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NATA 2023 Counselling Process: Step-by-Step Guide for Admission in Architecture Colleges

Updated On - April 25 2023 by Abhinandan Singh

NATA 2023 Counselling will be organized for the candidates after both the exams will conduct successfully. The counselling process will not be conducted by the Council of Architecture(COA). The qualified candidates will have to apply to their desired institutes from the list of participating Institutes and colleges which accept the NATA score. To be eligible for participation in the counselling session, candidates have to score the minimum cut-off marks in the two parts of exams and also in aggregate in order to get admission into B.Arch course. Along with this, candidates also have to fulfil the eligibility of the specific institute that they have applied for. For more information related to counselling, go through the below article.

NATA 2023 Counselling Dates

The confirmed dates of counselling will be notified only after the exam is conducted. 

  • The answer key for Test 1 is now available.
  • The date for the 2nd NATA Exam has been changed to June 3, 2023.
  • Registration is open for both the 2nd and 3rd NATA Exams.
  • The last date for registration for the 2nd NATA Exam has been extended until May 22, 2023, 8 p.m.

NATA 2023 Counselling 

Before going for the counselling process, candidates can go through the below-given points:

  • Exam conducting body(COA) does not conduct the centralized counselling for admission into B.Arch course. 
  • Council of Architecture is only responsible for organizing the exam, the counselling is conducted by the institutes, candidates have applied for. 
  • The counselling selection process will not be uniform in case of every institute. Candidates must ensure that they fulfil the eligibility criteria.
  • To participate in the counselling process, candidates have to meet the cut off marks in both the parts i.e Drawing and Multiple choice questions. And also meet the aggregate of both.
  • NATA scores are accepted in more than 477 institutes that offer admission into B.Arch courses.

NATA 2023 Counselling Process

Candidates must follow the below-given details:

  • Candidates need to visit the official website of the desired Institute they are applying for.
  • They have to register and fill the choice of seat
  • Once they are done with choice filling and locking the final choice. They will be called for the next step in the counselling process.
  • The candidates then have to get the document verification in the counselling centre wherein they have to carry all the documents as prescribed by the institute.
  • The candidates are supposed to report at the allocated institute as per the defined time-frame.

Documents required during NATA 2023 Counselling

Candidates have to carry the following list of documents at the time of counselling:

  • NATA 2023 Score card
  • NATA 2023 Admit card
  • Class 12 Marks Sheet/ Certificate
  • Class 10 Marks Sheet/ Certificate
  • Category Certificate( If applicable)
  • Medical Certificate for PwD Certificate
  • Caste Certificate( for SC/ST/Special Category candidates)
  • Domicile Certificate
  • Domicile for the state University Examination
  • 3-4 passport size(recent photographs) in light background( as per the guidelines prescribed by the State University/ college/ Institute)
  • Category Reservation Certificate for the candidates who are applying under Reserved category guidelines mentioned by the Institute.
  • Certificate for Ex- Servicemen quota is different and must be provided in the format prescribed by the University/College.
  • Transfer Certificate of the last Institute/ School they have studied from. 

NATA 2023 Participating Colleges

There are over 477 Institutes accepting scores of NATA to provide admission in B.Arch courses. Below given is the list of few top Private and Government colleges that candidates can apply for. Although they must fulfil the eligibily stated by the institutes as well as the common eligibility set by council of Architecture.

Private Institutes accepting NATA 2023 score

IIT Kharagpur
Department of Architecture, NIT Tiruchuppali
Sir JJ College of Architecture, Mumbai
CCA- Chandigarh College of Architecture
National Institute of Technology, Calicut
Department of Architecture, BIT Mesra
Jadavpur University
School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi
Department of Architecture, IIT Roorkee
Faculty of Architecture, Manipal University

Goverment Institutes/Colleges accepting NATA 2023 score

BKPS College of Architecture, Maharashtra
Goa College of Architecture, Panaji
Faculty of Architecture, CEPT University, Ahmedabad
School of Architecture, College of Engineering, Thiruvananthapuram
School of Architecture, Bangalore University, Bangalore
School of Architecture, Kollam
*Faculty of Architecture, Town & Regional Planning, Howrah
*Faculty of Architecture, Jadavpur University, Kolkata

*These colleges also accept scores of WBJEE.

Colleges as per states accepting NATA 2023 Scores

Name of the InstituteStateNo. of Seats Offered
Vastu Kala AcademyDelhi60
Delhi Technical CampusDelhi40
MBS School of Planning and ArchitectureDelhi120
University School of Architecture & PlanningDelhi65
Om Dayal Group of InstitutionsWest Bengal80
Sanaka Education Trusts Group of InstitutionsWest Bengal40
Jadavpur UniversityWest Bengal35
Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Technology, PampadyKarnataka40
Alsalama Institute of Architecture, MalaparambaKarnataka40
College of EngineeringKarnataka40
Govt. Engineering collegeKarnataka40
T.K.M. college of EngineeringKarnataka80
Devaki Amma’s Guruvayurappan college of ArchitectureKarnataka40
Global Institute of Architecture, PeradikunnuKarnataka40
IES College of ArchitectureKarnataka40
KMCT College of ArchitectureKarnataka40
School of ArchitectureKarnataka40
Nizar Rahim and Mark School of ArchitectureKarnataka40
Sneha College of ArchitectureKarnataka40
TKM School of ArchitectureKarnataka40
Vedavyasa College of ArchitectureKarnataka40
College of ArchitectureKarnataka120
Mangalam School of ArchitectureKarnataka40
MES College of ArchitectureKarnataka40
KMCT College of ArchitectureKarnataka40
Holy Crescent of ArchitectureKarnataka40
KMEA College of ArchitectureKarnataka40
Sir JJ College of ArchitectureMumbai82
Rachana Sansad’s Academy of ArchitectureMumbai100
Balwant Sheth School of ArchitectureMumbai40
IES College of ArchitectureMumbai60
Kamla Raheja Vidyanidhi Institute of Architecture and Environmental StudiesMumbai80
Aligarh Muslim UniversityUttar Pradesh20
Integral UniversityUttar Pradesh70
Goa College of Architecture Goa33
BVDU College of ArchitecturePuneNot Applicable

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