Architecture and Planning (AR) 2012 GATE Paper without solution (unsolved) GATE Notes | EduRev

GATE : Architecture and Planning (AR) 2012 GATE Paper without solution (unsolved) GATE Notes | EduRev

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GATE 2012 Online Examination  
AR : ARCHITECTURE AND PLANNING 
Duration: Three Hours                          Maximum Marks: 100 
Read the following instructions carefully. 
 
1. The computer allotted to you at the examination center runs a specialized software that permits only 
one answer to be selected for multiple choice questions using a mouse. Your answers shall be updated 
and saved on a server periodically and at the end of the examination.  
 
2. To login, enter your Registration Number and password provided in the envelope. Go through the 
symbols used in the test and understand the meaning before you start the examination. You can view 
all questions by clicking on the View All Questions button in the screen after the start of the 
examination. 
 
3. To answer a question, select the question using the selection panel on the screen and choose the 
correct answer by clicking on the radio button next to the answer. To change the answer, just click on 
another option. If you wish to leave a previously answered question unanswered, click on the button 
next to the selected option. 
 
 
4. The examination will automatically stop at the end of 3 hours. 
 
5. There are a total of 65 questions carrying 100 marks. Except questions Q.26 – Q.30, all the other 
questions are of multiple choice type with only one correct answer. Questions Q.26 - Q.30 require a 
numerical answer, and a number should be entered using the virtual keyboard on the monitor.   
 
6. Questions Q.1 – Q.25 carry 1 mark each. Questions Q.26 – Q.55 carry 2 marks each. The 2 marks 
questions include two pairs of common data questions and two pairs of linked answer questions. The 
answer to the second question of the linked answer questions depends on the answer to the first 
question of the pair. If the first question in the linked pair is wrongly answered or is unattempted, then 
the answer to the second question in the pair will not be evaluated. 
 
7. Questions Q.56 – Q.65 belong to General Aptitude (GA) section and carry a total of 15 marks. 
Questions Q.56 – Q.60 carry 1 mark each, and questions Q.61 – Q.65 carry 2 marks each.   
 
8. Unattempted questions will result in zero mark and wrong answers will result in NEGATIVE marks. 
There is no negative marking for questions of numerical answer type, i.e., for Q.26 – Q.30.  For all 1 
mark questions, ? mark will be deducted for each wrong answer. For all 2 marks questions, ? mark 
will be deducted for each wrong answer.  However, in the case of the linked answer question pair, 
there will be negative marks only for wrong answer to the first question and no negative marks for 
wrong answer to the second question.  
 
9. Calculator is allowed. Charts, graph sheets or tables are NOT allowed in the examination hall. Do the 
rough work in the Scribble Pad provided. 
 
10. You must sign this sheet and leave it with the invigilators at the end of the examination. 
________________________________________________________________________________________ 
 
DECLARATION: I hereby declare that I have read and followed all the instructions given in this sheet. 
 
Registration Number 
AR 
      
 
 
Name  
Signature  
 
Verified that the above entries are correct. 
                                    Invigilator’s signature: 
 
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GATE 2012 Online Examination  
AR : ARCHITECTURE AND PLANNING 
Duration: Three Hours                          Maximum Marks: 100 
Read the following instructions carefully. 
 
1. The computer allotted to you at the examination center runs a specialized software that permits only 
one answer to be selected for multiple choice questions using a mouse. Your answers shall be updated 
and saved on a server periodically and at the end of the examination.  
 
2. To login, enter your Registration Number and password provided in the envelope. Go through the 
symbols used in the test and understand the meaning before you start the examination. You can view 
all questions by clicking on the View All Questions button in the screen after the start of the 
examination. 
 
3. To answer a question, select the question using the selection panel on the screen and choose the 
correct answer by clicking on the radio button next to the answer. To change the answer, just click on 
another option. If you wish to leave a previously answered question unanswered, click on the button 
next to the selected option. 
 
 
4. The examination will automatically stop at the end of 3 hours. 
 
5. There are a total of 65 questions carrying 100 marks. Except questions Q.26 – Q.30, all the other 
questions are of multiple choice type with only one correct answer. Questions Q.26 - Q.30 require a 
numerical answer, and a number should be entered using the virtual keyboard on the monitor.   
 
6. Questions Q.1 – Q.25 carry 1 mark each. Questions Q.26 – Q.55 carry 2 marks each. The 2 marks 
questions include two pairs of common data questions and two pairs of linked answer questions. The 
answer to the second question of the linked answer questions depends on the answer to the first 
question of the pair. If the first question in the linked pair is wrongly answered or is unattempted, then 
the answer to the second question in the pair will not be evaluated. 
 
