NATA 2019 Exam – Result, Dates, Pattern, Registration, Fees, Syllabus

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Overview

National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) is conducted by Council of Architecture (CoA) for admission to the first year of 5-year B.Arch. Degree Course at recognized institutions across India. The test measures mathematical skills, general aptitude, drawing and observation skills, sense of proportion, aesthetic sensitivity and critical thinking ability.

One important change from 2019 is that the NATA examination will be conducted twice before admissions in the next academic session. Candidates are not required to compulsorily take the test twice though if a candidate appears in both the tests, the better of the two scores will be considered.

UPDATE (June 15, 2019): NATA 2019 July Exam Application correction window is now open.

UPDATE (June 14, 2019): NATA 2019 July Exam Registrations last date has been extended to June 15, 2019.

UPDATE (May 3, 2019): NATA 2019 April Exam Score Card released, read more here.

UPDATE: Check detailed steps for filling the Application Form here.

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Previous Updates

Previous Updates

  • UPDATE (Apr 22, 2019): NATA 2019 April Exam Final Answer Key released, read more here.
  • UPDATE (Apr 16, 2019): NATA 2019 April Exam Answer Key released, read more here.
  • UPDATE (Apr 1, 2019): NATA 2019 April Exam Admit Cards are now avaialble, read more here.
  • UPDATE (Mar 12, 2019): NATA 2019 Correction Facility has started, read more here.
  • UPDATE (Feb 28, 2019): NATA 2019 Eligibility criteria has been revised. Check revised eligibility criteria here.
  • UPDATE (Jan 24, 2019): NATA 2019 Registrations have started, read more here.
  • UPDATE (Jan 21, 2019): NATA 2019 notification has been released, Registrations start on January 24, 2019. Check important dates here.

Important changes introduced from 2019:

  • NATA 2019 exam will be conducted twice a year, in April 2019 and in July 2019.
  • Part A to be of 60 minutes duration instead of 90 minutes duration earlier.
  • Part B to be of 120 minutes duration instead of 90 minutes duration earlier.
  • Application correction window introduced to help candidates make corrections in their application form particulars.

Exam NameNational Aptitude Test in Architecture
Also Known AsNATA
Exam CategoryUndergraduate
Exam LevelNational
Exam ModeOnline-cum-Paper Based Test
Conducted byCouncil of Architecture (CoA)


About

Pattern

  • It is an Online-cum-Paper Based Test of 3 hours duration.
  • The question paper will consist of 2 parts which will carry a total of 200 marks.
  • Part A comprises of Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) of Mathematics & General Aptitude which are to be answered online.
  • For Part A, each question will have only one correct option and correct response will yield 2 marks. There is no negative marking.
  • Part B is a paper-based test which comprises of 2 Drawing questions of 40 marks each and required to be answered on A4 size drawing sheets.
  • For Part B, each answer will be examined by more than one examiner independently and the marks will be averaged. The primary emphasis in scoring the drawing section is on the candidate’s drawing, imagination and observation skills.
  • All the Questions and instructions will be available in English medium only.
 

The no. of questions in each part is as follows:

SubjectNumber of QuestionsMarks
A) Part A (First 60 minutes, Online)
Mathematics (MCQ)2040
General Aptitude (MCQ)4080
B) Part B (Last 120 minutes, Paper-based)
Drawing280

Schedule

First Exam (April)

Date of ExaminationApril 14, 2019 (Sunday)
TimingsPart A: 10.00 AM to 11.00 AM,
Part B: 11.15 AM to 01.15 PM
Duration3 Hours

Second Exam (July)

Date of ExaminationJuly 7, 2019 (Sunday)
TimingsPart A: 10.00 AM to 11.00 AM,
Part B: 11.15 AM to 01.15 PM
Duration3 Hours

Eligibility

Taking NATA

Qualifying examination

  • Candidates should have passed / appearing in class 12th or any equivalent qualifying examination with PCM subjects.
  • Candidates must obtain a minimum of 50% aggregate marks in Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics along with a minimum aggregate of 50% in class 12th.
  • OR Candidates must have passed 10+3 diploma examination with Mathematics as compulsory subject with at least 50% marks in aggregate.

Admission to first year of B.Arch.

Architecture Examination

Candidates must have qualified a recognized aptitude test in Architecture (NATA or equivalent) in 2019.

Marks in Qualifying examination

  • Candidates must obtain a minimum of 50% aggregate marks in Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics along with a minimum aggregate of 50% in class 12th.
  • OR Candidates must have passed 10+3 diploma examination with Mathematics as compulsory subject with at least 50% marks in aggregate.


