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NATA 2017 National Aptitude Test in Architecture is an entrance exam conducted by Council of Architecture (COA) for the admissions into the 5 year B.Arch Architecture degree course offered at all recognized institutions in all over India. NATA will be measuring the aptitude of the candidate in the field of Architecture. NATA 2017 will be a one-day paper based examination all over the country.

NATA 2017 Notification:

NATA 2017 notification released on 9th December 2016.

Online application forms are made available from 2nd January 2017.

Last date for registering for filling online application is 11th February 2017.

Important Dates:

Notification release on

9th December 2016

Information available on website

15th December 2016

Online Applications start from

2nd January 2017

Last date for Registration

11th February 2017 (11:59 PM)

Last date for image uploads

12th February 2017 (11:59 PM)

Last date for Fees payment

13th February 2017 (11:59 PM)

Correction window

20th February 2017 (10:30 AM) to 24th February 2017 (11:59 PM)

Last date for printing of confirmation page

28th February 2017 (11:59 PM)

Admit Card availability

26th March 2017 (10:30 AM)

Examination Date and Time

16th April 2017 (11:00 AM to 02:00 PM)


By 10th June 2017

NATA 2017 Eligibility Criteria:

1) 10+2 or its equivalent passed / appearing with Mathematics as one of the subjects.

2) 10+3 Diploma in any stream passed / appearing recognized by Central/State Government with Mathematics as one of the subjects.

3) International Baccalaureate Diploma passed/appearing after 10 years of schooling with Mathematics as one of the subjects of examination.

4) There is no lower age limit.

5) No lateral admission is allowed at any other year/stage of B.Arch course based on any qualification.

For complete NATA 2017 Eligibility Criteria

NATA 2017 Exam Pattern:

1) Mode of exam: Pen & Paper based test (Offline mode)

2) Duration: 3 Hours

3) Total no. of questions: 62 questions

4) Total marks: 200 marks

5) No negative marking

6) Sections: Part-A will be Mathematics & General Aptitude test and Part-B will be Drawing.

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NATA 2017 Exam Schedule:

NATA 2017 entrance exam is a one-day test scheduled to be held on 16th April 2017 (Sunday) from 11:00 AM to 02:00 PM. For Part-A allotted time will be 90 minutes and for Part-B allotted time will be 90 minutes. Total duration of the exam is 3 hours.

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NATA 2017 Application Form:

Application Fee: Rs 1250 /- for all candidates irrespective of category and gender.

Mode of Payment:

a) Online mode: Credit/Debit Card/Net Banking.

b) ICICI Bank e-Challan

How to Apply Online:

1) Candidates have to visit the official website of NATA 2017.

2) Candidates have to fill the application form with their personal and academic details.

3) Upload the required documents and scanned images.

4) Once the images are successfully uploaded, candidate can pay the application fee or generate e-challan.

5) When the payment is successful, “Confirmation Page” will be generated.

6) Candidates have to save and take a printout of the “Confirmation Page”.

7) No need to post application or any document.

Get complete details of NATA 2017 Application Form

NATA 2017 Syllabus:

NATA 2017 syllabus will be comprised of

a) Mathematics,

b) General Aptitude,

c) Drawing.

For complete NATA 2017 Syllabus

NATA 2017 Admit Cards:

NATA 2017 admit cards will be made available from 26th March 2017, 10:30 AM on the official website. Admit card will contain details like candidate’s name, roll number, exam date, time and venue etc. Candidates have to download the admit card and have to appear in the examination with admit card printout, photo as uploaded, and photo ID card. Candidates have to download the admit card, no post or email will be sent.

NATA 2017 Qualifying Marks:

Candidates have to secure at least 25% of marks in Part-A Multiple Choice Questions part i.e. 30 marks out of 120 marks and 25% of marks in Part-B Drawing part i.e. 20 marks out of 80 marks. Overall qualifying marks out of 200 will be based on post-exam statistics and at the discretion of the Council.

NATA 2017 Results & Rank Card:

NATA 2017 results are expected to release by 10th June 2017. Candidates can check the official website for results. Rank cards will be made available on the official website after the announcement of the results. Candidates have to download the rank card, no post or email will be sent.

Tie breaking rules:

All candidates would get a unique rank at the time merit listing based on their marks. If more than one candidate gets the same marks, tie is broken by applying below logic:

1) Considering marks obtained in Mathematics test

2) If tie still exists, less wrong answers in attempted ones in Mathematics test will be considered.

3) If tie still exists, marks obtained in Aptitude test will be considered.

4) If tie still exists, less wrong answers in attempted ones in Aptitude test will be considered.

5) If tie still exists, earlier date of birth will be considered.

Result Format:

Result will be in three formats:

1) Marks obtained out of 200 and in each section

2) Merit Listing: unique based on marks and tie breaking rules mentioned above

3) Percentile score based on merit listing.

NATA 2017 General Instructions:

1) Examination hall will be opened 30 minutes before commencement of the test.

2) Candidates will not be allowed in examination hall after 15 minutes of commencement of the test.

3) Candidates must carry NATA 2017 Admit Card, Photograph as uploaded, Photo ID card (Voter Card, Pan Card, Driving License, Passport, Aadhaar Card etc)

4) Candidates must carry their own Black/Blue ball point pen, pencil, eraser, etc.

5) Candidates are advised to bring card board or clip boards.

6) Candidates are not allowed carry any type of study materials, printed or written bits of papers, food materials etc.

7) Candidates cannot leave till the duration of examination is over.

8) OMR sheets must be handed over to the invigilator on duty.

9) If any candidate is found using unfair means his/her candidature will be cancelled and they are liable to debarred from taking the examination in future.

10) If any candidate is found impersonating, his/her candidature will be cancelled and concerned examinee will be handed over to Police.

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