Aligarh Muslim University Entrance Exam (B. Arch) Exam Pattern
Exam Pattern
There shall be two papers of equal weight age
PaperI : Common with B.Tech. applicants (details are provided under B.Tech. programme).
PaperII (Architecture Aptitude Test): It shall contain some descriptive questions and Test of Drawing.
Note: 1. Candidates should secure atleast 40% marks in PaperII(Architecture Aptitude Test) to become eligible for selection.
2. Candidates are advised to bring their own drawing and sketching material like pencils, eraser, sharpner, pen, ink,Pencil Colours, Water Colours etc.Drawing Sheets and/or Answer Booklet shall be provided to the candidates.
3. Candidates including Rank Holders of Diploma in Engineering of AMU / Foreign Nationals / NRIs seeking admission to B.Arch. Course, are compulsorily required to appear and secure 40% marks in the B.Tech./B.Arch. Test (Architectural Aptitude TestPaperII) conducted by the AMU as stipulated by the Council of Architecture for registration as an Architect.
For paper I
 AMU Engineering Entrance Exam will be of 3 hours for Paper I.
 Total of 150 questions will be there in exam and candidates will have to attempt all of them.
 Question type in the exam will be multiple choice.
 Candidates will have to choose one correct answer out of many.
 There shall be one objective type paper of 150 marks comprising 150 questions on :
Sections 
Subjects / Types 
No. of Questions 
Marking Scheme 
Negative Marks 
Duration 
1 
Chemistry 
150 
1 x 50 = 50 
NO 
3 Hrs. 
2 
Physics 
51100 
1 x 50 = 50 
NO 

3 
Mathematics 
101150 
1 x 50 = 50 
NO 


MCQs 
Total –150 
MM – 150 

Duration For paper I  3 Hours
For paper II
 Descriptive questions
 Test of Drawing
Duration For paper II  3 Hours
Test duration 6 Hours
Marking System For paper I – Each question will be of 1 marks.There is no Negative marking.
Syllabus Summary
No. Of Subject  5 

No. Of Unit  66 
No. Of Chapter  256 
 Ordinary Differential Equations
 Solution Of Differential Equations
 Homogeneous And Linear Differential Equations
 Measures Of Dispersion
 Standard Deviation
 probability
 Principle Of Counting, Permutation
 Application of definite integrals
 Definite integrals and their properties
 Methods of integration
 Integration as the inverse process of differentiation
 Mathematical Induction And Applications
 Complex Numbers
 Algebra Of Complex Numbers
 Quadratic Equations
 Sets And Their Representation
 Equivalence Relations, Functions
 Statements
 Logical Operations
 Contradiction
 Converse And Contrapositive
 Inverse Trigonometric function
 Solution of Triangle
 Measurement of angles
 Coordinate axes and coordinate planes
 Angle between two lines
 Equation of a plane
 Binomial Theorem For Integral Index
 Matrices & Determinants
 Determinants
 Inverse of A Square Matrix
 Transformations
 Real – Valued Functions
 Algebra Of Functions
 Polynomials
 Rational, Trigonometric
 Inverse Functions
 Rolle’s And Lagrange’s Mean Value Theorems
 Applications Of Derivatives
 logarithmic and exponential function
 Cartesian System Of Rectangular CoOrdinates
 Straight Lines
 Circles, Conic Sections
 Vectors And Scalars, Products
 Arithmetic and geometric progressions
 Special Series
 Geometric Progression
 Memory drawing
 Perspective drawing
 Correct Proportions
 Pencil Rendering
 Creating 2Dimensional composition from given geometric or nongeometric shapes
 Colour Rendering
 Creating Logos
 Colour Schemes
 Creating 3Dimensional composition from given geometric or nongeometric forms
 Creating the effect of light and shadow
 Creating structural forms from 3 D elements.
