NATA 2018 to be held in April-min
The Council of Architecture will conduct National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) 2018 for admission into 1st year of 5-year B. Arch. degree for academic season 2018-19 on a single day on 29th April. The Test will be conducted at the various designated centres all over India. Online registration of candidates for the Test shall start on 16th January and will close on 2nd March.
NATA is being conducted in terms of the provisions laid down under CoA (Minimum Standards of Architectural Education) Regulations, 1983 and the Revised Guidelines on Admission to 1st year of Five-year Degree Course in Architecture approved by the Council at its 45th Meeting held on 28.04.2006. These guidelines stipulate 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. It may be remembered here that the Supreme Court, in the matter of P.A. Inamdar & Others Vs. State of Maharashtra & Others, in its judgement in 2005 had also emphasized on the need for a common entrance test followed by a single window system.
NATA is being conducted by the Council of Architecture, 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. Actual admissions shall be carried out only by the concerned designated 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.