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About NATA : National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA), conducted by Council of Architecture, measures the aptitude of the applicant for specific field of study, i.e. Architecture. The test measures drawing and observation skills, sense of proportion, aesthetic sensitivity and critical thinking ability, that have been acquired over a long period of time, and that are related to specific field of study, i.e. Architecture.
NATA is conducted by the Council of Architecture, being the competent & final authority for the purpose of fixing norms and standards for architectural institutions and having the necessary expertise to hold a Common Aptitude Test in Architecture, at national level to provide a single window system for appearing in aptitude test and to facilitate institutions, students and public at large for admission to First year of 5 year B.Arch Degree Course at all recognized Institutions all over country.
Note : NATA as such does not get you admission in any college. NATA is just an Aptitude Test. On receiving the Score Card, the candidate will have to contact various admission authorities / institutes / colleges / universities with NATA Score Card and other details (as prescribed by the respective Admission Authorities).
Qualifying marks for NATA-2017 would be based on the following rules:
1. At least 25% must be secured in MCQ portion (30 out of 120)
2. At least 25% must be secured in Drawing portion (20 out of 80)
3. Overall qualifying marks (out of 200) would be based on post-exam statistics and at the discretion of the Council.
Candidate will not qualify in NATA-2017 unless (s)he satisfies all three conditions mentioned above.
An attempt will be made to normalize (with respect to NATA-2017) the score of NATA-2016 qualified
candidates seeking admission in the session 2017-18 in order to specify their position in order of merit for counselling purposes. Such guidelines would be based on statistical analysis and the Council’s decision will be final in this regard.
The result will be available in three formats :
1. Marks obtained out of 200 and in each component
2. Merit listing – unique based on marks and tie breaking rules (mentioned in Section 4 above)
3. Percentile score based on the merit listing
Candidates may request for rechecking of the machine recorded responses online by payment of 1000 INR per response (Question) within stipulated period of time. Council will consider all such cases prior to result publication. No review will be available for the drawing test.