JEE Main Paper 2: Exam Dates, Syllabus, Eligibility

JEE Main Paper 2 is very popular engineering exam for B.arch and B.plan courses which is offered by the top institutes i.e. IIITs, NITs, IITs, CFTs. Last year 1.5 lac candidates participated in this exam. It is expected that this year the number will increased. It will be conducted by CBSE on 8th April 2018. As JEE Main Exam dates previously declared by the CBSE. Offline mode exam will be conducted on 8th April 2018, Online mode exam will be conducted on 15th & 16th April 2018. This exam is for admission into undergraduate engineering courses. It is conducted for admission into the B.arch & B.plan Courses.

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Difference Between NATA & JEE Main paper 2:

Facts JEE Mains Paper 2 NATA
Exam conducting Institute CBSE. Council of Architecture.
Paper Pattern Mathematics – 30 Question – 120 marks. Mathematics – 20 Question – 40 marks.
Aptitude – 50 Question – 200 marks. Aptitude – 40 Question – 80 marks.
Drawing Test- 2 Questions – 70 marks. Drawing Test – 2 Questions – 80 marks.
Total Exam duration 3 hours. 90 Minutes per section or 3 hours overall.
Difficulty Level of the Paper High. Moderate.
Admitting Institutes For Architecture and Planning programs in NITs & GFTIs. For Architecture and Planning programs in Architecture Colleges other than NITs.
Exam Mode Offline. Pen-Paper based Offline Mode

Latest Application Form Available 2018

JEE Main Paper 2 Eligibility Criteria:

  • Candidates who are appearing for qualifying examination and already appeared for the Qualifying examination are eligible.
  • Candidates must have five subjects in their qualifying examination including Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics as compulsory subjects.
  • The qualification exam would be 10+2.
  • Candidates who are diploma holder and appearing are also eligible, but they can appear for IITs.

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JEE Main paper 2 Important Dates and Notification

CBSE already declared information bulletin and exam dates for JEE Main.

JEE Main Paper 2 Events Exam Dates
Commencement of Online Registration Process 1st December 2017
JEE Main Admit Card 2018 Releasing Dates Mid-March 2018
Examination Date 8th April 2018 (for offline exam) and 15th and 16th April 2018 (for online exam)
Expected Result Date 31th May 2018

Paper 2 will be conducted on 8th April 2018 from 2:00 PM to 5:PM. It is advised to the students please reach the examination center 1 Hour earlier.

JEE Main Paper 2 Exam Pattern

JEE Main paper 2 has three section i.e. Mathematics, Aptitude, Drawing. The exam duration will be 3 hours. A total 82 questions are held in to the question paper.

Topics Total Questions Total Marks
Mathematics 30 120
Aptitude 50 200
Drawing 2 70 Marks

It is an offline mode (pen & paper based) test.

Paper Subjects Type of Question Mode of Exam
JEE Main Paper 2 for B. Arch/ B. Planning Part 1: Mathematics

Part 2: Aptitude Test

Part 3: Drawing Test

Part 1 and Part 2 – Objective Type

Part 3 – Questions to Test Drawing Aptitude

Pen and Paper Based Only

JEE Main Paper 2 preparation tips:

  • Break your syllabus into two parts Important topics & less important topics. Keep separate topics according to the weighage marks.
  • Make a preparation plan for yearly basis as well as for monthly basis.
  • Utilize engineering drawing notes for 2D/3D question papers.
  • Solve a lot of previous year question papers.
  • Try to solve 30 aptitude questions in daily basis.

Best Books to Prepare for JEE Main Paper 2

You need really good skills for JEE Main Paper 2 Exam. Therefore, to crack the exam and secure a good marks for a good college, you need to go for the best books for JEE Main Paper 2.

Below listed are the best books for JEE Main paper 2 preparation.

Name of Books Author’s Name ISBN Number
A Complete Self Study Guide for B. Arch 2015 PK Mishra 9351761991
A Modern Approach to Verbal & Nonverbal Reasoning R.S. Aggarwal 8121905516
NATA / JEE – Study Material Kit 2016- 17 SILICA B00NIOCP1W
Keys to Drawing (English, Paperback, Dodson) North Light Books 0891343377

JEE Main B.Arch Syllabus (Paper 2)

Here you will find the syllabus for B.Arch examination:

Mathematics Syllabus:

Sets, Relations and Functions , Quadratic Equations, Matrices and Determinants, Complex Numbers, Mathematical Induction, Sequences and Series , Limits, Continuity and Differentiability,, Applications of Binomial Theorem, Permutations and Combinations, Integral Calculus, Differential Equation, Vector Algebra, Co-ordinate Geometry, Three Dimensional Geometry, Trigonometry, Probability, Statistics, and Mathematical Reasoning.

Aptitude Test Syllabus:


Awareness of places, persons, Texture and objects related to Architecture and building environment, buildings and materials, Visualising 3D objects from 2D drawings, Mental Ability (Visual, Numerical and Verbal), Visualising different sides of 3D objects, Analytical Reasoning.


Three dimensional – perception: Understanding and appreciation of scale and proportion of objects, contrast and harmony. Drawing and designing of geometrical or abstract shapes and patterns in pencil, colour texture, building forms and elements, Transformation of forms both 2 D and 3 D union, subtraction, rotation, development of surface & volumes, Generation of Plan, Creating 2D and 3D compositions using given shapes and forms, Elevations and 3 D views of objects, Sketching of scenes & activities from memory of urban scapes (public space, festivals, market, street scenes, recreational spaces, monuments, etc.), landscape (gardens, trees, river fronts, jungles, plants etc.) and rural life.

The candidates who wish to pursue B.Arch in the two IITs, namely, IIT Roorkee or IIT Kharagpur, have to appear for AAT (Aptitude Awareness Test).

AAT Syllabus:

Freehand Drawing: Simple drawing showing the entire object in its right proportion and form, surface texture, and details of its components in suitable scale, relative location, Ordinary domestic or everyday life utilizable objects like equipment, furniture, etc.

Geometrical Drawing: Activities in geometrical drawing containing lines, triangles, angles, quadrilaterals, circles , polygons, elevation (side or front views) of simple solid objects like cones, prisms,  splayed surface holders, cylinders, cubes, Study of plan (aerial view), etc.

Three-dimensional Perception: Perception and appreciation of 3D forms with building elements, Visualization through constituting objects in memory, volume colour and orientation,.

Imagination and Aesthetic Sensitivity: Composition activity with given elements, Creativity test through uncommon innovative check with recognizable objects, Context mapping, Logic of colour grouping.

Architectural Awareness: General awareness and interest of famous architectural creations – within the country and outside, places and celebrities (architects, designers etc.).