National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) second test has now been rescheduled due to the outbreak of Coronavirus second wave. Council of Architecture (CoA), which administers the National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) exam has rescheduled the second test for 11 July 2021 which was earlier scheduled for 12 June 2021.
NATA has stated in a notification that due to the subsequent lockdowns and keeping the severity of the situation of the second wave of COVID-19 in mind the exam stands rescheduled. It is well known that to contain the impact and spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, subsequent lockdowns are being imposed in several states/UTs. Because of this, the Council of Architecture has decided to schedule the second test of NATA 2021 for 11 July 2021 instead of 12 June 2021.
As per the Minimum Standards of Architectural Education (COA Regulations 2020), for admission to the BArch course, every candidate requires to qualify for the aptitude test conducted by the Council. For the first test, a total of 15,066 candidates had applied out of which, 14130 candidates appeared for the exam on April 10.
The eligibility criteria for applications have also been revised by the council for the applications in 2021.
In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, the Ministry of Education has relaxed the admission criteria. Now passing class 12 with physics, chemistry, and mathematics as compulsory subjects will be the minimum eligibility criteria for BArch entrance exams. The earlier criteria of scoring at least 50 percent marks aggregate marks in mathematics, physics, and chemistry will not be valid anymore.