NATA 2025: Exam Dates, Application Form, Eligibility, Exam Pattern

NATA 2025 Registration will begin from the first week of March 2025 (tentative). NATA exam is regulated by COA (Council of Architecture). It is conducted at national level for architecture aspirants.

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NATA Syllabus | Exam Pattern | NATA Application

This popular architecture exam called NATA is organised many times in a year depending upon the requests by the students. Through NATA scores, admissions are provided in B.Arch courses for the academic year 2025-2026.

COA will organise the NATA 2025 exam in the first week of April 2025. This exam test the aptitude of applicant for specific field of study, i.e., Architecture, through assessment of cognitive skills, visual perception and aesthetic sensitivity tests, logical reasoning and critical thinking ability.

NATA 2025

All You Need to Know About NATA 2025:

  • When will be NATA Notification 2025 release? Check NATA Exam Date
  • Is NATA 2025 Registration started? No, it will begin from March 2025. Check NATA Application Form
  • Are you Preparing for NATA.. Firstly get its official Syllabus. Check NATA Syllabus PDF
  • If you are applying for NATA 2025, make sure to check its eligibility. Check NATA Eligibility
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NATA 2025 Overview

Name of the examNational Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA
Conducting BodyCouncil of Architecture (COA)
Type of ExaminationUG National Level Exam
CoursesB.Arch Courses
Mode of the examOnline
FrequencyTwice or Thrice a year
Duration of ExamThree Years
Application Form ReleaseMarch 2025

NATA 2025 Exam Dates

Here candidates can check tentative NATA Exam Dates:

For Session 1:

EventDates 2025 (Tentative)
Application startsMarch 2025
Last date for the registration processMarch 2025
Last Date to Upload Image & DocumentsMarch 2025
Last date to pay Application FeeMarch 2025
Correction WindowMarch 2025
Admit card releaseApril 2025
Exam date1st week of April 2025
Declaration of resultMay 2025

For Session II:

EventsDates 2025 (Tentative)
Application startsMarch 2025
Last date to submit the application2nd week of May 2025
Confirmation page printing available till2nd week of May 2025
Application correction windowMay 2025
Admit card available3rd week of May 2025
Exam date4th week of May 2025
Announcement of resultJune 2025

NATA 2025 Registration

Candidates must check below the instructions to fill NATA 2025 application form:

  • Application form will be filled through online mode only.
  • NATA 2025 registration window will be accessible from the month of March 2025.
  • There will be three major steps in application process, i.e. personal details, documents uploading & fee payment.
  • Candidates must upload the recent passport size photograph & signature in the registration form.
  • After the successful fee payment, a confirmation page will be generated.
  • There will be no need to send application by post method.

Application Fee:

  • Application fee payment can be done through EPGs (Electronic Payment Gateways).
  • Debit card, credit card & net banking can be used for payment.
  • NATA application fee is provided below:
Application Fee for NATA 2025In India (Fee in Rs)Outside India
General/ OBC (NCL)SC/ ST/ PWDTransgender
Fee for any Individual Test1750125012501000100010000
Fee for any Two tests3250225022501750150018000
Combined Fee of Test 1, 2 and 34500300030002500200025000

How to Apply For NATA 2025

  • Step-1: Visit the official website of NATA (Link will be given above).
  • Step-2: Click on the “NATA 2025 Registration”.
  • Step-3: Enter required details and complete registration.
  • Step-4: Fill personal, communication & qualification details.
  • Step-5: Upload the scanned signature & photograph.
  • Step-6: Pay the application fee through online mode.
  • Step-7: Take printout of the confirmation page for further use.

NATA 2025 Eligibility Criteria

Below we have provided the eligibility criteria of NATA 2025 exam:

  • Qualification: 10+1 or 10+2 exam qualified or passed candidates are eligible to apply. 3 year diploma holder candidates can also apply.
  • Subjects: Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics subjects are necessary.
  • Marks: At least 50% marks will be required in the qualifying exam.
  • Candidates appearing in the qualifying exam are also eligible to apply.

NATA 2025 Exam Pattern

Here students can check the NATA exam pattern 2025:

  • Duration of Exam: Three hours will be given to answer the question paper.
  • Mode: Part A will be conducted through offline mode and Part B will be organized via online mode.
  • Total Marks: The total marks of both sections will be 200 marks.
  • Medium: The language of the exam will be English and Hindi.
  • Marking Scheme: 4 marks will be given for each correct answer and no negative marking will be done for wrong answers.
  • Sections: Part A will consist of Drawing & Composition Test and Part B will consist of MCQs.

NATA 2025 Syllabus

Candidates must prepare for the exam as per the officially prescribed syllabus. Candidates can check NATA syllabus for the year 2025 from below.

