National Institute of Advanced Studies in Architecture has conducted the national level entrance examination, National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) for B.Arch/ B.Planning courses. This exam scores are accepted in all recognized institutes in India.

Eligibility criteria for NATA Exam:-

Candidates applying for NATA Architecture Entrance Exam should have passed 10+2 or equivalent examination from a recognized board or university having at least 50% marks with mathematics as one of the subject.


Exam Dates

NATA 2014 Dates:-

  • Start date for sale of online application forms: March 01, 2014 (Friday)
  • Exam date: On all working days from March 01, 2014 (Friday) onwards. 

Exam Preparation

NATA Exam Preparation Tips:-

Your drawing, imagination and observation skill must be good. It would help you in scoring well. You need to be more sensible about colour and composition. Also practice well for the written test. Both are equally important.  

List of Books for NATA exams preparation:-

• Architecture Entrance Book by P.K Mishra
• B.Arch Exam Guide by P.K Mishra
• Verbal and Non verbal Reasoning book by R.K. Agrawal
• Elementary maths by Dorofeev
• Higher Algebra by Hall & Knight



Exam Syllabus

NATA 2013 Pattern:-

Candidate appearing for NATA Architecture Entrance Exam have to attempt two test papers:

• Drawing Test
• Aesthetic Sensitivity Test

Each paper consists of 100 marks.

NATA 2013 Syllabus:-

Drawing test:-

• Sense of perspective drawing
• Ability to sketch a given object proportionately and rendering the same in visually appealing manner
• Visualizing and drawing effects of light on the object and shadows cast on surroundings
• Creating visual harmony using colours in given composition
• Understanding of scale and proportion
• Memory drawing

Aesthetic Sensitivity Test:-

• Analytical reasoning
• Mental Ability
• Imaginative comprehension and expression
• Architectural awareness
• Visualizing different sides of three dimensional object
• Visualizing three dimensional objects from two dimensional drawings



List of Colleges in India accepting NATA scores:-

• Satyabhama University, Chennai
• Manipal University
• Shushant Schhol of Art and Architecture, Delhi
• Acharya’s NV school of Architecture, Banglore
• School of Planning and Architecture, Bhopal
• National Institute of Technology, Calicut
• Birla Institute of Technology, Ranchi



Top Coaching Institutes for NATA exam in India:-

• Bhardwaj Classes
• Arkin Classes
• Takshila Classes
• NATA Coaching Centre
• Nata Cet Coaching centre

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