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How to prepare for GATE Metallurgical Engineering?

Last Updated - February 13, 2018

GATE 2018 exam will held in a span of one week from February 3-11, 2018. Subject code for GATE Metallugical Engineering is MT. GATE 2018 Application Process starts from September 1, 2017 and ends on October 5, 2017.

  • GATE 2018 MT will be scheduled on February 5, 2018 (Tentative) from 2 PM to 5 PM. 
  • Metallurgical Engineering is the science of processing materials to extract, recycle and refining of metals.
  • Products made up of metals and minerals surround us everywhere every day. It is the strong dependence of our society on metals that gives the profession of Metallurgical Engineering its continuous importance in present day.
  • GATE Metallurgy is not complex, smart study is the way that help candidates to deal with its complexity.
  • Doing a thorough analysis of previous years’ GATE Metallurgy papers can help greatly in planning GATE preparation.
  • here are many other ways that boost up the GATE Preparation such as solving practice sets, referring good books etc.

Tips for GATE Metallurgical Engineering

A good GATE Score will let you enter in best college for M.Tech in Metallurgical Engineering. For getting best university/ institute, preparation must be done in a smarter way. Small tips can result in reducing negative markings. Given below are some tips that that are very useful for GATE Metallurgy preparation.

  • Do not skip any numerical problem/ examples while reading practicing any topic.
  • Cover topics such as Plastic Forming of Metals part (forging, rolling & extrusion) according to the topics mentioned in manufacturing part of GATE Metallurgy syllabus. 
  • Practice all solved and unsolved numerical problems rigorously.
  • You can skip following chapters from Corrosion Science- Corrosion Testing, Materials, Mineral Acids & Other Environments.
  • You can prefer Made Easy books for practicing Engineering Mathematics.
  • While studying from video lectures, do make notes.
  • Joining any online test series either by Pro GATE or Career Avenues is helpful.
  • For GATE Metallurgy point of view, cover only those topics that are enlisted in GATE syllabus, don’t go beyond.
  • Practice numerical problems that are directly based on formulae. This would make you better in remembering formulae.
  • Practice all previous years’ GATE Metallurgy question paper as some questions repeat every year but don’t follow the answers provided by any publication, it may confuse you. Try finding out your solution.
  • Make sure, you use only GATE virtual calculator while solving numerical problems. Enhance your calculation speed.
  • New topics related to Powder Metallurgy are added to GATE Metallurgical Engineering Syllabus this year, do focus on them.

Important Topics for GATE 2018 Metallurgical Engineering (MT)

Revision is must but it is important you choose topics wisely. Important topics for GATE Metallurgical Engineering (MT) are enlisted below:

Thermodynamics & Rate ProcessLaws of Thermodynamics
Partial Molar Properties & Elingam Diagram
Reaction Kinematics
Corrosion & Nernst Equation
Heat Transfer & Diffusion
Extractive MetallurgyMetals – Ores – Processes - Crystal Structures
Mineral Dressing Techniques
Material & Heat Balance Problems
Non – Ferrous Metals Extraction Process
Iron Making & Steel Making
Physical MetallurgyCrystallography
Social Solutions & Solidification
Phase Transformation & Phase Diagram
Industrially Important Ferrous & Non-Ferrous Metals
Heat Treatment
Mechanical MetallurgyStress Tensors
Plastic Deformation & Crystal Deformation
Dislocation Theory & Strengthening Mechanisms
Material Testing
Manufacturing ProcessCasting Practice
Metal Forming
Metal Joining (soldering, brazing & welding)
Defects in Welded Joints
Powder Metallurgy
Non-Destructive Testing

Online study material for GATE 2017 Metallurgical Engineering

Internet is a vast platform where GATE aspirants can get a lot of study material for GATE 2018 Metallurgical Engineering preparation. National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning provides IIT video lectures for various engineering streams. Candidates can find IIT video lectures and pdf for GATE Metallurgy study material from the given below table:

Basic Material ScienceClick Here 
Introduction to Thermodynamics of MaterialsClick Here
Advanced Metallurgical ThermodynamicsClick Here 
Iron MakingClick Here
Iron Making Video LectureClick Here 
Steel Making Video Lecture 1Click Here 
Steel Making Video Lecture 2Click Here 
Powder MetallurgyClick Here

It’s challenging to find out the correct books for Metallurgical Engineering. Candidates can go through following table for recommended books:

GATE Metallurgy Books
Name of BookAuthor/ PublisherISBN No.
Materials Science and Engineering: An IntroductionWilliam D. Callister0471320137
Mechanical MetallurgyGeorge E. Dieter1259064794
Callister's Materials Science and Engineering, 2ed (WIND)R. Balasubramaniam8131518051
Objective Type Questions & Answer in Metallurgical EngineeringO.P. Gupta817409315X
Metallurgical Engineering Solved Papers GATE 2018Amritansh Frank, Ankush Khandelwal 9311125253
Gate Guide Metallurgical Engineering 2018GKP9386601230
Extraction of Nonferrous Metals H S, Ray8185095639



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