Since 2006, National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) is held by COA, in accordance with the provisions of CoA (Minimum Standards of Architectural Education) Regulations, 1983, published in the Gazette of India. It is indicated that NATA should be a distinct exam for Architecture, without combining other fields such as Engineering, Pharmacy, Medicine etc.
The sole purpose of holding NATA is to provide a single structure of examination for holding aptitude test enabling prospective candidates to apply for architecture seats. It also guarantees that the admissibility criteria to five year Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch.) degree course, as set by CoA and suitably permitted by the Union Government, are firmly followed by all Architectural Institutions across all states.
Passed 10+2 scheme of examination with 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics and also 50% marks in aggregate at 10+2 level examination
Qualifying in NATA does not guarantee admission of the candidate to any Architectural course unless he/she fulfilled all the prerequisites as laid down by the respective counselling and admission authorities.
- Qualified through the recognized aptitude test in Architecture (NATA or equivalent)
- Have gone through any of the following curriculum with marks as prescribed below:
(a) Secured 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics and also 50% marks in aggregate at
10+2 level examination;
iii. Candidates may note that no direct lateral admission is allowed at any other year/stage of B.Arch. course based on any qualification.
- Part A comprises of Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) to be answered online.
- Part B will be answered on A4 size drawing sheets.
|Subject||Marks Distribution||Total Marks|
|General Aptitude||40 x 2||80|
Out of four options, only one is correct with 2 marks. There is no negative marking in Maths and Gen Aptitude.
Candidate has to attempt two questions within 120 minutes in drawing section which is judged on the following features:
- Aptitude to sketch a given object proportionately in a visually appealing manner
- Sense of perspective drawing combining and composing given 3D elements to form the given structure
- Imagining and drawing the effects of light and shadows in the drawing
- Crafting remarkable 2D composition using given shapes and forms
- Drawing from memory through pencil sketch on themes from day to day experiences
- Creating visual coherence using colours in given structure with proper understanding of scale and proportions
The answer to each question in the PART B is examined by more than one examiner independently and the marks are averaged.
- Application has to be filled up ONLINE at the NATA portal of nata.in
- Candidates need to visit the portal and CLICK the requisite link 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.
Issue of Admit Card
For each applicant, an admit card will be created according to the schedule notified specifying the allotted Examination Centre for NATA and a downloadable version of the admit card will be published on the respective webpage of the candidate concerned. A Roll Number will also be generated for each candidate.
Candidate has to download the soft copy of the admit card from the website and has to appear in the examination with a printed hard copy at the mentioned Examination Centre, along with, one original photo identity card- Voter Card/ Pan Card/ Aadhar Card/ Driving Licence.
Candidates must ensure that the photograph and signature printed on the admit card are not mutilated /distorted / soiled even by accident. Candidates with such mutilated / distorted / soiled admit cards will not be allowed to appear in NATA test.
Results will be available in the website www.nata.in
The result will be available in two formats:
- Marks obtained out of 200 and in each component
Qualifying marks for NATA-2019 would be based on the following rules:
- A minimum of 25% must be secured in PART A (30 out of 120)
- A minimum of 25% must be secured in PART B (20 out of 80)
- Overall qualifying marks (out of 200) would be based on post-exam statistics and at the discretion of the Council.
- Coordinate geometry
- 3-Dimensional Co-ordinate geometry
- Theory of Calculus
- Application of Calculus
- Permutation and Combination
- Statistics and Probability
- Mathematical reasoning
- Sets and Relations
- Understanding of scale and proportion of objects
- Geometric composition, shape, building forms and elements
- Aesthetics, colour texture, harmony and contrast
- Conceptualization and Visualization through structuring objects in memory
- Drawing of patterns – both geometrical and abstract. Form transformations in 2D and 3D like union, subtraction, rotation, surfaces and volumes. Generating plan, elevation and 3D views of objects.
- Creating 2D and 3D compositions using given shape and forms
- Perspective drawing, sketching of urban scape and landscape
- Common day-to-day life objects like furniture, equipment etc., from memory.