NATA 2022 Exam (Applications Open) – Dates, Eligibility, Fees, Syllabus

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Overview

National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) is an Aptitude test conducted by Council of Architecture (CoA) for admission to the first year of 5-year B.Arch. Degree Course at recognized institutions across India. The test measures cognitive skills, visual perception, aesthetic sensitivity, logical reasoning, and critical thinking ability.

Exam NameNational Aptitude Test in Architecture
Also Known AsNATA
Exam CategoryUndergraduate
Exam LevelNational
Exam ModeOnline (Computer based test)
Conducted byCouncil of Architecture (CoA)

NATA examination is conducted thrice in a year. Candidates are not required to compulsorily take the test multiple times though if a candidate appears in multiple tests, the best of all scores will be considered.

UPDATE (May 12, 2022): NATA 2022 exam date has been revised, read NATA 2022 Exam Date.

UPDATE (Apr 8, 2022): NATA 2022 Applications are open, check NATA 2022 Application Procedure.

UPDATE (Mar 17, 2022): NATA 2022 exam date has been announced, read NATA 2022 Exam Date.

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NATA 2022: Check Eligibility | Check Syllabus


About

Pattern

  • It is an Online Test of 3 hours duration.
  • There will be a total of 125 questions carrying 200 marks.
  • The question paper will consist of Multiple-Choice type (MCQ), Multiple Select type (MSQ), Preferential Choice type (PCQ), and Numerical Answer type (NAQ) questions.
  • Multiple-Choice type (MCQ) questions have 4 answer choices, out of which only one is the correct answer.
  • Multiple Select type (MSQ) questions have multiple correct answer choices, and all the correct answer choices are to be selected.
  • Preferential Choice type (PCQ) questions carry different marks for each answer choice.
  • Numerical Answer type (NAQ) questions don’t have any choices and a numerical answer is to provided.
  • All the Questions and instructions will be available in English medium only.

 

The no. of questions of each mark category is as follows:

Marks per QuestionNo. of QuestionsTotal Marks
17575
22550
32575
Total125200

Schedule

First Exam

Date of ExaminationJune 12, 2022
Timings10.00 AM to 01.00 PM
Duration3 Hours
A 2nd session may be considered as per requirement with timings as 02.30 PM to 05.30 PM.

Second Exam

Date of ExaminationJuly 3, 2022 July 7, 2022
Timings10.00 AM to 01.00 PM
Duration3 Hours
A 2nd session may be considered as per requirement with timings as 02.30 PM to 05.30 PM.

Third Exam

Date of ExaminationJuly 24, 2022 August 7, 2022
Timings10.00 AM to 01.00 PM
Duration3 Hours
A 2nd session may be considered as per requirement with timings as 02.00 PM to 05.00 PM.

Eligibility

Taking NATA

Qualifying examination

  • Candidates should have passed/ appearing in class 12th or any equivalent qualifying examination with Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics subjects.
  • OR Candidates must have passed/ appearing 10+3 diploma examination with Mathematics as compulsory subject.

Admission to first year of B.Arch.

Architecture Examination

Candidates must have qualified a recognized aptitude test in Architecture (NATA or equivalent) in 2022.

Marks in Qualifying examination

  • Candidates must obtain a minimum of 50% aggregate marks in Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics along with a minimum aggregate of 50% in class 12th.
  • OR Candidates must have passed 10+3 diploma examination with Mathematics as compulsory subject with at least 50% marks in aggregate.


Syllabus

Mock Test

  • The official mock test is made available to the candidates appearing for NATA.
  • Candidates can take the Mock Test to understand the pattern of the computer-based test and make themselves familiar with the interface.
  • The mock test is for practice purpose only.

Past Question Papers

See previous year Question Papers and Answers here.

Fees

NATA 2022 Application Fee is as follows:

For examination centre opted in India

One Test Only

General/OBC – Male₹2,000
General/OBC – Female₹1,500
General/OBC – Transgender₹1,500
SC/ST/PwD – All₹1,500

Any Two Tests

General/OBC – Male₹4,000
General/OBC – Female₹3,000
General/OBC – Transgender₹3,000
SC/ST/PwD – All₹3,000

All Three Tests

General/OBC – Male₹5,400
General/OBC – Female₹4,050
General/OBC – Transgender₹4,050
SC/ST/PwD – All₹4,050

For examination centre opted in a Foreign country

One Test Only₹10,000
Any Two Tests₹20,000
All Three Tests₹27,000

Registration

  • The registrations for NATA 2022 will begin on April 8, 2022.
  • The last date to apply for NATA 2022 examination is May 23, 2022 for first test, June 20, 2022 for second test, and July 11, 2022 for third test.
  • NEW: Check detailed steps for filling the Application Form here.

