NATA 2017 - National Aptitude Test in Architect (NATA) 2017 will be conducted by the Council of Architecture (COA) on April 16, 2017. As per COA officials, for admission year 2017-18, NATA will be a single-day test. Unlike previous years, NATA 2017 will be conducted in offline (Pen & Paper) mode. Till 2016, NATA would be conducted in multiple-window in two phases from April to August. However, it will be just a single-day test for admission year 2017-18. NATA 2017 will be conducted for admissions to 5-year B. Arch programmes across its participating institutes.
Candidates, planning to take up architecture as career and those who fulfill the eligibility criteria for the degree course can take up NATA.
Those who are planning to take up NATA 2017 can go through the various details of NATA 2017, including Eligibility Criteria, Application Form, Scoring Process, etc. Interested applicants must see the details below.
A brief about NATA 2017
National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA)
Commonly called as
Council of Architecture
The National Aptitude Test is the entrance examination for those candidates who are planning to take up admission to the 1st year of 5-year Bachelor of architecture course at all institutes/schools/colleges of Architecture in India. The examination is conducted by the Council of Architecture. Candidates who are able to crack NATA will be able to seek admission in Government-aided, Private Unaided universities and Deemed Universities.
1. Applicants should not be less than 17 years on July 31, 2017.
2. Candidates passed/appearing in 10+2 or equivalent exam with a minimum of 50 per cent marks to be eligible for NATA 2017, given that Mathematics is one of the subjects.
3. The candidates passed/appearing 10+3 Diploma with 50% marks (Mathematics as one of the subjects) recognized by any State/Central government.
4.International Baccalaureate Diploma passed/appearing, after 10 years of schooling with 50% aggregate marks (Mathematics as one of the compulsory subject) can also apply.
Note: No direct lateral admission is permitted at any year/stage of B. Arch. course based on any qualification.
NATA 2017 Number of Attempts Allowed
Candidates score of NATA 2017 will be valid only for admission year 2017-18. This means that NATA scores will be valid only for the current academic year, whereas earlier, candidates were allowed to appear in NATA five times within two years from the date of their First attempt. The best score out of the number of attempts was then considered for selection .
NATA 2017 will have 2 sections to judge the applicants’ aptitude is judged on the basis of two sections in NATA 2017. NATA 2017 exam pattern include Mathematics, General Aptitude and Drawing sections.
NATA 2017 is a single-day, paper-pen based test.
The exam will be of total 3 hours. First 90 minutes will be allotted to attempt Mathematics & General Aptitude Test, while the last 90 minutes will be allotted for taking Drawing section.
The Drawing section will be of two hours and will have 3 questions.
Mathematics & General Aptitude Test will have 30 questions each wherein 2 marks will be given to each correct asnwer.
- For Drawing section, there will be 2 questions wherein 40 marks will be allotted to each.
- NATA 2017 does not have negative marking.
Application Form of NATA 2017 is available now, from January 4, 2017 to February 2, 2017 (11.59 pm).
To fill NATA 2017 Application Form, the candidates have to first register with a valid email ID and phone number.
After registration, they have to fill the application form.
After filling the application form of NATA 2017, the applicants have to upload the images and pay the application fee.
The last step of the application procedure is about downloading and taking printout of the confirmation page of the application form.
NATA Application Fees 2017: Rs 1250 + Processing Charges
NATA Application Fees 2017 for candidates opting for Dubai exam centres: Additional Rs. 7,000 along with Rs. 1,250
NATA Application Fees 2017 payment mode: Electronic Payment Gateway (EPG) - Online via Net-banking, Credit Card, Debit Card
Charges levied for application fee payment
Domestic Credit Card: 1.25% of the NATA fee + service tax as applicable.
Domestic Debit Card: 0.75% of the NATA fee + service tax as applicable.
Domestic Multiple Bank Net Banking Payment Gateway: Rs 15 for each transaction.
PAN India ICICI Branches collection in cash (through challan): Rs. 30 per transaction.
