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NATA 2022 Exam

National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA), your ticket to the top architecture colleges in the country is scheduled thrice this year!

A total of 12,360 aspirants registered for the first test, 13143 aspirants registered for the Second Test, and 10554 aspirants registered for the Third Test, which is scheduled for 07 August 2022.

Council of Architecture conducted the first test for NATA 2022 for B.Arch admission across the country.  The first test was successfully concluded on June 12, 2022, at 134 centers in the country and 6 international centers.

Read through the post that will give you a complete insight into NATA Exam 2022 Dates, eligibility criteria, selection process, syllabus, exam pattern, and more.

NATA 2022 Exam Date & Schedule

This year the Board exams have shown a changed pattern, which is why we see a lot of changes or delays in announcements by CoA about NATA 2022.

All the aspirants appearing for Board Exams with PCM as their main subjects must be looking out for opportunities beyond engineering which is why architecture becomes a major!

Given are the NATA exam dates as per the recent advertisement:

Event NATA 1 Dates NATA 2 Exam Dates NATA 3 Dates
The application process begins from 08 April 2022 08 April 2022 08 April 2022
Admit Card will be released on 7 June 2022 7 July 2022 4 August 2022
The exam will be conducted on 12 June 2022 07 July 2022  07 August 2022 
Results will be announced on 20th June 2022 15 July 2022 16 August 2022

Download Self Designed Question Papers for NATA Exam by CreativeEdge

NATA 2022 Notification Out Now

The information brochure will have all the required details about the NATA exam procedure and the exam be conducted on 12th June. 

The important highlight from the official notification for NATA was that the exam is scheduled on 3 different dates and also in 2 sessions per day.

Check the video below to know more about the NATA events and important dates. 

NATA 2022 Eligibility Criteria

You must be aware that the candidature is subject to cancellation if you do not satisfy the eligibility for the National Aptitude Test in Architecture.

Before proceeding with the application form, you must meet the Eligibility Criteria for NATA

  • You must have completed 10+2 with 50% aggregate marks in Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics (or)
  • 10+3 Diploma graduates/appearing with Mathematics as a compulsory subject (or)
  • You will be provided with a 5% relaxation in total Aggregate in 10+2 Level/10+3 Diploma as well as PCM if you belong to SC, ST, OBC- NCL Category, or PWD(Person with Disability).

NATA mock test

NATA Mock test

NATA 2022 Application Form

The Online filling up of the Application is of interactive nature. You can find a cursor Tip message while filling in the details. A "Help" Icon is placed next right to the fields to provide guidance.

The first step to filling out the NATA Application Form 2022 is to register on the official website. To complete this action, visit the official website and click on the "New Registration" button at the bottom right corner of the page.

Enter all required details such as name, email ID, phone number, and date of birth, and click on the submit button. You will receive a link to the registered mail ID after the completion of verification.

Then, you have to choose a password as per your interest. Select a security question and answer it. Enter the captcha displayed on the screen and click on the "Login" button.

  • Fill the form with personal, academic, and communication details along with your preference for 3 exam centers.
  • In the next step, upload your photo and signature as per the specifications given in the official notification. 
  • The last step is paying the application fee in online mode using your debit card/credit card or net banking.
Category Application fee (INR)
General (GEN) Rs.1800 for either test/Rs.3500 for both tests
SC/ST/PWD Rs.1500 for either test/Rs.2800 for both tests
Foreign Nationals Rs.10000 for either test/Rs.18000 for both tests

NATA 2022 Exam Pattern & Marking Scheme

According to the NATA Exam Pattern 2022, there will be only one section in the exam, which means the questions are asked only from the aptitude section.

The drawing section has been removed from the question paper last year. The exam is conducted for a total of 200 marks and the time duration of the exam is 3 hours.