Application Procedure

NEW: Check detailed steps for filling the Application Form here.

  1. Candidates need to visit the NATA website and fill the prescribed application form.
  2. Upload the required documents including a recent colour photograph, scanned copy of candidate’s signature and community certificate (for SC/ST only).
  3. Pay the Registration Fee through online payment modes.
  4. Save the confirmation page for future reference.

Application Correction

  • Candidates will be provided a facility to make corrections in their application form particulars.
  • It is a one-time facility and is extended to the candidates to avoid any hardship to them.
  • The correction window will open as per schedule.

Test Centres

Test Cities

Test Cities

StateCity
Andaman and NicobarPort Blair
Andhra PradeshGuntur
Andhra PradeshKakinada
Andhra PradeshKurnool
Andhra PradeshRajahmundry
Andhra PradeshTirupathi
Andhra PradeshVijayawada
Andhra PradeshVisakhapatnam
Arunachal PradeshItanagar
AssamDibrugarh
AssamGuwahati
AssamSilchar
BiharBhagalpur
BiharGaya
BiharMuzaffarpur
BiharPatna
BiharPurnea
ChandigarhChandigarh
ChhattisgarhBhilai
ChhattisgarhBilaspur
ChhattisgarhRaipur
DelhiDelhi
GoaPanaji
GujaratAhmedabad
GujaratAnand
GujaratDaman
GujaratGandhinagar
GujaratJamnagar
GujaratRajkot
GujaratSurat
GujaratVadodara
HaryanaAmbala
HaryanaFaridabad
HaryanaGurgaon
HaryanaHisar
HaryanaKarnal
HaryanaNarnaul
HaryanaRohtak
HaryanaSonepat
Himachal PradeshHamirpur
Himachal PradeshShimla
Jammu and KashmirJammu
Jammu and KashmirSrinagar
JharkhandBokaro Steel City
JharkhandDhanbad
JharkhandHazaribagh
JharkhandJamshedpur
JharkhandRanchi
KarnatakaBelgaum
KarnatakaBellary
KarnatakaBengaluru
KarnatakaDavangere
KarnatakaGulbarga
KarnatakaHubli
KarnatakaMangalore
KarnatakaMysore
KarnatakaUdupi
KeralaAlappuzha
KeralaErnakulam
KeralaKannur
KeralaKollam
KeralaKottayam
KeralaKozhikode
KeralaThrissur
KeralaTrivandrum
Madhya PradeshBhopal
Madhya PradeshGwalior
Madhya PradeshIndore
Madhya PradeshJabalpur
Madhya PradeshRatlam
Madhya PradeshRewa
Madhya PradeshSagar
Madhya PradeshUjjain
MaharashtraAhmednagar
MaharashtraAkola
MaharashtraAmravati
MaharashtraAurangabad
MaharashtraChandrapur
MaharashtraChinchwad
MaharashtraChinchwad/ Akurdi
MaharashtraJalgaon
MaharashtraKalyan
MaharashtraKolhapur
MaharashtraLatur
MaharashtraMumbai
MaharashtraNagpur
MaharashtraNanded
MaharashtraNashik
MaharashtraNavi Mumbai
MaharashtraNavi Mumbai – Nerul
MaharashtraPanvel
MaharashtraPune
MaharashtraRatnagiri
MaharashtraSangli
MaharashtraSatara
MaharashtraSolapur
ManipurImphal
MeghalayaShillong
MizoramAizawl
NagalandDimapur
NagalandKohima
OdishaBhubaneswar
OdishaCuttack
OdishaRourkela
OdishaSambalpur
PuducherryPuducherry
PunjabAmritsar
PunjabBhatinda
PunjabJallandhar
PunjabLudhiana
PunjabMohali
PunjabPathankot
PunjabPatiala
RajasthanAjmer
RajasthanBikaner
RajasthanJaipur
RajasthanJodhpur
RajasthanKota
RajasthanSriganganagar
RajasthanUdaipur
SikkimGangtok
Tamil NaduChennai
Tamil NaduCoimbatore
Tamil NaduErode
Tamil NaduMadurai
Tamil NaduNagercoil
Tamil NaduSalem
Tamil NaduTiruchirappalli
Tamil NaduTirunelveli
Tamil NaduVellore
TelanganaHyderabad
TelanganaKarimnagar
TelanganaWarangal
TripuraAgartala
Uttar PradeshAgra
Uttar PradeshAligarh
Uttar PradeshAllahabad
Uttar PradeshBareilly
Uttar PradeshBilaspur
Uttar PradeshGhaziabad
Uttar PradeshGorakhpur
Uttar PradeshGreater Noida
Uttar PradeshJhansi
Uttar PradeshKanpur
Uttar PradeshLucknow
Uttar PradeshMeerut
Uttar PradeshMoradabad
Uttar PradeshMuzaffarnagar
Uttar PradeshNoida
Uttar PradeshVaranasi
UttarakhandDehradun
UttarakhandHaldwani
UttarakhandRoorkee
West BengalAsansol
West BengalDurgapur
West BengalHowrah
West BengalKolkata
West BengalSiliguri
Bahrain (International)Manama
Kuwait (International)Khaitan
Nepal (International)TBA
Oman (International)Muscat
Qatar (International)Doha
Saudi Arabia (International)Riyadh
Singapore (International)TBA
South Africa (International)TBA
Sri Lanka (International)TBA
UAE (International)Dubai

