Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch.)
B.Arch. (Bachelor of Architecture) is a 5 years long undergraduate level Degree course. This professional course is related to the field of Architecture.
Architecture deals with design, planning and construction of buildings and other physical structures. Usually buildings and physical structures are said to be the product of architectural work. Sometimes, other than buildings, even construction of nonbuilding structures becomes a part of architecture.
In short, architecture plays a huge role in the design and construction of humble homes and buildings to imposing dams, bridges and tunnels! An architect is a professional, who through his/her skills, is able to perform the tasks of planning, designing and constructing buildings, physical structures and non building structures.
Career Prospects
 Building Surveyor
 Landscape Architect
 Consultant
 Project Manager
 Project Supervisor
 Design Architect
 Building Inspector
 Restoration Specialist
 Teacher/Instructor
NATIONAL APTITUDE TEST IN ARCHITECTURE (NATA)
NATA was the approved Aptitude Test for getting admission into B. Arch. and is conducted by the COA. The test measures the required aptitude of a candidate for successfully completing the Architecture course.
ELIGIBILITY
Candidates may come from the following backgrounds:
 10+2 or equivalent passed/appearing with Mathematics as one of the subjects of examination;
 10+3 Diploma (any stream) passed/appearing recognized by Central/State Govt. with Mathematics as one of the subjects of examination;
 International Baccalaureate Diploma passed/appearing, after 10 years of Schooling with Mathematics as compulsory subject of examination.
However, if any candidate is applying for B.Arch. then he/she must have cleared senior secondary (10+2) examination with mathematics as one of the subjects or equivalent examination and secured minimum 50% aggregate in 10+2.
WHO SHOULD APPEAR FOR NATA?
Any person who want to take admission to Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch.) shall appear in NATA, since most of the colleges/ school of Architecture take admission on the basis of NATA. However, there are various other methods adopted by various Schools of Architecture for the admission of B.Arch. For further details, the respective website of Colleges/ Schools of Architecture shall be visited.
WHERE TO APPEAR FOR NATA?
NATA 2019 will be conducted 2 times in this year 14th April 2019 & 7th July 2019, with last registration dates to be 15th March 2019 and 12th June 2019 respectively.
WHAT ARE THE MAJOR CHANGES IN THE NATA 2019?
NATA 2019 has following major changes as compared to earlier version of NATA exam;
 NATA 2019 will be conducted 2 times in this year 14th April 2019 & 7th July 2019, with last registration dates to be 15th March 2019 and 12th June 2019 respectively.
 The mode of examination has been converted from online to offline mode in NATA 2019. Now, unlike other entrance examinations the OMR sheets needs to be filled for the aptitude exam and for drawings sketches needs to be made on the sheets provided during the exam.
 The duration of examination is similar to previous versions of NATA, i.e. for 3hrs divided into two parts;
Date & Time of Examination  Subject and Marks of Examination 
29.04.2018 (Sunday) 10.30 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. (Grand Total of 200 marks)  FIRST 90 minutes  Part A TOTAL 120 Marks Mathematics (MCQ) 20X2 = 40 Marks (ONLINE) General Aptitude (MCQ ) 40X2 = 80 Marks (ONLINE) 
LAST 90 minutes Part B TOTAL 80 Marks Drawings (Two questions) in A4 Size paper 2X 40 = 80 Marks 
 The total marking for the NATA exam is same i.e. 200 marks for the total exam; however the distribution of marks against each component of exam has changed. Now, Part A (Mathematics and General Aptitude) exam with MCQ's is for 120 marks and Part B (Drawing) is for 80 marks.
Syllabus for NATA2018 Subject  Questions  Distribution of Marks  Marks  Mode of Exam  
Mathematics & General Aptitude (PartA)  Mathematics  20  20 x 2  40  MCQ (OMR based) 
General Aptitude  40  40 x 2  80  MCQ (OMR based)  
Drawing test (PartB)  02  2 x 40  80  Paper and Pencil  
TOTAL  200 
 The syllabus for NATA 2019 contains a significant part of mathematics, with 20 questions of 2 marks each exclusively reserved for mathematics. This was not there in earlier versions of NATA. However, the syllabus for General Aptitude and Drawing tests remains similar to the previous versions of NATA.
 Minimum passing marks for clearing the exam has been reduced to 50 marks out of 200 Marks, with minimum score of 25 marks in each part of the exam. In earlier versions of NATA exam the minimum passing marks was 80 out of total 200 marks.
 After the test results are out, each passing candidate will be provided a unique ranking on all India basis, which will be valid for the admission season of that year only. So for NATA 2019, the validity of results will be only for 2019 unlike the previous versions of NATA where score remained valid for two years.
TEST CONTENT
MATHEMATICS (20 questions for 2 marks each)Algebra:
Definitions of A. P. and G.P.; General term; Summation of first nterms of series Σn, Σn²,Σn3; Arithmetic/Geometric series, A.M., G.M. and their relation; Infinite G.P. series and its sum.
