GATE CY Answer Key 2021 – GATE Chemistry Answer Key


The GATE CY Exam was conducted in one session only. The exam was held on 6th February 2021 in the afternoon session. The official answer key of the GATE CY has been released.

Here, in this article candidates can check the complete information of GATE CY Answer Key 2021.

GATE CY Answer Key 2021

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GATE 2021 Exam Dates

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GATE Exam Schedule

Also Check: GATE Cutoff

GATE CY Answer Key 2020

The candidates can download the Answer Key and Question Paper of GATE 2020 from the link provided below:

Chemistry engineering is one of the toughest subjects among the subjects of engineering. The subject code is CY that refers to chemical engineering.

How to Calculate Gate Score using the Answer Keys

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

Also Check: GATE CY Syllabus

GATE Cutoff 2021

GATE Cut off is the minimum mark to be eligible for admission to IITs and IISc. This is a factor in deciding whether or not has the candidates qualified for the exam. GATE cut-off marks vary stream-wise and category-wise. The cut-off marks are less for reserved category candidates as compared to the unreserved category candidates. The GATE cut off for 2021 is given below:

S. No.Paper NamePaper CodeQualifying Marks
1Life SciencesXL31.728.521.1
2Civil EngineeringCE32.929.621.9
3Electrical EngineeringEE33.430.022.2
4Computer Science and Information TechnologyCS28.525.619.0
5Mechanical EngineeringME34.030.622.6
6Petroleum EngineeringPE39.835.826.5
7Electronics and Communication EngineeringEC28.825.919.2
8Chemical EngineeringCH35.732.123.8
11Engineering Sciences MinorXE26.023.417.3
12Textile Engineering and Fibre ScienceTF37.133.324.7
13Aerospace EngineeringAE27.224.418.1
14Agricultural EngineeringAG26.323.617.5
15Architecture and PlanningAR34.831.323.2
16Ecology and EvolutionEY42.237.928.1
18Instrumentation EngineeringIN34.631.123.0
20Mining EngineeringMN32.729.421.8
21Metallurgical EngineeringMT49.244.232.8
23Production and Industrial EngineeringPI36.632.924.4
25Biomedical EngineeringBM25.022.516.6


The analysis of previous years’ exams proves to be extremely beneficial for candidates. It gives an insight into the pattern and difficulty level of the respective exam. This article provides you with the data of the GATE CY exam 2021 along with the previous years’ trends.

Candidates are advised to perform a detailed analysis of the question papers during your preparation.

Good luck!


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