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About Exam

About Exam

Exam Brief

National Institute of Advanced Studies in Architecture (NIASA), a body of the Council of Architecture in New Delhi, India, administers the National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA). The National Aptitude Test in Architecture is a national exam for admission to architecture undergraduate programmes. The test assesses the applicants' aptitude for a particular field of study in areas such as drawing and observation skills, sense of proportion, aesthetic sensitivity, and critical thinking, all of which may be gained over time and relevant to architecture.

The Council of Architecture has mandated NATA or the JEE Mains Paper 2 test as a mandatory criterion for admission to any architectural college degree in India.

The Nationwide Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) is a national entrance exam for individuals interested in studying architecture at the undergraduate level (5-year BArch). The NATA test is administered by the Council of Architecture (CoA). The exam was designed in 2006 to help candidates avoid taking multiple aptitude tests. Beginning in 2019, the CoA has agreed to conduct the exam twice a year. Candidates will have the option of taking one or both tests.



Exam Summary

Below points summarise NATA 2022:-

  • NATA (National Aptitude Test in Architecture) is a national-level entrance test for admission to five-year B.Arch programmes.
  • It is held three times a year by the Council of Architecture.
  • Candidates can apply for both Paper 1 and Paper 2 of the NATA, held every academic year thrice.
  • Candidates must pass a Class 12 examination with Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics or a 10 + 3 diploma with Mathematics as a compulsory subject to be eligible for NATA.
  • Candidates who will be taking their qualifying exams this year are also eligible to apply for NATA.
  • NATA 2022 will be held in an online format for 3 hours. Candidates can review the NATA 2022 Exam Pattern to begin preparing for the exam.

Overview of NATA Exam

The table given below provides the overview of the NATA Exam 2022:-

Particulars Details
Name of the Exam National Aptitude Test for Architecture or NATA
Conducted By Council of Architecture
Exam Level Undergraduate exam at the National-level
Exam Frequency Twice
Mode of Exam Computer-Based Test
Total Registrations in 2021 25,860
Course offered through the exam BArch
Exam Fees For One Attempt:
  • General/ OBC Category Males - INR 2000
  • All Others - INR 1500
For Both Attempts:
  • General Category/OBC  Category Males - INR 4000
  • All Others - INR 3000

For All Three Attempts:

  • General Category/OBC  Category Males - INR 5040
  • All Others - INR 4050
Exam Duration 3 Hours
Number of Papers 1
Total Questions 125
Marking Scheme The Questions will be of 1 or 2 or 3 Marks
Medium of Exam English
Colleges Accepting Exam Score Architect Colleges of India
Number of Test Cities 158
Official Website
Contact Details NATA Email ID: [email protected]
NATA Helpline: 9560707764, 9319275557

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Latest Update

  • August 16, 2022: Release of NATA result 2022 for phase 3 
  • August 5, 2022: NATA Admit card released for the phase 3 exam scheduled for August 7, 2022.
  • July 22, 2022: NATA 2022 registration last date has been extended by CoA. The last date fill out the application form is July 27, 2022.
  • July 21, 2022: NATA released the NATA 2022 result for phase 2 on July 21, 2022
  • July  04, 2022: CoA released the NATA 2022 admit card for session 2 on July 04, 2022. Candidates must take a hard copy of the same before July 7, 2022.
  • June 24, 2022: CoA released the NATA 2022 result for phase 1 was released on June 24, 2022.

Trending News

  • The new eligibility standards have puzzled B.Arch aspirants, and some have even urged that the old norm be extended.
  • The Maharashtra common entry test (MH-CET) cell has released an information brochure on its website for admissions to various undergraduate (UG) and postgraduate (PG) professional courses.
  • On the other hand, candidates pursuing Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch) seats had to wait because they were unaware of the changes to the eligibility standards for B.Arch admissions. As a result, the majority of candidates were concerned about losing their spots in leading architectural schools across the state.
  • Previously, candidates seeking admission to the B.Arch programme had to take either the National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) or the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE-Mains).
  • However, the Council of Architecture (CoA) has announced that JEE results will be recognised for admission to NITs, Central Universities, and Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) this year (IITs).
  • On the other hand, the NATA scores will be accepted by other institutes for admission to the B.Arch programme. As a result, numerous aspirants have approached the Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) to request that the existing qualifying requirements be extended for another year, allowing candidates to be admitted to the B.Arch programme with JEE results.
  • On the condition of anonymity, a senior DTE official said that the CoA had instructed the authorities to evaluate only NATA scores, and any changes to the norm must be approved by the same authority.

Exam Pattern

Exam Pattern

Selection Process

Candidates are chosen based on their performance in the NATA 2022 exam. There are questions of 1, 2, and 3 marks. There are no negative markings for incorrect answers. To qualify, the aspirants must score at least 25% in each section. However, if there is a tie, wrong responses will be penalised.

For candidates with the same total score in NATA 2022, the following rules apply: In the event of a tie, preference will be granted in the following order.

  • Candidates who score higher in the PCM component.
  • The person who attempts the fewest number of incorrect answers in the PCM exam component.
  • The candidate with the highest score in the General Aptitude component will be given precedence.
  • The candidate who attempts the fewest number of incorrect answers in the aptitude test component. 
  • If there is still a tie, the older applicant will be given preference.

Stages of Exam

NATA 2022 will be held in two sections by the Council of Architecture, with candidates permitted to participate in both. The first section will be for 'Drawing,' and the second will be for 'PCM,' which stands for Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics.

Exam pattern details - Scoring pattern (+/- Marking)

Candidates can check the NATA 2022 exam pattern from the table given below:

Particulars Details
Exam Mode Computer-Based Test
Duration 3 Hours
Medium English
Section Aptitude
Type of Questions
  • Multiple-Choice type (MCQ)
  • Multiple Select type (MSQ)
  • Preferential Choice type (PCQ)
  • Numerical Answer type (NAQ)
Total Marks 200
Marking Scheme 1 or 2 or 3 marks
Negative Marking No

Exam Pattern Details - Scoring Pattern (+/- Marking)

  • The exam is conducted for a total 200 marks of which 10 questions of 125 marks are asked in part A (drawing paper) while 50 questions of 75 marks are asked in part B (PCM & General Aptitude test). Candidates will receive 1, 2, or 3 marks for each correct answer depending on the type of question. 
  • There is no negative marking for erroneous answers; nevertheless, in the event of a tie, incorrect answers will be penalised.

