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NATA 2017 Entrance Exam

National Aptitude Test in Architecture ( NATA ) invites admission Application for B. Arch programs for the academic session 2017 – 2018. 

What is NATA?

In order to further strengthen the conduct of the test and to attract more number of bright aspirants into studying Architecture, COA has decided to conduct NATA 2017 for admission to B.Arch. in the academic session 2017 – 2018, as a one-day paper based examination all over the country. This would surely be a step towards producing competent architects to serve the society and to build the nation in coming decades, especially in view of the Govt. of India mission of Smart Cities.

NATA 2017 Eligibility

There is NO lower age limit to apply for NATA 2017.

Candidates may come from the following backgrounds:

  • 10+2 or equivalent passed/appearing with Mathematics as one of the subjects of examination;
  • 10+3 Diploma (any stream) passed/appearing recognized by Central/State Govts with Mathematics as one of the subjects of examination;
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma passed/appearing, after 10 years of Schooling with Mathematics as compulsory subject of examination.

Note : The lower age limit for appearing in NATA 2017 has been waived. However, the candidate has to comply with any age constraints that may be specified by respective counselling / admission authority.

NATA 2017 Exam Pattern

All the booklets will be served at the beginning in one folder. MCQ answer sheet ( OMR ) for Part – A will be withdrawn after 90 minutes. It is to be noted carefully that the candidates must fill in as well as bubble in ALL the relevant information including the “Question Booklet No” at the indicated places on OMR Answer Sheet, Drawing Sheets and Attendance Sheet during examination.

Questions and all instructions will be available only in English medium.

 Subject  Distribution of Marks  Total Marks
Mathematics ( 20 Qs ) 20 x 2 40
General Aptitude ( 40 Qs ) 40 x 2 80
Drawing ( 2 Qs ) 2 x 40 80
 Total 200

Drawing Test :

Candidate has to attempt two questions within 90 minutes. 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 colours in given composition;
  • Understanding of scale and proportions;
  • Drawing from memory through pencil sketch on themes from day to day experiences.

The Answer to each question in the ‘drawing’ paper will be examined by more than one examiner independently and the marks are to be averaged. The primary emphasis in scoring the drawing section is on the candidate’s drawing, imagination and observation skills. The candidate’s sense of proportion and perspective are also evaluated together with sense for colour and composition.

Tie breaking rules for overall score :

Unified merit list of candidates will be published in NATA – 2017. During merit listing, all candidates would get unique rank. Therefore, if more than one candidate gets the same overall marks, tie breaking logic would be applied in the following order:

  • More overall marks obtained in Mathematics test component
  • Less wrong answers in attempted ones of Mathematics test component
  • More overall marks in problems of Aptitude test component
  • Less wrong answers in attempted ones of aptitude test component
  • Earlier date of birth

NATA 2017 Schedule of  Examination

Date & Time of Examination Subject and Marks of Examination
16th April, 2017
( Sunday )
11.00 a.m. to 2.00 p.m.
( Grand Total of 200 marks )
Part-A ( FIRST 90 minutes )        TOTAL 120 Marks
Mathematics ( MCQ )              20X2 = 40 Marks ( OMR BASED )
General Aptitude (MCQ )         40X2 = 80 Marks ( OMR BASED )
Part-B ( LAST 90 minutes )                  TOTAL 80 Marks
Drawings ( TWO SETS ) in A4 Size paper 2X 40 = 80 Marks

93 thoughts on “National Aptitude Test in Architecture – NATA 2017

  1. I AM SUBMIT MY FORM BUT I HAVE DONT KNWO MY EXAME DATE I AM DO NOT CHOOSE MY EXAME DATE I AM VERY CONFUSED PLEASE HEIPME AND SUGGEST ANY ONE

  2. i would request the authorities to reduce the minimum score to 70 from 80 which will enable the students to enter into the institution.

  3. i have completed my 10th in 2016 with 9.6/10.now i am 11th std can i write any other exams in 11th std..

