About NATA 2021
National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) is a national level undergraduate exam which is conducted by Council of Architecture (COA) for admission to 5-year B.Arch and B.Planning programmes. Through NATA 2021, candidates can get admission into B.Arch /B.Plan programme offered by Government, Government-aided, Private Unaided, University Departments and Deemed Universities of the country. NATA exam will be conducted twice a year in online mode - first in April and the second in July. The NATA 2021 registration will begin in February tentatively. Before filling the NATA application form 2021, candidates should check the eligibility details carefully.
The eligibility criteria of NATA 2021 will be released along with the official brochure. Candidates who have secured the passing marks in class 12 with PCM or 10+3 diploma with Mathematics will be eligible for admissions. Candidates can appear in one or both the attempts of NATA 2021. If the candidate appears in both attempts, the best of the two scores will be considered. Last year the authorities provided an option to the candidates to attempt NATA either at test centres or at home. The NATA 2021 admit card for both attempts will be released in online mode only. Read on to check all details about NATA 2021 which includes the application form, eligibility criteria, NATA 2021 syllabus, exam pattern etc.,
NATA 2021 Highlights
|Full Exam Name||National Aptitude Test in Architecture|
|Short Exam Name||NATA|
|Conducting Body||Council of Architecture|
|Frequency of Conduct||Once a year|
|Exam Level||National Level Exam|
|Mode of Application||Online|
|Application Fee (General)||2000 Rs [Online]|
|Mode of Exam||Online and Offline|
|Exam Duration||3 Hours 15 Minutes|
Candidates appearing for the entrance exam need to meet the below-mentioned eligibility criteria of NATA prescribed by the authorities. The eligibility criteria include the parameters like qualifying examination, minimum marks required, age limit, etc:
Last year, the CoA has revised NATA 2021 eligibility criteria in view of the COVID-19 pandemic. As per the revised eligibility criteria, candidates who have secured the passing marks in class 12 with PCM or 10+3 diploma with Mathematics will be eligible for admissions.
NATA Eligibility Criteria 2021
Qualifying Examination: Candidate must have passed 10+2 or equivalent examination or diploma with maths
Qualifying Marks: Candidate must have obtained passing marks
Age limit: Minimum 17 years of age as of July 31, 2021.
Mode of Application : Online
Mode of Payment : Net Banking | Credit Card | Debit Card
NATA application form for the first attempt will be released tentatively in February 2021. Mentioned below are the steps that have to be followed by the candidates to fill and submit the application form of NATA which the candidates can check for reference.
NATA 2021 Application Form - Steps to Follow
1st Step: Registration - To fill the application form of NATA 2021, registration has to be done by firstly submitting details like name, mobile number, date of birth, and valid email id. Also, candidates have to choose a username and create a password for future log-ins.
2nd Step: Login to fill the application form - Using the username and password, candidates have to log-in and enter all the requisite details like personal, communication, and academic information. Also, three exam centres in order of preference have to be selected.
3rd Step: Upload Scanned Images of Documents - In the prescribed format by the authorities, candidates have to upload scanned images of their photograph, signature, and community certificate (if applicable).
|Signature||1-30 KB||1.5 x 3.5 cm||JPEG/JPG|
|Photograph||4-100 KB||4.5 x 3.5 cm||JPEG/JPG|
|Community certificate (only by SC/ST candidates)||Up to 1 MB||A4 Size||JPEG/JPG/PDF|
4th Step: Generation of Application Number - Once the uploading of documents is done, candidates have to submit the application form. On submission of the NATA 2021 application form, an 8-digit application number will be generated.
5th Step 5: Pay Application Fee - Prescribed application fee has to be paid in online mode (credit/debit card, or net banking).
6th Step: Take a Print out of the Confirmation page - Once all the above-mentioned steps are completed, the application confirmation page will be displayed. Download this confirmation page and take a printout of it for future reference.
