AAT 2021 Exam for IIT B.Arch Admissions - Exam, Eligibility, Application Form, Syllabus, Exam Pattern, Result

Pratyush Roy
Pratyush RoyPublished On: November 24, 2020 | JEE Advanced

AAT or JEE Advanced (AAT) exam is conducted for B.Arch admissions in IIT Roorkee and IIT Kharagpur. Check out all the details regarding AAT 2021 from the article below.

AAT 2021 Exam

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 course is still given on the basis of JEE Advanced AIR but for seat allotment in these two institutes, the AAT examination has been made mandatory. The candidates who have a valid score in JEE Advanced can register for AAT.

AAT 2021 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 are based on AAT scores. The important dates for AAT 2021 are as follows:

Important Events

Important Dates

Registration Process Starts

To be Announced

Last date to apply for JEE Advanced AAT

To be Announced

JEE Advanced AAT Exam date

To be Announced

Result declaration of AAT 2021

To be Announced

AAT 2021 Seat Allotment BeginsTo be Announced

AAT 2021 Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria of AAT 2021 is similar to the eligibility criteria of JEE Advanced which requires the candidates to pass JEE Mains first. Candidates who secure any rank between 1 and 2,50,000 in the JEE Main exam become eligible for the JEE Advanced exam. After qualifying the JEE Advanced exam, those who wish to pursue B.Arch from either of IIT Kharagpur or IIT Roorkee, the candidates can apply for the Architecture Aptitude Test (AAT).  

AAT Registration Process 2021

The registration process for JEE Advanced begins for those who aspire to pursue their B. Arch studies from either IIT Kharagpur or IIT Roorkee and have to register themselves through the online registration link available on this page. As there will be less time for the aspirants to apply for the AAT 2021 exam, it is suggested to the aspirants to start registering for the same as soon as the link is activated on the official website. The candidates do not need to set any reminders as we will be providing them with the live updates on the day of registration. If the candidates follow our live updates, they will know exactly when the AAT 2021 registrations begin and can start filling the AAT 2021 application/registration form. 

The aspirants should also be well-aware of the AAT 2021 eligibility criteria before they start filling out the online application forms. The detailed application/registration process for AAT 2021 has been provided below. 

How to Fill AAT 2021 Application Form

The candidates must follow the steps mentioned below to successfully fill the AAT 2021 application form -

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Step 1Click on the link given here - (Link Deactivated) to land on the official website 
Step 2Click on the "Apply for AAT 2021" link given on the official website
Step 3Enter your JEE Advanced candidate credentials like Application Number, email address, date of birth etc
Step 4A question - Are you interested in AAT 2021 will be asked along with two options. Go ahead with the affirmative option
Step 5Choose from the givenlist of AAT 2021 exam centres
Step 6 Submit all the required details asked in the application form
Step 7Submit the AAT 2021 application form after thoroughly checking if all the details have been correctly provided.

Candidates must take note that the steps mentioned in the table above are general steps based on the previous year application process. The latest application process will be updated as soon as the same is updated on the official website

AAT 2021 Syllabus

The JEE Advanced AAT 2021 syllabus will be released by the IIT JEE (JEE Advanced) conducting body. The syllabus includes multiple sects related to architecture. The detailed syllabus of AAT 2021 is given in the table below:

Sections

Sub-Sections

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 2021 Exam Pattern

The pattern of AAT 2021 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 the AAT 2021 exam pattern are as follows:

  • Mode of AAT 2021 Examination: English

  • Total Allotted Time for AAT 2021: 3 Hours (180 Minutes)

  • Total Number of Questions to Be Answered: 16

There are no set exam patterns as per the AAT previous 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:

Section

Number of questions

General Knowledge

4

3D Aspects

3

Geometry drawing

3

Imagination and aesthetic sensitivity

3

Freehand drawing

3

Total

16

Section-wise Preparation Tips for AAT 2021

Different sections of AAT 2021 are mentioned below and for different sections, different preparation strategy and tips are followed. The section-wise preparation tips for AAT 2021 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.

Freehand

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.

Creativity

The candidates need a lot of creativity and imagination to work on questions pertaining to shapes, sizes, objects for clearing AAT 2021.

Best Books to Study for AAT 2021

The candidates aspiring to take admission in B.Arch at IIT Kharagpur or IIT Roorkee should check out these books for preparing for AAT 2021:

  • The Great Ages of World Architecture (With Introduction to Landscape Architecture) by G. K. Hiraskar

  • JEE ADVANCED [FOR B.ARCH./B.DESIGN APTITUDE TEST] by Prof. S.C. Garg and Dr Y.K. Garg

  • 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 2021 Admit Card

The JEE Advanced AAT 2021 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 2021 Exam Centres

The AAT 2021 examination 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 2021 Result Declaration 

The results of AAT 2021 will be announced on the official website of JEE Advanced 2021. The candidate has to use his/her JEE Advanced registration credentials for logging into the portal and see the AAT 2021 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 2021 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.

Quick Links

The quick links to some of the Architecture-related articles are as follows -

Find out all about the Schools of Planning and Architecture (SPAs) from this article - Click hereFind out what kind of drawing questions are asked in Popular Architecture entrance exams here
Check out the list of prominent Architecture colleges as per the latest NIRF rankingsThings to do for B.Arch admissions in India - Check out the details here
Is B.Planning a better option than B.Arch after 12th? Click here to find outIs B.Design a better option compared to B.Arch after 12th? Click here to find out

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FAQs

Who will conduct the AAT 2020 counselling process?

The AAT 2020 counselling process and seat allotment process will be conducted by JoSAA.

When will the AAT 2020 admit cards be issued?

The officials do not release a separate admit card for the AAT exam. The candidates have to show their respective JEE Advanced admit cards to enter the AAT examination hall.

How many questions are asked in the AAT paper?

The AAT question paper comprises of a total of 16 questions and the candidates are given 3 hours to provide their responses.

Who can apply for JEE Advanced?

Candidates who have secured any rank between 1 and 2,50,000 in the JEE Main exam are eligible to apply for the JEE Advanced exam.

When does the AAT seat allocation process begin?

The schedule for the AAT 2020 seat allocation process has not been released yet by the officials.

What is the last date to apply for AAT 2020?

The last date to apply for AAT 2020 is 06th October 2020.

How many B. Arch seats are there in IIT Kharagpur and IIT Roorkee?

IIT Kharagpur has a total of 45 B.Arch seats and IIT Roorkee has 35 B.Arch seats in total.

What is the importance of the AAT exam?

AAT is conducted for the purpose of allocation of seats in the B.Arch programme offered at IIT Kharagpur and IIT Roorkee. However, final admission is offered on the basis of JEE Advanced All India Rank only.

In which institutions can I apply for B.Arch admission through AAT 2020?

Through AAT 2020, you will be allocated seats in the B.Arch programme offered at IIT Kharagpur and IIT Roorkee.

When will be the AAT 2020 exam conducted?

The AAT 2020 exam, also known as the JEE Advanced AAT exam, will be conducted on the 08th of October 2020.

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