NATA 2019
Manashjyoti, 19 Jul 2019, #NATA
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NATA 2019 - Council of Architecture (COA) have released the response sheet for the second attempt on July 22. Interested candidates can send the review till July 24 (11:29 pm). NATA 2019 July result has been declared on July 18 in online mode. Students can check their result by login to their candidate portal using application number and password. A total of 14589 students have qualified in NATA July session out of 18126 appeared. The April session exam was conducted on April 14 and the result was declared on May 3. The authorities also released the answer key of July attempt in online mode. The exam authorities have released the NATA 2019 Admit Card for the July attempt on June 26 in online mode. To qualify in NATA, candidates must score minimum 25% marks in MCQ and Drawing portions, and score equal to or more than overall qualifying marks (out of 200) which will be decided post exam. Candidates who qualify in NATA 2019 becomes eligible for admission in Architectural Institutions across the country. NATA 2019 official final answer key for April session was released by the CoA on April 15. The COA is conducting the NATA twice a year, first in April and second in July. The last date to submit the application form of NATA 2019 for the first attempt was March 11. While candidates were allowed to submit the NATA 2019 application form for the second attempt till June 12. Also, diploma candidates won't be eligible to appear in NATA 2019, as eligibility criteria have been changed by making a pass in 10+2 with physics, chemistry and mathematics mandatory. NATA 2019 question paper has two parts - Part A includes multiple-choice questions (from mathematics and general aptitude subjects) and has to be answered in online mode. The drawing-based Part B has to be answered on A4 size papers.
Latest: NATA 2019 response sheet for July session available now; submit review till July 24 (11:59 pm)
Latest: NATA 2019 Result released

A brief synopsis of NATA 2019:



Name of exam

National Aptitude Test in Architecture



Conducting Institute

Council of Architecture (COA)


NATA Scores are used for admission to 5 year B.Arch. Degree Course at all recognized institutes in the country

Exam Type

  • Part A – Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) that have to be answered Online

  • Part B – Answers have to be entered on A4 Size drawing sheets (Offline)

Exam Duration

3 hours

Number of Questions

Total 62 questions are asked. Part-wise breakup:

  • Part A – 60 questions

  • Part B – 2 questions

Total Marks


Negative Marking




Validity of NATA scores

Scores valid for One year only

Frequency of Test

Conducted twice

COA do not conduct any counselling and candidates had to apply directly to participating institutes based on NATA 2019 scores. Candidates have to apply separately to participating institutes for getting admission.

What is new in NATA 2019?

  • The exam will now be conducted twice a year - once in April and then in July.
  • From the academic session 2019-20, diploma candidates are no longer eligible for admission to the architecture program. The MHRD has mandated that candidates need to pass 10+2 exam with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics scoring 50% marks in the three subjects and also in aggregate.
  • Previously, engineering diploma candidates who have passed under 10+3 scheme were eligible.
  • The Council of Architecture (COA) has written to MHRD to review its decision on minimum academic eligibility and requested it to allow diploma candidates (10+3) with mathematics. It has argued diploma candidates are taught many subjects that are relevant to engineering degree courses. Also, suddenly making the diploma candidates ineligible will adversely impact their careers.
  • So far the MHRD has not agreed to the request. If it changes its decision, it will be updated on this article.
  • COA is also planning to increase time allotment for drawing test while reducing it for aptitude and mathematics test.
  • Additionally, there are plans to conduct centralized counselling.
  • Part A will be of 60 minutes duration against 90 minutes as earlier while Part B will be of 120 minutes.

NATA Important Dates 2019

The calendar of events related to the exam is covered in the NATA 2019 important dates, including the start of the application form to date of exam to counselling schedule. NATA important dates 2019 given in the table below.

Important dates of NATA 2019 First Attempt





Start of NATA 2019 Application Form

January 24, 2019 (Open)


Last date to submit the application

March 11, 2019 (11:59 pm)

Last date to upload image and payment of the fee
March 15, 2019 (11:59 pm)
Confirmation page printing available till
March 18, 2019 (11:59 pm)
Availability of correction window
March 12 to 15, 2019


Issue of Admit Card

April 1, 2019


NATA 2019 Exam

April 14, 2019 (10:00 am to 1:15 pm)


Release of NATA 2019 Answer Key

April 15


Declaration of Result

May 3, 2019

Release of Candidate Response Sheet
May 13, 2019
Final Date to Submit Review of Candidate Response Sheet
May 15, 2019 (11:59 PM)

Important dates of NATA 2019 Second Attempt





Start of NATA 2019 Application Form

January 24, 2019 (10:00 am onwards)


Last date to submit the application

June 12, 2019 (11:59 pm)


Last date to upload image and payment of the fee

June 15, 2019 (11:59 pm)


Confirmation page printing available till

June 17, 2019 (11:59 pm)


Availability of correction window

June 15 to 17, 2019


Issue of Admit Card

June 26, 2019


NATA 2019 Exam

July 7, 2019 (10:00 am to 1:15 pm)


Declaration of Result

July 18, 2019

10Declaration Release of the candidate response sheet July 22, 2019
Last date to submit the July 24, 2019 (11:59 pm)

NATA Answer Key 2019

COA has released the provisional answer key of NATA 2019 July attempt in online mode. It may be noted that the Council of Architecture has released the NATA 2019 response sheets only for Part A. NATA answer key 2019 for the exam was released on April 15. Candidates can download the answer key by visiting the official portal. After comparing the answers, the candidate will also be able to calculate probable scores by following the marking scheme of the exam, and thus assess their chances of getting admission. To download the final answer key of NATA 2019, the candidate has to log-in using their application number and password.