Exam Mode Computer-Based Test
Duration 3 Hours
Medium  English
Section Aptitude 
Total Number of Questions 125 Questions
Type of Questions Multiple-Choice type (MCQ); Multiple Select type questions (MSQ); Preferential Choice type (PCQ); Numerical Answer type (NAQ)
Total Marks 200
Negative Marking No
Marking Scheme The questions will be of 1 or 2 or 3 marks

NATA 2022 Syllabus [Subject-Wise]

There has been no change in the syllabus over the span of years. The syllabus is announced and set by the conducting body.

The Syllabus of NATA Exam 2022 includes three subjects: mathematics, general aptitude, and drawing.

NATA Syllabus for Maths

The syllabus for Maths includes topics from elementary maths. The questions are usually based on the direct formula but can be calculative. Given below are the important topics from Syllabus:

Algebra Logarithms
Matrices Trigonometry
Coordinate Geometry 3-Dimensional Co-ordinate geometry
Theory of Calculus Application of Calculus
Permutation and combination Statistics and Probability

NATA Syllabus for General Aptitude

Objects or textures related to architecture and the built environment. Interpretation of pictorial compositions, Visualizing three-dimensional objects from a two-dimensional drawing.

Visualizing different sides of 3D objects. Analytical reasoning, mental ability (visual, numerical, and verbal), General awareness of national/ international architects, and famous architectural creations.

Syllabus for Drawing Test

  • Understanding scale and proportion of objects, geometric composition, shape, building forms and elements, aesthetics, color texture, harmony and contrast, conceptualization and visualization through structuring objects in memory.
  • 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 shapes and forms, generating a plan, elevation, and 3D views of objects. Perspective drawing, Sketching of urbanscape, and landscape common day-to-day life objects like furniture, equipment, etc., from memory.

NATA 2022 Preparation Tips

The following are some of the best Preparation Tips for NATA provided by experts at Creative Edge to help enhance your preparation levels.

General Aptitude and drawing are the most critical sections in the exam, which must be given maximum priority during your preparation.

Questions under the Maths section are mainly based on the 12th-grade syllabus. You must solve questions from the CBSE Textbooks for better preparation.

You should have strong knowledge on topics like Buildings in India and the World, speed distance and time, Important Architects of India and the World, Logical and Reasoning Ability questions, General Maths questions like area, volume Mirror Images, Building Materials and Terminology, etc.

For the drawing section, develop a habit of making a small thumbnail to plan everything, like placing what and how to utilize the answer sheet.

nata mock test

nata Mock test

NATA 2022 Preparation Books [Most Recommended]

There are so many books available for the NATA entrance exam. However, opting for the right book is important to score good marks in the upcoming exam.

You can refer to the following Books for NATA, as these books cover all the topics as per the syllabus.

  • A Complete Self Study Guide for B. Arch Entrance Examination 2018/19/20 by PK Mishra
  • NATA & B. Arch Question Bank by Ar. Shadan Usmani
  • NATA & B.Arch complete self-study material: entrance examination by Ar. Shadan Usmani

NATA 2022 Admit Card/Call Letter

You can download the Admit Card for NATA 2022 only from the official website. You can follow the steps given below to download the admit card.

  • Visit the official website of NATA.
  • On the home page, find the direct link to download the admit card and click on it.
  • You will be redirected to a new page.
  • Enter your registration number and password to log in and view your admit card
  • Check the details on the Admit card and download the same

NATA 2022 Exam Centers List of Cities

NATA will be conducted across 135 cities in India. Check out the table below to know the list of exam centers of NATA 2022.

Andaman and Nicobar Andhra Pradesh
Assam Bihar
Chandigarh Delhi
Goa Gujarat
Haryana Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir Jharkhand
Karnataka Kerala
Madhya Pradesh Maharashtra
Meghalaya Mizoram
Nagaland Odisha
Puducherry Punjab
Rajasthan Tamil Nadu
Telangana Tripura
Uttar Pradesh Uttrakhand
West Bengal -

NATA 2022 Answer Key

The answer key is an official document released by the exam conducting authority that helps to check your responses before announcing results.

