JEE MAIN 2020 BARCH EXAM PATTERN
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JEE Main is an engineering entrance test conducted in India for admission to various prestigious engineering colleges of the country. NTA started a new trend this year by introducing a separate paper for admission to B. Planning making the B. Arch paper specifically for admission to the course of Architecture. The paper is conducted online for two sections (Mathematics and Aptitude) and offline, for the drawing section.
JEE Main B.Arch will be administered by the National Testing Agency (NTA) between July 18 - 23, 2020. Through JEE Main 2020 B.Arch paper, students can apply for admission to the B.Arch courses offered at NITs, IIITs, CFTIs, and other colleges. The students must have a 10 + 2 qualification to appear for the exam. The exam will be administered in the CBT mode. Through this article we have tried to cover all the aspects of JEE Main B. Arch paper ranging from the exam pattern to sample questions and exam day tips to career scope and top colleges with JEE Main Cut off
|Mode of Exam||Computer Based Test The drawing section of the B.Arch paper will be pen and paper-based.|
|Marking scheme||+4 for the correct answers and -1 for any wrong answer|
|Duration of Exam||3 hours|
|Language of Exam||Hindi, English, and Gujarati (only for centers in Gujarat, Daman and Diu, and Dadra and Nagar Haveli)|
|Type of Questions||MCQs and Numerical Answer Type (NAT)|
|Sections||Mathematics (25 questions - 20 MCQs, 5 NAT) Aptitude (50 MCQs) Drawing (2 questions)|
|Total Number of Questions||77|
The knowledge of the B.Arch exam pattern of JEE Main 2020 is extremely important because you will have an understanding of the amount of effort you will have to put in for each section according to the expected number of questions. You can make a strategic timetable for your preparation accordingly. The nature of questions (MCQs, NAT, and drawing) will also aid in effective preparation.
The existence of separate papers for B.Arch and B.Planning is very helpful for candidates because the sections differ according to the requirements of each course. Students can choose to attempt any one or both of these papers. B.Arch and B.Planning papers have the mathematics and aptitude sections in common because fluency in these topics is essential for admission to both courses. However, the third section differs in both these papers. The B.Arch paper has drawing questions relevant to B.Arch courses while B.Planning has planning-based objective type questions relevant to B.Planning courses.
B.Arch and B.Planning papers were considered one until 2019. A separate exam will be arranged for the candidates who wish to apply for B.Planning courses for the first time in the history of the JEE mains. Thus, JEE Main 2020 will be administered in three sections -
B.Tech / B.E. Paper 1
B.Arch Paper 2
B.Planning Paper 3
Now, as per their preference, students have an option to appear for any one, two, or all three papers.
Unlike the previous years when the total number of questions was 82, Paper 2 of JEE Main 2020 for B. Arch will comprise a total of 77 questions. divided into three sections:
Section I - Mathematics
Section II - Aptitude test
Section III - Drawing Test
JEE Main 2020 Paper 2 will have Sections I and II conducted in the Computer-Based Test (CBT) mode.
Numerical Answer Type (NAT) questions have been included in Section I without any negative marking.
Section III will be pen and paper-based. Earlier, the paper had three questions in this section. This year, there will be only 2 questions.
|Section||Number of Questions||Type of Questions|
|Mathematics||25 (20 + 5)||20 Objective Type - Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) and 5 Numerical Answer Type (NAT) questions|
|Aptitude Test||50||Objective Type - Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)|
|Drawing Test||2||Questions for drawing test|
Note: Mathematics and aptitude papers will be the same for B.Arch and B.Planning papers in JEE Main 2020.
|Section||Type of Questions||Marking Scheme||Maximum Marks|
|Section I - Mathematics||20 MCQs and 5 NAT questions||MCQs - +4 for the correct answer, -1 for an incorrect answer, 0 for unanswered questions NAT - +4 for the correct answer, 0 for an incorrect answer||100|
|Section II - Aptitude||50 MCQs||MCQs - +4 for the correct answer, -1 for an incorrect answer, 0 for unanswered questions||200|
|Section III - Drawing Test||2 questions||+50 for correct answers||100|
JEE Main 2020 for B.Arch happened over two shifts in one day i.e. January 6, 2020:
|Shifts||Exam Start||Exam End|
|Shift I||09:30 AM||12:30 PM|
|Shift II||02:30 PM||05:30 PM|
The first shift of the JEE Main 2020 January session successfully began on January 6, 2020. 1,38,409 candidates had registered for the B. Arch paper. According to the initial reactions of the candidates, the Mathematics section was found to be the toughest. The general difficulty level of the exam was moderate to difficult.
