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NATA 2022: Application Form, Eligibility, Exam Dates, Syllabus, Exam Pattern, and Preparation

NATA or National Aptitude Test in Architecture 2022 Application form will tentatively release in March, 2022 for Paper 1 as well as Paper 2. Candidates can register themselves on the official website of NATA for Paper 1 and Paper 2 which is expected to be held in April and July, 2022 respectively. Check NATA 2022 Application Form 

  • NATA (National Aptitude Test in Architecture) is a national level entrance test conducted by the Council of Architecture for admission to five-year- B.Arch programs twice every year.
  • Candidates can apply for Paper 1 as well Paper 2 of NATA to be held in a year.
  • NATA 2022 Eligibility Criteria requires candidates to complete Class 12 Examination with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics or 10 + 3 Diploma with Mathematics ad a compulsory subject.
  • Candidates who will be appearing for the qualifying exams in the current year can also apply for NATA 2022.
  • NATA 2022 will be held in online mode for a duration of 3 hours, Candidates can check NATA 2022 Exam Pattern in order to start preparation for the exam.
NATA Exam Dates

NATA 2022 Exam Dates

NATA 2022 will be held twice a year. Tentative dates in accordance with the past year trends are tabulated below

Event Exam Dates for First Paper Exam Dates for Second Paper
Release of Official Notification 1st week of March, 2022 1st week of March, 2022
Online Application Form Available 1st week of March, 2022 1st week March, 2022
Last Date of Registration 1st week of April, 2022 1st week of July, 2022
Admit Card Available 1st week of April, 2022 1st week of July, 2022
NATA 2022 Exam Date 2nd week of April, 2022 2nd week of July, 2022
Declaration of Result 3rd week of April, 2022 3rd week of July, 2022
NATA Highlights

NATA 2022 Highlights

  • Exam Name- National Aptitude Test in Architecture
  • Exam Type- NATA is a National Level Entrance Exam conducted for undergraduate programs offered in Architecture.
  • Conducting Body- NATA is conducted by the Council of Architecture (COA).
  • Frequency of examination- NATA is conducted twice a year.
  • Application mode- Eligible candidates can submit the application form online on the official website of NATA
  • Maximum attempts- Candidates can appear twice a year for NATA
NATA Application Form

NATA 2022 Application Form

NATA 2022 Application Form is expected to release in the first week of March 2022. Candidates can register for NATA 1 as well as NATA 2 at the same time. Candidates can fill the application form on the official website by following the steps given. Check NATA 2022 Registration

Steps to fill NATA 2022 Application Form

NATA 2022 Application form can only be filled online. Application Form for NATA 2022 will mainly consist of filling in Personal Details, Uploading Documents, and Payment of Fees. Detailed steps to fill NATA 2022 Application Form are:

  • Step 1: Visit the official website of NATA and click on the link for Online Application NATA- 2022.
  • Step 2: Fill in the following details
Type of Details Details Required
Personal Details Candidates name, Parents Name, Date of Birth, Gender, Nationality, Place of Residence, Category (whether PwD), ID Document
Choice of Examination Center Three choices of Examination Centers are to be selected mandatorily by the candidates
Details of Education (Class 10th and Class 12th or equivalent) Educational qualification, stream, board name, year of passing, marks obtained, Institute name and address
Communication Address Residence address, State and District of Domicile, Pin Code, Email Id, Mobile number,
  • Step 3: On entering email id, candidates would be required to create a password, and select a security question and answer.
  • Step 4: Preview the information entered, on submitting the details, an application number and password will be generated.
  • Step 5: Candidates can then log in with their application number and password to upload the following documents.

Documents Required for NATA 2022

Document Format Size
Recent Passport Size Photograph jpg/jpeg 4KB-100KB
Signature jpg/jpeg 1KB-30 KB
  • Step 6: Pay NATA 2022 Application Fees through any online mode via debit card, credit card, net banking

Application Fees for NATA 2022

Category Application Fees
General Category INR 2000 (for one test) INR 4000 (for both test)
SC/ST/PwD INR 1500( for one test) INR 3000 (for both test)
  • Step 7: After successful payment of application fees, a confirmation page will be generated. Candidates can take a printout of the confirmation page for future reference.
  • Step 8: If any discrepancy in NATA 2022 Application Form comes to the notice of the candidates, candidates will be given one opportunity during the form correction window to correct their details

NATA 2022 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates are required to fulfill the following NATA 2022 Eligibility

