GATE 2019 Syllabus for Architecture and Planning (AR)
Surbhi Mehtani, 01 Sep 2018, #GATE

GATE 2019 Syllabus for Architecture and Planning (AR) - The syllabus of GATE 2019 for Architecture and Planning (AR) has been released by IIT Madras for candidates preparing for the entrance exam. Candidates will be able to plan their preparation better following the GATE syllabus 2019 for Architecture and Planning. It is important that candidates start their preparation for GATE as early as possible because the syllabus is vast and covers topics in depth. For candidates to know, GATE 2019 syllabus for Architecture and Planning (AR) has been divided into sections from which the questions will be asked in the exam. Candidates can also check the book related to GATE syllabus 2019 for Architecture and Planning from the article given below and pull up their socks.

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It is important that candidates follow the exam pattern of GATE 2019 along with the syllabus of GATE 2019 for Architecture and Planning to be able to prepare wisely and according to the marks distribution.

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GATE Exam Pattern 2019

Type of Question

There will be two type of questions:

  • 1- Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)

  • 2- Numerical Answer Type (NAT) Questions


  • General Aptitude (common section in all papers)

  • Subject – Specific section

General Aptitude Section

The mandatory General Aptitude (GA) section will have 10 questions. 5 of the questions will be of 1 mark and the remaining 5 will be of 2 marks each. Therefore, the total marks for this section will be 15 marks.

Marking Scheme

  • For 1 mark MCQs – 1/3 mark will be deducted for every wrong answer.

  • For 2 mark MCQs – 2/3 mark will be deducted for every wrong response.

  • Zero marks will be given for unattempted questions

  • No negative marking will be done for Numerical Answer Type (NAT) questions

Number of questions  asked

  • GATE architecture and planning engineering question paper will have 65 questions of 100 marks.

GATE 2019 Syllabus for Architecture & Planning


In GATE 2019 entrance exam for Architecture & Planning, questions will be asked from the following subject-specific sections:

  • Section 1: Architecture and Design

  • Section 2: Building Materials, Construction and Management

  • Section 3: Building and Structures

  • Section 4: Environmental Planning and Design

  • Section 5: Urban Design

  • Section 6: Urban Planning and Housing

  • Section 7: Planning Techniques and Management

  • Section 8: Services, Infrastructure and Transportation

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Candidates can refer to the following books for GATE 2019 Architecture and Planning preparation.


Reference books for GATE Architecture and Planning (AR)

S. No.




Building Construction

Sushil Kumar


History of Architecture



Becoming a Landscape Architect: A Guide to Careers in Design

Kelleann Foster


Manual of Tropical Housing and building

Kelleann Foster


Building Services and Equipment: 2

F Hall


Urban Transport Planning and Management

Pratibha Deshmukh


CAD/CAM: Principles and Applications

P N Rao


The Urban Pattern: City Planning and Design



Environmental Studies: From Crisis to Cure



Strength of material

R S Khurmi


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