National Aptitude Test in Architecture – NATA

About NATA- 2018

National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) is being conducted by COA since 2006, in terms of the provisions of CoA (Minimum Standards of Architectural Education) Regulations, 1983, published in the Gazette of India. It is implied that a separate aptitude test in .Architecture should be conducted and such test should not be combined with the tests for admissions to Engineering, Pharmacy, Medicine and other disciplines. Being the competent authority for fixing norms and standards for architectural institutions, COA has the necessary expertise to hold a Common Aptitude Test in Architecture, at national level to provide a single window system for appearing in aptitude test and to facilitate institutions, students and public at large for admission to First year of 5 year B.Arch. Degree Course at all recognized Institutions all over country.

The purpose of conducting NATA is to provide a single scheme of examination for holding aptitude test and to facilitate prospective students all over the country to apply for admissions in architecture seats in institutions spread across the country and to avoid appearing in multiple aptitude tests. However, the actual admissions shall be carried out only by the concerned competent authorities of the respective states/institutions based on NATA. The NATA also ensures that the eligibility criteria for admission to five year Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch.) degree course, as prescribed by CoA and duly approved by the Central Government, are strictly adhered to and followed all over the country in Architectural Institutions.

NATA measures the aptitude of the applicant for specific field of study, i.e. Architecture.

The test makes an assessment of drawing and observation skills, sense of proportion, aesthetic sensitivity, Mathematics and critical thinking ability that have been acquired over a long period of time and are related to the specific field of study.

In order to further strengthen the conduct of the test and to attract more number of bright aspirants into studying Architecture, COA has decided to conduct NATA-2018 for admission to B.Arch. in the academic session 2018-19, as a one-day online examination all over the country, which will comprise of two parts:

Part A comprises of Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) to be answered online

Part B is paper based drawing.

This would surely be a step towards producing competent architects to serve the society and to build the nation in coming decades, especially in view of the Govt. of India mission of Smart Cities.

 

Pattern of Questions and Mode of Answering

Part A comprises of Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) to be answered online

Part B will be answered on A4 size drawing sheets.

Questions and all instructions will be available only in English medium.

The distribution of marks is outlined as follows:

Mathematics & General Aptitude Test

Only one option is correct and correct response will yield 2 (two) marks. There is no negative marking.

Drawing Test

Candidate has to attempt two questions within 90 minutes. The drawing aptitude is judged on the following aspects –

  • Ability to sketch a given object proportionately and rendering the same in visually appealing manner
  • Visualising and drawing the effects of light on the object and shadows cast on surroundings
  • Sense of perspective drawing
  • Combining and composing given three dimensional elements to form a building or structural form · Creating interesting two dimensional composition using given shapes and forms
  • Creating visual harmony using colours in given composition
  • Understanding of scale and proportions
  • Drawing from memory through pencil sketch on themes from day to day experiences

The Answer to each question in the ‘drawing’ paper will be examined by more than one examiner independently and the marks are to be averaged. The primary emphasis in scoring the drawing section is on the candidate’s drawing, imagination and observation skills. The candidate’s sense of proportion and perspective are also evaluated together with sense for colour and composition.

Eligibility Criteria for Candidates

Taking NATA-2018

(a) 10+2 or equivalent passed/appearing

(b) 10+3 Diploma (any stream) passed/appearing recognized by Central/State Govts

(c) International Baccalaureate Diploma passed/appearing, after 10 years of Schooling

Application Fee Details

A candidate applying for NATA– 2018 has to pay INR 1800/- (Rupees One thousand and eight hundred and only) as application fee, through ONLINE mode. This is inclusive of service fee charged by the bank. For SC/ ST candidates the application fee is Rs. 1500/- (One thousand and five hundred only). This is inclusive of service fee charged by the bank.

Result format

Results will be available in the website https://learning.tcsionhub.in/test/nata-2018. The candidate can access the website with the login credentials created at the time of application.

The result will be made available as follows:

  1. Marks obtained in each component and out of 200.
  2. Pass/ Fail

Qualifying marks for NATA-2018 would be based on the following

Rules: 1. A minimum of 25% must be secured in MCQ portion (30 out of 120)

  1. A minimum of 25% must be secured in Drawing portion (20 out of 80)
  2. Overall qualifying marks (out of 200) would be based on post-exam statistics and at the discretion of the Council

Validity of NATA-2018 score

NATA-2018 score shall be valid only for admission in the academic session 2018-19.

Important Dates

 

 

 

 

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