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NATA 2017: National Aptitude Test in Architecture

National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) is taken by school leaving students for admission into Architecture and Design Programme offered by colleges / universities / other academic institutions for Under Graduate (UG) studies. Here are common questions / frequently asked questions / faqs about NATA.


Who administers NATA?

The National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) is administered by Council of Architecture (CoA), governing body for architecture and design education and professional practices throughout India. Council has office in New Delhi.

What is the eligibility criterion for appearing in NATA?

Age: 17 years on 31st March in the year in which a student is willing to write the test,
Educational Qualification: (a) 10+2 or equivalent passed/appearing with Mathematics as one of the subjects of examination;
(b) 10+3 Diploma (any stream) passed/appearing 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.
 
What is timeline for NATA 2017?

NATA 2017 administrative schedule is given below
Availability of information in the public domain - From 15thDecember, 2016 
Start of Online form fill-up - 02.01.2017. 
End of registration - 11.02.2017. (11:59 PM)
Image uploads allowed till - 12.02.2017. (11:59 PM)

Fee payment allowed till - 13.02.2017. (11:59 PM)
Confirmation page printing available till - 28.02.2017. (11:59 PM)
Candidate Correction window (based on Council feedback and self-induced errors) along with  upload of correct testimonials  - 20.02.2017. (10:30 AM)  to  24.02.2017. (11:59 PM)
Publication of Downloadable Admit Card in www.nata.in - 26.03.2017. (10:30 AM)
Date and Time of Examination - 16.04.2017. (11 AM to 2 PM)
Publication of Results - By 10th June, 2017

What is Exam Schedule for NATA 2017?
NATA 2017 Exam Schedule is given below
Date & Time : 16.04.2017(Sunday) 11.00 a.m.  to  2.00 p.m.
(Grand Total of 200 marks)
Part-A (FIRST 90 minutes) - TOTAL 120 Marks
Mathematics (MCQ) - 20X2 = 40 Marks (OMR BASED)
General Aptitude (MCQ ) - 40X2 = 80 Marks (OMR BASED)
Part-B (LAST 90 minutes) - TOTAL 80 Marks
Drawings (TWO SETS) in A4 Size paper 2X 40 = 80 Marks

Can I take NATA near me?
NATA 2017: List of Examination Cities

State / City Name
  • ANDAMAN & NICOBAR / PORT BLAIR
  •  ANDHRA PRADESH / VIJAYAWADA, VISAKHAPATNAM
  • ARUNACHAL PRADESH / ITANAGAR
  • ASSAM / GUWAHATI
  • BIHAR / GAYA, MUZAFFARPUR, PATNA
  • CHANDIGARH / CHANDIGARH, MOHALI
  • CHHATISGARH / RAIPUR
  • DELHI / DELHI, NEW DELHI
  • GOA / PANAJI
  • GUJARAT / AHMEDABAD, GANDHINAGAR, SURAT, VADODARA
  • HARYANA / FARIDABAD, GURGAON, KURUKSHETRA
  • HIMACHAL PRADESH / HAMIRPUR, SHIMLA
  • JAMMU & KASHMIR / JAMMU
  • JHARKHAND / DHANBAD, JAMSHEDPUR, RANCHI
  • KARNATAKA / BENGALURU, HUBLI, MANGALORE
  • KERALA / ERNAKULAM, KOZHIKODE, THIRUVANTHAPURAM
  • MADHYA PRADESH / BHOPAL, GWALIOR, INDORE, JABALPUR
  • MAHARASHTRA / AURANGABAD, MUMBAI, NAGPUR, NASIK, PUNE
  • MANIPUR / IMPHAL
  • MEGHALAYA / SHILLONG
  • MIZORAM / AIZWAL
  • NAGALAND / DIMAPUR
  • ODISHA /BALASORE, BHUBANESWAR, BERHAMPUR, SAMBALPUR
  • PUDUCHERRY / PUDUCHERRY
  • PUNJAB / AMRITSAR, BATHINDA
  • RAJASTHAN / JAIPUR, JODHPUR, UDAIPUR
  • SIKKIM / GANGTOK
  • TAMILNADU / CHENNAI, COIMBATORE, MADURAI
  • TELANGANA / HYDERABAD, WARANGAL
  • TRIPURA / AGARTALA
  • UTTARAKHAND / DEHRADUN, ROORKEE
  • UTTAR PRADESH / AGRA, ALLAHABAD, LUCKNOW, VARANASI
  • WEST BENGAL / KOLKATA, HOWRAH, SILIGURI

  • OUTSIDE INDIA / DUBAI**
To which colleges I can apply for admission?

For complete list of colleges accepting NATA score for admission follow the link http://nata.nic.in/webinfo/Handler/FileHandler.ashx?i=File&ii=4&iii=Y

How can I apply for NATA?

To apply for NATA go here http://nata.nic.in/