Updated On - March 13th 2024, Updated By - Tabrez


NATA 2023: In the last week of the month of April, The Council of Architecture will be organized the NATA 2023. The examination paper divides into two parts - Part A and Part B.

Part A will contain the questions from the Mathematics and General Aptitude Test and it will be held in the Online mode. Part B contains the Drawing based questions and it will be held in Offline mode.

The candidate gives the answers to Part B on A4 size papers. Firstly candidates have to fill the application form via Online mode, which is published in the third week of the month of January.

It is advised to the candidate, before filling the form check the Eligibility criteria of the program. The result of the NATA 2023 Exam will be announced in the month of June first week. Qualified candidates are eligible for admission to the Architectural Institutes.

NATA 2023

Examination NameNational Aptitude Test In Architecture-NATA 2023
Examination TypeNational Level
Exam StatusArchitecture Course
Application ModeOnline
Examination ModeOffline 
Official Website
Exam Duration90 Minutes
Total Marks200
Address:Council Of Architecture India Habitat Centre, Core 6A, 1st Floor, Lodhi Road, New Delhi-110003 India
Marking SchemeNo Negative Marking
Exam FeesGeneral-1800, SC/ST-1500

Highlights Of NATA 2023 

Events Name Overview 
Exam Name NATA
Full Name of ExamNational Aptitude Test in Architecture
Conducted By Council of Architecture (COA)
Purpose of Exam Admission in the 5 Years B.Arch Program. 
Type of Exam 

Part A- Online and MCQs Type Questions

Part B- Offline and Answered the Questions on A4 Drawing Sheet. 

Duration of Exam 3 Hours (180 Minutes)
Total Number of Questions 

Total - 62

Part A- 60 Questions

Part B- 2 Questions

Total scores 200
Negative MarkingNO 
A medium of Exam Paper English 
The validity of NATA Marks One year only 
Frequency of Exam One time in a year

Who Can Apply For The Exam 

Candidates should have passed the 10+2 in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics with 50% marks from any recognized Board. Minimum 50% marks will be also mandatory to qualify for the entrance examination NATA 2023.

There is also an age limit in this examination Candidate should have an age of 17 years in July 2023. Admission in the B.Arch will be totally based on the obtained scores in the NATA exam.

Important Dates 

Name Of The ActivityTentative Dates 
Registration Open4th week of January 2023
Registration Close 2nd week of March 2023
Admit Card Issue1st week of April and 4th week of June 2023
Exam Declare3rd week of April and 1st week of June 2023
Availability of ResultThe first week of May and the second week of June 2023

Steps To Fill The NATA 2023 Application Form 

Steps 1- Registration Process:- Firstly candidate has to register themselves with the help of personal details such as Name, Email ID, Mobile Number and Date of Birth. For future login, the candidate has to select a username and create a new password.  

Step 2 - Login Process:- After completing the process of Login, the candidate has to fill in some details like Communication Details, Personal Details, and Academic Details. There is also the option of choosing the  Exam Center. 

Step 3 - Document Uploading Process:- In this process, the candidate has to upload the required documents such as Photograph in passport size, Signature, Community Certificate (If Applicable). Here is the table of required documents with their specifications-  

Of Document Size Of File Dimension Format Of Document 
Signature1-30 KB1.5*3.5 cmJPEG/JPG
Photograph4-100 KB4.5*3.5 cmJPEG/JPG
Community Certificate (Only by SC/ST Candidate)Up to 1 MBA4 SizeJPEG/JPG/PDF

Step 4 - Form Submitting Process:- After uploading the documents, the candidate has to submit the application form. After submitting the form there is generated an Application Number. Once an application form submits then it cannot be edited. 

Step 5 - Payment Process Of Application Process:- Candidate has to pay the application fee in online mode through the Credit/Debit card and Net Banking. The Application Fee for the General candidate is Rs. 1800/- and for SC/ST it is Rs. 1500/- 

Step 6 - Printing Process Of Confirmation Page:- After completing the process of Payment, there is a display on the confirmation page. candidate has to download the page and take the print out of the Page. 

Exam Pattern 

  • Total Number Of Papers- There is only one paper conduct of NATA 2023 but it contains the two-part which are -
    Part A and Part B.
  • Types Of Questions- The type of Questions are different for each part-
    Part A- There are Multiple Choice Type questions that will be included in the Exam paper. It is the Online mode exam. Part A contains the Questions from the Mathematics and General Aptitude. The total number of Questions is 60.
    Part B- It is the Offline mode exam. The total number of Questions in part B is only 2. The candidate will be given the answer on the A4 size drawing Sheet.
  • Marking Scheme- Part A - 2 Marks for each Correct Answer.
    Part B - 40 marks carried by the 2 Questions.
  • Exam Duration- 90 minutes will be for each part and the total exam duration will be 180 minutes.

Syllabus Of NATA 2023

Part A General Aptitude

Visualizing different sides of 3D objects, Objects, texture related to architecture and built environment,

Mathematical Reasoning, Sets, and Relations


Coordinate Geometry, 3 Dimensional Coordinate Geometry, Theory of Calculus, Application of Calculus, Permutation, and Combination,

Logarithms, Algebra, Matrices, Trigonometry,

Statistics and Probability

Part B - Drawing Exam     - Conceptualization and visualization, Drawing of patterns - both geometrical and abstract

Admit Card Of NATA 2023

NATA Admit card 2023 Exam will be updated in April month the Third week. Candidates can download the admit card through Online mode.

Admit card/Hall Ticket is the most important document at the time of Examination Hall. It is also important to download the Result.

Firstly candidate must have to log in the page of the web portal. Admit card will be available in the format of Pdf.

Before download, the Admit card aspirant must have to check the complete details of the Admit card.

The Process To Download The Admits Card 

  1. Hit on the download link of the Admit card.
  2. Now the Login page opens. Login with the help of Application Number and Date of Birth.
  3. After the process of login, select the option of "National Aptitude Test in Architecture".
  4. Click on the Download option and download it.

About The Answer Key 

Authority will be published the NATA Answer key for those candidates who appear in the examination.  The candidate can check the answer through the answer key.

With the help of the Marking scheme, candidates can check the scores. The Council of Architecture will be updating the NATA 2023 Answer key only for Part A.

Candidates need to log in to the page to download the Answer key. Through the Application Number and Password, candidates can log in to the page.

The Result Of NATA 2023

COA will be announced the NATA Result 2023 on June 2023 the first week. The result will contain the Cut off and total marks for qualify the examination. There is the process of check the Result -

  • Go to the Web Portal.
  • Log in to the page with the help of the Application Number and Date of Birth.
  • After the successful login, the Result would be shown on the screen.

Counselling Process 

The Council of Architecture will be the main conductive body of the Examination. COA will be not organized the common counseling process for qualified candidates.

Participated Institutes will be conducting the unique NATA 2023 counseling process.

After the announcement of the Result, Candidate can select their favorite institute and college where they want to get admission.

Contact Information

India Habitat Centre, Core 6A, 1st Floor,
Lodhi Road, New Delhi-110003 India
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