The National Testing Agency (NTA) conducted JEE (Main) 2019 - Paper 2 for BArch / BPlan on 8th January 2019 in two slots. Most candidates said that the exam was of moderate difficulty. The Mathematics section of the question paper was the most difficult, the other 2 sections being Drawing and Aptitude. Mathematics section has 30 questions for 120 marks, Aptitude section had 50 questions for 200 marks and Drawing section had 2 questions for 70 marks. The total paper was for 390 marks, as in every year. For each correct answer in Maths and Aptitude section, candidates will get +4 marks and for any question answered incorrectly, one mark will be deducted. SILICA students found the paper fairly easy as they had gone through rigorous training for all 3 sections.
Eligibility Criteria for Architecture
To apply for architecture colleges in India, students need to appear majorly for two entrance exams
- National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA)
- Joint Entrance Examination for B.Arch (JEE PAPER 2)
- Age Limit: 25 years as on 1st Oct of the year of admission (Only for admission to SPA, NIT & IIIT based on JEE Paper 2 score).
- Educational Qualification: Passed / Attempting:
- 10+2 from State or Central Govt. Boards or
- 10+2 International Baccalaureate Diploma or
- 10+3 Diploma from recognized Technical Institute
with minimum 5 subjects, 50% aggregate marks with Physics & Mathematics, as compulsory subjects along with one: Chemistry / Biotechnology / Biology / Technical Vocational subject.
Architecture Entrance Exams:
There are 4 main entrance exams for admission to 5 year Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch) or Bachelor of Planning (B.Plan) programs in India:
|#||Entrance Exam||Valid for Admission to|
|1||NATA||State level Architecture colleges – private & govt aided|
|2||JEE (Paper 1)||IITs Institutions|
|3||JEE (Paper 2)||All India level institutions i.e. SPA, NIT, IIITs|
|4||State CETs||State level Architecture colleges – private & govt. aided|
1. Only few states like Uttar Pradesh (UPSEE) and West Bengal (WB-JEE) still conduct a State CET for admission to state level Architecture colleges. Almost all other states accept either NATA or JEE (Paper 2) score for admission.
1. NATA / JEE (Paper 2) Exam Structure:
|Sections||# Ques.||Marks||# Ques.||Marks|
|1||Drawing||2||70||2 or 3||80|
2. NATA / JEE (Paper 2) Paper Pattern:
This section is for 90 minutes, two questions.
The Aptitude Section is a computer based test (NATA) or paper based test (JEE Paper 2).
It consists of objective (MCQ) questions on: 1. Architecture Aptitude and 2. General Aptitude
|Sub-Section||#||Types of Questions|
|Architecture Aptitude||1||Visualizing different sides of 3D objects|
|2||Visualizing 3D objects from 2D drawings|
|3||Awareness about Architectural materials & objects|
|4||Architectural Awareness - World Architecture|
|General Aptitude||5||Analytical & Logical Ability|
|6||Mental Ability (Maths & Quants)|
|7||English Communication Ability (Very less)|
Maths is included since 2017 in the NATA Exam. JEE Paper 2 always had Maths section.
Maths Section will be MCQ type questions.
The NATA test is conducted online, while JEE is paper based.
The Maths section covers following topics:
|XI Std Topics||XII Std Topic|
|Binomial Distribution & Mathematical Reasoning||Unit Topic Hours|
|Algebra Sequence & Series||3D Geometry|
|Logarithms||Differential Calculus Limits|
|Matrices & Determinants||Continuity|
|2D Geometry||Integral Calculus|
|Permutations & Combinations||Indefinite & Definite|
|Statistics & Probability||Differential Equations|
|Applications of Calculus|
3. Important Dates for 2019 Admissions (as expected):
|#||Activity||JEE dates||NATA dates|
|1||Application form Start Date||01.12.2018||18.01.2019|
|2||Application form End Date||01.1.2019||31.03.2019|
|3||Date of Examination||08.04.2019||29.04.2019|
|4||Publication of Results||31.05.2019||01.06.2019|
|5||Admission Rounds||15.06.2019 onwards|
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