NATA 2023

National Aptitude Test in Architecture
NATA   Online
Exam Dates: 6th Apr 2024
to 24th Jul 2022
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Updated on 21st March, 2023 | 7 min read

The NATA 2023 examination dates have been made available on the website Beginning March 20, applicants can access the NATA 2023 application form on the same website. It is recommended that candidates review the official NATA 2023 eligibility requirements before registering. Only registered candidates will be able to obtain the NATA 2023 admit card. The NATA 2023 will be conducted in three stages as a computer-based test on April 21 (first phase), May 28 (second phase), and July 9 (third phase). Registered candidates may choose to take one or all of the NATA 2023 sessions. If a candidate appears for two tests, the higher score will be considered valid, and if a candidate takes three tests, the valid score will be the average of the two best scores. Qualifying in NATA 2023 is necessary for admission to the BArch programme offered by various colleges throughout India. NATA 2023 qualified candidates will not be subject to a common counselling process.

The NATA entrance exam is conducted every year by the official conducting authorities of the Council of Architecture. Every year the NATA entrance exam is conducted in two sessions. Nata full form is National Aptitude Test in Architecture. The applicants who wish to pursue admission in 5 years of B. Arch courses offered in different institutions located across the country can apply for the NATA 2023 entrance exam.

NATA Highlights

Exam Name


NATA full form

National Aptitude Test in Architecture

Exam Types

UG Level

Exam Level


Courses Offered


Conducting Body

 Council of Architecture (COA)

Application Mode


Exam Mode

Online (CBT)

Exam Date (Out)

12th June (Session-1),

7th July (Session-2),

7th August 2022 (Session-3)

Exam Duration

3 Hrs. 60 minutes (Part A – Aptitude Section)

2 Hrs Part-B (Drawing Section)

Official website


NATA 2023 Important Dates

Important Dates for the First Session:



NATA 2023 Application Form Release Date

March 20, 2023 (OUT)

NATA 2023 Application Form Last Date

April 10, 2023 (11:59 PM)

Confirmation Printout window availability

April 14, 2023 (11:59 PM)

NATA 2023 Correction Window

April 8, 2023 (10:30 AM) to April 10, 2023 (11:59 PM)

NATA 2023 Admit Card Release Date

April 18, 2023

NATA 2023 Exam Date

April 21, 2023

NATA 2023 Result Declaration

April 30, 2023

Important Dates for the Second Session:



NATA 2023 Application Form Release Date

March 20, 2023

NATA 2023 Application Form Last Date

May 13, 2023 (11:59 PM)

Confirmation Printout window availability

May 16, 2023 (11:59 PM)

NATA 2023 Correction Window

May 9, 2023 (10:30 AM) to May 13, 2023 (11:59 PM)

NATA 2023 Admit Card Release Date

May 21, 2023

NATA 2023 Exam Date

May 28, 2023

NATA 2023 Result Declaration

June 5, 2023

Important Dates for the Third Session:



NATA 2023 Application Form Release Date

March 20, 2023

NATA 2023 Application Form Last Date

June 24, 2023 (11:59 PM)

Confirmation Printout window availability

June 27, 2023 (11:59 PM)

NATA 2023 Correction Window

June 20, 2023 (10:30 AM) to June 24, 2023 (11:59 PM)

NATA 2023 Admit Card Release Date

July 2, 2023

NATA 2023 Exam Date

July 9, 2023

NATA 2023 Result Declaration

July 17, 2023

NATA Application Form 2023

Here are the step wise details given below in order to fill the NATA application form.

Step 1: Register yourself for NATA exam

  • Go to the official website of NATA and click on the NATA 2023 - Registration tab.
  • Create a login ID and password. 
  • Candidates are required to fill out a form that requires the details such as name, gender, DOB, mobile number, email id, Unique Password and security question. 
  • Candidates will receive an email on their registered ID with the application number and password once the aforementioned information has been filled out and submitted. For later logins to the website, this must be saved.

Step 2: Login on official website and fill NATA 2023 application form 

  • Candidates must first log into the NATA website using their registered credentials in order to complete the application form. 

  • Candidates can start completing the NATA 2023 application once they have successfully logged in.

