GATE 2020 Biotechnology (BT) Answer Key, Question Paper & Analysis

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    GATE 2020 Answer Key (BT): IIT Delhi had successfully conducted the GATE 2020  Biotechnology (BT) Paper on February 2, 2020 in a single session. The conducting body has also released  GATE 2020 Answer key  along with question paper. Candidates can visit the official website to download the answer keys. You can also raise an objection against answer key from Feb 19 to 21, 2020 by making a payment of INR 500. 

    • After the evaluation of exam papers, the results for the exam in the form of scores are announced. Till the time candidates can check their rank  Using GATE Rank Predictor
    • As per the schedule, GATE 2020 Result will be released on March 16 at the GOAPS portal.
    • The qualifying marks for this session are expected to range between 25 – 27 marks (Gen. category). 
    • The majority of questions were framed out of Biochemistry, Microbiology and Cell Biology. 

    BT Answer Key

    GATE 2020 Answer Key

    The answer key for Biotechnology (BT)

    2020Question PaperAnswer Key

    The Official GATE Answer key and Question Paper 

    2019Question PaperAnswer Key 
    2018Question PaperAnswer Key 

    Steps to Download

    How to Download GATE 2020 Answer Key (BT)?

    1. Visit the official website for GATE i.e.
    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.

    BT Paper Analysis

    GATE 2020 BT Paper Analysis

    • The difficulty level of GATE is expected to be 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

    BT Expected Cut Off

    GATE 2020 Expected Cut off

    Cut off marks for GATE 202 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
    SC, ST and Physically Handicapped25.30

    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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