National Aptitude Test in Architecture NATA-2017

Notification Date:2017-01-02
Expiry Date:2017-11-30
  • NATA is a National Level Examination prescribed by the Council of Architecture as a compulsory criterion for taking admission to any Architectural College or course in India.
  • The National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA), is conducted by Council of Architecture which is a body of Council of Architecture, New Delhi in India.
  • The test measures the aptitude of applicants for a specific field of study, i.e. Architecture, in areas like drawing and observation skills, sense of proportion, aesthetic sensitivity and critical thinking, qualities related to Architecture

Eligibility Criteria:

Taking NATA-2017:

  • The lower age limit of the candidate is 17 years as on 31.07.2017.
  • 10+2 or equivalent passed/appearing with Mathematics as one of the subjects of examination;
  • 10+3 Diploma (any stream) passed/appearing recognized by Central/State Govts with Mathematics as one of the subjects of examination;
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma passed/appearing, after 10 years of Schooling with Mathematics as compulsory subject of examination.

Application Procedure:

Mode of Application: Online

  • Online Registration link was given at the bottom of the page.

Application Fee: Rs.1250/-

Issue of Admit Card:

  • Candidate can download admit card from the NATA website

Mode of Exam: Pen and Paper Based

Schedule of Examination

Date & Time of ExaminationSubject and Marks of Examination
11.00 a.m. to 2.00 p.m.
(Grand Total of 200 marks)
Part-A (FIRST 90 minutes)TOTAL 120 Marks
Mathematics (MCQ)
General Aptitude (MCQ )
\(20 \times 2 = 40\) Marks (OMR BASED)
\(40 \times 2 = 80\) Marks (OMR BASED)
Part-B (LAST 90 minutes)TOTAL 80 Marks
Drawings (TWO SETS) in A4 Size paper \(2 \times 40 = 80\) Marks

Important Dates:

Availability of information in the public domainFrom 15th December, 2016
Start of Online form fill-up02.01.2017
End of registration11.02.2017. (11:59 PM)
Image uploads allowed till12.02.2017. (11:59 PM)
Fee payment allowed till13.02.2017. (11:59 PM)
Confirmation page printing available till28.02.2017. (11:59 PM)
Candidate Correction window (based on Council feedback and self-induced errors) along with upload of correct testimonials20.02.2017. (10:30 AM)
24.02.2017. (11:59 PM)
Publication of Downloadable Admit Card in www.nata.in26.03.2017. (10:30 AM)
Date and Time of Examination16.04.2017. (11 AM to 2 PM)
Publication of ResultsBy 10th June, 2017

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