NATA 2018 application form: Assam, Meghalaya, J&K students must fill in zeroes in place of Aadhaar No
Prabha Dhavala, 29 Jan 2018, #NATA
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NATA 2018 application process is on-going till March 2. The application process is online and one of the mandatory fields in the NATA application form 2018 is the Aadhaar number. This is one of the reasons that many students from Assam, J&K, Meghalaya wrote to Careers360 pointing out that they do not have an Aadhaar card and that exemption from having one was even provided in JEE Main. Their main fear was that they may not be able to apply for NATA on account of this factor and neither the Council of Architecture nor TCS ION had provided any alternative.  Careers360 had written to the concerned authorities for a solution to the problem and got a reply.

TCS ION has suggested that candidates from these states enter 00000000000 in place of their Aadhaar number and assured that it would be taken in. So all candidates from Assam or Meghalaya or Jammu & Kashmir should follow this practice and fill their NATA application form. Check the screen shot below of the mail received.


While it is fine that a reply with the solution has been given for the concerned students, it still is unclear as to why this has not been updated on the website as part of an advisory for students of these states so that they are not left in uncertainty. This has been resolved only for students who have written to Careers360 but what about the others who don’t know whom to ask? It is the responsibility of COA to ensure this is clearly mentioned in the guidelines and the frequently asked questions such that students are clearly aware of what has to be entered and what should not.

The other question that is unanswered is that what of students who don’t have an Aadhaar card. CBSE has given such students an opportunity to apply for one and use the enrolment number while applying for JEE Main. However NATA has not considered students who fall in this category thereby reducing the chances of these students to apply for the entrance exam.

One notable thing in the NATA process is the absence of exam centres in at least three north eastern states – Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur and Sikkim. While applicants can belong to these states,  there are no centres here. This may be due to the fact that a miniscule number of students apply from these states but it cannot be denied that if that is the case, it must also be the same for other north eastern states like Mizoram, Nagaland or Tripura.

The second notable factor is that the system takes in all data with no validation. So students are advised to carefully fill the details and ensure their accuracy as it is their onus to prove it with documentation during admissions. COA seems to have not done a thing about it except for taking the mantle of conducting the exam.

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what are the dates for nata application form

Thakur Megha 6th Oct, 2019
Hello Aspirant,

The starting of application of NATA 2020 is from
4th week of July 2020,
And last week of application submission is scheduled in 2nd week of March 2020,

2nd session dates are given below :
Starting of online application: is from last week January, 2020.
Last date of application submission: 2nd week of June 2020.

I hope the above information is useful to you,

All the best !

what is NATA and who r eligible for this?

Apoorva Student Expert 5th Oct, 2019

Hello dear student,

NATA is  National Aptitude Test in Architecture, is conducted by National Institute of Advanced Studies in Architecture which is a body of Council of Architecture, New Delhi in India. The National Aptitude Test in Architecture is a national level examination for admission to undergraduate courses in Architecture. Student appearing class 12th and appeared class 12th are eligible for this exam . While I am also adding a link for your further reference

I hope this was helpful to you

Best wishes


Any other important topics to study

Aditi Amrendra Student Expert 4th Oct, 2019

These are the most important topics for NATA :


Algebra, Application of Calculus, Coordinate Geometry, Logarithms, Co-ordinate Geometry, Matrices, 3-Dimensional  Trigonometry, Permutation and combination, Theory of Calculus, Statistics and Probability.

General Aptitude:

Objects, textures related to architecture & built environment. Interpretation of pictorial compositions, visualising three-dimensional objects from the two-dimensional drawing. Analytical reasoning, mental ability (visual, numerical and verbal) awareness of national/international architects and their creations. Visualising different sides of 3D objects.

Drawing Test:

Geometric composition, Understanding scale and proportion of objects, building forms and elements, shape, aesthetics, colour texture, harmony and contrast. Pattern drawing of both geometrical and abstract images. Conceptualization and visualization. Form transformations in 2D and 3D like union,  rotation, subtraction, surfaces and volumes. Creating 2D and 3D compositions using given shape and forms. Generating plan, elevation, and 3D views of objects. Perspective drawing, sketching of urban scape and landscape.for The syllabus for NATA 2017 has been divided into three parts, i.e. drawing, General Aptitude & Mathematics. The drawing test will measure the ability to sketch a given object, sense of perspective drawing, understanding of proportion and scale, etc.

For full detailed information, click on the link :

I hope this helps.

what is the minimum rank to get admission in best gov. institute in delhi ..?

Aditi Amrendra Student Expert 29th Sep, 2019

Top colleges in delhi thorough NATA :

School of Planning and Architecture. New Delhi.
Vastu Kala Academy. New Delhi.
Faculty of Architecture and Ekistics Jamia Millia Islamia. New Delhi.
TVB School of Habitat Studies. New Delhi.
K R Mangalam School of Architecture and Planning.

As per Council of Architecture regulations, a candidate applying to any school / colleges of architecture in India should have 50% marks in 10+2 or equivalent examination with minimum 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics and 40% score in NATA, i.e. at least 80/200, for consideration of admission into first year of 5 year B.Arch. Degree Course.

I hope this helps

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