NATA 2021

NATA 2021

NATA-2021 for admission into 1st year of 5-years B.Arch. at various Institutions in India for the academic session 2021-2022 will be conducted TWICE by the Council of Architecture (CoA) all over the country, one during the second week of April 2021 (tentative) and another in the last week of May 2021 (tentative). Students can appear for either one or both the exams and the best score among the two would be considered. The pattern of the exam would be 45 minutes for Aptitude, Physics & Chemistry and 135 minutes for Drawing Paper. NATA 2021 is held in 2 parts, Part A (Maths, Physics, Chemistry and General Aptitude – Computer mode) and Part B (Drawing – pen paper mode).

New Changes Introduced This Year:

  • The examination will be conducted two times in a year. In mid April and again on the last week of May 2021 (tentative).
  • For exam duration, 45 minutes will be provided for aptitude, Physics & Chemistry and 135 minutes will be given for drawing section.
  • A national level centralized counseling may be conducted for admission in architecture courses.
  • Arts stream candidates are also eligible to apply for NATA 2021, if they qualify the mathematics, physics and chemistry as additional exams conducted by the CBSE board.


Prospective applicants desirous of taking admission to First year of undergraduate course in Architecture (Bachelor of Architecture) in India should qualify NATA. NATA scores are used for admission to different Government, Govt. Aided & Unaided Schools / Colleges of Architecture, in addition to their scholastic performance in 10+2 or equivalent examination.