NATA 2018
National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) 2018
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                          The National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) measures the aptitude of the applicant for specific field of study, i.e. Architecture. The test measures drawing and observation skills, sense of proportion, aesthetic sensitivity and critical thinking ability that have been acquired over a long period of time, and that are related to specific field of study, i.e. Architecture.
Important Dates
Activity Date
Availability of information in the public domain 3-Jan-18
Application form Start Date 18-Jan-18
Application form End Date 2-Mar-18
Availability of Admit Card 2-Apr-18
Date and Time of Examination 29-Apr-18   (Sunday) (10:30 AM to 01:30 PM)
Publication of Results 1-Jun-18
                         The eligibility criteria are mentioned below:

Age Criteria:

    • Age Limit: Candidate’s minimum age should be 17 years as on 31st July 2018.

Qualification Criteria:

 • Qualifying Exam: Candidates have to pass 10+2 or equivalent or 10+2 Diploma (any stream) or International Baccalaureate Diploma, after 10 years of Schooling.
• Subjects: Pass above examination with mathematics as one of the subjects.
• Minimum Marks: Secure at least 50% marks in the above qualifying examination.
• Appearing candidates can also apply.
• Lateral Entry: There is no process of lateral entry admission into B.Arch course.
NATA Exam Pattern
                       NATA 2018 exam will be conducted in the 3rd week of April 2018. The exam pattern is given here:
• Mode of Exam: The exam will be held through offline mode (pen paper based).
• Duration: The duration of the exam will be three hours.
• Type of Question: The question of Mathematics & General Aptitude will be multiple choice questions.
• No. of Questions: Total 60 questions will be asked in the examination.
• Total Marks: The question paper will be of 200 marks.
• Marking Scheme: For each correct answer, two marks will be awarded to the candidates in Mathematics & General Aptitude test.
• Negative Marking: No marks will be deducted for incorrect answer.
• Subjects: The question paper will comprise of three sections, i.e. Mathematics, Drawing & General Aptitude.
• Qualifying Marks: Secure minimum 25% marks in MCQ portion (30 out of 120) & 25% marks in Drawing portion (20 out of 80).s
NATA Registration 2018
• Candidates can register for the NATA 2018 through online mode.
• The NATA 2018 Registration will begin from the 1st week of January 2018.
• Candidates can register till the 1st week of February 2018.
• Candidates have to fill their personal details & upload documents at the time of online form filling.
• Candidates have to upload their scanned images, i.e., passport size photograph, left hand thumb impression & own signature in a given format.
• Keep the printout of the confirmation page generated after the fee payment for further process.
• There is no need to send the NATA application form through offline mode or by post.
• In case, candidates make any mistake in the application form, the correction window will be opened in the 3rd week of February 2018.
Registration Fee
• The registration fee is Rs. 1250 for all category candidates.
• Candidates can make payment through online or offline mode include debit card/credit card/net banking & e-Challan.
• Candidates, those opt for exam city in Dubai have to pay extra examination fee of INR 7000 prior to issuance of admit card.
NATA Syllabus
                        The NATA 2018 Syllabus will consist of three sections include Mathematics, Drawing & General Aptitude.


Algebra, Logarithms, Matrices, Trigonometry, Coordinate Geometry, 3-Dimensional Co-ordinate geometry, Theory of Calculus, Application of Calculus, Permutation and combination, Statistics  and Probability.

General Aptitude:

Interpretation of pictorial compositions, visualizing three dimensional objects from two dimensional drawing. Objects, textures related to architecture & built environment. Analytical reasoning, mental ability (visual, numerical and verbal), general awareness of national/international architects and famous architectural creations. Visualizing different sides of 3D objects. Mathematical  reasoning and sets & relations.

Drawing Test:

Understanding scale and proportion of objects, geometric composition, shape, building forms and elements, aesthetics, colour texture, harmony and contrast. Conceptualization and visualization through structuring objects in memory. Drawing of patterns – both geometrical and abstract. Form transformations in 2D and 3D like union, subtraction, rotation, surfaces and volumes. Creating 2D and 3D compositions using given shape and forms. Generating plan, elevation, and 3D views of objects. Perspective drawing, sketching of urban scape and landscape. Common day-to-day life objects like furniture, equipment etc., from memory.
NATA Admit Card 2018
                       Candidates can download their admit card from the 4th week of March 2018 through online mode. Whenever the admit card will be issued by the authority we will update it in our website. The NATA 2018 admit card will consist of candidates & exam details such as name of the candidate, roll number, date & time of exam, venue of the test center, etc. Candidates have to carry one of the photo ID proof along with the admit card/appointment voucher.
NATA Result 2018
                      NATA 2018 Result will be announced after a few weeks of the examination. Candidates will check their results through online mode from the website. The result will be declared in the 2nd week of June 2018. The result will be published in three formats: marks secure out of 200, merit list, percentile score. Keep the print copy of the result for admission procedure.
Admission Procedure
                      NATA Counselling will be organized by the participating Institutions Individually. No counselling will be conducted by the COA. After the result declaration, candidates can apply to get admission into B.Arch courses in various Institutions & university on the basis of the NATA Score card. The NATA Score Card will be valid only for the academic year 2018-2019.