Introduction

The National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) conducted by the Council of Architecture measures the aptitude of the applicant .  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

Schedule of Examination

Date & Time of Examination

Subject and Marks of Examination

 

16.04.2017 (Sunday) 11.00 a.m.  to  2.00 p.m.

(Grand Total of 200 marks)

 

 

Part-A (FIRST 90 minutes) - TOTAL 120 Marks

Mathematics  (MCQ) - 20X2 = 40 Marks (OMR BASED)

General Aptitude (MCQ) - 40X2 = 80 Marks (OMR BASED)

Part-B (LAST 90 minutes) - TOTAL 80 Marks

Drawings (TWO SETS) in A4 Size paper - 2X 40 = 80 Marks

N.B. No further examination shall be held under any circumstances for those who will be unable to appear on the scheduled date and time of NATA-2017 examination.

Pattern of Questions and Mode of Answering

All the booklets will be served at the beginning in one folder. MCQ answer sheet (OMR) for Part-A will be withdrawn after 90 minutes. It is to be noted carefully that the candidates must fill in as well as bubble in ALL the relevant information including the “Question Booklet No” at the indicated places on OMR Answer Sheet, Drawing Sheets and Attendance Sheet during examination.  Questions and all instructions will be available only in English medium. 

Syllabus for NATA-2017

Subject           

Distribution of Marks

Total Marks

Mathematics (20 Qs)

20 x 2

40

General Aptitude  (40 Qs)

40 x 2

80

Drawing (2 Qs)

2 x 40

80

 

TOTAL

200

Mathematics & General Aptitude Test

Only one option is correct and correct response will yield 2 (two) marks. There is no negative marking, but wrong answering will be penalized in case of tie breaking, as elaborated below.

Answers to both parts must be provided on same OMR sheet, which is specially designed machine readable response sheet. ANSWERS ARE TO BE MARKED (BUBBLED) USING BLUE/BLACK BALL POINT PEN ONLY ON THE ‘OMR ANSWER SHEET.’

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. 

Tie breaking rules for overall score

Unified merit list of candidates will be published in NATA-2017. During merit listing, all candidates would get unique rank. Therefore, if more than one candidate gets the same overall marks, tie breaking logic would be applied in the following order:

  1. More overall marks obtained in Mathematics test component
  2. Less wrong answers in attempted ones of Mathematics test component
  3. More overall marks in problems of Aptitude test component
  4. Less wrong answers in attempted ones of aptitude test component
  5. Earlier date of birth 

Eligibility Criteria for Candidates

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.

Admission to First year of B.Arch. course

QUALIFYING IN NATA-2017 DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A RIGHT/ GUARANTEE IN FAVOUR OF THE CANDIDATE FOR HIS/HER ADMISSION TO ANY ARCHITECTURE COURSE UNLESS HE/SHE HAS FULFILLED ALL THE PRESCRIBED REQUIREMENTS AS SPECIFIED BY RESPECTIVE COUNSELLING AND ADMISSION AUTHORITIES. 

Only candidates who have the following credentials shall be eligible for admission to B.Arch. Course.

  1. Qualified a recognized aptitude test in Architecture (NATA or equivalent) in 2017 OR qualified in NATA 2016 AND
  2. Have gone through any of the following curriculum with marks as prescribed below:
    • Secured 50% marks in 10+2 or equivalent examination with Mathematics as one of the subjects; OR
    • 10+3 Diploma (any stream) recognized by Central/State Govts with 50% aggregate marks with Mathematics; OR
    • International Baccalaureate Diploma passed/appearing, after 10 years of Schooling with 50% marks in aggregate and with Mathematics as compulsory subject of examination

No direct lateral admission is allowed at any other year/stage of B.Arch. course based on any qualification. 

Important Dates

Availability of information in the public domain  From -  15th December, 2016 

Start of Online form fill-up - 02.01.2017. 

End of registration -  02.02.2017. (11:59 PM)

Image uploads allowed till - 03.02.2017. (11:59 PM)

Fee payment allowed till - 04.02.2017. (11:59 PM)

Confirmation page printing available till - 28.02.2017. (11:59 PM)

Candidate Correction window (based on Council feedback and self-induced errors) along with  upload of correct testimonials - 20.02.2017. (10:30 AM)  to  24.02.2017. (11:59 PM)

Publication of Downloadable Admit Card in www.nata.in - 26.03.2017. (10:30 AM)

Date and Time of Examination - 16.04.2017. (11 AM to 2 PM)

Publication of Results By - 10th June, 2017

Note: All schedules are subject to change under unavoidable circumstances

List of ARCHITECTURE COLLEGES ACCEPTING NATA Score - https://www.coa.gov.in/show_img.php?fid=211

Council of Architecture 
India Habitat Centre, Core 6A, 1st Fl, Lodhi Road, New Delhi - 110 003 
Tel: (011) 79412100 Fax: (011) 24647746 
Web: www.nata.nic.in 
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