NATA 2022: Application Form, Exam Dates, Eligibility, Exam Pattern

NATA 2022NATA 2022 (National Aptitude Test in Architecture) is a National level entrance exam conducted by Council of Architecture. The test is conducted by CoA twice every year for admission to the top Architecture colleges across the country. If any aspirant want to  become an Architect, then he must undergo NATA exam and qualify for the B.Arch admission process in the Architecture colleges of the country. Here, in this article we will study in details about the NATA application form, exam dates, eligibility requirements, exam pattern and syllabus.

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NATA 2022 Exam Dates

Below we have mentioned complete NATA exam schedule:

EventsDates 2022
For First Paper 

For Second Paper


Availability of information bulletinMarch 2022March 2022
Starting of online application formMarch 2022March 2022
End of registrationApril 2022May 2022
Candidate Correction window3rd week April 20224th week May 2022
Hosting of Admit CardApril 2022June 2022
Date and Time of ExaminationApril 2022June 2022
Publication of Results3rd week April 20222nd week June 2022

NATA 2022 Application Form

Candidates can check the details given below in order to fill the NATA application form.

  • The Application form can be filled through online mode by visiting the NATA portal.
  • The NATA 2022 application form will be released from first week of  March 2022.
  • Candidates have to fill the details such as personal info, documents uploading & exam fee payment.
  • After filling the registration form, Candidates are required to take the printout of confirmation page generated upon successful fee payment.
  • There is no need to send the hardcopy of any document to official authority (CoA).
  • Candidates can fill application form till 1st week April 2022 for first session & till last week May 2022 for second session.
  • Candidates should carefully fill all the details while filling application form. The candidates will be provided only one time opportunity to make correction in their personal details.

Application Fee:

  • The application fee can be paid through online mode using debit card, credit card or net banking.

Here, we have mentioned application fee for all categories:

Category/sessionApplication fee
For One Session:
General candidatesRs. 2000/-
SC/ST candidatesRs. 1500/-
For Both Session:
General candidatesRs. 4000/-
SC/ST candidatesRs. 3000/-

Candidates who want to appear from test centers outside of India must have to fill following fee for both sessions:

For one sessionRs. 10,000/-
For both sessionsRs. 20,000/-
Check Here – How to Fill NATA 2022 Application Form

NATA 2022 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates should check the NATA eligibility criteria as given below:

  • Qualification: Candidate must have passed/appearing 10+2 with PCM or 10+3 diploma having mathematics as a Subject.
  • Required Percentage: Candidate should have at least 50% aggregate marks in Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics and also at least 50% marks in aggregate of the 10+2 level examination or passed 10+3 Diploma Examination with Mathematics as compulsory subject with at least 50% marks in aggregate.
  • Appearing Candidates: Candidates appearing the 10+2 or 10+3 exam in the current year (2022) may also provisionally appear in the exam.

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

NATA 2022 Exam Pattern

Check NATA 2022 complete exam pattern & marking scheme:

  • Number of Questions: Total 125 questions will be asked in the examination.
  • Total Marks: Questions will be of 200 marks for both session exams.
  • Type of Questions: Multiple-Choice type (MCQ), Multiple Select type (MSQ), Preferential Choice type (PCQ) and Numerical Answer type (NAQ) will be asked in the examination.
  • Language: The medium of aptitude test will be in English Language.
  • Marking Scheme: Questions will Carry either 1,2 or 3 marks.
  • Negative Marking: No provision of negative marking.

NATA aptitude of the candidate will be assessed using some or all of the following techniques: 

  • Diagrammatic Reasoning – Tests the ability of logical reasoning, using diagrams and scenarios
  • Numerical Reasoning – Tests mathematical ability through simple problems
  • Verbal Reasoning – Assesses the ability to assess verbal logic.
  • Inductive Reasoning – Tests the ability to see patterns and analyse given data
  • Situational Judgment – Tests problem-solving ability.
  • Logical Reasoning – Tests ability to recognise patterns, sequences or relationships between shapes and
  • Abstract Reasoning – Will assess general knowledge, and ability to utilise knowledge in new situations.

