NATA 2023: Dates, Application Process, Eligibility, Syllabus, Pattern

National Aptitude Test in Architecture 2023 ( NATA )

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Updated on Jan 24, 2023 15:10 IST

NATA 2023 exam dates are expected to be released soon. Candidates will be able to access the NATA 2023 application form tentatively in April at nata.in. Before registering, the candidates are advised to check the official NATA 2023 eligibility criteria. Only the registered candidates will be able to access the NATA 2023 admit card. The authorities are expected to conduct three phases of NATA 2023 as a computer-based test. Registered candidates will have the choice to attempt one or all sessions of NATA 2023. In case a candidate appears for 2 tests, the best of the 2 scores shall be the valid score and in the case of 3 attempts, the valid score shall be the average of the 2 best scores. Qualifying in NATA 2023 is mandatory for admission to the BArch degree offered by various colleges across India. No common counselling will be conducted for NATA 2023 qualified candidates. Read the full article to know more about NATA 2023.

What is NATA?

National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) is a national-level entrance exam conducted by the Council of Architecture (CoA) for candidates seeking admission to undergraduate programmes in Architecture (5-year BArch). Candidates will have the choice of appearing in one or all exams.

NATA 2023 Dates

Take a look at the table below for the complete schedule of NATA 2023 exam

DatesUpcoming Exam Dates

Apr '23

Release of application form

TENTATIVE

Jun '23

Availability of admit card - Phase 1

TENTATIVE

Jun '23

NATA 2023 Phase 1 Exam Date

TENTATIVE

Jun '23

Declaration of result - Phase 1

TENTATIVE

Jul '23

Release of admit card - Phase 2

TENTATIVE

Jul '23

NATA 2023 Phase 2 Exam Date

TENTATIVE

Jul '23

Declaration of result - Phase 2

TENTATIVE

NATA 2023 Highlights

Candidates can check the highlights of NATA 2023 from the table given below.

Particulars Details
Name of the Exam National Aptitude Test for Architecture or NATA
Conducted By Council of Architecture
Exam Level Undergraduate 
Exam Frequency Thrice
Mode of Exam Computer-Based Test
Total Registrations

First Phase - 12,360 (2022)

Second Phase - 16,634 (2022)

Third Phase - 17,981 (2022)

Course offered through the exam BArch
Exam Fees

For One Attempt:

  • General Category - INR 2000
  • SC/ST -  INR 1500

For Two Attempts:

  • General Category - INR 4000
  • SC/ST -  INR 3000

For Three Attempts

  • General Category - INR 5400
  • SC/ST -  INR 4050
Exam Duration

3 Hours 

Number of Papers

1

Total Questions

125

Marking Scheme

The questions will be of 1 or 2 or 3 marks

Medium of Exam English 
Colleges Accepting Exam Score BArch colleges of India
No. of Test Cities 136
Official Website nata.in
Contact Details

NATA Email ID: nata.helpdesk2023@gmail.com

NATA Helpline: 9560707764, 9319275557

NATA 2023 Application Form

The authorities will release the application form of NATA 2023 tentatively in April. Candidates will have to fill out the NATA application form 2023 to participate in the entrance exam. While filling out the application form, the candidates will have to provide their personal, academic and contact details. The candidates also have to pay the required fee online i.e., through net banking/credit card/debit card. 

NATA 2023 Application Fee

Category

For single attempt

For two attempts

For three attempts

General Category (Male)

INR 2000

INR 4000

INR 5400

General Category (Female)

INR 1500

INR 3000

INR 4050

For SC/ ST Category 

INR 1500

INR 3000

INR 4050

Transgender

INR 1500

INR 3000

INR 4050

For Candidates who are applying from abroad

INR 10,000

INR 20,000

INR 27,000

NATA 2023 Eligibility Criteria

The CoA has relaxed the NATA 2023 eligibility criteria. Every candidate must fulfil the NATA eligibility criteria before filling out the application form:

  • Age Limit: There is no age limit to apply for the exam.
  • Subjects in Class 12: Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics are compulsory subjects.
  • Qualifications: The candidates must have passed the 12th-level examination from a recognised board
  • Marks: Candidates must score at least 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics (PCM) and also at least 50% marks in aggregate of the 10+2 level examination. Candidates belonging to SC, ST, OBC-NCL category or PwD (Persons with a disability) shall be provided with a relaxation of 5% marks in total aggregate in 10+2 level

Diploma Holders: Candidates who have passed the 10+3 Diploma Examination with Mathematics as a compulsory subject with at least 50% marks in aggregate are also eligible to appear for the exam.

