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

Abhik Das
Abhik DasUpdated On: March 01, 2024 06:09 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

Architecture (B Arch/B Planning) Drawing Questions for All Exams - All Architecture aspirants must be aware of the fact that the renowned Architecture entrance exams have a section that tests the drawing ability of the test-takers. Top Architectural entrance exams comprise 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, and geometrical drawing to freehand drawing and architectural awareness form the chunk of the questions that are asked in the drawing sections of these architectural entrance exams such as JEE Main 2024, JEE Advanced 2024 exam, and NATA. Registration for NATA 2024 exam has been started on March 1, 2024. 

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NATA 2024 exam will be conducted every weekend fromApril 6 onwards till July 2024. On the other hand, NTA will commence the JEE Main 2024 Session 2 exam from April 3 onwards. Whilst all the websites provide so little information about the detailed JEE Main B. Planning and B. Arch Syllabus & Exam Pattern 2024, CollegeDekho decided to help the architectural aspirants with examples of drawing questions that are usually asked in these top-level architectural entrance exams.

Also Check, JEE Main Syllabus 2024 Paper 1 here - 

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Types of Drawing Questions Asked in Various Architectural Entrance Exams

The questions in different architectural entrance exams, like JEE Mains, JEE Advanced, and NATA are asked to assess the candidate's understanding of mathematics, aptitude, and drawing. The mathematics section typically includes questions on algebra, trigonometry, coordinate geometry, calculus, and statistics. The aptitude section evaluates the candidate's perception, imagination, and observation. The drawing section assesses the candidate's drawing and sketching skills. The following sections will deal exclusively with the type of drawing questions that are asked in various Architectural entrance exams in India.

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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)

  • Visualizing different sides of 3-D objects

  • Visualizing 3-D objects from 2-D drawings

  • Texture related to building 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

Drawing Questions Asked in JEE Advanced

Before taking a look at the type of drawing questions which are asked in the JEE Advanced 2024 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.

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

Candidates looking to appear for the NATA exam 2024 can check out the detailed NATA Syallbus 2024 here. 

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JEE Main B. Arch Previous Year Question Papers

Candidates preparing for the JEE Main 2024 Exam can check out the previous year's question PDF from the link below. The memory-based questions have been shared to help the students get an idea of the question pattern for practice. 
JEE Main 2023 Jan 28 Shift 2 B.Arch Question Paper

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The table below features year-wise JEE Main Previous Year Papers PDFs with Solutions that students can practice thoroughly after revision. 

JEE Main 2023 Question Paper PDF with SolutionsJEE Main 2022 Question Paper PDF with SolutionsJEE Main 2021 Question Paper PDF with Solutions
JEE Main 2019 Question Paper PDF with SolutionsJEE Main 2018 Question Paper PDF with SolutionsJEE Main 2017 Question Paper PDF with Solutions

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With the help of the sample drawing questions given above, the Architecture aspirants appearing in one of the upcoming architecture entrance exams would be able to prepare well for the test. CollegeDekho wishes all such students all the very best! 

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What are the subjects in B. Arch entrance exam?

The JEE Main B. Arch Exam is divided into three sections: mathematics, aptitude, and drawing.



Is 200 a good B Arch score?

The appropriate score for a B. Arch paper is between 220-250.


What exactly is a drawing exam in architecture?

Questions ranging from shadow effects to three-dimensional representations of building structures, geometrical drawing to freehand drawing, and architectural awareness make up a large portion of the questions asked in the drawing sections of these architectural entrance exams such as NATA and JEE. 


How do you pass a drawing test?

Make sure everything is correctly presented and drawn so that the person reviewing your paper can grade it easily.


Is drawing required for B.arch?

Yes, an architect has to apply his creativity to a piece of paper as well. So, one needs to have good drawing skills.

What questions are asked in JEE (B.Arch) drawing section?

In the JEE (B.Arch) drawing section, candidates are typically asked to draw or sketch various objects, scenes, or architectural elements. Some common types of questions include freehand drawing of specific objects or scenes, geometric composition, and rendering of various materials and textures. The purpose of this section is to assess the candidate's drawing and visualization skills, as well as their ability to represent three-dimensional objects on a two-dimensional surface.

How many questions are on the B Arch exam?

JEE Main 2024 Paper 2A for B.Arch will consist of 82 questions carrying 400 marks and B.Plan will consist of 105 MCQs totaling 400 marks.

What is good marks in B Arch?

A score ranging from 220 to 250 can be considered a good score in JEE Main BArch 2024 Exam.

Is NATA tougher than JEE?

The JEE Main exam is not easy, it is moderate to high in difficulty. But the NATA exam is easier, with a moderate level of difficulty.

How to prepare for B Arch entrance exam?

It is important to practice old test papers and focus on drawing and general knowledge. Keep reviewing your studies regularly and remember all the formulas from the CBSE books. Make sure to pay attention to Diagrammatic Reasoning, Verbal Reasoning, Numerical Reasoning, Logical Reasoning, Mathematics, Elements and Principles of Design, Visual Perception and cognition, General knowledge, and current affairs.

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