Constructing a Career with Information about NATA 2021

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The Test2 Result for NATA 2020 has already been announced by the Council of Architecture (CoA), 0n 19th September. NATA or National Aptitude Test in Architecture is the premier entrance test for students looking for a career in the architecture and construction drawing industry. For them to chart out their careers, it is important to get up-to-date information about NATA 2021 from relevant websites. 


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Who can apply for NATA 2021?

All the candidates looking for admission into the 5-year B Arch (Bachelor of Architecture) full time for the academic session 2021-26 across institutes will have to apply. What a student will need to do is keep track with the latest information about NATA 2021 on a regular basis. New developments and updates will be visible every week, if not on a daily basis. 

About the examination

NATA is conducted two times every year. Once a student qualifies through this exam, he or she will need to apply to individual institutes for undergraduate courses. Here is the major information about the exam that has been released so far:

Event Date
Getting the information brochure 3rd week in January 2021
Registrations begin 4th week of January 2021
Registrations end 2nd week of March 2021
Availability of Admit Card  1st week of April 2021
Exam date for Phase 11 2nd week of April 2021
Results  Yet to be announced

NATA measures the following skills and knowledge with respect to:

  • Aesthetic sensitivity
  • Observation and drawing skills
  • Critical thinking ability
  • Sense of proportions

Eligibility criteria

Candidates willing to apply for NATA 2021 will have to comply with the minimum eligibility criteria. CoA is the main authority which establishes eligibility criteria for this exam across the country. Going by NATA 2020, here are the criteria:

1.Students having passed 10+2 with PCM as a combination of subjects can apply. They need to pass with at least 50% marks, with 50% in PCM too. 
2.Those who have completed 10+3 Diploma with Mathematics are also eligible to apply 
3.Candidates can choose whether they wish to appear for one or both sessions in a year
4.There is no specified age limit, as long as the candidate has passed 10+2

The syllabus for the exam encompasses knowledge about Elementary Mathematics, Drawing, and General Aptitude, tested over 3 hours. Students in the General, EWS, and OBC categories have to pay INR 1800 as application fees and those in SC/ST category pay INR 1500. Similarly, students who choose Dubai as center have to pay INR 8000 more. 

How to attempt the paper

This test is for a total of 200 marks, and is in 2 parts- Part A and Part B. 125 marks are allocated to the 1st part and 75 marks to the 2nd. One will need to study geometric composition, building forms, urban landscape, color harmony, and perspective drawing for Part B. Similarly, one can practice for Part B by solving a number of puzzles and brain teasers. Of course, it does without saying that Time Management is important for both.        

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