NATA 2024: Exam Date, Application Form, Eligibility Criteria, Exam pattern and Syllabus

NATA 2024: Exam Date, Application Form, Eligibility Criteria, Exam pattern and Syllabus

The Council of Architecture (COA) will be organizing NATA 2024 for the candidates who aspire to get enrolment in B.Arch courses. The qualified candidates will be eligible for admissions into architecture degree programmes offered by various institutes situated all over the country. The interested candidates may submit their application form in online mode from February 2024 (Tentatively).

Just like last year, it is expected that NATA 2024 will be conducted thrice. The applicants who wish to clear this exam need to practice a lot of drawing and sketching. Along with this, the practice of aptitude is also very important of NATA preparation. This article provides certain tips and tricks to help the candidates in preparing for their exam. Other details related to NATA 2024 such as application form, eligibility criteria, etc are also given in this post.

Exam Highlights

Examination Name National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA)
Conducting Body Council of Architecture (COA)
Examination LevelNational Level
Aim To select candidates for Admission into undergraduate architecture programs
Exam DurationPart A: 2 hours, Part B: 1 hour
Exam FrequencyThrice a year
Application ProcessOnline registration and fee payment
Exam LanguageLanguage 
Official website

Important Dates related to NATA 2024

The official dates related to NATA 2024 are given in the table below. The exact date related to the exam have been updated according to the latest official notification:

Notification releaseTo be updated
Availability of application formTo be updated
Last date to submit the application formTo be updated
Fee payment tillTo be updated
Confirmation page can be printedTo be updated
Correction windowTo be updated
Issue of admit cardTo be updated
Examination dateNATA I – 22nd April 2024


NATA II – 28th May 2024

NATA III – 9th July 2024

Announcement of resultTo be updated

NATA 2024 Eligibility Criteria

We have mentioned the minimum eligibility requirements for taking the NATA exam:

Eligibility for taking NATA:

The following candidates are eligible for appearing in NATA:

  • The candidates who have passed their 10+2 or equivalent exam are eligible.
  • Those who have passed 10+3 Diploma in any stream recognized by Central/ State Government can apply too.
  • The applicants who have passed the International Baccalaureate Diploma passed after 10 years of schooling are also eligible.
  • The appearing candidates can apply too.

Eligibility for admission to B.Arch courses:

The candidates who have passed (or appearing in) their 10+2 exam or 10+3 Diploma or International Baccalaureate Diploma or equivalent with at least 50% marks in aggregate and have cleared NATA test are eligible for admission to B.Arch courses.

NATA Application Form 2024

The candidates who wish to appear for NATA 2024 can submit their application form in online mode. The candidates will first have to register themselves to generate login id and password. Using these credentials, the candidate will have to login into the NATA portal to fill the admission form. In the application form, the candidates will have to provide their personal, communication and educational details and upload the scanned copies of the required documents. After providing all the details, the form can be submitted finally.

Application fee:

After the final submission of form, the applicants will have to make payment of application fee. Fee details are as follows. Fee will be submitted through online mode (via debit card/ credit card/ UPI or net banking). Upon successful payment of fee, a confirmation page will appear which should be downloaded and kept safe for future reference.

  • General category- Rs.2000 (for one attempt) & Rs.3800 (for two attempts)
  • SC/ST: Rs.1700 (for one attempt) & Rs.3100 (for two attempts)
  • For centre in abroad- Rs.10000 (for one attempt) & Rs.18000 (for two attempts)

Application Correction Window

  • Please fill the application form carefully because authorities will not provide any correction window.
  • Make sure you check a preview of the application before submitting the same online.
  • Candidates will be provided only one opportunity to correct their personal details

NATA 2024 Exam Pattern

The exam pattern for NATA 2024 is given below:

  • Mode of exam: Online
  • Duration of test: 3 hous 15 minutes
  • Type of questions: Part A- MCQ and Part B- Drawing
  • Total marks: 200
  • Marking scheme: There will be no negative marking.
SubjectMarks DistributionTotal Marks
Part A
Drawing2 x 35


1 x 55




Part B
PCM15 x 1.522.5
General Aptitude& Logical Reasoning35 x 1.552.5

NATA 2024 Syllabus

The syllabus of NATA covers topics from Mathematics, General Aptitude and Test for drawing. The details of the syllabus are given as:

