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National Aptitude Test in Architecture(NATA)

National Aptitude Test in Architecture also known as NATA is directed by the National Institute of Advanced Studies in Architecture (NIASA).

About NATA

National Aptitude Test in Architecture also known as NATA is directed by the National Institute of Advanced Studies in Architecture (NIASA). NIASA is a body of Council Architecture, based in New Delhi. The NATA examination is the gateway for the aspiring students to pursue their dreams in the field of architecture by getting admission to undergraduate degree courses. Introduction of this exam was an indication to test the drawing and observation capacity, sense of proportion, aesthetic sensitivity and critical thinking, skills required in the field of architecture.

About NATA 2020

With the motive to draw a greater number of budding aspirants for studying Architecture and practicing the same as a profession in future, CoA like every year will be conducting and invigilating NATA-2020 for admission to Bachelor of Architecture (B.Tech). in the academic session 2020-2021. NATA-2020 shall be programmed twice every year, thus providing students with a second opportunity to make a mark if they miss out on the first exam due to whatever reason it may be or wish to improve upon their NATA score in the first exam by re-appearing in the second exam. Both NATA exams will be conducted on two different dates as a one-day online examination throughout the country. The test shall consist of two parts:

  • Part A - Drawing, which is paper based and;
  • Part B - Multiple Choice Questions based on Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and General Aptitude conducted online.

This program runs with the agenda to produce entrepreneurial and innovative architects to serve the society and to structure the nation in coming years, especially in view of the Govt. of India’s vision of establishing Smart Cities, compact housing facilities for all and eco-friendly buildings.

Schedule of the exam

Date and Time of Examination

Features

Marks Distribution

Total

First NATA Examination

19/04/2020 (Sunday)

10 AM to 1:15 PM

(3:15 minutes)

(Grand Total of 200 Marks)

First 135 minutes- Part A (Paper Based)

Drawings in A4 size paper

35 Marks Question

35 Marks Question

55 Marks Question

Total 125 Marks

Intermission Period of 15 Minutes (12:15 PM to 12:30 PM)

Last 45 Minutes-Part B (Online)

(12:30 PM to 1:15 PM)

PCM (MCQ)

General Aptitude and Logical Reasoning (MCQ)

15 Questions- 1.5 Mark each

35 Questions- 1.5 Mark each

Total 75 Marks

Second NATA Examination

31/05/2020 (Sunday)

10 AM to 1:15 PM

(3:15 minutes)

(Grand Total of 200 Marks)

First 135 minutes- Part A (Paper Based)

Drawings in A4 size paper

35 Marks Question

35 Marks Question

55 Marks Question

Total 125 Marks

Intermission Period of 15 Minutes (12:15 PM to 12:30 PM)

Last 45 Minutes-Part B (Online)

(12:30 PM to 1:15 PM)

PCM (MCQ)

General Aptitude and Logical Reasoning (MCQ)

15 Questions- 1.5 Mark each

35 Questions- 1.5 Mark each

Total 75 Marks

Total Marks

 

 

200

Question Pattern

Part A - Answered on A4 size drawing sheets.

Part B - Conducted online as they are MCQ.

Drawing Test

Candidate has to attempt three questions comprising 135 minutes. The drawing aptitude is judged on the following dimensions –

  • Proportioning sense and alluring skills through a sketch
  • Shadow casting skills;
  • Sense of perspective drawing;
  • A sense of 3-Dimensional drawing;
  • Manufacturing 2-Dimensional figures using shapes;
  • Color senses which have alluring capacities;
  • Scaling dynamics;
  • Memorizing skills

The Answer to each question in the 'drawing' paper will be examined by more than one examiner independently and the marks will be averaged. The primary facets that will be judged are in the candidate's drawing, imagination and observation skills. The candidate's proportioning sense and viewpoint will also be judged together with a sense for color and composition.

 Test on PCM and General Aptitude

  • 50 questions;
  • Four options per question;
  • 1 option is correct out of the 4 options;
  • 5 marks for each correct answer;
  • No negative marking.

