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B.Arch Admission 2021 - Dates, Process, Entrance Exams, Eligibility, Fees, Top Colleges

Abhik Das
Abhik DasPublished On: July 01, 2021

As per the 2021 revised eligibility criteria, candidates with minimum pass marks in Class 12 are eligible for admission in B.Arch. Check all the details about B.Arch admission 2021 such as dates, the application process, list of entrance exams, selection criteria and other details here. 

B.Arch Admissions in India

Bachelors of Architecture of B.Arch has emerged as one of the most sought-after programmes among today’s youth. The primary reason behind the surge in B.Arch aspirants in India is the increase in the rate of urbanization. B.Arch opens up new horizons for the students as they have the option to either get hired by top recruiters such as Sahara Group, DLF etc, go for a postgraduate degree in Architecture or start their own work. Let us find out more about this 5-years programme like colleges/institutions offering B.Arch programme, admission process and eligibility criteria.

B.Arch Admission Process 2021

The name of those major entrance exams whose scores are accepted for the B.Arch admission process in India by various B.Arch offering institutions are JEE Main (Paper-II) and NATA. Those who wish to pursue their B. Arch studies from one of the NITs or CFTIs have to appear in the second paper of the JEE Main exam and qualify the same. There are some other reputed Architecture institutions as well which accept the JEE Main (Paper-II) scores for offering admission into the B.Arch programme. A similar entrance exam, NATA, is conducted at the All-India level whose scores are taken into consideration by various reputed B.Arch offering colleges/institutions in the country. 

There are only two IITs that offer B.Arch admissions - IIT Kharagpur and IIT Roorkee in which the aspirants can get admission provided they have cleared JEE Main (Paper-II) followed by JEE Advanced and AAT (Architecture Aptitude Test). In addition to these, there are several other state-level and institute-level entrance exams conducted for B.Arch admissions in India. The interested students will find out about these in detail in the following sections.

You can click on the following links for in-depth knowledge about the aforementioned exams - 

JEE Main (Paper-II) examNATA
JEE AdvancedArchitecture Aptitude Test (AAT)

B.Arch Entrance Exam Dates 2021

The following table deals with the entrance exam schedules for 2020 B.Arch admission in India:

Name of Exam

Date of Exam

Application Form Release Date

Last Date of Submit Application Form

Exam Mode

  • Phase 2 - July 11, 2021
  • Phase 1 - April 10, 2021
  • Phase 2 - March 3
  • Phase 1 - March 03
  • Phase 2 - July 2, 2021
  • Phase 1 - April 1

JEE Main (Paper-II)

  • Feb Exam - Feb 23 to 26
  • May Exam - Postponed
  • May Exam - To be Notified
  • May Exam - To be Notified


JEE Advanced AAT Exam

To be Notified

To be Notified

To be Notified

Both Online and Offline

B.Arch Admission through NATA 2021

NATA exam helps those aspirants who wish to join the five-year B.Arch programme offered by various other top B.Arch colleges situated in India. NATA is conducted by the Council of Architecture (CoA) at the national level. All those institutions which are affiliated to CoA accept NATA scores for admission into the first year of the coveted 5-Years B.Arch programme.

Also Read: Revised Eligibility Criteria for B.Arch/B.Plan for JEE Mains

As the B.Arch admissions in India is done through exams like JEE Mains (Paper-II), JEE Advanced (Part-II)+AAT and NATA, it is imminent that we understand the eligibility criteria for 2021 B.Arch admissions in India in a detailed fashion to avoid confusion:

B.Arch Admission through JEE Main 2021 (Paper 2)

Applicants applying for the B.Arch programme in premier institutes in India like NITs, IIITs and other centrally funded institutions have to appear in the paper-II of JEE Mains exam to be eligible for admission. Here are the eligibility criteria for the same:

  • Applicants must be 10+2 qualified/appearing can appear for the second paper of JEE Main 2020 provided they completed their qualifying level study from a recognised central/state board

  • Applicants who cleared their qualifying exam in 2020, 2019 can also apply

  • Candidates should have obtained the minimum passing marks in their respective qualifying exams to be eligible for B.Arch admission in NITs/CFTIs

B.Arch Admission through JEE Advanced & AAT 2021

AAT or Architecture Aptitude Test is conducted for those who wish to take admission into IIT Roorkee and IIT Kharagpur for pursuing their Bachelors in Architecture. Here are the AAT 2021 eligibility criteria:

  • The applicants must have passed JEE Mains (Paper-II) with the minimum desired qualifying marks

  • The applicants must have passed the JEE Advanced exam with the minimum desirable qualifying scores

The applicants will find out more about AAT from the following link - B.Arch 2021 Admission in IITs through AAT

