GATE 2020 Chemistry (CY) Answer Key, Question Paper & Analysis

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    GATE Answer Keys 2020 (CY) has been released by the conducting body at the official portal ( In case, a candidate wants to challenge the answer keys, one can submit the objections from Feb 19 to 21, 2020 by making a payment of INR 500 for each question. After the evaluation of answers, the actual (raw) marks obtained by a candidate will be considered for evaluating GATE Scores. Meanwhile, you can check your rank  Using GATE Rank Predictor.

    For this session, GATE 2020 for Chemistry Paper was successfully conducted on February 2, 2020 in a single session. Candidates can check  GATE 2020 Result  on March 16 by visiting the official website. This year, the cut off for Gen. category is expected to be 35 this year. After the declaration of result, all the qualified candidates are called for GATE Counselling.  

    GATE 2020 Answer Key

    GATE 2020 Answer Key

    The answer keys for GATE 2020 Chemistry Paper: 

    2020Question PaperAnswer Key

    GATE CY Answer Key

    2019Question Paper Answer Key
    2018Question Paper Answer Key

    GATE Chemistry Paper (CY) Highlights

    Paper CodeCY
    Shift/Session09:30 am – 12:30 pm 
    No. of Questions65
    Maximum Marks100
    Types of QuestionsObjective (MCQs, NAT)
    SectionsGeneral Aptitude & Subject Specific

    Also Check GATE Paper Pattern

    How to calculate GATE Marks using Answer Key?

    The total marks equal the count of marks gained in the correct answers and deduct the marks lost in incorrect markings. The marking scheme of GATE CY Paper is provided below:

    • MCQs carrying 1 marks each, 1/3 marks would be deducted as a penalty of marking the wrong answer.
    • For questions carrying 2 marks, 2/3 marks would be deducted for marking an incorrect answer.
    • The NAT questions don’t have the provision of negative marking.

    NAT Marks = Total marks (1 mark each question) + Total marks (2 marks each question)

    Total Marks obtained for MCQs = [{+1(for each correct answer carrying 1 mark) – 1/3 (for each incorrect answer carrying 1 mark)} + {2 (for each correct answer carrying 2 marks) – 2/3 (for each incorrect answer carrying 2 marks)}]

    GATE score = Marks obtained for MCQs + Marks obtained for NAT questions

    Check GATE 2020 Score Calculation

    Steps to Check GATE 2020 Answer Keys?

    Step 1: Go to the official website
    Step 2: Click on the GATE 2019 answer key
    Step 3: Download subject wise question paper and answer key

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    GATE Paper Analysis

    GATE 2020 Chemistry (CY) Paper Analysis

    Apart from the compulsory section on General Aptitude testing language and analytical skills (10 questions totaling to 15 marks), the Chemistry (CY) Paper will have the rest of 55 questions (a mix of 1 and 2 mark questions) based on the subject, assessing candidates’ in-depth understanding of the domain-related concepts and their application. It is mandatory for candidates to attend all the questions in the paper.

    The official website for GATE hosts the question papers from previous years’ examinations for the convenience of students. A detailed self-analysis of these question papers can help candidates in their preparation for the exam.

    GATE 2020 Chemistry (CY) Qualifying Marks

    GATE 2020 Cut-off score is the minimum score that candidates need to secure in order to qualify the entrance test. Please note that GATE Cut off will be separate for qualifying the exam and for admissions. The admissions cut-off will vary for each participating institute as it is dependent on the number of seats available at a particular institute as well as the number of applicants therein.

    Here we have tabulated the qualifying marks for the Chemistry (CY) paper from the last few years. Candidates should bear this in mind that the Qualifying Cut-off will vary on the basis of the difficulty level of exam and the total number of applicants.


    Check GATE Cut off



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