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NAT Entrance Examination
National Aptitude Test ( NAT ) is a Common Entrance – cum – Aptitude Test administered under the aegis of Society for Research & Development in Education ( SRDE ), Delhi.
The test is conducted for students for both at the Under Graduate ( NAT – UG ) and the Post Graduate ( NAT – PG ) level for gaining admission into various Management and Allied programs at the UG and PG levels.
National Aptitude Test
NAT is a Common Entrance Test for students at the Under Graduate ( NAT – UG ) and the Post Graduate ( NAT – PG ) levels for fulfilling Entrance Test requirements of different Universities & Higher Education Institutions on a common platform and thereby enabling candidates to access admission option to various Professional, Vocational, Management and Allied Programs like BBA, BCA etc. at the Under Graduate and MBA, MCA etc. at the Post Graduate levels.
Candidates who have completed their 10 + 2 examination with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics or 10+ 3 Diploma with Mathematics as subject of study can appear for NATA 2021. Candidates appearing for 10+2 examination with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics as subjects of study or 10+3 Diploma with Mathematics in the current year may also provisionally appear for NATA-2021. Candidates may note that NATA 2021 is the qualifier for admission to B.Arch. program offered by Universities/ Institutions in the country, subject to the fulfillment of eligibility criteria as prescribed by the Council.
Admission to First year of B.Arch. Program
In view of the threat of Pandemic Covid-19, the Council with the approval of the Central Government, has relaxed the eligibility for admission to 1st year of 5-year B.Arch. Degree Course as prescribed under Regulation 4(1) of the Council of Architecture (Minimum Standards of Architectural Education) Regulations 2020, for the academic session 2021-2022 and the same shall be as under:
“No candidate shall be admitted to architecture course unless she/ he has passed an examination at the end of the 10+2 scheme of examination with Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics subjects or passed 10+3 Diploma Examination with Mathematics as compulsory subject.”
Candidates may note that no direct lateral admission is allowed at any year/semester/stage of B.Arch.course based on any qualification.
Reservations under different categories
Reservation as well as relaxation in qualifying marks for the reserved category for the purpose of admission is a prerogative of the Admission/ Counselling Authority and does not fall under the purview of this examination.
Schedule of Examination
Examination shall be conducted in one session on the date of the first test and on the second date of the test. Second session for examination may be considered in the event of any restrictions imposed by the Government on the number of candidates appearing in a single session due to social distancing norms owing to pandemic Covid-19. The session during which the candidate will take the test will be allotted by the Council and Centre allotment will be done on the basis of choice provided by the candidate in the application form for
preferred city for taking examination. The candidates need to indicate their preference for city of examination at their respective login accounts at NATA portal www.nata.in.
First NATA Examination : 10/04/2021 (Saturday)
Second NATA Examination : 12/06/2021 (Saturday)
Outline of Aptitude Test
The aptitude test will comprise of questions that could be of the Multiple-Choice type (MCQ), Multiple Select type (MSQ), Preferential Choice type (PCQ) and Numerical Answer type (NAQ).The questions will carry either 1 mark,2 marks or 3 marks and 125 questions have to be answered in 180 minutes.The medium of Aptitude test will be the English language.
The aptitude of the candidate will be assessed using some or all of the following techniques:
• Diagrammatic Reasoning – Tests the ability of logical reasoning, using diagrams and scenarios
• Numerical Reasoning – Tests mathematical ability through simple problems
• Verbal Reasoning – Assesses the ability to assess verbal logic.
• Inductive Reasoning – Tests the ability to see patterns and analyse given data
• Situational Judgment – Tests problem-solving ability.
• Logical Reasoning – Tests ability to recognise patterns, sequences or relationships between shapes and
• Abstract Reasoning – Will assess general knowledge, and ability to utilise knowledge in new situations
Questions could be asked in various topics that assess candidates on basic concepts in mathematics, physics and geometry, language and interpretation, elements and principles of design, aesthetic sensitivity, colour theory, lateral thinking and logical reasoning, visual perception and cognition, graphics and imagery, building anatomy and architectural vocabulary, basic techniques of building construction and knowledge of material, general knowledge and current affairs, etc. and are may not be limited to those outlined.
Application Form Submission 16 Dec 2020 to 16 Jan 2021.