National Aptitude Test in Architecture



About NATA
What Is It?

The National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) measures aptitude of appilcant for specific field of study, i.e. Architecture. The test measures aesthetic sensitivity and critical thinking, that have been acquired over a long period of time, and that are related to specific field of study, i.e. Architecture.

Who Takes It and Why?

Prospective applicants desirous of taking admission to First year of Five years full time undergraduate course in Architecture (Bachelor of Architecture) in India take NATA. NATA scores are used by admissions authorities of different unaided & Govt. aided schools / colleges of Architecture, to provide common measures for comparing the qualifications of applicants.

Schedule of Examination

# Date & Time of Examination Subject and Marks of Examination

First Examination:

14.04.2019(Sunday)10.00 a.m. to 11.00a.m.11.15a.m. to 01.15p.m.(Grand Total of 200 marks)

Part A -[First 60 Minutes] Online - Total 120 Marks

Mathematics - [MCQ] - 20x2 = 40 Marks

General Aptitude -[MCQ] - 40x2 = 80 Marks

    Part - B [Last 120 Minutes] - Total 80 Marks
    Drawing [Two Sets] in A-4 size paper 2x40 = 80 Marks

Second Examination:

07.07.2019 (Sunday)10.00 a.m. to 11.00a.m.11.15a.m. to 1.15p.m.(Grand Total of 200 marks)

Part A -[First 60 Minutes] Online - Total 120 Marks

Mathematics - [MCQ] - 20x2 = 40 Marks

General Aptitude -[MCQ] - 40x2 = 80 Marks

Part - B [Last 120 Minutes] - Total 80 Marks

Drawing [Two Sets] in A-4 size paper 2x40 = 80 Marks

No further examination shall be held under any circumstances for those who will be unable to appear on the scheduled date and time of NATA-2019 examination.


Who can apply to NATA?

All candidates who have passed 10+2 scheme of examination with 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics (individually) and also 50% marks in aggregate at 10+2 level examination and are desirous to apply for 1st year of 5-year B.Arch. degree course mayappear for NATA 2019. Those appearing the 10+2 exam with PCM subjects in the current year may also provisionally appear in the exam, however, their result in NATA-2019 will be declared valid subject to fulfilling the above criteria. Please refer detailed eligibility criteria in NATA 2019 Brochure

How many tests can one candidate take?

A candidate can opt appear either for firsttest or Second Test or can chose to appear in both tests. First test will be held on 14thApril and 2ndtest is on 7thJuly 2019.However, in case a candidateappears in both tests the highest marks obtained in either of the two examinationswould be awarded to him/ heras final marks.

What are the fees for the exam?

Fee for the first or second test will be Rs.1800/-(inclusive of bank charges). In case the Candidate wishes to appear for both tests, he/she shall deposit Rs. 3500/-.Candidates belonging to SC/ST category need to deposit Rs.1500/-for either first or second test orRs.2800/-for appearing in both the tests. Candidates opting to appear from test centres outside the territory of India have to deposit Rs.10000/-for either first or second test and Rs.18,000/-for appearing in both the tests.


We  conducts coaching classes for the above two test.  The details are as under :


Drawing Test : The drawing aptitude is judged on the following aspects -

* Ability to sketch a given object proportionately and rendering the same in visually appealing manner.

* Visualising and drawing the effects of light on the object and shadows cast on surroundings.

* Sense of perspective drawing.

* Combining and composing given three dimensional elements to form a building or structural form.

* Creating interesting two dimensional composition using given shapes and forms.

* Creating visual harmony using colours in given composition.

* Understanding of scale and proportions.

* Drawing from memory through pencil sketch on themes from day to day experiences.

Aesthetic Sensitivity Test : The aesthetic sensitivity test measures perception, imagination and observation, creativity and communication along with architectural awareness and comprises of –

* Visualising three dimensional objects from two dimensional drawings.

* Visualising different sides of three dimensional object.

* Indentifying commonly used materials and objects based on their textural qualities. Analytical reasoning.

* Mental Ability.

* Imaginative comprehension and expression.

* Architectural awareness.

Course FEE - Rs.55000/- for Regular and weekend program [ One year/ 6 Months]. Rs.30000/- for crash program, Rs.18000/- for 10-15 days Program. For for Study Material - Rs.8000/- & Rs.6000/-