NATA 2021 Application Form, Exam Dates, Eligibility, Pattern and Syllabus

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National Aptitude Test in Architecture [NATA]

NATA - National Aptitude Test In Architecture

NATA, or National Aptitude Test in Architecture, happens to be a national level aptitude entrance examination which the Council of Architecture conducts. The entrance examination is conducted for students willing to seek admission in different architecture courses such as B.Arch that top institutes of the country confer. The entrance examination weighs the student's aptitude in the areas of architecture. From the year 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 for this entrance examination can be availed from the National Aptitude Test's official website.

Payment of the registration fees can be accomplished via net banking, debit card, and credit card. There are 2 main parts to the entrance test: the 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. Following the Council of Architecture Admission Guidelines, candidates 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 following that. It would help if you prepared a timetable following a suitable time to prepare for this entrance test. The entrance examination offers admission in 5 years of B.Arch courses.

NATA 2021 Exam Date

The last date for filling the application form is 2nd February 2019. Candidates require submitting application fees before 4th February 2019. The admit card can be availed tentatively from 26th March 2019. The NATA entrance test will commence tentatively on 16th April 2019. 


Dates (Tentative)

Registration start

The third week of January 2019

Exam starts from

The first week of April 2019

Last date 

The second week of August 2019

Registration last date

The second week of August, 

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

NATA 2021 Eligibility criteria

It is a prerequisite to fulfilling the eligibility criteria for appearing in the National Entrance Test. Students should be filling the 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 an aggregate of at least 50 % marks in the 10th standard or equivalent examination. There is no provision for admission via a lateral entry in any year or stage of B.Arch. The scorecard will hold validity for 2 years. Students appearing for the International Baccalaureate diploma appearing or passed the 10th examination have the eligibility for applying for the entrance examination.

NATA 2021 Application Form & fees

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

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

NATA 2021 Syllabus & Exam Pattern

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

It is essential to have a fair knowledge of the entrance exam syllabus. The drawing test measures the student's ability to sense perspective drawing, sketching a given object, understanding proportion, and scale. The aesthetic sensitivity test includes imaginative comprehension and expression, Analytical reasoning, Mental Ability, and Architectural awareness.

NATA 2021 Admit Card

The admit card will be issued to the students tentatively on 26th March 2019. The admit card is considered an integral document of the entrance test. The admit card can be downloaded from the official website of the examination. The admit card will consist of important information such as the name and roll number of the candidate, time, date, and venue of the examination center. It is essential to carry the admit card to the examination hall.

NATA 2021 Results & Score Card

The results can be availed tentatively from 10th June 2019. Students can download the results from the official website. Candidates are required to take a printout of the scorecard. There will be three formats of the result: percentile score, merit list, and marks obtained out of 200. 

NATA 2021 Counselling & Admission

The counseling will start after the release of results and scorecard. The counseling procedure will start tentatively in July 2019. The Council of Architecture will conduct the entire process. The counseling process will be conducted to fill 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 to. Candidates require registering and filling the choice of seats during counseling.

NATA 2021 Participating Colleges

Several institutes consider the scores of NATA. There are approximately 100 participating colleges that accept the scores. These participating colleges include Government Aided, Government, and unaided colleges of architecture.

NATA Contact Information

Regions group test Centres. When filling the form, candidates are required to select a Region, and any one of the test centers in that region will be RANDOMLY allotted to the candidate.

Few centers in Karnataka:


Council Of Architecture
Core - 6A, 1st Floor, India Habitat Centre,
Lodhi Road, New Delhi - 110003
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