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GATE 2018 Biotechnology (BT) Answer Key, Question Paper & Analysis

Last Updated - March 12, 2018

IIT Guwahati have successfully conducted GATE 2018 Biotechnology (BT) on Feb 4. The maximum marks for the examination are 100 and the minimum qualifying cut off is 25 - 27 marks. The minimum cut off marks for reserved categories range from 18 to 24 depending on the categories. GATE 2018 Result will be declared by March 17, 2018.

The Official GATE 2018 Answer key and Question Paper has been released – 

Biotechnology (BT)Question Paper Answer Key 
  • The numeric entry questions are completely formula based which makes these easy to solve. Check GATE BT Paper Analysis
  • The official answer keys are referred for evaluating GATE Scores. Based on official answer keys, the result is declared.
  • Based on previous years’ analysis,GATE 2018 is not very tough. It is in the medium range of easy to hard.
  • The clinical questions require the application of concept and are tricky for the applicants.
  • Majority of the questions were based on core Biotechnology subjects- Biochemistry, Microbiology, Cell Biology.

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GATE 2018 Answer Key is released by IIT which takes the responsibility of conducting the test for that particular year. All applicants who passed in GATE are allowed to analyze their test performance by using the answer key. They can even anticipate their marks before the result is announced. It is issued by paper and code wise.

GATE 2018 Answer Key Biotechnology

The answer key for GATE 2018 BT will be announced in February after the conclusion of the examination. These answer keys help the students to assess their performance in the GATE exam and calculate their estimated marks. In case of any discrepancies, the candidates can send the feedback to IIT Guwahati regarding the published answer key.

How to Download GATE 2018 Answer Key Biotechnology?

  1. Visit the official website for GATE i.e. gate.iitg.ac.in
  2. Enter your Application ID and password in the respective credential fields.
  3. Click on the Login button
  4. An option for downloading the answer key will be present on the screen.
  5. Download the answer key and match the answers with your attempted answers.
  6. Take a print out for better analysis and future reference.

GATE 2018 BT Paper Analysis

  • Difficulty level of the exam is moderate.
  • Apart from a few tricky questions, the paper is easy to attempt and score.
  • As gathered from the candidates, the paper has more Clinical and Numeric questions and lesser theoretical questions.
  • The questions are majorly from core Biotechnology subjects, that are Microbiology, Biochemistry and others.
  • The Clinical questions were application based and the numerical questions were direct.
  • Candidate has to enter the obtained numeric value which can also be a decimal using the virtual keyboard present on the screen.
  • There will not be any options present for the applicant to choose from. The question is to be solved and then the answer value is to be manually entered.
SectionsMarks Distribution
Engineering Mathematics13% of total marks weightage
General Aptitude15% of total marks weightage
Subject Questions72% of total marks weightage

GATE 2018 Cut Off

The Cut off marks for GATE 2018 BT vary on the basis of the candidate’s category. The general cut off marks for all categories are as follows:

CategoryMinimum Qualifying Cut off Marks
General27
OBC24.3
SC, ST and Physically Handicapped18

Tie Breaker Criteria:

In the case of two or more candidates obtaining the same marks in the examination, the merit rank is decided by using the tiebreaker criteria as follows:

  1. The candidate who has more marks in the Subject Questions section is preferred over the candidate with lesser marks.
  2. If that does not make a difference, the date of birth of the candidates will be taken into consideration. The older candidate will be given higher rank over the younger applicant.

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