AAT-Architectural Aptitude Test

AAT-Architectural Aptitude Test

 What is AAT-Architectural Aptitude Test

This is common aptitude test for admission in B.Arch course in IITs.
 The Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Council has replaced Jee advanced Paper-II with AAT or Architecture Aptitude Test.The admissions is offered in IIT Roorkee and IIT Kharagpur.
The admission in B.Arch  is still given on the basis of JEE Advanced AIR but for seat allotment in these two institutes, the AAT examination has been made mandatory. The candidates who have a valid score in JEE Advanced can register for AAT.
Number of Seats
IIT Roorkee         :        35
IIT Kharagpur     :        45
You can appear for the AAT at any of the 7 “zonal” IITs (Delhi, Kanpur, BombayRoorkee, Kharagpur, Madras or Guwahati).   
AAT 2021 Eligibility Criteria
You should have obtained  a rank in JEE Advanced. First of all candidate must pass JEE Main. The candidate who secures the rank between 1-2,50,000 in the JEE Main exam, one become eligible to appear for Jee Advanced ex, am.
After passing the JEE Advanced, you have to appear for Architectural Aptitude Test who wish to pursue for B.Arch. You can only pursue B.Arch from IIT Roorkee or IIT Khargpur

AAT-Architectural Aptitude Test Exam Pattern

The pattern of AAT 2021 examination will comprise the following details. The examination will be only in English and the duration is 3 hours for answering 16 questions. The details of the AAT 2021 exam pattern are as follows:
  • AAT Language: English
  • Duration: 3 Hours (180 Minutes)
  • Total Number of Questions: 16

Section Number of questions
General Knowledge 4
3D Aspects 3
Geometry drawing 3
Imagination and aesthetic sensitivity 3
Freehand drawing 3
Total 16

Freehand Drawing-:It comprises of simple drawing depicting the total object in its right form and proportion ,surface texture,relative location and details of component parts in appropriate scale.
Reference-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. Study of plan (top view), elevation(front or side views) of simple solid objects like prisms,cones,cylinders,cubes,splayed,surface holders.
Three Dimensional perception
Understanding and appreciation of 3 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 test with familiar objects. Sense of colour grouping.
Books for AAT-Architectural aptitude test
The candidates may refer the following books-;
  • The Great Ages of World Architecture (With Introduction to Landscape Architecture) by G. K. Hiraskar
  • Basic Drawing Made Amazingly Easy (Made Amazingly Easy Series) by Christopher Hart
  • NATA Solved Drawings by PRECEPT Design Studio