Exam Pattern Details - Number of Questions Subject Wise

Sectional Weightage of Questions in Part A

Part A Number of Questions Marks
Drawing and Visual Composition 1 (Section 1) 17
3 (Section 2) 48
6 (Section 3) 60
Total 10 125

Weightage of Questions in Part B

Part B Number of Questions Marks
PCM 15 22.5 (1.5 marks each)
General Aptitude & reasoning Aptitude 35 52.5 (1.5 marks each)
Total 50 75

Exam pattern details - Total time

The exam is worth a total of 200 marks.

The exam duration is 3 hours or 180 minutes.

Exam Calendar

The exam dates for all three sessions of NATA 2022 are given below.

Sessions Date Total Marks
First Session June 12, 2022 200
Second Session July 7, 2022 200
Third Session August 7, 2022 200

Exam Syllabus

Exam Syllabus

Exam Syllabus

The NATA exam has a total of 200 marks questions that must be answered within a given time. Between the two papers, a 15-minute intermission will be provided. Candidates will be informed of any changes to the NATA Syllabus on the official website.

Part A includes a drawing test. Part B will include questions in Physics and Chemistry in addition to Mathematics.


Part A will assess a candidate's ability to sketch and visualise. Since it is a drawing test, there is no set syllabus for it. Candidates can improve their skills and do well in the test by solving NATA Practice Papers.

The General Aptitude and PCM is part B of the NATA exam. This portion assesses the candidate's aptitude and mental abilities. Questions from classes 10 and 12 will be asked in the PCM section. It is critical to review all of the fundamental formulas and concepts.

NATA 2022 Syllabus for Drawing Test

The purpose of the drawing test is to assess the candidate's sketching, creativity, and inventiveness. Candidates should practise questions while keeping the following criteria in mind.

  • Recognising critical visual elements in 2D and 3D compositions, such as rhythm, balance, direction, hierarchy, and so on.

Geometry and the capacity to visualise and solve geometrical puzzles are used to assess exceptional intelligence.

  • Test colour scheme awareness and knowledge by understanding colour theory and numerous terminologies.
  • Interpretation and perception of the visual system to verify graphical similarities and other features; Ability to perceive images and scenarios, and understand the spatial relationships between items; tests for cognitive abilities such as perception, attention, recognition, and memory.
Unit Syllabus
  • Understanding the important visual principles in a composition (2D OR 3D) such as balance, rhythm, direction, hierarchy, etc.
  • Understanding geometry and the ability to visualise shapes and solve geometrical puzzles to test spatial intelligence
  • Understanding colour theory and the various terminologies to test colour scheme awareness and knowledge
  • Visual system interpretation and perception to test graphical similarities and other properties
  • Ability to understand spatial relationship between objects, and to visualise images and scenarios
  • Tests for cognitive ability: perception, attention, recognition, memory

Books recommended for Drawing

Books Author/ Publisher
Engineering Drawing N.D.Bhatt
A Complete Self Study Guide for B. Arch Entrance Examinations Arihant Publications

NATA 2022 Syllabus for Mathematics

Chapter Topics
  • Definitions of A. P. and G.P.
  • General Term
  • Summation of First n-terms of series
  • Arithmetic/Geometric series, A.M., G.M. and their relation
  • Infinite G.P. Series and its Sum
  • Definition
  • General Properties
  • Change of Base
  • Concepts of m x n, Real Matrices, Operations of Addition, Scalar Multiplication and Multiplication of Matrices.
  • Transpose of a Matrix. Determinant of a Square matrix
  • Properties of Determinants (statement only).
  • Minor, Cofactor and Adjoint of a Matrix. Nonsingular Matrix.
  • The Inverse of a Matrix.
  • Finding the Area of a Triangle.
  • Solutions of System of Linear Equations. (Not more than 3 Variables).
  • Trigonometric Functions, Addition and Subtraction Formulae, Formulae involving multiple and submultiple Angles, General Solution of Trigonometric Equations.
  • Properties of Triangles, Inverse Trigonometric Functions, and their Properties.
Coordinate Geometry
  • Distance Formula, Section Formula,
  • Area of a Triangle, Condition of Collinearity of three points in a Plane.
  • Polar Coordinates, the Transformation from Cartesian to Polar coordinates and vice versa.
  • Parallel Transformation of Axes, the Concept of Locus, Elementary Locus problems.
  • The Slope of a Line.
  • Equation of Lines in Different Forms, Angle between two Lines.
  • Condition of Perpendicularity and Parallelism of Two Lines.
  • Distance of a Point from a Line.
  • Distance between two Parallel Lines.
  • Lines through the Point of Intersection of two Lines.
  • Equation of a Circle with a given Centre and Radius.
  • A condition that a general equation of second degree in x, y may represent a Circle.
  • Equation of a Circle in terms of Endpoints of a Diameter.
  • Equation of Tangent, Normal and Chord.
  • Parametric Equation of a Circle.
  • The Intersection of a Line with a Circle.
  • Equation of Common Chord of two Intersecting Circles.
3-Dimensional Co-ordinate Geometry
  • Direction Cosines and Direction Ratios,
  • the Distance between Two Points and Section Formula, Equation of a Straight line, Equation of a Plane, a Distance of a Point from a Plane.
Theory of Calculus
  • Functions, the Composition of Two Functions and Inverse of a Function, Limit, Continuity, Derivative, Chain rule, Derivatives of Implicit functions and Functions defined Parametrically.
  • Integration as a Reverse process of Differentiation, Indefinite integral of standard functions. Integration by parts.
  • Integration by Substitution and Partial Fraction.
  • Definite Integral as a Limit of a Sum with Equal Subdivisions.
  • The Fundamental Theorem of Integral Calculus and its Applications.
  • Properties of Definite Integrals.
  • Formation of Ordinary Differential Equations,
  • Solution of Homogeneous differential equations,
  • Separation of Variables method,
  • Linear First-order Differential equations.
Application of Calculus
  • Tangents and Normals, Conditions of Tangency.
  • Determination of Monotonicity, Maxima, and Minima.
  • Differential Coefficient as a Measure of Rate.
  • Motion in a Straight Line with Constant Acceleration.
  • Geometric Interpretation of Definite Integral as area, Calculation of Area Bounded by Elementary Curves and Straight lines.
  • Area of the Region included Between Two Elementary Curves.
Permutation and Combination
  • Permutation of n different things taken r at a Time.
  • Permutation of n Things is not all different.
  • Permutation with Repetitions (circular permutation excluded).
  • Combinations of n Different things taken r at a time.
  • Combination of n things is not all different.
  • Basic Properties.
  • Problems involving both Permutations and Combinations.
Statistics and Probability
  • The measure of Dispersion, Mean, Variance and Standard Deviation, Frequency Distribution.
  • Addition and Multiplication Rules of Probability, Conditional Probability and Bayes’ Theorem, Independence of events, Repeated Independent trials and Binomial Distribution.

