What is NATA ?

National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) is being conducted by COA since 2006, in terms of the provisions of CoA (Minimum Standards of Architectural Education) Regulations, 1983, published in the Gazette of India. It is implied that a separate aptitude test in .Architecture should be conducted and such test should not be combined with the tests for admissions to Engineering, Pharmacy, Medicine and other disciplines. Being the competent authority for fixing norms and standards for architectural institutions, COA has the necessary expertise to hold a Common Aptitude Test in Architecture, at national level to provide a single window system for appearing in aptitude test and to facilitate institutions, students and public at large for admission to First year of 5 year B.Arch. Degree Course at all recognized Institutions all over country.

The purpose of conducting NATA is to provide a single scheme of examination for holding aptitude test and to facilitate prospective students all over the country to apply for admissions in architecture seats in institutions spread across the country and to avoid appearing in multiple aptitude tests. However, the actual admissions shall be carried out only by the concerned competent authorities of the respective states/institutions based on NATA. The NATA also ensures that the eligibility criteria for admission to five year Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch.) degree course, as prescribed by CoA and duly approved by the Central Government, are strictly adhered to and followed all over the country in Architectural Institutions.

NATA measures the aptitude of the applicant for specific field of study, i.e. Architecture. The test makes an assessment of drawing and observation skills, sense of proportion, aesthetic sensitivity, Mathematics and critical thinking ability that have been acquired over a long period of time and are related to the specific field of study.

In order to further strengthen the conduct of the test and to attract more number of bright aspirants into studying Architecture, COA has decided to conduct NATA-2018 for admission to B.Arch. in the academic session 2018-19, as a one-day online examination all over the country, which will comprise of two parts: Part A comprises of Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) to be answered online and Part B is paper based drawing. This would surely be a step towards producing competent architects to serve the society and to build the nation in coming decades, especially in view of the Govt. of India mission of Smart Cities.

 NATA Exam Date

29th April 2018

  NATA Online Registration Date

18.01.2018 to 02.03.2018

  NATA Brochure 2018

  NATA 2017 Eligibility

1. Taking NATA – 2018
Candidates may come from the following backgrounds:

(a) 10+2 or equivalent passed/appearing;
(b) 10+3 Diploma (any stream) passed/appearing recognized by Central/State Govts;
(c) International Baccalaureate Diploma passed/appearing, after 10 years of Schooling.

Note: QUALIFYING IN NATA-2018 DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A RIGHT/ GUARANTEE IN FAVOUR OF THE CANDIDATE FOR HIS/HER ADMISSION TO ANY ARCHITECTURE COURSE UNLESS HE/SHE HAS FULFILLED ALL THE PRESCRIBED REQUIREMENTS AS SPECIFIED BY RESPECTIVE COUNSELLING AND ADMISSION AUTHORITIES.

2. Admission to B.Arch. Course

Only candidates who have the following credentials shall be eligible for admission to B.Arch. Course.

i. Qualified a recognized aptitude test in Architecture (NATA or equivalent) in 2018

ii. Have gone through any of the following curriculum with marks as prescribed below:

(a) 10+2 or equivalent examination of Central/State Govts. with 50% aggregate marks and with Mathematics as a compulsory subject of examination; OR
(b) 10+3 Diploma (any stream) recognized by Central/State Govts. with 50% aggregate marks with Mathematics as a compulsory subject of examination; OR
(c) International Baccalaureate Diploma passed/appearing, after 10 years of Schooling with 50% marks in aggregate and with Mathematics as compulsory subject of examination

3. Reservations under different categories

NATA-2018 is a qualifying examination for admission into the B. Arch degree program. Reservation is a
prerogative of the admission/ counselling authority and does not fall under the purview of this examination

  NATA Test Fee

A candidate applying for NATA– 2018 has to pay INR 1800/- (Rupees One thousand and eight hundred and only) as application fee, through ONLINE mode. This is inclusive of service fee charged by the bank. For SC/ ST candidates the application fee is Rs. 1500/- (One thousand and five hundred only). This is inclusive of service fee charged by the bank.

The candidate, on successfully uploading the PERSONAL DETAILS and DOCUMENTS; will be directed to the webpage containing process of payment of application fee as outlined below.

