National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) is an entrance examination 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.
NATA is a national level entrance examination for admission to undergraduate courses in Architecture. It is believed that a separate aptitude test should be conducted for admission to Architecture which 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.
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 admission 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.
|Name Of The Exam||
National Aptitude Test in Architecture
Council of Architecture (CoA)
Part A (Online) & Part B (Offline)
|NATA First Test Exam Date||
April 14, 2019
NATA Second Test Exam Date
July 7, 2019
Help Desk Number
+91 8296744296 (9 AM to 6 PM)
The online test for the NATA first test will be conducted on April 14, 2019. The dates of other important events are given below.
|NATA online registration starts||January 24, 2019|
|End of registration||March 11, 2019 (11:59 PM)|
|Candidate correction window||March 12 to 15, 2019|
|Download of NATA admit card||April 1, 2019|
|Date of examination||April 14, 2019 (10 AM to 01:15 PM)|
|Publication of NATA result||May 3, 2019|
The online test for the NATA first test will be conducted on July 7, 2019. The dates of other important events are given below.
|NATA online registration starts||January 24, 2019|
|End of registration||June 12, 2019 (11:59 PM)|
|Candidate correction window||June 15 to 17, 2019|
|Download of NATA admit card||June 24, 2019|
|Date of examination||July 7, 2019 (10 AM to 01:15 PM)|
|Publication of NATA result||July 21, 2019|
Candidates who are aspiring for the entrance exam need to satisfy all the eligibility criteria set by NATA authorities. Candidates must have passed 10+2 or equivalent examination with a minimum of 50% marks in mathematics, physics and chemistry to apply for the entrance examination. Read the detailed NATA eligibility criteria here.
Interested candidates can apply online only through the official website. Here are the steps for NATA online application.
Step 1: Visit the official website of NATA – www.nata.in
Step 2: Click on the registration link on the homepage.
Step 3: Candidates will find ''Registration Form''.
Step 4: Go to the ''New Registration''.
Step 5: Enter all the mandatory fields in the online application form.
Step 6: The application number will be generated.
Step 7: Upload the scanned photograph and signature.
|Document||Storage Size||Image Dimension|
|Photograph||4 to 100 KB||4.5 cm||3.5 cm|
|Signature||1 to 30 KB||1.5 cm||3.5 cm|
Step 8: Pay the prescribed application fee.
Step 9: Check all the details displayed on the confirmation page.
Step 10: Download and take a printout of the confirmation page for future reference.
Candidates applying for NATA have to pay the prescribed application fee through online mode. The application fee for NATA is INR 1800, which is inclusive of service fee charged by the bank.
|General (both first and second test)||INR 3500|
|SC/ST (both first and second test)||INR 2800|
The Council of Architecture (CoA) has made some changes in the exam pattern of NATA. It has increased the time for drawing and reduced the same for general aptitude and mathematics. Check the NATA exam pattern here.
|Part||Subject||Mode||No of Questions||Marks||Duration|
|Part A||Mathematics||Online||20||20x2 = 40||60 minutes|
|General Aptitude||Online||40||40x2 = 80|
|Part B||Drawing||Offline||2||2x40 = 80||120 minutes|
|Total||62||200||180 minutes (3 hours)|
Candidates need to download their NATA admit card from the official website to appear for the examination. The CoA will release the admit cards two weeks prior to the examinations. The organising body will release the NATA admit card (first test) on April 1, 2019. However, NATA admit card (second test) will be released on June 24, 2019.
The Council of Architecture will declare the NATA results two weeks after the examination. The result of NATA will be available in three formats given below.
Candidates have to score minimum marks in each subject in order to qualify in the examination. The cutoff score will depend upon the post-exam statistics. The qualifying score for NATA is given below.
|Subject||Qualifying Marks||Total Marks|
|Mathematics + General Aptitude||30||120|
The CoA has not made any changes to NATA exam over the years. The entrance exam will be conducted for subjects such as mathematics, general aptitude and drawing. Many believe that drawing is the most important section, but one shouldn’t ignore mathematics and general aptitude. Download the NATA syllabus here.
The Council of Architecture (CoA) has released the result for the National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) July examination. Candidates who have appeared for the exam on July 7 can visit the official website to access the NATA result.
Candidates should use their application number and password to access the NATA result. According to the official sources, a total of 35,748 students registered for the NATA April exam. The total number of students who qualified the NATA April exam is 27,232. Out of 35,651 students registered for the July exam, only 18,126 appeared for the test. As many as 14,589 cleared the July exam.
The Council also mentioned that the July exam result was announced much before the due date. The qualified candidates are now eligible to take admission to the five-year B.Arch degree course.19 July 2019
The Council of Architecture (CoA) has conducted the second attempt of the NATA exam on July 7, 2019. The written test was conducted at 190 test centres spread across the country besides one test centre in Dubai. The organisers of the exam have released the NATA answer key 2019 on the official website after the exam.
According to the press release of CoA, a total of 35,651 candidates applied for the test, out of which, 18,126 candidates appeared for the test. It also stated that the answer key was also uploaded and students can submit their responses until 11:59 PM on July 8.
The CoA is planning to release the NATA July exam results this month. Students who qualify in the exam can seek admission to B.Arch course.8 July 2019
The result of the National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) first test which held on April 14 declared on the official website. Candidates who have appeared for the exam conducted by the Council of Architecture (CoA) can check their results on the NATA website. The NATA April 2019 answer key also released.
In order to access the NATA April exam result 2019, candidates should submit the details such as registration number. After accessing the NATA April 2019 exam result, candidates are advised to download and take a printout of the same for future reference.
The NATA is conducted for admission to undergraduate courses in architecture. The CoA has decided to conduct the NATA twice a year. The NATA second test will be held on July 7, 2019. The admit cards for the exam will be released in June. The NATA July exam results will be available on July 21, 2019.3 May 2019
The Council of Architecture (CoA) has released the answer key for National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) April 2019. Candidates who have appeared for the NATA exam on April 14 can visit the official website to check the answer key.
Candidates can raise the objections against the NATA answer key through the official website. One can challenge the answer key until April 16, 2019. The exam was conducted in online mode for both Part A and B.
The NATA exam consists of subjects mathematics and general aptitude. The total number of questions in Part A is 60 and the duration is 60 minutes. The drawing test was held in offline mode for a total of 120 minutes.16 April 2019
The Council of Architecture (CoA) has released the admit card for the National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) April 2019 test. Candidates who have registered for the examination can visit the official website of NATA to download the admit card. The entrance exam will be conducted on April 14, 2019.
Candidates need to enter their application number and password to access the NATA admit card. One should also enter the security pin to download the admit card. The hall ticket/admit card will be available on the website until the exam date. Aspirants can access the NATA admit card here.
The organiser of NATA, CoA, had decided to conduct the examination twice a year from 2019. The first test of NATA will be conducted on April 14 and the second test will be held on July 7, 2019. Candidates can register for the NATA second test until June 12, 2019.2 April 2019