AAT 2020 Exam for IIT B.Arch Admissions: Dates, Eligibility, Application Form, Syllabus, Exam Pattern

Published: | November 07, 2019
AAT 2020 Exam

AAT 2020 is conducted for B.Arch admissions in IIT Roorkee and IIT Kharagpur. Check out all the details before attempting it in the maiden year and find out the eligibility, dates, syllabus, preparation tips and more for AAT 2020.

The Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Council has come up with AAT or Architecture Aptitude Test in place of JEE Advanced Paper II for architecture for B.Arch admissions in IIT Kharagpur and IIT Roorkee. The admission in B.Arch courses is still on the basis of JEE Advanced AIR but for seat allotment in these two institutes, the AAT 2020 examination has been made mandatory. The candidates who have a valid score in JEE Advanced can register for AAT 2020.

The AAT 2020 exam will be conducted on a national level for which, the candidates can appear with their JEE Advanced Admit Card. You can refer to the following sections to know detailed information about AAT 2020.

AAT 2020 Important Dates

There are 35 seats available in IIT Roorkee and 45 seats in IIT Kharagpur for Bachelors in Architecture (B.Arch) course and admissions were based on JEE Advanced Paper II in 2019 but for 2020 admissions, AAT has been made mandatory. The tentative dates for AAT 2020 are as follows:

Important Events

Important Dates

Registration Process Starts

2nd week of June 2020 (Tentative)

Last date to apply for JEE Advanced AAT

2nd week of June 2020 (Tentative)

JEE Advanced AAT Exam date

12th June 2020

Result declaration of AAT 2020

16th June 2020

AAT 2020 Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria of AAT 2020 is similar to the eligibility criteria of JEE Advanced which requires the candidates to pass JEE Mains. Adding to it, the student who has passed JEE Advanced will be only eligible for AAT 2020.

AAT 2020 Syllabus

The JEE Advanced AAT 2020 syllabus has been released by the IIT JEE (JEE Advanced) conducting body. The syllabus includes multiple sect related to architecture. The detailed syllabus of AAT 2020 is given in the table below:



Freehand drawing

  • Simple drawing depicting a total object in its right form and size proportion
  • Surface textures
  • Relative location and details of its component parts drawn in an appropriate scale
  • Common domestic or day-to-day life usable objects like equipment, furniture etc.

Geometrical drawing

  • Exercises in geometrical drawings containing lines, angles, triangles, polygons, circles, quadrilaterals, etc.
  • Study of plan (from top view)
  • Elevation (side or front views) of simple solid objects like prisms, cylinders, cubes, cones, splayed surface holders etc.

Three-dimensional perception

  • Understanding and appreciation of 3D forms with building elements, volume, colour and orientation.
  • Visualization of structured objects in memory.

Imagination and aesthetic sensitivity

  • Composition exercise with given elements
  • Creativity check through an innovative uncommon test with daily-life familiar objects
  • Context mapping
  • Sense of colour grouping or application

Architectural awareness

  • General interest and awareness of famous creations of architecture including both national and international, personalities (architects, designers, etc.) and places in the related domain

AAT 2020 Exam Pattern

The pattern of AAT 2020 examination will comprise the following details. The examination will be only in English and the duration is 3 hours for answering 16 questions. The details of AAT 2020 exam pattern are as follows:

  • Mode of AAT 2020 Examination: English
  • Total Allotted Time for AAT 2020: 3 Hours (180 Minutes)
  • Total Number of Questions to Be Answered: 16

There are no set exam patterns as per the AAT 2020 examination papers. Being a new examination, the AAT sample question papers are not available as well, but just to give you an idea, the pattern given below can be used as a reference:


Number of questions

General Knowledge


3D Aspects


Geometry drawing


Imagination and aesthetic sensitivity


Freehand drawing




Section-wise Preparation Tips for AAT 2020

Different sections of AAT 2020 are mentioned below and for different sections, different preperation strategy and tips are followed. The section-wise preparation tips for AAT 2020 are given below:

General Knowledge

The candidates must study the architecture-related affairs and achievements in India and globally. Some important points to remember for GK are the names of the famous monuments worldwide and their architects, shapes and locations of globally noted monuments. Apart from that, basic questions on traffic and road safety can also be asked.


The candidate should have the practice of doing freehand drawings and sketches without any measurement equipment like scales or compasses. He/she should have skills to use proper colours in sketches.

Geometric Drawings

In this section, the knowledge of students in geometric shapes will be tested. The candidates should work on developing the skill of visualising real-life objects from a given geometric shape.


The candidates need a lot of creativity and imagination to work on questions pertaining to shapes, sizes, objects for clearing AAT 2020.

Best Books to Study for AAT 2020

The candidates aspiring to take admission in B.Arch at IIT Kharagpur or IIT Roorkee should check out these books for preparing for AAT 2020:

  • The Great Ages of World Architecture (With Introduction to Landscape Architecture) by G. K. Hiraskar
  • Basic Drawing Made Amazingly Easy (Made Amazingly Easy Series) by Christopher Hart
  • NATA Solved Drawings by PRECEPT Design Studio

Also Read: Civil Engineering vs Architecture: Which One is Better?

AAT 2020 Admit Card

The JEE Advanced AAT 2020 will not have any separate admit card. Candidates can enter the examination hall with the same admit card for JEE Advanced. The roll number and other credentials will remain the same.

AAT 2020 Exam Centres

The list of AAT 2020 examination centres is not out yet but the examinations will be conducted in the 7 IIT Zones in India. The 7 IIT Zones and states are:

Also Read: Top 20 Architecture Colleges in India

AAT 2020 Result Declaration

The results of AAT 2020 will be declared on 16th June 2020. The results will be announced online in the JEE Advanced portal itself. The candidate has to use his/her JEE Advanced registration credentials for logging into the portal and see the AAT 2020 results. It is highly recommended that the student takes a printout of the results for reference.

Also Read: Career in Architecture: Eligibility, Job Scope and Exam

In the end, the counselling and selection process for AAT 2020 exam will be through JoSAA in IIT Kharagpur or IIT Roorkee. Students will be allotted seats in these two institutes. Studying B.Arch in IITs will not only give students quality level architectural training but also help improve the overall landscape of architecture study and developments in India.

CollegeDekho wishes the candidates all the best for attempting the examination in its maiden year.

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