National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) is conducted by the Council of Architecture (COA) for admission to first year of 5 year B.Arch Degree course at all recognized institutions all over the country. The test measures drawing and observation skills, sense of proportion, aesthetic sensitivity and critical thinking ability. Admission to all architecture colleges (including government, government-aided, private unaided, university department, deemed universities) in India is done on the basis of NATA score.
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.
Where to appear for NATA?
NATA is offered over major part of admission season at designated Test Centers located at colleges / schools of architecture in India. Updated list of Test centers is available at the website http://www.nata.in.
NATA Test Fee
NATA Fees are Rs.800, and are to be paid at the time of Registration and before collection of the appointment voucher from the Test Center. The test fees are to be paid by Demand draft drawn in favour of ‘Council of Architecture’, payable at New Delhi. The demand draft along with Pre-registration form and other supporting documents is to be submitted at the Test center at the time of Registration.
This is a two hour paper where candidate has to attempt two questions. One of the questions has two sub questions.
*Any student aspiring to do Architecture as an Undergraduate degree programme in India, should have the subjects Mathematics & English compulsively as Majors in their Plus Two / Diploma curriculum of their respective board syllabus.
*As per the Indian Parliament’s Architects’ Act of 1972, each aspirant should necessarily undertake the CoA (Council of Architecture) designated / approved Aptitude Test in Architecture & graduate in the same within the prescribed age limits, in order to apply for Architecture Admissions irrespective of whether it is a merit or a management seat in the country