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National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA)

Demand for architecture professionals in India is on the increase. Opportunities are available in both government as well as private companies. In order to have a successful career in architecture, you have to clear the NATA aptitude test and get into the best architecture colleges. Therefore, begin the NATA preparation with MIET Coaching and crack NATA entrance exam.

Market Watch

According to current demand for architects, India needs more than 10,000 trained architects. Qualified architects from top architecture colleges are placed in various real estate developing companies, and the government jobs are filled by various examinations conducted each year at the national level. Architects work for government organizations such as Public Works Department, the Archaeological Department, Ministry of Defense, Town and Country Planning Organization, National Institute of Urban Affairs, Departments of Railways, Post and Telegraphs, Public Sector Undertakings, Housing and Urban Development Corporation, etc. and for organizations like State Departments, Housing Boards, Local bodies for construction works, builders, Architecture Firms, Consultants, etc.

Professionally trained and qualified architects have plenty of options working with consultancy companies, architect firms, universities, etc. International market particularly the USA, Dubai, Australia offer attractive career for architecture professionals.


To give you a glimpse of the competition in NATA, the statistics for the 2017-2018 reveals that 45000 students registered for the exam approximately. More than 35,250 approximately cleared the exam successfully. After engineering and medical field, a large amount of growth exists for Architects.

Coaching for NATA

As architects study planning and designing of building and structures, a mental inclination and orientation is necessary to move forward in the career of Architecture. The Architecture colleges in India offer education in Architecture and admission is through an entrance exam. Preparation for an All India Entrance Exam can be started soon after 10th Class.

The National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) measures the aptitude of the applicant for Architecture. The test measures drawing and observation skills, sense of proportion, aesthetic sensitivity and critical thinking ability that are related to Architecture.

The Council of Architecture (CoA) has been constituted by the Government of India As per the Minimum Standards under the provisions of the Architects Act, 1972. qualifying in an aptitude test in Architecture is a mandatory requirement for admission to B.Arch. degree course.

COA being the competent authority for fixing the norms and standards for architectural institutions, holds a Common Aptitude Test in Architecture, at national level to provide a single window system for appearing in aptitude test for admission in all recognized Institutions of the country.

Pattern of Questions and Mode of Answering

Part A shall consist of time based Preferential Type Questions (PTQ) and Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) and Part B shall consist of Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) only. Both Parts shall be computer-based and are to be answered in PC/laptop. Questions and all instructions will be only in English medium.

The 50 questions are to be answered in 45 minutes. Questions will appear one by one. There will be an interval of 3 minutes (roll over period) between Part-A AND Part-B.

Cognitive skills for Drawing and visual composition Test (Part-A)

Candidate has to attempt 10 questions (Preferential Type/MCQ) within 72 minutes on PC/laptop.

The pattern of questions for Part-A shall be as follows:

Question 1 shall be PTQ type and carry 17 Marks (4 choices each with variable marks) totalling 17 marks (12 minutes). Questions 2, 3 & 4 shall be PTQ type and carry 16 Marks each (4 right answers; each right answer 4 marks) totaling 48 marks (12 minutes each). Question 5 to 10 shall be MCQ type and carry 10 Marks each totalling 60 marks (4 minutes each).

After the candidate answers a question or its maximum time limit exceeds, the system will move forward to the next question. Going back and forth of questions is not allowed. The distribution of marks is outlined as follows:

SubjectDistribution of MarksTotal Marks
Cognitive skills for Drawing and Visual
Composition Test (10 Questions)

1x 17
3 x 16
6 x 10

(15 Questions carrying 1.5 marks each)
15 x 1.5
General Aptitude& Logical Reasoning
(35 Questions carrying 1.5 marks each)

35 x 1.5

Test on PCM and General Aptitude

There shall be 50 questions to be answered on PC/laptop within 45 minutes. Each question shall have four options out of which, only one option is correct. Each correct response will yield 1.5 marks. There is no negative marking.

The pattern of questions for Part-B shall be as follows:

SubjectExam TypeDistribution of Marks
PCM(MCQ)15 Questions X 1.5 mark each
General Aptitude & Logical Reasoning(MCQ)35 Questions X 1.5 mark each

Top Notch Institutes

A number of colleges and institutes imparting education in architecture have come up in last six decades and some of them have global reputation. Some of the leading colleges of architecture are as follows:

• IIT Kharagpur – Indian Institute of Technology
• IIT Roorkee – Indian Institute of Technology
• School of Planning & Architecture, (SPA) New Delhi
• Punjab University, Chandigarh College of Architecture

• School of Architecture CEPT, Navrangpura, Ahmedabad
• Anna University, School of Architecture & Planning, Chennai
• Kerala University, College of Engineering, Thiruvananthpuram
• University of Mumbai, Sir J J College of Architecture

Enroll at MIET for cracking NATA and realize your dreams!