About Exam

National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) is conducted by the Council of Architecture (COA) for admission in first year of 5-year Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch.) Degree course at all recognized institutions all over the country. 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. NATA measures the aptitude of the applicant for specific field of study, i.e. Architecture. NATA is the qualifying exam for admission to Architecture courses across India.


Candidates have to fulfil any one of the following criteria:

Candidates should have completed or appearing 12th or equivalent examination with Mathematics

10+2 (diploma) in any stream

Exam Process

The registration form can be filled and submitted on www.nata.in. Candidates are advised to fill the registration form as per the given instructions. Candidates have to upload the scanned images of photograph, signature and thumb impression. The NATA registration fee is Rs. 1250/- for all the candidates. Fee payment can be done through online mode (debit/credit card, net banking) or e-challan.


The NATA exam pattern comprises of three parts, i.e. Mathematics, General Aptitude & Drawing. 

The exam will be conducted through offline mode (pen and paper).Total 62 questions will be asked. 

In Mathematics & General Aptitude section, 2 marks will be given for each correct response.

The exam duration will be three hours. 

There is no provision of negative marking in this exam.


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