Tamil Nadu B.Arch Admission 2020 (Register Now) - Dates, Application Form (Available), Eligibility, Process, Documents, Counselling

Abhik Das
Abhik DasPublished On: September 16, 2020 | NATA

The B.arch admission process in the state of Tamil Nadu for the academic year 2020-21 has started with the beginning of the TNEA 2020 registration process. Kindly check out the article below to find out all the details regarding Tamil Nadu B.Arch Admissions.

B.Arch Admissions in Tamil Nadu 2020

Every year, the 5-year undergraduate B.Arch programme admission in Tamil Nadu draws a lot of attention from Architecture aspirants from not only various portions of the state but all across the country. Both Government and private/self-financed institutions in Tamil Nadu offers B.Arch admissions to Architecture aspirants. In this article today, we will turn our attention towards how to secure B.Arch admissions in one of the leading colleges/institutions in the state of Tamil Nadu like the eligibility criteria, admission process and many more.

Entrance Exam Scores Accepted for B.Arch Admissions in Tamil Nadu 2020

None of the Architecture offering or B.Arch offering institute/college in Tamil Nadu conducts their own B.Arch admission entrance test and there is no state-level entrance exam as well. B. Arch admission is done via the centralised counselling process for which the scores of these two exams are taken into consideration -

  • National Aptitude Test for Architecture (NATA) - NATA is a national-level entrance examination conducted twice every year by the Council of Architecture (CoA) for admission into the 5-year undergraduate Architecture programme offered at various Architecture colleges in India. Here is what you should know about the NATA exam -

Check all the details regarding NATA exam here

  • JEE Main (Paper-II) - JEE Main is another exam which is conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) for admission into both B.Tech and B.Arch programmes offered at various IIITs and CFTIs. The second paper of JEE Main is conducted especially for B.Arch admissions at IIITs and CFTIs in the country. JEE Main is also conducted two times every year. Click on the link below for detailed information regarding JEE Main exam -

Check the details regarding JEE Main exam here

Tamil Nadu B.Arch Admissions 2020 Important Dates

The table below contains all the important dates regarding B.Arch admissions in Tamil Nadu in 2020 -


Important Date/s (Tentative)

Beginning of Online Registrations

16th September 2020 (started)

Last Date for Online Registrations

To be Announced

Counselling cum Admission Process

To be Announced

Eligibility Criteria for B.Arch Admissions in Tamil Nadu 2020

The first step towards applying for admission in one of the B.Arch offering colleges in Tamil Nadu is to fulfil all the laid eligibility criteria provided below -

B.Arch Admissions Eligibility Criteria for Native Tamilians

  • Applicants should have studied from class VIIIth till XIIth in a Tamil Nadu school who also have to produce a Nativity Certificate

  • Applicants who have completed their VIIIth to XIIth studies from any state other than Tamil Nadu can also apply provided they produce their Nativity Certificate issued by the TN Govt at the time of verification of original documents

  • Wards of Central/State Government/public sector employees are also eligible to apply if their parent/s or guardian is serving in the state at the time of submission of application and must have had a prior service history of 5 years at least in the state

  • All India Service Tamil Nadu Cadre officers’ wards can also apply provided they submit a self-declaration from their parents at the time of verification of original documents

  • Students who have completed their studies from class VIIIth to XIIth and are from other states are also eligible to apply without having to produce a “Nativity Certificate”

B.Arch Admissions Eligibility Criteria for Sri Lankan Tamilian Refugees

The eligibility criteria for Sri Lankan Tamilian refugees to apply for B.Arch admission in Tamil Nadu is given below -

Tamil Nadu B.Arch Admissions Sri Lankan Refugees Eligibility

Educational Qualification Required for B.Arch Admission at Tamil Nadu

The educational eligibility criteria to apply for B.Arch admission at Tamil Nadu is given in the table below -

Qualifying Exam

Category of Applicants

Minimum Marks to be Eligible

Class XIIth (or Equivalent)

