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NATA 2022: Eligibility, Application Form, Exam Dates, Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Preparation, Result

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Shruti Sharma

Content Curator | Updated On - Mar 5, 2022

NATA 2022 Application form will tentatively commence from the 2nd week of March 2022. NATA 2022 Paper 1 and Paper 1 is expected to be held in April and July 2022. Aspirants who have qualified their class 12th with PCM or 10+3 Diploma with mathematics as a compulsory subject are eligible for the NATA 2022.

  • Applicants can apply for both Paper 1 & Paper 2 of NATA.
  • Students appearing in class 12th in 2022 are also eligible for the exam.
  • NATA 2022 will be held in online mode only for 3 hours. 
  • MCQs, Preferential Choice Type (PCQ), Multiple Select Type (MSQ), Match the following (MFQ) and Numerical Type Questions (NAQ) type of questions asked in the exam.
  • There is no negative marking in the NATA exam.

National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) is a national level entrance exam conducted by the CoA (Council of Architecture). The examination allows students to seek admission in India’s best colleges which offer five-year undergraduate courses in architecture, that is, B. Arch. NATA exam is a gateway for the aspirants to seek admission in B.Arch in the best colleges and Institutes. The cut off marks in the NATA examination determine the ranking of the appeared students. The exam is held twice a year since 2019 and has lakhs of students across India who sit in the NATA examination, serving tough competition. NATA does not offer lateral entry in B.Arch courses.

NATA 2022 Highlights

Exam Name National Aptitude Test in Architecture
Conducting Authority Council of Architecture
Exam Type University Level Entrance Test
Exam Conducted For For admissions to 5 Year B.Arch Programs
Exam Timing 180 Minutes
Application Mode Online
Exam Mode Online as Computer Based Test
Questions Part A: Mathematics and General Aptitude (60 Questions)
Part B: Drawing Section (2 Questions)

NATA 2022 Important Dates

Events NATA Paper 1 NATA Paper 2
Application form release date 2nd week of March 2022 2nd week of March 2022
Last date to submit the fill the Application form 2nd week of March 2022 2nd week of March 2022
Last Date to pay the fees 1st week of April 2022 1st week of July 2022
Admit Card Release dates 1st week of April 2022 1st week of July 2022
Exam Dates 2nd week of April 2022 2nd week of July 2022
NATA 2022 Result 3rd week of April 2022 3rd week of July 2022

NATA 2022 Eligibility Criteria

The candidates aspiring to appear in the NATA 2022 exam must fulfil the eligibility criteria defined by the Council of Architecture. The eligibility criteria vary for the courses.

  • There is no age limit for appearing in the NATA 2022 exam.
  • Candidates after qualifying the senior secondary examinations from some recognized board or must possess some higher or equivalent degree or 10 + 2 level are eligible to appear in the exam.
  • Candidates should have Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics to appear for NATA 2022. Diploma holders must possess Mathematics as a compulsory subject.
  • The candidates must have at least 50% of marks in their senior secondary examination.

NATA 2022 Application Form

NATA Application Form can be filled in online mode from the official website. In order to register for NATA, candidates must follow the below–mentioned steps.

  • Firstly, candidates are required to log on to the official website of NATA and Click on the ‘Apply Online’ link.
  • Later, the candidates are required to fill in their personal details and click on the registration button.
  • Along with that, the candidates are required to upload their passport size photograph, left–thumb impression and a few essential documents such as mark sheets of secondary and senior–secondary levels.
  • To complete the registration process, the candidates are required to pay the application fees.
  • The application fees can be paid via online mode i.e NET Banking, Credit or Debit Card.
  • After paying the fees, candidates will be redirected to the confirmation page. Keep a soft copy of the confirmation page for future reference.

NATA 2022 Application Fees

Although, the NATA authorities provide some kind of relaxation to the candidates belonging from socially and educationally backward classes to provide them with the opportunity to educate themselves. The fees structure for them is mentioned below.

