Details of National Aptitude Test in Architecture
National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) - Overview:
The National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA)
measures the aptitude of the applicant for specific field of study, i.e. Architecture.
NATA Entrance Exam 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.
For which colleges/courses/state it is for:
All schools / colleges of Architecture, Government, Government aided, University
Departments, private unaided, including colleges affiliated to self-financed Deemed
Universities and Private Universities, or any department of Architecture within
a college, requires that its applicants take the NATA Entrance Exam.
The eligibility criteria for admission to 5-year
B.Arch. Course shall be as follows:
- 10+2 or equivalent from a recognized Board/University with Mathematics as a subject
of examination with at least 50% aggregate mark OR
- 10+3 Diploma (any stream) recognized by Central/ State Governments with 50% aggregate
- International Baccalaureate Diploma, after 10 years of schooling, with not less
than 50% marks in aggregate and with Mathematics as compulsory subject of examination.
How to Apply?
To apply for NATA Fees is 1000/-, and is to be paid at the time of Registration
and before collection of the appointment voucher from the NATA Test Center. The
test fees are to be paid by Demand draft / Postal order / banker’s cheque drawn
in favour of "Council of Architecture," payable at New Delhi. The demand draft along
with NATA Pre – registration Form and other supporting documents is to be submitted
at the NATA Test center at the time of NATA Registration.
NATA is offered as a paper based + computer based test.
- The NATA Pre - registration form is available for download at website www.nata.in the same is also available
at all the NATA Test Centers. We suggest - Filling up the NATA form online and taking
print out with you to the test centre.
- Appointments are scheduled on a first - come, first - served basis. Register well
in advance to get the candidate’s preferred test date.
NATA Entrance Exam 2012 Important Dates:
Nata Test shall commence from 15th March, 2012 and can be given on any working day
till 31st August, 2012 at designated Test Centres.
NATA Exam Pattern
Total Paper to appear for:
The test is in two parts. A paper based drawing test and computer based Online aesthetic
Physics & Chemistry
50 marks each
The NATA Exam fees - 1000.
Admission of students to architecture course under various categories / admission
quota shall be as determined by the concerned Government, in accordance with the
Judgment of Supreme Court, dated 14.08.2003 [Write Petition (C) No.350 of 1993 -
Islamic Academy of Education and Anr. V/s State of Karnataka and Ors]. The reservation
policy for admission as applicable shall be followed.
The National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) is a nationwide examination held
for the admission to undergraduate courses in Architecture. As per
COA rules, a candidate applying to any
school/ college of architecture in India should have achieved 40% score in the
total NATA score, i.e. at least 80/200, for consideration of admission into first
After receiving score card/ Mark list and HSC/ Std XII results, the candidate
may apply for admission to any of the participating institutions as per the time
schedule specified by the appropriate admission authority, along with all the documents
desired by it.
Council of Architecture and
NIASA, does not guarantee any admissions
and is not involved with the admission procedure. Appearing at a particular center
for the test does not imply that the candidate could be given any priority for admission
to that institute.
Challenges faced by the Students
Seats for B.Arch
varies from year to year so we cannot give the exact count of seats as they
are calculated from all architectural institutions in the country, including
IITs, Government Institutions, Government
aided Institutions, Universities, Deemed Universities and Private Universities established
by a Central or State Legislature and other private institutions.
National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) score reporting is cumulative. Current
NATA policy states that the candidate’s scores are retained for the two years following
the testing year in which the candidate tested. There is no Negative marking in
Approach to crack Entrance Exam with Good Marks
How to prepare?
is aware that candidates will have no or minimal knowledge of architecture. NATA
Entrance Exam measures aptitude of the candidate in his / her aesthetic sensibilities
(3D visualization, logical understanding, etc.) and drawing skills that are in-built
in every candidate and developed right from childhood to the present day.
There will be certain questions on architectural awareness wherein candidates may
be required to identify building of national or international importance. The candidate
is expected to know about these structures through General Knowledge. The candidate
may also prefer to update his knowledge on this by some reading, Internet browsing
or even by talking to architectural students, architects and other knowledgeable
persons. In all probability, this will not be required. There will be a model NATA
interface available on the NATA website to help candidates get acquainted with the
visual format of the test.
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