There are various entrance exams for architecture that are considered after the 12th. These entrance exams are held yearly for candidates wishing to get admission to different undergraduate courses at top architecture institutes. Top architecture entrance exams like NATA, JEE Main Paper II, and CEPT are stepping stones to admission to these architectural colleges. It is crucial to fulfil the common eligibility criteria for admission to the top architecture institutes. In this blog, we discuss the common eligibility criteria for architecture entrance exams to keep you informed.

What are the Different Architecture Entrance Exams?

  • NATA (National Aptitude Test for Architecture)
  • CEPT (Centre for Environmental Planning & Technology)
  • JEE Paper II (Joint Entrance Exam)
  • JEE Advanced
  • GATE

Common Eligibility Criteria for Architecture Entrance Exam

1. NATA

The NATA entrance exam (National Aptitude Test for Architecture) is conducted by COA (Council of Architecture) for B.Arch programs. NATA assesses candidates’ aptitude in terms of sense of proportion, aesthetics, drawing, observation, and critical thinking.

NATA Age Criteria

  • There is no age limit for candidates appearing for the NATA exam, although candidates must comply with the authorities’ age restrictions.

NATA Education Qualification Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidates must have passed the 10+2 exam from a recognized board with Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics as mandatory subjects.
  • Candidates must have scored a minimum of 50% marks in 10+12 exams.

2. JEE Mains Paper II

The JEE Mains Paper II is another popular architect entrance exam conducted by the NTA (National Testing Agency). It is a gateway for undergraduate B.Arch programs at top architecture institutes like IIT and NIT.

JEE Mains Age Criteria

  • There is no age limit to appear for the JEE mains, although candidates must fulfill the age limit requirements of the institutes they are seeking admission to.

JEE Mains Education Qualification Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidates must have passed 10+2 from a recognized board.
  • Candidates must have at least 5 subjects with Maths and physics as their core subjects.
  • Minimum marks for the general category are 75% and 65% for the reserved category to take admission to IITs, NITs, and CFTI (Centrally Funded Technical institutes)

3. JEE Advanced

JEE (Joint Entrance Exam) Advanced is an annual entrance B Arch Exam for admission to IIT (Indian Insitute of Technology) and other premium institutes. Students who clear the JEE Advanced are eligible for the AAT (Architecture Aptitude Test) exam.

JEE Advanced Age Criteria

  • For general and OBC candidates, candidates must have been born after or on October 1, 1998. For SC/ST and PWD candidates, candidates must have been born on October 1, 1994.

JEE Advanced Education Qualification Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidates must have passed 10 classes with at least 50% marks.
  • Candidates must have passed 10+2 with at least 75% marks in physics, mathematics, and chemistry as compulsory subjects.

Conclusion

Students must be well-versed with the common eligibility criteria for architecture entrance exams. These entrance exams are highly competitive and challenging, so one should be thoroughly prepared. BRDS is the leading NATA coaching institute in India. Our experienced faculty offers expert guidance and support to students so they can excel in the entrance exams and get admission to top architectural colleges in India. We also provide NATA online classes and crash courses for students who cannot attend regular classes. To know more about our NATA coaching, contact us today.

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