Books recommended for Mathematics

Book Author/ Publisher
Elementary Mathematics DoroFeev, Potapov
Higher Algebra Hall & Knight
Mathematics XI & XII R. S. Agarwal

NATA 2022 Syllabus for General Aptitude

Perception, imagination, and observation, creativity, and communication, as well as architectural awareness, are all measured in the General Aptitude Test. The following are the criteria against which the candidates will be judged:

Objects and textures from the built environment and architecture. Interpretation of graphical works of art, From a two-dimensional drawing, visualise three-dimensional things. Visualising various aspects of 3D objects. Mental acuity, analytical reasoning (visual, numerical and verbal), General knowledge of national and international architects, as well as well-known architectural works.

Chapters Topics
Sets and Relations
  • The Idea of Sets, Subsets, Power set, Complement, Union, Intersection and difference of Sets, Venn Diagram, De Morgan's Laws, Relation and its Properties.
  • Equivalence relation — Definition and Elementary Examples.
Mathematical Reasoning
  • Statements, Logical Operations like and, or, if and only if, implies, implied by.
  • Understanding of Tautology, Converse, Contradiction, and Contrapositive
  • Texture Related to Architecture and the Built Environment.
  • Interpretation of Pictorial Compositions, Visualising Three-dimensional Objects from Two-dimensional Drawing.
  • Visualising different sides of 3D objects. Analytical Reasoning, Mental Ability (visual, numerical and verbal), General Awareness of national/ International Architects and Famous Architectural Creations.

Books recommended for General Aptitude

Books Author/ Publication
Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning Book R.S. Agarwal
Quantitative Aptitude R.S. Agarwal

NATA 2022 Syllabus for Physics

Unit Syllabus
  • Questions on Electrostatics: Electric Charges and Fields, Electrostatic Potential and Clearance.
  • Current Electricity, Magnetic effects of Current and Magnetism, Moving charges and magnetism, Magnetism and Matter.
  • Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents, Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Current
  • Optics, Ray optics and Optical Instruments and Wave Optics
  • Dual Nature of Radiation and Matter
  • Atoms and Nuclei-Atoms and Nuclei
  • Electronic Devices-Semiconductor electronics, Materials, Devices and Simple circuits

NATA 2022 Syllabus for Chemistry

Unit Syllabus
  • Questions will be mostly asked from basic concepts of Chemistry, structure of atoms, classification of elements and periodicity in properties. Another important chapter that is covered is chemical bonding and molecular states of matter: gases and liquids.
  • Chemical thermodynamics, equilibrium, redox reaction, hydrogen, s-block elements, p block elements too are covered. Importantly organic chemistry questions will be asked consisting of basic principles and techniques, hydrocarbons, environmental chemistry.

Study Plan to Maximise Score

Study Plan to Maximise Score

Preparation Tips

The most difficult task for pupils is to prepare for entrance exams such as NATA. It is one of India's most well-known architecture entrance tests. Candidates must have an adequate preparation plan in order to pass the exam. They are urged to familiarise themselves with the NATA exam format and syllabus before preparing.

  • Understand the Exam Pattern and Curriculum
    Candidates should review the official NATA 2022 exam pattern and syllabus before beginning their preparation. Candidates will be better prepared for the exam as a result of this.
  • Develop a Personalised Timetable
    To ensure that candidates have properly allocated their preparation time, they should create a personalised timetable.
  • Practice with Mock Exams
    Candidates are also encouraged to take practice tests regularly to track their progress and identify common errors. Candidates will better understand how the entrance examination will be conducted by taking mock examinations.
  • Revision
    Candidates should revise all of the topics and subjects regularly to ensure that they do not forget what they have learned previously.

Books for NATA 2022

Books Author
NATA & B.Arch Question Bank Ar. Shadan Usmani
NATA & B.Arch complete study material: entrance examination Ar. Shadan Usmani
Architecture Entrance Aptitude Book Wasim Khan
A Complete Self Study Guide for B.Arch P.K. Mishra
B.Arch Entrance Examination Guide Surendra Kalimantan


Exam Taking Strategy

The examination hall will open only 30 minutes before the start of the test. Each candidate will be assigned a seat with their roll number on it. They should take their seats as soon as the examination hall opens. Candidates who fail to arrive on time will miss some of the general instructions given in the examination hall. After 15 minutes, no candidate will be allowed enter the examination hall.

  • Candidates should keep their original admission card with them at all times.
  • They should bring one passport-size photo that matches the one they have uploaded in their application forms, as well as one valid photo ID.
  • They should bring a black ball pen, pencil, eraser, coloured pencils, and a piece of cardboard, or a clipboard with nothing written on it.
  • They should not bring anything other than an admission card, ball pen or pencils, a photo, and so on.
  • No electronics are allowed.
  • They should not leave the seat or examination hall until the exam is completed, without special permission from the centre-in-charge or the supervisor in question.
  • Before leaving the hall, candidates should give their drawing paper response sheets to the supervisors.
  • During the examination, candidates should silently write their exams.
  • No unfair means should be found, as it may prevent candidates from taking examinations permanently or for a length of time, depending on the nature of the offence.

Documents Required at Exam

  • NATA 2022 admit card
  • Valid photo ID (voter ID, PAN card, Aadhar card, Driving licence)

Detailed Study plan

The first and most significant step in passing the National Aptitude Test in Architecture is to create a well-organised study regimen for oneself. Candidates must also concentrate on their strengths and shortcomings and devote time accordingly.

  • According to the weightage of each issue, they should rank the topics from most important to least significant.
  • They should make sure to cover all of the topics in their daily schedule.
  • They should examine their weak areas and devote more time to areas that they find challenging.
  • To get good grades in the exam, they should make sure to commit at least 1.5 - 2 hours every day to study each subject.
  • If they study for 8 hours a day, they should set aside at least 1 - 1.5 hours for solving previous year's NATA question papers.

We have put together the finest study plan and timetable to assist the candidates in figuring out how much time they should devote to the NATA exam's most important areas.

Subject Number of Hours per Day Number of Days
General Aptitude 2 hours 20 days
Mathematics 1.5-2 hours 35-40days
Drawing 2 hours 35-40days
Practice Previous Year Papers 1-1.5 hours Till the exam
Mock Tests Weekly once Till the exam
Revision 1 hour Till the exam

Best Study Time Table for NATA 2022

When there are only a few days until the exam, most of the candidates may be concerned about covering all of the topics of the syllabus.

NATA Study Plan for 6 Months

Candidates can have questions about what topics should be addressed on which days, what must-focus issues should be covered, and how to prepare.

