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-2017 for admission to B.Arch. in the academic session 2017-18, as a one-day pen- paper based examination all across the country. 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
Second Week of April(sunday)
11.00 a.m. to 2 p.m.
PART A- FIRST 90 MINUTES
MATHEMATICS(MCQ)GENERAL APTITUDE(MCQ)
TOTAL- 120 MARKS
20X2=40 MARKS (OMR BASED)
40X2=80 MARKS (OMR BASED)PART B- LAST 90 MINUTES
TOTAL- 80 MARKS
DRAWINGS(TWO SETS)
IN A4 SIZE PAPER 2X40=80 MARKS
All the booklets will be served at the beginning in one folder. MCQ answer sheet (OMR) for Part-A will be withdrawn after 90 minutes. MATHEMATICS (20 QS)
2 MARKS EACH =40 MARKS
GENERA APTITUDE (40 QS)
2 MARKS EACH= 80 MARKS
DRAWING (2 QS)
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.

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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