NATA 2016: Eligibility Criteria and Exam Centres

Nidhi Mishra updated on : 28 Jan 2016

Find details about National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) important dates, eligibility criteria and test centres.

The students who seeking admission in five year Bachelor of Architecture (B. Arch) courses and are planning to appear for the National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) 2016 conducted by the Council of Architecture (COA) can check the eligibility criteria here. Though the NATA 2016 Eligibility Criteria is same as the last year’s exam, the students can go through the following aspects once and can make online registrations.

NATA 2016 Eligibility Criteria:

The applicant should have passed SSC (Class X) or equivalent from a recognised Board with at least 50% aggregate marks.

Candidates who have qualified an aptitude test in architecture and have secured a minimum of 50% aggregate in 10+2 or equivalent from a recognised Board can appear for the test.

There is no provision for lateral entry at any stage/year/level of B. Arch based on any qualification.

Mathematics must be the main subject in SSC and HSC.

The NATA score shall have a validity of two years from the year in which candidates appeared for the aptitude test.

NATA 2016 Application Fee:

The application fee for NATA 2016 test is Rs. 1250 which excludes the processing fees.

NATA 2016 Test Centres:

NATA Test Centres are grouped together by Regions. Candidates are required to choose the desired Region and ANY ONE of the test centres at the time of filling up the form.

Any one of the test centres in that region will be randomly allotted to candidate.

Test centres will get activated by April 30, 2016 and will be added to the list on official website as soon as they are activated. Candidates are requested to wait for the test centres to be activated in their respective regions before attempting to register for NATA 2016.

Students are advised to study the list given on the official website of NATA carefully and identify the region where they want to give exam, before registering for NATA.

NATA 2016 Important Dates:


Registration Starts

January 21, 2016

Exam Starts

April 1, 2016

Last Date of Exam

August 20, 2016

Last Date of Registration

August 18, 2016


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