Top Architecture Entrance Exams in India: List, Details & More!!

Architects are the original creators of amazing buildings and constructions. Skyscrapers in metro cities and around the world will not be possible without them. If we talk about the growth and increase of the human race to tall buildings with beautiful designs and glory show the art and creativity of an architect. Thus, those who want to pursue must clear one of these Top Architecture Entrance Exams in India, read the full article to know more.

Architecture has changed amazingly in the last couple of years where students from various social background, disciplines, and streams have come to join Architecture colleges in India. A career in Architecture is an attractive, handsome pay scale, and has lots of potential in terms of growth. If you are an architecture lover and the process of planning, designing, and constructing excites you then you must clear one of these Top Architecture Entrance Exams in India.


Course level Undergraduate
Duration 5 years
Examination type Semester system
Eligibility 10+2 with 50% marks
Average course fees Rs 2-6 lakh
Average starting annual salary Rs 2.5-5.5 lakh

Top Architecture Entrance Exams in India

If we are talking about Top Architecture Entrance Exams in India so first exam which comes in every individual mind is NATA. It is a national level entrance exam which give access to various top colleges in India. So lets look at various important links related to NATA entrance exam.

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The top architecture entrance exam are basically divided into two categories:

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  • National Level
  • State Level

National Level

We have listed below the detail information of top architecture entrance examination conducted at all India level to get admission into bachelor of architecture (B.Arch).

SNo. Exams Name Mode Of Examination
1 NATA National Aptitude Test In Architecture Online & Offline
2 JEE-Main Joint Entrance Exam – Main (AAT) Online & Offline
3 HITSEEE Hindustan Institute Of Technology And Science Engineering Entrance Exam Online
4 CEED Common Entrance Examination for Design
(post graduation in design  )
Online & Offline
(conducted by IIT BOMBAY )
5 GAT Gitam Admission Test Online
6 AMU B.Arch Aligarh Muslim University Bachelor of Architecture Offline
7 BSAUEEE BS Abdur Rahman University B.Arch Entrance Exam Online & Offline
8 JEE-Advanced Joint Entrance Examination  AAT (Advanced) Online & Offline
9 KIITEE Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology Entrance Examination Online

State Level

We have listed below the detail information of top architecture entrance examination conducted at State Level to get admission into bachelor of architecture (B.Arch).

SNo. Acronym Name Mode of examination Conducted by
1 JNTUPACET Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Planning And Architecture Common Entrance Test Offline State(All India)
2 UPSEE Uttar Pradesh State Entrance Examination Offline State(Uttar Pradesh)
3 KCET Karnataka Common Entrance Test Offline State(Karnataka)
4 WB-JEE West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination Online State(West Bengal)
7 IPUCET Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University Common Entrance Test Online State(Delhi)
8 TANCET  Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test Offline State
(Tamil Nadu)
9 COMEDK UGET COMEDK UG Entrance Test 2018 for BArch Courses  Offline State (Karnataka)
10 MAH M.Arch CET Maharashtra MAH M. Arch CET 2018 Offline State (Maharashtra)
11 OJEE Odisha Joint Entrance Examination (M.Arch) Offline State (Odisha)
12 KEAM (B.Arch) KEAM Engineering Agriculture Medical Exam Offline State (Kerala)

Eligibility Criteria

As the NATA Notification is already released. This post will give you every sort of information regarding NATA Eligibility based on the research of previous years data and newly released information.

Program Eligibility Age
Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch) (A) 10+2 or equivalent examination of Central/State Govts. with 50% aggregate marks and with Mathematics as a compulsory subject of examination; OR
(B) 10+3 Diploma (any stream) recognized by Central/State Govts. with 50% aggregate marks with Mathematics as a compulsory subject of examination; OR
(C) International Baccalaureate Diploma passed/appearing, after 10 years of Schooling with 50% marks in aggregate and with Mathematics as compulsory subject of examination
No age limit to apply for NATA exam.

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Throughout the 10 semesters of the five-year B.Arch programme, the students will study the following subjects and topics. Please note that the subjects may vary from college to college.