MathematicsLogarithms, Algebra, Matrices, Coordinate Geometry, Trigonometry, 3-Dimensional Co-ordinate geometry, Application of Calculus, Theory of Calculus, Statistics, Permutation and combination and Probability.
  • Geometric composition, understanding scale and proportion of objects, shape, building forms and elements, color texture, aesthetics, harmony, and control.
  • Drawing of patterns – both geometrical and abstract.
  • Conceptualization and visualization through structuring objects in memory.
  • Form transformations in 2D and 3D like union, subtraction, rotation, surfaces, and volumes. Creating 2D and 3D compositions using given shapes and forms.
  • Perspective drawing, Sketching of urban scape and landscape.
  • Generating plan, elevation, and 3D views of objects.
  • Common day-to-day life objects like furniture, equipment, etc., from memory.
General Aptitude
  • Visualizing three-dimensional objects from two-dimensional drawing, Interpretation of pictorial compositions.
  • Objects, textures related to architecture & built environment.
  • Analytical reasoning, general awareness of national/international architects and famous architectural creations, mental ability (visual, numerical, and verbal) etc.

NATA 2025 Preparation Tips

For better performance in NATA exam, candidates can prefer below given NATA preparation tips:

  • Firstly, check the exam pattern & syllabus prescribed by officials.
  • Create a time table and divide time for all subjects.
  • Prepare short notes on tough topics and revise them regularly.
  • Practice mock test & sample papers and analyze your performance
  • Take care of your health and proper sleep of at least eight hours.
  • Do meditation and yoga and concentrate on your studies.

NATA 2025 Books

Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning BookR S Agarwal
Elementary MathematicsG Dorofeev
A Complete Self-Study Guide for B. Arch Entrance ExaminationsArihant Publications
Word Games, Riddles, and Logic TestsAdrian Wallwork
Quantitative AptitudeR S Agarwal
Engineering DrawingN.D. Bhatt

NATA 2025 Exam Centers

The NATA exam may be conducted in the following cities:

Visakhapatnam, Guwahati, Itanagar, Patna, Chandigarh, Raipur, Delhi, Panaji, Ahmedabad, Gurgaon, Shimla, Jammu, Ranchi, Bengaluru, Mysore, Kochi, Kozhikode, Bhopal, Akola, Pune, Mumbai, Dehradun, Kolkata, Siliguri, Lucknow, Varanasi, Agra, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Mohali etc.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Answer: No, the application form will be released in the month of March 2025.

Answer: The NATA exam will be conducted two or three times in a year.

Answer: Only online mode will be available to fill the application form.

Answer: Please refer exam pattern section for detailed pattern details.

Answer: Yes, candidates have to secure at least 50% marks to appear in the exam.

Answer: NATA exam is conducted to offer admission in B.Arch courses.

Answer: There is no attempt limit, candidates can appear in NATA as many times only the best score will be considered.

Answer: The score card will be valid for two years from the year candidate appeared in the exam.

NATA 2025 Admit Card

The exam conducting authority will release NATA admit card 2025 through the website. It will be released in the month of April 2025. During the exam, candidates have to bring downloaded admit card, Photo ID proof, pencils, erasers, dry colors, scale etc.

The admit card will contain allotted test center, session, appointment number & other details of the exam. Candidates keep safe their admit card for further admission process.

NATA 2025 Answer Key

NATA answer key 2025 will be published through online mode. Candidates will have to enter their login details to view the answer key. The answer key will be released within one week after the exam.

The answer key will be published in PDF format. Through answer key, candidates can predict their marks they will score in the examination. Some coaching institutions also releases the answer key.

NATA 2025 Score Card

The result will be announced through online method. NATA 2025 result will be declared in the month of May 2025. The score card will be valid for admission for two academic sessions from the year candidate appeared in the exam.

NATA score card will have marks & rank scored by candidates, personal details, further admission instructions etc. Candidates should keep their score card safe till the admission process gets completed.

NATA 2025 Cut-off

The NATA cut off will be the lowest qualifying marks, candidates are required to obtained to qualify the exam. If the candidates appear in multiple session, their best score will be considered. The qualifying cut off criteria is mentioned below:

  • Minimum 20 marks are required in Part A.
  • Minimum 30 marks are needed in Part B.
  • Overall qualifying marks will be 7o marks out of 200 marks.

NATA 2025 Counselling

CoA will not organize any centralized counselling for NATA aspirants. Candidates will have to appear in the NATA Counselling organized by various participating institutions or colleges. Counselling will be organized through online mode.

Candidates have to bring their documents for verification at the time of admission. After the seat allocations, candidates have to pay the admission fee and complete their admission formalities. NATA admit card & score card will be mandatory while applying for admission.

NATA 2025 Participating Colleges

Department of Architecture, IIT RoorkeeDepartment of Architecture, NIT Calicut
Faculty of Architecture and Ekistics, JMIRV School of Architecture, RVSE, Bangalore
Sir J. J College of Architecture, MumbaiChandigarh College of Architecture, Chandigarh
Sushant School of Arts and Architecture, GurgaonDepartment of Architecture, BIT, Mesra
Faculty of Architecture, Manipal UniversityA.R. College of Architecture, Andhra Pradesh

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    1. The NITs & IITs accept JEE Main scores. B.Arch degree candidates at IITs, NITs, and SPAs need to pass the JEE Main Paper 2.

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