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6 Little Known Facts about B.Arch Eligibility

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In our previous blog  ‘NATA 2017 - Take Note of 6 Changes' we wrote about the changes introduced in National Aptitude Test in Architecture NATA exam in 2017. We were overwhelmed by the number of queries received from anxious students especially regarding eligibility criteria for B.Arch programs in India.  But we were not surprised. Not the least because this is a pretty confusing topic even for the experts.  In this blog, we will bring forth the facts. So, here you go.

But hey, to begin with, let us put forth one of the key but very little know facts – in many institutes (Govt as well as private), you do not need to be a science student for admission in B.Arch. And this is the last year for this – from next year (2019 batch),PCM in Class 12 will be made mandatory for B.Arch admission. So read on …

1. For Architecture programs in IITs (IIT-Kharagpur & IIT-Roorkee)

Compulsory subjects in Class 12: Physics & Mathematics

Eligibility : Top 2,24,000 in JEE-Main 2018 Paper-1 (Physics, Chemistry & Maths)

Selection : Qualify in JEE-Main Paper 1 + Qualify in JEE-Adv (Paper 1 & Paper 2) + Pass in Architecture Aptitude Test (AAT)

 

2. Architecture admissions in any of the NITs, IIITs and CFTIs (Centrally Funded Technical Institutions)

Compulsory subjects in Class 12: Mathematics

Eligibility : Min 75% (65% for SC/ST candidates) or be in top 20 percentile in Class 12 board

Selection : Paper 2 of JEE-Main  (Maths, Aptitude & Drawing).  Candidate need not apply for Paper-1 (Physics, Chemistry & Maths) if he/she interested only in Architecture.

 

3. Admissions to architecture programs in UP

Compulsory subjects : Physics & Mathematics

Eligibility : Min 50% aggregate and passed without grace in compulsory subjects

Selection : Paper 4 of UPSEE: Part A: Maths & Aesthetic Sensibility  Part B:  Drawing Aptitude

 

4. Admissions to architecture programs in West Bengal via WBJEE

Compulsory subjects : Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics.

Eligibility :  Aggregate 50% in Class 12

Selection : (WBJEE Paper 1 & Paper 2) + (NATA or Paper-2 of JEE-Main)

 

5. Admissions to architecture programs in Jadavpur University

Compulsory subjects : Physics & Mathematics.

Eligibility : Aggregate 60% (45% for Reserved Category Candidates) in PCM taken together & Min 30% in English in Class 12

Selection : WBJEE Paper 1 & Paper 2 + (NATA or JEE-Main Paper-2)

 

5 Admissions to architecture program in AMU

Compulsory subjects: Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics & English

Eligibility : Min 50% in aggregate in PCM & English

Selection : AMU Paper 1 (Physics, Chemistry & Maths) + AMU Paper 2 (Aesthetic Sensitivity & Drawing)

 

6. Admissions to other architecture programs across India via NATA

Compulsory subjects : Mathematics

Eligibility : 50% aggregate marks with Mathematics in Class 12

Selection : NATA

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Humanities and Commerce students can get into IITs

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Students of humanities and commerce now can get through into IITs. For instance, Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT-Madras) offers a 5-Year Intergrated M.A. in two streams.

a) Development Studies and
b) English Studies for students after Class XII.

The first two years of the curriculum are common to all students after which, they branch out into the two streams. Allocation of streams will be based on students' performance during the first three semesters as well as their preferences.

Admissions to these two streams is via the Humanities and Social Sciences Entrance Examination (HSEE) usually held in the month of April. The program is offered by the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) at IIT-M. The department is essentially multi-disciplinary in nature and has faculty from diversestreams, such as Development Studies, Economics, English, Environmental Studies, FilmStudies, Health Studies, History, International Relations, Philosophy, Politics, and Sociology.

