NATA 2018 - Syllabus, Eligibility, Application form, 2018 Notification

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What is NATA?

NATA stands for National Aptitude Test for Architecture. It has been conducted by the Council of Architecture. It was first held in 2006. It is a single day national level admission test for pursuing 5 years undergraduation course in Architecture in India. According to the Council of Architecture’s rule, aspirant should get 40% marks in NATA test to get into this 5 years BArch/B planning course. It is an essential test for taking admission to any Architecture college/university in India.

In the below furnished Table you can get an overview of the examination:

Exam name National Aptitude Test for Architecture
Commonly known as NATA Examination
Type of Exam Undergraduate
Level Of Exam University
Exam Date 29th April,2018
Course Offered BArch
Body Council of Architecture

Exam structure

NATA Examination is divided into 2 parts. 1) Mathematics & General Aptitude Test, 2) Drawing Test

Part 1 of the test is a computer base test or online mode test and second part of the test is a paper -pencil test or offline test.

Duration of the Test: total 3 hours or 180 minutes test. 90 min. for first half and last 90 min for second half.

In the first half of the test i.e. Mathematics & General Aptitude Test: All questions are MCQ type(Multiple Choice Question). In this part you can get total 60 questions. Out of which 30 questions are from Mathematics section and other 30 are from General Aptitude. For each correct answer, a candidate can get 2 marks. The best part of this test is that there is no negative marking system. A candidate should get 25% i.e. 30 marks out of 120 in this first part of the test. Candidate is given 60-90 second for per question.

Second part of the test is Drawing test: In the second part of the test you can get 2 questions. Each with 40 marks. Each question again has two sub parts. In this section a candidate should get 25% marks i.e. 20 out of 80. NATA is total 200 marks examination. The purpose of this examination is to measure the aptitude of applicants for a specific field of study i.e. Architecture. Moreover, NATA score is used by admission authorities of different government and government-aided colleges of Architectures all over the India.

Language of the Examination: English

In the below furnished table, you can get an overview of the structure/ pattern & duration of examination:

Part Subject No. of Questions Marks Duration
1 Mathematics 30 30*2 90
1 General Aptitude 30 30*2
2 Drawing 2 2*40 90

We have already mentioned that the whole syllabus of the NATA examination is divided into 2 parts.

  • Mathematics &General Aptitude Test
  • Drawing test

In the Mathematics part syllabus consists of Algebra, Logarithms, matrices, Trigonometry, Theory of Calculus, Application of Calculus, Probability, Permutation and Combination, Statics, Coordinate geometry etc.

In the General aptitude part, syllabus consists of Analytical reasoning, Mental ability, Visualizing different sides of Objects, General awareness, National & International Architects and famous Architectural creations, interpretation of pictorial compositions etc.

In drawing part, A candidate should know about the drawing patterns both geometrical and abstract.

Eligibility Criteria

The lower age limit of NATA 2018 has been waived off. Candidate may come from the following background.

  • 10+2 or equivalent examination of central/state Govt. with minimum 50% aggregate marks and with Mathematics as one of the subject of the examination.
  • 10+3 Diploma (any stream) recognized by central/state Govt. with 50% aggregate marks and with Mathematics as one of the subject of the examination.
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma passed /appearing, after 10 years of schooling with 50 % marks in aggregate and with Mathematics as one of the subject of the examination.

According to the Council of Architecture, in NATA Examination, Reservation is a prerogative of the admission /counseling authority does not fall under the purview of this examination.

Though there is some relaxation in fee. For General and OBC category application fee is Rs 1800/ and for SC/ST category it is 1500. The candidate who will choose Dubai as their center they need to pay an additional 8000/ total 9800(1800+8000), need to be paid as application fee.

From 18thJanuary, 2018 application form is available in online. The last date to fill the form will be 2nd March 2018. NATA 2018 will be held in 135 cities of India and in Dubai.

The candidates have to fill their personal and academical details like Name, Contact details, email address, educational qualification etc. in the application form. The candidates should fill and submit the form along with the specified application fee on or before the last date i.e. 2nd March,2018. Application form should be filled up in online at the NATA portal.

Candidate need to visit the above-mentioned portal and CLICK the requisite link ONLINE APPLICATION NATA-2018 and thereafter will be directed to the actual application form. In the application form you can find different sub sections.

