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GATE Metallurgical Engineering (MT) Syllabus 2022 is based on the topics studied at the graduation level and has been divided into 7 sections: Engineering Mathematics, Metallurgical Thermodynamics, Transport Phenomenon and Rate Process, Mineral Processing and Extractive Metallurgy, Physical Metallurgy, Mechanical Metallurgy and Manufacturing Process. An additional section on General Aptitude is also part of GATE Metallurgical Engineering Syllabus 2022 with about 15% weightage in the question paper. Check GATE 2022 Exam Pattern
GATE 2022 will be conducted on February 56 & 1213 by IIT Kharagpur. GATE Metallurgical Engineering question paper will consist of 65 questions worth 100 marks. Candidates choosing Metallurgical Engineering (MT) as their first paper have a choice for selecting either Physics (PH) or Engineering Sciences (XE) as their second paper. Candidates are advised to go through the complete GATE Metallurgical Engineering Syllabus 2022 provided below.
Metallurgical Engineering refers to the the study of metals. It is the combination of theory and practical programs that covers topics like mining, extraction, design, and processing of metals, as well as how metals react to environmental changes or stress.
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GATE Metallurgical Engineering (MT) Syllabus 2022
GATE Metallurgical Engineering (MT) Syllabus 2022 is divided into seven sections as mentioned below:
Section 1: Engineering Mathematics Syllabus
Topics  Sub Topics 

Linear Algebra  Matrices and Determinants, Systems of linear equations, Eigenvalues and eigenvectors. 
Vector Calculus  Gradient; Divergence and Curl; Line; surface and volume integrals; Stokes, Gauss and Green’s theorems. 
Calculus  Limit, continuity and differentiability; Partial Derivatives; Maxima and minima; Sequences and series; Test for convergence; Fourier series. 
Differential Equations  Linear and nonlinear first order ODEs; Higher order linear ODEs with constant coefficients; Cauchy’s and Euler’s equations; Laplace transforms; PDEs –Laplace, heat and wave equations. 
Probability and Statistics  Mean, median, mode and standard deviation; Random variables; Poisson, normal and binomial distributions; Correlation and regression analysis. 
Numerical Methods  Solutions of linear and nonlinear algebraic equations; integration of trapezoidal and Simpson’s rule; single and multistep methods for differential equations. 
Section 2: Metallurgical Thermodynamics

Section 3: Transport Phenomena and Rate Processes

Section 4: Mineral Processing and Extractive Metallurgy

Section 5: Physical Metallurgy

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Section 6: Mechanical Metallurgy

Section 7: Manufacturing Processes

GATE General Aptitude Syllabus
Verbal Ability  Numerical Ability 



GATE Metallurgical Engineering Syllabus 2022  Weightage of Important Topics
As per the analysis of the previous year GATE Question papers, the general trend in the Metallurgical Engineering Exam in terms of the weightage attached to different sections is given below. Check Detailed GATE Paper Analysis
Topics  Weightage (Marks) 

Casting  10 
Heat Transfer  5 
Iron and Steel Making  35 
Physical metallurgy  45 
Material testing  10 
Mechanical behavior  8 
GATE Metallurgical Engineering Exam Pattern 2022
GATE Exam Pattern will be defined paper wise depending upon candidates’ discipline. The salient features of the GATE Metallurgical ENgineering Paper are given below. Read More about GATE Exam Pattern
 GATE Paper consists of 3 parts namely General Aptitude, Engineering Mathematics and specific core subjects of the paper
 The question paper comprises a total of 65 questions.
 There are two types of questions in GATE : Multiple Choice type (MCQ) and Numerical Answer Type (NAT).
 Questions will be asked in random order and one has to select one answer (for MCQ type) or enter the answer ( for NAT questions) using a mouse and a virtual keyboard.
 Students have to attempt all the questions in a duration of three hours.
 The maximum number of questions in GATE 2022 would be from the core subjects.
GATE Metallurgical Engineering Marking Scheme
Subject  Total No. Of Questions  Questions Division  Marks  Negative Marking 

General Aptitude  10 Questions  Question No: 15  05 Marks (1 Mark for Each Question) 