NATA 2022 Syllabus

The NATA syllabus will be designed for testing the drawing and observation skills, sense of proportion, aesthetic sensitivity, Mathematics at 10+2 level and critical thinking ability that have been acquired by the candidate over the past few years and are related to the specific field of study. Candidates can study the 11th and 12th class syllabus also.

NATA 2022 Preparation Tips

Candidates can check the below mentioned preparation tips to score well in the examination:

  • Candidate must go through the complete exam pattern and syllabus prescribed by the officials.
  • Go through the previous year question papers and the answer key.
  • Make a proper study schedule and follow it on a regular basis.
  • Solve the online or offline mock test to be aware with the exam pattern.
  • Eat healthy food and maintain your health to stay fit.

FAQ’s (Frequently Asked Questions)

Answer: The application for both the exams will be started from 1st week of March 2022.

Answer: The documents should be uploaded in the JPEG/JPG format.
Answer: In case the candidate wishes to appear for both first and second test, he/she shall deposit Rs 4000/- as application fee.
Answer: The confirmation page will be generated upon successful payment of application fee.
Answer: There is no need to send any document to the council by post.
Answer: No request for change of allocated center can be entertained under any circumstances.
Answer: Yes, the exam will be conducted on different dates for the test.
Answer: The examination will be conducted through online mode.
Answer: Candidates must upload the photograph in coloured.
Answer: Yes, you can apply as aadhaar card is not mandatory to apply.

NATA 2022 Admit Card

The admit card of NATA exam will be generated in the 1st week of April, 2022. The admit card will contain the details about the candidate like roll number, exam timing and centre of examination. The candidates has to download the soft copy of the NATA admit card from the website and keep it safe till the counselling process.

Candidates have to appear in the examination with a printed hard copy of downloaded admit card along with one original photo identity card- Voter Card/ Pan Card/ Aadhar Card/ Driving Licence.

NATA 2022 Answer Key

As NATA exam is a computer based aptitude test, so candidate’s responses will be hosted in the website. After the examination, model answers to MCQ portion (Part A) will be available through online mode.

Before publication of results, the answer key of each candidate will be uploaded along with Part-wise marks secured by the candidate. No review will be available for the drawing test (Part B).

Also, there will be no provision for post publication scrutiny and /or review and any request after publication of the result will not be entertained.

NATA 2022 Cut off

CoA will release the NATA Cut off through online mode. The cut off will be the minimum marks which candidates have to obtained to qualify the entrance examination.

The cut off will depend on various factors like total seats, difficulty level of exam, total number of candidates appeared in the exam, etc. Candidates must obtain the cut off marks in the examination:

Candidates should obtain 25% marks in MCQ portion and 25% marks in drawing portion.

NATA 2022 Counselling

There will be no separate counselling conducted by the official authority for providing admissions. Candidates will have to apply separately in each institution in which they want to apply for admission.

Candidates those want to get admission in B.Arch. courses should appear in separate counselling conducted by each institution.

Candidates have to carry all required documents and their photocopies for the verification process. Final admission will be provided to those candidates who will fulfill eligibility criteria completely.

If you have any other query about the NATA 2022, you can ask us by leaving your comment below.

Displaying 16 Comments
  1. Srijana sah says:

    Can Nepali student can apply this form

  2. Harleen says:

    What would be the mode of Examination this year?

  3. Shreya says:

    In NATA 2022 , drawing section is offline mode ?

  4. Qadija says:

    What is the list of test centres outside india? In specific,is there any test centre available in Saudi Arabia?

  5. Avinash Kumar says:

    For obc application fee?

  6. Akriti singh says:

    For IG admission

  7. Mugil says:

    Test center alert date in Tamil nadu Coimbatore

  8. says:

    This year when it will be conducted and which book is best for to prepare for dis exam

  9. Bharat Kadam says:

    What is online registration date for nata exam 2022

    • Sarvgyan Team says:

      Any fix date is not yet released for application form. We will update in our article whenever any information will be released.

  10. Roshini says:

    What will be the exam pattern for nata 2022?

  11. Mamta Puri says:

    When the registration will start for Nata 2022
    (12th appearing student)

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