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National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) is the entrance exam for admission into Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch) degree program. NATA score is admission criteria in different Government, Govt. Aided & unaided schools / colleges of Architecture....

National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) is the entrance exam for admission into Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch) degree program. NATA score is admission criteria in different Government, Govt. Aided & unaided schools / colleges of Architecture. The test measures the aptitude of the students in architecture. The NATA Examination was conducted on April 16, 2018, and the NATA Admit Card would be released on March 26, 2018

NATA or National Aptitude Test in Architecture measures the aptitude of the applicant in the field of architecture. The exam measures the observation skills, drawing skills, sense of observation, proportion, aesthetic sensitivity and critical ability over a long period of time that is related to the field of architecture. 

The purpose or objective behind the conduct of NATA is to provide a single scheme of the examination of holding an aptitude test and to facilitate prospective students all over the country to apply for admission seats in architecture institutions spread all over the country and also to avoid confusion by holding multiple examinations.

The actual admissions would be carried out by the concerned institutions based on NATA. It also ensures that the NATA Eligibility Criteria for admission to a five-year bachelor degree course, prescribed by Council of Architecture and approved by Central Government are strictly adhered to and followed by all institutes.

The Council of Architecture conducts NATA in two parts Part A and Part B. It would be a one-day online examination conducted all over the country. The NATA Exam Pattern would be consisting of Part A which are Multiple Choice Based Questions and Part B which would be Paper Based Drawing.

The NATA Examination was conducted on 29th April 2018. As per the directive issued by NATA Conducting authority, no further examination under any circumstances would be held for a candidate.

In order to be able to take the NATA examination, a candidate should have passed 10+2 or equivalent OR a 10+3. In case of neither mentioned above, a candidate should have passed an International Baccalaureate Diploma after completing 10 years of schooling.

Qualifying in NATA 2018 alone does not guarantee a candidate admission into his most preferred programs, he would also be required to fulfill additional requirements prescribed by Counseling and Admission authorities. The NATA Application Form has to be filled online on the official NATA Portal. The Application form for NATA is interactive in nature and the fields required to be filled are categorized into relevant sub-sections.

A candidate applying for NATA has to pay fees of INR 1800, application fees in an online mode. This is inclusive of bank fees. Candidates belonging to SC/ST category would be required to pay a fee of INR 1500.

Candidates would be required to download a soft copy of the NATA Admit card and take a hard copy of the same in the NATA Exam center. The allocation of examination centers spread across State Capitals would depend on the availability of at least 250 students. 

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NATA 2018 Important Dates

Registration Starts on 02-Jan-2018
Registration Ends on 11-Feb-2018
Admit Card Date 26-Mar-2018
Exam Starts on 16-Apr-2018
Result Date 10-Jun-2018

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NATA 2018 Exam Pattern

The NATA Exam Pattern is decided by the Council of Architecture. NATA Exam Pattern gives complete details about the total number of questions in the test paper, allotment of time, nature of questions, section-wise weight that is given across to all sections.

NATA Exam Pattern is of the following types:

  • Mathematics and General Aptitude Test
  • Drawing Test
The National Level Aptitude Test was conducted for a time duration of 3 hours. The examination was held on April 16, 2018
 

Important features of NATA Exam Pattern are as follows:

  • NATA would be conducted in the offline mode during the first half for a time period of 1 and a half hours.
  • Drawing test would be conducted over a duration of 1.5 hours.
  • Candidates would be admitted in  Bachelor of Architecture once they clear NATA Examination.
  • In Mathematics and General Aptitude Test, 2 marks would be awarded for all correct answer options while 40 marks would be awarded for every correct response given in the drawing test.
 
Subject Distribution   Marks
MATHS (20 Q) 20 x2  40
APTITUDE (40 Q) 40x2 80

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NATA 2018 Eligibility

NATA Eligibility Criteria has been detailed for the candidates as below:

  • Candidates may come from the following backgrounds:
  • (a) 10+2 or equivalent  with 50% aggregate marks with Mathematics as one of the subjects of examination;
  • b) 10+3 Diploma (any stream) recognized by Central/State Govts with 50 % aggregate marks and mathematics as one of the subjects of examination;
  • (c) International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB) after 10 years of schooling with 50 % marks and Mathematics as a compulsory subject of examination. 

 The lower age limit for appearing for NATA has been waived off. However, the candidate must comply with any age constraints that might have been specified by the counseling authority.

No direct lateral admission is allowed at any other year/stage of B.Arch. course 

The NATA score is valid for two years. Even if you have qualified the NATA, you will be eligible to take admission provided you fulfill the other eligibility criteria as well.