  • Candidates should have completed 10 + 2 examinations with Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics Or
  • Candidates should have completed a 10+3 Diploma with Mathematics.
  • Candidates who are appearing in either of the examination above in the current year may also appear for NATA 2022 provisionally.
NATA Exam Pattern

NATA 2022 Exam Pattern

NATA 2022 Exam Pattern is expected to remain the same with no major changes. Any other changes will be announced by NATA on the official website.Check NATA Exam Pattern

  • Mode of Examination- NATA 2022 will be held in online mode.
  • Duration of Examination- Candidates will get 180 minutes to solve the questions.
  • Type of Questions- MCQs, Multiple Select Type (MSQ), Preferential Choice Type (PCQ), Numerical Type Questions (NAQ), Match the following (MFQ)
  • Medium of Test - Medium of NATA 2022 is English.
  • Marks for each question- Candidates will get 1 mark, 2 mark,s or 3 marks for each question.

NATA 2022 Exam Syllabus

COA specifies that National Architecture Aptitude Test is an entrance test that measures a candidate’s skills in Architecture through the following techniques.

Techniques through which Candidates Ability will be tested :

Syllabus Topics Description
Diagrammatic Reasoning Logical Reasoning ability of candidates will be tested using diagrams and scenarios
Numerical Reasoning Mathematical Ability of candidates through fundamental simple problems will be assessed
Verbal Reasoning Verbal Logical skills of candidates will be tested
Inductive Reasoning Candidates ability to analyze data and see patterns will be tested in the section of Inductive Reasoning
Situational Judgment Problem Solving Ability of candidates will be assessed
Logical Reasoning Candidates ability to understand patterns and recognise relationships between shapes and imagery will be assessed
Abstract Reasoning Candidates general knowledge will be tested in this section

Topics to be Covered in NATA 2022

Candidates appearing for NATA 2022 are advised that they should practice past year papers as NATA  2022 Syllabus will consist of the following topics but may not be limited to it:

Basic Concepts in Mathematics Physics and Geometry
Language and Interpretation Elements and Principles of Design
Aesthetic Sensitivity Colour Theory
Lateral Thinking and Logical Reasoning Visual Perception and Cognition
Graphics and Imagery Building Anatomy and Architectural Vocabulary
G.K. and Current Affairs Basic Techniques of building construction and knowledge of material

How to prepare for NATA?

NATA is different from other entrance tests in the sense that, unlike other entrance tests, NATA Syllabus judges the aptitude of candidates

  • This makes it essential for candidates to practice NATA Previous year papers and syllabus of 10th and 12th class.
  • Candidates should start giving online tests to improve their time management while giving the exam.
  • Make a proper schedule and start solving questions from 10th and 12th books to ensure that your basics are good. This will also enable you to attempt difficult questions in the exam.
  • Learn from the resources available online and make your own notes for revision.
Recommended Books for NATA

Recommended Books for NATA 2022

Books Author
NATA & B.Arch Question Bank Ar. Shadan Usmani
NATA & B.Arch complete study material: entrance examination Ar. Shadan Usmani
Architecture Entrance Aptitude Book Wasim Khan
A Complete Self Study Guide for B.Arch P.K. Mishra
B.Arch Entrance Examination Guide Surendra Kalimantan
NATA Admit Card

NATA 2022 Admit Card

NATA 2022 Admit Card will be available on the official website in a downloadable version. Examination Roll Number will also be generated along with NATA 2022 Admit Card.

  • Candidates must carry a printed hard copy of NATA 2022 on the day of the examination.
  • Candidates must also ensure that they carry either one of the original identity proof- Voter Card/ Pan Card/ Aadhar Card/ Driving Licence
  • Photographs or signatures on NATA 2022 Admit Card must not be soiled/mutilated as such candidates will not be allowed to appear in NATA 2022 Exam.

Steps to download NATA 2022 Admit Card

  • Visit the official website of NATA.
  • Click on the link for ‘NATA 2022 Admit Card’
  • Enter your application number and password
  • Download soft copy of admit card and ensure all the details are correct
  • Take a printout of NATA 2022 Admit Card to carry on the day of examination.

NATA 2022 Answer Key

After successful completion of NATA 2022, COA will release Answer Key which will help candidates in making assessment of their performance

  • Candidates can view their answer keys by filling an online form and making a payment of INR 3000 for each test given.
  • Candidates should ensure that they fill the online form within 3 days of result publication, post which no request to view the answer key will be entertained.
  • Answer key released by COA as well as the marks for each question shall remain final.

