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GATE 2017 Question Paper with Answer Keys for Architecture and Planning (AR)

Q.1- The Pritzker Architecture prize for the year 2016 has been awarded to

(A) Alejandro Aravena

(B) Frei otto

(C) Stephen Breyer

(D) Yung ho chang

Ans: (A) Alejandro Aravena

Q.2- As per the CPWD Handbook on Barrier Free and Accessibility, 2014, Government of India, the minimum length of a straight ramp in meter raise a wheelchair to the plinth level of 600 mm. is ____.

Ans: 7.2 to 7.2

Q.3- Tuscan and Composite orders are associated with

(A) Greek Architecture

(B) Islamic Architecture

(C) Byzantine Architecture

(D) Roman Architecture

Ans: (D) Roman Architecture

Q.4- A pointed arch having two centers and radii greater than the span is known as

(A) Lancet arch

(B) Gothic arch

(C) Roman arch

(D) Drop arch

Ans: (A) Lancet arch

Q.5- The concepts of ‘serial vision’, ‘punctuation’, and ‘closer’ were proposed by

(A) Le Corbusier

(B) Louis kahn

(C) Gordon Cullen

(D) Kevin Lynch

Ans: (C) Gordon Cullen

Q.6- In one liter of paint, volume of solid pigment and volume of non-volatile binder are 400 cc and 600 cc respectively. The Pigment Volume Concentration number of the paint is ____.

Ans: 40 to 40

Q.7- ‘Cold joint’ refers to the

(A) expansion joint in large span concrete members

(B) interface between an already setting concrete and a fresh batch of concrete

(C) structural crack arrested by embedding metal rods

(D) joining of two similar metals in vaccuum

Ans: (B) interface between an already setting concrete and a fresh batch of concrete

Q.8- Slenderness ratio of a column is represented as:

(A) Effective length/Cross- sectional area

(B) Effective length/ Radius of gyration

(C) Actual length/ Cross-sectional area

(D) Actual length/ Radius of gyration

Ans: (B) Effective length/ Radius of gyration

Q.9- Liquidated damage refers to the

(A) Cost borne by the contractor to rectify defects within defect -liability period

(B) Compensation paid on breach of contract to the affected party by the other party

(C) money paid by the insurance company to the owner of insured property if it is damaged

(D) money earned by the owner from selling damaged property through auction

Ans:  (B) Compensation paid on breach of contract to the affected party by the other party

Q.10- Which of the following processes is NOT used for corrosion resistance of cast iron?

(A) Painting

(B) Epoxy coating

(C) Quenching

(D) Galvanizing

Ans: (C) Quenching

Q.11- Data on ‘households with one or more married couples sharing room with a person age 12 years or more’, is used for computing

(A) housing density

(B) housing shortage

(C) housing price

(D) housing affordability

Ans: (B) housing shortage

Q.12- Excellence in Design for Greater Efficiency (EDGE) programme DOES NOT focus on

(A) Lower carbon emission

(B) greater resource efficiency

(C) Cost effectiveness

(D) labour safety

Ans: (D) labour safety

Q.13- Select the right option representing strategic components arranged in ascending order of specified minimum area under Smart City Mission of Government of India.

(A) Greenfield development- Redevelopment-Retrofitting

(B) Redevelopment-Greenfield development-Retrofitting

(C) Retrofitting-Redevelopment- Greenfield development

(D) Redevelopment-Retrofitting-Greenfield development

Ans: (B) Redevelopment-Greenfield development-Retrofitting

Q.14- The grade-separated interchange suitable for 3-legged road intersection is:

(A) Trumpet

(B) Full Clover leaf

(C) Diamond

(D) Partial Clover leaf

Ans: (A) Trumpet

Q.15- The design element provided to ensure safety of a vehicle travelling at a prescribed design speed along the curved segment of a highway is

(A) Shoulder

(B) Super elevation

(C) median

(D) footpath

Ans: (B) Super elevation

Q.16- Which of the following processes is NOT adopted in solid waste management?

(A) Inceneration

(B) Pyrolysis

(C) Flocculation

(D) Sanitary landfill

Ans: (C) Flocculation

Q.17- The principle of Eminent Domain is the power to

(A) restrict exercise of rights in land through zoning and environmental laws

(B) Control land use

(C) retain land use

(D) acquire and take possession of property in order to promote public interest

Ans: (D) acquire and take possession of property in order to promote public interest

Q.18- In which of the following models does the private partner own the revenue as well as the risk associated with the project for a limited period of time?