This way, you can estimate your scores and know if you are eligible for further stages. Generally, the Answer Key for NATA 2022 is released the next day of the exam.

How to Download NATA 2022 Answer Key?

  • Step 1- Visit the official website.
  • Step 2- Click on the “Download Answer Key” link.
  • Step 3- NATA answer key will be displayed on the screen
  • Step 4- Download the answer key and take a print
  • Step 5- Calculate the score using the response sheet and answer key

NATA 2022 Result: Score Card and Merit List

The results will be announced separately for the first and second phases since they are conducted separately. The Result for NATA 2022  will be available as follows:

  • Marks obtained in each part, i.e. Part A and Part B
  • Marks obtained out of 200
  • Qualifying status, i.e. Pass or Fail

How to Check NATA Result?

  • Visit the official website of NATA.
  • Click on “Download scorecard for NATA 2022.”
  • Login with the credentials: Candidate ID and Password
  • Enter the captcha provided
  • Download the scorecard

NATA 2022 Cut Off Marks

Cut-off marks are the minimum qualifying marks that you need to score to get selected for the next round of the exam. 

Generally, the Cut Off for NATA 2022 will be released after the declaration of the result. Based on the qualifying marks, the NATA Merit List will be prepared. 

Check out the table below to know the minimum qualifying marks required to clear the entrance exam. The NATA 2022 highest marks depend on the difficulty levels. 

Exam Minimum Qualifying Marks
NATA 70 out of 200

CoA will determine the cut-off marks based on various factors such as the total number of applicants, the difficulty level of the paper, and the previous year's cut-off marks.

NATA 2022 Counselling

There is no specific or centralized counselling for the National Aptitude Test in Architecture. However, CoA might announce a centralized procedure this year. Will be notified after the announcement of the exam date.

  • Universities/colleges and states that offer B.Arch programs will be conducting a separate Counselling for NATA 2022.
  • The authorities begin the counselling right after the declaration for NATA Result.
  • You must satisfy the eligibility criteria to apply for counselling.
  • 400 B.Arch institutes are undertaking the counselling process for the National Aptitude Test in Architecture.

Eligibility Criteria for NATA 2022 Counselling

You must satisfy the below-mentioned eligibility norms to successfully seek admission to your desired college through the National Aptitude Test in Architecture 2022:

  • Secured 50% marks in 10+2 or equivalent examination in Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry as the subjects; or
  • 10+3 Diploma (any stream) recognized by Central/State Govts with 50% aggregate marks with Mathematics; or
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma passed/appearing, after 10 years of Schooling with 50% marks in aggregate and with Mathematics as compulsory subject of examination  

NATA 2022 Colleges

There are 400 institutes/universities that offer admissions through the National Aptitude Test in Architecture. Given below are top NATA Colleges that offer admission to design courses:

Sir JJ College of Architecture Department of Architecture, IIT Roorkee
Chandigarh College of Architecture, Chandigarh Department of Architecture, NIT Tiruchirappalli
Department of Architecture, NIT Calicut Sushant School of Art and Architecture, Gurgaon
Faculty of Architecture and Ekistics, JMI Department of Architecture, BIT, Mesra
R-V School of Architecture, RVCE, Bangalore Faculty of Architecture, Manipal University

Differences Between NATA and JEE Main B.Arch Paper

The major difference is that the Council of Architecture conducts NATA while National Testing Agency conducts JEE Main B. Archncy. These are National level entrance exams conducted to offer admission into Engineering and B.Arch programs.

JEE Main B. Arch Paper offers admission to various prestigious institutes like IITs, NITs, IIITs, IIEST, and other GFTIs. The National Aptitude Test in Architecture offers admission in NATA score accepting colleges like the School of Planning and Architecture, IIT Kharagpur, IIT Roorkee, etc. 

Check out the table below to know the difference between NATA and JEE Main B.Arch.

