National Aptitude Test in Architecture(NATA)

NATA 2021
National Aptitude Test in Architecture, 2021(NATA-2021) for admission into B.Arch. Degree course for the academic session 2021-22 shall be conducted by the Council of Architecture (CoA) as one-day online examination all over the country. 

The purpose of conducting NATA is to provide a single scheme of examination for holding aptitude test and to facilitate prospective students all over the country to apply for admissions in architecture seats in institutions spread across the country and to avoid appearing in multiple aptitude tests. 

NATA measures the aptitude of the applicant for specific field of study, i.e. Architecture. The test makes an assessment of drawing and observation skills, sense of proportion, aesthetic sensitivity, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and critical thinking ability that have been acquired over a long period of time and are related to the specific field of study.

Schedule of Examination: 

NATA will be held twice a year. The first test will be held on 10.04.2021(Saturday) and the second test on 11.07.2021(Sunday).  Students can register for first test or second test or both. The last date for application(first test) is 28.03.2021. For second test , registration can be done till 30.05.2021

Pattern of Questions:

SubjectDistribution of MarksTotal Marks
PCM(15 Multiple Choice Questions)15 x 1.522.5(Online)
General Aptitude (35 Multiple Choice Questions)35 x 1.552.5(Online)
Drawing (3 Questions)2 x 35
1 x 55
There is no negative marking, but wrong answering will be penalized in case of tie breaking.

Eligibility Criteria for Candidates:

Passed 10+2 examination with 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics and also 50% marks in aggregate at 10+2 level examination (Candidates appearing the 10+2 exam with Physics,Chemistry and Mathematics subjects in the current academic year may also provisionally appear in the NATA exam).

Application Procedure:

Application has to be filled up ONLINE at the NATA portal.

Application Fee Details:

A candidate applying for NATA– 2021 has to pay Rs.2000 as application fee, through ONLINE mode.For SC/ST students the application fee is 1500.

Result Format:

Qualifying marks for NATA-2021 would be based on the following rules:
1. At least 25% must be secured in Multiple Choice Questions(Part A) portion (32 out of 120)
2. At least 25% must be secured in Part B (18 out of 75)
3. Overall qualifying marks (out of 200) would be based on post-exam statistics and at the discretion of the Council.
Candidate will not qualify in NATA-2021 unless (s)he satisfies all three conditions mentioned above. NATA-2021 score shall be valid only for admission in the session 2021-22.

Syllabus for NATA 2021:

The Syllabus for NATA 2021 available in the Information Brochure. Download NATA 2021 Information Brochure

Important Dates

Sl NoActivityDate (first test)Date (second test)
1Online application Submission begins05.03.202105.03.2021
2End of online submission28.03.202130.05.2021
3Confirmation page printing available till28.03.202130.05.2021
4Downloading Admit Card06.04.202108.06.2021
5Date and Time of Examination10.04.202111.07.2021
6Publication of Results14.04.2021NA

Click the below links for National Aptitude Test in Architecture NATA Previous Question Papers, NATA Syllabus, NATA Online Application form and Information Brochure.
NATA 2021 - Information Brochure
NATA 2021 - Online Application Portal
Related Downloads
Online Mock Test Tool(Based on old syllabus)
Sample Question Paper(Drawing Test)

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