Wednesday, 19 February 2014


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(CATEGORY NO. 346/2009) 
Part I - Questions based on Degree in Architecture
Anthropometric studies and design Standards 
Set Back Rues, Coverage, FAR, FSI, Density, Occupancy groups, current building 
regulations (KMBR, NBC) Architect' Act and Council of Architecture Regulations, 
Professional practice, Professional charges, Tenders and Contracts, Architectural 
education Role of development authorities 
Contemporary Developments in Architecture, Computer and Architecture Design 

Achievements in the field of Architecture from post modern times till date. 
Application of computers in Architecture and Planning, understanding elements of 
different softwares. 
Fundamentals of building construction, Estimation and costing, Disaster Mitigation 
Type of foundations, superstructure, roof, methods of construction Estimation, 
specification, valuation, Modular coordination, Project management techniques (CPM, 
PERT) Concept of Disaster Management and Mitigation. 
Theory of design 

Fundamental elements of design and their definitions - point, line, shape, form, 
structure, space, texture, value and color. Introduction to the principles of 
composition — unity, balance, symmetry, proportion, scale, hierarchy, rhythm, 
contrast, harmony, datum, form, colour, texture, sense of place and space, focal point, 
views, vista.Principles of visual design Principles of visual perception 
History of Architecture 
Architecture during Early Cultures upto 3500 BC-such as Paleolithic, Ice Age, 
Neolithic Period Indian – Indus valley, vedic, Buddhist, Indo Aryan, Dravidian and 
Mughal periods European - Egyptian, Greek, roman, early chritian, byzantine, gothic, 
renaissance Vernacular and traditional architecture of Kerala Impact of industrial 
revolution Isms in Architecture - Modernism, Cubism, Structuralism, Formalism, 
Brutal ism, Deconstructivism, Minimalism International Style of Architecture 
Building services and structural systems 
Water supply, Sewerage and drainage system, plumbing system, principles of 
electrification, ventilation and air conditioning Fire fighting, Building safety and 
security Behavioural characteristics of all types of building materials e.g: mud, timber, 
bamboo, brick, stone, concrete, steel, glass, FRP, different polymers, composites, 
paper boards. Principles of strength of materials, design of structural elements in 
wood, steel and RCC, principles of pre-stressing, Tall buildings 
Environmental studies 

Components of ecosystem,.ecological principles concerning environment, elements of 
climate, Principles of lighting and styles for illumination, Thermal comfort- Indices of 
thermal comfort -Tropical Summer Index- Effective Temperature. Thermal effects in 
buildings. Basic concepts of heat transfer in buildings Acoustics - elements, principles 
and application of architectural acoustics. 
Planning, housing, urban design, sustainable architecture 
Development of human settlements in historical perspective, Planning theories, 
Concept of housing, neighbourhood principles, housing typology and standards, 
housing policies.Basics of urban design principles.Need for sustainability, principles, 
green architecture, rating systems Cost effective building practices. 
Part II - General Knowledge , Current Affairs, India-National  Movement and Renaissance in Kerala

Geography of India- Physical Features- Climate-Soils- Rivers- Famous Sites – Etc. – 
Demography- Economic and Social Development-Poverty Alleviation-Economy and 
Planning-Etc. – History of India- Period from 1857 to 1947- National Movement- Etc. 
Facts about Kerala
Geographical Facts-Physical Features- Climate-Soils- Rivers-Famous Sites– Etc 
Renaissance of Kerala Important Events/ Movements/Leaders
Brahmananda Swami Sivayogi, Chattampi Swami, Sree Narayana Guru, 
Vagbhatananda, Thycaud Ayya, Ayya Vaikundar, Poikayil Yohannan (Kumara Guru), 
Ayyankali, Pandit Karuppan, Mannathu Padmanabhan, V.T.Bhattathirippad, Dr. 
Palpu, Kumaranasan, Vakkom Moulavi, Blessed Kuriakose Elias Chavara, Etc 
NOTE: - It may be noted that apart from the topics detailed above, questions 
from other topics prescribed for the educational qualification of the post may 
also appear in the question paper. There is no undertaking that all the topics 

above may be covered in the question paper.


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