Only candidates having the following credentials shall be eligible for Bachelor of Architecture course:

  1. Qualified a recognized Aptitude Test or NATA Equivalent in the year 2018
  2. The students have gone through any of the following curricula with the marks as prescribed below:
  • 10+2 or Equivalent examination of Central/State Governments with an aggregate of 50% and with Mathematics as a compulsory subject
  • 10+3 Diploma recognized by Central/State Government with 50% aggregate marks with Mathematics as a compulsory subject of the examination,
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma passed/appearing after 10 years of Schools with 50% marks in aggregate and with Mathematics as one of the compulsory subjects

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NATA 2018 Application Procedure

The NATA Application Procedure is conducted online at the official NATA Portal. The Application Form is interactive in nature and the fields required to be filled would have to be categorized into different sections. The fields marked mandatory should be compulsorily filled up by the candidates. 
 

NATA Application Form consists of primarily 3 steps:

  1. Personal Details
  2. Document Uploading
  3. Fee Payment

Candidates would be required to fill their personal part and would then be directed to Document uploading. Once the documents get uploaded, the system would direct the candidate to fee payment. The candidate would be required to take a printout of the confirmation page generated on payment of fees. There is no need to send the document by post. 

The phases of the Application Procedure have been detailed as below:

Registration:

  1. Visit the official NATA Portal.
  2. By clicking on Register Now, the candidate would be directed to the Login Page.
  3. After clicking on Register Now, the mandatory fields can be clicked to log in.

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NATA 2018 Study Material

NATA Study Material is a list of books that the candidate can refer from time to time. The details of the same are as given below:

  1. National Aptitude Test In Architecture (NATA)  for admission to the 1st Year B. Arch. Book by Prof. S. C. Garg and Dr. Yogesh K. Garg
  2. A Complete Self Study Guide for B. Arch Entrance Exam  Covering All Aspects of the Architecture Aptitude Test
  3. JEE Aptitude For B.Arch & B.Planning by Prof. S. C. Garg and Dr. Yogesh K. Garg
  4. B. Arch./B. Planning Aptitude Test for JEE (Advanced) by Prof. S. C. Garg and Dr. Yogesh K. Garg
  5. Professional Practice of Architecture
  6.   Make the Teaching-Learning Process Simple and Efficient

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Fees: Rs. 10,15,000 /-
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Fees: Rs. 2,12,500 /-
Duration : 5 years

NATA 2018 Admit Card

NATA 2018 Admit Card was issued on March 26, 2018. If the application form has been submitted on time, one would be able to download the admit card. On the day of the exam, the candidate is required to carry the hard copy of the admit card, a photograph and photo ID proof.

You would be able to find NATA 2018 admit card as issued by the Council of Architecture (CoA). Candidates would get the admit card within a week after the application procedure.

Here are a few details about the exam:

  • National Aptitude Test in architecture is abbreviated as NATA.
  • This is a National Level Exam conducted for those students in architecture courses like B.Arch offered by top institutions.
  • NATA scores are accepted by various Government, Government aided and private colleges/universities.

The Downloading procedure is as follows:

The Admit card of NATA would be available online only and the students must know the steps to download the same. The steps are mentioned as follows:

  • Candidates would have to visit the official website.
  • The admit card link would be available.
  • The link needs to be visited.
  • A new window would pop-up.

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NATA 2018 Preparation Tips

NATA Preparation must be a balance of doing well in drawing as well as the other significant part of the examination which would test the theoretical knowledge of the candidates.

  1. Focus on quick calculation skills and unit conversion tables. While designing and drafting, the units often.
  2. Have to be converted and used in scaling
  3. Mechanical physics should be brushed up since structural design involves the majority of physics.
  4. Preparation for NATA must include general awareness and basic elements of architecture. Take mock tests available on the internet or join study centers for the preparation.
  5. Memorize the names and works of eminent architects

THEORY:

  1. Try solving the questions by putting a time limit on yourself.
  2. Revise the architectural awareness portion, so that you don't have to waste your time in thinking
  3. Practice math problems without using the calculator and revise all the formulas.

DRAWING:

  1. Manage your time efficiently. See to it that your perspective view (in 1st question) is not very common i.e. different from others and check the correctness of lines, levels and vanishing point. Focus more on little details and line thickness(nearer lines should be darker, distant lines of lighter tone) once you are done with the basic details.
  2. Improve your shading and focus more on texture correctness of various materials.