So, here we have presented a 6 month plan for the candidates preparing for the NATA exam. They can take a look at the 6-month NATA study plan offered below to help the candidates prepare for the forthcoming exam.

Month 1 and Month 2

  • Before the candidates begin with their preparation, they should familiarise themselves with the pattern and syllabus.
  • Candidates should prepare a study schedule that contains the topics of all the subjects and follow them consistently.
  • They should make an effort to study for at least 8 hours (2 hours for each subject).
  • They should recall the basic maths formulas such as profit and loss, area and proportion, probability, speed and distance, and interest, among others.
  • They should attempt to finish all of the topics on time.

Months 3 and 4

  • Candidates should carry on with the previous month's topics of study.
  • They should learn about well-known logos and their origins. Every day, they should practise human figures.
  • They should solve as many NATA aptitude questions from the previous year's examinations as they can.
  • They should take practice examinations to assess their level of preparation and learn from their blunders.

Months 5 and 6

  • If candidates have any topics left over from the previous month, they should try to finish them first.
  • Candidates should start with their revision of the topics after they have finished studying them.
  • It's important not to read any new topic at this time because this can cause confusion.
  • Candidates should practice as many questions as possible from the previous years question papers.
  • They should take at least one or two NATA mock tests per day and assess their results.

NATA Study Plan 2022 for 30 Days

Candidates should have a look at the table below for a 30-day NATA study plan, and schedule their preparation appropriately.

Day Drawing General Aptitude Mathematics
Day 1 Understanding the Scale and Proportion of Objects Objects, Texture Related to Architecture and Environment Algebra
Day 2 Practice perspective Drawing Questions Interpretation of Pictorial Compositions Logarithms
Day 3 Shape, Building forms and Elements Visualising Three-dimensional objects from a Two-dimensional drawing Matrices
Day 4 Aesthetics, Colour Texture, Harmony, and Contrast Visualising different sides of 3D objects Trigonometry
Day 5 Conceptualisation and Visualisation through Structuring objects in Memory Analytical Reasoning Coordinate Geometry
Day 6 Drawing of Patterns - both Geometrical and Abstract Mental Ability (visual, numerical, and verbal), Coordinate Geometry
Day 7 Form Transformations in 2D and 3D like Union, Subtraction, Rotation, Surfaces, and Volumes General Awareness of National/ International Architects and Famous Architectural Creations 3-Dimensional Co-ordinate Geometry
Day 8 Generating Plan, Elevation, and 3D views of objects Mathematical Reasoning Theory of Calculus
Day 9 Perspective Drawing Mathematical Reasoning Application of Calculus
Day 10 Perspective Drawing Sets and Relations Permutation and Combination
Day 11 Sketching of Urbanscape and Landscape Sets and Relations Statistics and Probability
Day 12 Common day-to-day life objects like Furniture, Equipment, etc., from memory Practice NATA Mock Tests Practice Mock Test
Day 13 Understanding the Scale and Proportion of Objects Practice Sample Papers Practice Mock Test
Day 14 Geometric Composition Practice Sample Papers Practice Sample Papers
Day 15 Perspective drawing Practice Mock Test Practice Mock Test
Day 16 Aesthetics, Colour Texture, Harmony, and Contrast Practice Sample Papers Practice Sample Papers
Day 17 Conceptualisation and Visualisation through structuring objects in memory Practice Previous Year Papers Practice Previous Year Papers
Day 18 Drawing of patterns - both geometrical and abstract Practice Previous Year Papers Practice Previous Year Papers
Day 19 Form transformations in 2D and 3D like union, subtraction, rotation, surfaces, and volumes Practice Previous Year Papers Practice Previous Year Papers
Day 20 Generating Plan, Elevation, and 3D Views of Objects Practice Sample Papers & Mock Test Practice Sample Papers & Mock Test
Day 21 Perspective Drawing Practice Sample Papers & Mock test Practice Sample Papers & Mock Test
Day 22 Perspective Drawing Revision Revision
Day 23 Sketching of Urbanscape and Landscape Practice Sample Papers Practice Sample Papers
Day 24 Common day-to-day Life Objects like Furniture, Equipment, etc., from memory Practice Mock Test Practice Mock Test
Day 25 Practice Previous Years’ NATA Drawing Questions Practice Previous Year Papers Practice Previous year Papers
Day 26 Practice Previous Years’ NATA Drawing Questions Practice Previous Year Papers Practice Previous Year Papers
Day 27 Practice Previous Years’ NATA Drawing Questions Practice Sample Papers & Mock Test Practice Sample Papers & Mock Test
Day 28 Practice Previous Years’ NATA Drawing Questions Re-Revision Re-Revision
Day 29 Rest Re-Revision Re-Revision
Day 30 Rest Rest Rest

Recommended Chapters

Section Important Topics
Part A: Drawing Test
  • Scale & Proportion
  • Geometric Composition
  • Colour Harmony
  • 3D,2D Transformation
  • Perspective Drawing
  • Day to Day object drawing
Part B: Mathematics
  • Algebra
  • Logarithms
  • Matrices
  • Trigonometry
  • Coordinate Geometry
  • Theory & Application of Calculus
  • Permutation and Combination
  • 3D Geometry
  • Statistics & Probability
Part B: Physics
  • Electrostatics
  • Current Electricity
  • Electromagnetic Induction
  • Optics
  • Atoms and Nuclei
  • Electronic Devices
Part B: Chemistry
  • Basic Concepts
  • Thermodynamics
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Chemical Bonding
Part B: General Aptitude
  • Mathematical Reasoning
  • Sets & Relations

Previous Year Analysis

Previous Year Analysis

Previous Year Papers


Previous Year Topper List

The NATA 2021 topper list is yet to be released. Meanwhile, candidates can have a look at the list of candidates who scored the highest marks in the NATA exam conducted in 2020.

Toppers of NATA 2020

Name of the topper Marks (Out of 200)
Aarushi Himalian 117
George Vedakekara 158.5
Kriti Agrekar 159.5
Pratham Thakur 152.5
Nivid Sablok 153
Prisha Shroff 158
Neha Moholkar 152
Rajvi Rajgor 169.5
Jesal Pasaliya 168
B.Laxmi Prasad 161.5
Ronik Jain 163.5

Exam Counselling

Exam counselling

Student Counselling

Since the Council of Architecture does not perform admissions counselling, NATA 2022 will be conducted by the participating universities. Candidates who pass the exam will be eligible to participate in NATA 2022 counselling, which is offered by particular colleges.

Candidates must apply to each participating university independently for admission.

Each institute will perform counselling and document verification, and candidates can apply to those institutions.

