NATA Exam Pattern 2019
Manashjyoti, 02 Apr 2019, #NATA
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NATA Exam Pattern 2019 - The Council of Architecture (COA) released the exam pattern of NATA 2019 on January 17 with the complete information brochure. The NATA 2019 exam pattern provides insights into the structure of the exam, like the mode of exam, subjects from which questions will be asked, and question type. These details would help NATA applicants to not only prepare in an effective way, but only for those topics that are covered in the exam. As per NATA exam pattern 2019, the entrance exam will include a single paper that will be part online (Part A) and part offline (Part B). Also, Part A will include multiple choice type questions while Part B will be a Drawing test, that has to be attempted on A4 size paper. NATA 2019 is conducted twice from 2019. The first session was held on April 14 while the second session was held on July 7, 2019. Go through the rest of the article to learn the full details of NATA 2019 exam pattern.
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NATA 2019 Exam Pattern

  • Test duration will be 3 hours.

  • The question paper will have two - Part A and Part B.

  • Part A will be conducted Online and include Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs). A total of 60 questions will be asked from Mathematics (20 questions) and General Aptitude (40). The total duration of Part A will be 60 minutes

  • Part B is an Offline-based (or pen-and-pencil based) Drawing test, comprising two questions carrying 40 marks each. Responses have to be entered on A4 Size paper. The total duration of Part B will be 120 minutes

  • The paper will be set in English language only

  • Negative marking - There is no negative marking. However during preparation of merit list, if two or more candidates score the same marks, the candidate with fewer incorrect attempts may get preference over other candidates. Please check below for full details.

NATA Exam Pattern 2019 - Part A


Number of Questions

Marks per Question




General Aptitude





2 x 60 = 120

NATA Exam Pattern 2019 - Part B


Number of Questions

Marks per Question





2 x 40 = 80

Total Marks for the paper = Part A + Part B = 200

Parameters for judging Drawing Aptitude

The Drawing test which will be conducted in pen-and-pencil mode will be judged on the following parameters:

  • Ability to maintain proportionately in sketches of a given object and present it in an appealing way

  • Visualise and draw the effects of light on object and shadows it cast on surroundings

  • Ability to give perspective to drawing

  • Draw buildings and other structures in three dimension

  • Create interesting two dimensional composition using given shapes and forms;

  • Construct visually harmonious sketch using colours

  • The candidate’s grasp of scale and proportions

  • Ability to draw pencil sketch of any random daily experience from memory.

The answer to each question will be reviewed by a panel of more than one examiner independently, and the scores will be averaged. The one objective of the drawing test is to evaluate the candidate’s imagination, drawing and observation skills. Additionally, the sense of proportionality is also gauged.

Tie Breaking rules for NATA 2019

In the scenario where two or more candidates get the same scores in the entrance exam, the interse-merit for such candidates will be determined in the following sequence:

  1. The candidate with higher marks in Mathematics will be placed higher in NATA 2019 merit list

  2. The candidate with fewer incorrect attempts in Mathematics will be ranked higher

  3. The candidate with higher overall marks in problems of Aptitude test will be ranked higher

  4. In penultimate step, the one with fewer wrong attempts in Aptitude component will get higher rank

  5. If tie is still undecided at this stage, the candidate older in age will be ranked higher

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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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