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NATA 2018 National Aptitude Test in Architecture B.Arch Admission : Council of Architecture

Organisation : Council of Architecture
Entrance Exam : National Aptitude Test in Architecture – NATA- 2018 B.Arch Admission
Date of Examination : 29.04.2018
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National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) is being conducted by COA since 2006, in terms of the provisions of CoA (Minimum Standards of Architectural Education) Regulations, 1983, published in the Gazette of India. It is implied that a separate aptitude test in.

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Architecture should be conducted and such test should not be combined with the tests for admissions to Engineering, Pharmacy, Medicine and other disciplines.

Being the competent authority for fixing norms and standards for architectural institutions, COA has the necessary expertise to hold a Common Aptitude Test in Architecture, at national level to provide a single window system for appearing in aptitude test and to facilitate institutions, students and public at large for admission to First year of 5 year B.Arch. Degree Course at all recognized Institutions all over country.

The purpose of conducting NATA is to provide a single scheme of examination for holding aptitude test and to facilitate prospective students all over the country to apply for admissions in architecture seats in institutions spread across the country and to avoid appearing in multiple aptitude tests.

However, the actual admissions shall be carried out only by the concerned competent authorities of the respective states/institutions based on NATA. The NATA also ensures that the eligibility criteria for admission to five year Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch.) degree course, as prescribed by CoA and duly approved by the Central Government, are strictly adhered to and followed all over the country in Architectural Institutions.

NATA measures the aptitude of the applicant for specific field of study, i.e. Architecture. The test makes an assessment of drawing and observation skills, sense of proportion, aesthetic sensitivity, Mathematics and critical thinking ability that have been acquired over a long period of time and are related to the specific field of study.

In order to further strengthen the conduct of the test and to attract more number of bright aspirants into studying Architecture, COA has decided to conduct NATA-2018 for admission to B.Arch. in the academic session 2018-19, as a one-day online examination all over the country, which will comprise of two parts: Part A comprises of Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) to be answered online and Part B is paper based drawing.

This would surely be a step towards producing competent architects to serve the society and to build the nation in coming decades, especially in view of the Govt. of India mission of Smart Cities.

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates may come from the following backgrounds:
(a) 10+2 or equivalent passed/appearing;
(b) 10+3 Diploma (any stream) passed/appearing recognized by Central/State Govts;
(c) International Baccalaureate Diploma passed/appearing, after 10 years of Schooling.


Only candidates who have the following credentials shall be eligible for admission to B.Arch. Course.
i. Qualified a recognized aptitude test in Architecture (NATA or equivalent) in 2018

ii. Have gone through any of the following curriculum with marks as prescribed below:
(a) 10+2 or equivalent examination of Central/State Govts. with 50% aggregate marks and with Mathematics as a compulsory subject of examination; OR
(b) 10+3 Diploma (any stream) recognized by Central/State Govts. with 50% aggregate marks with Mathematics as a compulsory subject of examination; OR
(c) International Baccalaureate Diploma passed/appearing, after 10 years of Schooling with 50% marks in aggregate and with Mathematics as compulsory subject of examination

No direct lateral admission is allowed at any other year/stage of B.Arch. course based on any qualification.

Application Procedure

Application has to be filled up ONLINE at the NATA portal of Candidates need to visit the portal and CLICK the requisite link ONLINE APPLICATION NATA– 2018 and thereafter will be directed to the actual application form. The form is interactive in nature and the fields required to be filled up are categorized in different sub-sections.

The fields super-scribed with * MUST be filled up as they are MANDATORY, otherwise the application will NOT get submitted.

The application form is broadly categorized into three steps: filling of PERSONAL DETAILS; DOCUMENT UPLOADING & FEE PAYMENT. Please see Appendix-IV for detailed guidelines on fields to be entered at the time of online form filling.

Candidates need to fill in the first part i.e. PERSONAL DETAILS and will thereafter be directed to DOCUMENT UPLOADING. Once the documents are successfully uploaded, the system enters into the FEE PAYMENT. Finally, the candidate must take a printout of CONFIRMATION PAGE generated upon successful fee payment for their own record. There is no need to send any document by post.

Application form

Filling up the application form is in two stages as outlined:
Stage I- Registration Process
Stage II- Submission of Application form

Stage I  Registration Process

Step 1: Visit NATA portal at or
Step 2: Click on Register Now button and it will take you to the Login Page.
Step 3: Again click Register Now button for signing up the User Account Registration. Fill-in the MANDATORY fields and click on Sign up.
Step 4: Once you have successfully signed up. Click on Login to continue, login with your chosen credentials.
Note: To create your credentials candidates are required to provide a login ID and password.

Stage II Submission of Application Form

Step 1: Login into NATA- 2018 portal with chosen credentials, and Click on Apply Now button which will be directed to the application form.
Step 2: Fill-in the MANDATORY fields which is mentioned in the Appendix III.
Step 3: Upload the required documents and click on Preview button to preview the filled in application form then click on Submit button to submit the form. Once the form is submitted, no changes will be entertained, so carefully fill-in the application form.
Step 4: Once the application form submitted, it will be redirected to Payment Gateway page. Kindly provide the required inputs for payment process.
Step 5: Upon successful fee payment, you will get land up in confirmation page contains Application No and Transaction No., kindly take a printout of it as a proof of application form submission.

Image Uploading

All candidates are required to upload the following images:
1. Recent Passport size Photograph in Colour
2. Own Signature
3. Community certificate issued by a competent authority in the case of SC/ST candidates only
Note: The SC/ ST certificate is subject to verification. If not found authentic the candidature for NATA- 2018 will be cancelled and Admit Card to take the examination will not be issued.

Application Fee Details

A candidate applying for NATA– 2018 has to pay INR 1800/- (Rupees One thousand and eight hundred and only) as application fee, through ONLINE mode. This is inclusive of service fee charged by the bank.
For SC/ ST candidates the application fee is Rs. 1500/- (One thousand and five hundred only). This is inclusive of service fee charged by the bank.

The candidate, on successfully uploading the PERSONAL DETAILS and DOCUMENTS; will be directed to the webpage containing process of payment of application fee as outlined below.

Payment through EPG: Payment of fee can be made through State Bank of India/ Bill desk payment gateway. As per the candidate’s convenience, he/she may select any of the options to pay the application fee through electronic payment gateway via debit card, credit card or net banking and follow the online instructions to complete the payment process.

After successful payment, payment gateway will redirect the candidate to home page that will show the status of fee payment. Upon successful payment, the candidate will be able to print the final “Confirmation Page”.

Important Dates

1 Availability of information in the public domain From 03/01/2018
2 Application form Start Date 16.01.2018.
3 Application form End Date 02.03.2018.
4 Availability of Admit Card 02.04.2018.
5 Date and Time of Examination 29.04.2018. (Sunday) (10:30 AM to 01:30 PM)
6 Publication of Results 01.06.2018.

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