NATA 2023 Syllabus

CoA will soon release the NATA syllabus 2023 on the official website. Candidates will be able to check the subjects, topics and units which have to be studied for the examination through the syllabus. By knowing the syllabus beforehand, the candidates will be able to understand the important topics and prepare for the upcoming examination. 

NATA 2023 Exam Pattern

Candidates are advised to check the NATA 2023 exam pattern to create their preparation strategy. Through the exam pattern, the candidates will be able to know more details about the entrance examination such as the mode, duration, marking scheme and more. Understanding the exam pattern is essential for candidates to secure good scores in the entrance examination.

NATA 2023 Preparation Tips

To perform well in the entrance examination, the candidates can check some of the preparation tips of NATA 2023 given below.

  • Understand the Exam Pattern and Syllabus - Candidates are advised to check the official exam pattern and syllabus of NATA 2023 before starting their preparation. This will help the candidates to be well-prepared for the exam.
  • Create Timetable - To make sure that the students have allotted their preparation time well, they are advised to create a personalised timetable. 
  • Attempt Mock Tests - To know their progress and commonly made mistakes, the students are also advised to regularly attempt mock tests. By solving mock tests, the candidates will also know how the entrance examination will be held. 
  • Prepare Notes - The candidates are advised to prepare notes for the tough topics so that they can study it whenever they wish to. 
  • Revise Regularly - Candidates should make sure that they revise all of the topics and subjects regularly so that they do not forget what they have earlier studied.

NATA 2023 Admit Card

The examination authority will issue the NATA 2023 admit card online after the registration process is over. Candidates will be able to download their respective admit cards by entering their registered email ID and password. After downloading the admit card, the candidates will have to confirm that the photograph and signature are printed on the admit card. Every candidate must carry the admit card along with valid photo ID proof to the exam centres.

NATA 2023 Result

CoA will release the NATA result 2023 dates soon. To access the NATA result, the candidates will have to log in using the required credentials. The obtained scores and qualifying status will be available through the NATA 2023 result. Candidates who qualify the entrance examination will be able to apply for admission into the Architecture colleges of India. 

NATA 2023 Answer Key

NATA 2023 answer key will be available after the exam is conducted. Through the NATA answer key, the candidates will be able to check the correct answers to the question paper. Candidates will be able to calculate their probable secured scores using the NATA 2023 answer key. While calculating the scores, the candidates will have to use the official marking scheme. The authorities will also release the NATA 2023 response sheet where the personal responses of the candidates have been recorded. The scores calculated using the NATA answer key will be indicative in nature.

NATA 2023 Counselling

CoA does not conduct a common NATA counselling. For BArch admissions, the qualified candidates will have to individually apply at their preferred colleges. There are 300 Universities and Colleges in India that accept NATA scores for admission into their 5-year BArch programs. 

Also Read: List of Colleges that Accept NATA scores 

Previous Years' NATA Statistics

Candidates can check the detailed previous years' statistics of NATA below.

NATA 2022 First Test Statistics

Particulars

Details

Number of candidates registered for the first session

6675

Number of candidates who appeared for the first session

5979

Number of candidates registered for the second session

5685

Number of candidates who appeared for the second session

5094

Total number of candidates registered for the first test of NATA 2022

12,360

Total number of candidates who appeared for the first test of NATA 2022

11,074

Total number of candidates who qualified the first test of NATA 2022

10,080

NATA 2022 Second Test Statistics

Particulars

Details

Total number of candidates registered for the second test of NATA 2022

16,634

Total number of candidates who appeared for the second test of NATA 2022

13,829

Total number of candidates who qualified the first test of NATA 2022

13,109

NATA 2022 Third Test Statistics

Particulars

Number of Candidates

Total candidates registered for the first session of NATA 2022 Third Test

9499

Total candidates who appeared for the first session of NATA 2022 Third Test

6290

Total candidates registered for the second session of NATA 2022 Third Test

8482

Total candidates who appeared for the second session of NATA 2022 Third Test

6237

Total number of registered candidates for NATA 2022 Third Test

17981

Total number of candidates who appeared for NATA 2022 Third Test

12527

NATA 2021 Statistics (Test 2)

