NATA (National Aptitude Test in Architecture) is a national level common Aptitude Test in Architecture. The exam measures the applicants' drawing and observation skills, sense of proportion, aesthetic sensitivity and critical thinking ability, that have been acquired over a long period of time, and that are related to Architecture.

A single window exam, NATA is used for admissions to first year of 5 year BArch Degree Course at all recognized Institutions all over country. NATA 2020 exam dates have been declared. 

NATA scores are used for admissions to different Government, Govt. Aided & unaided schools /colleges of Architecture, to provide common measure for comparing the qualifications of applicants, for admission in addition to their scholastic performance in 10+2 or equivalent examination.

According to the Council of Architecture admission guidelines, a candidate applying to any school / college of architecture in India should have achieved 40% score in NATA, i.e. at least 80/200, for consideration of admission into first year BArch.

Eligiblility to appear for NATA 2020:

  • The lower age limit for appearing in NATA-2020 has been waived. However, the candidate has to comply with any age constraints that may be specified by respective Counselling/ Admission Authority.
  • 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 examinations

Note: In view of 10th Std Grade cards from which marks is not easily obtainable, Application Form fields "Total Marks", "Obtained Marks" are made Optional.

Eligiblility for admission to BArch Course:

Candidates should note that qualifying in NATA  2020 does not constitute a right / guarantee to candidates 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.

For admission to BArch courses, aspirants should comply to the following:

  • Have cleared a recognised aptitude test in Architecture (NATA or equivalent) in 2018 OR qualified in NATA- 2017 AND
  • Have gone through any of the following curriculum with marks as prescribed below:
  1. Secured 50% marks in 10+2 or equivalent examination with Mathematics as one of the subjects; OR
  2. 10+3 Diploma (any stream) recognized by Central/State Govts with 50% aggregate marks with Mathematics; OR
  3. International Baccalaureate Diploma passed/appearing, after 10 years of Schooling with 50% marks in aggregate and with Mathematics as compulsory subject of examination
  4. No direct lateral admission is allowed at any other year/stage of B.Arch. course based on any qualification.  

Please note that NATA score shall be valid for a period of two years from the year in which one appeared.



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