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NATA 2019: National Aptitude Test in Architecture

The National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) evaluates the architectural and design skills of candidates who wish to pursue undergraduate studies in architecture. All students who wish to take admission in B.Arch. at a reputed college or institution (government aided or private) of architecture in India must sit for NATA. The test is administered twice in a year. A candidate can take either first test or second or both.

The Council of Architecture COA) is the governing authority for architecture profession in India. Also the council has given responsibility by the government to administer National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) for admission into Under Graduate Programmes in Architecture and Design. NATA 2019 is on schedule now. Following given details.

NATA 2019 First Test Important Dates

  • Availability of information: 21 January 2019
  • Start date for submission of online application form: 24 January 2019
  • Last date for submission of application form: 11 March 2019
  • Image uploads allowed till 15 March 2019
  • Fee payment submission allowed till: 15 March 2019
  • Confirmation page printing available: 18 March 2019
  • Candidates correction window opens: 12 March 2019
  • Candidates correction window closes: 15 March 2019
  • Publication of 2019 NATA Admit Card: 1 April 2019
  • NATA 2019 First Test Dates: 14 April 2019
  • NATA 2019 First Test Result: 3 May 2019

NATA 2019 Second Test Important Dates

  • Availability of information: 21 January 2019
  • Start date for submission of online application form: 24 January 2019
  • Last date for submission of application form: 12 June 2019
  • Image uploads allowed till 15 June 2019
  • Fee payment submission allowed till:17 June 2019
  • Confirmation page printing available: 17 June 2019
  • Candidates correction window opens: 15 June 2019
  • Candidates correction window closes: 17 June 2019
  • Publication of 2019 NATA Admit Card: 24 June 2019
  • NATA 2019 Second Test Dates: 7 July 2019
  • NATA 2019 Second Test Result: 21 July 2019

NATA 2019 Eligibility Criteria

All candidates who wish to apply for NATA 2019 for pursuing a B.Arch course must be 12th pass or any equivalent examination with mathematics as one of the core subject. They should also secure atleast 50% marks in their higher secondary or class 12 board exams from a recognised university or board to appear for NATA 2019. However, only NATA score will be applicable for admission to the 5 year course.

According to notification issued by Council of Architecture on 12th February 2019 regarding revision in eligibility norms
"No  candidate  shall  be  admitted  to  architecture  course  unless  she/  he  has  passed  an  examination  at  the end  of  the  10+2  scheme  of  examination with  at  least  50% aggregate marks  in  Physics,  Chemistry  & Mathematics  and  also  at  least  50%  marks  in  aggregate  of  the  10+2  level  examination or  passed  10+3 Diploma Examination with Mathematics as compulsory subject with at least 50% marks in aggregate."

NATA Score Validity

The NATA2019  scores shall be valid for admission to under graduate architecture and design courses for academic session 2019-20 only.

NATA 2019 Examination Fees

Candidates willing to appear for NATA 2019 First Test or Second Test or both need to submit examination fee. Following given details

For General Category Candidates
  • NATA 2019 Examination Fee for First Test or Second Test: Rs. 1800/-
  • NATA 2019 Examination Fee for both First Test and Second Test: Rs. 3500/-
For SC/ST Category Candidates
  • NATA 2019 Examination Fee for First Test or Second Test: Rs. 1500/-
  • NATA 2019 Examination Fee for both First Test and Second Test: Rs. 2800/-
For candidates seeking NATA 2019 Test Center Abroad
  • NATA 2019 Examination Fee for First Test or Second Test: Rs. 1500/-
  • NATA 2019 Examination Fee for both First Test and Second Test: Rs. 2800/-
Application process for 2019 is completely online. While filling application form candidates require to pay fees online using Debit Card / Credit Card / Net Banking etc. On successful submission of fees a confirmation page will pop out. You can print this page as a proof of "fees paid successfully".

NATA 2019 Examination Pattern

NATA 2019 Entrance Examination shall be delivered in two parts. The first part is computer based online test while second part is paper based test. Examination pattern for both NATA 2019 First and NATA 2019 Second will be same. Following given details

First 60 Minutes Part A Online:
Mathematics (MCQ): 20 Questions x 2 Marks each = 40 marks
General Aptitude (MCQ): 40 Questions x 2 Marks each = 80 marks

Last 120 Minutes Part B Paper Based
  • Drawing in A4 Size Paper: 2 Questions x 40 marks each = 80 marks
Total Marks: 120
Total Time: 180 Minutes

NATA 2019 First Examination Dates

Date: 14.04.2019(Sunday)
  • Timing First Part Online Test: 10.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m.
  • Timing Second Part Paper Based Test: 11.15 a.m. to 01.15 p.m.

NATA 2019 Second Examination Schedule

  • Timing First Part Online Test: 10.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m.
  • Timing Second Part Paper Based Test: 11.15 a.m. to 01.15 p.m.

NATA 2019 Score

The NATA 2019 result will be provided in two formats:

1.Marks obtained out of 200 and in each component
2.Pass/Fail

Qualifying marks for NATA-2019would be based on the following rules:

1.A minimum of 25% must be secured in MCQ portion (30 out of 120)
2.A minimum of 25%must be secured in Drawing portion (20 out of 80)
3.Overall qualifying marks (out of 200) would be based on post-exam statistics and at the discretion of the Council.
A Candidate will not qualify in NATA-2019 unless he/ she satisfies all three conditions mentioned above.

NATA 2019 Syllabus

NATA 2019 shall test your knowledge and skills in following study areas

General Aptitude
  • Visualizing 3-D objects from 2-D drawing
  • Interpretation of pictorial compositions
  • Analytical reasoning
  • Mental ability (visual, numerical and verbal)
  • General awareness of national/international architects and famous architectural creations
  • Mathematical reasoning and sets & relations Objects
  • Textures related to architecture & built environment
  • Visualizing different sides of 3D objects
Mathematics
  • Algebra
  • Quadratic Equations
  • Binomial theorem (positive integral index)
  • Logarithms
  • Matrices
  • Trigonometry
  • Theory of Calculus
  • Application of Calculus
  • Vectors
  • Sets, Relations and Mappings
  • Probability
  • Permutation and combination
  • Statistics
  • Coordinate Geometry
  • 3-Dimensional Co-ordinate geometry
Part 2- Drawing
  • Common day-to-day life objects like furniture, equipment etc., from memory
  • 2D and 3D compositions using given shape and forms
  • Understanding scale and proportion of objects, geometric composition, shape, aesthetics, color texture, harmony and contras
  • Conceptualization and visualization through structuring objects in memory.
  • Drawing of patterns – both geometrical and abstract
  • Perspective drawing, sketching and landscape

NATA 2019 Contact Details

NATA COA (Council of Architecture)
(A Statutory Autonomous Body of Government of India under the Architects Act, 1972)
India Habitat Centre, Core 6-A, 1st Floor, Lodhi Road, New Delhi-110003
Web: http://www.nata.in/
NATA Help Desk E-mail: helplinenata2019@gmail.com
NATA Help Desk Phone:  +918296744296

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