 Eligibility Criteria

Taking NATA 2020

NATA 2020 is a qualifying aptitude test for admission into the B. Arch degree program, subject to fulfillment of eligibility criteria prescribed by the Council. The candidates who have passed 10+2 level examination with at least 50% aggregate marks in Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics (PCM) and also at least 50% marks in aggregate of the 10+2 level examination or passed 10+3 Diploma Examination with Mathematics as compulsory subject with at least 50% marks in aggregate, shall be eligible to appear for NATA-2020.

The candidates appearing for 10+2 examination with PCM or 10+3 Diploma with Mathematics in the current year may also provisionally appear for NATA-2020, subject to fulfilling the above criteria.

The candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST), and Other Backward Classes (OBC)-NCL category or PwD (Persons with disability) shall be provided a relaxation of 5% marks in total aggregate in 10+2 level/10+3 Diploma as well as PCM.

 Admission to B.Arch course First Year

Only candidates who have the following credentials shall be eligible for admission to B.Arch. Course.

  1. Qualified through the recognized aptitude test in Architecture (NATA or equivalent) in 2020.
  2. Have gone through any of the following curriculum with marks as prescribed below:
  • Secured at least 50% aggregate marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics (PCM) and also at least 50% marks in aggregate of the 10+2 level examination;
  • Or passed 10+3 diploma examination with Mathematics as compulsory subject with at least 50% marks in aggregate.

 Filling up of Application Form

The online filling-up of the Application Form is carried out in an interactive manner and online support will be available to the candidate while filling up the form. Please refer to APPENDIX-III and APPENDIX-IV for detailed guidelines on filling up the form.

Application form

Filling up of fields are programmed to be carried out in an interactive manner. Whenever the viewer takes any action on the website, a cursor tip pop-up appears to the candidate to assist in filling up. In case of complexity, the HELP icon on the right to the field will guide the applicant to that section of the Brochure which manages the filling up of the said field. Please note that the candidate name, father’s name, mother’s name, postal address and D.O.B. provided must be unique in each case.

At the time of proffering the personal details of an applicant, the system will prompt the applicant to enter his mail address which shall later be used as the user name. The mail of the applicant shall be verified by the system by redirecting a verification link. The applicant has to form a “Password” and keep it as secured for all following entries into their domain. A “Security Question and Answer” will be encapsulated from the applicant by the system at this stage. Applicant has to remember this particular question-answer pair for quick retrieval of the password in case the applicant forgets it. The applicant needs to log-in to his/her account using his mail and already created password. The login credentials and application number generated by the system shall also be mailed to the applicants at their respective email ids. The applicant is advised to visit the site regularly for various reasons as given below:

  • Accessing and editing personal information (before reaching the document upload stage).
  • Image uploading.
  • Processing of fee payment through EPG.
  • Printing of the Fee Receipt from the confirmation page.
  • Correcting data error.
  • Applicant queries to be posted on the website.

The candidate has to use his/her email ID and created password for further access to the system. Therefore, it is very important for the applicant to remember the password. It is also important to note down the security question and the answer pair for recovery of password in case the candidate forgets the chosen password.

Application Fee Details

Irrespective of the applicant’s gender, an applicant applying for NATA– 2020, either first exam or second exam, has to pay Rs.2,000/-(Rupees Two thousand only) as application fee, through Online mode.

In case if the applicant wishes to appear for both first and second exam, he or she shall deposit Rs.3,800/- (Rupees Three thousand and eight hundred only) as application fees.

Applicants belonging to SC or ST and PWD category need to deposit Rs.1,700/- (Rupees One thousand seven hundred only) for either first or second exam or Rs 3,100/- (Rupees three thousand one hundred only) for appearing in both the exams through online mode.

Applicants willing to appear from exam centers outside Indian premises have to deposit Rs.10,000/- (Rupees Ten thousand only) for either first or second exam and Rs. 18,000/- (Rupees Eighteen thousand only) for appearing in both the exams through online mode.

