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How to Prepare for JEE Main Aptitude Test for B. Planning?
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As a new change in JEE Main for the academic session 2020-21, the exam conducting authorities had introduced a separate exam for B. Planning. Students could choose to attempt either B. Planning or B. Arch or both of these papers. Following the changes introduced, JEE Main 2021 January session will also be holding a separate exam for B.Planning. Both the exams include aptitude and mathematics sub-sections where Aptitude is a key factor. 

  • JEE Main 2021 January session is expected to be conducted in the second week of January 2021. JEE Main 2021 Registrations are expected to start in the month of October.  
  • There are approximately 850 B.Arch/B.Planning seats in various NITs/ Architecture institutes that accept JEE Main scorecard.
  • If you are appearing in both papers, the exam duration will be 3 and a half hours. Manage your time accordingly.  
  • The Aptitude Test for both B. Panning and B.Arch will be common. Download JEE Main Practice Papers

Start by following the steps given below for better management of your JEE Mains Aptitude study plan:

  1. First, distinguish between Important & less important topics. Separate the topics holding higher weightage in the aptitude section. Check JEE Main Paper Analysis
  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.
  4. The drawing test of the Architecture entrance exam is more about the design ideas, on the other hand, Drawing tests in Arts is more about aesthetics. Check JEE Main B.Arch Syllabus 

JEE Main Exam Pattern for B. Planning

JEE Main Exam Pattern for B. Planning

Candidates can start preparing for the examination as per the pattern. The detailed pattern of  JEE Main 2021 B.Planning paper  is listed below:

Particulars B.Planning
Exam Mode CBT Mode
Number of Questions

Mathematics- 25;

Aptitude- 50;

Planning Based-25

Total Marks  400
Type of Questions

Maths- 20 (MCQs) + 5 (Questions with Numerical Answers)

Aptitude- 50 MCQs +

Planning Based Objective Type- 25 MCQs

Language English & Hindi
Duration 3 Hours
Marking Scheme +4 marks for each correct answer
Negative Marking 1 Mark will be deducted

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Marking Scheme of JEE Main B. Planning Paper

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 - Planning-based questions 25 MCQs MCQs - +4 for the correct answer, -1 for an incorrect answer, 0 for unanswered questions 100
Total 100 questions - 400

JEE Main Syllabus for B.Planning
JEE Main Aptitude Syllabus for B.Planning

If you are desiring to get admission in B.Planning courses through JEE Main 2021, you need to mind map the prescribed syllabus for result-oriented preparation. Because of the 30% reduction in CBSE syllabus, JEE Main 2021 syllabus is most likely to be impacted. The official JEE Main 2021 Syllabus will soon be released. Check JEE Main 2021 Exam Pattern and Syllabus

Speaking about the exam pattern, JEE Main 2021 Exam Pattern for B.Planning includes subjects such as Mathematics, Aptitude, and Planning. Drawing Test will also be a part of the examination. 

  • Freehand drawing: Simple drawing showing the entire object in its right proportion and form, relative location, surface texture, and details of its components in suitable scale, Ordinary domestic or everyday life utilizable objects like equipment, furniture, etc.
  • Geometrical drawing: Activities in geometrical drawing containing lines, triangles, angles, quadrilaterals, circles, polygons, Study of plan (aerial view), elevation (side or front views) of simple solid objects like cones, prisms,  splayed surface holders, cylinders, cubes, etc.
  • Three-dimensional perception: Perception and appreciation of 3D forms with building elements, volume colour, and orientation, Visualization through constituting objects in memory.
  • Imagination and aesthetic sensitivity: Composition activity with given elements, Context mapping, Creativity test through an uncommon innovative check with recognizable objects, Logic of colour grouping.
  • Architectural awareness: General awareness and interest of famous architectural creations – within the country and outside, places and celebrities (architects, designers etc.)
  • Imagination and aesthetic sensitivity: Composition activity with given elements, Context mapping, Creativity test through an uncommon innovative check with recognizable objects, Logic of colour grouping.
  • Architectural awareness: General awareness and interest of famous architectural creations – within the country and outside, places and celebrities (architects, designers etc.)
Parts Syllabus
Aptitude Syllabus

Awareness of persons, places, Buildings, Materials.
Objects, Texture related to Architecture and build—environment.
Visualizing three-dimensional objects from two-dimensional drawings.
Visualizing different sides of three-dimensional objects.
Analytical Reasoning Mental Ability (Visual, Numerical and Verbal).

