NATA 2019

Exam Date : 14th April 2019
Result Date : 3rd May 2019

NATA 2019 Application Form, Exam Dates, Syllabus, Results, and Counselling

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NATA 2019


Introduction To NATA 2019

  • About: National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) is a national level undergraduate exam which is Organised by Council of Architecture (COA) for admission to 5-year B.Arch programme. 

  • About COA: The Council of Architecture (COA) is a body corporate by the Government of India under the provisions of the Architects Act, 1972, enacted by the Parliament of India, which came into force on 1 September 1972. The Act provides for registration of Architects, standards of education, recognized qualifications and standards of practice to be complied with by the practising architects. 

  • Conducting Authority: NATA #yearis conducted by COA for the Admission of Undergraduate Course in the field of Architecture.

  • Measures: The test measures drawing and observation skills, sense of proportion, aesthetic sensitivity and critical thinking ability that have been acquired over a long period of time, and that are related to specific field of study, i.e. Architecture.

  • Level: NATA 2019 is a National level aptitude test conducted in all the major cities across India.

  • Eligibility: There is no age limit to apply for NATA. Candidates should have completed their SSLC and 12th with the aggregate of minimum 50% and one who has completed their diploma should have secured minimum 50% to be eligible for NATA 2019 Examination.

  • Mode: NATA 2019 is conducted in both online i.e. Computer-based Test (CBT) and offline i.e. Pen & Paper-based Test (PBT) from 24th January 2019 to 11th March 2019 

  • Frequency: National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA 2019) would be held twice from the academic year 2019-20.

  • Preparation: Analyze NATA Previous Years Question Papers and start your preparation with a full test.

NATA 2019 Latest Updates

  • Announcement: National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA 2019) would be held twice from the academic year 2019-20. (Source - TOI).

  • Aspirants will have the option to appear in any one, or both the attempts.

  • The exam duration for both Aptitude test and Drawing test have been revised. The duration of the aptitude test has been reduced to 60 minutes, while the duration of the Drawing test has increased to 120 minutes. Earlier both the sections were 90 minutes each.

  • The President of Council of Architecture, Mr Vijay Garg said on Monday "NATA to be conducted twice a year". He also said that there will be National Level Counselling for Admission into B.Arch Course.

  •  NATA 2019 Answer Key has been released by the Official Website - NATA Answer Key 2019

NATA 2019 Exam Summary

NATA 2019

NATA 2019 Highlights

Exam Name

National Aptitude Test in Architecture



Conducting Body

Council of Architecture (CoA)




Twice a year

Official Website


National Level

Expected Registration for NATA 2019


Exam Date

April 29, 2019

Mode of Application


Exam Mode

Online/Pen Paper Based


3 hours

Score Validity

One year only

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NATA 2019 Important Dates


 Important Dates

NATA 2019 Application Form Start date

24th January 2019  

NATA 2019 Application Form Ends date

11th March 2019  

NATA 2019 Admit Card date

1st April 2019 

NATA 2019 Exam date

14th April 2019 

NATA 2019 Result

3rd May 2019  

NATA 2019 Counselling Date

15th June 2019 

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NATA 2019 Eligibility Criteria




There is no age limit to apply for NATA 2019.

Education Qualification

  • Candidate passed 10+2 or its equivalent from Central or State Board of Examination.

  • Candidate passed 10+3 Diploma from any affiliated university.

  • Candidate with International Baccalaureate Diploma after 10 years of Schooling is also eligible to apply for NATA 2019.



Lateral Entry

There are no lateral admissions in any stage/year for B.Arch course.

Minimum Marks

 Candidates should have a minimum of 50% marks and should have studied mathematics as one of the main subjects.

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NATA 2019 Application Form Details



Mode of NATA 2019 Application Form


Application Fees

General/OBC- RS. 1800/-

SC/ST/PWD (Physically Handicapped)- RS. 1500/-

Mode Of Payment

Debit/Credit cards and Net banking only.

