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JEE Main 2019 Paper 2 for B. Arch/B. Plan

Last Updated - April 15, 2019

JEE Main comprises 2 papers – Paper 1 and Paper 2. Paper 1 is meant for B. Tech aspirants while candidates applying for B. Arch course should attempt Paper 2 of JEE Main. Paper 2 includes three sections- Mathematics, Aptitude and Drawing.

JEE Main 2019 Paper 2 Answer Keys

JEE Main Paper 2 was concluded in a single day on April 7, 2019. The Official answer keys are uploaded here which are published by NTA.

JEE Main Paper 2 April 7Question PapersAnswer Keys
Morning Shift DownloadDownload
Evening ShiftDownloadDownload
  • JEE Main 2019 Paper 2 is scheduled for April 7, 2019 in pen and paper-based mode.
  • Paper 2 has 3 sections namely- Aptitude Test, Mathematics and Drawing Test. Check JEE Main B.Arch Syllabus
  • 82 questions are asked in Paper 2 of JEE Main with Mathematics (30 MCQs) and Aptitude (50 MCQs) having 80 questions, while 2 questions are based on drawing section. Download JEE Main Sample Papers
  • 4 marks each are awarded for first two sections. Drawing section has 2 questions of total 70 marks.
  • Negative marking of 1 mark would be applicable. Download JEE Main Exam Pattern

JEE MAIN 2019 Paper-2 Analysis

DescriptionMorning ShiftEvening Shift
Difficulty Level of PaperModerateModerate
Toughest SectionMathematicsMathematics
Easiest SectionGeneral AptitudeGeneral Aptitude & Drawing


JEE Main Paper 2 is only conducted in Pen and Paper mode. Candidates applying for JEE Main Paper 1 can also apply for JEE Main Paper 2 and vice versa but the application fee is different for appearing in both or single exam.

JEE Main 2019 Paper 2 Exam Dates

NTA has announced the schedule for JEE Main 2019 online and offline examination. Check the table below:

EventsJanuary SessionApril Session
JEE Main 2019 NotificationSeptember 2018February 2019
Availability of Application FormsSeptember 1 – 30, 2018February 8 – March 7, 2019
JEE Main Form Correction WindowOctober 8- 14, 2018March 2019
Issue of JEE Main 2019 Admit CardDecember 17, 2018March 18, 2019
JEE Main 2019 Exam Date (Paper 1 and Paper 2)January 6 – 20, 2019April 6 – 20, 2019
Release of JEE Main 2019 Answer KeyJanuary 2019April 2019
JEE Main 2019 Result DateJanuary 31, 2019April 30, 2019
Announcement of Top 2,24,000 candidates March 2019May 2019
Declaration of JEE Main All India RanksMarch 2019May 2019

JEE Main Application Form for Paper 2

  • JEE Main Paper 2 Registration has to be done along with JEE Main Registration.
  • For the academic session 2019-19 Registration process will be completed on January 2, 2019.
  • JEE Main Application Form will be available in online mode only on the CBSE portal.
  • They are required to fill all necessary information such as paper details, exam centers, personal information, qualification details, etc. during online registration.
  • Last year, CBSE directed that Aadhar number is mandatory to fill in JEE Main Application Form.
  • Note that there is no separate process to apply for JEE Main Paper 2.

JEE Main Paper 2 Eligibility

The basic eligibility criteria for appearing in JEE Main is to pass class 12 or equivalent exam with 45% marks in each of the subject (40% in case of reserved categories). Other mandatory requirements are mentioned below: -

Academic Qualification

  • Candidates must have passed class 12 in a minimum of 5 subjects.
  • Applicants must have compulsorily studied a language, Physics and Mathematics.
  • Optional subjects studied by the candidates are Chemistry, Biology, Biotechnology, Technical Vocational.
  • The fifth subject can be any subject.
  • A minimum of 45 % in aggregate (40 % for SC/ST candidates) is required in qualifying exam.

