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Application Process

JSAA- The admission process begins by filling the application form up available at , admissions are on first-come-first-serve basis till places are available in the respective program. Final selection is decided considering the Class 10th, 11th, 12th results, JCAT & Portfolio Review & Personal Interview.

Min. Eligibility:

Students should have successfully completed their XII standard from (CBSE, ISC, State Boards, IB, Cambridge, and other) Government Recognized Boards.

Students completing grade 12th in 2023 can also apply.

Application process:

Admission to the program is through a competitive process conducted over three rounds
1. The application process with its personal statement and supplemental information
2. Jindal Creative Aptitude Test (the entrance exam)
3. An interview process which includes a portfolio review.

Only students who clear rounds 1 and 2 will receive the invite to appear in Interview and portfolio review.

Round 1- Completing the Application Form:

Once registered at you will be directed to the JGU application portal; where you will be asked to fill in the application form. Please note all instructions while completing this form. Please do remember to pay special attention to the personal statement as well as supplemental information part of the application. These are important as they help us assess your candidature. Please keep scanned copies of your X Board results, XII Scores (if available), and your passport-size photograph ready. The photograph should be a front-facing profile picture (2 x 2) with a neutral background. If acceptable, this photograph may be used to create your University ID.

Application Fee:

The Application fee for all applicants is Rs. 3000.00 (Rupees Three Thousand only). You can this using your debit, credit or net banking services (The fee is the same for Indian, NRI, and International Applicants).

Round 2- Scheduling your Jindal Creative Aptitude Test (JCAT)

After successfully submitting the application form of Jindal School of Art & Architecture (JSAA) under Jindal Global University, you have to schedule your JCAT.  The application fee for the JCAT is Rs. 1020/- payable through debit/credit card.

JCAT Schedule:

JCAT Exam- 2023




Last Date to Apply

17th Feb


JCAT Part A- Written Test

18th & 19th Feb

Sat & Sunday

JCAT A Result

22nd Feb


JCAT Part B- Interview & Portfolio

26th Feb



Jindal Creative Aptitude Test (JCAT)


The test will be conducted online, with no paper component. It will be a 2-hour-long test, nominally divided into four section of 30 mins each, and there will be no negative marking. The typical questions will be as described below:
The test is structured around analytical thinking and reading of visuals and texts. It tests how students can relate various forms of knowledge about the built environment through objective and subjective questions.

Part A: Total Marks- 100- Duration 2 Hours
Qualifying Criteria: To get call for interview & portfolio, you must score 50% marks in JCAT Part A.

About JCAT: 
Section -1

Verbal & Quantitative–

Duration- 30 Minutes, Total Questions-20, Total Marks- 20 (Weightage 20%)

This section will comprise of multiple-choice analytic questions. These questions will typically assess your ability to make inferences from data, interpret graphs and diagrams, understand concepts, and discriminate between fact and opinion.

Section -2

Visual Reasoning –

Duration 30 Minutes, Total Questions- 8, Total Marks- 24 (Weightage 24%)

These will be image-based, non-verbal type analytic & comparative questions. This section will assess your ability to use critical thinking and logic construction towards problem finding and solving.

Section -3

Making & Materiality –

Durations 30 Minutes, Total Questions- 2, Total Marks- 30 (Weightage 30%)

This section will have images of everyday objects/structures. Selected parts/elements will be tagged, and you will be expected to describe what you see – connections, materials used, steps in construction / assembly of the object/structure. This section will assess your ability to ‘deconstruct’ everyday objects/structures and demonstrate your ability to figure out how things are put together.

Section -4

Verbal Ability English –

Duration- 30 Minutes, Total Questions- 13, Total Marks- 26 (Weightage 26%)

This section will have two sets of questions short reasoning and long reasoning to judge your abilities in word power, sentence correction, use correct grammar, spotting errors, understand analogies and how well you analyse written information.

Part B: Total Marks -100

Qualifying Criteria: To be accepted for admission you must score min 50% Marks in JCAT Part B i.e. portfolio & interview.

The Jindal School of Art and Architecture (JSAA) Interview & Portfolio Review:

The portfolio review is an integral part of the admission process at the Jindal School of Art and Architecture. We review your portfolio to assess the following:

Your ability to (re)present and Describe this could be in form of sketches, paintings, drawings, photographs, videos, audio. What the assessment shall check is your ability to work with multiple media – mastery is not what we expect; innovative use of multiple media is appreciated and so is the ability to work with different media and how well you describe the things through representation.

Your Ability to Make and understand how things are Made:

We will assess your portfolio to see how much you are interested in making things as well as understanding how they are made. Making could be in any form, it could be a basket you have made, a thing that you have fixed around the house, a system that you have made, or even a recipe that you have prepared. We would like to see it as part of your portfolio. Document it, the thing you have made as well as your process of making it. Any form of documentation is allowed, it could be a video, a Do-it-yourself (DIY) video or drawings, or any other media you choose. The Process of making is what we want to see.

Your Ability to craft narratives, tell stories using multiple media: We will assess your ability to craft stories, narratives, to include your voice along with others. This story could again be in any media, it could be all textual, audio-video, pictorial, just voice – all media are welcome. What we want to see, and judge, is your ability to describe things and tell wonderful stories.


Admissions Query:

For any query related to admissions into our B. Arch, & Bachelor of Design (B.Des) Programmes & hostel facilities, please contact.


Mr. Azad Ali                                                                   
Director-Admissions & Outreach                              
+91 8930302097