NATA 2019 (National Aptitude Test in Architecture) will be conducted under the regulation of Council of Architecture (COA). The students, who want to groom their career in architecture, attempt this national level aptitude test from different parts o

  • Overview
  • Important Dates
  • Application Form
  • Eligibility Criteria
  • Exam Pattern
  • Others

NATA 2019 (National Aptitude Test in Architecture) will be conducted under the regulation of Council of Architecture (COA). The students, who want to groom their career in architecture, attempt this national level aptitude test from different parts of the country. NATA exam is held once in a year since 2018. The leading architectural colleges in India invite applications for 5-year Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch) programme through this exam. A student needs to obtain a NATA score card to confirm his/her admission into any private or government architecture college. Go through the below information to get acquainted with the important information about NATA 2019.

NATA Exam Dates

Mark the below mentioned tentative dates in your calendar if you’re a NATA aspirant:

Events Dates (Tentative)
Online Registration Starts 1st week of January 2019
Last Date of Online Registration 1st week of February 2019
Image Upload Last Date 1st week of February 2019
Fee Payment Last Date 1st week of February 2019
Confirmation Page Printout Available Last week of February 2019
Correction Window open 3rd week of February 2019
Admit Card Issued 4th week of March 2019
Date of Exam 3rd week of April 2019
Result Declaration 2nd week of June 2019

NATA Application Form 2019

  • Registration process of NATA 2019 will be available online only.
  • 1stweek of January 2019 is expected to be the time when NATA 2019 registration will begin.
  • Registration window will be open till 1stweek of February 2019.
  • While applying online, candidates need to furnish their personal details and upload the scanned documents complying with the format.
  • After depositing the fee, take the printout of successful registration confirmation for further reference.
  • No applications received by post or personally will be entertained.
  • 3rd week of February 2019 will be crucial for the candidates as they can make correction in their personal details mentioned in application form.

Registration Fee

  • A flat registration fee of Rs. 1250 is applicable to all the candidates
  • Candidates can deposit the fee either online by debit card/credit card/net banking or offline through e-challan.
  • Candidates who are willing to appear in the examination at Dubai center need to deposit INR 7000 to get their admit card issued.

NATA Eligibility Criteria

Have a look at the eligibility criteria of NATA:


Candidate need to be at least 17 years old as on 31st July 2019


  • Qualifying Exam:Candidates must have qualified 10+2 or equivalent exam or International Baccalaureate Diploma, after 10 years of Schooling.
  • Subjects: Candidates must have passed the qualifying exam with mathematics as a subject.
  • Minimum Marks: Candidates should have passed the qualifying exam with at least 50% marks.
  • Candidates who are appearing in 10+2 are also eligible.
  • No lateral entry admissions are allowed in B.Arch course.

NATA Exam Pattern

The exam pattern of NATA 2019 is given below:

  • Mode of Exam: It’s an offline pen-paper based exam.
  • Duration: Candidates will get maximum 3 hours to attempt all the questions.
  • Type of Questions: MCQs (multiple choice questions) of mathematics and general aptitude will be asked.
  • of Questions: There will be 60 questions in the examination paper.
  • Maximum Marks: The paper will be of 200 marks.
  • Marking System: Aspirants will be awarded 2 marks for each correct answer in General Aptitude and Mathematics.
  • Negative Marking: There will be no negative marking applicable.
  • Subjects: The 3 sections mainly encompass General Aptitude, Mathematics, and Drawing.
  • Qualifying Marks: Attain minimum 25% marks in Drawing section (20 out of 80) and 25% marks in MCQ portion (30 out of 120) to be in the race.
Subjects Marks
PART A (90 minutes)
General Aptitude 60
Mathematics 60
PART B (90 minutes)
Drawing Two sets in A4 size paper 80


NATA Syllabus

As told earlier, the 3 sections of NATA syllabus are General Aptitude, Mathematics, and Drawing:

General Aptitude:

Visualizing three dimensional objects from two dimensional drawing, interpretation of pictorial compositions. Analytical reasoning, mental ability (visual, numerical and verbal), general awareness of national/international architects and famous architectural creations. Objects, textures related to architecture & built environment. Visualizing different sides of 3D objects. Mathematical  reasoning and sets & relations.


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

Drawing Test:

Understanding scale and proportion of objects, shape, geometric composition, elements, aesthetics, building forms and colour texture, harmony and contrast. Conceptualization and visualization through structuring objects in memory. Drawing of patterns – both geometrical and abstract. Form transformations in 2D and 3D like union, subtraction, rotation, surfaces and volumes. Creating 2D and 3D compositions using given shape and forms. Generating plan, elevation, and 3D views of objects. Perspective drawing, sketching of urban scape and landscape. Common day-to-day life objects like furniture, equipment etc., from memory.

NATA Admit Card 2019

4th week of March 2019 is expected to be the right time for downloading the admit card through official website of NATA. The authority will update the notification on the website, once the admit cards will be available. The NATA 2019 admit card will carry some important details of the candidate as well as exam, including date & time of exam, venue of exam, roll number, etc. One photo ID proof and admit card  are the mandatory documents to get an entry in the examination hall.

NATA Result 2019

Any date of 2nd week of June 2019 might be the NATA 2019 Result declaration day. The result will be announced through official website to the candidates. NATA 2019 results will show information in 3 aspects i.e. marks obtained out of 200, percentile score, and merit list. Take the printout of result which will be the most significant in further procedures of admission.

NATA Counselling

The institutions which participate in NATA Exam conduct the individual counselling. COA will not be involved directly in the counselling process. Once the results are out, the successful candidates will be eligible to secure their admission into B.Arch courses in various government, semi-government, and private institutions according to their NATA score. The validity of NATA scorecard is just for the academic year 2019-2020.