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JEE- Advanced (Architecture Aptitude Test) Exam Pattern

Exam Pattern

The JEE- Advanced Architecture Aptitude Test (AAT) :-  Candidates desirous of joining the B. Arch. (Architecture) courses will have to PASS in the Architecture Aptitude Test (AAT). Only those candidates who have secured an all India / category rank in JEE (Advanced) 2016 are eligible to appear for AAT (Architecture Aptitude Test)in 2016.

  • The test will consist of one paper of three hours duration.
  • The question paper for the aptitude test will be available only in English language.
  • Candidates should bring their own drawing and colouring aids.

JEE- Advanced Architecture Aptitude Test (AAT) consists 5 Sections:-
1.Freehand Drawing
2.Geometrical Drawing
3.Three -dimensionial preception
4.Imagination and Aesthetic Sensitivity
5.Architectural Awareness
Test duration-  3 Hours


Syllabus Summary

No. Of Subject 1
No. Of Unit 5
No. Of Chapter 24
  1. Places and personalities (architects, designers, etc.)
  2. General interest and awareness of famous architectural creations
  1. Drawing depicting
  2. Object and proportion
  3. Surface texture
  4. Component parts in appropriate scale
  1. Composition exercise with given elements
  2. Context mapping
  3. Creativity check through innovative
  4. Uncommon test with familiar objects
  5. Sense of colour grouping or application
  1. Lines
  2. Angles
  3. Triangles
  4. Quadrilaterals
  5. Polygons
  6. Study of plan (top view front or side views)
  7. Simple solid objects
  8. prisms
  9. Cylinders
  10. Played surface holders
  1. Appreciation of three-dimensional
  2. Colour, volume and orientation
  3. Visualization through structuring objects in memory

How to prepare

Preparation Strategy

Be Creative

Since it is an Architecture exam you need to be creative and artistic. Learn and practice how to sketch a 3D picture on a 2D medium.


An Architect should explore and try to learn from everything. You never know where you can find a beautiful building and at times even an ugly building can be an inspiration. Learn not to make the mistakes that architect made. If you follow the above rules, road to success is clear for you.

Make a proper Time Table

It is very important that you make a timetable 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 to 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.

Solve Previous Years Papers

Solving previous years papers will provide you the idea of not only the type of questions but also the level of difficulty. This will also give you opportunity to practice a lot.

Get it checked

Seeking help from knowledgeable persons is not a bad idea. Unless someone shows you your weak areas by pointing out the mistakes, practicing will only make you perfect in doing wrong things.


Duration : 3 Hours

Important Instructions

Candidates who are desirous of opting for the B. Arch. program available at IIT Kharagpur and IIT Roorkee (as one of the choices while filling-in their choices during joint seat allotment) must appear in AAT(Advanced Architecture Aptitude Test ). Candidates must register online at the JEE (Advanced) 2017 online portal for AAT(Advanced Architecture Aptitude Test ). AAT(Advanced Architecture Aptitude Test ) will be conducted only at the seven Zonal IITs. The test will consist of one paper of three hours duration. The question paper for the aptitude test will be available only in English language. No separate admit card will be issued for AAT. The original admit card of JEE (Advanced) 2017 should be produced in the AAT examination hall. Candidates should bring their own drawing and colouring aids. The Joint Implementation Committee of JEE (Advanced) 2017 will decide the cut-off marks for passing AAT. Results of AAT will be declared on the JEE (Advanced) 2017 online portal. Candidates securing marks above the cut-off will be declared PASS in the test. There is no separate ranking in the AAT. There is no separate cut-off for students of any category. Allotment of seat will be solely based on the category-wise All India Rank in the JEE (Advanced) 2017.