GATE Biotechnology (BT) Answer Key 2024, Question Paper & Cutoff

GATE 2024 Biotechnology (BT) Answer Key: Candidates who took the GATE 2024 Biotechnology paper on February 10, 2024, can refer to the answers provided in the Unofficial GATE 2024 Biotechnology (BT) Answer Key. These answers are based on the recall questions from the GATE 2024 Biotechnology (BT) Question Paper.

Until the official GATE BT Answer Key 2024 is released, candidates can utilize this Unofficial Answer Key to assess their performance.

GATE 2024 Biotechnology (BT) Answer Key: Number of Good Attempts

Candidates can gauge the number of good attempts for the BT paper below:

  • Biotechnology Paper: 30+

The number of good attempts provided here is based on student reactions and answers from the GATE 2024 BT Answer Key, derived from memory-based questions.

GATE 2024 Biotechnology (BT) Answer Key: Expected Good Score

Candidates should refer to the GATE Biotechnology (BT) Answer Key 2024 to estimate their expected scores in the BT paper. Using the calculated score, candidates can determine the expected good score for GATE BT 2024:

  • Very Good Score: More than 75
  • Good Score: 70-75
  • Average Score: 65-75

The official GATE 2024 Biotechnology (BT) Answer Key will be released on February 21, 2024. Candidates seeking to download the official answer key for the Biotechnology paper can visit the website.

To download the GATE 2024 BT Answer Key, follow these steps:

  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 compare the answers with those you attempted.
  6. Take a printout for better analysis and future reference.


The GATE cut-off for Biotechnology varies based on the candidate’s category. Below are the expected GATE 2024 cut-off marks for all categories, along with the previous year’s GATE BT Cut off:

  • General: 30-35
  • OBC: 25-30
  • SC, ST, and Physically Handicapped: 20-25.

GATE BT Paper Analysis 2024

Event Paper Analysis
GATE BT Overall Difficulty Level Easy to Moderate
GATE BT Difficulty Level of General Aptitude Easy to Moderate
GATE BT Difficulty Level of Engineering Mathematics Moderate to Difficult
GATE BT Difficulty Level of Core Discipline Section Easy to Moderate
TGATE BT topics with Highest Weightage Soon
GATE BT Number of NATs Soon
GATE BT Number of MCQs Soon
GATE BT Good Score Soon

How do you calculate the gate score using the Answer Keys 2024?

    • With MCQs carrying 1 mark each, 1/3 marks would be deducted as a penalty for marking the wrong answer.
    • For questions carrying 2 marks, 2 marks would be deducted for marking an incorrect answer.
    • Count the marks gained on the correct answer and deduct the marks lost on incorrect answers due to negative marking.
    • GATE marks are the sum of the marks obtained for MCQs and NAT questions.
    • Total marks (1 mark for each question) + Total marks (2 marks for each question) = NAT Marks
    • MCQ Marks: Total Marks (1 mark) + Total Marks (2 marks)
    • Total marks (1 mark) = 1 x (number of correct answers) – 1/3 x (number of wrong answers)
    • Total marks (2 marks) = 2 x (number of correct answers) – 2/3 x (number of wrong answers)

Previous Year GATE Biotechnology Cut-off

Year General OBC SC/ST/PwD
2021 30 27 20
2020 30.7 27.6 20.4
2019 35.9 32.3 23.9
2018 27.9 25.1 18.5

GATE 2024 Tie Breaker Criteria

In the event of two or more candidates obtaining the same marks in the examination, the merit rank is determined using the following tiebreaker criteria:

  1. The candidate with more marks in the Subject Questions section is given preference over the candidate with fewer marks.
  2. If there is no difference in marks, the candidate’s date of birth will be considered. The older candidate will be given a higher rank over the younger applicant.

GATE Helpline 2024

For any kind of query, candidates can contact the below-mentioned helplines:

1 Chairman, GATE
Indian Institute of Science,
Bengaluru 560 012
2 Chairman, GATE
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay,
Powai, Mumbai 400 076
3 Chairman, GATE
Indian Institute of Technology Delhi,
Hauz Khas, New Delhi 110 016
4 Chairman, GATE
Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati,
Guwahati 781 039
5 Chairman, GATE
Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur,
Kanpur 208 016
6 Chairman, GATE
Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur,
Kharagpur 721 302
7 Chairman, GATE
Indian Institute of Technology Madras,
Chennai 600 036
8 Chairman, GATE
Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee,
Roorkee 247 667


It is important to analyze the previous years’ question papers to understand the exam better. You certainly have a better idea about the nature of the exam. This article helps you provide question papers and their respective answer keys for the GATE BT exam 2024.

Do not overlook this part during your preparation.

Good luck!

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