NATA 2016 (National Aptitude Test in Architecture) will be a national level aptitude test to measure the ability of candidates for specific Architecture field of study. The examination is conducted by the COA (Council of Architecture). The examination is being conducted every year during the March to May month via online only. A huge amount of candidates appears the examination to show their caliber in observation skills and drawing, sense of proportion, and critical and sensitive thinking ability.

Offered Courses

The NATA is the gateway to the five years B.Arch Degree course offered by various recognized institutions across the country.


The eligibility standard has been projected by the COA for the admission to that examination. Accordingly the eligibility criteria are as the following:

The candidates must be passed the 10th/High School/Matriculation examination to appear the NATA.

The candidate will not be permitted to get the direct admission to second year at any qualification.

A NATA score card will be valid for two succeeding years only including the year of examination.

The candidate having 50% marks in 10+2 with mathematics as one of the compulsory subjects and having a valid score card on Architecture aptitude test shall be eligible for admission to B.Arch course.

NATA 2016 Registration & Application

The NATA 2016 registration cum appointment form would be filled via online from the 1st March 2016 at the official website by making a payment of application fee of Rs. 1000/- only (including processing fees) through debit card/ credit card/ net banking or through the Challan to any branches of ICICI Bank. Once the appointment scheduled cannot be rescheduled or cancelled and no refund of fees under any conditions. Registration will be done on the first-come first-serve basis.

How to get Register and Appointment

Visit the official web portal of NATA and generate and user name and password by clicking on the registration link and activate your account according to the SMS which will be sent to you after creating the new user. Fill all required details in the registration form and upload the signature and photograph in JPG format. At last save the page and click on the “Purchase Form” Button.
Be noted that once you click on that button you can never change the information again.

Now the candidates should remit the application fee through the appropriate mode. After the payment you can download and print the form. After that the candidates shall approach the nearest activated centres prescribed at the site with a printout of the registration form and the centre will provide an appointment voucher for examination based on the availability and schedule at the centre. You will have to bring that voucher to the examination centre at the date of examination.

NATA 2016 Examination

The examination shall be conducted in two phases. The phase 1 will start from the third week of the March 2015 to last week of the May 2015 and the phase 2 will start from the first week of June 2015 to last week of August 2015. During this period the examination can be given any day except national holidays at the designated centres.

What to Bring to the Test

Any ID mentioned on the appointment voucher

Appointment voucher

3-4 pencils (2B & HB) and eraser

Set of colors with appropriate instruments

Geometry box

Blue ink pen

Examination Pattern

The examination will consist of two parts; one will be for the paper based (drawing) and the second will be for the computer based test. The paper 1 will be of two hours and candidates have to attempt three questions. In paper 2 the candidates will have to attempt 40 questions. There is no negative marking in the examination. The time will be allotted to each question and in case of not answered the question will be skipped automatically. The total marks will be 200 and around 40% marks should be obtained is compulsory for the admission.

Score Card

After giving the examination, the score card or the NATA exam result of will be generated within the four working days to the portal. Students may get their score card by login their account at the NATA student portal. After 7 days of examination the score card cannot be printed. Only soft copy preserved by the NATA server will be considered for the further reference. The candidate may get the print out for their personal note only. The score card will be valid for two years only including the year of examination.