NATA Result 2019

The result of NATA 2019 for first attempt has been declared by COA on May 3 and for July attempt it was declared on July 18. The NATA 2019 result includes the (overall) qualifying cutoff, and also subject-wise minimum marks for qualification. To qualify in the exam, the candidate needs to score a minimum of 25% marks in both MCQ and Drawing portions. The overall qualifying marks (which is out of 200), however, is decided by the Council after examining post-exam statistics. Unless a candidate meets all the three conditions, the candidate will be deemed unqualified.

How to check NATA 2019 Result

  • Go to the NATA 2019 portal @

  • Log-in using applications sequence number and passowrd

  • Upon successful log-in, the result would be displayed on the screen. Download and take a printout of the result.

NATA Admit Card 2019

The admit card of NATA 2019 for first attempt was released in online mode on April 1, while for second attempt it has been released on June 26. The NATA 2019 admit card is an important document that is required not only for sitting in the entrance exam, but also for completing other admission formalities. The NATA admit card 2019 will be able in downloadable pdf format an can be downloaded by logging into the admit card download portal. But before downloading the admit card, the candidate needs to ensure the details mentioned on it are correct, or else the candidate must approach CoA authorities immediately.

How to download NATA 2019 admit card

  • Click on admit card download link

  • Log-in to the portal using NATA 2019 application number and password

  • After logging in, the candidate has to select 'National Aptitude Test in Architecture' option

  • Click on the “Download” button to download the admit card.

NATA Eligibility Criteria 2019

The eligibility criteria of NATA 2019 includes the list of conditions that candidates need to meet in order to be considered for admission to B.Arch. Course. Any candidate who doesn’t meet prescribed NATA 2019 eligibility criteria won’t be considered for admission even if he/she qualifies in the exam. The candidate should, therefore, ensure they meet all prescribed NATA 2019 eligibility criteria before filling the application.

A Summary of NATA 2019 Eligibility Criteria

  • Background: The candidate must have either passed/appearing in 10+2.

  • Minimum marks: The candidate must have scored minimum 50% marks in aggregate in physic, chemistry and mathematics. Further, the candidate needs to score minimum 50% aggregate marks in the qualifying exam.

  • Age limit: The candidate must be minimum 17 years of age as on July 31, 2019.

It must be clarified here that meeting the eligibility criteria is only the first stage of the admission process, as the candidate has to next qualify in NATA 2019 entrance exam. Admission to B.Arch course will then be based on NATA scores.

NATA Application Form 2019

Admission authorities released the application form of NATA 2019 in online on January 24. The first stage of filling NATA 2019 was registration, during which one had to enter details like name, valid email id and mobile number. Post successful registration, fill relevant sections of the form, upload documents, and pay the application fee. Only correct details should have been entered for filling the NATA application form 2019, as each detail was thoroughly verified; if discrepancies were found, the candidate may be barred from admission.

Steps to fill NATA 2019 application form

  • Step 1 – Registration: The candidate had to get registered using details like name, valid email id, mobile number, date of birth etc. The candidate were also required to select a security question and create a password for future log-ins. After filling the details, click on the submit button. The application window generated an 8 digit application number. Candidates were advised to remember the password and application number for all future procedures of application and admission.

  • Step 2 – Log-in to account to fill application form: After logging in, candidates had to enter their personal, communication, and academic details. The exam centres (three options have to be chosen) also had to be chosen in this step.

  • Step 3 – Uploading of document: In this step, the candidate had to upload the scanned image of their photograph, signature and community certificate (if admission is sought under reserved category). The uploaded documents had to meet the specifications outlined in the table below.


File Size




4-100 KB

4.5*3.5 cm



1-30 KB

1.5*3.5 cm


Community certificate (only by SC/ST candidates)

Up to 1 MB

A4 Size


  • Step 4 – Submission of form: After uploading the documents, the candidate had to submit the application form. Candidates were also allowed to modify their details within March 12-15 if they had entered any wrong information at the time of application form filling.

  • Step 5 – Payment of application fee: In the penultimate step, the application fee of Rs. 1800 ( Rs. 1500 for SC/ST candidates) had to be paid. The fee could be paid online using the credit card, debit card, or net banking. If candidates wished to give both the attempts, they had to pay Rs 3500 (Rs 2800 for SC/ST candidates) in online mode.

