NATA 2018 – Application Form, Exam Dates, Syllabus, & Eligibility

Council of Architecture regulates the NATA (National Aptitude Test in Architecture) every year. This exam is organized to offer admission to students in Bachelor of Architecture programme in best schools of architecture in the country. 5-year program of B. Arch. (Bachelor of Architecture) is provided by way of this test. For all those who are going to sit for NATA 2018, we have here listed all the appropriated information related to NATA 2018.

NATA 2018 Application Form Details

Name of the CouncilCouncil of Architecture
Name of the ExaminationNational Aptitude Test in Architecture
Official Web Portalnata.nic.in
Type of ExaminationNational Level
Examination Duration 90 minutes each for Paper 1 & Paper 2
Examination Date3rd week of April 2018
Application ModeOnline
Validity Period of Score2 years from the year came out
Official E-mail ID[email protected]

NATA Application Form, Exam Dates, Syllabus & Eligibility

  • Students who have passed their 10+2 exams are eligible to sit for NATA.
  • The Application Form of NATA 2018 will be out in the month of December 2017.
  • nic.in is the official web portal from where students can get their admit card. The downloading of NATA Admit Cards will start from the 4th week of March 2018.
  • National Aptitude Test in Architecture 2018 will be held in pen and paper mode.
  • The syllabus comprises Mathematics, General Aptitude, and Drawing Test.
  • NATA consists of two papers. Paper I contains questions from Mathematics and general aptitude part, Paper II has to do with drawing only.

NATA 2018 Exam Dates

Listed below are the tentative examination schedule concerning NATA 2018 exam. Aspirants must note that the data given below is to give a rough idea about the exam date. Genuine dates for all the events relating to NATA shall be updated soon.

NATA Exam Online Registration will begin1st week of January 2018
Last Date to register online1st week of February 2018 
Last Date to upload photo1st week of February 2018 
Last Date to submit the fee1st week of February 2018 
Take a printout of Confirmation Page beforeLast week of February 2018 
Window to make changes in Application Form3rd week of February 2018 
Admit Card Release Date4th week of March 2018 
Date of Examination3rd week of April 2018 
Result Announcement Date2nd week of June 2018 

Am I Eligible to sit for NATA 2018

Yes, You can sit  for NATA 2018 if you satisfy the below-mentioned eligibility criteria:

  • You must have cleared 10+2 with minimum 50% marks in aggregate. Maths should be one of your main subjects.
  • Your age must be above 17 years in order to apply for NATA exam 2018.
  • There is no lateral admission procedure into B.Arch programme.
NATA 2018 - Application Form, Exam Dates, Syllabus, & Eligibility
NATA 2018 – Application Form, Exam Dates, Syllabus, & Eligibility

Note: For SC/ST students,  the Eligibility Criteria is the same as given above.

NATA 2018 Syllabus

  • Mathematics:

Logarithms, Algebra,  Matrices, Coordinate Geometry, Trigonometry,  3-Dimensional Coordinate geometry, Application of Calculus, Theory of Calculus,  Statistics, Permutation and combination, and Probability.

  • General Aptitude:

Architectural awareness (General Knowledge question about architecture, famous building etc.), Analytical Reasoning, Identifying commonly used material and objects based on their texture, visualizing different sides of three dimensional objects, visualizing three dimensional objects through two dimensional drawing, mental ability, verbal reasoning, Imaginative comprehension and expression, general awareness of national/international architects mental ability (visual, numerical and verbal), and famous architectural creations.

  • Drawing Test:

Geometric Composition, Understanding Scale and Proportion of Objects,  Building Forms and Elements, Shape,  Aesthetics, Harmony & Contrast, Perspective Drawing,  Color Texture, Conceptualization & Visualization through Structuring Objects in Memory,  Form Transformations in 2D and 3D like union, drawing of patterns – both geometrical and abstract, subtraction, surfaces and volumes, rotation, Creating 2D and 3D compositions using given shape and forms, elevation, generating plan, and 3D views of objects. Sketching of urban scape and landscape common day-to-day life objects like furniture, equipment etc., from memory.

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