National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) will be held in August, according to a release by the Council of Architecture. Earlier it was scheduled to be held on 19th April 2020 and 31st May, 2020 which was postponed owing to orders issued by Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India announcing complete lockdown in the country for containment of pandemic Corona Virus. As per the revised schedule, first and second NATA test will be held on 1st August and 29th August respectively.
NATA is conducted by the Council of Architecture, to provide a single scheme of examination for holding aptitude test and to facilitate prospective students all over the country to apply for admissions in architecture seats in institutions spread across the country. Actual admissions are carried out only by the concerned designated authorities of the respective states/institutions based on NATA. The NATA also ensures that the eligibility criteria for admission to five year Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch.) degree course, as prescribed by CoA and duly approved by the Central Government, are strictly adhered to and followed all over the country in Architectural Institutions.
Meanwhile, the state common entrance test (CET) cell in Maharashtra on Monday announced that entrance exam for admissions to engineering, pharmacy and architecture colleges in Maharashtra has been postponed till further notice. The tests were supposed to be conducted between July and August. In a tweet, state minister for higher and technical education Uday Samant announced that new dates will be announced soon.