If you seek admission in B.Arch & B.planning courses in popular Centrally funded Technical institutes (CFTIs), National Institute of Technology (NITs), this blog is a nifty & ultimate guide for your all queries.
JEE Main Paper 2 is a widely known exam among B.Arch & B.Planning Aspirants. Every year nearly 1.5 lakh candidates appear in this exam. This year the exam was conducted on 2nd April. In upcoming 2018 session, the exam dates for JEE Mains Paper 2 are released on official website.
What is JEE Main Paper 2 – A Gateway to Get Admission in Architecture Courses
Admission in Architecture and Planning courses in these premier institutes is through JEE Mains Paper 2.
JEE Main Exam consists of two papers:
Paper 1 is held for undergraduate engineering courses in the above-mentioned institutes.
Paper 2 is conducted for the admission process for B.Arch & B.Planning Undergraduate Courses in NITs & GFTIs (Government Funded Technical Institutes).
Aspirants can find below a detailed blog for good preparation of JEE Main Paper 2 for B.Arch.
We’re going to outline exactly what you need to do to get started and set up for JEE Main Paper 2:
What is the Difference Between NATA & JEE Mains Paper 2?
For admission in 5-years architecture courses, there are two predominant entrance exams in India – JEE Mains Paper 2 & NATA (National Aptitude Test for Architecture).
Here are some salient features & differences in NATA & JEE Main Paper 2 Exam:
|JEE Mains Paper 2 vs NATA||JEE Mains Paper 2 for Architecture||NATA|
|Exam conducting Institute||CBSE.||Council of Architecture.|
|Paper Pattern||Mathematics – 30 Question – 120 marks.||Mathematics – 20 Question – 40 marks.|
|Aptitude – 50 Question – 200 marks.||Aptitude – 40 Question – 80 marks.|
|Drawing Test- 2 Questions – 70 marks.||Drawing Test – 2 Questions – 80 marks.|
|Total Exam duration||3 hours.||90 Minutes per section or 3 hours overall.|
|Difficulty Level of the Paper||High.||Moderate.|
|Admitting Institutes||For Architecture and Planning programs in NITs & GFTIs.||For Architecture and Planning programs in Architecture Colleges other than NITs.|
|Exam Mode||Offline.||Pen-Paper based Offline Mode|
JEE Mains Paper 2 Eligibility Criteria 2018
Eligibility Criteria for JEE Mains Paper 2 & Paper 1 is same. The qualification criteria to appear in the JEE Mains exam 2018 is:
12th Class/Equivalent Exam Passed Out Candidates in the year 2016 or 2017. Candidate must have passed the exam in desired 5 subjects including Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics as compulsory subjects.
12th Class/Equivalent Exam Appearing Candidates in 2018.
Diploma Holders who have already passed or are in their final year of pursuing Degree.
Check the Detailed Eligibility criteria for JEE Mains Paper 2.
JEE Mains 2018 Paper 2 Important Dates & Notifications
The schedule & important dates for JEE Main Paper 2 exam has been announced by CBSE. Here we have enlisted the tentative dates for JEE Mains Paper 2 Online Application Form, Admit Card & Result.
The result for JEE Mains Paper 2 is released separately from Paper 1.
|JEE Main Paper 2 Schedule 2018||Important Dates|
|Commencement of Online Registration Process||1st December 2017|
|JEE Main Admit Card 2018 Releasing Dates||Mid-March 2018|
|Examination Date||8th April 2018 (for offline exam)15th and 16th April 2018 (for online exam)|
|Expected Result Date||May 2018|
Check the Notification for JEE Mains 2018 Paper 2.
As the Paper 2 is in offline mode only, the exam will be conducted on 8th April from 13:00 to 17:00 hours. On the Exam day JEE Mains Paper-2 test booklet will be distributed on 13:50 Hrs. After reading the instructions carefully, candidates can break the seal of the booklet after 5 minutes. The entry will be closed after 14:00 Hrs.
JEE Mains paper 2 Exam Pattern 2018
JEE Mains Paper consists of two papers – paper 1 & 2. Both the papers have a different paper pattern.
Paper 1 has three subjects namely: Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics. There are overall 90 questions. Exam duration is 3 hours.
Paper 2 has three sections called – Mathematics, Aptitude, and Drawing test. Exam duration for paper 2 is 3 hours. There are total 82 questions in the paper.
Check the marks weightage of every section in paper 2:
Mathematics – 30 Question – 120 marks
Aptitude – 50 Question – 200 marks
Drawing Test- 2 Questions – 70 marks
|Paper||Subjects||Type of Questions||Mode of Test|
|Paper 1 (B.E./B.Tech.)||PhysicsChemistryMathematics||Objective typeObjective typeObjective type||Computer based|
|Paper 2(B.Arch./B.Planning)||Mathematics – Part IAptitude Test – Part IIDrawing Test – Part III||Objective typeObjective typeQuestions to test drawing aptitude||Only Pen and Paper based|
JEE Mains Paper 2 Syllabus 2018 for B.Arch:
If you are desiring to get admission in B.Arch & B.Planning courses through JEE Mains, you need to mind map the prescribed syllabus for result-oriented preparation. There are no changes in the JEE Mains Exam Syllabus in 2018. The Syllabus will remain same as it was in 2017.
Syllabus for Paper 2 can be divided into three major parts:
Mathematics – Part I
Aptitude Test – Part II
Drawing Test – Part III
Check the JEE Mains Syllabus for Mathematics, Aptitude, and Drawing test in Paper II here.
Most important topics in JEE Mains Paper 2 for B.Arch are listed below. Candidates must focus on these high scoring topics while preparing for the exam.