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Documents to be Carried

Candidates must know about the required documents required to bring while appearing for NATA Counseling

1) Original counseling letter along with a photocopy of counseling letter
2) Original Admit card along with a photocopy of admit card
3) Bank draft has to be made as per the guidelines mentioned on NATA prospect
4) All the original and at least 2 photocopies of certificates of 10th & 12th class
5) Rank Card / Hall Ticket
6) Score card (if applicable)
7) Original degree/provisional certificate if the candidate is appearing
8 ) Community certificate(SC/ST/OBC/Other) signed by the authorized authority
9) Medical documents mentioned on NATA application form
10) 4-6 Passport size photographs color and black and white
11) Other supportive documents mentioned on NATA application form.

NATA 2018 Syllabus

The NATA test is in two parts. A paper based drawing test and a Mathematics test couples with General ability.

DRAWING TEST:

This is a 90-minute paper where the candidate has to attempt two questions. The drawing aptitude is judged on the following aspects:

  • Ability to sketch a given object proportionately and rendering the same in visually appealing manner.
  • Visualising and drawing the effects of light on the object and shadows cast on surroundings.
  • Sense of perspective drawing
  • Combining and composing given three-dimensional elements to form a building or structural form.
  • Creating interesting two-dimensional composition using given shapes and forms.
  • Creating visual harmony using colors in given composition.
  • Understanding of scale and proportions.
  • Drawing from memory through pencil sketch on themes from day to day experiences.

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NATA 2018 Counseling Details

Universities/Colleges and states that offer Architecture programmes would be conducting NATA Counseling in a separate way. There would be no separate procedure for counseling as such wherein NATA counseling would be conducted after the declaration of result by the Council of Architecture. The respective college admission authorities would be conducting the NATA counseling after result declaration by Council of Architecture. 

Candidates should keep track of important dates for NATA Counseling once they know the NATA Result. There are more than 400 institutes that accept NATA Score. The colleges and institutes in the respective states would be holding their own counseling procedure. Candidates qualifying NATA Examination would be applying for NATA Examination on the basis of their scores.

The NATA Important Dates are as mentioned below:

Events Dates
NATA Exam April 29, 2018
NATA OMR Sheet May 6, 2018
NATA Result June 1, 2018

NATA is the only entrance examination that is held by the Council of Architecture which holds no counseling procedure. Most of the universities/colleges and states take admission for Bachelor of Architecture programmes on the basis of NATA scores.


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FAQs

Q1.What is NATA?

Ans.The national aptitude test in architecture (NATA) measures the aptitude of the applicant for specific field of study, i.e. Architecture

Q2.Who is eligible for NATA?

Ans.Any person having passed 10th Standard or equivalent examination, for details Clause 2 “Eligibility” in the NATA Brochure.

Q3.Where to appear for NATA?

Ans.At designated Test Centers located at centers/colleges/ schools of architecture in India. Updated list of Test centers is available at the website http://www.nata.in When to appear for NATA? NATA can be given as per the pre-decided schedule of the designated Test Centers.

Q4.How to register for NATA?

Ans.Candidate can apply for registration for NATA 2014 online at website http://www.nata.in by paying fees of Rs.1250.00 either through credit cards / debit cards / netbanking or can generate the challan for depositing the fees by way of cash in any of the branch of the ICICI Bank Ltd. all over India (processing charges...

Q1.What is NATA?

Ans.The national aptitude test in architecture (NATA) measures the aptitude of the applicant for specific field of study, i.e. Architecture

Q2.Who is eligible for NATA?

Ans.Any person having passed 10th Standard or equivalent examination, for details Clause 2 “Eligibility” in the NATA Brochure.

Q3.Where to appear for NATA?

Ans.At designated Test Centers located at centers/colleges/ schools of architecture in India. Updated list of Test centers is available at the website http://www.nata.in When to appear for NATA? NATA can be given as per the pre-decided schedule of the designated Test Centers.

Q4.How to register for NATA?

Ans.Candidate can apply for registration for NATA 2014 online at website http://www.nata.in by paying fees of Rs.1250.00 either through credit cards / debit cards / netbanking or can generate the challan for depositing the fees by way of cash in any of the branch of the ICICI Bank Ltd. all over India (processing charges extra).

Q5.How to appear for NATA?

Ans.Report to the test center at least 60 minutes before scheduled time of test with Receipt cum Appointment voucher, valid photo ID in Original, Attested copy of SSC Mark Sheet and drawing material required for the test.Test Center personnel will guide you regarding the further process.

Q6.When and where is the Scorecard available?

Ans. The scorecards will be available on NATA website in e-format, usually, on the fourth working day after the test.

Q7.What is the passing score at NATA?

