Understanding NATA

Frequently asked questions

What is NATA?

The National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) measures the aptitude of the applicant for specific field of study, i.e. Architecture. The test measures drawing and observation skills, sense of proportion, aesthetic sensitivity and critical thinking ability, that have been acquired over a long period of time, and that are related to specific field of study, i.e. Architecture.

How to apply for NATA 2017?


Eligibility for NATA 2017?

The lower age limit of the candidate is 17 years as on 31.07.2017. Candidates may come from the following backgrounds: (a) 10+2 or equivalent passed/appearing with Mathematics as one of the subjects of examination; (b) 10+3 Diploma (any stream) passed/appearing recognized by Central/State Govts with Mathematics as one of the subjects of examination; (c) International Baccalaureate Diploma passed/appearing, after 10 years of Schooling with Mathematics as compulsory subject of examination. NOTE: EVEN AFTER EXAMINATION OR ADMISSION, OR DURING ANY STAGE THEREOF, IF IT IS FOUND ON SCRUTINY THAT AN APPLICANT IS UNDER AGE, i.e. BELOW 17 YEARS AS ON 31.07.2017 OR OTHERWISE INELIGIBLE, HIS/HER NATA-2017 SCORE WILL BECOME VOID.

Who should take NATA and why?

Prospective applicants desirous of taking admission to First year of undergraduate course in Architecture (Bachelor of Architecture) in India take NATA. NATA scores are used by admissions authorities of different Government, Govt. Aided & unaided schools / colleges of Architecture, to provide common measure for comparing the qualifications of applicants, for admission in addition to their scholastic performance in 10+2 or equivalent examination.

Where to appear for NATA?

NATA is offered over major part of admission season at designated Test Centers located at colleges / schools of architecture in India. Updated list of Test centers is available at the website http://www.nata.in

Test fees for NATA ?

NATA 2016 Registration Form can be filled and submitted online at website http://www.nata.in by paying fees of Rs. 1250.00 either through credit card / debit card / net banking or the candidate can generate the challan for depositing the payment through cash in any of the branches of the ICICI Bank all over India. The candidate shall be required to pay additional charges as “processing charges” for the following:- 1. Domestic Credit Card – 1.25% of the NATA Fee plus service tax as applicable. 2. Domestic Debit Card – 0.75% of the NATA Fees plus service tax as applicable. 3. Domestic Multiple Bank Net Banking Payment Gateway:- Rs.15 per transaction. 4. Collection through PAN India ICICI Branches in cash (through challan)- Rs.30 per transaction. For International Credit Card / Debit Card the charges may apply as per the policy of the Bank.

What shall be done at the event of cancellation & refund?

Appointment once scheduled cannot be cancelled or rescheduled. There will be no refund of NATA test fees under any conditions.

Registrations for NATA 2017?

Information regarding Test Center availability is subject to change. The most current information regarding Test Centers and other registration information is available on the NATA website (http://www.nata.in). LAST DATE is 02 February, 2017

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