See details at http://goo.gl/qnTMO0

Industrial Design @ IIT-Bombay

Another little known to many is that Industrial Design Centre (IDC) at IIT-B is the mecca of design in India for Industrial Design, Visual Communication, Interaction Design, Animation and Mobility & Vehicle Design.

IDC at IIT-B offers 4-Year under-graduate Bachelors of Design program in Industrial Design for which admissions are offered via an Entrance Test called The Undergraduate Common Entrance Examination for Design (UCEED)

Eligibility: Students from any stream who have completed their Class XII or are presently in Class XII may apply.

Application process: Application for UCEED starts pretty early sometime early/mid October and ends in November. The entrance test is held usually in the month of January, much before the actual entrance exam season begins.

Details @ http://goo.gl/hKH8qy

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Admission in IIT / IIIT for Commerce & Humanities students without JEE Advanced

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JEE Advanced is the gateway for entry into core engineering and some BS courses in IITs where primarily PCM students are eligible. However, many students are unaware that there are other Undergrad programmes as well (including a B.Tech in Computer Science at IIIT Hyderabad) where even Commerce & Humanities students are eligible. And admission to these is through entrance exams other than JEE Advanced.

Programme 1 : Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT-Madras) conducts Humanities and Social Sciences Entrance Examination (HSEE) usually in April and offers a 5-Year Intergrated M.A. in two streams. Non-science students are eligible.

a) Development Studies and
b) English Studies for students after Class XII.

The first two years of the curriculum are common to all students after which, they branch out into the two streams. Allocation of streams will be based on students' performance during the first three semesters as well as their preferences.

Development Studies: This stream addresses questions of "order and change" in a globalizing world and aims to explore available approaches to fostering development, understood broadly as the goal of providing people the freedom to make their lives better.

English Studies: The  English Studies stream has been designed for students with sensitivity for literary and linguistic analyses.

Distinctive Features of the Prpgram:

1) A very distinctive feature of the programme is the involvement of the Engineering, Sciences and Management facultie s in offering innovative courses in collaboration with the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences.

2) The programme imparts substantial knowledge of Indian economy, literature, philosophy, culture, society, and public policy. It provides opportunities for learning a foreign language. Currently German, French and Chinese are offered.

Programme 2 : IIT Mumbai conducts UCEED entrance exam (usually in the month of Jan) for admission to 4 year B.Design programme in which non-science students are eligible.

Industrial Design Centre (IDC) of IIT Mumbai has been conducting M.Des and Ph.D programs. From 2015, it started a 4 year B.Des program. Also offered is an integrated 5 year B.Des + M.Des program (option being available after 3rd year). In addition to IDC of IIT Bombay, UCEED qualified candidates are eligible for admission to B.Des. programme at IIT Guwahati and IIITDM Jabalpur (PDPM Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design and Manufacturing, Deemeed to be university, under Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India ). However, in IIT Guwahati, candidates only from the Science Stream with Physics, Chemistry and Maths as subjects  are eligible to apply.

Programme 3 : IIIT Hyderabad conducts UGEEE-CLD entrance exam and offers a 5 year Dual Degree B.Tech in Computer Science and MS by Research in Computational Linguistics. Non-science students are eligible.

B.Tech in Computer Science and MS by Research in Computational Linguistics (5 year Dual Degree) (CLD in short) is a unique program offered by IIIT-H.  Computational Linguistics (CL) deals with understanding and developing computational theories of human language. Such theories allow us to understand the structure of language and build computer software that can process language. There is a great emphasis today on machine learning where the machine learns from real life language data. Consequently, the field is close to both Linguistics as well as Artificial Intelligence.  If you have a fascination for scientific study of natural language and combining it with computer science., this area is for you. The dual-degree programme will give you a strong grounding in both Computer Science and Linguistics, and will prepare you for academic research as well as industry research jobs in Computational Linguistics.

Eligibility Stream I -Higher Secondary / Class 12 or equivalent in Science stream with Physics and Mathematics. A keen interest in prior work in languages and aptitude for Conceptual Analysis and Mathematics is essential.

