National Aptitude Test in Architecture - NATA 2016

About NATA

National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) an online examination for admission to 1st Year of 5-year B.Arch. degree course at all COA approved architectural institutions in the country (including Government Institutions, Government Aided institutions, Universities, and deemed universities and private universities established by a central or state legislature and other private institutions) since academic session 2006-2007.

It is mandatory for every student seeking admission to 5 years B.Arch. Degree course in any Council of Architecture approved architectural institution in country to obtain valid NATA score in addition to any other selection procedure whether based on common entrance examination or marks obtained in the qualifying examination. Such scores are valid for a period of two years throughout the country for the purpose of admission to any architectural institution. The evaluation through NATA is a mandatory for students for registration as an Architect on successful completion of 5 year B.Arch Degree course.

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Our Educational Expert Clarifications

TNEA Questions
My son is studing in 2nd PUC Commerce with Maths as one main subject. He now wants to take NATA test in March 2013 to get admissions in Architechural Engineering. Is it possible or not ? name
M C Karnic Mar 20, 2012

Your son will be eligible if he has the same mathematics subject equivalent to regular science group students. You can apply for NATA, no harm. After clearing NATA, you need to apply separately with each and every state/Institution separately. The student can appear any number of times for NATA. His score will be calculated as (The total marks obtained/Number of attempts).

TNEA Questions
By giving NATA, do I get automatic admission into any Architectural College in India ? name
Jeydev Mar 01, 2012

No. NATA is just an Aptitude Test. With the NATA Score Card, the candidate will have to apply seperately for State Govt. Architecture colleges (under Directorate of Technical Education for that state). Notifications will come National & Regional newspapers regarding that. The students can also apply schools of architecture directly with NATA score.

TNEA Questions
Is NATA score mandatory for TamilNadu Architecture admission? name
Venkadesh Feb 26, 2012

Yes, NATA score is Madatroy for TN Architecture admissions, because appearing NATA is essential for study Architecture course (B.Arch) in India. It is also required to register as an Architect after completion of the course.