(A) Build, Own, Operate,(BOO)

(B) Build, Own, Operate, Transfer, (BOOT)

(C) Design, Build, Finance, Operate, (DBFO)

(D) Design, Bid, Build, (DBB)

Ans: (B) Build, Own, Operate, Transfer, (BOOT)

Q.19- In a multi-storied building, the type of plumbing system suitable for reusing the sullage for non-potable use is

(A) single stack system

(B) partially ventilated single stack system

(C) one pipe system

(D) two pipe system

Ans: (D) two pipe system

Q.20- The unit for measuring sound absorption in a room is

(A) Sabin

(B) Phon

(C) Decibel

(D) Hertz

Ans: (A) Sabin

Q.21- In Geographic Information System, DEM represents information on

(A) Vegetation cover

(B) soil type

(C) Water table

(D) topography

Ans: (D) topography

Q.22- Minimum points required for GRIHA certification is

(A) 35

(B) 40

(C) 50

(D) 60

Ans: A or B or C

Q.23- Archi CAD . Auto Desk Revit, Digital Project Designer (CATIA) and Vector Works Architect are examples of

(A) Statistics Analysis Software

(B) GIS Software

(C) BIM Software

(D) Image processing software

Ans: (C) BIM Software

Q.24- The CARTOSAT 2C satellite recently launched by ISRO

(A) is a geo-synchronous satellite

(B) is a part of IRNSS GPS satellite system

(C) was launched using a GSLV rocket

(D) has high spatial resolution

Ans: (D) has high spatial resolution

Q.25- Which of the following trees ha s columnar form?

(A) Delonix regia

(B) Tamarindus indica

(C) Polyathia longifolia

(D) Callistemon lanceolatus

Ans: (C) Polyathia longifolia

Q.26- Match the architectural movements in Group-I with their proponents in Gruop-II.

P. Deconstruction1. Joseph Paxton
Q. Historisim2. Kenzo Tange
R. Metabolism3. Walter Gropius
S. Art Nouvau4. Victor Horta
 5. Frank O. Gehry

(A) P-5, Q-1, R-2, S-4

(B) P-5, Q-4, R-2, S-3

(C) P-5, Q-2, R-3, S-3

(D) P-2, Q-4, R-1, S-5

Ans: (A) P-5, Q-1, R-2, S-4

Q.27- Associate the historic buildings in Group-I with their predominant material in Group-II

P. Lingraj Temple. Bhubneshwar, India1. Red sandstone
Q. Victoria Memorial, Kolkata, India2. Timber
R. Padmanabhapuram palace, Thuckalay, India3. Terracotta tiles
S. Humayan’s Tomb, Delhi, India4. Sandstone and laterite
 5. Marble

(A) P-1, Q-2, R-3, S-5

(B) P-1, Q-4, R-3, S-5

(C) P-2, Q-1, R-3, S-4

(D) P-4, Q-5, R-2, S-1

Ans: (D) P-4, Q-5, R-2, S-1

Q.28- Match the terminologies in Group-I with therir description in Group-II

P. Prunning1. Cutting of trees
Q. Felling2. Removing broken branches form trees for better growth
R. Hoeing3. Maintaining moisture content in soil by a protective layer
S. Mulching4. Indiscriminate cutting of branches to reduce the size of tree
 5. Loosening the ground to remove weeds

(A) P-2, Q-1, R-3, S-5

(B) P-2, Q-1, R-4, S-3

(C) P-2, Q-1, R-4, S-3

(D) P-1, Q-2, r-3, s-1

Ans: (A) P-2, Q-1, R-3, S-5

Q.29- A proposed housing will have HIG, MIG and LIG units on a site measuring 60,750 sq. m. The buildable area of each category of units with respect to the total buildable area will be 30%, 50% and 20% respectively. The maximum allowable FAR is 2.5, ground coverage 45% and height 15 m. The maximum buildable area in square m. of HIG units, considering a floor height of 3 m for all categories will be ___.

Ans: 41000 to 41010

Q.30- In 2011, the population of a town was 500,000 and the number of housing units were 100,000. Calculate the additional number of dwelling units (DU) required by 2031 so that  there is no housing shortage. The assumptions are

i. 5% decadal increase in population

ii. New DU to be completed by 2021 is 10,000

iii. Number of DU which will become non habitable by 2031 is 5000

iv. Average household size is 4.5

Ans: 17495 to 17505

Q.31- Match the classical urban planning theories in Group-I with their proponents in Group-II

P. Concentric Zone Model1. Berry and Horton
Q. Sector Model2. Homer Hoyt
R. Multiple Nuclei Model3. Ernest Burgess
S. Factorial Ecology4. Shevkey and Bell
 5. Harries and Ullman

(A) P-4, Q-1, R-3, S-5

(B) P-3, Q-2, R-3, S-5

(C) P-2, Q-4, R-5, S-1

(D) P-3, Q-2, R-5, S-1

Ans: (D) P-3, Q-2, R-5, S-1

Q.32- Match the distinguished housing projects in Group-I with their architects in Group-II.

