Since 2006, COA has conducted the National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA). For admission to the Architecture degree program, candidates must pass the Council's Aptitude Test in Architecture. NATA ensures that the admission requirements for the five-year Bachelor of Architecture (BArch) degree program are met. NATA will be administered as a rigorous online aptitude test at Council-designated centers throughout the country. NATA assesses an applicant's aptitude for a particular field of study, such as Architecture, by evaluating cognitive skills, visual perception and aesthetic sensitivity assessments, analytical reasoning, and critical thinking abilities.
|Exam||National Aptitude Test in Architecture NATA|
|Organized by||Council of Architecture (CoA)|
|Category||National level Exam|
|The Frequency||Twice a year|
|NATA Official Website||https://www.nata.in/|
|Mode of Registration||Online|
|Exam Mode||Computer Based Test – online|
|Part A- Drawing (Online)|
|Part B- PCM and General Aptitude Test (Online)|
|Total Questions||125 Questions|
|Exam pattern||General Aptitude, Mathematics and Drawing|
|No. of Accepting Colleges||350+ colleges|
|Score Validity||One year|
|Total Marks||200 Marks|
The first test is set to take place on April 10th, 2021.
|Events||Date (with time)|
|Availability of information in the public domain||From 3rd March 2021|
|Start of Online form fill-up for NATA 2021||5th March 2021|
|End of registration for NATA 2021 April||28th March 2021 (11:59 PM)|
|Image uploads allowed till||28th March 2021 (11:59 PM)|
|Fee payment allowed till||28th March 2021 (11:59 PM)|
|Confirmation page printing available till||28th March 2021 (11:59 PM)|
|Candidate Correction window||26th March 2021 (10:30 AM) to 28th March 2021 (11:59 PM)|
|Publication of Downloadable Admit Card||6th April 2021|
|Date and Time of Examination (NATA 2021 April)||10th April 2021|
|Publication of Results||14th April 2021|
(Please note that all plans are subject to change without warning and in the case of unforeseen circumstances.)
NATA 2021 Exam Schedule: The examination will be held in one session on the first test date and again on the second test date. In the event that the government creates a limit to the number of candidates who may participate in a single session due to social distancing norms arising from the pandemic Covid-19, a second examination session might be considered. Candidates must indicate their preferred city of review on the NATA portal www.nata.in using their respective login accounts.
NATA 2021 Admission to the first year of B.Arch. program: For the academic year 2021-2022, the eligibility for admission to the first year of a five-year B.Arch. the degree program will be determined by the Central Government's CoA (Minimum Standards of Architectural Education) Regulations, 2020, or as amended. In terms of Legislation, 2020, the following is the new eligibility:
NATA 2021 Reservations in various categories: Reservations and relaxations in qualifying marks for reserved categories for the purpose of admission are at the discretion of the Admission/ Counselling Authority and are not protected by this test.
|Description of Field||Value||Remarks|
|A. Personal Data – as entered in Class 12 or equivalent test|
|1||Candidate’s Full Name||Enter name||Maximum of 46 characters; do not use prefixes such as Sri, Mr, Ms, Dr, Late, etc. based on school records.|
|2||Father’s Name||Enter name||Maximum of 46 characters; do not use prefixes such as Sri, Mr, Ms, Dr, Late, etc. based on school records.|
|3||Mother’s Name||Enter name||Maximum of 46 characters; do not use prefixes such as Sri, Mr, Ms, Dr, Late, etc. based on school records.|
|4||Date of Birth||DD/MM/YYYY||As shown on the High/Secondary School Graduation Certificate|
|5||Gender||---Select---||Transgender (T) / Male (M) / Female (F)|
|6||Category||---Select---||General / SC / ST / OBC-NCL|
|7||Person with disability||YES/NO||If necessary, the default value of NO can be changed to YES.|
|8||Type of disability||---Select---||Others / Visual acuity / One-eyed vision / Physically impaired|
|9||Place of Residence||---Select---||Rural / Urban / Sub Urban|
|10||Nationality||---Select---||Indian / OCI / PIO / Foreign|
|11 (a)||ID Document Type||---Select---||Aadhaar Number / Voter Card / Pan Card / Aadhar Card / Driving License / School ID (to be uploaded)|
|11 (b)||ID Number||--- Enter ---||As needed, include the ID number.|
|B. Examining Center Selection|
|12||Choice of city of Examination||-- 1st Choice--||Three cities must be chosen from the entire list of examination cities across the country|
