COUNCIL OF ARCHITECTURE
REVISED GUIDELINES ON ADMISSION TO THE FIRST YEAR OF 5-YEAR FULL-TIME BACHELOR OF ARCHITECTURE (B.ARCH.) DEGREE COURSE FROM THE ACADEMIC SESSION 2007-2008 AND ONWARDS.
(These Guidelines are approved by the Executive Committee of the Council of Architecture at its 90th Meeting held on June 06, 2007 and supercedes the previous Guidelines on the same subject)
1.1 In exercise of the powers conferred by clauses (e), (g), (h) and (j) of sub-section (2) of Section 45 read with Section 21 of the Architects Act, 1972 (20 of 1972), the Council of Architecture, with the approval of the Central Government, framed the Council of Architecture (Minimum Standards of Architectural Education) Regulations, 1983. These Regulations were published in the Gazette of India, Part III, Section 4, on 26th March, 1983 and 27th August, 1983.
1.2 These Regulations prescribe the minimum standards of architectural education to be maintained by colleges or institutions, required for granting recognised qualifications by authorities in India, including admission to the architecture course.
1.3 These Regulations stipulate that admission to the 5-year B. Arch. course should be made at 1st year level through an aptitude test specially designed to assess the candidates’ aptitude. These regulations do not provide for lateral admission to any other stage/semester of the 5-year course in Architecture.
1.4 In terms of these Regulations and the decision of the Council of Architecture, pursuant to the Regulations:
a. The conduct of aptitude test is mandatory for admissions to the 5-year B. Arch. course by all colleges or institutions where Architectural Education is given, leading to grant of Recognised Qualification by authorities. Such Colleges or Institutions include a University, its department, its constituent college and its affiliated college; a deemed to be University; institutions established by Act of Parliament; and National Institutes of Technology and institution for higher education declared to be a University.
b. No admission shall be made under the Minority Institution/Management/Non-Resident Indian/Person of Indian Origin or any another Quota unless a candidate is subjected to the aptitude test in architecture.
c. A separate aptitude test in Architecture should be conducted and such test should not be combined with the tests for admissions to Engineering, Pharmacy, Medicine and other disciplines. Similarly, admission counselling are to be conducted independently.
1.5 The candidates admitted to 1st year of a 5-year course without appearing in the aptitude test in architecture and who have been granted B. Arch. degree or other qualifications shall not be deemed to have attained recognised qualification listed in the schedule of qualifications appended to the Architects Act, 1972. Such candidates will not be eligible for registration as an architect with the Council of Architecture.
1.6 It has been held by the High Court of Judicature at Madras, vide its Judgement dated 21.07.2003 in Writ Petition Nos. 8806 and 9707 of 2003 [IIA Tamilnadu Chapter, Chennai V/s State of Tamilnadu, Anna University & Council of Architecture and Council of Architecture V/s State of Tamilnadu & Anna University] that guidelines on Admission to Architecture Course prescribed by the Council of Architecture have statutory force.
1.7 As per the Judgement, dated 08.09.2004, of High Court of Judicature at Bombay in the case of Shri P.S.M. Boarding House’s College of Architecture, Kolhapur & ors. V/s State of Maharashtra and ors., in Writ Petition No. 5942 of 2004, the Council of Architecture is the final authority for the purposes of fixing norms and standards for architectural institutions.
1.8 As per the Judgement, dated July 12, 2005, of the High Court at Delhi in the case of Ms.Sharmishtha S.Das V/s Union of India and ors. in Writ Petition No.2669 of 2005, the Council of Architecture (Minimum Standards of Architectural Education) Regulations, 1983 shall govern the eligibility for admission to Architecture Courses.
2.0 ELIGIBILITY for Admission
No candidate, with less than 50% marks in aggregate, shall be admitted to the architecture course unless he/ she has passed an examination at least 50% aggregate marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics and also at least 50% marks in aggregate of the 10+2 level examination
Passed 10+3 Diploma Examination with Mathematics as compulsory subject with at least 50% marks in aggregate.
All Admissions to Architecture degree course shall be subject to passing of National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) conducted by the Council of Architecture and appeared JEE MAINS Paper -II Architecture.
3.0 Test on Mathematics & General Aptitude
3.1 Drawing Test
Candidate has to attempt two questions within 120 minutes. The drawing aptitude is judged on the following aspects –
Ability to sketch a given object proportionately and rendering the same in visually appealing manner;
Visualising and drawing the effects of light on the object and shadows cast on surroundings;
Sense of perspective drawing;
Combining and composing given three dimensional elements to form a building or structural form;
Creating interesting two dimensional composition using given shapes and forms;
Creating visual harmony using colours in given composition;
Understanding of scale and proportions;
Drawing from memory through pencil sketch on themes from day to day experiences.
The Answer to each question in the ‘drawing’ paper will be examined by more than one examiner
independently and the marks will be averaged. The primary emphasis in scoring the drawing section will be
on the candidate’s drawing, imagination and observation skills. The candidate’s sense of proportion and
perspective will also be evaluated together with sense for colour and composition.
4.0 Eligibility Criteria for Candidates
4.1 Taking NATA-2019
Candidates may come from the following backgrounds:
(a) *No candidate shall be admitted to architecture course unless she/ he has passed an examination at the end of the 10+2 scheme of examination with at least 50% aggregate marks in Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics and also at least 50% marks in aggregate of the 10+2 level examination or passed 10+3 Diploma Examination with Mathematics as compulsory subject with at least 50% marks in aggregate; (those appearing the 10+2 exam with PCM subjects in the current year may also provisionally appear in the exam, however, their result in NATA-2019 will be declared valid subject to fulfilling the above criteria).
(*As approved by the Central Government vide letter F.No.4-65/2016-TS.VI dated 12.02.2019)
4.2 Admission to First year of B.Arch. course
QUALIFYING IN NATA-2019 DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A RIGHT/ GUARANTEE IN FAVOUR OF THE CANDIDATE
FOR HIS/HER ADMISSION TO ANY ARCHITECTURE COURSE UNLESS HE/SHE HAS FULFILLED ALL THE
PRESCRIBED REQUIREMENTS AS SPECIFIED BY RESPECTIVE COUNSELLING AND ADMISSION AUTHORITIES.
Only candidates who have the following credentials shall be eligible for admission to B.Arch. Course.
i. Qualified through the recognized aptitude test in Architecture (NATA or equivalent) in 2019
ii. Have gone through any of the following curriculum with marks as prescribed below:
(a) Secured at least 50% aggregate marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics and also at least
50% marks in aggregate of the 10+2 level examination;
(b) Or passed 10+3 diploma examination with Mathematics as compulsory subject with at least 50%
marks in aggregate.
Candidates may note that no direct lateral admission is allowed at any other year/stage of B.Arch.
course based on any qualification.
4.3 Reservations under different categories
NATA 2019 is a qualifying examination for admission into the B. Arch degree program. Reservation is a prerogative of the admission/ counselling authority and does not fall under the purview of this examination.
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