NATA 2020 NATA 2021: APPLICATION FORM, DATES, ELIGIBILITY, EXAM PATTERN, RESULT AND COUNSELLING

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    NATA 2021: Application Form, Dates, Eligibility, Exam Pattern, Result and Counselling

    Atul Yadav Atul Yadav
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    NATA 2021 (National Aptitude Test in Architecture) will be conducted in the 2nd week of April 2021 for the first session and in the 1st week of July for the second session.The exam is regulated by Council of Architecture for students seeking admission in Bachelor of Architecture programs in colleges across India.

    1. Candidates appearing or having passed class 12 with minimum 50% marks are eligible for the exam. Additionally a minimum of 50% in PCM subjects.
    2. Application fee isINR 1800 for General, OBC and EWS category and INR 1500 for SC and ST candidates. Candidates opting Dubai as their center have to pay an additional amount of INR 8000.
    3. Candidates are allowed to appear in one or both the sessions.
    4. NATA 2021 Admit Card for both the sessions will be released separately.
    5. As per NATA 2021 Exam Pattern, it will be a 3-hour long online exam having 60 MCQs (Mathematics and General Aptitude) of 2 marks each and 2 Drawing questions for 40 marks each.
    6. NATA Syllabus includes General Aptitude, Drawing and Elementary mathematics.

    NATA 2021 Highlights

    The key points about NATA 2021 that candidates must be aware of are highlighted below:

    FeatureDetailsInformation
    Exam NameNational Aptitude Test in ArchitectureConducted by Council of Architecture
    Exam TypeUniversity Level Entrance TestFor admissions to 5 Year B.Arch Programmes
    Exam Timing180 MinutesFirst 60 MInutes for Part A Last 120 MInutes for Part B
    Application ModeOnline
    Exam ModeOnline as Computer Based TestPart A: Mathematics and General Aptitude (60 Questions) Part B: Drawing Test (2 Questions)

    NATA 2021 Exam Dates

    NATA 2021 Exam Dates

    The official NATA 2021 Exam Dates are yet to be disclosed, however, the detailed exam lineup will be announced along with the release of the application forms. The table below mentions the tentative dates:

    EventsDates 2021 (Tentative)
    Phase 1Phase 2
    Availability of information bulletin3rd week of January3rd week of January
    Starting of online application form4th week of January4th week of January
    End of registration2nd week of March3rd week of June
    Image uploads allowed till3rd week of March3rd week of June
    Fee payment allowed till3rd week of March3rd week of June
    Candidate Correction window2nd week to 3rd week of March3rd week to 4th week of June
    Hosting of Admit Card1st week of April4th week of June
    Date and Time of Examination2nd week of April1st week of July
    Publication of Results1st week of May2nd week of July

    NATA 2021 Eligibility Criteria

    NATA 2021 Eligibility Criteria

    There is an eligibility criterion defined by the Council of Architecture for aspirants which must be fulfilled to register for the National Aptitude Test in Architecture. All the programs have different NATA 2021 Eligibility Criteria.

    On the Basis of Age Limit: There is no age limit to apply. Candidates having qualified 10+2 can apply for the aptitude test.

    On the basis of Qualifying Exam and Marks: Candidates Passed 12th examinations (10+2) recognized by Central/State Governments. Candidates holding Diploma with minimum 50% marks are eligible to apply. In addition candidates appearing for 10+2 can appear for the aptitude test given they prove their eligibility at the time of admissions.

    On the basis of Qualifying Subjects: Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics are compulsory subject combinations to appear for NATA 2021. Diploma candidates should have Maths as one of the compulsory subjects.

    On the basis of Stream: Candidates of arts stream can apply if they have PCM subjects as one of the optionals provided in CBSE Board.

    Note: NATA does not provide lateral entry to candidates in later years of B.Arch courses.

    NATA 2021 Application Process

    NATA 2021 Application Process

    This article will help a candidate by guiding them through the stepwise process to register for NATA 2021. The steps for registering for the exam are listed below:

    Step 1: NATA 2021 Registration and Application Form Filling

    1. Logon to the Official website of NATA and Click on ‘Apply Online’
    2. A candidate is required to fill out their biographical details
    3. On filling out the form, click on the Registration button.

    Step 2: Uploading Documents and Images

    1. Upload a recently clicked coloured passport size photograph. The face of the candidate should cover at least 75% of the photograph.
    2. Candidates also need to upload their signature and their left-hand thumb impression.

