About NATA

National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) is a national level entrance exam conducted for candidates seeking admission to undergraduate programmes in Architecture (5-year Batch). NATA exam is conducted by the Council of Architecture (CoA). The exam was started in 2006 to help students avoid appearing in multiple aptitude tests. Similar to JEE Main, NATA 2021 will be conducted twice by CoA, in April and in May. Candidates will have the choice of appearing in one or both the exams.

Important Dates

For First Test Scheduled to be held on 10th April, 2021

Events
New Dates
Availability of information in the public domain
From 3rd March 2021
Start of Online form fill-up
5th March 2021
End of registration
28th March 2021 (11:59 PM)
Image uploads allowed till
28th March 2021 (11:59 PM)
Fee payment allowed till
28th March 2021 (11:59 PM)
Confirmation page printing available till
28th March 2021 (11:59 PM)
Candidate Correction window
26th March 2021 (10:30 AM)
to
28th March 2021 (11:59 PM)
Publication of Downloadable Admit Card
6th April 2021
Date and Time of Examination
10th April 2021
Publication of Results
14th April 2021

(Note: All schedules are subject to change without notice and under unavoidable circumstances)

For Second Test Scheduled to be held on 12th June, 2021

Events
New Dates
Availability of information in the public domain
From 3rd March 2021
Start of Online form fill-up
5th March 2021
End of registration
30th May 2021 (11:59 PM)
Image uploads allowed till
30th May 2021 (11:59 PM)
Fee payment allowed till
30th May 2021 (11:59 PM)
Confirmation page printing available till
30th May 2021 (11:59 PM)
Candidate Correction window
25th May 2021 (10:30 AM)
to
30th May 2021 (11:59 PM)
Publication of Downloadable Admit Card
8th June 2021
Date and Time of Examination
12th June 2021
Publication of Results
16th June 2021

(Note: All schedules are subject to change without notice and under unavoidable circumstances)

Schedule of Examination

Date & Time of Examination
Questions & Marks of Examination
First NATA Examination
10/04/2021 (Saturday)

Session 1
10.00 a.m. to 1.00 pm
(180 mins/3.0 hours)

Session 2 (if required)
2.30 pm to 5.30 pm
(180 mins/ 3.0 hours)
Questions 125 Marks 200
Second NATA Examination
12/06/2021 (Saturday)

Session 1
10.00 a.m. to 1.00 pm
(180 mins/3.0 hours)

Session 2 (if required)
2.30 pm to 5.30 pm
(180 mins/ 3.0 hours)
Questions 125 Marks 200

Application Process

The First NATA 2021 test is scheduled to be held on April 10, 2021 while the second NATA 2021 test shall be held on June 12, 2021.

Appearing in second test is not mandatory and is purely at the discretion of the applicants. Candidates can register themselves either for first test or second test OR for both by filling in the application form appropriately.

The registration window for the second test will open for 14 days after the announcement of results of the test held on the first date.
Candidates opting to appear in both the first and second test may note that they will be issued with the separate score card for each test. The score card for Second test shall contain the marks secured in First & Second Test. The best marks secured in either of the Tests shall be taken as the valid score for admission to B.Arch. Course.

Application is to be filled up ONLINE at the NATA portal of www.nata.in
Candidates need to visit the portal and CLICK the requisite link ONLINE APPLICATION NATA– 2021 and thereafter will be directed to the actual application form. The form is interactive in nature and the fields required to be filled up are categorized in different sub-sections. The fields super-scribed with * MUST be filled up as they are MANDATORY, otherwise the application will NOT get submitted.

The application form is broadly categorized into three steps: filling of PERSONAL DETAILS; DOCUMENT UPLOADING & FEE PAYMENT.

Candidates need to fill in the first part i.e. PERSONAL DETAILS and will thereafter be directed to DOCUMENT UPLOADING. Once the documents are successfully uploaded, the system enters into the FEE PAYMENT. Finally, the candidate must take a printout of CONFIRMATION PAGE generated upon successful fee payment for their own record. There is no need to send any document by post.

 NATA 2021 APPLICATION FORM

NATA Application Form 2021 is interactive and can be filled in few simple steps. NATA 2021 REGISTRATION is completely online and is as follows:

Step 1: Visit NATA Official Website nata.in and navigate to Online Application 2021.

Step 2: Fill personal details like name, parents name, DoB, correspondence address likewise. 8 digit numeric Application Number will be generated for the candidate. After which applicants have to choose a password and security question for further login.

Step 3: Login again using the credentials (Application Number and Password) and upload the images in the specified format. Scanned recent colour photograph, preferably in white background and clear signature on white paper in jpg/ jpeg format has to be uploaded.

Note: There are no lateral admission criteria provided by CoA at any stage/year of B.Arch course.

How to Upload Images in Nata 2021 Application Form?

Document
Size
Dimension
Photograph
4 kb to 100 kb
4.5 cm x 3.5 cm
Signature
1 kb to 30 kb
1.5 cm x 3.5 cm

Step 4: Mention Academic details, Qualifying Examination marks, and subjects carefully to proceed further.

Step 5: Payment of NATA Application Fee is the last step to successfully complete the application form.