The applicant, on successfully submitting the Personal Details and Documents; will be guided to the webpage containing procedure of payment of prescribed fees as per the following options:-

Payment through EPG: The applicant has to click “Payment of fee using EPG services”, the system will automatically redirect to available payment gateway page, displayed on the website. As per the Applicant’s convenience, he or she may select any of the given options to pay the application fee through electronic payment gateway via debit card, credit card or net banking and follow the website instructions to complete the payment process. After successful payment, payment gateway will redirect the applicant to the “Home page” that will broadcast the fee payment status. Upon successful payment, the candidate will be able to print the receipt from the final "Confirmation Page".

Issue of Admit Card

For each Candidate, an Admit Card will be generated according to the predetermined schedule also mentioning the allotted Examination Centre for NATA –2020 and the admit card will be available for download from the website page. An Examination Roll Number will also be generated for each applicant.

Applicant has to download the soft copy of the Admit Card from the website and has to sit for the test with a printed hard copy at the respective Examination Centre mentioned in the downloaded Admit Card along with one original photo identity card like Voter Card, or Pan Card, or Aadhar Card, or Driving License.

Applicants must ensure that the photo and signature printed on the admit card are not mutilated / distorted / soiled even by accident or else they will be disqualified from the examination.

Applicants are advised to keep their admit cards carefully, safe from any damage possibilities in all respects as stated above till the completion of admission procedure. All candidates who appear to be prima facie eligible shall be provisionally authorized to sit for NATA-2020.

If, after scrutiny at any stage, it is found that a candidate is otherwise ineligible, he/she will be disqualified even if they have appeared for NATA-2020.

The candidature shall also be forfeited if he/she fails to produce any of the required documents in original form for attainment of eligibility and other criteria as specified earlier during counseling and admission in Universities or Institutions.

Syllabus

DRAWING TEST

  • Understanding of scale and proportion of objects, geometric composition, shape, building forms and elements, aesthetics, color texture, harmony and contrast.
  • Conceptualization and Visualization through structuring objects in memory.
  • Drawing of patterns - both geometrical and abstract
  • Form transformations in 2D and 3D like union, subtraction, rotation, surfaces and volumes.
  • Generating plan, elevation and 3D views of objects.
  • Creating 2D and 3D compositions using given shape and forms.
  • Perspective drawing, Sketching of urbanscape and landscape, Common day-to-day life objects like furniture, equipment etc., from memory.

PHYSICS

  • Electrostatics- Electric charges and Fields; Electrostatic Potential and Capacitance
  • Current Electricity; Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism; Moving Charges and magnetism; Magnetism and Matter
  • Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating currents- Electromagnetic Induction; Alternating Current
  • Optics- Ray optics and optical instruments, Wave Optics
  • Dual nature of radiation and Matter
  • Atoms and Nuclei- Atoms, Nuclei
  • Electronic devices- Semiconductor Electronics, Materials, Devices and Simple circuits

CHEMISTRY

  • Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry; Structure of Atom; Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties
  • Chemical Bonding and Molecular; States of Matter: Gases and Liquids
  • Chemical Thermodynamics; Equilibrium; Redox Reactions; Hydrogen; s- Block Elements p -Block Elements
  • Organic Chemistry: Some basic Principles and Techniques; Hydrocarbons; Environmental Chemistry.

