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September 3, 2019 • 5:08 pm

JEE Mains Paper 2 Exam 2020- Question Paper, Syllabus, Result, Cut Off


JEE Main Paper 2 Exam


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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. The JEE Main Paper 2 will be conducted between 6th January 2020 to 11th January 2020. The duration will be  3 hrs.



Looking for Updated Syllabus for JEE Main 2020 Exam? Click Here to Download FREE PDF for All Subjects of Paper 1 & 2.



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:



 JEE Mains Paper 2 Eligibility

 JEE Main Paper 2 Important Dates & Notifications

 JEE Mains paper 2 Exam Pattern 2020

 JEE Main Paper 2 Syllabus 2020

 JEE Mains Paper 2 with Solutions

 JEE Mains Paper 2 Exam Analysis 2019

 How to Prepare for Paper 2 in JEE Mains 2020

 JEE Main Paper 2 Result | Cut Off Marks & Rank List

 Participating Colleges Accepting JEE Mains Paper 2 Scores



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 National Testing Agency (NTA) Council of Architecture
Paper Pattern Mathematics – 25 Question – 100 marks Mathematics – 20 Question – 40 marks
Aptitude – 50 Question – 200 marks Aptitude – 40 Question – 80 marks
Drawing Test- 2 Questions – 100 marks Drawing Test – 2 Questions – 80 marks
Total Exam duration 3 hours 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 2020


Eligibility Criteria for JEE Mains Paper 2 & Paper 1 is same. The qualification criteria to appear in the JEE Mains exam 2020 is:


12th Class/Equivalent Exam Passed Out Candidates in the year 2018 or 2019. Candidate must have passed the exam in desired 5 subjects including Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics as compulsory subjects.

12th Class/Equivalent Exam Appearing Candidates in 2020.

 As per the latest notification, the candidates must have passed 10+2 with 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics and also 50% marks in aggregate in their CBSE Class 12th Result.

Diploma Holders who have already passed or are in their final year of pursuing Degree.


Important Note – Aspirants who cleared the Class 12th/Qualifying Exam in 2017 or before as well as those who appear in such exam in 2021 or later are not eligible to appear in JEE Main 2020.


Check the Detailed Eligibility Criteria for JEE Mains Paper 2.


JEE Main 2020 Model Papers with Detailed Solutions by IIT Experts are available for Free. Click to Download Free PDF.



JEE Mains 2020 Paper 2 Important Dates & Notifications


The schedule & important dates for JEE Main Paper 2 exam has been announced by NTA. Here we have enlisted the official 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 2020 Important Dates
Commencement of Online Registration Process For January Exam 3rd Sept to 30th Sept 2019
For April Exam 07th Feb to 07th March 2020
JEE Main Admit Card 2020 Releasing Dates For January Exam 06th December 2019
For April Exam 16th March 2020
Examination Date For January Exam Between 6th January 2020 to 11th January 2020
For April Exam Between 3rd April 2020 to 9th April 2020
Result Declaration For January Exam By 31st January 2020
  For April Exam By 30th April 2020


 Check the Notification for JEE Mains 2020 Paper 2.



JEE Mains Paper 2 Exam Pattern 2020


Paper 2 has three sections called – Mathematics, Aptitude, and Drawing test. Exam duration for paper 2 is 3 hours.


Check the marks weightage of every section in paper 2:


For B.Arch

Mathematics - 25+5* Question - 100 marks

Aptitude - 50 Question - 200 marks

Drawing Test- 2 Questions - 100 marks


The mode of exam for Mathematics and Aptitude Section will be Online. The Drawing Test will be based on Pen & Paper mode (Offline) only.


For B.Planning

Mathematics - 25+5* Question - 100 marks

Aptitude - 50 Question - 200 marks

Planning Based Objective Type MCQ- 25 Questions - 100 marks


JEE Main Paper 2 for B. Planning will be conducted in online mode only.


JEE Mains Paper 2 Syllabus 2020 for B.Arch/B.Planning:


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 2020. The Syllabus will remain same as it was in 2020.


Syllabus for Paper 2 can be divided into following parts:


Mathematics (B.Arch/B.Planning)

Aptitude Test (B.Arch/B.Planning)

Drawing Test (B.Arch.)

Planning Based Test (B.Planning)



 Check the JEE Mains Syllabus Paper 2 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.



Download JEE Main Last 5 Years Papers & Solutions



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 2019


JEE Mains Paper 2 Exam has successfully been conducted on 07th April 2019. Paper 2 was conducted in two phases: Phase I (9:30 AM to 12:30 PM) and Phase II (2:30 PM to 5:30 PM).

