NATA 2024 Application Form, Syllabus, Exam Dates, Pattern & Eligibility, etc.

NATA stands for National Aptitude Test in Architecture which is an entrance test for indulging in the Under Graduate program for Architecture course. It is conducted by the Council of Architecture or COA at a national level. After clearing this examination, the candidates will be eligible to pursue architecture courses like B.Arch. from any colleges across India. You can find both Government and Private Colleges providing these courses and they consider the entrance scores as basic eligibility, therefore, it becomes important for the candidate to pass the examination if they want to pursue an architecture career. In this article, we will discuss NATA Application Form, Syllabus, Exam Dates, Pattern & Eligibility, etc.

NATA 2024 Important Date

Registration starts from1st week of January 2024
The closing of the registration process1st week of  February 2024
Uploading images in the online application1st week of February 2024
Payment of fee1st week of February 2024
The correction window will open from3rd week of February 2024
The correction windows will be closedLast week of  February 2024
Admit Card will be available fromLast week of March 2024
NATA 2024 Exam Starts from3rd week of April 2024
Result2nd week of June 2024

Eligibility Criteria

The following are the eligibility criteria that the candidate must have to participate in the examination, which is as follows-

  • The minimum age requirement of NATA is 17 years of age
  • Candidates are required to be a high school graduate (12th or equivalent)or appearing in high school examination from a recognized board with main subjects like Maths
  • At least 50% marks are required for the candidates in the qualification exam

NATA 2024 Registration Form

The following are the steps that you can follow to register for the NATA entrance examination-

  • The registration for NATA can be done online
  • Visit the official website of the NATA-
  • Click on the Registration button followed by clicking on the signup button
  • Now, signup using mobile number, email, name, and other important details
  • Confirm your registration using an email sent to you from NATA
  • Now login to your website and click on the registration form
  • Fill the form using correct details followed by uploading the document mentioned below
  • Now payment page appears, you can pay the application fee using UPI, Credit/debit card, net banking, etc.
  • After paying the application fee, download the Payment confirmation followed by a printout of the filled application form for future use

Application Fee

The application fee for NATA is Rs. 1250/-. You can pay the application fee online using  UPI, Credit/debit card, net banking, etc. If you want to participate in the examination conducted in Dubai then your application fee will be Rs.7000/-.

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NATA 2024 Exam Pattern

NATA entrance exam is a two-part exam- The drawing exam and CBT test. In BCT, a total of 40 questions have to be answered in 60 minutes. The medium of the Aptitude Test will be the English language. In the drawing exam, three-question will be provided and two hours for examination will be allotted. There is no negative marking. The following are the list of examination pattern for NATA Examination-

Exam Pattern of Drawing Test

12D25 2 hours
3Theme Sketch50

Marks Distribution

SubjectNumber of QuestionTotal Marks
General Aptitude4080

NATA Syllabus

The following are the list of the syllabus for the NATA entrance examination-


  • Trigonometry
  • Coordinate Geometry
  • Algebra
  • Logarithms
  • Matrices
  • 3-Dimensional Co-ordinate geometry
  • Application of Calculus
  • Permutation and combination
  • Theory of Calculus
  • Statistics and Probability, etc.

General Aptitude

  • Visualizing three-dimensional objects from two-dimensional drawing
  • Interpretation of pictorial compositions
  • Analytical reasoning
  • mental ability (visual, numerical and verbal)
  • general awareness of national/international architects and famous architectural creations
  • Mathematical reasoning and sets & relations Objects
  • Textures related to architecture & built environment
  • Visualizing different sides of 3D objects

Drawing Test

  • Understanding scale and proportion of objects
  • Aesthetics
  • color texture
  • harmony and contrast
  • geometric composition
  • shape
  • building forms, and elements
  • Drawing of patterns – both geometrical and abstract
  • Form transformations in 2D and 3D like union
  • Subtraction
  • Rotation
  • surfaces, and volumes
  • Conceptualization and visualization through structuring objects in memory
  • Creating 2D and 3D compositions using given shape and forms
  • Perspective drawing
  • Sketching of urbanscape and landscape
  • Generating plan
  • elevation, and 3D views of objects
  • Common day-to-day life objects like furniture
  • Equipment, etc.

NATA Result

The result of the NATA will be released on the official website of NATA. The scorecard usually released after4 days of examination. The NATA scorecard will be valid for 2 years from the date of examination.

Here are some noteworthy books that will help the candidates succeed in the exam-

  • NATA & B.Arch Question Bank by Ar. Shadan Usmani
  • NCERT Books for Mathematics
  • Verbal and Non Verbal reasoning By RS Aggarwal and Arihant publication
  • A Complete Self Study Guide for B.Arch by PK Mishra (Arihant Publication)
  • NATA (Satya Prakashan) by Prof. S.C. Garg & Dr. Yogesh Garg

Admission Procedure

After passing the examination the candidate must apply for counseling in different colleges. All the colleges organize counseling separately, you have to decide where you want to take admission, however, the colleges release a cut-off list and you must apply for counseling accordingly. The scorecard is valid for 2 years meaning you can apply for colleges within two years.


Counseling is a process where an event for a candidate who passed the NATA examination will be asked to visit with documentation and blocking the seat. You have to block the seat by paying the college fee on the day of counseling. The following are the list of documents that are required by the candidate to produce during the counseling session in both original as well as Xerox (2 sets)-

  • NATA Admit Card 2024
  • NATA Score Card
  • Class 10th and 12th Mark sheets and pass certificates
  • Transfer certificate (if applicable)
  • Residence certificate (if applicable)
  • Category Certificate (if applicable)
  • Photo ID proof and photograph
  • Medical Certificate for PwD Certificate
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