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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 2023 Eligibility:-
Candidates who have completed their 10 + 2 examination with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics or 10+ 3 Diploma with Mathematics as subject of study can appear for NATA 2023. Candidates appearing for 10+2 examination with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics as subjects of study or 10+3 Diploma with Mathematics in the current year may also provisionally appear for NATA 2023.

Validity of NATA 2023 score -
NATA 2023 score shall be valid only for admission in the academic session 2023-24.


NATA Registration / Application Form

NATA 2023 Application Form/ Registration:-
Apply online at website - https://www.nata.in


Application Fee for NATA -

Fee for any Individual Test (Test 1 Or Test 2 Or Test 3) -

General/OBC (NCL) -

Male - Rs 2000

Female - Rs 1500


Male - Rs 1500

Female - Rs 1500

Transgender - Rs 1500

Fee for any Two Tests (Test 1 & Test 2 Or Test 2 & Test 3 Or Test 1 & Test 3 -

General/OBC (NCL) -

Male - Rs 4000

Female - Rs 3000


Male - Rs 3000

Female - Rs 3000

Transgender - Rs 3000

Combined Fee of Test 1, 2 and 3 -

General/OBC (NCL) -

Male - Rs 5400

Female - Rs 4050


Male - Rs 4050

Female - Rs 4050

Transgender - Rs 4050

Mode of Payment - Debit card, Credit card or Net Banking

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NATA Exam Dates


NATA 2023 Date:-


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NATA Syllabus

NATA 2023 Syllabus:-


The aptitude of the candidate will be assessed using some or all of the following techniques:

• Diagrammatic Reasoning – Tests the ability of logical reasoning, using diagrams and scenarios
• Numerical Reasoning – Tests mathematical ability through simple problems
• Verbal Reasoning – Assesses the ability to assess verbal logic.
• Inductive Reasoning – Tests the ability to see patterns and analyse given data
• Situational Judgment – Tests problem-solving ability.
• Logical Reasoning – Tests ability to recognise patterns, sequences or relationships between shapes and imagery.
• Abstract Reasoning – Will assess general knowledge, and ability to utilise knowledge in new situations.

Questions could be asked in various topics that assess candidates on basic concepts in mathematics, physics and geometry, language and interpretation, elements and principles of design, aesthetic sensitivity, colour theory, lateral thinking and logical reasoning, visual perception and cognition, graphics and imagery, building anatomy and architectural vocabulary, basic techniques of building construction and knowledge of material, general knowledge and current affairs, etc. and are may not be limited to those outlined.


Paper Pattern

NATA 2023 Pattern:-
Mode - Online
 The aptitude test of NATA may comprise questions of Multiple-Choice type (MCQ), Multiple Select type (MSQ), Preferential Choice type (PCQ) and Numerical Answer type (NAQ) and Match the following type (MFQ)

The questions will carry 1 mark, 2 marks or 3 marks and 125 questions have to be answered in 180 minutes.

The medium of Aptitude test will be essentially English language. Some questions may be in regional languages also.



NATA Preparation

NATA 2023 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 2023 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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