 Measurement
 Chemical reactions
 Gaseous state
 Liquid state
 Solid state
 Morden Peirodic Law of Periodic table
 Alkali and Alkaline
 Earth Metals
 Alcohols
 Phenols
 Ethers
 Aldehyde and Ketones
 Carboxylic Acids
 Organic Compound hydroxyl
 Inorganic Compound
 Titrinilide Excerises
 Adsorption
 Colloidal State
 Enzyme catalysis
 Aspects of Kinetics
 Factor Affecting the Rate of the Reactions
 Mechanism of Reaction
 Surface Chemistry Adsorption
 Mole Concentration
 Chemical Solutions
 Physical Equilibrium
 Chemical Equilibria
 Ionic Equilibria
 Factors Affecting Equilibria
 Purification – Crystallization
 Quantitative Analysis
 Qualitative analysis
 Chemicals In Medicines
 Chemicals In Food
 Cleansing agents
 Group 13 elements
 Group 14 elements
 Group 15 elements
 Group 16 elements
 Group 17 elements
 Group 18 elements
 Amines
 Diazoniums salts
 General Introduction of biomolecules
 Halogens Reactions
 Environmental Effects Of Chloroform & Iodoform
 Valence electrons, Ionic Bond
 Molecular Structure
 Covalent Bond
 Intermolecular Forces
 Metallic Bond
 Introduction To CoOrdination Compounds,
 Electrolytic Conduction
 Redox Reactions
 The Biological Cell
 Carbohydrates
 Nucleic Acids
 Vitamins
 Polymers
 Pollution
 Chemicals in medicine, healthcare and food
 Proteins
 Alkanes
 Alkenes
 Alkynes
 Aromatic Hydrocarbons
 Transition elements
 Actinoids
 Lanthanoids
 General Introduction and classification of polymers
 Atomic Introduction
 Quantum mechanics
 Electron atoms
 Periodicity
 Classification of Organic Chemistry
 Electronic displacement in a covalent bond
 Nomenclature (Trivial and IUPAC)
 Common types of organics Reactions
 Mole concept and molar mass
 Atomic And Molecular Masses
 Laws Of Chemical Combination
 General introduction
 Dalton’s atomic theory
 Different Concentration Of Solution
 Vapour Pressure Of Solutions And Raoult’s Law
 Ideal And NonIdeal Solutions
 Principles and Methods of Extraction
 Hydrogen as a fuel
 Physical and Chemical Properties of water
 Hydrogen in periodic table
 Description of rotation velocity
 Rotational motion
 Moment of inertia
 Torque and angular momentum
 Conservation of angular momentum
 Rolling motion
 BioSavert’s law and its applications
 Ampere’s law and its applications
 Magnetic moment of a current loop
 Lorentz force Law
 Force in Uniform Magnetic Field
 Newton’s laws
 Circular motion
 Force and Inertia
 Statics and Kinetics friction
 Dynamics of uniform circular motion
 Gravitational potential energy
 Newton’s law of gravitation
 Motion of planets
 Law Of Equipartition Of Energy
 Application Of Specific Heat Capacities
 Coulomb’s law
 Electric field
 Electrostatic potential and Electrostatic potential energy
 Gauss’ law and its applications
 Electric dipole
 Capacitance and dielectrics
 Dual Nature Of Radiation
 Hertz And Lenard’s Observations
 Photoelectric Effect
 Einstein’s Photoelectric Equation
 Particle Nature Of Light
 Matter WavesWave Nature Of Particle
 De Broglie Relation
 DavissonGermer Experiment
 Energy bands in solids
 Semiconductor diode
 Junction transistor
 Logic gates
 Thermal equilibrium and temperature
 Specific heat, Heat Transfer
 Heat, Work and Internal Energy
 Second Law of thermodynamics, Carnot engine
 Ohm’s law, Joule heating
 Electric Cell and Internal Resistance
 kirchhof's Law
 Laws Of Reflection And Refraction
 Lenses and mirrors
 Optical instruments
 Interference
 Interference in thin films
 Diffraction due to a single slit
 Polarization
 Electromagnetic waves
 Progressive sinusoidal waves
 Standing waves in strings and pipes
 Superposition of waves, beats
 Doppler Effect
 Work done by a force
 Kinetic energy and workenergy theorem
 Power
 Conservative forces and potential energy
 Conservation of mechanical energy
 Units Different systems of units, SI units
 Dimensional Analysis
 Precision and significant figures
 Fundamental measurements in Physic
 Properties of vectors
 Position, velocity and acceleration vectors
 Motion with constant acceleration
 Projectile motion
 Uniform circular motion
 Relative motion
 Faraday’s law, Lenz’s law, eddy currents
 Self and mutual inductance
 Transformers and generators
 Alternating current
 AC circuits, LCR circuits
 Kinematics of simple harmonic motion
 Spring mass system, simple and compound pendulum
 Forced & damped oscillations
 Electromagnetic Waves Characteristics
 Electromagnetic Spectrum
 Propagation Of Electromagnetic Waves
 Bandwidth Of Transmission Medium
 Basic Elements Of A Communication System
 Pressure, density and Archimedes’ principle
 Elasticity
 Viscosity and Surface Tension
 Bernoulli’s theorem
 AlphaParticle Scattering Experiment
 Bohr Model, Energy Levels
 Hydrogen Spectrum
 Composition And Size Of Nucleus
 Isotones
 RadioactivityAlpha
 Beta And Gamma
 Radioactive Decay Law
 MassEnergy Relation And Defect
 Binding Energy Per Nucleon
 Nuclear Fission And Fusion
 Rutherford’s model of atom
 Awareness of Persons, Places, Buildings, Materials
 Objects, Texture related to Architecture
 Build  Environment
 Visualising three dimensional objects from two dimensional drawings
 Visualising different sides of three dimensional objects
How to prepare
Preparation Strategy
Make a proper Time Table
It is very important that you make a time table and stick to it and you will have an exact idea of what you are required to study and the time required for it.
