NATA 2018 Application Form: Eligibility, Syllabus, Exam Dates

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Firstly, NATA 2018 (National Aptitude Test in Architecture) is the only National level Aptitude Test conducted by Council of Architecture for admission to affiliated colleges of COA. Candidates qualifying this exam can obtain admission in B. Arch in numerous reputed colleges all over India. From 2017, it will be conducted yearly.  Further, COA will release the notification for NATA 2018 in January 2018. NATA score card will be valid throughout the country. National Aptitude Test in Architecture is conducted by Council of Architecture for admission into COA in April 2018. And now it’s a single day exam. Also, NATA 2018 Registration Dates modified from December 2017 to January 2018Finally, NATA will be conducted on 29 April 2018. Furthermore, Now NATA exam will be managed by TCS ion. 

Latest News: The COA released the NATA 2018 Information Brochure on 3 January 2018. 


  • Also, as per NOTICE by Council of Architecture, NATA will take place in a single day from 2017. Then, the provision of appearing for NATA five (5) times has been abolished.
  • The NATA registration form has also been modified.

  • Moreover, National Aptitude Test in Architecture is the mandatory aptitude test for admission to B.Arch. Therefore, all the candidates who want to pursue B. Arch from any Indian Institute have to sit for this exam.
  • Furthermore, COA assigned TCS ION to conduct NATA for 2018-19 session.

NATA 2018 Exam Dates:

The interested candidates can find the updated important dates for NATA below. These dates are not official yet.  We will update the information as soon as the official dates have been released.

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Modified Date of Events with Time

JEE Main & NEET Preparation App


Release of  Information Brochure

03 January 2018


Start Date of Online Application

16 January 2018


Last Date of Registration

03 February 2018


Last Date of Image uploads

First week of February 2018


Fee payment allowed until

03 February 2018


Confirmation page printing Done till

04 February 2018


Candidate Correction window Dates

Second Week of February 2018


Release of Admit Card on NATA website

02 March 2018


Date and Time of Exam

29 April 2018


Result Declaration On

01 June 2018


NATA Important Dates
NATA Important Dates

How to fill NATA Application Form 2018

Firstly, the online NATA Application Form 2018 is live and available for the students to fill it. And the form can be filled in four simple steps:

  1. Firstly, filling the Online Application Form.
  2. Then, uploading the Scanned Images.
  3. Then, payment of Application Fees.
  4.  Finally, confirmation Page Downloading.

Allocation of NATA Examination Centre

The allocation of National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) examination centre spread across India and covering all capitals of states. And other selected cities subject to choice filling by a minimum number of students is 250 students in general. Center of a city will be based on the choices given by the applicants during online application form filling.

How correction can be made in NATA form?

If in any case corrections are needed in NATA Form, the form correction window will open for a period during which the applicants would be allowed to change some data.

Is lateral admission is allowed in B.arch. Course?

No lateral admission is allowed at any stage of B.Arch. course during 5 years based on any qualification.

New NATA 2018 Registration Process

The registration process is modified by COA and now TCS ION will be involved in managing the application forms.

  • NATA Registration Process will start from 16 January 2018 and will be open until 02 February 2018. Earlier the registration date was in December 2017.
  • Therefore, Students seeking admission into B.Arch course must apply for National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA).
  • In conclusion, aspiring candidates should fill the online application form as per the instructions.
  • An especially relevant schedule is given on this website.

Registration Fee

Following are the point for paying the regsitration or application fees.

  • Firstly, NATA test registration fee is Rs. 1250/- for all the candidates.
  • Therefore, fees can be paid through online (debit/credit card, net banking). so the link is available in this article also.
  • Also, the student can pay the fee via Offline mode (Challan at ICICI Bank).

Eligibility Criteria for NATA 2018

Qualifying Exam:

  • Firstly, candidates should have completed Senior Secondary Board (class 12th) or equivalent exam with Mathematics subject.
  • Candidates with 10+3 years diploma program in mathematics as one of the subjects can also appear for the NATA exam.
  • Also, Candidates studying in International Baccalaureate Diploma program after 10 years of Schooling in Mathematics as a compulsory subject.
  • Further, please find detailed information on NATA website.

Age Limit: Students appearing for NATA 2018 exam must going to complete 17 years of age as on July 31, 2018.

Lateral Entry:  There is NO lateral admission for B.Arch, 5 years degree course.

NATA 2018 Syllabus: How to Download the Syllabus PDF

The examination will consist of two papers- Mathematics and General Aptitude and Drawing Test. Furthermore, NATA syllabus is prescribed by Council of Architecture.

