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About NATA

National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) is being conducted by the Council of Architecture. The National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) measures the aptitude of the applicant for specific field of study, i.e. Architecture. The test measures drawing and observation skills, sense of proportion, aesthetic sensitivity and critical thinking ability that have been acquired over a long period of time  and that are related to specific field of study that is Architecture. The candidate registration process is flexible, he/she can book the exam slot, and the score cards will be posted on the website on the fourth working day after the test. NATA score shall be valid for a period of two years from the year in which one appeared.

Prospective applicants desirous of taking admission to First year of undergraduate course in Architecture (Bachelor of Architecture) in India take NATA. NATA scores are used by admissions authorities of different Government, Govt. Aided & unaided schools / colleges of Architecture, to provide common measure for comparing the qualifications of applicants, for admission in addition to their scholastic performance in 10+2 or equivalent examination.

About Conducting Body

National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) is being conducted by the Council of Architecture. NATA is being conducted in terms of the provisions laid down under COA (Minimum Standards of Architectural Education) Regulations, 1983 [published in the Gazette of India in Part III, Section 4 on 26th March, 1983 and 27th August, 1983] and the revised guidelines on admission to 1st year of five year degree course in architecture approved by the council at its 45th Meeting held on 28.04.2006. The Council of Architecture (COA) has been constituted by the Government of India under the provisions of the Architects Act, 1972, enacted by the Parliament of India, which came into force on 1st September, 1972. The Act provides for registration of Architects, standards of education, recognized qualifications and standards of professional conduct and etiquette to be complied with by the architects. The Council of Architecture is vested with the responsibility to regulate the education and practice of profession throughout India besides maintaining the register of architects. For this purpose, the Government of India has framed Rules and Council of Architecture has framed Regulations as provided for in the Architects Act, with the approval of Government of India.

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