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    Download GATE Life Sciences Exam Botany section Previous Years Question Papers

    GATE is an entrance examination for seeking admission to engineering colleges to pursue Masters Degree in engineering or masters in technology or masters in architecture. Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering is abbreviated as GATE. GATE is conducted in eight specific zones based on the location of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT). The overall control and coordination of GATE currently lies with IIT, Mumbai.

    Exam pattern:

    GATE is conducted in a total of 21 papers; however one can appear only in one paper. Candidates generally apply for that paper in which he or she has completed the undergraduate studies. Botany forms a section in the paper of Life Sciences of GATE containing 20 objective questions.

    Syllabus of Botany section in GATE exam:

    The concepts encompassed in this paper of GATE are as follows:-

    Plant Systematics
    Plant Anatomy
    Morphogenesis & Development
    Concept of cellular totipotency
    Physiology and Biochemistry
    Plant Breeding and Genetic Modification
    Economic Botany
    Plant Pathology
    Ecology and Environment

    Duration of Botany section in GATE exam:

    Being a section out of six sections in the paper of Life Sciences, time management should be done by the candidate. It contains 20 questions carrying a total of 30 marks and based upon this time should be devoted to this section. The whole paper, however, is of three hours.

    Scoring pattern:

    Out of the 20 questions, questions 1-10 carry one mark each and the rest carry 2 marks each. For questions 1-10, one-third of the marks will be deducted for each incorrect answer and for question 11-20, one-fourth of the marks will be deducted.

    Previous year question papers of Botany section:

    GATE aspiring candidates of Botany domain can find the attached question papers of previous years.

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