Differences JEE Main B. Arch NATA
Subjects General Aptitude, Drawing, and Mathematics Drawing, General Aptitude and Physics, Chemistry, Maths
Number of Questions Total of 83 (Aptitude consist of 50 questions, Mathematics has 30, and drawing consist of 3 questions) Total of 53 (Aptitude consists of 35 questions, Mathematics has 15 questions and drawing consists of 3 questions)
Medium of Examination English, Hindi, and Gujarati belong to Gujarat, Daman & Diu, and Nagar Haveli. English
Exam Duration 3 Hours 3 Hours (Part A- 135 minutes and Part B- 45 minutes)
Mode of Exam

For Mathematics & Aptitude- Online; For Drawing- Offline

For Part A- Offline; Part B- Online

Marking Scheme 4 marks will be awarded for each correct answer, and 1 mark will be deducted for every wrong answer 1.5 marks will be awarded for each correct answer. There is no negative marking
Total Marks 390 marks 200 marks (Part A contains 125 marks and Part B contains 75 marks)
Qualifying Marks There are no qualifying marks You have to secure a minimum of 25% in MCQ as well as in the Drawing section.
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NATA 2022 Exam

National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA), your ticket to the top architecture colleges in the country is scheduled thrice this year!

A total of 12,360 aspirants registered for the first test, 13143 aspirants registered for the Second Test, and 10554 aspirants registered for the Third Test, which is scheduled for 07 August 2022.

Council of Architecture conducted the first test for NATA 2022 for B.Arch admission across the country.  The first test was successfully concluded on June 12, 2022, at 134 centers in the country and 6 international centers.

Read through the post that will give you a complete insight into NATA Exam 2022 Dates, eligibility criteria, selection process, syllabus, exam pattern, and more.

NATA 2022 Exam Date & Schedule

This year the Board exams have shown a changed pattern, which is why we see a lot of changes or delays in announcements by CoA about NATA 2022.

All the aspirants appearing for Board Exams with PCM as their main subjects must be looking out for opportunities beyond engineering which is why architecture becomes a major!

Given are the NATA exam dates as per the recent advertisement:

Event NATA 1 Dates NATA 2 Exam Dates NATA 3 Dates
The application process begins from 08 April 2022 08 April 2022 08 April 2022
Admit Card will be released on 7 June 2022 7 July 2022 4 August 2022
The exam will be conducted on 12 June 2022 07 July 2022  07 August 2022 
Results will be announced on 20th June 2022 15 July 2022 16 August 2022

Download Self Designed Question Papers for NATA Exam by CreativeEdge

NATA 2022 Notification Out Now

The information brochure will have all the required details about the NATA exam procedure and the exam be conducted on 12th June. 

The important highlight from the official notification for NATA was that the exam is scheduled on 3 different dates and also in 2 sessions per day.

Check the video below to know more about the NATA events and important dates. 

NATA 2022 Eligibility Criteria

You must be aware that the candidature is subject to cancellation if you do not satisfy the eligibility for the National Aptitude Test in Architecture.

Before proceeding with the application form, you must meet the Eligibility Criteria for NATA

  • You must have completed 10+2 with 50% aggregate marks in Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics (or)
  • 10+3 Diploma graduates/appearing with Mathematics as a compulsory subject (or)
  • You will be provided with a 5% relaxation in total Aggregate in 10+2 Level/10+3 Diploma as well as PCM if you belong to SC, ST, OBC- NCL Category, or PWD(Person with Disability).

NATA mock test

NATA Mock test

NATA 2022 Application Form

The Online filling up of the Application is of interactive nature. You can find a cursor Tip message while filling in the details. A "Help" Icon is placed next right to the fields to provide guidance.

The first step to filling out the NATA Application Form 2022 is to register on the official website. To complete this action, visit the official website and click on the "New Registration" button at the bottom right corner of the page.

Enter all required details such as name, email ID, phone number, and date of birth, and click on the submit button. You will receive a link to the registered mail ID after the completion of verification.

