This exam can be further bifurcated into two parts –
- For B.Arch.
- For B.Plan.
JEE main exam pattern for B.Arch will comprise of objective questions for both Maths and Aptitude, numerical questions for Maths and questions for the drawing section. As per the JEE Main exam pattern 2020 for B.Plan, questions will be asked from Maths and aptitude and there will be an extra section on Planning with multiple choice questions on the same.
- Exam will consist of both online mode and offline mode. Topics covered will be Maths, General Aptitude and Drawing skills. Mathematics and Aptitude test will be computer-based, whereas Drawing test will be conducted in the pen-and-paper mode.
- Maths section will have 20 MCQ questions and 5 numerical questions.For MCQs – 4 Marks will be awarded for every correct answer and 1 Mark will be deducted for every incorrect answer and zero marks will be deducted for not attempting the questions For answer with numeric value – 4 Marks will be awarded for every correct answer and 0 Mark will be deducted for every incorrect answer or if the questions Is left unattempted.
- Aptitude section will have 50 MCQs. Marking scheme for MCQs is same as that of MCQs of maths section.
- Drawing section will have 2 questions which will be evaluated out of 100 marks.
- Paper will be of 400 marks in total.
Date of the Examination (Subject to Change due to COVID-19)
- Exam is organised twice a year – first time in January and the second time in April.
- For January 2020 attempt-
- Last date to submit application form – 10th October 2019
- Date of Exam – 5th/6th January 2020 – conducted in two slots (1st slot – 9:30am to 12:30pm and second slot – 2:30pm to 5:30pm).
- For April 2020 attempt –
- Application form availability – 7th February 2020 to 7th March 2020
- Date of Organization – 2nd/3rd April 2020 – conducted in two slots (1st slot – 9:30am to 12:30pm and second slot – 2:30pm to 5:30pm).
- For registration, site to be visited – https://jeemain.nta.nic.in.
How to Prepare
Strategy goes the same as for JEE Mains for maths. For general knowledge, questions Are generally asked regarding diff. Constructions of famous buildings/planning of famous cities all over the world. So in order to score in his area, a student must have a good knowledge about the above mentioned things. For drawing, topics are given on the spot. The child has to imagine and draw in the paper itself. Students seriously aiming for this exam should practice at-least one drawing making per week. Best sources of preparation are the previous year papers.
- Exam is conducted in online mode only. Topics and marking scheme and time duration are same as that for BArch. Only difference is that instead of drawing section, there would be a different section – Planning.
- Planning test would be computer based. B.Plan aspirants will have 25 questions on Planning. Planning section will also include a written passage.
- Maximum marks are 400.
Date of Examination
Exam will be held the same day as that of BArch. and follows the same schedule. Difference is that this exam will be conducted in only slot i.e. 2:30pm to 5:30pm.