NATA 2022: Result (Out), Application Form, Exam Date, Syllabus, Pattern & Admission

Last Modified on : 05 Jun 2024

The National Aptitude Test in Architecture is a national-level exam conducted by the Council of Architecture for admission to the 5 years B. Arch Degree Programme. CoA has been organizing the NATA exam since 2006, keeping the Minimum Standards of Architectural Education Regulations, 1983, of the Gazette of India. Students appearing in NATA 2022 need not attempt different aptitude tests to get into private and government-aided institutes or universities to pursue a Bachelor of Architecture.

NATA 2022 Latest Notification - 

  • The result for the third session was declared on 16th August 2022.
  • The first session exam will be held on 12th June 2022 and the second session exam will be held on 07th July 2022 and the third session on 07th August 2022.

Highlighted Changes in NATA Exam

In the year 2020, the following changes were introduced in the NATA exam:

  • CoA will conduct national-level counselling for admission to various architecture programs.
  • Students of Arts Stream (Humanities) can apply for the exam. However, they must have qualified additional exams (Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics with 50% marks) by CBSE.
  • From the year 2021, a variety of questions have been added in the exam pattern viz. Multiple choice questions, multiple select questions, preferential choice questions, and numerical answer types.
  • The number of questions will be 125 and the total marks will be 200. A combination of marking schemes has been adopted with questions of 1, 2, and 3 marks.

NATA 2022 - Overview

Find the complete details of the exam given below:

Exam Name

National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA)


Council of Architecture (CoA)


Admission to 5 years B.Arch Degree Programme



Mode of Exam

Online and Offline (Drawing)

Mode of Application


Application Starts for all sessions

March 2022

Official Website

Exam Commences

12th June 2022 (First Session), 03rd July 2022 (Second Session), 24th July 2022

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NATA Exam 2022 Important Dates

The exam dates for the first, second and third sessions of the National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) 2022 are announced.

NATA 2022 Events

First Session

Second Session

Third Session

Release of Notification

 8th April 2022

 8th April 2022

 8th April 2022

Online application starts

 8th April 2022

 8th April 2022

 8th April 2022

Last date to submit the online application form 

 28th May 2022

 24th June 2022

27th July 2022

Last date for uploading images and fee payment 

 April 2022

 June 2022

July 2022

Take a printout of the acknowledgment page 

 April 2022

 June 2022

July 2022

Correction window opens

 19th to 23rd May 2022

 22nd to 24th June 2022

22nd to 24th July 2022

NATA admit card issuance date

7th June 2022

 4th July 2022

4th August 2022

Date of exam

12th June 2022

7th July 2022

7th August 2022

Announcement of result

20th June 2022

21st July 2022

16th August 2022

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NATA Exam 2022 Pattern & Syllabus

Candidates appearing in the upcoming exam must be well-versed in NATA exam pattern 2022. The exam will consist of Multiple-Choice Questions (MCQs), Multiple Select Type (MSQ), Preferential Choice Type (PCQ), and Numerical Answer Type (NAQ). The medium of the NATA 2022 exam is English.



Mode of Exam

Online (Computer-Based)

Number of questions

125 questions

Number of papers

Diagrammatic Reasoning, Numerical Reasoning, Verbal Reasoning, Inductive Reasoning, Situational Judgment, Logical Reasoning, Abstract Reasoning


3 hours (180 minutes)

Scheme of marking

1 mark, 2 marks, and 3 marks

Negative marking

There is no scheme of negative marking

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Note: There will be no Drawing exam from 2021 onwards.

NATA 2022 Syllabus

With the new exam pattern for the exam, the changes in the syllabus are as under:

New Topics Introduced

  • Diagrammatic Reasoning
  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Numerical Reasoning
  • Situational Judgment
  • Inductive Reasoning
  • Abstract Reasoning
  • Logical Reasoning

Other topics

  • Basic Concepts in Mathematics, Physics & Geometry
  • Elements and Principles of Design
  • Language and Interpretation
  • Colour Theory
  • Aesthetic Sensitivity
  • Graphics and Imagery
  • Lateral Thinking & Logical Reasoning
  • Visual Perception and Cognition
  • Basic Techniques of Building Construction & Knowledge Material
  • Building Anatomy and Architectural Vocabulary
  • General Knowledge and Current Affairs

Click Here to Download NATA Exam Syllabus 2022.

