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Architecture (B.Arch/B.Planning) Drawing Questions for All Exams: JEE Main, JEE Advanced, NATA

Abhik Das
Abhik DasUpdated On: August 04, 2022 12:03 pm IST | NATA

All the expected type of drawing questions in various Architecture entrance exams are given in the article below. Also, given are those topics from where drawing related questions in these renowned B.Arch entrance exams are expected to be asked.

Drawing Questions in Architecture Entrance Exams

All the Architecture aspirants must be aware of the fact that all the renowned Architecture entrance exams have a section that tests the drawing ability of the test-takers. Top Architectural entrance exams comprise of a “Drawing Paper” to assess the examinees’ drawing ability as per the industry demands. Questions varying from shadow effects, three-dimensional representation of building structures, geometrical drawing to freehand drawing and architectural awareness forms the chunk of the questions which are asked in the drawing sections of these architectural entrance exams such as JEE Main, JEE Advanced, and NATA.

Whilst all the websites provide so much less about the detailed drawing syllabus for various architectural exams even though their heading says something else, CollegeDekho decided to help the architectural aspirants with examples of drawing questions that are usually asked in these top-level architectural entrance exams.

Also Read: JEE Main 2022 Passing Marks (Category-wise)

Types of Drawing Questions Asked in Various Architectural Entrance Exams

The following sections will deal exclusively with the type of drawing questions which are asked in various Architectural entrance exams in India:

Drawing Questions Asked in JEE Main

In JEE Main exam, paper II is conducted exclusively to gauge the drawing ability of the test takers. JEE Main Paper II is divided into two parts - Part 1 and Part 2. Let us check what topics comprise the JEE Main paper II:

Part I topics

  • Awareness of persons, buildings, and materials

  • Analytical reasoning and mental ability (visual, verbal, and numerical)

  • Visualising different sides of 3-D objects

  • Visualising 3-D objects from 2-D drawings

  • Texture related to build environment and architecture

  • Objects

Part-II Topics

  • Landscape and rural life

  • Generation of plan

  • Rotation and subtraction

  • Development of surfaces and volumes

  • Abstract shapes and patterns in pencils

Check: syllabus of JEE Main exam 

Drawing Questions Asked in JEE Advanced

Before taking a look at the type of drawing questions which are asked in the JEE Advanced Architecture Aptitude Test (AAT), let us provide you with a glimpse of all those topics from which the questions in the drawing paper are asked:

Architectural Awareness -

Places and personalities, general awareness of famous architectural creations (national & international) etc

Imagination and Aesthetic Sensitivity -

The sense of application or colour grouping, context mapping, creativity check etc

Three-Dimensional Perception -

Orientation, Volume, Colour, Building Elements (3-D forms) etc

Geometric Drawing -

Study of Plan, Elevation of Simple Solid Objects etc

Freehand Drawing -

Domestic Usable objects (equipment, furniture etc), surface texture etc

Check: syllabus of JEE Advanced exam 

Drawing Questions Asked in NATA

Let us first deal with the important topics from which the drawing questions in NATA will be asked:

  • Daily Life Objects (furniture, equipment etc)

  • Sketching of landscape and urbanscape

  • Perspective Drawings

  • Composition and Shape etc

Check: syllabus of NATA exam

With the help of the sample drawing questions given above, the Architecture aspirants who are vying to appear in one of the upcoming architecture entrance exams. CollegeDekho wishes all such students all the very best!!


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