Category Fees for one session Fees for both session
General Rs 1800 Rs 3500
ST/SC Rs 1500 Rs 2800
Kashmiri migrant/ Foreign nationals Rs, 3050

NATA 2022 Admit Cards

NATA 2022 admit cards will be released on the official website. Candidates can download the admit card using a registered ID and password.

  • Students should carry the admit card along with their photo ID card to the exam centre.
  • No student will be allowed to enter the exam hall without admit card.
  • NATA admit cards carries all the necessary personal and academic details of the individual carrying a particular admit card.
  • The details in the admit card of 2022 also includes the details of subjects, subject codes, roll number of the student, venue and date and time for the examination.

NATA 2022 Exam Pattern

Candidates are advised to be familiar with the NATA Exam Pattern.

Particulars Dates
Exam Mode Online
Time Duration 180 Mins
Sections Drawing, Mathematics & General Aptitude
Section Wise Duration Part A: 60 Mins
Part B: 120 Mins
Total Questions 62
Type of Questions MCQs for Mathematics and Aptitude Section
Marking Scheme +2 Marks for every correct question
Negative Marking No Negative Marking

NATA 2022 Sectional Exam Pattern

Subject Number of Questions Distribution of Marks Total Marks
Part A
Mathematics (20 questions) 20 40 40
General Aptitude (40 questions) 40 80 80
Part B
Drawing (2 questions) 2 40 80
Total 62 200

NATA 2022 Syllabus

It is very essential for all the aspirants to be thorough with the NATA syllabus. And most importantly, being thorough with the syllabus would help in fetching marks in NATA Examination. Let us now give a look to the NATA syllabus topics only for 2022 in brief.

Part A: Mathematics and General Aptitude

Important Mathematics Topics

Permutations and Combinations Logarithms
Algebra Trigonometry
Coordinate Geometry Theory and Application of Calculus
Matrices 3D Coordinate Geometry
Statistics Probability

Important General Aptitude Test Topics

Analytical Reasoning Mental Ability
Sets and Relations Venn Diagram
Mathematical Reasoning Tautology
Objects 3D Objects
Awareness of Architecture Works Architectural Creations

Part B: Drawing Test

In this test, the candidates shall be analyzed on their sketching and the drawing skills of any given object. The task shall be done accurately and in an attractive manner in order to qualify for the test. The visualization ability of the candidates is also tested with a sense of perspective as well. Tasks such as drawing the 3D objects, the harmony of colour’s in respect to the given scale and proportion should be kept in mind. The drawing test also aims to speculate the drawing memory of the candidates.

Important Drawing Topics

Equipment Aesthetics
Scale and Proportions of Objects Geometric Composition
Shape and Colour Texture Harmony and Contrast
Transformation in 2D and 3D Perspective Drawing
Day to Day Objects Drawing Sketching of Urban Scape and Landscape
Generating Plan Shape

NATA 2022 Preparation Tips

  • Clear concepts – For practical subjects like physics, chemistry and mathematics, the basic concepts involved in almost every topic, must be clear in the mind of every aspirant for attempting the aptitude test. The demand of the NATA examination is clear and sharp cognitive skills. Therefore, the clarity of concepts is one of the essential things to easily solve the multiple-choice questions in the NATA examination.
  • Proper planning – While studying the NCERTs of every subject, one should make precise notes at the end or at the top of every page to make the revision easy. This type of planning would contribute to a better understanding of the topics to the students.
  • Practicing Questions – The practical topics require the proper practicing daily of the questions daily. It is usually suggested to solve the questions of the respective topics after studying that particular topic completely. This will help in revising as well analyzing the extent of learning of the topic.
  • Diagrams and flow charts – The preparation of the topics require proper implementation of the concepts, especially related to science and mathematics. And this could be done easily through the diagrams and the flow charts involving different tricks and formulas and will further help in clearing the concepts and enhancing the learning process.
  • Analysis of Sketching Techniques – Everyone goes through the sketching and drawings but in order to get selection immediately always follow a trick of using a pen or pencil to virtually outline the given sketch in order to feed it in your mind because sometimes merely seeing the pictures does not help you to recall it during the exams.
  • Keywords and mnemonics – Always remember that while studying the theoretical portion of Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry, note down the keywords like few scientific names for the general knowledge like that of the names of flowers, organisms and creatures in a sticky note.

