NATA Preparation 2023: Best Books and Effective TipsJune 22, 2021
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The National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) is a national exam conducted by the Council of Architecture to provide admission to undergraduate architecture programmes. The authorities will conduct the examination thrice a year in online mode. Candidates can expect the session 1 exam to be conducted in June 2023, followed by the second and third sessions likely to be conducted in July and August 2023, respectively.
The authorities will tentatively release the application form by April 2023. Hence candidates willing to appear for the exam must fill out the application form before the last submission date to avoid disqualification. Continue reading the article to know complete details regarding the NATA 2023 events.
|Exam Name||National Aptitude Test in Architecture|
|Conducting Authority||Council of Architecture|
|Exam Mode||Computer-Based Test|
|Exam Duration||3 Hours|
|Contact Details||NATA Email ID: [email protected]
NATA Helpline: 9560707764, 9319275557
As the 2023 exam brochure is yet to be released, candidates can click on the below-mentioned link to access the NATA 2022 exam brochure:
Candidates can go through the below table to keep track of the upcoming dates to avoid deadlines:
|Events||Session 1 Dates||Session 2 Dates||Session 3 Dates|
|Release of NATA Application Form||April 2023||April 2023||April 2023|
|Last Date to Submit the Applications Form||May 2023||June 2023||July 2023|
|Last Date for Fee Payment||May 2023||June 2023||July 2023|
|Application Correction||May 2023||June 2023||July 2023|
|Release of Admit Card||June 2023||July 2023||August 2023|
|Exam Date||June 2023||July 2023||August 2023|
|Declaration of Result||June 2023||July 2023||August 2023|
To avoid rejection of the application form, candidates must be well aware of the NATA eligibility criteria and only fill the application form if they fulfil all the eligibility requirements. Go through the below-mentioned information to know the NATA 2023 eligibility criteria:
There are no age barriers for candidates participating in NATA 2023. However, candidates must adhere to any age restrictions imposed by the counselling/ admission authority.
Candidates must have cleared the 10+2 level examination in Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics.
Candidates who have cleared any 10+3 diploma exam with Mathematics as a subject of the exam are also eligible to apply.
To know the complete details of the eligibility criteria, click on the following link:
To register for NATA 2023, candidates must click on the NATA 2023 – Registration tab on the official website. Following that, candidates must first create a login ID and password. To create login credentials, candidates must provide the below-mentioned details:
Once the above details are submitted, candidates will receive an email on their registered ID providing the application number and password.
The authorities will release the application form likely in June 2023. Submitting the application form is a mandatory requirement as it confirms a candidate’s appearance for the exam. Also, the NATA admit card will be released based on the information provided in the application form.
Follow the below steps to submit the application form for NATA 2023:
The following table provides the category-wise fee amount for NATA 2023
|OBC, General||Online||Female, Transgender||₹ 2000|
|ST, SC||Online||Male, Female, Transgender||₹ 1500|
To know detailed steps and required documents click on the below-mentioned link:
NATA Application Form 2023.
Candidates must know the NATA exam pattern as it provides the marking scheme, exam duration and other important information. Go through the below table to know the exam pattern highlights:
|Exam Mode||Computer-Based Test|
|Type of Questions||Multiple-Choice type (MCQ)
Multiple Select type (MSQ)
Preferential Choice type (PCQ)
Numerical Answer type (NAQ)
|Marking Scheme||1 or 2 or 3 marks|
Click on the below-mentioned link to access the detailed exam pattern:
NATA Exam Pattern 2023
Candidates appearing for the NATA exam must know the exam syllabus that will help them prepare a study plan and work on it religiously. The following is the list of topics mentioned in the NATA syllabus:
|Physics and Geometry|
|Language and Interpretation|
|Visual Perception and Cognition|
|Lateral Thinking and Logical Reasoning|
|General Knowledge and Current Affairs|
|Building Anatomy and Architectural Vocabulary|
|Basic Techniques of Building Construction and Knowledge of Material|
|Graphics and Imagery|
To access the detailed syllabus, click on the below link:
NATA Syllabus 2023
The following are the list of best books candidates can refer to prepare for NATA 2023 exam:
|B.Arch Entrance Examination Guide by Surendra Kavimandan|
|NATA & B.Arch Question Bank by Ar. Shadan Usmani|
|A Complete Self Study Guide for B.Arch by P. K. Mishra|
|NATA & B.Arch Complete Self-Study Material: Entrance Examination by Ar. Shadan Usmani|
To access the best study material, click on the below-mentioned link:
NATA Important Books 2023
Previous year question papers are great to help candidates improve their preparations for the NATA 2023 exam. The papers help candidates understand the previous year’s trends, like the marking scheme, question weightage, frequently asked questions, high-weightage topics and more.
|NATA Last Year Question Paper Download Link|
|NATA Question Paper 2019 – April|
|NATA Question Paper 2019 – July|
|NATA 2013 Maths Questions PDF|
|NATA Composition Set C1 Composition|
|NATA Composition Set D1 Composition|
|NATA Perspective Set C1 Perspective|
To know more details, click on the below link:
NATA Previous Years Question Papers
NATA Mock tests are a great source to improve preparations. The tests are created per the latest updates, i.e. exam pattern and syllabus. Candidates can attempt NATA mock tests regularly as they help them improve time-management and problem-solving skills.
