GATE 2020 Syllabus for Architecture and Planning (AR)
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GATE 2020 Syllabus for Architecture and Planning (AR) - The syllabus of GATE 2020 for Architecture and Planning (AR) has been issued by IIT Delhi for the candidates appeared for the entrance examination. Candidates were able to schedule their preparation better by using the GATE syllabus 2020 for Architecture and Planning. It is necessary for candidates to initiate their GATE exam preparation for as early as possible because the syllabus covers topics in-depth and it was vast. GATE 2020 syllabus for Architecture and Planning (AR) has been divided into eight sections from which the question were asked in the entrance test. Candidates can also able to know the check reference books related to GATE syllabus 2020 for Architecture and Planning and exam pattern from the article available below.
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GATE Exam Pattern 2020

The aspirants were advised to go through the complete exam pattern of GATE 2020 as given below.

Particulars

Details

Type of Question

  • MCQ - Multiple Choice Questions

  • NAT - Numerical Answer Type Questions

Sections

General Aptitude section in all papers


General Aptitude Section

  • The mandatory General Aptitude (GA) section will have 10 questions.

  • Five of the questions will be of one mark and the remaining five will be of two marks each.

  • The total marks for this section will be 15 marks.

Marking Scheme

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

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

  • Zero marks will be provided for unanswered questions.

  • No negative marking will be done for NAT questions.

No. of questions asked

There are 65 questions (100 marks).

GATE 2020 Syllabus for Architecture & Planning

The following are the sections from which the questions will be asked in GATE 2020 examination for Architecture & Planning.

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  • 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

Detailed syllabus of GATE 2020 for Architecture & Planning

S.No.

Section

Topics

1.

Architecture & Design

Principles of Art and Architecture, Visual composition in 2D & 3D, Organization of space, Computer Graphics, Architectural Graphics, Programming languages and automation. Planning and design considerations for different building types, Anthropometrics, Site planning, Barrier-free design, Circulation- horizontal and vertical, Space Standards, National Building Code and Building Codes.


Elements, architectural styles, construction and examples of different periods of Indian & Western History of Architecture, Vernacular, Oriental and Traditional architecture, Architectural developments since Industrial Revolution; Art nouveau, Eclecticism, International styles, Influence of modern art on architecture, Post Modernism, Recent trends in Contemporary Architecture, Deconstruction in architecture, Works of renowned national & international architects.

2.

Building Materials, Construction & Management

Behavioural applications and characteristics of various building materials viz. Mud, bamboo, timber, brick, concrete, glass, steel, FRP, different polymers, AAC and composites.


Building systems and prefabrication of building elements, Building construction techniques, methods and details, Principles of Modular Coordination, Estimation, valuation, specification, professional practice, Project management techniques, Construction planning and equipment e.g.CPM, PERT etc.

3.

Building & Structures

Elastic and Limit State design, Principles of the strength of materials, Design of structural elements in steel, wood and RCC, Structural systems in RCC and Steel, Principles and design of disaster resistant structures, Form and Structure, Principles of Pre-stressing, gravity & lateral load resisting systems, High Rise & Long Span structures.

4.

Environmental Planning & Design

Ecological principles, Concepts of Environmental Impact Analysis, Ecosystem- natural and man-made ecosystem, Environmental considerations in planning and design, Principles of architectural acoustics; Green Building- Concepts & Rating, ECBC, Principles of lighting and illumination, Climate responsive design, Thermal comfort, ventilation & air movement Solar architecture, Environmental pollution- types, causes, controls and abatement strategies, Building Performance Simulation and Evaluation, Ecosystem- natural and man-made ecosystem, Concepts of Environmental Impact Analysis, Ecological principles, Environmental considerations in planning & design, Principles of lighting and illumination, Thermal comfort, ventilation and air movement, Climate responsive design, Principles of architectural acoustics, Solar architecture, Building Performance Simulation and Evaluation, Green Building- Concepts and Rating, Environmental pollution- causes, types, controls & abatement strategies.

5.

Urban Design

Public Perception, Concepts and theories of urban design, Townscape, Urban design interventions for sustainable development and transportation, Public Realm, Historical and modern examples of urban design, Elements of urban built environment - urban form, structure, spaces, pattern, texture, fabric, grain etc,

Site planning; Landscape design; Development controls – FAR, densities and building byelaws, Public spaces, spatial qualities, character and Sense of Place, Principles, tools & techniques of urban design, Urban renewal & conservation.

6.

Urban Planning & Housing

Housing, principles, concepts and examples of the neighbourhood, Affordable Housing, Housing for special areas and needs, Housing typologies, Slums, Residential densities, National Housing Policies, Standards for housing and community facilities, Programs & Schemes.


Types of plans - City Development Plan, Master Plan, Structure Plan, Action Area Plan, Zonal Plan, Town Planning Scheme, Planning process, Regional Plan, Salient concepts, principles of urban planning and theories, Emerging concepts of cities - Smart City, Eco-City, SEZ, Transit Oriented Development (TOD), SRZ etc. Sustainable urban development

7.

Planning Techniques & Management

Decision support system and Land Information System., Graphic presentation of spatial data, Tools and techniques of Surveys - Topographical, Physical, Land use and Socioeconomic Surveys, Methods of non-spatial & spatial data analysis, Application of G.I.S & Remote Sensing techniques in urban and regional planning;


Social, environmental cost-benefit analysis and Economical, Urban Economics, Law of demand and supply of land and its use in planning, Management of Infrastructure Projects, Techniques of financial appraisal, Development guidelines such as URDPFI, Planning Legislation and implementation - Local self-governance, Land Acquisition Act, PPP etc.

8.

Services, Infrastructure & Transportation

Urban Infrastructure – Water Supply, Transportation, Sewerage, Solid Waste Management, Drainage, Electricity & Communications.


Building Services: Sewerage and drainage systems, Water supply, Sanitary fittings and fixtures, Principles of internal and external drainage system, Plumbing systems, Principles of electrification of buildings, Elevators and Escalators - standards and uses, Intelligent Buildings, Air-Conditioning systems, Building Safety & Security systems and Firefighting Systems.


Water treatment, Principles of water supply and sanitation systems, Water supply and distribution system, Sewage disposal methods, Water harvesting systems, Planning, Principles and Design of stormwater drainage system, Recycling and Reuse of solid waste, Methods of solid waste management - transportation, collection and disposal, Power Supply and Communication Systems, design, network and guidelines.


Road capacity, Process and Principles of Transportation Planning and Traffic Engineering, Traffic survey methods, Traffic analyses and design considerations, Traffic flow characteristics, Travel demand forecasting, Land - transportation, urban form inter-relationships, intersections, Design of roads, grade separators and parking areas, Traffic & transport management and control in urban areas, Mass transportation planning, Intelligent Transportation Systems, Hierarchy of roads and level of service, Pedestrian and slow-moving traffic planning and Paratransit and other modes of transportation.

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Reference books for GATE Architecture and Planning (AR)

S. No.

Books

Author

1

Building Construction

Sushil Kumar

2

Becoming a Landscape Architect: A Guide to Careers in Design

Kelleann Foster

3

History of Architecture

Fletcher

4

Urban Transport Planning and Management

Pratibha Deshmukh

5

Manual of Tropical Housing and building

Kelleann Foster

6

CAD/CAM: Principles and Applications

P N Rao

7

Building Services and Equipment: 2

F Hall

8

The Urban Pattern: City Planning and Design

Gallion

9

Strength of material

R S Khurmi

10

Environmental Studies: From Crisis to Cure

Rajagopalan

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