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JEE- Advanced (Architecture Aptitude Test) Exam Pattern

Exam Pattern

  • The question paper for the aptitude test will be available only in the English language.
  • Candidates should bring their own drawing and coloring aids.

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, the 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 the 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 must carry a printed copy of the downloaded admit card and their original photo identity card for the examination. Only candidates having a valid admit card will be allowed to write the examination.

  • The candidates will be given the original admit cards upon identity verification during the examination.

  • The candidate’s identity will be verified by invigilators as well as IIT representatives. If the identity of the candidate is in doubt, the candidate may not be allowed to appear in the examination.

  • However, the authorities at their discretion may provisionally permit the candidate to appear for the examination after completing certain formalities. No extra time will be allowed for completing the examination in lieu of the time taken for completing these formalities.

  • Only BLACK ball point pens, pencils, downloaded admit card and an original photo identity card are allowed to be taken inside the examination hall.

  • Candidates will NOT be allowed to carry any electronic devices (e.g. mobile phones, smart phones, calculators, iPad, tabs, digital watches etc.), abacus, slide rule, log books, study material of any type, geometry box, written or white (blank) paper/piece of paper, wallets, etc. to the examination hall.

  • Candidates should not wear items containing metals such as rings, bracelet, earrings, pendants or clothes with big buttons.

  • Candidates must report to the examination centers well in advance.