  4. dear sir my nata score is 108 but i dint attached my nata score with cet what i do to get a gourment seat please help me sir

  5. Sir,As per schedule my NATA exam was 16/05/2016,but due to the state Election in Kerala,it was changed and I did’nt know the same in time.Hence kindly allot me an exam date possibly in Thrissur District – Kerala on or before 25/05/2016.
    Earlier exam center -THEJUS Engg College -Thrissur ready to accept me, if you are giving a chance to attend this exam.

  6. I want to get admission in NEHU for B.Arch. so what do i have to do and how to get admission please suggest me as i have no idea.

  7. is there any such rule in repeating exam that if once we have given the exam and want to repeat …the repeating exam should be given in that same phase…can we give repeating exam in another phase within same year????…. please help …..

  8. Hi sir,
    My sister has written the 10th exam this yr (cbse) and she is waiting for the result.I wanted to know if she can attempt the exam this yr after her result has come.

  9. I want to change my nata exam date,I have registered it for 8th July,which is too late please help ,how can I change date ? I would like to write the same in between 10th of May and 18th of May 2016 .help me please

  10. I want to change my nata exam date,I have registered for 8th July,which is too late please help ,how can I change ?

  11. Sir maine nata ka form bhar diya hai lekin mujhe uski exam date pta nhi chali hai to wo kaise pta lagegi??

  12. Respected sir/mam , I want to know that how much marks of PCM group required for to take addmition in architecture ..

  13. Sir, i had got june 6 2016 as my nata exam date. But the KEAM authorities declared june 5 2016 as their last date to send nata score to their offices as for coming under their ranklist. So I f I would write exam on this date, I wouldn’t get a rank on ketala architecture exam. It will adversly affect my future and my dreams. Also on the time of registration I am unaware about senting my signature with the application .So what can i do to include my signature on the application form.so i am kindly requesting you to help me to overcome these problems & to become a good architecture. I am keenly waiting for your reply as soon as possible

  14. can i write nata im doing my +1 now and i completed my 10th at cbse i m out with 8.6 over all out of 10 so am i eligible to write NATA

  15. after 12th passout i have changed my name legally so when applying NATA 2016 form should i fill the form with the name which is in 12th and 10th certificate or i can fill with the Changed/new name??

  16. Now i have completed my 10 std and i got 84.60per in SSC board exam now i am in 11 std in science stream.I want to give NATA exam but also CET exam and I am confused to give CET exam so what should I do…. I am confused

  17. Dear Sir, By mistake I lost my Nata Entrance test roll number paper and I am in Final year of architecture..I need to submit the university fees and for that i am required to submit also that roll number and obtained marks..Please tell me that how i can retrieve my roll number? My 10th Class roll number is 6358556.. Please provide me solution for this.

  18. HI SIR …I HAVE APPLIED FOR NATA THIS YEAR BUT WONT BE ABLE TO APPEAR THIS YEAR…SO WHEN I reappear NEXT YEAR …WILL THEY TAKE THE AVERAGE OF THIS YEAR ALSO I.E WILL I GET HALF OF THE MARKS OF WILL THEY ONLY CONSIDER NEXT YEAR MARKS?????

  19. Sir,I got 79 in NATA 2015 & 61.5% in CHSE ,can i be elligible to take admission in B.Arc.

  20. Dear Sir, I want to give nate Exam but i dont have intermediate so is there any possiblity to write NATA EXAM is there any test to qualify for NATA? Please suggest?

  21. sir, the 2015 rachetecture rank list was published , but my nata exam date is 2015,july 1st

  22. Sir,I got 65.8% in CBSE board and 130 in nata 2015.will I get admission in sir JJ college of architecture in Mumbai. Please reply me fast.I belong to sc category.

  23. HELLO,
    I have scored 50 marks in NATA exam last year 2014. I am going to write NATA exam this time. weather they will took last year marks and this time marks will combine and avarage mark they will give ? plz ans my question.

  24. I scored 65% in nata exam I can get nice college in newpanvel?? Ans my question plzzzzz

  25. i just passed up 12th now n want to opt architecture as my future subject n i was not knowing about NATA exam.Can i get a good architecture college in mumbai without the NATA exam???pls revert soon.asap

  26. i hav scored 47% in my 10th Std with maths of 68 marks out of 100.
    am i eligible to take nata exam

  27. i have not recived message or mail regarding my exam..i have applied duly for nata,kindly pls reply wat to do?

