JEE-Paper 2


    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. The Council of Architecture prescribes the syllabus and pattern of the JEE Main for B.Arch. The exam contains questions related to architecture making it necessary for the students to be familiar with famous national and international buildings. Here is the complete JEE MAIN Paper 2 syllabus that you need to study if you are preparing for B.Arch.

    Modules available at Institute

    Foundation course (2 Years)

    Duration – 2 hrs. / three days a week

    Regular Course (1 Year)

    Duration – 3 hrs. / three days a week

    Regular Course (6 Months)

    Duration – 3 hrs. / three days a week

    Crash Course ( 2 Months, 1 Month )

    Duration -- 3hrs. / three days a week

    JEE-Paper2 Eligibility

    1. Candidates who are appearing for qualifying examination and already appeared
    for the qualifying examination are eligible.

    2. Candidates must have five subjects in their qualifying examination including Physics,
    Chemistry and Mathematics as compulsory subjects

    3. The qualification exam would be 10+2.Candidates who are diploma holder and appearing are also
    eligible, but they can appear for IITs.

    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 counselling 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

    JEE Main Exam Pattern:

    Subjects Question 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.



    Sets, Relations and Functions , Complex Numbers & Quadratic Equations, Matrices and Determinants, Permutations and Combinations, Mathematical Induction, Binomial Theorem & its simple applications, Sequences and Series , Limits, Continuity and Differentiability, Integral Calculus, Differential Equation,Co-ordinate Geometry, Three Dimensional Geometry, Trigonometry, Probability, Statistics, and Mathematical Reasoning

    2.Aptitude Test: 

    Part 1:

    Awareness of places, persons, texture and objects related to architecture and building environment Buildings and materials,Visualising 3D objects from 2D drawings, Visualising different sides of 3D object Mental Ability (Visual, Numerical and Verbal),Analytical Reasoning.

    Part 1:

    Three dimensional – perception: Understanding and appreciation of scale and proportion of objects, contrast and harmony. Drawing and designing of geometrical or abstract shapes and patterns in pencil, colour texture, building forms and elements, Transformation of forms both 2 D and 3 D union, subtraction, rotation, development of surface & volumes, Generation of Plan, Creating 2D and 3D compositions using given shapes and forms, Elevations and 3 D views of objects,Sketching of scenes & activities from memory of urbanscapes (public space, festivals, market, street scenes, recreational spaces, monuments, etc.), landscape (gardens, trees, river fronts, jungles, plants etc.) and rural life.

    NOTE: Candidates are advised to bring their own pencils,own geometry box set,erasers & color pencils and crayons for the aptitude test.

    Architecture Aptitude Test : JEE Paper 2 Syllabus

    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.

    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.

    Three-dimensional perception:

     Perception and appreciation of 3D forms with building elements, volume colour, and orientation, Visualization through constituting objects in memory.

    Imagination and aesthetic sensitivity:

     Composition activity with given elements, Context mapping, Creativity test through uncommon innovative check with recognizable objects, Logic of colour grouping.

    Architectural awareness:

     General awareness and interest of famous architectural creations – within the country and outside, places and celebrities (architects, designers etc.)

    Drawing Material List :

    1.A4 Size Sketch book- 2 numbers ; 1 for Class-work, 1 For Home-work

    2. Pencils: 2B,3B,4B,6B, and clutch pencils 0.5mm, 0.7mm, 0.9mm, Colour Pencils

    4. Rough quality paper.

    Material Provided by Vamshi:

    1. Book

    2. Practice sketches for references.

    3. Question bank for each topic separately.

    4. Test Series after completion of course with proper guidance and comments.