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Every year, lakhs of aspirants who want to pursue undergraduate programs in Architecture and Planning appear for B.Arch. exam. JEE MAIN paper 2 syllabus for B. Arch is aimed at informing students about the topics that are relevant for the pen and paper B. Arch exam. Here is the complete JEE MAIN Paper 2 syllabus that you need to study if you are preparing for B.Arch.

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JEE Main has two papers:

  • Paper 1: for all undergraduate engineering programs and
  • Paper 2: for Architecture and Planning programs.

You can click here to view the JEE Main 2019 Answer Key right after the exam.

JEE Main Paper 2, BArch- Important Dates

CBSE announces the schedule for the JEE Main 2018 online and offline examination. The exam will take place in the first week of April 2018 in both online and offline mode. Check out the calendar of events mentioned below for regular updates and process wise deadlines.

Event Date
JEE Main Form Correction Window 9th to 22nd January 2018
Availability of JEE Main Admit Card 12th March 2018
JEE Main 2018 paper (Pen and Paper Based Test) Paper 1 – 8th April 2018 (9:30 a.m – 12:30 p.m)
Paper 2 – 8th April 2018 (2:00 p.m – 5:00 p.m)
JEE Main 2018 paper (Computer Based Test) 15th and 16th April 2018 – Paper 1-(9:30 a.m -12:30 p.m)
Paper 2- (2:00 p.m -5:00 p.m)
Online Display of JEE Main Answer Key & OMR Sheet Image 24th to 27th April 2018
Declaration of scorecard and JEE Main merit list 30th April 2018
Declaration of All India Rank 30th April 2018

JEE Main Paper 2 Eligibility Criteria for B.Arch

JEE Main Eligibility Criteria 2018 involves certain parameters like educational qualification, qualifying exam, age limit, year of appearing, number of attempts and other details of the students. The eligibility criteria of JEE Main 2018 has now been declared for all the candidates by Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), the exam conducting body. Students need to meet the required expectations for JEE Main before applying for the entrance exam. This national-level undergraduate engineering exam will soon be conducted for admission to IIITs, NITs & GFTIs and other private institutes. According to the specifications of the JEE Main eligibility criteria 2018, students need to provide their Aadhar card number, name, gender, and date of birth while filling the JEE Main 2018 application form. All the information given by the JEE Main candidates will be cross-examined with UIDAI’s data to check the eligibility of the applicants.

S. No. Eligibility Criteria Specifications
1 Date of Birth ·         Students born on or after October 1, 1993, are eligible to apply for JEE Main 2018.

·         Students who belong to the Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST) and Persons with Disabilities (PwD), should be born on or after October 1, 1988 for being eligible for JEE Main. Applicants from these categories will be given a relaxation of 5 years.

Note: Date of birth that is mentioned in the Secondary Education Board/ University certificate will be considered.

2 Qualifying exam ·         Candidates need to pass the 12thclass or qualifying exam in 2016 or 2017.

·         Students who appear in class 12thor qualifying exam in 2018 can also apply for JEE Main 2018.

3 Subjects/subject combination ·         It is compulsory that candidates take up 5 subjects in 12thor qualifying exam

The 5 subjects for B.Tech/ B.E. are:

1-Language, 2-Physics, 3-Mathematics, 4-Any one of (Chemistry, Biology, Biotechnology, Technical Vocational Subject), 5-Any other subjects

The 5 subjects for B.Arch/ B.Planning are:

1-Language, 2-Physics, 3-Mathematics (compulsory), 4-Any one of (Chemistry, Biology, Biotechnology, Technical Vocational Subject), 5-Any other subjects

4 Marks required in qualifying exam ·         For getting an admission to NITs/ IIITs/ GFTIs, you need to score at least 75% marks in class 12th exam or be in the top 20 percentile in the class 12th exam that is conducted by the respective boards.

·         The eligibility criteria is 65% marks in class 12th for SC/ ST candidates.

4 Number of attempts A JEE Main candidate is allowed 3 attempts for the national level undergraduate engineering entrance exam.

JEE Main Paper 2 Eligibility Criteria 2018 (State Code)

The State Code of JEE Main 2018 is nothing but the code of the State from where a candidate has appeared for their class 10+2 or equivalent exam on the basis of which he or she will become eligible to appear in the entrance exam.

Note: In a situation where candidates have passed class 10+2 or equivalent qualifying examination from a certain state; however, they have appeared for improvement from a different state, then their state code of eligibility will be considered from where he or she has originally passed 10+2 class or equivalent qualifying exam. Here, even the JEE Main 2018 state code of eligibility will not be the state from where he or she has appeared for improvement.

Take a look at the State Codes from the table mentioned below.

State Codes

Name of State/ UT Code Name of State/ UT Code
Andaman & Nicobar Islands (UT) 01 Lakshadweep (UT) 19
Andhra Pradesh 02 Madhya Pradesh 20
Arunachal Pradesh 03 Maharashtra 21
Assam 04 Manipur 22
Bihar 05 Meghalaya 23
Chandigarh (UT) 06 Mizoram 24
Chhattisgarh 07 Nagaland 25
Dadra & Nagar Haveli (UT) 08 Odisha 26
Daman & Diu (UT) 09 Puducherry (UT) 27
Delhi (NCT) 10 Punjab 28
Goa 11 Rajasthan 29
Gujarat 12 Sikkim 30
Haryana 13 Tamil Nadu 31
Himachal Pradesh 14 Tripura 32
Jammu & Kashmir 15 Uttar Pradesh 33
Jharkhand 16 Uttarakhand 34
Karnataka 17 West Bengal 35
Kerala 18 Telangana 36
Foreign/ OCI/ PIO/ Nepal / Bhutan 98

JEE Main Paper 2 Exam Pattern

Approximately, only 9 out of the total 31 National Institutes of Technology (NITs) in the country offer admission in B. Arch course and there are 599 B. Arch seats in these NITs. There are 5 CFTIs/ STFIs that offer B. Arch/ B. Planning course and there are 331 seats. These institutes give admission only on the basis of CSAB NEUT and CSAB SFTI. CSAB organizes a common counseling process for engineering/ architecture admission.

