NATA 2018 ADMISSION CRITERIA
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NATA Counselling will be conducted after the announcement of results in July 2018. As per the official notification, NATA Results will be released at the official website on June 4, 2018. The Council of Architecture does not conduct the admission counselling. State Colleges/ Universities offering admission in B.Arch course conduct their own separate counselling based on NATA scores. Eligible candidates who score minimum qualifying marks in National Aptitude Test for Architecture will only be eligible for NATA counselling.
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There are more than 400 institutes that offer admission to B.Arch course based on NATA scores across the country. Read the following article on NATA counselling to know more about steps, procedures and participating colleges.
Candidates who qualify NATA can participate in NATA Counselling. But, there are other standards that need to be satisfied before appearing for counselling and final admissions. Admission will be based on marks obtained in NATA and marks obtained in the qualifying examination. It is important to score minimum qualifying exam in NATA exam. The minimum qualifying marks in the exam are 50 out of 200.
Candidate needs to undergo NATA 2018 Counselling Process for a particular university he/she wishes to apply in. During the Counselling, a candidate is required to register and fill the choice of seats. Once the filling of choices is completed, document verification process will start. Candidates must carry Class 10th and 12th Mark sheets along with NATA 2018 Scorecard for verification. Additional documents like reservation certificate and date of birth certificate must also be carried to the counselling center. A candidate is required to report to their allocated institute with the necessary documents.
There are certain set of documents that a candidate has to carry at the time of NATA Counselling. The list is general and it is suggested to check with the respective institutes or counselling authorities before attending the counselling process. Listed below are the important documents to be carried at the time of counselling:
Admissions through NATA 2018 are carried out by the competent authority i.e. Government or University, or such Authorities/Institutions Concerned (School/College of Architecture)/ Association or federation of Institutions (Schools/College of Architecture) as approved by the Government/University.
No reservation policy based on categories is followed. Central and State government reservation are given to the candidate on the basis of the exam conducted by the State Government Agencies/Universities which offer the program reservation during NATA 2018 Admission are purely as per the Central/State government agencies.
NATA 2018 Score is available on the official website in e-format. Candidate must note that score card obtained is valid for the same academic session. Following are the four simple steps to be followed to download NATA 2018 Score Card:
Step 1: Visit the official website of NATA i.e. nata.nic.in
Step 2: Mention the detail asked i.e. Candidate ID created during the NATA 2018 Application Process.
Step 3: Enter the captcha code in the provided blank field.
Step 4: Click on Download button to download the NATA 2018 scorecard.
There is a total of 423 institutions across India which provide admissions to candidates in 5 years B.Arch. programme. The valid NATA 2018 scorecard form the basis of admissions in these institutions. The candidate is required to produce a valid NATA 2018 Score Card along with few necessary documents to secure their seats in their desired colleges.
There a total of 13 Top Colleges participating in NATA 2018. The list given below mentions the list of top 10 architecture colleges in India:
The table below mentions the government colleges of architecture across India along with the examination considered for admissions:
|Government Colleges||Exam Considered|
|Department of Architecture & Planning, IIT Roorkee||AAT|
|Faculty of Architecture & Regional Planning, IIT Kharagpur|
|School of Planning & Architecture, Hyderabad||JEE Main paper 2|
|School of Planning & Architecture, New Delhi|
|School of Planning & Architecture, Tamil Nadu|
|Faculty of Architecture, National Institute of Technology, Chhattisgarh|
|Faculty of Architecture, Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur|
|Faculty of Architecture, Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology, Bhopal|
|Chandigarh College of Architecture, Chandigarh|
|BKPS College of Architecture, Maharashtra||NATA|
|Goa College of Architecture, Panaji|
|Faculty of Architecture, CEPT University, Ahmedabad|
