NATA 2023: Registration (Soon), Exam Dates, Eligibility, Pattern, Syllabus

NATA Answer KeyNATA 2023 Online Registration will be Started in April 2023. The National Aptitude Test in Architecture is conducted by the Council of Architecture. This exam is organized twice a year. NATA 2023 is the UG Level National Entrance Exam for admissions in the field of architecture. 

After the examination, if the candidate qualifies for the exam they would be offered admission to top universities and colleges. Various countries across India allow candidates to take admissions based on their scores in NATA 2023. 

Candidates would pursue 5 years Bachelor in Architecture program. The application form for NATA 2023 would be released online on the official website only. And all the other details about this exam are given below. 

NATA 2023 Notification – Application Form Released Soon

New NATA 2023 Application Form will be released in April 2023. Click Here to Check the Application Form Details.

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Counseling/Admission Procedure Click Here
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Exam Pattern Click Here
Syllabus Click Here
Preparation Tips  Click Here

NATA Highlights

Exam Name NATA
Full-Form National Aptitude Test in Architecture
Exam Types UG Level
Exam Level National
Courses Offered Architecture
Conducting Body  Council of Architecture (COA)
Application Mode Online
Exam Mode Online (CBT)
Exam Date  To be Announced (Session-1),
To be Announced (Session-2),
To be Announced (Session-3)
Exam Duration

3 Hrs. 60 minutes (Part A – Aptitude Section)
2 Hrs Part-B (Drawing Section)
Official website
Email [email protected]

NATA 2023 Important Dates 

Dates are very important for the candidates who are willing to apply for the examination. It helps them to plan and prepare for the examination in advance. The events and dates for NATA 2023 exam are given below.

for Session 1 

Events of NATA 2023  Dates (Tentative)
Application process begins February 2023 
The last date of the application process April 2023 
Last date to upload documents and photographs April 2023 
Last date to submit the application fee April 2023 
Availability of confirmation printout April 2023 
Correction of application form April 2023 
Admit card release May 2023 
Exam date May 2023 
Announcement of the result June 2023 

For Session 2

Events of NATA 2023  Dates (Tentative) 
Online registration February 2023 
The last day to submit the application form September 2023
Mock available September 2023
Admit card release date September 2023 
NATA 2023 exam dates  September 2023
Announcement of result September 2023 

NATA 2023 Application Form 

The application form for NATA 2023 would be released online on the official website. The candidate who wants to appear for this examination should fill out the application form very carefully. Every Information in the application form should be correct.

The application form is the first step to work officially applying for this examination. All the other details related to NATA 2023  application form are given below. 

  • The NATA  2023 application forms will be released on the official website. 
  • The start date to submit the application form for NATA 2023 will be in February 2023. 
  • The last date to submit the application form for NATA 2023 will be in April 2023. 
  • You have to fill out only one application. 
  • Candidates would have to upload all the documents. 
  • Every detail and instruction in the application form is important. 
  • Do not make any mistakes in the application form. 
  • Fill in your information such as Name, Date of birth, etc carefully. 
  • Note down your registration number, User ID, and Password. 
  • Candidates should take the printout of the application form. 
  • No candidates have to send the application form anywhere.

Steps to fill the application form 

  • Go to the official website of NATA  
  • Click on the NATA 2023 registration link and then a new sign-up form will appear on the screen. 
  • Now you will have to enter your details like name, unique email ID, date of birth, and the security question.
  • Set a strong password. And then an OTP will be required for validation.
  • Now click the ‘sign-up’ button at the end.
  • The unique application number will be generated and you will have to keep it on the record for further usage.

NATA 2023 Application Fee

The application fee is to be paid after the application form is filled. Every candidate has to pay the application fee as it is made mandatory by the exam authority. If any candidate does not feel the application fee they will not be a lot to give the examination.

The application fees for NATA 2023 are given below. 

  • General/UR: INR 2000/- for one attempt. And for two attempts the fee is INR 4000/-.
  • SC/ST: INR 1500/- for one attempt. And for two attempts the fee is INR 3000/-.