Question No: 610  10 Marks (2 Marks for Each Question)  
MT + Engineering Mathematics  55 Questions  Question No: 125  25 Marks (1 Mark for Each Question)  
Question No: 26 55  60 Marks (2 Marks for Each Question)  
Total  65 Questions    100 Marks 
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GATE Metallurgical Engineering Preparation 2022
First of all, candidates are advised to go through the syllabus, exam pattern, marking scheme, books, etc because they all are very important while preparing for the exam. After that you can follow the preparation tips provided below:
1. Target Based Study Plan
 Daily Target: Set a target to complete 12 topics in a day. This will help you in completing your syllabus early.
 Weekly Target: Your weekly target should include completion of 67 topics, revisions of all these topics, attempting the mock tests or solving previous years papers related to these topics. Observe the level of your performance.
 Monthly Target: If you are following a daily or weekly plan then you can skip monthly plans. However, if you want to set a monthly goal then you must divide your whole syllabus into months. For example, if your syllabus has 16 major topics and you have 5 months left for preparation then you can complete 4 topics in 1 month i. e. 4 topics X 4 months = 16 topics.
2. Management of Time
Time plays an important role during preparation. By managing the time you can easily complete your syllabus with revisions. You can take help from the time table provided below:
Division of Time  Plan 

5:00 AM to 8:00 AM  Revision 
8:00 AM to 10:00 AM  Take a Break 
10:00 AM to 1:00 PM  Study Major Topic 
1:00 PM to 5:00 PM  Take a Break 
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM  Complete your Topic/ Go for Next Topic 
10:00 PM  Revision/ Sleep Early 
3. Practice Papers
 Download previous years practice papers.
 Try to solve one paper every 2 or 3 days.
 Do not panic if you are not able to solve all the questions. This could be because you need to put more effort into that section or topic.
 You will come to know about the exam pattern and type of questions. It will help you in molding your preparation strategy as per the difficulty level of the paper.
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4. Revision from Notes
 During the time of preparation of each topic prepare notes of the same.
 First, understand the topic then prepare the notes.
 Notes should include all the important facts, formulas, etc.
 Daily revise these notes. This way you can remember all the important points.
 You can also have a quick look at these notes before the exam.
5. Appearing for Mock Tests
 Mock Tests give the feel of a real exam as they are also conducted online with a 3 hour time limit.
 Candidates will also get scores based on the test. You can use these score to predict your rank and college using GATE College Predictor
 With the help of a mock test, you can check the level of your preparations.
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Best Books for GATE 2022 Metallurgical Engineering
Candidates are suggested to prepare from the best books and not to be overly dependent on online videos and coaching lectures. Referring to good study material from renowned authors or publications is always more beneficial than watching online videos. Some of the best books for Metallurgical Engineering are:
Title of the book  Name of the Author/ Publication 

GATE 2022 – Metallurgical Engineering – Guide  GKP 
Metallurgical Engineering Solved Papers GATE 2022  Amritansh Frank 
GATE 2022 – Solved Papers – Metallurgical Engineering  GKP 
Mechanical Metallurgy  George E. Dieter 
Mineral Processing  SK Jain 
Manufacturing Processes  RK Rajput 
Physical Metallurgy  V Raghvan 
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Previous Year GATE Metallurgical Engineering Question Paper
GATE conducting authorities release the question paper for the year and the respective GATE Answer Key for all 27 papers after all the exams for the year have been concluded.Going through previous years GATE question paper gives an insight into the important topics from GATE Syllabus. Given below are the links to download the previous year GATE Metallurgical Engineering Question Paper from 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018.
Year  GATE Metallurgical Engineering Question paper  GATE Metallurgical Engineering Answer Key 

