Students aspiring for an architecture course in a top college of India can now join the college without the need of providing a minimum aggregate in 12th boards. The Ministry of Education has finally relaxed this eligibility criteria for B.Arch courses amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Although, as per the rules, a passing certificate will still be required in order to get admissions.
As per the tweet by Education Minister, Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal, selection in Bachelor of Architecture courses in colleges will be based on JEE Main Paper 2 or National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA). Earlier, NATA required a minimum 50% marks in PCM or Mathematics in 10+2 boards. And JEE Main Paper 2 required a minimum score of 75% in 12th boards. Now, an aspiring student is only required to qualify an aptitude test in Architecture. This could be JEE Main Paper 2 or NATA.
— Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank (@DrRPNishank) August 4, 2020
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, JEE Main 2020 Paper 2 has been postponed and is scheduled from 1st to 6th September 2020, and NATA has been rescheduled for 29th August. Both these exams are conducted for admissions to B.Arch courses in top architecture colleges such as Schools of Planning and Architecture and IITs.