Three dimensional – perception: Understanding and appreciation of scale and proportion of objects, building forms and elements.
Color 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, landscape.
JEE Mains Paper 2 Previous Year Question Papers & Solutions
We have compiled a list of all JEE Mains Paper 2 question papers. To crack any examination, you need to take practice sets, mock tests & previous year papers. Here are some benefits of Solving JEE Mains Paper 2 previous papers:
Taking mock tests & JEE Mains papers a few days before the actual exam will bring you closer to the real test environment.
It improves your sitting habit, you won’t feel uneasy in the exam.
Solving previous years drawing test will help you to know your accuracy & speed in this section.
It will help you to get consistent scores in all section & time management while switching among the three sections.
JEE Mains Paper 2 Sample paper, Practice papers & Mock tests serves as a microscope to demonstrate JEE aspirant’s strengths and weaknesses.
Download PDF for JEE Mains Paper 2 Previous 5 Years Papers with Solutions.
JEE Mains Paper 2 Analysis 2017
Paper 2 contains 3 parts: mathematics, aptitude test, and drawing test. Total of 82 questions were asked in JEE Main 2017 Paper 2, which carried 390 marks. The exam was lengthy and difficult.
Each correct answer will give 4 marks and ¼ mark for that question will be deducted for each incorrect answer.
There were 2 drawing questions containing total 70 marks.
Mathematics section was the toughest section among these three. Standard of the paper was high. The questions were not difficult if one should know the trick. Some of the questions were also asked from the NCERT/CBSE 11th & 12th course.
There was a change in the pattern of the Aptitude section this time. Some questions like counting surfaces or counting shapes were removed and in place of these questions, some more easy questions were added. The GK part of aptitude was manageable.
Drawing Section of the JEE Mains Paper 2 was lengthy and difficult. In Question-1A, applicants were free to draw in any way (Using any number of shapes, any alignment), unlike last year when there were certain guidelines for using specific shapes and the numbers.
How to Prepare for Paper 2 in JEE Mains 2018 – Tips to Get Better Marks in Aptitude & Drawing Test
There are approximately 850 B. Arch/ B. Planning seats in various NITs/ Architecture institutes that accept JEE Main Score card. If you are preparing for JEE Mains Paper 2, you need to work your fingers to the bone. If you are appearing in both papers, your preparation load will be mounted by leaps & bounds.
Start by taking these steps for better management of your JEE Mains Paper 2 study plan:
1. First, distinguish between Important & less important topics. Separate the topics holding higher marks weightage in Paper 2.
2. If you need some perspective about the Drawing test section, substantiate your study material with Engineering Drawing books.
3. Try to analyze objects closely & draw the dimensions. Drawing test of Architecture entrance exam is more about the design ideas, while on the other hand Drawing test in Arts is more about aesthetics.
Check more actionable tips to crack JEE Mains 2018 Paper 2.
JEE Main Paper 2 Result 2017-18 | Check Rank List & Cut Off Marks
The result of JEE Mains Paper 2 is released separately after the announcement of JEE Main Paper 1 result. JEE main result is rolled out over one month after the test. However, after the announcement of conducting CBSE JEE Mains in online mode, we can speculate earlier announcement of the result in 2018.
Check here – JEE Mains Paper 2 Result 2017-2018
Architecture colleges accepting the JEE Scores, consider opening & closing ranks of the candidates as eligibility criteria to get admission in their institute. In B.Arch all top School of Planning & Architecture and NITs close their ranks at 3000. If you want to get into top School of Planning & Architecture, you’ll need an AIR of within 500.
JAB (JEE Admission Board) declares All India Ranks of JEE Mains Candidates in the Rank list every year. These candidates can apply for the admission in colleges under JEE Mains Paper1 & Paper 2.
The rank list is state wise and category wise. The rank list for JEE Main paper 2 is released separately from the paper 1. Candidates can check JEE Mains Paper 2 Rank List by submitting their Roll No. & DOB.
List of JEE Mains Architecture & Planning Colleges
There are following institutes accepting the score card of the JEE Mains Paper 2 for admission in 5-year Architecture & Planning undergraduate courses.
|Architecture institutes accepting JEE Mains Paper 2 score card||Location|
|Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology||Bhopal|
|National Institute of Technology||Calicut|
|National Institute of Technology||Hamirpur|
|Malaviya National Institute of Technology||Jaipur|
|Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology||Nagpur|
|Mizoram Aizwal University||Aizwal|
|National Institute of Technology||Patna|
|National Institute of Technology||Raipur|
|National Institute of Technology||Rourkela|
|National Institute of Technology||Tiruchirappalli|
|School of Planning & Architecture||Bhopal|
|School of Planning & Architecture||New Delhi|
|School of Planning & Architecture||Vijayawada|
|Department of Architecture, Jamia Milia Islamia University||New Delhi|
|Chandigarh College of Architecture||Chandigarh|
|Punjab Technical University||Patna|
|PM College of Engineering||Sonepat|
|Himgiri Zee University||Dehradun|
|Gitam Institute of Technology||Vishakapatnam|
|Deenbandhu Chottu Ram University||Sonepat|
|Dehradun Institute of Technology||Dehradun|
|ICL Institute of Architecture||Ambala|
|Faculty of Technology and Engineering||Vadodara|
|MGMs Jawaharlal Nehru Engg. College||Aurangabad|
Apart from JEE Mains Paper 2, you can appear in Architecture Aptitude Test (JEE Advanced AAT) or NATA to get admission in architecture colleges. Drop us a line in the comment section to #AskEduncle about your doubts regarding JEE Main Paper 2 Eligibility Criteria, Colleges, Admission Process etc.
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