NATA 2022 – Architecture Entrance Exam

2022-04-07T17:17:20+05:30March 16, 2022|NATA, Press|

NATA 2022 – Architecture Entrance Exam

Announcement of NATA-2022 for admission to 1st year of 5-year B.Arch. degree course.

The Council of Architecture (COA) is had announced that National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) 2022 shall be conducted by Council thrice for the year 2022. The Test shall be on 12.06.2022, 03.07.2022 and 24.07.2022 respectively in two sessions each.

As per COA (Minimum Standard of Architectural Education) Regulations, 2020, all candidates need to qualify an Aptitude Test conducted by the Council (i.e., NATA) for institutions in the country (except at CFTIs which admit students based on JEE Paper 2 through CSAB).

The NATA portal shall be opened shortly to facilitate the students to register for NATA 2022. The NATA-2022 Brochure with details of registration & other important dates shall be published on the website and also by Papni School of Architecture in

The candidates desirous to take admission into 1st year of 5-year B.Arch. degree course are advised to register themselves on NATA portal.

What is NATA?2022-03-16T16:17:16+05:30

NATA – National Aptitude Test in Architecture. NATA measures the aptitude of the applicant for specific field of study, i.e. Architecture, through assessment of cognitive skills, visual perception and aesthetic sensitivity tests, logical reasoning and critical thinking ability, etc., besides the learning that the candidate has acquired over the past few years and is related to the specific field of study.

NATA 2022 Exam Dates2022-03-16T16:16:15+05:30

This year the exam will be conducted in three dates,

  1. 12.06.2022
  2. 03.07.2022
  3. 24.07.2022
NATA 2022 – Who can Apply?2022-03-16T16:19:28+05:30

Candidates who have completed their 10+2 examination with Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics or 10+ 3 Diploma with Mathematics as subject of study can appear for NATA 2022.

Candidates appearing for 10+2 examination with Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics as subjects of study or 10+3 Diploma with Mathematics in the current year may also provisionally appear for NATA-2022.

NATA 2022 – Eligibility Criteria?2022-03-16T16:24:59+05:30

The eligibility for admission to 1st year of 5-year B.Arch. Degree program for the academic session 2022–2023 shall be as per COA (Minimum Standards of Architectural Education) Regulations, 2020 or as may be amended by the Central Government. The present eligibility in terms of Regulations, 2020 is as under:

“No candidate shall be admitted to architecture course unless he has passed an examination at the end of the 10+2 scheme of examination with at least 50% aggregate marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics and also at least 50% marks in aggregate of the 10+2 level examination or passed 10+3 Diploma Examination with at least 50% marks in aggregate.”

NATA 2022 – Exam Fee?2022-03-16T16:28:41+05:30
  1. Application fee payable by a candidate applying for NATA– 2022, for any one test, is INR Rs.2,000/- (Rupees Two thousand only) payable through ONLINE mode.
  2. Application fee payable by a Candidate who wishes to apply for both first and second test is Rs 4000/- (Rupees Four Thousand only).
  3. Application Fee payable by candidates belonging to SC/ST and PWD and transsexual category for any one test is Rs 1500/- (Rupees One thousand five hundred only) and for both tests is Rs 3,000/- (Rupees three thousand hundred only).
  4. Application fee payable to Candidates opting to appear from test centres outside the Territory of India is Rs.10,000/- (Rupees Ten Thousand only) for any one test and Rs. 20,000/- (Rupees Twenty thousand only) for both the tests through online mode.
NATA 2022 – Test Centers2022-03-16T16:31:52+05:30

Test centre details for each candidate will be provided in their admit cards. Admit card will be made public as per date mentioned in Appendix VI of brochure available on

Cities / test centre location will be based, as far as possible, on the choices given by the candidate during filling up the form online. However, it is the discretion of the Council to allocate the examination centre for smooth conduct of the test.

NATA 2022 – Helpdesk Contact Details2022-03-16T16:32:59+05:30

The details of NATA Help Desk are as under:
EMAIL: [email protected]
NATA HELP DESK NO.: 9560707764, 9319275557

NATA 2022 – Syllabus2022-03-16T16:34:28+05:30

NATA 2022 Syllabus: Unlike any other entrance examination, NATA is an Aptitude test that assesses a candidate’s innate ability through a variety of testing formats and cannot be taught, learnt or induced. Hence, there can be no fixed syllabus or pattern, as aptitude can be measured through various testing formats/techniques. Aptitude will be tested for the chosen field of study, which in this case is Architecture.

NATA 2022 – Exam Pattern?2022-03-16T16:38:54+05:30

NATA 2022 is a 3 hour (180 minutes) test within which 125 questions have to be answered. There will be 1 mark, 2 marks and 3 marks questions. Candidates will have to answer 75 one mark questions, 25 two marks questions and 25 three marks questions as outlined in table below:

No. of QuestionsMarks for each questionTotal Marks

The questions will be of the MCQ (Multiple Choice Question type), MSQ (Multiple Answer Select Question type), PAQ (Preferential Answer type Question) and NAQ (Numerical Answer type Question) and they could be either 1 mark, 2 marks or 3 marks questions.

NATA 2022 – What is meant by MCQ, MSQ, PAQ and NAQ?2022-12-09T19:46:15+05:30

NATA 2022 – What is meant by MCQ, MSQ, PAQ and NAQ

  1. MCQ – MCQ is a Multiple Choice Question in which 4 answer choices are provided; of which one is the correct answer.
  2. MSQ – MSQ is a Multiple Answer Select type question where 8 to 10 answer choices are provided and 4 or 5 answer choices is the correct answer. If a candidate gets all the 4 or 5 correct choices right, as the case may be, the full mark is awarded.
  3. PAQ – PAQ is the Preferential Answer type question where each answer choice has a mark awarded. The mark is awarded based on the candidate’s choice of answer.
  4. NAQ – NAQ is the Numerical Answer type Question where no answer choices are given. The candidate has to provide a numerical answer. Alternatively, it could also be a fill in the blank question where the candidate has to fill in the blanks. The correct answer entered will be awarded the mark.

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