NATA to be conducted twice a year

The Council of Architecture (CoA), which holds the central authority to administer the admission, course content and various standards related to architectural studies has recently announced the revised norms related to one of the most aspired entrance test in India, NATA 2019.

The National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) is a nationwide entrance test targeted to evaluate the necessary aptitude of an architecture applicant. In order to pass the test, an aspirant needs to prove his general aptitude along with drawing and observation skills to reserve his seat in the top architecture institutes of India.

NATA 2019

National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) was devised as a Common Aptitude Test in Architectural line of professional studies on a larger scale. The test is registered as the standard assessment paper for designated institutions and applicants to avail best-suited admission into the dignified 5 year B.Arch degree course across all the distinguished institutes of India.

NATA provides a standard platform for students from all over the country to apply for the best architecture seats without having to appear for multiple aptitude tests for each separate institute. However, NATA is just a standard entrance test and the final admission largely depends on the individual criteria set by the distinguished institutes based on percentile score and other benchmarks.

Recent announcements

Considering the growing trend of architecture enthusiasts in the country, plus to attract and provide more opportunities in the architectural domain CoA has decided to conduct the test twice a year. The announcement has specially benefitted the students who, for any so and so reason, miss out on the opportunity either appear or pass the first test. An aspirant can now appear successively for a second time in the same year and thus improve his chances of selection through a great margin.

The pattern for NATA has not been modified yet, which means the students will face the same one-day online test for part A with MCQ questions based on Mathematics and general aptitude along with standard pen-paper based drawing test in part B.

NATA stands as the only assessment test that strictly adheres to the norms approved by the Central Govt and technical education boards for architectural domain. Its course structure is designed to assess the drawing and observation skills of an applicant and to judge his sense of proportion, aesthetics and critical thinking ability related to the field of modern architecture.

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