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  • Written by Sankhanil Sengupta
  • Last Modified on 10-07-2023
  • Written by Sankhanil Sengupta
  • Last Modified on 10-07-2023

NATA 2023 Exam Overview

About Exam

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 conduct the examination thrice a year in online mode. Phase 1, 2, and 3 exams for the 2023 session are already over; candidates can expect the Phase 3 result to be declared on July 17, 2023.

The authorities released the application form on March 20, 2023. Candidates willing to appear for the exam were suggested to 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 Summary

The Council of Architecture (CoA) conducts the National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA), which is a national-level exam for admission to undergraduate architecture programmes. The exam is conducted thrice a year online. The first exam session occurred on April 21, 2023, with the second and third sessions carried out on June 3, 2023 and July 9, 2023, respectively.

The application form for NATA 2024 is expected to be released tentatively by April 2024. Candidates who wish to take the exam should fill out the application form before the last submission date to avoid disqualification. Read on to learn more about the important events related to NATA.

NATA 2023 Overview


Candidates can check the NATA exam overview in the table below:

Particulars Details
Exam Name National Aptitude Test in Architecture
Conducting Authority Council of Architecture
Exam Level Undergraduate
Frequency Thrice
Exam Mode Computer-Based Test
Course Offered B.Arch
Exam Duration 3 Hours
Official Website
Contact Details NATA Email ID: [email protected]
NATA Helpline: 9560707764, 9319275557

NATA Exam Brochure

Exam Pattern

As the 2024 exam brochure is yet to be released, candidates can click on the below-mentioned link to access the NATA 2023 exam brochure: NATA 2023 exam brochure.

NATA 2023 Latest Updates

Exam Syllabus

NATA Important Dates 2023

Study Plan to Maximise Score

Candidates can go through the below table to keep track of the tentative upcoming dates to avoid deadlines:

Events Session 1 Dates Session 2 Dates Session 3 Dates
Release of NATA Application Form March 20, 2023 March 20, 2023 March 20, 2023
Last Date to Submit the Applications Form April 13, 2023 May 24, 2023 June 27, 2023
Last Date for Fee Payment April 10, 2023 May 24, 2023 June 27, 2023
Application Correction April 8 to 10, 2023 May 20 to 22, 2023 June 25 to 27, 2023
Release of Admit Card April 18, 2023 May 30 to June 3, 2023 July 5, 2023
Exam Date April 21, 2023 June 3, 2023 July 9, 2023
Declaration of Result April 30, 2023 June 13, 2023 July 17, 2023

NATA Eligibility Criteria 2024

Previous Year Analysis

To avoid rejection of the application form, candidates must be well aware of the NATA eligibility criteria and only fill out the application form if they fulfil all the eligibility requirements. Go through the below-mentioned information to know the NATA 2024 eligibility criteria:

NATA Age Criteria 2024

There are no age barriers for candidates participating in NATA 2024. However, candidates must adhere to any age restrictions the counselling/ admission authority imposes.

NATA Education Qualification 2024

  • 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: NATA eligibility criteria.

NATA 2024 Registration

To register for NATA 2024, candidates must click the NATA 2024 – 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:

  • Candidate’s name 
  • Candidate’s gender
  • Date of birth 
  • Mobile number 
  • Email id 
  • Unique password 
  • Security question

Once the above details are submitted, candidates will receive an email on their registered ID providing the application number and password. 

NATA Application Form 2024

The authorities will likely release the application form in March 2024. Submitting the application form is mandatory as it confirms a candidate’s appearance for the exam. Also, the NATA admit card is released based on the information provided in the application form.

How to Fill Out the NATA 2024 Application Form?

Follow the below steps to submit the application form for NATA 2024:

  • 1st Step: NATA Registration 2024.
  • 2nd Step: Fill out the application form.
  • 3rd Step: Upload required documents.
  • 4th Step: Generation of the application number.
  • 5th Step: Submission of the form.
  • 6th Step: Application fee payment.

