NATA (National Aptitude Test in Architecture)

Sunday, June 12, 2022

 

NATA 2022

Notification | Exam Dates | Eligibility | Application Form | Exam Pattern | Admit Card | Syllabus | Results 

National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) is being conducted by COA (Council of Architecture) for the academic year 2022/23. NATA 2022 is a National Level Examination. NATA is intended to measure the aptitude of the candidates for specific field of Architecture through assessment of cognitive skills, visual perception and aesthetic sensitivity tests, logical reasoning and critical thinking ability.

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Major Features of NATA 2022 at a Glance:

Full form of exam NATA

National Aptitude Test in Architecture

NATA 2022 conducting Agency

Council of Architecture (CoA)

Courses included

5 year Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch)

No.of participating Colleges/Seats

CoA empanelled 377 Institutes that accept NATA Score. 21458 seats offered across India.

Frequency of NATA

Twice a year/Thrice a year

Date of forthcoming NATA 2022

3 Times (1) 12.06.22 (2) 03.07.22 and

(3) 24.07.2022 depending on availability of candidates.

Duration of NATA 2022

180 Minutes (3 Hours)

Level of NATA 2022

National Level undergraduate programme

Medium of NATA 2022

English

Mode of submission of application

Online

Mode of NATA 2022

Offline at allotted Centres as a Comprehensive Computer-based Aptitude Test.

Application Fee for NATA 2022

Rs.800/-for General Category

Rs.400/- for SC/ST candidates

Mode of Counselling

Offline

Official Website

www.nata.in

 

NATA 2022 Exam Dates:

On the day of NATA 2022 for all the 3 (three) Tests, there will be two sessions depending on the number of candidates registered. Timings of the 2 Sessions are as under:

Session I: 10.00 AM to 01.00 PM
Session II: 02.30 PM to 05.30 PM

 

Sl No

Activity

Test 1

Test 2

Test 3

Date & Time

Date & Time

Date & Time

01

Availability of information in the Public Domain

Closed/

Elapsed

Closed/

Elapsed

Closed/

Elapsed

02

Commencement of Registration of applications online

Closed/

Elapsed

Closed

Elapsed

Closed

Elapsed

03

Last date for Registration

Closed

Closed

Closed

 

04

Last date for uploading of Images

23.05.2022

(11.59 PM)

20.06.2022

(11.59 PM)

11.07.2022

(11.59 PM)

05

Last date for fee payment

23.05.2022

(11.59 PM)

20.06.2022

(11.59 PM)

11.07.2022

(11.59 PM)

06

Last date for printing of confirmation page

23.05.2022

(11.59 PM)

20.06.2022

(11.59 PM)

11.07.2022

(11.59 PM)

07

Availability of correction window

19.05.2022

(10.30 AM) to

23.05.2022

(11.59 PM)

 

18.06.2022

(10.30 AM) to

20.06.2022

(11.59 PM)

09.07.2022

(10.30 AM) to

11.07.2022

(11.59 PM)

08

Availability of Admit Cards for downloading

07.06.2022

30.06.2022

21.07.2022

09

Date of NATA 2022

12.06.2022

03.07.2022

24.07.2022

10

Date of Publication of Results

20.06.2022

13.07.2022

03.08.2022

 

NATA 2022 Eligibility Criteria:

• Must have completed 10+2 examination with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics or 10+3 Diploma with Mathematics as subjects with at least 50% of marks in aggregate.

• Candidates appeared for 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics or 10+3 Diploma with Mathematics as subjects for the current year may provisionally appear subject to fulfilment of percentage criterion.

• Relaxation of qualifying marks in respect of reserved candidates has been left to the prerogative of the Admission/Counselling Authority.

• It is optional for the candidates to appear for Second and Third tests. Hence, candidates can apply for one or more Tests as per their discretion by filling the application form accordingly. 

 NATA 2022 Eligibility Criteria

NATA 2022 Application Form:

Candidates must visit official Portal of NATA at www.nata.in and application to be filled up online only. Online filling up of application form is interactive in nature with guidance to the candidates. Candidates may refer to Appendix IV and Appendix V in the official website for detailed guidelines on filling up of the application form.

Application Fee:

Test Number

General/OBC (NCL)

SC/ST/PwD

 

Trans-gender

Outside India

Male

Female

Male

Female

Single Test

1 or 2 or 3

 

2000.00

1,500.00

1,500.00

1,500.00

1,500.00

10,000/-

Two Tests

Combination

Of any two

Out of 3.

