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November 4, 2022
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What is Architecture (AR) GATE Exam Pattern?

GATE Architecture (AR) Exam Pattern/Structure

First let us discuss the patter and then the question types of GATE Architecture paper new pattern.

1. General Aptitude: 10 questions (15 marks) of Aptitude, that comprises basic maths, grammar, comprehension, logic and reasoning.

2. Part A contains 7 sections and is common to students of Architecture and Planning students. This comprises 39 questions carrying a total of 60 marks. Subjects are like Architectural Standards, Urban Design, Urban Planning, Environmental Factors, etc.

3. Part B1 contains Sections B1.1 to B1.3 and is only for Architecture students. It consists of 16 questions carrying a total of 25 marks. Subjects like History of Architecture, Building Structures and Services are covered here.

4. Part B2 contains Sections B2.1 to B2.3 and is only for Planning students. It consists of 16 questions carrying a total of 25 marks. Subjects like Regional and Settlement Planning, Management, Infrastructure and Transportation etc are covered here.

 

  • Questions types are MCQ, MSQ and Numerical Questions of either or 2 marks.
  • MCQ: Each of these questions will contain four options/answers. Out of four, one correct answer is to be marked. Negative Marking Scheme is one-third the weightage of the question.
  • MSQ: Each of these questions will contain four options/answers. Out of four, one or more correct answer is to be marked. Not marking any correct answer is equivalent to answering the question incorrectly. Negative Marking Scheme: No negative marking for incorrect answer, but no marks for partly correct answers as well.
  • Numerical Question: Wherein the answer is a specific number or a range. Answer is to be entered by the aspirant/student using the mouse and a virtual keypad, which will be provided on the screen. Negative Marking Scheme: There is no negative marking for numerical answer type questions.

Question Paper Structure

Recall Questions:

These are based on facts, principles, formulae or laws. The candidate is expected to be able to obtain the answer either from his memory of the subject or at most from a one-line computation.

Comprehension Questions:

These questions test the candidate’s understanding of the basics of the field, by requiring him to draw simple conclusions from fundamental ideas.

Application Questions:

In these questions, the candidate is expected to apply his knowledge either through computation or by logical reasoning.

Analysis and Synthesis Questions:

These can be linked answer questions, where the answer to the first question of the pair is required in order to answer its successor. Or these can be common data questions, in which two questions share the same data but can be solved independently of each other.

 

Duration and examination type:

The examination is of 3 hours duration, and contains a total of 65 questions worth a maximum of 100 marks. The questions consist of multiple choice questions, multiple select questions and numerical answer type questions Candidates are provided with scribble pads for rough work and these have to be returned after the examination. At the end of the 3-hour window, the computer automatically closes the screen from further actions.

GATE Architecture (AR) Exam Pattern/Structure

First let us discuss the pattern and then the question types of GATE Architecture paper new pattern.

1. General Aptitude: 10 questions (15 marks) of Aptitude, that comprises basic maths, grammar, comprehension, logic and reasoning.

2. Part A contains 7 sections and is common to students of Architecture and Planning students. This comprises 39 questions carrying a total of 60 marks. Subjects are like Architectural Standards, Urban Design, Urban Planning, Environmental Factors, etc.

3. Part B1 contains Sections B1.1 to B1.3 and is only for Architecture students. It consists of 16 questions carrying a total of 25 marks. Subjects like History of Architecture, Building Structures and Services are covered here.

4. Part B2 contains Sections B2.1 to B2.3 and is only for Planning students. It consists of 16 questions carrying a total of 25 marks. Subjects like Regional and Settlement Planning, Management, Infrastructure and Transportation etc are covered here.

 

  • Questions types are MCQ, MSQ and Numerical Questions of either or 2 marks.
  • MCQ: Each of these questions will contain four options/answers. Out of four, one correct answer is to be marked. Negative Marking Scheme is one-third the weightage of the question.
  • MSQ: Each of these questions will contain four options/answers. Out of four, one or more correct answer is to be marked. Not marking any correct answer is equivalent to answering the question incorrectly. Negative Marking Scheme: No negative marking for incorrect answer, but no marks for partly correct answers as well.
  • Numerical Question: Wherein the answer is a specific number or a range. Answer is to be entered by the aspirant/student using the mouse and a virtual keypad, which will be provided on the screen. Negative Marking Scheme: There is no negative marking for numerical answer type questions.

Question Paper Structure

Recall Questions:

These are based on facts, principles, formulae or laws. The candidate is expected to be able to obtain the answer either from his memory of the subject or at most from a one-line computation.

Comprehension Questions:

These questions test the candidate’s understanding of the basics of the field, by requiring him to draw simple conclusions from fundamental ideas.

Application Questions:

In these questions, the candidate is expected to apply his knowledge either through computation or by logical reasoning.

Analysis and Synthesis Questions:

These can be linked answer questions, where the answer to the first question of the pair is required in order to answer its successor. Or these can be common data questions, in which two questions share the same data but can be solved independently of each other.

 

Duration and examination type:

The examination is of 3 hours duration, and contains a total of 65 questions worth a maximum of 100 marks. The questions consist of multiple choice questions, multiple select questions and numerical answer type questions Candidates are provided with scribble pads for rough work and these have to be returned after the examination. At the end of the 3-hour window, the computer automatically closes the screen from further actions.

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