NATA 2018: Admit Card, Exam Dates, Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Preparation

NATA 2018NATA 2018 Admit Card has been released on 17th April 2018. NATA 2018 (National Aptitude Test in Architecture) is managed by the Council of Architecture (COA). It is a national level aptitude test which is conducted for admission into the architecture programme all over the country. From the year 2017, the NATA exam is held only one time in a year. Through this exam, candidates can get admission into 5 years of Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch) programme. A NATA score card will be considered by private & governments aided colleges or institutions. Check this article, here we have updated the complete details about NATA 2018.

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Note: The authority does not provide any application correction facility, however, In case corrections are needed, candidtes can send their request through Email to [email protected]

NATA 2018 Application Last Date has been extended till 30th March 2018 (3:00 PM). Check here for application details.

NATA Exam Dates

Check HereNATA 2018 (नाटा 2018)हिंदी

Below, we have mentioned the official schedule of NATA 2018:

Online Registration Starts18th January 2018
Last Date of Online Registration30th March 2018 (Revised)
Admit Card Issued17th April 2018
Date of Exam29th April 2018
Result Declaration1st June 2018

NATA Admit Card 2018

Candidates can download their admit card from 17th April 2018 through online mode. Whenever the admit card has been issued by the authority we update link above. The NATA 2018 admit card consist of candidates & exam details such as name of the candidate, roll number, date & time of exam, venue of the test center, etc. Candidates have to carry one of the photo ID proof along with the admit card/appointment voucher.

NATA Exam Pattern

NATA 2018 exam will be conducted on 29th April 2018. The exam pattern is given here:

  • Mode of Exam: The exam will be held through offline mode (pen paper based).
  • Duration: The duration of the exam will be three hours (10:30 AM to 1:30 PM).
  • Type of Question: The question of Mathematics & General Aptitude will be multiple choice questions and Part B will be answered on A4 size drawing sheets.
  • No. of Questions: Total 62 questions will be asked in the examination.
  • Total Marks: The question paper will be of 200 marks.
  • Marking Scheme: For each correct answer, two marks will be awarded to the candidates in Mathematics & General Aptitude test.
  • Negative Marking: No marks will be deducted for incorrect answer.
  • Subjects: The question paper will comprise of three sections, i.e. Mathematics, Drawing & General Aptitude.
  • Qualifying Marks: Secure minimum 25% marks in MCQ portion (30 out of 120) & 25% marks in Drawing portion (20 out of 80).
PART A (90 minutes)
Mathematics – 20 Questions40
General Aptitude – 40 Questions80
PART B (90 minutes)
Drawing Two sets in A4 size paper – 2 Questions80

NATA Syllabus

The NATA 2018 Syllabus will consist of three sections include Mathematics, Drawing & General Aptitude.


Algebra, Logarithms, Matrices, Trigonometry, Coordinate Geometry, 3-Dimensional Co-ordinate geometry, Theory of Calculus, Application of Calculus, Permutation and combination, Statistics  and Probability.

General Aptitude:

Interpretation of pictorial compositions, visualizing three dimensional objects from two dimensional drawing. Objects, textures related to architecture & built environment. Analytical reasoning, mental ability (visual, numerical and verbal), general awareness of national/international architects and famous architectural creations. Visualizing different sides of 3D objects. Mathematical  reasoning and sets & relations.

Drawing Test:

Understanding scale and proportion of objects, geometric composition, shape, building forms and elements, aesthetics, colour texture, harmony and contrast. Conceptualization and visualization through structuring objects in memory. Drawing of patterns – both geometrical and abstract. Form transformations in 2D and 3D like union, subtraction, rotation, surfaces and volumes. Creating 2D and 3D compositions using given shape and forms. Generating plan, elevation, and 3D views of objects. Perspective drawing, sketching of urban scape and landscape. Common day-to-day life objects like furniture, equipment etc., from memory.

How to prepare for NATA 2018

  • Candidates have to understand their drawing & creative skills.
  • Make a time-table & give equal interval of time to each subject.
  • Aware about complete syllabus & exam pattern of the examination.
  • Solve previous year question paper for practice.
  • Eat healthy food & stay fit.
  • Refer best study material & books.

Click here to practice NATA 2018 Mock Test

NATA 2019

NATA 2019 is a national level entrance test conducted by the Council of Architecture (COA). Students looking for admission in five years of Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch) course can appear for this exam. It will be organized in the month of April 2018.

