Architecture word is derived from Latin word "architectura". It means both the process and product of planning, designing and construction.
Architectural works, in the material form of buildings, are perceived as cultural - political symbols and as works of art. Historical civilizations are often identified with their surviving architectural achievements.
In simple term "Architecture" can mean the art and science of designing and constructing buildings and other physical structures. Architecture is a very good career option.
WHAT IS ARCHITECTURE ?
The construction task involves a lot of people like architects, contractors, surveyors, civil engineers, designers and carpenters, electricians, masons, plumbers etc. Architecture is the study dealing with planning and designing of building, houses, offices, schools etc. Architects design new buildings and also provide professional services for alterations and renovations of existing structures . Architects design structures keeping in mind the need of the user and lay equal emphasis on its functionality, safety and economics.
BASIC QUALITIES OF AN ARCHITECTURE ASPIRANT
An aspirant for the field of architecture should have the following qualities
- Good creative & imagination skills.
- Flair for designing.
- Good drawing / sketching ability, though not really important but is beneficial.
- Genuine interest for ARCHITECTURE and good observation skills.
CAREERS IN ARCHITECTURE
ARCHITECTURE AS A CAREER OPTION
In the last few decades our country has seen massive construction activity, both at urban and rural level. This boom experienced by the industry has open floodgates of opportunities for students interested in a career in architecture, civil construction and interior design.
The construction sector has seen substantial increase in investments in the past few years. As far as architects are concerned, annual requirement projections of architects are expected to rise further. This makes architecture a very competitive field with healthy career prospects.
With a boom in the construction industry, the demand for architects has increased in all sectors. Employment opportunities for architects are available in the following sectors
- Government Sector : Some of the government organizations include Railways, P. W. D, the Archaeological Department, Ministry of Defence, , Post and Telegraphs, Public Sector Undertakings, Town and Country Planning Organization, National Institute of Urban Affairs, Housing and Urban Development Corporation, National Building Construction Corporation Ltd., City Development Authorities etc. Besides these organizations, various other institutes and agencies like State Departments, Housing Boards, Local Bodies also recruit architects.
- Private sector : Openings in the private sector exist with Architecture Firms, Builders, Consultants etc.
- Own Business Venture : Architects with some experience can even set up their own business as Consultants and Contractors.
ENTRANCE EXAMINATIONS IN ARCHITECTURE
- JEEE B.ARCH - All India Engineering / Architecture Entrance Examination
- NATA - National Aptitude Test in Architecture
- GATE ( AR ) - Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering ( Architecture )
JEE B.Arch and NATA are not related, except for the fact that both are entrance exams conducted for admission to 5 year B.Arch degree. NATA is conducted by Council of Architecture whereas JEE B.Arch is conducted by CBSE. There are some selected colle...(More)
Students generally get around 50 seconds / question. Though for difficult ones , upto 90 seconds are also provided....(More)
Here is a complete list of Nata Test Centres in Gujarat . They get activated for different time durations from April to July every year. ...(More)
Decide the date on which you want to appear for Nata Exam. Visit http://www.nata.in/public2015/Regions & choose a region convenient to you. You will be alloted any one of the test centres within that region based on availability of your selec...(More)
One must be very careful while choosing a Coaching Institute for NATA, as it is the first step towards your career, and must be correct. The following criteria is very important while choosing a Coaching Institute for Nata : Appropriately skilled ...(More)
To appear for Nata, you should only fulfil one condition: You should have passed Standard X or equivalent examinations. But to be eligible for admission for B.Arch course you need to fulfil 3 more conditions You should have min...(More)
There is no negative marking in Nata Online Test. But the final score of Online Test depends on the average difficulty level of all questions and of those questions answered correctly. This test is computer adaptive which means that when a student gi...(More)
This is a very commonly asked question by Nata Aspirants. Click 10 useful tips to score high marks in Nata. Hope this Helps ! ...(More)
What should be the minimum number of attempts or marks out of 150 to secure a GD/interview call for MFM (NIFT 2016) for its top 3 campuses. (Kindly reply earliest possible) Thank You.
NIFT offers 420 seats ( 30 seats in each campus ) through 14 campuses for Master of Fashion Management Course. The probability of getting into the top 3 campuses increases, if you manage to be among the top 90 students who appear for the exam. If you...(More)
Some topics to prepare can include Profit & Loss, Time and Work, Mensuration, Ratio & Proportion, Average, Percentage, Time Speed & Distance, Simple Interest & Compound Interest etc....(More)
How to prepare for architectural awareness portion in nata aesthetic sensitivity test as the list of architects & their works is huge ?
Agreed , The list is huge ! But this difficulty can be overcome easily, if you are accompanied by Genuine interest in Architecture  ...(More)
Nata Online Test consists of 40 questions...(More)
Nata Exam comprises of two portions: Nata Online Test & Nata Drawing Test. Both carry equal marks ( 100 Marks ) and are equally important. The constituents of Nata Online Test or Nata Aptitude Test as it is popularly known are as under: Archit...(More)
General Awareness questions asked in NID Dat Prelims, are not routine questions found in GK & Current Awareness books. Time & again, we have been educating students on the importance of observational GK in NID Exams. This is not something tha...(More)
NID Jorhat will be operational from Academic Year 2019 - 2020. Like any other recently established institute, things will take time to settle in initially, but don't forget that the Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion has announced the co...(More)
Hi Megha, First Big Change: This year, Nata will be conducted twice all over the country ie. on 14th April 2019 and 7th July 2019. This announcement is a great relief for Nata Aspirants as now they have more time for Nata preparations after the...(More)
According to Nata 2019 Admission Notification, students having Physics, Chemistry and Maths with in Class 12th are only eligible. So this cancels out the Commerce Students. Don't worry! You can still appear for Design Exams like NID and NIFT. You can...(More)