GATE is an examination conducted by the Indian Institute of Science and several IITs for admission into their Master’s program and jobs in public sector companies. Metallurgical Engineering is one of the popular branches of GATE. One concern that students have while preparing for the GATE entrance exam is whether they are doing the preparation in the right way or not.
To guide the GATE metallurgy students, Career Avenues provides information on how to better prepare for GATE Metallurgy.
Read below to know about the steps to follow to get a good rank in GATE 2023 Metallurgy
Follow these tips to crack GATE 2023 Metallurgy (MT)
Focus on the GATE syllabus:
The ideal way to begin the preparation for any competitive exam is to thoroughly understand the syllabus. The GATE Metallurgy syllabus released by IITs covers all the sections and topics. The syllabus helps the students to plan their preparation timetable effectively.
Sections in GATE Metallurgy 2023 Syllabus
|Sr. No||Sections as per the GATE syllabus|
|4.||Transport Phenomena and Rate Processes|
|5.||Mineral Processing and Extractive Metallurgy|
Marks distribution in GATE Metallurgy
The syllabus is obviously the first part to focus on but apart from that, it is very important to understand the marks distribution and prepare accordingly.
|Technical – Metallurgical Engineering||85|
|Negative marking||1/3rd for 1-mark MCQ
2/3rd for 2-marks MCQ
|NOTE: There is no negative marking for NAT (Numerical Answer Type) and MSQ (Multiple Select Questions)|
It is not ideal to generalize the preparation plan same for all. The preparation journey is different for every student based on the time he/she can devote. A student preparing for GATE Metallurgy in the 5th semester has much more time to prepare than the student in the final year of his college.
Refer to the table below and start your preparation accordingly:
How To Plan GATE Metallurgy (MT) Preparation
|Starting to plan & prepare 3-4 months prior to the actual GATE Metallurgy (MT) exam||If you have left 3-4 months in hand, it would be best to plan & prepare for GATE Metallurgy (MT) Exam using the bottom-up approach. Start with solving GATE Metallurgy (MT) section tests and Mocks of Career Avenues course and not with theory. Whichever questions you are not able to answer/understand, read up theory only on those topics.|
|Starting to plan & prepare 6-8 months prior to the actual GATE Metallurgy (MT) exam (typically students who start in 7 semesters)||When you have 6-8 months in hand, plan a schedule of 4-5 months with 2-3 weeks per GATE Metallurgy (MT) subject. Make sure that after every 2 GATE Metallurgy (MT) subjects, you keep 1 week free for practice tests.
For each subject, study the subject from Career Avenues theory material and solve the questions in the book.
After finishing 2 subjects, answer the online section tests from the Career Avenues test series. Do this for 4-5 months. After finishing all subjects, revise all subjects (1 per week) and keep taking 1-2 Mocks each week.
|Starting to plan & prepare 10-18 months prior to the actual GATE Metallurgy (MT) exam (typically students who start in the 5th or 6th semester)||When you have 10-18 months in hand, this is the best time to plan & prepare for GATE Metallurgy (MT) seriously. Choose GATE Metallurgy (MT) subjects that you have studied up to the 4th semester in your college first. For each subject, study the subject from Career Avenues theory material and solve the questions in the book. Do this for 3-4 months.
Do not answer section tests or Mocks now.
Now choose subjects from the 5th, 6th, and 7th semesters of your college. For each subject, study the subject from Career Avenues theory material and solve the questions in the book. Do this for 3-4 months.
You are ready now for tests and revision.
Start solving online section tests and the Mocks of Career Avenues course. Whichever questions you are not able to answer/understand, go back to theory booklets and once again read up theory only on those topics.
|Taken GATE Metallurgy (MT) in the past but did not plan & prepare seriously earlier||This is as good as NO preparation. So start from scratch. Choose a study plan based on how many months you still have for GATE Metallurgy (MT) Exam. Use one of the above 3 study plans.|
|Taken GATE Metallurgy (MT) in the past and also planned & prepared seriously earlier||It is important to identify areas in which you are strong and weak. Make strong areas stronger while at the same time working to remove weaknesses. Contact our faculty who will help you make a personalized plan, write to firstname.lastname@example.org|
The importance of Past GATE Questions
The best way to prepare for GATE Metallurgy is to solve past GATE questions of at least the last 5 years. These questions papers are mocks for you so that you can understand the paper pattern of the entrance exam.
GATE Metallurgy Question Papers
|Exam year||Official Question paper links||Official Answer key links|
|GATE 2022||Click here||Click here|
|GATE 2021||Click here||Click here|
|GATE 2020||Click here||Click here|
|GATE 2019||Click here||Click here|
|GATE 2018||Click here||Click here|
It is very important to make your own notes. It will help you to remember important formulas in Metallurgy and you can revise it anytime as per your preference. Apart from this, make sure to make a formulae book to easily solve numerical answer-type questions.
GATE Metallurgy (MT) 2023 Useful Links
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