2 March 2018
NATA 2018 is National Aptitude Test in Architecture and is a National Level Architecture exam conducted by National Institute of Advanced Studies in Architecture (NIASA) to select the students for five years B.Arch Course in various colleges across India. NATA is more like an eligibility test for admission into the Architecture Course. NATA 2018 Scores will only be valid for the admission in academic session 2018-19 only. NATA Score is used for admission in government, government-aided/unaided architecture institutes in India.
NATA Exam is compulsory for taking admission to any Architectural College or course in India (Except NITs & IITs)
NATA measures the drawing and observation skills, sense of proportion, aesthetic sensitivity and critical thinking ability related to Architecture. There is no common NATA Counselling and students have to apply to individual architecture colleges on the basis of NATA Score Card. There are around 387 architecture colleges that accept NATA score for admission into B.Arch, B.Planning Course. About 80,000 students appeared in NATA in 2016 and nearly 1 Lakh students in 2017.
Availability of NATA information on the website
|3 January 2018|
NATA Online Application Form Begins
|18 January 2018|
The last date to apply for NATA
|2 March 2018|
Availability of NATA Admit Card
|2 April 2018|
NATA Exam Date
|29 April 2018
(10:00 AM to 1:30 PM)
|NATA Result||1 June 2018|
NATA Mock Test for the year 2018 is also available. Hence, the candidates who are appearing in the exam this year are suggested to take the mock test. The link to take the mock test is given below. The mock test will help the candidates to encounter the similar impression as of the actual exam. Also, the candidates will be able to understand few more things about the exam before actually appearing.
Click Here for NATA Mock Test 2018
Age Limit: Council of Architecture has waived the lower age limit for appearing in NATA 2018. However, the candidates have to fulfil the age restraints that may be specified by the respective counselling or admission authority.
First-year B.Arch Course Admission Eligibility
NATA 2018 Application Process will start from the 18 January 2018 and the candidates who have ensured their eligibility will be able to fill the form by following the link given below. It is advisable for the candidates to go through the NEET Information Brochure 2018 before filling up the application form.
NATA Application Form can be filled through three steps. They are as follows:
NATA 2018 Application form has to be submitted in online mode only, however, the applicants can pay the NATA 2018 Application Form fee in offline mode and keep the necessary documents ready before filling the NATA Registration form. They can take a print out of the confirmation page.
NATA 2018 Admit Card will be available from 2 April 2018. The candidates who have filled and submitted the NATA Application Form will be able to download their NATA Admit Card and appear with the hard copy of the Admit Card on the day of the exam.
NATA 2018 Admit Card must contain the photograph and signature of the candidates. NATA Admit Card must be kept by the candidates till the admission process gets over. Get more details about the NATA Admit Card by following the link on this page.
The application fee for the General and SC/ST category is different. The candidates are suggested to pay the fee accordingly. The payment of the fee would be done through online mode. The fee amount is given in the table below
Before the declaration of the result, the response sheet/ answer keys will be uploaded by the authority within a week of taking the examination. After this, the NATA Result 2018 will be available on 1 June 2018 by the Council of Architecture. The result will contain the details about the marks obtained out of 200 in each component by the candidates and whether the candidate is Pass/ Fail. More details about the NATA Result can be obtained by following the link below:
Qualifying Marks for NATA 2018 will be based on the following rules:
Until the last year, the NATA 2018 Exam for PART A was conducted on Pen and Paper Based mode (OMR based) but from the year 2018, the COA has decided to conduct the (PART A) exam in online mode. NATA 2018 Exam will be conducted in the English Language in two parts and will be given 90 minutes for each part.
|Part A: Mathematics||20||40|
|Part A: General Aptitude||40||80|
|Part B: Drawing||02||80|
NOTE: First 90 minutes are for PART A Exam whereas the last 90 minutes would be applicable to the PART B Exam.
The Question Paper for previous are not available as each student gets a unique question paper and thus, no specific question paper is available. There are some NATA Books given on this page and student can buy them to practice questions of NATA.
The drawing aptitude is judged on the following aspects
NATA Brochures 2018 - Download Here
Who should appear in NATA and Why?
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