7. Questions Q.56 – Q.65 belong to General Aptitude (GA) section and carry a total of 15 marks. 
Questions Q.56 – Q.60 carry 1 mark each, and questions Q.61 – Q.65 carry 2 marks each.   
 
8. Unattempted questions will result in zero mark and wrong answers will result in NEGATIVE marks. 
There is no negative marking for questions of numerical answer type, i.e., for Q.26 – Q.30.  For all 1 
mark questions, ? mark will be deducted for each wrong answer. For all 2 marks questions, ? mark 
will be deducted for each wrong answer.  However, in the case of the linked answer question pair, 
there will be negative marks only for wrong answer to the first question and no negative marks for 
wrong answer to the second question.  
 
9. Calculator is allowed. Charts, graph sheets or tables are NOT allowed in the examination hall. Do the 
rough work in the Scribble Pad provided. 
 
10. You must sign this sheet and leave it with the invigilators at the end of the examination. 
________________________________________________________________________________________ 
 
DECLARATION: I hereby declare that I have read and followed all the instructions given in this sheet. 
 
Registration Number 
AR 
      
 
 
Name  
Signature  
 
Verified that the above entries are correct. 
                                    Invigilator’s signature: 
 
2012                                                                                                                                                                    ARCHITECTURE & PLANNING  –  AR 
AR 2/14
Q. 1 – Q. 25 carry one mark each. 
‘Agora’ was provided in Greek towns as a place of 
(A) Worship  (B) Drama 
Q.1 
(C) Sports (D) Meeting  
 
The hue at the centre of the Munsell Colour Solid is Q.2 
(A) Black (B) Grey (C)  Sepia (D) White 
 
Which one of the following is NOT a traffic calming measure? 
(A) Rumble strips (B) Roundabouts 
Q.3 
(C) Pedestrian crossings (D) Roadside trees 
 
ECBC stands for 
(A) Electrical Conduit in Building Construction 
(B) Energy Conservation Building Code 
(C) Electrical Credit in Building Code 
Q.4 
(D) Energy Credit in Building Construction 
 
Age-Sex cohort for a state in India is obtained from 
(A) Census of India (B) Election Commission of India 
Q.5 
(C) Indian Statistical Institute (D) Survey of India 
 
‘Cover block’ is used as a building construction component in Q.6 
(A) Brick wall (B) Curtain wall (C) Steel truss  (D) RC beam   
 
‘Villa Savoye’, Paris is an example of  
(A) Modernism (B) Post Modernism 
Q.7 
(C) Deconstructivism (D) Eclecticism 
 
The least important measure for reducing cost of site development is 
(A) Clustering the units 
(B) Eliminating landscaping costs 
(C) Reducing road lengths  
Q.8 
(D) Narrowing road widths without reducing the right of way 
 
The role of a plasticizer in concrete is to improve 
(A) Compressive strength (B) Permeability 
Q.9 
(C) Workability (D) Tensile strength 
 
Which one of the following causes seismic irregularity in a building? 
(A) Rectangular plan shape (B) Vertical setback 
Q.10 
(C) Increase in height (D) Seismic joint 
 
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 
(A) L v3, L, L/ v3, 0 
(B) L, L v3,  L/ v3, 0 
(C) L/ v3, L, L v3, 0 
Q.11 
(D) 0, L/ v3, L, L v3 
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GATE 2012 Online Examination  
AR : ARCHITECTURE AND PLANNING 
Duration: Three Hours                          Maximum Marks: 100 
Read the following instructions carefully. 
 
1. The computer allotted to you at the examination center runs a specialized software that permits only 
one answer to be selected for multiple choice questions using a mouse. Your answers shall be updated 
and saved on a server periodically and at the end of the examination.  
 
2. To login, enter your Registration Number and password provided in the envelope. Go through the 
symbols used in the test and understand the meaning before you start the examination. You can view 
all questions by clicking on the View All Questions button in the screen after the start of the 
examination. 
 
3. To answer a question, select the question using the selection panel on the screen and choose the 
correct answer by clicking on the radio button next to the answer. To change the answer, just click on 
another option. If you wish to leave a previously answered question unanswered, click on the button 
next to the selected option. 
 
 
4. The examination will automatically stop at the end of 3 hours. 
 
5. There are a total of 65 questions carrying 100 marks. Except questions Q.26 – Q.30, all the other 
questions are of multiple choice type with only one correct answer. Questions Q.26 - Q.30 require a 
numerical answer, and a number should be entered using the virtual keyboard on the monitor.   
 
