The Council of Architecture (CoA) will conduct the NATA 2021 exam on April 10 and June 12. It should be noted that out of two tests of
2021, candidates will have an option to attempt any one or both as per their preferences.
NATA 2021 application form
will be released at nata.in tentatively in the first week of February. Candidates are advised to check the
eligibility criteria of NATA 2021
before filling the application form. Candidates shortlisted on the basis of
NATA 2021 result
will be eligible for admissions. However, no common counselling of NATA is conducted. NATA is conducted for admission to
offered by the participating institutes. Read the full article to know more about NATA 2021.
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NATA 2021 exam dates are out; NATA application form 2021 to be released soon
National Aptitude Test in Architecture
Commonly Known As
Council of Architecture (COA)
Level of Examination
Category of Examination
Mode of Examination
Duration of Exam
Validity of NATA Scores
Frequency of Exam
Two times a year
To provide admissions into the B.Arch courses offered by the recognized institutes of the country.
No common counselling is conducted by the authorities. Candidates will have to apply separately to each institute using NATA scores for admission.
NATA Official Website
Candidates should check the NATA 2021 dates to know the detailed timeline of the various events related to the examination and admission procedure. Knowledge of NATA exam dates 2021 will lessen the chances of missing out any important events. The following table can be referred to check the NATA exam dates.
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Availability of NATA 2021 application form
First week of February 2021
Last date to submit application form
Last week of March 2021
Last date to upload image
To be notified
Last date for fee payment
Last date to print confirmation page
NATA application form correction facility
Release of NATA 2021 admit card
NATA 2021 exam dates (first attempt)
April 10, 2021
Release of provisional NATA answer key
Final NATA answer key
Final date to access recorded responses
NATA result 2021 date
Release of NATA 2021 application form
Final date to submit NATA application form 2021
NATA 2021 Correction facility
Availability of NATA 2021 admit card
NATA 2021 exam dates (second attempt)
June 12, 2021
Availability of NATA 2021 answer key
NATA 2021 second test result date
Candidates must check the eligibility criteria of NATA 2021 before filling the application form. NATA 2021 eligibility criteria will include requirements of age, academic qualification, marks, etc. The following table can be referred to check the detailed NATA eligibility criteria 2021.
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Candidates should be minimum 17 years old as on July 31, 2021.
Candidates should have passed 10+2th (or equivalent) qualifying examination from a recognized board.
Qualifying Exam Marks
Candidates should have scored minimum 50% aggregate marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics in the qualifying exam.
Candidates will also have to qualify NATA 2021 for admissions into the institutes offering B.Arch courses.
COA will release the application form of NATA 2021 on the official website. Candidates are advised to check the eligibility criteria before filling the NATA application form 2021. All the details entered by the candidates fill in the NATA application form must be correct and valid
The following steps can be referred to fill the application form of NATA 2021-
Step 1 - NATA Registration:
In the first step, candidates will have to complete NATA 2021 registration by entering details such as name, valid email ID, mobile number, date of birth, etc. An application number will be generated after the registration process is completed.
Step 2 - Filling of NATA 2021 Application Form:
After registration, candidates will have to login to the candidate portal and all the required details like personal, academic and communication details. Candidates will also have to enter three preferred choices of NATA 2021 exam centres while filling the form.
Step 3 - Uploading of Scanned Images:
Once all the details have been entered, candidates will have to upload scanned images of their photograph, signature and community certificate (if applicable) as per the specifications provided by the authorities.
Specifications of Scanned Images
Community Certificate (Only SC/ST candidates)
4 to 100 KB
1 to 30 KB
Upto 1 MB
4.5 X 3.5 cm
1.5 X 3.5 cm
Step 4 - Submission of NATA Application Form:
After the required images are uploaded, the candidates have to submit the application form. Candidates are advised to review all the details before final submission.
Step 5 - Fee Payment:
Next, candidates will have to pay the NATA application fee through online mode (net banking/credit card/debit card). Without the completion of the payment process, the NATA application form will not be accepted by the authorities.
NATA 2021 Application Fee
NATA Application Fee
General candidates - Rs. 2000
SC/ST candidates - Rs. 1700
General candidates - Rs. 3800
SC/ST candidates - Rs. 3100
Step 6 - Printing of Confirmation Page:
Finally after the payment is complete, the application confirmation page had to be downloaded. A print out of the same has to be taken for future reference.
Candidates will be able to check the list of NATA 2021 exam centres through the official brochure. While filling out the application form, the candidates will have to select three preferred choices of NATA exam centres 2021. The examination is expected to be conducted in 159 NATA exam centres (158 centres in India and 1 in Dubai). All of the details regarding the allotted NATA 2021 exam centre will be available to candidates through the admit card.