 MATHEMATICS

  • Algebra: Definitions of A. P. and G.P.; General term; Summation of first n-terms of series ∑n, ∑n²,∑n3 ; Arithmetic/Geometric series, A.M., G.M. and their relation; Infinite G.P. series and its sum.
  • Logarithms: Definition; General properties; Change of base.
  • Matrices: Concepts of m x n (m ≤ 3, n ≤ 3) real matrices, operations of addition, scalar multiplication and multiplication of matrices. Transpose of a matrix. Determinant of a square matrix. Properties of determinants (statement only). Minor, cofactor and adjoint of a matrix. Nonsingular matrix. Inverse of a matrix. Finding area of a triangle. Solutions of system of linear equations. (Not more than 3 variables).
  • Trigonometry: Trigonometric functions, addition and subtraction formulae, formulae involving multiple and sub multiple angles, general solution of trigonometric equations. Properties of triangles, inverse trigonometric functions and their properties.
  • Coordinate geometry: Distance formula, section formula, area of a triangle, condition of co linearity of three points in a plane. Polar coordinates transformation from Cartesian to polar coordinates and vice versa. Parallel transformation of axes, concept of locus, elementary locus problems. Slope of a line. Equation of lines in different forms, angle between two lines. Condition of perpendicularity and parallelism of two lines. Distance of a point from a line. Distance between two parallel lines. Lines through the point of intersection of two lines. Equation of a circle with a given center and radius. Condition that a general equation of second degree in x, y may represent a circle. Equation of a circle in terms of endpoints of a diameter. Equation of tangent, normal and chord. Parametric equation of a circle. Intersection of a line with a circle. Equation of common chord of two intersecting circles.
  • 3-Dimensional Co-ordinate geometry: Direction cosines and direction ratios, distance between two points and section formula, equation of a straight line, equation of a plane, distance of a point from a plane.
  • Theory of Calculus: Functions, composition of two functions and inverse of a function, limit, continuity, derivative, chain rule, derivative of implicit functions and functions defined parametrically. Integration as a reverse process of differentiation, indefinite integral of standard functions. Integration by parts. Integration by substitution and partial fraction. Definite integral as a limit of a sum with equal subdivisions. Fundamental theorem of integral calculus and its applications. Properties of definite integrals. Formation of ordinary differential equations, solution of homogeneous differential equations, separation of variables method, linear first order differential equations.
  • Application of Calculus: Tangents and normals, conditions of tangency. Determination of monotonicity, maxima and minima. Differential coefficient as a measure of rate. Motion in a straight line with constant acceleration. Geometric interpretation of definite integral as area, calculation of area bounded by elementary curves and Straight lines. Area of the region included between two elementary curves.
  • Permutation and combination: Permutation of n different things taken r at a time (r ≤ n). Permutation of n things not all different. Permutation with repetitions (circular permutation excluded). Combinations of n different things taken r at a time (r ≤ n). Combination of n things not all different. Basic properties. Problems involving both permutations and combinations.
  • Statistics and Probability: Measure of dispersion, mean, variance and standard deviation, frequency distribution. Addition and multiplication rules of probability, conditional probability and Bayes’ Theorem, independence of events, repeated independent trails and Binomial distribution.

 GENERAL APTITUDE

Objects, texture related to architecture and built environment. Interpretation of pictorial compositions, visualizing three-dimensional objects from two-dimensional drawing. Visualizing different sides of 3D objects. Analytical reasoning, mental ability (visual, numerical and verbal), General awareness of national/ international architects and famous architectural creations.

  • Mathematical reasoning: Statements, logical operations like and, or, if and only if, implies, implied by. Understanding of tautology, converse, contradiction and contra positive.
  • Sets and Relations: Idea of sets, subsets, power set, complement, union, intersection and difference of sets, Venn diagram, De Morgan's Laws, Relation and its properties. Equivalence relation — definition and elementary examples.

IGNOU 2020 TEE Answer Booklets & Re-evaluation Now Allowed to Applicants
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IGNOU 2020 TEE Answer Booklets & Re-evaluation Now Allowed to Applicants

IGNOU 2020 TEE Answer Booklets & Re-evaluation Now Allowed to Applicants

Students participated in Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) June 2020 TEE, and December 2019 TEE exam will now be allowed to apply for the xerox copies of answer booklets. Indira Gandhi National Open University has decided to allow the students for the revaluation and re totalling of marks, they scored in these examinations.

The results of IGNOU June 2020 TEE were announced on October 1. With the upcoming facility of issuance of the photocopy of answer booklets, the students who were dissatisfied with their results can apply for the revaluation of marks scored in the term-end examinations and the photocopies of IGNOU TEE answer sheets. 

