New NATA Exam Eligibility Rules for B.Arch. Course Admission

The Council of Architecture of India, with the approval of Central Government has amended the Regulation 4(1) and (2) of Council of Architecture (Minimum Standards of Architectural Education) Regulations, 2020 and amended the eligibility for admission to Architecture course w.e.f. 19.07.2023, as under:

Nata eligibility notice,

Important Public Notice:

Revision in Eligibility for admission to B.Arch. course for 2023-24 and conduct of 4th test of NATA 2023.

1. “(1) No candidate shall be admitted to architecture course unless she/he has passed 10+2 or equivalent examination with Mathematics and Physics as compulsory subjects along with either chemistry or Biology or Technical Vocational subject or Computer Science or Information Technology or Informatics Practices or Engineering Graphics or Business Studies with at least 45% marks in aggregate or passed 10+3 Diploma Examination with Mathematics as compulsory subject with at least 45% marks in aggregate.”

2. “(2) The candidate needs to qualify an aptitude test in architecture conducted either by NTA (i.e., JEE) or “NATA” conducted by the Council of Architecture.”

Eligibility criteria for admission to First Year of 5-year B.Arch

Accordingly, all stakeholders, i.e., students, parents, architectural institutions and concerned authorities are required to follow the above eligibility criteria for admission to First Year of 5-year B.Arch. Degree Course for the academic session 2023-24.

In view of the above revised eligibility criteria, the Council has decided to conduct 4th Test of NATA 2023 examination of September 17, 2023 to facilitate the eligible aspirants with one final opportunity to appear for the NATA Test shall be eligible for admission to B.Arch. degree course for academic session 2023-2024, irrespective of the fact whether they appeared in previous test of NATA 2023 or not.

4th NATA Test

It may be noted that admission of successful candidates in 4th NATA Test shall be only against vacant/unfilled seats available at various Institutions. Centralized Admission counselling process in the states shall continue and will not be affected by the results of the 4th Test. For further registration for NATA, visit NATA website

Regulation 4(1) and (2) of Council of Architecture,


So, this is the latest updates coming from COA India and respective candidates, who want to became architects of future need to considered for their further admission process.