GATE 2018 NEWS
NATIONAL LEVEL ONLINE TEST
Mining Engineering is one of the 23 papers of GATE 2018 Exam. It is an engineering discipline that applies science and technology to the extraction of minerals from the earth. GATE will be conducted in online mode as a Computer Based Test and will have multiple-choice questions. Candidates will be given 3 hours to complete the exam. Candidates can go through GATE syllabus for mining engineering further in this article.
There will be total 65 questions according to GATE Exam Pattern and a candidate can score maximum 100 marks in GATE 2018 exam. No marks will be deducted for any wrong answer. GATE Exam will be held in 2 shifts (Morning and Afternoon).
GATE 2018 syllabus for Mining Engineering is given section wise in the tables below. Students can refer them for GATE 2018 Preparation.
Section 1: Engineering Mathematics
|Linear Algebra||Matrix algebra, systems of linear equations, Eigen values and Eigen vectors|
|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|
|Probability and Statistics||Measures of central tendency; Random variables; Poisson, normal and binomial distributions; Correlation and regression analysis.|
|Numerical Methods||Solutions of linear algebraic equations; Integration of trapezoidal and Simpson’s rule; Single and multi-step methods for differential equations.|
Section 2: Mine Development and Surveying
|Mine Development||Methods of access to deposits; Underground drivages; Drilling methods and machines; Explosives, blasting devices, and practices|
|Mine Surveying||Levels and leveling, theodolite, tachometry, triangulation; Contouring; Errors and adjustments; Correlation; Underground surveying; Curves; Photogrammetry; Field astronomy; EDM and Total Station; Introductory GPS.|
Section 3: Geomechanics and Ground Control
|Engineering Mechanics||Equivalent 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 stress measurement techniques; Theories of rock failure; Ground vibrations; Stress distribution around mine openings; Subsidence; Rock bursts and coal bumps; Slope stability.|
|Ground Control||Design of pillars; Roof supporting systems; Mine filling.|
Section 4: Mining Methods and Machinery
|Mining Methods||Surface mining: layout, development, loading, transportation and mechanization, continuous surface mining systems; Underground coal mining: bord and pillar systems, room and pillar mining, longwall mining, thick seam mining methods; highwall mining; Underground metal mining: open, supported and caved stoping methods, stope mechanization, ore handling systems.|
|Mining Machinery||Generation and transmission of mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic power; Materials handling: haulages, conveyors, face and development machinery, hoisting systems, pumps, crushers.|
Section 5: Surface Environment, Mine Ventilation, and Underground Hazards
|Surface Environment||Air, water and soil pollution: Standards of quality, causes and dispersion of contamination, and control; Noise; Land reclamation.|
|Mine Ventilation||Underground atmosphere; Heat load sources and thermal environment, air cooling; Mechanics of air flow, distribution, natural and mechanical ventilation; Mine fans and their usage; Auxiliary ventilation; Ventilation planning; Ventilation networks.|
|Subsurface Hazards||Mine Gases. Underground hazards from fires, explosions, dust and inundation; Rescue apparatus and practices; Safety in mines; Accident data analysis; Mine lighting; Mine legislation; Occupational safety.|
Section 6: Mine Economics, Mine Planning, Systems Engineering
|Mine Economics||Mineral resource classification; Discounted cash flow analysis; Mine valuation; Mine investment analysis; Mineral taxation.|
|Mine Planning||Sampling methods, practices and interpretation; Reserve estimation techniques: Basics of geostatistics and quality control; Optimization of facility location; Work-study.|
|Systems Engineering||Concepts of reliability; Reliability of simple systems; Maintainability and availability; Linear programming, transportation and assignment problems; Network analysis; Inventory models; Queueing theory; Basics of simulation.|
Candidates should follow Preparation tips for GATE to increase the probability of their seat confirmation in GATE 2018. In the last few days leading up to GATE exam, candidates should go through GATE Practice Papers and mock tests to test their preparation and get hands on practice solving questions.
|Sample Paper 1 Mining Engineering||Sample Paper 2 Mining Engineering|
|Sample Paper 3 Mining Engineering|
Recommended Books for Mining Engineering (MN)
Candidates can score well by referring the following books for GATE 2018 preparation:
GATE judges a candidate’s expertise in specific fields. Candidates can go through the syllabus of other papers as well from the table below:
|Aerospace Engineering||AE||Mechanical Engineering||ME|
|Agricultural Engineering||AG||Metallurgical Engineering||MT|
|Civil Engineering||CE||Engineering Sciences||XE|
|Chemical Engineering||CH||Petroleum Engineering||PE|
|Computer Science and Information Technology||CS||Production and Industrial Engineering||PI|
|Electronics and Communication||EC||Textile Engineering and Fibre Science||TF|
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