|General, OBC||Online||Transgender, Female||₹ 2000|
|ST, SC||Online||Transgender, Male, Female||₹ 1700|
Drawing and visual composition
Important visual principles in a composition (2D or 3D)
|Balance, symmetry, rhythm, direction, hierarchy, etc|
|Geometry and visualize shape, and geometrical puzzles|
Color scheme awareness and knowledge
|Color theory and the various terminologies|
Graphical similarities and other properties
|Visual system interpretation and perception|
Spatial relationship between objects and visualize images and scenarios
|Perception, attention, recognition, memory, etc|
|Electric charges and fields; electrostatic potential and capacitance|
Magnetic effects of current and magnetism
Moving charges and magnetism
Magnetism and matter
Electromagnetic induction and alternating currents
|Electromagnetic induction; alternating current|
|Ray Optics and Optical Instruments, Wave Optics|
Dual nature of radiation and matter
Atoms and nuclei
|Semiconductor electronics, materials, devices, and simple circuits|
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|
|Some basic principles and techniques|
|Definitions of AP and GP; general term; summation of first n-terms of series ∑n, ∑n²,∑n³; arithmetic/ geometric series, AM, GM, and their relation; infinite GP series and its sum|
|Definition; general properties; change of base|
|Concepts of m x n (m ≤ 3, n ≤ 3) real matrices, operations of addition, scalar multiplication, and multiplication of matrices|
|Transpose of a matrix|
|Determinant of a square matrix|
|Properties of determinants (statement only)|
|Minor, cofactor, and adjoint of a matrix|
|Inverse of a matrix|
|Finding area of a triangle|
|Solutions of system of linear equations. (not more than 3 variables)|
|Trigonometric functions, Addition and subtraction formulae, Formulae involving multiple and submultiple angles, General solution of trigonometric equations|
|Properties of triangles, inverse trigonometric functions, and their properties|
|Distance formula, Section formula, Area of a triangle, Condition of collinearity of three points in a plane|
|Polar coordinates, Transformation from cartesian to polar coordinates and vice versa|
|Parallel transformation of axes, Concept of locus, Elementary locus problems|
|Slope of a line|
|Equation of lines in different forms, Angle between two lines|
|Condition of perpendicularity and parallelism of two lines|
|Distance of a point from a line|
|Distance between two parallel lines|
|Lines through the point of intersection of two lines|
|Equation of a circle with a given center and radius|
|Condition that a general equation of second degree in x, y may represent a circle|
|Equation of a circle in terms of endpoints of a diameter|
|Equation of tangent, normal, and chord|
|Parametric equation of a circle|
|Intersection of a line with a circle|
|Equation of common chord of two intersecting circles|
3-Dimensional coordinate geometry
|Direction cosines and direction ratios, Distance between two points and section formula, Equation of a straight line, Equation of a plane, Distance of a point from a plane|
Theory of calculus
|Functions, Composition of two functions and inverse of a function, Limit, Continuity, Derivative, Chain rule, Derivative of implicit functions and functions defined parametrically|
|Integration as a reverse process of differentiation, Indefinite integral of standard functions|
|Integration by parts|
|Integration by substitution and partial fraction|
|Definite integral as a limit of a sum with equal subdivisions|
|Fundamental Theorem of Integral Calculus and its applications|
|Properties of definite integrals|
|Formation of ordinary differential equations, Solution of homogeneous differential equations, Separation of variables method, Linear first order differential equations|
Application of calculus
|Tangents and normals, Conditions of tangency|
|Determination of monotonicity, maxima, and minima|
|Differential coefficient as a measure of rate|
|Motion in a straight line with constant acceleration|
|Geometric interpretation of definite integral as area, Calculation of area bounded by elementary curves and straight lines|
|Area of the region included between two elementary curves|
Permutation and combination
|Permutation of n different things taken r at a time (r ≤ n)|
|Permutation of n things not all different|
|Permutation with repetitions (circular permutation excluded)|
|Combinations of n different things taken r at a time (r ≤ n)|
|Combination of n things not all different|
|Problems involving both permutations and combinations|
Statistics and probability
|Measure of dispersion, mean, variance, and standard deviation, frequency distribution|
|Addition and multiplication rules of probability, conditional probability, and Bayes’s theorem, independence of events, repeated independent trails, and binomial distribution|
Objects, texture related to architecture and built environment
Interpretation of pictorial compositions
Visualizing three-dimensional objects from two-dimensional drawing
Visualizing different sides of 3d objects
|Visual, numerical, and verbal|
General awareness of national/ international architects and famous architectural creations
|Statements, logical operations like and, or, if, and only if, implies, implied by understanding of tautology, converse, contradiction, and contra positive|
Sets and relations
|Idea of sets, subsets, power set, complement, union, intersection and difference of sets, Venn diagram, De Morgan's laws, relation, and its properties|
|Equivalence relation-definition and elementary examples|
NATA exam pattern will enable candidates to know about the marking scheme, duration of the examination, type of questions asked, mode of exam, and more. The total time duration of the exam is now 2 hours according to the new exam pattern of NATA 2021. Candidate are advised to check the exam pattern before starting their preparation procedure. It must be noted that candidates can give NATA 2021 exam either at exam centres or at their home.
