GATE 2024 Syllabus for Mining Engineering (MN): Download PDF and Print

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

GATE Syllabus 2024 for MN 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 MN (Mining Engineering) has been divided into six sections. The corresponding sections of the question paper contain different topics.

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

GATE 2024 Paper Pattern for Mining Engineering:

PaperMining Engineering
Paper CodeMN
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
MN Paper Pattern GATE 2024

Section-1 Engineering Mathematics

TopicsGATE 2024 Syllabus of Engineering Mathematics
Linear AlgebraMatrices and Determinants; Inverse and Rank of matrix; Systems of linear equations; Eigen values and Eigen vectors. Cayley-Hamilton Theorem
CalculusLimit, continuity and differentiability; Partial Derivatives; Mean value theorems; Indeterminate forms and L’ Hospital’s rule; Maxima and minima; Taylor’s theorem; 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
Probability and StatisticsMeasures of central tendency and dispersion; hypothesis testing; Binomial, Poisson, exponential and normal distributions; Correlation and regression analysis
Numerical MethodsSolutions of linear algebraic equations; Interpolation; Integration of trapezoidal and Simpson’s rule; Single and multi-step methods for differential equations
GATE Syllabus for Engineering Mathematics

Section-2 Mining Geology, Mine Development and Surveying

TopicsGATE 2024 Syllabus of Mining Geology, Mine Development and Surveying
Mining GeologyMinerals, Rocks and their Origin, Classification, Ore Genesis; Structural Geology
Mine DevelopmentMethods of access to deposits; Underground drivages; Drilling method and machines; Explosives and energetics, blasting devices, blast design practices; Rock-Tool Interaction applicable to mechanical cutting systems and their selection
Mine SurveyingLevels and levelling, theodolite, tacheometry, triangulation; Contouring; Errors and adjustments; Correlation; Underground surveying; Curves; Photogrammetry; EDM, Total Station, GPS, Basics of GIS and remote sensing
GATE Syllabus for Mining Geology, Mine Development and Surveying

Section-3 Geomechanics and Ground Control

TopicsGATE 2024 Syllabus of Geomechanics and Ground Control
Engineering MechanicsEquivalent force systems; Equations of equilibrium; Two dimensional frames and trusses; Free body diagrams; Friction forces; Particle kinematics and dynamics; Beam analysis.
Geomechanics:Geo-technical properties of rocks; Rock mass classification; Instrumentation and insitu stress measurement techniques; Theories of rock failure; Ground vibrations; Stress distribution around mine openings; Subsidence; Slope stability
Ground ControlDesign of pillars; Roof supporting systems; Mine filling. Strata Control and Monitoring Plan
GATE Syllabus for Geomechanics and Ground Control

Section-4 Mining Methods and Machinery

TopicsGATE 2024 Syllabus of Mining Methods and Machinery
Mining MethodsSurface mining: layout, development, loading, transportation and mechanization, continuous surface mining systems; highwall mining; Underground coal mining: bord and pillar systems, room and pillar mining, longwall mining, thick seam mining methods, Underground metal mining: open, supported and caved stoping methods, stope mechanization, ore handling systems.
Mining MachineryGeneration and transmission of mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic power; Materials handling: wire ropes, haulages, conveyors, face and development machinery, hoisting systems, pumps; comminution methods and machinery.
GATE Syllabus for Mining Methods and Machinery

Section-5 Surface Environment, Mine Ventilation and Underground Hazards

TopicsGATE 2024 Syllabus of Surface Environment, Mine Ventilation and Underground Hazards
Surface EnvironmentAir, water and soil pollution: Standards of quality, causes and dispersion of contamination and control; Noise pollution and control; Land reclamation; EIA
Mine VentilationUnderground atmosphere; Heat load sources and thermal environment,.air cooling; Mechanics of airflow, distribution, natural and mechanical ventilation; Mine fans and usage; Auxiliary ventilation; Ventilation survey and planning; Ventilation networks
Underground HazardsMine Gases, Methane drainage; Underground hazards from fires, explosions, dust and inundation; Rescue apparatus and practices; Safety management plan; Accident data analysis; assessment; Mine lighting; Mine legislation; Occupational health and safety
GATE Syllabus for Surface Environment, Mine Ventilation and Underground Hazards

Section-6 Mineral Economics, Mine Planning, Systems Engineering

TopicsGATE 2024 Syllabus of Mineral Economics, Mine Planning, Systems Engineering
Mineral EconomicsMineral resource classification; Discounted cash flow analysis; Mine valuation; Mineral taxation
Mine PlanningSampling methods, practices and interpretation; Reserve estimation techniques: Basics of geostatistics and quality control; Optimization of facility location; Mine planning and its components, Determination of mine size and mine life; Ultimate pit configuration and its determination, Optimum mill cut-off grade and its determination, Stope planning, Design of haul road, Selection of mining system vis-à-vis equipment system.
Systems EngineeringConcepts of reliability; Reliability of simple systems; Maintainability and availability; Linear programming, transportation and assignment problems; Network analysis; Inventory models; Queuing theory; Decision trees
GATE Syllabus for Mineral Economics, Mine Planning, Systems Engineering

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