6. Questions Q.1 – Q.25 carry 1 mark each. Questions Q.26 – Q.55 carry 2 marks each. The 2 marks 
questions include two pairs of common data questions and two pairs of linked answer questions. The 
answer to the second question of the linked answer questions depends on the answer to the first 
question of the pair. If the first question in the linked pair is wrongly answered or is unattempted, then 
the answer to the second question in the pair will not be evaluated. 
 
7. Questions Q.56 – Q.65 belong to General Aptitude (GA) section and carry a total of 15 marks. 
Questions Q.56 – Q.60 carry 1 mark each, and questions Q.61 – Q.65 carry 2 marks each.   
 
8. Unattempted questions will result in zero mark and wrong answers will result in NEGATIVE marks. 
There is no negative marking for questions of numerical answer type, i.e., for Q.26 – Q.30.  For all 1 
mark questions, ? mark will be deducted for each wrong answer. For all 2 marks questions, ? mark 
will be deducted for each wrong answer.  However, in the case of the linked answer question pair, 
there will be negative marks only for wrong answer to the first question and no negative marks for 
wrong answer to the second question.  
 
9. Calculator is allowed. Charts, graph sheets or tables are NOT allowed in the examination hall. Do the 
rough work in the Scribble Pad provided. 
 
10. You must sign this sheet and leave it with the invigilators at the end of the examination. 
________________________________________________________________________________________ 
 
DECLARATION: I hereby declare that I have read and followed all the instructions given in this sheet. 
 
Registration Number 
AR 
      
 
 
Name  
Signature  
 
Verified that the above entries are correct. 
                                    Invigilator’s signature: 
 
2012                                                                                                                                                                    ARCHITECTURE & PLANNING  –  AR 
AR 2/14
Q. 1 – Q. 25 carry one mark each. 
‘Agora’ was provided in Greek towns as a place of 
(A) Worship  (B) Drama 
Q.1 
(C) Sports (D) Meeting  
 
The hue at the centre of the Munsell Colour Solid is Q.2 
(A) Black (B) Grey (C)  Sepia (D) White 
 
Which one of the following is NOT a traffic calming measure? 
(A) Rumble strips (B) Roundabouts 
Q.3 
(C) Pedestrian crossings (D) Roadside trees 
 
ECBC stands for 
(A) Electrical Conduit in Building Construction 
(B) Energy Conservation Building Code 
(C) Electrical Credit in Building Code 
Q.4 
(D) Energy Credit in Building Construction 
 
Age-Sex cohort for a state in India is obtained from 
(A) Census of India (B) Election Commission of India 
Q.5 
(C) Indian Statistical Institute (D) Survey of India 
 
‘Cover block’ is used as a building construction component in Q.6 
(A) Brick wall (B) Curtain wall (C) Steel truss  (D) RC beam   
 
‘Villa Savoye’, Paris is an example of  
(A) Modernism (B) Post Modernism 
Q.7 
(C) Deconstructivism (D) Eclecticism 
 
The least important measure for reducing cost of site development is 
(A) Clustering the units 
(B) Eliminating landscaping costs 
(C) Reducing road lengths  
Q.8 
(D) Narrowing road widths without reducing the right of way 
 
The role of a plasticizer in concrete is to improve 
(A) Compressive strength (B) Permeability 
Q.9 
(C) Workability (D) Tensile strength 
 
Which one of the following causes seismic irregularity in a building? 
(A) Rectangular plan shape (B) Vertical setback 
Q.10 
(C) Increase in height (D) Seismic joint 
 
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 
(A) L v3, L, L/ v3, 0 
(B) L, L v3,  L/ v3, 0 
(C) L/ v3, L, L v3, 0 
Q.11 
(D) 0, L/ v3, L, L v3 
2012                                                                                                                                                                    ARCHITECTURE & PLANNING  –  AR 
AR 3/14
Which one of the following mode is NOT categorized as a public transit? Q.12 
(A) Bus (B) Ferry (C) Taxi   (D) Tram   
 
Aerial photography is a useful tool to obtain 
(A) Land contour data (B) Land cover data 
Q.13 
(C) Land ownership data (D) Landuse data 
 
Which one of the following is biodegradable? 
(A) Detergent (B) Leather 
Q.14 
(C) Recycled plastic (D) Aluminum foil 
 