Then, you have to choose a password as per your interest. Select a security question and answer it. Enter the captcha displayed on the screen and click on the "Login" button.

  • Fill the form with personal, academic, and communication details along with your preference for 3 exam centers.
  • In the next step, upload your photo and signature as per the specifications given in the official notification. 
  • The last step is paying the application fee in online mode using your debit card/credit card or net banking.
Category Application fee (INR)
General (GEN) Rs.1800 for either test/Rs.3500 for both tests
SC/ST/PWD Rs.1500 for either test/Rs.2800 for both tests
Foreign Nationals Rs.10000 for either test/Rs.18000 for both tests

NATA 2022 Exam Pattern & Marking Scheme

According to the NATA Exam Pattern 2022, there will be only one section in the exam, which means the questions are asked only from the aptitude section.

The drawing section has been removed from the question paper last year. The exam is conducted for a total of 200 marks and the time duration of the exam is 3 hours.

Exam Mode Computer-Based Test
Duration 3 Hours
Medium  English
Section Aptitude 
Total Number of Questions 125 Questions
Type of Questions Multiple-Choice type (MCQ); Multiple Select type questions (MSQ); Preferential Choice type (PCQ); Numerical Answer type (NAQ)
Total Marks 200
Negative Marking No
Marking Scheme The questions will be of 1 or 2 or 3 marks

NATA 2022 Syllabus [Subject-Wise]

There has been no change in the syllabus over the span of years. The syllabus is announced and set by the conducting body.

The Syllabus of NATA Exam 2022 includes three subjects: mathematics, general aptitude, and drawing.

NATA Syllabus for Maths

The syllabus for Maths includes topics from elementary maths. The questions are usually based on the direct formula but can be calculative. Given below are the important topics from Syllabus:

Algebra Logarithms
Matrices Trigonometry
Coordinate Geometry 3-Dimensional Co-ordinate geometry
Theory of Calculus Application of Calculus
Permutation and combination Statistics and Probability

NATA Syllabus for General Aptitude

Objects or textures related to architecture and the built environment. Interpretation of pictorial compositions, Visualizing three-dimensional objects from a two-dimensional drawing.

Visualizing different sides of 3D objects. Analytical reasoning, mental ability (visual, numerical, and verbal), General awareness of national/ international architects, and famous architectural creations.

Syllabus for Drawing Test

  • Understanding scale and proportion of objects, geometric composition, shape, building forms and elements, aesthetics, color texture, harmony and contrast, conceptualization and visualization through structuring objects in memory.
  • 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 shapes and forms, generating a plan, elevation, and 3D views of objects. Perspective drawing, Sketching of urbanscape, and landscape common day-to-day life objects like furniture, equipment, etc., from memory.

NATA 2022 Preparation Tips

The following are some of the best Preparation Tips for NATA provided by experts at Creative Edge to help enhance your preparation levels.

General Aptitude and drawing are the most critical sections in the exam, which must be given maximum priority during your preparation.

Questions under the Maths section are mainly based on the 12th-grade syllabus. You must solve questions from the CBSE Textbooks for better preparation.

You should have strong knowledge on topics like Buildings in India and the World, speed distance and time, Important Architects of India and the World, Logical and Reasoning Ability questions, General Maths questions like area, volume Mirror Images, Building Materials and Terminology, etc.

For the drawing section, develop a habit of making a small thumbnail to plan everything, like placing what and how to utilize the answer sheet.

nata mock test

nata Mock test

NATA 2022 Preparation Books [Most Recommended]

There are so many books available for the NATA entrance exam. However, opting for the right book is important to score good marks in the upcoming exam.

You can refer to the following Books for NATA, as these books cover all the topics as per the syllabus.

  • A Complete Self Study Guide for B. Arch Entrance Examination 2018/19/20 by PK Mishra
  • NATA & B. Arch Question Bank by Ar. Shadan Usmani
  • NATA & B.Arch complete self-study material: entrance examination by Ar. Shadan Usmani

NATA 2022 Admit Card/Call Letter

You can download the Admit Card for NATA 2022 only from the official website. You can follow the steps given below to download the admit card.