NATA Exam 2022 Eligibility

Candidates must meet the following eligibility criteria for appearing in the NATA exam:

  • Should have passed 12th with 50% marks in Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics
  • Should have scored 50% marks in aggregate at 10+2 level exam
  • Candidates appearing in the 12th exam with PCM subjects can also provisionally give the test

New Changes Made:

  • Students with a 10+3 diploma in Mathematics can apply for the first-year B.Arch course for the 2022 session.
  • The relaxation in the B.Arch Admission eligibility criteria has been made as a one-time exception to the rule, taking into account the special circumstances that have emerged in the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic.

As per the official Information Bulletin, “QUALIFYING IN NATA-2022 DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A RIGHT/ GUARANTEE IN FAVOUR OF THE CANDIDATE FOR  HIS/ HER  ADMISSION  TO  ANY  ARCHITECTURE  COURSE  UNLESS  HE/ SHE  HAS  FULFILLED  ALL  THE PRESCRIBED REQUIREMENTS AS SPECIFIED BY RESPECTIVE COUNSELLING AND ADMISSION AUTHORITIES.” It further adds, “Candidates may note that no direct lateral admission is allowed at any other year/ stage of B.Arch. course based on any qualification.”

NATA Exam 2022 Application Process

The application process for the NATA 2022 will start in March 2022 for all sessions. Candidates can fill out and submit the online application form at the official website. Candidates who have applied for the NATA exam have an opportunity to register themselves for the first and second test. However, “appearing in the second test is not mandatory and is purely at the discretion of the applicants.” If the candidates appear in both the tests, they must note that the Authority will issue the scorecard, ‘containing the best of two test’s composite marks.’

Application Procedure of NATA 2022 –

The NATA application 2022 will be filled in online mode at the website – Applicants need to select the link ‘Online Application NATA-2022 and get directed to the application form filling the page. All fields marked with * ‘must be filled up as they are mandatory, otherwise, the application will not get submitted.’ The entire application procedure of NATA 2022 is divided into three steps –

  • Filling of Personal Details
  • Document Uploading (Photograph Size – 4 kb to 100 kb and signature size – 1 kb to 30 kb)
  • Fee Payment

 After the submission of the application form, the candidates must take a print of the Confirmation Page. This is the proof of Registration.

Application Fee –


Application Fee

General Candidates

Either First Test or Second Test – ₹ 2,000/-

General Candidates

Both First and Second Test – ₹ 4,000/-

SC/ ST, PWD, and transsexual applicants

Either First Test or Second Test – ₹ 1,500/-

SC/ ST, PWD, and transsexual Applicants

Both First and Second Test – ₹ 3,000/-

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Applicants seeking exam venues outside India must pay –

  • ₹ 10,000/- for either first or second test
  • ₹ 20,000/- for both first and second test

NATA 2022 Application Correction Window

CoA will activate the correction facility for NATA 2022 potential candidates. Those who want to make some changes in their application form can participate in the NATA 2022 correction process through the following steps:

  • Open the official link of NATA at
  • On the available home page, click on the link, which says “NATA 2022 Correction”.
  • Click on the link and complete the login procedure.
  • Once it is done, make the changes in the application form and click on submit.
  • Keep a hard copy of the same for further references.

NATA Exam 2022 Other Details

NATA 2020 Exam Centres –

The exam conducting authority will administer the test in 158 cities across India and 1 overseas destination (Dubai). The exam-takers will have to choose the NATA 2022 exam center as per their feasibility while filling in the NATA 2022 online application.





Andaman and Nicobar

Port Blair


Andhra Pradesh

Guntur, Kakinada, Kurnool,  Rajahmundry, Tirupathi,  Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam


Arunachal Pradesh




Guwahati, Dibrugarh, Silchar



Bhagalpur, Gaya, Muzaffarpur, Patna, Purnea






Bhilai, Bilaspur, Raipur









Ahmedabad, Anand, Daman, Gandhinagar, Jamnagar, Rajkot, Surat, Vadodara



Ambala, Faridabad, Gurgaon, Hisar, Karnal,  Narnaul, Rohtak, Sonepat


Himachal Pradesh

Hamirpur, Shimla


Jammu and Kashmir

Jammu, Srinagar



Bokaro Steel City, Dhanbad, Hazaribagh,  Jamshedpur, Ranchi



Belgaum, Bellary, Bengaluru, Davangere, Gulbarga, Hubli, Mangalore, Mysore, Udupi



