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NATA 2023 Counselling Process - How to Apply, Total Intake

Author : Palak Khanna

Updated On : July 11, 2023


Summary: The National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) has a separate counselling process conducted by participating institutes. The counselling dates for NATA 2023 are yet to be announced. Let’s discuss various factors associated with the NATA counselling process.

There is no centralized counselling process for the National Aptitude Test in Architecture. The participating institutes are responsible for conducting separate counselling sessions.

Those who will score above the cut-off in the exam need to apply separately for counselling procedures for NATA at each individual college.

This post shall guide you through detailed information about NATA Counselling Process, qualifying marks, documents required, and more.

NATA Counselling 2023 Dates

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NATA 2023 exam date

Phase 1: April 21, 2023

Phase 2: May 28, 2023

Phase 3: July 9, 2023

Declaration of NATA Result 2023

Phase 1 - April 30, 2023 

Phase 2 - June 13, 2023 

Phase 3 - July 17, 2023

NATA 2023 counselling dates

To be notified

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How to Apply for NATA Counselling 2023?

The participating institutes will start the counselling process only after the declaration of the NATA Result 2023. Those who successfully qualify in the entrance exam are eligible for the counselling stage.

Seats are allotted only for those who visit the counselling center and attend the counselling in a complete manner.

The appear for the Counselling for NATA 2023, you need to follow the steps given below:

Step 1: Online Registration

  • Visit the official website of NATA.
  • On the Home page, click on the "NATA Counselling" link.
  • Enter required details like your name, application number, date of birth, and password.
  • Pay the counselling fee through a credit card/debit card/net abnking/E-challan.

Step 2: Online Choice Filling and Choice Locking

  • After successful registration for counselling, log in to your account.
  • Select the college and branch of your choice and then lock it.
  • You should ve very careful while choosing the colleges and breaches because the choice, once it gets locked, cannot be changed.
  • Make sure to lock your choices before the deadline.

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Step 3: Seat Allocation and Document Verification

  • Seat allocation will be done on the basis of your rank scored in the NATA Entrance Exam, vacancies, and the choice given by you.
  • You need to pay the requisite fee to confirm your seat.
  • Officials will check all your documents and issue a provisional admission letter after completing the NATA Counselling process.

Step 4: Report to the Allotted Institute

  • You have to report to the allotted college with all the necessary documents.
  • If you fail to report to the college, your seat will get cancelled.

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NATA Counselling 2023 Key Points

The Council of Architecture (COA) doesn't conduct NATA Counselling. It is only responsible for conducting the NATA qualification exam for admission to the B. Arch course.

  • Each participating institute of NATA conducts separate counselling sessions.
  • To be eligible to participate in the NATA counselling procedure, you must satisfy the NATA Eligibility Criteria of each participating institute.
  • Institutes can decide their own counselling norms and the mode and process may vary from one institute to another.
  • Apart from the eligibility set by NATA, each institute is free to set its own criteria for admission into Architecture courses.
  • Based on NATA scores, there are 477 institutes that offer admission to their B.Arch courses.

NATA Qualifying Marks 2023

Though there is a minimum qualifying mark for the entrance exam, each college will have a separate category-wise NATA Cut Off for admission into B.Arch courses.

Check out the table below to know the minimum qualifying marks required to clear the entrance exam. The NATA 2023 highest marks depend on the difficulty level of the exam. 

Exam  Minimum Qualifying Marks
NATA 70 out of 200

Documents Required for NATA Counselling 2023

The following are the most important documents that you need to carry to the NATA Counselling Process without fail. You have to carry the original documents as well as 

  • NATA 2023 Admit Card
  • NATA Score Card
  • Class 10th Mark sheets
  • Class 12th Mark sheets
  • Category certificate (If applicable)
  • Medical Certificate for PwD category
  • Residence certificate (If applicable)
  • Transfer Certificate (If applicable)

State-wise Seat Intake for NATA Counselling 2023

There are various NATA Colleges that provide admission to B. Arch courses based on your scores in the National Aptitude Test in Architecture.

Check out the table below to know the state-wise participating institutes along with their seat intake.

S.No State Seat Intake
1 Karnataka 896
2 Maharashtra 5167
3 Kerala 707
4 Gujarat 1710
5 West Bengal 88
6 Punjab 70
7 UP 1560
8 MP 330
9 Chhattisgarh 138
10 Goa 140
11 Haryana 610
12 Himachal 40
13 Rajasthan 270
14 Tamil Nadu 3010

University-wise Seat Intake for NATA Counselling 2023

In the table below, we have mentioned University-wise seat intake for NATA 2023.

S. No University Seat Intake
1 VIT University 40
2 SRM 80
3 PES 40
4 Christ University, Bangalore 40
5 Jawaharlal Nehru Architecture and Fine Arts 85
6 Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi 80
7 KIIT 40
8 Chandigarh University 80

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