There are 3 simple steps to fill up the form

  1. Filling of application form(Personal details)
  2. Document uploading
  3. Fee payment

The candidates first need to fill up the personal details, then upload document and at last pay fee. It is important to note that, the candidate need to take a print out of confirmation will be generated after the successful payment for their own record. No documents are required to send via post.

For filling up the application form the candidate need to go through 2 processes.

  1. Registration process
  2. Submission of form

Registration process:

For registration candidate first needs to visit NATA portal at www.nata.in or click here. Then he/she has to CLICK on REGISTER NOW button after that you can enter into login page.

Again, you need to click Register now button for signing up the User Account Registration. Fill the mandatory fields and click on sign up. Once you have successfully signed up click on login to continue. Then login to your credential. (To create your credentials, you need to give a login ID and password)

Submission of form:

After login to NATA -2018 portal with credential you need to click on Apply now button which will be directed to the application form. Then you need to fill the mandatory field.

After that, you need to upload the required documents (recent passport size colour photograph, own signature, for SC/ST candidate SC/ST certificate) which is subject to verification.

Then you need to click on the preview button to preview your filled-up application form. Then you need to click on submit button. After submission of form no changes can be made in the form. So you have to be very careful while filling up the form.

Application form

Here you should remember that your uploading document should be matched with below mentioned size.

  • Photograph: Max size 100 kb. Minimum 4 kb(JPEG OR JPG)
  • Signature: Maximum 30 kb and minimum 1 kb(JPEG OR JPG)
  • Community certificate: maximum 100 kb and minimum 5 kb(A4 format)

Application fee: For General and OBC category application fee is Rs 1800/ and for SC/ST category it is 1500.

For application fee payment you can do it through State Bank of India/ Bill desk payment gateway. As per the candidate’s convenience he/she can choose any of the options to pay the application fee through electronic payment gateway via debit card, credit card or net banking and follow the online instruction to complete the payment process. After successful payment, payment gateway will redirect to candidate’s home page. After successful fee payment the candidate can able to take a print out the final confirmation page. He candidate should keep it for future reference.

Admit card

The Council of Architecture will issue the admit card to those who successfully register for the NATA 2018. The candidate can get the admit card on 2nd April,2018. The candidate can download the soft copy of the admit card from this website http://nata.nic.in and has to take a print out of it. To download Admit card candidate first need to go on the login panel. After that candidate needs to enter some details like Application number, password, security code (display on the screen) to login.

After that Admit card will appear on the screen. The candidate needs to take a print out of it. The candidate should produce printed copy of admit card, along with some other documents like original photograph (same as uploaded), and one photo identity proof (voter card, pan card, Aadhar card, or driving license.) Along with the NATA Admit card 2018, an examination roll number will also be generated.

Admission Procedure

After you score well in NATA you can proceed for the admission procedure. There are almost 400 plus colleges /universities which accept NATA score. These colleges /universities will hold the counselling differently. Eligibility criteria also varies from state to state. To participate in the counselling, the candidate need to apply to their preferred colleges/universities to take the admission procedure further. Apart from the NATA score candidates should meet the eligibility criteria of different colleges/universities to take participate in counselling. NATA score will be valid up to 2 years.

The candidate can avail the NATA brochure from the designated ICICI Bank, LTD.

If you want to be successful in your upcoming NATA 2018 test you have to practice sample papers. Here I have given you some links through which you can download the sample papers.

  1. www.iarch.co.in
  2. www.aptoinn.in
  3. www.silica.co.in
  4. www.natamocktest.co.in

Notification

The notification for the NATA 2018 has been released on 18th January 2018.

Syllabus

The syllabus for the subjects that appear in NATA 2018 are as follows:

Subject Syllabus
Mathematics ·        Logarithms

·        Algebra

·        Matrices

·        Trigonometry

·        Coordinate Geometry

·        3 Dimensional Coordinate Geometry

·        Theory of Calculus

·        Application of Calculus

·        Permutation and Combination

·        Statistics and Probability

General Aptitude ·        Visualizing different sides of 3D objects

·        Mathematical Reasoning

·        Objects and texture in relation to architecture and built environment

·        Sets and Relations

Drawing Test ·        Conceptualization and visualization

·        Drawing of patterns – both geometrical and abstract.

