NATA 2019

21 May, 2018

NATA 2019- The Council of Architecture will convene the NATA 2019 exam. This national level exam is conducted to offer admissions to the aspiring candidates under various architecture courses. The candidates qualifying the NATA 2019 (National Aptitude Test in Architecture) exam will be eligible for admissions in B.Arch program. This Bachelor of Architecture program is a 5 year program. This exam is conducted once in a year to offer admissions to the candidates under various private and government aided colleges which consider the score of NATA for admissions. All the aspirants who are willing to pursue B.Arch program can apply for this exam. Read below the complete article to know more about all the aspects of NATA 2019 such as application form, important dates, eligibility criteria, admit card, etc.


NATA 2019- Quick Review

Conducting Body Council of Architecture
Duration of Exam 90 minutes (each for Paper A & Paper B)
Exam Type National-Level
Mode of Exam Paper-based Test
Name of exam National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA)
Official Website


NATA 2019- Important Dates

    The important dates for NATA 2019 have not been released by the exam conducting authority yet. NATA Important Dates 2019 is expected to be release in the month of January 2019, tentatively. Meanwhile, we advise candidates to go through the tentative dates for the exam mentioned below in a tabular representation.

    NATA 2019 Events NATA Important Dates 2019
    NATA 2019 registration starts January 2019
    NATA 2019 registration ends March 2019
    NATA admit card 2019 April 2019
    NATA 2019 exam date April 2019
    Declaration of NATA 2019 result June 2019


    NATA Application Form 2019

    The registration for NATA 2019 will begin in the month of January 2019, tentatively. The NATA Application Form 2019 will be released in online mode by the exam conducting authority on the official website. The last date to submit the application forms for NATA 2019 is expected to fall in the month of March 2019, tentatively. The application forms submitted after the last date will not be considered by the Council of Architecture. The filling of application forms will be concluded after uploading of required images, documents and payment of the application fee. Candidates belonging to reserved categories will need to upload relevant documents as a proof of their reservation. We advise all the aspiring candidates to take a print out of the confirmation page which will be generated on the website after the successful payment of the application fee for future reference.

    NATA Application Fee 2019

    The application fee for NATA 2019 can be paid through online mode. The application fee for all the candidates excluding the candidates belonging to SC/ST category is Rs.1800. The SC/ST candidates will need to pay Rs.1500 as application fee.

    NATA Eligibility Criteria 2019

    The eligibility criterion for NATA 2019 is prescribed by the exam conducting authority. The NATA Eligibility Criteria 2019 will be defined in the official information brochure for the exam. As per the eligibility criteria:

    • There is no age limit to apply for the exam.
    • No lateral entries will be entertained by the Council of Architecture.
    • A candidate must have qualified either 12th standard or 10+3 diploma in any stream from any recognized central/state government or must have or International Baccalaureate Diploma (after completing schooling for 10 years).
    • The candidates applying for the exam must have qualified the above mentioned degrees with at least 50% aggregate and with Mathematics as one of main subjects.
    • The exam conducting authority will consider the appearing candidates eligible too to apply for the exam.

    NATA Exam Pattern 2019

    The exam pattern for NATA 2019 is the essence of the exam. Each aspiring candidate must be well acquainted with the NATA Exam Pattern 2019 to be well sorted with every aspect of the exam before starting their preparations. The exam pattern for the exam is also described by the exam conducting authority, i.e. Council of Architecture. Below here we have mentioned the exam pattern in the tabular representation for your reference:

    NATA exam particulars NATA exam details
    NATA Marking Scheme Ø  2 mark will be awarded for every correct answer

    Ø  No negative marking

    Duration of NATA exam 3 hours (180 minutes)
    Medium of NATA exam English
    Mode of NATA exam Online
    Sections Part A- MCQs

    Part B- Paper based drawing test

    Total Marks 200 (Part A- 120 marks & Part B- 90 marks)
    Type of questions Multiple choice questions


    NATA Syllabus 2019

    The questions in the NATA 2019 exam will be based on Drawing test, General Aptitude, and Mathematics subjects. The Council of Architecture will describe the NATA Syllabus 2019 in the official information brochure which will be released with the release of official notification for the exam. Below you can go through the syllabus prescribed for NATA 2019 subject-wise.