Payment through EPG: Payment of fee can be made through State Bank of India/ Bill desk payment gateway. As per the candidate’s convenience, he/she may select any of the options to pay the application fee through electronic payment gateway via debit card, credit card or net banking and follow the online instructions to complete the payment process. After successful payment, payment gateway will redirect the candidate to home page that will show the status of fee payment. Upon successful payment, the candidate will be able to print the final “Confirmation Page”

  NATA Important Dates

Sr. No Activity Date (with time)
1 Availability of information in the public domain From 03/01/2018
2 Application form Start Date 16.01.2018
3 Application form End Date 02.03.2018
4 Availability of Admit Card 02.04.2018
5 Date and Time of Examination 29.04.2018. (Sunday)
(10:30 AM to 01:30 PM)
6 Publication of Results 01.06.2018
Activity / Date (with time)
1. Availability of information in the public domain

From 03/01/2018

2. Application form Start Date

16.01.2018

3. Application form End Date

02.03.2018

4. Availability of Admit Card

02.04.2018

5. Date and Time of Examination

29.04.2018. (Sunday)
(10:30 AM to 01:30 PM)

6. Publication of Results

01.06.2018

  NATA Test Centers in India

The allocation of examination centre spread across all state capitals and other selected cities subject to availability of at least 250 students in general. Cities will be based on the choices given by the candidate during online form fill-up. However, discretion of the Council in allocation of examination centre shall be final. No request for change of allocated center will be entertained under any circumstances.

Sr. No State City Name
1 Andaman and Nicobar Port Blair
2 Andhra Pradesh Chirala
3 Guntur
4 Kakinada
5 Kurnool
6 Nellore
7 Rajahmundry
8 Tirupathi
9 Vijayawada
10 Visakhapatnam
11 Vizianagaram
12 Assam Dibrugarh
13 Guwahati
14 Jorhat
15 Silchar
16 Tezpur
17 Bihar Arrah
18 Darbhanga
19 Muzaffarpur
20 Patna
21 Chandigarh Chandigarh
22 Bhilai Nagar
23 Bilaspur
24 Raipur
25 Delhi Delhi
26 New Delhi
27 Goa Panaji
28 Gujarat Ahmedabad
29 Anand
30 Gandhinagar
31 Mehsana
32 Rajkot
33 Surat
34 Vadodara
35 Haryana Ambala
36 Gurugram
37 Hisar
38 Karnal
39 Gurgaon
40 Kurukshetra
41 Himachal Pradesh Hamir
42 Jammu and Kashmir Jammu
43 Samba
44 Jharkhand Bokaro Steel City
45 Dhanbad
46 Jharkhand Hazaribagh
47 Jamshedpur
48 Ranchi
49 Karnataka Bengaluru
50 Gulbarga
51 Hubli
52 Mangalore
53 Mysore
54 Shimoga
55 Udupi
56 Kerala Kannur
57 Kozhikode
58 Thrissur
59 Ernakulam
60 Trivandrum
61 Madhya Pradesh Bhopal
62 Gwalior
63 Indore
64 Jabalpur
65 Sagar
66 Satna
67 Ujjain
68 Maharashtra Amravati
69 Aurangabad
70 Jalgaon
71 Kolhapur
72 Mumbai
73 Nagpur
74 Nanded
75 Nashik
76 Navi Mumbai
77 Pune
78 Meghalaya Shillong
79 Mizoram Aizawl
80 Nagaland Kohima
81 Odisha Balasore
82 Berhampur-Ganjam
83 Bhubaneswar
84 Cuttack
85 Dhenkanal
86 Rourkela
87 KORAPUT
88 Sambalpur
89 Puducherry Puducherry
90 Punjab Amritsar
91 Bhatinda
92 Punjab Jalandhar
93 Ludhiana
94 Mohali
95 Patiala
96 Rajasthan Ajmer
97 Bikaner
98 Jaipur
99 Jodhpur
100 Kota
101 Sikar
102 Udaipur
103 Tamil Nadu Chennai
104 Coimbatore
105 Madurai
106 Salem
107 Tiruchirappalli
108 Tirunelveli
109 Telangana Hyderabad
110 Karimnagar
111 Warangal
112 Tripura Agartala
113 Uttar Pradesh Agra
114 Aligarh
115 Allahabad
116 Bareilly
117 Ghaziabad
118 Gorakhpur
119 Greater Noida
120 Jhansi
121 Kanpur
122 Lucknow
123 Meerut
124 Moradabad
125 Muzaffarnagar
126 Noida
127 Varanasi
128 Uttarakhand Dehradun
129 Haldwani
130 Roorkee
131 West Bengal Asansol
132 Hooghly
133 Kolkata
134 Siliguri
135 Howrah
136 Outside India Dubai**