The detailed JEE Main Paper Analysis for B. Arch paper is given below -
The level of difficulty of Section 1 - Mathematics was found to be very high by candidates. The questions were asked from the maths syllabus of classes XI and XII. However, according to a majority of the test takers, more weightage was given to the class XI syllabus in the Mathematics section. Many questions appeared from topics such as 3D coordinate geometry and distance, to name a few. The number of questions from integration and differentiation was low.
Compared to the Mathematics and Drawing sections, the Aptitude section was considered to be comparatively easier by the candidates. Mirror image and 3D figures were some of the topics asked. A few specific questions from the Aptitude section were regarding the correct size of a door, the location of the Konark temple, and the texture of a mirror, among others.
The Drawing section was conducted offline. The test-takers had to answer 2 questions in this section. The second question offered 3 choices out of which one was to be attempted by candidates. The questions were based on topics like school playground, cylinder, gymnast, and grandparents' faces, among others. Overall, the Drawing section was considered tough by most of the test takers.
The JEE Main 2020 afternoon shift for B.Arch was scheduled between 2.30 PM to 5.30 PM. Quite obviously, candidates found the Mathematics section to be the toughest. The general difficulty level of the paper was moderate to difficult.
According to students, the Mathematics section was difficult. There were 4 Numerical Answer Type (NAT) questions. Majority of the questions asked were from the Class XI syllabus. The questions from calculus were quite challenging.
The Aptitude section was moderately difficult. Some questions in this section consisted of designs and candidates had to determine how they look from different views.
The Drawing Test section was held offline and was easy but consumed a lot of time. Candidates were asked to draw a landscape in this section.
Trick 1 - Get a quick overview of the B.Arch paper
When you get the JEE main B.Arch paper, read through it and identify the easy and moderately difficult questions. Answer them first so that you do not miss out on a good score later because you failed to attempt the easy questions. It is recommended that you attempt the Drawing section first because although there are only 2 questions, they carry 100 marks in total.
Trick 2 - Do not waste time a lot of time in answering a single question
It is highly recommended that you do not spend more than 3 minutes on MCQs and NAT questions in the B.Arch paper. Spending too much time on a single question will lead to you lagging behind, unable to answer the entire paper within 3 hours. If you cannot determine the answer to a question, move on to the next. You can try to answer difficult questions at the end of the paper.
Trick 3 - Keep up your confidence and positivity
Stay calm, confident, and positive about your preparation when you are presented with the exam paper. Panicking will make you blank out and your marks will suffer. Believe in the effort that you have put in preparing for the B.Arch paper.
Trick 4 - Do not make random guesses in MCQs
MCQs have negative marking in the JEE Main B.Arch paper. Therefore, ensure that you do not randomly answer these questions. Suppose you are unable to find an answer to a question even at the end of the paper, leave it answered.
Trick 5 - Read questions attentively
Do not let panic come in your way of reading the questions carefully. This holds true for all the three sections of the B.Arch paper. If you fail to understand the questions, you might end up giving the wrong answers or drawing the wrong sketches.
Trick 6 - Use unsoiled rough work
Ensure that when you are carrying out rough work for MCQs, NAT questions, and drawings, it is done in a comprehensible manner. Haphazard rough work will only lead to further complication of a given question. Mark question numbers for all the rough work that you do to avoid confusion at any time.
Trick 7 - Check your answers
It is very important that you check your answers to the JEE Main B.Arch paper. This will help you identify any mistakes you might have made while attempting the paper.
1. C is a circle with a diameter formed by a line segment of the line 3x + 2y = 6 intercepted by coordinate axes. Which point does C also pass through?
2. Suppose any tangent to the parabola x-square = 4y intersects the hyperbola xy = 2 at points P and Q, the midpoint of line segment PQ rests on a parabola with axis along -
a) x-axis and focus on positive x-axis
b) y-axis and focus on positive y-axis
c) x-axis and focus on negative x-axis
d) y-axis and focus on negative y-axis
3. What are the symbols on a map that represent physical features on the Earth’s surface known as?
4. When was the Earth Summit held?
5. Which among these Indus Valley Civilisation sites is situated on the banks of river Indus in the Larkan District of Pakistan?
6. Find the median of given values ( 2,4,3,2,9,75,29 )
7. Create an image of -
b. A gymnastic exercise
c. A playground
8. Create an image of -
a. A beautiful building
b. Your mom is looking outside a train window, to a distance
c. Draw an aesthetic card from an equilateral triangle
d. Aesthetic card from an equilateral triangle.
