NATA 2021 Exam: Registration (Ongoing), Eligibility, Exam Date, Syllabus, Pattern

NATA exam or National Aptitude Test in Architecture is conducted by Council of Architecture (CoA). The NATA Exam take place twice a year through online mode. The candidates who wish to take admission in Architecture courses at graduation level can apply for this exam. The NATA registration for both 1st and 2nd phase have already starred from 5th March 2021. The candidates must submit the form before the due date and take a print out of the confirmation page. The 1st phase of NATA 2021 will take place on 10th April 2021 and the 2nd phase will take place on 12th June 2021.

In this article, we will discuss about the NATA exam and other related information in detail. We will talk about eligibility criteria, important dates, application form, highlights, answer key, syllabus etc., in the article given below.

Highlights of NATA 2021

Exam NameNational Aptitude Test in Architecture
Conducting BodyCouncil of Architecture (CoA)
Exam LevelNational Level
Exam CategoryGraduation
Mode of ApplicationOnline
Exam FrequencyTwice a year
Language of ExamEnglish
Mode of ExamOffline
Exam TypeMCQs
Official Website

NATA 2021 Eligibility Criteria

The candidates willing to appear for NATA Exam 2021 need to fulfil certain eligibility conditions. Only those candidates who satisfy all the conditions will be able to apply for the exam. the complete eligibility criteria are given below in detail:


  • The candidate must have passed class 12th from any recognized board.
  • The candidate must have studied Physics, Mathematics and chemistry as compulsory subjects.
  • The candidate who hold a 10+3 diploma degree with 50% aggregate and Mathematics as a compulsory subject can also apply for this exam.


  • The candidate must have secured minimum 50% in the 12th board.
  • The candidate must have secured minimum 50% marks in individual subjects.
  • The candidate belonging to SC, ST, OBC-NCL category or PwD will be given a relaxation of 5% in the aggregate marks.

Age limit

  • There is no fixed upper or lower age limit for the candidates.

NATA 2021 Exam Dates

The NATA exam will be conducted in two sessions in April and June 2021. The candidates can apply for any one session as per the dates. Given below are NATA exam dates for both the sessions of the exam:

Session 1

Release of NATA 2021 notification3rd March 2021
NATA application form release date5th March 2021
NATA application form due date28th March 2021
Last date to upload image/s and payment of fee28th March 2021
Availability of confirmation page for printing28th March 2021
Correction window opens26th March 2021 to 28th March 2021
NATA admit card release6th April 2021
NATA exam date10th April 2021
NATA result declaration14th April 2021

Session 2

Release of NATA 2021 notification3rd March 2021
NATA application form release date5th March 2021
NATA application form due date30th March 2021
Last date to upload image/s and payment of fee30th March 2021
Availability of confirmation page for printing30th March 2021
Correction window opens25th March 2021 To 30th March 2021
NATA admit card release8th June 2021
NATA exam date12th June 2021
NATA result declaration16th June 2021

NATA Preparation Tips

  • The candidates must check out the syllabus before they start their preparation.
  • It is important to understand the exam pattern so, you can prepare accordingly.
  • The candidate must start studying each topic one by one and make short notes.
  • They must go through these notes in gular intervals of time to make the concepts clear.
  • It suggested that the students make time-table for themselves and make their study routine according to that.

NATA 2021 Exam Pattern

Mode of examinationOnline
Medium of ExaminationEnglish
Type of questionsMultiple-Choice type (MCQ), Multiple Select type (MSQ), Preferential Choice type (PCQ) and Numerical Answer type (NAQ)
Duration of exam3 hours
Maximum marks200 marks
Marking schemeFor each correct answer: +1/+2/+3 marks For incorrect answer: 0 marks For un-attempted questions: 0 marks
Negative markingNo

NATA 2021 Application Form

The NATA registration for 1st and 2nd phase has already start on the official website of NATA. For the 1st phase it will continue till 28th March 2021 and for 2nd phase it will continue till 30th March 2021. The application process of NATA exam involves 5 steps- Registration, Application form, Upload documents, Application fee and Downloading conformation page. The complete application process of NATA 2021 is given below in detail.

NATA Registration

  • First of all, the candidate must visit the official website of NATA i.e.
NATA Registration
  • A new page will open, there you need to click on “Sign Up” option, the registration form will open.
  • There you need to enter your name, father’s name, mother’s name, Aadhar card number, contact details, email ID, password, security question and answer and security code.
  • Now, click on the “Submit” tab given below to complete the registration process.

NATA Application Form 2021

  • Now, the candidate will be redirected to the NATA application form 2021.
  • The application form will open on the screen, there you need to enter your basic details, paternal details, address details, contact details, qualification details, etc.
  • Then, you need to choose three test center from the given list as per your choice.
  • Now, click on “Save & Proceed” ta to move forward to the next step.

