GATE 2020 Question Paper With Answer (Out)

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GATE 2020 Question Papers With Answers – IIT Delhi has been released GATE 2020 official question paper, It has been released on gate.iitd.ac.in. However, candidates can easily download it from the links below. The question paper of GATE 2020 are available as pdf and contains all the question for general aptitude and subject paper. IIT also released the answer key, along with the question paper. Candidates can use both to predict score in the exam. Aspirants who will appear for GATE exam next year, can check the papers to understand the level of difficulty in the exam. Check more detail on GATE 2020 question paper from below.

GATE 2020 Question Paper With Answer

The question paper of GATE is available for all 25 subject papers. IIT has also released it separately for ME and CE session 1 and 2. Download GATE 2020 question paper from below.

Answer Key

How to Use GATE 2020 Question Paper With Answer

Now that the PDF of all 25 GATE subject paper is available here is how to put them to maximum use:

Question paper and answers keys: The answer keys of all the 25 subject papers are also released in PDF format. Combining the question papers with their answer keys, candidates can have the benefit of having the correct answers for all the questions asked in the paper. This set can be used for preparation for upcoming attempts of the exam.

Benefits of the question paper: The question papers are useful to learn about the paper pattern the distribution of marks, the nature of questions asked and the difficulty level of the questions. Basically, the papers are useful for preparation for the exam. 2 types of candidates can have the benefit of the papers:

  • Candidates who want to attempt GATE for the first time in the upcoming years
  • The candidates who want to reapear for the exam in the upcoming years

Comparison and analysis of GATE subject papers: It is very important to understand the trends of the exam while preparing for the exam. This gives the candidates an insight on how to prepare for the upcoming attempt. One can compare the changes in difficulty level, weightage of the topics and an analysis of the paper pattern.

GATE 2020 Question Paper Pattern

GATE 2020 subject papers has 2 types of questions:

  1. Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) carrying 1 or 2 marks each in all the papers and sections.
  2. Numerical Answer Type (NAT) Questions carrying 1 or 2 marks each in all the papers and sections.

MCQs have negative marking for wrong answers. For 1 mark MCQs, 1/3 mark is deducted for a wrong answer. Likewise, for 2-mark MCQs, 2/3 mark is deducted for a wrong answer.

Marks and question distribution in GATE 2020 question paper is as follows:

A) General Aptitude (GA) questions: This section is present in all the 25 subject papers of GATE and carries 15 marks. This section has a total of 10 questions.

B) Question Papers other than GG, XE and XL: In these papers, there are a total of 55 questions

Questions carrying 1 marks each 25
Questions carrying 2 marks each 30
Total questions and marks 55 questions carrying 85 marks

C) GG (Geology and Geophysics) paper: In these papers apart from the GA section, the paper consists of two parts: Part A and Part B. The description is given below for the paper:

Part Sub sections Attempt Questions and marks
A none Compulsory 25 ques of 1 mark each
B Section 1 (Geology)
Section 2 (Geophysics)
Any one section 30 ques of 2 mark each

D) XE Paper (Engineering Sciences): A candidate appearing in the XE paper has to answer the following:

  • GA section
  • Section A – Engineering Mathematics (Compulsory)
  • Any two of XE Sections B to H

Marking scheme of section A and sections B to H is given below:

Section No. of 1 marks ques No. of 2 marks ques Total ques and marks
A 7 4 11 ques of 15 marks
B to H 9 13 22 ques of 35 marks

E) XL Paper (Life Sciences): A candidate appearing in the XL paper has to answer the following:

  • GA section
  • Section P – Chemistry (Compulsory)
  • Any two of XL Sections Q to U

Marking scheme of section P and sections Q to U is given below:

Section No. of 1 marks ques No. of 2 marks ques Total ques and marks
A 5 10 15 ques of 25 marks
Q to U 10 10 20 ques of 30 marks

Design of Questions in GATE 2020 Question Paper

The question papers of GATE 2020 are designed to test the candidates based on the following:

Recall: The example of this type of questions is given below:

GATE 2020 Question Paper

Comprehension: These questions judge candidates’ understanding of the basics. For example:

GATE Question Paper

Application: In this type of question candidate’s application for the basics is judged, such questions are like one shown below:

GATE 2020 Question Paper and Answer

Analysis and Synthesis: Here the candidates are given a few data, diagrams, charts, figures, etc. They have to analyze and answer the questions asked or solve the problem related to it. For example:

  • Comparing two or more pieces of information
  • Recognizing unstated assumptions, or separating useful information from irrelevant information

GATE 2020 Answer Key

With the question paper for GATE 2020, it is wise to also download answer key for GATE 2020 for your respective subject paper. You can use both answer key and question papers to crosscheck your answers in the exam and calculate a probable score. The answer key is available online on the website of conducting IIT after the exam is over for all days and shifts. The answer keys are released in PDF format. The answer key has the correct answer to all the questions asked in the exam.

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GATE is conducted by one of the IITs on a rotational basis. In 2020, IIT Delhi is in charge of GATE. The candidates can use the GATE question papers for preparation purposes and other resourceful use. Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering is held in online mode each year for admission in the PG engineering courses in the IITs. Many PSUs also accept the GATE score for recruitments. The scorecard of GATE remains valid for 3 years from the day of its release.


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