JEE Exam Pattern & Syllabus


Parameters Particulars
Exam Mode Mathematics and Aptitude test will be computer-based, whereas Drawing test will be conducted in the pen-and-paper mode
Exam Duration 3 hours (4 hours for persons with benchmark disabilities)
Subjects Mathematics, General Aptitude and Drawing skills
Total number of questions Maths will have 20 MCQ questions and 5 numerical questions; Aptitude will have 50 MCQs and drawing test will have 2 questions
Type of Questions B.Arch Maths and Aptitude will be MCQs while drawing section will have questions to test the drawing and sketching skills. Maths will also have numerical questions
Marking Scheme For MCQs - 4 Marks will be awarded for every correct answer and 1 Mark will be deducted for every incorrect answer For answer with numeric value - 4 Marks will be awarded for every correct answer and 0 Mark will be deducted for every incorrect answer Marking Scheme for Drawing Test - Two questions to be evaluated out of 100 marks
Maximum marks 400

Detailed JEE Main Exam Pattern 2020 for B.Arch:

Subjects No. of Questions Type of Questions Mark distribution
Mathematics – Part I 25(20+5) 20 Objective Type - Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) & 5 Questions for which answer is a numerical value 25x4=100
Aptitude Test – Part II 50 Objective Type - Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) 50x4=200
Drawing Test – Part III 2 Questions for drawing test 2x50=100
Total marks 400

Parameters for judging Drawing Aptitude in JEE

The JEE Drawing test which will be conducted in pen-and-pencil mode will be judged on the following parameters.

  • Ability to maintain proportionately in sketches of a given object and present it in an appealing way
  • Visualize and draw the effects of light on object and shadows it cast on surroundings
  • Ability to give perspective to drawing
  • Draw buildings and other structures in three dimension
  • Create interesting two dimensional composition using given shapes and forms;
  • Construct visually harmonious sketch using colours
  • The candidate’s grasp of scale and proportions
  • Ability to draw pencil sketch of any random daily experience from memory.

JEE Syllabus

JEE Main Paper 2 Syllabus 2020:

Below mentioned is the Syllabus of JEE Examination this year


  • 1. Algebra: Definitions of A. P. and G.P.; General term; Summation of first n-terms of series ∑n, ∑n²,∑n3 ; Arithmetic/Geometric series, A.M., G.M. and their relation; Infinite G.P. series and its sum.
  • 2. Matrices: Concepts of m x n (m ≤ 3, n ≤ 3) real matrices, operations of addition, scalar multiplication and multiplication of matrices. Transpose of a matrix. Determinant of a square matrix. Properties of determinants (statement only). Minor, cofactor and adjoint of a matrix. Nonsingular matrix. Inverse of a matrix. Finding area of a triangle. Solutions of system of linear equations. (Not more than 3 variables).
  • 3. Trigonometry: Trigonometric functions, addition and subtraction formulae, formulae involving multiple and submultiple angles, general solution of trigonometric equations. Properties of triangles, inverse trigonometric functions and their properties.
  • 4. Coordinate geometry: Distance formula, section formula, area of a triangle, condition of collinearity of three points in a plane. Polar coordinates, transformation from Cartesian to polar coordinates and vice versa. Parallel transformation of axes, concept of locus, elementary locus problems. Slope of a line. Equation of lines in different forms, angle between two lines. Condition of perpendicularity and parallelism of two lines. Distance of a point from a line. Distance between two parallel lines. Lines through the point of intersection of two lines. Equation of a circle with a given center and radius. Condition that a general equation of second degree in x, y may represent a circle. Equation of a circle in terms of endpoints of a diameter. Equation of tangent, normal and chord. Parametric equation of a circle. Intersection of a line with a circle. Equation of common chord of two intersecting circles.
  • 5. 3-Dimensional Co-ordinate geometry: Direction cosines and direction ratios, distance between two points and section formula, equation of a straight line, equation of a plane, distance of a point from a plane.
  • 6. Theory of Calculus: Functions, composition of two functions and inverse of a function, limit, continuity, derivative, chain rule, derivative of implicit functions and functions defined parametrically. Integration as a reverse process of differentiation, indefinite integral of standard functions. Integration by parts. Integration by substitution and partial fraction. Definite integral as a limit of a sum with equal subdivisions. Fundamental theorem of integral calculus and its applications. Properties of definite integrals. Formation of ordinary differential equations, solution of homogeneous differential equations, separation of variables method, linear first order differential equations.
  • 7. Application of Calculus: Tangents and normals, conditions of tangency. Determination of monotonicity, maxima and minima. Differential coefficient as a measure of rate. Motion in a straight line with constant acceleration. Geometric interpretation of definite integral as area, calculation of area bounded by elementary curves and Straight lines. Area of the region included between two elementary curves.
  • 8. Permutation and combination: Permutation of n different things taken r at a time (r ≤ n). Permutation of n things not all different. Permutation with repetitions (circular permutation excluded). Combinations of n different things taken r at a time (r ≤ n). Combination of n things not all different. Basic properties. Problems involving both permutations and combinations.
  • 9. Statistics and Probability: Measure of dispersion, mean, variance and standard deviation, frequency distribution. Addition and multiplication rules of probability, conditional probability and Bayes’ Theorem, independence of events, repeated independent trails and Binomial distribution.


  • Objects, texture related to architecture and built environment. Interpretation of pictorial compositions, Visualizing three-dimensional objects from two-dimensional drawing. Visualizing different sides of 3D objects. Analytical reasoning, mental ability (visual, numerical and verbal), General awareness of national/ international architects and famous architectural creations.
  • 1. Mathematical reasoning: Statements, logical operations like and, or, if and only if, implies, implied by. Understanding of tautology, converse, contradiction and contrapositive.
  • 2. Sets and Relations: Idea of sets, subsets, power set, complement, union, intersection and difference of sets, Venn diagram, De Morgan’s Laws, Relation and its properties. Equivalence relation — definition and elementary examples.


  • Understanding of scale and proportion of objects, geometric composition, shape, building forms and elements, aesthetics, colour texture, harmony and contrast. Conceptualization and Visualization through structuring objects in memory. Drawing of patterns – both geometrical and abstract. Form transformations in 2D and 3D like union, subtraction, rotation, surfaces and volumes. Generating plan, elevation and 3D views of objects. Creating 2D and 3D compositions using given shape and forms. Perspective drawing, Sketching of urban scape and landscape, Common day-to-day life objects like furniture, equipment etc., from memory.