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National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) 2021
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National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) 2021 on April 10, 2021

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National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) 2021
Category : Engineering Admissions 2021
Published : On February 2, 2021 By Webindia123 Editor

Important Dates

Availability of information in the public domain 3rd March 2021
Start of Online form fill-up 5th March 2021
Last date of Online Registration 30th May 2021 (11:59 PM)
Publication of Downloadable Admit Card in 8th June 2021
Date and Time of Examination 12th June 2021
Publication of Results 16th June 2021

National Aptitude Test in Architecture, 2021 (NATA- 2021) for admission into 1st year of 5-year B.Arch. Degree course at various Institutions in India for the academic session  2021-2022 shall be conducted by the Council of Architecture (CoA) as one-day examination (paper based, OFFLINE) all over the country on 10.04. 2021 (Sunday).

Council will be conducting NATA- 2021 for admission to B.Arch. in the academic session 2021- 2022 twice this year. Candidates who miss out the first test due to some reason or other or wish to improve upon their NATA score can register for the second test.  The First NATA 2021 test is scheduled to be held on April 10, 2021 while the second NATA 2021 test shall be held on June 12, 2021

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 purpose of conducting NATA is to provide a single scheme of examination for holding aptitude test to facilitate prospective students all over the country to apply for admissions in architecture seats in institutions spread over the country while the actual admissions shall be carried out only by the concerned designated authorities of the respective states/ institutions based on NATA. The NATA also ensures that the eligibility criteria for admission to five-year Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch.) degree course, as prescribed by CoA and duly approved by the Central Government, are strictly adhered to and followed all over the 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.

Prospective applicants desirous of taking admission to First year of undergraduate course in Architecture (Bachelor of Architecture) in India take NATA. NATA scores are used by admissions authorities of different Government, Govt. Aided & unaided schools / colleges of Architecture, to provide common measure for comparing the qualifications of applicants, for admission in addition to their scholastic performance in 10+2 or equivalent examination.


There is NO lower age limit to apply for NATA  2021. The NOTE below may be referred.

Candidates may come from the following backgrounds:

(a) 10+2 or equivalent passed/appearing with Mathematics as one of the subjects of examination;
(b) 10+3 Diploma (any stream) passed/appearing recognized by Central/State Govts with Mathematics as one of the subjects of examination;
(c) International Baccalaureate Diploma passed/appearing, after 10 years of Schooling with Mathematics as compulsory subject of examination.

Admission to First year of B.Arch. course

Only candidates who have the following credentials shall be eligible for admission to B.Arch. Course.

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

How to register for NATA

Application has to be filled up ONLINE at the NATA portal of NIC

Candidates need to visit the portal and CLICK the requisite link ONLINE APPLICATION NATA–  2021 and thereafter will be directed to the actual application form. The form is interactive in nature and the fields required to be filled up are categorized in different sub-sections. The fields super-scribed with * MUST be filled up as they are MANDATORY, otherwise the application will NOT get submitted.

The application form is broadly categorized into three steps: filling of PERSONAL DETAILS; DOCUMENT UPLOADING & FEE PAYMENT. Please see Appendix-IV for detailed guidelines on fields to be entered at the time of online form filling.

Candidates need to fill in the first part i.e. PERSONAL DETAILS and will thereafter be directed to DOCUMENT UPLOADING. Once the documents are successfully uploaded, the system enters into the FEE PAYMENT. Finally, the candidate must take a printout of CONFIRMATION PAGE generated upon successful fee payment for their own record. There is no need to send any document by post.

More details can be available from the institute website.

Contact Details
 Address  : Council of Architecture
India Habitat Centre, Core 6A, 1st Floor,
Lodhi Road, New Delhi-110003 India
 Phone  : 011-79412100 (30 Lines)
 Fax  : -
 Mobile  : +91-9073301301
 E-mail  : Contact I
 Website  :



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