NATA 2021: Council of Architecture (CoA) has released the press release to conduct the 3rd test for NATA 2021. This NATA 3rd test will be held on September 03, 2021, and 3rd phase registration is started on July 26, 2021. Whereas, NATA 2nd Phase Exam was conducted on July 11, 2021, and the result has been declared on July 22, 2021. NATA 2021 is a national-level examination for a 5-year B.Arch course. The scores of the exam are accepted by all B.Arch colleges of the nation. The candidates have to apply for the college of their choice with NATA scores separately and there is no centralized admission process. Check more details on NATA 2021 from this page.
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Latest – NATA 2021 registration for the 3rd test has started and phase 3rd exam will be held on September 03, 2021. Click here to register for the exam.
Latest – CoA has released the Second Test of NATA 2021 Result. Click here to check it.
NATA 2021 Test 1 latest updates
NATA 2021 test 1 Result Announced – Check here
NATA 2021 Test 2 latest updates
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Candidates can apply for either one or both the attempts of NATA, if eligible. The important dates for NATA 2021 April and NATA 2021 July exam are as follows:
|Events||NATA 2021 – April||NATA 2021 – June||NATA 2021 – September (3rd Test)|
|Release of brochure||3 Mar 2021||3 Mar 2021||26 July 2021|
|Online form releases on||5 Mar 2021||5 Mar 2021||26 July 2021|
|Last date to apply, upload images, pay fee, and print confirmation page||01 Apr 2021||02 July 2021 (Upto 8 pm)||22 Aug 2021 (up to 11:59 pm)|
|Form correction window||01 Apr 2021||20 Jun – 02 Jul 2021 (Upto 8 pm)||16 Aug – 22 Aug 2021 (up to 11:59 pm)|
|Admit card releases on||07 Apr 2021||07 Jul 2021||29 Aug 2021|
|NATA 2021||10 Apr 2021||11 Jul 2021||03 Sep 2021|
|Result declaration||20 Apr 2021||08 Sep 2021|
NATA 2021 Application Form
The registration process of NATA 2021 is open for July exam. The candidates can check the details below.
Step 1: Click on the link above.
Step 2: Sign up for NATA 2021 by entering name, father’s name, mother’s name, mobile number, e-mail id, date of birth, aadhaar number, choose password, security question, security answer, etc.
Step 3: Once, registered, candidates can fill details in the application form of NATA, upload images and pay application fee.
Application Fee: The application fee of NATA 2021 is uniform for all genders and is as follows:
|Category||For one attempt||For two attempts|
|General Category||Rs. 2000||Rs. 4000|
|For SC/ ST Category||Rs. 1500||Rs. 3000|
|If applying for abroad centre||Rs. 10,000||Rs. 20000|
You can pay fee amount via following modes:
- Debit card, or
- Credit card or
- Net banking
Documents to be uploaded in application form:
The candidates have to upload the below given documents in NATA application form to complete the application process:
|Scanned image||Dimension||Storage size|
|Photo||4.5 cm X 3.5 cm||4 KB to 100 KB|
|Signature||1.5 cm X 3.5 cm||1 KB to 30 KB|
NATA 2021 Application Form Correction
The candidates get a chance to make corrections in their application form after the submission. The application form correction window opens under the login of the registered candidates on nata.in. While the correction window is open, candidates can make changes in their personal details.
The data that is submitted after the correction window is treated as the valid and final one. After that, no further correction widow opens for the candidates. Thus the correction window is to be used carefully. Use application number and password is to be used to access NATA 2021 correction window and do form correction.
NATA 2021 Eligibility Criteria – Revised Due to COVID-19
Change in eligibility: CoA has decided to relax the eligibility for admission in B.Arch courses. Now candidates need to qualify 10+2 exam. Minimum marks in 10+2 in no more a need. Therefore candidates having NATA score and 10+2 qualified status can apply for admission in B.Arch courses. This is only applicable for the academic session 2021-22.
There are 2 types of eligibility that the candidates have to take care of.
First, for taking NATA 2021 exam
- Candidates have completed to 10 + 2 examination with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics or 10+ 3 Diploma with Mathematics as subject of study can appear for NATA 2021.
- Candidates appearing for 10+2 examination with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics as subjects of study or 10+3 Diploma with Mathematics in the current year may also provisionally appear for NATA-2021.
