    Computer Science and Information TechnologyCSProduction and Industrial EngineeringPI
    Electronics and CommunicationECTextile Engineering and Fibre ScienceTF
    Electrical EngineeringEEBiotechnologyBT
    Instrumentation EngineeringIN

    GATE 2020 Exam Pattern

    Every candidate can apply for one stream among all the 25 papers. GATE exam is conducted in online mode (Computer based). The total weightage of the GATE Exam is 100 marks. GATE Exam Pattern is quite tricky as it varies for different disciplines.

    Mode of ExaminationOnline/ Computer-based Test
    Total no. of questions65
    Question Type2 types- Multiple Choice type (MCQ) and Numerical Answer Type (NAT).
    Maximum Marks100
    Duration of Exam3 hours
    Sections in paperTwo, i.e. General Aptitude and Subject Specific

    Note: There is also Negative marking include for every wrong answer. But is no negative marking for NAT but it is applicable for MCQs.  For 1 mark MCQs, 1/3 marks will be deducted for every wrong answer. Likewise, for 2 marks MCQs, 2/3 marks will be deducted


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