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National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) is conducted by the Council of Architecture (COA) for admission to first year of 5 year B.Arch Degree course at all recognized institutions all over the country. The test measures drawing and observation skills, sense of proportion, aesthetic sensitivity and critical thinking ability. This is a complete and comprehensive assesement of candidates for undergraduate education in architecture. Admission to all architecture colleges (including government, government-aided, private unaided, university department, deemed universities) in India is done on the basis of NATA score. 
NATA 2018 Eligibility:-
Lower Age Limit as on 31.07.2018:- 17 years.
a) 10 + 2 or equivalent passed / appearing with Mathematics as on the subject of examination;
b) 10 + 3 Diploma (any stream) passed / appearing recognized by central / state Govt. with Mathematics as on the subject of the examination;
c) International Baccalaureate Diploma passed / appearing after 10 years of Schooling with Mathematics as compulsory subject of examination.


NATA Registration / Application Form

NATA 2017 Application Form/ Registration:-

Apply online at website: - http://nata.nic.in from 24.12.2016 to 29.01.2017.


All candidates are required to upload the following images:-

1. Recent colored Passport sized Photograph

2. Left Thumb Impression (LTI) impression should be very clear neither fade nor submerged with ink.

3. Own Signature.


Photograph -

Size -

Min - 4 KB

Max - 100 KB

Height - 4.0 cm

Width - 3.0 cm


Left thumb Impression -

Size -

Min - 1 KB

Max - 30 KB

Height - 1.5 cm

Width - 3.5 cm



Size  –

Min - 1 KB

Max - 30 KB

Height - 1.5 cm

Width - 3.5 cm


Application Fee: - Rs 1250/-

Mode of Payment - 

Through ICICI Bank e-Challan - After payment the candidate has to login to the system and upload the details written on the e-Challan (Journal No, Branch Name and Date etc.)

Only when the payment details are uploaded, the confirmation page will be generated.

Through EPG - Electronic payment gateway via debit card, credit card or net banking.

After payment, the confirmation page will be automatically generated.


NATA Application Form


NATA Exam Dates

NATA 2018 Date:- 



NATA Admit Card                                

NATA Syllabus

NATA 2018 Syllabus:-


Click Here to download NATA Syllabus (Refer APPENDIX - I)


Paper Pattern

NATA 2018 Pattern:-
First 90 minutes
Mathematics - 20 MCQ - 40 marks
General Aptitude - 40 MCQ - 80 marks
There is no negative marking.
Last 90 Minutes
Drawing (Two Sets) in A4 Size Paper – 2 Qs x 40 = 80 marks.


NATA Preparation

NATA 2018 Preparation:-
There are no shortcuts to success. One has to strive a lot in order to achieve success in NATA exam. Aspirants who will be appearing for NATA must realize that it is high time they start preparing for the exam. Joining a good coaching class will surely get you a good result but, if you are not interested in it, then you can refer to some books of architecture and those specially designed for architectural entrance like the ones illustrated below:
• Architecture Entrance Book by P. K. Mishra
• NATA Examination ( Verbal / Non- Verbal / Reasoning ) by R.S. Agarwal
• NATA Entrance Examination by Arihant Book
Besides this, make a proper list that distinguishes famous national buildings and international buildings. The reason behind this; there is a probability that you  might asked to spot the structures. You should also solve previous year’s NATA papers to have fair idea about the types of questions asked in the exam.


NATA Notification

NATA 2018 Notification:-



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Comments (2)
sir i wants to know that is any scholarship present in nata course
Posted By : rahul
Posted On : 21 June 2013
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if iam not attend the nata exam but if i gather information goverment condut again the arctech exam when the exam date
Posted By : saran
Posted On : 21 July 2017
Sir I wants to know any scholarship present in Nata curse
Posted By : Arup borpatra
Posted On : 25 January 2017
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hello may i know the dates for the 2014 nata exams?
Posted By : safiya
Posted On : 24 March 2013
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Date sheet of next upcoming NATA application form after the last examination of nata
Posted By : Aditya
Posted On : 18 April 2017
hello repected, can u ans.me commerece streeam student go for architect line ?
Posted By : boski surti
Posted On : 23 November 2016
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