  List of Architecture colleges in World

Top Architecture College in World

  1. Southern California Institute of Architecture, CA
  2. Architectural Association School of Architecture, London
  3. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MS
  4. The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen
  5. University of Tokyo
  6. Technical University, Dleft
  7. ETH Zurich, DARCH
  8. Institute of Advanced Architecture of Catalonia
  9. The Glasgow School of Art
  10. American University of Sharjah

Top Architecture College in Africa

  1. The University of Cape Town, South Africa
  2. University of Pretoria, South Africa
  3. University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
  4. The American University of Cairo, Egypt
  5. University of Nairobi, Kenya
  6. University of the free state, Bloemfontein, South Africa
  7. University of Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa
  8. Cairo University, Giza, Egypt
  9. Alexandria University, Egypt
  10. Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU), Port Elizabeth, South Africa

Top Architecture College in Asia

  1. The Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan
  2. Chinese University of Hong Kong, China
  3. The University of Tokyo, Japan
  4. The American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
  5. The Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
  6. The University of Technology Malaysia
  7. The School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi, India
  8. University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran
  9. The Kyung Hee University in Seoul, South Korea
  10. Technion University, Haifa, Israel

Top Architecture College in Australia

  1. Unitec Institute of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand
  2. The University of Sydney, Australia
  3. The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
  4. RMIT, Melbourne, Australia
  5. Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
  6. The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
  7. The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
  8. University of Canberra, Australia
  9. University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
  10. The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia

Top Architecture College in Europe

  1. Architectural Association, London, England
  2. The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen, Denmark
  3. Technical University Delft, Delft, the Netherlands
  4. ETH Zurich, DARCH, Zurich, Switzerland
  5. Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia, IaaC, Barcelona, Spain
  6. The Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, Scotland
  7. Bartlett, University College London, England
  8. The University of Cambridge, Cambridge, England
  9. Ecole de Beaux Arts, Paris, France
  10. The Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Rotterdam, the Netherlands

Top Architecture College in North America

  1. SCI-arc – Southern California Institute of Architecture, Los Angeles, California, USA
  2. MIT – Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Massachusetts, USA
  3. Harvard University, Massachusetts, USA
  4. The University of Southern California, USA
  5. Berkeley University, California, USA
  6. The University of Michigan, Michigan, USA
  7. Cornell University, New York, USA
  8. Cal Poly, California, USA
  9. Yale University, New Haven Connecticut, USA
  10. The Pratt Institute, New York, USA

Top Architecture College in South America

  1. The University of Buenos Aires, Argentina
  2. Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism, University of Chile, Chile
  3. The National University of Bogota, Colombia
  4. The Federal University of Rio de Jainero, Brazil
  5. Universidad Nacional de Ingenieria, Lima, Peru
  6. The University of Caracas, Venezuela
  7. The Mackenzie Presbyterian University, Soa Paolo, Brazil
  8. Universidad Tortuato di Tella, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  9. Pontificia Universidad Javieria, Bogota, Colombia
  10. The Catholic University of Chile, Chile

Top Architecture College in India

  1. CEPT University,  Ahmedabad
  2. M. S. University of Baroda, Vadodara
  3. APIED- Arvindbhai Patel Institute of Environment Design, V. V. Nagar
  4. SCET- Sarvajanik College Of Engineering And Technology, Surat
  5. MODY- University, Lakshmangarh (Sikar), Rajasthan
  6. IIT, Kharagpur
  7. IIT Roorkee
  8. Sir J.J. College of Architecture, Mumbai
  9. KamlaRaheja, Mumbai
  10. Rizvi College of Architecture, Mumbai
  11. RachnaSansad Academy Of Architecture, Mumbai
  12. L.S.Raheja School of Architecture, Mumbai
  13. D. Y. Patil College Of Engineering and Technology, Kolhapur
  14. S A P- School of Planning and Architecture, Anna university, Chennai
  15. R V College of Architecture: Bangalore
  16. Goa college of Architecture, Goa
  17. Manipal University: Karnataka
  18. Sushant School of Art and Architecture, Gurgaon
  19. Dept of Architecture, BIT , Mesra
  20. School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi
  21. CCA: Chandigarh college of Architecture, Chandigarh

