GATE Architecture and Planning

Career Avenues GATE Courses for Architecture and Planning (AR branch).
Study Material, VDO Lectures and India's Best Test Series

CLASS ROOM PROGRAM

Career Avenues conducts a Comprehensive Classroom Program for Architecture only at Delhi. Please contact the Delhi office for fees and batch details. Ph: 9560252666

Career Avenues conducts Classroom Program for General Aptitude portion only at all our offices. Please contact the office closest to you for fees and batch details.

Career Avenues Classes are designed to ensure an optimum mix of theoretical learning and problem solving. We aim to overall spend atleast 50% of the class time in question solving, and cover atleast 5 years of past GATE questions in class.

Our faculties are all from IIT or IISc with a top GATE score.

All India Telephone Number (Call/SMS/Whatsapp): 0-99304 06349

POSTAL COURSE

The postal course comprises theory booklets in the areas of general aptitude and all AR technical areas as per GATE syllabus + Past GATE questions+ Free Online Test Series (75 section tests and 5 Mock GATE tests).

Separate books comprising theory and questions on History of Architecture, Construction, Planning, Climatology, Building Materials and Technology, Structures, Acoustics, Illumination, Landscaping, Software tools, etc.

Upgrade anytime to Combo course or Classroom course by paying difference in fees

Study material made by IITians and GATE toppers. Revised this year as per latest GATE pattern.

Course Fee:
a) Printed Books : Rs. 10,000
b) Books (Soft copy on Pen Drive): Rs. 6000
c) Books (Soft copy online) : Rs. 5000

See sample material below.

Also see details of our most popular course : Postal course + VDO lecture combo course

COURSE FEES

Postal Course (with Test Series):

a) Printed Format: Rs. 10000            
b) Pen Drive (Soft copy): Rs. 6000           
c) Online (Soft copy): Rs. 5000

VDO Lectures Aptitude (without Test Series):

d) GATE Drive (No internet required): Rs. 2000          

e) Online (Requires internet): Rs. 1500

Combo (Postal + VDO with Test Series): Most Popular

a+d: Rs. 11500          a+e: Rs. 11000           

b+d: Rs. 7500            c+e: Rs. 6000 

Online Standard Test Series: Rs. 3000

Online Special Test Series: Rs. 1000


To enroll, click here: Enroll

VDO Lecture Course (GATE Drive)

The VDO Lectures comprise all areas of general aptitude as per GATE syllabus.

GATE Drive is a secure pen drive and can work on any laptop or PC on any operating system. Internet not required.

Over 30 hours of VDO lectures by our classroom faculty

Free Online Test Series (75 section tests and 5 Mock GATE tests)

Upgrade anytime to Combo course or Classroom course by paying difference in fees

Course Fee: Rs. 2000 (for latest GATE validity)

GATE Drive Extended validity : Rs. 1000 per year

Combo Course (Postal + VDO Lectures)

Most popular GATE prep program in the country. Postal Course + VDO Lectures !!

Comprehensive preparation. Almost as good as a classroom.

Upgrade anytime to Classroom course by paying difference in fees

Course Fee (Printed Books and VDO Lectures on Pen Drive): Rs. 11500 

Course Fee (Printed Books and Online VDO Lectures: Rs. 11000

Note: See more lower fees Combo course options under Course Fees box.

Test Series (Online)

75 section tests covering all areas of GATE including AR technical and General aptitude including past GATE papers.

5 full length GATE mock tests

All questions with detailed explanatory answers.

Online Test platform just like GATE with Virtual Calculator and Automated Strength/Weakness Analysis.

Can be downloaded as an App on Smartphones too.

Rated best test platform in India.

Standard Test Series: Rs. 3000 (75 Section Tests + 5 Mocks)

Special Test Series: Rs. 1000(Only Mocks)

Past GATE Results (Architecture Branch)

AIR 2: Neelima
AIR 11: Manpreet
AIR 19: Kavya
AIR 34: Zeeshan
AIR 52: Priya
AIR 69: Shourya
AIR 84: Manoj
AIR 99: Sharmila
AIR 150: Sukanya

Faculty Profile (Architecture)

4 active AR faculty from IITs

IIT Roorkee 2, IIT Kharagpur 2.

Faculty top GATE rank of AIR 4.

GATE Aptitude
GATE Aptitude of Architecture & Planning

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Syllabus for Architecture Engineering (AR)

City planning: Evolution of cities; principles of city planning; types of cities & new towns; planning regulations and building byelaws; eco-city concept; sustainable development.

