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    About NATA

    National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) has been 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. The candidate needs to qualify an Aptitude Test in Architecture conducted by the Council for admission to the Architecture degree course.

    The actual admission shall be carried out only by the concerned competent authorities of the respective states/institutions based on a valid NATA score. The NATA ensures that eligibility criteria for admission to five-year Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch.) degree courses, as COA and duly approved by the Central Government, are strictly adhered to and followed all over the country in Architecture degree courses.

    NATA measures the aptitude of the applicant for specific field of study, i.e. Architecture, through assessment of the cognitive skills, visual perception and aesthetic sensitivity tests, logical reasoning and critical thinking ability, etc, besides the learning that the candidate has acquired over the past few years and is related to the specific field of study. Both the first and second test will be conducted on the different dates as computer-based examinations and a candidate shall be allowed to appear for NATA  for a maximum of two times.

    Eligibility Criteria for NATA-

    Candidates who have completed their 10+2 examination with physics, chemistry and mathematics or 10+3 Diploma with Mathematics as subject of study can appear for NATA.

    Candidates appearing for 10+2 examination with physics, chemistry and mathematics as subjects of study or 10+3 Diploma with Mathematics in the current year may also provisionally appear for NATA.