B.Arch NATA 2017 – National Aptitude Test in Architecture

B.Arch  NATA 2017

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National Aptitude Test in Architecture :-

B.Arch NATA 2017 – National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) is being conducted by COA since 2006, in terms of the provisions of CoA (Minimum Standards of Architectural Education) Regulations, 1983, published in the Gazette of India.

It is implied that a separate aptitude test in Architecture should be conducted and such test should not be combined with the tests for admissions to Engineering, Pharmacy, Medicine and other disciplines.

Being the competent authority for fixing norms and standards for architectural institutions, COA has the necessary expertise to hold a Common Aptitude Test in Architecture, at national level to provide a single window system for appearing in aptitude test and to facilitate institutions, students and public at large for admission to First year of 5 year B.Arch. Degree Course at all recognized Institutions all over country.


Schedule of Examination

Date & Time of ExaminationSubject and Marks of Examination
16.04.2017 (Sunday) 11.00 a.m. to 2.00 p.m. (Grand Total of 200 marks)Part-A (FIRST 90 minutes) TOTAL 120 Marks

Mathematics (MCQ) 20X2 = 40 Marks (OMRBASED)                   General Aptitude (MCQ ) 40X2 = 80 Marks (OMR BASED)

Part-B (LAST 90 minutes) TOTAL 80  Marks                   Drawings (TWO SETS) in A4 Size paper 2X 40 = 80 Marks


N.B. 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

All the booklets will be served at the beginning in one folder. MCQ answer sheet (OMR) for Part-A will be withdrawn after 90 minutes.

It is to be noted carefully that the candidates must fill in as well as bubble in ALL the relevant information including the “Question Booklet No” at the indicated places on OMR Answer Sheet, Drawing Sheets and Attendance Sheet during examination.

Questions and all instructions will be available only in English medium.

Syllabus for NATA-2017 is given in APPENDIX – I

SubjectDistribution of MarksTotal Marks
Mathematics (20 Qs)20 x 240
General Aptitude (40 Qs)40 x 280
Drawing (2 Qs)2 x 4080


Taking B.Arch NATA 2017  :-

The lower age limit of the candidate is 17 years as on 31.07.2017.

Candidates may come from the following backgrounds:

(a) 10+2 or equivalent passed/appearing with Mathematics as one of the subjects of examination;

(b) 10+3 Diploma (any stream) passed/appearing recognized by Central/State Govts with
Mathematics as one of the subjects of examination.

(c) International Baccalaureate Diploma passed/appearing, after 10 years of Schooling with
Mathematics as compulsory subject of examination.


Admission to First year of B.Arch. course


Only candidates who have the following credentials shall be eligible for admission to B.Arch. Course.

i. Qualified a recognized aptitude test in Architecture (NATA or equivalent) in 2017 OR qualified in
NATA- 2016 AND

ii. 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 other 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.

Application Procedure for B.Arch NATA 2017

Application has to be filled up ONLINE at the NATA portal of NIC http://www.nata.nic.in

Candidates need to visit the portal and CLICK the requisite link ONLINE APPLICATION NATA– 2017 and thereafter will be directed to the actual application form.

The form is interactive in nature and the fields required to be filled up are categorized in different sub-sections.

The fields super-scribed with * MUST be filled up as they are MANDATORY, otherwise the application will NOT get submitted.

The application form is broadly categorized into three steps: filling of PERSONAL DETAILS; DOCUMENT UPLOADING & FEE PAYMENT.

Please see Appendix-IV for detailed guidelines on fields to be entered at the time of online form filling.

Application Fee Details for B.Arch NATA 2017

Irrespective of his/her category and gender, a candidate applying for NATA– 2017 has to pay INR 1250/- (Rupees one thousand two hundred fifty only) as application fee, through ONLINE mode.

The candidate, who successfully upload the PERSONAL DETAILS and DOCUMENTS will be directed to the webpage containing process of payment of application fee. Service charges, as applicable, would be payable along with fees at the bank.

More details can be seen at http://nata.nic.in/webinfo/Handler/FileHandler.ashx?i=File&ii=1&iii=Y


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