9. Create an image using cylinders.
JEE Main B.Arch Mathematics Syllabus
|Sets, relations, and functions||Integral calculus||Sequences and series|
|Complex numbers and quadratic equations||Differential equations||Limit, continuity, and differentiability|
|Matrices and determinants||Coordinate geometry||Trigonometry|
|Permutations and combinations||Three-dimensional geometry||Mathematical reasoning|
|Mathematical induction||Vector algebra||-|
|Binomial theorem and its simple applications||Statistics and probability||-|
JEE Main B.Arch Aptitude Syllabus
|Serial Number||Topic Name|
|1||Awareness of persons, places, buildings, materials|
|2||Objects, texture related to architecture and built-environment|
|3||Visualizing three-dimensional objects from two-dimensional drawings|
|4||Visualizing different sides of three-dimensional objects|
|5||Analytical Reasoning Mental Ability (Visual, Numerical and Verbal)|
JEE Main B.Arch Drawing Syllabus
|Serial Number||Topic Name|
|1||Drawing and Designing of geometrical or abstract shapes & patterns in pencil|
|2||Transformation of forms, both 2D and 3D union|
|3||Elevation and 3D views of objects rotation|
|4||Development of Surfaces and Volumes|
|5||Generation of Plan|
|6||Creating 2D & 3D compositions using given shapes and forms|
|7||Sketching of activities from memory of urban scenes|
Good scores in JEE Main B.Arch Paper will let you gain admission into top B.Arch courses in the country. B.Arch is a full-time program spanning a duration of 5 years. Subjects from the fields of engineering, arts, and technology are employed in the professional practice of architecture.
After graduation, candidates can explore the following options:
1. Study M.Arch
2. Get a Ph.D. in Architecture
3. Work in Architecture Jobs
Owing to the boom in construction and designing fields, the career opportunities in architecture are many. Both government and private organizations demand graduates of B.Arch and M.Arch. You can find job opportunities in the construction, urban development, urban planning, interior designing, and public works departments. Architect firms and consultancy companies can also enhance your career prospects in architecture. B.Arch graduates can work in an office space and a construction site. You can also work to design houses, apartments, colonies, stadiums, shopping complexes, and schools.
Some job profiles for B.Arch graduates include - Data Analyst, Architecture Designer, Architecture Engineer, Interior Designer, Architecture Draftsman, Staff Consultant, Technical Assistant, Project Assistant Manager, Sales/Business Development Manager, Architectural Assistant, Architectural Historian/Journalist, Art Director, Building Contractor, and Landscape Architect
The top recruiters are -
|Jones Lang LaSalle Meghraj||Architect Consultants|
|L&T||VSA Space Design (P) Ltd.|
|DLF||Edifice Architects Pvt. Ltd.|
|Jindals||Chitra Vishwanath Architects|
Pay Scale - As an architect, your starting salary can be around Rs. 4 lacs - 5 lacs per annum, payscale will go up depending on your experience and skills.
Students who want to get admissions into top B.Arch courses can do so by either taking the National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) or JEE Main B. Arch Paper. NATA is conducted by the Council of Architecture (CoA) while JEE Main Paper 2 is conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA).
Both the exams have a similar exam pattern and level of difficulty. Choosing one of the two examinations for B.Arch admission will depend on the college of your preference. Different colleges take admissions through NATA and JEE Main B. Arch Paper.
NATA tests the drawing observational skills, mathematics, aesthetic sensitivity, and critical thinking ability of students. JEE Main B. Arch Paper tests knowledge in mathematics, general aptitude, and drawing.
To know which examination to choose for B.Arch admission, you must know the differences between the two and the colleges that take in students through these examinations.
|NATA||JEE Main B. Arch Paper|
Both examinations are conducted for a duration of 3 hours. Questions from Mathematics, Aptitude, and Drawing are asked. The Mathematics and Aptitude segments are conducted online while the Drawing segment is pen and paper-based.
NATA Exam Pattern
|Part||Subjects||Number of Questions||Marks|
|Part A||Mathematics||20 Questions (2 Marks Each)||40|
|General Aptitude||40 Questions (2 Marks Each)||80||-|
|Part B||Drawing||2 Questions (40 Marks Each)||80|
JEE Main B. Arch Paper Exam Pattern
|Section||Subject||Number of Questions||Marks|
|Section I||Mathematics||25 Questions (4 Marks Each)||100|
|Section II||General Aptitude||50 Questions (4 Marks Each)||200|
|Section III||Drawing||2 Questions (50 marks Each)||100|
Participating colleges are more for NATA, therefore, the number of students is also different from JEE Main Paper 2. The JEE Main Paper 2 has an international reputation with its own standard level of difficulty. NATA is a specialized test that assesses logical thinking and aesthetics of drawing towards architecture planning and geometry. NATA 2018 saw 44,000 students out of which 30,560 qualified. JEE Main Paper 2 of 2018 saw 1,22,543 students.
