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NATA 2021

Updated By Sakunth Kumar on 16 Apr, 2021 16:08

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About NATA 2021 (Phase 1 Answer Key Out)

NATA 2021 Phase 1 has been conducted on April 10, and the official answer key has been released. NATA 2021 result for Phase 1 will be released by April 20. The online registration for Phase 2 can be done by May 30. Phase 2 NATA 2021 will be conducted on June 12. The exam pattern and syllabus of NATA 2021 have been changed, and the same can be checked by visiting the respective section on this page. This year, there is no Drawing Test in NATA. Candidates can apply for both phases of NATA. The Council of Architecture conducts the National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA), a national-level entrance exam, for the purpose of granting admission to the deserving candidates into the 5-year B.Arch degree course offered by various renowned Institutions across the country twice every year.

NATA 2021 Information Brochure

Under the CoA guidelines of 1983, a decision was taken to conduct a separate national-level entrance test for Architecture which will be completely independent of the admission entrance tests conducted for Medicine, Engineering, Pharmacy, and other disciplines. 

The decision of conducting NATA, a separate national-level architecture entrance test, came into effect in the year 2005 when the Supreme Court of India delivered its final verdict regarding the same.  Through NATA, the aspirants can only apply for the vacant Architecture seats in the top Architecture colleges in India but the actual admission will be granted to the eligible candidates by the respective colleges and their designated authorities. 

In order to apply for NATA, the applicants must also fulfil the minimum eligibility criteria for admission into the 5-year Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch) programme prescribed by the Council of Architecture and the same will be verified by the NATA officials before they issue the NATA admit cards. NATA is conducted with an aim to assess the aptitude of the applicants to study Architecture where various skills of the applicants, such as observation & drawing skills, aesthetic sensitivity, critical thinking ability and sense of proportion will also be measured.

NATA 2021 Latest Updates

  • Apr 12, 2021 09:20 AM: Over 14,000 candidates appeared for NATA 2021 Phase 1 exam on 10th April. The official answer key and response sheet are expected to be released shortly.
  • Apr 07, 2021 04:35 PM: NATA 2021 admit card is available now. Download from the admit card section on this page. 
  • Apr 07, 2021 09:55 AM: NATA 2021 admit card was not released on April 06. It can be expected today.
  • Apr 05, 2021 10:10 AM: NATA 2021 admit card releasing tomorrow, and there will be no change in the Phase 1 exam date.
  • Apr 02, 2021 10:30 AM: The registration for NATA 2021 Phase 1 has been closed, and the admit card for the exam scheduled on April 10th will be released on 6th April 2021. 
  • Mar 30, 2021 09:35 AM: The online registration for NATA 2021 Phase 1 will be closing on April 01, and the last date to edit the application form also closes on the same date. 
  • Feb 28, 2021 09:40 AM: NATA 2021 Phase 1 & 2 exam dates out. 
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NATA 2021 Application Form (Apply for Phase 2)

The registration for NATA 2021 began for Phase 1


NATA 2021 Eligibility Criteria (Revised)

It is mandatory for candidates to fulfil the NATA 2021


NATA 2021 Syllabus (Released)

The CoA (Council of Architecture) has released the latest


NATA 2021 Exam Pattern (Released)

NATA 2021 exam pattern has been changed. This year


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NATA 2021 Exam Centres (State-Wise)

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NATA 2021 Preparation Strategy & Study Plan

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NATA 2021 Admit Card (Out)

NATA 2021 admit card for Phase 1 has been released


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NATA 2021 Mock Test

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NATA 2021 Exam Analysis (Phase 1)

NATA 2021 Phase 1 exam has been conducted on April


NATA 2021 Percentile Predictor

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NATA 2021 Answer Key (Phase 1 Key Out)

NATA 2021 official answer key for the Phase 1


NATA 2021 CutOff

NATA 2021 cutoff is divided into two categories. The


NATA 2021 Marks vs Percentile

Based on the candidates’ performance in the NATA 2021


NATA 2021 Phase 1 Result (by April 20)

NATA 2021 Phase 1 results are scheduled to be


NATA 2021 Counselling

CoA (Counselling of Architecture) does not conduct the counselling


NATA 2021 Participating Colleges 

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NATA 2021 Phase 1 Important Dates

The important dates of NATA 2021 Phase 1 are as follows - 

EventPhase 1
Release of NATA NotificationMarch 03, 2021
Beginning of Online Application ProcessMarch 05, 2021
Conclusion of the Online Registration ProcessApril 01, 2021
Last Date to Upload Image/s and Payment of FeeApril 01, 2021
Availability of Confirmation Page for PrintingApril 01, 2021
Correction Window of Application FormApril 01, 2021
NATA Admit Card ReleaseApril 06, 2021
NATA Exam DateApril 10, 2021
NATA Result DeclarationApril 20, 2021

