NATA i.e. National Aptitude Test in Architecture is a Aptitude test conducted by COA- Council of Architecture, India. It is an entrance exam for admissions to 5 year B.Arch. degree course offered by all institutes / schools / colleges of Architecture in India (including Govt., Govt-aided, Private Unaided, University Depts., Deemed Universities, etc.). The test is conducted to measures an applicant’s aptitude for Architecture that includes drawing and observation skills, sense of proportion, aesthetic sensitivity and critical thinking ability. 10+2 or PUC students who are desirous of taking admission to first year of undergraduate course in Architecture (Bachelor of Architecture) in India are required to appear for this test. Official site for NATA is www.nata.in
The purpose of conducting NATA 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. However, the actual admissions shall be carried out only by the concerned competent authorities of the respective states/institutions based on NATA. The NATA also ensures that the eligibility criteria for admission to five year 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.
NATA measures the aptitude of the applicant for specific field of study, i.e. Architecture. The test makes an assessment of drawing and observation skills, sense of proportion, aesthetic sensitivity, Mathematics and critical thinking ability that have been acquired over a long period of time and are related to the specific field of study. In order to further strengthen the conduct of the test and to attract more number of bright aspirants into studying Architecture, COA has decided to conduct NATA-2017 for admission to B.Arch. in the academic session 2017-18, as a one-day paper based examination all over the country. This would surely be a step towards producing competent architects to serve the society and to build the nation in coming decades, especially in view of the Govt. of India mission of Smart Cities.
Schedule Of Examination – Date & Time of Examination & Marks of Examination
|Date & Time of Examination||Subjects & Marks of Examination|
|16.04.2017 (Sunday) from 11.00 am to 2.00 pm
( Grand Total of 200 Marks )
| First 90 minutes Total 120 Marks
Mathematics (MCQ) 30* 2= 60 Marks (OMR Based)
General Aptitude Test (MCQ) 30* 2= 60 Marks (OMR Based)
Last 90 minutes Total 120 Marks
Drawing Two Sets in A4 size paper 2* 40 = 80 Marks
National Aptitude Test in Architecture Important Dates
|Start of Online form fill up||04.01.2017|
|End of Registration||02.02.2017 (11.59 pm)|
|Images uploads allowed till||03.02.2017 (11.59 pm)|
|Fee payment allowed till||04.02.2017 (11.59 pm)|
|Confirmation page printing available till||28.02.2017 (11.59 pm)|
|Candidate correction window (Based on council feedback and self – induced errors) along with upload of correct testimonials||20.02.2017 (10.30 am) to 24.02.2017 (11.59 pm)|
|Publication of downable Admit Card in www.nata.in||26.03.2017 (10.30am)|
|Date and time of Examination||16.04.2017 (11 am to 2 pm)|
|Publication of results||10th June, 2017|
Results will be available in the website of the COUNCIL, and some other websites which will be announced in various electronic/printing media before declaration of results. The result will be available in three formats:
- 1. Marks obtained out of 200 and in each component
- 2. Merit listing – unique based on marks and tie breaking rules
- 3. Percentile score based on the merit listing
Qualifying marks for NATA-2017 would be based on the following rules:
- At least 25% must be secured in MCQ portion (30 out of 120)
- At least 25% must be secured in Drawing portion (20 out of 80)
- Overall qualifying marks (out of 200) would be based on post-exam statistics and at the discretion of the Council.
Candidate will not qualify in NATA-2017 unless (s)he satisfies all three conditions mentioned above. An attempt will be made to normalize (with respect to NATA-2017) the score of NATA-2016 qualified candidates seeking admission in the session 2017-18 in order to specify their position in order of merit for counselling purposes. Such guidelines would be based on statistical analysis and the Council’s decision would be final in this regard.
Validity of NATA 2017 score
NATA-2017 score shall be valid only for admission in the session 2017-18.
FOR MORE DETAILS ABOUT NATA READ THE ENTIRE NATA 2017 BROCHURE CAREFULLY
Students have to submit their exam scores along with HSC/12th Class/PUC mark lists to the respective state CET cells on or before the dead lines set by them.
Important: Students should keep in mind that usually CET cells of different states sets different deadline date for the submission of the NATA scores to them for short listing the candidates for counselling of B. architecture seats. So the students must have the knowledge of these deadline dates and give NATA accordindly keeping a atleast a week as buffer time to receive their NATA score cards.
NATA Important Web Links:
|Council of Architecture|
|National Institute of Advanced Studies in Architecture|