National Aptitude Test in Architecture - NATA 2017

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NATA 2017 Entrance Exam

National Aptitude Test in Architecture ( NATA ) invites admission Application for B. Arch programs for the academic session 2017 – 2018.

What is NATA?

In order to further strengthen the conduct of the test and to attract more number of bright aspirants into studying Architecture, COA has decided to conduct NATA 2017 for admission to B.Arch. in the academic session 2017 – 2018, as a one-day paper based examination all over the country. This would surely be a step towards producing competent architects to serve the society and to build the nation in coming decades, especially in view of the Govt. of India mission of Smart Cities.

NATA 2017 Eligibility

There is NO lower age limit to apply for NATA 2017.

Candidates may come from the following backgrounds:

Note : The lower age limit for appearing in NATA 2017 has been waived. However, the candidate has to comply with any age constraints that may be specified by respective counselling / admission authority.

NATA 2017 Exam Pattern

All the booklets will be served at the beginning in one folder. MCQ answer sheet ( OMR ) for Part – A will be withdrawn after 90 minutes. It is to be noted carefully that the candidates must fill in as well as bubble in ALL the relevant information including the “Question Booklet No” at the indicated places on OMR Answer Sheet, Drawing Sheets and Attendance Sheet during examination.

Questions and all instructions will be available only in English medium.

 Subject  Distribution of Marks  Total Marks
Mathematics ( 20 Qs ) 20 x 2 40
General Aptitude ( 40 Qs ) 40 x 2 80
Drawing ( 2 Qs ) 2 x 40 80
 Total 200

Drawing Test :

Candidate has to attempt two questions within 90 minutes. The drawing aptitude is judged on the following aspects -

The Answer to each question in the ‘drawing’ paper will be examined by more than one examiner independently and the marks are to be averaged. The primary emphasis in scoring the drawing section is on the candidate’s drawing, imagination and observation skills. The candidate’s sense of proportion and perspective are also evaluated together with sense for colour and composition.

Tie breaking rules for overall score :

Unified merit list of candidates will be published in NATA – 2017. During merit listing, all candidates would get unique rank. Therefore, if more than one candidate gets the same overall marks, tie breaking logic would be applied in the following order:

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NATA 2017 Online Application Form

Filling up of fields will be interactive in nature. As soon as the cursor is taken to a certain field, a cursor tip message will be shown to the candidate to assist in filling up. In case of difficulty, the help icon placed right next to the field will redirect the candidate to that section of the Brochure which deals with the filling up of the said field. Please note that the applicant name, father’s name, mother’s name, postal address and date of birth taken together must be unique for each application.

On completion and submission of the PERSONAL DETAILS, the system will generate a unique 7-digit numeric APPLICATION NUMBER for the candidate. The candidate has to choose a PASSWORD and keep it as guarded secret for all subsequent entries into their domain. A SECURITY QUESTION AND ANSWER will be captured from the candidate by the system at this stage. Candidate has to remember this question-answer pair for prompt retrieval of password in case it is forgotten at later stage. Once an Application Number is generated and the password is chosen, the candidate may logout of the system. The candidate will need to enter the system subsequently for various reasons as given below:

The candidate has to use this system generated Application Number and chosen password for subsequent login to the system for all subsequent accesses to the system. Therefore it is very important for the candidate to note down the application number and password. It is also important to note the security question and the answer pair for retrieval of password in case the candidate forgets the chosen password. So the candidate must note down the security question and answer for future reference.

NATA 2017 Application Form Process

NATA 2017 Application Fee Details :
  • Irrespective of his / her category and gender, a candidate applying for NATA  2017 has to pay Rupee 1250 /- ( Rupees one thousand two hundred fifty only ) as application fee, through ONLINE mode. The candidate, on successfully uploading the PERSONAL DETAILS and DOCUMENTS; will be directed to the webpage containing process of payment of application fee as per the following options. Service charges, as applicable, would be payable along with fees at the bank.
  • Payment through EPG : The candidate has to click “Payment of fee using EPG services”, the system will automatically redirect to Billdesk payment gateway page. As per the candidate’s convenience, he / she may select any of the options to pay the application fee through electronic payment gateway via debit card, credit card or net banking and follow the online instructions to complete the payment process. After successful payment, payment gateway will redirect the candidate to home page that will show the status of fee payment. Upon successful payment, the candidate will be able to print the final “Confirmation Page”.
  • Payment through ICICI Bank e-Challan : Attempt is being made to integrate ICICI Bank e-Challan as another payment option. In that option, the candidate has to select “ICICI Bank e-challan” to submit the application fee through bank. As soon as he / she selects it, an e-Challan will be generated containing details of the candidate. The candidate has to take a printout of the same and take it to the nearest Core Banking Service ( CBS ) facility enabled Branch of the Bank for making payment. After payment, the candidate has to login to the system and upload the details written on the e-Challan ( Journal No., Branch Name and Date etc. ) by the bank official. Only when the payment details are uploaded, the Confirmation Page will be generated.

