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Last Date to Apply

Extended Date - 30 March 2018

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About NATA

 NATA 2018 is a national level architecture which is conducted by COA (Council of Architecture). National Aptitude Test in Architecture is organized to select the candidates for five years B.Arch course in various colleges across India.  NATA is an eligibility test for securing admission into the architecture course. The scored marks will be valid for the admission in academic session 2018-19 only. The scores help a candidate to secure admission in government, government-aided/unaided architecture institutes in India. The result for NATA 2018 has been declared on 7 June 2018 by COA. Candidates can get it downloaded by entering their application number, password and security pin.

Latest Update: NATA Result 2018 has been declared on 7 June 2018.

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. 

NATA 2018 Dates


Events Dates

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

Extended Date - 30 March 2018
(until 3:00 PM)

Availability of NATA Admit Card

16 April 2018

NATA Exam Date

29 April 2018
(10:00 AM to 1:30 PM)

NATA Answer sheet/Response Sheet

17 May 2018
NATA Result - Declared!
7 June 2018


NATA Quick Links

NATA Mock Test 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

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NATA Eligibility criteria

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.

Academic Qualification:

  • The candidates must have passed/appeared 10+2 or equivalent with Mathematics as a compulsory subject of the examination
  • The candidates must have passed/appeared in 10+3 Diploma in any stream recognised by Central/State Governments with Mathematics as a compulsory subject of the examination
  • The candidates must have passed/appeared their International Baccalaureate Diploma after ten years of schooling with Mathematics as a compulsory subject of the examination

First-year B.Arch Course Admission Eligibility

  • The candidates who have qualified a recognised aptitude test in Architecture (NATA or Equivalent) in 2018 or qualified in NATA 2018
  • The candidates must have secured 50% marks in 10+2 or equivalent examination with Mathematics as one of the subjects or equivalent examination.

NATA Application form and Admit Card

NATA 2018 Application Process has started from 18 January 2018. The candidates were earlier allowed to fill the form until 2 March 2018 which has now been extended up to 30 March 2018. Hence, the candidates who have not yet filled the filled the application form has the opportunity to do so until the deadline. The link to fill the application form is given below.

Steps to fill NATA 2018 Application Form

NATA Application Form can be filled with three steps. They are as follows:

  • Personal Details: The candidates must enter their Personal details in NATA Application form and after that, the system will generate a unique7-digit numeric application number.
  • Uploading Documents: The candidates after filling the personal details will be directed to upload their documents.  
  • Fee Payment: After the complete filling of the application form, the candidates must make the payment of the NATA application fee through online mode

Submission of the Application Form

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 - Download Here

NATA 2018 Admit Card will be available from 16 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

NATA 2018 Application Fee


Fee Amount





NATA Result and Counselling

NATA response sheet has been released on 17 May 2018. Answer key of NATA was released on 18 May 2018. The result contains the details about the marks obtained out of 200 in each component by the candidates and whether the candidate is Pass/ Fail. NATA Result 2018 has been declared on 7 June 2018.

NATA Result 2018 - Check Here

Qualifying Marks for NATA 2018 will be based on the following rules:

  • At least 25% must be secured in MCQ Portion (30 out of 120)
  • At least 25% must be secured in Drawing portion (20 out of 80)
  • Overall qualifying marks (out of 200) will be based on post-exam statistics.

NATA Exam pattern

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 - Online Test 
  • PART B - Drawing Test (Paper Mode)

NATA 2018 Exam Pattern for PART A and PART B

Subject Questions Marks
Part A: Mathematics  20 40
Part A: General Aptitude 40 80
Part B: Drawing 02 80
Total  62 200


NOTE: First 90 minutes are for PART A Exam whereas the last 90 minutes would be applicable to the PART B Exam.

NATA Question papers

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 

  • 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.
  • The sense of perspective drawing.
  • Combining and composing given three-dimensional elements to form a building or structural form.
  • Creating an 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.

NATA 2018 Syllabus- For Mathematics, GAT and Drawing Test

NATA Scoring Process  

  • Drawing Test: The answer to each question in the 'drawing' paper will be examined by a panel of three examiners independently and the marks are averaged. It may be further subject to moderation.
  • Computer-based Test: follows adaptive testing that is the candidate is administered a set of questions with a difficulty level that is specifically designed to match the candidate's ability level.
    • The mathematical process for calculating a score in this situation incorporates the statistical properties of the questions, the examinee's performance on the questions, and the number of questions that are answered.

NATA Brochures 2018 - Download Here

NATA Important details

Who should appear in NATA and Why?

  • Candidates desirous of taking admission to the First year of undergraduate course in Architecture (Bachelor of Architecture) in India take NATA.
  • NATA scores are used by admissions authorities of different Government, Govt. Aided & unaided schools/colleges of Architecture, to provide a common measure for comparing the qualifications of applicants, for admission in addition to their scholastic performance in Class 12 or equivalent examination.
  • NATA measures the aptitude of the candidate for a specific field of study, i.e. Architecture.

NATA Test Centres

NATA Contact

Council of Architecture Core 6-A, 
1st Floor, India Habitat Center, 
Lodhi Road, New Delhi 

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