Second, for taking admission in B.Arch courses
NATA 2021 Admit Card
The admit card for NATA 2021 is released online under the login of the candidates on nata.in. Candidate has to download the soft copy of the Admit Card from the website and has to appear in the examination with a printed hard copy at the concerned Examination Centre indicated in the downloaded Admit Card along with one original photo identity card- Voter Card/ Pan Card/ Aadhar Card/ Driving Licence.
Candidates must ensure that the photograph and signature printed on the admit card are not mutilated / distorted / soiled even by accident. Candidates with such mutilated / distorted / soiled admit cards will not be allowed to appear in NATA-2021.
All Candidates are advised to retain their admit cards carefully in secured place in undamaged condition in all respects as stated above till the completion of admission procedure.
NATA 2021 New Exam Time
The schedule of NATA 2021 is as follows:
- Report to the Examination Center by 9.00 am
- Opening gate to the examination hall at 9.15 am
- Registration of candidate to be completed by 9.45 am
- Closing gate to the examination hall at 10.00 am
- Commencement of examination at 10.00 am
- Duration of examination: 10.00 am to 1.00 pm
NATA 2021 New Exam Pattern
The revised exam pattern of NATA 2021 below:
NATA is a computer-based test. Check the other details of the exam given below.
- Duration: The duration of the test is 3 hours
- Type of questions: There test will have multiple-choice questions, multiple-select questions, preferential choice type questions, and numerical answer type questions
- No. of questions: There are total 125 questions in the test
- Maximum marks: The test is of total 200 marks
- Medium of test: The question paper will be available in English language
- Marking Scheme: The questions will be of either 01 mark / 2 marks / 3 marks
Distribution of questions
|No. of questions||Marks for each question||Total marks|
|Total = 125||200|
Best Books for NATA 2021
The candidates can check below the list of important books to prepare for NATA 2021:
|Study Guide for B.Arch||Buy here|
|Nata Exam Full Package||Buy here|
|NATA Preparation Book : The Road to Becoming An Architect Begins Here||Buy here|
|NATA/B.ARCH. Architecture Entrance Question Bank||Buy here|
|NATA Mock Test Series||Buy here|
|NATA & B. ARCH Complete Self Study Material: Entrance Examination||Buy here|
NATA 2021 Examination Centre
The examination centers will be allocated to those candidates who have opted to appear for NATA 2021 examination at a Test Center. The allocation of examination centers shall be done on the basis of preferences opted by the Candidate. The list of 159 cities where the exam centres will be set are as follows:
NATA 2021 Answer Key
Before the declaration of NATA result, candidates can check the correct answers to all the questions asked in the exam with the help of NATA answer key 2021. The answer key is also available for challenge. Based on the challenges received, if any change is needed in the answer key, CoA makes the necessary amendments and releases the final answer key. Based on the final answer key, NATA 2021 result is calculated.
NATA 2021 Result
CoA releases NATA result under the login of the candidates. To check NATA result candidates have to use their application no. and password. The result is available in the form of a scorecard. On the scorecard candidates can check the below given details:
- Total marks obtained out of 200
- Pass/Fail status
NATA 2021 result is announced separately for the candidates appearing for 2 exams. The best scores out of both exams are to be used for admission in the colleges.
NATA 2021 Cut Off
To qualify NATA 2021 candidates have to score at least 75 marks out of 200 marks.
About the Council of Architecture
Council of Architecture has been conducting National Aptitude Test in Architecture since 2006. CoA was formed so that it can monitor the standards of education being imparted in various intitutions/ universities providing admission in architecture courses. It monitors the standards and norms, the eligibility for admission, course duration, the standard of staff, course content and examination from time to time. The CoA is required to keep the central government informed and updated about the standards being maintained by the institutions.
NATA 2021 Frequently Asked Questions
- Click here to check complete FAQ’s for NATA 2021.
NATA is being held 2 times this year. The candidates can appear for any 1 of both the attempts.
The exam is being held in computer based test mode.
NATA 2021 will be held across the nation and centres will be allotted to the candidates.
There has been the introduction of new types of questions. There is no drawing section that the candidates need to attempt in pen and paper. The syllabus of the exam has been changed. All details have been discussed on the page here.
Yes, the candidates have to score 75 marks out of 200 to qualify the exam.
NATA Exam Archives
|NATA||1st Exam Date||2nd Exam Date|
29 Aug 2020
12 Sep 2020
|NATA 2019||14 Apr 2019||07 Jul 2019|
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