Poll results:

Was GATE AR 2019 difficult than the GATE AR 2018?

  • Yes (87%, 208 Votes)
  • No (13%, 31 Votes)

Total Voters: 239

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What do you think the expected cut-off would be?

  • 30 to 33 (45%, 93 Votes)
  • 36 to 40 (23%, 47 Votes)
  • 34 to 35 (19%, 40 Votes)
  • 41 to 43 (13%, 28 Votes)

Total Voters: 208

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About the composition of Question Paper.

  • At least 50% of the question paper was weighted towards numericals. (83%, 153 Votes)
  • It was well balanced between Architecture, Planning, Numericals & Aptitude. (17%, 31 Votes)

Total Voters: 184

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How many aptitude based questions did you solve?

  • 7 to 8 (40%, 72 Votes)
  • All 10 questions (33%, 59 Votes)
  • 1 to 6 (26%, 47 Votes)

Total Voters: 178

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Did you have enough time to answer all the questions?

  • It was just enough (51%, 90 Votes)
  • Could not attemp all questions (25%, 44 Votes)
  • Extra 15 minutes would have done good. (23%, 41 Votes)

Total Voters: 175

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How many silly mistakes/blunder you made in exam?

  • more than 2 mistakes (68%, 108 Votes)
  • 2 mistakes (15%, 24 Votes)
  • 1 mistake (11%, 18 Votes)
  • Questions were straight forward. No scope for mistake. (6%, 9 Votes)

Total Voters: 159

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How many questions were asked directly or indirectly from last 3 years of question paper?

  • none (40%, 59 Votes)
  • 2 to 3 questions (37%, 55 Votes)
  • 4 to 5 questions (13%, 20 Votes)
  • 1 question (8%, 12 Votes)
  • more than 5 questions (2%, 3 Votes)

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What about numerical questions?

  • It was tuff and time consuming (70%, 104 Votes)
  • It was scoring (15%, 23 Votes)
  • Data fill type questions made it difficult (15%, 22 Votes)

Total Voters: 149

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How many questions would you go for review?

  • more than 2 questions (44%, 56 Votes)
  • none (24%, 30 Votes)
  • 2 questions (18%, 23 Votes)
  • 1 question (13%, 17 Votes)

Total Voters: 126

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What about this site (gatearchitecture.com)?

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Following are question asked in GATE 2019 AR based on memory. Help us to improve by commenting through Facebook Comment or Website Comment Box at last of this page.

Part 1 (Aptitude Section)

Question 1. (1 mark) The fishermen, …………………. the flood victims owed their lives, were rewarded by the government.
(A) whom (B) to whom (C)  to which    (D) that   (Courtesy: Abhinav Rathour)

Note: This question can be challenged. To review this reference, click here

Official answer: to whom

Question 2. (1 mark) The radius as well as the height of a circular cone increases by 10%. The percentage increase in its volume is ………….
(A) 17.1 (B) 21.0    (C) 33.1    (D) 72.8

Question 3. (1 mark) Until Iran came along, India had never been ………….. in kabaddi.
(A) defeated (B) defeating (C) defeat (D) defeatist

Question 4. (1 mark) Some students were not involved in the strike.
If the above statement is true, which of the following conclusions is/are logically necessary?
1. Some who were involved in the strike were students.
2. No student was involved in the strike.
3. At least one student was involved in the strike.
4. Some who were not involved in the strike were students.

(A) 1 and 2   (B) 3   (C) 4  (D) 2 and 3

Question 5. (1 mark) Arrange five numbers 10, 7, 5 , 4, 2 in order such that
1. No two odd or even numbers are next to each other.
2. The second number from the left is exactly half of the left-most number.
3. The middle number is exactly twice the rightmost number

What is the number on the second right most side     (A) 10    (B) 7     (C) 2   (D) 4   (Courtesy: Abhishek Palit)

Question 6. (2 marks)  I read somewhere that in ancient times the prestige of a kingdom depended upon the number of taxes that it was able to levy on its people. It was very much like the prestige of a headhunter in his own community.”
Based on the paragraph above, the prestige of a headhunter depended upon
(A) the prestige of the kingdom
(B) the prestige of the heads
(C) the number of
taxes he could levy
(D) the number of heads he could gather

Question 7. (2 marks) Since the last one year, after a 125 basis point reduction in repo rate by the Reserve Bank of India, banking institutions have been making a demand to reduce interest rates on small saving schemes. Finally, the government announced yesterday a reduction in interest rates on small saving schemes to bring them on par with fixed deposit interest rates.
Which one of the following statements can be inferred from the given passage?
(A)Whenever the Reserve Bank of India reduces the repo rate, the interest rates on small
saving schemes are also reduced
(B) Interest rates on small saving schemes are always maintained on par with fixed deposit
interest rates
(C) The government sometimes takes into consideration the demands of banking
institutions before reducing the interest rates on small saving
(D) A reduction in interest rates on small saving schemes follow only after a reduction in repo rate by the Reserve Bank of India

