NATA Exam is the National Aptitude Test in Architecture conducted by the National Institute of Advanced Studies in Architecture (NIASA), which is a body of the Council of Architecture, New Delhi. It is a national-level undergraduate exam conducted for admission to 5 years of B.Arch. program.
Candidates can get admission to Government, Government -aided, Private unaided, universities, Deemed university, colleges, or institutes across India. From 2020 this exam is conducted twice a year and the candidate can appear in both the exam. The best of two scores will be accepted or considered for admission.
The exam is divided into two parts. Part A (Drawing) is conducted offline and Part B (MCQ) is conducted online.
NATA Exam: Highlights
|Exam Name||National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA)|
|Conducting Body||Council of Architecture (CoA)|
|Exam Frequency||Twice a year|
|Exam Mode||Online & Offline|
|Exam Duration||3 hours 15 minutes|
|Score Validity||1 year|
|Application Fes||Rs. 2000|
|Number of Participating College||328|
|Number of Registration||40,000 +|
NATA Exam: Proposed Month
Council of Architecture releases the notification of the NATA Exam. Candidate aspiring for B.Arch. courses should keep an eagle on the NATA notifications.
|Tentative Month- 1ST Exam||
Tentative Month-2nd Exam
|NATA Admit Card||April||June|
|NATA Result||To be announced soon||To be announced soon|
|Age Limit||No age limit is set for the NATA exam by CoA. Minimum of 17 years age needed.|
|Educational Qualification||Candidate Appearing or Passed in class 10+2 exam or its equivalent|
|Compulsory Subjects||Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics compulsory subjects in 10+2|
|Minimum Marks||50% marks in Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics and 50% aggregate marks in 10+2|
Note: Diploma Holder is not eligible for admission to Architecture program from 2019 onwards.
|Mode||Offline & Online|
|Duration||3 hours 15 minutes|
|Number of Sections||2|
|Marking Scheme||1.5 marks awarded for each correct answer|
Subject-Wise Exam Pattern
|Parts||Sections||Number of Question||Maximum Marks||Mode of Exam||Duration|
|Part A (Offline)||Drawing Test||3||2×35 & 1X55=125||Paper & Pencil||135 minutes|
|Break Period 15 Minutes
|Part B (Online)||PCM||15||1.5X15=22.5||MCQ||45 minutes|
Government colleges accepting NATA Score
- Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara
- Andhra University College of Engineering, Visakhapatnam
- Dayalbagh Educational Institute, Agra
- Guru Govind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi
- MGR Educational and Research Institute, Chennai
- Sir JJ College of Architecture, Mumbai
- Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Katra
- Zakir Husain College of Engineering and Technology, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh
- Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Technology, Kottayam
- Gautam Buddha University, Greater Noida.
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