NATA 2022 Exam Centers

NATA is conducted across several exam centers in multiple cities across the country. The states where NATA Exam Centers are located:

Andaman and Nicobar Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh Assam
Bihar Chandigarh
Chattisgarh Delhi
Goa Gujarat
Haryana Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir Jharkhand
Karnataka Kerala
Madhya Pradesh Maharashtra
Manipur Meghalaya
Mizoram Nagaland
Puducherry Punjab
Rajasthan Sikkim
Tamil Nadu Telangana
Tripura Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand West Bengal

NATA 2022 Results

NATA 2022 Results will be published on the official website of NATA. Candidates can follow the steps mentioned to download NATA Results:

  • Visit the official website of NATA.
  • Click on the link for NATA 2022 Result
  • Enter your roll number and date of birth
  • Result will be displayed on the screen
  • Scorecard of candidates will display the marks obtained by the candidates and whether they have qualified.
  • NATA 2022 scores will remain valid for the academic session 2022-2023.
NATA Participating Colleges

NATA 2022 Participating Colleges

Candidates who qualify NATA 2022 will be given an opportunity to secure admission in some of the most prestigious colleges for Architecture.

Candidates would be updated about the other participating colleges, however, candidates can take a look at the top participating colleges for NATA 2021:

1. Singhad College of Architecture, Pune
2. Rizvi College of Architecture, Mumbai
3. Sir JJ College of Architecture, Mumbai
4. IES College of Architecture, Mumbai
5. LS Raheja School of Architecture, Mumbai
6. Department of Architecture, BITS, Mesra
7. Sushant School of Art and Architecture, Gurugram
8. Chandigarh College of Architecture
9. Chitkara School of Planning and Architecture
10. Aayojan School of Architecture, Jaipur
11. Dehradun Institute of Technology
12. Measi Academy of Architecture, Chennai

NATA 2022 Counselling

NATA 2022 Counselling will be undertaken by the participating colleges as the Council of Architecture does not conduct counseling for admissions. Candidates who qualify for the examination can participate in NATA 2022 Counselling by individual colleges.

  • Candidates will have to apply for admission in each participating institution separately.
  • Counseling and verification of documents will be conducted by each institute and candidates can appear in those institutions.
  • Candidates should ensure that they carry the photocopies as well as original documents like Marksheet of qualifying examination, NATA 2022 Scorecard, Admit Card, Caste certificate (if applicable) for verification of documents.

NATA 2022 FAQs

Ques.: When will NATA 2022 be held?

Ans.: NATA 2022 will be held twice. The first paper is expected to be held in April 2022 while the second paper of NATA will be conducted in July 2022,

Ques.: Can I register for Paper 1 and Paper 2 of NATA 2022?

Ans.: Yes, candidates can register for both papers. The maximum number of attempts for NATA is two. Candidates can register themselves for both exams when the registration process starts.

Ques.: What is NATA exam for?

Ans.: NATA Exam is a national-level undergraduate exam conducted by the Council of Architecture( COA) for admission into five-year B.Arch programs across participating institutions.

Ques.: Is NATA compulsory for B.Arch?

Ans.: Yes, NATA is compulsory for students who wish to take admission in B.Arch programs across participating institutions. Candidates who qualify for NATA 2022 and score well will be able to take admission to prestigious Architecture colleges.

Ques.: I have passed class 12th, Am I eligible to appear in NATA 2022?

Ans.: Yes, candidates who have passed class 12th with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics or passed 10 +3 Diploma with Mathematics are eligible to appear for NATA 2022. Candidates who will be appearing for the qualifying exams can also appear for NATA 2022.

Ques.: How can I prepare for NATA 2022?

Ans.: Candidates should complete the syllabus for NATA 2022, solve past year papers, mock tests, and question banks that are available. Candidates should practice questions each day and study from the best resources available.

Ques.: What are the type of questions asked in NATA?

Ans.: Questions asked in NATA consist of Multiple Choice Questions, Multiple Select Type, Preferential Choice, Numerical and Match the following questions. The questions will be asked for 1 mark, 2 mark and 3 mark.

Ques.: How long will my NATA 2022 score be valid?