Upload Documents

  • Now, you need to submit the scanned copy of all the documents mentioned.
  • The candidate must upload documents of specified size and format only.
DocumentFile SizeDimensionFormat
Signature1-30 KB1.5 x 3.5 cmJPEG/JPG    
Photograph4-100 KB4.5 x 3.5 cmJPEG/JPG    
Community certificate (only by SC/ST candidates)Up to 1 MBA4 Size        JPEG/JPG/PDF  
  • Once, the candidate uploads all the documents they need to click on “Submit” tab.
  • Once the form is submitted the application number of the form will be generated.
  • The candidate must note down this number for future use.

Application Fee

  • Now, you need to click on the “Application Payment” tab to submit the application fee.
  • The candidate can use any of the online payment method like UPI, Credit card, Debit card, e-wallet etc.
Category/sessionApplication fee
For One Session:
General candidatesRs. 2000/-
SC/ST candidatesRs. 1500/-
For Both Session:
General candidatesRs. 4000/-
SC/ST candidatesRs. 3000/-
  • The candidates who wish to appear for NATA exam in test center outside of India to pay the application fee given below in the table.
For one sessionRs. 10,000/-
For both sessionsRs. 20,000/-

Conformation Page

  • The candidate must take a print out of the application confirmation page and keep it safe.
  • The candidates will need it during the document verification process if they qualify the exam.

NATA 2021 Admit Card

The NATA admit card for 1st phase will be released on 6th April 2021 and for 2nd phase it will be released on 8th June 2021. The candidates can access the admit card by visit the official website of NATA and logging in using their application number and password. All the candidates are suggested that they must download the admit card 2-3 days before the exam day. In case, of any error you must contact the conducting authorities immediately. The complete process of downloading NATA admit card is given below:

  • Firstly, the candidate needs to visit the official website of NATA.
  • On the homepage, click on “NATA Registration 2021” link.
  • The login window will open on your computer screen.
  • There you need to enter your application ID and password.
  • Click on the “Submit” tab given below to access the NATA admit card.
  • Save the pdf of the admit card and take a print out for future use.

NATA 2021 Answer Key

The NATA answer key for 1st session will be released on 12th April 2021 and for the second session it will be released on 14th June 2021. The answer key will be made available on the official website of NATA. The candidates can use this answer key to predict their marks in the NATA exam. The candidates will also be given a chance to raise their objection against the answer key. The candidates who are challenging the NATA answer key must also submit a valid proof.

NATA 2021 Result

The results for 1st phase of NATA exam will be upload on 14th April 2021 and for 2nd phase it will be uploaded on 16th June 2021. The candidates can check out the results on official website. No candidates will be provided the result through email or offline mode. The candidates must download the copy of the scorecard from the website as they will require it during admission process. The candidates who qualify the exam will be able to participate in the counselling process and they will be allotted college based on their marks and eligibility.

NATA 2021 Syllabus

Given below is the complete syllabus for NATA exam 2021. The candidates must check-out the complete syllabus before starting to prepare.

Syllabus for Drawing and Visual Competition

Cognitive abilityImportant visual principles in a composition (2D or 3D)
Color scheme awareness and knowledgeSpatial intelligence
Graphical similarities and other propertiesSpatial relationship between objects and visualize images and scenarios

Syllabus for Physics

Atoms and nucleiElectronic devices
Current electricityElectrostatics
Dual nature of matter and radiationMagnetic effects of current and magnetism
Electromagnetic induction and alt. currentsOptics

Syllabus for Chemistry

Classification of elements and periodicity in propertiesSome basic concepts of chemistry
EquilibriumStates of matter: gases and liquids
HydrocarbonsStructure of atom
Organic chemistry- some basic principles and techniquesD and f Block Elements
Redox reactionsP- Block Elements
S-block element (alkali and alkaline earth metals) 

Syllabus for Mathematics

Complex number; linear equation; linear programming 
Integration and differential equationsStatistics and probability
Limit, continuity, and differentiationStraight lines and conic sections
Matrices and determinantsTrigonometric and inverse trigonometry functions
Sequence and series, permutation and combination, and binomial theoremVectors and three dimensional geometry

Syllabus for General Aptitude

Analytical reasoningMental ability
General awareness of national / international architects and famous architectural creationsSets, relations, and functions
Interpretation of pictorial compositionsVisualizing different sides of 3d objects
Mathematical reasoningVisualizing three-dimensional objects from two-dimensional drawing
Objects, texture related to architecture and built environment 


When will NATA registration 2021 will take place?

The registration for 1st phase will take place from 5th March 2021 to 28th March 2021 and for 2nd phase it will take from 5th March 2021 to 30th March 2021.

What is the NATA exam date 2021?

The exam will take place on 10th April 2021 and 12th June 2021 through online mode.

What is the NATA syllabus 2021?

The question paper will contain questions from Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, General Aptitude and Drawing & Visual Competition.

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