GATE 2024 Syllabus for Metallurgical Engineering (MT): Download PDF and Print

GATE 2024 Syllabus for Metallurgical Engineering (MT). IISc Bangalore, the exam authority released GATE syllabus for MT along with the official brochure download in PDF.

GATE Syllabus 2024 for MT Paper: The Indian Institute of Science (, Bangalore, the organising institute officially released complete syllabus of Mining Engineering (MN) Paper for GATE 2024 exams.

The syllabus of paper MT (Metallurgical Engineering) has been divided into seven sections. The corresponding sections of the question paper contain different topics.

You may download GATE admit card and GATE exam schedule for paper Metallurgical Engineering for appearing in the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering for the year 2024.

GATE 2024 Paper Pattern for Metallurgical Engineering:

PaperMetallurgical Engineering
Paper CodeMT
Examination ModeComputer Based Test (CBT)
Duration3 Hours (180 Minutes)
Type of Questions(a) Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)
(b) Multiple Select Questions (MSQ) and/or Numerical Answer Type (NAT) Questions
Marking SchemeQuestions carry 1 mark and 2 marks
Negative MarkingFor a wrong answer chosen in a MCQ, there will be negative marking.

For 1-mark MCQ: 1/3 mark will be deducted for a wrong answer.
For 2-mark MCQ: 2/3 mark will be deducted for a wrong answer.

NO negative marking for MSQ & NAT.
Number of Questions10 (GA) + 55 (subject) = 65 Questions
General Aptitude (GA) Marks15 Marks
Engineering Mathematics13 Marks
Subject Questions72 Marks
Total Marks100 Marks
MT Paper Pattern GATE 2024

Section-1 Engineering Mathematics

TopicsGATE 2024 Syllabus of Engineering Mathematics
Linear AlgebraMatrices and Determinants, Systems of linear equations, Eigen values and Eigen vectors.
CalculusLimit, Continuity and Differentiability; Partial derivatives; Maxima and minima; Sequences and series; Test for convergence; Fourier series.
Vector CalculusGradient; Divergence and Curl; Line, Surface and volume integrals; Stokes, Gauss and Green’s theorems.
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; Analysis of experimental data; linear least squares method
Numerical MethodsSolutions of linear and non-linear (Bisection, Secant, Newton- Raphson methods) algebraic equations; integration by trapezoidal and Simpson’s rule; single and multi-step methods for differential equations
GATE Syllabus for Engineering Mathematics

Section-2 Metallurgical Thermodynamics

TopicsGATE 2024 Syllabus of Metallurgical Thermodynamics
Laws of thermodynamicsFirst law – energy conservation, Second law – entropy; Enthalpy, Gibbs and Helmholtz free energy; Maxwell’s relations; Chemical potential; Applications to metallurgical systems, solutions, ideal and regular solutions; Gibbs phase rule, phase equilibria, binary phase diagram and lever rule, free-energy vs. composition diagrams; Equilibrium constant, Activity, Ellingham and phase stability diagrams; Thermodynamics of point defects, surfaces and interfaces, adsorption and segregation phenomena.
ElectrochemistrySingle electrode potential, Electrochemical cells, Nernst equation, Potential-pH diagrams.
GATE Syllabus for Metallurgical Thermodynamics

Section-3 Transport Phenomena and Rate Processes

TopicsGATE 2024 Syllabus of Transport Phenomena and Rate Processes
Momentum transferConcept of viscosity, shell balances, Bernoulli’s equation, mechanical energy balance equation, flow past plane surfaces and through pipes.
Heat transferConduction, Fourier’s Law, 1-D steady state conduction
ConvectionHeat transfer coefficient relations for forced convection
RadiationBlack body radiation, Stefan-Boltzman Law, Kirchhoff’s Law.
Mass transferDiffusion and Fick’s laws, Mass transfer coefficients.
Dimensional analysisBuckingham Pi theorem, Significance of dimensionless numbers
Basic laws of chemical kineticsFirst order reactions, reaction rate constant, Arrhenius relation, heterogeneous reactions, oxidation kinetics.
Electrochemical kineticsPolarization
GATE Syllabus for Transport Phenomena and Rate Processes

Section-4 Mineral Processing and Extractive Metallurgy

Comminution techniques, Size classification, Flotation, Gravity and other methods of mineral beneficiation; Agglomeration: sintering, pelletizing and briquetting.

