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1. What is NATA?

The National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA Test) measures aptitude of applicant for Architecture. The test measures aesthetic sensitivity, creative thinking, that have been developed over a long period of time and that are related to Architecture.

2. Who should take NATA?

Prospective applicants desirous of taking admission to First year of undergraduate course in Architecture (Bachelor of Architecture) in India.

3. Who takes NATA and Why?

Prospective applicants desirous of taking admission to First year of undergraduate course in Architecture (Bachelor of Architecture) in India take the NATA Test. NATA test scores are taken by admissions authorities of different schools/ colleges of Architecture to provide common measures for comparing the qualifications of applicants.

4. What is the passing score at NATA?

As per Council of Architecture admission guidelines, a candidate applying to any school / college of architecture in India should have achieved 40% score in NATA, i.e. at least 80/200, for consideration of admission into first year B.Arch.

5. What is the structure of NATA test?

The NATA test is a 3 hour test. Candidates get 2 hours for the drawing test and 1 hour for the Aesthetic Sensitivity Test. The Drawing Test has 3 Questions - 2D (25 Marks), 3D (25 Marks) and Memory based Theme Sketch (50 Marks). The Aesthetic Sensitivity Test is a computer Adaptive Test and has 40 questions from topics like - Mental Ability, Architecture Awareness, Mathematics, Geometry, History and English.