National Aptitude Test in Architecture – NATA Entrance Exam

NATA is National Aptitude Test in Architecture. Students who want to pursue a career in architecture after their 10+2 need to sit for NATA and subsequently clear the examination for getting a seat in any of the architecture colleges in India. The Council of Architecture (CoA) , through its academic unit, National Institute of Advanced Studies in Architecture, at Pune is the apex unit for conducting NATA every year for admission to its 5-year Bachelor of Architecture (B. Arch) in any of CoA approved architectural colleges in the country. The admission to first year is subject to clearing the aptitude test in architecture.
NATA Eligibility Criteria:
10+2 or equivalent from a recognised board or university with Mathematics as one of the subjects and a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate.
10+3 (Diploma) in any stream recognised by Central/State Governments with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate.
International Baccalaureate Diploma, after 10 years of schooling, with a minimum 50% marks in aggregate and mathematics as one of the compulsory subjects.
Taking the NATA Test :

NATA can be given from 1st January to 30th September every year at specified test centers.

Appointments for taking the NATA test are scheduled on first come first serve basis.

A candidate can appear for NATA test any number of times in a year subject to full payment of fees for every attempt(however not the best score but the average score is taken into account).
Registration for NATA:

One attested copy of standard X- or equivalent mark sheet.

One recent passport size photograph.

One attested copy of identification proof of the candidate bearing his photograph and signature.
The NATA Test :
NATA test is of 200 marks. Minimum qualifying marks is 80/200.
The test consists of two sections.
Section 1 consists of a Drawing Test. There are 3 questions (50 marks +25 marks +25marks = 100 marks). Duration is of 2 hours.
Section 2 comprises of an online computer based test and tests your aesthetic sensitivity. It is of 100 marks and duration is 1 hour.
Things you can carry while appearing for the test:
Geometry Instruments box
Colours (water or poster colours, crayons, etc) along with pencils, brushes, etc.
After conducting NATA, the admission processes are carried out by the respective State government or the Association of architectural Institutions in the State, based on the qualifying score in the NATA exam. A NATA score is valid for 2 years for admission to various CoA approved architectural institutions in the country.
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Entrance Exams for Nursing Courses

“Nursing is an art: and if it is to be made an art, it requires an exclusive devotion as hard a preparation, as any painter’s or sculptor’s work; for what is the having to do with dead canvas or dead marble, compared with having to do with the living body, the temple of God’s spirit? It is one of the Fine Arts: I had almost said the finest of Fine Arts. “ ~Florence Nightingale
Nursing is considered to be one of the noblest careers in the world. It comprises of the largest group of dedicated people working in the healthcare sector. There are various nursing schools across the country which train students to become successful nurses in the future. In order to get into these nursing schools they need to qualify various exams. A list of various nursing exams is given below:

AIIMS Nursing Entrance Test – All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Delhi, rated as the best medical college in the country, conducts tests for its B.Sc Nursing and B.Sc Nursing post basic course. The exams are generally held in June.

AFMC Nursing Entrance Test – Armed Forces medical College, one of the best medical colleges conducts its own entrance test for admission to its B.Sc Nursing courses.

JIPMER Nursing Entrance Test – Jawaharlal Institute of Post Graduate Medical Entrance and Research also conduct their own entrance exams.

Lady Hardings Medical College – Situated in Delhi, this college also conducts its own Nursing entrance exams.

BHU GNM Nursing Entrance Test – Banaras Hindu University conducts its own entrance test in Diploma in General Nursing and Midwifery Entrance test for admission to its diploma level nursing course, i.e., GNM.

ASSO CET Exam – Association of Managements of Unaided Private Medical and Dental Colleges (AMUPMDC), Maharashtra, conducts an all India Entrance test for admission to its B.Sc Nursing Courses.

NU UGET – NITTE University Under-Graduate Entrance Test conducts entrance exams for admission to its various undergraduate programmes.

Dr. DY Patil University AIET – Dr. DY Patil University conducts its All India Entrance Test (AIET) for admission to its undergraduate nursing courses.

Apart from these, there are various other entrance exams conducted by the State medical boards for admission to their affiliated colleges.

Nursing Eligibility Criteria:
For admission to undergraduate nursing course, the candidate must have passed his 10+2 from a recognised board/university. The minimum percentage of marks required to get admission to these colleges depends on the university conducting the entrance examination. Also, the candidate must have Physics, Chemistry and Biology as their compulsory subjects at their 10+2. The candidate should be minimum 17 years of age for admission to the programme but there is no upper age limit.

Law College Admission Entrance Exam – CLAT

CLAT or Common Law Admission Test is an All India Entrance Test for admission to any of the 14 National Law Universities/Institutes for admission to its 5-year Integrated undergraduate and post-graduate degree courses. These 14 law schools are the following:

NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad (NALSAR)

National Law School of India University, Bangalore. (NLSIU)

National Law University, Jodhpur (NLU)

The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences), Kolkata (WBNUJS)

Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar(GNLU)

Chanakya National Law University, Patna (CNLU)

National Law University, Orissa (NLUO)

Hidayatullah National Law university, Raipur (HNLU)

Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Patiala (RGNUL)

Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya national Law University, Lucknow (RMLNLU)

National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi (NUALS)

National University of Study and Research in Law, Ranchi (NUSRL)

National Law University and Judicial Academy, Assam (NLUJA)

National Law Institute University, Bhopal (NLIU)

It had been decided by the CLAT Core Committee that the tests be conducted by all the 14 law schools by rotation in order of their establishment, and accordingly the tests are conducted by these institutes in the aforesaid manner every year since 2008.
Eligibility for Undergraduate Law Courses:
The candidate must have completed his 10+2 from a recognised board/university with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate ( 45% for SC/ST/OBC and PWD). Candidates who have completed their 10+_2 and awaiting their results are also eligible to sit for the exam. The candidate should not be more than 20 years (22 years for SC/ST/OBC and PWD) to be able to sit for this exam.
Eligibility for Post Graduate Law Courses :
For admission to post graduate courses, the candidate must have completed his LL.B from a recognised board/university with an aggregate of 55% in graduation (50% in case of SC/ST/OBC and PwD). Candidates awaiting their final year results are also eligible to apply.
Pattern of CLAT Examination:
The test is of 200 marks and for duration of 2 hours. It consists of multiple choice questions covering the following topics – English including comprehension (40 marks), General Knowledge and Current Affairs (50 marks), Numerical Ability (20 marks), Legal Aptitude (50 marks), Logical Reasoning (40 marks).
For post-graduate programmes the marks and duration remains the same. But the paper consists of 100 multiple choice questions of 1 mark each pertaining to subject areas and 10 short questions of 10 marks each.
However the admission to the law schools is subject to clearing CLAT. For more details regarding the entrance test refer to