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NATA 2022


NATA 2022
(National Aptitude Test in Architecture)
admission to B.Arch.
conducted by:
National Institute of Advanced Studies in Architecture
(body of Council of Architecture, New Delhi in India)

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.

NATA 2022 will be conducted as a comprehensive computer-based aptitude test at the Council allotted centers in identified cities in the country.

Unlike any other entrance examination, NATA is an Aptitude test that assesses a candidates innate ability through a variety of testing formats and cannot be taught, learnt or induced.

With the objective of giving opportunities to a greater number of bright aspirants to join Architecture, Council will be conducting NATA-2022 for admission to B.Arch. in the academic session 2022-2023 thrice this year. The Tests shall be conducted on different dates as computer-based examinations. Candidates are allowed to appear for up to 3 NATA tests.

    + Important Dates

    Sl. No. Activity Date (with time)
    First Test scheduled to be held on June 12, 2022
    1. Availability of information in the public domain From 8th April 2022
    2. Start of Online form fill-up 8th April 2022
    3. End of registration 23rd May 2022 (11:59 PM)
    4. Image uploads allowed till 23rd May 2022 (11:59 PM)
    5. Fee payment allowed till 23rd May 2022 (11:59 PM)
    6. Confirmation page printing available till 23rd May 2022 (11:59 PM)
    7. Candidate Correction window 19th May 2022 (10:30 AM)
    to
    23rd May 2022 (11:59 PM)
    8. Publication of Downloadable Admit Card 7th June 2022
    9. Date and Time of Examination 12th June 2022
    10. Publication of Results 20th June 2022
    (Note: All schedules are subject to change without notice and under unavoidable circumstances)
    Second Test scheduled to be held on July 3, 2022
    1. Availability of information in the public domain From 8th April 2022
    2. Start of Online form fill-up 8th April 2022
    3. End of registration 20th June 2022 (11:59 PM)
    4. Image uploads allowed till 20th June 2022
    5. Fee payment allowed till 20th June 2022
    6. Confirmation page printing available till 20th June 2022
    7. Candidate Correction window 18th June 2022 (10:30 AM)
    to
    20th June 2022(11:59 PM)
    8. Publication of Downloadable Admit Card 30th June 2022
    9. Date and Time of Examination 3rd July 2022
    10. Publication of Results 13th July 2022
    (Note: All schedules are subject to change without notice and under unavoidable circumstances)
    Third Test scheduled to be held on July 24, 2022
    1. Availability of information in the public domain From 8th April 2022
    2. Start of Online form fill-up 8th April 2022
    3. End of registration 11th July 2022 (11:59 PM)
    4. Image uploads allowed till 11th July 2022
    5. Fee payment allowed till 11th July 2022
    6. Confirmation page printing available till 11th July 2022
    7. Candidate Correction window 9th July 2022 (10:30 AM)
    to
    11th July 2022 (11:59 PM)
    8. Publication of Downloadable Admit Card 21st July 2022
    9. Date and Time of Examination 24th July 2022
    10. Publication of Results 3rd August 2022
    (Note: All schedules are subject to change without notice and under unavoidable circumstances)

    + Schedule of Examination

    Examination shall be conducted in two sessions on the date of the Test, subject to number of candidates registered for the session. The candidates need to indicate their preference for session & city of examination while registering at NATA portal www.nata.in. The session during which the candidate will take the test as well as the Test Centre shall be allotted by the Council, as far as possible, on the basis of preferences provided by the candidate in the application form. The decision of the Council in allotting Test Centre and session to candidates shall be final.

    The three Tests shall be held on June 12, 2022, July 3, 2022 and July 24, 2022 respectively. The schedule of all tests is given below:
    Date & Time of Examination Questions & Marks of Examination
    First NATA Examination
    June 12, 2022 (Sunday)

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

    Session 2
    2.30 pm to 5.30 pm (180 mins/ 3.0 hours)
    Questions 125 Marks 200
    Second NATA Examination
    July 3, 2022 (Sunday)

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

    Session 2
    2.30 pm – 5.30 pm (180 mins/ 3.0 hours)
    Questions 125 Marks 200
    Third NATA Examination
    July 24, 2022 (Sunday)

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

    Session 2
    2.30 pm – 5.30 pm (180 mins/ 3.0 hours)
    Questions 125 Marks 200

    + Outline of Aptitude Test

    The aptitude test of NATA may comprise questions of Multiple-Choice type (MCQ), Multiple Select type (MSQ), Preferential Choice type (PCQ) and Numerical Answer type (NAQ) and Match the following type (MFQ).

    The questions will carry 1 mark, 2 marks or 3 marks and 125 questions have to be answered in 180 minutes. The medium of Aptitude test will be essentially English language. Some questions may be in regional languages also.

