Structure of NATA Exam

NATA paper covers  two papers. There is a two-part examination. It covers a paper-related on drawing examination of two hours of duration including of two questions with one-question covers two sub questions and a computer-related online aesthetic sensitivity examination lasts one hour including of 40 Multiple Choice Questions. There is no negative marking.
NATA Syllabus or main contents of NATA tests are as follows:-
  • Architects and their Works
  • Architectural Awareness
  • Architectural terminology
  • Awareness of persons, places, buildings
  • Design and drawing of geometrical/abstract shapes
  • Historical and contemporary buildings of Architectural importance
  • Identifying commonly used materials and objects
Section- B
  • Aesthetic
  • Analytical reasoning mental ability
  • Creating dimensional compositions
  • Development of 3 Dimensional objects
  • Elements of Design
  • Elevations and 3D views of objects
  • Generation of plan
  • Principle of Design, Harmony, Balance
  • Sensitivity and Drawing Skills
  • Theory of colors
  • Visualizing different sides of Three Dimensional objects
Section- C
  • Freehand sketching of objects and Activities commonly seen in the rural or urban/suburban context
  • Scale and proportion
Eligibility Criteria
The educational qualification needed for admission through NATA is a pass in 10+2 or its equivalent. Students appearing for +2 exams can also attend NATA. For B. Arch or B. Planning aspirants need to have mathematics as mandatory subject with minimum 50 % marks in aggregate at +2. Aspirants with International Baccalaureate Diploma with 50% total marks and Mathematics as a topic can also apply. The applicants must be a resident of India. They must have attained minimum 17 years as on July 1st of the ensuring year of the test. Mental and physical fitness of the aspirant needed while the admission is taking place.
How to Apply ?
Applicants who are appearing for the NATA have to fill-in a pre-registration form. The form is available in the official website. They will get a project from the examination center once they pay the examination fees. After that, the applicants get the receipt and the appointment verifier with informations of the time and date from the examination Center. The fees of NATA is Rs.1000/-. It can be paid at the time of registration. Another option is to be paid before the collection of the appointment voucher. Applicants can pay the fees by DD or cash.
Online Application
The pre-registration form can collect from the website of NATA. Those who are applying through online can download it from the website. The site address is  Aspirants can fill the form according to the necessary information. Once it filled, they can print and post to NIASA with the necessary attachments. Forms can be collected from the designated test centers.
Offline Application
Aspirants who are interested to collect the application forms by post can send a request letter to  Aspirants must show the number of registration at the top of the letter. Specimen signature must be included at the backside of DD.
Important Dates
The exam starts on April first week . Appointments listed on a first-come, first-served basis. The aspirant can attend NATA any number of times. The fees must be paid for all attempts. They can contact the appropriate exam center for registration.