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Architecture - AR 2012 GATE Paper (Practice Test) - Question 1

Q. 1 – Q. 5 carry one mark each.

Q.

Which one of the following options is the closest in meaning to the word given below?
Pacify

Architecture - AR 2012 GATE Paper (Practice Test) - Question 2

Choose the most appropriate pair of words from the options given below to complete the following
sentence:
The high level of ___ of the questions in the test was ___ by an increase in the period of time
allotted for answering them.

Architecture - AR 2012 GATE Paper (Practice Test) - Question 3

Choose the grammatically CORRECT sentence:

Architecture - AR 2012 GATE Paper (Practice Test) - Question 4

Which one of the parts (A, B, C, D) in the sentence contains an ERROR?
No sooner had the doctor seen the results of the blood test, than he suggested the patient to
see the specialist.

Architecture - AR 2012 GATE Paper (Practice Test) - Question 5

Ten teams participate in a tournament. Every team plays each of the other teams twice. The total
number of matches to be played is

Architecture - AR 2012 GATE Paper (Practice Test) - Question 6

Q. 6 - Q. 10 carry two marks each

Q.

A value of x that satisfies the equation log x + log (x – 7) = log (x + 11) + log 2 is

Architecture - AR 2012 GATE Paper (Practice Test) - Question 7

Let f(x) = x – [x], where x ≥ 0 and [x] is the greatest integer not larger than x. Then f(x) is a

Architecture - AR 2012 GATE Paper (Practice Test) - Question 8

Ravi is taller than Arun but shorter than Iqbal. Sam is shorter than Ravi. Mohan is shorter than
Arun. Balu is taller than Mohan and Sam. The tallest person can be

Architecture - AR 2012 GATE Paper (Practice Test) - Question 9

A smuggler has 10 capsules in which five are filled with narcotic drugs and the rest contain the
original medicine. All the 10 capsules are mixed in a single box, from which the customs officials
picked two capsules at random and tested for the presence of narcotic drugs. The probability that
the smuggler will be caught is

Architecture - AR 2012 GATE Paper (Practice Test) - Question 10

The documents expose the cynicism of the government officials – and yet as the media website
reflects, not a single newspaper has reported on their existence.
Which one of the following inferences may be drawn with the greatest accuracy from the above
passage?

Architecture - AR 2012 GATE Paper (Practice Test) - Question 11

‘Agora’ was provided in Greek towns as a place of

Architecture - AR 2012 GATE Paper (Practice Test) - Question 12

The hue at the centre of the Munsell Colour Solid is

Architecture - AR 2012 GATE Paper (Practice Test) - Question 13

Which one of the following is NOT a traffic calming measure?

Architecture - AR 2012 GATE Paper (Practice Test) - Question 14

ECBC stands for

Architecture - AR 2012 GATE Paper (Practice Test) - Question 15

Age-Sex cohort for a state in India is obtained from

Architecture - AR 2012 GATE Paper (Practice Test) - Question 16

‘Cover block’ is used as a building construction component in

Architecture - AR 2012 GATE Paper (Practice Test) - Question 17

‘Villa Savoye’, Paris is an example of

Architecture - AR 2012 GATE Paper (Practice Test) - Question 18

The least important measure for reducing cost of site development is

 

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Architecture - AR 2012 GATE Paper (Practice Test) - Question 19

The role of a plasticizer in concrete is to improve

Architecture - AR 2012 GATE Paper (Practice Test) - Question 20

Which one of the following causes seismic irregularity in a building?

Architecture - AR 2012 GATE Paper (Practice Test) - Question 21

The respective lengths of shadows generated for a free standing wall of given height L by sunlight
incident at angles of 30°, 45°, 60°, 90° to the horizontal are

Architecture - AR 2012 GATE Paper (Practice Test) - Question 22

Which one of Q.12 the following mode is NOT categorized as a public transit?

Architecture - AR 2012 GATE Paper (Practice Test) - Question 23

Aerial photography is a useful tool to obtain

Architecture - AR 2012 GATE Paper (Practice Test) - Question 24

Which one of the following is biodegradable?

