National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA)

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National Institute of Advanced Studies in Architecture

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National Aptitude Test in Architecture Exam 2018(NATA)

The NATA, is conducted by National Institute of Advanced Studies in Architecture (NIASA) which is a body of Council of Architecture, New Delhi in India. The National Aptitude Test in Architecture(NATA) is a national level examination for admission to undergraduate courses in Architecture. This exam was organized for those aspirants looking for admission in architecture courses like B.Arch offered by top institutions of the country. This test measures the aptitude of the candidate for the field of architecture.

National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) is being conducted by COA since 2006, in terms of the provisions of CoA (Minimum Standards of Architectural Education) Regulations, 1983, published in the Gazette of India. It is implied that a separate aptitude test in .Architecture should be conducted and such test should not be combined with the tests for admissions to Engineering, Pharmacy, Medicine and other disciplines. Being the competent authority for fixing norms and standards for architectural institutions, COA has the necessary expertise to hold a Common Aptitude Test in Architecture, at national level to provide a single window system for appearing in aptitude test and to facilitate institutions, students and public at large for admission to First year of 5 year B.Arch. Degree Course at all recognized Institutions all over country.

NATA or National Aptitude Test in Architecture is a national level common Aptitude Test, which is conducted by Council of Architecture.  This exam is to check the candidates drawing and observation skills, sense of proportion, aesthetic sensitivity and critical thinking ability, which are related to Architecture field. The application procedure can be done both in online as well as in offline mode. But the exam will be in offline mode. 

Competitors need to clear the selection test which gets directed by this Institute to get confirmation in their good courses. Competitors can discover information related with NATA 2018 application procedure, exam dates, qualification criteria, exam pattern and syllabus.

What is NATA Entrance Exam :-

The National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) measures the aptitude of the applicant for specific field of study, i.e. Architecture. The test measures drawing and observation skills, sense of proportion, aesthetic sensitivity and critical thinking ability that have been acquired over a long period of time, and that are related to specific field of study, i.e. Architecture.

NATA Exam Dates 2018

Council of Architecture has not yet published any  notification regarding NATA 2018. But the official announcement is expected to be release for NATA exam is on first week of January,2018 to second week of February,2018. The table below gives a thorough knowledge about the important dates which the candidates shouldn’t neglect. The important dates are:


Tentative Dates

Release of Information Brochure

3rd week December 2017

Availability of Online Application Form NATA 2018

1st week of January 2018

Registration ends

2nd week of February 2018

Download of NATA 2018 Admit Card

4th week of March 2018

Date of Examination

2nd week of April 2018

Declaration of Result

2nd week of June 2018


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NATA 2018 Important Dates

02/01/2018 to 11/02/2018

Application Dates (Online)

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Exam Dates (Offline)

26/03/2018 to Empty

Admit Cards (Online)

10/06/2018 to Empty

Result Dates (Online)

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NATA  2018 Eligibility Criteria:-

Before applying for NATA exam 2018, candidates should check the Eligibility criteria  and should follow strictly for successful enrolment for NATA exam 2018.  The candidates will be required to fulfil the NATA 2018 eligibility criteria which include age criteria, educational requirements, secured scores and more.

  • In NATA Exam there is NO lower age limit . 

Candidates may come from the following backgrounds:

  • (a) Candidate must have passed in 10+2 or equivalent  with Mathematics as one of the subjects of examination;
  • (b) Candidate must have passed in 10+3 Diploma (any stream)  recognized by Central/State Govts with Mathematics as one of the subjects of examination;
  • (c) International Baccalaureate Diploma passed/appearing, after 10 years of Schooling with Mathematics as compulsory subject of examination.


NATA Entrance Exam Application Procedure:-

The Application Procedure for NATA exam is expected to be commencing from first week of January,2018 to second week of February,2018.The mode of the application will be in online as well as in offline mode. The application form will be available on the website ( The application procedure can be done by filling all the required information and paying the application fee. 

  • The registration has to be filled up ONLINE at the NATA website Candidates need to visit the website and CLICK the requisite link ONLINE APPLICATION NATA– 2018 and thereafter will be directed to the actual registration 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.
The candidate will need to enter the system subsequently for various reasons as given below:
  • Accessing and editing personal information (till going to the document upload stage)
  • Uploading of images.
  • Printing of e-Challan for Bank/performing fee payment through EPG.
  • Printing of the Confirmation Page.
  • Correction to data during dates specified by the Council, if needed.
  • Viewing of OMR answer sheet and result details after examination.
Note : - The candidate has to use this system generated Application Number and chosen password for subsequent login to the system for all subsequent accesses to the system.

NATA Exam Reservation Details:-

  • NATA-2018 is a qualifying exam where a general merit list will be published along with a score of the candidate.
  • Reservation is a prerogative of the admission/ counseling authority and this examination has nothing to do with it. However, candidates with specific disability of color blindness may be debarred from admission to B. Arch. Course, as per the policy of the respective institution/ University.

NATA Exam Fees Details 2018 

The candidates who are applying for NATA exam 2018 needs to pay 1250/- (irrespective of category and gender) as application fees. This fees is for all who have applied online as well as offline mode. For online: fee to be paid through Debit card or net banking,  and for offline: the fee should be paid through DD or Bank challan.

See also:

NATA Exam Pattern 2018

NATA syllabus 2018

NATA Preparation Tips 

NATA Exam Center 2018

NATA Application Procedure 2018


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