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Default Re: AAT Exam Eligibility, Dates, Registration, Application Form, Admit Card, Counselling, Results, Cut off, Syllabus, Pattern, Exam Centres

Only two IITs - IIT Kharagpur and IIT Roorkee offer an undergraduate program in Architecture - B.Arch. degree. One needs to appear for a common aptitude test - Architecture Aptitude Test (AAT) - conducted by the Joint Implementation Committee of JEE Advanced. Only one that is able to clear the exam with a good enough AIR in JEE Advanced can get admission in one of the IITs.

Architecture Aptitude Test Eligibility

Other than being eligible for both JEE Main & JEE Advanced:

One must be a citizen of India.
PIO/ OCI/ Foreign applicants can apply.
One needs to qualify in both JEE Mains and JEE advanced.
One must have opted for appearing in the AAT exam during the registration of JEE Advanced.

Important Dates (Tentative)

AAT online registration date

Last Dates

Exam date

Declaration result

Candidates who would write AAT can fill their choices starting from

Display of Mock Seat Allocation-1 based on the choices filled-in by candidates

Display of Mock Seat Allocation-2 based on the choices filled-in by candidates as on

Candidate registration and Choice filling for academic programs under JEE AAT Ends

Reconciliation of data, Seat Allocation, verification and validation

Seat Allocation (Round 1)

Document Verification and Acceptance of Seat by reporting at Reporting Centres (Round 1) June -July (5 days)

Display of seats filled / availability status Seat Allocation (Round 2)

Document Verification and Acceptance/withdrawal of Seat by reporting at Reporting Centres (Round 2)
July (2 days)

Display of seats filled / availability status Seat Allocation (Round 3)

Document Verification and Acceptance/withdrawal of Seat by reporting at Reporting Centres (Round 3)
July-(2 days)

Display of seats filled / availability status Seat Allocation (Round 4)

Document Verification and Acceptance/withdrawal of Seat by reporting at Reporting Centres (Round 4)
July (2 days)

Display of seats filled / availability status Seat Allocation (Round 5)

Document Verification and Acceptance/withdrawal of Seat by reporting at Reporting Centres (Round 5)
July (2 days)

Display of seats filled / availability status Seat Allocation (Round 6)

Document Verification and Acceptance/withdrawal of Seat by reporting at Reporting Centres (Round 6) Last Round for Seat Withdrawal (only for IITs)
July (2 days)

Display of seats filled / availability status Seat Allocation (Round 7: Final Round)

The registration portal for AAT will go online a few days after the results of JEE Advanced is announced and one will get around 2 days to do the registration. Failing to do so, one will not be eligible to appear for the exam.

Process to fill up Application Form
The registration for AAT (Architecture Aptitude Test) to starts in June. The students who have registered for the AAT (Architecture Aptitude Test) will be able to appear on the entrance exam.

Steps to fill the application form:
Apply Online
Enter JEE Advanced Registration Number
Enter Mobile Number
Enter Email Address

Admit Card
The admit card for AAT is not issued separately. One has to carry the JEE Advanced Admit Card to appear for the exam.
On the day of the exam one shall be also allowed to carry own geometry sets and colours, including water colors.

The results for AAT will be declared within 5 days from the day of examination and the cut-off score for qualifying the exam will be decided by the committee of JEE Advanced.

One securing marks above the cut-off will be declared pass and no separate rank will be provided for AAT exam.

The seat allotment will be done on the basis of category-wise All India Rank of JEE Advanced given that one has secured more marks than the cut-off declared.

Candidates who have cleared the AAT will be called for the counselling process.
JoSAA Counselling (Joint Seat Allocation Authority) manages seat allotment and combined counselling procedure for admission in IIT Kharagpur or IIT Roorkee.
One can be able to participate in the seating procedure and fill their choices of courses.

Cut off

Minimum marks which the candidates have to secure to be eligible for admission will be present in the cut off of JEE Advanced AAT.
This acts as a screening process and the candidates who meet the cut off will have higher chances of admission.
A number of factors related to the entrance examination will be considered while preparing the JEE Advanced AAT cut off.

AAT Syllabus
Syllabus: The syllabus will be based on a drawing which is decided by the conducting authority for conducting AAT

Freehand Drawing

Freehand drawing consists of simple drawing depicting the total object in its right form and proportion, surface texture, relative location and details of its component parts in an appropriate scale. Common domestic or day-to-day life usable objects like furniture, equipment, etc., from memory.

Geometrical Drawing

Exercises in geometrical drawing containing lines, triangles, angles, quadrilaterals, circles, polygons, etc., study of plan (top view), elevation (front or side views) of simple solid objects like cones, prisms, cylinders, splayed surface holders, cubes, etc.

Three-Dimensional Perception

Appreciation and understanding of 3-dimensional forms with building elements, color, volume, and orientation Visualization through structuring objects in memory

Imagination and Aesthetic Sensitivity

Composition exercise with given elements. Context mapping Creativity check through an innovative uncommon test with familiar objects The sense of color grouping or application

Architectural Awareness

General interest and awareness of famous architectural creations - both national and international, places and personalities (architects, designers, etc.) in the related domain

AAT Exam Pattern

Mode: The AAT will be conducted by Offline i.e. Pen and Paper-based Test [PBT]

Questions: The question will be from 5 different topics based on drawing.

Sections: The question paper will contain 5 sections which are Geometrical Drawing, Freehand Drawing, Imagination and Aesthetic Sensitivity, Architectural Awareness, and Three Dimensional Perception.

Duration: The time given to complete AAT will be 3 hours i.e. 180 minutes.

Medium: The question paper will be in English.

Architecture Seats in IITs

Open Open-PwD SC SC-PwD ST OBC-NCL Total Seats

IIT Kharagpur
20 0 5 1 3 11 40

IIT Roorkee
17 1 5 0 3 9 35

JEE Advanced AAT Exam Centers
The exam shall be held at the seven zonal coordinating IITs only. The 7 zonal IITs are:
IIT Delhi Zone
IIT Kanpur Zone
IIT Kharagpur Zone
IIT Guwahati Zone
IIT Hyderabad Zone
IIT Roorkee Zone
IIT Bombay Zone

JEE Advanced AAT Exam Books

B.Arch Guide For Architecture Aptitude Paperback - 2015
by Institute Of Creative Sciences (Author)

Study Guide for B.Arch 2020 (English, Paperback, unknown)

Steps to Architecture : B.Arch (NATA/JEE) Main Exam Guide (English, Paperback, NIMISH MADAN)

by Prof. S.C. Garg (Author), Dr. Y.K. Garg (Author)

Bachelor of Architecture Entrance Examination 2018 - A Complete Self Study Guide First Edition (English, Paperback, P. K. Mishra)

Preparation Tips

Draw loose lines & practice to position hands perfectly.

Monitor drawing with pencil/ pen firmly & gently.

Try practicing as much 3D figures as one can while preparing for the exam.

One must read the basic terminology in advance to understand Imagination & aesthetic sensitivity section in & out.

The Architectural awareness section is all about understanding the national & international ancient monuments & famous structures, so get maximum knowledge.

One must study the architecture-related affairs and achievements in India and globally.

Apart from that, basic questions on traffic and road safety can also be asked.

One should have the practice of doing freehand drawings and sketches without any measurement equipment like scales or compasses.

One should work on developing the skill of visualising real-life objects from a given geometric shape.

One needs a lot of creativity and imagination to work on questions pertaining to shapes, sizes, objects.

Last edited by Neelu Bhasin; 12th November 2019 at 03:52 PM.
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