    The aptitude of the candidate will be assessed using some or all of the following techniques:
    • Diagrammatic Reasoning Tests the ability of logical reasoning, using diagrams and scenarios.
    • Numerical Reasoning Tests mathematical ability through simple problems.
    • Verbal Reasoning Assesses the ability to assess verbal logic.
    • Inductive Reasoning Tests the ability to see patterns and analyse given data.
    • Situational Judgment Tests problem-solving ability.
    • Logical Reasoning Tests ability to recognise patterns, sequences or relationships between shapes and imagery.
    • Abstract Reasoning Will assess general knowledge, and ability to utilise knowledge in new situations.
    Questions could be asked in various topics that assess candidates on basic concepts in mathematics, physics and geometry, language and interpretation, elements and principles of design, aesthetic sensitivity, colour theory, lateral thinking and logical reasoning, visual perception and cognition, graphics and imagery, building anatomy and architectural vocabulary, basic techniques of building construction and knowledge of material, general knowledge and current affairs, etc. and are may not be limited to those outlined.

    + Eligibility Criteria for Candidates

    • Taking NATA-2022
      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 2022. 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-2022.

      Candidates may note that NATA 2022 is the qualifier for admission to B.Arch. program offered by Universities/ Institutions in the country, subject to the fulfillment of eligibility criteria as prescribed by the Council. The eligibility criteria are outlined in Clause 5.2 of this brochure.

      QUALIFYING IN NATA 2022 DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A RIGHT/ GUARANTEE IN FAVOUR OF THE CANDIDATE FOR ADMISSION TO ANY ARCHITECTURE COURSE UNLESS THE CANDIDATE HAS FULFILLED ALL THE PRESCRIBED REQUIREMENTS AS SPECIFIED BY RESPECTIVE COMPETENT AUTHORITIES IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE ELIGIBILIY CRITERIA LAID DOWN BY THE COUNCIL. 5.2
    • Admission to First year of B.Arch. Program
      The eligibility for admission to 1st year of 5-year B.Arch. Degree program for the academic session 2022-2023 shall be as per CoA (Minimum Standards of Architectural Education) Regulations, 2020. The eligibility in terms of Regulations, 2020 is as under:
      No candidate shall be admitted to architecture course unless he has passed an examination at the end of the 10+2 scheme of examination with at least 50 per cent. Aggregate marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics and also at least 50 per cent. marks in aggregate of the 10+2 level examination or passed 10+3 Diploma Examination with Mathematics as compulsory subject with at least 50 per cent. marks in aggregate.

      Candidates may note that no direct lateral admission is allowed at any year/semester/stage of B.Arch. course based on any qualification.
    • Reservations under different categories
      Reservation as well as relaxation in qualifying marks for the reserved category for the purpose of admission is a prerogative of the Admission/Counselling Authority and does not fall under the purview of this examination.
    • Help Desk
      NATA Help desk details are as under:
      Email ID: nata.helpdesk2022@gmail.com
      Help Desk Number: 08045549467

    + Application Procedure

    The First NATA test is scheduled to be held on June 12, 2022, Second NATA test shall be held on July 3, 2022 and Third Test shall be conducted on July 24, 2022.

    Appearing in second or third test is not mandatory and is purely at the discretion of the applicants. Candidates can register themselves for either of the Tests OR for all Tests by filling in the application form appropriately.

    Application is to be filled up ONLINE at the NATA portal of www.nata.in. Candidates need to visit the portal, generate username & password by entering basic details and then CLICK the requisite link ONLINE APPLICATION NATA 2022. Thereafter, candidate 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 Fee Details

    Application Fee for NATA2022:
    Application Fee for NATA-2022
    (Through Electronic Payment Gateway (EPG) on NATA Portal)
    In India (Fee in Rs.) Outside India
    (Fee in Rs.)
    General/OBC (NCL) SC/ST/PwD Transgender
    Male Female Male Female
    Fee for any Individual Test
    (Test 1 Or Test 2 Or Test 3)
    2000 1500 1500 1500 1500 10000
    Fee for any Two Tests
    (Test 1 & Test 2 Or Test 2 & Test 3 Or Test 1 & Test 3)
    4000 3000 3000 3000 3000 20000
    Combined Fee of Test 1, 2 and 3 5400 4050 4050 4050 4050 27000
    Processing charges and Goods & Service Taxes (GST) are to be borne by the candidate, as applicable.
    Note: Multiple Application Forms submitted by a candidate for the same Test will not be accepted at any cost and are liable to be rejected without any refund.

    The Application Fee shall be non-refundable in all cases.

    The candidate, on successfully uploading the PERSONAL DETAILS and DOCUMENTS; will be directed to the webpage containing process of payment of application fee as per the following options:
    • Payment through EPG: The candidate has to click Payment of fee using EPG services, the system will automatically redirect to available payment gateway page, displayed at the web site. 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".
Help Desk:
India Habitat Centre, Core 6A, 1st Floor,
Lodhi Road, New Delhi-110003 India.

Email: nata.helpdesk2022@gmail.com
Help Desk Phone: 08045549467
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