Who Will be Eligible for NATA 2024 - Detailed Criteria, Age, Maximum Attempts

Abhik Das

Updated On: April 06, 2024 02:20 pm IST | NATA

The eligibility criteria of the NATA exam 2024 take into consideration several factors such as age limit, educational qualification, minimum qualifying marks etc. Check the detailed NATA 2024 eligibility criteria here before filling NATA application form 2024.

Detailed Eligibility for NATA

NATA Eligibility Criteria 2024 - The Council of Architecture (CoA) has released the NATA Eligibility Criteria 2024 for those candidates who wish to appear for the NATA 2024 examination. NATA 2024 eligibility criteria comprise a set of guidelines that candidates must meet to be considered for admission. Candidates are advised to check the NATA eligibility criteria 2024 before filling out the application form for NATA 2024. The eligibility criteria of the NATA exam 2024 take into consideration several factors such as age limit, educational qualification, minimum qualifying marks etc. CoA has released NATA  Admit Card 2024 on it's official website last night. The exam commenced today, April 6, 2024 and will be conducted every weekend till the month of July.


NATA 2024 Application Form will be released on March 1, at nata.in. All aspirants must fulfil the eligibility criteria specified by CoA before applying online. To know more about the eligibility criteria for NATA 2024 exam, candidates are advised to read the entire article.

NATA Eligibility Criteria 2024

The Council of Architecture (CoA) prescribes the NATA Eligibility Criteria 2024. The following pointers will exclusively deal with the detailed eligibility criteria of NATA which the candidates must meet to be able to sit in the NATA exam for the session 2024-25:

  • CoA has not specified any age criteria to apply for the NATA exam

  • The candidates must have qualified for the 10+2 level qualifying exam with an aggregate of 50% or more in Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics combined at the qualifying level


  • The candidates should have qualified 10+ 3 Diploma with Mathematics as subject

  • Applicants who are taking the 10+2 examination with Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics as topics of study or the 10+3 Diploma with Mathematics this year may also apply provisionally for NATA 2024.

NOTE- No applicant will be accepted to the architecture program unless he has completed an examination at the end of the 10+2 level of examination with at least 50% aggregate marks in Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics, as well as at least 50% aggregate marks in the 10+2 level examination, or has passed a 10+3 Diploma Examination with Mathematics as a compulsory subject with at least 50% aggregate marks.

Also Check - List of New Changes in NATA 2024

NATA Application Form Dates 2024

The Council of Architecture has released the application form for NATA 2024 on March 1, 2024. The NATA Application Form 2024 can be filled out till April 2024 as per the previous year's trends. Candidates who complete the NATA 2024 application process before the deadline will be issued the NATA  Admit Card 2024. Many BArch admissions at the state level will also be based on the NATA 2024 score.


Eligibility Criteria

KCET 2024

  • He or she should be an Indian citizen.
  • A candidate who completed the 2nd PUC / 12th grade exam with Mathematics as one of the subjects and received a minimum of 50% in all subjects.
  • SC, ST, Category I, OBC (2A, 2B, 3A, and 3B) candidates, and those with a mental disability or mental disease receive 45% of the marks (including dyslexia).

KEAM 2024

  • The candidate must be a citizen of India.
  • Admission is also open to Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) and Overseas Citizens of India (OCI)
  • Candidates must have completed a 10+2 or equivalent exam with a minimum of 50% aggregate OR Candidates must have a three-year diploma with a minimum of 50% overall OR Candidates must have earned at least 50% in the International Baccalaureate Diploma after completing 10 years of study
  • Candidates should have taken Mathematics as one of their qualifying subjects


  • Candidates must be citizens of India
  • Candidates must have received at least a 45% aggregate score in class 12th from a recognized board
  • Candidates must have received a degree from a recognized institution with a minimum score of 50%

Himachal B.Arch Admission

  • Candidates must have completed the 12th grade with a minimum of 50% aggregate in all subjects (45% for Reserved category) and Mathematics as one of the subjects OR Candidates must have received a minimum of 50% aggregate marks in 10+3 (diploma) with Math as a subject from a recognized Centre/State Government (45% in case of Reserved category)

Note: The candidates must not think that they will be allocated a seat in one of the Architecture institutions if they qualify for the NATA exam. Allocation of seats or final admission will solely depend on the candidates’ fulfilment of eligibility conditions and criteria prescribed by the competent authorities.