Age Limit: Candidates must have been born on or after October 1, 1993 (October 1, 1988 for SC/ST candidates) to be eligible for JEE Main Paper 2.

Also Check How to Prepare for JEE Main Paper 2?

JEE Main Paper 2 Exam Pattern

JEE Main Paper 2 for B. Arch is a 3-hour examination that includes three sections – Mathematics, Aptitude and Drawing/Sketching Test. The aptitude test must be attempted in English only. Students must carry their own geometry box set, pencils, erasers, crayons and color pencils. 

PaperSubjectsType of QuestionMode of Exam
JEE Main Paper 2 for B. Arch/ B. Planning

Part 1: Mathematics

Part 2: Aptitude Test

Part 3: Drawing Test

Part 1 and Part 2 – Objective Type

Part 3 – Questions to Test Drawing Aptitude

Pen and Paper Based Only

Section 1: Consist of Aptitude Test with 50 Objective Questions for 200 marks.  Questions are based on general awareness, reasoning ability, analytical skills.

Section 2:  Will be a Math Test with 30 Objective Questions for 120 marks. Check Complete JEE Main Exam Pattern 

Section 3:  Will be a Drawing test with 2 Questions (Memory, 2D Design) for 70 marks

Aptitude Test50200

Note: Drawing Questions have to be attempted on the separate drawing sheet placed with the answer sheet.

JEE Main Paper 2 Result and Selection Procedure

JEE Main Paper 2 Result will be declared separately. Once the result is declared, a cut off list is prepared and those who qualify in JEE Main Paper 2 Cut Off shall proceed to the admission process.

NTA scrapped the inclusion of class 12 weightage while preparing merit list, however, it is mandatory to score at least 75% marks in the qualifying exams to get through with admission process. The admission process will be completed once registration for JoSAA Counselling is done.

JEE Main Paper 2 Evaluation in case of Tie

In case of a tie, i.e. when two or more candidates obtain equal marks (by giving 60% weightage to performance in JEE (Main) and 40% weightage to normalized marks in Class 12th or equivalent qualifying examination), inter-se merit of such candidates shall be decided in the following order:

  1. Rank list for admission to B. Arch/B. Planning (in institutions other than IITs)
  2. Resolution by marks obtained in Aptitude Test in Paper-2 (B. Arch./B. Planning.) in JEE (Main) – 2019. Candidate obtaining higher marks will be given better rank.
  3. Resolution by marks obtained in Drawing Test in Paper-2 (B. Arch./B. Planning.) in JEE (Main) – 2019. Candidate obtaining higher marks will be given better rank.
  4. Resolution by total normalized qualifying exam marks. Candidates obtaining higher normalized marks will be given better rank.
  5. Resolution by finding the ratio of positive marks and negative marks. Candidate having higher absolute value of the ratio will be given better rank.
  6. If the resolution is not possible after this criterion, candidates will be given the same rank.

JEE Main 2019 Paper 2 Aptitude Syllabus

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 2019. 

Syllabus for JEE Main Paper 2 can be divided into three major parts:

  1. Mathematics – Part I
  2. Aptitude Test – Part II
  3. Drawing Test – Part III

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.

Note: Candidates must bring their own geometry box set, pencils, erasers and color pencils or crayons.

Best Books to Prepare for JEE Main Paper 2

Preparation for JEE Main Paper 2 requires a good grasp in Aptitude and Mathematical concepts along with drawing and sketching skills. Therefore, to ace the exam and secure a good college it is necessary to go for the best books for JEE Main Paper 2.

Listed below are some of the recommended books for JEE Main Paper 2 Preparation.

Name of BooksAuthor’s NameISBN Number
A Complete Self Study Guide for B. Arch 2015PK Mishra9351761991
A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal ReasoningR.S. Aggarwal8121905516
NATA / JEE - Study Material Kit 2016- 17SILICAB00NIOCP1W
Keys to Drawing (English, Paperback, Dodson)North Light Books0891343377



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