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NATA 2022 Eligibility - Age Criteria, Qualification

Updated By Shilpa Pradhan on 24 Jun, 2022 18:30

Registration Starts On April 08, 2022

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NATA 2022 Eligibility Criteria (Revised)

It is mandatory for candidates to fulfil the NATA 2022 eligibility criteria in order to take the entrance exam. The NATA eligibility criteria are prescribed by the Council of Architecture (COA). The eligibility norms of NATA 2022 include terms and conditions that candidates have to meet to be eligible to apply for the entrance exam. The requirements may be related to academic qualification, age limit, minimum marks, etc. The NATA eligibility criteria has been relaxed by the HRD Ministry in view of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Candidates may note that there is no age bar to take NATA 2022. The examination can be attempted by people of all age group. However, the important thing to keep in mind is that the candidates have to comply with the respective counselling and admission authorities' age criteria for admission. NATA is a computer-based exam, which is conducted on a national level for students seeking admission in the first year of 5-year B.Arch courses offered at all the NATA participating colleges in India.

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Detailed Eligibility Criteria for NATA 2022

Academic Qualification 

  • The applicants who have passed 10+2 examination with Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics subjects or 10+3 diploma with Mathematics subject can appear for NATA 2022
  • Candidates appearing for 10+2 examination with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics as subjects or 10+3 diploma with Mathematics as a subject can also appear for NATA 2022

Admissions to 1st Year BArch Program

The eligibility for  admissions into 1st year BArch program in academic session 2022-23 is set by CoA (Minimum Standards of Architectural education)

The eligibility criteria set by CoA is as follows -

  • No candidates will be admitted into architecture programs unless he/she has passed 10+2 examination with minimum 50% overall marks.
  • Candidates must have scored minimum 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics in 10+2 or 10+3 qualifying exams
  • The minimum marks required for BArch admissions were previously decreased, as declared by the Union Education Minister and the Council of Architecture.

What is the new NATA 2022?

The NATA eligibility has been changed in the past few years, so the candidates must check the changed eligibility criteria of NATA 2020 and then apply. 



Candidate must have qualified:



Candidates must have completed the International baccalaureate after 10 years of schooling.

Candidate must have qualified

10+2 or 10+3

Maths as a compulsory subject

Physics, Chemistry and Maths

Candidates must score the minimum passing marks

Candidates must have scored the minimum 50% passing marks in aggregate at their respective qualifying level exams

Note: It is important for aspirants to note that qualifying in NATA 2022 is not the only parameter for their admission to any architecture course. They must conform to all the requirements as specified by respective counselling and admission authorities.

NATA Eligibility Criteria 2022 - Admission at the State Level

Candidates who pass the entrance exam will be eligible for admission to the state-level B.Arch programmes listed below. Students should be aware, however, that they must fulfil the NATA 2022 qualifying conditions set out by the relevant authorities.


Eligibility Criteria


  • Candidate should be a citizen of India.

  • A candidate who has completed the 2nd PUC / 12th grade exam with Mathematics as one of the subjects and has received a minimum of 50% in all subjects.

  • SC, ST, Category I, OBC (2A, 2B, 3A and 3B) candidates, and those with mental impairment or mental disease receive 45 percent of the marks (including dyslexia).


  • The candidate has to be a citizen of India.
  •  Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) and Overseas Citizens of India (OCI) are also eligible.
  • Candidates should have completed a 10+2 or equivalent exam with a minimum aggregate score of 50%.


  • Candidates should have either a 3-year diploma with a minimum of 50% aggregate marks OR a bachelor's degree with a minimum of 50% aggregate marks.
  • Candidates should have scored at least 50% in the International Baccalaureate Diploma after completing 10 years of study.
  • Candidates should hold a 3-year diploma with minimum 50% aggregate marks
  • Candidates should have studied Mathematics as one of the subjects in the qualifying exam.


  • Candidates should be Indian citizens.
  • Candidates should have secured at least a 45 percent aggregate score in class 12th from a recognised board.
  • Candidates should have received a diploma from a recognised institution with a minimum score of 50%.

Himachal B.Arch Admission

  • Candidates should 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.


  • Candidates should have scored a minimum of 50% aggregate marks in 10+3 (diploma) with Math as a subject from a recognised Centre/State Government (45 percent in case of Reserved category).

NATA 2022 Application Form

The deadline to submit a NATA application has been extended until May 28 by the COA. Earlier, the exam authorities had opened the correction window of NATA 2022 application forms at nata.in. until May 23 for candidates to make changes to their NATA 2022 applications. Candidates are recommended to review the NATA 2022 eligibility criteria before filling out the application form. Candidates can take any one of the three NATA exam sessions or all three (NATA entrance exam). Registration, filling out the NATA 2022 registration form, submitting pictures, and paying the fee will all be part of the online NATA registration 2022 process.

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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.

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Do IITs and NITs accept NATA for B.Planning?

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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.


People are saying that those who have failed the NATA exam two times can appear for the 3rd attempt. Is it correct?

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Shreya Sareen, CollegeDekho Expert

Dear Student,

As per the official website of NATA,  the maximum number of attempts for a candidate in NATA 2021 is two. Candidates cannot write the exam more than 2 times. You can explore alternative options and check out the list of Top 50 Government & Private Architecture Colleges in India - Courses, NIRF Rankings.

For more college options or admission related assistance, do not hesitate to either dial the helpline number 1800-572-9877 (toll-free) or fill the Common Application Form. Our admission experts would be glad to help you out. For any further queries, write back to us through …


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