·        Form transformations in 2D and 3D like union, subtraction, rotation, surfaces and volumes.

·        Creating 2D and 3D compositions using given shape and forms.

·        Understanding of scale and proportion of objects, geometric composition, shape.

·        Building forms and elements, aesthetics, color texture, harmony and contrast.

·        Perspective drawing, sketching of urban scape and landscape.

·        Generating plan, elevation, and 3D views of objects.

 

Important Dates

The important dates for NATA 2018 are as follows:

Dates  Events
January 18, 2018 NATA 2018 Application Form online begins
March 2, 2018 NATA 2018 Application Form online closes
4th week of February 2018 (Tentative) End date of uploading of image
4thweek of February 2018 (Tentative) End date of fee payment
4thweek of February 2018 (Tentative) End date of Confirmation Page printing
March 2018 (Tentative) Date for candidate correction window along with uploading of correct testimonials
April 2, 2018 Availability of NATA 2018 Admit Card
April 29, 2018 (10:30 AM to 1:30 PM) NATA 2018
3rd week of May 2018 (Tentative) Availability of NATA 2018 recorded responses
June 1, 2018 NATA Result 2018

List of Exam Centers

The various exam centers conducting the NATA 2018 are as follows:

State City
Andaman and Nicobar Port Blair
 

 

 

Andhra Pradesh

Chirala
Guntur
Kakinada
Kurnool
Nellore
Rajahmundry
Tirupathi
Vijayawada
Visakhapatnam
Vizianagaram
 

 

Assam

Dibrugarh
Guwahati
Jorhat
Silchar
Tezpur
 

 

Bihar

Arrah
Darbhanga
Muzaffarpur
Patna
 

 

Chandigarh

Chandigarh
Bhilai Nagar
Bilaspur
Raipur
Delhi Delhi
New Delhi
Goa Panaji
 

 

 

Gujarat

Ahmedabad
Anand
Gandhinagar
Mehsana
Rajkot
Surat
Vadodara
 

 

Haryana

Ambala
Gurugram
Hisar
Karnal
Gurgaon
Kurukshetra
Himachal Pradesh Hamirpur
Jammu and Kashmir Jammu
Samba
Jharkhand Bokaro Steel City
Dhanbad
 

Jharkhand

Hazaribagh
Jamshedpur
Ranchi
 

 

Karnataka

Bengaluru
Gulbarga
Hubli
Mangalore
Mysore
Shimoga
Udupi
Kannur
Kozhikode
 

 

Kerala

 

 

 

 

Thrissur
Ernakulam
Trivandrum
Bhopal
Gwalior
Indore
 

 

 

Madhya Pradesh

 

 

 

 

 

Jabalpur
Sagar
Satna
Ujjain
Amravati
Aurangabad
Jalgaon
Kolhapur
 

 

Maharashtra

 

 

 

 

Mumbai
Nagpur
Nanded
Nashik
Navi Mumbai
Pune
Meghalaya Shillong
Mizoram Aizawl
Nagaland

 

 

Kohima
Balasore
Berhampur-Ganjam
 

 

Odisha

 

 

 

Bhubaneswar
Cuttack
Dhenkanal
Rourkela
KORAPUT
Sambalpur
Puducherry Puducherry
 

 

 

Punjab

Amritsar
Bhatinda
Jalandhar
Ludhiana
Mohali
Patiala
 

 

 

Rajasthan

Ajmer
Bikaner
Jaipur
Jodhpur
Kota
Sikar
Udaipur
 

 

 

 

Tamil Nadu

Chennai
Coimbatore
Madurai
Salem
Tiruchirappalli
Tirunelveli
 

Telangana

Hyderabad
Karimnagar
Warangal
Tripura Agartala
 

 

 

 

 

Uttar Pradesh

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Agra
Aligarh
Allahabad
Bareilly
Ghaziabad
Gorakhpur
Greater Noida
Jhansi
Kanpur
Lucknow
Meerut
Moradabad
Muzaffarnagar
Noida
Varanasi
Dehradun
 

 

Uttarakhand

 

Haldwani
Roorkee
Asansol
Hooghly
 

West Bengal

Kolkata
Siliguri
Howrah
Outside India Dubai

 

Please note that those candidates who will be opting for Dubai as their first choice of Exam city need to fill up two more choices.

