Monday, July 6, 2009

Architecture As A Career

Architects not only design buildings and other structures but also make sure that they are safe, economical and according to the needs of people. In other words we can say that field of architecture depends on economy to a great extent because in times when businesses are flourishing and economy is booming then there are plethora of opportunities and construction work for them but during the time of recession there are fewer opportunities still you can say that job of architects is full of challenge. For getting admission into architecture course candidates have to clear entrance exam and according to the rank they have achieved they are called for the counseling by the colleges.
For taking entrance test for Architecture colleges i.e. Bachelors of Architecture which is a five years course the students must have cleared 10+2 with minimum 50% marks with maths as a compulsory subject or should have cleared diploma after 10th with minimum 50% marks from recognized central or state government board.
For taking admissions in Architecture courses (B.Arch) students have to clear NATA (National Aptitude Test in Architecture) which is conducted by council of architecture and after clearing this exam they can take admissions in premier institutes like IITs, NITs ,government institutes or government aided institutes and other universities. The total duration of entrance test is three hours and is divided into two sections.
Is for checking imagination, perception, observation and architectural awareness of the candidates. It contains
  • Visualizing three dimensional objects from two dimensional drawings
  • Visualizing different sides of three dimensional object
  • Identifying commonly used materials and objects based on their textural qualities
  • Analytical Reasoning
  • Mental Ability
  • Imaginative comprehension and expression
  • Architectural awareness
Is the drawing test it checks ability to sketch, ability to draw 2-d compositions of any given shape or object, ability of perspective drawing, understanding and composing 3-D objects.


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