Mock Test

  • The official mock test is made available to the candidates appearing for NATA.
  • Candidates can take the Mock Test to understand the pattern of the computer-based test (Part A) and make themselves familiar with the interface.
  • The mock test is for practice purpose only.
  • Candidates can access the NATA official Practice Test here.

Past Question Papers

See previous year Question Papers and Answers here.

Fees

For examination centre opted in India

For examination centre opted in India

One Exam Only (April Exam or July Exam)

General/OBC₹1800
SC/ST₹1500

Both Exams (April Exam or July Exam)

General/OBC₹3500
SC/ST₹2800

For examination centre opted in a Foreign country

For examination centre opted in a Foreign country

One Exam Only₹10000
Both Exams₹18000

Registration

  • The registrations for NATA 2019 (April exam and July exam) will begin on January 24, 2019.
  • The last date to apply for NATA 2019 April examination is March 11, 2019 and the last date to apply for NATA 2019 July examination is June 12, 2019 June 15, 2019.
  • UPDATE (Jan 24, 2019): NATA 2019 Registrations have started, read more here.
  • UPDATE (June 14, 2019): NATA 2019 July Exam Registrations last date has been extended to June 15, 2019.

Application Procedure

    NEW: Check detailed steps for filling the Application Form here.

  1. Candidates need to visit the NATA website and fill the prescribed application form.
  2. Upload the required documents including a recent colour photograph, scanned copy of candidate’s signature and community certificate (for SC/ST only).
  3. Pay the Registration Fee through online payment modes.
  4. Save the confirmation page for future reference.

Application Correction

  • Candidates will be provided a facility to make corrections in their application form particulars.
  • It is a one-time facility and is extended to the candidates to avoid any hardship to them.
  • The correction window for April exam will be open from March 12, 2019 to March 15, 2019 while for July exam, it will be open from June 15, 2019 to June 17, 2019.
  • UPDATE (Mar 12, 2019): NATA 2019 Correction Facility has started, read more here.
  • UPDATE (June 15, 2019): NATA 2019 July Exam Application correction window is now open.

Test Centres

Test Cities

Test Cities

Test Cities

StateCity
Andaman and NicobarPort Blair
Andhra PradeshGuntur
Andhra PradeshKakinada
Andhra PradeshKurnool
Andhra PradeshRajahmundry
Andhra PradeshTirupathi
Andhra PradeshVijayawada
Andhra PradeshVisakhapatnam
Arunachal PradeshItanagar
AssamDibrugarh
AssamGuwahati
AssamSilchar
BiharBhagalpur
BiharGaya
BiharMuzaffarpur
BiharPatna
ChandigarhChandigarh
ChhattisgarhBhilai
ChhattisgarhBilaspur
ChhattisgarhRaipur
DelhiDelhi
GoaPanaji
GujaratAhmedabad
GujaratGandhinagar
GujaratRajkot
GujaratSurat
GujaratVadodara
HaryanaAmbala
HaryanaFaridabad
HaryanaGurgaon
HaryanaHisar
HaryanaSonepat
Himachal PradeshHamirpur
Himachal PradeshShimla
Jammu and KashmirJammu
Jammu and KashmirSrinagar
JharkhandBokaro Steel City
JharkhandDhanbad
JharkhandHazaribagh
JharkhandJamshedpur
JharkhandRanchi
KarnatakaBengaluru
KarnatakaGulbarga
KarnatakaHubli
KarnatakaMangalore
KarnatakaMysore
KarnatakaUdupi
KeralaErnakulam
KeralaKannur
KeralaKottayam
KeralaKozhikode
KeralaThrissur
KeralaTrivandrum
Madhya PradeshBhopal
Madhya PradeshGwalior
Madhya PradeshIndore
Madhya PradeshJabalpur
Madhya PradeshUjjain
MaharshtraAhmednagar
MaharshtraAmravati
MaharshtraAurangabad
MaharshtraJalgaon
MaharshtraKolhapur
MaharshtraMumbai
MaharshtraNagpur
MaharshtraNashik
MaharshtraNavi Mumbai
MaharshtraPune
ManipurImphal
MeghalayaShillong
MizoramAizawl
NagalandDimapur
NagalandKohima
OdishaBhubaneswar
OdishaCuttack
OdishaRourkela
OdishaSambalpur
PuducherryPuducherry
PunjabAmritsar
PunjabBhatinda
PunjabJallandhar
PunjabLudhiana
PunjabMohali
PunjabPatiala
RajasthanAjmer
RajasthanBikaner
RajasthanJaipur
RajasthanJodhpur
RajasthanKota
RajasthanUdaipur
SikkimGangtok
Tamil NaduChennai
Tamil NaduCoimbatore
Tamil NaduMadurai
Tamil NaduSalem
Tamil NaduTiruchirappalli
Tamil NaduVellore
TelanganaHyderabad
TelanganaWarangal
TripuraAgartala
Uttar PradeshAgra
Uttar PradeshAllahabad
Uttar PradeshBareilly
Uttar PradeshGhaziabad
Uttar PradeshGreater Noida
Uttar PradeshJhansi
Uttar PradeshKanpur
Uttar PradeshLucknow
Uttar PradeshMeerut
Uttar PradeshMoradbad
Uttar PradeshMuzafarnagar
Uttar PradeshNoida
Uttar PradeshVaranasi
UttarakhandDehradun
UttarakhandHaldwani
UttarakhandRoorkee
West BengalAsansol
West BengalDurgapur
West BengalHowrah
West BengalKolkata
West BengalSiliguri
Dubai (International)Dubai