Concept clarity rather than rote learning
It is essential that you have a clear idea of the formulas and concepts rather than rote learning of things for the papers. While you might require it for memorizing formulas it is important that for other stuff you make sure you clear your basics and concepts before moving on.
Prepare Notes
It is very important make small notes or a comprehensive list of formulas on each covered topic and chapter which will come in handy at the time of revision. This will require you to be regular with your work but will surely make things easy at the time of revision.
Seek guidance
It is not possible for you to know everything in your syllabus, at least not at the time of preparation. Sooner or later you will run into a concept or so which will give you trouble and then it is best you seek guidance from an instructor or a teacher. It is necessary that you clear your doubts at regular intervals and don’t prolong things for long. Getting into a good coaching class is nothing to be ashamed off and if anything a regular coaching class will enable you to avoid roadblocks in your preparation.
Sample Papers
Even though there may be a complete change in the exam pattern or the expected questions altogether,it is important that you practice on the sample and previous years question papers. You will know the existing pattern and have a fair idea of the type of questions to expect in the paper along with the time constraint.
Mock tests
The paper pattern, duration of the paper and the number of questions to be attempted in the given amount of time is not something you will be able to pick up on the day of the examination. A Mock Test tests a student’s abilities as it not only provides a similar feel of real exams but also helps in building speed and confident to face the exam. Furthermore, they can improve their performance to get an extra edge in actual exams.
Time management
Time management can be learnt through thorough practice and regular test taking. So it is important that you practice it and practice it well.
Negative marking
Most the entrance examinations will have negative marking and everyone would suggest you stay clear of questions are not sure about. But some experts are of the opinion that you answer the questions in which you are confused between an option or two because there will also be a chance of getting it right.
Important Instructions
The candidate who applies for admission is advised to carefully read the same and it shall be presumed that he/she agrees to abide by the same. 1. Admissions to all courses of study as detailed in this Guide are open to Indian Nationals only. Candidates having other nationalities should refer to the relevant Guide for them. 2. The intake to all courses of study as detailed in this Guide, except those specifically mentioned for AMU Centres at Malappuram, Murshidabad and/or Kishanganj, implies intake at Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh only. However, the intake may change with the approval of the competent authority. 3. The University reserves the right not to admit any candidate to a course of study even though a notification inviting applications for admission to the same has been issued. 4. The candidate shall not be entitled to claim admission as a matter of right even if he/she is otherwise eligible. The University reserves the right to refuse admission to any individual without assigning any reason. 5. Canvassing in any manner for securing admission shall render a candidate disqualified. 6. Eligibility rules as specified for each course shall be strictly followed and shall not be relaxed under any circumstance. Candidate should satisfy himself/herself that he/she fulfills the eligibility requirements prescribed for admission to the concerned course of study. 7. A candidate shall be eligible to apply for admission to a course of study if he/she has passed the qualifying examination and also fulfills all other eligibility requirements in terms of subjects studied, percentage of marks, age, etc. The percentage of marks secured by a candidate at the qualifying examination, falling short by even a decimal fraction shall not be rounded off to the next whole number. Similarly, if the age falls short or exceeds even by a single day, the candidate shall not be eligible for admission. 8. Candidates awaiting result of qualifying examination may also apply for admission with the clear stipulation that in the event of their selection they will be entitled to admission only if they fulfill all eligibility requirements of concerned course of study at the time of admission. 9. Physically challenged candidates are provided a relaxation in age up to a maximum of five years in admission to courses which prescribe a maximum age limit, except for those courses where such limits are prescribed by statutory/regulatory councils governing such admissions. 10. Changes, if any, made in the Admission Rules and/or in the eligibility criteria from time to time, shall be applicable to candidates seeking admission in the University even after notification.