NATA 2021 First Exam Conducted Today | Result on 14th April

# Apr 10, 2021 by Harshita Nandal

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NATA 2021 First Exam Conducted Today | Result on 14th April

National Aptitude Test in Architecture 2021 or NATA 2021 First Exam was conducted today in two sessions today by Council of Architecture. NATA 2021 was conducted as an online exam of 3 hours having 125 marks. This year, NATA 2021 exam had only one section of Aptitude having multiple-choice type (MCQ), multiple select types (MSQ), preferential choice type (PCQ), and numerical answer type (NAQ) questions. As per the student reviews, the first section of NATA first test 2021 was easy to moderate. However, the second section was difficult.

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NATA 2021 Exam analysis

As per the student reviews, the NATA 2021 exam was divided into two sections- A and B. Section A had questions from aptitude, general knowledge, decision making, etc. Students found Section A as easy to moderate in difficulty level. The section had questions like which is the highest waterfall, what is the percentage of waterfall in the southwest region of India, mirror length required by a man to see his full image, etc. In the section, in the questions asked on images, students had to tell the texture of the image, its contrast, etc. This section has 115 questions.

Section B had all questions on images and figures. Students found this section difficult as it had a timer of 30 seconds for each question. In this section, in each question, an image was given; candidates had to memorize the image in 30 seconds and then answer questions based on the image. Students said that it was difficult to memorize everything in 30 secs. This section had 10 questions.

The Result will be declared on 14th April 2021. NATA Result 2021 will be published online on the NATA website: The Result will be declared online and can be viewed by the candidates in their personal Login of the NATA 2021.

Results will be available in the website which will be announced in various electronic/printing media before declaration of results.

The result sheet will display the following:

1. Marks obtained in the exam out of 200

2. Qualified/ Not Qualified

Qualifying marks for NATA- 2021 is 75 marks out of 200 marks

With the objective of giving opportunities to a greater number of bright aspirants, Council will be conducting NATA- 2021 for admission to B.Arch. in the academic session 2021- 2022 twice this year. Candidates who miss out the first test due to some reason or other or wish to improve upon their NATA score can register for the second test.

For Second Test Scheduled to be held on 12th June, 2021



Availability of information in the public domain

From 3rd  March 2021

Start of Online form fill-up

5th March 2021

End of registration

30th May 2021 (11:59 PM)

Image uploads allowed till

30thMay 2021 (11:59 PM)

Fee payment allowed till

30thMay 2021 (11:59 PM)

Confirmation page printing available till

30thMay 2021 (11:59 PM)

Candidate Correction window

25th May 2021 (10:30 AM)


30th May 2021 (11:59 PM)

Publication of Downloadable Admit Card

8th June 2021

Date and Time of Examination


June 2021

Publication of Results

16th June 2021

(Note: All schedules are subject to change without notice and under unavoidable circumstances)

Second session for examination may be considered in the event of any restrictions imposed by the Government on the number of candidates appearing in a single session due to social distancing norms owing to pandemic Covid-19.

 The session during which the candidate will take the test will be allotted by the Council and Centre allotment will be done on the basis of choice provided by the candidate in the application form for preferred city for taking examination. The candidates need to indicate their preference for city of examination at their respective login accounts at NATA portal

Date & Time of Examination

Questions & Marks of Examination

Second NATA Examination


12/06/2021 (Saturday)

Session 1

10.00 am to 1.00 pm

(180 mins/ 3.0 hours)

Session 2 (if required)

2.30 pm – 5.30 pm

(180 mins/ 3.0 hours)

Questions 125 Marks 200


The aptitude test will comprise of questions that could be of the Multiple-Choice type (MCQ), Multiple Select type (MSQ), Preferential Choice type (PCQ) and Numerical Answer type (NAQ).

The questions will carry either 1 mark,2 marks or 3 marks and 125 questions have to be answered in 180 minutes.The medium of Aptitude test will be the English language.

The aptitude of the candidate will be assessed using some or all of the following techniques:

• Diagrammatic Reasoning – Tests the ability of logical reasoning, using diagrams and scenarios

• Numerical Reasoning – Tests mathematical ability through simple problems

• Verbal Reasoning – Assesses the ability to assess verbal logic.

• Inductive Reasoning – Tests the ability to see patterns and analyse given data

• Situational Judgment – Tests problem-solving ability.

• Logical Reasoning – Tests ability to recognise patterns, sequences or relationships between shapes and


• Abstract Reasoning – Will assess general knowledge, and ability to utilise knowledge in new situations.

Questions could be asked in various topics that assess candidates on basic concepts in mathematics, physics and geometry, language and interpretation, elements and principles of design, aesthetic sensitivity, colour theory, lateral thinking and logical reasoning, visual perception and cognition, graphics and imagery, building anatomy and architectural vocabulary, basic techniques of building construction and knowledge of material, general knowledge and current affairs, etc. and are may not be limited to those outlined.

Eligibility Criteria for Candidate :

Candidates who have completed their 10 + 2 examination with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics or 10+ 3 Diploma with Mathematics as subject of study can appear for NATA 2021. Candidates appearing for 10+2 examination with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics as subjects of study or 10+3 Diploma with Mathematics in the current year may also provisionally appear for NATA-2021.


Admission to First year of B.Arch. Program The eligibility for admission to 1st year of 5-year B.Arch. Degree program for the academic session 2021- 2022 shall be as per CoA (Minimum Standards of Architectural Education) Regulations, 2020 or as may be amended by the Central Government. The present eligibility in terms of Regulations, 2020 is as under:

No candidate shall be admitted to architecture course unless he has passed an examination at the end of the 10+2 scheme of examination with at least 50 per cent. Aggregate marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics and also at least 50 per cent. marks in aggregate of the 10+2 level examination or passed 10+3 Diploma Examination with Mathematics as compulsory subject with at least 50 per cent. marks in aggregate.

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

Application Procedure

The second NATA 2021 test shall be held on June 12, 2021.

Appearing in second test is not mandatory and is purely at the discretion of the applicants. Candidates can register themselves either for first test or second test OR for both by filling in the application form appropriately.

The registration window for the second test will open for 14 days after the announcement of results of the test held on the first date. Candidates opting to appear in both the first and second test may note that they will be issued with the separate score card for each test. The score card for Second test shall contain the marks secured in First & Second Test. The best marks secured in either of the Tests shall be taken as the valid score for admission to B.Arch. Course.Application is to be filled up ONLINE at the NATA portal of

Candidates need to visit the portal and CLICK the requisite link ONLINE APPLICATION NATA– 2021 and thereafter will be directed to the actual application form. The form is interactive in nature and the fields required to be filled up are categorized in different sub-sections. The fields super-scribed with  MUST be filled up as they are MANDATORY, otherwise the application will NOT get submitted.


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Harshita Nandal
Harshita Nandal

Harshita Nandal has worked as a Creative head in Mitrakshar, University of Delhi. She has done her Graduation from the University of Delhi in English Honours. In her free time, she prefers to play the guitar, take short walks in between work and loves to watch Korean dramas. Currently, she is an author at Educere India to fulfil the desire of her passion for writing.