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How Do I Prepare for a JEE Main B.Arch Paper?


JEE Main B.Arch 2022: The National Testing Agency (NTA) conducted the JEE main exam 2022 in two sessions. The first session was conducted from June 23 to 29, 2022. The second session was conducted from July 25 to 30, 2022. JEE Main is a national-level examination conducted for candidates who want to study engineering and architecture at the best colleges in India. The JEE Main B.Arch exam is conducted for students seeking admission to the undergraduate architecture program.

This article provides detailed information about how a candidate can prepare for JEE Main B. Arch paper. The exam pattern syllabus and reference books will help them to prepare well for the exam and get admitted to colleges such as the School of Planning and Architecture, IIT Kharagpur, and IIT Roorkee to earn an undergraduate degree in Architecture.

JEE Main 2022 B.Arch: Exam Overview

Candidates who wish to attend the B.Arch paper can go through the overview of the exam before getting into the other details related to the exam:

Exam NameJEE Main – Paper 2 (B.Arch)
Exam NameJoint Entrance Examination
Exam Conducting Authority National Testing Agency (NTA)
Exam Duration3 Hours
Total Marks400 Marks
Mode of ExamComputer Based Test and Offline Test for Drawing
Official Websitehttps://jeemain.nta.nic.in/

JEE Main B.Arch 2022: Exam Pattern

The exam will be conducted partly online and partly offline. Drawing will be a pen and paper-based test. The remaining sections will be a computer-based test. Let us have a look at the exam pattern of JEE Main B.Arch from the table below:

SubjectsMaximum MarksMaximum Questions
Part-I: Mathematics10020+10*
Part-II: Aptitude20050
Part-III: Drawing10002

JEE Main B.Arch 2022 Syllabus: General Aptitude

Now that candidates know the pattern of the question paper that will be followed for the exam, next they should know the syllabus of the exam. The knowledge of these two aspects is critical to be able to make a study plan to prepare for the exam.

SectionsTopic Name
Part 1Awareness of Persons
Analytical Reasoning Mental Ability (Visual, Numerical and Verbal).
Texture related to Architecture and build-environment
Visualising different sides of three-dimensional objects
Visualising three-dimensional objects from two-dimensional drawings,
Part 2Three-dimensional perception: Understanding and appreciation of scale and proportion of objects, building forms and elements, colour texture, harmony and contrast.
Design and drawing of geometrical or abstract shapes and patterns in pencil, Transformation forms both 2 D and 3 D union, subtraction, rotation, development of surfaces and volumes,
Creating two-dimensional and three-dimensional compositions using given shapes and forms.
Generation of plans, elevations and 3D views of objects,
Sketching of scenes and activities from memory of urbanscape (public space, festivals, market, street scenes, monuments, recreational spaces, etc.), landscape (riverfronts, jungles, trees, plants, etc.) and rural life. 

We recommend candidates start their preparation for the exam with NCERT books so that they can strengthen their foundation concept of the topics. However, candidates should note that studying from only the NCERT books is inadequate to succeed in a competitive exam like the JEE Main. Therefore, they should study the topics from reference books in addition to the NCERT books. Some of the books recommended by our subject matter experts at Embibe are as follows:

  • A Complete Self-Guide for B.Arch Entrance Examination – P.K. Mishra (Arihant).
  • Steps to Architecture (NATA) B.Arch. Entrance Exam – Nimish Madan.
  • B.Arch/NATA/JEE Main – Offline Drawing Test – Nimish Madan.
  • Complete Architecture Entrance Guide – Ashok Goel and Arjun Kamal.

Preparation Tips for JEE Main B.Arch 2022 

Given below are some tips that will help JEE main aspirants to prepare for their B.Arch paper:

  • Mathematics is one such subject in which candidates will not be able to solve the numerous sums from different books if their concept of the subject is not clear. To make the foundational base for a certain topic strong, it is important that they practice the Class 11 and 12 NCERT Mathematics books first and then move on to the reference books for the same topics. 
  • Candidates who appear for the JEE main B.Arch paper will have to attend the drawing section, which carries 100 marks. Therefore they cannot skip the section. Not only that, if they want to score well on the paper, they should be good at drawing or sketching. Candidates should practice regularly drawing to improve their sketching skills. Having a good knowledge of Architecture is also necessary to score good marks in the JEE main B Arch paper.
  • It is important for candidates to have a good plan and strategy in place to prepare for the exam.
  • Candidates should go through the previous year’s question papers to understand the difficulty level of the question paper and which topics are important. Reviewing question papers for at least the previous ten years will help the candidates to understand which questions have been repeated over the years. This will help them to gauge in advance which topics they can expect questions from in the exam.
  • Candidates can resort to a preparation strategy that takes the difficulty level of the exam, the syllabus, important topics, and previous years’ question papers into count.
  • Practice is the key to scoring well in competitive exams. The more a candidate practices from the previous year’s question papers, mock tests and sample test series, the better his chances of securing a good grade in the JEE Main B.Arch exams. 
  • Though reference books are necessary, candidates are advised not to go beyond one or two reference books to prepare for each subject. The selection of the reference book plays an important part. Candidates should study only from reliable sources, ones which cover a maximum portion of their syllabus, and books that present the content in a language comfortable to the candidates. This should also note the books have both salts and insert some papers for practice.

Related Links:

JEE Main Paper 2A – B. ArchJEE Main Paper 2 Result
JEE Main 2022 Paper 2JEE Main Paper 2 Syllabus

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