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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As i want to Change my category in gate form,as the category option is not available..Is there any other way to solve this??

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 17th Oct, 2019

hello aspirant,

iit delhi will open correction window for different section separately. and you may change your category option when category section correction window will available. please every day check the official website of gate 2020 until you get correction window.


I have to correct my parents name. But the status of my application form is still processing. Is it possible to edit my application form now?

Aditi Amrendra Student Expert 16th Oct, 2019

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi has opened the facility for application form correction of GATE 2020 from October 15. Candidates can now make the changes related to their name, father's name, college name etc in the submitted application form by log in to their GOAPS account during the GATE application form correction period. Candidates will also be required to pay an additional fee to make corrections in the GATE 2020 application form. Registered candidates whose application has error should make sure that they make the necessary GATE 2020 application form correction within the specified time period. Later, the candidates will also be able to change details like exam city, Gender, Category, PwD Status, Dyslexia status, other similar learning disabilities etc. The candidates can also make changes in the marked defect(s) which includes Name, DOB, Details of Parents /Guardian, Correspondence address and Qualifying in application form form for exam of GATE

I hope this helps

Is their are any job vacancies in PSU sector for btech manufacturing engineering students .If their are any vacancies then in which branch code they should give GATE exam ???

Aman Raj Student Expert 16th Oct, 2019

Hello Sorabh

It is directly or indirectly related with ME. So

If you like thermal, apply for ME, If you don't like thermal apply for PI.

In other terms, if you like manufacturing and management - apply for PI.

You must know that seats for ME in IIT's are 900+ whereas for Manufacturing and production it is around 150+ only.


gate from correction last date please tell me

Papeya Dubey Student Expert 16th Oct, 2019


  • Candidates can make corrections in their GATE application form 2020 from October 15.
  • They can change name, date of birth, details of parents and college name. Facility to change Gender, Category, PWD Status, Dyslexia and other similar disability status along with exam paper and exam city will also be made available.
  • Correction facility to make changes in Status/Category/Gender will be available till 1st week of November 2019.
  • However, request in change in exam city (with an additional fee) will be available till November 15, 2020

hi,i do not get edit option in gate form correction.what i do?

Aditi Amrendra Student Expert 16th Oct, 2019

Follow these steps :

  • Go to the GOAPS website portal to make the correction in application form of GATE 2020
  • Login to the website by entering the Enrollment number/Email ID and password.
  • Now, the candidates can make required changes in the GATE 2019 application form.
  • If the candidates want to change the exam centre or subject chosen, they will have to pay fees as prescribed by the exam authorities.
  • Finally, click on the submit button.
  • You may take a print out of the same for future use.

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