    Drawing Test:

    • Common day-to-day life objects from memory.
    • Conceptualization and visualization through structuring objects in memory.
    • Creating 2D and 3D compositions using given shape and forms.
    • Drawing of patterns-both geometrical and abstract.
    • Form transformations in 2D and 3D
    • Generating plan, elevation, and 3D views of objects.
    • Perspective drawing, sketching of urbanscape and landscape.
    • Understanding-
    • Aesthetics
    • Building forms and elements
    • Colour texture
    • Geometric composition
    • Harmony and contrast
    • Scale and proportion of objects
    • Shapes

    General Aptitude:

    • Analytical reasoning
    • Famous architectural creations
    • General awareness of national/international architects
    • Interpretation of pictorial compositions
    • Mathematical reasoning
    • Mental ability (visual, numerical and verbal)
    • Objects, textures related to architecture & built environment
    • Sets & relations
    • Visualizing different sides of 3D objects
    • Visualizing three dimensional objects from two dimensional drawing


    • 3-Dimensional Co-ordinate
    • Algebra
    • Application of Calculus
    • Coordinate Geometry
    • Geometry
    • Logarithms
    • Matrices
    • Permutation and combination
    • Probability
    • Statistics
    • Theory of Calculus
    • Trigonometry

    NATA Admit Card 2019

    The admit card for NATA 2019 will be released in online mode on the official website by the Council of Architecture. The NATA admit card 2019 will be released in the month of April 2019, tentatively. The exam conducting authority will issue the admit cards to only those candidates who will successfully submit their application forms before the last date of submission. We advise aspirants to keep their admit cards safe until the completion of the admission process. Candidates must also know that no candidate will be allowed inside the examination hall without their admit cards and any of their ID proofs.

    NATA Result 2019

    The result for NATA 2019 will be announced by the Council of Architecture in online mode. The NATA result 2019 will be declared in the month of June 2019, tentatively. Through their log in credentials the candidates who appeared for the exam will be able to check their results on the official website. The exam conducting authority will also release the response sheet of candidates for Part A of paper, few days after the conduct of exam along with the marks secured by them subject-wise. The NATA 2019 score card will be valid for academic session of 2019-20 only.

    NATA Admission Procedure 2019

    The Council of Architecture will not conduct any counseling process to offer admissions to the aspiring candidates into various NATA participating institutes 2019. Each participating institute will conduct its own counseling process. The aspiring candidates willing to get admissions into B.Arch courses through NATA score will need to apply to their preferred colleges after the declaration of the result. The participating institutes will only offer admissions to those candidates who will fall under the eligibility criteria as described by the institute at the time of admissions.

    NATA FAQs 2019

    Ques. Can the domiciles of North-East state apply for the exam without Aadhar card?

    Ans. The domiciles of North-East state will need to produce their other photo ID proof approved by the government if they don’t have Aadhar card.

    Ques. What are the additional charges to be paid other than the application fee for the exam?

    Ans. The application fee of NATA exam is inclusive of all service tax charged by the banks. The candidates need not to pay any additional charges other than the application fee for the exam.

    Ques. I will be reappearing for my 12th boards in 2019. What should I fill as my qualification status?

    Ans. Candidates who are either appearing fist time for their 12th boards or are appearing for their improvement exams can fill the “appearing” option in the application form.

    Ques. How many times can I appear for the NATA exam?

    Ans. During the period of validation of latest score card a candidate can appear for NATA exam.

    Ques. What is the validity of the NATA score card?

    Ans. A NATA score card is valid for an academic session.


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