Note

  • The candidates applying for the exam centre in international cities will not be given any choice for test centres.
  • International cities cannot be chosen as second or third choice of exam city.

Admit Card

  • For each Applicant, an Admit Card will be generated indicating the allotted Examination Centre for NATA examination.
  • Candidates need to download the Admit Card from the NATA website.
  • Admit Cards of NATA 2022 exam will be available after it’s notified.
  • A printed copy of the downloaded admit card should be produced at the time of examination along with a photo identity card.
  • Candidates are advised to retain their admit cards carefully in a secured place in undamaged condition till the completion of admission procedure.

Answer Keys

  • The answer key for the exam will be made available to the candidates.
  • Review of answer paper can be provided on payment of Rs. 3,000 by any candidate desiring to do so for a single test.

Qualifying Marks

In order to qualify NATA, a candidate must secure 70 marks out of 200 marks.

Result

The result of the NATA 2022 examination will be declared as per schedule.

It will be available as:

  • Marks obtained out of 200 and marks in each component
  • Whether Qualified/ Not Qualified (Check Qualifying Marks)

Important Information

Candidates must bring the following things to the exam hall:

  • Downloaded Admit Card
  • Proof of Identity – Aadhar / Passport / Driving License / Voter ID.

Note: Instruments of any kind including scale are not permitted.

Important Dates

NATA First Test
DetailsDate
Start of online registrationsApril 8, 2022
End of registrationsMay 23, 2022
Image uploads allowed tillMay 23, 2022
Fee payment allowed tillMay 23, 2022
Application Correction windowMay 19 – May 23, 2022
Confirmation page printing available tillMay 23, 2022
Publication of Admit CardJune 7, 2022
NATA First TestJune 12, 2022
Publication of resultsJune 20, 2022
NATA Second Test
DetailsDate
Start of online registrationsApril 8, 2022
End of registrationsJune 20, 2022
Image uploads allowed tillJune 20, 2022
Fee payment allowed tillJune 20, 2022
Application Correction windowJune 18 – June 20, 2022
Confirmation page printing available tillJune 20, 2022
Publication of Admit CardJune 30, 2022
NATA Second TestJuly 3, 2022 July 7, 2022
Publication of resultsJuly 13, 2022
NATA Third Test
DetailsDate
Start of online registrationsApril 8, 2022
End of registrationsJuly 11, 2022
Image uploads allowed tillJuly 11, 2022
Fee payment allowed tillJuly 11, 2022
Application Correction windowJuly 9 – July 11, 2022
Confirmation page printing available tillJuly 11, 2022
Publication of Admit CardJuly 21, 2022
NATA Third TestJuly 24, 2022 August 7, 2022
Publication of resultsAugust 3, 2022

Contact Information

Candidates can contact NATA through written communication, phone or email.

NATA Contact Information
AddressCouncil of Architecture,
India Habitat Centre, Core 6A, 1st Floor,
Lodhi Road,
New Delhi-110003, Delhi (India)
Helpdesk08045549467
Email[email protected]

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