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JEE B. Arch

The J.E.E.(B.Arch.) is an all India level entrance examination for both engineering/architecture streams. It comprises of separate question patterns and structure for both the streams. The J.E.E.(B.Arch.) pattern for B. Arch/B. Planning comprises of three important parts, part 1 consists of questions from mathematics and part 2 consists of aptitude type questions and part 3 consists of drawing and sketching. It includes questions in testing the students’ attitudes regarding people, place and environment. It is a 3 hours examination.

The topics you should be preparing for the Aptitude Test of J.E.E.(B.Arch.) (B.Arch/ B.Planning)

Part – I

Awareness of persons, places, Buildings, Materials.) Objects, Texture related to Architecture and built environment. Visualising three dimensional objects from two dimensional drawings. Visualising different sides of three dimensional objects. Analytical Reasoning Mental Ability (Visual, Numerical and Verbal).

Part – II

Three dimensional - perception: Understanding and appreciation of scale and proportion of objects, building forms and elements, colour, texture, harmony and contrast. Design and drawing of geometrical or abstract shapes and patterns in pencil. Transformation of forms both 2 D and 3 D union, subtraction, rotation, development of surfaces and volumes, Generation of Plan, elevations and 3 D views of objects. Creating two dimensional and three-dimensional compositions using given shapes and forms.

Sketching of scenes and activities from memory of urbanscape (public space, market, festivals, street scenes, monuments, recreational spaces etc.), landscape (river fronts, jungles. gardens, trees, plants etc.) and rural life.



The National Aptitude Test in Architecture shall consist of 2 papers: (3hours duration)


Test – I

Aesthetic Sensitivity – 100 marks

Duration of test:- 1 Hour


Test – II

Drawing - 100 marks

Duration of test – Two hours.


Test- I

Aesthetic Sensitivity is to evaluate candidate’s perception, imagination and observation; creativity and communication; and Architectural awareness. The test shall be of objective type and comprise of topics related to,

(i) Visualising three dimensional objects from two dimensional drawings.

(ii) Visualising different sides of three dimensional object.

(iii) Analytical Reasoning.

(iv) Mental Ability.

(v) Imaginative comprehension and expression.

(vi) Architectural awareness.


Test- II

The Drawing aptitude of the candidate shall be judged on the following aspects:

(i) Ability to sketch a given object proportionately and rendering the same in visually appealing manner.

(ii) Visualising and drawing the effects of light on the object and shadows cast on the surroundings.

(iii) Sense of perspective drawing.

(iv) Creating interesting two dimensional composition using given shapes or forms.

(v) Creating visual harmony using colours in given composition.

(vi) Understanding of scale and sense of proportion

(vii) Drawing from memory through pencil sketch on theme from day to day experiences.


MAH ARCH CET  Exam Pattern

Aesthetic Sensitivity- 100 marks

Drawing- 100 Marks

Total 200 Marks



Aesthetic Sensitivity:

Questions will be based on visualization, imagination & creativity regarding two/three dimensional objects & its sides, combination & composition of two/three dimensional elements/ objects, understanding scale & proportions, imaginative comprehension and expression, Architectural awareness etc.


Aptitude of the candidate shall be judged for quality of sketching, sense of scale and proportion, observation power regarding proportionate reproduction of given drawing, colouring, memory drawing, theme sketching, perspective drawing etc.