Candidates should bring photocopies as well as original documents for document verification, such as their qualifying examination mark sheet, NATA 2022 Scorecard, Admit Card, and caste certificate (if applicable).

NATA counselling 2022 will be conducted for shortlisted candidates based on their entrance exam scores in order to give admission to architectural institutes' B.Arch programmes. NATA's governing body, the Council of Architecture, will not have a uniform counselling process. Candidates seeking admission to B.Arch programmes must submit separate applications based on NATA scores. 

Candidates who achieve the required minimum aggregate and sectional qualifying marks will be eligible for counselling.

Candidates should also bring all essential documents, as well as photocopies, for the verification procedure.

Admission to Undergraduate Architecture programmes is available at over 470 NATA Participating Colleges.

NATA Counselling Procedure 2022

The candidate must go through the counselling process for the institute to which he or she is applying. During counselling, a candidate must register and fill the seats of their choice. The document verification process will begin after the choice filling is completed. For verification, candidates must bring their class 10th and 12th mark sheets as well as their NATA 2022 scorecard.

Other documents, such as a reservation certificate and a birth certificate, must be brought to the counselling centre. A candidate must report to their designated institute with all essential documents.

Document Required for NATA Counselling 2022

At the time of NATA Counselling, a candidate is required to bring a specific collection of documents. Before attending the counselling procedure, it is recommended that a candidate checks with the respective institutes or counselling authorities. It is mandatory for candidates to bring the following documents to the counselling session:

  • NATA admit card 2022
  • Class 12 marksheet and certificate
  • Class 10 certificate
  • NATA score card 2022
  • Category certificate (if applicable)
  • Medical certificate for PwD certificate
  • Caste certificate (for SC/ST/Special category candidates)
  • Residence certificate
  • Domicile for the state University exam
  • 3- 4 passport size photographs in light background without goggles or as per the guidelines of the State University or College
  • Category reservation certificate for the candidates who are applying under the reserved category guidelines
  • Certificate for ex-servicemen quota is different and must be supplied in the format asked by the university/college
  • Transfer certificate from the last institute/ school in which the candidates have studied.

Reservation in Admission Through NATA 2022

Admissions through NATA 2022 are handled by the competent authority, i.e. the government or the university, or by such authorities/institutions concerned (school/college of architecture)/association or federation of institutions (schools/college of architecture) as the government/university approves.

There is no reservation policy based on classifications. Central and State government reservations are granted to candidates based on the results of an exam administered by state government agencies/universities. Reservations for NATA 2022 admission are purely based on the central/state government agencies.

Important Dates

About Exam

Exam Notification Date

For Session 1

Events Dates 2022 
NATA Application Form Starts April 8, 2022
Last Date to Submit Applications Form May 28, 2022
Image Upload and Fee Payment Last Date May 28, 2022
Application Correction May 19, 2022 (10.30 a.m.) to May 23, 2022 (11.59 p.m.)
Admit Card June 7, 2022
Exam Date June 12, 2022

For Session 2

Events Dates 2022
Application Starts April 8, 2022
Last Date to Submit Application Form June 24, 2022
Image Upload and Fee Payment Last Date June 24, 2022
Application Correction Facility June 22 to 24, 2022
NATA 2022 Admit Card July 4, 2022
Exam Date July 7, 2022

For Session 3

Events Dates 2022
Application Starts April 8, 2022
Last Date to Submit Application Form July 27, 2022 (Extended)
Image Upload and Fee Payment Last Date July 27, 2022 (Extended)
Application Correction Facility July 22 to 24, 2022
NATA 2022 Admit Card August 5, 2022
Exam Date August 7, 2022 

Application Form Filling - Start & End Date

For session 1

NATA Application Form starts April 8, 2022
Last Date to Submit Application Form May 23, 2022

For session 2

Application Starts April 8, 2022
Last Date to Submit Application Form June 24, 2022

For session 3

Application Starts April 8, 2022
Last Date to Submit Application Form July 27, 2022 (Extended)

For 1st session

Admit Card June 7, 2022

For 2nd session

NATA 2022 Admit Card July 4, 2022

For 3rd session

Admit Card August 5, 2022

Exam Date

Candidates studying for the entrance exam should be aware of the NATA 2022 exam dates. The exam dates are listed below, based on the previous year's trends.

For session 1

Exam Date June 12, 2022

For session 2

Exam Date July 7, 2022

For session 3

Exam Date August 7, 2022

Application Process

About Exam

Dos and Donts of Form Filling

The application form for the NATA 2022 (National Aptitude Test in Architecture) will be available in March 2022 for both Paper 1 and Paper 2. Candidates can register for Paper 1, Paper 2 and Paper 3 on NATA's official website, which will be held in June, July and August of 2022, respectively.

The three sessions of NATA 2022 are being conducted on June 7, 2022, July  7, 2022, and August 7, 2022, respectively. Candidates can register for all three sessions from April 8, 2022. They can apply for session 1 until May 23, 2022. Candidates can apply for the second session until June 24, 2022, and for the third session until July 27, 2022. 

How to fill out the NATA 2022 application form?

NATA Registration 2022: 

The first step is to fill out the NATA registration form with the necessary information. In the NATA registration form 2022, candidates must give information such as their name, phone number, date of birth, and valid email address. At the time of registration, applicants must also create a log in password.

Fill out the Application Form: 

The next step is to complete the NATA application form 2022, which can be found on the candidate portal. Personal, communication and academic information must be filled out by applicants. In the NATA application form, candidates must also select their desired exam centre.

Uploading Documents:

Applicants must upload scanned images of their photograph, signature, and caste certificate after filling out the NATA 2022 application form. Candidates should be aware that all documents must be uploaded in accordance with the standards of the NATA 2022 application.

Application Number Generation:

Applicants will receive an eight-digit registration number after submitting the NATA application form 2022, which they will need for the rest of the admissions process.

Submission of the Form:

The final step is to review all of the contents and submit the NATA application form 2022.

Documents Specifications

All candidates are required to upload the following images.

Document File Size Dimension Format
Signature 1-30 KB 1.5 x 3.5 cm JPEG/JPG
Photograph 4-100 KB 4.5 x 3.5 cm JPEG/JPG
Community certificate (only by SC/ST candidates) Up to 1 MB A4 Size JPEG/JPG/PDF

Application Fees

  • A candidate seeking NATA– 2022 must pay an application fee of Rs.2,000/- (Rupees Two Thousand Only) payable through the ONLINE method for each exam.
  • A candidate who intends to apply for both the first and second tests must pay Rs 4000/- as an application fee (Rupees Four thousand only).
  • Candidates belonging to the SC/ST, PWD, and Transgender categories must pay Rs 1500/- (Rupees One Thousand Five Hundred Only) for anyone test and Rs 3,000/- (Rupees Three Thousand Only) for both tests.
  • Candidates preferring to appear from test centres outside India must pay a fee of Rs. 10,000/- for each test and Rs. 20,000/- (Rupees twenty thousand only) for both tests if they apply online.
  • Candidates from outside the Indian Territory who have enrolled to take the test in India but later decide to take the exam from outside the Indian Territory due to travel limitations must remit the balance cost.

