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NATA 2017: Admit Cards of Dubai candidates to be released on April 7 after they pay extra fee

Tuesday March 28, 2017 1:02 PM, News Network

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New Delhi:
The Council of Architecture in a notice issued on Monday said the candidates who are appearing for the National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) in Dubai will be needed to pay extra fees. The council also said their Admit Cards/Hall Tickets will be released on April 7.

"This is for the information of all concerned candidates, who have opted Dubai as their First choice as City for appearing in National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA)-2017 and accordingly, have been allotted Centre of Examination in Dubaiare required to deposit an additional fee of INR 7000 each as stated under noting of Annexure-V of Information Brochure for NATA 2017", RK Oberoi, Registrar Council of Architecture said in the state issued today.

"On receipt of email with proof of payment addressed to "" having subject line "Additional Fee for NATA-2017", the downloadable version of the Admit Card for the candidates allotted in Dubai would be launched in NATA website: on 07.04.2017", he added.

Meanwhile, the NATA 2017 Admit Card have been made available for download on websites

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 for the NATA Eligibility Criteria for candidates, the lower age limit is 17 years as on 31.07.2017 and candidates may come from the following backgrounds:

  • 10+2 or equivalent passed/appearing with Mathematics as one of the subjects of examination
  • 10+3 Diploma (any stream) passed/appearing recognized by Central/State Govts with Mathematics as one of the subjects of examination
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma passed/appearing, after 10 years of Schooling with Mathematics as compulsory subject of examination.
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.



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