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NATA stands for National Aptitude Test in Architecture. The exam is conducted by the Council of Architecture. Students become eligible for a 5 years Bachelor of Architecture program through this entrance examination. The exam is conducted twice a year in July and April. NATA scores are considered for many private and government Universities. It is conducted online. The score of NATA is accepted by a total of 355 colleges and universities in India offering courses in Architecture.
There is no age limit to apply for the NATA examination.
There is no limit to appearing in the NATA examination.
Candidates must have secured at least 50% aggregate marks in Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics (PCM) and also must have at least 50% marks in aggregate of 10+2 level examination.
Candidates must have passed the 10+3 diploma examination with Mathematics as a compulsory subject with at least 50% aggregate. No direct lateral admission is allowed at any other stage of the B.Arch course based on any qualification.
International Baccalaureate Diploma passed/appearing, after 10 years of Schooling with 50% marks in aggregate and with Mathematics as compulsory subject of examination
NATA does not have any reservations for exams as NATA does not conduct counseling for admission in colleges and universities. Candidates belonging to SC, ST, OBC-NCL category or PwD shall be provided with a relaxation of 5% marks in total aggregate in 10+2 level.
The NATA paper comprises Part A and Part B.
The exam duration is 3 hours and there are Multiple-Choice type, Multiple Select types, Preferential Choice type, and Numerical Answer type.
You need to secure an aggregate of 25% in Part A and Part B. The overall qualifying marks in NATA will be based on post-exam statistics as per the decision by the council.
The application fees is-
Scanned copy of the candidate’s signature and photo only in jpeg.jpg format with a maximum size of 30 KB and 100 KB respectively. Qualifying exam certificates, Caste certificates, and disability certificates should be uploaded in pdf formats.
The exam centers are in the states of Andaman and Nicobar, Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Bihar, Chandigarh, Chattisgarh, Delhi, Goa, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Odisha, Puducherry, Punjab, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Tripura, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, and West Bengal.