In all of the aforementioned instances, the application fee is non-refundable.

Application fee payable by a candidate:-

Category Mode Gender Amount
General Online Male ₹ 2000
OBC, General Online Female, Transgender ₹ 2000
ST, SC Online Male, Female, Transgender ₹ 1500

Dos of form filling:- 

  • Before beginning to fill out the Application Form, candidates should read the online instructions carefully. 
  • They should carefully present their personal details, communication address, and other credentials.
  • Candidates should be very careful while making their selection of the exam centre. They will not be permitted to make changes to this selected option once they have submitted their application forms.
  • Candidates should post the photograph and signature as per the permitted size of the document.
  • Candidates should strictly adhere to the schedule on their admit cards.
  • Every candidate should bring their own pencils and coloured pencils for the drawing session. 

Don'ts of form filling:-

  • Candidates should not give out their application numbers, security questions, or passwords to anyone.
  • They should not submit a wrong, non-functional, or incorrect mobile number or email address.
  • Candidates need not mail the confirmation page to the CoA office.
  • Candidates cannot use crayons, watercolours, or oil paints for the drawing test.
  • No instruments, including scales, are permitted in the exam room.
  • Candidates may not be permitted to enter the examination hall if their admit cards have been tampered with.

Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility Criteria

Age Criteria

The CoA releases the eligibility criteria for the NATA exam in its official brochure. Before applying for the exam, candidates must ensure that their qualifications, age limits, and minimum marks requirements  meet the NATA eligibility standards. 

NATA 2022 Eligibility Highlights

Criteria Eligibility
Age Limit No Age criteria are specified by COA to appear for NATA
Qualifying Examination Candidates Passed/ Appearing in 10+2 exam or 10+3 Diploma Exam
Qualifying Subjects Required 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics as compulsory subjects or 10+3 Diploma with maths as a compulsory subject
Marks Required (Relaxed for NATA 2021) 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry Mathematics and at least 50% aggregate marks in 10+2
50% aggregate marks in 10+3 Diploma

Age Criteria

  • The age barrier for participating in NATA has been removed. The candidate must, however, adhere to any age restrictions imposed by the appropriate Counselling/ Admission Authority.
  • Scores are valid for a year from the date a candidate sits for the NATA exam, i.e. one year from the date a candidate sits for the exam.
  • NATA 2022 Eligibility remains the same for international/ NRI candidates as it does for Indian nationals. For international/NRI candidates who want to take the exam, there is no unique set of Eligibility requirements.

Education Qualification

  • Candidates who have completed or are currently enrolled in Class 12th are eligible to apply for the exam.
  • Mathematics must be one of the primary subjects in order to appear in NATA 2022.
  • The test is designed to evaluate a candidate's observation abilities, sketching skills, sense of proportion, aesthetic sensitivity, and critical thinking ability, all of which are crucial concepts for getting into a Bachelor of Architecture programme.
  • Candidates must have received a 50% aggregate score in Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics at the 10+2 level, as well as an overall 50% aggregate score.
  • Candidates who have passed any 10+3 diploma exam with Mathematics as a subject and received at least 50% in the exam are also eligible to apply.
  • Candidates in their Class 12 who have completed Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics are eligible to take the NATA exam; however, their results will only be legitimate if they meet the preceding criteria.
  • The marks cannot be rounded off; for example, if a candidate received 49.9% in his or her qualifying exam, the marks will be counted as 49.9% alone.

Other Eligibility Criteria for NATA 2022

Qualifying in NATA 2022 does not entitle candidates to admission to any Architecture programme unless they have met all of the statutory conditions as laid out by the respective counselling and admission authorities.

  • In 2022, a candidate must pass a recognised aptitude test in architecture (NATA or similar) to be considered for admission to the B.Arch programme.
  • There are no changes in eligibility expected for SC/ST/OBC or any other special category applicants. Candidates, on the other hand, might request reservation schemes while applying for admission to various admission agencies.
  • In addition, the condition specified in the General Criteria applies here.
  • Candidates are advised that no straight lateral admission is permitted at any year or stage of the B.Arch. programme, regardless of credentials.
    The NATA Score is utilised by admissions officers at various government, government-aided, and unaided schools and institutions that provide Bachelor's degrees in Architecture. NATA is used to compare the qualifications of candidates as well as their qualifying examination scores.

Number of Attempts

A candidate's maximum number of attempts is two.

Language Proficiency

The medium of the aptitude test will be English only.

Admit Card

Admit Card

Admit Card Release Date

The NATA 2022 admit card for phase 3 is available for download on the official website, since August 5, 2022. Along with their NATA admit card2022, candidates will also get an examination roll number.

  • On the day of the exam, candidates must bring a printed hard copy of NATA 2022.
  • Candidates must also bring one of the following original forms of identification: voter card, pan card, aadhar card, or driving licence. 
  • Photographs or signatures on the NATA 2022 Admit Card must not be damaged or mutilated, or they will be disqualified from taking the exam.

Steps to download Admit Card of NATA 2022

To obtain a copy of the NATA 2022 Admit Card, follow these steps: 

1st Step: Go to NATA's official website.

2nd Step: Go to the 'NATA 2022 Admit Card' link.

3rd Step: Type in the application number as well as password.

4th Step: Download a soft copy of the admit card and double-check that all of the information is correct.

5th Step: Print the NATA 2022 Admit Card and bring it on the day of the exam.

Details in NATA Admit Card 2022

Candidates taking NATA 2022 will find the following information on their admit card for the architecture exam.

Candidate’s Name Father’s Name
Mother’s Name Admit Card Number
NATA Application Number Date of Birth
Examination Venue with Proper Address Centre Code
Gender Candidate’s Photograph with Digital Signature
PwD Status Exam Day Instructions

What to do if candidates have forgotten their NATA 2022 application number and password?

Candidates who have registered for NATA 2022 and have forgotten their application number and password, which are essential to get their admit card, can retrieve their credentials by following the instructions below:

1st Step: On the NATA admit card login page, click the 'forgot application number and password' link.

2nd Step: Candidates should enter basic information such as their names, dates of birth, phone numbers, and email addresses (mentioned at the time of filling out the application forms).