|School of Architecture, Bangalore University, Bangalore|
|School of Architecture, College of Engineering, Thiruvananthapuram|
|School of Architecture, Kollam|
|Faculty of Architecture, Town & Regional Planning, Howrah||WBJEE and NATA|
|Faculty of Architecture, Jadavpur University, Kolkata|
The table given below provides the number of seats offered in various architecture colleges in Delhi:
|Name of Institute||Seats|
|University School of Architecture & Planning||65|
|MBS School of Planning and Architecture||120|
|Delhi Technical Campus||40|
|Vastu Kala Academy||60|
|K.R. Mangalam School of Architecture and Planning||N/A|
|Faculty of Architecture & Ekistics||N/A|
The list of colleges and number of seats offered in West Bengal which consider the scores obtained in NATA 2018 is given in the table below:
|Name of Institution||Number of Seats|
|Om Dayal Group of Institutions||80|
|Sanaka Education Trusts Group of Institutions||40|
The various colleges which offer admissions in Karnataka through NATA 2018 is mentioned in the table below along with the number of seats:
|Name of Institute||Seats Offered|
|Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Technology, Pampady||40|
|Govt. Engineering college||40|
|College of Engineering||40|
|T.K.M. college of Engineering||80|
|Alsalama Institute of Architecture, Malaparamba||40|
|Devaki Amma’s Guruvayurappan college of Architecture||40|
|Eranad Knowledge City College||40|
|Global Institute of Architecture, Peradikunnu||40|
|Holy Crescent of Architecture||40|
|IES College of Architecture||40|
|KMEA College of Architecture||40|
|KMCT College of Architecture||40|
|MES College of Architecture||40|
|School of Architecture||40|
|Mangalam School of Architecture||40|
|Nizar Rahim and Mark School of Architecture||40|
|College of Architecture||120|
|Sneha College of Architecture||40|
|Vedavyasa College of Architecture||40|
|TKM School of Architecture||40|
The table given below provides the number of seats offered in various architecture colleges in Mumbai:
|Name of Institute||Seats Offered|
|Sir JJ College of Architecture||82|
|Rachana Sansad’s Academy of Architecture||100|
|Balwant Sheth School of Architecture||40|
|Kamla Raheja Vidyanidhi Institute of Architecture and Environmental Studies||80|
|IES College of Architecture||60|
The other institutes that offer admissions through NATA 2018 are mentioned in the table below:
|Name of Institute||Seat Intake|
|Satyabahama University, Tamil Nadu||N/A|
|KIIT University, Odisha||N/A|
|Aligarh Muslim University, Uttar Pradesh||20|
|B.S. Abdur Rehman University, Tamil Nadu||N/A|
|Integral University, U.P.||70|
|Goa College of Architecture, Goa||33|
|BVDU College of Architecture, Pune||N/A|
|Amity University, Manesar||N/A|
|DIT University, Dehradun||N/A|
|Amity School of Engineering, Gwalior||N/A|
|Amity School of Engineering, Jaipur||N/A|
|Dr. K N Modi University, Newai||N/A|
|Jagannath University, Jaipur||N/A|
|Mizoram University, Aizwal||N/A|
Ques. What is the validity of NATA 2018 scores?
Ans. Candidate can make use of the scorecard up to two years for attaining admission in their choice of institution. Out of the maximum of 5 attempts, the valid score will be the best score.
Ques. Is the eligibility criteria any different for candidates of reserved category?
Ans. No. And no score waiver for NATA during admission if you belong to a certain quota. However, candidates applying for NATA 2018 have to pay INR 1800 (inclusive of service fee charged by the bank) and for SC/ ST candidates the application fee is INR 1500.
Ques. Can foreign students take the test from their country of residence?
Ans. No. Candidates are required to select test centres in close proximity to their residence or as per their convenience in India. However, a candidate who will opt for Dubai as their test centre will have to pay an additional fee of Rs. 8000. NATA 2018 will be held across 135 cities in India and 1 abroad.
Ques. Who accepts NATA scores?
Ans. NATA is only an aptitude test. A candidate may apply for admission to any of the participating institutions, on receiving the scorecard (will be available on NATA website in e-format by the 10th of June 2018) as per the time schedule by the respective authorities.
Ques. What is the passing score at NATA 2018 as per COA admission guidelines?
Ans. As per COA admission guidelines, a candidate seeking admission into an architecture college in India must clear the NATA test by securing a minimum of 40% or 80/200.
Ques. Can I reappear for NATA 2018?
Ans. Yes, one may take NATA a maximum of 5 days of their own choice. However, the aspirant will need to re-register every time he/she applies.
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College
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