NATA is conducted through out the year and students can take it at any time and date of their choice .A candidate has to plan the test date according to the CET cell deadline of the respective institute to which admission is sought for. Individual NATA score are announced 3 days after the student has taken the test.
NATA can be taken any number of times in a year. So there is scope for improvement of the score but beware, the NATA accepts the average score, not the best score. So it is always better to prepare well for the exam and get good scores in the first attempt itself. NATA scores are valid for 2 years.
NATA score is required for admissions to 1st year B.Arch. at all institutes / schools / colleges of Architecture in India (Government Institutions, Government-aided Institutions, Universities, Deemed Universities and Private Universities, established by a Central or State legislature and other private institutions), offering courses, leading to Bachelor ’s degree in Architecture.
NATA test format
NATA examination which consists of two parts, measures aptitude of the candidate in his / her aesthetic sensibilities (3D visualization, logical understanding, etc.) and drawing skills, that is in-built in every candidate. The paper based drawing test (100 marks) is of two hours duration and computer adaptive online test (100marks), meaning that the computer selects questions based on the candidate’s performance on preceding questions (When correct answer is given, next question will be of higher difficulty level whereas, if wrong answer is given next question is of lower difficulty level) and on the requirements of the test design. Basic computer knowledge is necessary to take NATA test.