3rd Step: The security question chosen in the form filling process must be entered again with the correct response.

4th Step: The password of the candidate will be sent to his or her registered mobile number and email address.

Error in NATA 2022 Admit Card

If candidates find any discrepancy in the details mentioned in their admit cards of the NATA 2022 for the session they are attending, they should immediately contact the NATA 2022 helpdesk rightaway. If this is not corrected by the due date, candidates may have problems in writing the examination. They may be prevented from writing the exam as well. Candidates may contact the relevant authorities in the following situations:

  • If their names are not spelt correctly on their admit card.
  • If their PwD/DA ratings on their admit cards are not correct,
  • If their photos aren't shown on their admissions card,

Retrieve NATA Admit Card 2022

The document can be retrieved in two ways. The following are the details:

  • Candidates can reprint their admission cards by visiting the official website.
  • They can contact or report the problem to the appropriate authorities. The following is the contact information:

Council of Architecture: India Habitat Centre, Core 6A, 1st Floor, 

Lodhi Road, New Delhi-110003 India 

Tel: 01179412100, +91 9560707764, +91 9319275557

Email ID: [email protected]

Admit Card Release Date

Important dates according to previous year’s schedule NATA are tabulated below:

Events Phase 1 Phase 2 Phase 3
Start of NATA 2022 Application Process April 8, 2022 April 8, 2022 April 8, 2022
Registration Ends May 23, 2022 June 24, 2022 July 27, 2022 (Extended)
Release of NATA 2022 Admit Card June 7, 2022 July 4, 2022 August 5, 2022
NATA 2022 Exam Date June 12, 2022 July 7, 2022 August 7, 2022

List of Exam Centres

State City
Andaman and Nicobar Islands Port Blair
Andhra Pradesh Guntur
Assam Dibrugarh
Bihar Muzaffarpur
Chandigarh Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh Bilaspur
Delhi Delhi
Goa Panaji
Gujarat Ahmedabad
Haryana Ambala
Himachal Pradesh Hamirpur
Jammu and Kashmir Jammu
Jharkhand Bokaro Steel City
Karnataka Bengaluru
Kerala Kannur
Madhya Pradesh Bhopal
Maharashtra Amravati
Navi Mumbai
Meghalaya Shillong
Mizoram Aizawl
Nagaland Kohima
Odisha Bhubaneswar
Puducherry Puducherry
Punjab Amritsar
Rajasthan Ajmer
Tamil Nadu Chennai
Telangana Hyderabad
Tripura Agartala
Uttar Pradesh Agra
Greater Noida
Uttarakhand Dehradun
West Bengal Asansol
Arunachal Pradesh Itanagar
Manipur Imphal
Sikkim Gangtok

Exam Answer Key/Solution - Live

Exam Answer key

Shift/Day wise Answer key

COA will issue Answer Key when NATA 2022 is completed, which will assist candidates in evaluating their performance.

  • Candidates can obtain their answer keys by submitting an online form and paying Rs. 3000 for each exam taken.
  • Candidates must fill and complete the online form within three days of the announcement of the results, after which no requests for access to the answer key will be considered.
  • The marks for each question, as well as the answer key given by COA, are final.


Cut off

Expected Cut-off

The NATA cut-off 2022 is the minimum qualifying mark that candidates must achieve in order to be admitted to the chosen NATA Colleges in India. Because the NATA phase 2 exam is set to take place in July 2022, the cut-off will be announced as soon as the exam is completed. Candidates must obtain a minimum score of 70 out of 200 in order to pass the exam, with a score of 120-150 being deemed satisfactory. Candidates who meet the cut-off will be eligible for NATA 2022 Counselling, which will allow them to apply to architectural schools in India.

Every year, the Council of Architecture (CoA) publishes the NATA cut-off in an online format. The authorities have released the section-by-section cut-offs for the NATA entrance exam. Various colleges and participating institutes also publish their opening and closing ranks in order to give admission to undergraduate colleges and institutes.

NATA Cut-off 2022 Highlights

Feature Highlights
NATA Cut-off Released by Council of Architecture (CoA)
Minimum Score in Drawing Test 30 Marks
Minimum Score in Aptitude and Mathematics 20 Marks

How to check the NATA 2022 Cut-off?

Candidates must follow the steps outlined below in order to determine the NATA 2022 Cut-off:

Step 1: Go to the official website.

Step 2: Go to the given URL and click on it.

Step 3: A pdf file containing the cut-offs for participating institutes, courses, and categories will be displayed on the screen.

Step 4: Save the NATA Cut-Off pdf file to the computer.

Determining Factors:

Because the NATA cut-off for participating institutes differs, there are a number of elements that go into calculating the cut-off for each college. Following are the criteria that influence the NATA Cut-off.

  • The total number of candidates who went for the exam
  • The level of difficulty of the questions
  • Cut-off patterns from previous years
  • Total number of institutes taking part
  • Seats available
  • Number of qualified candidates in total
  • Applicant's category

Qualifying Marks for NATA 2022

After the results are announced, the NATA Cut-off List is released. The merit list for the same is produced with the cut-off criterion in mind. Candidates must first understand the qualifying marks for the entrance exams before learning how to calculate the cut-off score.

  • In the Drawing Section, a minimum of 25% should be achieved (20 out of 100).
  • In the Aptitude Section, a minimum of 25% should be obtained (30 out of 100).
  • The Board/Council determines the qualifying marks (out of 200) based on post-exam statistics

Previous Year Cut-off

Despite the fact that the authorities have determined the minimum qualifying scores for NATA 2022, each college will publish a different category-by-category cut-off for admission to the B.Arch programme. Admission to a top NATA college is entirely dependent on a candidate's rank. Below are the NATA cut-offs for several leading institutes, broken down by category:

Cut-off of NATA 2020 of CEPT University

Category Cut-off Marks
General/Other 79.33
General (PH)/Other 61
SEBC/Other 57.62
General/Gujarat Board 74.05
SC/Gujarat Board 66.69
ST/Gujarat Board 51.30
SEBC/Gujarat Board 65.78
ESM/Gujarat Board 57.63
General/CBSE 82

Sir JJ College of Architecture, Mumbai

Category Cut-off Rank for Home University Candidates Cut-off Rank for Other Candidates
General (Male) 107 104
General (Female) 52 172
OBC (Male) 531 2138
OBC (Female) 228 3516

Sardar VallabhBhai Patel Institute of Technology

Category NATA Score
General/Other 68.95
General/Gujarat Board 66.95
SC/Gujarat Board 60.15
ST/Gujarat Board 48.46
SEBC/Gujarat Board 57.90

Exam Result

Exam Result

Result Declaration

NATA 2022 Results will be available on the organisation's official website. Candidates can obtain NATA results by following the processes below:

  • First, NATA's official website is to be visited.
  • Then, click on the NATA 2022 Result link.
  • Fill in the roll number and date of birth.
  • The result will reflect on the screen.
  • Candidates' scores will be displayed on a scorecard, along with whether or not they have qualified.
  • The NATA 2022 results are applicable for the academic year 2022-2023.

