AMU Entrance Exam M.Arch. 2020 Notification, Exam Dates, Admit Card, Exam Pattern, Counselling

AMU Entrance Exam M.Arch. 2020
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AMU Entrance Exam M.Arch. 2020 Exam - Dates, Registration, Eligibility, Syllabus, Exam Pattern

Aligarh Muslim University Entrance Exam for Master of Architecture 2020 or AMU Entrance Exam M.Arch. 2020 is the entrance examination for admission to M.Arch.. AMU Entrance Exam M.Arch. 2020 is conducted by Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh.

AMU Entrance Exam M.Arch. for the year 2020 has been announced by Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh and will be held on 02/11/2020. The application forms will be available from 14/08/2020 till 20/10/2020. The exam is in written mode. The duration of the exam will be 120 minutes. It is being conducted in English language. The result date will be announced later.

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AMU Entrance Exam M.Arch. 2020 Conducting Body

Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh

AMU Entrance Exam M.Arch. 2020 Eligibility Criteria

Educational Qualifications

  • The Minimum Academic Qualifications for AMU Entrance Exam M.Arch. 2020 required are that students should have passed or are appearing in B.Arch. or its equivalent examination with not less than 50 % marks in aggregate or it's equivalent CPI/CGPA/NAG. 

Age Limit:   

• The student should be 24 years of age by July 1, 2020, to be eligible to take the AMU Entrance exam M.Arch. 2020.

AMU Entrance Exam M.Arch. 2020 Important Dates

Events Start Date Last Date
Application Form 14/08/2020 20/10/2020
AMU Entrance Exam M.Arch. 2020 Exam Date Offline Dates
  • 02/11/2020
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    AMU Entrance Exam M.Arch. 2020 Prospectus

    AMU Entrance Exam M.Arch. 2020 Application Form

    Application Form Fee

    Without Late Fee500/-.
    With Late Fee800/-.

    Application Form Filling Instructions

    Students applying for the AMU Entrance Exam M.Arch. 2020 have to fill up the application form on the official site.

    A student can submit the application for only once; multiple forms will be rejected.

    The submission is ONLINE only.

    Requirements to be readied before you start filling up the Application Form of AMU Entrance Exam M.Arch. 2020

    • PC or a Laptop with Internet connectivity
    • Qualification details
    • Scanned copy of passport photograph in JPG or JPEG format (size between 20 kb – 100 kb) Scanned copy of signature in JPG or JPEG format (size between 20 kb – 100 kb).
    • Functional e-mail Id as all communication are made through email; Parents email id is recommended.
    • Mobile number as all information is sent through SMS too. Parents phone number can be used.
    • For online payments, usually a valid debit or credit card as well as Net Banking facility, UPI or PAYTM Service is a must.
    • It is recommended to download the information Bulletin Brochure and read it carefully so that you understand various requirements to fill-up the form.

    The Usual Steps in filling up the Online Application Form of the AMU Entrance Exam M.Arch. 2020

    • Step-1: Students have to register for Online Application Form. Login and Password are created.
    • Step-2: Student has to Complete the Application Form and its various sections
    • Step-3: Required documents in the form of Scanned Images of Candidate’s Photograph, Candidate’s Signature and Left Thumb Impression.
    • Step-4: Payments have to be made by Debit / Credit Card / Net Banking.

    AMU Entrance Exam M.Arch. 2020 Syllabus

    The Questions for the test shall be based from a Common Syllabus as notified in the Prospectus or Information Brochure of AMU Entrance Exam M.Arch. 2020 exam as set by the Aligarh Muslim University. One is required to study according to the given Syllabus .