NATA 2022 Result

CoA will announce the NATA result on the official website. Candidates are advised to take a printout of the scorecard for future reference. To check the result candidates need to log on to the official website using Application Number and Password. Details mentioned on the scorecard are:-

  • Candidates Name
  • Father’s Name
  • Mother’s Name
  • DOB
  • Gender
  • Category
  • Roll Number
  • Application Number
  • Qualifying Marks
  • Marks Obtained
  • Qualifying Status

NATA 2022 Counselling

CoA does not conduct counselling for admission, NATA participating colleges conduct their own counselling process. Applicants who will qualify the exam can apply for NEET 2022 Counselling conducted by individual colleges. 

  • Go to the official website of participating colleges to which you want to apply.
  • Counselling and document verification processes will be conducted by each participating college.
  • Applicants must take original documents along with the photocopies. 

Document Required

  • NATA 2022 Admit Card
  • NATA 2022 Scorecard
  • Caste Certificate (if applicable)

NATA 2022 Participating Institutes 

S.No College Name
1. Singhad College of Architecture, Pune
2. Rizvi College of Architecture, Mumbai
3. Sir JJ College of Architecture, Mumbai
4. IES College of Architecture, Mumbai
5. LS Raheja School of Architecture, Mumbai
6. Department of Architecture, BITS, Mesra
7. Sushant School of Art and Architecture, Gurugram
8. Chandigarh College of Architecture
9. Chitkara School of Planning and Architecture
10. Aayojan School of Architecture, Jaipur
11. Dehradun Institute of Technology
12. Measi Academy of Architecture, Chennai

NATA 2022 FAQs

Ques. Will NATA 2022 syllabus be reduced due to COVID-19?

Ans. As of now, there is no change in the syllabus of NATA 2022 due to COVID-19. Any new changes in NATA syllabus (if made for 2022) will be updated instantly on the official website of the NATA examination.

Ques. Will there be any Change in Exam Pattern of NATA 2022?

Ans. NATA – UG 2022 will be the common entrance exam for admission to architectural courses in all prominent colleges. As of now, there is no change in exam pattern of NATA 2022 and will remain same as the previous NATA examinations. All the updates regarding the NATA examination and changes related to it will be updated on its official website and will be seen in news channels.

Ques. Should I take the Coaching for NATA 2022?

Ans. Yes, you should join coaching for NATA 2022. Coaching gives you a great exposure to quality teaching, questions and the tests conducted on the basis of NATA exam pattern. It will help you in staying confident to crack NATA 2022. Also, the coaching are properly experienced ones, thus, encourage students through proper guidance and techniques to qualify the examination.

Ques. Can a 12th pass out candidate appear directly in NATA examination?

Ans. Yes, the students who are just passed out from the 12th standard are eligible to appear in NATA entrance examination. Although, the level of their preparation decides if they want to appear in NATA soon after qualifying 12th standard or they want to take a year drop out to strengthen their preparation.

Ques. In which colleges admission is given to the qualified candidates of the NATA entrance examination?

Ans. The qualified candidates are eligible to get admission in the prominent colleges accepting NATA.

Ques. How many total questions are there in the NATA examination?

Ans. 62 questions are there in total carrying different marks allocations for different sections.

Ques. What are the main subjects focused upon in the NATA examination?

Ans. All the questions are divided into Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and general ability in the entire paper.

Ques. What are the maximum marks?

Ans. 200 marks are the maximum out of which candidates have to score the required marks.

Ques. Who is the NATA examination conducting officer?

Ans. Council of Architecture is the authorised agency for conducting NATA.

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.


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