Step 3: Upload scanned copies of required documents

  • Candidates are required to upload the scanned copies of the following documents in black/ blue ink only in jpg/jpeg format.
  • Recent passport size photograph of the candidate.
  • Candidate's signature. 

Following are the details regarding the size and dimension of the documents:


Storage size

Image dimension







4 KB

100 KB

4.5 cm

3.5 cm


1 KB

30 KB

1.5 cm

3.5 cm

Step 4: Payment of the application fee for NATA 2023

  • Candidates will need to pay the required NATA application fee after completing the application submission process.

  • You can pay the application fees online by a credit card, a debit card, or an ICICI issued Bank challan. 


For one attempt

For two attempts

For three attempts

General Category (Male)

INR 2000

INR 4000

INR 5400

General Category (Female)

INR 1500

INR 3000

INR 4050

For SC/ ST Category 

INR 1500

INR 3000

INR 4050


INR 1500

INR 3000

INR 4050

For Candidates who are applying from abroad

INR 10,000

INR 20,000

INR 27,000

NATA 2023 Admit Card

Nata exams are divided into 3 phases. Here are the dates for downloading the admit card for different phases.

NATA 2023 Phase 1 Dates



Release of Admit Card


NATA 2023 Phase I

12-Jun-2022 (Announced)

NATA 2023 Phase 2 Dates



Release of the Admit Card 


NATA 2023 Phase II

07-Jul-2022 (Announced)

NATA 2023 Phase 3 Dates



Release of the Admit Card 


NATA 2023 Phase III

07-Aug-2022 (Announced)

Candidates have to appear in the examination with a printed hard copy of the downloaded admit card along with one original photo identity card- Voter Card/ Pan Card/ Aadhar Card/ Driving License.

How to Download NATA Admit Card 2023? 

Here's a step-wise procedure to download the admit card for the NATA exam.

  • Visit the official website of NATA i.e.
  • On the website, click on the NATA 2023 registration link-
  • Where you need to enter your Email ID and password for login in
  • NATA 2023 admit card will be displayed on the screen 
  • Download and take a printout of the same to be produced at the NATA exam centres

Also Read: NATA 2023 Admit Card 

NATA Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria for the NATA exam such as nationality, age limit, educational qualification and eligibility requirements for the appearing candidates has been discussed below:

  • Nationality: Indian Citizens are eligible to apply for the entrance exam.
  • Age limit: As of July 2023, the applicants should be not less than 17 years of age at the time of admission.
  • Educational Qualification: The applicants who have completed their Class 12th (HSC exams) or any equivalent exam or 12th Diploma in any relevant stream or International Baccalaureate Diploma spending 10 years of study in school from a recognized board are eligible to apply for the entrance exam.
  • Mandatory Subjects: The applicants should have Mathematics as one of the mandatory subjects in the qualifying exam.
  • Minimum Marks: The applicants should have secured not less than 50 % marks in the qualifying exam to get admission to the institution.
  • Appearing applicants: The applicants who are appearing for the final exam are also eligible to apply for the entrance exam.

Note: No direct lateral admission is allowed at any other year/stage of B.Arch. course based on any qualification

NATA Exam Syllabus for 2023 (Topic- Wise)

The exam syllabus is divided in 3 sections:

  • Drawing
  • Mathematics
  • General Aptitude

NATA Syllabus for the Drawing Test

  • Geometric Composition and Shape
  • Understanding Scale and Proportion of Objects, Building forms and Colour Texture, Harmony, Element, Aesthetics and Contrast
  • Conceptualization and Visualization through Structuring Objects in Memory
  • Drawing of Patterns – Both Geometrical and Abstract
  • Form Transformation in 2D and 3D like union, Subtraction, Rotation, Surface and Volumes
  • Creation of 2D and 3D compositions using shape and forms
  • Generating Plan, and 3D views, the elevation of objects
  • Sketching of Urbanscape and Landscape
  • Perspective Drawing
  • Common day to day life objects such as equipment, furniture, etc. from memory

