Basic Details Eligibility Selection Procedure Counselling Procedure Exam Pattern Preparation Strategy Syllabus Important Dates Contact Details

Basic Details

The National Aptitude Test in Architecture which is commonly known as NATA is organized every year to measure the aptitude of the candidate in the field of architecture. The purpose of NATA is to measure the drawing, observation, sense of proportion, fetching sensitivity and the ability of critical thinking related to specific field of study i.e. Architecture.

The National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) is conducted every year by the National Institute of Advanced Studies in Architecture (NIASA) which is a national level Entrance Examination to provide admission for 5 years B.Arch degree course from recognize institute all over the country. Admissions authorities of different Government, Govt. added Institutions / Colleges of Architecture is using the NATA scores for admissions in Architecture UG programs. NIASA is a body of Council of Architecture in New Delhi which conducts the Common Aptitude Test for Architecture (NATA) at National level every year.

Conducting Body National Institute of Advanced Studies in Architecture
Conducting Body Website Click Here
Exam Website Click Here
Exam Mode Online/ Computer Based Test
Exam Type National Level Exam
Exam Application Mode Online/ Computer Based Application
Payment Mode Online Payment
Exam Online Fees Rs. 1800/-
Exam Offline Fees Not Applicable
Exam SC/ST Fees Rs. 1500/-
Exam PWD Fees Rs. 1800/-
Exam Male Candidate Fees Rs. 1800/-
Exam Female Candidate Fees Rs. 1800/-

Important Dates

Application Form Availability Date 18th January 2018
Last Date Of Application Form 31st March 2018
Last Date Of Payment 1) Online : 31st March 2018
2) Offline : 31st March 2018
Slot Booking & from Correction date Not Applicable
Form Correction Date NA
Admit Card Availability 16th April 2018
Examination Date Online: 29th April 2018 (9:30 AM to 12:30 PM)
Offline: NA
Answer Key Date NA
Result Declaration Date 1st June 2018
Admission/Counselling Date NA

Contact Details

Address 2nd Floor, A-4 (B), Abhimanshree, Off Pashan Road, (Behind Volkswagon Pune-West Showroom), Pune 411008, Maharashtra, India
Mobile Number
Helpline Number 02065731088
Email Address [email protected]
Official Website Click Here


To appear in the NATA Examination candidates have to meet all eligibility criteria which is given below:

  • Candidates should have passed their 10th standard or equivalent examination and above they are eligible for NATA.
  • Those Candidates who have completed their 12th standard (10+2) or equivalent by securing 50% marks from recognized Board / University and qualified an Architecture Aptitude Test they shall be eligible for admission to UG course in Architecture.
  • Candidates should have Mathematics is a compulsory subject in their 12th standard to appear for NATA.
  • NATA score card shall be valid for 2 years from the year of which candidate appeared for the NATA Examination.

Exam Pattern

NATA Exam Pattern is divided into two parts as follows:

  1.  Drawing Test
  2. Aesthetic Sensitivity Test


1. Drawing Test

  • In this section, candidates have to attempt 2 Questions in which 1 question have its two sub-questions candidates have to complete in the duration of 120 Minutes i.e. 2 Hours.
  • This is the Paper based drawing test(Offline). The purpose of the DrawingTest is to judge the architectural capabilities of the Candidates.

2. Aesthetic Sensitivity Test

  • This is computer based adaptive test(Online) duration of this test is 1 hour in which there are 40 multiple choice questions(MCQs). 
  • The purpose of Aesthetic Sensitivity Test  is to measure the perception, imagination and observation, creativity and other architectural qualities.

Selection Procedure

For Selection Procedure candidates have to follow several steps which are given below:

  • Documentation
    Before filling the online registration form candidate can download the prefilled registration form and should prepare the required registration documents to avoid mistakes during filling up the form.
  • Registration
    Students have to first register themselves on the official website of NATA. The registration process will be online by the payment of NATA Application fees of Rs. 1250/- using Online (Netbanking / Credit Cards)  or Offline (ICICI I-sure Bank Challan) method. For official website please Click Here
  • Test Centre
    Candidates can select Test Centre or exam Centre of NATA Examination at a Location which one will be convenient for them. Candidates can select their Test Centre from the official website.  For official website please Click Here .
  • Examination
    Students have to appear in the examination hall that day on which they had chosen for the examination, so well prepared yourself before the exam date and give your 100% for the examination.
  • Result
    After given the exam, check the official website regularly for your result on the date which is scheduled for the result.
  • Counselling
    The last step of the procedure in terms of NATA that will be counselling procedure so download your Counselling Letter to get admission on the basis of your rank.

Counselling Procedure

Those candidates who have qualified the NATA examination and fulfill all eligibility criteria they can attend the NATA Counselling for admission into 5 years B.Arch. course. Candidates can get information related to counselling procedure from below:

  • Counselling Fees:
    The payment of the counselling fees can be paid by "Demand Draft" (DD) in favor of "Convenor, NATA Admission" of required amount as counselling fees.
  • Important Documents:
    Candidates have to show the following original certificates with their xerox copy for verification of NATA Admissions:
    1. Valid NATA Score card.
    2.  High School, Intermediate and Diploma(If applicable) certificate.
    3.  Secondary School Certificate (SSC) Memorandum.
    4. Integrated Community Certificate(ICC) issued by MRO.
    5.  Medical / fitness certificate issued by a Civil Asst. Surgeon.
    6. Transfer Certificate and Migration Certificate(If required).
    7. Caste Certificate (for reserved category only) and Residence certificate issued by MRO / Tahsildar.
    8.  Income certificate issued by MRO / Tahsildar after January 2016 for those candidates whose parental income from all the sources is less than Rs. 1,00,000/- per annum for General/OBC and in a case of /SC/ST their parental income should be less than Rs. 2,00,000/- per annum.

Preparation Strategy

For any  Entrance exam, you can't prepare yourself just before a day of examination so you have to do complete preparation of NATA Examination and there are some points given below for the preparation:

  • Make time table of each and every subject which asked in the examination and follow it regularly till the examination.
  • Cover all the Topics which is given in the Syllabus so that you will be able to overcome the difficulty level.
  • Practice more and more so that you will become habitual to solve the questions which help in brush up your concepts and you will be also understood Time Management.
  • Don't be so stressed for the examination always be Relaxed and Prepared yourself in a positive manner.

Exam Syllabus

The Exam Syllabus of NATA is also Divided on the basis of Exam Pattern which is given below:

  •  Drawing Test Syllabus
    Drawing test helps in judging the following aspects of the candidate:
    1. Ability to sketch a given object proportionately and rendering the same
    in visually appealing manner. 
    2. Visualising and drawing the effects of light on the object and shadows cast
    on surroundings. 
    3. A sense of perspective drawing. 
    4. Combining and composing given three-dimensional elements to form a
    building or structural form.
    5. Creating interesting two-dimensional compositions using given shapes
    and forms.
    6. Creating visual harmony using colors in given composition.
    7. Understanding of scale and proportions.
    8. Drawing from memory through pencil sketch on themes from day to day experiences. 
  • Aesthetic Sensitivity Test
    1. Visualizing three-dimensional objects from two-dimensional drawings.
    2. Visualizing different sides of three-dimensional objects.
    3. Identifying commonly used materials and objects based on their textural
    4. Analytical reasoning.
    5. Mental Ability.
    6. Imaginative comprehension and expression.
    7. Architectural awareness.

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