 

4000.00

 

3,000.00

 

3,000.00

 

3,000.00

 

3,000.00

 

20,000/-

Combined fee for all

3 Tests

 

5,400.00

 

4,050.00

 

4,050.00

 

4,050.00

 

4,050.00

 

27,000/-

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 2022.

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, the 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.

 NATA 2022 Application Form

NATA 2022 Exam Pattern:

• NATA 2022 shall be conducted as a Comprehensive Computer Based Aptitude Test at the allotted Centres in identified Cities in India. Unlike other Common Entrance Tests, NATA is aims to assess candidate’s intrinsic ability through a variety of testing formats.

• NATA 2022 comprises of questions based on MCQs (Multiple Choice Questions), MSQs (Multiple Select Questions), PCQs (Preferential Choice Questions), NAQs (Number answer Questions) and MFQs (Match the Following Questions).

• Each question carries 1 (one) mark, 2 marks or 3 marks depending on the type of Questions.

• The Drawing Paper has been withdrawn from the NATA 2022 Test. However, Mathematics and Drawing questions will be included in the Aptitude Subject.

• There will be 125 Questions and candidates must answer in 180 minutes for 200 marks. There is no negative marking.
• The detailed NATA 2022 exam pattern is tabulated below, as released by COA.

 

Attributes

Description

 

Type of Questions

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)

 

Multiple Select Questions (MSQs)

 

Preferential Choice Questions (PCQs)

 

Numerical Answer Type (NAQ)

 

Subjects

Diagrammatic Reasoning

Numerical Reasoning

Verbal Reasoning

Inductive Reasoning

Situational Judgement

Logical Reasoning

Abstract Reasoning

 

Medium

English

Total No. of questions

125

Marking Scheme

1 or 2 or 3 marks depending on the question type.

 

 NATA 2022 Exam Pattern

NATA 2022 Syllabus:

• NATA is basically intended to measure the aptitude of the Candidates for a specific field of study i.e., Architecture through assessment of cognitive skills, visual perception and aesthetic sensitivity tests, logical reasoning, and critical thinking ability etc.,

The following techniques are used to assess the aptitude of the candidates in NATA 2022:

• Diagrammatic Reasoning: This technique is to test the ability of logical reasoning using diagrams and scenarios

• Numerical Reasoning: Tests the mathematical ability through simple problems.

• Verbal Reasoning: Assesses the ability in verbal logic.

• Inductive Reasoning: This technique is intended to test the ability to see patterns and analyse given data.

• Situational Judgement: This technique tests the ability problem-solving ability.

• Logical Reasoning: Intended to test the ability to recognise patterns, sequences or relationships between shapes and imagery.

• Abstract Reasoning: This technique will assess General Knowledge and ability to utilize knowledge in new situations.

• Questions are expected from various topics that assess 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 not necessarily limited to these topics.

NATA 2022 Syllabus

NATA 2022 Admit Cards:

• On the schedule date, Admit Cards will be made available on the official web site of NATA 2022.

• Candidates are required to download a soft copy of the Admit Card and must carry a hard copy to the Test Centre along with a personal Photo Identity Card (Voter’s Card/PAN card/Aadhar Card/Driving Licence).

• Candidates are required to retain the Admit Card in good condition till the completion of the admission process.

NATA 2022 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 2022 Results & Rank Card

Score Card/Rank Card will be displayed on line on the official website. Every Score Card will have the following data:

1. Scores received in the attempts (one, two or three)
2. For two Tests Score, best of 2 shall be taken as the valid score
3. For three Tests Score, average of the 2 best scores will be taken
4. Qualified/Not qualified.

Score Card/Rank Card shall be valid for the academic session 2022/23.

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, the tie is broken by applying below logic:

1) Considering marks obtained in Mathematics test

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

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

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

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

Result Format:

The 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 2022 Counselling Process

• As there is no centralized Counselling process through NATA 2022 for admission to B. Arch programmes, candidates must apply for the participating Institutes/Colleges separately.

• Besides the eligibility criteria of COA, candidates must also fulfil eligibility criteria of the respective participating Colleges/Institutes.

• Candidates who scored highest NATA score will get admission in B. Arch in top Colleges/Institutes.

• All the participating institutes consider NATA scores along with the class 12th marks of the candidates

• Candidates must report at the institute as per the admission cut-off and get their documents verified in accordance with the counselling schedule.

 

NATA 2022 Test Centres