The volume of surface runoff is least influenced by 
(A) existing storm water drainage system (B) amount of rainfall  
Q.15 
(C) site slope (D) size of watershed 
 
The best location for laying the main sewer line on a flat land is 
(A) under the road (B) under the sidewalk 
Q.16 
(C) under the central verge (D) under the open space along sidewalk 
 
Ponding is associated with 
(A) RC column (B) Steel column 
Q.17 
(C) RC slab (D) Steel truss 
 
Among the following, the urban open space known for its human scale is 
(A) Piazza del Campo, Sienna (B) Piazza del Popolo, Rome 
Q.18 
(C) St. Peter’s Square, Rome (D) Place de la Concorde, Paris 
 
The most appropriate tree for designing a smell sensory pathway is  
(A) Delonix Regia (B) Casia Fistula 
Q.19 
(C) Bougainvillea (D) Jasminum Augustifolium 
 
Load from a slab to beam is primarily transferred through Q.20 
(A) axial force (B) bending moment (C) shearing force (D) torsion  
 
Geographic Information System (GIS) combines maps with 
(A) computer automation, statistics and topology 
(B) computer graphics, databases and analytical tools 
(C) computer graphics, informatics and quantitative tools 
Q.21 
(D) computer informatics, databases and qualitative tools 
 
‘ Glazing stop’ is used 
(A) as a bearing support for glass 
(B) to seal the glass against water and air infiltration 
(C) to provide lateral support to glass 
Q.22 
(D) to provide a cushion between the glass and the glazing pocket 
 
Which one of the following is NOT a basic principle of designing people-friendly urban built 
environment? 
Q.23 
(A) Diversity (B) Monotony (C) Adaptability   (D) Legibility  
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GATE 2012 Online Examination  
AR : ARCHITECTURE AND PLANNING 
Duration: Three Hours                          Maximum Marks: 100 
Read the following instructions carefully. 
 
1. The computer allotted to you at the examination center runs a specialized software that permits only 
one answer to be selected for multiple choice questions using a mouse. Your answers shall be updated 
and saved on a server periodically and at the end of the examination.  
 
2. To login, enter your Registration Number and password provided in the envelope. Go through the 
symbols used in the test and understand the meaning before you start the examination. You can view 
all questions by clicking on the View All Questions button in the screen after the start of the 
examination. 
 
3. To answer a question, select the question using the selection panel on the screen and choose the 
correct answer by clicking on the radio button next to the answer. To change the answer, just click on 
another option. If you wish to leave a previously answered question unanswered, click on the button 
next to the selected option. 
 
 
4. The examination will automatically stop at the end of 3 hours. 
 
5. There are a total of 65 questions carrying 100 marks. Except questions Q.26 – Q.30, all the other 
questions are of multiple choice type with only one correct answer. Questions Q.26 - Q.30 require a 
numerical answer, and a number should be entered using the virtual keyboard on the monitor.   
 
6. Questions Q.1 – Q.25 carry 1 mark each. Questions Q.26 – Q.55 carry 2 marks each. The 2 marks 
questions include two pairs of common data questions and two pairs of linked answer questions. The 
answer to the second question of the linked answer questions depends on the answer to the first 
question of the pair. If the first question in the linked pair is wrongly answered or is unattempted, then 
the answer to the second question in the pair will not be evaluated. 
 
7. Questions Q.56 – Q.65 belong to General Aptitude (GA) section and carry a total of 15 marks. 
Questions Q.56 – Q.60 carry 1 mark each, and questions Q.61 – Q.65 carry 2 marks each.   
 
8. Unattempted questions will result in zero mark and wrong answers will result in NEGATIVE marks. 
There is no negative marking for questions of numerical answer type, i.e., for Q.26 – Q.30.  For all 1 
mark questions, ? mark will be deducted for each wrong answer. For all 2 marks questions, ? mark 
will be deducted for each wrong answer.  However, in the case of the linked answer question pair, 
there will be negative marks only for wrong answer to the first question and no negative marks for 
wrong answer to the second question.  
 
9. Calculator is allowed. Charts, graph sheets or tables are NOT allowed in the examination hall. Do the 
rough work in the Scribble Pad provided. 
 
10. You must sign this sheet and leave it with the invigilators at the end of the examination. 
________________________________________________________________________________________ 
 
DECLARATION: I hereby declare that I have read and followed all the instructions given in this sheet. 
 
