B.Arch Eligibility and NATA : Changes and Date extension

2020-08-10

 

In view of the prevalent situation arising out of Corona Virus Pandemic (COVID-19) and consequent directives of the Government of India for ensuring public health related social distancing and other measures, the Council of Architecture, has introduced many changes for the 2020 admissions in B.Tech programme.

Relaxed eligibility

a) Passed 10+2 scheme of examination with Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics (PCM) OR Passed 10+3 Diploma with Mathematics.

b) The candidates who have qualified the aptitude test, i.e., NATA or JEE, with pass percentage in 10+2 scheme of examination with PCM or 10+3 Diploma with Mathematics shall be eligible for admission to B.Arch course for the academic session 2020-21.

Note : This relaxed criteria is valid for the academic session 2020-21 only, irrespective of the year in which a candidate has passed the 10+2 or 10+3 examination.

Test in Online mode only : NATA will be completely Online. Earlier, Part A (Drawing Aptitude) was planned to be conducted in Offline (pen-and-paper) mode, while the Part B (Test on Scientific Ability & General Aptitude) was anyway Online.

Change in syllabus

a) Part A (Drawing Aptitude) will also be conducted in Online mode instead of offline mode

b) Part A will now be judged on the following aspects : Understanding the important visual principles in a composition (2D OR 3D) such as balance, rhythm, direction, hierarchy, etc. Understanding geometry and the ability to visualize shape and solve geometrical puzzles to test spatial intelligence; Understanding color theory and the various terminologies to test color scheme awareness and knowledge; Visual system interpretation and perception to test graphical similarities and other properties; Ability to understand spatial relationship between objects, and to visualize images and scenarios; Tests for cognitive ability: perception, attention, recognition, memory etc.

Change in NATA 2020 dates

a) Last date for registration, fee payment, application correction and printing of confirmation page : Extended upto 16 Aug 2020

b) First test : To be held on 29 Aug 2020 instead of earlier date of 1 Aug

c) Second test : Expected to be conducted in second or third week of Sep 2020 (was earlier scheduled to be conducted on 29 Aug). New date to be announced in due course.

Change in centre of exam

The candidates may opt to appear for NATA 2020 from their respective places of residence/stay or at the Council allotted test centre in case they do not have net connectivity or technical/hardware resources such as PC, laptop, web cam etc. The candidates are provided an option in their respective login accounts to opt for their preference for examination for NATA 2020 i.e. from home or test centre.

 

-- MEP News Bureau