  • Visit the official website of NATA.
  • On the home page, find the direct link to download the admit card and click on it.
  • You will be redirected to a new page.
  • Enter your registration number and password to log in and view your admit card
  • Check the details on the Admit card and download the same

NATA 2022 Exam Centers List of Cities

NATA will be conducted across 135 cities in India. Check out the table below to know the list of exam centers of NATA 2022.

Andaman and Nicobar Andhra Pradesh
Assam Bihar
Chandigarh Delhi
Goa Gujarat
Haryana Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir Jharkhand
Karnataka Kerala
Madhya Pradesh Maharashtra
Meghalaya Mizoram
Nagaland Odisha
Puducherry Punjab
Rajasthan Tamil Nadu
Telangana Tripura
Uttar Pradesh Uttrakhand
West Bengal -

NATA 2022 Answer Key

The answer key is an official document released by the exam conducting authority that helps to check your responses before announcing results.

This way, you can estimate your scores and know if you are eligible for further stages. Generally, the Answer Key for NATA 2022 is released the next day of the exam.

How to Download NATA 2022 Answer Key?

  • Step 1- Visit the official website.
  • Step 2- Click on the “Download Answer Key” link.
  • Step 3- NATA answer key will be displayed on the screen
  • Step 4- Download the answer key and take a print
  • Step 5- Calculate the score using the response sheet and answer key

NATA 2022 Result: Score Card and Merit List

The results will be announced separately for the first and second phases since they are conducted separately. The Result for NATA 2022  will be available as follows:

  • Marks obtained in each part, i.e. Part A and Part B
  • Marks obtained out of 200
  • Qualifying status, i.e. Pass or Fail

How to Check NATA Result?

  • Visit the official website of NATA.
  • Click on “Download scorecard for NATA 2022.”
  • Login with the credentials: Candidate ID and Password
  • Enter the captcha provided
  • Download the scorecard

NATA 2022 Cut Off Marks

Cut-off marks are the minimum qualifying marks that you need to score to get selected for the next round of the exam. 

Generally, the Cut Off for NATA 2022 will be released after the declaration of the result. Based on the qualifying marks, the NATA Merit List will be prepared. 

Check out the table below to know the minimum qualifying marks required to clear the entrance exam. The NATA 2022 highest marks depend on the difficulty levels. 

Exam Minimum Qualifying Marks
NATA 70 out of 200

CoA will determine the cut-off marks based on various factors such as the total number of applicants, the difficulty level of the paper, and the previous year's cut-off marks.

NATA 2022 Counselling

There is no specific or centralized counselling for the National Aptitude Test in Architecture. However, CoA might announce a centralized procedure this year. Will be notified after the announcement of the exam date.

  • Universities/colleges and states that offer B.Arch programs will be conducting a separate Counselling for NATA 2022.
  • The authorities begin the counselling right after the declaration for NATA Result.
  • You must satisfy the eligibility criteria to apply for counselling.
  • 400 B.Arch institutes are undertaking the counselling process for the National Aptitude Test in Architecture.

Eligibility Criteria for NATA 2022 Counselling

You must satisfy the below-mentioned eligibility norms to successfully seek admission to your desired college through the National Aptitude Test in Architecture 2022:

  • Secured 50% marks in 10+2 or equivalent examination in Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry as the subjects; or
  • 10+3 Diploma (any stream) recognized by Central/State Govts with 50% aggregate marks with Mathematics; or
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma passed/appearing, after 10 years of Schooling with 50% marks in aggregate and with Mathematics as compulsory subject of examination  

NATA 2022 Colleges

There are 400 institutes/universities that offer admissions through the National Aptitude Test in Architecture. Given below are top NATA Colleges that offer admission to design courses:

Sir JJ College of Architecture Department of Architecture, IIT Roorkee
Chandigarh College of Architecture, Chandigarh Department of Architecture, NIT Tiruchirappalli
Department of Architecture, NIT Calicut Sushant School of Art and Architecture, Gurgaon
Faculty of Architecture and Ekistics, JMI Department of Architecture, BIT, Mesra
R-V School of Architecture, RVCE, Bangalore Faculty of Architecture, Manipal University

Differences Between NATA and JEE Main B.Arch Paper

The major difference is that the Council of Architecture conducts NATA while National Testing Agency conducts JEE Main B. Archncy. These are National level entrance exams conducted to offer admission into Engineering and B.Arch programs.

