Sunday, 17 December 2017

National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) is being conducted by Council of Architecture (COA) since 2006. The purpose of conducting NATA is to provide a single scheme of examination for holding aptitude test and to facilitate prospective students all over the country to apply for admissions in architecture seats in institutions spread across the country and to avoid appearing in multiple aptitude tests. However, the actual admissions shall be carried out only by the concerned competent authorities of the respective states/institutions based on NATA. The NATA also ensures that the eligibility criteria for admission to five year Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch.) degree course, as prescribed by CoA and duly approved by the Central Government, are strictly adhered to and followed all over the country in Architectural Institutions.

Date of Examination: The examination is held in the month of April
Subject and Marks of Examination
Part-A (FIRST 90 minutes) TOTAL 120 Marks
Mathematics (MCQ) 20X2 = 40 Marks (OMR BASED)

General Aptitude (MCQ ) 40X2 = 80 Marks (OMR BASED)

Part-B (LAST 90 minutes) TOTAL 80 Marks
Drawings (TWO SETS) in A4 Size paper 2X 40 = 80 Marks

(a) 10+2 or equivalent passed/appearing with Mathematics as one of the subjects of examination;
(b) 10+3 Diploma (any stream) passed/appearing recognized by Central/State Govts with  athematics
as one of the subjects of examination;
(c) International Baccalaureate Diploma passed/appearing, after 10 years of Schooling with Mathematics as compulsory subject of examination.

Admission to First year of B.Arch. course
Only candidates who have the following credentials shall be eligible for admission to B.Arch. Course.
i. Qualified a recognized aptitude test in Architecture (NATA or equivalent) in 2017 OR qualified in NATA-2016 AND
ii. Have gone through any of the following curriculum with marks as prescribed below:
(a) Secured 50% marks in 10+2 or equivalent examination with Mathematics as one of the subjects;
(b) 10+3 Diploma (any stream) recognized by Central/State Govts with 50% aggregate marks with Mathematics; OR
(c) International Baccalaureate Diploma passed/appearing, after 10 years of Schooling with 50% marks in aggregate and with Mathematics as compulsory subject of examination

No direct lateral admission is allowed at any other year/stage of B.Arch. course based on any qualification. 

Application Procedure

Application has to be filled up ONLINE at the NATA portal of NIC

Allocation of Examination Centre
The allocation of examination centre spread across all state capitals and other selected cities subject to availability of at least 250 students in general. Cities will be based on the choices given by the candidate during online form fill-up. However, discretion of the Council in allocation of examination centre shall be final. No request for change of allocated center will be entertained under any circumstances. 

Validity of NATA score
NATA score shall be valid only for admission in the academic session concerned

Online form available from January
Last date for application will be February 2nd week
Examination in April
Results will be published in June

Pattern of Questions

All the booklets will be served at the beginning in one folder. MCQ answer sheet (OMR) for Part-A will be withdrawn after 90 minutes. It is to be noted carefully that the candidates must fill in as well as bubble in ALL the relevant information including the “Question Booklet No” at the indicated places on OMR Answer Sheet, Drawing Sheets and Attendance Sheet during examination.
Questions and all instructions will be available only in English medium.
Distribution of Marks
Total Marks
Mathematics (20 Qs)
20 x 2
General Aptitude (40 Qs)
40 x 2
Drawing (2 Qs)
2 x 40



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