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NATA 2017 Exam Centres

The allocation of examination centre spread across all state capitals and other selected cities subject to availability of at least 250 students in general. Cities will be based on the choices given by the candidate during online form fill-up. However, discretion of the Council in allocation of examination centre shall be final. No request for change of allocated center will be entertained under any circumstances.

City Code State City name
1 Andaman & nicobar Port blair
2 Andhra pradesh Vijayawada
3 Visakhapatnam
4 Arunachal pradesh Itanagar
5 Assam Guwahati
6 Bihar Gaya
7 Muzaffarpur
8 Patna
9 Chandigarh Chandigarh/mohali
10 Chhatisgarh Raipur
11 Delhi Delhi/new delhi
12 Goa Panaji
13 Gujarat Ahmedabad
14 Gandhinagar
15 Surat
16 Vadodara
17 Haryana Faridabad
18 Gurgaon
19 Kurukshetra
20 Himachal pradesh Hamirpur
21 Shimla
22 Jammu & kashmir Jammu
23 Jharkhand Dhanbad
24 Jamshedpur
25 Ranchi
26 Karnataka Bengaluru
27 Hubli
28 Mangalore
29 Kerala Ernakulam
30 Kozhikode
31 Thiruvanthapuram
32 Madhya pradesh Bhopal
33 Gwalior
34 Indore
35 Jabalpur
36 Maharashtra Aurangabad
37 Mumbai
38 Nagpur
39 Nasik
40 Pune
41 Manipur Imphal
42 Meghalaya Shillong
43 Mizoram Aizwal
44 Nagaland Dimapur
45 Odisha Balasore
46 Bhubaneswar
47 Berhampur
48 Sambalpur
49 Puducherry Puducherry
50 Punjab Amritsar
51 Bathinda
52 Rajasthan Jaipur
53 Jodhpur
54 Udaipur
55 Sikkim Gangtok
56 Tamilnadu Chennai
57 Coimbatore
58 Madurai
59 Telangana Hyderabad
60 Warangal
61 Tripura Agartala
62 Uttarakhand Dehradun
63 Roorkee
64 Uttar pradesh Agra
65 Allahabad
66 Lucknow
67 Varanasi
68 West bengal Kolkata-howrah
69 Siliguri
70 Outside india Dubai

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NATA 2017 Admit Card

NATA 2017 Results

NATA 2017 Result Date :

NATA 2017 Result Date : NATA 2017 Entrance Exam Results will  be declared on  10th June, 2017

Email Registration for NATA Entrance Exam Results 2017

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Rules for scrutiny / review of Answer Sheet :

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NATA 2017 Counselling

An attempt will be made to normalize ( with respect to NATA 2017 ) the score of NATA 2016 qualified candidates seeking admission in the session 2017 – 2018 in order to specify their position in order of merit for counselling purposes. Such guidelines would be based on statistical analysis and the Council’s decision would be final in this regard.

Reservations under different categories :

NATA 2017 is a qualifying examination where a general merit list will be published along with score of candidate. Reservation is a prerogative of the admission/ counselling authority and this examination has nothing to do with it. However, candidates with specific disability of colour blindness may be debarred from admission to B. Arch. Course, as per the policy of the respective institution / University.

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NATA 2017 Schedule of  Examination

Date & Time of Examination Subject and Marks of Examination
16th April, 2017
( Sunday )
11.00 a.m. to 2.00 p.m.
( Grand Total of 200 marks )
Part-A ( FIRST 90 minutes )        TOTAL 120 Marks
Mathematics ( MCQ )              20X2 = 40 Marks ( OMR BASED )
General Aptitude (MCQ )         40X2 = 80 Marks ( OMR BASED )
Part-B ( LAST 90 minutes )                  TOTAL 80 Marks
Drawings ( TWO SETS ) in A4 Size paper 2X 40 = 80 Marks

NATA 2017 Important Dates

S. No Activity Date ( with time )
1 Availability of information in the public domain From 15th December, 2016
2 Start of NATA 2017 Online form fill-up 2nd January, 2017
3 End of NATA 2017 registration 11th February, 2017 ( 11:59 PM )
4 Image uploads allowed till 12th February, 2017 ( 11:59 PM )
5 Fee payment allowed till NATA 2017 13th February, 2017 ( 11:59 PM )
6 Confirmation page printing available till 28th February, 2017 ( 11:59 PM )
7 Candidate Correction window (based on Council feedback and self-induced errors) along with upload of correct testimonials 20th February, 2017 ( 10:30 AM ) to 24th February, 2017 ( 11:59 PM )
8 Publication of Downloadable Admit Card in 26th March, 2017 ( 10:30 AM )
9 Date and Time of NATA 2017  Examination 16th April, 2017 ( 11 AM to 2 PM )
10 Publication of NATA 2017 Results By 10th June, 2017

Contact Details

National Institute of Advanced Studies in Architecture,
CDSA, Survey no : 58 & 49 / 4, Bavdhan Khurd, Paud Road,
( Before Ambrosia Resort; Off Chandni Chowk ),
Pune – 411 021,
Telephone No. : 020–6573–1088,
Email :,
Website :

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