NATA Eligibility Criteria 2019
Manashjyoti, 02 Apr 2019, #NATA
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NATA Eligibility Criteria 2019 - Candidates planning to appear in the national level exam must meet prescribed eligibility criteria of NATA 2019 set by Council of Architecture (COA), the exam conducting body. In such cases where a candidate qualify in NATA exam, but fail to meet eligibility criteria, the candidate will not be considered for admission to B.Arch course under any circumstances. Also, from this academic session onward COA has made some key changes to the NATA 2019 eligibility criteria, for example, the requirement of minimum 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. This means, diploma candidates are currently ineligible for admission to B.Arch course unless a new notification in this regard is released by the council. Go through the rest of the article to learn the full details of NATA eligibility criteria.
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NATA Eligibility Criteria 2019

All candidates appearing in the exam have to meet the below-mentioned eligibility criteria of NATA 2019.

  • Academic background - The candidate must have passed 10+2 exam and scored minimum 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics and also in aggregate.

  • Age limit - There is no minimum or maximum age criteria for appearing in the exam. However, the candidate will have to meet any additional eligibility criteria that may be specified by the institute the candidate has applied for admission.

  • Lateral admission - There is no provision of direct lateral entry at any stage of the B.Arch course, no matter the qualification of the candidate.

One must note that merely meeting the above listed eligibility criteria is no guarantee of admission to B.Arch courses. The candidate in addition will also have to qualify NATA 2019 or an equivalent exam.

What changes have been made to NATA 2019 Eligibility Criteria


NATA Eligibility



Qualifying Exam

The candidate must have passed any of following exams:

  • 10+2

  • 10+3 Diploma (any stream)

  • International Baccalaureate Diploma after after 10 years of Schooling

The candidate needs to have passed 10+2 exam

Compulsory subjects


Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics

Minimum marks

50% marks in aggregate

50% marks in aggregate and also in PCM

Background and Impact on Diploma candidates

The MHRD in a letter dated January 19, 2017, had declared that only those candidates who have passed 10+2 with minimum 50% marks in PCM and also in aggregate will only be eligible for admission to B.Arch courses.

In doing so, the MHRD removed the provision of ‘or any other equivalent exam’ from the eligibility criteria which was the case earlier. So, for the time being diploma candidates are ineligible to appear in the exam.

The latest news is the COA has written a letter to the MHRD to review its decision and allow diploma candidates with Mathematics to appear in the exam. It has contested that diploma candidates are taught relevant architecture subjects at the diploma level. Further, to summarily reject the candidature of diploma candidates will severely affect their careers.

To read the letter written by Council of Architecture to MHRD - Click Here

Additional Resources:

Circular for eligibility released by Council of Architecture (dated August 7, 2019) - Click Here

Important highlights of NATA 2019

  • From this academic year, NATA will be conducted twice a year - first attempt was held on April 14 and second on July 7.

  • Candidates can appear in one or both the attempts. If the candidate appears in both attempts, then best of the two scores will be considered.

  • The exam pattern of NATA 2019 might also be tweaked, with additional time allotted for drawing test.

  • There are also plans to conduct a centralized counselling for NATA 2019 qualified candidates. This will ensure candidates don’t have to hop across from one college to another.

  • NATA is conducted for admission to 5-year B.Arch courses offered by participating institutes.

  • Candidates who qualify NATA 2019 will be considered for admission to 1st year of B.Arch course.

  • Admission will be on the basis of NATA scores. The score of NATA 2019 will be valid for the current academic session only.

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what is the application fee for Nata ?

Ashish pal Student Expert 18th Oct, 2019

Hello dear aspirant.

This year Nata has decided to conduct exam in two phases.

Either you can apply for both at the same time or one at a time.

Fees structure for open category candidates is 1800 for single attempt and 3500 for both attempts.

For sc St it is 1500 for one attempt and 2800 for both attempts.

Hope it helps you.

Good luck.


what is the cutt off rank for OBC 2b category in jee and nata

Shudhanshu Gupta Student Expert 17th Oct, 2019
As per your doubt I am providing you a link below where you can see the previous year cutoff list of nata and JEE mains by which you can have a an probable idea that what will be the next cut off for these:


you can ask any query in the comment section.
Best of luck.

NATA 2019 exam should be attempted 2 times or it is once (april or july)

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 16th Oct, 2019

hello aspirant,

for nata 2019, a candidate can attempt in 1st phase exam or in 2nd phase exam or can choose to appear in both of the exam. 1st phase exam was done in april and second phase exam was done in july, 2019.

please follow careers360 website for further updates.


is there any reservation for pwd

Shudhanshu Gupta Student Expert 15th Oct, 2019
generally if you were talking about NATA so for your kind information I am informing you that you will not be eligible for NATA with PWD category, if it is a question for  another application and admission then yes definitely you will get reservation with PWD category for example : if you are giving any entrance exam for the admission in any college so you definitely will have relaxation with PWD category.
Best of luck.

what are the dates for nata application form

Thakur Megha 6th Oct, 2019
Hello Aspirant,

The starting of application of NATA 2020 is from
4th week of July 2020,
And last week of application submission is scheduled in 2nd week of March 2020,

2nd session dates are given below :
Starting of online application: is from last week January, 2020.
Last date of application submission: 2nd week of June 2020.

I hope the above information is useful to you,

All the best !

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