Eligibility Stream II - Higher Secondary / Class 12 or equivalent in Humanities, Art and Social Sciences with Mathematics. A keen interest in prior work in languages and aptitude for Conceptual Analysis and Mathematics is essential.

How to Prepare for Entrance Exam

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1. Get the big picture: Understand what is being tested in the exam. Study the earlier exam papers to understand the objective in terms of what theoretical, objective and problem solving skills are being tested.

2. Set the bar: The cut-off rankings generally show an upward trend and hence, you need to have a clear and specific goal. Find out the previous years cut-off rankings to assess the desired ranking.

3. Research well: Understand the format of exams. This involves collecting information about time available per question, negative markings, minimum marks per section etc. which are crucial to plan your strategy.

4. Craft your strategy: Balance speed and accuracy. A key strategy to succeed is all about balancing speed and accuracy. Attempt simpler sections and questions, before attempting the tougher ones. Depending on your competencies and comfort levels, have a subject wise strategy. Students often tend to leave questions, even when there are no negative marks for wrong answers. Do intelligent guesses by eliminating one or two possible wrong answers and gain crucial additional marks.

Good luck!
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B.Arch Admissions after Class 12

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Update (11 June 2017) : For students who will appear in 10+2 exams in 2019, there is an update - pls read our news "From 2019, non-Science students  not eligible for B.Arch, eligibility changed by CoA" . Note - no change for students appearing in Class 12 final exams in 2018.

The National Aptitude Test in Architecture is a national level examination for admission to undergraduate courses in Architecture. NATA is conducted by National Institute of Advanced Studies in Architecture (NIASA) which is a body of Council of Architecture, New Delhi in India.

While many institutes offer B.Arch admissions on the basis of NATA scores, not many people are aware that some institutes conduct their own entrance exams. Also, the eligibility criteria to admissions to some of these courses vary. For instance, NATA stipulates that any candidate who has secured 50% marks in 10+2 or equivalent examination with Mathematics as one of the subjects shall be eligible for admission to B.Arch Course.  However, when it comes to admission to B.Arch program at one of the IIT's, then the candidate should qualify in the Architecture Aptitude Test (AAT) conducted by the IIT's.

This blog can be used as a guide by students to know about the criteria used by some of the institutes (or exam conducting bodies) for admissions into their B.Arch programs:

Note: P - Physics C - Chemistry M - Maths

Admissions via NATA (Only Maths required in Class 12)

Admissions via own entrance exam (Eligibility in brackets)

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Shiksha O Anusandhan Deemed Univ to conduct SAAT-2018 from 20 to 30 April

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Siksha 'O' Anusandhan (SOA), a Deemed to be University situated in Bhubaneswar, has started registration process for its Admission Test SAAT-2018 for various UG courses.

Siksha 'O' Anusandhan (SOA) is a Deemed to be University situated in Bhubaneswar, Odisha. SOA was reaccredited by NAAC with an 'A' grade (highest grade under the old system) in 2015 for a period of 5 years. It was ranked as the 33rd best National Institution, the 20th Best in University Category of NIRF and the Best Institution in Odisha by the MHRD through its NIRF Rankings in 2017.

Courses

(a) B.Tech - Check details @ SAAT

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Eye Opener #22 : 5 Yr Dual Degree B.Tech in Computer Science and MS by Research in Computational Linguistics, IIIT Hyderabad

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About the course : B.Tech in Computer Science and MS by Research in Computational Linguistics (5 year Dual Degree) (CLD in short) is a unique program offered by IIIT-H.  Computational Linguistics (CL) deals with understanding and developing computational theories of human language. Such theories allow us to understand the structure of language and build computer software that can process language. There is a great emphasis today on machine learning where the machine learns from real life language data. Consequently, the field is close to both Linguistics as well as Artificial Intelligence.  If you have a fascination for scientific study of natural language and combining it with computer science, this area is for you. The dual-degree programme will give you a strong grounding in both Computer Science and Linguistics, and will prepare you for academic research as well as industry research jobs in Computational Linguistics.

