NATA Eligibility Criteria 2018

NATA Eligibility CriteriaNATA Eligibility Criteria 2018 – The Council of Architecture (COA) has published the NATA 2018 eligibility criteria for candidates planning to appear in the entrance examination. The eligibility criteria of NATA 2018 include the terms and conditions that candidates have to meet to be eligible to apply for the entrance exam. Among the NATA eligibility criteria 2018 the following terms and conditions exist - qualifying exam, age limit and minimum marks. As for age requirement, NATA 2018 can be attempted by candidates of all age group as there is no age bar. However, respective counselling and admission authorities may have their individual age criteria that the candidate has to comply with for admission. NATA is a national level aptitude test that is conducted in online mode for admission to first year of 5-year B.Arch course at all recognised engineering colleges in India. NATA 2018 was conducted on April 29, 2018. Read the full article to know the full details of NATA 2018 eligibility criteria.

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NATA Eligibility Criteria 2018


An important step for candidates desirous of admission to B.Arch courses in engineering colleges is to check the eligibility criteria of NATA 2018. Because only then they will be able to take the NATA 2018 entrance exam based on which admission is done.


NATA 2018 Eligibility Criteria


The NATA eligibility criteria 2018 comprises the following parameters:

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Academic Qualification:

Qualifying Exam

Minimum Marks

Compulsory Subjects


10+2 or equivalent exam 

50% marks


Passed or appearing

10+3 Diploma (any stream) recognised by Central or State Govt.

50% aggregate marks


Passed or appearing

International Baccalaureate Diploma after 10 years of Schooling

50% marks in aggregate


Passed or appearing

Age Limit: There is no lower age limit to take NATA 2018. However, the candidate may have to conform to any age criteria that may be mandated by respective counselling/ admission authority.


Requirement for Admission to 1st year B.Arch. course


To be eligible for admission to any B.Arch course, the candidate must have the following credentials:

  • Qualified a recognized aptitude test in Architecture (NATA or its equivalent) in 2018. Candidates who have qualified NATA 2017 are also eligible

  • Additionally, the candidate will have to meet the eligibility criteria listed above, including that of qualifying exam, marks, and compulsory subject.

Candidates must note that the admission requirements mentioned here are separate from the eligibility criteria to take NATA 2018.


NATA Application Form 2018


The application form of NATA 2018 was started from January 18 onwards and has to be filled and submitted in online mode till March 30, 2018 (3: 00 p.m). To fill the NATA 2018 application form, the candidate have to get themselves registered and then log-in to the new account to fill the application form. While filling the form, candidates have to enter their personal, academic and communication details. They were also required to upload scanned images of signature and photograph and pay the applicable application fee to complete the process.


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karanati siva 17 hours ago

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Is that compulsory to write both jeemains paper 1 and paper 2 to join b.arch?

Is mains 2 and nata enough to get entrance in b.arch?

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Mayank Gupta 17 hours ago

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Only paper 2 is compulsory

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Nirav ChawdaLast Seen: 1 day 6 hours agoJoined on: 15-May-2017Education Interest: B.ArchEducation Level: Class 11

I have got 116 marks in NATA and 206 marks in JEE PAPER 2 .I have scored 80% in 12 sci. Which collages can are best to pursue arch ?

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When is NATA 2018 councling going to start. And how to participate init.

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Hi. The students will have to apply for the counselling on the basis of their result. To apply for the counselling, candidate has to apply to their preferred college.Candidate should also meet the eli...Read More

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I have scored 53.4% aggregate in 12th i eligible for jee mains paper 2 and for nata?

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