GATE 2020 Answer Key Download Subject Wise, Date Wise

GATE 2020 Answer Key: All those candidates who have taken the GATE 2020 exam were waiting for the release of the GATE 2020 Answer sheet. Their wait is now going to get over very soon as Delhi IIT will release the GATE 2020 Answer key by 19, February 2020. The GATE Answer key will be released online in pdf format. GATE 2020 exam held on February 1, 2, 8 and 9. With the release of the answer key the candidates who have taken this exam will get an idea about their estimated marks.

Candidates can use this officially released answer key to predict their score in the exam. To get to know about the expected marks you will have to follow the marking scheme of GATE. According to the marking scheme the candidate can add 1 or 2 marks for a correct answer and deduct 1/3 or 2/3 marks for every incorrect answer. For incorrect NATs, no marks need to be deducted.  Read on to know about how to download GATE 2020 answer key and how to get the expected score in GATE 2020.

GATE Answer Key 2020

After taking the exam the aspirants get curious to know about their expected score in it and releasing the answer key is the best solution to handle the curiosity of the candidates.   GATE is a reputed examination and many candidates enroll in this exam every year. This year GATE 2020 was conducted in the first week of February 2020.

The authorities have decided to release the provisional answer key of GATE 2020 before February 19. With the release of the answer key, the candidates will get the right to challenge the answer key from February 19 to 21, 2020. Before the release of the provisional answer key of the GATE exam, the authorities have already released the response sheet of GATE 2020 on the official website on February 12.

GATE 2020 Answer Key

The authorities will also release the question papers along with the answer key of GATE 2020. By comparing the answers given by the candidates and given in the provisional sheets you can get to know about your expected marks in this exam. If in case any candidates will have any objection to answers then he/she can challenge the GATE 2020 answer key. Applicants will have to make the payment of Rs. 500 per challenge. Candidates will have to produce the documents to support their challenge else it will get rejected by the authorities. If in case any challenge is found right then the officials will revise the answer key of GATE 2020 and then they will again release it after revision in March 2020 tentatively in the second week of the month. 

Though various coaching centers have already released the answer key of this exam still the official answer key has more weightage and candidates wait for its release eagerly. The GATE Answer key 2020 for CE, CS, EE, ECE, ME paper are available on the website of various coaching institutes. You can also check your estimated score from these websites but to get the official one, you will have to wait for few more days.

GATE 2020 Official Answer Key

After reading the above-mentioned information you must have understood that GATE answer keys are of two types;

  • Provisional answer key
  • Final answer key

Provisional Answer key – This answer key will be released by the IITs after the exam as Delhi IIT will release one soon. This answer key is open for scrutiny.

Final Answer Key: the Final answer key will be released by the authorities after all the challenges to the provisional one will get addressed. As it is the final answer key so no challenge will be accepted or entertained after its release.

GATE Answer Key 2020: Important Dates

Here have a look at the important dates associated with the release of GATE 2020 answer key;

Important Events Tentative Dates
Availability of GATE 2020 question papers 3rd week of February 2020
Release of GATE 2020 answer key (Provisional) Before February 19, 2020
Challenging of answer key February 19 (11 AM) to February 21, 2020 (6 PM)
Issue of final answer key of GATE 2020 2nd week of March 2020

GATE 2020 Response Sheet

The authorities have released the GATE response sheet 2020 online on 12 February. This sheet is released for every candidate and it has all the answers marked by candidates in the exam. To access this response sheet you will have to follow the below-given instruction;

  1. Go to gate.iitd.ac.in and enter your enrollment id/e-mail id and password.
  2. The dashboard will appear on the screen, click on “view responses” button given on the dashboard.
  3. And your response sheet will appear on the screen.

Steps to Download the GATE Official Answer Key

As we mentioned above that the answer key of GATE exam will be released online so the candidates must know how they can download it to match it with the answers they have given in the exam. Here we have compiled the steps that a candidate will have to take to check the answer key released by Delhi IIT

  1. First of all, you will have to visit the official website of GATE.
  2. Here click on the link of ‘GATE Answer Key 2020’ given on the home page of the website.
  3. Now the question papers and answer keys will be displayed on the screen.
  4. Download the answer key and corresponding questions paper from the website. Both question paper and answer key will be available as PDF files.
  5. You can tally the answers with the official answer key either on the computer or you can also take the print out of the answer key.

How to calculate the expected score with the help of GATE answer key 2020

After downloading the GATE Answer Key 2020 from the official website another task is to calculate the probable score in the GATE exam. Well, it’s easy to calculate the expected marks in the GATE Result 2020. To know about your expected marks in this exam you will have to follow the below-given instruction so read them carefully. First, have a look at the marking scheme of GATE 2020;

GATE 2020 Marking Scheme

Question Type Marks for the correct answer Marks for an incorrect answer
Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) +1 or +2 marks -1/3 for -1 mark question
-2/3 for -2 mark question
Numerical Answer Type (NAT) +1 or +2 marks No Negative marking

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Steps to Calculate Probable Marks In GATE 2020

  • Firstly you will have to calculate the total number of correct answers.
  • Now allocate marks according to the right answers and then calculate the overall marks.
  • To calculate the negative marks in the exam first calculate all the wrong attempts. You can skip the NAT questions with wrong answers as there is no negative marking for NAT questions. The Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) only have the procedure of negative marking. 
  • Now to get the expected score to follow this formula; The total marks = Total marks secured for a correct response – Negative marks for wrong response

Marks Calculation For MCQ questions is as follows;

  • For correct 2 marks question – add 2 marks
  • For incorrect 2 marks question – deduct 2/3 marks
  • For correct 1 mark question – add 1 marks
  • For incorrect 1 mark questions – deduct 1/3 marks.

Marks Calculation For NAT questions is as follows;

  • For correct 2 marks question – add 2 marks
  • For incorrect 2 marks question – deduct 0 marks
  • For correct 1 mark question – add 1 marks
  • For incorrect 1 mark questions – deduct 0 marks.
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Process to challenge GATE 2020 Answer Key

To raise an objection on any answer given in the provisional answer key of GATE exam 2020 the candidates will have to follow the below-given steps;

  1. First of all, you will have to visit the official GOAPS website and press the “Contest against Answer Keys” button given on the page.
  2. Now you will be redirected to the login page where you will have to enter your user name and password to log in. 
  3. As the next step, you will have to select the question against which you have an objection. It is also a must to upload a document file proving your claim against the answer.
  4. Now, the web page will be redirected to the payment gateway. As per the process, you will have to make the payment of Rs. 500 through online mode (per challenge). For NRI candidates, the fee is the US $ 10. The fee will not be returnable.
  5. It is a must to upload all the necessary supporting documents in the prescribed format before submitting the objection. 

Wrapping It Up

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