About IIIT Hyderabad : The International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad (IIIT-H) is an Deemed University founded in 1998. A Governing Council consisting of eminent people from academia, industry and government presides over the governance of the institution. Some of the luminaries in the council are Prof. Raj Reddy (University Professor of Computer Science & Robotics, School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University, USA), Shri R. Chandrashekhar (President - NASSCOM), Shri S. Ramadorai (Vice Chairman - TCS), Prof. Ashok Jhunjhunwala (Professor - IIT Delhi) etc. IIIT-H is organized as research centres and labs, instead of the conventional departments, to facilitate inter-disciplinary research and a seamless flow of knowledge within the Institute.  Students, even at the undergraduate level, get to participate in ongoing research and technology development - an opportunity unprecedented in India.  

Eligibility

(a) Stream I : Higher Secondary / Class 12 or equivalent in Science stream with Physics and Mathematics. A keen interest in prior work in languages and aptitude for Conceptual Analysis and Mathematics is essential.

(b) Stream II : Higher Secondary / Class 12 or equivalent in Humanities, Art and Social Sciences with Mathematics. A keen interest in prior work in languages and aptitude for Conceptual Analysis and Mathematics is essential.

Admission procedure : Admissions to CLD program is via a separate Entrance Exam UGEEE-CLD (IIITH) and Interview organized by IIIT-H.  The exam is held in the month of April. 

2018 admission info & tracking : Admission is through an entrance test. Check https://goo.gl/6wpJjH

AILET-2018 to be held on 6th May

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The NATIONAL LAW UNIVERSITY (NLU), Delhi, a premier Law University established in the capital city of India, shall conduct AILET-2018 for admissions to its 5-Year B.A., LL.B. (Hons.) Degree Programme onthe 6th of May, 2018

The entrance exam will be held across multiple cities in India.  NLU offers one of the most coveted B.A.LL.B programs in the country.  

The last date to apply is 7th April, 2018.

For eligibility, intake, test pattern, check AILET-2018

 

Uni-GAUGE-E and COMEDK-UGET BTech 2018 Entrance Exam on 13 May

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COMEDK-UGET and Uni-GAUGE-E exams will be conducted as a combined entrance exam on 13th May 2018. The application process (online) has been started.

Uni-GAUGE-E : This is for candidates seeking admission to Under-Graduate Engineering courses at Participating Member Universities/institutions of ERA Foundation for the academic year 2018-19.

COMEDK-UGET : Karnataka  Unaided Private Engineering Colleges Association (KUPECA) comprising of more than 190 Engineering colleges in Karnataka have joined together and have entrusted COMEDK with the responsibility of conducting the UGET entrance examination and seat selection process based on a single common entrance test followed by centralized counselling to students seeking admissions in their member institutions so as to ensure fair and merit based admissions..

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NERIST BTech Entrance Exam (NEE 2018) on 21 April

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About the institute : North Eastern Regional Institute of Science and Technology (NERIST) was established in 1983. It is autonomous and fully funded by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Govt. of India since April 1, 1994. It got the status of a DEEMED UNIVERSITY on 31st May 2005. It is governed by the Board of Management (BoM) comprising representatives of the MHRD, Govt. of India, the eight beneficiary states of the North East India, AICTE and eminent educationists. It is residential, and is spread over 513 acres of land.

About the exam : The NERIST Entrance Examination (NEE) is conducted at three Levels viz., NEE I, NEE II and NEE III for admissions to Base Module, Diploma Module and Degree Module of Engineering & Technology branches of Technology stream; and to Degree Module of Forestry stream through NEE II (PCB ). Students entering via NEE II undergo 2 year Diploma followed by 2 Year Degree module thereby being awarded B.Tech Degree.

Key Dates

Last date to apply online : 12 March 2018
Exam date : 21 April 2018

For full details, check NERIST-NEE-2018

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