NATA 2024 Application Form, Exam Date, Eligibility, Exam Pattern

NATA 2024: NATA is a short acronym for National Aptitude Test in Architecture. It is a national-level entrance examination for students intending to urge admission to the Under Graduate program for Architecture course. The Council of Architecture or COA led this entrance examination at a national level. After qualifying for this examination, the aspirants will be able to enroll themselves to pursue architecture courses for instance B.Arch. from any universities across India. Aspirants can get themselves admitted in both Government and Private Colleges offering these courses and the participating institutions consider the scores of the entrance test as the basic eligibility. Hence, it is very important for the candidate to clear the examination if they wish to make an architecture career.

Thoroughly, read this article that will give you a full insight into NATA Exam 2024 Exam Dates, Eligibility Requirements, Application Form, Exam Pattern and more.

NATA 2024 Overview

Examination Name National Aptitude Test in Architecture
Type of Examination Under Graduate Level National Entrance Exam organized for admission in Architecture.
Conducting Body Council of Architecture (COA)
Frequency of the Examination Twice a year
Mode of the Exam Online

NATA 2024 Important Dates

Registration commencing date from 1st week of January 2024
The ending date of the registration process 1st week of  February 2024
Uploading images in the application online 1st week of February 2024
Payment of fee for application 1st week of February 2024
The correction window begins from 3rd week of February 2024
Last date to make any corrections Last week of  February 2024
Admit card availability from Last week of March 2024
NATA 2024 exam commencement 3rd week of April 2024
Result announcement 2nd week of June 2024

Eligibility Criteria

  • Educational Qualifications: Candidates who have successfully qualified for 10+2 or equivalent examination with Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics/ 10+3 diploma with mathematics as an important subject will be able to take up this examination.
  • Age Limit: The authorities of NATA have not prescribed any age limit to apply for the examination.
  • Marks Criteria: Candidates who have acquired an aggregate of 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics subjects and 50% marks in the 12th class/ diploma should appear for the test.
  • Appearing: If the aspirant are appearing their 10+2 or 10+3 in the current year then they will also be eligible to apply.

NATA 2024 Application Form

The online application filling is of collective nature. Aspirants will be able to find a cursor tip message while providing their details through the official website of the exam organizing authority. To get any guidance or instructions regarding the form filling, they can click on the “Help” Icon which is placed on the home page of the application. In the very first phase, candidates can start filling out the application form by registering on the official website. To complete this action, log in to the official website and tap the “New Registration” icon at the bottom right corner of the page. Start entering all the requisite information in the form like the applicant’s name, email ID, contact number, and date of birth, and lastly hit the submit button. After the completion of the verification, a link will be sent to the registered mail ID of the applicant.

In the next phase, choose a password as per your choice and a security question and solve it. Fill in the captcha code displayed on the screen and tap on the “Login” button. Start giving out your personal, academic, and contact information along with your preference for at least three exam centers. Upload the requisite applicant’s passport-sized photo and signature according to the specifications given in the official notification. For the final step, make the payment of the application fee using none other than online mode such as your debit card/credit card or net banking.

Application Fee:

Category Application fee (INR)
General (GEN) candidates Rs.1800 for one test/ Rs.3500 for both tests
SC/ ST/ PWD candidates Rs.1500 for one test/ Rs.2800 for both tests
Foreign Nationals candidates Rs.10000 for one test/ Rs.18000 for both tests

Exam Pattern

The pattern of the National Aptitude Test in Architecture exam is basically a two-part exam- The CBT exam and the drawing exam. In CBT, candidates have to answer a total of 40 questions within 60 minutes. The English language is the medium of the Aptitude Test. In the drawing exam, a total of three questions will be assigned which should be completed in two hours duration. No negative marking is applicable. The list of examination patterns is given in the below table:

Drawing Test:

S.No. Questions Marks Time
1 2D 25  2 hours
2 3D 25
3 Theme Sketch 50

Marks Distribution:

Subject Number of Question Total Marks
Mathematics 20 40
General Aptitude 40 80
Drawing 2 80
Total 62 200


The final outcome of the NATA 2024 Examination shall be released by the officials within a few weeks after the successful conduction of the test. All the test takers will be able to attain their results online mode from the official website of conducting body.

The result will be accessible in three formats scores attained out of 200, percentile score, merit list. Aspirants should keep a print out of their result for the further admission procedure.

Exam Centers List of Cities

This test will be held across 135 cities if India. The list is given below to know the exam centers for the year 2024:

  • Andaman and Nicobar
  • Andhra Pradesh
  • Assam
  • Bihar
  • Chandigarh
  • Delhi
  • Goa
  • Gujarat
  • Haryana
  • Himachal Pradesh
  • Jammu and Kashmir
  • Jharkhand
  • Karnataka
  • Kerala
  • Madhya Pradesh
  • Maharashtra
  • Meghalaya
  • Mizoram
  • Nagaland
  • Odisha
  • Puducherry
  • Punjab
  • Rajasthan
  • Tamil Nadu
  • Telangana
  • Tripura
  • Uttar Pradesh
  • Uttarakhand
  • West Bengal

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