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NATA (National Aptitude Test in Architecture)

National Aptitude Test in Architecture[edit]

The National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) measures drawing and observation skills, sense of proportions, aesthetic sensitivity and critical thinking, that have been acquired over a long period of time, and that are related to Architecture.


  • Std XII Science stream (Appearing/Passed)from any University with at least 50% aggregate marks.
  • 10+3 Diploma (any stream) recognized by Central/State Governments with 50% aggregate marks.

Application Procedure :[edit]

The candidates are advised to access the NATA website: to download the Information brochure and list of Test Centres.

Exam Schedule:[edit]

NATA consist of 2 papers

  • Drawing
  • computer based online aesthetic sensitivity test

Candidates get 2 hours to complete the drawing test and a hour to complete the sensitive test.

Admission Procedure:[edit]

As per COA rules, a candidate applying to any school / college of architecture in India ahould have achieved 40% score in the total NATA score, i.e. at least 80/200, for consideration of admission into first year B.Arch.

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