  • The candidates who choose Dubai as an exam centers per their first choice are to pay an additional fee of INR 8000 per candidate during the application process.
  • Dubai cannot be chosen as second or third choice of exam city

Contact Details

For more information regarding NATA 2018, kindly contact the following details:

Address:

Council of Architecture
Core 6-A, 1st Floor,
India Habitat Center,
Lodhi Road, New Delhi

Official Websitehttp://www.nata.in

Phone Number: 01179412100

 

Colleges accepting the Exam Scores

NATA scores are accepted by almost all top colleges offering architecture/design courses. Below is a list of some of them:

Participating Institutes
School of Architecture, CSI Institute of Technology, Andhra Pradesh
Guwahati College of Architecture, Assam
Angel Valley School of Architecture, Chhattisgarh
Faculty of Architecture, College of Engineering, Andhra Pradesh
Institute of Architecture, Gujarat
Dignity College of Architecture, Chhattisgarh
S.A.R. College of Architecture, Andhra Pradesh
College of Architecture, Holy Mary Institute of Technology & Sciences, Andhra Pradesh
Sri Venkateswara College of Architecture, Hyderabad 
College of Architecture, Vastu Kala Academy, New Delhi

 

Results

The result of NATA 2018 will be announced by Council of Architecture (COA) on June 1, 2018 in three formats as shown below:

  • Merit listing – unique based on marks and tie-breaking rules.
  • Marks obtained out of 200 and in each component.
  • Percentile score as per the merit listing.

The NATA 2018 score card can be accessed by applying the login credentials and the corresponding password. Candidates are requested to keep a copy of the score card while admitting for counselling.

The scorecard of the NATA 2018 consists of the following details:

  • Name
  • Roll Number
  • Registration Number
  • Marks within each section
  • The total marks obtained
  • The Merit secured by the candidate
  • The percentile obtained

 Cut off

The cutoff of NATA 2018 will not be displayed by Council of Architecture officially since every institute offering B.Arch. programme and admission on the basis of NATA scores releases its own targeted cutoff for candidates.

The NATA 2018 cutoff will be the minimum marks which are crucial for admission in that particular institute and therefore it varies from institute to institute depending on certain factors like number of seats in the given institute, the difficulty level of the exam, the previous year’s cutoff trends etc.

Candidates will be considered as qualified in NATA 2018 only if they fulfil all three conditions mentioned below:

  • Overall qualifying marks (out of 200) would be based on post-exam statistics as per the discretion of the Council.
  • A minimum 25% must be secured in MCQ portion (30 out of 120)
  • A minimum 25% must be secured in Drawing portion (20 out of 80)

Score Validity

The validity of the examination score stands for the particular academic year only. Hence, the validity of NATA 2018 score will be for the academic year 2018-19 only. Every candidate will get only one chance to write NATA for a particular academic year. Request for multiple attempts in any scenario will not be entertained by the exam conducting body.

Reservation / Seat distribution

NATA-2018 is a qualifying examination where a general merit list will be published along with score of the candidate. Reservation is the right of the admission/ counselling authority and this examination holds no effect to it.

However, candidates with specific disability of colour blindness may be debarred from admission to B. Arch. Course, as per the given policy of the respective institution/ University.

NATA does not have a specific counselling schedule. Therefore the following states will be hosting the NATA 2018 counselling along with their available number of seats are shown below:

State Seat Intake State Seat Intake
Karnataka 896 UP 1560
Maharashtra 5167 MP 330
Kerala 707 Chhattisgarh 138
Gujarat 1710 Goa 140
West Bengal 88 Haryana 610
Punjab 70 Himachal 40
Tamil Nadu 3010 Rajasthan 270

 

The following colleges take NATA 2018 while they do their own counselling:

College
VIT University
SRM
PES
Christ
Jawaharlal Nehru Architecture and Fine Arts
Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi
KIIT
University of Chandigarh

 

Counselling schedule

Candidates should check if they met the necessary cutoffs that have been imposed by their respective colleges since this differs from college to college and state to state.

The following documents are required by the candidates when appearing for the colleges after taking the NATA 2018

  • NATA 2018 Admit Card
  • NATA 2018 Score Card
  • Class 10 and 12 mark sheet and pass certificate
  • Category Certificate (if applicable)
  • Medical Certificate for PwD Certificate

 

 

 

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