Architecture is a branch which is offered in only a few of the top IITs and NITs, the premier among them being IIT Kharagpur and IIT Roorkee, School of Planning and Architecture and CEPT.
Students pursuing B.Tech or B. E. in Architecture can answer the GATE Architecture paper. The test covers 6-7 major subjects: Architecture and Design, Building Materials, Construction and Management, Urban Planning and Design etc. It also tests students on General Aptitude.
Students who qualify in the GATE exam can apply to these colleges.