NATA Exam Dates

The official dates of NATA 2018 exam is mentioned below:



Registration start

January 2018

Last date for registration

February 2018 (Extended)

Image uploads allowed till

February 2018 (Extended)

Fee payment allowed till

February 2018 (Extended)

Confirmation page printing available till

February 2018 (11:59 PM)

Correction window (based on council feedback & self induced errors)

Admit card download

March 2018

Offline exam date

April 2018 (11 AM to 2 PM)

Result announce

By June 2018

NATA 2018 Admit Card

The NATA 2018 Admit Card/ Appointment Voucher will be issued to the candidates on March 2018. It will contain details such as candidate’s test date, time of test, test center, roll number, etc. It is necessary to bring Admit Card/ Appointment Voucher along with ID Proof at the examination center.

NATA 2018 Registration

  • The NATA 2018Registration was started from 2nd January 2018 and was opened till 11th February 2018.

  • The registration form can be filled and submitted only through the website.

  • Candidates are advised to fill the registration form as per the given instructions.

  • candidates have to upload the scanned images of photograph, signature and thumb impression.

  • There is no need to send the application by post.

Registration Fee:

The NATA registration fee is Rs. 1250/- for all the candidates. Fee payment can be done through online mode (debit/credit card, net banking) or e-challan. Candidates opting for exam city Dubai are needed to pay an additional examination fee of INR 7000 prior to issuance of admit card.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The minimum age limit for appearing in NATA 2018 has been wavied.

  • Candidates should have completed or appearing 12th Sci or equivalent examination with Mathematics to apply for NATA.

  • 10+2 (diploma) in any stream candidates are also eligible to apply.

  • International Baccalaureate diploma passed/appearing after 10th are also eligible to apply.

  • There is not any lateral admission criteria for admission in any stage/year of B.Arch.

NATA Exam Pattern

  • Type of Exam: The NATA exam pattern comprises of three parts, i.e. Mathematics, General Aptitude & Drawing.

  • Mode: The exam will be conducted through offline mode (pen and paper based).

  • Questions: Total 62 questions will be asked.

  • Marking Scheme: In Mathematics & General Aptitude section, 2 marks will be given for each correct response.

  • Duration: The exam duration will be three hours.

  • Negative Marking: There is not any provision of negative marking in this exam.

The exam pattern of Drawing Test is described below:


Distribution of Marks

Total Marks

Mathematics (20 questions)

20 x 2


General Aptitude (40 questions)

40 x 2


Drawing (2 questions)

2 x 40




Here we are providing the exam schedule of

NATA 2018 examination:

Preparation Tips

Candidates should plan their preparation strategy and do accordingly. Make a time-table as per your suitable time. Include little breaks in between the long hours of study. Practice sample question & mock papers and also work on aesthetic sensibilities and drawing skills.

NATA Syllabus

The NATA syllabus has been divided into three parts, i.e. drawing, Mathematics & General Aptitude. The drawing test will measure the ability to sketch a given object, sense of perspective drawing, understanding of proportion and scale, etc. The detailed syllabus is mentioned below:


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

General Aptitude:

Objects, textures related to architecture & built environment. Interpretation of pictorial compositions, visualizing three dimensional objects from two dimensional drawing. Analytical reasoning, mental ability (visual, numerical and verbal) awareness of national/international architects and their creations. Visualizing different sides of 3D objects.

Drawing Test:

Understanding scale and proportion of objects, geometric composition, shape, building forms and elements, aesthetics, colour texture, harmony and contrast. Drawing of patterns – both geometrical and abstract. Conceptualization and visualization. Form transformations in 2D and 3D like union, subtraction, rotation, surfaces and volumes. Creating 2D and 3D compositions using given shape and forms. Generating plan, elevation, and 3D views of objects. Perspective drawing, sketching of urban scape and landscape.


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