Candidates can click on the below-mentioned link to access the tests:
NATA Mock Tests
The following is the list of dos and don’ts candidates must follow during the exam:
The following are preparation tips and tricks candidates can implement into their study plan to improve their preparations:
To know more and effective preparation tips, click on the below-mentioned link:
The authorities will release the session 1 admit card in June 2023 followed by sessions 2 and 3 admit cards will be released in July and August 2023. Admit card is one of the most crucial documents for candidates appearing for NATA 2023. If candidates fail to carry their admit card to the exam centre, they will not be allowed to appear for the exam.
The following link provides complete details regarding the admit card:
NATA Admit Card 2023
The following table provides the list of NATA 2023 exam centres:
|Andaman and Nicobar||Port Blair|
|Jammu and Kashmir||Srinagar|
To access the complete list, click on the link mentioned below:
NATA Exam Centres 2023
NATA 2023 Results will be available on the official website. Candidates can access the NATA results by following the processes below:
To know more about the results, click on the below link:
The NATA cut-off 2023 is the minimum qualifying mark candidates must achieve to get admission to the NATA colleges of their choice. Candidates must obtain a minimum score of 70 out of 200 to pass the exam, with a score of 120-150 being deemed satisfactory. Candidates who meet the cut-off will be eligible for NATA 2023 Counselling, allowing them to apply to architectural schools in India.
Click on the following link to learn more details about the cut-off:
NATA Cut-off 2023
The NATA 2023 exam is yet to be conducted. Once the authorities release the toppers list, we will update the same here. Till then, candidates can check the previous year’s topper list from the table below.
|Name of the Topper||Marks (Out of 200)|
The authorities will publish the NATA merit list that will aid in the counselling process. If any two candidates secure the same marks, the authorities will bring the tie-breaking criteria into the process to break the tie. After the release of the NATA merit list, the counselling process will take place.
Go through the below-mentioned link to access the merit list:
NATA Merit List 2023
The Council of Architecture will not be the conducting authority for NATA Counselling. The participating universities will conduct the counselling. Candidates who clear the exam will be eligible to participate in NATA 2022 counselling. To participate in the counselling, candidates must apply to each participating university independently for admission.
To know the complete counselling process, click on the following link:
NATA Counselling 2023
The following is the list of participating institutions in NATA 2023:
|Sl. No.||College Name||Location|
|1||East West School of Architecture||Bangalore|
|3||Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology||Shibpur|
|4||Deenbandhu Chhotu Ram University of Science and Technology||Murthal|
|5||AU College of Engineering||Visakhapatnam|
|6||Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University||Delhi|
|9||Piloo Mody College of Architecture||Cuttack|
|12||Sir J J College of Architecture||Mumbai|
|13||Department of Architecture||IIT Roorkee|
|14||School of Architecture and Planning, VMRF||Chennai|
|15||Chandigarh College of Architecture||Chandigarh|
|16||Department of Architecture||NIT Tiruchirappalli|
|17||Department of Architecture||NIT Calicut|
|18||Sushant School of Art and Architecture||Gurgaon|
|19||Faculty of Architecture & Ekistics, JMI||New Delhi|
|20||Department of Architecture, BIT,||Mesra, Ranchi|
|21||R V School of Architecture, RVCE||Bangalore|
|23||Sharda University||Greater Noida|
|25||BS Abdur Rahman University||Chennai|
The following are the most frequently asked questions on NATA 2023:
Q.1: Does NATA 2023 has drawings?
Ans: Yes, NATA 2023 has a drawing test, which will be offline.
Q.2: Do we have Physics in NATA 2023?
Ans: In NATA, candidates will have Mathematics, Physics, English, General Awareness, Architectural Design and Aptitude Test.
Q.3: Does NATA 2023 have a negative marking scheme?
Ans: No, there is no negative marking in the NATA 2023 exam.
Q.4: When can I apply for NATA 2023?
Ans: Candidates can apply for all three sessions of NATA 2023 from April.
Q.5: Why is the NATA exam conducted?
Ans: The Council of Architecture (COA) administers the NATA Exam, a national undergraduate exam for admission to five-year B.Arch programmes at participating universities.
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