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National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) is an All India based entrance examination conducted by COA since 2006, in terms of the provisions of COA (Minimum Standards of Architectural Education) Regulations, 1983, published in the Gazette of India. The purpose of conducting NATA is to provide a single scheme of examination for holding aptitude and Drawing sensitivity test to facilitate prospective students all over the country to apply for admissions in architecture.COA has decided to conduct NATA-2018 for admission to B.Arch. in the academic session 2018-19, as a one-day online examination all over the country, which will comprise of two parts: Part A(APTITUDE) comprises of Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) to be answered online and Part B(DRAWING) is paper based drawing. There is no other date for taking NATA exam, i.e. 29th April 2018. The exam enables you to achieve a score with which the student can apply to Architecture colleges across India certified by COA. The list of participating institutions can be found on – https://www.coa.gov.in

Schedule of examination

DATE/TIME OF EXAMINATION SUBJECT/MARKS OF EXAMINATION PATTERN OF QUESTIONS AND MODE OF ANSWERING SUBJECT/DISTRIBUTION OF MARKS/TOTAL MARKS
29 April 2018 (Sunday) Part A– First 90 Min.
Total – 120 Marks
Mathematics (MCQ)General Aptitude (MCQ)
20X2=40 Marks (OMR based)
40X2=80 Marks (OMR based)Part B – Last 90 Min.
Total – 80 Marks
Drawings (two sets)
2X40=80 Marks
(In A4 size paper)
 PART A- MCQ(online)

PART B- Paper based

Mathematics (20 Questions)
2 Marks each = 40 MarksGeneral Aptitude (40 Questions)
2 Marks each = 80 MarksDrawing (2 Questions)
40 Marks each = 80 Marks

Total = 200 Marks

PATTERN OF TEST

MATHEMATICS AND APTITUDE TEST

For the Aptitude test, there is only one correct option and it will yield 2 (two) marks. There is no negative marking, but wrong answering will be penalized in case of tie breaking. It is MCQ based to be held online.

DRAWING TEST

The candidate has to attempt two questions within 90 minutes. The drawing aptitude is judged on the following aspects:

  • Ability to sketch a given object proportionately and rendering the same in visually appealing manner;
  • Visualising and drawing the effects of light on the object and shadows cast on surroundings;
  • Sense of perspective drawing;
  • Combining and composing given three-dimensional elements to form a building or structural form;
  • Creating interesting two-dimensional composition using given shapes and forms;
  • Creating visual harmony using colours in given composition;
  • Understanding of scale and proportions;
  • Drawing from memory through pencil sketch on themes from day to day experiences.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR NATA 2018

NATA There is NO lower age limit to apply for NATA 2018. Candidates may come from the following backgrounds: .

  1. 10+2 or equivalent passed/appearing with Mathematics as one of the subjects of examination;
  2. 10+3 Diploma (any stream) passed/appearing recognized by Central/State Govts with Mathematics as one of the subjects of examination;
  3. International Baccalaureate Diploma passed/appearing, after 10 years of Schooling with Mathematics is the compulsory subject of examination.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

The application has to be filled up ONLINE at the NATA portal of NIC www.nata.nic.in

RESULT FORMAT

Qualifying marks for NATA-2018 would be based on the following rules:

  1. At least 25% must be secured in MCQ portion (30 out of 120);
  2. At least 25% must be secured in Drawing portion (20 out of 80);
  3. Overall qualifying marks (out of 200) would be based on post-exam statistics and at the discretion of the Council.

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