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NATA FAQS National Aptitude Test in Architecture


1.Who can apply to NATA?

All candidates who have passed 10+2 scheme of examination with 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics (individually) and also 50% marks in aggregate at 10+2 level examination and are desirous to apply for 1st year of 5-year B.Arch. degree course may appear for NATA 2024.

Those appearing the 10+2 exam with PCM subjects in the current year may also provisionally appear in the exam, however, their result in NATA-2019 will be declared valid subject to fulfilling the above criteria. Please refer detailed eligibility criteria in NATA 2024 Brochure.

2.How many tests can one candidate take?
3.What are the fees for the exam?
4.Will the test fee be refunded for any valid reason?
5.What are the test timings?
6.What are the total marks for the exam?
7.Until when is the registration open?
8.Where can I take the test? When will we know our test centre details?
9.Can I change the test center?
10.What all should I carry to the exam hall for the drawing test?
11.What time should I report to the centre?
12.Why should I have to report two and a half hours before the examination?
13.Whom should I contact for any queries or help while filling the application form?
14.What documents should I upload online at the time of registration?
15.Which marks will be considered as final if I attempt both the test in April and July?
16.What is the syllabus for this test?
17.Can the candidate leave the exam hall as soon as they finish the test?
18.After submission of the application, can I change my personal detail?
19.Can I choose one city for the first test and another city for the 2nd test?
20.Do I have to send a copy of the online filled in application?
21.Will a PWD/ Divyang candidate get extra time for the test?
22.How many times can I download the admit card?
23.Whether allotment of seats to architectural institutions is done through NATA OR by the Council of Architecture?
24.How can a candidate get admission in B.Arch. course once he/she passes NATA?
25. How much weightage to be given to marks obtained in NATA and marks obtained in Qualifying Examination?
26. Whether any minimum passing marks are prescribed for passing NATA?
27. Whether any relaxation/ concession is allowed to Reserved Category candidates to qualify NATA?
28. List of institutions recognized by the Council of Architecture all over India for imparting recognized architectural qualifications.
29. What is Council of Architecture?