NATA 2021

Updated By Sakunth Kumar on 03 Dec, 2020 10:43

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About NATA 2021

NATA 2021 official notification and exam date will be confirmed soon. Usually, NATA is conducted in April and May every year in two phases. However, the 2021 dates of NATA may be delayed due to the delay in the 2020 admission process. 

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.

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. 

NATA Information Brochure

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 Eligibility Criteria

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NATA 2021 Result

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NATA 2021 Preparation Strategy & Study Plan

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NATA 2021 Important Dates

The National Aptitude Test for Architecture (NATA) exam dates

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NATA 2021 Exam Pattern

The NATA exam pattern is released by the Council

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NATA 2021 Syllabus

The CoA (Council of Architecture) will release the latest syllabus

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NATA 2021 Application Form

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NATA 2021 Mock Test

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NATA 2021 Admit Card

NATA 2021 admit card/hall ticket comprises all exam related details

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NATA 2021 Exam Analysis

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NATA 2021 Rank Predictor

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NATA 2021 Answer Key

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NATA 2021 Cut-Off

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NATA 2021 Participating Colleges 

The exam conducting authority of National Aptitude Test in

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NATA Marks vs Percentile

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NATA 2021 Counselling

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NATA 2021 Important Dates

The important dates of NATA 2021 are as follows - 

Event

Phase 1

Phase 2

Release of NATA Notification

Last Week of January 2021

Last Week of January 2021

Beginning of Online Application Process

First Week of February 2021

First Week of February 2021

Conclusion of the Online Registration Process

Second Week of August 2021

First Week of September 2021

Last Date to Upload Image/s and Payment of Fee

Second Week of August 2021

First Week of September 2021

Availability of Confirmation Page for Printing

Second Week of August 2021

First Week of September 2021

Correction Window of Application Form

Last Week of July 2021 onwards

Last Week of August 2021

NATA Admit Card Release

Last Week of August 2021

Second Week of September 2021

NATA Exam

Last Week of August 2021

Second Week of September 2021

NATA Result Declaration

First Week of September 2021

Third Week of September 2021

NATA 2021 Exam Centres

Port Blair

Aurangabad

Vijayawada

Mumbai

Visakhapatnam

Nagpur

Itanagar

Nasik

Guwahati

Pune

Gaya

Imphal

Muzaffarpur

Shillong

Patna

Aizwal

Chandigarh/Mohali

Dimapur

Raipur

Balasore

Delhi/New Delhi

Bhubaneswar

Panaji

Berhampur

Ahmedabad

Sambalpur

Gandhinagar

Puducherry

Surat

Amritsar

Vadodara

Bathinda

Faridabad

Jaipur

Gurgaon

Jodhpur

Kurukshetra

Udaipur

Hamirpur

Gangtok

Shimla

Chennai

Jammu

Coimbatore

Dhanbad

Madurai

Jamshedpur

Hyderabad

Ranchi

Warangal

Bengaluru

Agartala

Hubli

Dehradun

Mangalore

Roorkee

Ernakulam

Agra

Kozhikode

Allahabad

Thiruvanthapuram

Lucknow

Bhopal

Varanasi

Gwalior

Kolkata-Howrah

Indore

Siliguri

Jabalpur

Dubai (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

Highlights of NATA Exam

Conducting Body

Council of Architecture (CoA)

Frequency of NATA 

Twice a Year

Parts of NATA Exam 

Two 

Maximum Marks

200

Maximum Duration

3 Hours

Question Type

Objective - Part A

Drawing - Part B

Subjects in NATA

General Aptitude, Mathematics and Drawing

Application Fee

INR 1800/-

Important Dates

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Related Questions

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
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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.

You can also check out the top B.Arch colleges in India.

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Does Chandigarh College of Architecture accept admission through NATA?

-Prateek KumarUpdated on September 17, 2020 08:16 PM
  • 1 Answer
Samiksha Rautela, Student / Alumni

Dear Student,

Yes, Chandigarh College of Architecture does accept the NATA score for admission. Check out the entire list of NATA Participating Institutes to explore more options. You can also visit Architecture (B.Arch/B.Planning) Drawing Questions for All Exams and Who Will be Eligible for NATA 2020 - Detailed Criteria, Age, Maximum Attempts to know more about the exam.

Check out the entire list of colleges accepting NATA scores. To take admission at any college, you can either dial 1800-572-9877 (toll-free) or fill the Common Application Form. In case of any more questions, write back in the QnA zone ...

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What is the use of NATA and the JEE Mains Paper 2 exam. I want a B.Arch college based on this for the exams.

-SakshithaUpdated on August 28, 2020 12:02 PM
  • 1 Answer
Samiksha Rautela, Student / Alumni

Dear Student,

NATA and the JEE Mains Paper 2 are two separate exams that are conducted for admissions into different institutes offering B.Arch degree. Check out the NATA Participating Colleges and JEE Mains Participating Colleges to get an idea about the colleges that accept the score of these exams.

Go through the links mentioned below to get a broader understanding of the subject.

NATA vs JEE Main - Which is the Best Option for B.Arch Aspirants

Who Will be Eligible for NATA 2020 - Detailed Criteria, Age, Maximum Attempts

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