+ Schedule of Examination
The candidates can appear for maximum of 3 attempts in NATA 2024 in one academic year. The best score out of all the attempts shall be considered for declaration of results. The score of NATA Test would be valid for a period of 2 academic years.
Examination shall be conducted on all weekends starting from April to July, 2024 in two sessions, 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 Centres, shall be allotted by the Council, as far as possible, on the basis of cities and sessions preferred by the candidate in the application form. However, the decision of the Council in allotting Test Centre and session to candidates shall be final.
The Tests shall be conducted as per the schedule as given below:
|NATA 2024 Examination commencing from
|Session-1: 10:00 A.M. to 01:00 P.M.
(180 mins/3.0 hours)
|Session-2: 01:30 P.M. to 04:30 P.M.
(180 mins/ 3.0 hours)
Questions & Marks of Examination
Part-A - Drawing and Composition Test - Offline Test - 90 Minutes
A1 – 1 Question – Composition and Color -25 Marks
A2 - 1 Question – Sketching & Composition (Black and White)- 25 Marks
A3 – 1 Question - 3D Composition - 30 Marks
Total 3 Questions - 80 Marks
Part-B - MCQ - Computer based online Test - 90 Minutes
B1 - 30 questions x 2 Marks - 60 Marks
B2 - 15 questions x 4 Marks -60 Marks
Total 45 Questions – 120 Marks
TOTAL MARKS: PART-A & PART-B = 200.
The medium of Aptitude test shall be in English and Hindi
The aptitude of the candidate will be assessed using some or all of the following:
Drawing and Composition Test
This is one and half hour (90 minutes) – 80 Marks Test where candidate has to attempt three questions. The content of the PART A Test is as follows:
A1 - Composition and Color -25 Marks:
Creating suitable compositions for various situations and coloring them appropriately. Re-arranging various shapes in visually appealing manner and coloring it suitably.
A2 - Sketching & Composition (Black and White)-25 Marks:
Ability to draw, visualize, depict a situation, involving buildings / its components, people, environment, products with an understanding of scale, proportions, textures, shades and shadow etc.
A3 - 3D Composition-30 Marks:
Creating interesting 3D composition for the given situation using the provided kit.
This is one and half hour (90 minutes), 120 Marks Test where candidate has to appear for online test. It shall have two type of Questions viz., B1 – 30 Questions of 2 Marks and B2 – 15 Questions of 4 Marks from the following topics:
Visual Reasoning Ability to understand and reconstruct 2D and 3D composition, knowledge about its composition and technical concepts.
Logical Derivation Ability to decode a situation, composition, context and generate meaning. Understanding the minute information hidden in a particular situation and drawing conclusions.
G.K., Architecture & Design General awareness of architecture and design, current issues, recent episodes etc., Knowledge about important buildings, historical progression, innovation in materials and construction technology.
Language Interpretation Ability to correctly & logically generate meaning of words, sentences, understanding about English grammar.
Design Sensitivity Ability to observe record and analyze, people, space, product, environment. Critical thinking, reasoning and ability to identify the subtle communications.
Design Thinking Ability to understand semantics, metaphors, problem identification and definition, analysis of a given situation.
Numerical Ability Basic Mathematics and its association with creative thinking. To unfold a space with use of geometry.
+ Eligibility Criteria for Candidates
Candidates fulfilling the below criteria prescribed by the Council can appear for NATA 2024:
However, the admission to B.Arch., Course shall be made as per the eligibility prescribed in the Council of Architecture (Minimum Standards of Architectural Education) Regulations, 2020 and as stated in para 2 herein below
- Passed or appearing in 10+1 Examination with PCM Subjects;
- Passed or appearing in 10+2 Examination with PCM subjects;
- Passed or appearing in 10+3 Diploma Examination with Mathematics as subjects;
Candidates may note that NATA 2024 is the qualifier of Aptitude Test 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.
QUALIFYING IN NATA 2024 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.
Admission to First year of B.Arch. Program
The eligibility for admission to 1st year of B.Arch. Degree program for the academic session 2024-2025 shall be as per CoA (Minimum Standards of Architectural Education) Regulations, 2020. The revised eligibility in terms of Amended Regulations, 2020 is as under:
*No candidate shall be admitted to architecture course unless she / he has passed 10+2 or equivalent examination with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics as compulsory subjects with at least 50% marks in aggregate or passed 10+3 Diploma Examination with Mathematics as compulsory subject with at least 50% marks in aggregate.
(*proposal for amendment in above Eligibility Criteria has been submitted for approval of the Central Government. The revision in eligibility, if any, shall be notified upon approval).
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.
