National Aptitude Test in Architecture or NATA is an entrance exam conducted by the Council of Architecture for admission to a 5 year Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch) at all recognized Institutions all over the country.
NATA measures the aptitude of the applicant for a specific field of study, i.e. Architecture. The test makes an assessment of drawing and observation skills, sense of proportion, aesthetic sensitivity, Mathematics at 10+2 level and critical thinking ability that has been acquired by the candidate over the past few years and are related to the specific field of study.
The eligibility criteria for admission to 5-year B.Arch. Course shall be as follows:
10+2 or equivalent from a recognized Board/University with Mathematics as a subject of examination with at least 50% aggregate marks.
10+3 Diploma (any stream) recognised by Central/ State Governments with 50% aggregate marks.
International Baccalaureate Diploma, after 10 years of schooling, with not less than 50% marks in aggregate and with Mathematics as compulsory subject of examination.