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GATE Syllabus for Architecture and Planning (AR) 2024 – Check AR Syllabus with Weightage

06 February, 2024 By Artika Shah, IMS India

GATE syllabus for Architecture & Planning 2024 provides an overview of what topics are important to study. The GATE 2024 Syllabus for Architecture and Planning helps students determine which GATE 2024 Architecture study material to refer to. GATE 2024 Syllabus for Architecture and Planning- IISc will release the GATE 2024 Architecture and Planning syllabus on its official website.

GATE 2024 Syllabus for Architecture & Planning 

The key to preparing for the exam is understanding the syllabus. The Gate Architecture and Planning syllabus, includes topics for general aptitude and core disciplines. GATE 2024 Architecture and Planning syllabus will help the students to strategize their preparation in a planned manner.

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Section of GATE  2024 Syllabus for Architecture and Planning

The GATE 2024 Architecture and Planning syllabus is divided into three sections including Part A, Part B, and General Aptitude. Aspirants must take General Aptitude and Part A as mandatory requirements, while they must choose one of the two parts from Part B1.

GATE Architecture and Planning Syllabus Common Section

Part A of the GATE Syllabus for Architecture and Planning 2024 is mandatory for all candidates. The GATE Architecture and Planning syllabus for the common section is as stated below:

Construction and Management: Project Management techniques including CPM, Estimation and Specification, CPM, Professional practice and ethics, Form and structure, Temporary structures for rehabilitation, and principles and design of disaster-resistant structures.

Architecture, Planning, and Design- Architectural Graphics, Visual Composition in 2D and 3D, Computer Application in Architecture and Planning, Anthropometrics, Organization of Space, Circulation- horizontal and vertical, Space Standards, Universal design, Building by-laws, Codes, and Standards.

Environmental Planning and Design- Environmental considerations in Planning and Design, Natural and Man-made ecosystem, Environmental pollution- Causes, Types, Sustainable Development, Controls and Abatement Strategies, Built Environment and Climate Change and Climate Responsive Design.

Landscape, Urban Design, and Conversation:  Elements of urban design, including, space, urban form, structure, texture, fabric, pattern, concepts and theories of urban design, grain, tools, principles and techniques of urban design, spatial qualities, character, public spaces, sense of place and urban design interventions for transportation and sustainable development.

Development controls-  Urban renewal and conservation, FAR, Densities and Building bylaws, Historical public spaces and gardens, heritage conservation, site planning, and landscape design.

Housing- Concepts, Housing typologies, residential densities, examples of neighborhood, principles, real estate valuation, and affordable housing.

 Part B1: Architecture & Planning (AR)

Section 1:
History & Contemporary Architecture

This section includes a global history of architecture and principles of art and architecture, Greco-Roman, Egyptian, Renaissance, Byzantine, Baroque- Rocco, and other classical periods. It also covers contemporary architecture trends, oriental architecture, Indian vernacular and traditional architecture, and the work of well-known national and international architects.

Section 2:

Structural Systems and Building Construction

This section covers methods, building construction techniques, details and building systems, and prefabrication of building elements. It comprises principles of construction planning and equipment and modular coordination. It also discusses the characteristics and applications of building materials, alternative building materials, the principles of strength materials, as well as the designs of structural elements made of different materials.

Section 3:

Sustainability and Building Services

This section includes solar architecture, natural and mechanical ventilation in buildings, sustainable building strategies, sanitary fittings and fixtures, water supply, sewerage, and drainage systems, building performance simulation and evaluation, sewerage and drainage systems, principles of internal and external drainage systems, principles of elevators, electrification of buildings, escalators- standards and uses.

Part B 2: Planning

Section 1:

Regional and Settlement Planning

Initiatives and schemes of the central government, including transit-oriented development, national housing policies, public opinion, standards for community facilities and housing, housing for special areas and requirements, demarcation of regions, and hierarchical settlement arrangements.

Section 2:

Planning Techniques and Management

Application of Geographical Information Systems and Remote Sensing Techniques in regional and urban planning, tools and techniques of surveys- land use, physical, topographical, and socio-economic surveys, law demand and supply of land,  self-governance at the local level, planning legislation and implementation- Public-Private Partnerships, Land Acquisition Act, Land Information System, Infrastructure Project Management, etc.

 Section 3:

Infrastructure Planning:

Principles and procedures of Transportation Planning and Traffic Engineering, Traffic survey methods, Road capacity, and Travel demand forecasting, Traffic Analysis and Design Considerations, Traffic and transport management and control in urban areas, planning for mass transportation, intelligent transportation systems, and urban and rural infrastructure system network.

GATE  Architecture and Planning (AR) Exam Pattern 2024

The GATE Architecture and Planning Exam Pattern 2024 is beneficial to aspiring candidates who wish to excel in the GATE exam. Candidates may find the marking scheme helpful in preparing adequately for the examination.

The exam details for Architecture Planning and Engineering are:
General Aptitude: 15 marks
Subject Marks: 85 marks
Total marks for AR: 100 marks
Total exam duration: 180 mins

Reference books for GATE Architecture and Planning

Books play a key role in the preparation for the exam. The study material for GATE Architecture 2024 should be selected by the students after ensuring that the language is easy to understand. Below is the list of GATE architecture and planning book list:

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. Strength of the Material R S Khurmi
9. The Urban Pattern: City Planning and Design Gallion
10. Environmental Studies: From Crisis to Cure Rajagopalan
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  FAQs on GATE 2024 Architecture and Planning Syllabus 

 1. What is the GATE 2024 syllabus for Architecture and Planning?
      The GATE Architecture and Planning syllabus includes many topics candidates should study in order to prepare for the GATE exam.                 GATE Architecture and Planning syllabus consists of three parts: Part A-Common section, Part B1- Architecture, and Part B2 – Planning. 

  2. What are the recommended books to cover the GATE syllabus for Architecture and Planning?
The recommended books to cover the  GATE syllabus for Architecture & Planning 2024 are:

            1. Urban Transport Planning and Management- Pratibha Deshmukh
            2. History of Architecture- Fletcher
            3. The Urban Pattern: City Planning and Design- Galion.

  3. How can I prepare for the GATE syllabus for Architecture & Planning 2024?
       Some of the important tips regarding preparation for the GATE Architecture and Planning syllabus are:
1.
Prepare a calendar on a weekly basis for revision.
       2. Make notes of important topics.
       3. Practice mock tests. 

  4. What will be the weightage and marking scheme for the GATE syllabus for Architecture and Planning?
       The weightage and marking scheme for the GATE syllabus for Architecture & Planning is stated below:
       1. General Aptitude: 15 marks.
       2. Architecture & Planning (Subject-based): 85 marks.

 

5. Is there a negative marking in the GATE Architecture & Planning exam?
     The GATE Architecture & Planning exam has a negative marking system. For 1 mark MCQ question, ⅓ mark will be deducted
for every wrong answer. Meanwhile, for 2-mark MCQ questions, ⅔ mark will be deducted for every wrong answer

6. How can I prepare for the GATE Architecture & Planning exam?
     Studying the syllabus carefully, practicing past year question papers, revising regularly, and taking mock exams are some of
the ways candidates can prepare for the GATE Architecture & Planning exam.

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