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NATA 2017 Result, Cut Off & Counselling

NATA 2017 was conducted on April 16, 2017 in 2 sections on the same day. The first section was Drawing Test and the second section was General Aptitude & Mathematics. The level of drawing test was difficult as compared to previous year. Whereas, the questions of General Aptitude and Mathematics were easy to moderate. For this year, the exam was organized across 69 centers in India and there was a single center in Dubai as well.

The entrance architecture test has gained popularity over past few years and to meet the demands, seats have also increased. Currently, about 24 thousand seats are offered in about 450 recognized institutions across the country, most of which accept NATA scores. Check NATA Cut off 2017

 2017 LATEST UPDATES

April 17, 2017 – NATA 2017 Answer Keys will be made available at nata.nic.in. Read More

April 15, 2017 – NATA 2017 was successfully conducted on April 16, 2017. Check NATA Cut off for various colleges

NATA 2017 (National Aptitude Test in Architecture) is a national level entrance exam.Through this exam, candidates are granted admissions to B.Tech courses offered at various Architecture colleges/universities across India. From the academic session 2017-18, NATA papers i.e. Paper 1 and Paper 2 will be conducted offline. NATA Exam Pattern for Paper 2 consists questions from Mathematics, General Aptitude that are objective type in nature. The duration of each paper is 90 minutes. For Paper 1, there will be 2 drawing questions. One needs to use pencil and paper to answer the questions. For Paper 2, there will be a total of 60 questions of objective type. Check NATA Exam Pattern 2017

NATA (National Aptitude Test in Architecture) is a national level aptitude test conducted by CoA (Council of Architecture) for admission to B.Arch courses offered by top universities across India. Through this exam, a candidate’s aptitude in the field of Architecture is evaluated. NATA exam is divided into 2 papers: Paper 1: Drawing Test and Paper 2: General Aptitude & Mathematics. From 2017, NATA will be conducted once a year.


NATA 2017 Exam Highlights

Exam NameNATA (National Aptitude Test in Architecture)
Conducting BodyCoA (Council of Architecture)
Date of ExaminationApril 16, 2017
Mode of ApplicationOnline
Courses OfferedB.Arch
Mode of ExaminationOffline mode
Official Websitewww.nata.in

NATA 2017 Exam Dates

NATA Registration 2017 has now concluded. CoA (Council of Architecture) has released NATA Admit Card 2017 on March 28, 2017. The other essential dates for NATA 2017 is as follows:

EventDates
Starting date of NATA 2017 Registration January 02, 2017
Last date of NATA 2017 Registration February 11, 2017 (11:59 PM)
Last date to upload image February 12, 2017 (11:59 PM)
Last date for NATA Fee payment February 13, 2017 (11:59 PM)
Last date to print Confirmation PageFebruary 28, 2017 (11:59 PM)
Dates of NATA Correction window February 20 (10:30 AM) to February 24, 2017 (11:59 PM)
Availability of NATA Admit Card 2017March 28, 2017 (10:30 AM)
Date and Time of NATA ExamApril 16, 2017 (11 AM to 2 PM)
Expected date for NATA Results June 10, 2017

Know more: NATA Exam Dates 2017 Revised


What is NATA Exam?

  • National Aptitude Test in Architecture or NATA is a national level architecture entrance exam.
  • It is conducted by CoA (Council of Architecture).
  • Through NATA, a candidate's aptitude and drawing skills in the field of Architecture are tested.  
  • Candiates who clear the exam are then eligible to get admission in B.Arch. Degree Course offered in the institutes accepting NATA score. 

NATA Eligibility 2017

NATA Eligibility

Before applying for NATA 2017, a candidate must ascertain that they fulfil NATA Eligibility 2017. A brief overview of the eligibility criteria for NATA 2017 is given below:

  • The lower age limit is 17 years on July 31, 2017.
  • Candidate should have passed SSC (class 10th) or equivalent examination to apply for NATA 2017.
  • At least 50% marks in aggregate in SSC/ 10+2 or equivalent examination should have been secured.
  • Candidates who have passed 10+3 diploma with 50% marks in aggregate in any stream from Central/ State Government are also eligible to apply for NATA 2017.
  • Mathematics should have been studied as the main subject in their qualifying examination.

Note:There is no change in NATA 2017 eligibility for SC/ST/OBC or any other special category candidates as well. However, candidates can ask for reservation schemes while applying for admissions under various admission authorities.

Read More About NATA Eligibility Revised


NATA 2017 Application Form

NATA 2017 Registration commenced on January 02, 2017. Eligible candidates can fill the NATA Application 2017 by visiting the official website www.nata.in. Candidates can apply for NATA exam for a maximum of five times. Candidates can go through the following article to know the steps that they have to follow:

NATA Application Process

Step 1: Registration for NATA 2017

Before filling NATA Application Form 2017, the candidate has to register themselves online. For Registration process, candidates have to enter their email ID and create a password. They will receive confirmation mail for registration.