Particulars Details
Number of candidates who applied for NATA 2021 25860
Number of candidates who attempted NATA 2021 21657
Number of candidates who qualified NATA 2021 11583

NATA 2021 Statistics (Test 1)

Particulars Details
Number of candidates who applied for NATA 2021 15066
Number of candidates who attempted NATA 2021 14140
Number of candidates who qualified NATA 2021 11431

NATA 2023 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q. When will the NATA 2023 application form be released?

A. NATA 2023 application form is expected to be released in April. The official dates will be announced soon.

Q. What is the last date to fill the NATA 2023 application form?

A. The last date to NATA 2023 application form has not been announced yet. If the candidates fail to submit the application form before the final date, then they will not be allowed to attempt the examination.

Q. When will the NATA 2023 exam be conducted?

A. NATA 2023 exam dates will be released soon. The examination will be held in 2 phases. 

Q. Till when is the NATA 2023 score valid?

A. NATA score is valid for one year. Candidates will have to retake the examination after the one year validity expires.

Q. Where can I take NATA 2023?

A. Candidates aspiring for NATA can take the test at iON proctored assessment centres which are spread across all the major cities in India and Dubai. The list of exam centres will be announced soon.

Q. If I have not studied Mathematics in my qualifying examination, can I apply for NATA 2023?

A. No, it is mandatory to have Mathematics as a compulsory subject in the 12th or Diploma program. Without this subject, candidates will not be allowed to fill in the NATA Application Form. 

Q. Is there any provision to reschedule the exam?

A. No. The exam is conducted only on the already decided date all over the country. Rescheduling the examination is not possible. 

Q. Is it possible to appear in the exam in some other city or centre than the one assigned by the Council?

A. Once the exam centre is allotted to a candidate, no changes will be entertained. While applying, the candidates have to be careful in choosing their exam centre.

Q. When will NATA 2023 result be announced?

A. NATA 2023 result will be declared a few days after the exam is conducted. Candidates will be able to check the results online.

Q. Are there any centres in foreign cities? And is the examination fee different for the exam centre?

A. Yes, the exam will also be conducted in Dubai. Candidates opting for Dubai as their exam centre will need to pay an additional fee of INR 10,000.

Q. To whom should candidates contact in case of any queries for NATA 2023?

A. For getting the solution to any query, candidates must contact the helpdesk at 9560707764, 9319275557. The candidates can also directly contact the authorities of COA.

NATA 2023 Contact Information

Council of Architecture
Core 6-A, 1st Floor,
India Habitat Center,
Lodhi Road, New Delhi - 110003

NATA Help Desk No: 9560707764, 9319275557

Email: helpdesk.nata2022@gmail.com

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Can I get admission in CEPT if I am a commerce student and have passed HSC exams and NATA too?

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Deeksha Dixit

Contributor-Level 10

3 weeks ago

If you're referring to the Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch. ) programme, one of your 12th-grade subjects must have been mathematics, statistics, or business mathematics. You can submit an application for admission to the CEPT University of Ahmedabad using your NATA scores if you took any of the ...If you're referring to the Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch. ) programme, one of your 12th-grade subjects must have been mathematics, statistics, or business mathematics. You can submit an application for admission to the CEPT University of Ahmedabad using your NATA scores if you took any of the following subjects in the commerce stream of your HSC exams. Your aggregate score must be above 50% in HSC to be eligible for admission to CEPT.

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Is NIT Architecture a better option than giving NATA and then getting admission into other architectural colleges other than NIT?

