NATA 2022: Application Form, Eligibility Criteria, Exam Dates

NATA 2022 (National Aptitude Test in Architecture) is a gateway to B.Arch courses. Council of Architecture conducts this examination every year to provide admission to eligible applicants. NATA 2022 is one of the popular professional course examinations in India. Every year thousands of applicants desperately wait for this examination to apply for. If you are also interested in NATA 2022 then you can get the important details from this article below.

Important Dates & Events- NATA 2022

The important dates & the events mentioned below have bee updated now. These dates give an estimated idea about the months & week of the important events related to NATA 2022. Let’s check out the important dates & the events of NATA 2022.

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Events1st NATA ExamIInd NATA Exam
Commencement of online registration processJan 2022Jan 2022
End date for online registration processMarch 2022June 2022
Images will be uploadedMarch 2022June 2022
End date for payment of application feeMarch 2022June 2022
Availability of confirmation printoutMarch 2022June 2022
Rectification of errors (if any)March 2022June 2022
Availability of admit cardsApril 2022June 2022
Examination date of NATA 2022April 2022July 2022
Result declaration of NATA 2022May 2022July 2022

Eligibility Criteria For NATA Exam 2022

The applicants should check the eligibility criteria before they start with application process. This will help you to ensure that whether you are eligible for the examination or not. The eligibility for NATA 2022 have been listed below.

Candidates should be from the following background:

Completed 10+2 exam with securing 50% marks in Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics and also 50% marks in aggregate at 10+2 level examination; (who are appearing in the 10+2 exam with PCM subjects in the current year are also eligible to appear in the exam.

Admission to First year of B.Arch. course

Candidates meeting the following credentials are permitted for admission into B.Arch courses:

  • Candidates should have qualified a recognized aptitude test in Architecture (NATA or its equivalent) in 2019.
  • Scored minimum 50% marks in PCM (Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics) and also 50% aggregate at 10+2 level examination.

There is no direct lateral entry admission allowed.

NATA 2022 Application Form & Application Fee

The application process for NATA 2022 may start from January 2022 till March 2022. The applications can be submitted through online mode from the official website of NATA 2022. The applicants will have filled all the required details as personal details, academic details, uploading of scanned images etc. The application fee will also be paid in the application process stage. Once you pay the application fee, you will get confirmation page. After few days of successful completion of application process, the correction window for discrepancies will be opened.

The application fee can be paid either through offline (via challan) or online (via debit/credit card or net banking) mode. The application fee is Rs. 1250/- for all categories. The applicants who have chosen the examination city as Dubai, have to pay Rs. 7000/- as application fee.

NATA 2022 Exam Pattern

The examination pattern for NATA 2022 has been mentioned below. The applicants applying for the examination should go through the examination pattern at least once to plan their study accordingly.

  • The examination will be held through offline mode with duration of 3 hours.
  • There will be 3 sections in the examination- Mathematics, Drawing & General Aptitude.
  • There will be total 60 questions in the examination and total marks of the examination will be of 200. The questions of Mathematics & General Aptitude will be of MCQ type.
  • The applicants will get 2 marks for each correct answer in Mathematics & General Aptitude & there will be no penalty for incorrect answers.
  • The applicants have to score minimum 25% in MCQ type section (30 out of 120) & 25% in Drawing section (20 out of 80).

Examination Syllabus

The examination syllabus for NATA 2022 will be decided by the examination authority. You should prepare by following the syllabus to score good in the examination. The syllabus for all the 3 sections is as follows-

  • Mathematics

Probability, Trigonometry, Statistics, Coordinate Geometry, Theory of Calculus, Algebra, Permutation & Combination, Logarithms, Application of Calculus and Matrices.

  • General Aptitude

Visualizing different sides of 3D objects, Interpretation of Pictorial Composition, Visualizing 3 dimensional objects from 2 dimensional objects from 2 dimensional drawing, Analytical reasoning, Texture related to architecture, Mental ability, Mathematical reasoning & sets & relations objects, General awareness of National/International architects & famous architectural creations.

  • Drawing

Understanding scale and proportion of objects, aesthetics, colour texture, harmony and contrast, geometric composition, shape, sketching of urbanscape and landscape, Form transformations in 2D and 3D like union, Perspective drawing, , Generating plan, elevation, subtraction, rotation, surfaces and volumes. Conceptualization and visualization through structuring objects in memory, Creating 2D and 3D compositions using given shape and forms, and 3D views of objects, Common day-to-day life objects like furniture, equipment etc., from memory.

Admit Card & Declaration of Result-

The admit cards for NATA 2022 will be released very soon after completion of the examination. The admit cards can be downloaded online from the 1st April 2022. The applicants need to carry their admit card along with photo ID proof.

The examination result may be declared in May 2022 for NATA I. The result will be published in the official website and the applicants can check their results from the website of NATA itself. The applicants should take down a print out of their result for future reference.

Answer Key & Cut Offs

The answer key will be released at the official website of NATA after few weeks of completion of the examination. The applicants can download the answer key to compare their answers with the answer key.

The cut off marks are the minimum marks decided by the examination authority that applicants have to score to pass the examination. For NATA 2022 also the cut offs will be decided by the examination authority. The applicants who will score the minimum cut off marks will be declared as qualified in NATA 2022.

NATA 2022 Counseling Process-

The counseling process will be held for the applicants who have score minimum cut off marks. On the basis of the cut off marks, the merit list will be prepared and applicants will get admission to the courses offered by the NATA 2022.

6 thoughts on “NATA 2022: Application Form, Eligibility Criteria, Exam Dates

  1. sir
    As I am completed my diploma in architectural assitantship. Last year i gave nata exam. can i give NATA exam this year. Or eligible for NATA 2019.

    Thank u.

  2. Hello sir
    As I am studying diploma in architectural assitantship,second year can I write NATA exam this year
    Or I need to wait till next year

  3. Hlo sir,
    Gud evening
    My name is aditiverma. After 10th I’m pursuing from interior design and decoration (final yr) in government polytechnic gzb (bteup university) is that possible that i can Apply for nata entrance exam .
    Please revert back..

    Thank you
    Regards Aditi verma

  4. Gud evening sir,
    My name is aliyaverma1803. I’m pursuing from interior design and decoration (final yr) in government polytechnic gzb(bteup university)

  5. Hello I am Commerce Student CEBA From Karnataka State University is That Possible That I can apply For NATA Entrance Exam i Have 10+2 Till 10th i Had mathematics And my Score Was above 70% in 12th i have taken computers,Economics,Business,and Accounts. Please Revert Back

    Thank You
    Regards Abhishek Jangid

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