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GATE Architecture & Planning

(Graduate Aptitude test in Engineering) GATE Architecture is a All India Examination which primarily test the comprehensive understanding of various graduates in subjects of Engineering and Technology which is conducted by IIT’s & IISc in eight zones across the India. The score is used in various post graduate programs in Indian higher education institutes for Master Degree programme. Students with good score in GATE also qualify to get financial assistance from MHRD & other Government agencies. GATE scores are also used by various Indian Public Undertakings for selecting graduates at entry level. It is among one of the most prestigious exams in India. Gate architecture entrance exam test the students competence about the knowledge of architecture. The Gate Architecture scores are a reflect of relative performance of candidate in his/her subjects. The scores are used in admission to M.E , M.Tech, Ph.D programmes in various famous institutions

Architecture is also very important branch of engineering; architecture engineering is also known as building engineering. This branch of engineering deal with building space design and construction planning.

GATE Architecture Syllabus Paper Pattern

Gate Architecture syllabus consist of following Topics: Syllabus for Architecture and Planning (AR)

  • Housing: Design of housing project; neighbourhood concept; site planning principles; housing typology.
  • Landscape Design: Principles of landscape design and site planning; history of landscape styles; landscape elements & materials; plant characteristics & planting design; environmental considerations in landscape planning.
  • City planning: Evolution of cities; principles of city planning.
  • Computer Aided Design: Use of computers in architecture and planning, programming languages – C and Visual Basic and application of packages such as AutoCAD, 3D-Studio, 3D Max.
  • Visual and Urban Design: Principles of visual composition; proportion, scale, rhythm, symmetry, harmony, datum, balance, form, colour, texture; sense of place and space.
  • History of Architecture: Indian Architecture – Indus valley, Vedic, Buddhist, Indo-Aryan, Dravidian and Mughal periods development & design; European Architecture – Egyptian, Greek, Roman, medieval & renaissance periods construction and architectural styles.
  • Environmental Studies: In Building Science: Components of Ecosystem; ecological principles concerning environment; climate adaptive design; energy efficient building design
  • Development of Contemporary Architecture: Architectural developments & impacts on society since industrial revolution; influence of modern art on architecture.
  • Building Services: Water & drainage systems; sanitary fittings and fixtures; plumbing systems, principles of internal & external drainage systems, principles of electrification of buildings, intelligent buildings; elevators & escalators.
  • Building Construction & Management: Building construction procedure, methods & details; building systems and prefabrication of building elements project management techniques e.g., PERT, CPM etc.
  • Materials and Structural Systems: Behavioural characteristics of all types of building materials e.g. mud, timber, bamboo, Bricks and Blocks, concrete, steel, glass, plastic.
  • Development Administration & Management: Planning laws; development control and zoning regulations; laws relating to land acquisition; development enforcements.
  • Planning Theory: Regional planning; settlement system planning; history of human settlements; growth of cities & metropolises; principles of Ekistics; rural-urban migration.
  • Techniques of Planning: Planning survey techniques; preparation of urban and regional structure plans, development plans, action plans.
  • Traffic and Transportation Planning: Principles of traffic engineering and transportation planning; traffic survey methods; design of roads, intersections, grade separators and parking areas.
  • Infrastructure, Services and Amenities: Principles of water supply and sanitation systems; water treatment; solid waste disposal systems; waste treatment, recycle & reuse.

As per GATE Paper Pattern, GATE Examination consist of two section. One is General Aptitude Test which is common to all branches of Engineering and the other section is related to the specific branch of engineering selected.

General Aptitude Test i.e. the first section in compulsory for all the aspirants of GATE Examination.

Distribution of Marks

Paper Sections Marks Distribution
Subject Question 85% of the total marks
General Aptitude Test 15% of the total Marks

GATE Architecture Syllabus & Paper Patters.

• General Aptitude Test Syllabus (Common to all Paper) -Click here

• Gate Architecture syllabus & Planning-Click here