JEE (Advanced) - Architecture Aptitude Test (AAT)

For the five year architecture degree programmes (Bachelor of Architecture or B.Arch.) which is offered by IIT (BHU) Varanasi, IIT Kharagpur and IIT Roorkee, the candidates have to appear for an Architecture Aptitude Test (AAT). One can only appear for AAT only if the student has secured a rank in the JEE Advanced.

The registration for AAT is done online after the JEE Advanced results are announced. When you check your JEE Advanced results, there you will see a link for AAT registration. The candidates should note that the link for Online application of Architecture Aptitude Test will only remain active for 2 days and hence the candidates are advised to be prepared for the registration process. The candidates can use the same admit card which they have used while appearing for JEE Advanced. It is to be noted that the seat allotment for architecture seats are done on the basis of all India Rank in the JEE (Advanced).

JEE Advanced Aptitude Test (AAT) Syllabus

The AAT has one paper with duration of 3 hours and the question paper medium is English. The architecture aptitude test (AAT) syllabus includes:

Freehand drawing

This would comprise of simple drawing depicting the total object in its right form and proportion, surface texture, relative location and details of its component parts in 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, angles, triangles, quadrilaterals, polygons, circles, etc. Study of plan (top view), elevation (front or side views) of simple solid objects like prisms, cones, cylinders,
cubes, splayed surface holders, etc.

Three-dimensional perception

Understanding and appreciation of three-dimensional forms with building elements, colour, volume and orientation. Visualization through structuring objects in memory.

Imagination and aesthetic sensitivity

Composition exercise with given elements. Context mapping. Creativity check through innovative uncommon test with familiar objects. Sense of colour 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.

Note: Candidates must bring geometry box sets (ruler, compass, etc.), pencils, Sharpener, erasers and colored pencils or crayons for the B.Arch. aptitude test.

Architecture Aptitude Test (AAT) Registration

Generally, the Architecture Aptitude Test (AAT) Registration window opens on the same date when JEE Advanced Results are released. The candidates qualified in JEE Advanced and willing to pursue Architecture program must need to register for Architecture Aptitude Test (AAT) and appear for the exam on the scheduled date and time. AAT is held within 7-10 days of declaration of JEE Advanced Result. For latest AAT Registration updates visit EducationNews.Shiksha

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