  • Step 6 – Printing of confirmation page: If the payment was successful, the application confirmation page was displayed. The candidate had to download and take a printout of it.

NATA 2019 Exam Centres

At the time of filling the application form, the candidate had to compulsorily choose three exam centres in the order of priority. This year NATA 2019 will be conducted in 123 centres out of 122 are in India and 1 in Dubai. Last year the exam was conducted in 136 centres – of these 135 were in India, and remaining 1 in Dubai. Details relating to the exam centre of NATA 2019 allotted to the candidate will be mentioned on the admit card, including the address of the exam centre.

NATA Exam Pattern 2019

When preparing for the national-level exam, it is important that the candidate is aware of the exam pattern of NATA 2019. It is because by going through the NATA exam pattern 2019, the candidate will get to know many important facets of the exam including types of questions asked, mode of the exam, and marking scheme. Also, this session there are plans in plans to change the exam pattern.

Some of the highlights of NATA 2019 Exam Pattern

  • Number of papers: Candidates will have to appear in one paper consisting of two parts: Part A and Part B

  • Types of Questions asked and Mode of the exam – The question type and mode is different for each part.

  1. Part A: This part will include multiple choice questions only which have to be answered online. Part A will have 60 questions from Mathematics and General Aptitude sections.

  2. Part B: Subjective questions will be asked in this part which have to be answered on A4 Size drawing sheets (offline). This part will have two questions only (Drawing-based).

  • Marking scheme: Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) each carry 2 marks. The two questions in Part B each carries 40 marks.

  • Duration: Part A will be of 60 minutes while Part B will be of 120 minutes making it total of 3 hours.

NATA 2019 Syllabus

Candidates must follow the official syllabus of NATA 2019 released by Council of Architecture for exam preparation. The NATA 2019 syllabus will include the topics covered in both Part A and Part B. In the case of Part A, the syllabus includes section-wise topics for Mathematics and General Aptitude.

NATA 2019 Syllabus




Part A


Logarithms, Algebra, Matrices, Trigonometry,

Coordinate Geometry, 3 Dimensional Coordinate Geometry, Theory of Calculus, Application of Calculus, Permutation and Combination,

Statistics and Probability

General Aptitude

Visualising different sides of 3D objects, Objects, texture related to architecture and built environment,

Mathematical Reasoning, Sets and Relations

Part B -Drawing Test

Conceptualization and visualisation, Drawing of patterns - both geometrical and abstract

NATA Mock Test 2019

The exam conducting authorities will arrange for a mock test of NATA 2019 before the exam so that candidates get familiar with the functionalities of the online exam. The NATA 2019 mock test will be designed along the lines of the online test, so candidates can use it for practice and also check out how the exam is laid out. The NATA mock test 2019 will include a question palette on the right-hand corner of the screen indicating the status of questions – answered, unanswered, marked for review. To navigate between sections and parts, the candidate simply needs to click on that section or part.

NATA 2019 Score Card

Candidates who have appeared in the exam can now download the score card of NATA 2019. The NATA 2019 score card would include details like paper-wise marks obtained by the candidate, total marks, and also the qualifying status. Additional details include – the name of the candidate, gender, DOB, category, application and roll number. Candidates must remember that the NATA 2019 score card will be valid for the academic session 2019-20.

NATA Cutoff 2019

To qualify in the exam, the candidate needs to meet the minimum subject-wise and overall NATA 2019 cutoff marks as prescribed by the Council. Candidates are required to meet the cutoff of NATA 2019 for all three conditions individually to qualify in the exam.

It is important for candidates to make a distinction between the qualifying cutoff and the admission cutoff, which is considered to be the minimum marks required for admission. The admission NATA 2019 cutoff is determined based on parameters like the number of seats available in the institute the candidate has sought admission at, applications received, and also the category of the candidate.

NATA 2019 Qualifying Cut off


Qualifying Marks

Total Marks










NATA 2019 Counselling

The COA does not conduct any common counselling for candidates who qualify in the exam. Instead, participating institutes and others that use NATA scores for admission will have their own unique counselling processes. So, after the declaration of NATA results, the candidates need to fill counselling forms of their favourite institutes where they plan to get admission.

Institutes accepting NATA 2019 scores

All recognized institutes in the country use NATA scores for admission to B.Arch. course. A few institutes that will use NATA score 2019 for admission have been listed below.

Some institutes that accept NATA scores for admission

S. No



School of Architecture, CSI Institute of Technology, Andhra Pradesh


Guwahati College of Architecture, Assam


Angel Valley School of Architecture, Chhattisgarh


Faculty of Architecture, College of Engineering, Andhra Pradesh


Institute of Architecture, Gujarat


Dignity College of Architecture, Chhattisgarh


S.A.R. College of Architecture, Andhra Pradesh


College of Architecture, Vastu Kala Academy, New Delhi


College of Architecture, Holy Mary Institute of Technology & Sciences, Andhra Pradesh


Sri Venkateswara College of Architecture, Hyderabad

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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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