Alappuzha, Ernakulam, Kannur, Kollam,  Kottayam, Kozhikode, Thrissur, Trivandrum


Madhya Pradesh

Bhopal, Gwalior, Indore, Jabalpur, Ratlam, Rewa, Sagar, Ujjain



Ahmednagar, Akola, Amravati, Aurangabad, Chandrapur, Chinchwad, Chinchwad/ Akurdi,  Jalgaon, Kalyan, Kolhapur, Latur, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nanded, Nashik, Navi Mumbai, Navi Mumbai – Nerul, Panvel, Pune, Ratnagiri, Sangli, Satara, Solapur












Dimapur, Kohima



Bhubaneswar Cuttack, Rourkela, Sambalpur






Amritsar, Bhatinda, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Mohali, Pathankot, Patiala



Ajmer, Bikaner, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, Sriganganagar, Udaipur





Tamil Nadu

Chennai, Coimbatore, Erode, Madurai, Nagercoil, Salem, Tiruchirappalli, Tirunelveli, Vellore



Hyderabad, Karimnagar, Warangal





Uttar Pradesh

Agra, Aligarh, Allahabad, Bareilly, Bilaspur, Ghaziabad, Gorakhpur, Greater Noida, Jhansi, Kanpur, Lucknow, Meerut,  Moradabad, Muzaffarnagar, Noida, Varanasi



Dehradun, Haldwani, Roorkee


West Bengal

Asansol, Durgapur, Howrah, Kolkata, Siliguri

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NATA 2022 Admit Card –

Candidates who have successfully submitted the application form will be entitled to receive the NATA 2022 admit card. They have to download the soft copy of the hall tickets of NATA 2022 from the official website and appear in the test with a printed hard copy of the same at the concerned exam center. Also, carry one original photo ID card – driving license/ Aadhaar card, pan card, voter ID, etc.

To make the process of downloading the NATA entrance exam admit cards easier for the candidates, steps are listed here:

  • Step 1: Visit the official NATA 2022 website i.e.
  • Step 2: Find and click on the “Admit Card” link.
  • Step 3: Enter the Application number and password.
  • Step 4: Click on the “Submit” button.
  • Step 5: NATA admit card 2022 will be displayed on the screen.
  • Step 6: Download the admit card and take a printout.

The NATA 2022 admit cards will carry all the necessary details including the candidate’s name, roll number, allotted exam center address, parents’ details, exam details, etc.

NATA Answer Key 2022 –

NATA answer key is a medium, which helps students to analyze their answers and predict their overall scores in the exam. The NATA 2022 answer key for both tests will be released separately. To pass the NATA exam 2022, candidates should score at least 25% marks in Drawing and 25% marks in MCQ.

NATA 2022 Result –

Candidates will be intimated about NATA 2022 results through various electronic/ printing media. The result will comprise marks obtained by the candidates in each section and the qualifying status. 

How to check NATA 2022 Results online?

The NATA 2022 scorecard will be made available on the official website. To avoid facing any problems or technical glitches while accessing the results, candidates are advised to follow the simple steps listed below:

  1. Visit the official website
  2. Locate and click on the link for NATA 2022 Result
  3. Log onto the exam portal using your credentials
  4. Locate Link for NATA 2022 result and click on it
  5. Your result will be displayed on the screen as a scorecard
  6. Download the Result Scorecard in PDF format
  7. Take a printout for future reference

NATA Exam Frequently Asked Questions

The NATA 2022 application process will be active for all sessions from March 2022.

The exam is scheduled to be held on 12th June 2022 (first session) and 03rd July 2022 (second session) and 24th July 2022 (third session).


Online, at the official website of NATA. The application process is mentioned above along with the website name.



Application Fee

General Candidates


Either First Test or Second Test – Rs. 2,000/-

General Candidates


Both First and Second Test – Rs. 4,000/-

SC/ ST Applicants


Either First Test or Second Test – Rs. 1,500/-

SC/ ST Applicants

Both First and Second Test – Rs. 3,000/-

The NATA 2022 exam will be conducted in online mode only.

Applicants with 12th pass certificate (50% marks in Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics).

The result dates are yet to be announced.

The answer key and response sheet of NATA 2022 will be updated on the official website after the completion of the exam. The answer sheet can be downloaded by using Application Number, Date of Birth and Password.

CoA will conduct national-level counselling for admission to various architecture programs.