JEE Advanced 2018 AAT (B. Arch)- Question Paper, Pattern, Solution

JEE Advanced 2018 AAT (B. Arch)






IITs are the most sought destinations for Engineering aspirants. Owing to the academic reputation & employment opportunities for IITians, every year millions of candidates appear in IIT JEE exam.


However, very few of us are aware of the other courses offered by IITs apart from Engineering. JEE Advanced exam offers seats for B.Arch programs through Architecture Aptitude Test. The seats are available only at IIT Kharagpur and IIT Roorkee.



Institutes Accepting JEE Advanced AAT Score card for B.Arch Admission 2018 Available Seats Program Offered
IIT Kharagpur 40 Five-Year B.Arch. Course
IIT Roorkee 35 Five-Year B.Arch. Course



(Also read, JEE Mains Paper 2 Preparation Tips 2018 to get admission in B.Arch/B.Planning courses in NITs & GFTIs)



Things to Know about JEE Advanced AAT:



The registration link for Online application of Architecture Aptitude Test is Active for 2 days only. So, hurry up & fill the form at the earliest.


JEE AAT 2018 will be held at only 7 zonal coordinating IITs.


There will be no separate admit card issued for AAT. You need to carry your JEE Advanced admit card in the Architecture Aptitude Test as well.


Candidates need to carry all the drawing, coloring & sketching aids for Architecture Aptitude Test in the exam hall. Make sure you do not carry any prohibited material in the exam hall along with the drawing kit by mistake. Make sure your drawing kit has following items:



1. Pen


2. Pencil – 10/12 Set


3. Sharpener


4. Eraser


5. Geometric instruments like compass, ruler etc.


6. Last but not the least, Hall ticket for JEE Advanced.



Note: Using water colors or pencil colors is not compulsory in the exam. You can carry these too in exam hall, if you like.


You cannot bring the question paper set along with you after the exam, because the answer sheet is attached in the question paper itself. So, you need to hand over it to the invigilator for evaluation before leaving the exam hall.





JEE Advanced AAT Eligibility Criteria 2018:



The eligibility criteria for JEE Advanced AAT 2018 is as follows:


Only those candidates who have qualified in JEE Mains & JEE Advanced 2018 are eligible to appear in AAT 2018.


Candidates who opted for JEE AAT during online registration process. In 2017, the online application process for AAT was open from 11th June (10 AM) to 12th June (5 PM).
Check the detailed JEE Advanced Eligibility Criteria 2018 & JEE Mains Eligibility 2018.




JEE AAT Exam pattern 2018:



The Exam will be held for 3 hours. There will be only one paper comprising the following sections:


1. Free hand drawing


2. Geometrical drawing


3. 3D perception.


4. Imagination & Aesthetic Sensitivity


5. Architectural awareness.


Language of the paper is English only.


Paper timings: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm




JEE Advanced Architecture Aptitude Test Syllabus 2018:



As per the latest information brochure released by JEE Advanced official website, the syllabus of JEE AAT 2018 will be as follows:


There are 5 sections in which the syllabus can be broken down:


1. Freehand drawing:


In Free hand drawing, candidates need to draw or execute by hand without guiding instruments, measurements, or other aids.


Topics covered in Syllabus:


Simple drawing of the total object in its right form and proportion


Surface texture


Relative location and details of Object’s component parts in appropriate scale.


Drawing common domestic or day‐to‐day life usable objects like furniture, equipment, etc.



 2. Geometrical drawing


In Geometrical drawing, you need to draw various geometrical shapes. Geometric figures can be drawn using a compass and a straight edge.


Topics covered in Syllabus:


Exercises in geometrical drawing containing lines, angles, triangles, quadrilaterals, polygons, circles, etc.


Study of plan (top view), elevation (front or side views) of simple solid objects like prisms, cones, cylinders, cubes, splayed surface holders, etc.



 3. Three‐dimensional perception


3D perception is a relatively tougher section in JEE AAT paper, because you need to illustrate dimension through a flat surface.


Topics covered in Syllabus:


Understanding and appreciation of three‐dimensional forms with building elements, colour, volume and orientation.


Visualization through structuring objects in memory.



4. Imagination and aesthetic sensitivity


This section is present in the Architecture attitude test to assess the observation, imagination, and creativity of the candidate.


Topics covered in Syllabus:


Composition exercise with given elements.


Context mapping.


Creativity check through innovative uncommon test with familiar objects.


Sense of color grouping or application.



5. Architectural awareness


This section tests the knowledge of the candidate about design & architecture around the globe.


Topics covered in Syllabus:


General interest and awareness of famous architectural creations – both national and international, places and personalities (architects, designers etc.) in the related domain.




How to Prepare for JEE AAT 2018?



To score higher in JEE Advanced AAT 2018, you need not to be perfect at drawing aesthetically pleasing figures. You need to focus on attempting more & more questions with higher accuracy. To achieve this, you can follow these tips:


Draw loose lines & practice to position your hands perfectly. Guide you drawing pencil/pen firmly & gently.


To draw geometrical shapes, you need to start with 6H pencil, as it doesn’t smudge & remains sharp for longer. Apart from this, compass & straight edge are the most used geometric tools in JEE Advanced AAT test.


Real time 3D perception & grasping planning is not easy. A prior knowledge of three-dimensional perception in your brain for similar shapes & scenarios can give you a tick. Try practicing as much 3D figures as you can while preparing for JEE AAT 2018.


Imagination & aesthetic sensitivity is a relatively easier topic. It is recommended to read the basic terminology in advance to understand this section in & out.


After learning all these drawing & sketching techniques, you need some lessons to understand national & international ancient monuments & famous structures. The Architectural awareness section is all about this.




Check Opening & Closing Rank for JEE Advanced AAT 2017 – Result Declared!



The Architecture Aptitude Test Result for JEE Advanced result is released within 5 days of conduction of the examination.


The Cut off marks & opening closing ranks are decided by the JEE Advanced Committee. Candidates need to secure marks above the given cut off in AAT to qualify the exam.


B.Arch Opening & Closing Ranks in 2017 round 7 are as mentioned below:



Category IIT Kharagpur 2017 IIT Roorkee 2017
Opening Rank Closing Rank Opening Rank Closing Rank
General 6448 14927 5062 14983
OBC NCL 3067 4182 3134 4180
ST 323 1122 533.01 905
SC 871 2263 2135 2320



Source – JOSAA (Joint Seat Allocation Authority 2017 for IITs, NITs, IIEST, IIITS, GFTIs)



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