NATA ranks announced, many students unhappy with marking system

NATA ranks announced, many students unhappy with marking system

NATA ranks announced, many students unhappy with marking system

The rankings for NATA, the test for admissions to architecture courses, were annou­nced by the Council of Architecture on Tuesday evening.

The Council of Architecture had announced NATA (National Aptitude Test in Architecture) results on June 9 and the rankings were given on Tuesday night. Of the 37,246 candidates who had appeared for the test all over the country, 24,540 qualified.

Jahnavi J scored 172 out of 200 and stood first in Karnataka. Abhinav J of Deeksha Center for Learning PU College, Kanakapura Road, scored 170 to get the second rank while Akshita Kabra of National Public School, Koramangala secured the 3rd rank with a score of 161.

 However, many students were disappointed with the Council of Architecture’s decision to consider JEE B.Arch marks along with the main board marks. Until this year, the NATA score was given taking into account 50% marks from the main board exams and 50% marks from the NATA exam.

However, last year, the Council of Architecture decided to consider 50% marks from the main board and the remaining 50% from either NATA or JEE BArch exam.

Kavya, an architect from The Design Venue, and a mentor who coaches students for NATA, said, “JEE BArch is much easier to approach and students can easily get marks there. There have been a few changes in the pattern of the paper as well. This has led to disappointment among some students, especially those who have not appeared for JEE BArch.”

A few other students faced confusion over rankings due to errors in revaluation. Abhinav, an architecture aspirant, had got the 4th rank. “I was given two ranks less than what I was supposed to get. It was only after I approached the centre that I have now been given the 2nd rank in the state,” said Abhinav.

Another tutor from a popular coaching centre for NATA said, “This confusion regarding revaluation happens every year. This time it is more evident as the competition is higher since those students who had appeared for JEE BArch will also be considered.”

K S Manjunath, director, Karnataka Examinations Authority, denied any confusion. He said, “There have been no such cases. We only publish the rankings given by NATA.”