Aurangabad: The Delhi-based Council of Architecture (CoA) has announced review of marks in drawing module for National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA)- 2018, following allegations of poor assessment by a section of students. 


TOI had on Friday carried a report highlighting allegations by some students and parents about poor assessment in the national-level test, which is the gateway for architecture courses across India. 

Responding to the TOI mail seeking its stand on the allegations, the CoA quoted reference of its release announcing the review process for drawing module in NATA. 

“The office of the council is in receipt of requests from some students regarding re-evaluation of their drawing papers. In this regard, it is informed that NATA examination was conducted online,” states the release. 

“The council, in the NATA-2018 brochure, had mentioned that no request will be entertained to re-evaluate answer-sheets. However, based on requests from students, the competent authority has decided to allow candidates to file review of scores awarded to them,” it says.

“No meritorious or deserving candidate would put to any inconvenience or deprived of justice due to technical glitches, if any,” adds the release. 

The father of girl candidate from Pune said he is relieved now. “My daughter was in a state of shock as her result was highly unexpected. We hope the review process would offer her justice” 

A section of students had a common complaint that they were given poor marks in the NATA drawing module even as they had done well in the JEE Paper 2, which is another test for securing admission to institutions of national importance such as National Institute of Design and School of Planning and Architecture. 

Shekhar Shet, NATA trainer for students, said he expects a fair and transparent revaluation process. “We definitely sense merit in complaints raised by the students and therefore proper course of action must be taken for the sake of credibility of the examination.”