Registration Number 
AR 
      
 
 
Name  
Signature  
 
Verified that the above entries are correct. 
                                    Invigilator’s signature: 
 
2012                                                                                                                                                                    ARCHITECTURE & PLANNING  –  AR 
AR 2/14
Q. 1 – Q. 25 carry one mark each. 
‘Agora’ was provided in Greek towns as a place of 
(A) Worship  (B) Drama 
Q.1 
(C) Sports (D) Meeting  
 
The hue at the centre of the Munsell Colour Solid is Q.2 
(A) Black (B) Grey (C)  Sepia (D) White 
 
Which one of the following is NOT a traffic calming measure? 
(A) Rumble strips (B) Roundabouts 
Q.3 
(C) Pedestrian crossings (D) Roadside trees 
 
ECBC stands for 
(A) Electrical Conduit in Building Construction 
(B) Energy Conservation Building Code 
(C) Electrical Credit in Building Code 
Q.4 
(D) Energy Credit in Building Construction 
 
Age-Sex cohort for a state in India is obtained from 
(A) Census of India (B) Election Commission of India 
Q.5 
(C) Indian Statistical Institute (D) Survey of India 
 
‘Cover block’ is used as a building construction component in Q.6 
(A) Brick wall (B) Curtain wall (C) Steel truss  (D) RC beam   
 
‘Villa Savoye’, Paris is an example of  
(A) Modernism (B) Post Modernism 
Q.7 
(C) Deconstructivism (D) Eclecticism 
 
The least important measure for reducing cost of site development is 
(A) Clustering the units 
(B) Eliminating landscaping costs 
(C) Reducing road lengths  
Q.8 
(D) Narrowing road widths without reducing the right of way 
 
The role of a plasticizer in concrete is to improve 
(A) Compressive strength (B) Permeability 
Q.9 
(C) Workability (D) Tensile strength 
 
Which one of the following causes seismic irregularity in a building? 
(A) Rectangular plan shape (B) Vertical setback 
Q.10 
(C) Increase in height (D) Seismic joint 
 
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 
(A) L v3, L, L/ v3, 0 
(B) L, L v3,  L/ v3, 0 
(C) L/ v3, L, L v3, 0 
Q.11 
(D) 0, L/ v3, L, L v3 
2012                                                                                                                                                                    ARCHITECTURE & PLANNING  –  AR 
AR 3/14
Which one of the following mode is NOT categorized as a public transit? Q.12 
(A) Bus (B) Ferry (C) Taxi   (D) Tram   
 
Aerial photography is a useful tool to obtain 
(A) Land contour data (B) Land cover data 
Q.13 
(C) Land ownership data (D) Landuse data 
 
Which one of the following is biodegradable? 
(A) Detergent (B) Leather 
Q.14 
(C) Recycled plastic (D) Aluminum foil 
 
The volume of surface runoff is least influenced by 
(A) existing storm water drainage system (B) amount of rainfall  
Q.15 
(C) site slope (D) size of watershed 
 
The best location for laying the main sewer line on a flat land is 
(A) under the road (B) under the sidewalk 
Q.16 
(C) under the central verge (D) under the open space along sidewalk 
 
Ponding is associated with 
(A) RC column (B) Steel column 
Q.17 
(C) RC slab (D) Steel truss 
 
Among the following, the urban open space known for its human scale is 
(A) Piazza del Campo, Sienna (B) Piazza del Popolo, Rome 
Q.18 
(C) St. Peter’s Square, Rome (D) Place de la Concorde, Paris 
 
The most appropriate tree for designing a smell sensory pathway is  
(A) Delonix Regia (B) Casia Fistula 
Q.19 
(C) Bougainvillea (D) Jasminum Augustifolium 
 
Load from a slab to beam is primarily transferred through Q.20 
(A) axial force (B) bending moment (C) shearing force (D) torsion  
 
Geographic Information System (GIS) combines maps with 
(A) computer automation, statistics and topology 
(B) computer graphics, databases and analytical tools 
(C) computer graphics, informatics and quantitative tools 
Q.21 
(D) computer informatics, databases and qualitative tools 
 
‘ Glazing stop’ is used 
(A) as a bearing support for glass 
(B) to seal the glass against water and air infiltration 
(C) to provide lateral support to glass 
Q.22 
(D) to provide a cushion between the glass and the glazing pocket 
 
Which one of the following is NOT a basic principle of designing people-friendly urban built 
environment? 
Q.23 
(A) Diversity (B) Monotony (C) Adaptability   (D) Legibility  
2012                                                                                                                                                                    ARCHITECTURE & PLANNING  –  AR 
AR 4/14
SWOT analysis is used for examining a situation’s inherent 
(A) Strength, Wastefulness, Opportunity and Tactfulness 
(B) Sanction, Weakness, Ownership and Threat 
(C) Strength, Weakness, Opportunity and Threat 
Q.24 
(D) Support, Wastefulness, Ownership and Transparency 
 