Architecture - AR 2012 GATE Paper (Practice Test) - Question 25

The volume of surface runoff is least influenced by

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Architecture - AR 2012 GATE Paper (Practice Test) - Question 26

The best location for laying the main sewer line on a flat land is

Architecture - AR 2012 GATE Paper (Practice Test) - Question 27

Ponding is associated with

Architecture - AR 2012 GATE Paper (Practice Test) - Question 28

Among the following, the urban open space known for its human scale is

Architecture - AR 2012 GATE Paper (Practice Test) - Question 29

The most appropriate tree for designing a smell sensory pathway is

Architecture - AR 2012 GATE Paper (Practice Test) - Question 30

Load from a slab to beam is primarily transferred through

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Architecture - AR 2012 GATE Paper (Practice Test) - Question 31

Geographic Information System (GIS) combines maps with

Architecture - AR 2012 GATE Paper (Practice Test) - Question 32

‘ Glazing stop’ is used

Architecture - AR 2012 GATE Paper (Practice Test) - Question 33

Which one of the following is NOT a basic principle of designing people-friendly urban built
environment?

Architecture - AR 2012 GATE Paper (Practice Test) - Question 34

SWOT analysis is used for examining a situation’s inherent

Architecture - AR 2012 GATE Paper (Practice Test) - Question 35

The deflection of a two way slab is primarily a function

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Architecture - AR 2012 GATE Paper (Practice Test) - Question 36

Q. 36 to Q. 65 carry two marks each.

Q.

A painting in a living room needs to be lighted at 250 lux. If the light is incident normally on the
painting from a distance of 6 m, then the intensity of light source required (in candela) is

Architecture - AR 2012 GATE Paper (Practice Test) - Question 37

Total land area for a plotted housing development project is 50.0 hectare, of which, area under
community facilities, common open spaces and roads are 9%, 10 %, and 16 % respectively.
Total number of saleable plots of 250 m2 each will be

Architecture - AR 2012 GATE Paper (Practice Test) - Question 38

A 6m long beam is fixed at its left end and is free at its right end. If a concentrated load of 25kN
acts downwards at 4m from the left end, then the bending moment (in kNm) at the left end is

Architecture - AR 2012 GATE Paper (Practice Test) - Question 39

A classroom of 12m x 25m x 4m requires 3 air changes per hour. At an air velocity of 2 m/s, the
necessary duct cross section (in m2) is

Architecture - AR 2012 GATE Paper (Practice Test) - Question 40

If the original cost of a building is Rs. 25,00,000/- and its scrap value after 55 years is Rs.25,000/-,
then its annual depreciation (in Rs.) using straight line method is

Architecture - AR 2012 GATE Paper (Practice Test) - Question 41

For a pin jointed steel truss system, which of the following statements is TRUE?

Architecture - AR 2012 GATE Paper (Practice Test) - Question 42

Match the books in Group I with their authors in Group II

Architecture - AR 2012 GATE Paper (Practice Test) - Question 43

Match the schemes in Group I with their specific targets in Group II

Architecture - AR 2012 GATE Paper (Practice Test) - Question 44

Match the concepts in Group I with the personalities in Group II

Architecture - AR 2012 GATE Paper (Practice Test) - Question 45

Match the plan drawings in Group I with their respective scales in Group II

Architecture - AR 2012 GATE Paper (Practice Test) - Question 46

Match the terminologies of Group I with their corresponding meanings in Group II

Architecture - AR 2012 GATE Paper (Practice Test) - Question 47

Match the standard safety colour codes of Group I with their corresponding usage in Group II

Architecture - AR 2012 GATE Paper (Practice Test) - Question 48

Match the alignment of the rotating prisms in wall sections in Group I with their corresponding
acoustic function in Group II

Architecture - AR 2012 GATE Paper (Practice Test) - Question 49

Match the projects in Group I with their architects in Group II

Architecture - AR 2012 GATE Paper (Practice Test) - Question 50

Match the AutoCAD commands in Group I with their corresponding program in Group II

Architecture - AR 2012 GATE Paper (Practice Test) - Question 51

Identify the hierarchy, from highest to lowest, of the number of potential conflict points at the
unmanaged traffic intersections given below.