NATA Exam Pattern 2021
NATA question paper will be divided into two part- Part A and B
Questions Type/Mode of Examination:
- Part A is drawing (Cognitive skills required for drawing and visual composition) containing preferential type questions (PTQ) and multiple-choice questions.
- Part B will carry Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) which candidates need to answer in online mode.
Number of Questions in Each Part:
- Part A will have 10 questions (4 PTQs and 6 MCQs).
- Part B will carry 15 multiple-choice questions from PCM and 35 questions from General Aptitude & Logical Reasoning.
Exam Duration: 3 hours 15 minutes will be allotted to complete the examination out of which PCM and General Aptitude& Logical Reasoning test will be for 45 minutes while the drawing test will be for 135 minutes.
Marking scheme: In part A, 1 PTQ will be of 17 marks, 3 PTQs will be of 16 marks each and 6 MCQs will be of 10 marks each. In part B, each question will carry 1.5 marks and there is no negative marking.
Before the actual exam takes place, NATA mock test will be released by the exam authorities on its official website. The mock test will be a replica of the actual examination. Attempting NATA 2021 mock test will help candidates to get familiar with the functionalities of the online exam, the type of questions that may be asked, and more. Also, the candidates will get to know their exam preparation level, their strong and weak areas by solving the NATA 2021 mock tests.
How to access the NATA 2021 Mock Test:
Candidates can follow the steps below to access the mock test of NATA,
1st Step: Open the official website of NATA - nata.in.
2nd Step: Click on the mock test link (will be updated after release)
3rd Step: Click on the "Sign In" button (no need for login credentials)
4th Step: After reading all the instructions, candidates have to click on the “Next” button.
5th Step: Click on the “I am ready to Begin” button to start the mock test of NATA 2021.
NATA admit card will be released in online mode at nata.in. Candidates can download their NATA 2021 admit card from the official portal by logging in using their email ID and password. The admit card carries information like the name of the candidate, address of the exam centre, admit card number etc.
NATA 2021 admit card is an important document. Candidates who fail to produce it during the exam at home or at the examination centre will not be allowed to appear for the entrance exam. Also, after the completion of the entrance exam, admit card has to be kept safely till the admission process ends.
Steps to download NATA admit card 2021
- Visit the official NATA website.
- Click on the NATA 2021 registration link for the login window
- Enter email ID and password.
- Click on the “Submit” button.
- Click on the link to 'download admit card' on the left side of the screen
- NATA admit card 2021 will be displayed on the screen.
- Download the admit card and take a print out.
NOTE: Candidates are advised to check all the details mentioned in their NATA 2021 admit card carefully and contact the authorities in case of any discrepancies.
|Andaman and Nicobar Islands||Port Blair|
|Jammu and Kashmir||Jammu|
|Jharkhand||Bokaro Steel City|
Documents Required at Exam
- NATA 2021 admit card
- Valid photo-ID (voter/ PAN card, Aadhar card driving licence, etc)
The result of NATA will be declared by the exam authorities in online mode only. To check the NATA result 2021, candidates have to use NATA login at nata.in by using their email ID and password. The result can be downloaded in the form of NATA score card 202 which carries details like paper-wise marks obtained by the candidate, total marks, and also the qualifying status. Apart from this, it will also 00rry details like candidate’s name, gender, DOB, category, application and roll number.
Steps to check NATA Result 2021
- Go to the official website of NATA 2021.
- Click on the NATA result link
- Candidates will have to provide their email address and password.
- Click on “Submit”
- NATA 2021result/ scorecard will be displayed on the screen.
- The candidates will have to check the scorecard and print it out for future use.
NATA 2021 score card looks like this,
NATA 2021 Cutoff
COA prescribes minimum part-wise and overall NATA 2021 minimum marks one needs to score to qualify for the entrance exam. The cutoff of NATA for both Part A and Part B will be declared before the exam. However, the overall cutoff is decided based on post-exam statistics. It is important for candidates to meet NATA 20221 cutoff for all 3 conditions individually to qualify for the exam.
NATA Qualifying Cut off
|Subject||Qualifying Marks||Total Marks|
|Aggregate||Will be determined by COA based on post-exam statistics||200|
There will be no common counselling for NATA 2021. COA will only conducted the entrance exam and no common counselling procedure will be held. The universities/colleges and states offering B.Arch programmes will hold their own separate counselling and provide admissions based on scores obtained in NATA 2021. Once the result of NATA 2021 announced by the authorities, the institutes conduct their separate counselling.
