NATA 2020 eligibility criteria relaxed: Minister of Education
NEW DELHI: Minister of Education, Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ has announced that the admission criteria for B.Arch courses has been relaxed due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. According to his official tweet, since there have been partial cancellations of 12th board exams, the Ministry of Education on the recommendation of Council of Architecture (CoA) have accordingly made the decision.
As per the new relaxation criteria, all candidates who have secured the passing marks in 10+2 level with PCM or 10+3 diploma with Mathematics will be eligible for admissions into 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.— Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank (@DrRPNishank) August 4, 2020
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.— Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank (@DrRPNishank) August 4, 2020
Previously, for B.Arch admissions, the candidates were expected to have minimum 50% aggregate marks in their qualifying examination along with valid NATA scores for admissions. The relaxation has been introduced to help the students who have faced a crisis in their academics due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Relaxation similar to JEE Main
The relaxation of the admission criteria is similar to that of JEE Main, which was announced earlier by Nishank. Therefore, for admissions into B. Arch courses using JEE Main scores, the candidates will not be requiring any other criteria except for passing marks in the qualifying examination.
CoA will be conducting the NATA 2020 exam on August 29 (first exam). Currently, the application form for both first and second attempt is available till August 12 and candidates who are already registered can also correct their details during this period. NATA 2020 exam date for the second attempt has not been announced yet.
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