Architecture Aptitude Test (AAT) is the test which is conducted jointly by 7 Zonal Coordinating Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) for the admission to the B.Arch Programme. For the admission in the B.Arch program, candidates must appear in the AAT which will be conducted after the successful JEE Advanced. The entrants who will successfully qualify the JEE Advanced will be eligible to appear in the Architecture Aptitude Test.

The entrance examination for the Architecture will be held at the seven zonal coordinating IITs. The aspirants had provided three (3) Hours to complete the test. Candidates can read this article regarding the syllabus, Exam Pattern about the AAT – Architecture Aptitude Test.

 AAT 2019

AAT – Architecture Aptitude Test

The admission in the B.Arch Programme will be given on the basis of the performance in the Architecture Aptitude Test. The cut-off score for passing the AAT will be decided by the Joint Implementation Committee of JEE (Advanced). The qualified candidates will get admissions in the 5 years B.Arch program.

Event Dates
Architecture Aptitude Test 2018 14 & 17 Jun 2018
Architecture Aptitude Test 2019 17 Jun 2019


AAT Exam Pattern

The Architecture Aptitude Test will be conducted for maximum of 3 Hours duration. The questions in the paper will be in the English medium only. Candidates must bring their own drawing and coloring aids at the time of examination. The Questions related to ‘following topics will be included in the Aptitude test such as; Freehand drawing, Geometrical Drawing, Three-dimensional Perception, Imagination and aesthetic sensitivity, and Architectural awareness.

Given below are the features of the examination

Name of the Examination Architecture Aptitude Test
Eligibility Qualified the JEE Advanced
Online Portal to Register for AAT JEE Advanced Official website at
IITs offering B.Arch Program IIT Roorkee and IIT Kharagpur

Note: AAT will be conducted only at the seven zonal coordinating IITs.

Architecture Aptitude Test Syllabus

The syllabus for the Architecture Aptitude Test will check the Freehand drawing, Geometrical drawing, Three‐dimensional perception, Imagination and aesthetic sensitivity and Architectural awareness of the candidate appearing in the examination. To prepare for the Aptitude Test, candidates must be aware of the topics that will be included in the examination. The syllabus of the AAT is given below. Candidates should note down it.

Freehand drawing: This would include simple drawing depicting the total object in its right form and proportion, surface texture, relative location and details of its component parts in an 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 the innovative uncommon test with familiar objects. The sense of colour grouping or application.

Architectural awareness

This section will contain the questions from General interest and awareness of famous architectural creations – both national and international, places and personalities (architects, designers, etc.) in the related domain.

Seat Matrix in IIT Roorkee and IIT Kharagpur

Last year seat matrix for JEE AAT in IIT Kharagpur & IIT Roorkee is given below. Candidates can refer this seat matrix allotment.

Participating IIT General OBC ST/SC Total Seats
IIT Roorkee 15 8 7 30
IIT Kharagpur 20 11 9 40

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