  • Mathematics: Algebra, Logarithms, Matrices, Trigonometry, Coordinate geometry3-Dimensional Co-ordinate Geometry, Theory of Calculus, Application of Calculus, Permutation and Combination, Statistics and Probability
  • General Aptitude: Interpretation of Pictorial Compositions, General Awareness of National/ International Architects and Famous Architectural Creations, Analytical Reasoning, Mental Ability, Mathematical Reasoning, Sets and Relations, etc
  • Drawing Test: Understanding of Scale and Proportion of objects, Geometric Composition, Shape, Building Forms and Elements, Aesthetics, Color Texture, Harmony and Contrast, Drawing of Patterns- Both Geometrical and Abstract, etc

How to Prepare for NATA 2024?

The basic preparation strategies that can help the candidates in clearing their NATA are given below:

  • All the topics involved with NATA exam require rigorous practice. Whether you prepare for Mathematics, Aptitude or Drawing, practicing is very important.
  • Time management is also very important for your exam preparations. Give proper time to all the 3 sections of study: Mathematics, Aptitude and Drawing.
  • Solve the previous years’ question papers to get a detailed idea of the exam.
  • Try to read and collect information about the famous national and international architects and architectural creations.

Recommended Books

Some of the most recommended books for NATA 2024 preparation are:

  • NCERT Books for Mathematics
  • Verbal and Non Verbal reasoning By RS Aggarwal
  • NATA & B.Arch Question Bank by Ar. Shadan Usmani
  • A Complete Self Study Guide for B.Arch by PK Mishra (Arihant Publication)

NATA 2024 Admit Card

The NATA admit card 2024 will be made available in online mode. The applicants will be able to download their admit card by login into their respective account. The details of the exam center will be mentioned in the admit card. The candidate should download the admit card and take it to the exam center along with a valid identity proof. An examination roll number of the candidate will also be generated along with the admit card.

Answer Keys

  • The answer key to questions of the NATA 2024 test paper would be available in public domain after the examination.
  • The Answer Key and marks allotted for each question as fixed by the Council shall be treated as final.
  • After the publication of answer key, candidates can opt to view his/her answer script on payment of Rs 3000/ for each written test.
  • To check the answer keys, you will have to fill an online application form and pay the required fee within three days of the result declaration.

NATA Result 2024

Around one week after the test, the response sheet of each candidate (for Part A) will be uploaded along with subject wise mark(s) secured. The result of NATA 2024 will be made available on the website and the candidates will be able to see their result by logging into this website. Along with the marks secured in each subject, the total marks obtained out of 200 and the qualifying status of the candidate (pass/ fail) will also be mentioned in the result.

Rank Card

Along with the result, the council will also release rank cards of candidates. A rank card will carry the following information.

  • Marks obtained in the exam out of 200.
    • If the candidate appears for more than one test all scores received in the attempts will be published.
    • If a candidate appears for 2 Tests, best of the 2 scores shall be taken as the valid score and in the case of 3 attempts, valid score shall be taken as the average of the 2 best scores.
  • Qualified/ Not Qualified

Note: The qualifying marks for NATA 2024 is 70 marks out of 200 marks. 

The score of NATA 2024 will remain valid for admission in the academic session 2024- 2025.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the full form of NATA?

National Aptitude Test in Architecture.

Which authority will conduct the NATA 2024 exam?

Council of Architecture.

How many questions are asked in NATA?

125 questions.

What is the examination duration of NATA?

3 hours (180 minutes)

What is NATA helpdesk number?

+91- 7406692922

Do I need to send the application confirmation page after submitting the form?

There is no need to send any document by post.


12 thoughts on “NATA 2024: Exam Date, Application Form, Eligibility Criteria, Exam pattern and Syllabus

    1. No, 50% marks in aggregate in Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics and 50% marks in aggregate of the 10+2 level examination required to apply for NATA exam.

    1. I am sorry but I am not able to find any clause for final year diploma candidates. However, those have passed 10+3 diploma examination with Mathematics as compulsory subject with at least 50% marks in aggregate can apply for NATA.

    1. I think students who have passed 10+3 diploma examination with Mathematics as compulsory subject with at least 50%
      marks in aggregate can apply for NATA exam.

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