Who is Eligible to Join in the First Year of 5-year BArch Programme?

Only those aspirants fulfilling the below conditions will be eligible to join the first year of the 5-year BArch program in one of the Architecture institutions:

  • To get admission to an Architecture course, the candidates should pass the 10+2 scheme of examination by at least 50%

  • The candidates should get at least 50% marks in aggregate in Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics

  • No direct lateral admission is permissible at any year/stage/semester of the BArch course

Note: Note: The aggregate marks should be in the 10+2 level examination or 10+2 Diploma examination with Mathematics as a compulsory subject with at least 50% marks. Architecture aspirants must know that only by qualifying NATA exam they will be able to secure a seat in one of the Architecture institutions in the country. Any request regarding direct or lateral entry at any year or stage of the B.Arch programme will not be entertained under any circumstances.

Reservation Under Different Categories

Relaxation in qualifying marks for the reserved category candidates is a prerogative of the admission or Counselling authority. The concerned authorities do not fall under the purview. 

The students can also check the PDF provided below if they are circumspect regarding any of the NATA eligibility criteria mentioned above.

NATA 2024: Number of Attempts 

The Council of Architecture has set 4 attempts for the NATA 2024 examination. Earlier, candidates were allowed to appear for the NATA examination 2024 up to 3 times. After that, the authorities considered the average of 2 best scores. Whereas, in the case of 2 attempts, NATA considered the best score out of 2 attempts. BArch aspirants can also refer to the following quick links to understand different aspects of the exam in a detailed manner.

Quick Links:

NATA Exam Pattern 2024

Best Coaching Institutes for NATA 2024

NATA Syllabus 2024

How to Prepare for NATA 2024

Important Points Related to NATA 2024 Exam

All the important pointers regarding the NATA exam have been put below in the bulleted format:

  • The aptitude test of NATA comprises Multiple choice questions (MCQs), Multiple Select Type (MSQ), Preferential Choice Type (PCQ), Numerical Answer Type (NAQ) and Match the following type (MFQ) 

  • NATA 2024 exam time duration: 3 hours

  • The questions will be asked for 1 mark, 2 marks, or 3 marks

  • Total marks: 200 marks

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How to prepare for NATA 2024?

The following tips will help you to get ready for NATA 2024. First, check what the exam covers by looking at the NATA 2024 syllabus. Then, make a study plan that works for you and gives you enough time to prepare. To improve your skills, practice with mock tests. While studying, note down important concepts so you can study them again later. It is important to review regularly to remember what you have learned. Remember to take care of yourself by getting enough sleep, exercising, and eating healthy food.

What is the entrance exam for architecture in 2024?

NATA is an entrance exam conducted for candidates who are willing to take admission in architecture courses in 2024.

Who is eligible for NATA course?

To be eligible for a certain opportunity, you need to have completed or be in the process of completing the 12th grade with Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics (PCM), or have completed a 3-year diploma program in Mathematics. Additionally, you should have achieved at least 50% marks in your qualifying exam.

Can I reapply for the NATA architecture exam?

Yes, a candidate may reapply for NATA five times after their most recent scorecard is released. They will have to re-register each time they do so.

What are the contact details for NATA?

The NATA test contact information is as follows: Website: nata.in/contact.html, Email Address: Nata.helpdesk2024@gmail.com 


Is it possible for the candidate to join in the B.Arch programme without taking the NATA?

If the individual has not taken the NATA test, they would be unable to join in any of India's architectural colleges. 


What are the NATA eligibility criteria for non-resident Indians?

International or NRI students are eligible for NATA in the same manner that Indian nationals are. There are no additional requirements for NRIs or applicants from outside the country to sit the test.

What is the age limit for the NATA exam?

There is no maximum age for NATA admissions. Any age limit imposed by the admissions authorities may require the candidate registering.



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