The Council of Architecture (COA) conducts the National Aptitude Test in Agriculture (NATA) for the candidates willing to make a career as an architect. The qualifying candidate gets admission in the 5 years, full-time Bachelor of Architecture(B.Arch), in any of the participating colleges. Earlier the NATA 2nd test was scheduled to be held on June 12, 2021, but due to pandemic and lockdown being imposed in several states the competent authority of the Council of Architecture decided to postpone the exam date to July 11, 2021. As per the latest notice released by CoA, the revised dates and details will be uploaded soon on the official website.
The candidates who have passed the class 12 exam can fill the forms of NATA if they have scored 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics with an overall 50% aggregate marks. This is also applicable to the students who have pursued a 10+3 or Diploma course with Mathematics as a major subject of study with 50% marks. The candidates willing to get admission in the 5-year B.Arch programme should have passed the class 10+2 exam with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. The students who have completed the 10+3 Diploma exam with Mathematics as a compulsory subject are also eligible to apply.
The exam will be conducted in a computer-based online test with a maximum duration of 3 hours or 180 minutes. The questions asked will be of MCQ/ Multiple Select Type or Preferential Choice-based with the language of the question paper being English. A total of 125 questions will be asked for 200 marks In order to qualify for the NATA test, the candidate will have to score at least 75 marks on the online test. The questions will be based on Diagrammatic Reasoning, Numerical Reasoning, Verbal Reasoning, Inductive Reasoning, Situational Judgment, Logical Reasoning and Abstract Reasoning. The students will get 1,2 or 3 marks for each correct answer as per the markings scheme decided by the board. There is no negative marking prescribed for any wrong answer marked.
The results of the NATA exam will be available on the official website. As the exam is a single day computer-based test the result status shows only the Pass/Fail status and the marks scored out of 200. The scorecard of NATA 1st phase and 2nd phase will be uploaded separately. The best score out of the two phases is used during the admission process in the participating colleges. The scorecard of NATA 2021 will be valid for admission for the present session.