National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) is a national level undergraduate exam which is conducted by Council of Architecture (COA) for admission to 5-year B.Arch and B.Planning programmes. Through NATA 2020, candidates can get admission into B.Arch  /B.Plan programme offered by Government, Government-aided, Private Unaided, University Departments and Deemed Universities of the country. Previously NATA was conducted once every year.

NATA or the AIEEE B.Arch exam are prescribed by the Council of Architecture as a compulsory criterion for taking admission to any Architectural College or course in India.

Scheme of examination

  • National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) is being conducted by the Council of Architecture at national level for admission to 5 year B.Arch Degree Course at all recognized institutions across India.
  • NATA scores are used by admissions authorities of different Government, Govt. Aided & Unaided schools / colleges of Architecture.
  • The test measures drawing and observation skills, sense of proportion, aesthetic sensitivity and critical thinking ability.
  • The test is in two parts. A paper based drawing test for two hours and computer based online aesthetic sensitivity test.