National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) 2018 Notification Released

National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) 2018 Notification Released


What is NATA?

National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) is being conducted by COA since 2006, in terms of the provisions of CoA (Minimum Standards of Architectural Education) Regulations, 1983, published in the Gazette of India.

It is implied that a separate aptitude test in .Architecture should be conducted and such test should not be combined with the tests for admissions to Engineering, Pharmacy, Medicine and other disciplines. Being the competent authority for fixing norms and standards for architectural institutions, COA has the necessary expertise to hold a Common Aptitude Test in Architecture, at national level to provide a single window system for appearing in aptitude test and to facilitate institutions, students and public at large for admission to First year of 5 year B.Arch. Degree Course at all recognized Institutions all over country.

Eligibility Criteria:

Candidates may come from the following backgrounds:

(a) 10+2 or equivalent passed/appearing;

(b) 10+3 Diploma (any stream) passed/appearing recognized by Central/State Govts;

(c) International Baccalaureate Diploma passed/appearing, after 10 years of Schooling.

Application Fee:

  • A candidate applying for NATA- 2018 has to pay INR 1800/- (Rupees One thousand and eight hundred only)
  • For SC/ ST candidates the application fee is Rs. 1500/- (One thousand and five hundred only).

Important Dates:

Sl. No Activity Date
1 Availability of information in the public domain From 03/01/2018
2 Application form Start Date 16.01.2018
3 Application form End Date 02.03.2018
4 Availability of Admit Card 02.04.2018
5 Date and Time of Examination 29.04.2018 (Sunday) 10:30 AM to 01:30 PM
6 Publication of Results 01.06.2018

Schedule of Examination:

Date & Time of Examination Subject Marks of Examination

29.04.2018 (Sunday)

10.30 AM to 1.30 PM

FIRST 90 minutes – Part A (Total 120 Marks)
Mathematics (MCQ)

20 X 2 = 40 Marks (Online)

General Aptitude (MCQ) 40 X 2 = 80 Marks (Online)
LAST 90 minutes – Part B (Total 80 Marks)
Drawings (Two questions) in A4 Size paper 2 X 40 = 80 Marks
Grand Total of 200 marks

No Negative Marking***

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