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NATA 2018 Entrance Exam

National Aptitude Test in Architecture ( NATA ) invites admission Application for B. Arch programs for the academic session 2018 – 2019.

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 2018 for admission to B.Arch. in the academic session 2018 – 2019, 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 2018 Eligibility

There is NO lower age limit to apply for NATA 2018

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 2018 has been waived. However, the candidate has to comply with any age constraints that may be specified by respective counselling / admission authority.

NATA 2018 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 MCQ answer sheet ( OMR ) for Part – A will be withdrawn after 90 minutes.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.

SubjectDistribution of MarksTotal Marks
Part A ( FIRST 90 minutes )
Mathematics ( 20 Questions )20 x 240
General Aptitude ( 40 Questions )40 x 280
Part B ( LAST 90 minute )
Drawing ( 2 Questions )2 x 4080

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 obs

ervation 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 – 2018. 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.