Get detailed syllabus of GATE Architecture and Planning (AR) 2022. Check Section-wise Syllabus, Exam Pattern, and Best Books for GATE Architecture and Planning exam preparation.
Candidates can access the GATE Architecture and Planning Syllabus through the official website of GATE. The syllabus must be looked upon in a detailed manner by the candidates so as to design their study plan accordingly. The important topics, sections, study tips and exam pattern will be discussed in this article. We will look at each of them one by one.
- Mandatory section: General Aptitude
- Core section: Subject-based Section
General Aptitude Section Syllabus
- There will be a total of 10 questions in this section.
- The questions will be of 1 mark and 2 marks.
- The total marks for this section are 15.
- There will be 2 parts in this section. They are Verbal Ability and Numerical Ability.
- Topics for verbal ability include Sentence completion, English grammar, Critical Reasoning, Verbal analogies, Word Groups and Instructions.
- Topics for Numerical ability include Numerical Estimation, Numerical Reasoning, Data Interpretation and Numerical Computation.
GATE Architecture and Planning (AR) Section-wise Syllabus
The syllabus of subject-based Architecture syllabus consists of 8 sections. They are:
- Architecture and Design
- Building Materials, Construction and Management
- Building and Structures
- Environmental Planning and Design
- Urban Design
- Urban Planning and Housing
- Planning Techniques and Management
- Services, Infrastructure and Transportation
The above-mentioned topics are the most important topics to be covered in your mode of study. The sections and topics will be given in the table provided below. Have a look:
|Architecture and Design||Principles of art and architecture, Visual composition in 2 D and 3 D, site planning, Barrier-free design, Circulation-horizontal and vertical, Organization of space, Computer Graphics, Architectural Graphics, Planning and design considerations for different building types, Anthropometrics, National Building Code and Building Codes.|
|Influence of modern art on architecture, postmodernism, Recent trends in contemporary architecture, Architectural developments since the industrial revolution, Works of renowned national and international architects, Elements, Architectural styles, International styles, Postmodernism, Deconstruction in Architecture.|
|Building Materials, Construction and Management||Behavioural applications and characteristics of various building materials, Building construction techniques, methods and details, estimation, valuation, specification, professional practice, Project management techniques, Building systems Prefabrication of Building elements, Principles of Modular Coordination,|
|Buildings and Structures||Principles of the strength of materials, Structural elements in RCC and steel, Principles and design of disaster-resistant structures, Principles of prestressing, High rise and long-span structures gravity and lateral load resisting systems, Elastic and Limit state design|
|Environmental Planning and Design||Concepts of environmental impact analysis, Ecosystem-natural and manmade, Principles of lighting and illumination, Thermal comfort, Ventilation and air movement solar architecture, Environmental pollution-types, causes and controls, Climate responsive design, Ecological principles, Environmental considerations in Planning and design, Building performance simulation and evaluation.|
|Urban Design||Public perception, public realm, Elements of the urban built environment, Historical and modern examples of urban design, Townscape, Site planning, landscape design, concepts and theories of urban design, Urban design interventions for sustainable development and transportation,|
|Urban Planning and Housing||Housing, principles, concepts and examples of a neighbourhood, Residential densities, National housing policies, Standards for housing and community facilities, Principles of urban planning and theories, Sustainable urban development, Programs and schemes, Types of various plans, Planning process, regional plan,|
|Planning Techniques and Management||Graphic presentation of spatial data, Tools and techniques of surveys, Methods of non-spatial and spatial data analysis, Decision support system and Land Information system, Law of Demand and supply of land and its use in planning, Techniques of financial appraisal, Social, environmental, cost-benefit analysis and Economical, Urban Economics, Applications of G.I.S and Remote Sensing Techniques in urban and regional planning, management of infrastructure projects.|
|Services, infrastructure and transportation||Building services- Sewage and drainage systems, water supply, Principles of internal and external drainage systems, Building safety and security systems and firefighting systems, Principles of water supply and sanitation systems, sewage disposal methods, Principles and design of stormwater drainage system, Methods of solid waste management, Road capacity, Process and principles of Transportation Planning and Traffic Engineering, Traffic analysis and design considerations, Travel demand forecasting, Design of roads, Grade separators and parking areas, Mass transportation planning, Hierarchy of roads and level of service, Urban infrastructure- Water, supply, Transportation, sewage, solid waste management, electricity and communications, Water supply and Distribution systems, Recycling and Reuse of solid waste, Intelligent Transportation Systems, Hierarchy of roads and level of service, Pedestrian and slow-moving traffic planning.|
GATE Architecture and Planning Exam Pattern
The exam pattern must be carefully analysed by the candidates before they start preparing for their test. It will be a Computer Based Test (CBT). There are a total of three sections which are General Aptitude, Mathematics and Subject-based questions. There will be a total of 65 questions in the exam paper and the score will be out of 100. The type of questions will be Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) and Numerical Type Questions (NATs). We will guide you with the sections and total marks for the sections. Have a look:
|General Aptitude||15 marks|
|Subject Based Questions||85 marks|
In the General Aptitude section, there will be 5 questions of 1 mark each and 5 questions of 2 marks each. In subject-based questions, there will be 25 questions of 1 mark each and 30 questions of 2 marks each.
Books for GATE Architecture and Planning Preparation
In this section, we will guide you with some of the best books that you can refer to while preparing for the GATE test. A table showing the name of the books and author name are provided below:
|Becoming a Landscape Architect: A Guide to Careers in Design||Kelleann Foster|
|Building Services and Equipment||Fred Hall|
|Town Planning||S. C. Rangwala|
|Environmental Studies: From Crisis to Cure||R. Rajagopalan|
|Building Services and Equipment: Volume 2||Fred Hall|
|Urban Transportation: Planning, Operation and Management||D. Johnson Victor and S. Ponnuswamy|
|Building Construction||Arun Kumar Jain, Ashok Kumar Jain and B. C. Punmia|
|Design of Steel Structures||S K Duggal|
|Urban Pattern: City Planning and Design||Gallion|
|Strength of Material||R S Khurmi|
|Manual of Tropical Housing and Building||Kellean Foster|
Preparation Tips to crack GATE Architecture and Planning Test
Students may be thinking about how much preparation should be done by them in order to crack the test. But there is no need to worry much about that. We will guide you with some preparation tips that will make your preparation task a lot easier. Start preparing for yourself with these tips. Have a look:
Start off with easy topics
- While preparing for your test, start off with the topics that you feel easy to grasp and learn.
- After finishing off with the easy topics you can move forward with the difficult questions.
- Always remember to not ignore the easy questions as the exam paper will comprise of easy questions too.
Be thorough with the basics
- Candidates must make sure that they are thorough with the basics first.
- The foundation is really important and sees that you are cleared with all the basic topics and questions.
- Mock tests will help you in assessing your performance level.
- Solving mock tests after each topic that you prepare will make you realise how much preparation you need to take on that particular topic.
- Solve as many mock tests as possible as it will keep track of your performance level and guide you on the weak areas that you will need to improve.
Revise the topics well
- Candidates can revise the topics as soon as they are done with the preparation.
- Revising topics help you to brush up on all the important topics and guide on topics that you may have forgotten in case.
- This practice helps you in a very big way in your test and come out with flying colours.