The Important Dates of NATA 2017 give details about the time and dates of various events associated with the test.
Registration/Online Application Form Starts
January 4, 2017
February 2, 2017 (11.59 pm)
Image uploading deadline
February 3, 2017 (11.59 pm)
NATA 2017 Fee payment deadline
February 4, 2017 (11.59 pm)
Confirmation Page printing deadline
February 28, 2017 (11.59 pm)
Candidate correction window along with upload of correct testimonials
February 20, 2017 (10.30 am) February 24, 2017 (11.59 pm)
Downloadable Admit Card availability
March 26, 2017 (10.30 am)
April 16, 2017 (11 am to 2 pm)
NATA 2017 Result
By June 10, 2017
NATA 2017 will be conducted across 69 test centres in India. NATA 2017 exam centres can be viewed from the table below.
ANDAMAN & NICOBAR
GAYA, MUZAFFARPUR , PATNA
AHMEDABAD, GANDHINAGAR , SURAT, VADODARA
FARIDABAD, GURGAON, KURUKSHETRA
JAMMU & KASHMIR
DHANBAD, JAMSHEDPUR, RANCHI
BENGALURU, HUBLI, MANGALORE
ERNAKULAM, KOZHIKODE, THIRUVANTHAPURAM
BHOPAL, GWALIOR, INDORE, JABALPUR
AURANGABAD, MUMBAI, NAGPUR, NASIK, PUNE
BALASORE, BHUBANESWAR, CUTTACK, SAMBALPUR
JAIPUR, JODHPUR, UDAIPUR
CHENNAI, COIMBATORE, MADURAI
AGRA, ALLAHABAD, LUCKHNOW, VARANASI
The Participating Institutes of NATA 2017 are the institutes which will offer admissions to qualifying candidates on the basis of their scores in the test.
Participating Institutes of NATA 2017
Institute of Architecture, Gujarat
Faculty of Architecture, College of Engineering, Andhra Pradesh
School of Architecture, CSI Institute of Technology, Andhra Pradesh
Angel Valley School of Architecture, Chhattisgarh
The Syllabus of NATA 2017 includes topics and areas where the capability of the candidates is checked. NATA 2017 Syllabus is divided in the following parts:
Click here to check the complete Syllabus of NATA 2017.
NATA 2017 Admit Card or Appointment Voucher will be made available for applicants on March 26, 2017 (10.30 am). The admit card of NATA 2017 is an important document, thus, candidates must not forget to carry it to the exam centre along with their ID proof. NATA Admit Card 2017 carries carry the candidate’s ID, appointment number, date and time and other details of the test centre.
NATA Result/Score 2017
NATA 2017 Result will be available by June 10, 2017. Through NATA 2017, the Score Card of the test takers will be released. Examinees of NATA 2017 can download their score card and take print out, however, NATA 2017 authorities will not accept any hard copy of the score card of candidates.
NATA Counselling 2017/Admission processing
Qualifying NATA 2017 doesn't gaurantee admission to participating institutes of NATA. Admission to B.Arch programmes is also subject to meeting the eligibility criteria of the respective institutes.
The participating institutes will conduct their individual counselling for admissions to B.Arch programmes.
- Candidates who have qualified NATA in 2016 or 2017 or equivalent exam are eligible for admissions in B.Arch programmes.
- Apart from NATA 2016 or 2017 or equivalent exam, they also need to have fulfilled any one of the following eligibility criteria:
1. Candidates passed 10+2 or equivalent exam with a minimum of 50% marks with Mathematics is one of the subjects.
2. The candidates should have passed 10+3 Diploma with 50% marks (Mathematics as one of the subjects) recognized by any State/Central government.
3. International Baccalaureate Diploma passed/appearing, after 10 years of schooling with 50% aggregate marks (Mathematics as one of the compulsory subject).
Council of Architecture
Core 6A, 1st Floor, India Habitat Center
Lodhi Road, New Delhi - 110 003
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