IIT Delhi releases Architecture and Planning (AR) syllabus for GATE 2020. Applicants of AR must be aware of the GATE Architecture syllabus 2020 before starting preparation for the test. By knowing the syllabus as early as possible, candidates can know all the important topics, type of questions that will be asked and prepare them in depth. This will help them score more in GATE 2020. As the syllabus is vast, candidates are advised not to waste their time and get started their preparation as soon as they get the syllabus.
GATE Architecture Syllabus 2020
The syllabus for GATE Architecture and Planning includes total of 8 sections. Along with those, candidates should also prepare General Aptitude (GA) syllabus. This is because, the GATE 2020 question paper for AR includes questions asked from AR and GA also. The syllabus topics from the AR include, Architecture and Design; Building Material, Construction and Management; Building and Structure; Environmental Planning and Design; Urban Design; Urban Planning and Housing; Planning Techniques and Management; and Service, Infrastructure and Transportation.
GATE AR paper contains a total of 55 questions asked from the AR syllabus and the remaining 10 questions asked from GA syllabus. You can get the GATE General Aptitude Syllabus 2020 from epostbag itself and the link for it is available here. Applicants can also get the GATE architecture syllabus 2020 PDF from the official website or from the table given below.
|1.||Architecture and Design||Visual composition in 2D and 3D; Principles of Art and Architecture; Organization of space; Architectural Graphics; Computer Graphics– concepts of CAD, BIM, 3D modeling and Architectural rendition; Programming languages and automation. Anthropometrics; Planning and design considerations for different building types; Site planning; Circulation- horizontal and vertical; Barrier free design; Space Standards; Building Codes; National Building Code.
Elements, construction, architectural styles and examples of different periods of Indian and Western History of Architecture; Oriental, Vernacular and Traditional architecture; Architectural developments since Industrial Revolution; Influence of modern art on architecture; Art nouveau, Eclecticism, International styles, Post Modernism, Deconstruction in architecture; Recent trends in Contemporary Architecture; Works of renowned national and international architects.
|2.||Building Materials, Construction and Management||Behavioral characteristics and applications of different building materials viz. mud, timber, bamboo, brick, concrete, steel, glass, FRP, AAC, different polymers, composites.
Building construction techniques, methods and details; Building systems and prefabrication of building elements; Principles of Modular Coordination; Estimation, specification, valuation, professional practice; Construction planning and equipments; Project management techniques e.g. PERT, CPM etc.
|3.||Building and Structures||Principles of strength of materials; Design of structural elements in wood, steel and RCC; Elastic and Limit State design; Structural systems in RCC and Steel; Form and Structure; Principles of Pre-stressing; High Rise and Long Span structures, gravity and lateral load resisting systems; Principles and design of disaster resistant structures.|
|4.||Environmental Planning and Design||Ecosystem- natural and man-made ecosystem; Ecological principles; Concepts of Environmental Impact Analysis; Environmental considerations in planning and design; Thermal comfort, ventilation and air movement; Principles of lighting and illumination; Climate responsive design; Solar architecture; Principles of architectural acoustics; Green Building- Concepts and Rating; ECBC; Building Performance Simulation and Evaluation; Environmental pollution- types, causes, controls and abatement strategies.|
|5.||Urban Design||Concepts and theories of urban design; Public Perception; Townscape; Public Realm; Urban design interventions for sustainable development and transportation; Historical and modern examples of urban design; Public spaces, character, spatial qualities and Sense of Place; Elements of urban built environment – urban form, spaces, structure, pattern, fabric, texture, grain etc; Principles, tools and techniques of urban design; Urban renewal and conservation; Site planning; Landscape design; Development controls – FAR, densities and building byelaws.|
|6.||Urban Planning and Housing||Planning process; Types of plans – Master Plan, City Development Plan, Structure Plan, Zonal Plan, Action Area Plan, Town Planning Scheme, Regional Plan; Salient concepts, theories and principles of urban planning; Sustainable urban development; Emerging concepts of cities – Eco-City, Smart City, Transit Oriented Development (TOD), SEZ, SRZ etc.
Housing; Concepts, principles and examples of neighbourhood; Housing typologies; Slums; Affordable Housing; Housing for special areas and needs; Residential densities; Standards for housing and community facilities; National Housing Policies, Programs and Schemes.
|7.||Planning Techniques and Management||Tools and techniques of Surveys – Physical, Topographical, Landuse and Socio- economic Surveys; Methods of non-spatial and spatial data analysis; Graphic presentation of spatial data; Application of G.I.S and Remote Sensing techniques in urban and regional planning; Decision support system and Land Information System.
Urban Economics; Law of demand and supply of land and its use in planning; Social, Economical and environmental cost benefit analysis; Techniques of financial appraisal; Management of Infrastructure Projects; Development guidelines such as URDPFI; Planning Legislation and implementation – Land Acquisition Act, PPP etc.; Local self-governance.
|8.||Services, Infrastructure and Transportation||Building Services: Water supply; Sewerage and drainage systems; Sanitary fittings and fixtures; Plumbing systems; Principles of internal and external drainage system; Principles of electrification of buildings; Intelligent Buildings; Elevators and Escalators – standards and uses; Air-Conditioning systems; Firefighting Systems; Building Safety and Security systems.
Urban Infrastructure – Transportation, Water Supply, Sewerage, Drainage, Solid Waste Management, Electricity and Communications.
Process and Principles of Transportation Planning and Traffic Engineering; Road capacity; Traffic survey methods; Traffic flow characteristics; Traffic analyses and design considerations; Travel demand forecasting; Land-use – transportation – urban form inter-relationships; Design of roads, intersections, grade separators and parking areas; Hierarchy of roads and level of service; Traffic and transport management and control in urban areas,; Mass transportation planning; Para-transits and other modes of transportation, Pedestrian and slow moving traffic planning; Intelligent Transportation Systems.
Principles of water supply and sanitation systems; water treatment; Water supply and distribution system; Water harvesting systems; Principles, Planning and Design of storm water drainage system; Sewage disposal methods; Methods of solid waste management – collection, transportation and disposal; Recycling and Reuse of solid waste; Power Supply and Communication Systems, network, design and guidelines.
|9.||General Aptitude||Syllabus Link|
GATE Architecture 2020 Syllabus and Exam Pattern
Along with the GATE Architecture Syllabus, it is also important for the candidates to know the GATE 2020 exam pattern for AR.
- GATE 2020 AR paper will have a total of 65 questions.
- Total marks for GATE AR paper is 100 marks.
- MCQ and NAT type of questions will be asked in AR paper.
- There is negative mark for MCQ type of questions.
- No negative mark for NATs.
- No mark will be given for unattempted question.
- A total of 10 questions among 65 questions will be from GA.
- GA questions will be divided in to 5 questions of 1 mark each and the remaining 5 questions of 2 marks each and the total is 15 marks.
This is the complete GATE Architecture Syllabus 2020. Along with the syllabus, go through some previous papers and prepare as many as mock tests and try to score good marks as their will be huge competition. GATE 2020 score is important for higher education and the dream job you are looking for. Let us know your queries or doubts regarding this post through comments.