Note

  • The candidates applying for the exam centre in Dubai will not be given any choice for test centres.
  • Dubai cannot be chosen as second or third choice of exam city.

Admit Card

  • For each Applicant, an Admit Card will be generated indicating the allotted Examination Centre for NATA examination.
  • Candidates need to download the Admit Card from the NATA website.
  • Admit Cards of NATA 2019 April exam will be available on April 1, 2019 while admit cards of NATA 2019 July exam will be available on June 24, 2019.
  • A printed copy of the downloaded admit card should be produced at the time of examination along with a photo identity card.
  • Candidates are advised to retain their admit cards carefully in a secured place in undamaged condition till the completion of admission procedure.
  • UPDATE (Apr 1, 2019): NATA 2019 April Exam Admit Cards are now avaialble, read more here.

Answer Keys

  • The response sheet of each candidate for Part A will be uploaded on the NATA website along with subject wise mark(s) secured.
  • Candidates can review their answer sheet and challenge it (if any).
  • No review will be available for the drawing test (Part B).
  • UPDATE (Apr 16, 2019): NATA 2019 April Exam Answer Key released, read more here.

Qualifying Marks

In order to qualify NATA, a candidate must satisfy the following conditions:

  • At least 25% must be secured in the MCQ portion (30 out of 120)
  • At least 25% must be secured in the Drawing portion (20 out of 80)
  • Overall qualifying marks (out of 200) would be based on post-exam statistics and at the discretion of the Council.

Result

The result of the NATA 2019 April exam will be declared on May 3, 2019 while the results of the NATA 2019 July exam will be declared on July 21, 2019.

It will be available as:

UPDATE (May 3, 2019): NATA 2019 April Exam Score Card released, read more here.

Important Information

Candidates must bring the following things to the exam hall:

  • Downloaded Admit Card
  • Proof of Identity – Aadhar / Passport / Driving License / Voter ID.
  • Pen, pencils, eraser, colour pencils (Not water/oil colour or crayon).
  • Candidates may bring cardboard or a clipboard on which nothing should be written.

Note: Instruments of any kind including scale are not permitted.

Important Dates

April 2019 Exam
DetailsDate
Start of online registrationsJanuary 24, 2019
End of registrationsMarch 11, 2019
Image uploads allowed tillMarch 15, 2019
Fee payment allowed tillMarch 15, 2019
Application Correction windowMarch 12, 2019 – March 15, 2019
Confirmation page printing available tillMarch 18, 2019
Publication of Admit CardApril 1, 2019
NATA April examinationApril 14, 2019
Publication of resultsMay 3, 2019
July 2019 Exam
DetailsDate
Start of online registrationsJanuary 24, 2019
End of registrationsJune 12, 2019 June 15, 2019
Image uploads allowed tillJune 15, 2019
Fee payment allowed tillJune 15, 2019
Application Correction windowJune 15, 2019 – June 17, 2019
Confirmation page printing available tillJune 17, 2019
Publication of Admit CardJune 24, 2019
NATA April examinationJuly 7, 2019
Publication of resultsJuly 21, 2019

Contact Information

Candidates can contact NATA through written communication, phone or email.

NATA Contact Information
AddressCouncil of Architecture,
India Habitat Centre, Core 6A, 1st Floor,
Lodhi Road,
New Delhi-110003, Delhi (India)
Phone08296744296
Email[email protected]

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