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
|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)
(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
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.
The candidate has to attempt two questions within 90 minutes. The drawing aptitude is judged on the following aspects:
There is NO lower age limit to apply for NATA 2018. Candidates may come from the following backgrounds: .
The application has to be filled up ONLINE at the NATA portal of NIC www.nata.nic.in
Also read: How to prepare for NATA 2018?
Qualifying marks for NATA-2018 would be based on the following rules: