JEE MAIN PAPER 2, JEE ADVANCED Exam Pattern and Syllabus (B.Arch / B.Planning)

JEE MAIN PAPER 2, JEE ADVANCED Exam Pattern and Syllabus (B.Arch / B.Planning) & NATA National Aptitude Test in Architecture



Entrance exam would consist of two papers with objective type questions and third paper aptitude test for Architecture and planning.  The aptitude test is designed to evaluate the candidate’s perception, imagination, observation, creativity and architectural awareness.

Subjects                                   Type of Question                                                Total Marks

Paper-I                 Mathematics                          Objective type Question                                                  120

Paper-2                Aptitude Test-Part I               Objective type Question                                                  200

Aptitude Test-Part II             Two questions to test drawing aptitude                               70


Part-I. Awareness of persons, places, buildings etc of Architectural importance.  Visualizing three dimensional objects from two dimensional drawings.  Visualizing different sides of three dimensional objects.  Identifying commonly used materials and objects based on their textural qualities and colour.  Analytical reasoning mental ability.

Part-II. Three dimensional perception understanding and appreciation of scale and proportion of objects, building forms and elements colour texture, harmony and contrast design and drawing of geometrical or abstract shapes and patterns in pencil.  Transformation of forms both 2D and 3D union subtractions, rotation, development of surface and volumes: generation of plan, elevation and 3D views of objects, creating two dimensional and three dimensional compositions using given shapes and forms sketching of scenes and activities from memory of urban scape (Public space, market, festivals, street scenes, monuments, recreational space, etc.) Landscape (river, fronts, jungles, gardens, tree, plants, etc.) and rural life.


B.Arch. Aptitude Test


Freehand Drawing : This would comprise of simple drawing depicting the total object in its right form and proportion, surface texture, relative location and details of its component parts in appropriate scale.  Common domestic or day-to-day life usable objects like furniture equipment, etc., from memory.

Geometrical Drawing : Excercises in geomrtrical drawing containing lines, angles, triangles, quadrilaterals, polygons, circles, etc.  Study of plan (top view), elevation (front or side views) of simple solid objects like prisms, cones, cylinders, cubes, splayed surface holders etc.

Three-Dimensional Perception : Understanding and appreciation of three-dimensional forms with building elements, colour, volume and orientation.  Visualization through structuring objects in memory.

Imagination and Aesthetic Sensitivity : Composition exercise with given elements context mapping.  Creativity check through innovative uncommon test with familiar objects. Sense of colour grouping or application.

Architectural Awareness : General interest and awareness of famous architectural creations both national and international, places and personalities (architects, designers etc.) in the related domain.  Candidates are advised to bring geometry box sets, pencils, erasers and colour pencils or caryons for the aptitude Test.

Click here for JEE MAIN Paper I and II complete study material, Previous year question papers, practice tests, previous year question papers with answers andexplanation/ solutions.

Best wishes – Gc Tutor

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