Question 8. (2 marks) In a country of 1400 million population, 70% own mobile phones. Among the mobile phone owners, only 294 million access the Internet. Among these Internet users, only half
buy goods from e
commerce portals. What is the percentage of these buyers in the country?
(A) 10.50 (B) 14.70 (C) 15.00 (D) 50.00

Question 9.  (2 marks) Two trains started at 7AM from the same point. The first train travelled north at a speed of 80km/h and the second train travelled south at a speed of 100 km/h. The time at which they were 540 km apart is ……………..AM.
(A)10 (B)  9   (C) 11  (D) 11:30

Question 10. (2 marks)  The nomenclature of Hindustani music has changed over the centuries. Since the medieval period dhrupad styles were identified as baanis. Terms like gayaki and baaj were used to
refer to vocal and instrumental styles, respectively. With the institutionalization of music education the term gharana became acceptable. Gharana originally referred to hereditary musicians from a particular lineage, including disciples and grand disciples.
Which one of the following pairings is NOT correct?
(A) dhrupad, baani
(B) gayaki, vocal
(C) baaj, institution
(D) gharana, lineage

Part 2 (Architecture Section)

Question11. (1 mark) Which of the following parameters is essential to estimate the Envelope Performance Factor (EPF) of a building as per the Energy Conservation Building Code (ECBC), 2011?
(A) Building Type

(B) Maximum humidity

(C) Maximum and minimum monthly temperature

(D) Building occupancy duration

Question12. (1 mark) The Indian property inscribed by UNESCO on the World Heritage List in the year 2018 is
A) Mattanchery Palace, Emakulam
(B) The Victorian Gothic and Art Deco Ensembles of Mumbai
C) Ancient Buddhist Site, Sarnath
(D) Mughal Gardens m Kashmir

Question 13. (2 marks) Books & Authors: Cities of tomorrow, Design with nature, Earthwork

Question 14. Traps: Nahani trap, Gully trap, Bottle trap, Intercepting trap

Question 15. Match: New Urbanism, City beautiful movement, Park movement, Garden City and …

Question 16. (1 mark) Fineness modulus of sand measures its (A) Compressive strength(B) Grading according to particle size (C) Bulking of sand (D) Ratio of coarse and fine sand

Question 17. Threshold of enclosure…

Question 18. Ornamentation and crime…    (Courtesy: Abhishek Kumar)

Question 19. (2 marks) A simple truss is shown in the figure below. The truss is loaded with horizontal and vertical force 15 kN and 25 kN. respectively. The force in the member AB will be …………. kN.

Question 20. A bulb has ration of 300 lux & Efficacy of 60 Lumen. Find power in Watt/Square Meter

Question 21. (2 marks) A cone of diameter 10cm and height 12cm is laying on a surface. Find the value of x, the angle between the surface and the generator of the cone.

Question 22. (1 mark) Typical features of Buddhist architecture are
(A) Mandapa
, Chattri, Amalaka, Torana (B) Stambha, Torana, Vimana, Harmika
(C) Vedika
: Chattri, Torana, Harmika (D) Yedika , Stupa, Chaitya, Vimana

Question 23. Maximum permissible FAR for a plot is 1.2. Size of the plot is 150mm x 40mm on map. The width of the road is 16mm on map which is equivalent to 4 meters in real. Find the maximum built-up area to be achieved. (Please recheck data)

Question 24. The room size is 10m x 10m x 4m (height).  16 Square meters is the window area. Reverberation time is 1.2 seconds when window is closed. Assume absorption coefficient of window, wall and others as same. What will be reverberation time if the window is open?

Question 25. Conductivity, Conductance, Resistivity…. (Group I)……and their units (Group II)

Question 26. Cassia Fistula and others (Group I) with their flowering colours Yellow, red and others (Group II)

Question 27. It takes 45 seconds for excavator to hoe 1.8Cu.M. of earthwork. 10 minutes in every 1 hour is wasted. It the excavation runs for 6 hours, how much earthwork in Cu.M. would be completed?

Question 28. In Mushell Color System…..complementary colors are found in? (Courtesy: Abhinav Rathour)

Question 29. In C++ computer programming, the closing syntax is:
(A);    (B),    (C).    (D): 
(Courtesy: Abhinav Rathour)

Question 30. (2 marks) A depressed portion of a land is identified by three closed contours, as shown in the figure below. The area bounded by three contour lines are 6 sqm, 24 sqm and 96 sqm respectively.