    • Architecture and Design
      • Visual composition in 2D and 3D; Principles of Art and Architecture; Organization of space; Architectural Graphics; Computer Graphics– concepts of CAD, Revit Architecture, BIM, 3D modeling and Architectural rendition; Programming languages and automation. Anthropometrics; Planning and design considerations for different building types; Site planning; Circulation- horizontal and vertical; Barrier free design; Space Standards; Building Codes; National Building Code. Elements, construction, architectural styles and examples of different periods of Indian and Western History of Architecture; Oriental, Vernacular and Traditional architecture; Architectural developments since Industrial Revolution; Influence of modern art on architecture; Art nouveau, Eclecticism, International styles, Post Modernism, Deconstruction in architecture; Recent trends in Contemporary Architecture; Works of renowned national and international architects.
    • Building Materials, Construction and Management
      • Behavioral characteristics and applications of different building materials viz. mud, timber, bamboo,  brick, concrete, steel, glass, FRP, AAC, different polymers, composites.  Building construction techniques, methods and details; Building systems and prefabrication of building elements; Principles of Modular Coordination; Estimation, specification, valuation, professional practice;  Construction planning and equipments; Project management techniques e.g. PERT, CPM etc. 
    • Building and Structures
      • Principles of strength of materials; Design of structural elements in wood, steel and RCC; Elastic and Limit State design; Structural systems in RCC and Steel; Form and Structure; Principles of Pre-stressing;  High Rise and Long Span structures, gravity and lateral load resisting systems; Principles and design of  disaster resistant structures. 
    • Environmental Planning and Design
      • Ecosystem- natural and man-made ecosystem; Ecological principles; Concepts of Environmental Impact Analysis; Environmental considerations in planning and design; Thermal comfort, ventilation and air  movement; Principles of lighting and illumination; Climate responsive design; Solar architecture;  Principles of architectural acoustics; Green Building- Concepts and Rating; ECBC; Building  Performance Simulation and Evaluation; Environmental pollution- types, causes, controls and abatement strategies. 
    • Urban Design
      • Concepts and theories of urban design; Public Perception; Townscape; Public Realm; Urban design interventions for sustainable development and transportation; Historical and modern examples of urban  design; Public spaces, character, spatial qualities and Sense of Place; Elements of urban built  environment – urban form, spaces, structure, pattern, fabric, texture, grain etc; Principles, tools and  techniques of urban design; Urban renewal and conservation; Site planning; Landscape design;  Development controls – FAR, densities and building byelaws. 
    • Urban Planning and Housing
      • Planning process; Types of plans - Master Plan, City Development Plan, Structure Plan, Zonal Plan, Action Area Plan, Town Planning Scheme, Regional Plan; Salient concepts, theories and principles of urban planning; Sustainable urban development; Emerging concepts of cities - Eco-City, Smart City, Transit Oriented Development (TOD), SEZ,  SRZ etc.  Housing; Concepts, principles and examples of neighbourhood; Housing typologies Slums; Affordable Housing; Housing for special areas and needs; Residential densities;  Standards for housing and community facilities; National Housing Policies, Programs, and Schemes.  Application of G.I.S and Remote Sensing techniques in urban and regional planning; Decision support system and Land Information System. Urban Economics; Law of demand and supply of land and its use in planning; Social, Economical and environmental cost benefit analysis; Techniques of financial appraisal;
    • Services, Infrastructure and Transportation
      • Building Services: Water supply; Sewerage and drainage systems; Sanitary fittings and fixtures; Plumbing systems; Principles of internal and external drainage system; Principles of electrification of buildings; Intelligent Buildings; Elevators and Escalators - standards and uses; Air-Conditioning systems; Firefighting Systems; Building Safety and Security systems. Urban Infrastructure – Transportation, Water Supply, Sewerage, Drainage, Solid Waste Management, Electricity and Communications. Process and Principles of Transportation Planning and Traffic Engineering; Road capacity; Traffic survey methods; Traffic flow characteristics; Traffic analyses and design considerations; Travel demand forecasting; Land-use – transportation - urban form inter-relationships; Design of roads, intersections, grade separators and parking areas; Hierarchy of roads and level of service; Traffic and transport management and control in urban areas,; Mass transportation planning; Para-transits and other modes of transportation, Pedestrian and slow moving traffic planning; Intelligent Transportation Systems. Principles of water supply and sanitation systems; water treatment; Water supply and distribution system; Water harvesting systems; Principles, Planning and Design of storm water drainage system; Sewage disposal methods; Methods of solid waste management -collection, transportation and disposal; Recycling and Reuse of solid waste; Power Supply and Communication Systems, network, design and guidelines.