The deflection of a two way slab is primarily a function  
(A) of the long span 
(B) of the short span 
(C) mostly of the long span, sometimes short span 
Q.25 
(D) independent of the long or short span 
Q. 26 to Q. 55 carry two marks each. 
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 
Q.26 
(A) 1500 (B) 3000 (C)  6000 (D)  9000 
 
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 m
2
 each will be 
Q.27 
(A) 1100 (B) 1300 (C) 1500 (D) 1700 
 
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 
Q.28 
(A) 0.0 (B) 25.0 (C) 50.0 (D) 100.0 
 
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 m
2
) is 
Q.29 
(A) 0.50 (B) 0.75 (C) 1.00 (D) 1.25 
 
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 
Q.30 
(A) 25,000 (B) 35,000 (C) 45,000 (D) 55,000 
 
For a pin jointed steel truss system, which of the following statements is TRUE? 
(A) Bending moment resisting capacity at any section is zero as members carry axial forces only. 
(B) Forces in members at any section align in appropriate combination of tension and compression   
       to develop moment resisting capacity.  
(C) Forces in members at any section align in such a manner as to develop zero moment resisting  
      capacity. 
Q.31 
(D) Shear resisting capacity at any section is zero as members carry axial forces only 
 
Match the books in Group I with their authors in Group II 
 
 Group I  Group II 
P. Space, Time and Architecture 1. Jane Jacob 
Q. Form, Space and Order 2. Kevin Lynch 
R. The Death and Life of Great American Cities 3. Ian McHarg 
S. The Image of  the City 4. Francis D K Ching 
  5. Gideon S 
 
(A) P-5, Q-4, R-3, S-2 (B) P-5, Q-4, R-1, S-2 
Q.32 
(C) P-4, Q-3, R-2, S-1 (D) P-4, Q-1, R-3, S-5 
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GATE 2012 Online Examination  
AR : ARCHITECTURE AND PLANNING 
Duration: Three Hours                          Maximum Marks: 100 
Read the following instructions carefully. 
 
1. The computer allotted to you at the examination center runs a specialized software that permits only 
one answer to be selected for multiple choice questions using a mouse. Your answers shall be updated 
and saved on a server periodically and at the end of the examination.  
 
2. To login, enter your Registration Number and password provided in the envelope. Go through the 
symbols used in the test and understand the meaning before you start the examination. You can view 
all questions by clicking on the View All Questions button in the screen after the start of the 
examination. 
 
3. To answer a question, select the question using the selection panel on the screen and choose the 
correct answer by clicking on the radio button next to the answer. To change the answer, just click on 
another option. If you wish to leave a previously answered question unanswered, click on the button 
next to the selected option. 
 
 
4. The examination will automatically stop at the end of 3 hours. 
 
5. There are a total of 65 questions carrying 100 marks. Except questions Q.26 – Q.30, all the other 
questions are of multiple choice type with only one correct answer. Questions Q.26 - Q.30 require a 
numerical answer, and a number should be entered using the virtual keyboard on the monitor.   
 
6. Questions Q.1 – Q.25 carry 1 mark each. Questions Q.26 – Q.55 carry 2 marks each. The 2 marks 
questions include two pairs of common data questions and two pairs of linked answer questions. The 
answer to the second question of the linked answer questions depends on the answer to the first 
question of the pair. If the first question in the linked pair is wrongly answered or is unattempted, then 
the answer to the second question in the pair will not be evaluated. 
 
7. Questions Q.56 – Q.65 belong to General Aptitude (GA) section and carry a total of 15 marks. 
Questions Q.56 – Q.60 carry 1 mark each, and questions Q.61 – Q.65 carry 2 marks each.   
 
8. Unattempted questions will result in zero mark and wrong answers will result in NEGATIVE marks. 
There is no negative marking for questions of numerical answer type, i.e., for Q.26 – Q.30.  For all 1 
mark questions, ? mark will be deducted for each wrong answer. For all 2 marks questions, ? mark 
will be deducted for each wrong answer.  However, in the case of the linked answer question pair, 
there will be negative marks only for wrong answer to the first question and no negative marks for 
wrong answer to the second question.  
 
9. Calculator is allowed. Charts, graph sheets or tables are NOT allowed in the examination hall. Do the 
rough work in the Scribble Pad provided. 
 