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NATA 2019 Application Process

  • Website: Visit the official website

  • Registration: Candidates need to register themselves by clicking on the Register button.

  • Details: The candidates are required to fill details like Name, Date of Birth, E-mail ID, Phone Number, etc. The applicants have to create a strong password. After entering the required details click on the "Sign up" button.

  • Credentials: Enter the credentials you have provided while registering NATA 2019 Application Form.

  • Upload Documents: Upload recent photograph and signature in the required format.

  • Fee Payment: Pay the application fee of Rs 1800/- (Rs 1500 for reserved categories)

  • Print: Print the application form and fee receipt for future use

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NATA 2019 Exam centres

  • Availability of exam centres: NATA 2019 will be conducted in 136 centres, out of which 135 centres are in India and the remaining one is in Dubai.

  • Report Time: Candidates are advised to reach NATA 2019 Centre on or before the reporting time (will be printed on the admit card). No late entry in the examination premises will be allowed.

  • Note: The candidate cannot place a request for change of allocated centre and it will not be entertained by the conducting authority under any circumstances.

  • Know more about NATA 2019 Exam Centres

NATA 2019 Admit Card

  • Mode: The admit card will be available in the online mode. 

  • Availability: NATA 2019 admit card will be released on the 1st April 2019.

  • Required: It is mandatory for the candidates to carry the admit card to the exam centre along with one of the photo IDs like Voter ID/Pan Card/Aadhar Card/Driving Licence/e-Aadhar.

  • Note: If there is any discrepancy, it must be brought to the notice of exam authorities immediately.

Steps to download NATA 2019 Admit Card:

  • Visit the official website.

  • Click on "Download NATA 2019 Admit Card" link. 

  • Enter the required login credentials (Application number and Password).

  • Download and take print out of it.

Know more about NATA 2019 admit card.

NATA 2019 Exam Pattern



Type of Exam

PART A: Online (Computer Based Questions)

PART B: Offline (Pen & Paper based test)

Type of NATA 2019 Questions

PART A: Multiple Choice Questions

PART B: Drawing Test

Medium of exam




Marking Scheme

PART A: +2 mark for the Correct Answers

PART B: Each Question Carries 40 marks 

Total marks


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NATA 2019 Syllabus

  • Pattern: Candidates are supposed to prepare on the syllabus prescribed by the Council of Architecture (COA) for NATA 2019.

  • Syllabus: NATA 2019 syllabus consists of Mathematics, General Aptitude, Drawing Test.

  • Prepare: Candidate should focus on the syllabus to score well in NATA 2019 examination. 

  • Know more about NATA 2019 Syllabus.

NATA 2019 Results

  • Declare: Results will be declared by the conducting authority on 3rd May 2019.

  • Access: Use your registered details and Exam/test Roll number to access NATA 2019 results.

  • Valid: NATA 2019 score will be valid only for admission in the academic session 2019-2020.

  • Scorecard: It contains details regarding candidates Name, Roll Number, Marks, Merit secured, Percentile secured etc.

  • Qualifying marks: The qualifying marks for NATA 2019 will be based on following rules such as:

    • At least 25% marks must be scored in MCQ type Questions (30 out of 120).

    • At least 25% marks must be secured in Drawing Questions (20 out of 80).

    • Overall qualifying marks (out of 200) will be based on post-exam statistics & at the discretion of the Council.

Steps to check NATA 2019 Results:

  • Visit the official website of NATA 2019.

  • Click to generate the scorecard.

  • Read the instructions given and enter the required details.

  • Click on the Download button to download the result.

  • Candidate can download the original mark sheet from the official website of NATA 2019.

Know more about NATA 2019 Results

NATA 2019 Counselling

  • Commencement: The Counselling procedure of NATA 2019 will commence from 15th June 2019 after the declaration of NATA 2019 result.

  • Requirements: Candidates will have to submit Original Certificates/Documents at the time of NATA 2019 counselling.

