GATE Answer Key 2020

Abhik Das Updated On: 03 Jan, 2020 11:00 IST

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GATE 2020 Answer Key

The GATE 2020 answer key will be released by IIT Delhi on the exam's official website. The answer keys for GATE 2020 and question papers will be available set-wise at Candidates can now calculate their probable scores by comparing their answers with the GATE 2020 answer keys. By calculating their probable scores, candidates will get an idea of their chances of admission in the desired institute. For calculating the probable score, GATE candidates must use the GATE 2020 marking scheme prescribed in the GATE 2020 Exam Pattern

Candidates will also get the opportunity to challenge the GATE 2020 answer key within a specific time span. They will have to pay an amount of Rs 500 to do so. It is to be noted that all the objections made by the candidates should be supported by valid documents. If the objections are found to be valid a fresh answer key will be released by the examination conducting authority. In case the objections are not justifiable by documents, they will be considered to be null and void. Apart from this, examination authority, i.e IIT Delhi will also release the response sheet for all the papers by the second week of February 2020. All the candidates who appear in the entrance will be able to access the response sheets by entering certain credentials such as enrollment ID/email address and password. 

CollegeDekho has provided all the detailed information related to GATE 2020 answer key and response sheet in the sections below.

GATE 2020 Answer Key- Important Dates

The important dates of GATE 2020 answer key are given as follows:



GATE 2020 Hall Ticket 03rd January 2020 (Releasing Today)

GATE 2020 Exam Date

1st February 2020
2nd February 2020
8th February 2020
9th February 2020

GATE 2020 Answer Keys

To be Released

GATE 2020 Exam Result

16th March 2020

Steps to Download GATE 2020 Answer Key

Given below are a few steps that can help candidates download the answer key of GATE 2020:

  • Visit the official website of GATE 2020 (
  • On the homepage, you will be able to see a link that says 'To view GATE 2020 Question Papers and Answer Keys Click here'
  • Once you click on 'Click here', you will be taken to a page where Question Papers and Final Answer Keys for all the papers will be available.
  • On clicking the links, PDFs will open where the required Question Papers and Answer Keys will be available.
  • With the help of the GATE 2020 question papers and answer keys, candidates will be able to compare their answers and calculate their scores.

Steps to Challenge GATE Answer Key 2020

Candidates who are unhappy with the solutions given in the GATE 2020 answer key will be able to challenge it on proper grounds. Given below are the steps which have to be followed in order to do so:

  • Candidates are required to click on the link to challenge GATE 2020 answer key.

  • They should then choose the “Contest Answer Key” option on the web page of the entrance.

  • Nextly, the candidates will be redirected to the payment gateway.

  • Payment of Rs 500 through the online mode. It is to be noted that the NRI candidates will have to pay US $ 10.

  • Candidates will have to correctly enter the question numbers which they want to challenge.

  • They should attach the necessary documents before submitting the objection.

Note: The documents uploaded by the candidates should be in the prescribed format. 

Steps to Check GATE 2020 Response Sheet

Along with the answer key, candidates will also be able to download GATE 2020 response sheet. The steps to check it are being provided below:

  • Candidates should login to the GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS).

  • They will have to enter certain personal credentials such as date of birth, registration id and enrollment number or email id.

  • Then the candidates should click on the “view response sheet” to view the response sheet for GATE 2020. 

  • Nextly, they will be able to see the response sheet on screen.

  • It is advisable for the candidates to download the response sheet in Pdf format.

Purpose of GATE 2020 Answer Key

The major purpose for the release of GATE 2020 answer key has been provided in the pointers below:

  • The answer key is released to increase the level of transparency in the admission process through GATE 2020. It also helps in lessening down the unwanted penalization of the candidates.

  • It also provides the candidates with the scope of challenging the answer key released by the examination authority within the given time span.

  • As mentioned earlier, the examination authority pays proper heed to the objections if can be justified with proper documents.

Calculation of Probable Score Using GATE 2020 Answer Key

For calculating the probable score, applicants must follow the marking scheme as prescribed in the GATE 2020 Exam Pattern. Candidate can follow the steps given here to calculate the probable score:

  • Firstly, calculate the total number of correct attempts and allocate the marks accordingly and then calculate the overall correct answer marks.

  • After this, the candidate has to calculate the total negative marks for incorrect answers/efforts. 

  • It must be noted that only MCQs has negative marking. There is no negative marking for NAT questions in GATE 2020 examination.

Total Marks = Total marks secured for the correct response- Negative marks for the incorrect response.

Marking Scheme of GATE 2020

Take a quick glance at the marking scheme of GATE 2020 provided in the table below: 

Category Correct Answer Incorrect Answer
MCQs (Multiple Choice Questions) 1 marks (1 x number of correct answers) 1/3 (1/3 x number of wrong answers)
2 marks (2 x number of correct answers) 2/3 (2/3 x number of wrong answers)
NAT (Numerical Answer Type) 1 marks No Negative Marking
2 marks No Negative Marking

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