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NATA 2017 Announced, Pattern Changed

Published on : 29-Nov-2016 Powered by

About NATA : National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA), conducted by Council of Architecture,  measures the aptitude of the applicant for specific field of study, i.e. Architecture. The test measures drawing and observation skills, sense of proportion, aesthetic sensitivity and critical thinking ability, that have been acquired over a long period of time, and that are related to specific field of study, i.e. Architecture.


NATA is conducted by the Council of Architecture, being the competent & final authority for the purpose of fixing norms and standards for architectural institutions and having the necessary expertise to hold a Common Aptitude Test in Architecture, at national level to provide a single window system for appearing in aptitude test and to facilitate institutions, students and public at large for admission to First year of 5 year B.Arch Degree Course at all recognized Institutions all over country.


Change in exam pattern for 2017


1. Test date selection option withdrawn : Till 2016, NATA was conducted on multiple days. In 2016, students had the choice of selecting a test date between 1 April 2016 and 20 Aug 2016. However, in 2017, it has been decided to conduct the exam on a single day - on 12 April 2016.

2. Change in mode of exam : In 2017, the exam will be conducted only in OFFLINE mode. Till 2016, the exam used to have two parts. Part 1 used to be paper based while Part 2 used to be is computer based (online) aesthetics sensitivity test having 40 multiple choice questions.

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Note : NATA as such does not get you admission in any college. NATA is just an Aptitude Test. On receiving the Score Card, the candidate will have to contact various admission authorities / institutes / colleges / universities with NATA Score Card and other details (as prescribed by the respective Admission Authorities).                                                                                 

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