Only two IITs namely IIT Kharagpur and IIT Roorkee offer an undergraduate program in architecture, the B.Arch. degree. Students who desire to enroll themselves in these programs have to appear for a common aptitude test conducted by the Joint Implementation Committee of JEE Advanced, the Architecture Aptitude Test (AAT) and only those students that are able to clear this exam with a good enough AIR in JEE Advanced can fancy their chances of getting admission in one of the IITs. Here, I discuss all the necessary details regarding the AAT 2019 examination.
Architecture Aptitude Test – AAT 2019 Exam
In the JEE Advanced exam, the questions are based only on PCM subjects whereas for students interested in pursuing architecture they must also be well versed with the other aspects involved in it. So, in order to test candidates over this, a common aptitude test was introduced which follows the standard code of conduct as of JEE. The exam aims to test students in their drawing abilities, perception, imagination skills and architectural knowledge. This year AAT is going to be held on June 14.
AAT 2019 Eligibility
The eligibility criterion for the AAT is very simple. Other than being eligible for both JEE Main & JEE Advanced the aspirant must
- Qualify in both JEE Mains and JEE advanced.
- Have opted for appearing in the AAT exam during the registration of JEE Advanced.
AAT 2019 Registration Details
The registration portal for AAT will go online a few days after the results of JEE Advanced is announced and you’ll get around 2 days to do the registration. Failing to do so, you are not eligible to appear for the exam. According to the announced schedule, the registration period this year will be during the slot 11th June 10:00 am to 12th June 5:00 pm. You can get more information on registration of AAT here.
AAT 2019 Pattern & Centre
The test will consist of only one paper of three-hour duration from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm and the language of paper will be English. The exam will be conducted in only the seven zonal IITs and candidates have to produce the admit card of JEE Advanced at their respective examination centre on the day of the exam. No separate admit card for AAT will be provided. Candidate is expected to report at the examination centre by 8:30 am and they must carry their own geometry box sets and other sketching and colouring aids.
AAT 2019 Results
The results for AAT will be declared within 5 days from the day of examination i.e. on or before June 19, 2019, and the cut-off score for qualifying the exam will be decided by the committee of JEE Advanced. Candidates securing marks above the cut-off will be declared PASS and no separate rank will be provided for AAT exam. The seat allotment will be done on the basis of category-wise All India Rank of JEE Advanced given that the candidate has secured more marks than the cut-off declared.
You can get the information on syllabus for AAT and the books to refer for the same here. AAT is as crucial as any other entrance examination for students wanting to pursue a career in architecture so make sure you do well in it. Keep following Toppr for information on registration, results of other examinations.
All the best.