  List of Architecture colleges in India

Top Architecture College in India

  1. CEPT University,  Ahmedabad
  2. M. S. University of Baroda, Vadodara
  3. APIED- Arvindbhai Patel Institute of Environment Design, V. V. Nagar
  4. SCET- Sarvajanik College Of Engineering And Technology, Surat
  5. MODY- University, Lakshmangarh (Sikar), Rajasthan
  6. IIT, Kharagpur
  7. IIT Roorkee
  8. Sir J.J. College of Architecture, Mumbai
  9. KamlaRaheja, Mumbai
  10. Rizvi College of Architecture, Mumbai
  11. RachnaSansad Academy Of Architecture, Mumbai
  12. L.S.Raheja School of Architecture, Mumbai
  13. D. Y. Patil College Of Engineering and Technology, Kolhapur
  14. S A P- School of Planning and Architecture, Anna university, Chennai
  15. R V College of Architecture: Bangalore
  16. Goa college of Architecture, Goa
  17. Manipal University: Karnataka
  18. Sushant School of Art and Architecture, Gurgaon
  19. Dept of Architecture, BIT , Mesra
  20. School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi
  21. CCA: Chandigarh college of Architecture, Chandigarh

  List of Architecture & Interior Colleges in Gujarat

Architecture Colleges in Gujarat
Admission Year 2016-17
Sr. No Institute Profile Type (Intake) Fees per annum (in Rs.)
1 CEPT ;   CEPT University, Ahmedabad  80 156000*
2 APIED : Arvindbhai Patel Institute of Environmental Design, Vallabh Vidyanagar  80 107000
3 SCET :  Surat  80 103000
4 MSU : The M. S. University of Baroda, D. N. Hall Campus, Pratapganj, Vadodara 40 BOYS – 1500 GIRLS – 0
5 Sal School of Architecture, Ahmedabad 80 97000
6 IPSA :  Rajkot  60 70000
7 Nirma University, Ahmedabad 80 161000
8 Venus Institute of Design & Architecture, Gandhinagar 40 61000*
9 Anant  Institute of Architecture, Ahmedabad 80 69000*
10 L.J.School of Architecture, Ahmedabad 40 70000
11 Indus : Gandhinagar 40 100000
12 SEDA, Navrachna University ,Vadodara 40 97000
13 Parul Institute of Architecture, Vadodra 80 81000
14 Bhagwan  Mahavir College of Architecture,  Surat 80 83000
15 Marwadi Education Foundation’s Group of Institution, Faculty of Architecture, Rajkot 40 57000*
16 Vidhya Nmandir College of Architecture for Women, Surat 40 57000*
17 Shri Gijubhai Chhaganbhai Patel Institute of Architecture,Surat 40 52000*
18 Shantaben Manubhai Patel School of Architecture,   New Vallabh Vidya Nagar 40 106000
19 SVIT :  Vasad 40 59000
20 Kalol Institute of Architecture & Design, Kalol 80 75000
21 Raman Bhakta School of Architecture, Tarsadi 80 97000
22 Grow More School of Architecture, Himmatnagar 30 73000
23 HNGU:   Patan 40 30000*
24 Ganpat University,  Mehsana 40 55000*
25 VJKM institute of Architecture, Mehsana, Vadu 40 57000*
26 ITM School of Architecture Vadodara 120 101000
27 VDA :  Vadodara  40 77000
28 Gokul College of Architecture & Design, Patan 40
29 Noble Architecture college, Junagadh 40
30 P P Savani School of Architecture,  surat 40

Interior Colleges in Gujarat

  1. Faculty of Architecture,CEPT University, Ahmedabad
  2. NID – National Institute of Design
  3. UID – UnitedWorld Institute of Design
  4. GLS – Institute of Design
  5. Arvindbhai Patel Institute of Environmental Design (APIED), V.V. Nagar
  6. Venus Institute of Design & Architecture, Gandhinagar
  7. Anant Institute of Architecture, Ahmedabad
Architecture Colleges in Gujarat
Admission Year 2016-17
Sr. No / Institute Profile / Type (Intake) / Fees per annum (in Rs.)
1. CEPT ;   CEPT University, Ahmedabad 

