National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) is being conducted by Council of Architecture since 2006, in terms of the provisions of Council of Architecture (Minimum Standards of Architectural Education) Regulations, 1983, published in the Gazette of India. It is implied that a separate aptitude test in Architecture should be conducted. Being the competent authority for fixing norms and standards for Architectural Institutions, Council of Architecture has the necessary expertise to hold a Common Aptitude Test in Architecture, at national level to provide a single window system for appearing in aptitude test and to facilitate institutions, students and public at large for admission to First year of 5 year B.Arch. Degree Course at all recognized Institutions all over country.
The purpose of conducting NATA – 2020 is to provide a single scheme of examination for holding aptitude test and to facilitate prospective students all over the country to apply for admissions in architecture seats in institutions spread across the country and to avoid appearing in multiple aptitude tests. The NATA – 2020 also ensures that the eligibility criteria for admission to five year Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch.) degree course, as prescribed by Council of Architecture and duly approved by the Central Government, are strictly adhered to and followed all over the country in Architectural Institutions.
NATA measures the aptitude of the applicant for specific field of study, i.e. Architecture. The test makes an assessment of Drawing and Observation Skills, Mathematics and Critical thinking ability that have been acquired over a long period of time and are related to the specific field of study.
In order to further strengthen the conduct of the test and to attract more number of bright aspirants into studying Architecture, Council of Architecture has decided to conduct NATA-2020 for admission to B.Arch. in the academic session 2020-21, as a one-day online examination all over the country, which will comprise of two parts: Part A paper based drawing and Part B is comprises of Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) to be answered online.
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