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NATA Entrance Exam Coaching

NATA Entrance Exam Coaching

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ABOUT ARCHITECTURE COLLEGES IN INDIA & PROGRAMS OFFERED There are more than 250 Architecture colleges in India offering more than 15,000 seats. They fall under 2 categories- State Government Aided Colleges and Unaided (Private) Colleges. In Maharashtra, there are 8 State Government Aided Colleges offering 427 seats and 54 Private Colleges offering 6,077 seats. These colleges offer 4 or 5 years Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch.) programs.


ADMISSION PROCESS FOR B.ARCH. The entry to above colleges is based on marks obtained in the qualifying exam i.e. XII grade (with Maths) and marks obtained in the entrance exams i.e. MAH-AR-CAT 2012, NATA 2012 or AIEEE 2012. Admission through MAH-AR-CAT 2012 entrance exam The MAH-AR-CAT 2012 is conducted by the Departmental of Technical Education of Maharashtra State for admission to first year of Five year degree course in Architecture in: Seat distribution The distribution of how a student can apply for the 427 seats offered by 8 State Government (Aided) or Consenting Unaided Colleges is given below: 344 seats* are offered through MAH-AR-CAT 2012 entrance exam 39 seats are offered through the AIEEE 2012 Paper 2 entrance exam 44 seats are offered under the individual college’s quota. *Of the seats offered through MAH-AR-CAT 2012, 70% are offered to candidates from Home University area and 30% are offered to Outside Home University area. MAH-AR-CAT 2012 exam pattern The MAH-AR-CAT-2012 examination will consist of one common question paper of maximum 200 marks in the subjects of Aesthetic Sensitivity and Drawing to test the aptitude of the candidate for architecture degree course. Aesthetic Sensitivity Section will have 7 questions for 100 marks. Drawing Section will have 2 questions for 100 marks. Key dates The dates for MAH-AR-CAT 2012 are not yet announced. The following are dates for MAH-AR-CAT 2011: Notification from DTE : 13 May 2011 Sale of brochure : 3 June 2011 onwards Online Application submission : 3 June to 10 June 2011 MAH-AR-CAT 2011 exam : 19 June 2011 Declaration of results of MAH-AR-CAT 2011 : 30 June 2011 Selection criteria for admission There are 3 rounds for admission to first year of B.Arch. through MAH-AR-CAT 2012. The selection of candidates for each round is decided by the Merit Score which is calculated as follows:

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MAH-AR-CAT 2012 score – 100 marks (score out of 200 marks is converted to 100 marks) HSC (10+2) level, Diploma (10+3) or Equivalent – 100 marks

Admission through NATA 2012 NATA or National Aptitude Test in Architecture is required for admissions to 1st year B.Arch. at all institutes / schools / colleges of Architecture in India (including Govt., Govt-aided, Private Unaided, University Depts., Deemed Universities, etc.), offering courses, leading to a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture. Seat distribution There are 244 colleges across India which required NATA score for admission to the B.Arch. program. The number of seats offered is in excess of 15,000. The number of seats offered by 53 colleges in Maharashtra is 6,077. NATA 2012 exam pattern The test is in two parts. A paper based drawing test for two hours and computer based online aesthetic sensitivity test for one hour. The test measures aptitude of the candidate through two sections – a paper based section for drawing and computer based section for aesthetic sensitivity. Drawing Test (100 marks) - This is a two hour paper where candidate has to attempt two questions. One of the questions has two sub questions. Aesthetic Sensitivity Test (100 marks) - This is computer based test of one hour where candidate has to answer 40 multiple choice questions. The aesthetic sensitivity test measures perception, imagination and observation, creativity and communication along with architectural awareness. This section is computer adaptive, meaning that the computer selects questions based on the candidate’s performance on preceding questions. Key dates The dates for NATA 2012 are not yet announced. NATA can be taken on any date up to 25 September. The dates on which NATA is available depends on the Test Centre. Candidates may request Test Centre for the preferred dates. If the candidate is available for NATA only on a particular date (or range of dates) that a particular Test Centre is not able to give, the candidate may register at any other Test Centre throughout India that is able to administer NATA on that date / time. Selection criteria for admission to colleges As per COA rules, a candidate applying to any school / college of architecture in India should have achieved 40% score in the total NATA score, i.e. at least 80/200, for consideration of admission into first year B.Arch. Admission through AIEEE 2012 Date of exam: 29 April 2012 Paper Pattern: 1 paper with 2 parts. Part 1 is more aptitude questions like Aesthetic Sensitivity of NATA. Part 2 is all about drawing. SILICA prepares students only for Part 2 of the exam.

Silica Institute has introduced Fast Track Coaching Program – for NATA, AIEEE and MAH-AR-CAT Exam – Batches Starting from April, 2012. Below are the few highlights of this program:
• • • • • The coaching will be 3 days a week for 4 hours each day. Faculties are B.Arch and BFA teachers (Highly Professional) from top Art and Arch colleges. The coaching will end on the day before the MAH-AR-CAT exam for 2012 (Dates not yet declared. The fee for the course is Rs 17,500 + Rs 1,803 (Service Tax) = Rs 19,303. The course is made of 62 sessions. The modules covered in the course are:
Module Name Foundation Fast Track Advanced Arch Ft (includes 8 special sessions for AIEEE Aptitude & NATA AS Paper) Test Series Architecture Total Sessions # Sessions 24 26 12 62

For more Information OR to get seat in this program:
Call – 9920432723, 022-24327715/16 OR Visit: http://www.silica.co.in/

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