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Exam Highlights
  • Exam Name
    National Aptitude Test in Architecture
  • Mode of Conduction
    Online and Offline
  • Exam Duration
    3 Hours
  • Exam Frequency
    3 times a year
  • Official Website
  • Total Marks
    200 Marks
  • Total No. of Questions
  • No. of Sections
    The exam will have only one part
  • Medium of the exam
  • Marking Scheme
    The questions will carry either 1 mark, 2 marks, or 3 marks.
Exam Dates
  • Official Notification
    8th April 2022
  • Start of Registration Process
    8th April 2022(Session 1,2 & 3)
  • End of Registration Process
    23rd May 2022 (Session 1)
  • Admit Card Release Date
    7th June 2022 (Session 1)
  • Declaration of Result
    20th June 2022 (Session 1)
  • Exam Date
    12th June 2022 (Session 1)
  • Last Date of Registration
    20th June 2022 (Session 2)
  • Admit Card Available
    30th June 2022 (Session 2)
  • Examination Date
    7th July 2022 (Session 2)
  • Result Date
    3rd week of July 2022 (Session 2)
  • Registration Last Date
    11th July 2022 (Session 3)
  • Admit Card
    21st July 2022 (Session 3)
  • Exam
    7th August 2022 (Session 3)
  • Result
    1st week of August 2022 (Session 3)
Eligibilty Criteria

The NATA 2022 eligibility criteria have been relaxed by the CoA. Before submitting an application, all candidates must meet the following NATA eligibility requirements:

Age Restrictions: There are no age restrictions for taking the exam.
Required subject: Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics are required subjects in Class 12.
Qualifications: Candidates must have completed the 12th grade from a recognized board.
Marks: Candidates must obtain at least 50% in Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics (PCM), as well as 50% in the aggregate of the 10+2 level examination. Candidates from the SC, ST, OBC-NCL, or PwD (Persons with Disabilities) categories will be given a 5% mark relaxation in the total aggregate at the 10+2 level.
Diploma holders: Candidates who passed the 10+3 Diploma Examination with Mathematics as a compulsory subject and received at least 50% in aggregate are also eligible to take the exam.

Exam Pattern

Candidates are advised to review the NATA 2022 exam pattern before developing a preparation strategy. The exam pattern will inform candidates about the entrance examination mode, duration, marking scheme, and other details. Understanding the exam pattern is critical for candidates to feel at ease and achieve good results during the entrance examination.

  • Mode of Examination- NATA 2022 will be held in online mode.
  • Duration of Examination- Candidates will get 180 minutes to solve the questions.
  • Type of Questions- MCQs, Multiple Select Type (MSQ), Preferential Choice Type (PCQ), Numerical Type Questions (NAQ), Match the following (MFQ)
  • Medium of Test - The medium of NATA 2022 is English.
  • Marks for each question- Candidates will get 1 mark, 2 marks or 3 marks for each question

COA specifies that National Architecture Aptitude Test is an entrance test that measures a candidate’s skills in Architecture through the following techniques.

Syllabus Topics

Diagrammatic Reasoning, Numerical Reasoning, Verbal Reasoning, Inductive Reasoning, Logical Reasoning, Situational Judgement, Abstract Reasoning.

Topics to be Covered in NATA 2022

Candidates appearing for NATA 2022 are advised that they should practice past year papers as NATA  2022 Syllabus will consist of the following topics but may not be limited to it:

Basic Concepts in Mathematics Physics and Geometry
Language and Interpretation Elements and Principles of Design
Aesthetic Sensitivity Colour Theory
Lateral Thinking and Logical Reasoning Visual Perception and Cognition
Graphics and Imagery Building Anatomy and Architectural Vocabulary
G.K. and Current Affairs Basic Techniques of building construction and knowledge of material