Ans.As per Council of Architecture admission guidelines, a candidate applying to any school/college of architecture in India should have achieved 40% score in NATA, i.e. at least 80/200, for consideration of admission into first year B.Arch.

Q8.Where can a candidate seek admission on the basis of NATA?

Ans. A candidate may apply for admission to any of the participating institutions as per the time schedule specified by the respective appropriate admission authority, along with all the documents desired by it.

Score Evaluation

 

After the examination, model answers to MCQ portion would be available in public domain for feedback from all concerned. Thereafter, the answers will be frozen by a set of reviewers not connected with the paper setting / moderation process. Before publication of results, the response sheets of each candidate will be uploaded along with subject wise mark(s) secured. Candidates may request for rechecking of the machine recorded responses online by payment of 1000 INR per response (Question) within stipulated period of time. Council will consider all such cases prior to result publication. No review will be available for the drawing test. Further, there will be no provision for post publication scrutiny and /or review and hence will not entertain any such request after the result publication
After the examination, model answers to MCQ portion would be available in public domain for feedback from all concerned. Thereafter, the answers will be frozen by a set of reviewers not connected with the paper setting / moderation process. Before publication of results, the response sheets of each candidate will be uploaded along with subject wise mark(s) secured. Candidates may request for rechecking of the machine recorded responses online by payment of 1000 INR per response (Question) within stipulated period of time. Council will consider all such cases prior to result publication. No review will be available for the drawing test. Further, there will be no provision for post publication scrutiny and /or review and hence will not entertain any such request after the result publication 
After the examination, model answers to MCQ portion would be available in public domain for feedback from all concerned. Thereafter, the answers will be frozen by a set of reviewers not connected with the paper setting / moderation process. Before publication of results, the response sheets of each candidate will be uploaded along with subject wise mark(s) secured. Candidates may request for rechecking of the machine recorded responses online by payment of 1000 INR per response (Question) within stipulated period of time. Council will consider all such cases prior to result publication. No review will be available for the drawing test. Further, there will be no provision for post publication scrutiny and /or review and hence will not entertain any such request after the result publication 
After the examination, model answers to MCQ portion would be available in public domain for feedback from all concerned. Thereafter, the answers will be frozen by a set of reviewers not connected with the paper setting / moderation process. Before publication of results, the response sheets of each candidate will be uploaded along with subject wise mark(s) secured. Candidates may request for rechecking of the machine recorded responses online by payment of 1000 INR per response (Question) within stipulated period of time. Council will consider all such cases prior to result publication. No review will be available for the drawing test. Further, there will be no provision for post publication scrutiny and /or review and hence will not entertain any such request after the result publication 
After the examination, model answers to MCQ portion would be available in public domain for feedback from all concerned. Thereafter, the answers will be frozen by a set of reviewers not connected with the paper setting / moderation process. Before publication of results, the response sheets of each candidate will be uploaded along with subject wise mark(s) secured. Candidates may request for rechecking of the machine recorded responses online by payment of 1000 INR per response (Question) within stipulated period of time. Council will consider all such cases prior to result publication. No review will be available for the drawing test. Further, there will be no provision for post publication scrutiny and /or review and hence will not entertain any such request after the result publicationAfter the examination, model answers to MCQ portion would be available in public domain for feedback from all concerned. Thereafter, the answers will be frozen by a set of reviewers not connected with the paper setting / moderation process. Before publication of results, the response sheets of each candidate will be uploaded along with subject wise mark(s) secured. Candidates may request for rechecking of the machine recorded responses online by payment of 1000 INR per response (Question) within stipulated period of time. Council will consider all such cases prior to result publication. No review will be available for the drawing test. Further, there will be no provision for post publication scrutiny and /or review and hence will not entertain any such request after the result publication

NATA 2018 Result

Qualifying marks for NATA-2018 would be based on the following rules:

  • At least 25% must be secured in MCQ portion (30 out of 120) 
  • At least 25% must be secured in Drawing portion (20 out of 80)
  • Overall qualifying marks (out of 200) would be based on post-exam statistics depending on the difficulty of the paper, number or candidates etc.

Candidate will not qualify for NATA unless (s)he satisfies all three conditions mentioned above. 

NATA Cut-Offs

The cutoff is the minimum marks, a student is expected to gain in order to get admitted into B.Arch course. The registration for NATA starts from January.

Candidates are expected to have 40% or more marks to qualify in the NATA exam.  They have to obtain at least 80 marks out of 200. The colleges accepting

the score declares separate marks on the basis of ranks. The cutoff for NATA would be declared soon.

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