    Step 3: Paying the Application Fee

    1. The application fee can be paid in online mode via a Credit Card or a Debit Card or even through Net Banking.
    2. Candidates making the payment through the card, need to provide card no. expiry date, and the CVV.
    3. Candidates choosing to pay via Net Banking will be redirected to the respective bank’s site where your account details are verified and payment is approved.

    Step 4: Confirmation of Form Submission

    1. Upon completing the payment candidates are redirected to the confirmation page.
    2. It is advised to keep a soft copy of the confirmation page for future reference.
    3. A correction window will be open just in case the candidates made any error.

    NATA 2021 Application Fee

    To appear in the examination candidates need to pay a certain amount depending on which category they belong to as Application Fee. Tabulated below is the application fee for the various categories of applicants:

    CategoryFee
    For One Session
    GeneralRs. 1800/-
    ST/ SCRs. 1500/-
    For Both Sessions
    GeneralRs. 3500/-
    SC/STRs. 2800/-
    Kashmiri migrant/ Foreign nationalsRs. 3050/-

    NATA 2021 Admit Card

    NATA 2021 Admit Card

    The examination authority will tentatively issue NATA 2021 Admit Card in the 1st week of April and 4th week of June via online mode through the website. Applicants will only be able to download their respective admit cards on entering the Registered ID and Password.

    1. The admit card of NATA 2021 exam will be uploaded on the official website.
    2. After downloading the admit card, the candidates should confirm that the photograph and signature are printed on the admit card.
    3. Every candidate must carry the admit card along with valid Photo Id proof to the exam centre.
    4. The information about the exam centre will be mentioned on the admit card.

    NATA 2021 Exam Centers

    NATA 2021 Exam Centers

    NATA 2021 Exam centers are located in multiple cities across the country. The state-wise centers are as follows:

    State/ Union TerritoryCity
    Andaman and Nicobar IslandPort Blair
    Andhra PradeshChirala
    Guntur
    Kakinada
    Kurnool
    Nellore
    Rajahmundry
    Tirupathi
    Vijayawada
    Visakhapatnam
    Vizianagaram
    AssamDibrugarh
    Guwahati
    Jorhat
    Silchar
    Tezpur
    BiharArrah
    Darbhanga
    Muzaffarpur
    Patna
    ChandigarhChandigarh
    Bhilai Nagar
    Bilaspur
    DelhiNew Delhi
    GoaPanaji
    GujaratAhmedabad
    Anand
    Gandhinagar
    Mehsana
    Rajkot
    Surat
    Vadodara
    HaryanaAmbala
    Gurugram
    Hisar
    Karnal
    Gurgaon
    Kurukshetra
    Himachal PradeshHamirpur
    Jammu and KashmirJammu
    Samba
    JharkhandBokaro Steel City
    Dhanbad
    Hazaribagh
    Jamshedpur
    Ranchi
    KarnatakaBengaluru
    Gulbarga
    Hubli
    Mangalore
    Mysore
    Shimoga
    Udupi
    Kannur
    Kozhikode
    Thrissur
    Ernakulam
    Trivandrum
    Madhya PradeshBhopal
    Gwalior
    Indoe
    Jabalpur
    Sagar
    Satna
    Ujjain
    MaharashtraAmravati
    Aurangabad
    Jalgaon
    Kolhapur
    Mumbai
    Nagpur
    Nanded
    Nashik
    Navi Mumbai
    Pune
    MeghalayaShillong
    MizoramAizawl
    NagalandKohima
    OdishaBalasore
    Berhampur-Ganjam
    Bhubaneswar
    Cuttack
    Dhenkanal
    Rourkela
    Koraput
    Sambalpur
    PuducherryPuducherry
    PunjabAmritsar
    Bhatinda
    Jalandhar
    Ludhiana
    Mohali
    Patiala
    RajasthanAjmer
    Bikaner
    Jaipur
    Jodhpur
    Kota
    Sikar
    Udaipur
    Tamil NaduChennai
    Coimbatore
    Madurai
    Salem
    Tiruchirapalli
    Tirunelveli
    TelanganaHyderabad
    Karimnagar
    Warangal
    TripuraAgartala
    Uttar PradeshAgra
    Aligarh
    Allahabad
    Bareilly
    Gaziabad
    Gorakhpur
    Greater Noida
    Jhansi
    Kanpur
    Lucknow
    Meerut
    Moradabad
    Muzaffarnagar
    Varanasi
    Noida
    UttrakhandDehradun
    Haldwani
    Roorkee
    West BengalAsansol
    Hooghly
    Kolkata
    Siliguri
    Howrah
    Outside India NATA 2021 will be conducted in Dubai

    Important Note: Candidates cannot opt Dubai as their Second or Third exam center preference. If Dubai is opted as Primary choice of center then additional two centers in India have to opted necessarily.