  • Mathematics Syllabus: Logarithms Algebra Complex Numbers Binomial Theorem (Positive Integral Index) Quadratic equations.
  • General Aptitude Syllabus: Visualising different sides of 3D objects Objects, texture related to architecture and built environment.
  • Drawing Test Syllabus: Conceptualization and visualisation Drawing of patterns – both geometrical and abstract.
Syllabus of NATA 2017
Syllabus of NATA 2017

Download Syllabus PDF with subject wise weightage Here.

NATA Exam Pattern

The paper pattern is given in the table below:

Mathematics2020*2=40MCQ (OMR based)
General Aptitude4040*2=80MCQ (OMR based)
Drawing Test240*2=80Paper and Pencil
Total Marks –200

How to Apply for National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA)

The following steps are given below for registration in the exam.

  1. Search for NATA official website or
  2. Find the link “How to Apply” and click on that.
  3. Also, keep ready with required documents to upload.
  4. Fill the online form carefully.
  5. And Pay the required fees.
  6. Finally, take the printout and keep it safe for future referance.

What is NATA?

The following points will clear your understanding about the test.

  • NATA: National Aptitude Test in Architecture is an admission test that determines the aptitude of the candidates for the specific field of study, i.e. Architecture.
  • And it is being conducted by COA since 2006. Before last year it was conducted on various dates and slots. From last year it is conducted on a single day.
  • Also, the purpose of conducting NATA is to provide a single platform and to facilitate the aspirants of architecture education all over India. So that candidate can apply for admissions in architecture seats in institutions spread across the country and to avoid appearing in multiple aptitude tests.
  • However, the actual admission counselling shall be carried out only by the concerned competent authorities of the respective states/institutions based on NATA scores.

Read more about COA Nata Information Brochure 2018 PDF.

Some Relevant Information Regarding Issue of Admit Card Are Furnished Below

  • The aspirant should download the admit card prior to the exam. Also, as without the admit card one cannot get the permission to take this exam.
  • Then, the candidate should download the soft copy of the admit card and take the print out of it. Also, it contains application number, test centre, test time, scanned photograph and signature and some more pertinent information.
  • Further, the candidate should keep the print out of the admit card safe and secure. Also, one should not damage or defile it, in any condition. And it also should contain starkly clear scanned image and signature as well.
  • The student should also bring one ID proof along with their admit card that can be Aadhar card/voter ID card/Pan card/Passport/Driving license etc.
  • One ID proof is also very important to carry with admit card.

Public Notice for Candidates who have opted Dubai as Exam Centre

The candidates who opted the Dubai exam centre need to submit the application fees of 7000 Rs in Council of architecture Bank account.  The issue of admit card will take place from April 2018.

NATA Dubai Centre
NATA Dubai Centre

NATA 2018 Result

The result of NATA will be announced after some weeks from the date of exam. Candidates have to log in to check their result. They should download the soft copy and print it out. This NATA score card will be essential for admission in any college across the nation. The scorecard will be valid only for two years.

How to get Admission in B.arch.

An important article is published by us regarding this here.

How to get admission in B.Arch at Architecture College of India?

Council of Architecture (COA): A Brief Introduction

The government of India constituted Council of Architecture under Architects Act, 1972 validated by Parliament of India. And the act came into existence from 1st September 1972. Whereas the main aim of this act is to provide for Architects registration number, standards of education, recognized qualifications and standards of professional conduct and etiquette to be complied with by the architects.

JEE Main 2018 Paper 2 for B.Arch Admission

The Admission to Architecture course at NIT, IIT and Colleges under CBSE managed JEE Main is made through Joint Entrance Examination (Paper 2). JEE Main paper 2 conducted every year as offline exam along with JEE Main Paper 1. Read detailed information JEE Main Paper 2 Here.

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  1. if I have scored 63 % in 12th class board and got 6025 AIR in Jee mains paper 2,and want to go for SPA Delhi (as it except only Jee mains) so am I eligible for it ,if this year not can I go for next year 2018??

    • Dear Manveer,
      As per SPA, Delhi website notification. Candidates are eligible only if they have obtained at least 50 percent marks in aggregate with Mathematics as a subject in the Class 12th or qualifying examination for admission to the First Year of the Bachelors’ Degree program in Architecture or Planning at SPA. please look into the detailed eligibility criteria Here

      • you are not able to aggregate marks are above 50% and I have very well cleared jee mains as they only need to jee mains paper 2 for b arch.but I am confused that will they give me admission or not.

          • I have gone through that website and knew each and every thing …and they are also not replying to the mails I have sent it on 12 September and yet now there is no response. now what should I do 😢😢😢😢??