NATA-National Aptitude Test in Architecture

Kritika Yadav

Kritika Yadav


NATA: National Aptitude Test in Architecture or NATA measures the aptitude of the applicant for architecture. The test measures drawing and observation skills, sense of proportion,aesthetic sensitivity and critical thinking ability required for architecture.

NATA score is required for admissions to 1st year B.Arch. at all institutes / schools / colleges of Architecture in India (including Govt., Govt-aided, Private Unaided, University Depts., Deemed Universities, etc.), offering courses, and leading to Bachelor’s degree in Architecture.

The test is conducted throughout the year at designated test centres located at various parts of the country.

NATA: Highlights

Name of the Exam
National Aptitude Test for Architecture or NATA
Conducted By
Council of Architecture
Exam LevelUndergraduate
Exam FrequencyThrice
Mode of Exam
Computer-Based Test
Total Registrations25,860 (2021)
Course offered through the examBArch
Exam Fees
For One Attempt:
General Category – INR 2000
SC/ST – INR 1500
For Two Attempts:
General Category – INR 4000
SC/ST – INR 3000
For Three Attempts
General Category – INR 5400
SC/ST – INR 4050
Exam Duration3 Hours
Number of Papers1
Total Questions125
Marking Scheme
The questions will be of 1 or 2 or 3 marks
Medium of ExamEnglish
Colleges Accepting Exam Score
BArch colleges of India
No. of Test Cities136
Contact Details
NATA Email ID:
NATA Helpline: 9560707764, 9319275557

NATA Exam dates

The National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) phase 3 has been successfully conducted on August 7, 2022. Listed below are all the important dates of NATA 2022.

EventPhase 1 Exam DatesPhase 2 Exam Dates
Phase 3 Exam Dates
Release of Official NotificationApril 8, 2022April 8, 2022April 8, 2022
Online Application Form AvailableApril 8, 2022April 8, 2022April 8, 2022
Last Date of RegistrationMay 28, 2022June 24, 2022
July 27, 2022 (Extended)
Admit Card AvailableJune 7, 2022July 4, 2022August 4, 2022
NATA 2022 Exam DateJune 12, 2022July 7, 2022August 7, 2022
Declaration of ResultJune 20, 2022July 21, 2022 (Out)August 16, 2022

Also read: NATA Important Dates.

The council of Architecture has not yet released any official dates regarding NATA 2023. However we have tabulated the list of tentative important dates for NATA 2023 based on previous years trends.

Commencement of online registrations for NATA 2023
4th week of January 2023
Last date for NATA Registrations
2nd week of March 2023
Confirmation Printout window availability
3rd week of March 2023
Availability of correction window
2nd week of March 2023
Release of Admit Card
1st week of April 2023
NATA 2023 Exam Date
2nd week of April 2023
NATA 2023 Result Declaration
1st week of May 2023

NATA Application process

The results for NATA 2022 for all the phases has been declared and the application process ended on July 27, 2022. The registration process for NATA 2023 is expected to start from April 2023 tentatively. 

Also read: How to register for NATA.

Documents required for NATA.

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Application fees for NATA

CategoryApplication Fees
General CategoryINR 2000 (for one test) INR 4000 (for both test)
SC/ST/PwDINR 1500( for one test) INR 3000 (for both test)


No candidate, with less than 50% marks in aggregate, shall be admitted to the architecture course unless he/ she has passed an examination at the end of the new 10+2 scheme of Senior School Certificate Examination or equivalent with Mathematics as subjects of examination at the 10+2 level



10+3 Diploma (any stream) recognised by Central/ State Governments with 50% aggregate marks.


International Baccalaureate Diploma, after 10 years of schooling, with not less than 50% marks in aggregate and with Mathematics as compulsory subject of examination.

All Admissions to Architecture degree course shall be subject to passing of National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) conducted by the Council of Architecture.

NATA Exam Pattern

Mode of ExaminationOnline
Medium of ExaminationEnglish
Duration of the Exam3 hours
Number of Sections
The exam will have only one part- Aptitude Test
Number of Questions
125 Questions
Type of questions
Multiple-Choice type (MCQ), Multiple Select type (MSQ), Preferential Choice type (PCQ) and Numerical Answer type (NAQ)
Total Marks200 Marks
Marking Scheme
The questions will carry either 1 mark, 2 marks, or 3 marks.

Also read: NATA Exam Pattern and syllabus.

NATA Syllabus

Name of the section
Important topics
General Aptitude
Statement Problems, Tautology, Sets and Relations, De Morgan’s Laws and General Arithmetic like Profit and Loss, Mixture and Allegations, Time and Work, etc.
Matrices, Logarithms, Algebra, Coordinate Geometry, trigonometry, calculus, Permutation and Combination, Probability, Statistics
Current Electricity, Electrostatics, Optics, Atoms and Nuclei, Alternating Currents, Electromagnetic Induction. Dual Nature of Radiation and Matter, Electronic Devices, Magnetism and Matter
Basic Concepts of Chemistry, Atomic Structure, State of Matter, Organic Chemistry, Chemical Thermodynamics, Environmental Chemistry, Chemical Bonding, Equilibrium
Scale and Proportions of Objects, Building Forms and Elements, Pattern Drawing, Surfaces and Volumes, Urban Landscape, Aesthetics, 3D and 2D Transformation, Generating Plan, Geometric Composition, Shape, Day to Day Object Drawing, Color Harmony, Creating Shapes and Forms, Perspective Drawing, Conceptualization, and Visualization

NATA Exam Centers

Andaman and Nicobar
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal PradeshAssam
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and KashmirJharkhand
Madhya PradeshMaharashtra
Tamil NaduTelangana
TripuraUttar Pradesh
UttarakhandWest Bengal

NATA results

The results for NATA 2022 for all the phases has been announced.  Listed below are the result dates for all the phases.

NATA Results 2022 – Phase 1 Dates

NATA 2022 Phase I12-Jun-2022
Declaration of Result20-Jun-2022

NATA Results 2022 – Phase 2 Dates

NATA 2022 Phase II07-Jul-2022
Declaration of Result22-Jul-2022

NATA Results 2022 – Phase 3 Dates

NATA 2022 Phase III07-Aug-2022
Declaration of Result16-Aug-2022

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