NATA Counselling 2021: Seat Allotment, Document, Qualifying Marks, Participating Institute & More!


NATA 2021 Counselling: National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA 2021) is a National Level Exam conducted by COA (Council OF Architecture). Architecture Aptitude Test (NATA) organizes only once a year. There will be no centralized NATA 2021 Counselling, and the individual institutes for which information are released online conduct NATA 2021 counselling.

Through this exam, the Assistant will get admission into 5 years of Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch) Course. COA doesn’t conduct admission counselling. It is only responsible for conducting NATA, the qualification exam for admission to the B.Arch course. The participating institutes of NATA conduct separate counselling sessions. Throughout this article, we will discuss the NATA 2021 Counselling Procedure. Get updated information about the NATA 2021 Selection Procedure.

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1. NATA 2021 Useful Resources
2. Quick Facts
3. Important Dates
4. Sample Paper
5. Counselling Procedure
6. Participating Institute
7. Entrance Exam in India
8. Contact Details
9. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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NATA 2021 Useful Resources

Aspirants should check the NATA 2021 Useful Resources before applying for the NATA exam. The Useful Resources for appearing NATA exam is given below:

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NATA 2021 Major NotificationClick Here
NATA 2021 Eligibility CriteriaClick Here
NATA 2021 Exam PatternClick Here
NATA 2021 College PredictorClick Here
NATA 2021 Rank PredictorClick Here
NATA 2021 SyllabusClick Here
NATA 2021 BooksClick Here
NATA 2021 Previous Year PaperClick Here
NATA 2021 Sample PaperClick Here
NATA 2021 Admit CardClick Here
NATA 2021 Test SeriesClick Here
NATA 2021 Cut-OffClick Here
NATA 2021 CounselingClick Here

Quick Facts

The exam pattern of NATA 2021 gives detailed information about the exam’s duration, the number of questions asked, the medium of question paper and more. By checking the NATA 2021, the candidate will process the information and prepare well beforehand. The detailed information about NATA 2021 exam pattern is listed below:

Full Exam NameNational Aptitude Test in Architecture
Short Exam NameNATA
Conducting BodyCouncil of Architecture
Frequency of ConductTwice in Year
Exam LevelNational Level Exam
Mode of ApplicationOnline
Application Fee (General)2000 Rs [Online]
Mode of ExamOffline for Drawing, Online for PCM and Aptitude Test
Participating Colleges319
Exam Duration3 Hours 15 Minutes

Important Dates

Candidates can check the NATA Exam Dates for both sessions from below:

For First Session:

Starting of online application05 March 2021
Last date of application submission01 April 2021
Image upload and fee payment last date01 April 2021
Confirmation page printing available till01 April 2021
Correction window open01 April 2021
Admit card release06 April 2021
Exam dates10 April 2021 (Announced)
Release of NATA answer key 2021April 16, 2021
NATA result 2021 dateApril 20, 2021
NATA response sheet 2021April 22, 2021

For Second Session:

EventsImportant Dates
Release of NATA 2021 application formMarch 5, 2021
Final date to submit NATA application form 2021June 30, 2021
Last date to upload imageJune 30, 2021
Last date for fee paymentJune 30, 2021
Last date to print confirmation pageJune 30, 2021
NATA 2021 Correction facilityJune 20 to 30, 2021
Availability of NATA 2021 admits card.July 7, 2021
NATA 2021 exam dates (second attempt)July 11, 2021
Availability of NATA 2021 answer keyTo be notified
NATA 2021 second test result dateJuly 15, 2021

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Counselling Procedure

The Counselling will be scheduled only for those students who have qualified for the NATA 2021. COA does not hold any centralised counselling for candidates who qualify for NATA. During the Counselling, a candidate is required to register and fill the choice of seats. Once the filling of choices is completed, the document verification process will start. Candidates must carry Class 10th and 12th Mark sheets along with NATA 2021 Scorecard for verification. Here are some important facts of the NATA 2021 Counselling Card.

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  • Qualified candidates will get admission based on marks scored in NATA 2021.
  • Council of Architecture is responsible only for the conduct of NATA. However, it will not be involved in the admission procedure.
  • The counselling process of NATA 2021 varies from institute to institute.
  • Qualified candidates will have to apply on their own for admission to every college that accepts NATA score.
  • For the counselling process, qualified candidates will have an option to lock their choices and preferences of colleges.
  • Candidates who will be allotted the seats as per their locked choice will have to undertake the document verification process.
  • Candidates should note that their admission will be valid only if they qualify the eligibility criteria of NATA 2021.
  • The seat allotment of NATA 2021 depends on the availability of seats in the participating college.
  • The candidates should collect their admission details in advance for the institution where they seek admission.
  • Qualified candidates will also have to deposit their course fee while reporting to their respective college.
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Qualifying Marks

S. NOSubjectQualifying MarksTotal Marks
1.Mathematics & General Aptitude30120
3.Aggregate marksIt Will be based on post-exam statistics200

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Documents Required

Candidates must bring the documents listed below in Original for verification during admission, and candidates must submit one Attested copy set of the following documents during counselling.

  • Admit card
  • NATA 2021 Rank Latter
  • Date of birth Certificate (if applicable)
  • Category Certificate
  • 10th & 12th mark sheet and passing certificate
  • Four Photographs
  • Domicile Certificate
  • Character certificate
  • Migration Certificate
  • Reservation Certificate
  • One set of self-attested photocopies of Original Documents
  • Medical Fitness Documents

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Participating Institute

Here in this given table, we have mentioned the State-wise Participating Institute for NATA 2021:

StateSeat Intake
West Bengal88
Tamil Nadu3010

University-wise admission through NATA

UniversitySeat Intake
VIT University40
Christ University, Bangalore40
Jawaharlal Nehru Architecture and Fine Arts85
Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi80
Chandigarh University80

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Contact Details

Head OfficeCouncil Of Architecture
India Habitat Centre, Core 6A, 1st Floor,
Lodhi Road, New Delhi-110003 India
Contact No+91 8296744296

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q. Who conducts NATA counselling?

A. The individual participating institutes of NATA 2021 conduct the counselling procedure.

Q. What are the qualifying marks for NATA 2021 Exam?

A. Qualifying marks of NATA 2021 are reduced to 70 marks out of 200 marks.

Q. When will the NATA 2021 counselling procedure start?

A. NATA 2021 counselling procedure dates are expected to be notified soon.

Q. How many seats are offered through NATA entrance exam?

A. Through approximate idea, more than 15,000 seats are offered through the NATA exam.

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  1. Sir I have a doubt …. If I write both nata test1 and test2 .. would they take the best marks out of the two tests or the test2 mark as the final mark.. I got 133 in my first test I was thinking about writing the improvement exam


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