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NATA 2021


NATA 2021
(National Aptitude Test in Architecture)
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 2021 will be conducted as a comprehensive online 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. Therefore, attending coaching classes will not substantially improve the aptitude of a candidate.

With the objective of giving opportunities to a greater number of bright aspirants, Council will be conducting NATA-2021 for admission to B.Arch. in the academic session 2021-2022 twice this year.

    + Schedule of Examination

    Examination shall be conducted in one session on the date of the first test and on the second date of the test. Second session for examination may be considered in the event of any restrictions imposed by the Government on the number of candidates appearing in a single session due to social distancing norms owing to pandemic Covid-19. The session during which the candidate will take the test will be allotted by the Council and Centre allotment will be done on the basis of choice provided by the candidate in the application form for preferred city for taking examination. The candidates need to indicate their preference for city of examination at their respective login accounts at NATA portal www.nata.in.
    Date & Time of Examination Questions & Marks of Examination
    First NATA Examination
    10/04/2021 (Saturday)

    Session 1
    10:00 A.M. to 01:00 P.M. (180 mins/3.0 hours)

    Session 2 (if required)
    02:30 P.M. to 05:30 P.M. (180 mins/3.0 hours)
    Questions 125 Marks 200
    Second NATA Examination
    12/06/2021 (Saturday)

    Session 1
    10:00 A.M. to 01:00 P.M. (180 mins/3.0 hours)

    Session 2 (if required)
    02:30 P.M. to 05:30 P.M. (180 mins/3.0 hours)
    Questions 125 Marks 200

    + Outline of Aptitude Test

    The aptitude test will comprise of questions that could be of the Multiple-Choice type (MCQ), Multiple Select type (MSQ), Preferential Choice type (PCQ) and Numerical Answer type (NAQ).

    The questions will carry either 1 mark,2 marks or 3 marks and 125 questions have to be answered in 180 minutes.

    The medium of Aptitude test will be the English language.

    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-2021
      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 2021. 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-2021.

      Candidates may note that NATA 2021 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 02.

      QUALIFYING IN NATA-2021 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 5-year B.Arch. Degree program for the academic session 2021- 2022 shall be as per CoA (Minimum Standards of Architectural Education) Regulations, 2020 or as may be amended by the Central Government. The present 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.

    + Application Procedure

    The First NATA 2021 test is scheduled to be held on April 10, 2021 while the second NATA 2021 test shall be held on June 12, 2021.

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

    The registration window for the second test will open for 14 days after the announcement of results of the test held on the first date.

    Candidates opting to appear in both the first and second test may note that they will be issued with the separate score card for each test. The score card for Second test shall contain the marks secured in First & Second Test. The best marks secured in either of the Tests shall be taken as the valid score for admission to B.Arch. Course.

    Application is to be filled up ONLINE at the NATA portal of www.nata.in.
    Candidates need to visit the portal and CLICK the requisite link ONLINE APPLICATION NATA 2021 and thereafter 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 payable by a candidate applying for NATA2021, for any one test is INR Rs. 2,000/- (Rupees Two thousand only) payable through ONLINE mode.
    Application fee payable by a Candidate who wishes to apply for both first and second test, is Rs. 4000/- (Rupees Four thousand only).

    Application Fee payable by candidates belonging to SC/ST and PWD and transsexual category for any one test is Rs. 1500/- (Rupees One thousand five hundred only) and for both tests is Rs. 3,000/- (Rupees three thousand hundred only)

    Application fee payable Candidates opting to appear from test centres outside the territory of India is Rs. 10,000/- (Rupees Ten thousand only) for any one test and Rs. 20,000/- (Rupees Twenty thousand only) for both the tests through online mode. Candidates from outside of the Indian Territory who have registered to do the test in India and at a later date opt to take the examination from outside of Indian Territory due to restrictions in travel will remit the balance fee as applicable.

    The Application Fee shall be non-refundable in all of the cases outlined above.

    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:
NATA Help desk details are as under:
Email: nata.helpdesk2021@gmail.com
Help Desk Number: +91 95607 07764, +91 93192 75557
Source: nata.in

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