NATA 2021 Phase 2 Important Dates

The important dates of NATA 2021 Phase 2 are as follows -

EventPhase 2
Release of NATA NotificationMarch 03, 2021
Beginning of Online Application ProcessMarch 05, 2021
Conclusion of the Online Registration ProcessMay 30, 2021
Last Date to Upload Image/s and Payment of FeeMay 30, 2021
Availability of Confirmation Page for PrintingMay 30, 2021
Correction Window of Application FormMay 25 to 30, 2021
NATA Admit Card ReleaseJune 08, 2021
NATA Exam DateJune 12, 2021
NATA Result DeclarationJune 16, 2021

Highlights of NATA 2021 Exam

Some of the major highlights of NATA 2021 are as follows - 

Conducting BodyCouncil of Architecture (CoA)
Phase 1 Exam DateApril 10, 2021
Phase 2 Exam DateJune 12, 2021
Frequency of NATATwice a Year
Maximum Marks200
Maximum Duration3 Hours
Question TypeObjective - Part A
Drawing - Part B
Subjects in NATAGeneral Aptitude, Mathematics and Drawing
Application FeeINR 1800/-



NATA 2021 Exam Centres

Here is the complete list of NATA 2021 exam centres -

Port BlairAurangabad
Delhi/New DelhiBhubaneswar
JabalpurDubai (outside India)

Alternative Options Apart from NATA

Here are some alternatives apart from NATA that the Architecture aspirants must be aware of:

  1. All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE) for admission into NITs

  2. IIT - JEE for admission into IITs

There are some other state-level entrance exams through which the aspirants can get into some of the best state-level Architecture colleges but apart from appearing in the entrance exam, the applicants must also possess a valid NATA score.

Stages Involved in NATA Exam

  1. Release of Online Notification

  2. NATA Application Process

  3. Correction/s in Application Form

  4. Availability of NATA Admit Card

  5. NATA Exam

  6. Declaration of Result

  7. Counselling Process and Allotment of Seats

Important Dates

NATA 2021 Important EventsDates
Exam Date 10 Apr, 2021
Exam Date 12 Jun, 2021
Registration Date 05 Mar to 01 Apr, 2021
Admit Card Date 06 Apr, 2021
Declaration of Result Date 20 Apr, 2021

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I have scored 145 in PCM. Can I apply for the architecture entrance exam NATA?

-Shailesh niratkarUpdated on March 30, 2021 06:48 PM
  • 1 Answer
Samiksha Rautela, Student / Alumni

Dear Student,

You can apply for the architecture entrance exam NATA. Here are some of the other eligibility conditions that you must satisfy in order to sit for the exam.

Also, check out the list of NATA Participating Colleges 2021! To take any admission related assistance, just dial the helpline number 1800-572-9877 (toll-free) or fill the Common Application Form. You can also write down more queries in the QnA zone.

Thank You


Do IITs and NITs accept NATA for B.Planning?

-avneetUpdated on March 21, 2021 07:23 PM
  • 2 Answers
Diksha Sharma, Student / Alumni

Dear Student,

No, the admission to B.Planning courses at IITs and NITs is strictly done on the basis of JEE Main paper 2 exam score.

You can also fill the Common Application Form on our website for admission-related assistance. You can also reach us through our IVRS Number - 1800-572-9877.


I scored 114 marks in NATA and 88 percent in 10+2 level. Am I eligible for admission in the B.Arch course of Birla Institute of Technology, Ranchi?

-deep mittalUpdated on October 01, 2020 10:59 AM
  • 1 Answer
Samiksha Rautela, Student / Alumni

Dear Student,

In order to be eligible for B.Arch at Birla Institute of Technology, Ranchi, you are required to have qualified JEE Mains and class 12th from a recognised board of education. Only if you meet both of the aforementioned criteria, you can apply for the course.

The final selection will be based on merit. The better the marks or rank secured by a candidate, the higher are his/her chances of getting shortlisted.

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FAQs about NATA

Will NATA 2021 be conducted in proctored-mode like 2020?

NATA 2021 will be conducted in a computer-based mode in different cities across the country. There is no online-proctored test. 

What is the exam date of NATA 2021?

NATA 2021 exam dates have been announced, and the Phase 1 exam is scheduled for April 10. Phase 2 exam is scheduled for June 12. 

Can I appear for both Phase 1 & 2 of NATA?

The candidates will be allowed to appear for Phase 1 & 2 of NATA. However, a separate application fee has to be paid by the candidates aspiring to appear for the multiple phases.

Can I appear for both NATA and JEE Main Paper 2?

Yes. You can appear for both JEE Main Paper 2 & NATA. You can use the best score among the two exams for B.Arch admission.

Is NATA score acceptable for B.Arch admission in all states across the country?

All states in India accept NATA score for B.Arch admission. 

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