Architecture Entrance Exams are the tests for admission to architecture courses. The courses where you can get admission on basis of Architecture Entrance Exams include B.Arch, M.Arch, B.Planning, M.Planning. In India, admission in UG and PG architecture course is done on the basis of entrance examination. Institutes and colleges either conduct its own entrance exam or consider score of national / state level examination. To be eligible for architecture entrance exam, candidates must have studies 10+2 / qualifying exam with physics, chemistry, and mathematics as core subject. However, the eligibility for each exam varies. You can check complete details on architecture entrance exam from this page.

Architecture Entrance Exams for UG

Some of the exams that are conducted to offer admission in the undergraduate courses are given below.

  • Direct Admission of Students Abroad (DASA)
  • Direct Admission of Students Abroad (DASA) PG
  • Joint Entrance Examination (Main) Paper II
  • JEE Advanced AAT
  • National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA)
  • Sathyabama University Entrance Exam
  • MAH B.Planning CET

Architecture Entrance Exams for PG

  • Graduate Aptitude Test in Architecture (GATE)
  • MAH M.Arch CET

UG and PG Architecture Courses

The list of undergraduate and postgraduate courses under architecture is as given below:

Undergradute courses

  • Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch)
  • Bachelor of Planning (B.Plan)
  • Diploma in Architecture
  • Diploma in Architecture Engineering

Difference between B.Arch and B.Plan – Bachelor’s in Architecture is a 5 year programme whereas, Bachelor’s in Planning is a 4 year degree programme. B.Arch deals with singular building, in 2D and 3D. Whereas, B.Plan is focused on planning aspect.

Postgraduate courses

  • Master of Planning (M.Plan)
  • Master of Architecture (M.Arch)
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Architecture (Ph.D. Architecture)

Difference between M.Arch and M.Plan – M.Arch requires study in architectural disciplines like urban design, landscape design, architectural conservation. M.Planning on the other hand involves higher studies in regional planning, town planning, environmental planning etc. M.Arch takes in students who have completed B.Arch whereas, to pursue M.Arch, the candidates have completed their graduation in physical planning, geography, sociology etc.

Job Profiles After Architecture Course

Candidates can get into the following job profiles after getting their studies done in the architecture course.

  • Architecture engineer
  • Designer
  • Estate manager
  • Landscape architect
  • Structural engineer
  • CAD Technician
  • Construction Manager
  • Interior designer
  • Town planner

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