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Eligibility for B Arch in IIT


Architecture Admissions in IITs: B.Arch in IIT Kharagpur / IIT Roorkee / IIT (BHU) Varanasi

AAT – Architecture Aptitude Test is an entrance test conducted by IIT for admission to 5 year B.Arch course at IIT Kharagpur, IIT Roorkee and IIT (BHU) Varanasi.

Candidates desirous of joining the B.Arch program will have to pass the Architecture Aptitude Test (AAT)

Only those Candidates who qualify JEE Advanced 2024 are eligible to appear in AAT 2024.

This implies that a candidate desirous of taking admission in 5 year B.Arch programme at IIT need to clear three entrance exams: JEE Mains , JEE Advanced and AAT.


AAT 2024 will be conducted at all the IITs. 

The entrance test consists of one paper of three hour duration. 

The question paper for AAT will be available only in English language.

The online registration for AAT 2024 starts on June 9, 2024 at 10 am and closes on June 10, 2024 at 5 pm.


The performance in Class XII or equivalent board examination for admission to IITs:

  • The Candidates must satisfy at least one of the following two criteria with Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics as compulsory subjects in the year of first appearance in Class XII (or equivalent examination)

1. Must have passed Class XII (or equivalent) Board examination with a minimum of five subjects and secured at least 75% aggregate marks. The aggregate marks for SC, ST and PwD candidates should be at least 65%.

2. Must have passed Class XII (or equivalent) Board examination with a minimum of five subjects and be within the category-wise top 20 percentile of successful candidates in their respective Class XII (or equivalent) board examination.

  • The marks scored in the following five subjects will be considered for calculating the aggregate marks and the cut-off marks for fulfilling the top 20 percentile criteria.

(i) Physics

(ii) Chemistry

(iii) Mathematics

(iv) A Language

(v) Any subject other than the above four

  • For calculation of the total marks for five subjects, if the marks awarded in a subject is not out of 100, then the marks will be scaled (up or down) to 100 so that the total aggregate marks is out of 500.
  • If a Board awards only letter grades without providing an equivalent percentage of marks on the grade sheet, the candidate should obtain a certificate from the Board, specifying the equivalent marks and submit it at the time of acceptance of the allocated seat. In case such a certificate is not provided, the decision taken by the Joint Implementation Committee of JEE (Advanced) 2024 will be final.
  • For Candidates who appeared in the Class XII (or equivalent) Board examination for the first time in 2023 and reappeared in all subjects in 2024, the best of the two performances will be considered.
  • If a Board gives aggregate marks considering both Class XI and Class XII examinations, then only Class XII marks will be considered. If a Board gives aggregate marks considering the results of all three years of a 3 year diploma or courses of equivalent duration, then the marks scored only in the final year will be considered. Similarly for Boards which follow a semester system, the marks scored in the final two semesters will be considered.
  • In case any of the subjects Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Language are not evaluated in the final year, then the marks for the same subject for the previous year/s will be used for calculating percentage of aggregate marks.
  • If a Board does not give marks scored in individual subjects but gives only the aggregate marks, then the aggregate marks given by the Board will be considered as such.
  • The above will also apply correspondingly to those candidates who first appeared for their Class XII examination in 2022 but the examination Board of Class XII declared the results for the academic year 2021-22 on or after September 21, 2022.