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Vaishnavi School of Architecture and Planning is Recognised by Council of Architecture (COA) and affiliated to Javaharlal Nehru Architecture and Fine Arts University (JNA & FAU), Hyderabad.

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General Information

Admission to B. Arch. course through counseling by Andhra Pradesh State Council for Higher Education, Andhra Pradesh.

(Council of Architecture - Minimum Standards of Architectural Education)

Eligibility for Admission into B. Arch.

No candidate, with less than 50% marks in aggregate, shall be admitted to the architecture course unless he/ she has passed an examination at the end of the new 10+2 scheme of Senior School Certificate Examination or equivalent with Mathematics as subjects of examination at the 10+2 level.  ( or ) 10+3 Diploma (any stream) recognised by Central/ State Governments with 50% aggregate marks. ( or ) International Baccalaureate Diploma, after 10 years of schooling, with not less than 50% marks in aggregate and with Mathematics as compulsory subject of examination.

All Admissions to Architecture degree course shall be subject to passing of National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) conducted by the Council of Architecture.

Aptitude Test

The National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) conducted by Council of Architecture is mandatory for admission to first year B.Arch. course for all architectural institutions in the country. It shall be mandatory for every architectural institution imparting 5-year B.Arch. degree course in the country to join the NATA and to admit students on the basis of valid NATA marks in the said course.

The test shall consist of 2 papers:
  1. Test - I – Aesthetic Sensitivity - 100 marks - duration of test: One hour.
  2. Test - II – Drawing - 100 marks - duration of test: Two hours.
Test - I

Aesthetic Sensitivity is to evaluate candidate’s perception, imagination and observation; creativity and communication; and Architectural awareness. The test shall comprise of :

  1. Visualising three dimensional objects from two dimensional drawings
  2. Visualising different sides of three dimensional object
  3. Identifying commonly used materials and objects based on their textural qualities
  4. Analytical Reasoning
  5. Mental Ability
  6. Imaginative comprehension and expression
  7. Architectural awareness
Test - II

The Drawing aptitude of the candidate shall be judged on the following aspects :

  1. Ability to sketch a given object proportionately and rendering the same in visually appealing manner
  2. Visualising and drawing the effects of light on the object and shadows cast on the surroundings
  3. Sense of perspective drawing
  4. Combining and composing given three dimensional elements to form a building or structural form
  5. Creating interesting two dimensional composition using given shapes or forms
  6. Creating visual harmony using colours in given composition
  7. Understanding of scale and sense of proportion
  8. Drawing from memory through pencil sketch on themes from day to day experiences