New Delhi: Thousands of students who are appearing for the National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) to be organised by the Council of Architecture across country are confused as their Admit Card/Hall Tickets which were supposed to uploaded today i.e. Tuesday March 28 at 10:00 am are yet to be there on the NATA website.
But according to some reports, the NATA 2017 Admit Card will be available for download shortly. Once online, candidates can download their admit cards from websites nata.in or nata.nic.in.
The Council of Architecture in a notice issued on March 24 had rescheduled the generation of Admit Card/Hall Ticket of the students appearing for the National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) 2017 from March 26 to March 28 at 10:00 am citing technical reasons.
"This is for information of all concerned that due to some unavoidable circumstances the date of Publication of Downloadable Admit Card stands rescheduled from 10:00 am of March 26 to 10:00 am of March 28.", RK Oberoi, Registrar Council of Architecture said in the state issued on March 24.
The exam, conducted for a duration of three hours, is scheduled to be held on April 16. It will consist of the two following parts. While Part A of 90 minutes will comprise objective type questions based on Mathematics and General Aptitude. It will carry a total of 120 marks, Part B will be based on Drawing Test. It will carry a total of 80 marks.
As per the details of paper pattern available on NATA website, there will be 20 questions of 02 marks each on Maths and 40 questions of 02 marks on General Aptitude.
Drawing Test will contain 02 questions of 40 marks each.
As per the Minimum Standards of Architectural Education Regulations, it is mandatory to qualify in an aptitude test in Architecture for admission to B.Arch. degree course. It is implied that 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.
At present there are about 450 institutes in India which offer 5 year B.Arch. degree program including the IITs and NITs. The purpose of NATA is to measure the aptitude of an applicant in the specific field of study, that is, Architecture. The test assesses a student's drawing and observation skills, sense of proportion, aesthetic sensitivity, Mathematics and critical thinking ability.
NATA measures the aptitude of the applicant for specific field of study, i.e. Architecture. The test measures mathematical skills, general aptitude, drawing and observation skills, sense of proportion, aesthetic sensitivity and critical thinking ability that have been acquired over their school days. NATA is also aimed to ensure that eligibility criteria for admission to five year Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch.) degree course, as prescribed by CoA and duly approved by the Central Government, are strictly adhered to and followed all over the country in Architectural Institutions.