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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 book your JCAT slot.  The application fee for the JCAT is Rs. 1020/- payable through debit/credit card.

The Jindal Creative Aptitude Test (JCAT)- an online home proctored entrance exam

Jindal Creative Aptitude Test (JCAT) is an online home proctored qualifying examination for admission to the Bachelor of Design (B. Des.)- Interior, Urban & Community and Immersive Digital Environments program offered at the Jindal School of Art and Architecture (JSAA), Sonipat, Haryana.

JCAT Schedule:

Last Date to Apply

17th April


JCAT Part A- Written Test

18th -19th- 20th April


JCAT A Result

25th April


JCAT Part B- Interview & Portfolio

29th & 30th April

Sat- Sun

JCAT Part B Result

1st May


About JCAT:

Qualifying Criteria: To get call for interview & portfolio, you must score 50% marks in JCAT Part A.

Part A: Total Marks- 100- Duration 2 Hours

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.

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:

Section -1

Verbal & Quantitative–

Duration- 35 Minutes, Total Questions-26, Total Marks- 26 (Weightage 26%) Each question carries one mark only

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 35 Minutes, Total Questions- 14, Total Marks- 28 (Weightage 28%), Each question carries two marks only

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 25 Minutes, Total Questions- 4, Total Marks- 10 (Weightage 10%), Each question carries 2.5 marks only

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%), Each question carries 2 marks

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.

Section – 5

Essay Writing –

Duration – 15 minutes, Total Question – 1, Total marks – 10 (Weightage – 10%) Each question carries 10 marks

This section will have 2 questions and student need to answer any one question of their choice with min 250 and max 300 words. The answer to this question should be purely based on your understanding to the topic in detail. You will be judged based on your English writing abilities, analytical skills, and observation skills.

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.


For more information, please contact:

For queries related to JSAA & JCAT Registrations-

Contact-08930302097/08800209888/ 08396902596/ 07419741843

For queries related to JCAT online exam issues & solutions - Call to Ms. Bharati @ Pearson- 8448858957


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