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Detailed Solution for Architecture - AR 2012 GATE Paper (Practice Test) - Question 51

 

Architecture - AR 2012 GATE Paper (Practice Test) - Question 52

Match the architects in Group I with the terms in Group II

Architecture - AR 2012 GATE Paper (Practice Test) - Question 53

Match the terms in Group I with their meanings in Group II

Architecture - AR 2012 GATE Paper (Practice Test) - Question 54

Match the locations in Group I with the corresponding traps in Group II

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Architecture - AR 2012 GATE Paper (Practice Test) - Question 55

Match the building construction components in Group I with their application areas in Group II

Architecture - AR 2012 GATE Paper (Practice Test) - Question 56

Match the historical buildings in Group I with their styles in Group II

Architecture - AR 2012 GATE Paper (Practice Test) - Question 57

Corrected Effective Temperature is an index which combines the effect of

P. Climatic zone
Q. Temperature
R. Wind velocity
S. Vegetation
T. Humidity
U. Solar radiation

Architecture - AR 2012 GATE Paper (Practice Test) - Question 58

Common data for Questions 58 and 59:


An aircraft flying at an altitude of 5000 m above mean sea level takes aerial photographs of a flat terrain having an average elevation of 1000m above mean sea level. The scale of photographs is 1:20000.
 

Q.

The focal length of the camera (in cm) is

Architecture - AR 2012 GATE Paper (Practice Test) - Question 59

An aircraft flying at an altitude of 5000 m above mean sea level takes aerial photographs of a flat terrain
having an average elevation of 1000m above mean sea level. The scale of photographs is 1:20000.

Q.

The area covered on ground (in hectare) by each photo format of 18 cm x 18 cm is

Architecture - AR 2012 GATE Paper (Practice Test) - Question 60

Common data for Questions 60 and 61:

2 ton of cement is used to make 10 ton of hardened concrete having a water cement ratio of 0.45.
One cubic meter of this concrete has a mass of 2.5 ton.

Q.

Quantity of water used (in kg) is

Architecture - AR 2012 GATE Paper (Practice Test) - Question 61

2 ton of cement is used to make 10 ton of hardened concrete having a water cement ratio of 0.45.
One cubic meter of this concrete has a mass of 2.5 ton.

Q.

The area of 200 mm thick slab (in sq. m) that can be cast using the entire 10 ton of concrete will be

Architecture - AR 2012 GATE Paper (Practice Test) - Question 62

Statement for Linked Answer Questions 62 and 63:


A group housing project spread over 20 hectares with FAR 1.5 has to accommodate different housing units in the following manner:`

Q.

The respective number of housing units to be built for each category are

Architecture - AR 2012 GATE Paper (Practice Test) - Question 63

A group housing project spread over 20 hectares with FAR 1.5 has to accommodate different housing units
in the following manner:`

Q.

The gross density of the above housing complex (in persons per hectare) is

 

Architecture - AR 2012 GATE Paper (Practice Test) - Question 64

Statement for Linked Answer Questions 64 and 65:


An unplastered brickwork has a resistivity of 0.83 m degC/W. For a 230 mm thick brick wall, the inside
and outside surface resistances are 0.123 and 0.1 m2 degC/W respectively.

Q.

The R-value of the given wall section (in m2 degC/W) is

Architecture - AR 2012 GATE Paper (Practice Test) - Question 65

An unplastered brickwork has a resistivity of 0.83 m degC/W. For a 230 mm thick brick wall, the inside
and outside surface resistances are 0.123 and 0.1 m2 degC/W respectively.

Q.

The brick wall has an overall dimension of 6m x 3m with a 1m x 2m window assembly (U-value =
2.5 W/m2 degC) and a 1m x 2.1m door assembly (U-value = 1.25 W/m2 degC). The overall U-value
of the wall (UO) (in W/m2 degC) is

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