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NATA (National Aptitude Test in Architecture) is a national level entrance examination conducted by the Council of Architecture (CoA) for admission to undergraduate architecture programs in various colleges and institutions across India.

The NATA exam tests the aptitude of candidates in the field of architecture and measures their drawing and observation skills, sense of proportion, aesthetic sensitivity, and critical thinking ability. It is a computer-based test (CBT) and comprises two parts: Part A and Part B.

Part A of the exam is an online test consisting of multiple-choice questions (MCQs) and will test candidates on Mathematics, General Aptitude, and Drawing skills.

Part B of the exam is a drawing test that assesses candidates’ ability to draw and sketch. The drawing test is conducted on a drawing sheet and will require candidates to create drawings based on the given instructions.

The NATA exam is usually conducted twice a year, in April and July/August. However, the exact dates and other details for the 2023 exam are not yet available. It is advisable to keep a lookout on the official website of the Council of Architecture for updates on the same.

NATA 2023: Exam Dates (Phase 2)

Events Dates
Registration Starts March 20, 2023
Registration Ends May 22, 2023
Correction Window May 23, 2023 to May 24, 2023 (tentative)
Admit Card May 27, 2023
Exam Date May 28, 2023
Result June 02, 2023

NATA 2023 Highlights

Full Exam Name National Aptitude Test in Architecture
Short Exam Name NATA
Conducting Body Council of Architecture
Frequency of Conduct 3 times a year
Exam Level National Level Exam
Languages English
Mode of Application Online
Application Fee (General) 2000 Rs [Online]
Mode of Exam Online and Offline
Participating Colleges 375
Exam Duration 3 Hours

NATA 2023: Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidates should have passed 10+2 or equivalent with Mathematics as a compulsory subject.
  • Candidates should have scored at least 50% marks in aggregate in the qualifying examination.
  • There is no age limit to appear for NATA.

NATA 2023 Application Fee

Category For single attempt For two attempts For three attempts
General Category (Male) INR 2,000 INR 4,000 INR 5,400
General Category (Female) INR 1,500 INR 3,000 INR 4,050
For SC/ ST Category INR 1,500 INR 3,000 INR 4,050
Transgender INR 1,500 INR 3,000 INR 4,050
For Candidates who are applying from abroad INR 10,000 INR 20,000 INR 27,000

NATA 2023: Registration

  • Candidates can register for NATA 2023 on the official website of COA.
  • The registration process is expected to start tentatively in January 2023.
  • Candidates will have to pay a registration fee to complete the registration process.

NATA 2023: Admit Card

  • Admit cards for NATA 2023 will be available on the official website of COA.
  • Candidates can download their admit cards by logging in with their credentials.
  • Admit cards will contain important details such as exam date, time, and venue

NATA 2023: Exam Day Guidelines

  • Candidates should carry a printed copy of their admit card and a valid photo ID to the exam center.
  • Electronic devices such as mobile phones, calculators, etc. are not allowed inside the exam hall.
  • Candidates should reach the exam center at least 30 minutes before the scheduled exam time.

NATA 2023: Syllabus

Section Important Topics
Mathematics Matrices, Logarithms, Algebra, Coordinate Geometry, trigonometry, calculus, Permutation and Combination, Probability, Statistics
Physics Current Electricity, Electrostatics, Optics, Atoms and Nuclei, Alternating Currents, Electromagnetic Induction. Dual Nature of Radiation and Matter, Electronic Devices, Magnetism and Matter
Chemistry Basic Concepts of Chemistry, Atomic Structure, State of Matter, Organic Chemistry, Chemical Thermodynamics, Environmental Chemistry, Chemical Bonding, Equilibrium
Drawing Scale and Proportions of Objects, Building Forms and Elements, Pattern Drawing, Surfaces and Volumes, Urban Landscape, Aesthetics, 3D and 2D Transformation, Generating Plan, Geometric Composition, Shape, Day to Day Object Drawing, Color Harmony, Creating Shapes and Forms, Perspective Drawing, Conceptualization, and Visualization
General Aptitude Statement Problems, Tautology, Sets and Relations, De Morgan’s Laws and General Arithmetic like Profit and Loss, Mixture and Allegations, Time and Work, etc.

NATA 2023: Exam Pattern

Particulars Details
Mode of Examination Online
Total Duration 3 hours
Type of Questions
  • Multiple-Choice type (MCQ)
  • Multiple Select type (MSQ)
  • Preferential Choice type (PCQ)
  • Numerical Answer type (NAQ)
Number of MCQs and calculative sums 80%
Number of Preferential choice Questions 20%
Sectional Duration 60 minutes
Sections General Aptitude, Mathematics, Drawing
No. of Questions 125
Total Marks 200
Marking scheme +2 for correct answer No negative marking
Medium of paper English

NATA 2023: Preparation

  • Candidates can prepare for NATA 2023 by referring to the official syllabus and previous year question papers.
  • Candidates can also take mock tests to improve their speed and accuracy.
  • It is recommended that candidates practice their drawing and observation skills regularly.

NATA 2023 Preparation Tips

  1. It is recommended that candidates familiarize themselves with the official exam pattern and syllabus of NATA 2023 prior to commencing their preparation. This will facilitate their readiness for the examination.
  2. To ensure effective time management during their preparation, students are advised to devise a personalized timetable.
  3. Regularly attempting mock tests is highly recommended as it enables students to gauge their progress, identify common mistakes and get a feel for the format of the entrance examination.
  4. Candidates are advised to create notes for challenging topics to facilitate revision at any time.
  5. Regular revision of all topics and subjects is crucial to ensure retention of previously studied material.

NATA 2023: Answer Key

  • The answer key for NATA 2023 will be released on the official website of COA.
  • Candidates can use the answer key to calculate their probable score.

NATA 2023: Response Sheet

  • The response sheet for NATA 2023 will be available on the official website of COA.
  • Candidates can check their responses and compare them with the answer key.

NATA 2023: Study Materials

Sections Book Name
General Aptitude
  • The main mantra for Aptitude is always practice. Practice one set each day for the aptitude section.
  • Prepare from RS Agarwal to get a large number of questions.
  • Do not use a calculator. This will help to enhance your calculation speed.
  • Attempt 1-2 sectional mock tests every week.
Mathematics ·        Cover basics from NCERT

·        Revise the questions prepared for board exams.

·        Prepare Higher Algebra, Calculus, and trigonometry well.

·        Join certain tutorials available online for competitive exam preparations.

·        Refer to books by PK Mishra, Hall and Knight, Maron, RS Aggarwal

  • Cover basic concepts from NCERT textbooks
  • Join online study courses for competitive exam preparations
  • Refer to NATA question sets.
  • Refer to books by HC Verma, D.C. Pandey, A.A. Pinsky
  • Cover basics from NCERT
  • Revise the Chemistry syllabus prepared for board exams.
  • Solve NATA mock tests
  • Refer to books by O.P. Tandon and A.S. Singh, P. Bahadur, Peter Atkins, Julio De Paula, Morrison, Boyd, Bhattacharjee
  • Prepare from Engineering Drawing by N.D.Bhatt and try to have a grasp over the concepts
  • Refer to NATA question sets

NATA 2023: Results

  • The results for NATA 2023 will be declared on the official website of COA.
  • Candidates can check their results by logging in with their credentials.
  • The results will contain details such as total marks obtained, sectional marks, and qualifying status.

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