The authorities will release the official exam pattern of NATA 2021 along with the official brochure. Candidates must understand the NATA 2021 exam pattern to have an overview of the exam. Various details regarding the mode of conduction, duration, marking scheme and more will be available through the NATA exam pattern 2021. The following table can be referred to check the detailed exam pattern of NATA 2021.
Medium of Examination
Two Parts- Part A and B
Number of Questions
Part A - 10 questions (4 Preferential type questions (PTQs) and 6 MCQs)
Part B - 50 questions from PCM and General Aptitude & Logical Reasoning sections
1.5 marks will be allotted for every correct answer of multiple choice question
For the Drawing test, 1 PTQ will be of 17 marks; 3 PTQs will be of 16 marks and 6 MCQs will be of 10 marks.
Total marks of Part A is 125 marks and Part B is 75 marks.
There is no negative marking
The authorities will release the official syllabus of NATA 2021 along with the brochure. NATA 2021 syllabus will include the subjects and topics which the candidates will have to study for the upcoming entrance examination. Knowledge of the NATA syllabus 2021 will also help the candidates to prepare well for the exam. The following table can be referred to check the detailed syllabus of NATA 2021.
Part A - Cognitive Skills for Drawing and Visual Composition
Understanding geometry and the ability to visualize shape and solve geometrical puzzles to test spatial intelligence
Understanding the important visual principles in a composition (2D OR 3D) such as balance, rhythm, direction, hierarchy, etc.
Ability to understand spatial relationship between objects, and to visualize images and scenarios.
Understanding color theory and the various terminologies to test color scheme awareness and knowledge
Visual system interpretation and perception to test graphical similarities and other properties
Tests for cognitive ability: perception, attention, recognition, memory etc.
Logarithms, Statistics and Probability, Algebra, Matrices, Trigonometry, Coordinate Geometry, 3 Dimensional Coordinate Geometry, Permutation and Combination, Theory of Calculus, Application of Calculus.
Electrostatics, Current Electricity, Optics, Dual nature of radiation and Matter, Atoms and Nuclei and Electronic devices
Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry; Structure of Atom; Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties, Chemical Bonding and Molecular; States of Matter: Gases and Liquids, Chemical Thermodynamics; Equilibrium; Redox Reactions; Hydrogen; s- Block Elements p -Block Elements, Organic Chemistry.
Visualising different sides of 3D objects, Objects, texture related to architecture and built environment, Mathematical Reasoning, Sets and Relations
The authorities will release the mock test of NATA 2021 on the official website. Candidates will be able to attempt the NATA mock test by simply clicking on the mock test link. No login credentials will be required to attempt the NATA 2021 mock test. It must be noted that the NATA mock test 2021 will be based on the actual pattern of the examination and candidates can know the level and type of questions asked in the exam. Candidates will also be able to analyse their performance and identify their weak and strong areas by attempting the mock test of NATA 2021.
To attempt NATA 2021 mock test-
CoA will release the NATA 2021 admit card for both the attempts on the official website nata.in. Candidates will have to enter their application number and password to download the admit card of NATA 2021. Details related to the exam date, time, exam centre address, and other basic details will be mentioned in the NATA admit card 2021. It must be noted that candidates will have to report to the exam centres with NATA 2021 admit card and a valid ID proof.
The following steps can be referred to download the admit card of NATA 2021-
Visit the official website of NATA 2021
Click on the admit card link
Enter application number and password
Click on “Submit”
NATA admit card 2021 will be displayed on the screen.
Download the admit card and take a print out.
Candidates must check all the details mentioned in their NATA admit card 2021 carefully and immediately contact the authorities in case of any discrepancies.
The Council of Architecture will release the answer key of NATA 2021 at nata.in for each attempt after the exam. The authorities will first release the provisional answer key of NATA 2021. Candidates will be allowed to raise objections to the provisional answer key. The authorities will then release the final answer key of NATA 2021 after considering the objections, if any.
Candidates can refer the following steps to download the answer key of NATA 2021-
Visit the NATA official website at nata.in
Click on the link to NATA registration
Enter their email address and password
Click on the link to NATA response sheet
Candidate response sheet along with the NATA answer key 2021 shall appear on the screen.
Download the same to calculate the probable scores.