  28. I am not getting NATA .2015 FORM kindly inform as well as guide us to get the form.It is not available in the site.

  29. NATIONAL APTITUDE TEST IN ARCHITECTURE (NATA) IS VERY EASY TEST FOR THE STUDENTS HOW PREPARED WELL……. IT was VERY Difficult for the STUDENTS HOW ARE NOT PREPARED WELL….

  30. Respected sir,
    I fill nata Exam form date.21.03.2014 on 19.11 pm please reply me any message for exame.

  31. I have just applied for nata entrance exam for architcture & Fees Rs.1100/- on dated 21.03.2014 at time 19.11 pm but i cant recived any message for exam date, so reply any type of message and process this exam date urgent.

  32. I hv jus applied for nata n i gt 91 bt m diploma studnt n dnt gt my rrsult yet so wt can i do for my admisn n wen it vill b last day

  33. i wrote my NATA on 23rd of may.but i didnt get my result still..it has been 6 days since i completed my exam..i am willing to write a second attempt..please give me some chance…

  34. i m doing 3yrs(diploma in architecture).will i be appear for NATA entrance exam???is there any test centre in jammu

  35. I AM MOHANA VISHNU,I AM APPEARING FOR 12TH EXAM 2014,I AM SO INTRESTED IN STUDYING B.ARCH.SO I WANT TO JOIN IN IT,I CONSULT MR JP GANDHI,HE TOLD ME TO WRITE NATA EXAM.IN WHICH AREA QUESTION WILL BE ASKED FOR NATA?

  36. sir iam appearing for XII exam march 2014 ,iam interested and good in drawing ,iam yet to appear NATA exam will there be any clash between my board exam & nata exams ,also suggest me a good coaching centre at annanagar ,chennai

  37. i have collected all the details about nata but i am not yet sure about the coaching centers for the nata exam in trichy.so,would you please lend me the details about the coaching centers in trichy and the nata exam dates……i am yet to complete my 12th

  38. I had written nata exam last year and got 119 marks. I failed to enter my marks online in order to get in rank list. So iam using my same marks this year so what procedures should i follow ? kindly hopin for the answer.

  39. CBSE students have their board exams from Mar 1 to Mar 25th. How will they prepare and write the NATA exam in these days.

  40. When entrance exam registration start for 2014-2015,where we get application form arround Tirupur city in Tamilnadu state,

  41. my sister completed intermediate(2012-2013)with maths and she want to appear in NATA,but i don’t know the details of this NATA,how to apply and what is the syllabus and procedure.please help me…

  42. CAN I KNOW THE LAST DATE OF FILLING NATA (2013) APPLICATION FORM.AND I ALSO WANT TO KNOW WHERE THE APPLICATION FORM IS AVAILABLE AND WHERE WILL B THE EXAM CENTER. CAN U PLEASE GIVE DETAILS REGARDING MY QUESTIONS,AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

  43. i have checked it in the website but it is not yet generated ….please i want to know my score

  44. i have scored 59 marks in nata but out of 200 passing marks are 80.now i want to appear again for nata so how much marks should i need this time to get pass.will it be beneficial for me appearing for the 2nd time

  45. Is there only drg test or any other test is conducted in NATA exam?
    50% in 10+2 is aggregate or Only from theory sir?

  46. I HAVE NOT APPLY FOR ENTRANCE EXAM OF NATA 20 MARCH 2013 NOW HOW CAN I APPLY FOR 2013

  47. Hi,

    Yes we have centers in Tamilnadu for NATA 2013. As per now the centers are in Chennai,Villupuram,Karur,Erode,Coimbatore,Thanjavur,Tiruchirappalli,KANYAKUMARI,KRISHNAGIRI / HOSUR,ooty, The Nilgiris.

