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NATA Eligibility 2024: Know Educational Qualification, Age Limit and Validity of Score

Author : Palak Khanna

Updated On : July 11, 2023


The Council of Architecture (CoA) conducts the NATA examination every year for admission into 5 years B. Arch. or 4 years B. Plan. programs in various architecture colleges. If you are an aspirant of an architecture course, then you need to qualify for the entrance exam for which you need to satisfy the NATA architecture exam eligibility. 

This post shall take you through the detailed eligibility criteria required to apply for the National Aptitude Test in Architecture. 

NATA Eligibility Criteria 2024 Highlights 

The Council of Architecture (CoA) will release the NATA Exam Date on their official website.

Specific Criteria Eligibility
Qualifying Exam 10+2/10+3 Diploma passed/appearing
Subjects Required Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics as compulsory Subjects
Marks Required 50% in Physics, Chemistry, Maths/50% in 10+2/10+3 Diploma
Age Limit No Age Limit specified to appear for NATA

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What's New in NATA Eligibility?

  • 50% in PCM is the minimum requirement and an aggregate of 10+2 is relaxed to only pass in 12th class with PCM subjects or 10+3 Diploma with mathematics. 

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NATA Age Limit 2024

  • There is no lower age limit for appearing in the exam according to the NATA exam eligibility age limit.
  • However, you need to comply with any particular age constraint that may be specified by the respective counseling/ Admission authority. You may have to register any age limit set by the admission authority.
  • Before filling the NATA Application Form 2024, you need to check the required NATA exam eligibility criteria. 

NATA Educational Qualification 2024

  • You should have passed 10+2 level or equivalent from a recognized board or 
  • You must have passed the 10+3 Diploma Examination with Mathematics as a compulsory subject
  • Filling Total Marks and Obtained marks for class 10th is no more mandatory. This particular information is optional in order to apply for NATA 2024 Entrance Exam.
  • As marks in 10th std Grade cards is not easily obtainable, Form fields 'Total Marks' and 'Obtained Marks' are made optional.
  • As per the Candidates who have passed (Senior secondary Examination) 10+2, Diploma (10+3) or equivalent exam with 50% marks in aggregate in any stream from Central/ State Government with Mathematics being the compulsory subject are eligible to apply for NATA 2024 exam.

Qualifying Marks

  • The minimum marks criteria for BArch admissions 2024 is relaxed as announced by Union Education Minister and also by CoA.
  • In the previous years, the minimum marks required is tabulated below:
Exam Minimum marks Sub(Compulsory) Status
10+2 50% Mathematics Passes/appearing
10+3 50% Mathematics Passes/appearing
International Baccalaureate Diploma 50% Mathematics Passes/appearing

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NATA Eligibility 2024 for Students of International/ NRI Status

For the students having International/ NRI status, NATA eligibility marks remains the same as it is for Indian Nationals. There are no different eligibility for NATA, set for International/ NRI candidates who want to appear for NATA Exam 2024

Other Important Eligibility Criteria for NATA

  • Candidates belonging to SC, ST, OBC-NCL Category, or PWD(Person with Disability) shall be provided with 5% in total Aggregate in 10+2 Level/10+3 Diploma as well as PCM.
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma passed/appearing after 10 years of schooling with 50% marks in aggregate and Mathematics as a compulsory subject of the examination is also eligible for NATA.
  • For candidates belonging to SC/ ST/ OBC or any other special category, there will be no change in NATA entrance exam eligibility.
  • Applicants can ask for reservation schemes while applying for admission under various admission authorities.

What is the validity of the NATA Score?

NATA Score is valid for a period of 24 months (2 years) from the date a candidate appears for the NATA exam. If 24 months period is over, aspirants have to register for the next NATA examination and will have to secure a valid NATA Score/ Rank.

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