After the NATA 2021 examination, candidates who score the minimum cutoff marks will need to go through the process of counseling in order to find a suitable college for admission to the B. Arch course. 

NATA Counselling is conducted by institutes that offer admissions through NATA score.

NATA Counselling 2021

As there is no centralized counseling for the NATA exam, applicants will need to apply separately for each of the desired NATA participating institutes.

To make you aware of the various important details about NATA Counselling 2021, we have prepared this detailed post on NATA Counselling & its process. Students will be allocated the college of their desire during the process of Counselling out of so many of NATA Colleges

NATA Counselling 2021 Highlights

In the table below, we have mentioned important highlights from NATA Counselling 2021;

Exam Name National Ability Test for Architecture (NATA)
Conducting Body Council of Architecture (CoA)
Official website
Courses offered B.Arch/B.Plan
Mode of application Online
Mode of the exam Online (Aptitude and Maths Test) and Offline (Drawing Test)
Exam for Course Level Undergraduate (UG)
Number of Applications Expected 60000+
Number of Exam Center Cities 135 cities across India and 1 city Abroad (Dubai)
Counseling conducting Body Institutes participating in NATA
The validity of NATA Scorecard One year only
NATA Helpdesk/ Support | 01179412100

NATA Counselling and Exam Dates 2021

In the table below, we have mentioned Exam & Counselling Dates for NATA 2021;

Events For First Paper For Second Paper
Availability of information bulletin 3rd week of January 3rd week of January
Starting of online application form 4th week of January 4th week of January
End of registration 2nd week of March 3rd week of June
Fee payment allowed till 3rd week of March 3rd week of June
Admit Card release date 1st week of April 4th week of June
Exam Date 3rd week of April 1st week of July
Results 1st week of May 2nd week of July
Counselling Date 3rd Week of May 4th Week of July

NATA Counselling 2021 Key Points

Some of the most important information regarding the counseling of NATA is mentioned as follows:

  • COA, Council of Architecture doesn't conduct NATA Counselling. It is only responsible for conducting NATA qualification exam for admission to B. Arch course.
  • Each participating institute of NATA conducts separate counseling sessions.
  • To be eligible to participate in NATA Counselling, one needs to qualify NATA 2021 exam with a minimum cut off.
  • Institutes can decide their own counseling 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 2021

In the table below, we have mentioned component-wise and overall qualifying marks of NATA 2021;

Subject Qualifying Marks Total Marks
Mathematics & General Aptitude 30 120
Drawing 20 80
Aggregate marks Will be based on post-exam statistics 200

Loopholes in current system & proposed National-level NATA 2021 Counselling

In a recent press conference, Council of Architecture, COA has stated that there are some loopholes in the current decentralized counseling process. Below are few of the important loopholes which the NATA Counselling system is facing currently;

  • In the current system, one has to apply separately to each institute, it is time-consuming.
  • It also involves a lot of logistics and eventually turns out to be costly for candidates.
  • Due to the unorganized counseling process, a lot of seats go vacant in college. So many deserving candidates miss out on a seat which eventually goes waste.

To counter these loopholes, COA is planning to conduct a national-level Counselling for NATA qualified candidates. In this modified system, candidates will be able to apply to all the participating institutes through one common portal. Most importantly, the seats which go waste due to unorganized counseling can be better utilized. Though the final decision on Centralised NATA counseling has not been taken yet, it is understood that current problems faced by candidates will force the conducting body to change and make the system a better and fluid one.

Documents Required for NATA Counselling 2021

Applicants need to carry required documents during the process of counseling. Applicants must bring two sets of the documents mentioned below. Below, we have mentioned a complete list of documents to be carried during the counseling process;

  • NATA 2021 Admit Card
  • NATA Score Card
  • Mark sheets and pass certificates  (Class 10th & 12th)
  • Category certificate (If applicable)
  • Medical Certificate for PwD candidates
  • Residence certificate (If applicable)
  • Transfer Certificate (If applicable)

B.Arch Admission through NATA/JEE/AAT 2021

Admission into B.Arch courses offered by various colleges across the nation will be done on the basis of candidate's performance in NATA or JEE Mains Paper II or AAT exams.