NATA 2023 Application Form Correction 

The application form for NATA 2023 would be released online. The candidates who would have done some mistakes or want to edit that application form they can do so online as well. The dates would be released for application form correction and the correction should be done on those dates only. 

However, it is advised that the candidate that the application form with concentration and not make any mistakes.

NATA 2023 Eligibility Criteria 

Eligibility criteria are the qualification that is set by the exam authority for every candidate that would appear to give the examination. The candidate has to follow the eligibility criteria. It’s any candidate is found unfit according to eligibility criteria they will not be allowed to get the examination.

Candidates should also check the eligibility criteria before they fill out the application form. The NATA 2023 eligibility criteria are given below. 


  • There is no age limit set for NATA 2023 exam. 

Maximum marks

  • Candidates should score at least 50% marks in PCM.

Education qualification

  • The candidate should have completed 10 + 2 with PCM as a subject.


  • Candidates who are appearing for the 10 + 2 examination can also apply for this exam. And no lateral entries would be allowed in this exam. 

NATA 2023 Exam Pattern 

The exam pattern contains all the important information that is needed by the candidates. It contains information like exam duration, marking scheme, and much more. All the information about the NATA 2023 exam pattern is given below. 

  • Mode: online 
  • Duration: 180 minutes 
  • Total Questions: 125 questions 
  • Language: English
  • Types of Questions: MCQs
  • Total Marks: 200
  • Marking Scheme: 2 marks will be allotted for every right answer 
  • Negative Markings: there will be no negative markings

NATA 2023 Syllabus

The syllabus is one of the most important pieces of information for a candidate. Prepare the syllabus the moment you receive it. Do not skip any topic in the syllabus. The syllabus for NATA 2023 is given below. Make sure you are preparing thoroughly for the examination.


  • Matrices, Logarithms, Algebra, Coordinate Geometry, trigonometry, calculus, Permutation and Combination, Probability, Statistics

General Aptitude 

  • Statement Problems, Tautology, Sets and Relations, De Morgan’s Laws and General Arithmetic like Profit and Loss, Mixture and Allegations, Time and Work, etc.


  • Statement Problems, Tautology, Sets and Relations, De Morgan’s Laws and General Arithmetic like Profit and Loss, Mixture and Allegations, Time and Work, etc.


  • Current Electricity, Electrostatics, Optics, Atoms and Nuclei, Alternating Currents, Electromagnetic Induction. Dual Nature of Radiation and Matter, Electronic Devices, Magnetism and Matter


  • Scale and Proportions of Objects, Building Forms and Elements, Pattern Drawing, Surfaces and Volumes, Urban Landscape, Aesthetics, 3D and 2D Transformation, Generating Plan, Geometric Composition, Shape, Day to Day Object Drawing, Color Harmony, Creating Shapes and Forms, Perspective Drawing, Conceptualization, and Visualization


  • Basic Concepts of Chemistry, Atomic Structure, State of Matter, Organic Chemistry, Chemical Thermodynamics, Environmental Chemistry, Chemical Bonding, Equilibrium

NATA 2023 Preparation Tips 

Preparation tips help a lot with why candidates are preparings for the examination. Every Candidate should follow the preparation tips. Exam preparation is very overwhelming and the steps will help you. 

Preparation tips for NATA 2023 are given below. 

  • Read the syllabus very carefully.
  • Do not miss any points in the syllabus. 
  • Buy the best books for the preparation.
  • Solve a lot of sample papers from previous years for practice.
  • Download the answer keys from previous years.
  • Solving a Mock test before the examination would be very helpful. 
  • Divide your time and use it wisely. You can also make a timetable. 
  • Make your notes while you are studying. 
  • Do not feel stressed try to study calmly. Doing yoga will help you too. 
  • Revise after you have completed the syllabus at least twice. 
  • Do not leave the topics which you think are easy. 
  • Give Exam with full concentration and confidence. 

NATA 2023 Books

Books are the best source to prepare for the examination. There are a lot of sources available but you should always prepare for the examination from books first. The NATA 2023 books are given below.

  • Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning Book by RS Aggarwal
  • General Aptitude by RS Aggarwal RS Aggarwal
  • Mathematics Elementary Mathematics by Dorfeev, Potapov
  • Mathematics class XI Vol. I by RD Sharma
  • Mathematics class XI Vol. II by RD Sharma
  • B. Arch. Exam guide by PK Mishra
  • Higher Algebra by Hall and Kingl
  • Concepts of physics by HC Verma
  • Fundamental-Physics Halliday, Resnick, and Walker
  • Problems in Physics by A.A. Pinsky
  • A Collection of questions and problems in Physics by LA Sena
  • Advanced Level Physics: Examples and Exercises Nelson, Michael, Parker, Philip
  • Physical chemistry by O.P. Tandon and A.S. Singh
  • Numerical Chemistry by P. Bahadur
  • Physical chemistry by Peter Atkins, Julio De Paula
  • Organic chemistry by O.P. Tandon
  • Inorganic chemistry by O.P. Tandon
  • Inorganic chemistry by JD Lee
  • Drawing by Engineering Drawing by N.D.Bhatt
  • A Complete Self Study Guide for B. Arch Entrance Examinations by Arihant

NATA 2023 Admit Card 

The candidates who would have failed the application form and after that paid the application fee would be able to access the admit card. If the candidate has not done these steps then they will not get the admit card.

The admit card for NATA 2023 would be released online on the official website. The candidate needs to log in with their credentials to download admit card. After downloading make sure you are printing the admit card. No Entry would be allowed if the candidate does not carry the admit card with them to the exam center.

If any candidate finds any mistake in the admit card they should immediately inform the exam authority. 

NATA 2023 Exam Center 

This exam would be conducted in 164 different exam centers across the country. When the applicants would be filing the application form, they would be given the choice of selecting 3 exam centers’ preferences. And after the exam center would be allotted to the candidate it cannot be changed in any case.

NATA 2023 Answer Key 

After the exam is conducted the answer key for MCQs of part a would be available online. The answer key would be released for each candidate along with their areas of mistake before the result is released.

After the publication of the answer, the key review is done no candidate would be allowed to review the answer key. 

NATA 2023 Result 

After an examination is conducted the result for NATA 2023 would be released online on the official website. All the candidates should use their credentials to log in and see the results. The result for each candidate would be of three different kinds. 

The first would be the result out of 200, merit list, and percentile. After the candidates would have downloaded the result they are also why is to take a printout of it for further use. 

NATA 2023 Cut Off 

The cutoff for this examination would be released by the Council of Architecture. It would be released on the official website only. Candidates would be needed to score more than the cut of marks that would be set by the Examination Authority to qualify for the exam. 

A lot of factors would determine the cut-off for NATA 2023. Candidates the supposed to score 25% marks in MCQs and 25% marks in the drawing.

NATA 2023 Counselling Procedure

The Institutions that would be participating in the counseling would be conducting the counseling separately. The Council of Architecture would not be responsible for organizing or conducting the counseling session.

Candidates who would want to take admissions in B.Arch would have appeared in separate counseling done specially for them. The candidates have to carry some documents for verification and completion of the counseling process.

  • NATA 2023 Admit Card 
  • NATA 2023 scorecard 
  • Class 10th mark sheet
  • 12th mark sheet
  • Residence certificate
  • Medical certificate for PWD candidates
  • Category certificate
  • Transfer certificate, etc. 


Question:- Will there be a drawing test for the NATA 2023 exam?

Ans- Yes, there would be and draw test for NATA 2023 exam. 

Question:- What is the exam duration of the NATA 2023 exam?

Ans- The exam duration would be three hours.

Question:- How many total questions would be asked in NATA 2023 exam?

Ans- 125 questions would be asked.

Question:- NATA 2023 would be of how many marks? 

Ans- NATA 2023 would be 200 marks. 

Question:- How many marks would be allotted for every right answer?

Ans- 2  marks would be allotted for every right answer. 

If you have any other quires about NATA 2023, you can leave your question below in the comment box.

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