Education Ministry relaxes eligibility criteria for B.Arch. Admission 2020

The Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ has relaxed the eligibility criteria for admission to Bachelor of Architecture (BArch) Program for the academic session 2020-21. The decision has been taken on the recommendation of Council of Architecture (COA) keeping in view the situation due to COVID-19 pandemic. 
The education Minister through his twitter handle made the announcement that “In view of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the partial cancellation of class XII exams by several Boards across the country, the Ministry of Education on the recommendations of Council of Architecture has decided to relax the eligibility for admission to B.Arch. Course for 2020-2021,”
Apart from qualifying an aptitude test in Architecture i.e. NATA or JEE, candidates who have passed the 10+2 scheme of examination with PCM subjects or 10+3 Diploma with Mathematics are now eligible for admission to BArch course in 2020-21 session. 
Earlier, the candidates had to score a minimum of 50 per cent marks in their qualifying examination along with valid NATA or JEE scores.