JNTU PACET stands for Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University- Planning and Architecture Common Entrance Test. The entrance examination is conducted every year by the University for Admission into Bachelor of Architecture (five-year course), B. Arch (six-year part time degree course), and Bachelor of Planning (four-year program) as well as related courses, which are offered by the department and colleges affiliated to it.
No specific syllabus has been designed for JNTU PACET. The test paper of drawing aptitude examines the candidate’s ability to sketch a given object proportionately and depict the same in visually appealing manner. The entrance examination checks the sense of perspective drawing as well. The ability to combine and compose the given three-dimensional elements to form a building or structural form, to create interesting two dimensional composition using given Shapes or forms, Creating visual harmony using colors in given composition,
Understanding of scale and sense of proportion, Drawing from memory through pencil sketch on themes from day to day experiences, and Visualizing and drawing the effects of light on the object and shadows cast on the surroundings are few aspects on which questions are asked. The computer-based second test consists of questions on Architectural awareness, Mental Ability, Analytical Reasoning, Identifying commonly used materials and objects based on their textural qualities, Visualizing different sides of three dimensional object, and Imaginative comprehension and expression.
The entrance examination designed for admission into Bachelor of Planning program consists of questions on scientific thinking, Fundamental principles and laws of physics, chemistry, biology, Quantitative abilities, Environment and Public Health, Geography, Community awareness, general knowledge- National and local plans, policies, books, authors, planners, Logical thinking, analytical reasoning, Pattern recognition, recognition and identification of symbols, graphic representations etc.