|College Name||Course Name|
|National Institute of Technology- Calicut||Bachelor of Architecture Masters in Planning|
|National Institute of Technology- Hamirpur||Bachelor of Architecture Master of Architecture|
|Malaviya National Institute of Technology- Jaipur||Bachelor of Architecture Masters in Planning Ph.D.|
|Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology- Nagpur||Bachelor of Architecture Master of Architecture Ph.D.|
|National Institute of Technology- Patna||Bachelor of Architecture Masters in Urban Planning|
|National Institute of Technology- Raipur||Bachelor of Architecture|
|National Institute of Technology- Rourkela||Bachelor of Architecture M.Tech Architecture and Planning Ph.D.|
|National Institute of Technology- Tiruchirappalli||Bachelor of Architecture Master of Architecture Ph.D.|
|BITS - Mesra||Bachelor of Architecture Masters in Urban Planning Ph.D.|
|School of Planning & Architecture- New Delhi||Bachelor of Architecture Bachelor in Planning Master of Architecture Master in Planning Ph.D.|
|School of Planning & Architecture- Bhopal||Bachelor of Architecture Bachelor in Planning Master of Architecture Master in Planning Ph.D.|
|School of Planning & Architecture- Vijayawada||Bachelor of Architecture Bachelor in Planning Master of Architecture Master in Planning Ph.D.|
|Chandigarh College of Architecture-Chandigarh||Bachelor of Architecture|
|SRM University-Chennai||Bachelor of Architecture Master of Town and Regional Planning Ph.D. Program|
|ICL Institute of Architecture- Ambala||Bachelor of Architecture|
|GITAM University- Visakhapatnam||Bachelor of Architecture Master of Architecture|
|Faculty of Technology and Engineering- Vadodara||Bachelor of Architecture|
|College Name||Cut-off Rank|
|Malviya National Institute of Technology, Jaipur||Closing Rank (Open Category, Home State)- 2401 Closing Rank (Open Category, Other State)-1263|
|Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology, Bhopal||Closing Rank (Open Category, Home State)-3235 Closing Rank (Open Category, Other State)-1629|
|National Institute of Technology, Calicut||Closing Rank (Open Category, Home State)-1141 Closing Rank (Open Category, Other State)-1323|
|National Institute of Technology, Hamirpur||Closing Rank (Open Category, Home State)-11202 Closing Rank (Open Category, Other State)-1902|
Question: How can I prepare for JEE Main B.Arch?
Ans. To prepare for JEE Main B.Arch, you must -
Refer to textbooks of Classes XI and XII for the Mathematics section.
Categorize topics in weekly and monthly segments. Set practical goals.
Practice your observation skills and drawing to ace the Aptitude and Drawing sections.
Use your engineering drawing notes for the preparation of 2D/3D questions.
Make flashcards and revision notes.
Solve sufficient previous years’ papers and take mock tests.
Question: What are the best books for JEE Main B.Arch?
Ans. Some of the best books for JEE Main B.Arch are -
a. CBSE NCERT books of Classes XI and XII are very useful for the Mathematics section.
b. ‘A Complete Self Study Guide for B.Arch 2018 Entrance Examination (English)’ by P.K Mishra, Arihant Publications
c. ‘Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning Book’ by R.S. Aggarwal
d. ‘Architecture Entrance Book’ by P.K. Mishra.
Question: Is JEE Main Paper 2 easy?
Ans. JEE Main Paper 2 has a difficulty level that ranges from moderate to difficult. The Mathematics section is generally very challenging with MCQs and Numerical Answer Type (NAT) questions. The Aptitude section is moderately difficult. The Drawing section is usually quite easy but takes a lot of time to answer.
Question: What are the qualifying marks for JEE Main Paper 2?
Ans. JEE Main Paper 2 has no minimum qualifying marks. The cut-off is generally based on the number of JEE Main Paper 2 candidates and their performance in the examination. The rank you obtain in this paper is important. As evident by the pattern of the previous years, if you obtain a score of 70% and above, you may get admission to any top B.Arch course.
Question: What comes in B.Arch paper?
Ans. B.Arch is the Paper 2 of JEE Main. The JEE Main B.Arch has three sections. Section I is the Mathematics Section. 25 MCQs and 5 Numerical Answer Type (NAT) questions are asked in this section. Section II is the Aptitude section. 50 MCQs are asked from this section. Section I and II are conducted in the Computer-Based Test (CBT) Mode. Section III is the Drawing Test section which consists of 2 questions. This section is conducted offline and will require you to draw with a pen on a paper.
Question: Does JEE Main B.Arch have negative marking?
Ans. Yes, JEE Main B.Arch has a few questions with negative marking. The paper has three types of questions - MCQs, Numerical Answer Type(NAT), and Drawing. MCQs are asked in the Mathematics and Aptitude sections. 4 marks are awarded for the correct answer and 1 mark is deducted for an incorrect answer. NAT questions and drawings do not have any negative marking.
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College