The authorities will release the NATA 2021 result in online mode. Candidates will be able to check their NATA result using their email ID and password. Candidates will be able to check their scores, details regarding qualifying cutoff, subject-wise minimum marks and more details through the NATA result. According to the specifications mentioned by the authorities, candidates need to secure a minimum 25% marks in both Part A and Part B of the NATA examination. The authorities will decide the overall qualifying marks (out of 200) after the post-examination statistics are examined. Candidates will be termed ineligible unless all of these requirements are met.
Visit the official website of NATA 2021 - nata.in
Click on the result link
Enter email ID and password
Click on “Log In”
NATA result 2021 will be displayed on the screen.
Download the result and take a print out.
COA will release the score card of NATA 2021 in online mode. Candidates are advised to download their NATA score card for future use. The NATA 2021 score card will be valid for only one year. Candidates will be able to check details such as paper wise obtained marks of the candidates, total scores, qualifying status, etc through the NATA scorecard 2021. Other personal details of the candidates will also be available in the score-card.
The minimum subject-wise and overall marks required to qualify the examination will constitute the cutoff of NATA 2021. Only those candidates who meet the cutoff and also fulfill the required eligibility criteria will be able to qualify the examination. While the qualifying NATA 2021 cutoff is determined by COA, the admission cutoff is prepared by the individual institutes. Only those candidates who meet the admission cutoff will have higher chances of allotment in the institute. The admission cutoff will vary as per the institute and category. Various factors related to the examination will be taken into account while preparing NATA cutoff 2021.
No common counselling is conducted for NATA 2021 by COA. Candidates who qualify NATA 2021 will have to individually apply for admissions into the participating institutes. The candidates will have to check the website of the institutes to know the details regarding the counselling process. Allotment will be done as per the merit of the candidate and the eligibility set by the individual institutes.
Candidates will be able to apply for admissions in all recognized institutes offering B.Arch courses using NATA 2021 scores. Individual institutes will have to be checked by the candidates to know when the admission procedure will commence.
School of Architecture, CSI Institute of Technology, Andhra Pradesh
Guwahati College of Architecture, Assam
Angel Valley School of Architecture, Chhattisgarh
Faculty of Architecture, College of Engineering, Andhra Pradesh
Institute of Architecture, Gujarat
Dignity College of Architecture, Chhattisgarh
S.A.R. College of Architecture, Andhra Pradesh
College of Architecture, Vastu Kala Academy, New Delhi
College of Architecture, Holy Mary Institute of Technology & Sciences, Andhra Pradesh
Sri Venkateswara College of Architecture, Hyderabad
Council Of Architecture
India Habitat Centre, Core 6A, 1st Floor,
Lodhi Road, New Delhi-110003 India
NATA 2021 application form will be released tentatively in the first week of February.
Candidates will be able to fill the application form of NATA 2021 through the official website- nata.in
According to the eligibility criteria of NATA 2021, candidates must have passed the 10+2 examination with Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics (PCM) with 50% marks.
No, it is not compulsory to appear for both the tests of NATA 2021.
The qualifying marks/ cutoff will be decided on the following rules-
A minimum of 32 marks out of 125 marks must be secured in Part A (approximately 25%)
A minimum of 18 marks out of 75 marks must be secured in Part B (approximately 25%)
Overall qualifying marks (out of 200) would be based on post-exam statistics and at the discretion of the Council.
As per NATA 2021 exam dates, NATA first test will be conducted on April 10 and the second test on June 12.
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The nata forms are not released yet and are to be released soon.The nata attempts dates are first attempt-april 10 and second attempt- june 12.the tentative dates are also not released.for more information refer to:
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No, you cannot, if you are from commerce stream you cannot go for NATA entrance test. From 2018 on- wards atleast 50% marks in class 12th with mathematics as compulsory subject will be considered eligible to appear in NATA entrance exam
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The exam date for NATA 2021 is not yet declared by the officials. The application from will be available tentatively in the first week of february 2021. So it is expected that the application form along with the official broacher for NATA 2021 which will include the schedule will be declared soon. Keep an eye on the official website for the latest information. The Council of Architecture (CoA) is the authority responsible for conducting the NATA 2021 exam for admission to B.Arch courses offered by the participating institutes. It should be noted that two tests of
2021 will be conducted by the authorities and candidates will have an option to attempt any one or both as per their preferences.
NATA 2021 application form has not been released yet means the registration hasn't started as of now. Conducting authority, The Council of Architecture (CoA) is expected to release the NATA 2021 application form in First week of February 2021. So, the form may release today, tomorrow or even in the second week.
Till then wait and prepare well.
Refer here for more info -
NATA 2021 - Exam Date, Registration, Pattern, Merit List, Result (careers360.com)
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