JEE Main B. Arch goes on for a duration of 3 hours and includes three sections – Mathematics, Aptitude and Drawing/Sketching Test. The aptitude test needs to be attempted in English only. Students are only allowed to carry their own geometry box set, erasers, pencils, crayons and color pencils. And borrowing is strictly NOT ALLOWED during the exam.

Paper Subjects Type of Question Mode of Exam
JEE Main Paper 2 for B. Arch/ B. Planning Part 1: Mathematics Part 2: Aptitude Test Part 3: Drawing Test Part 1: Objective Type Part 2: Objective Type Part 3: Questions to Test Drawing Aptitude Pen and Paper Based Only

Section 1: Includes an Aptitude Test that has 50 Objective Questions for 200 marks. The questions in this section are all about general awareness, analytical skills of the students and reasoning ability.

Section 2: It is a Math Test with 30 Objective Questions for 120 marks

Section 3: This will be a Drawing test that has 2 Questions (Memory, 2D Design) for 70 marks

Here’s the Complete JEE Main Exam Pattern:

Subject Questions Marks
Mathematics 30 120
Aptitude Test 50 200
Drawing 2 70
Total 82 390

Note: You need to attempt the Drawing Questions on a separate drawing sheet that is given with the answer sheet.

JEE Main Paper 2 Syllabus

As an aspiring B.Arch/ B. Planning student, you have two ways as per the institute you wish to get admissions in:

If you are desirous of pursuing B. Arch. in IIT Kharagpur or IIT Roorkee, you must clear the Architecture Aptitude Test (AAT). The contenders who have secured a rank in JEE (Advanced) are eligible to sit for AAT. The test will be be held only at the seven zonal IITs. This means, in order to get a B. Arch course in these two institutions, one has to clear Paper 1(B. Arch. / B. Planning.) of JEE Main, JEE Advanced and AAT.

For admissions to institutions other than the IITs, JEE Main Paper 2(B. Arch. / B. Planning) scores are taken into account. Paper 2 can be attempted by pen and paper only. We have compiled a precise JEE MAIN paper 2 Syllabus to give you a fair idea about the topics to cover.

B.Arch JEE Main Paper 2 Syllabus

  1. Mathematics: Sets, Relations and Functions ,Complex Numbers, Quadratic Equations, Matrices and Determinants, Mathematical Induction, Sequences and Series , Permutations and Combinations, Limits, Continuity and Differentiability,, Applications of Binomial Theorem, Integral Calculus, Differential Equation, Vector Algebra, Trigonometry, Co-ordinate Geometry, Three Dimensional Geometry, Probability, Statistics, and Mathematical Reasoning.
  1. Aptitude test: Awareness of places, persons, buildings and materials, Texture and objects related to Architecture and building environment, Visualising 3D objects from 2D drawings, Visualising different sides of 3D objects, Mental Ability (Visual, Numerical and Verbal), Analytical Reasoning, Three dimensional – perception and appreciation of scale and proportion of objects, colour texture, building forms and elements, contrast and harmony.
  2. Drawing test: Drawing and designing of geometrical or abstract shapes and patterns in pencil, Transformation of forms both 2 D and 3 D union, Elevations and 3 D views of objects Rotation, Development of surfaces and volumes, Generation of Plan, Creating 2D and 3D compositions using given shapes and forms, Sketching of activities from memory of urban scenes (public space, festivals, market, street scenes, recreational spaces monuments, etc.), landscape (gardens, trees, river fronts, jungles, plants etc.) and rural life.

The candidates who wish to pursue B.Arch in the two IITs, namely, IIT Roorkee or IIT Kharagpur, have to appear for AAT (Aptitude Awareness Test).

Architecture Aptitude Test (AAT) JEE MAIN Paper 2 Syllabus

  1. Freehand drawing: Simple drawing showing the entire object in its right proportion and form, relative location, surface texture, and details of its components in suitable scale, Ordinary domestic or everyday life utilizable objects like equipment, furniture, etc.
  2. Geometrical drawing: Activities in geometrical drawing containing lines, triangles, angles, quadrilaterals, circles , polygons, Study of plan (aerial view), elevation (side or front views) of simple solid objects like cones, prisms,  splayed surface holders, cylinders, cubes, etc.
  3. Three-dimensional perception: Perception and appreciation of 3D forms with building elements, volume colour, and orientation, Visualization through constituting objects in memory.
  4. Imagination and aesthetic sensitivity: Composition activity with given elements, Context mapping, Creativity test through uncommon innovative check with recognizable objects, Logic of colour grouping.
  5. Architectural awareness: General awareness and interest of famous architectural creations – within the country and outside, places and celebrities (architects, designers etc.)
  6. Imagination and aesthetic sensitivity: Composition activity with given elements, Context mapping, Creativity test through uncommon innovative check with recognizable objects, Logic of colour grouping.
  7. Architectural awareness: General awareness and interest of famous architectural creations – within the country and outside, places and celebrities (architects, designers etc.)

This was about the JEE MAIN paper 2 syllabus. Go through our guide to help you prepare for JEE Main’s paper 2.

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