Seat Intakes & Exam considered - NATA 2021 Counselling

State-wise admission through NATA

In the table below, we have mentioned State-wise seat intake through NATA 2019:

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 admission through NATA Counselling

In the table below, we have mentioned University-wise seat intake for NATA 2019;       

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

Top Government Colleges for NATA Admission 2019

In the table below, we have mentioned the government colleges of architecture across India along with the examination considered for admissions:

Government Colleges Exam Considered
Department of Architecture & Planning, IIT Roorkee AAT
Faculty of Architecture & Regional Planning, IIT Kharagpur
School of Planning & Architecture, Hyderabad JEE Main paper 2
Faculty of Architecture, Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur
School of Planning & Architecture, Tamil Nadu
Faculty of Architecture, National Institute of Technology, Chhattisgarh
School of Planning & Architecture, New Delhi
Faculty of Architecture, Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology, Bhopal
Chandigarh College of Architecture, Chandigarh
BKPS College of Architecture, Maharashtra NATA
Goa College of Architecture, Panaji
School of Architecture, Bangalore University, Bangalore
Faculty of Architecture, CEPT University, Ahmedabad
School of Architecture, College of Engineering, Thiruvananthapuram
School of Architecture, Kollam
Faculty of Architecture, Town & Regional Planning, Howrah WBJEE and NATA
Faculty of Architecture, Jadavpur University, Kolkata

Architecture Colleges in Delhi for NATA Admission 2019

In the table below, we have mentioned the number of seats offered in various architecture colleges in Delhi:

Name of Institute Seats
University School of Architecture & Planning 65
MBS School of Planning and Architecture 120
Delhi Technical Campus 40
Vastu Kala Academy 60
K.R. Mangalam School of Architecture and Planning N/A
Faculty of Architecture & Ekistics N/A

Architecture Colleges in West Bengal for NATA Admission 2019

In the table below, we have mentioned the list of colleges and number of seats offered in West Bengal which consider the scores obtained in NATA 2019;

Name of Institution Number of Seats
Jadavpur University 35
Om Dayal Group of Institutions 80
Sanaka Education Trusts Group of Institutions 40

Architecture Colleges in Karnataka for NATA Admission 2019

In the table below, we have mentioned the various colleges which offer admissions in Karnataka through NATA 2019 along with the number of seats:

Name of Institute Seats Offered
Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Technology, Pampady 40
Govt. Engineering college 40
College of Engineering 40
T.K.M. College of Engineering 80
Alsalama Institute of Architecture, Malaparamba 40
Devaki Amma’s Guruvayurappan college of Architecture 40
Eranad Knowledge City College 40
Global Institute of Architecture, Peradikunnu 40
Holy Crescent of Architecture 40
IES College of Architecture 40
KMEA College of Architecture 40
KMCT College of Architecture 40
MES College of Architecture 40
School of Architecture 40
Mangalam School of Architecture 40
Nizar Rahim and Mark School of Architecture 40
College of Architecture 120
Sneha College of Architecture 40
Vedavyasa College of Architecture 40
TKM School of Architecture 40

In the table below, we have mentioned the number of seats offered in various architecture colleges in Mumbai; Architecture Colleges in Mumbai for NATA Admission 2019

Name of Institute Seats Offered
Sir JJ College of Architecture 82
Rachana Sansad’s Academy of Architecture 100
Balwant Sheth School of Architecture 40
Kamla Raheja Vidyanidhi Institute of Architecture and Environmental Studies 80
IES College of Architecture 60

Other Architecture Colleges for NATA Admission 2019

In the table below, we have mentioned the other institutes that offer admissions through NATA 2019;

Name of Institute Seat Intake
Satyabahama University, Tamil Nadu N/A
KIIT University, Odisha N/A
Aligarh Muslim University, Uttar Pradesh 20
B.S. Abdur Rehman University, Tamil Nadu N/A
Integral University, U.P. 70
Goa College of Architecture, Goa 33
BVDU College of Architecture, Pune N/A
Amity University, Manesar N/A
DIT University, Dehradun N/A
Amity School of Engineering, Gwalior N/A
Amity School of Engineering, Jaipur N/A
Dr. K N Modi University, Newai N/A
Jagannath University, Jaipur N/A
Mizoram University, Aizwal N/A
Pearl Academy N/A