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National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) 2016 Notification & Exam Dates


Council of Architecture invites applications for admissions to National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) for the academic year 2016- 17.

NATA is a yearly exam conducted for admissions to first year 5 years Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch) degree course for all Architectural Institutions of repute in the country that includes NITs, IITs Govt. Institutions, Government-aided Institutions, Universities, Deemed Universities and Private Universities

National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) is conducted by Council of Architecture.

Eligibility Criteria:

Interested candidates should fulfill following eligibility criteria:
=> Any person having passed SSC (Std X) or equivalent examination and above can appear for NATA.

=> However, only candidates who have qualified an aptitude test in Architecture and have secured 50% marks in 10+2 or equivalent examination with Mathematics as one of the subjects, shall be eligible for admission to B.Arch. Course.

=> No direct lateral admission is allowed at any year/stage of B.Arch. course based on any qualification.

=> NATA score shall be valid for a period of two years from the year in which one appeared.

Application Procedure:

Candidates are advised to refer to official notifications /documents for detailed application procedure. published details for informational purpose.

Important Things to Remember When Registering
=> Register well in advance. During the peak admission season, Test Centers fill up quickly.

=> Take the test as soon as possible to ensure that the candidate's score card / Mark list are ready in time for submission to the admission authorities at the time of applying for admission.

=> When registering online, be sure that the spelling of the candidate's name matches the name printed on the identification document(s) the candidate will present at the Test Center. If this information does not match, the candidate will not be permitted to appear in test and his / her test fee will be forfeited. See Identification Requirements (11).

=> Information regarding Test Center availability is subject to change. The most current information regarding Test Centers and another registration information is available on the NATA website (

Online Application form can be downloaded from official website of Council of Architecture: Click here to download application form

Fee Details:

Application Fee is Rs. 1250.00 either through credit card / debit card / net banking or the candidate can generate the challan for depositing the payment through cash in any of the branches of the ICICI Bank all over India.

Important Dates:

NATA Important dates section aims to list all important dates such as date of availability of form, last submission date, result date, counseling date, etc.

  • Online registration starts: 21st January, 2016
  • Date of Examination NATA 2016 Exam Start: 1st April, 2016
  • Last Date for Examination NATA 2016: 20th August, 2016
  • Last Date of Last Date of Registration: 18th August, 2016

Contact Details

For more details please contact
Council of Architecture, New Delhi
National Institute of Advanced Studies in Architecture - CDSA,
Survey No.: 58 & 49/4,
Bavdhan Khurd, Paud Road (Before Ambrosia Resort; Off Chandni Chowk),

Telephone No.: 020-6573-1088,
Email: [email protected]


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