Components subject to relative motion induces wear on mating surfaces. The wear characteristic of porous materials is entirely different from the wrought materials and is mainly influenced by the pores present in the materials. In this context, study on wear characteristic of P/M alloy steels having wide applications in automotive, manufacturing industries, and subject to relative motion with another is a prime important. Addition of alloying elements play significant role on changing wear characteristic of base material. Titanium is one of the alloying elements, which forms hard secondary phase in microstructure. The present work aims to study the influence of titanium addition on dry sliding wear characteristic of sintered/forged plain carbon steel (Fe-1%C). The Ti alloyed steel offers greater wear resistance compared to plain carbon steel. Wear loss increases with increase in normal applied load irrespective of the P/M alloy steels. Delamination is a common wear mechanism found in both the alloy steels. It is observed from the wear pattern and Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) images that the presence of hard phase micro-element of the alloying element are embedded in the soft ferritic matrix of Fe-C attributes to non-uniform wear for the Ti alloyed P/M plain carbon steel. © 2017 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.