100-odd candidates take architecture aptitude test

PANAJI: On Saturday, at least 100 students from across Goa appeared for the National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA), held for admissions to degree programme architecture seats. While 47 students appeared for the exam at the centre at MICE, Margao, 52 answered at the Don Bosco College of Engineering, Fatorda.

Besides these, some students chose to take the test from their home.

This is the first time that the entire test was held in the online mode. There were some minor glitches , but everyone was able to complete the test, members of the Council of Architecture said.

“The exam has two parts, the Part 1 is of 45 minutes for General Aptitude and Logical Reasoning and Part 2 is of 72 minutes for cognitive skill test,” said architect Chandan Parab, member of the Council of architecture.

He said that the part 2 includes questions with high resolution images which were supposed to be analysed by students. “There was a broadband speed issue at MICE academy and 12 students complained of the images being displayed slowly and questions being skipped due to connectivity issue. Five students could not log in on the first attempt, but managed to do so after 45 minutes. They answered part 2 first and part 1 later,” said Parab.

An option has been provided for students to reappear for the test on September 12.

“Students, who could not answer this test or who had software issues during the first test and want to answer again, can register themselves for another test to be held on September 12 on www.nata.in before September 4,” said Parab.

On Saturday, for students who answered the test at the two centres, thermal screening was carried out and no student was found to have an unusual temperature.




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