Advanced Visual Representation Electrical, HVAC, Fire Safety and Building Automation
Ancient Civilizations Environmental Sciences
Applied Climatology Fundamental Architecture Studio
Applied Mathematics Estimation, Costing & Specifications
Architectural Design Studio: Functionally Complex High and Late medieval period
Architectural Design Studio: Heritage Context History of Architecture & Human Settlements
Architectural Design Studio: Housing History of Architecture & Human Settlements  – Late medieval & early modern architecture
Architectural Design Studio: Residential  Interior Architecture & Space Programming
Architectural Design Studio: Rural Context Introduction to Landscape Design
Architectural Design Studio: Urban Context Introduction to Structures
Architectural Design Thesis Introduction to Urban Design
Architecture and Urbanism in Asia Landforms Survey & Analysis
Behavioural Architecture Lighting, Ventilation & Acoustics
Building Economics Modern and Post-Modern Era
Building Materials and Construction Professional Practice
Buildings RCC Structures
Classical & early Medieval period Steel Structures
Computer Simulation & Modelling Structural Analysis
Construction Project Management Structural Mechanics
Design Communication Theory of Architecture
Disaster Resilient Buildings Visual Representation
Water Supply & Sanitation

Read more about Syllabus Click Here

Average Salary

Job Profiles Average Salary (in Rs lakh)
Project Architect 5
Architecture Designer 6
Principal Architect 18.50
Interior Designer 4
Assistant Professor 6
Senior Interior Designer 7.50
Senior Project Architect 10
Project Manager 9.50 
Design Manager 10
Interior Architect 5.50
Urban Planner 5.50
Senior Principal Architect 19.40
Landscape Architect 5
Design Architect 4

Top Companies & Recruiters

Architect Hafeez Contractor Gaursons India
Dar Al Handasah C P Kukreja Associates
RSP Architects Ltd Oscar & Ponni Architects
Arcop Kembhavi Architecture Foundation
Shapoorji Pallonji & Co. Ltd. Shilpa Architects
DLF Christopher Charles Benninger Architects
Raj Rewal Associates Somaya & Kalappa Consultants

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Here some important links

NATA Preparation Tips Click Here
NATA Important Topics Click Here
NATA Exam Day Guidelines Click Here
Top 10 Architecture Colleges in India Click Here
Top 10 Architecture Colleges in India Accepting NATA Click Here
Career in Architecture(B.Arch) Click Here

Frequently Asked Questions(FAQs)

Q. How can I apply for Nata 2020?

A. One should follow these simple steps to apply for the NATA 2020 Admission form
Step-1: Login into NATA- 2020 portal with chosen credentials, and Click on Apply Now button which will be directed to the application form.
Step-2: Fill-in the MANDATORY fields which are mentioned in Appendix III.
Step-3: Upload the required documents and click on the Preview button to preview the filled in application form
then click on the Submit button to submit the form. Once the form is submitted, no changes will be entertained, so carefully fill-in the application form.
Step 4: Once the application form submitted, it will be redirected to the Payment Gateway page. Kindly provide
the required inputs for the payment process.
Step 5: Upon successful fee payment, you will get land up in confirmation page contains Application No and Transaction No., kindly take a printout of it as a proof of application form submission.

Q. How can I prepare for Nata 2020?

A. One can Follow given Important Prepare Steps-
1. Aspirants have to understand their drawing & creative skills.
2. Make a time-table & give an equal interval of time to each subject.
3. Aware of the complete syllabus & exam pattern of the examination.
4. Solve previous year question paper for practice.
5. Eat healthy food & stay fit.
6. Refer best study material & books.

Q. Is Nata necessary for architecture?

A. NATA is a compulsory exam for taking admission to any Architectural College in India (Except NITs & IITs) and is an eligibility test for admission into the Architecture Course.

Q. Which is better Nata or JEE?

A. JEE Main is conducted by CBSE whereas NATA is conducted by Council of Architecture. The institutes that give admission on the basis of JEE Main paper 2 are NITs and GFTIs whereas by NATA you get admission into Private colleges and State level colleges, other than NITs and IITs

Q. What is the highest NATA score 2019?

A. The maximum NATA Score is 156+.

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