Architecture Track

Architectural education is unique as it culminates in an understanding of built space at multiple scales while sensitizing students to art, culture, anthropology, history, material science etc.

Architects and their close partners in fields such as planning or building construction management engage in collaborative problem solving using their creativity, analytical & technical skills.

Entrance Examination

Admission to 5-year bachelor courses in Architecture are conducted through two national level exams: NATA and JEE Mains Paper 2. Most colleges accept NATA score while national Level colleges like the NITs. IITs SPAs (School of Planning and Architecture) primarily accept JEE-2 scores.


Architecture aspirants need to complete a 5 year B.Arch course in a CoA affiliated institute.
The revised eligibility criteria for admission is B.Arch is as follows
Candidates must have obtained 50% aggregate in Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics at 10+2 level or passed 10+3 Diploma Examination with Mathematics as compulsory subject with at least 50% marks in aggregate.

Career Opportunities

  • Architecture
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Interior design
  • Town Planning
  • Transport Planning
  • Project Management

NATA Pattern

NATA is a single gateway entrance exam conducted by the Council of Architecture CoA) that tests students abilities in the following areas. drawing, observation skills, spatial aptitude, knowledge and awareness of architecture, verbal and non-verbal skills required for architecture, it is a computer Based Exam (con which is conducted nationwide, twice a year in April and in July The NATA score is valid for one year only

NATA 2020 pattern has slightly changed from 2020.
There are a total of there sections
1) Drawing: 125 Marks
2) General Aptitude: 52.5 Marks
3) PCM Marks: 22.5 Marks.
1) Drawing Section:
NATA 2020 is a 200 Marks exam, out of which 125 marks are reserved for the Drawing section or about 62.5 percentage. This is the highest weightage for the drawing section. Also, the number of drawing questions to be asked is also increased to 3, unlike 2 questions in NATA 2019.
Q 1: 35 Marks
Q 2: 35 Marks
Q 3: 55 Marks
2) General Aptitude:
General Aptitude has been an important aspect of NATA. It has questions from general knowledge, Technical Terms in Architecture and Buildings constructions, Famous Buildings as well as Mental Ability questions such as Arithmetic Ability, Nonverbal Ability, Verbal reasoning etc. Although this section used to have 80 marks (40 Q x 2 Marks each) in NATA 2019, it has been reduced to 52.5 Marks (35 Questions x 1.5 Marks each), this section remains a very important aspect of the exam in terms of the MCQ section.
3) PCM:
There are 15 questions combined from Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics syllabus mentioned in the brochure. That gives us a total of 22.5 Marks.

JEE Paper 2 is a Computer Based exam (CBT) which is conducted twice nationwide in January and in April. The JEE score is valid for one year only. Best Score is considered for the admission process.

JEE Paper 2 Pattern

JEE Paper 2 consists of two sections

1. CBT (Online Mode) :
This is an online mode of examination where students attempt questions given
on the computer screen and record their response.
This test consists of two sections.

a. Mathematics:
1. 20Qx4Marks=80Marks
(4 marks for correct response, -1 for incorrect response)
2. 5Qx4Marks=20Marks
(NAT Type Question, No negative marking)

b. Aptitude:
(MCQ) = 50 Q x 4 Marks = 200 Marks
(4 marks for correct response, -1 for incorrect response)

2. Pen and Paper Mode :
This section is the drawing part where students produce drawings as per the question set given. This section consists of total 100 marks.

admissions in state level institutes are mostly carried out by the government education board. Their criteria might vary according to the state, but common practice is 50-50 formula.

i.e., For a candidate, NATA marks are 120/200 and his/her score in boards in 80%, then final score
is calculated as
50% weightage to NATA score + 50% weightage to Boards score
In this case : 60% (NATA) + 80% (Boards) = 140

Admission Process links

JoSAA Link

DTE Link

Top 3 National Colleges

School of Planning and Architecture

CEPT University

Sir J J School of Architecture

Top Colleges in Mumbai

Sir J J School of Architecture

Rachana Sansad

Kamala Raheja School of Architecture

Top Colleges in Pune

BKPS School of Architecture

BRICK School of Architecture

PVP College of Architecture

BNCA College of Architecture

Sinhgad College of Architecture

Feeling Overwhelmed?

Take a breath, and do not worry. We excel at teaching students how to crack these exams

At ARH, we believe in educating students not only for Architecture Entrance exams but for Architecture
as a course and profession as well.
Our team has worked hard to come up with 2 year, 1 year and Short term courses such as our NATA
Crash course, that combine knowledge, skills and confidence required to crack the exams with flying
our courses are equipped with content and exercises required for skill development, Knowledge, and
Aptitude strengthening.
The courses differ in time duration as per your academic qualification, your availability and your
Our courses come equipped with Study Material, Question sets, Drawing workbooks, Test series so
you don’t need any other book.

Just pick a course

2 Year & 1 Year Weekend batches for 10th Passed, 11th std and 12th std

Highly focused Short Term course for NATA and JEE Paper 2

Distance Learning

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Of all the things that I learned in class, the most important thing was that hard work pays off. Also, I learnt that studying the process is more useful than just producing results. Ajinkya sir strikes a perfect balance in his teaching that enabled us to develop and internalize our process while also being able to crack MCQ style questionnaires. I am really glad that I joined ARH Design Academy.

Shataakshi Patil
NATA: 134/200, JEE Paper 2: 96.7 Percentile

I did a diploma in Civil Engineering from Sattara before preparing for Architecture. If I hadn't joined ARH, I would not have cracked JEE and NATA with a great score. All credit goes to Ajinkya sir for his style of teaching and the way he simplified so many concepts.

Chelsea Silvera
JEE Paper 2: 98.58 percentile

I joined the two-year Architecture program at ARH and am really glad for it. Ajinkya sir not only helped me with NATA and JEE but also created a highly personalized action plan for me. Through the many workshops, guest lectures & site visits he taught us practical skills that have come in handy ever since. ARH is the place to be in if you want to get in your dream college.

Vaishnavi Hunachagi
NATA: 156/200, JEE Paper 2: 99.58 percentile

I attended the Crash Course at ARH Design Academy. I am thankful to the academy and Ajinkya sir for constant guidance, support and boosting my confidence whenever it was required. It provided me a platform to understand my weaknesses and improve upon them.

Sumedh Gogate
NATA: 139/200, JEE Paper 2: 98.02 percentile

ARH is a place of knowledge. The encouragement, the support and the concentration we get from the teachers is tremendous. Also the material is interesting, structured and covers all topics. Ajinkya sir and the other teachers make topics interesting and provide real-world examples so we can understand concepts better.

Bhakti Jain
NATA: 156/200, JEE Paper 2 : 97.8 percentile

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