NATA is a single window for one-time exam held once in the year from 2018, hence National Aptitude Test in Architecture an All India Entrance Exam mostly conducted in the month of April-June. The test measures drawing and observation skills, sense of proportion, aesthetic sensitivity and critical thinking ability. This is a complete and comprehensive assesement of candidates for undergraduate education in architecture. Admission to all architecture colleges (including government, government-aided, private unaided, university department, deemed universities) in India is done on the basis of NATA score.
Eligible Criteria: Qualifying Exam: Candidates have to pass 10+2 or equivalent or 10+2 Diploma (any stream) or International Baccalaureate Diploma.
Subjects: Pass above examination with mathematics as one of the subjects.
Minimum Marks: Secure at least 55% marks in the above qualifying examination.
Lateral Entry: There is no process of lateral entry admission into B.Arch course.
Mode of Exam: The exam will be held in offline mode (pen paper-based).
  • The duration of the exam will be three hours.
  • The question of Mathematics & General Aptitude will be multiple choice questions.
  • Total 60 questions will be asked in the examination.
  • The question paper will be of 200 marks.
  • For each correct answer, two marks will be awarded to the candidates in Mathematics & General Aptitude test.
  • No marks will be deducted for incorrect answer.
  • The question paper will comprise of three sections, i.e. Mathematics, Drawing & General Aptitude.