  • Documents: Admit Card NATA 2019, Score Card, Class 10 and 12 marks sheet and pass certificate, Category Certificate (if applicable), Medical Certificate for PwD Certificate

  • Offence: In the case of any invalid documents, the candidates would be disqualified from NATA 2019 counselling. 

NATA 2019 Counselling Procedure:

  • Online Registration
  • Online Choice filling and Choice locking
  • Seat Allocation and Document Verification
  • Reporting to the allotted institute

Know more about NATA 2019 Counselling.

NATA 2019 Answer Key

The NATA Answer Key 2019 has been released by the NATA Official Website. The appeared candidates have a chance to challenge the answer key for the correction of the options. Click here to check the - NATA 2019 Official Answer Key.

NATA 2019 Study Guidelines

  • Plan it before: Plan for your study time in an effective and efficient way. Allot sufficient time for all the subjects. Prepare a timetable for your everyday tasks.

  • Get an idea: Next, check the NATA 2019 Question Papers and get an idea about the exam pattern and the type of questions asked in NATA exam.

  • Keep the record: Keep a record of everyday work, and make sure that today’s work done is better than yesterday's work done.

  • Divide the time: Candidates should make a proper timetable by dividing the time, allotting more time for the important sections in the exam.

  • Study Materials: Lots of study materials is available online as well as offline and even candidates should check out the reference books to get knowledge about the exam topic. Apart from a reference book the most effective material to study is NATA Question papers.

  • Priority: Firstly, work on the topics which you feel tougher and give more focus to those topics, and don't neglect any of the topics.

  • Revision: For a better result, a candidate must do a proper revision after competing for each topic.

  • Mock test: Practice with NATA Mock test/ Sample Test Papers and gain from your mistakes by assessing it without anyone's help.

  • To get success in the exam, a “Combination of hard work with smart work” is essential.

NATA 2019 Contact Information:

  • Address: India Habitat Centre, Core 6A, 1st Floor, 

                Lodhi Road, New Delhi-110003 India 

  • Mobile: +91-9073301301 

  • Email:

NATA 2019 FAQs:

Q: What is NATA?

NATA stands for National Aptitude Test in Architecture and is conducted by CoA. It is a single entrance exam for admission to the first-year architecture course.

Q: How is NATA rank allotted? 

NATA rank is allotted based on 12th Board and NATA score.

Q: Is there any Negative marking?

There is no negative marking in NATA 2019

Q: What is the age limit of NATA? 

There is no age limit in NATA.

Q: What is the validity of the NATA score?

It is valid only for one year.

Q: Is there a lateral entry for B.Arch course? 

No, there is no lateral entry.

Q: Are NATA scores mandatory to get into Architecture (B.Arch)?

Yes, NATA score is mandatory to seek admission for Architecture (B.Arch).

Q: When to apply for NATA 2019?

Candidates can register online on the official website and the application form will be available from 18th January 2019 to 2nd March 2019.

Q: What is the use of NATA exam? 

Candidates who want to pursue Architecture (B.Arch) should write NATA.

Q: What is NATA 2019 Exam Pattern? 

There will be two sections. Mathematics and general aptitude will be conducted in online mode and drawing test will be conducted in offline mode.

Q: What are the documents required for NATA 2019 Counselling?

Candidates need to carry Admit Card NATA 2019, Score Card, Class 10 and 12 marks sheet and pass certificate, Category Certificate (if applicable), Medical Certificate for PwD Certificate.

Q: What kind of drawing instruments are allowed in NATA 2019?

No instruments are allowed as the illustration should be freehand drawing. 

Q: Can I edit NATA 2019 Application Form after submission?

Candidates should note that application form once submitted cant be altered.

Q: Is mathematics subject compulsory to appear for NATA 2019?

Yes, it is compulsory.

Q: Is there any fee concession for Reserved category students in NATA 2019?

