GATE 2020 Biotechnology (BT) aspirants must check Exam Pattern, Books to prepare GATE Biotechnology exam, preparation tips for GATE Score
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Biotechnology GATE 2020 Books, Preparation Tips

Candidates appearing in GATE 2020 Biotechnology Engineering (BT) must know the Exam Pattern, Complete GATE BT Syllabus, Best Books to study GATE Biotechnology (BT) exam, Preparation tips for better GATE Score as results. In this article, we also shared the scope of Biotechnology which refers to the study of Medicines, Agriculture, Cell, Seed technology, based on laboratory work, computer application and researches deals.

Candidates who have completed or are in the final year of Biotechnology and allied Engineering can apply for GATE 2020 exam in Biotechnology Subject. GATE 2020 will be conducted by IIT Delhi through an online mode in the first Half of February 2020. The exam will be conducted in eight zones across the country.

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This course needs a different kind of preparation to have success in GATE 2020 Biotechnology examination. With the help of this article, you will get to know how to prepare, reference books for preparation, scope in biotechnology after GATE exam.

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Books For GATE 2020 Biotechnology Preparation

Biotechnology (BT) GATE 2019 Syllabus, Exam Pattern, Reference Books, Preparation Tips

Most recommended authors and popular books to prepare for GATE 2020 Biotechnology are given below in the table.

Topics(s) Book Title(s) Authors
Biochemistry: Biochemistry

Lehninger Principles of Biochemistry

Christopher K.Matthews

Michael M. Cox and Nelson

Microbiology: Prescott’s Microbiology


Christopher J. Woolverton, Joanne Willey, and Linda Sherwood

Michael J. Pelczar

Cell biology: Molecular biology of the cell

Cell biology

Bruce Alberts

Gerald Karp

Molecular Biology: Molecular cell biology Harvey Lodish
Genetics: Genetics Veer Bala Rastogi
Analytical techniques: Principles and Techniques of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Wilson and Walker
Immunology: Kuby Immunology


Roitt’s Essential Immunology

Jenni, Stranford, Jones and Owen

Ivan Roitt, Martin, Burton and Peter J. Delves

Bioinformatics: Introduction to Bioinformatics Lesk
Recombinant DNA technology: Principles of Gene Manipulation and Genomics Primrose
Plant Biotechnology: Plant Biotechnology: The Genetic Manipulation of Plants

Plant Biotechnology: Methods in Tissue Culture and Gene Transfer


J. Peter

Animal Biotechnology: Culture of Animal Cells: A Manual of Basic Technique and Specialized Applications

Animal Biotechnology

Ian Freshney

MM Ranga

Bioprocess Engineering: Modern Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology

Bioprocess Engineering Principles

Nduka Okafor


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GATE Biotechnology Exam Pattern

GATE 2020 Biotechnology examination has the time duration of 3 hours. The examination paper consists of  65 questions which carry 100 marks. Numerical answer type (NAT) questions and multiple choice questions (MCQ) both will be present in the question paper. Negative markings will be there for MCQ types but no negative markings for a wrong answer in NAT questions.

GATE 2020 paper Pattern for Biotechnology
Engineering Mathematics Engineering Mathematics will have 15% of total marks weigh
General Aptitude General Aptitude will have 15% of total marks weigh
Subject questions Subject questions will have rest 70% of total marks weigh

Preparation Tips for GATE Biotechnology Students

As we all know that the syllabus of Biotechnology Engineering is very vast and you should have to go step by step no hurry will help you here. With full dedication toward the study, increase study hours day by day and make preparation plans accordingly for the study.

  • Complete trust in yourself.
  • Make a Preparation plan (strategy) that is best suited to you. Scheduling and planning are very important.
  • Study with the best reference books for the preparation.
  • Make short notes of the important topic during your study for GATE. It will be easy for you to study in exam times and also during revision in the last days of GATE preparation.
  • First study those topics which are important.
  • Good coaching classes or a guide can also help you with this.
  • Study with full dedication and concentration for at least 4-5 hours daily.
  • Ensure that you cover Engineering Mathematics and General Aptitude properly in your preparation. Preparing well for them will ensure a good overall score.
  • Revision, after studying your subjects is the most important in the overall preparation plan.
  • Go through the previous year’s GATE question papers. Practice those papers, to get an idea about the types of frequently asked questions. GATE aspirants must attempt both online and offline mock test.

Scope Of Biotechnology Engineering

  • While having a Biotechnology degree students can work as Laboratory Technician/Assistant in various institutes and research centers, hospitals, Universities and healthcare center.
  • The increase in the production of genetically modified crops and grains has raised the demands in the market so this has increased the scope of Agriculture Engineering but the study is totally based on biotechnology.
  • After completing the Biotechnology degree students can work as a research scientist in many pharmaceutical companies as they hire postgraduates for such a post.
  • Can apply for a job in the research and development sector.
  • You can go forward for a PhD study in Biotech in India or abroad.
  • Pursue higher studies in Biotech and Life Sciences.
  • You can apply for the government sector.
  • Get a job in Intellectual Property Research and Patenting.
  • You can be a Teacher or a professor in your favourite Organization/university.

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