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NATA (National Aptitude Test in Architecture)

National Aptitude Test in Architecture

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 :

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

Exam Schedule:

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:

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.