|-- 2nd Choice--|
|-- 3rd Choice--|
|C. Choice of First Test & Second Test|
|Choice of Examination||First Test||Candidates may take either the first or second examination, or both, depending on their preference. The applicants of the first test are not required to take the second test. Candidates who wish to take one of the exams will do so by filling out the required questionnaire.|
|D. Education details (Class X or equivalent)|
|13||Education Qualification||--- Fixed ---||Class 10th or equivalent|
|14||Pass Status||--- Fixed ---||Passed|
|15||Course/Stream name||--- Fixed ---||High School|
|16||Board||---Select---||Select from drop-down list|
|17||Year of passing||---Select---||Select from drop-down list|
|18||Obtained Marks (Subject-wise)||Enter value||Mandatory|
|19||Total Marks||Enter value||Mandatory|
|20||% Marks||-----||Auto calculate|
|21||Roll No/Enroll No||Enter value||Enter the right roll number from the Class X documents.|
|22||Institute Name and address||100 character||In Class X, write the name and address of your school.|
|23||Pin Code||6 character||Pin code of school address|
|E. Education info - Post X|
|24||Education Qualification||--- Fixed ---||Class 12th or equivalent|
|25||Pass Status||---Select---||Passed / Appearing|
|26||Course/Stream name||---Select---||10+2 /10+3 Diploma|
|27||Board/University Name||---Select---||Choose from a drop-down menu.|
|28||Year of passing||---Select---||If the condition is met, choose from a drop-down menu.|
|29||Obtained Marks||Enter value||If the condition is met, enter the aggregate value.|
|30||Total Marks||Enter value||Conditional – if Passed|
|31||% Marks||---||Auto calculate – if Passed|
|32||Roll No/Enroll No||Enter value||Conditional – if Passed|
|33||Institute Name and address||100 character||In the Class 10+2/10+3 Diploma Examination, you must enter the name and address of your school of study.|
|34||Pin Code||6 character||Mandatory pin code for school address|
|F. Address for contact|
|35||Address of residence||50 characters||Please enter the complete address.|
|36||State of Domicile||---Select---||To be shown are all states and union territories.|
|37||District of Domicile||---Select---||Choose from the drop-down menu.|
|38||Pin Code||6 character||mandatory|
|39||Email Id||Enter valid id||Please enter a valid email address that will be used for correspondence.|
|40||Mobile no||Enter valid no||Please enter a valid email address that will be used for correspondence.|
|41||Landline no||Enter valid no||Optional|
|G. Secure application before final submission|
|42||Choose password||Enter as per password policy||1. The password should be between 8 and 13 characters long.|
|2. Password must contain at least one upper case, one lower case alphabet, one numeric value, and one special character such as!,@,#,$, percent,,&,*,-|
|3. The new password cannot be the same as any of the previous three.|
|43||Confirm password||Enter same as above||Must fit the above entry and be noted down for all future device entries.|
|44||Security question||---Select---||Choose from the choices in the drop-down menu.|
|45||Security answer||Enter response||Please enter the appropriate value and write it down – this can be used to recover a forgotten password in the future.|
|Before submitting the document, it must be reviewed. An Application Number is produced once the application is submitted. It should be written down, along with the password and security query, as these are all necessary for subsequent logins to upload images and pay fees. Please note that the system will not authorize any applicant with the same name, father name, mother name, or date of birth to submit a duplicate form. Candidates who wish to make any adjustments to the information given in their application can do so through a correction window that will be open only for the duration of the specified period. If a nominee offers false details, his or her candidature may be cancelled, and the NATA- 2021score may be considered void.|
NATA 2021 Procedure for Filing an Application: The first NATA 2021 test will take place on April 10, 2021, and the second NATA 2021 test will take place on June 12, 2021. After the results of the first test are announced, the registration window for the second test will open for 14 days. The application must be completed ONLINE at the NATA website, www.nata.in. Candidates must go to the portal and CLICK the ONLINE APPLICATION NATA– 2021 connection, after which they will be guided to the application form. Filling out PERSONAL DETAILS, DOCUMENT UPLOADING, and FEE PAYMENT are the three stages of the application process.
