Before making important decisions in life, it is always better to talk and have some guidance from people around. Being an architect brings you the responsibilities of planning and designing houses, factories, office buildings, and other structures.
There are typically three main steps to becoming an architect:
- A bachelor’s degree in architecture
- Gaining relevant experience through a paid internship
- Passing the Architect Registration Examination.
The minimum education requirement to become a licensed architect is a professional degree of Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch.) that takes 5 years to earn. During the final year, students are required to complete an internship at a professional architectural firm and work under the supervision of a licensed architect.
Undergraduate architecture program mainly covers a variety of topics related to designing practical and aesthetically pleasing structures, architecture theory, and project planning. Studio courses also help architects develop critical-thinking through creative and environmentally-focused projects. Main topics are usually:
- Architecture history
- Building construction
- Structural steel design
- CAD drawings
- Green/sustainable building design
So, the first and foremost step is to take an entrance exam for the bachelor’s degree in architecture. And for that, you need to appear for the JEE Main exam.
JEE Mainis an entrance examination which is conducted to offer admission in various engineering colleges all over the country. It is constituted by two different exams – JEE Main and JEE Advanced. The pattern of the exam is objective type. JEE Advanced is awarded internationally as one of the most challenging undergraduate admission tests for students pursuing engineering.
There are three separate papers for B.Tech, B.Arch and B.Planning candidates. Unlike JEE Advanced, JEE Main has a fixed exam structure and does not change every year. The exam pattern for Paper 2 (B.Arch) is given below:
- There are three sections in the paper i.e. Mathematics, Aptitude, and Drawing Test.
- The Mathematics and Aptitude test is conducted in online mode while Drawing Test is conducted in offline mode.
- There are overall 77 questions asked in the exam among which 2 questions are asked in drawing test, 25 in mathematics and 50 in the aptitude section.
- The total duration provided to solve the questions is 3 hours.
JEE Main 2020 Cutoff
The qualifying cut off of JEE Main 2020 will consist of the minimum marks that have to be scored to qualify for JEE Advanced. Candidates who meet the prescribed JEE Main cut off 2020 will be allowed to attempt JEE Advanced examination for IIT admissions.
Along with the result of JEE Main, candidates will be able to access the qualifying cut off. The admission cut off is the minimum rank that has to be secured to have higher chances of admission into the JEE Main participating institutes. The admission cut off will be released by JoSAA (Joint Seat Allocation Authority) after every round of allotment.
Factors Determining JEE Main Cutoff
While preparing the cutoff of JEE Main 2020, the following factors will be taken into account by the concerned authorities are mentioned below:
- Total number of seats available
- The difficulty level of exam
- Previous year cutoff trends
- Number of candidates appearing for the exam
- Number of candidates applying for a course
List of Top Architecture Colleges that offer B. Arch Program through JEE
- Indian Institute of Technology- Roorkee
- Indian Institute of Technology- Kharagpur
- Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology- Bhopal
- National Institute of Technology- Calicut
- National Institute of Technology- Hamirpur
- Malaviya National Institute of Technology- Jaipur
- Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology- Nagpur
- National Institute of Technology- Patna
- National Institute of Technology- Raipur
- National Institute of Technology- Rourkela
- National Institute of Technology- Tiruchirappalli
- BITS, Mesra- Ranchi
- School of Planning & Architecture- Bhopal
- School of Planning & Architecture- New Delhi
- Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University- Jammu & Kashmir
- School of Planning & Architecture- Vijayawada
- Chandigarh College of Architecture-Chandigarh
- SRM University-Chennai
- Punjab Technical University- Patna
- PM College of Engineering- Sonepat
- Himgiri Zee University- Dehradun
- Gitam Institute of Technology- Visakhapatnam
- Deenbandhu Chhotu Ram University- Sonepat
- Dehradun Institute of Technology- Dehradun
- ICL Institute of Architecture- Ambala
- Faculty of Technology and Engineering- Vadodara
- MGMs Jawaharlal Nehru Engg. College- Aurangabad
So if you are looking forward to making a career in architecture, then there are a lot of prestigious colleges in which you can land if you appear in JEE Main. Therefore, if you have not taken JEE Main in January session, go for the April attempt and nail the exam. All the best!