B. Planning (Planning-based Section) Syllabus

General awareness, government programs/schemes, development issues

Comprehension, graphs, charts and map reading skills, critical thinking and analytical skills, simple statistics

CBSE Class X Social Sciences

JEE Main B. Planning Mathematics Syllabus

Topic Name

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

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Binomial theorem and its simple applications

Statistics and probability

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Important Topics - B. Planning
JEE Main Important Topics - B. Planning

Drawing test in Aptitude Test in Architecture tests a candidate’s drawing skills. With that, it also checks how well a candidate observes their surroundings and is able to interpret it through drawings. Rather than just coloring skills or artistic capabilities, Aptitude Test looks at the transfer of thoughts from mind to paper. Below are mentioned some of the important Topics for JEE Main 2021 Aptitude Test:

  • Perception of 3 dimensional. For a given object, building forms and elements candidate has to understand and appreciate the scale and proportion of objects with an understanding of color texture, harmony, and contrast. 
  • Design and draw geometrical or abstract shapes and patterns in pencil.
  • 2D and 3D transformation union, subtraction, rotation.
  • Development of surfaces and volumes
  • Plan generation
  • 3D elevations
  • 3D views of objects
  • Create 2D or 3D compositions with certain shapes and forms given in questions.
  • Sketch scenes and activities from memory of places usually found in urban areas.

We have compiled a list of all previous years’ 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 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 sections & time management while switching among the three sections.
  • JEE Main B. Planning Sample paper, practice papers & mock tests serve as a microscope to demonstrate JEE aspirant’s strengths and weaknesses.

B.Planning Aptitude: Important Topics

Following are the important topics of JEE Main Important Aptitude Topics for B.Panning

Part 2 Part 3

Analytical Reasoning

Mental Ability (Visual, Numerical and Verbal).

Awareness of persons, places, Buildings, Materials.

Objects, Texture related to Architecture and build environment.

General awareness, government programs/schemes

Comprehension, graphs, charts and map reading skills, critical thinking and analytical skills

CBSE Class X Social Sciences


Preparation Tips and Books

Preparation Tips for JEE Main 2021

Understand Concepts

  • Instead of learning by rote, focus on understanding the concept before moving on to the next topic.
  • Refer to both Class XI and XII books for Maths especially.

Division of Syllabus

  • Divide your syllabus into monthly and weekly segments and assign practical targets to achieve them.
  • Follow your plan strictly to complete the syllabus on time.

Work on Drawing

  • Work on your observation skills and drawing to prepare for the Aptitude and Drawing tests.
  • You may join a coaching class for drawing practice.
  • Utilize your Engineering Drawing notes for 2D/3D questions’ preparation.

Doubt Clearing Sessions

  • Clear your doubt at the earliest to avoid any confusion later.
  • Try to add variation in your daily study schedule, like study Maths, Drawing, and Aptitude related topics, to avoid monotony.

Prepare Revision Notes

  • Make revision notes/flashcards on concepts, formulae, definitions, etc. for each topic.
  • These notes will help you in the final weeks of the examination to have a quick look again and again without going through the whole topic.

Mock Test and Sample Papers

  • Solve enough sample papers and previous years’ tests to develop pace and practice.
  • You can even take online mock tests for practice.

Books for JEE Main 2021

The below table represents some of the important books for JEE Main 2021:

Name of Book Author/Publication
A Complete Self Study Guide for B.Arch Entrance Examination (English) P.K Mishra, Arihant Publications
Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning Book R.S. Aggarwal
Architecture Entrance Book P.K Mishra

Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions

Ques. What Questions were asked in JEE Main Paper 2 Drawing Section?

Ans. JEE B. Arch Drawing Section holds 2 questions based on drawings. These questions are to be attempted on a separate Drawing Sheet which will be provided with the question booklet: 

  1. 2-Dimensional Drawing: Draw a freehand (without using ruler/compass) mirror image of the image formed by the composition of Circles, Squares, Triangles and Rectangles.
  2. 3-Dimensional Drawing: Read the question carefully. The question can be asked on light & shadows cast by 3d solids such as Cylinder, Cubes and Sphere.

JEE Main Paper 2 questions on the drawing may consist of following types of questions. Use Pencil while drawing.

  • Transformation of forms both 2-D and 3-D union.
  • Elevations and 3-D views of objects Rotation
  • Development of surfaces and volumes
  • Generation of Plan
  • Creating 2D and 3D compositions using given shapes and forms
  • Sketching of activities from memory of urban scenes such as Public space, Festival, Market, Street Scenes, Recreational Spaces, Monuments
  • Landscape such as Gardens, Trees, Riverfronts, Jungles, Plants and rural life.

Ques. What Type of Maths Questions are asked in JEE Main Paper 2 and Paper 3?

Ans. The Maths questions asked in Paper 2 are way similar to the questions asked in JEE Main 2021 Paper 1. 

Ques. What type of Aptitude Questions are asked in JEE Main Paper?

Ans. The following types of questions are asked in JEE Main:

JEE Main B.Arch, JEE Main Paper 2

JEE Main Paper 2, JEE Main B.Arch


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