2021  Download  Download 
2020  Download  Download 
2019  Download  Download 
2018  Download  Download 
GATE Metallurgical Engineering Sample Questions
 Sample Question 1: In a tensile creep test of metal, NabarroHerring mechanism is favored over Coble mechanism for ____________?
 Sample Question 2: A FCC crystal with a lattice parameter of 0.3615 nm is used to measure the wavelength of monochromatic Xrays. The Bragg angle for the reflection from (111) planes is 21.68. The wavelength of Xrays (in nm, rounded off to three decimal places) is ________?
 Sample Question 3: A material, made up of alternating layers of metals A and B, is loaded as shown below. If the volume % of B is 25%, the elastic modulus (in GPa, rounded off to one decimal place) of the material is _______?
 Sample Question 1: The fishermen, _______ the flood victims owed their lives, were rewarded by the government.
 Sample Question 2: The radius as well as the height of a circular cone increases by 10%. The percentage increase in its volume is ______?
 Sample Question 3: Until Iran came along, India had never been ________________ in kabaddi.
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GATE 2022 Syllabus of Other Papers
GATE is a national level exam conducted for admission to M.Tech programs. There are 25 papers in GATE. The exam pattern and syllabus of every paper is different. Candidates can check the complete syllabus of other papers from the links given below.
GATE Metallurgical Engineering Syllabus 2022 FAQs
Ques. What are the topics included in the Transporter Phenomena and Rate Processes section of the GATE Metallurgical Engineering Syllabus 2022?
Ans. The important topic of the Transport Phenomena and Rate Processes section of the GATE Metallurgical Engineering Syllabus 2022 are:
 Momentum transfer: Concept of viscosity, shell balances, Bernoulli’s equation, mechanical energy balance equation, flow past plane surfaces and through pipes.
 Heat transfer: Conduction, Fourier’s Law, 1D steady state conduction
 Convection: Heat transfer coefficient relations for forced convection
 Radiation: Black body radiation, StefanBoltzman Law, Kirchhoff’s Law
 Mass transfer: Diffusion and Fick’s laws, Mass transfer coefficients
 Dimensional analysis: Buckingham Pi theorem, Significance of dimensionless numbers
 Basic laws of chemical kinetics: First order reactions, reaction rate constant, Arrhenius relation, heterogeneous reactions, oxidation kinetics
 Electrochemical kinetics: Polarization
Ques. What are the topics included in the Mineral Processing and Extractive Metallurgy section of the GATE Metallurgical Engineering Syllabus 2022?
Ans. The important topic of the Mineral Processing and Extractive Metallurgy section are 
 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
Ques. What are the topics included in the Mechanical Metallurgy section of the GATE Metallurgical Engineering Syllabus 2022?
Ans. The important topic of the Mechanical Metallurgy section of the GATE Metallurgical Engineering Syllabus 2022 are 
 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
Ques. What are the topics included in the Manufacturing Processes section of the GATE Metallurgical Engineering Syllabus 2022?
Ans. The important topic of the Manufacturing Processes section are 
 Metal casting: Mould design involving feeding, gating and risering, casting practices, casting defects
 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: Principles of soldering, brazing and welding, welding metallurgy, defects in welded joints in steels and aluminum alloys
 Powder metallurgy: production of powders, compaction and sintering
 Nondestructive Testing (NDT): Dyepenetrant, ultrasonic, radiography, eddy current, acoustic emission and magnetic particle inspection methods
Ques: What will be the marking scheme of GATE 2022 Metallurgical Engineering Paper? Will it have negative marking?
Ans: Yes, there will be negative marking in the examination. Negative marking depends on the type and marks of questions. For NAT questions there will be no negative marking but for 1 or 2 marks ½ and 2/3 marks will be deducted respectively for wrong answers.
Type of question  Negative marking for the wrong answer 

MCQs  1/3 for 1 mark questions 2/3 for 2 marks questions 
NATs  No negative marking 
Ques: How many questions will be asked from each section of GATE 2022 Metallurgical Engineering Paper?
Ans: Most marks are allotted to the GATE Metallurgical Engineering Syllabus 2022. The section weightage is as mentioned below:
Subject  Total No. Of Questions  Questions Division  Marks 

General Aptitude  10 Questions  Question No: 15  05 Marks (1 Mark for Each Question) 
Question No: 610  10 Marks (2 Marks for Each Question)  
MT + Engineering Mathematics  55 Questions  Question No: 125  25 Marks (1 Mark for Each Question) 
Question No: 26 55  60 Marks (2 Marks for Each Question)  
Total  65 Questions    100 Marks 
Ques: Are there any good reference books to prepare GATE Metallurgical Engineering Syllabus 2022 from ?
Ans: Yes. Candidates can follow the belowmentioned books to prepare for the exam. Other than these books you are also advised to go through your graduation level books or notes to understand the basic concepts.
 GATE 2022 – Metallurgical Engineering – Guide  GKP
 Metallurgical Engineering Solved Papers GATE 2022  Amritansh Frank
 GATE 2022 – Solved Papers – Metallurgical EngineeringGKP
 Mechanical Metallurgy by George E. Dieter
 Mineral Processing by SK Jain
 Manufacturing Processes by RK Rajput
 Physical Metallurgy by V Raghvan
Ques: What are the major topics from GATE Metallurgical Engineering syllabus 2022 ?
Ans: The major topics of GATE Metallurgical Engineering syllabus 2022 are:
 Engineering Mathematics:
 Thermodynamics and Rate Processes
 Extractive Metallurgy
 Physical Metallurgy
 Mechanical Metallurgy
 Manufacturing Processes
Ques. Is it possible to complete the GATE Metallurgical Engineering syllabus 2022 in 60 days?
Ans. GATE Syllabus typically requires at least 6 months to complete, if the candidate studies for at least 3 hours a day. However, GATE Metallurgical Engineering Syllabus can be completed within 2 months if the candidate dedicates a lot of time and effort.
Ques. What other subject can be chosen along with GATE Metallurgical Engineering?
Ans. Along with GATE Metallurgical Engineering, candidates can also opt for PH (Physics) or XE (Engineering Sciences) as their secondary paper. However, these papers are to be given along with the Metallurgical Engineering paper and cannot be given exclusively.
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