Housing: Concept of housing; neighbourhood concept; site planning principles; housing typology; housing standards; housing infrastructure; housing policies, finance and management; housing programs in India; self help housing.

Landscape Design: Principles of landscape design and site planning; history of landscape styles; landscape elements and materials; plant characteristics & planting design; environmental considerations in landscape planning.

Computer Aided Design:Application of computers in architecture and planning; understanding elements of hardware and software; computer graphics; programming languages – C and Visual Basic and usage of packages such as AutoCAD, 3D-Studio, 3D Max.

Environmental Studies in Building Science: Components of Ecosystem; ecological principles concerning environment; climate responsive design; energy efficient building design; thermal comfort; solar architecture; principles of lighting and styles for illumination; basic principles of architectural acoustics; environment pollution, their control & abatement.

Visual and Urban Design: Principles of visual composition; proportion, scale, rhythm, symmetry, harmony, datum, balance, form, colour, texture; sense of place and space, division of space; barrier free design; focal point, vista, image ability, visual survey, figure-background relationship.

History of Architecture:Indian – Indus valley, Vedic, Buddhist, Indo-Aryan, Dravidian and Mughal periods; European – Egyptian, Greek, Roman, medieval and renaissance periods- construction and architectural styles; vernacular and traditional architecture.

Development of Contemporary Architecture: Architectural developments and impacts on society since industrial revolution; influence of modern art on architecture; works of national and international architects; art novuea, eclecticism, international styles, post modernism, deconstruction in architecture.

Building Services:Water supply, sewerage and drainage systems; sanitary fittings and fixtures; plumbing systems, principles of internal & external drainage systems, principles of electrification of buildings, intelligent buildings; elevators & escalators, their standards and uses; air-conditioning systems; fire fighting systems, building safety and security systems.

Building Construction and Management: Building construction techniques, methods and details; building systems and prefabrication of building elements; principles of modular coordination; estimation, specification, valuation, professional practice; project management techniques e.g., PERT, CPM etc;

Materials and Structural Systems: Behavioural characteristics of all types of building materials e.g. mud, timber, bamboo, brick, concrete, steel, glass, FRP, different polymers, composites; principles of strength of materials; design of structural elements in wood, steel and RCC; elastic and limit state design; complex structural systems; principles of pre-stressing; tall buildings; principles of disaster resistant structures.

Planning Theory: Regional planning; settlement system planning; history of human settlements; growth of cities & metropolises; principles of Ekistics; rural-urban migration; urban conservation; urban renewal; Five-year plan; structural and sectoral plan.

Techniques of Planning: Planning survey techniques; preparation of urban and regional structure plans, development plans, action plans; site planning principles and design; statistical methods of data analysis; application of G.I.S and remote sensing techniques in urban and regional planning; decision making models.

Traffic and Transportation Planning: Principles of traffic engineering and transportation planning; traffic survey methods; design of roads, intersections, grade separators and parking areas; hierarchy of roads and levels of services; traffic and transport management in urban areas, intelligent transportation system; mass transportation planning; para-transits and other modes of transportation, pedestrian & slow moving traffic planning.

Infrastructure, Services and Amenities: Principles of water supply and sanitation systems; water treatment; solid waste disposal systems; waste treatment, recycle & reuse; urban rainwater harvesting; power supply and communication systems — network, design & guidelines; demography related standards at various levels of the settlements for health, education, recreation, religious & public-semi public facilities.

Development Administration and Management: Planning laws; development control and zoning regulations; laws relating to land acquisition; development enforcements, urban land ceiling; land management techniques; planning and municipal administration; disaster mitigation management; 73rd& 74th Constitutional amendments; valuation & taxation; revenue resources and fiscal management; public participation and role of NGO & CBO; Institutional networking & capacity building.

SAMPLE TESTS

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More Information (Architecture Engineering)

PAST GATE Papers

2014 paper2014 Answer Key

2013 Paper2013 Answer key

Number of GATE Takers

Some key statistics about GATE – AR

Number of Test Takers 2011 : 2516

Number of Test Takers 2012 : N.A.

Number of Test Takers 2013 : 2718

Number of Test Takers 2014 : 3087

GATE 2014: Qualifying marks

General: 25.00, Qualifying marks OBC: 22.50, Qualifying marks SC/ST/PWD: 16.67