29 June 2014

Complete Architecture guide for CEED exam

This article is a complete guide for CEED exam aspirants; that would cover topics related to Architecture - Monuments, statues, famous architects, wonders of India & world, sculptures and more. State-wise details were given for easy navigation. Go through the links. Also, some thing about famous architects, sculptural materials and related terms were explained in-detail.

State-wise Architecture in India

Related Architecture in India

Types of Indian Architecture

  1. Colonial Architecture
  2. Buddisht and Jain Architecture
  3. Indo Islamic
  4. Ancient
  5. Rock Cut
  6. Temple

Different styles of Architecture

  • Nagara Architecture
  • Dravidian Architecture
  • Badami Chalukya Architecture
  • Gadag Architecture
  • Kalinga Architecture style
  • Maru-Gujara (Rajasthani Architecture)

Notable Architectures in India

Notable Indian women Architects

Famous Architects around the world

Architectural terms

Jharokha - A Jharoka is a type of overhanging encloused balcony used in Indian architecture, especially Mughal, Rajputana and Rajasthani architecture.

Chhatris - Chhatris are elevated dome-shaped pavillons used as an element in Indian Architecture. This type mostly appear in Rajasthan and Mughal Architecture.

Haveli - Haveli mean "an enclosed place".

Stepwell - Also called as Kalyani or Pushkarani (baoli or barav) are wells or ponds in which water may be reached by descending a set of steps.

Jali - A Jali is the term for a perforated stone or latticed screen, usually with an ornamental pattern constructed through the use of calligraphy and geometry as shown in the picture.

Sculptural materials list

Adobe, Aluminium, Brass, Brick, Bronze, Cement, Ceramic, Clay, Concrete, Fabric, Fiberglass, Glass, Gold, Hardstone, Iron, Ivory, Leas, Nickel, Plaster, Platinum, Polyester, Polystyrene, Polyurethene, Resin, Silver, Steel, Stone, Stucco, Terracotta, Wax, Wooden and Zinc

Adobe is the Spanish word for Mud brick, a natural building material made from clay, sand, water and some kind of fibrous or organic materials (straw or manure), usually these are shaped in the form of bricks using molds and are dries in the Sun.


A figurine is a statuette that represents a human, deity or animal. Figurines may be realistic or iconic, depending on the skill and intention of the creator. The earliest were made of stone or clay. Modern versions are made of ceramic, metal, glass, wood and plastic.

Sebastian Groeden - Polychrome Figurine

A very good web page for - 

Ancient Indian Architecture

Ancient  Indian History (brief and complete)


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  1. This is really nice. Your information about Architecture is really interesting. Thanks for sharing this article
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  2. Hi, can you please reset the Mughal architecture page? The link doesn't work. :)

    1. You can try the link now, it should work, thanks for bringing this issue to my notice ...

  3. Thanks for this ...preparing for UCEED 2017 ☺


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