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deepika maurya

Contributor-Level 10

a month ago

The National Institutes of Technology is one of the most prestigious colleges in India. SPA, JJ School of Architecture, CEPT, etc. Are other good architecture colleges in India. However, you might find that the work culture and environment at a school of architecture and design are drastically di...The National Institutes of Technology is one of the most prestigious colleges in India. SPA, JJ School of Architecture, CEPT, etc. Are other good architecture colleges in India. However, you might find that the work culture and environment at a school of architecture and design are drastically different from those at the National Institute of Technology. Technical subjects are taught in a very good technical environment at the National Institutes of Technology, which is crucial to honing your technical skills and practical knowledge of building in addition to aesthetics. When deciding upon the institute, you take into account the reputation of the institute, the quality of the infrastructure, the credibility of the degree, the teachers, and the exposure you will have while a student there. The National Institutes of Technology definitely take the cake here. Also, the National Institutes of Technology offer flexibility in modifying your subjects by means of elective courses along with audit courses.

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Is NATA necessary for an interior design course in India?

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deepika maurya

Contributor-Level 10

a month ago

No, the National Aptitude Test for Architecture NATA is not necessary for an interior design course in India. NATA is an entrance examination for architecture courses, not for an interior design course. National Aptitude Test for Architecture Colleges offers architectural design in housing, regio...No, the National Aptitude Test for Architecture NATA is not necessary for an interior design course in India. NATA is an entrance examination for architecture courses, not for an interior design course. National Aptitude Test for Architecture Colleges offers architectural design in housing, regional, industrial, environmental, transport, landscape, and so on. However, if you want to do an interior design course, you have to write the CEPT, AIEED SEED UID, IIAD, NID, GD Goenka, Pearl Academy Entrance Exam, etc.

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pradeep kumar

Scholar-Level 18

2 months ago

It depends upon the college. So please write about the college name for better response. However, NATA or JEE Main Paper-2 scores are enough for Interior design course admission. But most of the private colleges does not require NATA/ JEE Main Paper-2 scores. These colleges can give admission on ...It depends upon the college. So please write about the college name for better response. However, NATA or JEE Main Paper-2 scores are enough for Interior design course admission. But most of the private colleges does not require NATA/ JEE Main Paper-2 scores. These colleges can give admission on the basis of their own entrance test or Merit.

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What is the difference between the NATA and GATE exams?

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deepika maurya

Contributor-Level 10

2 months ago

GATE is accepted for All M.Tech and Ph.D. courses at the Indian Institute of Technology and National Institute of Technology and other private or government engineering colleges. NATA is for Architecture B.Arch courses that are accepted across private architecture and government architecture coll...GATE is accepted for All M.Tech and Ph.D. courses at the Indian Institute of Technology and National Institute of Technology and other private or government engineering colleges. NATA is for Architecture B.Arch courses that are accepted across private architecture and government architecture colleges. Eligibility: With PCM and mathematics as the main subject in your 10+2 respectively. I hope this will help you.

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Sahith Chandra Poreddy

Beginner-Level 5

2 months ago

National Aptitude Test in Architecture NATA is the exam for the students who want to pursue a degree in architecture after 12th class. Where as the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering is for those who wants to pursue Master's degree in the field of engineering from top universities in India. Th...National Aptitude Test in Architecture NATA is the exam for the students who want to pursue a degree in architecture after 12th class. Where as the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering is for those who wants to pursue Master's degree in the field of engineering from top universities in India. The eligibility for NATA is 12th class with a minimum aggregate of 60%. The eligibilility for GATE is a degree in the field of sciences.

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Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch.)
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    Infrastructure

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    Faculty & Course Curriculum

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    Crowd & Campus Life

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    Value for Money

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  • Total Fees: ₹ 10.00 Lakh
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  • 5 years
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  • Full Time
Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch.)
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    Placements

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    Infrastructure

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    Faculty & Course Curriculum

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    Crowd & Campus Life

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    Value for Money

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  • Total Fees: ₹ 6.25 Lakh
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Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch.)
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    Placements

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    Faculty & Course Curriculum

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    Crowd & Campus Life

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    Value for Money

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  • Total Fees: ₹ 3.70 Lakh
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Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch. Hons.)
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    Placements

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    Infrastructure

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    Faculty & Course Curriculum

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    Crowd & Campus Life

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    Value for Money

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  • Total Fees: ₹ 50,000
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