National Aptitude Test in Architecture Exam

What is NATA Exam?

Commonly known as NATA, National Aptitude Test in Architecture is one of the entrance exams which is going to be conducted by Council of Architecture (CoA) since 2006, in terms of the provisions of CoA (Minimum Standards of Architectural Education) Regulations, 1983, published in the Gazette of India.

The NATA is a national level entrance examination for admission to undergraduate courses in Architecture. This test should not be combined with the tests for admissions to Engineering, Pharmacy, Medicine and other disciplines.

The purpose of this entrance exam 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

The NATA also ensures that the eligibility criteria for admission to five years 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.

The NATA scores are used by admissions authorities of different Government, Govt. Aided & Unaided schools/colleges of Architecture. This test measures drawing and observation skills, sense of proportion, aesthetic sensitivity and critical thinking ability.

Basically, the test is in two parts. A paper based drawing test for two hours and computer based online aesthetic sensitivity test.

NATA 2018 Result:

On June 4, 2018, NATA-2018 Results has been declared by Council of Architecture in online mode at the official website. The result of NATA 2018 is available in three formats and they are:

  • Marks obtained out of 200 and in each component
  • Merit listing based on marks and tie-breaking rules
  • Percentile score based on merit listing

The scores of NATA 2018 qualified candidates applying for admission to the session 2018-19 will be normalized.


The exam is going to be conducted in the last week of April 2019, and the application has to be filled up online at the NATA portal.

NATA 2019 Registration:

The application has to be filled up online at the NATA portal and it is broadly categorized into three steps:

  • Personal Details
  • Document Uploading
  • Fee Payment

Application Fee Details:

Category Total Fees
General/OBC INR 1800/-
SC/ST INR 1500/-


All the candidates need to fill all the details carefully in the first part, i.e. Personal Details and thereafter it will direct to the second part, i.e. Document Uploading. Click here to know more about the detailed scenario of NATA 2019 Registration Process.

NATA To Be Conducted Twice A Year: CoA

The prestigious national-level entrance exam, National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA), will be conducted twice a year from the coming academic year 2019-20. The announcement came from the organising body of NATA, the Council of Architecture (CoA). 

The first attempt of NATA will be held in the month of April, while the second will be held in July. Candidates can either attempt for both or a single exam. According to the sources, the duration of the drawing test is also increased from 90 minutes to 120 minutes. However, the duration of the aptitude test has been reduced to one hour. 

A change in the eligibility criteria is also expected with Chemistry and Physics being made compulsory subjects along with Mathematics. The Council of Architecture (CoA) is also planning for a national-level counselling process which will help the candidates in admission. 

The Council of Architecture (CoA) is expected to release the NATA 2019 notification in the month of February and accept the applications until the last week of March for the exam to be held in April.

30 October 2018
NATA 2019 Exam Details

NATA 2019 is a qualifying examination for admissions to Bachelor of Architecture program. The exam will be held in the last week of April 2019 and the exam is going to be held in two parts, i.e. Part A and Part B.

The syllabus of NATA 2019 chiefly covers the topics in Mathematics, General Aptitude and the Drawing section.

Part A will have MCQ's questions with a total no. of 60 questions with a maximum of 120 marks. Whereas Part B will be answered on the A4 size drawing sheet. So, the candidates have to attempt two question within 90 minutes. Check out here to know more about NATA 2019 Exam Pattern & Syllabus.

3 September 2018

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