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NATA 2018 Notification – eligibility, application, dates




NATA 2018 Notification - National Aptitude Test in Architecture


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.
Aspirants into studying Architecture, COA has decided to conduct NATA-2018 for admission to B.Arch. in the academic session 2018-19, as a one-day paper based exam all over the country


NATA 2018 National Aptitude Test in Architecture acronym as NATA is held for admission to first year 5 years Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch.) Degree Course for all Architectural Institutions of repute in the country that includes NITs, IITs Govt. Institutions, Government-aided Institutions, Universities, Deemed Universities
NATA 2018, for admission to UG Architecture Courses, will be held on 29th April 2018. Council of Architecture (CoA) will conduct the Exam, in 135 cities of India and in Dubai
The Application Form for National Aptitude Test in Architecture will be available from 16th Jan 2018 on the official website of the exam


Eligibility for NATA 2018

Candidates aspiring to appear for NATA must fulfil the following eligibility criteria

To Appear for NATA - The candidates should have either:

(a) 10+2 or equivalent passed/appearing;

(b) 10+3 Diploma (any stream) passed/appearing recognized by Central/State Govts;

(c) International Baccalaureate Diploma passed/appearing, after 10 years of Schooling

Qualifying in NATA-2018 does not constitute a right/guarantee in favour of the candidate for his/her admission to any architecture course unless he/she has fulfilled all the prescribed requirements as specified by respective counselling and admission authorities

Eligibility for B.Arch. Admission: The above is the criteria to appear for NATA 2018. Hoverer, to be eligible for admission, the candidates must:

i. Qualified a recognized aptitude test in Architecture (NATA or equivalent) in 2018

ii. Have gone through any of the following curriculum with marks as prescribed below:

(a) 10+2 or equivalent examof Central/State Govts. with 50% aggregate marks and with Mathematics as a compulsory subject of exam; or

(b) 10+3 Diploma (any stream) recognized by Central/State Govts. with 50% aggregate marks with Mathematics as a compulsory subject of exam; or

(c) International Baccalaureate Diploma passed/appearing, after 10 years of Schooling with 50% marks in aggregate and with Mathematics as compulsory subject of exam


Reservations under different categories

NATA-2018 is a qualifying examfor admission into the B. Arch degree program
Reservation is a prerogative of the admission/ counselling authority and does not fall under the purview of this exam


NATA Exam Schedule

Nata Test shall be conducted from 29th April 2018 (Sunday, 10.30 am to 01.30 pm); duration: First 90 minutes; total marks 120; Subjects - Mathematics (MCQ), General Aptitude (MCQ)


NATA Exam Pattern

All the booklets will be served at the begging in one folder. MCQ answer sheet (OMR) will be withdrawn after 90 minutes. It is to be noted carefully that the candidates must fill in as well as bubble in All the relevant information including the "Question Booklet No" at the indicate places on OMR Answer Sheet Drawing Sheets and Attendance Sheet during exam

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 sensitivity

Part A comprises of Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) to be answered online and Part B will be answered on A4 size drawing sheets

Syllabus for NATA-2018 is given in Appendix-I. Questions and all instructions will be available only in English medium

Drawing Test

This is a two-hour paper where candidate has to attempt three questions. The drawing aptitude is judged on the following aspects:

i. Ability to sketch a given object proportionately and rendering the same in visually appealing manner

ii. Visualizing and drawing the effects of light on the object and shadows cast on surroundings

iii. Sense of perspective drawing

iv. Combining and composing given three dimensional elements to form a building or structural form

v. Creating interesting two dimensional composition using given shapes and forms

vi. Creating visual harmony using colours in given composition

vii. Understanding of scale and proportions

viii. Drawing from memory through pencil sketch on themes from day to day experiences

Aesthetic Sensitivity Test

This is computer based test where candidate has to answer 40 multiple choice questions

The aesthetic sensitivity test measures perception, imagination and observation, creativity and communication along with architectural awareness and comprises of -

i. Visualising three dimensional objects from two dimensional drawings

ii. Visualising different sides of three dimensional objects

iii. Identifying commonly used materials and objects based on their textural qualities

iv. Analytical reasoning

v. Mental Ability

vi. Imaginative comprehension and expression

vii. Architectural awareness


NATA Test Centres

The allocation of examination centre spread across all state capitals and other selected cities subject to availability of at least 250 students in general

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


Registration Process

Details of the Registration Process for NATA is available separately on our website www.nata.in

Important Things to Remember When Registering:

Register well in advance. During the peak admission season Test Centers fill up quickly

Take the test as soon as possible to ensure that the candidate's scorecard/Mark list are ready in time for submission to the admission authorities at the time of applying for admission

When registering online, be sure that the spelling of the candidate's name matches the name printed on the identification document(s) the candidate will present at the Test Center; if this information does not match, the candidate will not be permitted to appear in test and his / her test fee will be forfeited

Information regarding Test Center availability is subject to change; the most current information regarding Test Centers and other registration information is available on the NATA website (https://www.nata.in)


Application Procedure NATA 2018

Application has to be filled up ONLINE at the NATA portal of https://learning.tcsionhub.in/test/nata-2018. Candidates need to visit the portal and CLICK the requisite link ONLINE APPLICATION NATA-2018 and thereafter will be directed to the actual application form

The form is interactive in nature and the fields required to be filled up are categorized in different sub-sections. The fields super-scribed with * MUST be filled up as they are MANDATORY, otherwise the application will NOT get submitted

The application form is broadly categorized into three steps: filling of PERSONAL DETAILS; DOCUMENT UPLOADING & FEE PAYMENT. Please see Appendix-IV for detailed guidelines on fields to be entered at the time of online form filling

Candidates need to fill in the first part i.e. PERSONAL DETAILS and will thereafter be directed to DOCUMENT UPLOADING. Once the documents are successfully uploaded, the system enters into the FEE PAYMENT. Finally, the candidate must take a printout of CONFIRMATION PAGE generated upon successful fee payment for their own record. There is no need to send any document by post
Visit NATA portal at www.nata.in or https://learning.tcsionhub.in/test/nata-2018

For any other questions, please register at NATA website (www.nata.in) 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

Application Fee Details

A candidate applying for NATA-2018 has to pay INR 1800/- (Rupees One thousand and eight hundred and only) as application fee, through ONLINE mode. This is inclusive of service fee charged by the bank

For SC/ ST candidates the application fee is Rs.1500/- (One thousand and five hundred only). This is inclusive of service fee charged by the bank

Payment through EPG: Payment of fee can be made through State Bank of India/ Bill desk payment gateway. As per the candidate's convenience, he/she may select any of the options to pay the application fee through electronic payment gateway via debit card, credit card or net banking online instructions to complete the payment process

Issue of Admit Card

For each Applicant, an Admit Card will be generated according to the schedule notified indicating the allotted Examination Centre for NATA-2018 and a downloadable version of the admit card will be published on the respective webpage of the candidate concerned

An Examination Roll Number will also be generated for each candidate


NATA 2018 Important Dates

Availability of Information in the Public domain from 03rd January 2018

Start Date of NATA 2018 Application Form Online:16th January 2018

Application form End Date 02nd March 2018

Availability of Admit Card 02nd April 2018

Date of Exam: 29th April 2018(Sunday, 10:30 AM to 01:30 PM)

Publication of Results: 01st June 2018


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), Pune-411021, Telephone No.: 020-6573-1088, Email: admin.nata@gmail.com, Website www.nata.in