B.Arch Application Form through NATA 2021

NATA is conducted by the Council of Architecture (CoA) and the scores are used by various national-level and state-level architecture institutions to offer admissions into the first year of their 5-years B.Arch programme. Candidates who have secured passing marks in their respective qualifying examinations and have cleared NATA exam are eligible for B.Arch admissions in those institutions which accept NATA score. You can click on the links below for more details -

Eligibility CriteriaNATA 2021 Eligibility Criteria
Application FormNATA 2021 Application Form

B.Arch Application Form through JEE Main 2021

The JEE Mains 2021 application process was divided into 4 steps. The steps have been briefly discussed below:

Step 1: Registration - In this step, the application number is generated along with all the important information which are used in the application form filling step such as password etc

Step 2: Online Application Form Filling - With the help of the application number and password generated in the previous step, the applicants have to completely fill up the online application form along with their personal details

Step 3: Uploading of Scanned Documents - In this step, the applicants have to upload their recent scanned copies of signature and photograph as per the mentioned specifics and format

Step 4: Payment of Application Fee - This is the final step of the application process where the applicants have to submit the required application fee via any of the available payment methods. After paying the application fee, the candidates have to carefully note down the transaction ID number which will be used in case any dispute arises in the future

You can click on the links below for more details -

Eligibility CriteriaJEE Main 2021 Eligibility Criteria
Application FormJEE Main 2021 Application Form

Apply for B.Arch 2021 in IIT Kharagpur and IIT Roorkee via AAT

The AAT application process for admission into B.Arch programmes in IIT Kharagpur and IIT Roorkee are as follows:

  1. Go to the official website of JEE Advanced

  2. Click on the link that says - Register/Apply for AAT 2021

  3. Enter details like Registration Number of JEE Advanced 2020 and date of birth in the respective boxes

  4. Click on the “Yes” tab available under the question - Are You Interested in AAT

  5. Select your desired exam centre from the list of available exam centres

  6. Click on the “Submit” button to complete the AAT 2021 application processer

B.Arch Admission Process through JEE Main 2021

The admission process into B.Arch programme offered at NITs/CFTIs is divided into the following stages:

Stage 1The candidates must take the JEE Main (Paper-II) exam. JEE Main (Paper-II) is conducted twice every year and they can appear in either both of the exams or in one (January or April session) and secure the minimum qualifying score
Stage 2A merit list is prepared by the conducting body, i.e NTA by considering the percentile score secured by the candidates. The merit list contains the All India Rank of the candidates
Stage 3The Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) conducts the counselling process as per the merit list released comprising of the AIR of the candidates
Stage 4JoSAA allocates seats to the candidates based on the ranks secured by them in the AIR category in various NITs/IIITs/CFTIs

You can click on the links below for more details -

JoSAA CounsellingJoSAA 2021 Counselling
B.Arch CutoffJoSAA B.Arch Cutoff

B.Arch 2021 Admission in Private Colleges & Deemed Universities

Except for the IIITs/NITs/CFTIs, most of the Architecture Institutions in India accept NATA scores to offer admission into their B.Arch programme. The admission process for the same can be ramified into these following stages:

Stage 1: The candidates have to appear for NATA which is conducted by the Council of Architecture (CoA)

Stage 2: The candidates have to wait until the declaration of the NATA result on the official site. Once the result is declared, the candidates have to wait until the release of cutoff scores of various Architecture Institutions accepting NATA scores for admission into their B.Arch programme

Stage 3: Based on the cutoff scores released by the Institutions, the candidates have to follow the rest of the admission process including verification of documents and payment of admission fee

You can click on the links below for more details -

Karnataka B.Arch Cutoff
Maharashtra B.Arch Cutoff
NATA Cutoff for B.Arch Admission in Telangana
NATA Cutoff for B.Arch Admission in Odisha
NATA Cutoff for B.Arch Admission in Karnataka

B.Arch 2021 Admission Process into IIT Kharagpur and IIT Roorkee

For admission into B.Arch programme offered at IIT Kharagpur and IIT Roorkee, the candidates also need to have a valid AAT (Architecture Aptitude Test) score. Here is the complete admission process of B.Arch aspirants in the two aforementioned institutes:

Stage 1: Appear in JEE Mains (paper-II) exam and qualify it to be selected for the JEE Advanced exam

Stage 2: Clear the JEE Advanced exam with the minimum desired cutoff scores and apply for AAT

Stage 3: Appear in the AAT exam at any of the selected exam centres

Stage 4: Wait for the declaration of the AAT result

Stage 5: Participate in the JoSAA counselling and selection process for admission into IIT Kharagpur/IIT Roorkee’s B.Arch programme

B.Arch Admission 2021 Without NATA/JEE Scores

B. Arch aspirants can apply for admission without a valid NATA or JEE score in some of the private universities located in India. However, it is always recommended that the B.Arch aspirants must have a valid NATA score to be able to get into one of the top B.Arch colleges in India which will, in turn, guarantee employability.

