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 2021 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 2021. 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-2021.
Validity of NATA 2021 score -
NATA 2021 score shall be valid only for admission in the academic session 2021-22.
NATA Registration / Application Form
NATA 2021 Application Form/ Registration:-
NATA 2021 First Test - Apply online at website - https://www.nata.in from 5th March 2021 to 28th March 2021
NATA 2021 Second Test - Apply online at website - https://www.nata.in from 5th March 2021 to 30th May 2021
Image Dimension -
Height - 4.5 cm
Width - 3.5 cm
Storage Size -
Minimum - 4 KB
Maximum - 100 KB
Image Dimension -
Height - 1.5 cm
Width - 3.5 cm
Storage Size -
Minimum - 1 KB
Maximum - 30 KB
File Format - jpg / jpeg
Application Fee -
For any one test - Rs.2,000/-
For both first and second test - Rs 4000/-
For SC/ST and PWD and transsexual category for any one test - Rs 1500/-
for both tests - Rs 3,000/-
Mode of Payment - Debit Card, Credit Card or Net Banking
The Confirmation Page is generated upon successful payment of Application Fee.
The candidate should take a printout and preserve the confirmation page for future reference. There is no need to send any document to the Council by post.
NATA Exam Dates
NATA 2021 Date:-
First NATA 2021 Exam Date - 10th April 2021, Saturday
Session 1 - 10.00 a.m. to 1.00 pm (180 mins/3.0 hours)
Session 2 (if required) - 2.30 pm to 5.30 pm (180 mins/ 3.0 hours)
Second NATA 2021 Exam Date - 12th June 2021, Saturday
Session 1 - 10.00 am to 1.00 pm (180 mins/ 3.0 hours)
Session 2 (if required) - 2.30 pm – 5.30 pm (180 mins/ 3.0 hours)
NATA 2021 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.
NATA 2021 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.