NATA Exam : Exclusive Highlight Of The Exam

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 Level National
Exam Language English
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 +
Official Website


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.


NATA Event

Tentative Month- 1ST Exam

Tentative Month-2nd Exam

NATA Notification January January
NATA Admit Card April June
NATA Exam August August
NATA Result To be announced soon To be announced soon

nata eligibility



Eligibility Criteria




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
Maximum Marks 200
Duration 3 hours 15 minutes
Number of Sections 2
Exam Language English
Marking Scheme 1.5 marks awarded for each correct answer
Negative Marking No


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
General Aptitude 35 1.5X35=52.5 MCQ
Total 53 200 180 minutes


Government colleges accepting NATA Score

  1. Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara
  2. Andhra University College of Engineering, Visakhapatnam
  3. Dayalbagh Educational Institute, Agra
  4. Guru Govind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi
  5. MGR Educational and Research Institute, Chennai
  6. Sir JJ College of Architecture, Mumbai
  7. Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Katra
  8. Zakir Husain College of Engineering and Technology, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh
  9. Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Technology, Kottayam
  10. Gautam Buddha University, Greater Noida.


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