NATA 2017 - Council of Architecture (COA) conducted National Aptitude Test in Architect (NATA) 2017 on April 16, 2017. For the admission year of 2017-18, NATA was held as a single-day exam. NATA 2017, the entrance exam for admission to 5-year B. Arch programme was held in offline (Pen & Paper) mode. This is for the first time that NATA 2017 was conducted in a single day. Till 2016, the entrance test - NATA was conducted in a multiple-day window in 2 phases - from April to August. NATA 2017 was conducted for admissions to 5-year B. Arch programmes in the participating institutes. The application correction facility for NATA 2017 was available from February 20 to February 24 (11.59). NATA 2017 application form was made available by COA from January 4, 2017 onwards. The candidates were able to fill the application form and submit it by February 11, 2017. As per the admission committee of NATA 2017, the lower age limit had been removed for applicants. Aspiring candidates needed to fulfil the eligibility criteria to apply for NATA 2017. For more details about the eligibility criteria, application form, admit card, result, counselling, go through the write up below.
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A brief about NATA 2017
NATA 2017, the National Aptitude Test is an entrance test 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. Council of Architecture (COA) is the exam conducting authority for NATA. Qualifying candidates of NATA 2017 will be offered admissions to 5-year B.Arch programme in Government-aided, Private Unaided universities and Deemed Universities.
National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA)
Commonly called as
Council of Architecture
The Important Dates of NATA 2017 are the dates related to crucial events of the entrance examination. NATA 2017 important dates include dates and time related to notification, application form, admit card, entrance exam, result, etc. For the complete list of important dates of NATA 2017, go through the table below.
NATA 2017 Important Dates:
Registration/Online Application Form Starts
January 4, 2017
February 11, 2017 (11.59 pm)
Image uploading deadline
February 12, 2017 (11.59 pm)
NATA 2017 Fee payment deadline
February 13, 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 28, 2017 (10.00 am)
April 16, 2017 (11 am to 2 pm)
NATA 2017 Result
By June 10, 2017
The Admit Card of NATA 2017 or Appointment Voucher was available for eligible candidates. The applicants had to download the admit card in online mode. The admit card of NATA 2017 is an important document, thus, candidates had to carry it to the exam centre along with their ID proof. The admit card of NATA 2017 was available only for the registered candidates.
What will NATA Admit Card 2017 carry?
Date of birth
Signature of the candidate
Photograph of the candidate along with date, time & venue of entrance exam
The exam pattern of NATA 2017 contains details about the medium of the exam, time allotted to attempt the question paper, type of questions in the question paper, marking scheme, etc. According to the exam pattern of NATA 2017, the question paper of the entrance exam had 2 sections. Candidate's aptitude is judged based on two sections in NATA 2017. The sections of the question paper of NATA 2017 include questions from General Aptitude and Drawing sections and Mathematics.
NATA 2017 was an offline (Pen and paper based) examination.
Time allotted to take NATA 2017 was 3 hours. First 90 minutes was allotted to attempt Mathematics & General Aptitude Test, while the last 90 minutes was given for taking Drawing section.
The Drawing section had 2 questions.
Mathematics & General Aptitude Test had 20 questions and 40 questions respectively. Each correct answer will fetch 2 marks.
For Drawing section, there were 2 questions wherein 40 marks were allotted to each.
The entrance test - NATA 2017 does not have negative marking.
NATA 2017 exam centres are the venues where the entrance test for admission to B.Arch course was held. NATA 2017 was conducted across a total of 70 test centres. Out of the total 70 exam centres of NATA 2017, 69 were situated in India, while 1 was outside India. The exam centre of NATA 2017 which was outside India is Dubai. To know more about exam centres of NATA 2017, check 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
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NATA Participating Institutes 2017 are the engineering colleges and institutes which will offer admissions to the qualifying candidates of the entrance exam based on their scores in the test. The participating institutes of NATA 2017 will admit candidates to their respective B.Arch programme based on their performance and score in the entrance test. Check the list of the participating institutes of NATA 2017 below.
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
NATA Syllabus 2017 - The syllabus of NATA 2017 includes topics and chapters from where the question paper for B.Arch admissions were set. The syllabus helps candidate prepare only for relevant topics and not waste time on unimportant topics. The syllabus of NATA 2017 can help aspirants make a strategic plan for NATA 2018. NATA 2017 Syllabus is divided in the following parts:
NATA 2017 Syllabus for Mathematics:
Binomial Theorem (Positive Integral Index)
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NATA 2017 Syllabus for General Aptitude
Visualising different sides of 3D objects
Objects, texture related to architecture and built environment
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NATA 2017 Syllabus for Drawing Test
Conceptualization and visualisation
Drawing of patterns - both geometrical and abstract
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NATA Result/Score 2017
NATA 2017 Result will be made available by COA by June 10, 2017. Through NATA 2017 result, the test takers' score card will be released. Test takers of NATA 2017 will be able to download their NATA 2017 score card and take printout. However, COA authorities will not entertain or accept any hard copy of the score card of the candidates.
NATA Counselling 2017/Admission processing
If the examinees qualify NATA 2017, this doesn't guarantee 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 of NATA 2017 will conduct their individual counselling for admissions.
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, the candidates are also required to fulfil any one of the following eligibility criteria:
1. Passed 10+2 or equivalent examination with minimum 50% aggregate marks with Mathematics as one of the subjects.
2. The candidates should have passed 10+3 Diploma with 50% aggregate marks (Mathematics required 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).
NATA 2017 Eligibility Criteria includes eligibility conditions that are required to be met by the candidates to be considered for seat allotment. The eligibility criteria of NATA 2017 include eligibility related to qualifying exam, marks scored in the qualifying exam, age, etc. For more details, see the points below.
1. For candidates aspiring to apply, there is no lower age limit.
2. Candidates passed/appearing in 10+2 or equivalent examination with minimum 50 % marks in aggregate are considered eligible for NATA 2017. However, along with 50% aggregate marks, the candidates need to have studied Mathematics as one of the subjects.
3. Candidates having passed or appearing in 10+3 Diploma with 50% aggregate marks recognized by any State/Central government are also eligible. But diploma students also need to have Mathematics as one of the subjects of study.
4.Candidates passed/appearing in International Baccalaureate Diploma, after 10 years of schooling with 50% marks in aggregate can also apply. Mathematics is required to be one of the compulsory subjects.
NATA 2017 Number of Attempts Allowed
NATA 2017 score of candidates will be used only for the same admission year. This means that if a candidate has taken NATA in 2017, their scores of the entrance test will be valid/useful for 2017-18 admission year only. Earlier, the test takers were able to take NATA as many as five times within 2 years from the date of their First attempt. The best score out of the number of attempts was then considered for selection .
NATA 2017 Application Form correction facility was available, from February 20 to 24 (11.59 pm). Earlier, application form of NATA 2017 was available from January 4, 2017 to February 11, 2017 (11.59 pm). In order to fill the NATA 2017 Application Form, the applicants were required to register using a valid email ID and phone number.
The candidate had to fill the application form after registration.
In the next stage, the candidates were required to upload the images and pay the application fee.
Then the candidates had to download and take printout of the confirmation page of the filled in application form of NATA 2017.
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.
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Lodhi Road, New Delhi - 110 003
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