GATE Architecture and Planning (AR) Papers

Duration : Three Hours Maximum Marks :100 Read the following instructions carefully.

1. This question paper contains 16 printed pages including pages for rough work. Please check all pages and
report discrepancy, if any.

2. Write your registration number, your name and name of the examination centre at the specified locations
on the right half of the Optical Response Sheet (ORS).

3. Using HB pencil, darken the appropriate bubble under each digit of your registration number and the
letters corresponding to your paper code.

4. All questions in this paper are of objective type.

5. Questions must be answered on Optical Response Sheet (ORS) by darkening the appropriate bubble
(marked A, B, C, D) using HB pencil against the question number on the left hand side of the ORS. Each
question has only one correct answer. In case you wish to change an answer, erase the old answer
completely. More than one answer bubbled against a question will be treated as an incorrect response.

6. There are a total of 60 guestions carying 100 marks. Questions 1 through 20 are l-mark questions,
questions 21 through 60 are 2-mark questions.

7. Questions 51 through 56 (3 pairs) are common data questions and question pairs (57, 58) and (59, 60) are
linked answer questions. The answer to the second question of the above 2 pairs depends on the answer
to the first question of the pair. lf the first question in the linked pair is wrongly answered or is
un—attempted, then the answer to the second question in the pair will not be evaluated.

8. Un·attempted questions will carry zero marks.

9. Wrong answers will can·y NEGATIVE marks. For Q.] to Q.20, % mark will be deducted for each wrong
answer. For Q. 21 to Q. 56. $6 mark will be deducted for each wrong answer. The question pairs
(Q.57, Q.58), and (Q.59, Q.60) are questions with linked answers. There will be negative marks only for
wrong answer to the first question of the linked answer question pair i.e. for Q.57 and Q.59, % mark will
be deducted for each wrong answer. There is no negative marking for Q.58 and Q.60.

10. Calculator (without data connectivity) is allowed in the examination hall.

11. Charts, graph sheets or tables are NOT allowed in the examination hall.

12. Rough work can be done on the question paper itself. Additionally, blank pages are given at the end of
the question paper for rough work.

Q. 1 — Q. 20 carry one mark each.

Q.1 The essential difference between CPM and PERT is
(A) Critical Path vs. Critical Activity
(B) Arrow notation vs. Precedence notation
(C) Deterministic approach vs. Probabilistic approach
(D) Project Management vs. Network Analysis

Q.2 The minimum thickness of a wall where single Flemish bond can be used is
(A) Half-brick thick
(B) One-brick thick
(C) One-and—half—brick thick
(D) Two—brick thick

Q.3 On the colour wheel, the combination of ‘Violet-Yellow’ or ‘Orange-Blue’ are best described as
(A) Complementary (B) Supplementary (C) Analogous (D) Monochromatic

Q.4 The sudden stoppage in the flow of water in a closed conduit results in a phenomenon called
(A) Cavitation (B) Hydraulic gradient
(C) Stack pressure (D) Water hammer

Q.5 The number of intersecting arches that support Bijapur’s Gol Gumbaz is
(A) 4 (B) 8 (C) 12 (D) 16

Q.6 The 73rd and 74th Constitutional Amendments pertain to
(A) Abolishing the Urban Land Ceiling Act
(B) Providing restricted role to local courts to settle rural disputes
(C) Providing more responsibility to municipal and local bodies for planning and development
(D) Providing right to information for the general public

Q.7 A simply supported beam of length L carries a concentrated load of intensity P at its centre. The
bending moment at the centre of the beam will be
(A) PIJ2 (B) PL/4 (C) PL/6 (D) PL/8

Q.8 ‘Desire lines’ are associated with
(A) Origin – Destination analysis in transportation planning
(B) Income — Expenditure analysis in persona] finance management
(C) Cut- Fill analysis in landscape planning
(D) Demand – Supply analysis in economic planning

Q.9 GRlHA is a rating for Green Buildings given by
(A) The Energy Research Institute (B) Development Alternatives
(C) Bureau of Energy Efficiency (D) Ministry of Power

Q.l0 A ‘cul-de-sac’ is a street where
(A) Only two·wheelers are permitted
(B) Through traffic is discouraged
(C) Pedestrians are not permitted
(D) Vehicles are pem1itted to move in one direction only

Q. 11 ‘Usonian` houses were designed by
(A) Mies van der Rohe (B) Alvar Aalto
(C) Frank Lloyd Wright (D) Le Corbusier

Q.12 Increase in the volume of fine aggregate due to the presence of moisture is called
(A) Bulking (B) Buckling (C) Bending (D) Twisting

Q.13 The Pattern Language theory was propounded by
(A) Christopher Alexander (B) Patrick Geddes
(C) John Ruskin (D) Amos Rapoport

Q. 14 As per IS:456—2000, the maximum area of tension reinforcement in a RCC beam shall not exceed
x% of its cross-sectional area, where x is equal to
(A) 2 (B) 4 (C) 6 (D) 8