Step 2: Filling NATA Application Form 2017

NATA Application Form

Candidates should login with their registered login credentials created earlier. NATA 2017 application form is to be filled through online mode only. Candidates have to first enter qualifying examination details and move to the next page. On the next page, candidates have to fill all the personal particulars in the online application form.

Step 3: Uploading of Scanned Images

At this step, candidates have to upload their scanned photograph, signature and thumb impression. The images should be in .jpeg/.jpg format.

  • The size of the scanned photograph must be between 4 to 100kb (3.5 cm X 4.5 cm).
  • The signature and thumb impression should be between 1 to 30kb (3.5 cm X 1.5 cm) 

Candidates should then click on save and proceed to make payment. 

Step 4: Fee Payment

Candidates should click on “purchase form button”. NATA Application Fee is INR 1250/- for all candidates except for the candidates opting for Dubai as their exam city.

Candidates can choose to pay the application fees either via online or offline mode.

Online mode: ICICI Integrated Payment Gateway with the help of Debit Card/Credit Card/Net Banking.

Offline mode: By paying through e-challan at any branch of ICICI bank across India.

Candidates are informed that the Examination Fee for NATA is non-refundable. Therefore, one should first go through the NATA Application Fee 2017structure before paying.

Step 5: Confirmation Page Download

The candidates can download the pre-filled registration form after the payment of application fee for NATA exam and take it to the nearest centers prescribed by NATA. This center will then provide an appointment voucher for the examination based upon the availability and the schedule at the NATA test center.

Note:Candidates should note that appointment once scheduled cannot be rescheduled or cancelled. 

Read More: NATA Application Form 2017


NATA Form Correction

In case, incorrect information or mistake is made by a candidate, a 6-day window is provided to rectify the same. The information can be corrected at the time of NATA Registration Process only. The window for correction will become functional from February 15 until February 21, 2017. Check: How to correct details on NATA Form?

Note: Candidates should make sure to go through all the details mentioned in the form carefully. And if they find any mistake or an error, they should correct it right away or in the window provided to them.


How to download NATA Admit Card 2017?

NATA Admit Card 2017 will be available for download from March 28, 2017. Candidates who have submitted NATA Application Form can download the hall ticket. To download it, candidate has to visit NATA official website- www.nata.in. It is necessary to bring Admit Card along with ID Proof at the exam venue. 

Steps to download NATA 2017 Admit card

NATA Admit Card

Step 1: Visit the NATA official website- www.nata.nic.in.

Step 2: Click on NATA 2017 Admit Card link.

Step 3: Enter the required information such as the NATA 2017 registration number/ Roll Number/ Date of Birth and submit it.

Step 4: Download the Admit Card of NATA 2017.

Step 5: Take a print out of it for future reference. 

Read More:NATA Admit Card 2017


NATA Exam Pattern 2017

NATA 2017 is scheduled on April 16, 2017In total, there will be 2 papers, carried out on the same day. NATA is conducted in offline mode i.e. pen-paper based test. For paper 1, there will be a total of 2 questions in English carrying 40 marks each. Whereas, Paper 2 will have a total of 60 questions in English carrying 2 marks each. NATA 2017 Exam Pattern is divided into two papers - Drawing test (Paper 1) and General Aptitude & Mathematics (Paper 2).

Paper 1: NATA Drawings

Candidates have to draw or sketch a diagram asked in 3D/ 2D and theme sketch where the visualization, symmetry and sketching ability will be tested.

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Exam Mode: Offline i.e. pen- paper based

Duration of Exam: 90 minutes

No. of Questions: 2 Questions of 40 Marks each.

Total Marks: 80 marks

Note: It is mandatory for a candidate to attempt all the NATA Drawing Questions.

Paper 2: General Aptitude Test and Mathematics

This exam is conducted to check the perception, imagination & observation, creativity and communication along with architectural awareness of candidate. Also, to test a candidate’s aptitude in the Mathematic subject.

Exam Mode: Offline i.e. pen- paper based

Duration of Exam: 90 minutes

No. of Questions: 60 objective type questions. 30 Questions of Mathematics and 30 Questions of General Aptitude.

Total Marks: 120 marks

Note:Candidates are informed that there is no negative marking in any of the sections of NATA exam. Also, the answer once submitted cannot be changed later.

NATA 2017 Marking Scheme

The marking scheme of National Aptitude Test in Architecture is defined by CoA. It will have a cumulative approach. One can go through the following pointers to know about the distribution of marks:

For Paper 1- General Aptitude & Mathematics

In this, the marking scheme will be based on the answers marked by candidates. A statistical approach is followed for calculation of marks. It consists 60 Questions in total for 2 marks each.

