NATA to be held again; revised B Arch eligibility criteria from this year

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The Council of Architecture which is the regulatory authority for Architecture education in India has published the revised admission criteria for the five-year Bachelor of Architecture (B Arch) course. The revised minimum eligibility for B Arch admissions will be effective from June 19, 2023.

The seats that become vacant this year can be filled as per the new criteria. As a result, the National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) will be conducted on September 17, yet again.

The score in the NATA which would be held on September 17 would be considered for this year’s B Arch admissions even if the candidate has appeared for the three NATAs held earlier this year.

The Information Brochure (second version) which includes the revised eligibility criteria is available on the NATA official website,

The changes

The amendments in the minimum eligibility criteria for admission are:

As per the eligibility criteria so far a candidate who has cleared NATA must have scored at least 50 per cent marks in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry together and as aggregate for the Plus-Two examination. Those who have scored 50 per cent in a three-year diploma with Maths as a subject were also eligible.

But as per the revised norms a candidate must have passed Higher Secondary with at least 45 per cent total marks, in mandatory subjects of Physics and Mathematics, besides any one optional in the vocational subjects: Chemistry, Biology, Technical/Vocational subject, Computer Science, IT, Informatics Practices, Engineering Graphics or Business Studies. Students with 50 per cent total marks in the three-year diploma with Mathematics are also eligible.

The candidate must have also cleared the NATA or JEE Architecture aptitude test. The Council of Architecture website is

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