Q.l5 ‘No—cut no—fill’ lines are mostly used in
(A) Land use planning (B) Interpretation of stereo-vision photographs
(C) Earthwork computation (D) Interpretation of remotely sensed images

Q.16 The property of concrete measured by the Slump Test is
(A) Durability (B) Hardness (C) Strength (D) Workability

Q. 17 The Remote Sensing satellite that gives the highest spatial resolution is
. (A) IKONOS 2 (B) IRS IC/1D (C) Quickbird 2 (D) SPOT 5

Q.l8 Development that meets the needs of the present generation without compromising the ability of
future generations to meet their own needs is tenncd by UNDP as
(A) Comprehensive Development (B) Equitable Development
(C) Human Development (D) Sustainable Development

Q. 19 The parameter that does NOT appear in a Psychrometric Chart is
(A) Wind speed (B) Dry bulb temperature
(C) Wet bulb temperature (D) Relative humidity
Q.20 Allowable stress in the design of a tension member in a steel truss is a function of
(A) Cross-sectional area of the member
(B) Yield stress of the material
(C) Slendemess ratio of the member
(D) Moment of inertia of the member‘s cross-section
Q. 21 to Q. 60 carry two marks each.
Q.21 The parameters for determining Human Development Index are:
P. Educational Attainment
Q. Per capita Gross Agricultural Produce
R. Life Expectancy
S. Per capita Gross Domestic Product
T. Per capita State Domestic Product
(A) P, Q, S (B) P, Q, S, T (C) P, R, S (D) R, S, T\

Q.22 Match the individuals in Group I with the works in Group H:
Group I

P. Hippodamus l. Aqueducts
Q. Vitruvius 2. Campidoglio
R. Michelangelo 3. Hagia Sophia
S. Constantine 4. Agora
5. Hanging Gardens
(A) P-4. Q-1. R-2, S-3 (B) P-3, Q-1. R-2, S-5
(C) P-4. Q-5, R-1, S-3 (D) P-3, Q—4. R-1, S—2

Q.23 If the height of the facade = h, and the distance of the observer from the building = d. then match
the enclosure types in Group I with their corresponding h/d ratio in Group H:
Group I

P. Full enclosure
Q. Threshold of enclosure
R. Minimum enclosure
S. Loss of enclosure
Group II
1. 1
2. 1/2
3. 1/3
4. I/4
5. 1/5
(A) P—l, Q-2, R-3, S—4 (B) P—4, Q—3, R-2, S-1
(C) P-2, Q-3, R-4, S-1 (D) P-5, Q-1, R—2, S-4

Q.24 The correct sequence of activities in Solid Waste Management is
(A) Collection 9 Transportation 9 Treatment 9 Segregation
(B) Segregation 9 Collection 9 Transportation 9 Treatment
(C) Collection 9 Segregation 9 Treatment 9 Transportation
(D) Treatment 9 Collection 9 Transportation 9 Segregation
Q.25 The principles of Universal Design include:
P. Flexibility in use
Q. Tolerance for error
R. Energy efficiency
S. Low physical effort
(A) P. Q. R (B) Q. R. S (C) P. R. S (D) P. Q. S
Q.26 Match the urban design elements in Group I with their descriptions in Group H:
Group I
P. District
Q. Landmark
R. Node
S. Pathway
Group II
1. Recognizable as having some common identifying character
2. Centre of activity
3. Network of major and minor routes
4. Prominent visual feature of the cit
(A) P-3, Q—4, R-2, S—1 (B) P-1, Q-4, R—2, S-3
(C) P·1, Q-2, R—4, S—3 (D) P·2, Q-4, R-1, S-3

Q.27 A commercial plot measures 100 m x 80 m. If the permissible Floor Space Index (FSI) is 3.0, and
50% of the ground is covered, then the maximum number of floors that can be built is
(A) 3 (B) 4 (C) 6 (D) 12

Q.28 Match the elements of a Buddhist Stupa in Group I with their traditional names in Group H:
Group I
P. Hemispherical Dome
Q. Peripheral Railing
R. Entrance Gateway
S. Portion above dome
Group II
1. Vedika
2. Anda
3. I-Iarmika
4. Nagara
5. Chaitya
6. Torana
(A) P-2, Q-1, R—6, S·3 (B) P—2, Q·6, R-4, S-3
(C) P—3, Q—1, R-5, S—2 (D) P-5, Q-6, R-1, S-2
Q.29 A microwave oven of 3 kW rating is operated for 30 minutes, a hot water geyser of 1 kW rating is
operated for 15 minutes, and 5 fluorescent lamps of 60 W are operated for 6 hours. The total power
consumed (in kWh) will be
(A) 1.80 (B) 3.55 (C) 18.01 (D) 35.50


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  1. chriz says:

    how can i get the answer key for AR gate 2007,2008,2009 nd 2010….plz help

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