National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) is conducted by the Council of Architecture (COA) for admission to first year of 5 year B.Arch Degree course at all recognized institutions all over the country. The test measures drawing and observation skills, sense of proportion, aesthetic sensitivity and critical thinking ability, mathematics. This is a complete and comprehensive assessment of candidates for undergraduate education in architecture. Admission to all architecture colleges in India is done on the basis of NATA score.

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NATA 2020 Eligibility

Taking NATA-2020

Candidates may come from the following backgrounds:

NATA 2020 is a qualifying aptitude test for admission into the B. Arch degree program, subject to fulfillment
of eligibility criteria prescribed by the Council. The candidates who have passed 10+2 level examination with at least 50% aggregate marks in Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics (PCM) and also at least 50% marks in aggregate of the 10+2 level examination or passed 10+3 Diploma Examination with Mathematics as compulsory subject with at least 50% marks in aggregate, shall be eligible to appear for NATA-2020.

The candidates appearing for 10+2 examination with PCM or 10+3 Diploma with Mathematics in the current
year may also provisionally appear for NATA-2020, subject to fulfilling the above criteria.

The candidates belonging to SC, ST, OBC-NCL category or PwD (Persons with disability) shall be provided a
relaxation of 5% marks in total aggregate in 10+2 level/10+3 Diploma as well as PCM.

Admission to First year of B.Arch. course

Qualifying in nata-2020 does not constitute a right/ guarantee in favor of the candidate for his/her admission to any architecture course unless he/she has fulfilled all the prescribed requirements as specified by respective counseling and admission authorities.

Only candidates who have the following credentials shall be eligible for admission to B.Arch. Course.
i. Qualified through the recognized aptitude test in Architecture (NATA or equivalent) in 2020

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

(a) Secured at least 50% aggregate marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics (PCM) and also at
least 50% marks in aggregate of the 10+2 level examination;

(b) Or passed 10+3 diploma examination with Mathematics as compulsory subject with at least 50%
marks in aggregate.

Candidates may note that no direct lateral admission is allowed at any other year/stage of B.Arch. course based on any qualification.

Modules available at Institute
Type of Courses Duration
2 Years Course 3 hrs / once a week
1 Year Course 3 hrs / once a week
3 Months Course 2 hrs / thrice a week
1 Month Course 2 hrs / day
2 Weeks Course 4 hrs / day



The syllabus has been divided into two parts, i.e. drawing, PCM & General Aptitude.The drawing test will measure the ability to sketch a given object, sense of perspective drawing, understanding of proportion and scale, etc. The detailed syllabus is mentioned below:
1. Physics: Electrostatics, Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating currents, Optics, Atoms and Nuclei, Electronic devices.

2. Chemistry: Chemical Bonding and Molecular; States of Matter: Gases and Liquids Chemical Thermodynamics; Equilibrium; Redox Reactions; Hydrogen; s- Block Elements p -Block Elements
Organic Chemistry: Some basic Principles and Techniques; Hydrocarbons; Environmental Chemistry

3. Mathematics:Algebra, Logarithms,  Matrices, Trigonometry, Coordinate geometry of two dimensions, Coordinate geometry of three dimensions, Theory of Calculus, Application of Calculus, Permutation & combination and Statistics & probability.

4. General Aptitude: Objects, texture related to architecture and built environment. Interpretation of pictorial compositions, Visualizing three-dimensional objects from two-dimensional drawing. Visualizing different sides of 3D objects. Analytical reasoning, mental ability (visual, numerical and verbal), General awareness of national/ international architects and famous architectural creations.
Mathematical reasoning: Statements, logical operations like and, or, if and only if, implies, implied by. Understanding of tautology, converse, contradiction and contrapositive
Sets and Relations: Idea of sets, subsets, power set, complement, union, intersection and difference of sets, Venn diagram, De Morgan’s Laws, Relation and its properties. Equivalence relation — definition and elementary examples.

5. Drawing Test:Understanding of scale and proportion of objects, geometric composition, shape, building forms and elements, aesthetics, colour texture, harmony and contrast. Conceptualization and Visualization through structuring objects in memory. Drawing of patterns – both geometrical and abstract. Form transformations in 2D and 3D like union, subtraction, rotation, surfaces and volumes. Generating plan, elevation and 3D views of objects. Creating 2D and 3D compositions using given shape and forms. Perspective drawing, Sketching of urban scape and landscape, Common day-to-day life objects like furniture, equipment etc., from memory.

Drawing Material List to be bought by Students:

1. A4 Size Sketch book- 2 numbers ; 1 for Class-work, 1 For Home-work
2. Pencils: F,HB,H,2H,B,2B,3B,4B,6B,8B/9B
3. Colour Pencils- preferably DOMS
4. Rough quality paper.

Material provided by IID

1. Book
2. Practice sketches for references
3. Question bank for each topic separately
4. Test Series after completion of course with proper guidance and comments
5. Previous year question papers.

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Schedule of Examination:


CRASH COURSE FOR 2019 - 2020 (BATCHES-morning/afternoon/evening)
OPTION 1 - 10 DAYS OPTION 2 - 14 Days OPTION 3 - 28 Days
Monday -Sunday (7.5 hrs daily)Monday -Sunday (5 hrs daily)Monday - Saturday (2.5 hrs daily)
(7th - 16th)(7th - 20th ) (7th -7th feb)
(21st -30th)(14th - 27th)
(21st -3rd Feb)
(4th - 13th)(4th - 13th)(4th - 7th March)
(18th - 27th)(18th - 3rd March)
(4th - 13th)(4th -17th)(8th - 9th April)
(18th - 27th)(18th - 31st)
(1st -10th)(1st -14th )(15th - 16th May)
(15th -24th)(15th -28th)
(6th - 15th )(6th - 19th)(20th - 20th June)
(20th -29th)(20th -2nd June)
(3rd - 12th )(3rd - 16th)(24th -25th July)
(17th - 26th)(17th -30th)
(1st -10th)(1st -14th )(29th - 29th Aug)
(15th -24th)(15th -28th)
(29th - 7th Aug)
(5th - 14th)(5th - 18th )-
(19th -28th)(19th - 1st Sept)
(2nd -11th)(2nd -15th)(2nd - 3rd Oct)
(16th -25th)(16th -29th)
(7th -16th)(7th -20th)(7th - 9th Nov)
(21st - 30th)(21st - 3rd Nov)
(4th -13th)(4th -17th)(11th - 12th Dec)
(18th - 27th)(18th -1st Dec)
(2nd - 11th)(2nd -15th)(16th - 16th Jan 2020)
(16th -25th)(16th -29th)
WEEKEND BATCHES (Every Saturday & Sunday-10am-1pm/2pm-5pm/5pm-8pm)
1) NATA Timing – ( Saturday 10 AM - 1 PM)
1st Year – Foundation Course 2nd Year – Advance Course
1) NATA Timing – ( Saturday 2 PM – 5 PM)
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