The National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA)

The National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) 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.

Important Changes in NATA

 Please note that  the following changes are effective for NATA test starting from 1st April 2016.

 1. Starting 1st April 2016 Candidates can attempt NATA for a maximum of 5 (FIVE) TIMES within Two Years from the date of their First attempt.

2. The best score out of the number of attempts till date will be the “ VALID SCORE ” ( Maximum of 5 ).

3.  "Best of 5 attempts” system will be applicable for the NATA test given from 1st April 2016 .

4. “ Validity of the “Best score” will be for 2 years from the date of their first attempt in 2016.

4. A new NATA Registration form is to be submitted online by the candidate at the NATA website for every attempt and the required Fee to be Paid for Every attempt.

5. The mark list will show the “ best marks “ scored by the candidate among all his previous attempts  ( Maximum of 5 ) as “VALID SCORE“

6. For determining the “ best of 5”  for the students who appeared for NATA test before 2016, 5 ( Five ) more attempts will be allowed and their earlier “last valid score” also will be considered for obtaining the Best Score and for such students the validity of their “Valid score” will be 2 years from the date of their First attempt in 2016.

7. Candidates, while seeking the repeat test appointment must declare their earlier exam details as required in the application form (even if he has appeared in the previous years) while registering for NATA 2016.

8. If any candidate is found registering afresh concealing the earlier appearance (including registered but exam not given cases ) for NATA test, he / she will forfeit his / her candidature and further his / her all previous scores will be cancelled and he / she will be barred from appearing for NATA again.



Any person having passed SSC (Std X) or equivalent examination can appear for NATA, however the entry level for B.Arch Course need to be fulfilled with any one of the following criteria.

  •   50% marks in 10+2 or equivalent examination with mathematics as one of the subject or
  •   10+3 Diploma (any stream) recognized by Central/State Governments with 50% aggregate marks with mathematics as one of the subject. or
  •   International Baccalaureate Diploma, after 10 years of schooling, with not less than 50% marks in aggregate and with Mathematics as compulsory subject of examination.


A score of minimum 80 marks out of 200 in NATA is a must for taking admission to First year of undergraduate course in Architecture (Bachelor of Architecture) in India.
NATA scores are used by admissions authorities of different Government, Govt. Aided & unaided schools / colleges of Architecture, to provide common measure for comparing the qualifications of applicants, for admission in addition to their scholastic performance in 10+2 or equivalent examination.


1.NATA  Registration form can filled and submitted ONLINE from this website by payment of NATA fees of Rs. 1250.00 (+ Processing Charges) using Net banking / Credit Cards / ICICI Isure Bank Challan

2. Download the Prefilled Registration form and procure the necessary registration documents.

3.Select a Test Center / Region at a location convenient to the candidate. Approach the Test center for Appointment for NATA Exam.


NATA is offered over major part of admission season at designated Test Centers located at colleges / schools of architecture in India.

Report to the test center at least 60 minutes before scheduled time of test with Receipt cum Appointment vouchervalid photo ID in Original, Attested copy of SSC Mark Sheet and drawing material required for the test.Test Center personnel will guide you regarding the further process.


SVS School of Architecture,

(Approved NATA Test Center)

J.P.Nagar, Arasampalayam,

Pollachi Taluk, Coimbatore-642 109 (Tamil Nadu)

Tel: 0422-2619300/301-305 Fax: 0422-2619306

Contact Person : R.Satheesh Kumar,Asst.professor. (+919840148546)


The NATA Information Brochure (including Registration Form) is available for sale at a price of Rs.1250.00, which includes NATA Test fees, at the designated branches of ICICI Bank


Appointment once scheduled cannot be cancelled or rescheduled. There will be no refund of NATA test fees under any conditions.


  1. An attested copy of Std. X or equivalent exam mark list.
  2. One recent passport size colour photograph, to be pasted on the registration form.
  3. Any valid document of identification bearing photograph and signature of the candidate - attested copy
  4. Valid email address. (In case you do not possess one, we suggest you to open email account on one of the free service providers such as Yahoo, Hotmail, Rediffmail, Gmail, etc.PLEASE DO NOT REVEAL YOUR PASSWORD TO ANY ONE.)
  5. A Government-issued identification document that has not expired (including but not limited to passport, permanent driver's license, state ID cards, national identification, UID card) in original. There are some exceptions: see Unacceptable Identification Documents (11.2).
  6. Std XII exam admit card with photo and signature (in original) for candidates awaiting 10+2 or equivalent exam results.
  7. Student ID card from the institute where he / she is currently enrolled AND Confirmation of identity letter from the candidate's educational institution (in original).


If the candidate's primary identification is missing either a photo or a signature, he / she must present one of the following supplemental IDs in addition to the primary ID. Supplemental IDs that can be used to meet the photo and/or signature requirements are:

  1. A government-issued identification document that has not expired (including but not limited to passport, driver's license, state ID cards, national identification).
  2. Confirmation of identity letter from the candidate's educational institution.

The confirmation of identity letter must contain the candidate's date of birth; a recent, recognizable photo; the candidate's signature; and the date issued.
The confirmation of identity letter must be typed on the original letterhead of the educational institution the candidate attend(ed), and the signature of the school official and the school seal must overlap the candidate's photo. A letter of identity is valid for only one year from the date of issue.

The Aptitude Test in Architecture shall consist of 2 papers:

 (i) Test - I – Aesthetic Sensitivity - 100 marks - duration of test: One hour.

 (ii) Test - II – Drawing - 100 marks - duration of test: Two hours.

Test – I

Aesthetic Sensitivity is to evaluate candidate’s perception, imagination and observation; creativity and

communication; and Architectural awareness. The test shall comprise of :

(i) Visualising three dimensional objects from two dimensional drawings

(ii) Visualising different sides of three dimensional object

(iii) Identifying commonly used materials and objects based on their textural qualities

 (iv) Analytical Reasoning

(iv) Mental Ability

 (vi) Imaginative comprehension and expression

 (vii) Architectural awareness

Test - II

The Drawing aptitude of the candidate shall be judged on the following aspects :

(i) Ability to sketch a given object proportionately and rendering the same in visually appealing


 (ii) Visualising and drawing the effects of light on the object and shadows cast on the surroundings

 (iii) Sense of perspective drawing

 (iv) Combining and composing given three dimensional elements to form a building or structural form

 (v) Creating interesting two dimensional composition using given shapes or forms

 (vi) Creating visual harmony using colours in given composition

 (vii) Understanding of scale and sense of proportion

 (viii) Drawing from memory through pencil sketch on themes from day to day experiences

Note : In order to pass an Aptitude Test in Architecture, a candidate must obtain a minimum of 40%marks.(80/200)

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