Candidates will still have to meet the eligibility criteria of the university/college to which they are applying. There are more than 400 NATA participating institutes that accept scores. Based on the NATA scores and choices opted, allotment of seats will be made.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Question: How can I fill NATA 2021 application form?
Candidates will be able to fill the application form of NATA 2021 in online mode only.
Question: What is the eligibility criteria of NATA 2021?
According to the eligibility criteria of NATA 2021, candidates must have passed the 10+2 examination with Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics (PCM) or have passed the 10+3 Diploma with Mathematics as a compulsory subject.
Question: Is it compulsory to appear for both the sessions of NATA 2021?
No, it is not compulsory to appear for both the sessions.
Question: What is the last date of application of NATA 2021?
NATA 2021 Application form will be available in online mode tentatively in February.
Question: What is the application fee of NATA 2021?
The application fees of NATA is different for candidates appearing for only one session and those appearing for both the sessions. NATA 2021 application fee for a general candidate appearing in only one session is Rs 2000 while for a candidate appearing for both the sessions is Rs 3800. There is a relaxation for SC/ST candidates, they will have to pay Rs 1700 for one session and Rs 3100 for both the sessions.
Question: What is the mode of NATA 2021 exam?
NATA 2021 exam will be conducted completely online mode.
Question: What is the total marks of NATA 2021?
According to the exam pattern of NATA, the total marks of NATA is 200 marks. Cognitive Skills Test will be of 125 marks and PCM and General Aptitude & Logical Reasoning will be of 75 marks.
Question: What documents are to be uploaded while filling NATA 2021 application form?
Candidates will have to upload the scanned images of their photograph and signature as per the specifications provided by the authorities.
Question: How can I make correction in NATA application form 2021?
Candidates will be able to make corrections in NATA 2021 application form through the "Candidate correction window". Candidates will be provided a certain time period for NATA application form correction.
Question: Can I appear for NATA 2021 from my home?
Last year, the authorities have provided an option for candidates to appear for the NATA exam from their home also along with conducting the exam at test centres. But, this year it may change.
Question: What is the NATA 2021 admit release date?
The release date of NATA 2021 admit card for both the session will be intimated along with the release of the official brochure.
Question: What is the qualifying cutoff 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.
Question: What is the validity of NATA 2021 score card?
NATA 2021 score card is valid only for admission in the session 2021-2022.
Questions related to NATA
what is the maximum score in nata?
The Paper Pattern of NATA 2021 comprises of two parts namely A and B! Part A is Drawing Test which is in Offline Mode for 2 hours and 15 minutes. Part B is through Online Mode which a test based on basic PCM and General Aptitude and Logical Reasoning. It is for 45 minutes. So, the total duration of the exam is 3 hours and 15 minutes! The total marks for this exam is 200 Marks. You'll be given 1.5 marks for every correct answer of Part B and there is no negative marking!
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NATA exam is accept for which architecture colleges in Tamil Nadu?,and also for jee main also?
Below are the Colleges which accept both NATA and JEE Main for the Admission Process for B.Arch. Course in Tamil Nadu:
- NIT Trichy
- Crescent School of Architecture, Chennai.
- MIDAS Kanchipuram
- TIPS School of Architecture, Coimbatore.
- Chettinad Academy of Reasearch and Education, Chennai.
- Saveetha College of Architecture, Chennai.
- SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai.
- CAAD, Chennai.
- Arulmigu Meenakshi Amman College of Engineering, Kanchipuram.
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nata exam 2021 will online? same like 2020
Yes nata 2021 will be conducted in online mode. Two tests will be conducted and you will have a choice to attempt any one or both of them as per their preferences. The application process for the same is expected to start in first week of February. Students are advised to keep an eye on the official website: http://www.nata.in
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when is NATA exam 2021? with dtae
Hello dear student
- The examination schedule of NATA examination will be release soon.
- NATA is most likely to be conducted in July & August. Dec 21.
For more information about NATA examination and updates please visit the link.
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Books for preparation of nata exam
given below are some of the best books you can take help from while preparing for NATA Examination,
- Quantitative Aptitude - R.S. Agarwal
- Mathematical Problems - Books by V Govorov, P.Dybov, N.Miroshin and S.Smirnova
- Reasoning - A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning by R.S. Agarwal
- Higher algebra - Hall and Knight
- Problems in Calculus of one variable - I. A. Maron
- NATA & B.Arch Question Bank by Ar. Shadan Usmani
- A Complete Self Study Guide for B.Arch by P. K. Mishra