Level Entrance Exam)
- ARCHITECTURE AND PLANNING
City planning: Evolution of cities; principles of city planning; types of
cities & new towns; planning regulations and building byelaws; eco-city
concept; sustainable development.
Housing: Concept of housing; neighbourhood concept; site planning
principles; housing typology; housing standards; housing infrastructure; housing
policies, finance and management; housing programs in India; self help housing.
Landscape Design: Principles of landscape design and site planning;
history of landscape styles; landscape elements and materials; plant
characteristics & planting design; environmental considerations in landscape
Computer Aided Design: Application of computers in architecture and
planning; understanding elements of hardware and software; computer graphics;
programming languages – C and Visual Basic and usage of packages such as
AutoCAD, 3D-Studio, 3D Max.
Environmental Studies in Building Science: Components of Ecosystem;
ecological principles concerning environment; climate responsive design; energy
efficient building design; thermal comfort; solar architecture; principles of
lighting and styles for illumination; basic principles of architectural
acoustics; environment pollution, their control & abatement.
Visual and Urban Design: Principles of visual composition; proportion,
scale, rhythm, symmetry, harmony, datum, balance, form, colour, texture; sense
of place and space, division of space; barrier free design; focal point, vista,
image ability, visual survey, figure-background relationship.
History of Architecture: Indian – Indus valley, Vedic, Buddhist,
Indo-Aryan, Dravidian and Mughal periods; European – Egyptian, Greek, Roman,
medieval and renaissance periods- construction and architectural styles;
vernacular and traditional architecture.
Development of Contemporary Architecture: Architectural developments and
impacts on society since industrial revolution; influence of modern art on
architecture; works of national and international architects; art novuea,
eclecticism, international styles, post modernism, deconstruction in
Building Services: Water supply, sewerage and drainage systems; sanitary
fittings and fixtures; plumbing systems, principles of internal & external
drainage systems, principles of electrification of buildings, intelligent
buildings; elevators & escalators, their standards and uses;
air-conditioning systems; fire fighting systems, building safety and security
Building Construction and Management: Building construction techniques,
methods and details; building systems and prefabrication of building elements;
principles of modular coordination; estimation, specification, valuation,
professional practice; project management techniques e.g., PERT, CPM etc;
Materials and Structural Systems: Behavioural characteristics of all
types of building materials e.g. mud, timber, bamboo, brick, concrete, steel,
glass, FRP, different polymers, composites; principles of strength of materials;
design of structural elements in wood, steel and RCC; elastic and limit state
design; complex structural systems; principles of pre-stressing; tall buildings;
principles of disaster resistant structures.
Planning Theory: Regional planning; settlement system planning; history
of human settlements; growth of cities & metropolises; principles of
Ekistics; rural-urban migration; urban conservation; urban renewal; Five-year
plan; structural and sectoral plan.
Techniques of Planning: Planning survey techniques; preparation of urban
and regional structure plans, development plans, action plans; site planning
principles and design; statistical methods of data analysis; application of
G.I.S and remote sensing techniques in urban and regional planning; decision
Traffic and Transportation Planning: Principles of traffic engineering
and transportation planning; traffic survey methods; design of roads,
intersections, grade separators and parking areas; hierarchy of roads and levels
of services; traffic and transport management in urban areas, intelligent
transportation system; mass transportation planning; para-transits and other
modes of transportation, pedestrian & slow moving traffic planning.
Infrastructure, Services and Amenities: Principles of water supply and
sanitation systems; water treatment; solid waste disposal systems; waste
treatment, recycle & reuse; urban rainwater harvesting; power supply and
communication systems --- network, design & guidelines; demography related
standards at various levels of the settlements for health, education,
recreation, religious & public-semi public facilities.
Development Administration and Management: Planning laws; development
control and zoning regulations; laws relating to land acquisition; development
enforcements, urban land ceiling; land management techniques; planning and
municipal administration; disaster mitigation management; 73rd & 74th
Constitutional amendments; valuation & taxation; revenue resources and
fiscal management; public participation and role of NGO & CBO; Institutional
networking & capacity building.