LATEST UPDATE - NATA 2017
National Aptitude Test in Architecture, 2017 (NATA 2017) for admission into 1st year of 5-year B.Arch. degree course at various Institutions in India for the academic session 2017-2018 shall be conducted by the Council of Architecture (CoA) as one-day examination (paper based, OFFLINE) all over the country on 16.04.2017 (Sunday).
(Issued by the Registrar, Council of Architecture ; Dated 25-11-2016)
National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) is being conducted by the Council of Architecture, being the competent & final authority for the purpose of fixing norms and standards for architectural institutions and having the necessary expertise to hold a Common Aptitude Test in Architecture, at national level to provide a single window system for appearing in aptitude test and to facilitate institutions, students and public at large for admission to First year of 5 year B.Arch Degree Course at all recognized Institutions all over country.
The National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) measures the aptitude of the applicant for specific field of study, i.e. Architecture. The test measures drawing and observation skills, sense of proportion, aesthetic sensitivity and critical thinking ability that have been acquired over a long period of time and that are related to specific field of study, i.e. Architecture.
Any person having passed SSC (Std X) or equivalent examination can appear for NATA, however, candidates having minimum 50% marks in 10+2 or equivalent examination with mathematics as one of the subject, only are eligible for admission to B.Arch. Course.
The test is in two parts. A paper based drawing test and computer based online aesthetic sensitivity test. The test measures aptitude of the candidate through two sections - a paper based section for drawing and computer based section for aesthetic sensitivity.
This is a two hour paper where candidate has to attempt three questions. The drawing aptitude is judged on the following aspects –
Aesthetic Sensitivity Test
This is computer based test where candidate has to answer 40 multiple choice questions. The aesthetic sensitivity test measures perception, imagination and observation, creativity and communication along with architectural awareness and comprises of –