The official NATA 2017 answer key will be released in few days while the result date is set as on June 10, 2017.
The National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) was conducted today (April 16) at 69 cities in India. An examination centre was also set up in Dubai for the same, Council of Architecture (CoA) notified. Moving from it’s online mode, NATA 2017 was a single day, pen-paper based test which was held from 11 am to 2 pm at all centres.
CoA conducts NATA, a national level common aptitude test in Architecture, providing single window system to all aspirants and facilitating admissions in the first year of 5-year degree course in Architecture (B.Arch). The test has gained popularity over past few years, keeping up with the increasing demand of supply of architectures in the country. Currently, about 24 thousands are seats are on offer in about 450 recognised institutions across the country, most of which accept NATA scores for taking students in B.Arch course.
Adding to the changes CoA made this year in NATA, mathematics section weighing 40 marks was also introduced in the paper which on whole, consisted of 200 marks. The paper had 2 parts, part A is conducted first and is of 90 minutes, in which 20 questions (2 marks each) were asked from mathematics and 40 questions (2 marks each) were asked from general aptitude section. Part A of the paper had maximum 90 marks.
In the last 90 minutes, part B was conducted consisting of 80 marks. Candidates have to draw two sets on A4 size paper, each drawing carrying 40 marks.
The results of the examination will be announced by June 10, but before that the council will also upload the answer keys and response sheets. CoA, in its official information brochure, had notified that NATA 2017 model answers for the MCQ section (part A of the paper) will be uploaded at it’s website www.nata.nic.in and the feedback will be invited.
A separate review committee, not connected with setting of paper/moderation process, will freeze the answers. After the mode papers, the response sheets of the candidates will also be uploaded along with subject-wise marks secured by each candidate.
The candidates will also be provided the provision to request for rechecking of the responses recorded and a fee of Rs 1000/- per question will be required to pay within the prescribed time. All the requests will be sorted out before the publications and will be taken into consideration by the review committee. CoA will not be reviewing the drawing test.
The council has not fixed the schedule for availing the mode answers and asking for feedback.
These 3 conditions should be met by the candidates to qualify NATA 2017.
- A candidate must secure at least 25 percent (30 marks out of 120) in the MCQ paper (part A).
- At least 25 percent (20 out of 80 marks) should be secured in the drawing test.
- The overall qualifying marks would be notified later on the basis of post-exam statistics and council’s decision. Factors such as number of candidates, difficulty level etc come into play while setting the overall cut off.
The council has also noted that it will attempt to normalise the score of NATA-2016 qualified candidates seeking admission in the academic session 2017-18 with respect to the NATA 2017. This will specify the 2016’s qualified candidates’ position in order of merit for counselling purposes.
NATA result 2017 will be declared at www.nata.nic.in on/before June 10, 2017 as per Council. NATA 2017 score will be valid for admission to this academic year (2017-18) only.
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