The application for the same will have to be made online on the official website of the university. Students simply need to go to the IGNOU website and click apply on the designated link. After which, a few details need to be filled, followed by the payment of the application fee and submission of the application form. 

It must be noted that the applications for revaluation and photocopies of IGNOU December 2019 TEE and IGNOU June 2020 TEE of exams comprising MCQ type questions are disallowed. 

According to the statement in the IGNOU revaluation window,  “Reevaluation and copy of Answerscripts is not available for the Following Exam for Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) type and conducted on OMR sheets.”

Students can apply for and get the photocopies of the answer booklets of IGNOU June TEE and IGNOU December TEE examinations if the answer copy has not been handled for Re-evaluation. Students can either first make an application for the copy of Answer Sheet, followed by an application for Re-evaluation or go for both simultaneously. 


 

UP Govt to pay Education Expenses of NEET Topper
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UP Govt to pay Education Expenses of NEET Topper

UP Govt to pay Education Expenses of NEET Topper

Education expenses of NEET topper Akansha Singh will be paid by Uttar Pradesh Government. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has made an announcement about the disbursement of her graduation expenses. These expenses will include the expenditure of food and lodging during all the academic levels of her graduation.

Akansha Singh lives in Kushinagar district of UP and has achieved 100% score in NEET 2020 exam.  

Though Akansha was given second rank in the examination, she has been declared as top-ranked along with Soyeb Aftab who is native of Odisha state. On the direction of CM Yogi Adityanath, a letter is to be sent by the chief secretary of UP state, to the authorities concerned for the declaration of NEET 2020 ranks to declare Akansha Singh and Soyeb Aftab, both as the first rankers of NEET 2020 examination as they both have scored 720 marks out of maximum score of 720. 

Besides, personal wishes are sent from UP CM to the family members and parents of AKansha Singh, laurelled the top- scorer as an ideal for all the girls. CM Yogi Adityanath appreciated the hard -work she has made and the high perseverance she has maintained throughout her preparation. 

On the other side, Shoyeb Aftab has also created a history with a full score of 720/720 and All India Rank of 1. He is the first-ever candidate to score 100% in NEET examination. From Odisha state also, he is the first student to Top NEET. With this high score, he hopes to get admission in AIIMS New Delhi. 

NEET 2020 comprises a sum of 180 MCQ type questions for a maximum of 720 marks. Qualified candidates who have scored at least or more than NEET 2020 cut-off are considered eligible to participate in the counselling process of NEET 2020. This implies that the candidates with scores more than NTA NEET 2020 cut-off will be eligible for enrollment to state-quota seats India quota (AIQ) seats through NEET 2020 counselling. The NEET 2020 cutoff for students who belong to General Category is 147. The highest number of students who have qualified NEET 2020 are from Uttar Pradesh followed by Maharashtra.

 

KPPGCA Releases KMAT 2020 Admit Card
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KPPGCA Releases KMAT 2020 Admit Card

KPPGCA Releases KMAT 2020 Admit Card

Karnataka Private Post Graduate Colleges Association, KPPGCA has released the admit card for KMAT 2020 for the eligible candidates who applied for the examination by filling the application form and paying the prescribed application fee. The admit card has been released via online mode on the official website of KPPGCA on 27th October 2020. 

Successful candidates need to download their admit card from the official website i.e. kmatindia.com. using their login credentials.

Karnataka Management Aptitude Test (KMAT) 2020 is an entrance examination that will be conducted by KPPGCA (Karnataka Private Post Graduate Colleges Association) to offer enrollment to the qualified candidates in 189+ AICTE or University accredited Management Schools established in Bangalore and Karnataka. This year, the examination will be conducted on 29th October 2020 for admission to management institutes in the state. 

The exam will take place via online mode, keeping in mind all the precautionary measures amid COVID-19. All the participants must carry along their KMAT Admit Card otherwise the entry to the exam hall is prohibited. Check below the simple steps to download the KMAT 2020 Admit Card. 