JEE Main B. Arch Paper offers admission to various prestigious institutes like IITs, NITs, IIITs, IIEST, and other GFTIs. The National Aptitude Test in Architecture offers admission in NATA score accepting colleges like the School of Planning and Architecture, IIT Kharagpur, IIT Roorkee, etc. 

Check out the table below to know the difference between NATA and JEE Main B.Arch.

Differences JEE Main B. Arch NATA
Subjects General Aptitude, Drawing, and Mathematics Drawing, General Aptitude and Physics, Chemistry, Maths
Number of Questions Total of 83 (Aptitude consist of 50 questions, Mathematics has 30, and drawing consist of 3 questions) Total of 53 (Aptitude consists of 35 questions, Mathematics has 15 questions and drawing consists of 3 questions)
Medium of Examination English, Hindi, and Gujarati belong to Gujarat, Daman & Diu, and Nagar Haveli. English
Exam Duration 3 Hours 3 Hours (Part A- 135 minutes and Part B- 45 minutes)
Mode of Exam

For Mathematics & Aptitude- Online; For Drawing- Offline

For Part A- Offline; Part B- Online

Marking Scheme 4 marks will be awarded for each correct answer, and 1 mark will be deducted for every wrong answer 1.5 marks will be awarded for each correct answer. There is no negative marking
Total Marks 390 marks 200 marks (Part A contains 125 marks and Part B contains 75 marks)
Qualifying Marks There are no qualifying marks You have to secure a minimum of 25% in MCQ as well as in the Drawing section.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The candidates can visit the official website of NATA, check if the availability of the application form is there. Then candidates can fill the form and submit it. Otherwise, they can check when the next time application form is going to be released and they can fill it.
 All the students who have already cleared 10+2 scheme of exam with at least 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics (separately) and also 50% marks in total at 10+2 level exam and want to register for the 1st year of 5-year B.Arch. degree course should write NATA 2020. Those who are appearing the 10+2 exam with PCM subjects in the ongoing year may also provisionally appear in the exam, however, their result in NATA-2020 will be released valid subject to fulfilling the criteria mentioned above.
No. There is no procedure of fee refund in any scenario when it comes to NATA exam
When the admit card is released, the exam center details are always mentioned on every candidate's admit card. The admit card will be released 10-15 days prior to the exam is scheduled
Recent Passport size Photographs in Colour b and Own Signature Documents have to be in jpg/jpeg format are the main things to be uploaded. Besides that, the candidate needs an identity proof, school certificates, etc.
The total score secured in NATA has to be calculated by 2 and then add the board percentage (out of 100), then divide by 2 again. This is, now, the final merit score.
After qualifying the NATA Exam, the counseling process takes place in which the candidates are allotted colleges that they wish to join. The whole effort is to allocate the best colleges to students where they can learn architecture with the best faculty and staff. 
Yes, math is compulsory for this exam. This subject is necessary for the students to have in their high secondary education. 
Aggregate/percentage in 10+2 that is required by the candidates to sit for NATA Exam is 50%.
Preparation strategy shall vary between each one of you. It depends on your capability and dedication. If you are well versed with the basics, then one month is enough for NATA preparation. 

You should understand each and every scale and proportion. Bring out your best from day-to-day experience. This will give uniqueness to your drawings.

The evaluator's focus will be on your drawings, imagination and observation skills. So, you should never compromise on the creativity.

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