The Council of Architecture (COA) has begun the online application process for the National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) 2020. Interested candidates can register on the official website.
The COA conducts NATA twice a year, on April 19 and May 31. The last date to register for the first batch is 16 March 2020.
What is NATA
NATA is conducted by the COA under the provisions of CoA (Minimum Standards of Architectural Education) Regulations, 1983.
It measures the aptitude of the candidate in the field of Architecture through their drawing and observation skills, sense of proportion, and aesthetic sensitivity. It also examines mathematics (10+2 level) and critical thinking.
The examination is mandatory for undergraduate courses in Architecture across India.
How to Apply
- Visit the official website of NATA and click on ‘NATA Registration 2020’
- Sign up for the exam to register (Direct Link to fill the application)
- Generate registration ID and password by filling up details like name and birth
- Log in using that ID and Password and fill the application form
- Upload signature and photograph (in JPG or JPEG format)
- Pay the application fee and submit the completed form
- A Confirmation Page will be generated. Print this for future reference.
Things to Know
- The first examination will be on 19 April and the second one will be on May 31
- The candidate will be given three hours to complete the paper from 10 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. with a 15-minute break between the multiple-choice question (MCQ) test and the drawing paper.
- For each test, the fee is Rs 2,000 for general category students. In case you wish to appear for both tests held in the year, you pay Rs 3,800.
- Candidates belonging to SC/ST and PWD category need to deposit Rs 1,700 for one test and Rs 3,100 for both tests.
- Candidates opting to appear from test centres outside India will have to deposit Rs 10,000
Issue of Admit Card
For each Applicant, an Admit Card will be generated according to the schedule notified, indicating the allotted Examination Centre. An Examination Roll Number will also be generated for each candidate.
You have to download the soft copy of the Admit Card from the website and take a printed hard copy on the day of the test. This is indicated in the downloaded Admit Card. Remember to carry an original photo identity card like Voter Card/ Pan Card/ Aadhaar Card/ Driving Licence.
Allocation of Examination Centre
These centres are spread across all state capitals, and other selected cities subject to availability of at least 200 students for the particular city/centre.
Cities will be based on the choices given by the candidate in their online application forms.
The results for the first exam will be declared on May 8 and results for the second exam will be out on 14 June 2020.
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(Edited by Shruti Singhal)