The National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA), is conducted by National Institute of Advanced Studies in Architecture which is a body of Council of Architecture, New Delhi in India. The National Aptitude Test in Architecture is a national level examination for admission to undergraduate courses in Architecture. The test measures the aptitude of applicants for a specific field of study, i.e. Architecture, in areas like drawing and observation skills, sense of proportion, aesthetic sensitivity and critical thinking, qualities that have been acquired over a long period of time and that are related to Architecture. NATA exam is prescribed by the Council of Architecture as a compulsory criterion for taking admission to any Architectural College or course in India. All over India there are 400 colleges which take admissions for B.Arch.