Logarithms:Definition; General properties; Change of base.
Matrices:Concepts of m x n (m ≤ 3, n ≤ 3) real matrices, operations of addition, scalar multiplication and multiplication of matrices. Transpose of a matrix. Determinant of a square matrix. Properties of determinants (statement only). Minor, cofactor and ad joint of a matrix. Nonsingular matrix. Inverse of a matrix. Finding area of a triangle. Solutions of system of linear equations. (Not more than 3 variables).
Trigonometry:Trigonometric functions, addition and subtraction formulae, formulae involving multiple and sub multiple angles, general solution of trigonometric equations. Properties of triangles, inverse trigonometric functions and their properties.
Coordinate geometry:Distance formula, section formula, area of a triangle, condition of collinearity of three points in a plane. Polar coordinates, transformation from Cartesian to polar coordinates and vice versa. Parallel transformation of axes, concept of locus, elementary locus problems. Slope of a line. Equation of lines in different forms, angle between two lines. Condition of perpendicularity and parallelism of two lines. Distance of a point from a line. Distance between two parallel lines. Lines through the point of intersection of two lines. Equation of a circle with a given center and radius. Condition that a general equation of second degree in x, y may represent a circle. Equation of a circle in terms of endpoints of a diameter. Equation of tangent, normal and chord. Parametric equation of a circle. Intersection of a line with a circle. Equation of common chord of two intersecting circles. 3Dimensional Coordinate geometry: Direction cosines and direction ratios, distance between two points and section formula, equation of a straight line, equation of a plane, distance of a point from a plane.
Theory of Calculus:Functions, composition of two functions and inverse of a function, limit, continuity, derivative, chain rule, derivative of implicit functions and functions defined parametrically. Integration as a reverse process of differentiation, indefinite integral of standard functions. Integration by parts. Integration by substitution and partial fraction. Definite integral as a limit of a sum with equal subdivisions. Fundamental theorem of integral calculus and its applications. Properties of definite integrals. Formation of ordinary differential equations, solution of homogeneous differential equations, separation of variables method, linear first order differential equations.
Application of Calculus:Tangents and normal, conditions of tangency. Determination of monotonicity, maxima and minima. Differential coefficient as a measure of rate. Motion in a straight line with constant acceleration. Geometric interpretation of definite integral as area, calculation of area bounded by elementary curves and Straight lines. Area of the region included between two elementary curves.
Permutation and combination:Permutation of n different things taken r at a time (r ≤ n). Permutation of n things not all different. Permutation with repetitions (circular permutation excluded). Combinations of n different things taken r at a time (r ≤ n). Combination of n things not all different. Basic properties. Problems involving both permutations and combinations.
Statistics and Probability:Measure of dispersion, mean, variance and standard deviation, frequency distribution. Addition and multiplication rules of probability, conditional probability and Bayes' Theorem, independence of events, repeated independent trails and Binomial distribution.
GENERAL APTITUDE (40 questions for 2 marks each)
Objects, texture related to architecture and built environment. Interpretation of pictorial compositions, visualizing threedimensional objects from twodimensional drawing. Visualizing different sides of 3D objects. Analytical reasoning, mental ability (visual, numerical and verbal), General awareness of national/ international architects and famous architectural creations.
Mathematical reasoning:
Statements, logical operations like and, or, if and only if, implies, implied by. Understanding of tautology, converse, contradiction and contra positive.
Sets and Relations:
Idea of sets, subsets, power set, complement, union, intersection and difference of sets, Venn diagram, De Morgan's Laws, Relation and its properties. Equivalence relation — definition and elementary examples.
DRAWING TEST ( 2 questions for 40 marks each)
Understanding of scale and proportion of objects, geometric composition, shape, building forms and elements, aesthetics, colour texture, harmony and contrast. Conceptualization and Visualization through structuring objects in memory. Drawing of patterns – both geometrical and abstract. Form transformations in 2D and 3D like union, subtraction, rotation, surfaces and volumes. Generating plan, elevation and 3D views of objects. Creating 2D and 3D compositions using given shape and forms. Perspective drawing, Sketching of urbanscape and landscape, Common daytoday life objects like furniture, equipment etc., from memory.
For further details of each test refer spa.poornima.edu.in or official brochure of NATA 2018.
SCORING PROCESS
In order to pass NATA, the candidate has to secure a minimum of 50 score out of the total of 200 scores, with minimum score of 25 marks in each part of exam.VALIDITY OF NATA SCORE
NATA Score is valid for one year only. The students, who have cleared NATA 2016, will be provided an All India Unique rank at par with the candidates appearing in NATA 2018.FREE NATA COACHING
Link: http://nata.poornima.edu.in/NATA coaching is a social cause movement by Poornima University for NATA aspirants. The free coaching at Poornima University is a module based short term course, providing benefit to students by repeating modules for over strengthening of certain topics. The classes are conducted by experienced faculties of Architecture.
