NATA Exam

National Aptitude Test in Architecture Exam

What is NATA Exam?

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.

NATA Highlights 2022

Name Of The Exam

National Aptitude Test in Architecture

Organising Body

Council of Architecture (CoA)

Exam Type

National

Exam Mode

Computer Based Examinations

Application Mode

Online
NATA First Test Exam Date

June 12, 2022

NATA Second Test Exam Date

July 03, 2022

NATA Third Test Exam Date

July 24, 2022

Score validity 

One Year

Official Website 

www.nata.in 

Email ID

helplinenata2020@gmail.com

Help Desk Number

+91 9319275557 & 7303487773 (10 AM to 7 PM)

Important Points In NATA Exam

  • With an aim of attracting many aspirants for taking up Architecture study, the CoA has decided to conduct the NATA - 2022 for admission for B.Arch. in the academic Session 2022-2023 thrice this year.
  • The first, second  & Third test of NATA will be conducted on a different date as a computer-based examinations.
  • Candidates can appear for up to 3 attempts of NATA tests. In case a candidates appears for 2 Tests, best of the2 scores shall be gthe valid scoreand in the case of 3 attempts, valid score shall be average of the 2 best scores.

NATA First Test 2022

The online test for the NATA first test will be conducted on June 12, 2022. The dates of other important events are given below. 

Event Date
NATA online registration starts April 8th, 2022
End of registration  May 23rd, 2022 (11:59 PM)
Candidate correction window May 19th to 23rd, 2022 (11:59 PM)
Download of NATA admit card  June 7th, 2022
Date of examination June 12th, 2022
Publication of NATA result  June 20th, 2022

NATA Second Test 2022

The online test for the NATA Second test will be conducted on July 03, 2022. The dates of other important events are given below. 

Event Date
NATA online registration starts April 8, 2022
End of registration  June 20, 2022 (11:59 PM)
Candidate correction window June 18 to June 20, 2022 (11:59 PM)
Download of NATA admit card  June 30, 2022
Date of examination July 03, 2022
Publication of NATA result  July 13, 2022

NATA Third Test 2022

Event Date
NATA online registration starts April 8, 2022
End of registration  July 11, 2022 (11:59 PM)
Candidate correction window July 09 to July 11, 2022 (11:59 PM)
Download of NATA admit card  July 21, 2022
Date of examination July 24, 2022
Publication of NATA result  August 03, 2022

NATA ELIGIBILITY

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. 

NATA Application Process 

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
    Height Width
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.

Click here to apply online for NATA exam

NATA Application Fee 2022

Candidates applying for NATA have to pay the prescribed application fee through online mode. The application fee for NATA is INR 2000, which is inclusive of service fee charged by the bank. 

Application Fee for NATA - 2022 In India (Fee in Rs.)


Outside India (Fee in Rs.)
  General / OBC (NCL) SC/ST/PwD Transgender  
  Male        Female Male     Female       
Fee for any Individual Test (Test 1 Or Test 2 Or Test 3) 2000        1500 1500      1500 1500 10000
Fee for any Two Tests (Test 1 & Test 2 Or Test 2 & Test 3 or Test 1 & Test 3) 4000        3000 3000      3000 3000 20000
Combined Fee of Test 1, 2 and 3 5400        4050 4050      4050 4050 27000
Processing Charges and Goods & Service Taxes (GST) are to be borne by the candidate, as applicable

NATA Admit Card 2022

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 of first test on June 07, 2022 and the admit card for second test on June 30, 2022 & the admit card for Third test on July 21, 2022. 

Click here to download NATA admit card

NATA Result 2022

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. 

1. Marks obtained in the exam out of 200

(a) In case the candidate appears for more than one test all scores received in the attempts will be displayed.

(b) In case a candidate appears for 2 Tests, best of the 2 scores shall be taken as the valid score and in the case of 3 attempts, valid score shall be taken as the average of the 2 best scores.

2. Qualified / Not Qualified

Qualifying marks for NATA - 2022 is 70 Marks out of 200 Marks.

NATA Syllabus 

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.

Notifications

NATA 2022 : NTA Extends Registration Date till 28 May, 2022

The Council of Architecture (CoA) has extended the registration date of National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) 2022. NATA 2022 Application process has been extended till 28 May, 2022 Upto 11:59 PM.

Earlier the last date to apply for the NATA 2022 Phase 1 exam was on 23 May, 2022 & now they have extended till 28 May, 2022.

Candidates can fill & submit the NATA Application Form 2022 through the official website - nata.in.

25 May 2022
NATA 2022 : Phase 1 Form Correction Closes Today

The Council of Architecture will close the NATA 2022 Phase 1 registration as well as application form correction facility today, 23 May, 2022. Candidates who have not yet applied or have not edited required details in the NATA Application Form 2022 are advised to do it at the earliest.

The official application form of NATA 2022 is available at the official website - nata.in.

23 May 2022
NATA 2022 Phase 1 Application Correction Starts Today

The Council of Architecture (CoA) will commence the NATA 2022 Application correction facility for Phase 1 today, 19 May, 2022. The last date to make changes in NATA 2022 application form is 23 May, 2022.

In order to make any necessary corrections to the application form of NATA 2022, Candidates need to visit the official website - nata.in.

Candidates will be required to use their login credentials such as Email ID & Password for the NATA 2022 Application correction facility. Only those candidates will be able to access the application correction facility who have filled the NATA application form 2022. Nata 2022 Phase 1 Exam will be conducted on 12 June, 2022.

21 May 2022
NATA 2021 Phase 3 Result Declared

The CoA has declared the NATA result 2021 for Phase 3 on the official portal - nata.in. Candidates need to enter their user ID and password to check the NATA result 2021. 

The sources suggest that about 86% of candidates were qualified in the NATA 2021 Phase 2 exam. 

9 September 2021
NATA 2021 Result For Second Test Declared

The CoA has released the NATA result 2021 for the second test. Candidates who have appeared for the written exam held on July 11 can visit the official portal to check the results. 

One should use their login credentials such as email id and password to download NATA result 2021. As per the sources, a total of 11,538 candidates have qualified in the NATA 2021 second test.  

23 July 2021
NATA 2021 Second Test Result Date Announced
NATA Admit Card 2021 Released For Second Test
NATA 2021 Second Test Registration Window To Close Today
NATA 2021 Application Correction Window Opens
NATA 2021 Second Test Exam Date Revised
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