Aqueous chromate sorption on suspended magnetite in the presence of gamma irradiation has been evaluated. Kinetics of chromate removal was evaluated using Lagergren's absorption model. Chromate removal with respect to the accumulated dose followed a Lagergren's pseudo-first-order kinetic model. A comparison of kinetics of chromate removal with respect to total accumulated dose for gamma irradiation experiment vis-à-vis with respect to time of treatment for different isothermal interactions has been undertaken. Rate constants indicate that the chromate removed per minute in isothermal equilibration at 80 °C is comparable to the chromate removed per kilogrey of gamma irradiation received. There is a redox interaction between the chromate and the ferrous of the suspended magnetite which was confirmed by X ray photo electron spectroscopy (XPS) analysis. This process reaches a saturation much before the consumption of entire ferrous ions of magnetite, indicating a passivating nature of the product. The effect of radiation on both chromate solution and dispersed magnetite to alter the redox process could be ascertained. Gaussian-Lorenzian peak fittings to the XPS data have been carried out to evaluate the chemical composition of the deposited chromium and the resultant change in the chemical composition of the iron in the oxide lattice. This indicated that the magnetite equilibrated with chromate under gamma irradiation resulted in a different surface composition as compared with the one obtained in absence of gamma irradiation. XPS data indicated the presence of hydroxyl group and oxide group attached to both iron and chromium moieties in case of irradiation, whereas only oxide group was seen with only temperature treatment.