IIT JEE Architecture Aptitude Test (IIT-AAT)

IIT JEE Architecture Aptitude Test-Criteria

IIT JEE Architecture Aptitude Test (IIT- AAT), tests the candidates aptitude for architecture.

Bachelor of Architecture (B. Arch) programme of five years duration is being offered at IIT Kharagpur and IIT Roorkee, while IIT Guwahati offers one-of-its kind four-year Bachelor of Design (B. Des) programme. Students, chasing the dream of joining the highly competitive architecture or design programmes at one of the IITs, will have to appear for IIT JEE Architecture Aptitude Test

The test is only open for those students who have already passed in (JEE Advanced). The aspirants who qualify in IIT JEE Architecture Aptitude Test are considered for admission in IITs. Students qualified in IITJEE will be allotted seats according to their JEE ranks.

IIT JEE Architecture Aptitude Test will evaluate students on following skills:

  • Freehand drawing
  • Geometrical drawing
  • Three-dimensional perception
  • Imagination and aesthetic sensitivity
  • Architectural awareness

Syllabus for  IIT JEE Architecture Aptitude Test

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.

Candidates are advised to bring geometry box sets, pencils, erasers and colour pencils or crayons for the Aptitude Test.

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