The exam contains 3 sections: Mathematics, Aptitude Test, and Drawing Test. Total of 83 questions were asked in the JEE Main 2019 Paper 2, which carried 390 marks.

As per the JEE students reviews, the Mathematics Section was the toughest one while the Aptitude section was a bit tricky. This year 3 Questions were asked in the Drawing section.

Each correct answer will give 4 marks and ¼ mark for that question will be deducted for each incorrect answer.



Mathematics section


Mathematics section was the toughest among all the three sections. Most of the questions were from Calculus. Questions asked in this section were completely different from the January Exam.

There were mixed reactions from the students. Some said this section was difficult and some concluded that the paper was as expected.




Aptitude Section


The difficulty level of the exam was Easy. The Questions were tricky. 10-15 questions were asked on GK and location of places with architectural importance.

This section consists of 50 questions carrying 4 marks each. The Aptitude section was the easiest among all as per the student’s reactions.




Drawing Section


Drawing section of the JEE Main Paper 2 was lengthy but was easy. The Drawing section consists of 3 Questions carrying a total of 70 marks. The first question of this section was of 30 marks while the other two questions were carrying weightage of 20 marks each.

In the first questions, the students were tested with their creativity and imagination. They were asked to make something out of a cube.

The second Question was quite complicated, a flower was given and the students had to draw a replica of it.

In the last Question of Drawing section, students had to draw a rear view of the professor teaching a class of students.



Maximize your winning chances by practicing with JEE Main 2020 Model Papers. Check Detailed Solutions to Assess Your Performance. Download Free PDF.



How to Prepare for Paper 2 in JEE Mains 2020 – 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 Scorecard. 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 2020 Paper 2.



JEE Main Paper 2 Result 2020 | Check Rank List & Cut Off Marks


The result of JEE Main Paper 2 will be declared by 31st January 2020. Candidates can important information regarding JEE Main Paper 2 below.


 Check here - JEE Mains Paper 2 Result


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 Paper 1 & Paper 2.


The rank list for JEE Main paper 2 is prepared state  wise and category wise separately from 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 scorecard of the JEE Mains Paper 2 for admission in 5-year Architecture & Planning undergraduate courses.


Architecture institutes accepting JEE Mains Paper 2 scorecard 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
BITS, Mesra Ranchi
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
SRM University Chennai
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




Get the Complete List of JEE Main 2020 Important Topics & their Marking Weightage for All Subjects. Download Free PDF Here.



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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  • Akansha Kalam
    I scored 10315 rank in jee paper 2 from SC category which collage should i expect ?
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  • Tauseef Raza
    Sir I have confusion that we performed better in nata exam so on the basis of this nata score we don't get admission in any governmental college like j j college of architecture Mumbai And is j j college wants jee paper 2 to get admission in j j college Suggest me please I don't have any idea for this
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    Eduncle Team
    Hello Tauseef Raza,
    Greetings from Eduncle!
    Through the eligibility of admission in Sir JJ college for architecture you require to pass 10+2 or equivalent exam with 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, and English from a recognized board and Admission for B.Arch. will be based on valid score obtained in NATA / JEE Main 2019.
    Thank You!
  • Muskan
    I got 95.0567 percentile in JEE paper 2. Can i get a good govt college?
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  • Vaibhav Singh
    I scored 17000 rank in JEE paper 2 which college should I expect can I get admission in NIT?
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    Eduncle Team
    Hello Vaibhav Singh,
    Greetings from Eduncle!
    Through last year cut off for NIT Hamirpur the opening and closing rank for general category was 2491-11202 and for OBC was 2184-38348. So accordingly, you can take a reference.
    Thank You!
  • Nikita Goyal
    I scored 96 in now what should I do for getting college
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  • Monika Chourasiya
    Hello sir, I have scored 95%tile in January paper 2 attempt .can I get any arch collage by it
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  • Keerthana Reddy
    I scored 230 in jee mains paper 2.I belong to OC-female category.What rank and in which college can I expect seat?
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  • Bhanu Rekha
    How prepare for b.arch maths
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  • Charani.r
    I appeared in jee mains paper 2 exam which was conducted in Jan(2019),my aptitude and drawing sections got a very good percentile but I got very low percentile in mathematics section, I'm very confused about the books I should refer to increase my percentile in mathematics section. Please guide me to get more percentile in mathematics section
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    Eduncle Team
    Hello Charani,
    Greetings from Eduncle!
    You can check out preparation books for JEE Mains and JEE Advanced.
    Thank You!
  • Sandhya Pawar
    Link to download previous year question papers?
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    Eduncle Team
    Hello Sandhya,   Greetings from Eduncle!   You can download JEE Previous Years Papers from here -   Thanks for asking your query with us!   Kind Regards, Eduncle Team
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