GATE is one of the toughest all India Examination that basically test all aspects of understanding of various undergraduate subjects in Engineering and Technology. It has been known for testing the engineering basics in a quick way. It need the effort of mastering an entire course of engineering(30+ subjects) which gives it a level of toughness in itself. GATE has paved the way of success for many graduates but cracking it always require much effort and good guidance. In that context, we are providing here the GATE syllabus of Architecture and Planning 2017.
General Aptitude(GA)- Multiple choice Test
- This Paper Consists of Verbal Ability: English grammar, verbal analogies, instructions, critical reasoning and verbal deduction,Sentence completion, Word groups.
Architecture and Planning
- City planning: It refers to the technical and political process which is important with regard to the controlled use of land and plan of urban environment. It include topics- Evolution of cities; principles of city planning; types of new towns & cities; planning regulations and building by elaws; sustainable development, eco-city concept.
- Housing: Social Problem of arranging compensation to members of society and to have a home to live in. It include topics-Concept of housing; site planning principles; neighborhood concept; housing typology; housing standards; housing policies, finance and management; housing infrastructure ;housing programs in India; self-help housing.
- Landscape Design: An independent profession that is a design/plan and art tradition, combines nature and culture by designers of landscape. It include topics- Principles of landscape design and site planning; landscape elements and materials; history of landscape styles; plant characteristics & planting design; environmental considerations in landscape planning.
- Computer Aided Design:Using computer systems in order to help in creating,modifying, detail study of a design/plan. It include topics- Application of computers in architecture and planning; computer graphics ; understanding elements of hardware and software; programming languages – C and Visual Basic and usage of packages such as 3D-Studio, AutoCAD, 3D Max.
- Environmental Studies in Building Science:Analysis about the environment and various environmental conditions before planning. It include topics- Components of Ecosystem; ecological principles concerning environment; energy efficient building; de climate responsive design ;sign; thermal comfort; principles of lighting and styles for illumination; solar architecture; environment pollution, their control & abatement; basic principles of architectural acoustics.
- Visual and Urban Design: Visual design is design work/or plan of any media of visual communication. Urban design is the process of designing or planning of urban cities,villages etc. It include topics- Principles of visual composition; proportion, scale, symmetry, rhythm, harmony, balance, datum, form, colour, texture; sense of place and space, division of space; barrier free design, vista, image ability, focal point ; visual survey, figure-background relationship.
- History of Architecture: It tells about the change in architecture through various traditions, regions etc. It include topics- Indian – Indus valley, Buddhist, Vedic, Indo-Aryan, Mughal and Dravidian periods; European –Greek, Egyptian, Roman, Medieval and renaissance periods- construction and architectural styles; Traditional and Vernacular architecture.
- Development of Contemporary Architecture:It refers to the modern architecture.It include topics-Architectural developments and impacts on society since industrial revolution; influence of modern art on architecture; works of international and national architects; art novuea, eclecticism, post modernism, international styles ,deconstruction in architecture.
- Building Services: It refers to internal environment and environmental marked effect of a building. It include topics-It refers to internal Water supply, Drainage and sewage systems; sanitary fittings and fixtures; plumbing systems, principles of external & internal drainage systems, principles of electrification of buildings, elevators & escalators, their standards and uses; intelligent buildings ; air-conditioning systems; fire fighting systems, security systems and building safety.
- Building Construction and Management:Techniques involved in building and management of building. It include topics- Building construction techniques, details and methods; building systems and prefabrication of building elements; principles of modular coordination; estimation, valuation, specification, professional practice; project management techniques e.g., PERT, CPM etc
- Materials and Structural Systems:It deals with the materials used and the type of structure needed. It include topics- Behavioral characteristics of all types of building materials e.g. of strength of materials; design of structural elements in wood, RCC and steel; elastic and limit state design; complex structural systems; tall buildings; principles of pre-stressing; principles of disaster resistant structures.
- Planning Theory: Developing ideas for spatial Planning. It include topics- Regional planning; history of human settlements; settlement system planning; growth of cities & metropolises; rural-urban migration; principles of Ekistics; urban conservation; urban renewal; structural and sectoral plan; Five-year plan
- Techniques of Planning: It refers to several Planning techniques.It include topics- Planning survey techniques; preparation of regional and urban structure plans, development plans, action plans; statistical methods of data analysis; site planning principles and design ;application of G.I.S and remote sensing techniques in regional and urban planning; decision making models.
- Traffic and Transportation Planning: It refers to proper planning of transportation and traffic which is suppose to be done while urban planning . It include topics-Principles of transportation planning and traffic engineering; traffic survey methods; design of roads, intersections, parking areas and grade separators; hierarchy of roads and levels of services; intelligent transportation system; traffic and transport management in urban areas; mass transportation planning; para-transits and other modes of transportation, pedestrian & slow moving traffic planning.
- Infrastructure, Services and Amenities:Infrastructure refers to the buildings,Sevices are impalpable commodity and amenities are tactile or impalpable profits of a property. It include topics- Principles of water supply and sanitation systems; water treatment; waste treatment, solid waste disposal systems ;recycle & reuse; urban rainwater harvesting; power supply and communication systems —design, network & guidelines; demography related standards at various levels of the settlements for health, recreation, education, religious & public-semi public facilities.
- Development Administration and Management:After urban planning comes development administration and management of different rules and regulations for the smooth working of a urban or city. It include topics- Planning laws; development control and zoning regulations; development enforcements, laws relating to land acquisition; urban land ceiling; land management techniques; disaster mitigation management; planning and municipal administration; 73rd& 74th Constitutional amendments; Taxation & Valuation; revenue resources and fiscal management; public participation and role of CBO & NGO; Institutional networking & capacity building.
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