    This syllabus can also be viewed on the Official website


    The Subjects included for AMU Entrance Exam M.Arch. 2020 are:

    • Architecture and Design
    • Building Materials, Construction and Management
    • Building and Structures
    • Environmental Planning and Design
    • Urban Design
    • Urban Planning and Housing
    • Services, Infrastructure and Transportation

    Syllabus Link: View/Download

    AMU Entrance Exam M.Arch. 2020 Exam Day Instructions

    Offline Dates

    • 02/11/2020

    Examination Day Instructions

    Preparation for the Exam Day
    • The Admit card should be collected from the Form handling Office before the exam.
    •  A few copies of the Admit Card should be kept in reserve as these are also used at the time of admission and counselling.
    • Photo to be fixed on the admit card, if required
    • Documents to be taken to the Exam center should be kept ready.
    • Copy of the photo may be required to be taken to the Test Centre.
    • Stationary related articles as mentioned should be kept ready.
    • Dress related details will also be provided in the prospectus as well as with the admit card and should be followed.
    • Items not to be taken to the Exam centre or barred should be noted

    Before entering the Exam Centre
    • Try to reach the exam centre one hour prior to the time advised in the admit card.
    • Before leaving for the site, please have a hearty breakfast or light lunch depending on the session. Drink plenty of fluids; as in summers dehydration can set in affecting your performance in the exam.
    • Have a cookie or a chocolate just before entering the centre; this prevents hypoglycaemia and thus helps you stay alert longer improving your results.
    • If it is a busy centre, then don’t wait till last for the entry and security check.
    • Centre will not allow you to enter after the stipulated time of closing the doors.
    • Admission to the Exam Centre is with the Admit Card; no candidates shall be admitted to the test without the production of the Admit Card at the Test Centre.
    • Handbag / Carry bag/ Mobile phone / calculator /watch/any other electronic gadget or any paper (other than the Admit Card) shall not be allowed inside the Test Hall/Room and the University shall not be responsible for its safekeeping. If a candidate is found in possession of any such item during the Test, he/she would be deemed to have used unfair means and may lead to cancellation of his/her candidature
    • Eatables/Beverages (except drinking water) are not allowed inside the Test Hall/Room
    • No communication equipment such as mobile phones / pager/ wireless set, scanner, camera or any such electronic / digital gadget etc are allowed in the exam centre; carrying one will lead to disqualification.
    • Candidates are required to bring their own Stationary Items required to attempt the Test

    After entering the centre

    • Once candidates enter the centre, they should locate their designated hall and seat. 
    • If mentioned, candidates will be hand frisked as well as photographed or video graphed before entering the centre
    • Candidates should use only Ball Point Pen (black/blue) for making entries in the Question booklet and the Answer Sheet/Booklet. 
    • After all the formalities, candidates should enter the allotted hall and take the designated seat.
    • No candidate will be permitted to enter the Test Centre/Hall/Room 15 minutes after the scheduled commencement of the Test..
    • For Objective Type question papers, rough work is to be done in the space provided for this purpose. No rough work is allowed on the OMR Answer Sheet under any situation.
    • Questions have to be answered on the answer sheet only.
    • Copying, use of unfair means of any kind, talking, asking questions from other candidates or borrowing of material inside the Test Centre is strictly prohibited.
    • The candidates are to return their OMR answer-sheets and the question paper in full to the Centre Superintendent. Tearing or taking away of the question paper is not allowed failing which the candidates shall be disqualified from the entire Entrance Test.
    • Misbehavior of any kind can lead to expulsion of the candidate.
    • Caught copying helping in copying will mean cancellation of the answer sheet/cancellation of the candidature.
    • Marking the answer sheet or question paper in any way will also lead to cancellation of the exam for that candidate.
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