Important Dates for NATA 2019

Start Date End Date Remark
Application Form Date 18-Jan-2019 17-Apr-2019 Application Coming Up
Examination Date 29-Apr-2019 N/A
Result Date 04-Jun-2019 N/A

National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) 2018

Council of Architecture organizes NATA (National Aptitude Test in Architecture) every year for admission to B.Arch courses in top architecture schools in the country. 5-year program of B.Arch. (Bachelor of Architecture) is provided via this exam.

NATA Application form has been published on the official website. Aspirants can apply online till March 2, 2018. The basic eligibility is that Aspirant should be class 12th pass or equivalent or should hold Diploma/International Baccalaureate Diploma.

NATA 2018 will be organized by Council of Architecture (CoA) on April 29, 2018. The Aspirants will be assessed on their drawing, observation and sensitivity skills. Unlike previous years, NATA 2018 will be organized in online mode i.e. Computer based test.

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  • The exam consists of two papers. While paper one deals with the Mathematics and general aptitude portion, paper two shall be concerned to draw.
  • The syllabus includes Mathematics, General Aptitude, and Drawing Test.
  • Aspirants who have passed their 10+2 examination, are allowed to take admission via NATA.
  • Aspirants can fill NATA Application Form 2018 till March 2, 2018.
  • The registration fee is INR 1800 for general and INR 1500 for SC/ST Aspirants.
  • Aspirants can download their NATA Hall Ticket from April 2, 2018 through online mode.
  • NATA 2018 Result will be declared tentatively on June 1, 2018.
  • NATA 2018 Mock Test is now available for practice

The score of NATA stays valid for the duration of two years from the year in which one appeared. This year’s NATA exam is scheduled to take place in April 2018. Different government and private colleges enroll students on the basis of NATA score. For those preparing themselves for NATA 2018, we have compiled all the relevant information concerned to the exam.

Exam Highlights of NATA 2018 

Exam Highlights
Exam NameNational Aptitude Test in Architecture
Organizing BodyCouncil of Architecture
Exam TypeNational Level
Period of Exam90 minutes each for Paper A & Paper B
Exam DateApril 29, 2018 (10:30 AM to 01:30 PM)
Eligibility Criteria50% marks in Qualifying Exam
Must have Mathematics as a primary subject
Method of ApplicationOnline
Score Validity2 years from the year appeared
E-mail ID[email protected]

Exam Dates of NATA 2018 

Listed below are the tentative date regarding NATA 2018. Aspirants must note that the data given below is to give an idea about the schedule of the exam. Actual dates for all the events pertaining to the exam shall be available soon.

Start of Online RegistrationJanuary 18, 2018
Last Date of Online RegistrationMarch 2, 2018
Fee Payment Last DateMarch 2, 2018 
Availability of Hall TicketApril 2, 2018
Date of ExamApril 29, 2018 
(10:30 AM to 01:30 PM)
Declaration of ResultSecond week of June 2018 

Eligibility Criteria for NATA 2018

  • Students, who have completed SSC exam and hold an International Baccalaureate diploma passed or are appearing, are also applicable to apply.
  • Aspirants with 10+3 (diploma) with the aggregate of 50% marks scored are also applicable to apply.
  • Aspirants should have completed SSC or equivalent exam in order to be applicable for NATA 2018.
  • Aspirants who have completed class 12th or equivalent exam with minimum 50% marks in aggregate are applicable to take admission in B. Arch courses. All such aspirants must have Mathematics as a primary subject.
  • There are not any lateral admission criteria for admission in any stage/year of B.Arch course.
  • There is no at least age limit for appearing in NATA 2018 if the aspirant satisfies above criteria.

Note: that the eligibility criteria for special category students (SC / ST / OBC) remain unchanged and is same as mentioned above.

Application Form for NATA 2018 

The registration procedure for NATA 2018 shall commence from the month of January next year. The form can be filled online. In order to apply successfully to appear for NATA 2018, an aspirant must fulfill all the formalities as mentioned below:

  • Registration for NATA 2018: The aspirant has to register themselves online. The registration can be done on the official website of NATA:

For Registration procedure, aspirants have to enter his/her email ID and create a Password. Aspirants would receive an email on the offered address of confirmation for registration.

  • NATA Application Form 2018: Using the login credentials received in the email while registration procedure. NATA 2018 application form is to be filled via online method only.

Once the application form is available to be filled, aspirants need to fill all the details mentioned in the form.

  • Uploading of Scanned Images: Completion of filing of application form is assisted by the uploading of essentials. Aspirants have to upload their scanned photograph, Signature and Thumb Impression. The images for each of the above essentials should be in the .jpeg/.jpg pattern. Other necessary details concerned with the uploading are:
  • The signature and thumb impression should be between 1 to 30kb (3.5 cm X 1.5 cm)
  • The scanned photograph must be less between 4 to 100kb (3.5 cm X 4.5 cm).

Aspirants should then click on save and proceed to make payment.

  • Fee Payment: Aspirants will be taken to the payment portal once they click on “purchase form button”. NATA Application Fee is INR 1250/- for all aspirants. Aspirants who opt for Dubai as the exam center have to pay extra INR 7000/-.

Aspirants can choose to pay the application fees either through online or offline method.

Online method: ICICI Integrated Payment Gateway with the help of Debit Card/Credit Card/Net Banking.

Offline method: By paying via e-challan at any pan India discipline of ICICI bank.

