How to tackle JEE (Main) paper 2

  • Ramesh Batish, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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  • Updated: Mar 26, 2014 11:24 IST

The JEE (Main) 2014 paper 2 to be held on April 6, 2014, is for admissions to the BArch or B Planning courses at the NITs and centrally-funded institutes as well as the self-financed institutes participating in the JEE system. The JEE (Main) 2014 paper 2 is a pen and paper based test. Students who wish to apply for B Arch/B Planning need to take paper 2. However, those who wish to opt for both BE/B Tech and B Arch/B Planning need to appear for both paper 1 and paper 2 of JEE (Main). A total of three attempts are allowed for each candidate writing the JEE (Main) 2014 paper 2.

Exam Pattern:
Part I:  This will be a mathematics test with 30 objective questions for 120 marks.
Part II: This will be an aptitude test covering general awareness, reasoning and analytical skills with 50 objective questions for 200 marks.  

Part III: This will be a drawing test with two questions for 70 marks.

Preparation Strategy Mathematics test: Pay more attention to vectors and 3D. Last year, more importance was given to algebra, calculus and co-ordinate geometry.
Trigonometry must not be ignored as it can help you maximise your scores. Chapters like mathematical reasoning /determinants must also be covered. Refer to past years’

AIEEE papers, and sample test papers to understand what to expect in the exam.

Aptitude test : About 60% of the paper is about visualising 3D objects from 2D drawings, and 40% is about awareness of persons, places, buildings, materials  related to architecture. Refer to some material on building drawing and practise visualisation of 3D figures from a 2D perspective.

Drawing test: Students must be familiar with creating 2D and 3D compositions, to name a few. Prior knowledge of engineering/building drawing will help.

Schedule of Exam:

Date:  April 6, 2014
Paper 2:  Format
(B Arch / B Planning)
Mathematics – Part I
Aptitude test – Part II and
Drawing test – Part III
Time:  2pm to 5pm
Three hours

Syllabus of JEE MAIN Paper 2 

Awareness of persons, places, buildings, materials
Objects, texture related to architecture and environment
Visualising three dimensional objects from two dimensional drawings, analytical reasoning, mental ability (visual, numerical and verbal).

Three dimensional-perception: understanding and appreciation of scale and proportion of objects
Building forms and elements, colour texture, harmony and contrast
Design and drawing of geometrical or abstract shapes

The writer is JEE expert with FIITJEE


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