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. CoA has conducted NATA 2021 for first attempt today, April 10 and second test date is June 12. NATA admit card 2021 is released on April 7 for first test. 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. The NATA 2021 registration has started from March 5 at nata.in. The last date to submit NATA form 2021 for second attempt is May 30. Before filling the NATA application form 2021, candidates should check the eligibility details carefully.
The Council of Architecture after Union Education Minister, Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank announced relaxation of minimum 50% marks to just pass the qualifying exam for admission into BArch courses due to ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
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. 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|
NATA 2021 Important Dates
Upcoming Dates and Events
14 Apr, 2021
Result - First attempt | Mode: Online
05 Mar, 2021 - 30 May, 2021
Application - Second attempt | Mode: Online Ongoing
25 May, 2021 - 30 May, 2021
Application Correction - Second attempt | Mode: Online
08 Jun, 2021
Admit Card - Second attempt | Mode: Online
12 Jun, 2021
Exam - Second attempt | Mode: Online
16 Jun, 2021
Result - Second attempt | Mode: Online
Past Dates and Events
10 Apr, 2021
Exam - First attempt | Mode: Online
07 Apr, 2021
Admit Card - First attempt | Mode: Online
05 Mar, 2021 - 01 Apr, 2021
Application - First attempt | Mode: Online
26 Mar, 2021 - 01 Apr, 2021
Application Correction - First attempt | Mode: Online
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:
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 has been released on March 5. The NATA 2021 application form is available for second attempt till May 30. 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.
How to fill NATA application form 2021
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||Female, Transgender||₹ 2000|
|SC, ST||Online||Female, Male, Transgender||₹ 1500|
NATA 2021 Syllabus
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 enables 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 2021 Exam Pattern
Mode of Examination
Medium of Examination
Duration of the Exam
Number of Sections
The exam will have only one part- Aptitude Test
Number of Questions
Type of questions
Multiple-Choice type (MCQ), Multiple Select type (MSQ), Preferential Choice type (PCQ) and Numerical Answer type (NAQ)
The questions will carry either 1 mark, 2 marks, or 3 marks.
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 has been released on April 7 for first test 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.
NATA 2021 Exam Centers
|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 NATA 2021 minimum marks one needs to score to qualify for the entrance exam. As per the official brochure, the qualifying marks of NATA 2021 are 75 marks out of 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 can 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 was available in online mode till April 1 for first attempt and is available till May 30 for the second attempt.
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 4000. There is a relaxation for SC/ST candidates, they will have to pay Rs 1500 for one session and Rs 3000 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.
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 are able to make corrections in NATA 2021 application form through the "Candidate correction window" under first attempt.
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 for NATA 2021 is 75 marks out of 200 marks.
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
if my board percentage is 93 and nata score is 90 will i get admission in Sap anna university
Hope you are Doing well.
Congratulations for you good marks.
Your board percentage is very good. Every university have different cutoffs, it depends on some factors like:- how many students appear in exam, no. of seat available , how many students qualify the exam and so on. To get admission in Sap anna University you need to get 270 + marks in NATA . At this score it is quite difficult to get seat in Sap anna University.
To get good colleges you need to score more than 150 marks.
I hope this information will help you.
feel free to ask any query.
All the best for your bright future ahead.
how much should i score in nata and 12th board to get admission in Sap anna university ?
That it is based on number of colleges and seats available per college, no.of application and so on . The cut off marks are released only once when the counselling is over. generally,The cutoff marks should be approximately 270 + in NATA to get admission in Anna University( this may vary). the minimum of 50% in class 12th in order to get eligible for the exam if you're a general category student and for the SC/ST the cutoff is 45%.in 12th class. during admission some of the colleges accept with 50-50 weightage wheras some with 60-40 weightage of NATA score vs Board marks.
what accessories to be taken for drawing test in nata 2021 ?
This year NATA will not have drawing test. It will only consist of aptitude based questions. There will a total of 125 questions totaling to 200 marks. The exam will be held in online mode and will have Multiple-Choice type (MCQ), Multiple Select type (MSQ), Preferential Choice type (PCQ) and Numerical Answer type (NAQ) .
You can refer to this link for more details regarding the exam pattern: https://engineering.careers360.com/articles/nata-exam-pattern
I hope this helped you.
is drawing test included in nata 2021?
This year, the entrance exam will only have questions from Aptitude, and there is no drawing test.The Aptitude section of NATA consists of Diagrammatic Reasoning, Numerical Reasoning, Verbal Reasoning, Inductive Reasoning, Situational Judgment, Logical Reasoning and Abstract Reasoning.General knowledge of the candidates related to mathematics and drawing may be assessed in the aptitude section . Usually, NATA 2020 exam is divided into two parts including Part-A as Drawing Test and Part-B as Test on Scientific Ability and General Aptitude. The Part A -Drawing test will include three questions on drawing skill and Part B will have 15 questions from PCM and 35 questions from general aptitude and logical reasoning.
what are the accesories to be taken for nata exam ?
NATA – Documents to Carry on Exam Day
- PAN Card.
- Voter Identity Card.
- Driving License (Learner's License is invalid)
- Aadhar Card.
- Any photo ID card issued by Government.
- Passport size photograph
- Admit card
Hope this helps you
All the best for your exam