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What is NATA? The National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) measures the aptitude of the applicant for specific field of study, i.e. Architecture.
• The Council of Architecture (COA) conducts National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) entrance exam for admission to B. Arch Course
• NATA measures the aptitude of the applicant for specific field of study, i.e. Architecture.
• The test makes an assessment of drawing and observation skills, sense of proportion, aesthetic sensitivity, Mathematics and critical thinking ability that have been acquired over a long period of time and are related to the specific field of study

Who should take NATA?


Prospective applicants desirous of taking admission to First year of undergraduate course in Architecture (Bachelor of Architecture) in India.

Where to appear for NATA?


The allocation of examination centre spread across all state capitals and other selected cities subject to availability of at least 250 students in general. Cities will be based on the choices given by the candidate during online form fill-up.

When to appear for NATA?

NATA can be given on any working day except national holidays. The NATA shall be conducted in only one attempt on April 2017 at designated Test Centers.

How to register for NATA?


1. Application Procedure
2. NATA 2018 Registration form can be filled and submitted ONLINE from this website: Application has to be filled up ONLINE at the NATA portal of NIC
3. Application form
4. Image Uploading
5. Application Fee Details
6. Payment through Epg
7. Payment through ICICI Bank e-challan
8. Confirmation Page(A proof of Registration)
9. Filling up of Application Form
10. Discrepancy and Correction (By Candidates)
11. Issue of Admit Card
12. Allocation of Examination Centre
13. Declaration of Results
14. Rules for scrutiny/review of Answer Sheet
15. Validity of NATA 2017 score

How many times Repeating for NATA?


Candidates can attempt NATA for only ONE time in a year. NATA-2017 score shall be valid only for admission in the session 2017-18.
When and where is the Score card available? After the examination, model answers to MCQ portion would be available in public domain for feedback from all concerned. Thereafter, the answers will be frozen by a set of reviewers not connected with the paper setting / moderation process. Before publication of results, the response sheets of each candidate will be uploaded along with subject wise mark(s) secured. Candidates may request for rechecking of the machine recorded responses online by payment of 1000 INR per response (Question) within stipulated period of time. Council will consider all such cases prior to result publication. No review will be available for the drawing test. Further, there will be no provision for post publication scrutiny and /or review and hence will not entertain any such request after the result publication.
What is the passing score at NATA?

As per Council of Architecture regulations, a candidate applying to any school / college of architecture in India Qualifying marks for NATA-2017 would be based on the following rules:

1. At least 25% must be secured in MCQ portion (30 out of 120)

2. At least 25% must be secured in Drawing portion (20 out of 80)

3. Overall qualifying marks (70 out of 200)

NATA exam pattern

• Mathematics (20 Qs) 20 x 2 40
• General Aptitude (40Qs) 40 x 2 80
• Drawing (2 Qs) 2 x 40 80
• Total 200

Where to get the best coaching for NATA?


Those who want to have quality education for their productive career in Architecture through formal class room teaching & practical field exposure can join the I-Arch (NATA COACHING CENTER). @ Coimbatore, Trichy, Chennai, Madurai.

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