For Paper 2- NATA Drawings Test

The paper will have 2 questions in total of 40 marks each. The questions will be checked by more than one examiner. These examiners will give marks independently. The average of the marks given by them will be the final marks for each question.

Know more: NATA Marking Scheme


NATA 2017 Syllabus

NATA 2017 is scheduled on April 16, 2017. Before preparing for exam, candidates should know about topics from which the questions will be asked. NATA syllabus 2017 is divided into 3 parts- Drawings, General Aptitude and Mathematics. The test of NATA drawings will test the sketching skills of a candidate whereas the other two topics will measure aptitude in reasoning, numerical and verbal awareness of a candidate. One can analyze the performance of National Aptitude Test in Architecture by practicing through Sample Papers provided below.

NATA Sample Papers


NATA Books

Candidates wanting to pursue B.Arch (Bachelor of Architecture) after Class 12th through NATA 2017 must start preparing for the test. A lot of candidates appear for NATA every year. Aspirants can improve their preparation by going through sample papers for NATA and other reference books. They can refer to the following reference books and practice papers to prepare for the exam:

NATA Preparation Material

  • NATA & B.Arch Question Bank by Ar. Shadan Usmani
  • NATA & B. Arch complete self-study material: entrance examination by  Ar. Shadan Usmani
  • A Complete Self Study Guide for B.Arch by P. K. Mishra
  • B.Arch Entrance Examination Guide by Surendra Kavimandan
  • ‘NATA' - Satya Prakashan - Prof. S.C. Garg & Dr. Yogesh Garg

Read More: NATA Preparation Tips


NATA Result 2017

NATA 2017 Result will be declared tentatively on June 10, 2017. Candidates can check their result on official website of NATA- nata.in. It will be published in e-format. The scorecards published on website will be used in NATA admission process.

For admission to B.Arch. program, a minimum score required is 30/120 (25%) in Paper 1 and 20/80 (25%) in Paper 2. Candidates have to login through their Registration ID and then their NATA Scorecard 2017 and result will be displayed.

NATA 2017 Score Card

NATA 2017 Score Card is a necessary document required for admission to 5 years B. Arch. Course. The score card will be available online within 4 days after the test concludes. However, there could be a delay in processing the score card but it will be displayed within maximum 7 days of giving the exam. The validity of NATA 2017 Score Card is 2 years.

Steps to CheckNATA Results:

To download the NATA 2017 score card, candidates are advised to follow the steps given below:

NATA Result Process

  1. Visit the official website of NATA i.e. www.nata.nic.in  

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  2. Click on “Download score card for NATA 2017”
  3. Login with your- Candidate ID and Password
  4. Enter the captcha provided.
  5. Download NATA 2017 scorecard

Note: If the candidate has given NATA Exam more than once, the page will show the last generated score card, in case, the new score-card is not generated yet.


NATA 2017 Counselling Process

Candidates qualifying the entrance exam will be called for NATA Counselling process. It will be conducted for final admission to 5 years B. Arch. course in different universities. To participate in counselling process, candidate has to register for it and fill the choice of seats. Post-choice filling, candidates will proceed to document verification. Mandatory documents to be produced are as follows:

  • 10th and 12th class mark sheets
  • NATA Score Card
  • Category Certificate
  • Birth Certificate

CheckMandatory Documents for NATA Counselling


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5 Comments
Neha Sriee P V

I am doing architecture and in 2nd Sem at Bangalore, please let me know if I cud change my college for 3rd Sem, for the same course in Bangalore

26 Apr, 2017 00:20
Admin

Hi Neha, i am providing you the details on the colleges for the architecture course, you may contact the college as per your choice for the admission by visiting the link http://collegedunia.com/barch/bangalore-colleges

 

28 Apr, 2017 12:35
Shawn Pinto

i just gave my class12th exams. I was not aware of the last date of application for NATA exams and so missed the date. I am interested in pursuing Degree in Architectural Engineering. What are the possibilites so that I can do some course in the related field till the bext NATA exam so that i do not miss a year. Please suggest Thank you

18 Apr, 2017 00:20
Admin

Hi Shawn, for NATA, you may apply next year. Till then, you may opt for any short term course related to the architecture field. Short term course in Interior designing could be an option for you.

19 Apr, 2017 17:08
manmeet singh

hlo sir/mam..i am preparing for nata 2017 and jee 2017 as well for b.arch..kindly tell me what is the difference between both preperations.?.how much i need to do mathematics and how much drawing..i am really confused..please help as soon as possible..thankyou

06 Mar, 2017 12:00
varsha

we live in Dubai. daughter studying in grade 12 cbse .will give her boards in march 2017.pl guide for nata exam and architecture admission.

06 Mar, 2017 12:00
GAYATRI PONNAMANDA

my nata score is 73 in which college in india may I get admission for this score

06 Mar, 2017 12:00

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