Step 1: Go to the official website i.e. kmatindia.com.

Step 2: Click on the link that reads KMAT Admit Card 2020.

Step 3: Enter the details asked on the page and download the KMAT 2020 admit card.

Step 4: Save a copy of KMAT Admit Card 2020 for future reference.

KMAT 2020: Official notice

According to the latest official notification on the website, Karnataka Management Aptitude Test (KMAT) 2020 will be conducted throughout the country and in more than 10 cities in Karnataka and Karnataka. Anyone from any part of India or world is allowed to apply for the examination.


 

 

 

230 Additional Seats For MBBS In Four Medical Colleges In Rajasthan
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230 Additional Seats For MBBS In Four Medical Colleges In Rajasthan

230 Additional Seats For MBBS In Four Medical Colleges In Rajasthan

According to an official statement by Raghu Sharma, Rajasthan Health Minister, approval for the additional seats in MBBS in Rajasthan has been granted. 230 additional seats have been green signalled for the MBBS programmes at four medical schools in the state. 50 additional seats will be given to the medical schools in Udaipur and Ajmer. As far as Barmer Medical College is concerned, there will be an increment of 30 seats this year. 

In comparison to last year when there was a total increment of 550 seats, seats added this year are lower. However, if taken together, the total addition in MBBS seats in the last two years reaches 880 in Rajasthan, thereby making a sum of 2830 total MBBS seats in Rajasthan, today. 

The initiation of Srikalyan Government Medical College, Sikar has also received approval by the National Medical Science Commission. The Srikalyan Government Medical College, Sikar will be started in the session 2020-21. 

Sikar is a native district and approval of a medical college in Sikar was great news for Govind Singh Dotasara, Congress State President, who expressed extreme joy through a tweet over the approval.

"The much-awaited Sikar Medical College has received the approval of the National Medical Science Commission. It is a result of the strong will power of the Congress government of the state that the Sikar people have got their right, their medical college," a tweet by Mr Dotasara.

NEET 2020 Counselling: To Start from Tomorrow, Make Sure To Register
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NEET 2020 Counselling: To Start from Tomorrow, Make Sure To Register

The news highlights the commencement of first round of NEET 2020 Counselling from Tomorrow

The first round of the NEET 2020 Counselling will start from 27th of October 2020 by the Medical Counselling Committee (MCC). The first round of seat allotment under this process will commence from tomorrow. The counselling process will be conducted only for those candidates who have qualified the NEET 2020 exam. Unqualified aspirants will not be able to take part in the same. However, the registration is mandatory for the eligible candidates to participate in the counselling. 

Registration for the first round of seat allotment needs to be done on the official website of MCC - mcc.nic.in. and will remain open till 2nd November 2020 before 5 pm. It must be noted that registration must be done before the deadlines otherwise the participation in the seat allotment process is prohibited. 

NEET 2020 registration process seeks the names of the courses and colleges preferred by the candidates that means the candidates will have to fill in their choices about the college and the course during the registration process. However, the candidates will be allowed to fill in their preference within a specific course of time i.e. from 28th October 2020 to 2nd November 2020, after that the preferences will be frozen. 

Followed by the 2nd round of seat allotment, details about which will be notified very soon, the 1st round will be conducted on 3rd and 4th November and the results of the same will be declared on 5th November 2020. Here is the process to register for the counselling process of NEET 2020:

NEET counselling 2020: Online registration process

Step 1: Go to the official website of MCC i.e. mcc.nic.in.

Step 2: Find and click on the ‘UG Medical Counselling’ link available on the homepage.

Step 3: Click on ‘New Registration’.

Step 4: Save your new login ID and password that will appear on the screen.

Step 5: Click on ‘Candidate Login’ and enter your new login credentials.

Step 6: Enter all the details asked.

Step 7: You will get a registration slip after filling all the details. 

Step 8: Make a payment of the registration fee. 

The registration fee needs to be paid before the deadline and the due date for the payment of the registration fee for NEET 2020 Counselling's first round is 2nd November 2020.