P. Nagakin Capsule Tower, Tokyo, Japan1. Walter Gropius
Q. Tara Apartment, New Delhi, India2. Moshe Safdie
R. Habitat 67, Montreal, Canada3. Ralph Erskine
S. Byker Wall, New Castle, England4. Charles Correa
 5. Kisho Kurokawa

(A) P-5, Q-4, R-2, S-3

(B) P-1, Q-3, R-4, S-5

(C) P-5, Q-2, R-1, S-4

(D) P-5, Q-4, R-2, S-1

Ans: (A) P-5, Q-4, R-2, S-3

Q.33- Match the developments schemes by Government Of India in Group-I with their objectives in Group-II.

P. PMAY1. Housing for all
Q. AMRUT2. Rural cluster development
R. NRUM3. Heritage city development
S. HRIDAY4. Urban mobility improvement
 5. Urban rejuvenation

(A) P-1, Q-5, R-4, S-3

(B) P-1, Q-5, R-2, S-3

(C) P-3, Q-5, R-1, S-2

(D) P-4, Q-2, R-1, S-5

Ans: (B) P-1, Q-5, R-2, S-3

Q.34- Match the international events in Group-I with their directives in Group-II.

P. Earth Summit, Rio de Jeneiro, 19921. Kyoto Protocol
Q. UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, New York,19922. Agenda 21
R. UN Sustainable Development Summit, New York,20153. Heritage conservation
S. Habitat II, Istanbul, 19964. Agenda 2030
 5. Housing for all

(A) P-1, Q-5, R-4, S-3

(B) P-1, Q-5, R-2, S-3

(C) P-2, Q-1, R-4, S-5

(D) P-2, Q-1, R-5, S-4

Ans: (C) P-2, Q-1, R-4, S-5

Q.35- Match the planning techniques in Group-I with their salient features in Group-II.

P. Land Pooling1. Assigning specific task on a short time horizon
Q. Action Plan2. Assembling privately owned land parcels for development
R. Land Sharing3. Agreement for reallocation of land between occupiers and owners
S. Transfer of Development Rights4. Assigning specific task on a long time horizon
 5. Incentive based voluntary shifting of FAR of a plot to another plot

(A) P-1, Q-5, R-4, S-3

(B) P-2, Q-1, R-3,S-5

(C) P-2, Q-1, R-3, S-4

(D) P-4, Q-2, R-1, S-5

Ans: (B) P-2, Q-1, R-3,S-5


For  a symmetrical two dimensional truss as shown in the above figure, vertical force in kN acting on the member PQ is _____.

Ans: 0 to 0


Value of bending moment in kN-m at point C for a beam as shown in the above figure is ____.

Ans: 28 to 28

Q.38- Fee of contractor for a project has the following provision

Basic fee= 15% of actual cost of work incurred

Bonus= 20% of savings from estimated cost of work

Penalty= 20% of cost overrun

If the estimated cost of the project is Rs. 60,000, and the actual cost is Rs. 70,000, then total fee of contractor in Rupees is _____.

Ans: 8500 to 8500

Q.39- A site has unidirectional slope of 300 with horizontal along its longer side. The projected dimensions of the site on the horizontal plane measures 30 m × 40 m. using cut and fill method the site has to be levelled parellel to the horizontal plane. The minimum amount of earth to be excavated in cubic meter is ____.

Ans: 3463 to 3465

Q.40- The optimistic, most -likely and pessimistic, time for developing a new product are 12 months, 15 months and 17 months, respectively. Calculate the expected time in months.

Ans: 14.00 to 15.00

Q.41- A circular plate inclined at an angle θ with horizontal plane generates an ellipse as top view with major axis and minor axis of 5 cm and 2.5 cm respectively. The value of θ in degree is _____.

Ans: 60 to 60

Q.42- Calculate the volume of cement in cubic metre required for making 10 cubic metre of M20 grade Plane Cement Concrete Work, assuming the ratio of dry concrete mix to wet concrete mix as 1.52.

Ans: 2.7 to 2.9

Q.43- One acre of agricultural land has been given on a lease till perpetuity at a annual rent of Rs. 10,000 to be paid at the end of each year. Net Present Value of the land parcel in Rupees assuming a discount rate of 5% per annum is ____.

