The GATE syllabus for Architecture and planning is given in this article. You must go through the entire syllabus to make notes for each topic and score well in the GATE exam 2023.

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GATE Syllabus for Architecture and Planning

Architecture and Planning

Part A: Common

Section 1: 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 Byelaws; Codes and standards;

Section 2: Construction and Management

Project management techniques e.g. PERT, CPM, etc.; Estimation and Specification; Professional

practice and ethics; Form and Structure; Principles and design of disaster-resistant structures;  Temporary structures for rehabilitation;

Section 3: Environmental Planning and Design

Natural and man-made ecosystem; Ecological principles; Environmental considerations in Planning  and design; Environmental pollution- types, causes, controls, and abatement strategies;

Sustainable development, goals, and strategies; Climate change and built environment; Climate responsive design;

Section 4: Urban Design, Landscape and Conservation

Historical and modern examples of urban design; Elements of the urban built environment – urban form, spaces, structure, pattern, fabric, texture, grain, etc.; Concepts and theories of urban design; Principles, tools, and techniques of urban design; Public spaces, character, spatial qualities and Sense of Place; Urban design interventions for sustainable development and transportation; Development controls – FAR, densities, and building bye-laws.; Urban renewal and conservation; Heritage conservation; historical public spaces and gardens; Landscape design; Site planning;

Section 5: Planning process

Salient concepts, theories, and principles of urban planning; concepts of cities – Eco-City, SmartCity; Concepts and theories by trendsetting planners and designers; Ekistics; Urban sociology; Social, Economic, and environmental cost-benefit analysis; Methods of non-spatial and spatial data analysis; Development guidelines such as URDPFI;

Section 6: Housing

Housing typologies; Concepts, principles, and examples of the neighborhood; Residential densities;

Affordable Housing; Real estate valuation;

Section 7: Services and Infrastructure

Firefighting Systems; Building Safety and Security systems; Building Management Systems; Water treatment; Water supply and distribution system; Water harvesting systems; Principles, Planning and Design of stormwater drainage system; Sewage disposal methods; Methods of solid waste management – collection, transportation, and disposal; Recycling and Reuse of solid waste; Land-use – transportation – urban form inter-relationships; Design of roads, intersections, grade separators and parking areas; Hierarchy of roads and level of service; Para-transits and other modes of transportation, Pedestrian and slow-moving traffic planning;

Part B1: Architecture

Section B1.1: History and Contemporary Architecture Principles of Art and Architecture; World History of Architecture: Egyptian, Greco-Roman classical period, Byzantine, Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque-Rococo, etc.; Recent trends in Contemporary Architecture: Art nouveau, Art Deco, Eclecticism, International styles, Post Modernism, Deconstruction in architecture, etc.; Influence of Modern art and Design in Architecture; Indian vernacular and traditional Architecture, Oriental Architecture; Works of renowned national and international architects;

Section B1.2: Building Construction and Structural systems

Building construction techniques, methods, and details; Building systems and prefabrication of building elements; Principles of Modular Coordination; Construction planning and equipment; Building material characteristics and applications; Principles of the strength of materials; Alternative building materials; Foundations; Design of structural elements with different materials; Elastic and Limit State design; Structural systems; Principles of Pre-stressing; High Rise and Long Span structures, gravity, and lateral load resisting systems;

Section B1.3: Building Services and Sustainability

Solar architecture; Thermal, visual and acoustic comfort in built environments; Natural and Mechanical ventilation in buildings; Air-Conditioning systems; Sustainable building strategies; Building Performance Simulation and Evaluation; Intelligent Buildings; Water supply; Sewerage and drainage systems; Sanitary fittings and fixtures; Plumbing systems; Principles of internal and external drainage system; Principles of electrification of buildings; Elevators and Escalators – standards and uses;

Part B2: Planning

Section B2.1: Regional and Settlement PlanningRegional delineation; settlement hierarchy; Types and hierarchy of plans; Various schemes and programs of central government; Transit Oriented Development (TOD), SEZ, SRZ, etc.; Public Perception and user behaviour; National Housing Policies, Programs, and Schemes.; Slums, Squatters and informal housing; Standards for housing and community facilities; Housing for special areas and needs;

Section B2.2: Planning Techniques and Management

Application of G.I.S and Remote Sensing techniques in urban and regional planning; Tools and techniques of Surveys – Physical, Topographical, Land use, and Socio-economic Surveys; Urban Economics, Law of demand and supply of land and its use in planning; Graphic presentation of spatial data; Local self-governance, Panchayati Raj institutions; Planning Legislation and implementation – Land Acquisition Act, PPP, etc.; Decision support system and Land Information System; Urban geography and econometrics; Management of Infrastructure Projects; Demography and equity in planning;

Section B2.3: Infrastructure Planning

Process and Principles of Transportation Planning and Traffic Engineering; Road capacity and Travel demand forecasting; Traffic survey methods, Traffic flow Analysis; Traffic analyses and design considerations; Traffic and transport management and control in urban areas; Mass transportation planning; Intelligent Transportation Systems; Urban and Rural Infrastructure systems Network.

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