Department of
Architecture

FAQs

1. What is the scope of Architecture course?
The competitive world of infrastructure encompasses works including spatial design, aesthetics, safety management, material management, and several others.
Architect firms, consultancies, government organizations have several positions open at all times for such positions. Some public and government organizations that offer jobs for architects are Archaeological Department, Central and State Public Work Departments, City Development Authorities, Department of Railways, Housing and Urban Development Corporation, Housing Development Corporations, Ministry of Defense, Municipalities, National Building Organization, National Institutes of Urban Affairs and Housing, Public Works Department, State Housing Boards.
2. What is the eligibility for getting admission to B.Arch programme?
Candidate shall have passed the qualifying examination 10+2 scheme of examination with 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics and 50% marks in aggregate of the 10+2 level examination.
a. OR
10+3 Diploma Examination with Mathematics as a compulsory subject, with at least 50% marks in aggregate.
In addition to the above, the candidate needs to qualify an Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) conducted by the Council of Architecture or by the competent authority of the Central Government or the respective State Government.
3. What is NATA?
National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) www.nata.in is conducted by the Council of Architecture. The National Aptitude Test is required for admission to 1st year of 5 year B.Arch. degree course at all institutes/ schools/colleges of Architecture in India (including Govt., Govt.- aided, Private Unaided, University/Depts., Deemed Universities, etc.), for Bachelor’s degree in Architecture.
NATA measures the aptitude of the applicant for specific field of study, i.e. Architecture. The test measures drawing and observation skills, sense of proportion, aesthetic sensitivity and critical thinking ability that have been acquired over a period of time and that are related to architecture.
4. Is NATA compulsory for admission to B.Arch programme?
Either JEE Main paper-2 or NATA is compulsory for admission to B.Arch programme throughout the country.
5. Is NATA exam conducted only once?
No. NATA exam is conducted twice a year during April and July. The details are available in the website www.nata.in
6. Can I appear for both the NATA exams?
Appearing in second test is not mandatory and is purely at the discretion of the applicants. Candidates can register themselves either for first test or the second or both by filling in the application form appropriately. Candidates opting to appear in both the first and second test may note that they will be issued with the separate scorecard for each test. The scorecard for Second test shall contain the marks secured in First & Second Test and also the best marks secured in either of the Tests as valid score for admission to B.Arch. Course.
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