NATA 2017 Change in exam structure - Will now be a single day exam. As per the latest notification issued by the Council of Architecture, from now on NATA 2017 will be a one-day exam (in two parts) with the changed exam structure. Admission Committee for Professional Courses (ACPC) Chairman has stated that April 16, 2017, this date has been selected by the council as the date of NATA for admission to Architecture course.
NATA score is accepted for admission in government, government-aided/ unaided architecture institutes in India. Last year about 80,000 candidates appeared for NATA and council expecting about 1 lac candidates’ appearance in this year.
- The Council of Architecture is a statutory body of Indian Government that regulates the field of Architectural Education in India. Since many years, the council has been conducting NATA for BArch admission to various institutions in the country. The purpose of conduct this examination is to select an appropriate candidate for admission to the first year of 5-year B.Arch program.
- Til the last year, the examination was held in two phases and candidate could choose either phase according to his/ her suitability. But now the council redesigned this exam process and changed it into a one-day examination.
NATA examination test candidate’s Drawing & Observation Skills, Sense of Proportion, Aesthetic Sensitivity and Critical Thinking Ability related to Architecture. The candidate who passed Class 10 & Class 12 or equivalent examination and has at least 50% marks in 12th is eligible for admission to B.Arch course. NATA scores are valid for two years from the year in which the candidate has appeared.
The Government body of Architectural Education is “The Council of Architecture” created under the Architects Act, 1972. This statutory authority regulates the field of Architectural Education in the country.