The Council of Architecture (CoA) today has postponed the second test of National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) 2021. The exam was scheduled to be held on June 12, however it will be held on July 11. NATA is a national level entrance exam conducted for candidates seeking admission to undergraduate programmes in Architecture (5-year BArch).
In view of the second wave of Covid-19 and subsequent lockdowns in several states/UTs in the country it has been decided by the Council of Architecture that the second test of NATA 2021. Examination shall now be held on July 11, 2021 instead of earlier scheduled date of June 12, 2021.
According to the COA (Minimum Standards of Architectural Education) Regulations, 2020, all candidates are required to qualify for an aptitude test conducted by the Council for admission to BArch course.
Candidates have been advised to check the official website of NATA for further updates. A total of 15,066 candidates had applied for the first test. Out of which, 14130 candidates appeared for the exam on April 10.
The council had also revised the eligibility criteria for applications planning to appear for the NATA 2021. Earlier, students had to score at least 50 per cent marks aggregate marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics,.
Now, the Ministry of Education Of Education has relaxed the admission criteria in the wake of the Coronavirus Pandemic. the minimum eligibility to be fulfilled by the candidates to appear for the BArch entrance exam is to pass class 12 with physics, chemistry, and mathematics as compulsory subjects.
What is NATA?
NATA measures the aptitude of the applicant for specific field of study, i.e. Architecture. Through assessment of cognitive skills, visual perception and aesthetic sensitivity tests, logical reasoning and critical thinking ability, etc. Besides the learning that the candidate has acquired over the past few years and is related to the specific field of study.