NATA 2018 – Application Form, Exam Dates

NATA 2018

NATA 2018 – National Aptitude Test in Architecture is a national level aptitude test conducted by Council of Architecture (COA) for admission into the architecture program all over the nation. The NATA 2018 Examination provides admission into 5 years of Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch) program. The online registration for the exam started on 18th January 2018. The last date to apply for the exam is 30th March 2018. The candidates will be issued admit cards for the exam on 16th April 2018. The exam will be conducted on 29th April 2018, and the result for the same will be declared on 1st June 2018.

The Registration process for NATA 2018 was started on 18th January 2018. Complete information about NATA 2018 including Registration, Application Form, Eligibility Criteria, Exam Pattern, Syllabus, etc is provided below.

NATA 2018 Exam Dates

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  • The following are the Important Dates of NATA 2018:

    Events Dates
    Commencement of Online Registration 18th January 2018
    Last Date for Online Registration 30th March 2018
    Issue of Admit Card 16th April 2018
    Date of Examination 29th April 2018
    Declaration of Result 1st June 2018

    NATA 2018 Eligibility Criteria

    The NATA Eligibility Criteria 2018 should be checked by the candidates for appearing the Examination which is provided below:

    • Minimum age of the candidate should be 17 years as on 31st July 2018.
    • Candidates must have qualified 10+2, International Baccalaureate Diploma or 10+2 (any stream) after 10 years of Schooling with mathematics as one of the subjects.
    • The candidates currently appearing for the above qualifying examination are also eligible to apply.

    NATA 2018 Registration

    • The Registration for NATA 2018 started on 18th January 2018 via Online mode through the official website.
    • Candidates have to fill the NATA Applicatiom Form by entering their personal & educational details.
    • Scanned images, i.e.  Left and thumb impression, Passport size photograph, & own signature are to be uploaded while the Registration from.
    • It is suggested that candidates should take a printout of the application form after payment of fees for further use.
    • If candidates make any error in the application form, the correction window for changing the details will be opened in the 3rd week of February 2018.

    Application Fee

    • The registration fee for NATA 2018 is Rs. 1250 for all category candidates.
    • Payment of Registration form fees can be done through online or offline mode by using Debit Card/Credit Card/Net Banking & E-challan.
    • Candidates who wish to Opt  Dubai city for the exam have to pay a fee of INR 7000 prior to the issue of admit card.

    NATA 2018 Exam Pattern

    The NATA Exam Pattern 2018 is  provided below:

    Exam Mode Offline
    Exam Duration  3 hours
    Type of Question Multiple choices
    No. of Question 60 questions
    Total Marks 200 Marks
    Subjects Mathematics, Drawing & General Aptitude
    Marking Scheme 2 Marks per correct Answer
    Negative Marking No Mark Deduction


    The table below shows details about Subjects and marks allotment:

    Subjects Marks
                                        PART A (90 minutes)
    General Aptitude 40
    Mathematics 40
                                        PART B (90 minutes)
    Drawing Two sets in A4 size paper 80

    NATA 2018 Syllabus

    The NATA Syllabus 2018 comprises of three sections which include General Aptitude, Mathematics & Drawing.

    General Aptitude:

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


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

    Drawing Test:

    Conceptualization and visualisation through structuring objects in memory, Drawing of patterns – both geometrical and abstract, Understanding scale and proportion of objects, geometric composition, shape, building forms and elements, aesthetics, colour texture, harmony and contrast, Form transformations in 2D and 3D like union, subtraction, rotation, surfaces and volumes, Generating plan, elevation, and 3D views of objects. Perspective drawing, sketching of urban scape and landscape, Creating 2D and 3D compositions using given shape and forms, Common day-to-day life objects like furniture, equipment etc., from memory.

    NATA 2018 Admit Card

    • The NATA Admit Card 2018 will  be available from the 16th April 2018 on the official website of NATA via Online Mode.
    • Candidates have to download the Admit Card from the website and take a printout of the same for further use.
    • The Admit Card will contain details such as Name of the candidate, Roll number, Venue, Date & Time of the exam, etc.
    • Candidates have to compulsorily carry Admit Card along with one photo ID proof at the time of examination.

    How to prepare for NATA 2018

    • Firstly, Candidates must acquire all the relevant study material as per Syllabus for starting the preparation.
    • Make a proper timetable and schedule time for each subject.
    • Practice previous year Question paper and give Mock Tests, it will help you to know your preparations for examination.
    • Lastly, candidates should stay stress-free, relaxed and be healthy.

    NATA 2018 Result

    The NATA Result 2018 will be declared tentatively on 1st June 2018. Candidates can check their results through online mode from the official website. It is advised that candidates take a printout of their result for further admission procedure.

    NATA 2018 Admission Procedure

    The NATA Counselling 2018 will be conducted individually by the participating Institutions. Counselling process will start after the result is published on the official website of NATA. Candidates can get admission into B.Arch courses in various University & Institutions on the basis of the NATA Score card. The Score Card of NATA will be valid only for the academic year 2018-2019.

    For any doubts or quiries regarding Nata 2018 drop down a comment below.

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