NATA 2021 Form of application: Fields will be filled in a participatory manner. Please note that for each application, the applicant's name, father's name, mother's name, postal address, and date of birth must all be unique. When a candidate submits his or her PERSONAL Information, the system will ask him or her to enter his or her email address, which will be used as the user name. Following that, the applicant would be allowed to join the scheme for a variety of reasons, as detailed below:
Uploading of pictures: The following photos must be submitted by all candidates:
NATA 2021 Details on the application fee:
Multiple-choice questions (MCQ), Multiple Select Questions (MSQ), Preferential Choice questions (PCQ), and Numerical Response questions (NAQ) may be used in the aptitude exam. The questions will be worth one, two, or three points, and you will have 180 minutes to answer all 125 questions. The English language will be used to administer the aptitude test. Any or more of the following methods will be used to determine the candidate's ability:
Basic concepts in mathematics, physics, and geometry, language and interpretation, elements and principles of architecture, aesthetic awareness, color theory, lateral thinking and logical reasoning, visual perception and comprehension, graphics and imagery, building anatomy and architectural terminology, and basic techniques of building construction could all be tested.
NATA 2021 Card admission issue:
NATA 2021 Choosing an Examination Center: Candidates who have chosen to take the NATA 2021 exam at a test center will be assigned to one of the testing centers. The Candidate's preferences will be used to determine where the test will be held.
NATA 2021 Results Declaration: Laws for Examining/Reviewing Response Papers: The response key to the NATA 2021 test paper questions will be available in the public domain after the review. The answers to MCQ, MSQ, PAQ, and NAQ style questions, as well as their weighting as decided by the Council, shall be considered final. Any applicant desiring post-publication scrutiny and/or analysis of the response paper for a single test may do so for Rs 3000/- (Rupees Three Thousand Only). For this procedure, the candidate must fill out an online form and pay online within three days of receiving the results. Further questions would not be entertained.
Format of the result: Before the results are announced, the results will be available on the website www.nata.in, and will be announced in different electronic/printing media. The following information will be shown on the result sheet:
NATA- 2021 Ranking Validity:
The NATA-2021 score is only valid for admission to the academic year 2021-2022.
1. Applicants must follow the following timetable:
NOTE: Candidates will not be allowed to enter the examination hall after 10.15 p.m., and no extra time will be provided. Before 1.00 p.m., no one is allowed to leave the examination center.
2. Candidates must bring the following items with them:
3. To obtain entry to the Examination Hall, candidates must present their Admit Card (NATA-2021) upon request. The Center-in-Charge will not allow an applicant who does not have a printout of the downloaded admit card and a valid photo ID to enter the Examination Hall.
4. Before the applicant is assigned a seat for the interview, a photograph of the candidate will be taken at the Centre. When the process is completed, the applicant will be assigned a seat at random.
5. Candidates who are found within the examination hall with any printed or written textual content, bits of paper, or any other material other than those specified under SL.No.-2 will be disqualified from taking the exam.
6. Cell phones, Bluetooth devices, calculators, slide rules, log tables, and electronic watches with calculator functions are not permitted in the exam room. Possession of such things during the examinations may result in the candidate's candidature being revoked.
7. Candidates will be given paper to use for any rough work.
8. Unless the Centre-in-Charge gives special permission, no applicant may leave his or her seat or the Examination Hall before the examination is completed.
9. During the examination, candidates must remain silent. In the examination hall, any conversation, gesticulation, or disruption would be considered misconduct. If an applicant is found to have used unjust means, his or her candidature will be canceled, and he or she will be barred from taking examinations for a period of time determined by the Council of Architecture, depending on the extent of the offense.
10. Candidates must follow the government's advisories, recommendations, and precautions for Pandemic Covid-19 containment. Furthermore, candidates must follow the NATA 2021 Guidelines provided by the Council of Architecture.
|Andaman and Nicobar||Guntur||Maharashtra||Ahmednagar|
|Purnea||Navi Mumbai – Nerul|
|Jammu and Kashmir||Jammu||Bikaner|
|Jharkhand||Bokaro Steel City||Jodhpur|