NATA Fee Submission 2024

The following table provides the category-wise fee amount for NATA 2024:

Category Mode Gender Amount
General Online Male ₹2000
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 2024.

NATA Exam Pattern 2024

Topper List Success Stories

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:

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

Click on the below-mentioned link to access the detailed exam pattern:
NATA exam pattern 2024.

NATA Syllabus 2024

Exam counselling

Candidates appearing for the NATA exam must know the exam syllabus, which 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
Aesthetic Sensitivity
Colour Theory
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 2024.

NATA Important Books 2024

Exam talks

The following are the list of best books candidates can refer to prepare for NATA 2024 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 2024.

NATA Previous Years Question Papers

About Exam

Previous year question papers are great to help candidates improve their preparations for the NATA 2024 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 Test 2024

About Exam

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.

NATA Exam Guidelines: Do’s and Don’ts

Eligibility Criteria

The following is the list of dos and don’ts candidates must follow during the exam:


  • Reach the examination hall on time.
  • Stick to the timetable outlined in the booklet and on the Admit Card.
  • Candidates should only carry their admit card and ID proof like Aadhar/ Passport/ Driving Licence/ Voter ID to the exam centre.
  • Maintain silence during the examination.


  • Do not bring textual material, printed or written, bits of paper or any other material.
  • Mobile phones, Bluetooth devices, calculators, slide rules, log tables, and electronic watches with calculator capabilities are strictly prohibited. Possessing such materials during the examinations may result in the cancellation of the candidature.
  • Do not leave the examination hall without the permission of the invigilator.

NATA Preparation Tips

Admit Card

The following are preparation tips and tricks candidates can implement into their study plan to improve their preparations:

  • Know the exam pattern and syllabus
  • Create a timetable
  • Refer to books that are as per the syllabus
  • Prepare notes
  • Solve previous years’ questions and papers
  • Attempt mock tests regularly
  • Prepare a separate timetable for revision

To learn more about effective preparation tips, check out the following article: NATA Preparation Tips.

NATA Admit Card 2024

Exam Answer key

The authorities will likely release the session 1 admit card in April 2024, followed by sessions 2 and 3. The admit card for session 2 will be released in May 2024, and session 3 in July 2024. Admit card is one of the most crucial documents for candidates appearing for NATA 2024. 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 2024 Admit Card.

NATA Exam Centres 2024

Cut off

The following table provides the list of NATA 2024 exam centres:

State City
Andaman and Nicobar Port Blair
Arunachal Pradesh Itanagar
Assam Dibrugarh
Bihar Gaya
Chattisgarh Bhilai
Gujarat Ahmedabad
Haryana Ambala
Jammu and Kashmir Srinagar
Karnataka Bengaluru
Kerala Kottayam

To access the complete list, click on the link mentioned below:
NATA Exam Centres 2024.

NATA Result 2023

Exam Result

NATA 2023 Phase 3 results will be available on the official website. Candidates can access the NATA results by following the processes below:

  • Step 1: First, NATA’s official website is to be visited.
  • Step 2: Click on the NATA 2023 result link.
  • Step 3: Fill in the roll number and date of birth.
  • Step 4: The result will reflect on the screen.
  • Step 5: Candidates’ scores will be displayed on a scorecard, along with whether or not they have qualified.

To know more about the results, click out NATA result 2023.

NATA Cut-off 2023

Freaquently Asked Questions

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.

NATA Toppers List 2023

salary structuire

The NATA 2023 result is yet to be declared. 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)
Aarushi Himalian 177
George Vadakekara 158.5
Kriti Agrekar 159.5
Pratham Thakur 152.5
Nivid Sablok 153

NATA Merit List 2023

About Exam

The authorities will publish the NATA merit list to aid in counselling. 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.

NATA Counselling 2023

About Exam

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 2023 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

List of Participating Institutes

Similar Exam

The following is the list of participating institutions in NATA 2023: 

Sl. 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

FAQs on NATA 2023


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.

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: What is the deadline for NATA Phase 3 2023?
Ans: Aspirants could apply for NATA Phase 3 until June 27, 2023.

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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