Ans: 200000 to 200000

Q.44- In year 2001, a district with 4,000 manufacturing jobs had a 10% share of total manufacturing jobs within the state. In year 2011, the state recorded 15% drop in manufacturing jobs whereas, share of the district in total manufacturing jobs within the state increased to 15%. Additional manufacturing jobs created in the district between year 2001 and 2011 is ____.

Ans: 1100 to 1100

Q.45- Match the Parameters in Group-I with their units in Group-II.

P. Traffic Flow1. Metre
Q. Traffic density2. Cycles/second
R. Right of Way3. Seconds
S. Traffic signal cycle length4. Vehicle/km
 5. PCU/hr

(A) P-5, Q-4, R-1, S-2

(B) P-5, Q-4, R-1, S-3

(C) P-5, Q-2, R-4, S-3

(D) P-4, Q-5, R-1, S-3

Ans: (B) P-5, Q-4, R-1, S-3

Q.46- Match the planning task in Group-I with the tools of analysis in Group-II.

P. Population projection1. Input-Output Analysis
Q. Regional resource allocation2. Hardy Cross Method
R. Trip distribution3. Cohort Analysis
S. Design of water distribution network4. Gravity Model
 5. Moving observer method

(A) P-3, Q-1, R-4, S-2

(B) P-3, Q-5, R-4, S-1

(C) P-5, Q-1, R-3, S-4

(D) P-1, Q-3, R-5, S-2

Ans: (A) P-3, Q-1, R-4, S-2

Q.47-  Match the land use classes in Group-I with the use zones in Group-II.

P. Transportaion1. Sports complex
Q. Commercial2. Heritage and conservation areas
R. Public and semi public3. Burial ground
S. Recreational4. BRT Corridor
 5. Service sector

(A) P-4, Q-1, R-3, S-5

(B) P-5, Q-3, R-1, S-2

(C) P-4, Q-5, R-1, S-2

(D) P-4, Q-5, R-3, S-1

Ans: (D) P-4, Q-5, R-3, S-1

Q.48- Associate the structural systems in Group-I with the buildings in Group-II.

P. Folded Plates1. Kurilpa Bridge, Brisbane
Q. Shell2. Eden project, Cornwall
R. Tensegrity3. Riverside museum, Glasgow
S. Pneumatic4. MIT Auditorium, Boston
 5. 30, St. Mary Axe, London

(A) P-3, Q-4, R-1, S-2

(B) P-5, Q-4, R-3, S-1

(C) P-3, Q-2, R-1, S-5

(D) P-1, Q-3, R-4, S-2

Ans: (A) P-3, Q-4, R-1, S-2

Q.49- As per National Building Code of India, 2005, the maximum number of occupants per unit exit width of a doorway is 60, where unit exit width is 500 mm. The maximum permissible occupants in a theatre having four number of 2.2 m wide doors will be _____.

Ans: 960 to 960

Q.50- Match the instruments in Group-I with the corresponding test in Group-II.

P. Pycnometer1. Initial and final setting time
Q. Brinell’s Apparatus2. Abraision test
R. Los Angeles Appartus3. Surface hardness test
S. Vicat’s Appartus4. Slump test
 5. Apparent specific gravity

(A) P-5, Q-3, R-2, S-1

(B) P-5, Q-4, R-2, S-1

(C) P-3, Q-2, R-1, S-5

(D) P-2, Q-3, R-4, S-1

Ans: (A) P-5, Q-3, R-2, S-1

Q.51- Water flows through a constricted circular pipe whose diameter at the constricted end is half of the n0n-constricted end. Velocity of water at the non-constricted end is 2 m/s. Velocity of water in m/s at the constricted end using the principle of continuity of flow is _____.

Ans: 8 to 8

Q.52- A drainage basin of 180 hectors comprises 40% wooded area, 45% grassed area and 15% paved area. Runoff coefficient for wooded, grassed and paved areas are o.o1, 0.2 and 0.95 respectively. The composite runoff coefficient for the drainage basin is _____.

Ans: 0.2 to 0.25

Q.53- A fluorescent light source consumes 40 W electric power and has a luminous efficacy of 40 lm/W. Illumination in lux at a distance of 3 m from this light source is ______.

Ans: 175 to 180

Q.54- A room measures 3 m (Width) × 4 m (length) × 3 m (height). The outdoor temperature is 36 0C. The volumetric specific heat of air  is 1300J/cu. m. 0C. The ventilation heat flow rate in watts required to attain an internal room temperature of 26 0C with 3 air changes per hour is _____.

Ans: 390 to 390

Q.55- Match the equipment in Group-I with their applications in Group-II.

