National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) is being conducted by Council of Architecture since 2006, in terms of the provisions of Council of Architecture (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, Council of Architecture 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.
NATA is one of the main exams in India for B. Architecture & B. Planning Course. NATA 2018 (National Aptitude Test in Architecture) measures the aptitude skills of applicants for Architecture. The test measures drawing and observation skills, sense of proportion, aesthetic sensitivity and critical thinking ability that have been acquired over a long period of time.
Council of Architecture has decided to conduct NATA-2018 for admission to B.Arch. in the academic session 2018-19, as a one-day 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.
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