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JEE Main 2017 Paper 2 B. Arch/B. Plan

Last Updated - March 27, 2017

Joint Entrance Examination (Main) is conducted by CBSE to shortlist aspiring candidates seeking admission to undergraduate engineering programmes to Centrally-funded technical institutions such as NIT (National Institute of Technology), IITs (Indian Institutes of Technology) and other reputed institutes. The Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) is bifurcated into JEE (Main) examination and JEE (Advanced) examination.

The JEE (Main) exam is essentially the first screening test for the IITs. The exam is scheduled to be held on April 02, 2017. JEE (Main) is basically an eligibility test for JEE (Advanced) i.e. only those candidates who will qualify in the JEE (Main) examination will be allowed to appear for JEE (Advanced) examination conducted exclusively for IITs. JEE (advanced) 2017 will be for held on May 21, 2017. Candidates can attempt JEE (Main) for a maximum three times. JEE Main comprises 2 papers – Paper 1 is meant for B. Tech aspirants while candidates applying for B. Arch course should attempt Paper 2.

Paper I comprise 3 sections – Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. There will be 90 questions in total (30 questions from each section) and all the questions will carry 4 marks each.

Paper 2 consists of 82 questions. Mathematics and Aptitude comprise 80 questions of 4 marks each while Drawing section has 2 questions of total 70 marks. Negative marking of 1 mark would be applicable for both the papers.

JEE Main Paper 2 is an architecture entrance exam for admissions to the 5 years undergraduate B. Arch or B. Planning courses at the NIT’s and the centrally funded institutes as well as the self- financed institutes participating in the JEE. JEE Main Paper 2 is only conducted in Pen and Paper mode. Candidates who are 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. It measures the aptitude of the applicant for specific field of study, i.e. Architecture. The test measures drawing and observation skills, sense of proportion, aesthetic sensitivity and critical thinking ability, that have been acquired over a long period of time, and that are related to specific field of study, i.e. Architecture.

JEE Main Paper 2

JEE MAIN 2017 Important Dates

CBSE has announced the schedule for JEE Main 2017 online and offline examination. This year, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Odisha, Nagaland, Gujarat and Uttarakhand have joined the JEE (Main) 2017 system for conducting engineering admissions. Earlier all these states carried out state level entrance examination. The date of exam is April 2, 2017 (offline Mode) and April 8 – 9, 2017 (online mode) respectively. You can check the calendar of events mentioned below for regular updates and process wise deadlines.

JEE Main Form Correction WindowJan.25 - Feb. 03, 2017
Availability of JEE Main Admit CardMarch 1, 2017
JEE Main 2017 paper (Pen and Paper Based Test)April 2, 2017
JEE Main 2017 paper (Computer Based Test)April 8 – 9, 2017
Online Display of JEE Main Answer Key & OMR Sheet ImageApril 18 – 22, 2017
Declaration of score card and JEE Main merit listApril 27, 2017
Declaration of All India RankJune 30, 2017

JEE Main Paper 2 Application Process

JEE Main Paper 2 Registration are done along with the JEE Main Registration. For the academic session 2017-18 Registration process has completed on January 16, 2017. JEE Main Paper 2 is scheduled to be held on April 2, 2017. JEE Main Application Form is available in online mode only on the CBSE portal. There is no printed application form for it.

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 provided an opportunity to candidates for making corrections in the application form after the registration was closed. However, it is always better to fill the details correctly in the first go and save yourself the trouble.

JEE Main Paper 2 Eligibility

The basic eligibility criteria for appearing in JEE Main is you should be class 12th pass or equivalent with45%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.
  • Candidates 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.
  • Candidates must have passed class 12 or equivalent with a minimum of 45 % in aggregate (40 % for SC/ST candidates).
  • Those candidates who have passed their class 12 or equivalent examination are eligible.
  • Candidates appearing for their class 12 or equivalent examination in 2017 are also eligible.

Age Limit: Candidates must have been born on or after October 1, 1991 (October 1, 1986 for SC/ST candidates) to be eligible for the JEE Main Paper 2.

JEE Main Paper 2 Exam Pattern

Out of the total 31 National Institutes of Technology (NITs) in the country, only 9 offer admission in B. Arch course and there are 599 B. Arch seats in these NITs. There are 5 CFTIs/ STFIs which also offer B. Arch/ B. Planning course and there are 331 seats. These institutes offer admission on the basis of CSAB (Central Seat Allocation Board). CSAB conducts a common counselling process for engineering/ architecture admission.

JEE Main 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; borrowing is NOT ALLOWED during the exam.

PaperSubjectsType of QuestionMode of Exam
JEE Main Paper 2 for B. Arch/ B. PlanningPart 1: Mathematics Part 2: Aptitude Test Part 3: Drawing TestPart 1: Objective Type Part 2: Objective Type Part 3: Questions to Test Drawing AptitudePen and Paper Based Only

Section 1: Consist of Aptitude Test with 50 Objective Questions for 200 marks Questions coming in this section test the general awareness, reasoning ability, analytical skills of the students.

Section 2:  Will be a Math Test with 30 Objective Questions for 120 marks.

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

Aptitude Test50200

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

JEE Main Paper 2 Selection Procedure

For selection through JEE Main 2017, CBSE would incorporate a two-stage process. In this process, your performance in the Class 12 or equivalent qualifying examination and in JEE Main examination is considered with 60% weightage is given to the candidate's JEE Main performance and 40% weightage is given to Class 12th or equivalent qualifying examination performance.

Candidates will be offered admission on the basis of the JEE Main Paper 2 scores and the normalized marks of class 12 in the ratio 60:40. Further the admission will be offered based on the choices by the candidates during JEE Main 2017 Counselling.

JEE Main Paper 2 Result

JEE Main 2017 Result is expected to be declared by CBSE on April 27, 2017. The JEE Main score will be determined on the basis of your performance in Paper-1 & Paper-2 and 60% weightage will be given to your performance while preparing the rank list. So, it is very important to perform well in it. Moreover, your JEE Advanced Exam eligibility will be determined on the basis of the JEE Main 2017 Score.

The qualified candidates would be invited to participate in counselling and seat allotment process based on JEE Main 2017 Cutoff. The counselling process for admission to various engineering seats across different institutes would be conducted by JoSAA (Joint Seat Allocation Authority), CSAB (CSAB SFTI and CSAB NEUT) and respective state counselling authorities.

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) – 2017. 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) – 2017. 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.

Check JEE Main 2017 Result.

JEE Main 2017 Paper 2 Aptitude Syllabus

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

Part – II 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 of urban scape (public space, market, festivals, street scenes, monuments, recreational spaces etc.), landscape (river fronts, jungles. gardens, trees, plants etc.) and rural life.

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

JEE Main Paper 2 Best B. Arch Books

Getting a good score in JEE Main exam is like a dream come true for all the class 12th students who want to pursue Engineering and Architecture courses, moreover if you score really high and your All India Rank falls in top 2 lakhs ranks they will be eligible for the next level JEE Advanced which will take place on May 22, 2017. So, you need to prepare for both the exams really well. You can refer to the following books for 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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