Bachelor of Architecture
The Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch.) is an undergraduate academic degree which offers a unique combination of Design, Culture, Science and Technology. B.Arch. is a 5 year course after +2 with Maths. In some cases, B.Arch. can be undertaken after having completed a 3 year generalized architectural degree plus an additional 2 years.
Deemed institutions of Architecture and all institutions which have been approved by AICTE select students based on JEE Main. The weightage to Board examinations will be as per the discretion of institutions. The varsities would have the freedom to choose appropriate weightages for performance in Class XII Boards and the main exam normalized on a percentile basis.
The states of Goa, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Haryana and West Bengal have also agreed to select students through the new JEE. Weightage given to Class XII board marks will be decided by the states. Separate merit lists will be drawn for states that want to admit students on the basis of JEE scores.
The candidates are given 3 attempts to qualify the new JEE (Main) exam. The IIT JEE from 2013 will be a two-tier exam – main and advanced. Main exam will be a screening exam. The three-hour exam will have objective type questions and multiple-choice questions. For each wrong answer, 1/4 of a mark will be cut, but there will be no deductions for not attempting.
Candidates who want to take admission in B.Arch./B.Planning courses at NITs, IIITs, DTU and other centrally funded technical institutes (CFTIs) will be able to give the second test (equivalent to Paper II of AIEEE) only in offline mode.
For all Architecture colleges score on the National Aptitude Test conducted under the aegis of Council of Architecture New Delhi is required. It measures the aptitude in specific areas such as drawing, observation skills, sense of proportion, critical thinking and aesthetic sensitivity needed for a career in Architecture. This test has been prescribed as a compulsory criteria for taking admission into an Architecture college in India.