Ans.: NATA 2022 scores will be valid for the academic year 2022-2023. Candidates can give a maximum of two attempts for NATA 1 and NATA 2

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


I took Physics and Math as my A level subjects, but did not take Chemistry. Am I still eligible for NATA?
Hi Axata, sorry but you are not eligible as candidates who have passed intermediate (with PCM as compulsory subjects) will be eligible only.
sir, now i am study in college 1st year BE Mech..., but i like to apply NATA and it is possible to discontinue college which i am studying now...and join or apply for nata examination
Hi Yokesvaran, you can apply for NATA exam after discontinuing your college but then, you will have to take admission in UG degree from first year itself.
Is there NATA councilling

Hi Abhaya, you may check the details on Result and Counselling from here.

The amended eligibility criteria has issues to be resolved. The current diploma students of Architecture now have no right to get their further education. And this should be resolved duly.
I got 81 in nata and 67% in 12th i qualified in nata please reply
Hi Maahiya, its depends upon the merit list whether you will get admission or not according to your rank.
Hi i scored 208 rank 12288 in jee2 2018. Am i eligible for b arch programme in nata listed School's. My name is dhiraj.

Hi kamesh, To get information regarding in which college you will get admission you can check this link:- Nata cutoff

Hi..Team, One of my younger brother has scored 59.89 in 12th (PCM) & he wanted to become B.Architecture,does he eligible to do this,if yes then what is the procedures for the preparations.Please let me know.I'll be your grateful.

Hi Mohammed, Yes your brother is eligible for the B.Arch and you can go through the practice papers for the preparation of NATA , here is a link for practice papers:- PRACTICE PAPERS

I want to know what is the cuttoff of the b.arch colleges in mumbai and pune

Hi Ayaan, To get cutoff of the b.arch colleges in Mumbai and pune you may check this link:- Cutoff

What is the cut off of sir jj in 2018

Hi Manisha, To get cutoff for the nata you may check this link:- Cutoff

and one more doubt that by writing jee mains can i get seat in interior designer and i have completed my first year of intermediate

Hi Keerthi, No you can’t take admission in B.Des Interior design through JEE. On the other hand, you can appear for NATA, CEED, NID, CPET etc exam for admission in B.Des. 

hi..sir/mam i have completed my intermediate i want choose interior designing what exam i have to write how i will get college for that plz help me

Hi Keerthirani, I am giving you the list of Interior Design entrance exam please check the list through this link: Entrance Exam for Design.

I am NRI based out of Dubai undergoing IB Diploma. I want to get admitted in Sir JJ college. How can I prepare for NATA in Dubai? are there short term (2 month) courses available in Mumbai?

You have to search over the internet about the short time courses for preparation of NATA . you can prepare by practicing papers . click here for practice paper : Practice Paper

How many score want in NATA exam to get admission in of art for architecture

To get admission in Sir Jamshedji Jeejeebhoy School of Art, commonly called as Sir JJ School of Art Candidate have to score atleast 80 marks out of 200 in NATA Exam

What is the cutoff marks of sir J.J for b. arch in 2017
Hi Kabya, If you want to get information about the NATA Cutoff please check this link: NATA Cutoff.
Sir pls tell I get 64 marks I'm eligible or not pls I'm very interested in architecture
The Minimum marks required to qualify NATA Exam is 50 so you are eligible to apply for counselling process
NATA preparation courses details with fees

NATA is conducted for admissions to 5-year Architecture Program offered across the country. Intermediate graduates or Diploma holders are eligible for NATA. Fee varies for colleges. You can use this link to know about fee : Participating colleges

Iam studying in diploma civil engineering 3rd year my exam is at April so how I can fill nata exam form without result

Hello Nisar, Candidates who have passed 10+3 diploma with 50% marks in aggregate in any stream from Central/ State Government are eligible to apply for NATA. Mathematics is a compulsory subject for this as well.

Please tell me how many times attempt Nata exam in our life
Hello Wajid, The candidate can reappear for NATA for 5 times within the period of the last score card, but the candidate needs to register themselves again every time when they reappear.
I am an international student ( NEPAL) . I want to apply in Sir JJ for b.arch . Can i apply in it as an international student
Hi Muskan, Yes, you can apply for this course as an NRI student and To get more information regarding the Eligibility Criteria for NRI students through this link: Eligibility Criteria
i was passed in class x 2008 ,and diploma in architecture appearing 2015, can i apply nata 2018
Hello Ruma,To stand eligible for NATA Candidate must have graduated Class XII in order to appear for NATA exam. It is mandatory to have Mathematics as main subjects in Class XII.