NATA Notification


The Council of Architecture (COA), through its academic unit – National Institute of Advanced Studies in Architecture (NIASA) at Pune, is conducting a National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) for admission to first year of 5-year Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch.) degree course for various COA approved architectural institutions in the country, for the academic session 2022-2023.


It may be noted that as per the Minimum Standards prescribed by COA under the Architects Act, 1972, the admission of candidates to first year of 5-year B.Arch. degree course shall be subject to their passing an aptitude test in architecture.

Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria for admission to 5-year B.Arch. Course shall be as follows:

10+2 or equivalent from a recognized Board/University with Mathematics as a subject of examination with at least 50% aggregate marks.


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. NATA shall be conducted at various designated Test Centers in COA approved architectural
institutions in the country on all working days commencing from March 15, 2017. The registration for NATA at the designated test centers have begun w.e.f. March 1, 2009. For appearing in NATA, the candidates are advised to access NATA website to download the list of test centres, list of participating institutions, NATA 2017 Brochure and Pre-Registration Form. Further information
and details regarding conduct of NATA can be obtained from NIASA (Tel.: 020-22952262, 65731088, Mob.: 09049700352, Email: [email protected][email protected]).


After conduct of NATA, the admissions shall be carried out by respective State Government/Competent Authority/Association of Architectural Institutions in the State, based on the valid NATA score and marks secured in the qualifying examination in the ratio of 50:50. A NATA score shall be valid for 2 years for the purposes of admission to 5-year B.Arch. degree course in an architectural institution. The prospective students are also advised to confirm the approval status of institutions from COA website before taking admission in any institution in the country.

After admissions to 5-year B.Arch. degree course, all COA approved architectural institutions in the country shall be required to submit to COA, a list of students admitted by them as per the intake sanctioned by COA for the academic session 2017-2018, for enabling COA to allot Unique Enrolment Nos. to these students. The students shall be required to furnish their Enrolment Nos. at the time of
applying for registration as an architect with the Council.

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