10. You must sign this sheet and leave it with the invigilators at the end of the examination. 
________________________________________________________________________________________ 
 
DECLARATION: I hereby declare that I have read and followed all the instructions given in this sheet. 
 
Registration Number 
AR 
      
 
 
Name  
Signature  
 
Verified that the above entries are correct. 
                                    Invigilator’s signature: 
 
2012                                                                                                                                                                    ARCHITECTURE & PLANNING  –  AR 
AR 2/14
Q. 1 – Q. 25 carry one mark each. 
‘Agora’ was provided in Greek towns as a place of 
(A) Worship  (B) Drama 
Q.1 
(C) Sports (D) Meeting  
 
The hue at the centre of the Munsell Colour Solid is Q.2 
(A) Black (B) Grey (C)  Sepia (D) White 
 
Which one of the following is NOT a traffic calming measure? 
(A) Rumble strips (B) Roundabouts 
Q.3 
(C) Pedestrian crossings (D) Roadside trees 
 
ECBC stands for 
(A) Electrical Conduit in Building Construction 
(B) Energy Conservation Building Code 
(C) Electrical Credit in Building Code 
Q.4 
(D) Energy Credit in Building Construction 
 
Age-Sex cohort for a state in India is obtained from 
(A) Census of India (B) Election Commission of India 
Q.5 
(C) Indian Statistical Institute (D) Survey of India 
 
‘Cover block’ is used as a building construction component in Q.6 
(A) Brick wall (B) Curtain wall (C) Steel truss  (D) RC beam   
 
‘Villa Savoye’, Paris is an example of  
(A) Modernism (B) Post Modernism 
Q.7 
(C) Deconstructivism (D) Eclecticism 
 
The least important measure for reducing cost of site development is 
(A) Clustering the units 
(B) Eliminating landscaping costs 
(C) Reducing road lengths  
Q.8 
(D) Narrowing road widths without reducing the right of way 
 
The role of a plasticizer in concrete is to improve 
(A) Compressive strength (B) Permeability 
Q.9 
(C) Workability (D) Tensile strength 
 
Which one of the following causes seismic irregularity in a building? 
(A) Rectangular plan shape (B) Vertical setback 
Q.10 
(C) Increase in height (D) Seismic joint 
 
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 
(A) L v3, L, L/ v3, 0 
(B) L, L v3,  L/ v3, 0 
(C) L/ v3, L, L v3, 0 
Q.11 
(D) 0, L/ v3, L, L v3 
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Which one of the following mode is NOT categorized as a public transit? Q.12 
(A) Bus (B) Ferry (C) Taxi   (D) Tram   
 
Aerial photography is a useful tool to obtain 
(A) Land contour data (B) Land cover data 
Q.13 
(C) Land ownership data (D) Landuse data 
 
Which one of the following is biodegradable? 
(A) Detergent (B) Leather 
Q.14 
(C) Recycled plastic (D) Aluminum foil 
 
The volume of surface runoff is least influenced by 
(A) existing storm water drainage system (B) amount of rainfall  
Q.15 
(C) site slope (D) size of watershed 
 
The best location for laying the main sewer line on a flat land is 
(A) under the road (B) under the sidewalk 
Q.16 
(C) under the central verge (D) under the open space along sidewalk 
 
Ponding is associated with 
(A) RC column (B) Steel column 
Q.17 
(C) RC slab (D) Steel truss 
 
Among the following, the urban open space known for its human scale is 
(A) Piazza del Campo, Sienna (B) Piazza del Popolo, Rome 
Q.18 
(C) St. Peter’s Square, Rome (D) Place de la Concorde, Paris 
 
The most appropriate tree for designing a smell sensory pathway is  
(A) Delonix Regia (B) Casia Fistula 
Q.19 
(C) Bougainvillea (D) Jasminum Augustifolium 
 
Load from a slab to beam is primarily transferred through Q.20 
(A) axial force (B) bending moment (C) shearing force (D) torsion  
 
Geographic Information System (GIS) combines maps with 
(A) computer automation, statistics and topology 
(B) computer graphics, databases and analytical tools 
(C) computer graphics, informatics and quantitative tools 
Q.21 
(D) computer informatics, databases and qualitative tools 
 
‘ Glazing stop’ is used 
(A) as a bearing support for glass 
(B) to seal the glass against water and air infiltration 
(C) to provide lateral support to glass 
Q.22 
(D) to provide a cushion between the glass and the glazing pocket 
 