Material and Energy balances in metallurgical processes; Principles and processes for the extraction of non-ferrous metals – aluminum, copper and titanium.

Iron and steel making: Material and heat balance in blast furnace; Structure and properties of slags and molten salts – basicity of slags – sulphide and phosphate capacity of slags; Production of metallurgical coke.

Other methods of iron making (COREX, MIDRE)

Primary steel making: Basic oxygen furnace, process dynamics, oxidation reactions, electric arc furnace.

Secondary steel making: Ladle process – deoxidation, argon stirring, desulphurization, inclusion shape control, principles of degassing methods; Basics of stainless steel manufacturing.

Continuous Casting: Fluid flow in the tundish and mould, heat transfer in the mould, segregation, inclusion control.

Section-5 Physical Metallurgy

Chemical Bonding: Ionic, covalent, metallic, and secondary bonding in materials, Crystal structure of solids – metals and alloys, ionic and covalent solids, and polymers.

X-ray Diffraction – Bragg’s law, optical metallography, principles of SEM imaging.

Crystal Imperfections: Point, line and surface defects; Coherent, semi-coherent and incoherent interfaces.

Diffusion in solids: Diffusion equation, steady state and error function solutions; Exampleshomogenenization and carburization; Kirkendall effect; Uphill diffusion; Atomic models for interstitial and substitutional diffusion; Pipe diffusion and grain boundary diffusion.

Phase transformation: Driving force, Homogeneous and heterogeneous nucleation, growth Kinetics Solidification in isomorphous, eutectic and peritectic systems, cast structures and macrosegregation, dendritic solidification and constitutional supercooling, coring and microsegregation.

Solid state transformations: Precipitation, spinoidal decomposition, ordering, massive transformation, discontinuous precipitation, eutectoid transformation, diffusionless transformations; Precipitate coarsening, Gibbs-Thomson effect.

Principles of heat treatment of steels, TTT and CCT diagrams; Surface hardening treatments; Recovery, recrystallization and grain growth; Heat treatment of cast iron and aluminium alloys.

Electronic, magnetic and optical properties of materials.

Basic forms of corrosion and its prevention

Section-6 Mechanical Metallurgy

Strain tensor and stress tensor, Representation by Mohr’s circle, elasticity, stiffness and compliance tensor, Yield criteria, Plastic deformation by slip and twinning.

Dislocation theory: Edge, screw and mixed dislocations, source and multiplication of dislocations, stress fields around dislocations; Partial dislocations, dislocation interactions and reactions.

Strengthening mechanisms: Work/strain hardening, strengthening due to grain boundaries, solid solution, precipitation and dispersion.

Fracture behaviour, Griffith theory, linear elastic fracture mechanics, fracture toughness, fractography, ductile to brittle transition.

Fatigue: Cyclic stress strain behaviour – low and high cycle fatigue, crack growth.

Mechanisms of high temperature deformation and failure; creep and stress rupture, stress exponent and activation energy.

Section-7 Manufacturing Processes

TopicsGATE 2024 Syllabus of Manufacturing Processes
Metal castingMould design involving feeding, gating and risering, casting practices, casting defects
Hot, warm and cold working of metalsMetal forming – fundamentals of metal forming processes of rolling, forging, extrusion, wire drawing and sheet metal forming, defects in forming
Metal joiningPrinciples of soldering, brazing and welding, welding metallurgy, defects in welded joints in steels and aluminum alloys.
Powder metallurgyproduction of powders, compaction and sintering
Non-destructive Testing (NDT):Dye-penetrant, ultrasonic, radiography, eddy current, acoustic emission and magnetic particle inspection methods.
GATE Syllabus for Manufacturing Processes

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