General Category

50% (in PCM and all subjects combined)

Reserved Category Candidates

45% (in PCM and all subjects combined)


General Category

50% aggregate in all the subjects combined

Reserved Category

45% aggregate in all the subjects combined

International Baccalaureate Diploma

General Category

50% aggregate in all the subjects combined

Reserved Category

45% aggregate in all the subjects combined

Also, the applicants must have a valid score in the National Aptitude Test for Architecture (NATA), i.e at least 70 out of 200 (30% in Maths and General Aptitude and 20% in Drawing) to be eligible for B.Arch admissions at Tamil Nadu Architecture offering colleges or institutions.

Here are more details about the Tamil Nadu B.Arch Admissions 2020 eligibility criteria - Click here!

How to Apply for B.Arch Admissions in Tamil Nadu 2020

Under this section, we will vividly describe the Tamil Nadu B.Arch admissions 2020 application process -

  1. Click on the direct application link for Tamil Nadu B.Arch admission 2020 given here - Click here to apply directly for B.Arch admission in Tamil Nadu

  2. Register yourself for B.Arch admissions at Tamil Nadu by providing personal details like name, email address marks obtained in qualifying exams etc

  3. After registering, a User ID and password will be generated which you have to use to fill the B.Arch admission application form

  4. Choose your TFC centre for certificate verification

  5. Check all the information furnished on the online application form and upon satisfaction click on the “Submit” button

  6. Submit the Tamil Nadu B.Arch admissions application fee for 2020, i.e INR 500/- (INR 250/- for SC/ST/SCA and INR 100/- for special reserved category candidates)

  7. After successfully applying for B.Arch admissions in Tamil Nadu, you will be provided with a PDF document which has to be carried (affix a passport-sized photograph) at the TFC during document verification process

Documents Required to be Carried for Verification at TFCs

The candidates have to carry the following documents at their respective TFCs for the purpose of verification of their documents -

  • Class Xth mark sheet

  • Class XIIth mark sheet

  • Admit Card/Hall Ticket of Class XIIth exam

  • Transfer certificate

  • NATA 2020 mark sheet

  • Caste certificate (If applicable)

  • Certificate of nativity (as applicable)

  • Certificate of income

  • Refugee certificate for Sri Lankan Tamil refugees

  • Any other special category certificate (Wards of Ex-Defense personnel/PwD/Sports Certificate)

Tamil Nadu B.Arch Admissions 2020 - Detailed Admission cum Counselling Process

The candidates are suggested to go through the details mentioned below for clarity regarding B.Arch admission cum counselling process in Tamil Nadu for the year 2020 -

  • Tamil Nadu B.Arch admissions for 2020 will be conducted according to the merit order, communal reservation and choice of college filled by the candidates

  • A Demand Draft (DD) bearing the amount INR 5000/- (INR 1000/- for reserved category candidates) should be drawn in favour of The Secretary, TNEA, Payable at Chennai – 600 025 and then have to produce all their relevant documents and certificates (original) during attending the counselling process

  • Candidates who are already admitted in some other institute will be offered provisional admission on producing the photocopies of their documents and certificates. Final admission, however, will only be granted after the submission of the original documents

  • Candidates who are eligible for the counselling process must be present during the counselling session at least two hours before it commences with all the original documents and certificates

  • Candidates unable to be present during the counselling process can send their parent/s on behalf of them and their decision will be considered final

  • In case of revaluation or re totalling of marks, the candidates have to appear in the counselling process conducted for his/her new rank or marks

  • After seat allotment, the amount paid during the initial stage of the counselling process (amount paid via DD) will be adjusted in the fee payable at confirmation of seat

  • Candidates seeking refund after being allocated seat/s will only be refunded 80% of the total amount paid by them during counselling

  • Seats of those candidates failing to join the allocated institutions within the deadline will be considered vacant

  • Forfeiture of admission is legal at any stage of admission when any detail/s furnished by the candidates are found to be fraudulent

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