Yes, candidates belonging to the reserved category should pay Rs 1500/- as application fee


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Colleges which accept [NATA]

Want to get in ?
Bachelor of Architecture [B.Arch.], batch of 2017
28 Apr 2019
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process

12 pass with (PCM). Nata and jee mains paper are 2 entrance exam. 50% marks in the 12th.

Want to get in ?
Bachelor of Architecture [B.Arch.], batch of 2018
12 Jun 2018
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process

For my course, the entrance exams needed are JEE MAIN, NATA, and MAH CET. 

Want to get in ?
Bachelor of Architecture [B.Arch.], batch of 2018
19 May 2018
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process

The eligibility criteria are based on merit list. I have given NATA entrance test to get admission in the Architecture college. To get admission you shout score more than 120 in NATA.

Want to get in ?
B. Arch, batch of 2021
19 May 2018
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process

For admission in b. Arch at GEHU, you need to clear 12 with science & mathematics and NATA with more than 80 marks. Also, you can Have your scorecard of Jee paper 2. There is no cutoff for the admission procedure. It depends on the number of seats available. So You must contact the university on time, that is during May-June.

Want to get in ?
Bachelor of Architecture [B.Arch.], batch of 2021
09 May 2018
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process

Jadavpur University is one of the finest and top universities in eastern India and the number one ranked university in West Bengal. It is ranked 6th among the architecture schools in India as per some of the reports. To be eligible to apply for architecture in this university, you have to be a student of science in your higher secondary studies. Post that, you have to apply for either Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Mains Paper 2 or a combination of West Bengal Joint Entrance Exam (WBJEE) plus National Aptitude Test for Architecture (NATA). It is preferable to apply for WBJEE and NATA because the seats for this combination are higher in number. The overall acceptance is of 40 students, most through WBJEE and NATA. the cutoffs are around 100 in NATA combined with a rank within 2500 in WBJEE.

Want to get in ?
Bachelor of Architecture [B.Arch.], batch of 2021
07 May 2018
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process

The eligibility criteria for enrolling yourself in architecture is student must be from science or arts. The student must give NATA(national aptitude test in architecture) performed by coach(council of architecture). If you 65%+ in HSC and 100+ score in NATA you will get into this college very easily.

Want to get in ?
Bachelor of Architecture [B.Arch.], batch of 2021
01 May 2018
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process

LS Raheja is affiliated to the Mumbai University where admission can be taken through the scores achieved in NATA (as of 2017) after 12th std.

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Bachelor of Architecture [B.Arch.], batch of 2019
22 Apr 2018
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process

Eligibility in NATA marks, and 12th marks. we should have at least 85%.

Want to get in ?
Bachelor of Architecture [B.Arch.], batch of 2019
15 Apr 2018
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process

Getting admission at MUJ for Architecture requires valid NATA scores, generally above 80 marks. No additional entrance exams are required thereafter. Cutoffs are generally 80-85 NATA scores.

Want to get in ?
Bachelor of Architecture [B.Arch.], batch of 2018
09 Apr 2018
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process

GITAM school of architecture has an amazing faculty. I basically just applied with my NATA score and my 12th examination marks. There is a GITAM entrance exam for courses. The basic cutoff is 65% in 12th examinations and NATA score has to be above 100 marks.

Discussion Forum

Who accepts NATA Scores? Are NATA scores mandatory?

Who accepts NATA Scores? Are NATA scores mandatory?

Asked By: Babita Ayyer,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Hello Babita,

All Architecture schools in India must accept the NATA score. They use the NATA scores as admission criteria. For these schools, 50% weightage is given to the NATA score and 50% weightage to the 12th Standard board exam scores.

Yes, the Council of Architects has stipulated the NATA Test as a mandatory pre requisite for any applicant seeking admission into an architecture college in India. All applicants must clear the NATA exam by securing a minimum of 20/80 marks in Aptitude test and 30/120 in the drawing test. Overall qualifying marks (out of 200) would be based on post-exam statistics and at the discretion of the Council.