The contour interval is 1 m. Using prismoidal method, the volume of the earth needed to fill
the land depression is in3.

Question 31. Decibel calculation when the intensity of the sound is reduced from 10^-4 Watt/Sqm to 10^-7 Watt/Sqm across the partition wall.

Question 32. Power generation through solar panel of 75% efficiency

Question 33. Fire rating calculation of a building with three rooms of area 100sqm, 500sqm and 300sqm containing 900 kg, 1500kg and 600kg of combustionable substance respectively of calorific value of 4400kCal/kg. (data yet to be confirmed)

Question 34. If the price of a 2BHK flat is increased by 10%, the demand is reduced by 8%. What is Elasticity of demand of the flat? (Courtesy: Abhishek Kumar)

Question 35. What is necropolis? A dead city.

Question 36. (1 mark) Superelevation of a road with predetermined radius of curvature is primarily dependent on

(A) Altitude (B) Soil bearing capacity (C) Traffic volume (D) Design traffic speed

Question 37. (1 mark) A sanitary landfill is provided with High Density Poly Ethylene (HDPE) lining along the ground surface. This is provided primarily to prevent

(A) Bleaching (B) Leaching(C) Rodents (D) Plant growth

Question 38. (1 mark) Which of the following commands in AUTOCAD is used to create 3D solid between various cross sections?

Question 39. Calculation of speed of drain water with trapezoidal cross section using Manning formula.

Question 40. CPWD Building code and anthropometry

Question 41. Three air change in a room (12*10*3.5) with ambient temperature difference of 12 degree centigrade and specific heat capacity of air being 1250J/cubic meter. What is the cooling load in kWh. Given data of 3.5kWh.

Question 42. (1 mark) The ingredient to be added to produce Aerated Cement Concrete, is

(A) Aluminum (B) Calcium chloride(C) Gypsum (D) Sulphur

Question 43. Failure of RCC column during earthquake

Question 44. (1 mark) The solar protection system consisting of fixed slats or grids, outside a building facade in front of openings, is known as (A) Brise-soleil (B) Solarium (C) Malqaf (D) Trombe wall

Question 45. (2 marks) Bending moment diagram of a beam section is given below. Find total concentrated load.

Question 46. Match the figures of vaults in Column 1 with their corresponding types in Column II and select the appropriate option.

 Question 47. Numerical. Traffic density.

Question 48. Architects & Work: Charles Correa, Christopher Benninger, Norman Foster…(Indian Habitat Center by Joseph Allen Stein) (Habitat 67 by Moshe Safdie)

Question 49. Current valuation of property by cost valuation method
Plot area = 1 hectare
Building area of existing building = 5000 sqm
Present cost of construction = Rs. 2500/ sqm
Present cost of land= Rs. 100 / sqm
Depreciation of building @6 percent annually  (Courtesy: Abhishek Kumar)

Question 50. What is the depth of the septic tank? Width and length ratio is 1:2. Retention period is 24 hours. Depth is 1.4 meter. Population is 50. Water supply used is 90lpcd. 1.8cum is residue. (more data is required) (Courtesy: Abhishek Kumar)

Question 51. (1 mark) The spherical surface of the geodesic dome comprises of (A) Equilateral triangles of various sizes (B) Isosceles triangles of various sizes (C) Equilateral triangles of uniform size (D) Isosceles triangles of uniform size

Question 52. Net residential density

Question 53. Stack pressure

Question 54. (2 marks) Match the following types of masonry joints in Column I with their corresponding description in Column II, and select the appropriate option.

Question 55. (1 mark) Identify the Queen closure

Question 56. Surveying instruments, staff cross..(match question)

Question 57. Tolerance, 10, M…(match question)   (Courtesy: Anjum Khan)

Question 58. Central place theory, Core periphery model…(match question) (Courtesy: Anjum Khan)

Question 59. TMT, Teflon, Tensegrity, Reinforcement…(match question) (Courtesy: Anjum Khan)

Question 60. (1 mark) The abrupt change or junction between two ecological zones is termed as

(A) Ecological niche (B) Ecosystem(C) Ecotype (D) Ecotone  (Courtesy: Anjum Khan)

Question 61. Mono centric urban model. Rent decrease away from centre…

Question 62.  (1 mark) The load on a RCC column is 150 kN. The soil bearing capacity is 80 kN/m2. Assuming a factor of safety of 1.2, the side of the square column footing is ……………. meter (rounded off to one decimal place). (Courtesy: Sasidhar Reddy)

Question 63. (1 mark) Which of the following projection types is adopted m the Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM)?

(A) Spherical (B) Conical (C) Planar (D) Cylindrical

Question 64.

Question 65.

End of the question Paper.

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