GATE 2020 syllabus for Biotechnology (BT)
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GATE 2020 syllabus for Biotechnology (BT) - Indian Institute of Technology Delhi has released the GATE 2020 syllabus for Biotechnology engineering. IIT Delhi will conduct GATE exam this year. Biotechnology is a paper that is among the 25 papers that will be conducted under GATE 2020. Candidates appearing for the biotechnology exam of GATE must be aware of the topics from where the questions will be asked. Candidates can focus on the relevant topics by getting acquainted with the syllabus of GATE 2020 biotechnology exam. Students must note that GATE 2020 syllabus may be slightly different from the degree syllabus. Candidates by going through GATE 2020 biotechnology syllabus can prepare themselves for topics that are outside of the degree syllabus that they studied during their B.Tech. Biotechnology exam of GATE 2020 will comprise of five sections namely, Engineering Mathematics, General Biotechnology, Recombinant DNA Technology, Plant and Animal Biotechnology, and Bioprocess Engineering and Process Biotechnology. Along with the given sections, candidates will also have to attempt the General Aptitude Paper that will common across all the 25 exams of GATE 2020. Students appearing for the biotechnology exam of GATE 2020 are advised to go through all the topics given in the syllabus to ensure smooth preparation and effective results. Read the complete article to know about GATE 2020 syllabus for Biotechnology (BT):
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GATE 2020 Exam Pattern - Key Highlights

Students who will appear in the GATE 2020 biotechnology exam must go through the exam pattern to have a better understanding of the nature and structure of the exam. The exam pattern will be released by IIT Delhi. There may be few changes in the exam pattern of GATE 2020 biotechnology exam and the same will be updated here once the exam pattern has been released. Given below is the GATE 2020 exam pattern for biotechnology exam on the basis of last year information:

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  • GATE 2020 question paper will include 2 types of questions - Multiple type questions (MCQs) and Numerical Answer Type (NAT) Question.

  • A total of 65 questions will be asked in the examination.

  • Duration of the examination will be 3 hours.

  • The question paper will have two parts: General Aptitude and Biotechnology.

  • Biotechnology section will comprise of 5 subject-specific sections

GATE 2020 Syllabus for Biotechnology (BT)



Section 1

Engineering Mathematics

  • Linear Algebra

  • Calculus

  • Differential Equations

  • Probability and Statistics

  • Numerical Methods

Section 2

General Biotechnology

  • Biochemistry

  • Microbiology

  • Cell Biology

  • Molecular Biology and Genetics

  • Immunology

  • Bioinformatics

Section 3

Recombinant DNA Technology

Section 4

Plant and Animal Biotechnology

Section 5

Bioprocess Engineering and Process Biotechnology

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Recommended Books for GATE 2020 Biotechnology


Name of the book

Author / Publication



Pranav Kumar


Fundamentals of Biochemistry



Principle of Bioprocess Engineering

P. Doran


GATE Biotechnology

GK Publishers


Life Science part 1 and 2.

Pathfinder publications





GATE General Aptitude and Mathematics

GK Publishers


Molecular Cell Biology

lodish and Baltimore


Bioprocess Engineering

Schuler & Kargi


Bioprocess Engineering principles

Pauline Doran


Molecular biology of the gene

James Watson





Advanced Engineering Mathematics

Erwin Kreyszig


Principles of Gene manipulation

Primrose & Twyman


Gene cloning and DNA analysis

T.A Brown


Plant Biotech


GATE 2020 Sample Papers

Apart from going through the GATE 2020 Biotechnology syllabus, students can also solve the GATE 2020 sample paper to get know-how of the exam pattern, difficulty level, time management etc. There are many benefits of solving sample papers before the exam and in the present scenario when the competition has increased so much, students must not ignore such important aspects of their preparation. Students by solving GATE 2020 sample papers can brush up their problem solving ability and also help them solve questions in less time.

GATE 2020 cutoff for Biotechnology

Indian Institute of Technology Delhi will release the GATE 2020 cutoff for Biotechnology. GATE cutoff for biotechnology is the qualifying marks that students have to secure to qualify the exam. Students must also note that the scorecard of GATE 2020 will be issued to only those candidates who have cleared the qualifying cutoff. Candidates who will clear the GATE 2020 qualifying cutoff will be considered for admissions in M.Tech courses in the participating institutes.

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If gate score is 400. what will be gate marks. any idea about gate marks.

Mayank Sinha 11th Dec, 2019
Hello dear aspirant,

If  one scores 400 in gate examination then his marks will be around 28.33 out of 100 marks in the paper.
Hope this helps.

im preparing GATE 2020 EE since last half month , i almost complete my 2 subject in next 2 days. i am belong to Gen catagory. sometimes i felt i should join Any IT companies , may be i am inclined towards software. should i join or continue to my gate preparation? i quit my GAT post after 5 months

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 11th Dec, 2019


see gate is a really a difficult exam, and if you dont have real interest in it you can not crack it, and it may be really difficult to do job in IT sector and continue preparing for gate. however some students make it possible, but right now less than 2 month left, and now joining in IT sector is not a good option and you may not get any job right now, because a job hunting is not easy. exam will be on february, do your best and if you think that you can not do any better next time, then search for IT job after the gate exam.


exam date of clat & colleges for gate

thomas joy 11th Dec, 2019
Hi Ruchika,
The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT), for the asmission of Law courses is conducted by NLU's
For CLAT 2020 the important dates are
  • Application opening -Jan,1 2020
  • Application closing- 3rd week of April
  • CLAT Admit card- 2nd week of may 2020
  • CLAT Exam- May 10 ,2020

some of the Top colleges in India accepting GATE score are
  • NITK, Surathkal
  • GNDU, Punjab
  • IIT Bombay
  • IIT, Madras
  • Cillege of Engineering, Pune
  • PSG College of Engineering, Coimbatore
  • Bahra University
  • BIT, Coimbatore
  • OPJU , Chattisgarh
  • SKP, Tamilnadu
  • DIET, west Bengal
  • KCET, Punjab
  • VIT, Vellore
  • Delhi Technological University
  • Indian institute of Engineering shibapur

Hope you get it, please do comment If you have any doubts.
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Scope for ECE students through gate examination???

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 11th Dec, 2019
see after clearing gate exam you do have 2 options. you can go for higher studies in reputed colleges of India like iiits, iits, nits even you can go for foreign universities like nangyang university Singapore. other option you do have which is PSU. ecil, DRDO, barc, coal India, bel this organization recruits electronics engineer through gate score, however the number of vacancy is really less compare to electrical engineering. you need to have rank within 200 to get cal from PSU.
hope you may understand

How many Psus or private companies are recruiting geologists based on their Gate performance?

Parvathi Ramachandran 10th Dec, 2019

Greetings !!

Lot of Private companies in mining , Petroleum sector will definitely recruit geologists in upcoming years. Apart from this every year SSC conducts geologist Exam for recruitment. With full confidence and prospects you may start your preparation , definitely you will be able to clear the exam. If any doubts, pls feel free to ask.

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