NATA Syllabus for the Mathematics Test

  • Permutation and Combination

  • Trigonometry

  • Logarithms
  • Matrices
  • Coordinate Geometry
  • 3 Dimensional Coordinate Geometry
  • Theory of Calculus
  • Algebra
  • Application of Calculus
  • Statistics and Probability 

NATA Syllabus for the General Aptitude Test

  • Visualizing 3-dimensional objects from 2-dimensional drawing
  • Object Interpretation of Pictorial compositions
  • Texture related to architecture and built environment
  • Mental ability (visual, numerical and verbal)
  • Analytical reasoning
  • General awareness of national/international architects and famous architectural creations
  • Visualizing different sides of 3D objects
  • Mathematical reasoning and sets as well as relations

Also Read: NATA Syllabus 2023

NATA Cutoff 2023

  • The NATA Cut off for 2023 will be made available online by the NATA.

  • The cut off will rely on a number of variables, including the number of seats, the difficulty level of the exam, the total number of candidates that took the exam, etc. 

  • It is mandatory for Candidates to receive 25% on the MCQ section and 25% on the drawing portion.

Know More: NATA Cutoff 2023

NATA Counselling 2023

Candidates who want to enroll in B.Arch. programmes should show up for individual counseling sessions held by each university.

For the purpose of verification, candidates must have all necessary documentation with them, including photocopies. Candidates who entirely meet the eligibility requirements will be granted final admission.

Know More: NATA Counselling 2023

NATA Exam Pattern 2023

Mode of Exam

Offline mode as a written test

Duration of Exam

3 hours

Language of Exam


Total Number of Questions

A total of 60 questions

Total Marks


Type of Questions

MCQs for Part A and Numerical for Part B.

Marking Scheme

 2 marks for every correct answer

Negative Marking

No negative marking


  • Mathematics
  • Drawing 
  • General Aptitude

Know More: NATA Exam Pattern

How To Apply for NATA 2023?

Take a look at the below steps by step process for applying to NATA 2023:

  • Visit the official website of NATA 2023 (
  • Now click on the new candidates registration link and fill the registration form with all required details including Basic Personal Details, Email ID and Phone Number etc.
  • Complete the registration process and login in the application form with all required details.
  • Now fill the application form with all required details including Personal, Communicational, Exam Centre etc. and submit them.
  • Now candidates will be asked to upload all required documents for NATA Application Form including Photograph, Signature, Category Certificate.
  • Candidate's Photograph must be the latest passport size photograph with plane background and should be within given size and format.
  • The signature must be the running hand scanned signature within required size and format.
  • Click on “payment of fee using EPG service”.
  • Select a reliable payment gateway, fill the details and proceed to pay.
  • Wait until the transaction shows successful.
  • Once the transaction will be successful take the printout of the filled Application Form with Fee Receipt for future uses.

FAQs related to NATA


How to access the NATA mock test?

First visit the official website of NATA - Then click on the NATA mock test link from the homepage. On that page, click on the "Sign In" button. After reading all the instructions, candidates have to click on the “Next” button. Click on the “I am ready to Begin” button to start the mock test of NATA 2022.


What are the documents required during exams?

A print out of the official NATA 2022 admit card along with Valid photo-ID (voter/ PAN card, Aadhar card driving license, etc)


How to check the NATA 2022 result?

Visit the NATA official website - Click on the direct link to check NATA results.Enter the login credentials in the required fields. Check all details mentioned in the NATA scorecard. Download NATA 2022 result and scorecard for future reference.


What is the application fee of NATA 2022?

For candidates who will be attending both sessions as well as just one, NATA had varied application prices. A general candidate registering for just one session of NATA 2022 would pay Rs 2000, whereas a candidate registering for both sessions will pay Rs 4000. For SC/ST applicants, there is a discount; they must pay Rs 1500 for one session and Rs 3000 for both sessions.


What is the validity of the NATA 2022 score card?

Score card is valid for a period of 12 months that is 1 year from the date a candidate appears for NATA exam


What are the details mentioned in the NATA Admit Card?

NATA Admit Card contains examination related information such as Candidate’s Name, Roll Number, Test Date & Timing, Exam Centre, etc. All candidates must bring his/her appointment voucher along with the official identification document & photograph to the examination centre

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