Minister of Education, Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ has declared that due to the current COVID-19 pandemic the entry requirements for B.Arch courses have been relaxed. As there have been slight cancellations of 12th board exams, as per to his official tweet, the Ministry of Education on the advice of the Council of Architecture (CoA) has made the move accordingly.
According to the new relaxation criteria, all applicants who have obtained passing marks at 10+2 with PCM or 10+3 with Mathematics will be qualified for entry in the first year of B.Arch 2020-2021.
“In view of the ongoing #COVID19 pandemic and the partial cancellation of class XII #exams by several Boards across the country, the Ministry of Education on the recommendations of @CouncilofArchi1 has decided to relax the eligibility for admission to B.Arch. Course for 2020-2021.”
“Now, candidates who have passed the 10+2 scheme of examination with PCM subjects or 10+3 Diploma with Mathematics shall be eligible for admission to the first year of B.Arch. Course for 2020-2021.”, tweeted Niskank.
Earlier, applicants were expected to have at least 50 per cent composite marks in their qualifying test for B.Arch admissions along with acceptable NATA scores for entrances. The relaxation was implemented to support the students who faced a COVID-19 pandemic crisis in their academics.
NATA’s Similar Relaxation In JEE Mains
The relaxation of the selection criteria is similar to JEE Main’s, which Nishank stated earlier. So for admissions into B. Arch courses using JEE Main scores, no other tests will be required by the candidates besides for passing marks in the qualifying exam.
What Is NATA?
On 29 August (first exam) CoA will administer the NATA 2020 test. Currently, the first and second attempt registration form is open till August 12 and applicants who are already enrolled can still modify their information during this time. NATA 2020 Exam Date has not currently been confirmed for the second attempt.
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