National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) is being conducted by Council of Architecture since 2006, as a separate aptitude test for Architecture discipline. NATA is conducted to provide a single scheme of examination for holding aptitude test and to facilitate prospective students all over the country to apply for admissions in architecture seats in institutions spread across the country and to avoid appearing in multiple aptitude tests for admission to First year of 5 year B.Arch. From current academic session 2017-18, NATA-2017 for admission to B.Arch is a one-day paper based examination all over the country.
Schedule of Examination
|Date & Time of Examination||Subject & Marks of Examination|
(Sunday) 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Grand Total of 200 Marks
|First 90 Minutes Total Marks-120 Mathematics(MCQ)- 30 X 2=60 Marks(OMR BASED)
General Aptitude(MCQ)- 30 X 2=60 Marks(OMR BASED)
|Last 90 Minutes Total Marks- 80
Drawings (TWO SETS) in A4 size paper 2 x 40=80Marks
No further examination shall be held under any circumstances for those who will be unable to appear on the scheduled date and time of NATA-2017 examination.
Pattern of Questions and Mode of Answering
Booklets will be served at the beginning in one folder. MCQ answer sheet (OMR) will be withdrawn after 90 minutes. Questions and all instructions will be available only in English medium.
|SUBJECT||DISTRIBUTION OF MARKS||TOTAL MARKS|
|Mathematics(30 Qs)||30 x 2||60|
|General Aptitude (30 Qs)||30 x 2||60|
|Drawing (2 Qs)||2 x 40||80|
Mathematics & General Aptitude Test
Only one option is correct and correct response will yield 2 (two) marks. There is no negative marking, but wrong answering will be penalized in case of tie breaking, as elaborated below. Answers to both parts must be provided on same OMR sheet, which is specially designed machine readable response sheet. ANSWERS ARE TO BE MARKED (BUBBLED) USING BLUE/BLACK BALL POINT PEN ONLY ON THE 'OMR ANSWER SHEET.'
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.
- Visualizing 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.
The Answer to each question in the 'drawing' paper will be examined by more than one examiner independently and the marks are to be averaged. The primary emphasis in scoring the drawing section is on the candidate's drawing, imagination and observation skills. The candidate's sense of proportion and perspective are also evaluated together with sense for colour and composition.
Tie breaking rules for overall score
Unified merit list of candidates will be published in NATA-2017. During merit listing, all candidates would get unique rank. Therefore, if more than one candidate gets the same overall marks, tie breaking logic would be applied in the following order:
- More overall marks obtained in Mathematics test component.
- Less wrong answers in attempted ones of Mathematics test component.
- More overall marks in problems of Aptitude test component.
- Less wrong answers in attempted ones of aptitude test component.
- Earlier date of birth.
Eligibility Criteria for Candidates Taking NATA-2017
- The lower age limit of the candidate is 17 years as on 31.07.2017. Candidates may come from the following backgrounds:
- 10+2 or equivalent passed/appearing with Mathematics as one of the subjects of examination.
- 10+3 Diploma (any stream) passed/appearing recognized by Central/State Govts with Mathematics as one of the subjects of examination.
- International Baccalaureate Diploma passed/appearing, after 10 years of Schooling with Mathematics as compulsory subject of examination.
- NOTE: EVEN AFTER EXAMINATION OR ADMISSION, OR DURING ANY STAGE THEREOF, IF IT IS FOUND ON SCRUTINY THAT AN APPLICANT IS UNDER AGE, i.e. BELOW 17 YEARS AS ON 31.07.2017. OR OTHERWISE INELIGIBLE, HIS/HER NATA-2017 SCORE WILL BECOME VOID.
Admission to B.Arch. course
QUALIFYING IN NATA-2017 DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A RIGHT/ GUARANTEE IN FAVOUR OF THE CANDIDATE FOR HIS/HER ADMISSION TO ANY ARCHITECTURE COURSE UNLESS HE/SHE HAS FULFILLED ALL THE PRESCRIBED REQUIREMENTS AS SPECIFIED BY RESPECTIVE COUNSELLING AND ADMISSION AUTHORITIES.
Only candidates who have the following credentials shall be eligible for admission to B.Arch. Course.
- Qualified a recognized aptitude test in Architecture (NATA or equivalent) in 2017 OR qualified in NATA-2016 AND
- Have gone through any of the following curriculum with marks as prescribed below:
(a) secured 50% marks in 10+2 or equivalent examination with Mathematics as one of the subjects; OR
(b) 10+3 Diploma (any stream) recognized by Central/State Govts with 50% aggregate marks with Mathematics; OR
(c) International Baccalaureate Diploma passed/appearing, after 10 years of Schooling with 50% marks in aggregate and with Mathematics as compulsory subject of examination
No direct lateral admission is allowed at any year/stage of B.Arch. course based on any qualification. The interpretation of NATA-2016 score of candidates is explained later in Section 10.2.
For further details -https://www.coa.gov.in/showfile.php?lang=1&level=1&sublinkid=377&lid=331