NATA 2019 - National Aptitude Test in Architecture

NATA Exam: 2019 Application, Eligibility, Syllabus & Pattern

NATA - National Aptitude Test In Architecture

NATA or National Aptitude Test in Architecture happens to be a national level aptitude entrance examination which is conducted by Council of Architecture. The entrance examination is conducted for students who are willing to seek admission in different architecture courses such as B.Arch that are conferred by top institutes of the country. The entrance examination weighs the aptitude of the student in the areas of architecture. From the year of 2017, the entrance test will be conducted only every year via offline mode. The score of this entrance examination is taken into consideration by different government aided, government, universities and private institutions for providing admission in B.Arch courses.

It is a prerequisite to fill the eligibility criteria for appearing in the entrance examination. Hence, candidates should check the eligibility criteria to avoid confusion at a later off stage. Candidates who failed to meet the eligibility criteria may be disqualified at a later off stage. Students should be filling the application form for appearing in this examination. The application form of this entrance examination can be availed from the official website of National Aptitude Test.

Payment of the registration fees can be accomplished via net banking, debit card and credit card. There are 2 main parts in NATA entrance test which include aesthetic sensitivity test and drawing test. The drawing test is conducted via offline mode whereas the sensitivity test is an online mode test. Candidates require finishing the entrance question paper within a time period of 2 hours. In accordance with the Council of Architecture Admission Guidelines, candidates who are willing to seek admission in B.Arch courses should score a minimum aggregate of 40% in National Entrance Examination. Candidates should have a fair idea about the syllabus of this entrance test. They require planning their preparation strategy in accordance with that. You should prepare a time table in accordance with a suitable time so that you can prepare for this entrance test. The NATA entrance examination offers admission in 5 years of B.Arch courses.

NATA Exam Date

The last date for filling the application form for NATA is 2nd February 2018. Candidates require submitting application fees before 4th February 2018. The admit card can be availed tentatively from 26th March 2018. The NATA entrance test will commence tentatively on 16th April 2018. 

Events

Dates (Tentative)

Registration start

Third week of January, 2018

Exam starts from

First week of April, 2018

Last date for NATA exam

Second week of August, 2018

Registration last date

Second week of August, 2018

The complete NATA dates and schedule will be updated as soon as the official notification will be released.

NATA Eligibility criteria

It is a prerequisite to fulfilling the eligibility criteria for appearing in the National Entrance Test. Students should be filling 10th standard or equivalent examination or SSC examination from a recognized board. Candidates should have passed the 12th or equivalent examination with mathematics as a subject. Students require obtaining an aggregate of at least 50 % marks in 10th standard or equivalent examination. There is no provision for admission via a lateral entry in any year or stage of B.Arch. The score card will hold validity for 2 years. Students appearing for International Baccalaureate diploma appearing or passed 10th examination have the eligibility for applying for the entrance examination.

NATA Application Form & fees

Candidates willing to appear in NATA Entrance examination require filling the application form. The application form is available from the official website of NATA. Eligible and interested students should apply online before or on the last date of application. Candidates require paying an application fee of Rs. 1250.

Students can pay the application fee through net banking/ debit card and credit card. After submission of personal details, a 7 digit application number will be generated for the candidate. Students may log out of the system after the generation of application number and choice of a password.

NATA Syllabus & Exam Pattern

The question paper of NATA comprises of 2parts which are aesthetic sensitivity test and drawing test. The aesthetic test happens to be a computer based test whereas the drawing test is pen and paper based test. There will be three questions in the drawing test. There is a time allotment of 2 hours for drawing test. Candidates require answering 40 multiple choice questions in aesthetic sensitivity test. There is no negative marking in this entrance test.

It is essential to have a fair knowledge about the syllabus of the entrance examination. The drawing test measures the capability of the student for sensing of perspective drawing, sketching a given object, understanding of proportion and scale. The aesthetic sensitivity test is inclusive of Imaginative comprehension and expression, Analytical reasoning, Mental Ability and Architectural awareness.

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NATA Admit Card

The NATA 2018 admit card will be issued to the students tentatively on 26th March 2018. The admit card is considered to be an integral document of NATA entrance test. The admit card can be downloaded from the official website of NATA examination. The admit card will consist of important information such as name and roll number of the candidate, time, date, and venue of the examination center. It is essential to carry the admit card in the examination hall.

NATA Results & Score Card

The results for NATA 2018 can be availed tentatively from 10th June 2018. Students can download the results from the official website. Candidates are required taking a printout of the score card. There will be three formats of the result which include percentile score, merit list, and marks obtained out of 200. 

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NATA Counselling & Admission

The counseling for NATA 2018 will start after the release of results and score card. The counseling procedure will start tentatively in July 2018. Council of Architecture will conduct the entire process. The counseling process will be conducted for filling available seats in the participating institutes.

Candidates who have qualified in the entrance examination need to participate in the counseling procedure. Candidates require appearing for the counseling procedure for a particular university she/he is willing to apply. Candidates require registering and filling the choice of seats during counseling.

NATA Participating Colleges

There are a number of institutes that take the scores of NATA into consideration. There are approximately 100 participating colleges that accept the scores of NATA. These participating colleges include Government Aided, Government and unaided colleges of architecture.

NATA Contact Information

NATA Test Centres are grouped together by Regions. Candidates, at the time of filling the form, are required to select a Region and any one of the test centres in that region will be RANDOMLY allotted to candidate.

Few centre in Karnataka:

BANGALORE,HUBLI,GULBARGA, BIJAPUR, MYSORE, MANGALORE, Belgavi, Tumakuru

Council Of Architecture
Core - 6A, 1st Floor, India Habitat Centre,
Lodhi Road, New Delhi - 110003
Nata Website: www.nata.in