Which one of the following is NOT a basic principle of designing people-friendly urban built 
environment? 
Q.23 
(A) Diversity (B) Monotony (C) Adaptability   (D) Legibility  
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SWOT analysis is used for examining a situation’s inherent 
(A) Strength, Wastefulness, Opportunity and Tactfulness 
(B) Sanction, Weakness, Ownership and Threat 
(C) Strength, Weakness, Opportunity and Threat 
Q.24 
(D) Support, Wastefulness, Ownership and Transparency 
 
The deflection of a two way slab is primarily a function  
(A) of the long span 
(B) of the short span 
(C) mostly of the long span, sometimes short span 
Q.25 
(D) independent of the long or short span 
Q. 26 to Q. 55 carry two marks each. 
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 
Q.26 
(A) 1500 (B) 3000 (C)  6000 (D)  9000 
 
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 m
2
 each will be 
Q.27 
(A) 1100 (B) 1300 (C) 1500 (D) 1700 
 
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 
Q.28 
(A) 0.0 (B) 25.0 (C) 50.0 (D) 100.0 
 
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 m
2
) is 
Q.29 
(A) 0.50 (B) 0.75 (C) 1.00 (D) 1.25 
 
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 
Q.30 
(A) 25,000 (B) 35,000 (C) 45,000 (D) 55,000 
 
For a pin jointed steel truss system, which of the following statements is TRUE? 
(A) Bending moment resisting capacity at any section is zero as members carry axial forces only. 
(B) Forces in members at any section align in appropriate combination of tension and compression   
       to develop moment resisting capacity.  
(C) Forces in members at any section align in such a manner as to develop zero moment resisting  
      capacity. 
Q.31 
(D) Shear resisting capacity at any section is zero as members carry axial forces only 
 
Match the books in Group I with their authors in Group II 
 
 Group I  Group II 
P. Space, Time and Architecture 1. Jane Jacob 
Q. Form, Space and Order 2. Kevin Lynch 
R. The Death and Life of Great American Cities 3. Ian McHarg 
S. The Image of  the City 4. Francis D K Ching 
  5. Gideon S 
 
(A) P-5, Q-4, R-3, S-2 (B) P-5, Q-4, R-1, S-2 
Q.32 
(C) P-4, Q-3, R-2, S-1 (D) P-4, Q-1, R-3, S-5 
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Match the schemes in Group I with their specific targets in Group II 
 
 Group I  Group II 
P. JNNURM 1. Urban Amenities for Rural Areas  
Q. IAY 2. Infrastructure and Slum Upgradation 
R. PURA 3. Rural Employment 
S. NREGA 4. Land Acquisition 
  5. Housing for BPL families 
 
(A) P-2, Q-5, R-1, S-3 (B) P-5, Q-2, R-1, S-3 
Q.33 
(C) P-5, Q-2, R-3, S-4 (D) P-2, Q-5, R-3, S-4 
 
 
Match the concepts in Group I with the personalities in Group II 
 
 Group I  Group II 
P. Linear City 1. Le Corbusier  
Q. Radiant City 2. Paolo Soleri 
R. Garden City 3. Louis Kahn  
S. Arcology 4. Soria Y Mata 
  5. Ebenezer Howard 
 
(A) P-4, Q-3, R-5, S-1 (B) P-3, Q-1, R-4, S-2 
Q.34 
(C) P-4, Q-1, R-5, S-2 (D) P-1, Q-5, R-2, S-4 
 
 
Match the plan drawings in Group I with their respective scales in Group II 
 
 Group I  Group II 
P. Site Plan 1. 1: 4000  
Q. Perspective Plan 2. 1: 1000000 
R. Master Plan 3. 1: 500   
S. Zonal Plan 4. 1: 20000 
  5. 1: 2000 
 
(A) P-5, Q-1, R-4, S-2 (B) P-3, Q-2, R-5, S-4 
Q.35 
(C) P-1, Q-4, R-5, S-3 (D) P-3, Q-2, R-4, S-1 
 
 
Match the terminologies of Group I with their corresponding meanings in Group II 
 
 Group I  Group II 
    
P. Antarala 1. Antechamber 
Q. Mandapa 2. Palace hall 
R. Gopuram 3. Womb chamber 
S. Prasada 4. Gateway 
  5. Pillared sanctuary 
 
(A) P-3, Q-2, R-4, S-5 (B) P-1, Q-5, R-4, S-2 
Q.36 
(C) P-5, Q-3, R-1, S-2 (D) P-1, Q-2, R-3, S-5 
 
 
 
 
 
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