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Difference between NATA and JEE Paper 2

Both NATA and JEE Main Paper 2 are Examinations held for students who want to pursue higher education in the fields of Architecture. Although at the core, the main moto of both of these exams stays the same along with some of the preparation strategies, syllabus and paper pattern, there are a few key differences between both of these papers and in this blog we’ll have a closer look at them and help you understand which exam you need to prepare for in order to get into your dream college.

One of the Major differences between NATA and JEE Paper 2 is the different Colleges/ Institutes that consider their scores during the admission process.

JEE Mains Paper-2 is conducted for getting admission in B.Arch and B. Planning Courses in various NITs (National Institute of Technology) and GFTIs (Government funded Technical Institutes), CFTIs (Centrally Funded Technical Institute).

NATA (National Aptitude Test in Architecture) is conducted to get admissions in B. Arch. Course in various Architectural Institutions throughout India. These institutes are not necessarily Government Institutes and also Include Private Colleges and Deemed Universities.


NATA Exam Pattern

SrTypes of QuestionsNumber of QuestionsTotal Marks1Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) Multiple Select Questions (MSQs) Preferential Choice Questions (PCQs) Numerical Answer Questions (NAQs)125200

  • The Questions are 1-mark, 2 and 3 mark Question.

  • There is no negative marking in NATA 2023.


JEE Main Exam Pattern

PaperSubjectMarks DistributionTotal MarksPaper IMathematics25 Questions 4 Marks Each100Paper 2General Aptitude50 Questions 4 Marks Each200Paper 2Drawing2 Questions Totals Marks 100100 400

List of top colleges that consider the National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA)

CollegeCourseJadavpur University KolkataBachelor of Architecture Master of ArchitectureKoneru Lakshmaiah Education Foundation GunturBachelor of Architecture 1. Ramaiah Institute of Technology, BangaloreBachelor of ArchitectureSRM Institute of Science and Technology ChennaiBachelor of Architecture 2. Master of Town and Regional Planning 3. Ph.D. ProgramVellore Institute of Technology, VelloreBachelor of ArchitectureAdhiyamaan College of Engineering, HosurBachelor of ArchitectureBharath Institute of Higher Education and Research, ChennaiBachelor of Architecture 4. Master of ArchitectureBS Abdur Rahman University Chennai

5. Bachelor of Architecture 6. Bachelor of Design 7. Master of ArchitectureGITAM University, VisakhapatnamBachelor of Architecture 8. Master of ArchitectureHindustan Institute of Science and Technology, ChennaiBachelor of Architecture 9. Master of ArchitectureKalasalingam Academy of Research and Education, VirudhunagarBachelor of Architecture 10. Master of ArchitectureMaharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, 11. VadodaraBachelor of ArchitectureNirma University, AhmedabadBachelor of Architecture 12. Bachelor of Planning 14. PhD ProgramPES University BangaloreBachelor of ArchitectureSathyabama

15. Institute of Science and Technology, ChennaiBachelor of Architecture 16. Master of ArchitectureCEPT University, AhmedabadBachelor of Architecture 17. Bachelor of Planning 18. PhD ProgramChandigarh University, ChandigarhBachelor of Architecture


List of top colleges that consider JEE Main Paper 2 for B.Arch Admissions

1. National Institute of Technology- CalicutBachelor of Architecture 2. Masters in PlanningNational Institute of Technology- HamirpurBachelor of Architecture 3. Master of ArchitectureMalaviya National Institute of Technology- JaipurBachelor of Architecture Masters in Planning 4. Ph.D.Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology- Nagpur Bachelor of Architecture Master of Architecture 5. Ph.D.National Institute of Technology- PatnaBachelor of Architecture 6. Masters in Urban PlanningNational Institute of Technology- RaipurBachelor of 7. ArchitectureNational Institute of Technology- RourkelaBachelor of Architecture M.Tech Architecture and Planning 8. Ph.D.National Institute of Technology- TiruchirappalliBachelor of Architecture Master of Architecture 9. Ph.D.BITS - MesraBachelor of Architecture Masters in Urban Planning 10. Ph.D.School of Planning & Architecture- New DelhiBachelor of Architecture Bachelor in Planning Master of Architecture Master in Planning


JEE Main Paper 2 Qualifying Criteria


National Testing Agency (NTA) does not pre-fix any qualifying marks for JEE Main Paper 2 exam and minimum qualifying marks is decided every year on the basis of number of students appeared or as deemed necessary by NTA.


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