GATE Exam Syllabus for Metallurgical Engineering (MT)

GATE Exam Syllabus for Metallurgical Engineering (MT)

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GATE Exam Syllabus for Metallurgical Engineering (MT) GATE  stands for Graduate Aptitude Test for Engineering  is one of the toughest test, an all India Examination that test the comprehensive understanding of various undergraduate subjects in Engineering and Technology. It is jointly conducted by Indian Institute of Science and seven IIT’s on behalf of National Coordination Board-GATE, MHRD,Govt. of India, Department of Higher Education.

Metallurgy is an arena of material science that does detail analysis of physical & chemical behavior of metallic elements & their intermetallic compounds & mixtures called alloys.This engineering is related to refining,extracting and recycling metals.The work of Metallurgical engineers to find answer to problems like reducing corrosion,maintain heat levels and enhance the strength of a product.Metallurgical engineers can become a part of the Industry which produces,sells refines,buys or manufactures metals or metallic compounds.One can be a scientist,professor or a research fellow in various labs & universities located in abroad & India.They can also go for to avail excellent jobs.

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General Aptitude(GA)-Multiple Choice test

  • This Paper Consists of Verbal Ability: English grammar, verbal analogies, instructions, critical reasoning and verbal deduction,Sentence completion,Word groups.

 ENGINEERING MATHEMATICS–  branch which consists of mathematical methods and techniques that are typically used in industry and engineering

  •  Linear Algebra: It consists of vector spaces as well as linear mappings.It include topics- Matrix Algebra, Eigen values and eigen vectors,System of Linear Equations.
  • Calculus: mathematical study of change.It include topics- continuity,limit and differentiability;maxima & minima;partial derivatives,test for convergence,sequence & series,Fourier series.
  • Vector calculus:-It include topics-Divergence,curl and gradient,surface,line & volume integrals,gauss,stokes and greens theorem.

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  • Differential equations: deals with rate of change and slope of curves.It include topics- First order equation (linear and nonlinear),  Cauchy’s and Euler’s equations, Method of Variation of parameters,Initial and boundary value problems, Partial Differential Equations and variable separable method, Higher order linear differential equations with constant coefficients.
  • Probability and Statistics: Measure of how likely a thing will occur or a statement is true.It include topics-Sampling theorems, Mean, median, Conditional probability, mode and standard deviation, Random variables, Discrete and continuous distributions, Correlation and regression analysis,Poisson, Normal and Binomial distribution.
  • Numerical Methods: study of step by step approach that uses numerical approximation.It include topics- Single and multi-step methods for differential equations,Solutions of non-linear algebraic equations.


  • Thermodynamics and Rate Processes:Natural Science branch that deals with heat and its relation to energy & work.It include topics- Laws of thermodynamics, equilibrium constant, activity,applications to metallurgical systems,  phase equilibria, solutions, Ellingham and phase stability diagrams, thermodynamics of surfaces, defects and interfaces ,Segregation and adsorption ; basic kinetic laws, order of reactions,  rate limiting steps and  rate constants ; principles of electro chemistry- single electrode potential, Polarizations and electro-chemical cells , aqueous corrosion and protection of metals, oxidation and high temperature corrosion –  control and characterization ; heat transfer –  convection ,conduction, and heat transfer coefficient relations, radiation, mass transfer – diffusion and Fick’s laws, mass transfer coefficients; momentum transfer – concepts of viscosity, Bernoulli’s equation, friction factors, shell balances.
  • Extractive Metallurgy:Study of that procedure which is used in the separation and concentration of raw materials.It include topics- Minerals of economic importance, comminution techniques, size classification, gravity, Flotation, and other methods of mineral processing; agglomeration, electro-metallurgical  and pyro- hydro-  processes; material and energy balances; Processes and principles  for the extraction of non-ferrous metals – aluminium, zinc,copper,  lead, magnesium, titanium, nickel and other rare metals;  steel and iron  making –role structure ,principles  and properties of slags, metallurgical coke, direct reduction processes, blast furnace, secondary and  primary  steel making, ladle metallurgy operations including deoxidation, sulphide shape control, desulphurization, inert gas rinsing and vacuum reactors; secondary refining processes including AOD, VOD, VAD, ESR and VAR ; ingot and continuous casting; stainless steel making, refractories and furnaces.
  • Physical Metallurgy:Science to make useful products using metals.It include topics- Crystal structure and bonding characteristics of metals, ceramics, alloys and polymers, structure of interfaces and surfaces , nano-crystalline and amorphous structures; solid solutions; phase transformation solidification;  and binary phase diagrams; principles of heat treatment of steels, alluminium alloys and cast iron; surface treatments;,recrystallization ,recovery, and grain growth; industrially important non-ferrous and ferrous alloys; elements of X-ray and electron diffraction; principles of scanning and transmission electron microscopy; polymers and composites ; industrial ceramics; electronic basis of thermal, electrical and  optical and magnetic properties of materials; electronic and opto-electronic materials.
  • Mechanical Metallurgy:Metallurgy branch which deals with the reaction of metals to applied forces.It include topics- yield criteria, Elasticity and plasticity; defects in crystals; elements of dislocation theory – types of dislocations,  twinning and slip, source and multiplication of dislocations, stress fields around dislocations, dislocation interactions; partial dislocations and reactions; strengthening mechanisms; fatigue, tensile and creep behaviour; fracture – Griffith theory, super-plasticity ;basic concepts of linear elastic and elasto-plastic fracture mechanics, ductile to brittle transition, fracture toughness; failure analysis; mechanical testing –compression, tension, torsion, hardness, creep, impact, fatigue, fracture  formability and toughness.
  • Manufacturing Processes:It refers to the technologies and different techniques employed to define how varieties of products are manufactured.It include topics- Metal casting – moulds and patterns including mould design involving feeding, gating and risering, casting practices in sand casting, melting, permanent mould casting, investment casting and shell moulding, casting defects and repair; warm, hot, and cold working of metals, Metal forming – fundamentals of metal forming processes of rolling, extrusion, forging, wire drawing and sheet metal forming, defects in forming; Metal joining – brazing,soldering,  and welding, common welding processes of shielded metal arc welding, gas tungsten arc welding, gas metal arc welding and submerged arc welding; problems associated with welding of steels and aluminium alloys, welding metallurgy; defects in welded joints;;NDT using dye-penetrant, ultrasonic, powder metallurgy ;radiography,  acoustic emission, eddy current and magnetic particle methods.

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