FAQs (Most Asked Questions)

Answer: No. NATA has been just an aptitude test. Candidates will get admission into B.Arch course on the basis of the NATA score card.
Answer: All Architecture schools in India must accept the NATA score. Schools may use the NATA score as admission criteria.
Answer: You can register for the NATA exam through online mode only.
Answer: It has been started from 18th January 2018.
Answer: The registration fee is Rs. 1800.
Answer: Yes, Rs. 1500/- registration fee will be charged for SC/ST candidates.
Answer: Candidates have to complete their 10+2 or equivalent examination from a recognized board. Check the eligibility criteria section above for more details.
Answer: The exam will be held through offline mode.
Answer: The duration of the exam will be three hours. For more details, check the exam pattern section above.

Answer: No. There is no process of negative marking.

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NATA Result 2018

NATA 2018 Result will be announced after a few weeks of the examination. Candidates will check their results through online mode from the website. The result will be declared on 1st June 2018. The result will be published in three formats: marks secure out of 200, merit list, percentile score. Keep the print copy of the result for admission procedure.

Also Check:

NATA 2018 Cut-off

Admission Procedure

NATA Counselling will be organized by the participating Institutions Individually. No counselling will be conducted by the COA. After the result declaration, candidates can apply to get admission into B.Arch courses in various Institutions & university on the basis of the NATA Score card. The NATA Score Card will be valid only for the academic year 2018-2019.

NATA Registration 2018

  • Candidates can register for the NATA 2018 through online mode.
  • The NATA 2018 Registration has been started from 18th January 2018.
  • Candidates can register till 30th March 2018.
  • Candidates have to fill their personal details & upload documents at the time of online form filling.
  • Candidates have to upload their scanned images, i.e., passport size photograph, own signature and category certificate (if applicable) in a given format.
  • Keep the printout of the confirmation page generated after the fee payment for further process.
  • There is no need to send the NATA application form through offline mode or by post.

Registration Fee

  • The registration fee is Rs. 1800/- for general and Rs. 1500/- for SC/ST candidates.
  • Candidates can make payment through online mode using debit card/credit card and net banking.

Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria are mentioned below:

General Eligibility:

  • Age Limit: No age limit to apply for NATA exam.

Qualification Criteria:

  • Qualifying Exam: Candidates have to pass 10+2 or equivalent or 10+2 Diploma (any stream) or International Baccalaureate Diploma, after 10 years of Schooling.
  • Subjects: Pass above examination with mathematics as one of the subjects.
  • Minimum Marks: Secure at least 50% marks in the above qualifying examination.
  • Appearing candidates can also apply.
  • Lateral Entry: There is no process of lateral entry admission into B.Arch course.

If you have any query about NATA 2017, you can ask your query in the comment box.

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  1. rishi says:

    where is the result of NATA mock test??? where i have to see result i just finished the mock test but it was closed and how to know that about marks??

  2. Revu Anil says:

    Sir Ihaved applied for keam for architecture and I am going to write it but lmissed to appy for NATA its my dream sir what could I do

  3. sanchi says:

    hie ma’am i have appeared for nata 2018 but i have forgetten my appliction no n pwd can u plzzz guide me ..

  4. k venkateh says:

    does nit accepts nata score

  5. Preety says:

    Excuse me sir…..I m applying for Nata xam dis year currently I m staying in jharkhand but I got my cnter in tamilnadu what should I do to change my centre…plz sir say immediately

  6. Jayanth says:

    I have forgot my nata password how should I login to my account

  7. Shreya says:

    Is there any issue if i have mehendi on my palms during the nata exam?

  8. Arpit says:

    I missed out the date to resisrer for NATA Exam.
    Can it be possible now?

  9. jaya says:

    which three conditions are there for passing

  10. Venya says:

    In some websites they are telling maths has 30questions but in your website you are telling 20questions which pattern is correct

  11. Mansoor ali says:

    Hi, I’ve applied for Nata 2018 on 20th Feb, I received confirmation page but I haven’t got any login details(login ID and password) yet. What should I do ?

  12. Dushyant says:

    Do each sub means math, aptitude and drawing will need min marks or allover marks will get consider while admission in college

  13. Your Name... says:

    The NIFT situation test is held on the same day as NATA in Chennai and the timing clash. Is there possibly another date or different timing on the same day?

  14. Adam.f.maxwell says:

    Is any way to apply online registration after the last date

  15. Pragati says:

    Sir I have lost the pdf of my confirmation page what to do now?
    Please help

  16. Akashy says:

    Please provide the details of refund applications fee?

  17. Aa says:

    I want to fill form but I can’t afford full fee ….Is there any consession for low income families ??

  18. Shahsina says:

    Will someone get admission in kerala in the basis of nata alone?

  19. arpeet says:

    i have application no of nata but i forgot my login id how to recover login id..??

  20. arpeet says:

    i forgot my login id how to recover my login id

  21. Mohit V Kumbhre says:

    I misspelled a letter in my application form. What should I do now? Please tell me..!!!

  22. Nikita says:

    What is the nata cutoff for the architecture admission

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