The Council of Architecture has announced the dates for the National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA). The test will be conducted for admissions to the five-year B. Arch degree course. As per the announcement, the exam will be conducted in two parts. The first phase will be held between April 1 and May 28, 2016. The second phase will be held between June 6 and August 20, 2016. The exam will start from April 1, 2016. The last date of registration for phase II is August 18, 2016.
A candidate is allowed a maximum of five attempts to crack the exam. The NATA is designed to measure the aptitude of the applicant for a specific field of study, which is Architecture. To be eligible for the paper, the interested candidates must have passed SSC (Class 10) or equivalent examination. Additionally, those who have qualified an aptitude test in Architecture and have secured 50 per cent marks in Class 12 or equivalent examination with Mathematics as one of the subjects will be eligible for admission to the B.Arch course.
The phase I will be a “Paper-based drawing test”. The phase II will be a computer based online aesthetic sensitivity test. The candidates can submit online application form on the official website by paying fees of Rs1250 (plus processing charges) using netbanking/credit cards/ICICI issued Bank Challan. The interested candidates can also download the pre-filled registration form and procure the necessary registration documents.