To Know more on the eligibility criteria, click on the link here.

Are there any additional charges other than NATA fee while making an online payment?

Are there any additional charges other than NATA fee while making an online payment?

Asked By: Jethalal Gada,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Hello Jethalal,

Candidates will be required to pay “processing charges” while paying an online payment.

  • Domestic Credit Card:- 1.25% of the NATA Fee plus service tax as applicable
  • Domestic Debit Card:- 0.75% of the NATA Fees plus service tax as suitable
  • Domestic Multiple Bank Net Banking Payment Gateway:- Rs.15 per transaction
  • Collection through PAN India ICICI Branches in cash (through challan):- Rs.30 per transaction
  • For International Credit Card / Debit Card, the charges may apply as per the policy of the Bank. 

What is the minimum marks required in objective type question to get selected in NATA exam?

What are the minimum marks required in objective type question to get selected in NATA exam?

Asked By: Chandan,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise


Hi Chandan,

To get selected in NATA exam minimum 30 marks required in objective type question i.e. MCQ type

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I want ot know the minimum qualifying marks required in Drawing Section?

I want to know the minimum qualifying marks required in Drawing Section?

Asked By: Rani K.P.,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise


Hi Rani,

Minimum 20 marks required i.e. 25% marks required to get qualify in Drawing Section.

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What all the document required for counselling

What all the document required for counselling

Asked By: Aaifaz,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

 Hi Aaifaz,

To appear for counselling candidate need to clear the NATA exam first then he/she need to apply for the counselling.

The document required for the counselling is

  • NATA 2018 Scorecard / result.

  • NATA 2018 Admit Card.

  • Candidate's Counselling Certificate.

  • Class 10th  & 12th Certificate.

  • SSC Pass Memo.

  • Physical Fitness Certificate.

  • Candidate Category Certificate.

  • Integrated Community Certificate.

  • Candidates 6 Passport Size Photographs.

To know more about NATA Click Here.


NATA exam centres

Please tell the exam centres of Bihar States.

Asked By: Najma,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Hi Najma,

Arrah, Darbhanga, Muzaffarpur, Patna are the four exam centres in BIHAR State.

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Last Date to register for NATA examination 2017

We need NATA Application Form. And we need to know the last date of Entries of Application to NATA.

Asked By: Rithik,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

The last date for submitting your duly filled NATA Application Forms is on the 11th of February.

The Board provides and an extra day to upload your photograph/signature/thumbprint or any other images to your NATA Application Form, which will be until the 12th of February.

The NATA Application Form Fees can be paid until the 13th of February.

A Window of Correction for the Application Form will be provided by NATA for anyone who needs to make any necessary corrections to specific fields on their NATA Application Form from the 20th to the 24th of February.

The NATA Application Form Confirmation Page will be available for Download on the Official Website of NATA until the 28th of February.


Can you give me a brief about NIASA?

Asked By: Adith Nayak,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

The National Institute of Advanced Studies in Architecture (NIASA), the Academic Unit of Council of Architecture, was instituted in July 2005, as the first institute of architecture initiated jointly by the Council of Architecture (COA) and the Centre for Development Studies & Activities (CDSA). It is a national level institute of excellence that facilitates advanced research in various fields of architecture, to teachers of architecture, professionals and individuals/students. NIASA was operating from Pune, Maharashtra, lovingly called the Oxford of the East.

NATA 2017 Purpose

Why is the NATA exam conducted?

Asked By: Isha Manohar,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

The NATA exam is conducted for students seeking admission in B. Arch courses in several institutes of India. The main objective of the examination is to test a candidate’s ability to draw, observe, sense of proportion, critical thinking, and aesthetic sensitivity.

NATA 2017 full form of NIASA

What is the full form of NIASA?

Asked By: Alvin Mathew,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

The full form of NIASA is National Institute of Advanced Studies in Architecture.