If you are still looking for those colleges or universities in India that offers B.Arch admissions without a valid JEE Main (Paper-II) or NATA score, then the link for the same is given below - 

Click here to find out colleges where NATA/JEE Main score is not mandatory for B.Arch admission

Also Read: List of B.Arch Colleges in Delhi-NCR

Top 10 B.Arch Colleges in India

Presented below is the list of top 10 Architecture colleges located in India in which the B.Arch aspirants can set their eyes upon:

Name of College

Scores of Test Accepted

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur

JEE Advanced+AAT

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee

JEE Advanced+AAT

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Varanasi

JEE Mains+Advanced

National Institute of Technology (NIT) Trichy

JEE Mains

National Institute of Technology (NIT) Rourkela

JEE Mains

National Institute of Technology (NIT) Hamirpur

JEE Mains

National Institute of Technology (NIT) Raipur


National Institute of Technology (NIT) Calicut

JEE Mains

Chandigarh University

JEE Mains (paper-II) or NATA

National Institute of Technology (NIT) Patna

JEE Mains

Popular B.Arch Colleges for Direct Admission

Here is the list of top self-financing B.Arch colleges located in India along with their average course fee - 

Name of the College/UniversityAverage Course Fee (In INR)
Indo Global Group of Colleges, Mohali96,000/- per annum
Vivekananda Global University, Jaipur1,25,000/- per annum
Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology, Bhubaneswar1,75,000/- per semester
St. Wilfred's Group of Colleges, Jaipur63,500/- per annum
Amity University, Gurgaon1,09,000/- per semester

You can also click on the links below for more details -

State-Wise B.Arch Admission 2021

The table below contains the link to all our state-wise B.Arch admission articles - 

KarnatakaKarnataka B.Arch Admission 2021
KeralaKerala B.Arch Admission 2021
Madhya PradeshMadhya Pradesh B.Arch Admission 2021
Uttar PradeshUttar Pradesh B.Arch Admission 2021
OdishaOdisha B.Arch Admission 2021
Andhra PradeshAndhra Pradesh B.Arch Admission 2021
RajasthanRajasthan B.Arch Admission 2021
Tamil NaduTamil Nadu B.Arch Admission 2021
TelanganaTelangana B.Arch Admission 2021
GujaratGujarat B.Arch Admission 2021
HaryanaHaryana B.Arch Admission 2021

Also Read

Architecture CoursesList of Architecture Courses
Architect CareerHow to become an Architect?
Architecture Courses after 12thList of Architecture Courses after Class 12

Related Links

To refer to some similar B.Arch articles, the candidates can click on the following links provided below -

Is B.Arch a better option compared to B.Tech Civil Engineering after 12th? Click here to find outWhat are the differences between B. Arch and B.Planning - Click here to find out
Differentiate between B.Arch and B.Des - Click hereIs NATA better option than JEE Main or vice versa? Find out here
Want to get admission into B.Arch without JEE Main/NATA score? Click here to know moreCheck out the sample drawing questions asked in popular B.Arch entrance exams like NATA, JEE Main etc
Check out the list of well-known private colleges offering B.Arch admissions in India-


What is the average B.Arch course fee at Amity University Gurgaon?

The average B. Arch course fee at Amit Amity University Gurgaon is INR 1,09,000/- per semester.

How can I apply for B.Arch admission without any entrance exam score?

CollegeDekho’s Common Application Form is one simple way of applying for B.Arch admission in reputed institutions without any entrance exam scores. Just select the institute you wish to get admission in, request for guidance from one of our counsellors and follow their instructions. Call - 18005729877 for more details.

In which institutions can I apply for B.Arch admission through JEE Mains?

You can apply for B.Arch admission in one of the NITs, IIITs or GFTIs/CFTIs through JEE Mains. JEE Main scores are also accepted by various reputed self-financing or state-level B.Arch institutions for admission purpose.

Has the WBJEE 2020 counselling process begun?

Yes, the WBJEE 2020 counselling process began on the 12th of August 2020. Currently, the 2nd round of the WBJEE 2020 counselling is underway which will be carried on until 29th September 2020.

Which B.Arch admission exams are yet to be conducted for the academic year 2020-21?

JEE Advanced AAT 2020 exam, which will be conducted on 8th October and AMUEEE 2020 exam, which will be conducted on 09th November are the only two reputed B.Arch entrance exams that are yet to be conducted for the upcoming academic year.


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