Type (Intake) : 80

Fees per annum (in Rs.) : 156000*

Type (Intake) : 80

Fees per annum (in Rs.) : 107000

3. SCET :  Surat 

Type (Intake) : 80

Fees per annum (in Rs.) : 103000

4. MSU : The M. S. University of Baroda, D. N. Hall Campus, Pratapganj, Vadodara

Type (Intake) : 40

Fees per annum (in Rs.) : BOYS – 1500 GIRLS – 0

5. Sal School of Architecture, Ahmedabad

Type (Intake) : 80

Fees per annum (in Rs.) : 97000

6. IPSA :  Rajkot 

Type (Intake) : 60

Fees per annum (in Rs.) : 70000

7. Nirma University, Ahmedabad

Type (Intake) : 80

Fees per annum (in Rs.) : 161000

8. Venus Institute of Design & Architecture, Gandhinagar

Type (Intake) : 40

Fees per annum (in Rs.) : 61000*

9. Anant  Institute of Architecture, Ahmedabad

Type (Intake) : 80

Fees per annum (in Rs.) : 69000*

10. L.J.School of Architecture, Ahmedabad

Type (Intake) : 40

Fees per annum (in Rs.) : 70000

11. Indus : Gandhinagar

Type (Intake) : 40

Fees per annum (in Rs.) : 100000

12. SEDA, Navrachna University ,Vadodara

Type (Intake) : 40

Fees per annum (in Rs.) : 97000

13. Parul Institute of Architecture, Vadodra

Type (Intake) : 80

Fees per annum (in Rs.) : 81000

14. Bhagwan  Mahavir College of Architecture,  Surat

Type (Intake) : 80

Fees per annum (in Rs.) : 83000

15. Marwadi Education Foundation’s Group of Institution, Faculty of Architecture, Rajkot

Type (Intake) : 40

Fees per annum (in Rs.) : 57000*

16. Vidhya Nmandir College of Architecture for Women, Surat

Type (Intake) : 40

Fees per annum (in Rs.) : 57000*

17. Shri Gijubhai Chhaganbhai Patel Institute of Architecture,Surat

Type (Intake) : 40

Fees per annum (in Rs.) : 52000*

18. Shantaben Manubhai Patel School of Architecture,   New Vallabh Vidya Nagar

Type (Intake) : 40

Fees per annum (in Rs.) : 106000

19. SVIT :  Vasad

Type (Intake) : 40

Fees per annum (in Rs.) : 59000

20. Kalol Institute of Architecture & Design, Kalol

Type (Intake) : 80

Fees per annum (in Rs.) : 75000

21. Raman Bhakta School of Architecture, Tarsadi

Type (Intake) : 80

Fees per annum (in Rs.) : 97000

22. Grow More School of Architecture, Himmatnagar

Type (Intake) : 30

Fees per annum (in Rs.) : 73000

23. HNGU:   Patan
Type (Intake) : 40

Fees per annum (in Rs.) : 30000*

24. Ganpat University,  Mehsana

Type (Intake) : 40

Fees per annum (in Rs.) : 55000*

25. VJKM institute of Architecture, Mehsana, Vadu

Type (Intake) : 40

Fees per annum (in Rs.) : 57000*

26. ITM School of Architecture Vadodara

Type (Intake) : 120

Fees per annum (in Rs.) : 101000

27. VDA :  Vadodara 

Type (Intake) : 40

Fees per annum (in Rs.) : 77000

28. Gokul College of Architecture & Design, Patan

Type (Intake) : 40

29. Noble Architecture college, Junagadh

Type (Intake) : 40

30. P P Savani School of Architecture,  surat

Type (Intake) : 40

Interior Colleges in Gujarat

  1. Faculty of Architecture,CEPT University, Ahmedabad
  2. NID – National Institute of Design
  3. UID – UnitedWorld Institute of Design
  4. GLS – Institute of Design
  5. Arvindbhai Patel Institute of Environmental Design (APIED), V.V. Nagar
  6. Venus Institute of Design & Architecture, Gandhinagar
  7. Anant Institute of Architecture, Ahmedabad

  Last Year Cut-Off Marks for Admission in Gujarat

Final Cut-off B.Arch. 2015

For Gujarat Sate Only

  • ACPC – Admission Committee for Professional Courses is a central body for all Architecture Entrance Exam in Gujarat
  • There is a single form to be filled for application into any Architecture College
  • Admission into Architecture College will be given based on merit & NATA Score

To view Cut-Off Marks of 2015, Click here

For more details on admissions please visit
ACPC website (Gujarat Sate Only): www.jacpcldce.ac.in

 NATA Sample Papers

 NATA Result