All these methods of payments incur extra transaction charges. Details of which can be established below:

  • Domestic Debit Card: 0.75% of the NATA Fees plus service tax as eligible
  • Collection via PAN India ICICI Disciplines in cash (via challan): Rs.30
  • Domestic Credit Card: 1.25% of the NATA Fee plus service tax as eligible
  • Domestic Multiple Bank Net Banking Payment Gateway: Rs.15 per transaction
  • Confirmation Page Download: Once the transaction for the NATA 2018 is clear, the aspirant can download the prefilled registration form. The downloaded confirmation page has to be printed out. The print out is to be taken to the nearest activated centres as prescribed by NATA. This centre will then offer a recruitment voucher to the aspirant for the examination based upon the availability and the schedule at the NATA test centre.

For the convenience of participants, NATA offers the opportunity to accurate the application form for the exam. For NATA 2018, this date shall be somewhere in the third week of February 2018. After the last date of submission of application form expires, candidates are left with 6-day window to make the accusations. The information can be accurate at the time of NATA Registration Procedure as well.

Hall Ticket for NATA 2018

Aspirants whose application form has been accepted successfully will be allotted with the hall ticket. The hall ticket will have to be produced at the examination center during the examination. Aspirants will find all the relevant information regarding the exam, such as exam centre, timing, instruction etc. written on the hall ticket.

Admit card for the exam can be downloaded online from the official website. For NATA 2018, hall ticket will be made available in April 2, 2018. Admit card can be downloaded by following steps:

  • Enter the need information/credentials: NATA 2018 registration number and submit it.
  • Click on NATA 2018 Hall Ticket link.
  • Visit the NATA official website:

Download the Hall Ticket of NATA 2018.

Exam of NATA 2018 

NATA 2018 exam will be organized offline and shall be pen and paper-based. It includes three sections: Mathematics, General Aptitude and Drawing. The examination is held in two papers. One paper contains questions concerned with General Aptitude and Mathematics. Drawing is part of another paper.

Both the papers are organized on the same day. Each paper is issued the time of 90 minutes to be finished.

In Paper A, which shall ask questions from Mathematics and General Aptitude, each question is worth two marks. There will be the total of 60 questions in Paper A. It should be noted that there is no negative marking on questions paper.

Paper B will be of total marks of 80. There will be 2 questions of 40 marks each. It is compulsory for an aspirant to attempt both the questions. The paper has to be submitted within 90 minutes of the start of the exam.

NATA HighlightsPaper A- General Aptitude & MathematicsPaper B- NATA Drawings
Exam MethodOffline i.e. pen- paper basedOffline i.e. pen- paper based
Time Period90 minutes90 minutes
No. of QuestionsGeneral Aptitude- 30 Questions & Mathematics- 30 Questions2 Questions 
Marks2 marks each40 marks each
Total120 marks80 marks

Time period of NATA Exam: 180 minutes

Total No. of Questions in NATA Exam: 62 Questions

Total Marks: 200 marks

Syllabus for NATA 2018

  • Mathematics:

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:

Analytical Reasoning, Architectural awareness (General Knowledge question about architecture, popular, building etc.), Identifying commonly used material and objects based on their texture, visualizing three dimensional objects via two dimensional drawing, visualizing various sides of three dimensional objects, mental ability, Imaginative comprehension and expression, verbal reasoning, mental ability (visual, numerical and verbal), general awareness of national/international architects and popular architectural creations.

  • Drawing Test:

Understanding scale and proportion of objects, geometric composition, shape, building forms and elements, aesthetics, colour texture, harmony and contrast, conceptualization and visualization via structuring objects in memory,  drawing of formats – 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 the plan, elevation, and 3D views of objects. Perspective drawing, sketching of urbanscape and landscape common day-to-day life objects like furniture, equipment etc., from memory.

Result of NATA 2018 

The result for NATA 2018 will be announced in the Second week of June 2018. The validity of score obtained in NATA is 2 years from the year of the exam taken by the aspirant. Students can download the scorecard for NATA 2018 when it is available online. The result will be made available on the official website of NATA.

Aspirants who wish to see their scorecard must follow the below-mentioned steps:

  • Visit the official website of NATA:
  • Login with the credentials: Aspirant ID and Password
  • Click on “Download scorecard for NATA 2018”
  • Enter the captcha offered

Download the NATA 2018 scorecard.

Counseling Procedure of NATA 2018 

Aspirants who seek admission to the 5 years B. Arch course in various Universities and institutions across India have to appear for NATA Counseling for final admission. The aspirants have to register and fill the choice of seats for participating in NATA 2018 Counseling Procedure. After choice filling, aspirants obligatory to appear for document verification procedure with following documents:

  • Birth certificate
  • Class 12th Mark Sheets
  • NATA Score Card
  • Reservation certificate
  • Class 10th Mark Sheet

Admissions to different institutions via NATA 2018

NATA 2018 is the centralized aptitude test for admission to undergraduate architecture course. Arch courses. Any AICTE recognised institute must obtain approval of CoA (Council of Architecture) for providing admission to B.

The aspirant should obtain a valid score in both: qualifying exam and NATA 2018. The total score of the aspirant will be evaluated by taking 50% marks from the State Board/ any other equivalent examination with Mathematics as one subject and 50% marks obtained in the NATA 2018.

The aspirant must contact the institutes individually for admissions if there is no separate entrance examination apart from NATA 2018.

The NATA 2018 Score Card is considered valid only when the aspirant has secured an at least 25% marks in MCQ portion (30 out of 120) & 25% marks in Drawing portion (20 out of 80) in the exam.

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