    NATA 2021 Exam Pattern

    NATA 2021 Exam Pattern

    Candidates are advised to be thorough with the Exam Pattern for NATA 2021. This makes them have a clear mind and makes them study just what is needed and not waste time.

    1. Exam Mode: The examination will be held through online mode.
    2. Time Duration: Candidates will get 180 minutes to solve the question paper.
    3. The question paper will comprise of three sections, i.e. Mathematics, Drawing & General Aptitude.
    4. Section-wise Time Duration: Candidates will be given 60 minutes to attempt questions of Part-A (aptitude section) and 120 minutes to attempt Part-B (I.e. drawing section).
    5. Total Number of Questions: Total 60 questions will be asked in the examination and the question paper will be of 200 marks.
    6. Question Type: The question of Mathematics & General Aptitude will be multiple-choice questions.
    7. Marking Scheme: Each correct answer will consist of 2 marks
    8. Negative Marking: No marks will be deducted for incorrect answer.

    NATA 2021 Sectional Exam Pattern

    The aptitude test is has two parts Part A and Part B

    SubjectNumber of QuestionsDistribution of MarksTotal Marks
    Part A
    Mathematics (20 questions)2020×2=4040
    General Aptitude (40 questions)4040×2=8080
    Part B
    Drawing (2 questions)22×4080
    Total62200

    NATA 2021 Syllabus

    NATA 2021 Syllabus

    Council of Architecture defines the syllabus for architecture aptitude test.

    Part A: Mathematics and General Aptitude Test

    Important Mathematics Topics
    AlgebraPermutation and Combination
    LogarithmsTheory and Application of Calculus
    Matrices3D Coordinate Geometry
    TrigonometryCoordinate Geometry
    StatisticsProbability
    Important General Aptitude Topics
    Sets and RelationsVenn Diagram
    Mathematical ReasoningTautology
    Objects3D Objects
    Awareness of Architecture WorksArchitectural Creations
    Analytical ReasoningMental Ability

    Part B: Drawing Test

    Candidates will be judged on their sketching skills of the given object accurately and in an attractive manner. Visualisation ability is tested with a sense of perspective as well. Drawing 3D Objects. Harmony of Colours in respect to scale and proportion should be kept in iind. Drawing memory of the candidate is also put to test.

    Important Topics for Drawing
    Scale and Proportions of ObjectsGeometric Composition
    Shape and Colour TextureHarmony and Contrast
    Transformation in 2D and 3DPerspective Drawing
    Day to Day Objects DrawingSketching of Urbanscape and Landscape
    Generating PlanShape
    EquipmentAesthetics

    Recommended Books for NATA 2021 Preparation

    1. NATA & B.Arch Question Bank written by Ar. Shadan Usmani
    2. NATA & B.Arch complete self-study material: entrance examination written by Ar. Shadan Usmani
    3. A Complete Self Study Guide for B.Arch written by P. K. Mishra
    4. B.Arch Entrance Examination Guide was written by Surendra Kalimantan

    Students can also prepare thoroughly from the material provided by coaching centres, some very useful ones include:

    1. NATA Study Material and Online Test Series
    2. Buying the Nata Entrance Books online by Mosaic Institute of Design

    NATA 2021 Result

    NATA 2021 Result

    NATA 2021 Results have been tentatively chosen to be announced on the fourth working day as soon as the test date gets over. Candidates who appeared for the same can download their scores via NATA’s official site. It is suggested for taking a print out of the score while applying for the admission.

