NATA 2021 Phase 3 has successfully conducted on 3 September 2021. NATA 2021 Admit Card has been released on 29 August 2021. Successfully registered candidates can download the admit card from the official website. Aspirants must score 70 marks out of 200 in order to qualify the exam. NATA 2021 Phase 2 was conducted on 11 July 2021 by CoA.
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.
|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|
|Exam Mode||Online as Computer Based Test|
|Questions||Part A: Mathematics and General Aptitude (60 Questions) Part B: Drawing Section (2 Questions)|
|Events||NATA Phase 1||NATA Phase 2||NATA Phase 3|
|Application form release date||March 3, 2021||March 3, 2021||July 26, 2021|
|Last date to submit the fill the Application form||April 1, 2021||July 2, 2021||August 26, 2021|
|Last Date to pay the fees||April 1, 2021||July 2, 2021||August 26, 2021|
|Correction Window Dates||March 26 to April 1, 2021||June 20 to July 2, 2021||August 16 to 26, 2021|
|Admit Card Release dates||April 6, 2021||July 7, 2021||August 29, 2021|
|Exam Dates||April 10, 2021||July 11, 2021||September 3, 2021|
|NATA 2021 Result||April 14, 2021||July 22, 2021||September 8, 2021|
The candidates aspiring to appear in the NATA 2021 exam must fulfil the eligibility criteria defined by the Council of Architecture. The eligibility criteria vary for the courses.
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.
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 2021 admit cards were released on 29 August 2021. Candidates can download the admit card using a registered ID and password.
Candidates are advised to be familiar with the NATA Exam Pattern.
|Time Duration||180 Mins|
|Sections||Drawing, Mathematics & General Aptitude|
|Section Wise Duration||Part A: 60 Mins Part B: 120 Mins|
|Type of Questions||MCQs for Mathematics and Aptitude Section|
|Marking Scheme||+2 Marks for every correct question|
|Negative Marking||No Negative Marking|
|Subject||Number of Questions||Distribution of Marks||Total Marks|
|Mathematics (20 questions)||20||40||40|
|General Aptitude (40 questions)||40||80||80|
|Drawing (2 questions)||2||40||80|
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 2021 in brief.
|Permutations and Combinations||Logarithms|
|Coordinate Geometry||Theory and Application of Calculus|
|Matrices||3D Coordinate Geometry|
|Analytical Reasoning||Mental Ability|
|Sets and Relations||Venn Diagram|
|Awareness of Architecture Works||Architectural Creations|
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.
|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|
CoA will announce the result for Phase 4 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:-
Ques. Will NATA 2021 syllabus be reduced due to COVID-19?
Ans. As of now, there is no change in the syllabus of NATA 2021 due to COVID-19. Any new changes in NATA syllabus (if made for 2021) will be updated instantly on the official website of the NATA examination.
Ques. Will there be any Change in Exam Pattern of NATA 2021?
Ans. NATA – UG 2021 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 2021 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 2021?
Ans. Yes, you should join coaching for NATA 2021. 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 2021. 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.