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 (Offline) & Part B (Online)
|NATA First Test Exam Date||
April 10, 2021
NATA Second Test Exam Date
June 12, 2021
Help Desk Number
+91 9319275557 & 7303487773 (10 AM to 7 PM)
The online test for the NATA first test will be conducted on April 10, 2021. The dates of other important events are given below.
|NATA online registration starts||March 5th, 2021|
|End of registration||March 28th, 2021 (11:59 PM)|
|Candidate correction window||March 26th to 28th, 2021|
|Download of NATA admit card||April 6th, 2021|
|Date of examination||April 10th, 2021|
|Publication of NATA result||April 14th, 2021|
The online test for the NATA Second test will be conducted on June 12, 2021. The dates of other important events are given below.
|NATA online registration starts||March 5, 2021|
|End of registration||May 30, 2021 (11:59 PM)|
|Candidate correction window||May 25 to May 30, 2021|
|Download of NATA admit card||June 8, 2021|
|Date of examination||June 12, 2021|
|Publication of NATA result||June 16, 2021|
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 2000, which is inclusive of service fee charged by the bank.
|General (both first and second test)||INR 4000|
|SC/ST (both first and second test)||INR 3000|
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)|
NATA Admit Card 2021
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 10, 2021 and the second test on June 12, 2021. However, NATA admit card (second test) will be notified soon.
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.
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) will release the NATA first test result 2021 today anytime soon. The Council has conducted the NATA 2021 written exam on April 10.
Candidates who have appeared for the first test of the National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) 2021 can visit the official website to check the NATA score card 2021.20 April 2021
The Council of Architecture (CoA) is all set to release the NATA result 2021 first test anytime soon. The official sources suggest that NATA 2021 results for the first test will be available by April 20.
Candidates should enter their registration details to download the NATA result 2021 at nata.in. The NATA 2021 second attempt will be conducted on June 12. The qualified candidates will be eligible for BArch admission into NATA participating institutes.19 April 2021
The Council of Architecture (CoA) has released the NATA answer key for the first exam conducted on April 10. Candidates who have appeared for the written exam can download the NATA answer key 2021 from the official website - nata.in.
The Council is expected to release the result before April 20.
“No direct lateral admission is allowed at any year/semester/stage of BArch course based on any qualification,” reads the information bulletin.
16 April 2021
The Council of Architecture (CoA) has released the admit card for the National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) for the BArch examination. Candidates who have registered for NATA BArch exam 2021 can download their admit cards from the official website at nata.in.
Candidates should use their login credentials to download the admit card - registered id and password. The exam will be held on April 10 and June 12, 2021.
6 April 2021
The Council of Architecture (CoA) is all set to close the registrations for the BArch entrance exam National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA 2021) tomorrow, i.e., April 1.
Candidates can register at the official website www.nata.in. The application fee is Rs 4,000. The entrance exam will be conducted on April 10.31 March 2021