How to prepare for B.Arch Entrance Exams?


B.Arch courses are offered at many reputed colleges in India. For getting admission to this course, the students have to qualify in the entrance exam conducted by the concerned authority. The students must be aware of the syllabus and pattern of the entrance test before they start the preparation. Some of the coaching institutes from where the applicants can seek guidance are NATA Study Centre, Career Point, Amity Institute of Competitive Examinations, etc.

List of Common B.Arch Entrance Exams in India

  • National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA)
  • Karunya University Entrance Exam
  • Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University B.Arch Entrance Exam
  • Aligarh Muslim University B.Tech/ B.Arch Entrance examination
  • BS Abdur Rahman University B.Arch Entrance Exam
  • Common Entrance Examination for Design (CEED)
  • All India Engineering/Architecture Entrance Exams
  • Dr. D.Y. Patil Institute All India Entrance Test
  • Hindustan University Engineering Entrance Exam
  • Indian Institute of Technology Joint Entrance Exam (IIT JEE)
  • Tamil Nadu Professional Courses Entrance Examination (TNPCEE)
  • Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) Engineering Entrance Exam
  • Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology Entrance Exam
  • Birla Institute of Technology & Sciences admission Test (BITSAT)
  • Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology Entrance Exam
  • Mahamaya Technical University Entrance Exam - MTU SEE
  • Vinayaka Missions University - Engineering Entrance Exam
  • JNTU PACET - Planning and Architecture Common Entrance Test
  • SLIET Entrance Test (State Engineering Entrance Exams)
  • Annamalai University Engineering Entrance Exam
  • SRM Engineering Entrance Examination (SRM EEE)
  • Vellore Institute of Technology Engineering Entrance Exam
  • Karnataka State Common Entrance Test
  • Andhra University College of Engineering Entrance Exam

General guidelines for preparing for B.Arch Entrance Exam

The students should have a genuine interest towards the subject. The students who wish to pursue B.Arch must have the drawing skill and an imaginative mind. Sometimes the entrance exam may include questions related to architecture. The students must have the ability to recognize international and national buildings of prominence. In order to answer these types of questions, the students are required to have a clear idea on the topics related to architecture. A few reference books which can be useful for these students are Verbal & Non Verbal Reasoning Book by R.S. Aggarwal, Architecture Entrance Book by P.K. Mishra, B Arch Exam Guide by PK Mishra etc.

B.Arch Entrance Exams Pattern

JEE and AIEEE organize a common entrance exam for both the architecture and engineering courses. The entrance test includes only questions of objective type. The exam pattern includes questions from Mathematics, Chemistry, and Physics. Besides these, there will be a drawing and aptitude test for architecture candidates. The NATA exam is of 3 hours duration and is divided into two stages. They are Aesthetic Sensitivity test and Drawing test. The Aesthetic Sensitivity test is a one hour online test. This test is conducted to identify the analytical and visualizing skills of an applicant at the objects provided. The drawing test is a two-hour exam held for evaluating the drawing skills.

Setting up a good study plan for B.Arch Entrance Exam

The students who have applied for the entrance exam must create an efficient time table first. The plan should include the complete syllabus for the entrance exam. For better preparation, the entire portions should be divided into smaller units. They can also undergo practice test using the previous year question papers. This will help them to acquire time management skill. The students must read the newspapers like Times of India, The Hindu, etc or other English news papers in order to improve their vocabulary. The students can also think of joining good coaching institutes like Oasis Education Services, T.I.M.E, Career Launcher India Ltd, Excellence, etc. if they need expert help.



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7 Responses to “How to prepare for B.Arch Entrance Exams?”

  1. 7

    how much should I have to score in 12 and nata entrance to get a seat in architecture

  2. 6

    how much should i score in 12 to get a seat in architecture and what exams are required other than nata.pls tell me which are the best colleges for this course.

  3. 5
    Jenifer monica:

    Please send me some nata question papers.

  4. 4
    Japan Patel:

    please send me last 5 years exam papers of NATA.

  5. 3

    How much marks are required on aieee b.arch to get the admission NIT’s & SPA.

  6. 2

    I need to prepare for B.Arch Entrance Exam, Where I get training in Kerala? or Any training centers for NATA in Kerala?

  7. 1
    Ramakanta Mohapatra.:

    For B.Arch course whether eligibility of NATA is necessary.