NATA 2022 Result Important Dates

Events Test-1 Dates Test-2 Dates Test-3 Dates
NATA 2022 Exam June 12, 2022 July 7, 2022 August 7, 2022 
Availability of Answer Key To be Announced To be Announced To be Announced
Declaration of NATA Result

June 24, 2022

July 21, 2022 August 16, 2022

After the examination, the NATA 2022 test paper's Answer Key will be accessible in the public domain. The Answer Key and the marks assigned to each question by the Council should be considered final.

Following the release of the Answer Key, a candidate can pay Rs 3000/- (Rupees Three Thousand Only) to examine his answer script for each test taken. Within three days of receiving the results, the candidate must complete an online form and submit an online payment. Further requests will not be entertained.

Before the results are announced, the results will be available on the website NATA, which will be available in various electronic/printing media.

The result sheet/score card will display the following:

  1. Marks obtained in the exam out of 200
  2. Qualified/ Not qualified

Qualifying marks for NATA- 2021 was 70 marks out of 200 marks. 

Details in NATA 2022 Scorecard

The NATA 2022 scorecard will provide information about the candidates' marks in both papers.

  • Part A consists of a drawing test.
  • Part B consists of Mathematics and general aptitude.
  • Aside from that, the candidate's rank will be listed on the NATA 2022 scorecard.
  • The scorecard will also include the percentile score based on the cut-off and tie-breaking score.


Freaquently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Q.1: Does NATA 2022 have drawings?
Ans: Yes, NATA 2022 has drawings, which will be offline mode.

Q.2: Is there Physics and Chemistry in NATA 2022?
Ans: NATA 2022 consists of Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry. Along with these subjects, there are general aptitude and drawing tests.

Q.3: Does NATA 2022 have a negative marking scheme?
Ans: No, there is no negative marking in the NATA 2022 exam.

Q.4: When can I apply for NATA 2022?
Ans: Candidates can apply for all three sessions of NATA 2022 from April 8, 2022. The last date to apply for the first session is May 23, 2022, the second session is June 24, 2022, and the third session is July 27, 2022, respectively.

Q.5: What is the NATA exam for?
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.

Q.6: Is NATA compulsory for B.Arch?
Ans: Yes, NATA is required for candidates who wish to enrol in B.Arch programmes at any of the partnering universities. Candidates that qualify for NATA 2022 and do well on the exam will be able to enrol in top architecture schools.

Q.7: Where is the NATA 2022 syllabus released?
Ans: Candidates can find the NATA 2022 syllabus in the official brochure released at the official website.

Q.8: Who can apply for NATA exam?
Ans: Candidates who have received a 50 percent aggregate score in Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics at the 10+2 level, as well as an overall 50 percent aggregate score can apply for NATA. Alternatively, candidates who have passed any 10+3 diploma exam with Mathematics as a subject and received at least 50% in the exam are also eligible to apply.

Dos and Donts


  • Reach the examination hall on time.
  • Stick to the timetable outlined in the booklet and on the Admit Card.
  • Candidates should only bring their Admit Card and not other papers inside the examination room.
  • Bring admit card and ID proof like Aadhar/ Passport/ Driving Licence/ Voter ID.
  • Maintain silence during examination.


  • Do not bring textual material, printed or written, bits of papers or any other material.
  • In the examination hall, mobile phones, Bluetooth devices, calculators, slide rules, log tables, and electronic watches with calculator capabilities are not permitted. Possession of such materials during the examinations may result in the candidate's candidature being revoked.
  • Do not leave the examination hall without the permission of the invigilator.
  • Follow the government's advice, rules, and measures for Pandemic Covid-19 containment. Furthermore, follow the NATA 2021 guidelines provided by the Council of Architecture. As a precaution, no Covid positive candidates will be permitted to take the NATA Exam.

List of Educational Institutions

About Exam

List of Schools/Colleges

Some of the colleges participating in NATA 2022 are

S. No. College Name Location
1 East West School of Architecture Bangalore
2 SRM University Chennai
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
7 ITM University Gwalior
8 Ansal University Gurgaon
9 Piloo Mody College of Architecture Cuttack
10 KIIT University Bhubaneswar
11 Bharath University Chennai
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
22 Hindustan University Kelambakkam
23 Sharda University Greater Noida
24 CEPT University Ahmedabad
25 BS Abdur Rahman University Chennai

Similar Exams

Similar Exam

List of Parallel Exams

  • NATA:- The Nationwide Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) is a national undergraduate exam administered by the Council of Architecture (CoA) to determine eligibility for 5-year BArch programmes.
  • JEE Main Paper 2:- The Joint Entrance Examination Main (JEE Main) is a national-level entrance examination administered by the National Testing Agency (NTA) for admission to engineering and architectural programmes such as BE/BTech and B.Arch./B.Planning. The Paper 2 component of JEE Main is what the candidates will need to write if they want to get into the finest architectural schools.
  • JEE Advanced AAT:- The AAT is an architecture entrance test for IITs. They provide five-year BArch programmes. Candidates who passed JEE Advanced are eligible to sit the AAT exam (which is another national-level entrance exam, and an advanced version of JEE Main). The AAT exam normally lasts three hours and is made up of only one paper.
  • KIITEE:- The Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology Admission Examination (KIITEE) is a nationwide entrance exam held by the Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology. The exam is being held in order to provide candidates with admission to various undergraduate and postgraduate engineering and legal programmes. KIITEE is a Computer-Based Test because it is only available online. It's extremely important to take the exam if the candidate is a BArch candidate who has confirmation of completing NATA, as the exam was designed specifically for them.
  • AMUEEE:- Another exam offered by an institution to enrol for BArch programmes at other institutions is the Aligarh Muslim University Engineering Entrance Exam (AMUEEE).
  • HITSEEE:- The Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science Engineering Entrance Exam (HITSEE) is a test administered by the Hindustan College of Engineering, which was founded in 1985 by KCG Verghese and is overseen by Anna University.
    The college was able to use its Deemed status, which it got from the University Grants Commission in 2008, to create courses and develop its own exams. The University's B.Tech programme consists of 4- to 5-year BE and BArch courses. HITSEEE is made up of 120 PCM-based questions that can take up to 2 hours to complete.

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