National Aptitude Test in Architecture - 2016 
National Aptitude Test in Architecture NATA 2016 Notification and Dates have been announced. National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) is conducted by the Council of Architecture (COA) for admission to first year of 5-year Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch) Degree course at all recognized institutions all over the country.
NATA 2016 Exam Dates
Last Date of Receipt of filled in Applications 21st January 2016
NATA 2016 Examination Starts Date 01st April 2016
Test centers are being activated till 30th April 2016
Last Date of Exam 20th August 2016
Last Date for Registration 18th August 2016
NATA 2016 Eligibility Criteria
Any person having passed SSC (Std. X) or equivalent examination and above can appear for NATA. However, only candidates who have qualified an aptitude test in Architecture and have secured 50% marks in 10+2 or equivalent examination with Mathematics as one of the subjects shall be eligible for admission to B.Arch Course. No direct lateral admission is allowed at any year/stage of B.Arch course based on any qualification
NATA score shall be valid for a period of two years from the year in which one appeared
NATA 2016 Exam Schedule
NATA Test shall be conducted from 01st April 2016 to 28th May 2016 and from 06th June 2016 to 20th August 2016 and can be given during this period as per the pre-decided schedule of the designated Test Centers
Appointments are scheduled on a first-come, first-serve basis
NATA 2016 Exam Pattern
The Test is in two parts. A paper based drawing test and computer based online aesthetic sensitivity test
The test measures aptitude of the candidate through two sections - a paper based section for drawing and computer based section for aesthetic sensititvity
i)Drawing Test
ii)Aesthetic Sensitivity Test
NATA Test Centres
NATA test is conducted at various CoA approved architectural institutions in the country. However, test centre keeps on changing thereby making it mandatory to confirm from its official website
How to Apply
NATA 2016 Registration form can filled and submitted online from this website by payment of NATA fees of Rs 1250.00 (+ Processing Charges) using Netbanking/Credit Cards/ICICI Isure Bank Challan
Download the Prefilled Registration form and procure the necessary registration documents
Select a Test Center/Region (from the website at a location convenient to the candidate. Approach the Test center for Appointment for NATA Exam
For any other questions, please register at NATA website ( and get into "Forum" section. You can post our queries here. Please search before you post the query. It may be already raised by some other candidate and already answered
Council of Architecture, New Delhi
National Institute of Advanced Studies in Architecture-CDSA,
Survey No: 58 & 49/4, Bavdhan Khurd,
Paud Road (Before Ambrosia Resort; Off Chandni Chowk),
Telephone No: 020-6573-1088,