    1. Before announcing the results, the authorities have decided to disclose the response sheets of the candidates who appeared.
    2. Please note the response sheets will be uploaded only for Part A. The sheets of Part B will not be uploaded.
    3. On disclosure of the answer sheets, the NATA 2021 Results will be available for everyone to view on the official website.
    4. The qualifying marks will be based on the rule given below:

    At least 25% marks must have scored in MCQ part (Part A) – 30 out of 120

    A minimum 25% marks in Drawing port (Part B) – 20 out of 80

    NATA 2021 Counselling Schedule

    After releasing the results, one of the most crucial steps of the admission procedure begins. NATA 2021 Counselling Schedule is not conducted by the Council of Architecture rather it is undertaken by the participating colleges themselves.

    1. The NATA Score Card will be valid only for the academic year 2021-2021.
    2. There will be no separate counselling conducted by the official authority for providing admissions. Candidates will have to apply separately in each institution in which they want to apply for admission.
    3. Candidates who want to get admission in B.Arch. courses should appear in separate counselling conducted by each institution.
    4. Candidates have to carry all required documents and their photocopies for the verification process.
    5. Final admission is granted to candidates who will fulfil eligibility criteria completely and have all the required documents verified.

    NATA 2021 Participating Colleges

    Amidst a wide array of colleges accepting students based on the NATA 2021 Scores, here are a few high ranking colleges that will be participating in the counselling process.

    Colleges Accepting NATA 2021 Score

    City

    Sinhgad College of Architecture

    Pune

    Rizvi College of Architecture

    Mumbai

    Department of Architecture, BITS

    Mesra

    Sushant School of Art and Architecture

    Gurugram

    Sir JJ College of Architecture

    Mumbai

    Chandigarh College of Architecture

    Chandigarh

    Faculty of Architecture & Ekistics, Jamia Millia Islamia

    New Delhi

    Chitkara School of Planning & Architecture

    Patiala

    IES College of Architecture

    Mumbai

    LS Raheja School of Architecture

    Mumbai

    Aayojan School of Architecture

    Jaipur

    Dehradun Institute of Technology

    Dehradun

    MEASI Academy of Architecture

    Chennai

    On gaining a thorough knowledge of the exam, few candidates may have pending doubts about the same. Here are a few Frequently Asked Questions for NATA 2021:

    NATA 2021 FAQs

    NATA 2021 FAQs

    Question:What is the judging criteria of the Drawing Section?

    Answer: Candidates will be assessed on the following parameters through the drawing test:

    1. Ability to sketch a given object’s proportionately and rendering the same in a visual manner
    2. Visualizing and drawing the effects of light on an object
    3. Sense of perspective
    4. Combing given 3D elements to form a building or structural form
    5. Creating 2D compositions using given shapes and forms
    6. Understanding scale & proportions
    7. Drawing the day to day life experiences based on memory

    Question: What is the reporting time for NATA 2021?

    Answer: It is advised that candidates must reach the exam centre at least 2 hours 30 minutes before the test begins. This is because of the procedure to verify the candidate’s identity and taking the biometrics before the final allocation of the seat in the examination centre. The entire process of verification will take a minimum of 2 hours if the centres are large.

    question: Is the NATA Examination Fee refundable?

    Answer: Be it any issue or circumstance, the NATA 2021 exam application fee is non-refundable. The same is mentioned in the application form.

    Question: I did not have Mathematics in my qualifying examination. Can I register or appear for NATA?

    Answer: No. A candidate not having passed in Mathematics in his/her Diploma or 10+2 examination cannot enrol for the NATA Exam.

    Question: Till when is my NATA Score valid?

    Answer: On giving the exam, the test scores are valid for 1 complete academic year. This means candidates appearing for NATA 2021 will have their scores valid till 2022.

    Question: What items are banned from the NATA Exam Centre?

    Answer: Candidates appearing for NATA 2021 are strictly prohibited from carrying mobile phones, books, chits, sheets, electronic gadgets, watches, calculators and other stationery.

    Question: What information can be found in the NATA 2021 exam pattern?

    Answer: By consulting NATA exam pattern 2021, one can know about exam details like types of question asked, mode of exam, marking scheme, and several questions asked. This information will aid in effective exam preparation

    Question: In case I lose or misplace my admit card at the exam centre, can I download it later?

    Answer: Yes, you must contact the concerned authorities and report the incident to them. The concerned authorities will assist you in downloading the duplicate admit card.

    Question: Is there a requirement for possessing computer skills to appear for NATA 2021?

    Answer: You only need to operate a computer mouse. Hence, there is no such requirement directed by the authorities.

    *The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College

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