P. PIR1. Air conditioning
Q. FCU2. Lightining
R. OLED3. Power generation
S. BIVP4. Motion detection
 5. Daylight sensing

(A) P-4, Q-5, R-2, S-1

(B) P-1, Q-4, R-5, S-3

(C) P-4, Q-1, R-2, S-3

(D) P-4, Q-2, R-5, S-1

Ans: (C) P-4, Q-1, R-2, S-3

Q.56- He was one of my best ____ and I felt his loss ____.

(A) friend, Keenly

(B) friends, Keen

(C) friend, keener

(D) friends, keenly

Ans: (D) friends, keenly

Q.57- As the two speakers became increasingly agitated, the debate became ____.

(A) luckwarm

(B) poetic

(C) forgiving

(D) heated

Ans: (D) heated

Q.58- A right angled cone (with base radius 5 cm and height 12 cm), as shown in the figure below, is rolled on the ground keeping the point P fixed until the point Q (at the base of the cone, as shown) touches the ground again.

By what angle (in radians) about P does the cone travel?

(A) \frac{5\mathrm\pi}{12}

(B) \frac{5\mathrm\pi}{24}

(C) \frac{24\mathrm\pi}5

(D) \frac{10\mathrm\pi}{13}

Ans: (D) \frac{10\mathrm\pi}{13}

Q.59- In a company with 100 employees, 45 earn Rs. 20,000 per month, 25 earn Rs. 30,000, 20 earn Rs.40,000, 8 earn Rs. 60,000 and 2 earn Rs. 150,000. The median of the salaries is

(A) Rs. 20,000

(B) Rs. 30,000

(C) Rs. 32,300

(D) Rs. 40,000

Ans: (B) Rs. 30,000

Q.60- P, Q and R talk about S’s car collection. P states that S has at least 3 cars. Q believes that S has less than 3 cars. R indicates that to his knowledge, S has at least one car. Only one of P, Q and R is right. The number of cars owned by S is

(A) 0

(B) 1

(C) 3

(D) cannot be determined

Ans: (A) 0

Q.61- “Here, throughout the early 1820s, Stuart continued to fight his loosing battle to allow his sepoys to wear their caste-marks and their own choice of facial hair on parade, being again reprimanded by the commander-in-chief. His retort that ‘A stronger instance than this of European prejudice with relation to this country has never come under my observations’ had no effect on his superiors.”

According to this paragraph, which of the statements below is most accurate?

(A) Stuart’s commander-in-chief was moved by this demonstration of his prejudice.

(B) The Europeans were accommodating of the sepoys’ desire to wear their caste-marks.

(C) Stuart’s ‘loosing battle’ refers to his inability to succeed in enabling sepoys to wear caste-marks.

(D) The commander-in-chief was exempt from the European prejudice that dictated how the sepoys were to dress.

Ans: (C) Stuart’s ‘loosing battle’ refers to his inability to succeed in enabling sepoys to wear caste-marks.

Q.62- What is the sum of the missing digits in the subtraction problem below?


(A) 8

(B) 10

(C) 11

(D) cannot be determined

Ans: (D) cannot be determined

Q.63- Let S1 be the plane figure consisting of the points (x , y) given by the inequalities \left|x-1\right|\leq2\;and\;\left|y+2\right|\leq3. Let S2 be the plane figure given by the inequalities x-y\geq-2,\;y\geq1,\;and\;x\leq3. Let S be the union of S1 and S2. The area of S is

(A) 26

(B) 28

(C) 32

(D) 34

Ans: (C) 32

Q.64- Two very famous sportsmen Mark and Steve happened to be brothers, and played for country K. Mark teased James, and opponent from country E, “There is no way you are good enough to play for your country.” James replied, “May be not, but t least I am the best player in my own family.”

Which one of the following can be inferred from this conversation?

(A) Mark was known to play better than James

(B) Steve was known to play better than Mark

(C) James and Steve were good friends

(D) James played better than Steve

Ans: (B) Steve was known to play better than Mark

Q.65- The growth of bacteria (lactobacillus ) in milk leads to curd formation. A minimum bacterial population density of 0.8 (in suitable units) is needed to form curd. In the graph below, the population density of lactobacillus in 1 litre of milk is plotted as a function of time, at two different temperatures, 25 0C and 37 0C.

Consider the following statements based on the data shown above:

i. The growth in bacterial population stops earlier at 37 0C as compared to 25 0C

ii. The time taken for curd formation at 25 0C is twice the time taken at 37 0C

Which one of the following options is correct?

(A) only i

(B) only ii

(C) Both i and ii

(D) Neithr i nor ii

Ans: (A) only i

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