HOW TO QUALIFY NATA
In order to pass NATA, the candidate has to secure a minimum of 50 score out of the total of 200 scores, with minimum score of 25 marks in each part of exam.VALIDITY OF NATA SCORE IN 2018
The students who have cleared NATA 2016, will be provided an All India Unique rank at par with the candidates appearing in NATA 2018.
NATA INFORMATION BROCHURE 2019
NATA Information Brochure 2019HOW TO APPLY FOR NATA – 2019
Guideline Document For Applying to NATA – 2018LATEST UPDATE BY COA FOR EXAMINATION NOTICE – NATA 2019
http://www.nata.in/SPA BEST WORKS
Best Works of School of Planning & ArchitectureDESIGN CHAIR
Poornima University is pleased to announce the appointment of Ar. Shashikant Singhi as Design Chair of School of Planning & Architecture. Ar. Shashikant Singhi has professional expertise and wide ranging experience in various prestigious assignments for designing and construction of institution, public buildings and industrial houses.
Ar. Shashikant Singhi has always been a great source of inspiration to fellow professionals and students. His contribution towards growth of architecture profession is acknowledged and designs are widely appreciated in the society.
Ar. Shashikant Singhi is B.Arch. (Honours) from J.J. College of Architecture, Mumbai. Ar. Shashikant Singhi was actively involved in architecture and project management consultancy during 19851999 in Jaipur. During this period he was responsible for timely completion of many large sized projects.
ELIGIBILITY
(10 + 2 With 50% in Physics, chemistry & Maths and also 50 % Aggregate from CBSE / equivalent board) OR (Passed in 10+3 Diploma with maths as compulsory subject with 50% aggregate) inlcuding valid NATA Score as per NATA 2019 guidelines or valid JEE paper 2 score as per COA norms.
*As per session 201920, subject to change for session 202021.
FEES
B.Arch. Courses  Annual Course Fee  Caution Money (Refundable) 
B.Arch.  1,45,000/  5,000/ 
FEE REFUND RULES
Refund Rules of Hostal fee, Transportation Fee and Admission fee  
Sr. no  Refund Rules for Hostal Fees  Refund Rules for Transportation Fees  Policy for Withdrawal of Admission and Refund of Fees 
1  No deduction will be made if the withdraw/leaves the hostel before commencement of classes  No deduction will be made if the withdraw/leaves the transport facility before commencement of classes  Candidates may withdraw their admission by submitting an application form in person along with original copy of the receipt of the fee deposited to the Office of the Registrar through HeadAdmission in Admin Block for which he/ she must obtain an acknowledgement. 
2  If a student withdraw within 15 days after commencement of classes, the Hostel fee will be refunded after deduction of Hostel charges @ 300 Rs Per day  If a student withdraw within 15 days after commencement of classes, the transport fee will be refunded after deduction of transport charges on pro rata basis  The fee deposited by such a candidate shall be refunded after deducting Minimum Development Fee (25% of Course Fee) provided the candidate has submitted withdrawal application before Last Date of Admission. In such cases, the refund of fee shall be made within one calendar quarter after the final cutoff date of admission, through cheque in favor of the father’s name. 
3  Hostel fee will not be refunded if a student withdraws after 15 days of commencement of classes  Transport fee will not be refunded if a student withdraws after 15 days of commencement of classes  In case, admission is withdrawn by the student after Last date of Admission, No refund will be given 
4  All Disputes areSubjected to Jaipur Jurisdiction Only  All Disputes areSubjected to Jaipur Jurisdiction Only  It is made clear that if a student leaves the program/ course of study in between, without completing the program for whatsoever reasons, he/ she will be liable to pay fees for the balance duration of the program as well, as per directions of Hon'ble Supreme Court of India in Islamic Academy of Education case. 
5  No correspondence in respect of refund of fee against withdrawal shall be entertained until and unless it is in reference to the acknowledgement no. and date given by the Assistant Registrar at the time of receipt of the withdrawal application along with original receipt of the fee deposited. If a student who has enrolled in hostel or availed transport facility withdraws for the same, the rules for refund of the fees deposited shall be as given in table below.  
6  These rules are only for first year students and No Refund in case student leaves after 1st year. 
*As per session 201920, subject to change for session 202021.
SCHOLARSHIP
*Limited to first 10 seats only
Scholarship Scheme for B.Arch.  
Percentage in class 12th(Aggregate of best 5 subjects)  Before June 9, 2019 (Category 1)  Between June 9, 2019 to July 21, 2019 (Category 2)  After July 21, 2019 (Category 3) 
>=80%  90%  60%  45% 
Between 70% to 79.99 %  60%  45%  30% 
Between 60% to 69.99 %  30%  20%  10% 
NATA Score  Scholarship % on Tuition Fee 

above 110  90% 
95 to 110  60% 
80 to 95  30% 
JEE Percentile  Scholarship % on Tuition Fee 

90 & Above  90% 
80 to 90  60% 
70 to 80  30% 
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