NATA Help desk details are as under:
Email ID : To be updated
Help Desk Number: To be updated
+ Application Procedure
The NATA test shall be held on all Saturdays and Sundays starting from April to July, 2024 in two Sessions in the notified cities at the allotted Centres and the online form filling shall start from 1st March 2024.
Appearing in second or third test is not mandatory and is purely at the discretion of the applicants. Candidates can register themselves for one test or maximum of three Tests in one academic year 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 relevant details and then CLICK the requisite link ONLINE APPLICATION NATA–2024. 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 (Information Brochure
) for detailed guidelines on information 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.
+ Filling up of Application Form
The online filling-up of the Application Form is interactive in nature and online guidance will be available to the candidate while filling up the form. Please refer to APPENDIX-IV (Information Brochure
) and APPENDIX-V (Information Brochure
) for detailed guidelines on filling up the form.
Filling up of fields will be interactive in nature. As soon as the cursor is taken to a certain field, a cursor tip MESSAGE will be shown to the candidate to assist in filling up. In case of difficulty, the HELP icon placed right next to the field will redirect the candidate to that section of the Brochure which deals with the filling up of the said field. Please note that the applicant’s name, father’s name, mother’s name, date of birth (as per Class – 10 records) and postal address taken together must be unique for each application.
At the time of submitting the PERSONAL DETAILS of a candidate, the system will prompt the candidate to enter his email address which shall be the user name. The email of the candidate shall be verified by the system by sending a link. The candidate has to choose a PASSWORD and keep it secured and confidential for subsequent use. A SECURITY QUESTION AND ANSWER will be captured from the candidate by the system at this stage. Candidate has to remember this question-answer pair for prompt retrieval of password in case it is forgotten at later stage. The candidate needs to login into account using email and password. The system generated NATA Unique ID number and login credentials shall be emailed to the candidates. The candidate will need to login into their account for the following:
- Accessing and editing personal information (till going to the document upload stage).
- Uploading of images.
- Submit fee payment through EPG.
- Printing of the Confirmation Page.
- Correction of data if needed.
All candidates are required to upload the following images:
The Photograph/ Signature should be as per below:
- Recent Passport size Photograph in Colour with both ears visible and front view only - jpg / jpeg format.
- Candidate Signature- jpg / jpeg format.
Application Fee Details
Application Fee for NATA 2024:
|Payment Options based on
number of tests opted for
|In India (in Rs.)
|Fee for any Single Test
|Fee for Two Tests
|Fee for Three Tests
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:
- The Application Fee shall be non-refundable in all cases.
The candidates initially opting for single/ two tests may further opt for additional test at a later stage, not exceeding three attempts. However, in such case no concession in fees would be offered
Multiple Application Forms submitted by the same candidate by changing the credentials will be rejected without any refund. The Council reserves the right to take appropriate legal action against such candidates.
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 website. 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”.
Confirmation Page (Proof of REGISTRATION)
The Confirmation Page is generated upon successful payment of Application Fee. Its generation means that the candidate has been successfully REGISTERED for NATA 2024. The candidate should take a printout and preserve the confirmation page for future reference. A print out of the Confirmation page will not provide admittance to the Test Centre to take the examination. The candidate is required to select city and session for finalizing the Test slot and generate Appointment.
Discrepancy and Correction
The candidate is expected to fill up all details correctly, check a preview of the application before submitting the same online. Candidates will be provided only one opportunity to correct their personal details as per APPENDIX-VI (Information Brochure).
+ List of Probable / Tentative Cities of Test Centers
|Patna / Gaya
|Ahmedabad / Surat
|Vadodara / Rajkot
|Faridabad / Sonipat
|Gurgaon / Rohtak
|Shimla / Kangra
|Jammu and Kashmir
|Bengaluru / Manipal / Tumkur
|Hubali / Kalburgi
|Mysore / Bijapur
|Ernakulum / Kochi
|Kannur / Kollam
|Kottayam / Thrissur
|Kozhikode / Mallapuram
|Thiruvanathapuram / Pallakad
|Bhopal / Gwalior / Jabalpur
|Indore / Sehore
|Ahmednagar / Akola
|Amravati / Ratnagiri
|Aurangabad / Thane
|Kolhapur / Kalyan
|Bhubaneswar / Cuttack
|Jalandhar / Amritsar
|Ludhiana / Mohali
|Jaipur / Udaipur
|Chennai / Coimbatore
|Madurai / Thanjavur
|Salem / Kanya Kumari
|Tiruchirappalli / Vellore
|Greater Noida / Jhansi
Note: Final retention of city depends on availability/requests.
- (*)The candidates applying for Test centre in international cities will not be given any choice for test centres.
- (#)The Test Centre(s) at the concerned foreign country shall be subject to availability of sufficient number of candidates.
- International cities cannot be chosen as second or third choice of exam city.