First Exam on 10th April, 2021 and

Second Exam on 11th July, 2021  

Schedule Of Examination

Date & Time of Examination Subject & Marks of Examination
First NATA Examination:

10/04/2021 (Saturday)

Session 1 10.00 a.m. to 1.00 pm (180 mins/3.0 hours)

Session 2 (if required) 2.30 pm to 5.30 pm (180 mins/ 3.0 hours)

Second NATA Examination:


Session 1 10.00 am to 1.00 pm (180 mins/ 3.0 hours)

Session 2 (if required) 2.30 pm – 5.30 pm (180 mins/ 3.0 hours)

Questions 125 Marks 200



NATA i.e. National Aptitude Test in Architecture is a Aptitude test conducted by COA- Council of Architecture, India. It is an entrance exam for admissions to 5 year B.Arch. degree course offered by all institutes / schools / colleges of Architecture in India (including Govt., Govt-aided, Private Unaided, University Depts., Deemed Universities, etc.). The test is conducted to measures an applicant's aptitude for Architecture that includes drawing and observation skills, sense of proportion, aesthetic sensitivity and critical thinking ability. 10+2 or PUC students who are desirous of taking admission to first year of undergraduate course in Architecture (Bachelor of Architecture) in India are required to appear for this test. Official site for NATA is

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. 


Students have to submit their exam scores along with HSC/12th Class/PUC mark lists to the respective state CET cells on or before the dead lines set by them.

Important: Students should keep in mind that usually CET cells of different states sets different deadline date for the submission of the NATA scores to them for short listing the candidates for counselling of B. architecture seats.  So the students must have the knowledge of these deadline dates and give NATA accordindly keeping a atleast a week as buffer time to receive their NATA score cards.


NATA Syllabus/Paper Pattern

NATA Test Centers in India

List of Architectural Colleges in India affiliated with COA

 Sample papers

NATA Important Web Links:
Council of Architecture
National Institute of Advanced Studies in Architecture


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