NATA 2021 APPLICATION FEE

Category
One Attempt
Both the Attempts
Unreserved
INR 2000/-
INR 4000/-
SC/ ST
INR 1500/-
INR 3000/-
Exam Center Outside India
INR 10,000/-
INR 20,000/-

Candidates can make payment through online mode (Electronic Payment Gateway) using debit card/credit card and net banking. There is no need to send the NATA application form through offline mode or by post.

Step 6: A confirmation Page that is considered as a proof of NATA 2021 Registration and successful submission of Application Form. Candidates are advised to take a print out of the same for future references.

Selection Process

Once Exam is over and results are declared, the entire admission is done by respective authority through online CAP Round / Admission process, please refer this page for further updates.

No of seats/vacancies

NATA 2020 – State-Wise Seats Available

S.NoStateSeat Intake
1Andhra Pradesh360
2Assam60
3Bihar40
4Chattisgarh142
5Chandigarh40
6Delhi280
7Goa40
8Gujarat1500
9Himachal Pradesh40
10Haryana650
11Jharkhand40
12Jammu And Kashmir80
13Karnataka2770
14Kerala1660
15Maharashtra5652
16Madhya Pradesh710
17Mizoram30
18Odisha230
19Punjab582
20Puducherry40
21Rajasthan588
22Tamil Nadu3890
23Telangana560
24Uttarakhand140
25Uttar Pradesh1134
26West Bengal200

Eligibility Criteria

Taking NATA-2021

Candidates who have completed their 10 + 2 examination with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics or 10+ 3 Diploma with Mathematics as subject of study can appear for NATA 2021. Candidates appearing for 10+2 examination with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics as subjects of study or 10+3 Diploma with Mathematics in the current year may also provisionally appear for NATA-2021.
Candidates may note that NATA 2021 is the qualifier for admission to B.Arch. program offered by Universities/Institutions in the country, subject to the fulfillment of eligibility criteria as prescribed by the Council.

QUALIFYING IN NATA- 2021 DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A RIGHT/ GUARANTEE IN FAVOUR OF THE CANDIDATE FOR ADMISSION TO ANY ARCHITECTURE COURSE UNLESS THE CANDIDATE HAS FULFILLED ALL THE PRESCRIBED REQUIREMENTS AS SPECIFIED BY RESPECTIVE COMPETENT AUTHORITIES IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA LAID DOWN BY THE COUNCIL

Admission to First year of B.Arch. Program

The eligibility for admission to 1st year of 5-year B.Arch. Degree program for the academic session 2021- 2022 shall be as per CoA (Minimum Standards of Architectural Education) Regulations, 2020 or as may be amended by the Central Government. The present eligibility in terms of Regulations, 2020 is as under:

No candidate shall be admitted to architecture course unless he has passed an examination at the end of the 10+2 scheme of examination with at least 50 per cent. Aggregate marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics and also at least 50 per cent. marks in aggregate of the 10+2 level examination or passed 10+3 Diploma Examination with Mathematics as compulsory subject with at least 50 per cent. marks in aggregate.

Candidates may note that no direct lateral admission is allowed at any year/semester/stage of B.Arch.course based on any qualification.

Reservations under different categories

Reservation as well as relaxation in qualifying marks for the reserved category for the purpose of admission is
a prerogative of the Admission/ Counselling Authority and does not fall under the purview of this examination.

Exam Syllabus and Pattern

The aptitude test will comprise of questions that could be of the Multiple-Choice type (MCQ), Multiple Select type (MSQ), Preferential Choice type (PCQ) and Numerical Answer type (NAQ).
The questions will carry either 1 mark,2 marks or 3 marks and 125 questions have to be answered in 180 minutes.
The medium of Aptitude test will be the English language.

The aptitude of the candidate will be assessed using some or all of the following techniques:
Diagrammatic Reasoning – Tests the ability of logical reasoning, using diagrams and scenarios
Numerical Reasoning – Tests mathematical ability through simple problems
Verbal Reasoning – Assesses the ability to assess verbal logic.
Inductive Reasoning – Tests the ability to see patterns and analyse given data
Situational Judgment – Tests problem-solving ability.
Logical Reasoning – Tests ability to recognise patterns, sequences or relationships between shapes and imagery.
Abstract Reasoning – Will assess general knowledge, and ability to utilise knowledge in new situations.

Questions could be asked in various topics that assess candidates on basic concepts in mathematics, physics and geometry, language and interpretation, elements and principles of design, aesthetic sensitivity, colour theory, lateral thinking and logical reasoning, visual perception and cognition, graphics and imagery, building anatomy and architectural vocabulary, basic techniques of building construction and knowledge of material, general knowledge and current affairs, etc. and are may not be limited to those outlined.

FAQs

NATA Score is valid for one year.

Candidates aspiring for NATA can take the test at iON proctored assessment centers which are spread across all the major cities in India and Dubai.

No, it is mandatory to have Mathematics as a compulsory subject in 10+2 or Diploma program. Without this subject, candidates will not be allowed to fill in the NATA Application Form.

No. The exam is conducted only on the already decided date all over the country. Rescheduling the examination is not possible.

Once the exam centre is allotted to a candidate, no changes will be entertained.

Yes, the exam will also be conducted in Dubai. Candidates opting for Dubai as their exam center will need to pay an additional fee of Rs 8,000.

For getting the solution to any query, candidates must contact helpdesk at 8296744296.