NATA Eligibility Criteria


National Institute of Advanced Studies in Architecture (NIASA) organizes National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) annually for screening eligible aspirants for admission into Bachelor of Architecture (B. Arch) course offered at various institutes in India. Most of the reputed Colleges and Universities in India consider the score obtained by the aspirant in NATA for admission into B. Arch course. Details regarding the exam are as follows.

Basic Eligibility for NATA

  • The aspirant should have passed Higher Secondary Examination (HSE) or its equivalent examination from a recognized University or Board or Institute to apply for this exam.
  • The aspirants currently appearing for the 10+2 exam are also eligible to attend the exam subject to some terms and conditions specified by the authority.
  • The aspirant should have studied Mathematics as one of the subjects in the qualifying examination.
  • The aspirant must have at least 50% marks in the qualifying examination and also in Mathematics separately.
  • The aspirant should be physically and mentally fit at the time of exam.

Structure and Pattern of NATA

The exam comprises of three sections. The first section includes a drawing paper of 120 minutes duration and the second section includes a computer-related online aesthetic sensitivity exam of 1 hour duration. The questions of the second section are of objective type format with multiple choices. There is no negative marking for wrong answers. The third section comprises of free hand sketching questions. The candidate has to obtain minimum 80% marks for qualifying in the exam. Some reputed Institutes will consider the marks obtained in 10+2 exam also along with the NATA score.

Age Qualification for NATA

The aspirant should have at least 17 years of age to appear for this exam. There is no upper limit specified yet.

Who can apply for NATA?

The applicant must be a citizen of India. Foreign candidates can also appear for the exam if they fulfill certain extra eligibility criterion as specified by the authority and they have to produce the certificates and documents specifying the same at the time of test.

Application Procedure for NATA

The aspirants can apply for the exam by both online and offline modes. In the offline mode, they can send a request to the authority asking for an application form by post. They have to send a DD of specified amount along with the request to the mentioned address. In the online mode they can download the application form directly from the official website of NIASA. After filling the form, they can send it to the corresponding address along with the required documents.



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20 Responses to “NATA Eligibility Criteria”

  1. 20
    piyush arora:

    types of drawing that come in nata test

  2. 19

    i am doing class 12 with commerce with maths can i give nata and is economics imp if i drop it still can i do arch?

  3. 18
    vijay nagaonkar:

    My daughter have scored 103 in nata. But I want to take Admission next year ,can I Use this years score for next year admission ?

  4. 17

    I got 41% in HSC exam and 109 marks in PCM m eligilible to NATA exam? Plz here

  5. 16

    sir i wants to know that can SSC Passed students give the nata exam

  6. 15

    i completed with 12 in 2013.appeared for jee paper 2 but not for NATA.n i wish to make career in it possible for me.?

  7. 14
    sushmita rawat:

    i have socre 56% in 12 and 40% in PCM.can i can i eligible for nata if not can there is any other way to entrance like extra test

  8. 13

    My daughter has given 12 exams with maths, economics, accountancy and business studies, English as her options in senior secondary . Is she eligible for. B arch entrance examinations as she is having maths as one of the optionals.

  9. 12

    i am doing +1 commerce without maths
    can I give nata entrance exams ?
    studying maths separately before giving the exam of NATA

  10. 11

    I have done my 10 + 2 with 63% without maths can i eligible for nata if not can there is any other way to entrance like extra test for maths

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  12. 9

    i have only 48% for mathematics and 64% in plus eligible for b arch……..nd i am a muslim so is i am eligible for reservation category?????????????

  13. 8

    i have done my 10+2 with 72% mark without math. can i eligible for NATA. If not can there is any other way to entrance like extra test for math. please give me suggestions my mail id is [email protected]

  14. 7

    sir/madam, am i able to write the nata exam, as i got 45% in 2nd puc. and im sc candidate. plz help me….

  15. 6

    my nata score is 104/200 and my maths marks are 40….am i eligible for barch course

  16. 5

    dear sir,
    Is eligible inter single sitting

  17. 4

    i want to know when nata form will be available,from which bank i get this in orissa,i

    s there any exam centre in orissa.i have scored 45 marks in math can i eligible for this entrance test.

  18. 3
    Asper eligilbility:

    Respected i’would like to know basic eligibility of architecture and nato examination .you know now i’m going on studying 3rd year diploma in civil engineerin therefore can i applying to b-arch nato exam

  19. 2
    selvi krishna:

    how to get application form for nata? please provide me the last date for the application form

  20. 1
    sunil bishnoi:

    Is Elimentary exam certificate is necessary for student who applies for nata ?