National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA)

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National Institute of Advanced Studies in Architecture

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National Aptitude Test in Architecture Exam 2017(NATA)

The NATA, is conducted by National Institute of Advanced Studies in Architecture (NIASA) which is a body of Council of Architecture, New Delhi in India.

The National Aptitude Test in Architecture(NATA) is a national level examination for admission to undergraduate courses in Architecture.

This exam was organized for those aspirants looking for admission in architecture courses like B.Arch offered by top institutions of the country. This test measures the aptitude of the candidate for the field of architecture.
National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) is being conducted by COA since 2006, in terms of the provisions of CoA (Minimum Standards of Architectural Education) Regulations, 1983, published in the Gazette of India. It is implied that a separate aptitude test in .Architecture should be conducted and such test should not be combined with the tests for admissions to Engineering, Pharmacy, Medicine and other disciplines. Being the competent authority for fixing norms and standards for architectural institutions, COA has the necessary expertise to hold a Common Aptitude Test in Architecture, at national level to provide a single window system for appearing in aptitude test and to facilitate institutions, students and public at large for admission to First year of 5 year B.Arch. Degree Course at all recognized Institutions all over country.

What is NATA Entrance Exam :-

The National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) measures the aptitude of the applicant for specific field of study, i.e. Architecture. The test measures drawing and observation skills, sense of proportion, aesthetic sensitivity and critical thinking ability that have been acquired over a long period of time, and that are related to specific field of study, i.e. Architecture.


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NATA 2017 Important Dates

02/01/2018 to 11/02/2018

Application Dates (Online)

16/04/2018 to Empty

Exam Dates (Offline)

26/03/2018 to Empty

Admit Cards (Online)

10/06/2018 to Empty

Result Dates (Online)

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NATA  2018 Eligibility Criteria:-

  • In NATA Exam there is NO lower age limit . 

Candidates may come from the following backgrounds:

  • (a) Candidate must have passed in 10+2 or equivalent  with Mathematics as one of the subjects of examination;
  • (b) Candidate must have passed in 10+3 Diploma (any stream)  recognized by Central/State Govts with Mathematics 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.


NATA Entrance Exam Application Procedure:-

  • The registration has to be filled up ONLINE at the NATA website Candidates need to visit the website and CLICK the requisite link ONLINE APPLICATION NATA– 2018 and thereafter will be directed to the actual registration form.
  • The form is interactive in nature and the fields required to be filled up are categorized in different sub-sections. The fields super-scribed with * MUST be filled up as they are MANDATORY, otherwise, the application will NOT get submitted.
  • The application form is broadly categorized into three steps: filling of PERSONAL DETAILS; DOCUMENT UPLOADING & FEE PAYMENT. 
  • Candidates need to fill in the first part i.e. PERSONAL DETAILS and will thereafter be directed to DOCUMENT UPLOADING.
  • Once the documents are successfully uploaded, the system enters into the FEE PAYMENT.
  • Finally, the candidate must take a printout of CONFIRMATION PAGE generated upon successful fee payment for their own record.
  • There is no need to send any document by post.
The candidate will need to enter the system subsequently for various reasons as given below:
  • Accessing and editing personal information (till going to the document upload stage)
  • Uploading of images.
  • Printing of e-Challan for Bank/performing fee payment through EPG.
  • Printing of the Confirmation Page.
  • Correction to data during dates specified by the Council, if needed.
  • Viewing of OMR answer sheet and result details after examination.
Note : - The candidate has to use this system generated Application Number and chosen password for subsequent login to the system for all subsequent accesses to the system.

NATA Exam Reservation Details:-

  • NATA-2018 is a qualifying exam where a general merit list will be published along with a score of the candidate.
  • Reservation is a prerogative of the admission/ counseling authority and this examination has nothing to do with it. However, candidates with specific disability of color blindness may be debarred from admission to B. Arch. Course, as per the policy of the respective institution/ University.

See also:

NATA Exam Pattern 2018

NATA syllabus 2018

NATA Preparation Tips 

NATA Exam Center 2018

NATA Application Procedure 2018


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