  48. I am a student a std XIIth with Maths and i want to appear in NATA but i don’t know the procedure after my XIIth Board for entrance exam of NATA.I got 9.2 in Xth Board and i also want to know about the syllabus.please Help me…

  49. i will be giving my ISC examimation in 2012.i am also sitting for my WBJEE 2012.when should I give my nata exam to be eligible to study architecture through WBJEE begining in the session 2012-2013?please reply.

  50. I AM A STUDENT OF 12TH STANDARD.WHAT WOULD BE THE BEST TO SIT FOR NATA EXAM?IS IT NECCESSARY TO APPEAR AND PASS NATA EXAM TO STUDY ARCHITECTURING IN IITS AND COLLEGES UNDER AIEEE OF THE UPCOMING SESSION? PLEASE REPLY.

  51. I WANT TO KNOW THE JOB PLACEMENTS DETAILS AND NATA EXAM SYLLABUS. I ALSO WANT TO KNOW THE COLLEGE DETAILS OF HOSTEL
    DETAILS

  52. I AM A INTER STUDYING STUDENT . I NEED MORE DETAILS FOR JOINING THE COURSE AND ABOUT THE EXAMINATION DATES AND PROCEDURE . I EXACTLY WANT TO KNOW WHAT ACTUALLY DEAL ABOUT
    ..

  53. i have already wrote nata on 21august2012.i got only 50 marks in that will they average my marks next year.iam dipoma in architecture

  54. i want to be an architecture. It’s my dream job. So what i have to do now to write the nata test? And also what rank in aieee will favour me for a good post? Now i am doing second year higher secondary. I have 90 percent total mark in previous exam and also 90 percent mark in mathematics. I have great confidents in my drawing as i did till from my younger age.

  55. i wrote nata on 21-08-2012.i got only 47 marks.so i want to write nata next year so please tell me my previous marks and my next year marks will be averaged or not.iam diploma in architecture.

  56. HI ,I am a student of 12th std Science.I want to appear for NATA but I am confused about when I have to appear for the exam.Before the board exams of 12th std or after the board exams?please do reply

  57. MY PCM SCORE IS 44% & IN MATHS I SCORE 33 MARKS,& OVER ALL IS 56% ,CAN I APPEAR FOR NATA EXAM

  58. i have passed hsc exam from commerce and i have got 53% and in mathematics ihave got 38 marks can i give nata exam.

  59. I am in Diploma Civil Engineering…

    My Question is can i apply for NATA for B.Arch n if yes, How can i ??

  60. sir /maam i didnt apperar for nata exam but i want to do architecture how can i get an admission

  61. hi,I am a student of 12th standard and had given AIEEE B arch apptitude test 2012.is it neccessary to appear in nata to get addmission in bachalour of architecture in barch . institutes ? and how to prepare for nata and what is nata syllabus? please do reply sir

  62. i am class xi student and just appeared for board cbse science exam and also aieee b arch exam. can i opt for NATA now or is it too late? please guide and if yes what is the procedure stepwise

  63. i have attended nata exam on apri 21 2012,and i have’nt got my results yet. please send my scorecard immediately

  64. Hi, I am currently doing a diploma in civil Engg at govt. Poly. Kolhapur. I was just wondering whether I am eligible to give NATA after completing my diploma.

  65. i already wrote nata in 2012 in hyderabad.i got 71 marks.i did not attend for counciling on that day.and again iam going to write nata in 2012 .tis time iam trying to get good marks.so pls give ur suggestions for nata.

  66. i would like to appear for nata entrance exam 2012 please give me the details about the exam

  67. sir can i sit for nata exam online and if not which is the nearest exam centre for nata. Can you provide me the institute that provide nata courses in delhi.

  68. i wish to study architecturing in mumbai .my exam will get over only at march 31. would my 10th board marks enough to apply for nata? where can i write nata from? should i be good in drawing? is there any need of special coaching for writing this test?

  69. Hi,

    10+2 or equivalent from a recognized Board/University with Mathematics as a subject of examination with the least 50% aggregate marks is to eligible foe NATA 2012.

  70. sir i wanted to ask this is it necessary to have good art skills to get admission in b.arch……..is there any drawing skill examination in the nata exam…………

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