About NATA 2019
National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) is a national level undergraduate exam which is conducted by Council of Architecture (COA) for admission to 5-year B.Arch programme. Through NATA 2019, candidates can get admission into B.Arch programme offered by Government, Government-aided, Private Unaided, University Departments and Deemed Universities of the country. Previously NATA was conducted once every year, but from the current session the exam would be conducted twice a year - first on April 14, 2019 and the second on July 7, 2019. Candidates will be able to take one or both the attempts of NATA 2019. If the candidate appears in both attempts, then best of the two scores will be considered. The eligibility criteria of NATA 2019 has also been changed, with diploma candidates currently no longer eligible for admission. That is not all as there are plans to make changes to the exam pattern and counselling process as well. The question paper of the exam has two parts- Part A containing Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) will be conducted online, while Part B (Drawing test) will be held in offline mode.
The admit card of NATA 2019 for first attempt was released on April 1 around 6:00 PM.
|Exam level:||National Level Exam|
|Frequency:||Once a year|
|Conducting Body:||Council of Architecture|
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NATA 2019 Important Dates
|03 May, 2019||(Target Apr 2019) - Result | Mode: Online|
|24 Jan, 2019 - 12 Jun, 2019||(Target Jul 2019) - Application | Mode: Online|
|15 Jun, 2019 - 17 Jun, 2019||(Target Jul 2019) - Application Correction | Mode: Online|
|24 Jun, 2019||(Target Jul 2019) - Admit Card | Mode: Online|
|07 Jul, 2019||(Target Jul 2019) - Exam | Mode: Offline and Online|
|21 Jul, 2019||(Target Jul 2019) - Result | Mode: Online|
|21 Jan, 2019||(Target Jul 2019) - Advertisement | Mode: Online|
|15 Apr, 2019||(Target Jul 2019) - Answer Key | Mode: Online|
Candidates appearing for the entrance exam need to meet the below mentioned eligibility criteria of NATA prescribed by the authorities. The eligibility criteria includes the parameters like qualifying examination, minimum marks required, age limit etc:
NATA 2019 Eligibility Criteria
Qualifying Examination: Candidate must have passed 10+2 or equivalent examination.
Please note that from the academic session 2019-20, Diploma holders are no longer eligible for admission to architecture program.
Qualifying Marks: Candidate must have obtained a minimum of 50% marks in mathematics, physics, and chemistry taken together. Additionally, the candidate needs to score minimum 50% marks in aggregate in 10+2.
Age limit: Minimum 17 years of age as on July 31, 2019
Mode of Application : Online
Mode of Payment : Net Banking | Credit Card | Debit Card
|General, OBC||Online||Transgender, Female||₹ 1800|
|ST, SC||Online||Male, Female, Transgender||₹ 1500|
NATA 2019 application form was available in online mode. Mentioned below are the steps to be followed to fill and submit the application form of NATA:
NATA 2019 Application Form- Steps to Follow
Step 1 – Register- To fill the application form of NATA 2019, first register by submitting details like name, mobile number, date of birth, and valid email id. Also, choose a username and create a password for future log-ins.
Step 2 – Login to fill the application form : Use the username and password to log-in and enter all the requisite details like personal, communication, and academic information. Also, choose three exam centres in order of preference.
Step 3 – Upload Scanned Images of Documents: In the prescribed format by the authorities, candidates will have to upload scanned images of their photograph, signature and community certificate (if applicable).
1.5 x 3.5 cm
4.5 x 3.5 cm
Community certificate (only by SC/ST candidates)
Up to 1 MB
Step 4 – Generation of Application Number- Once uploading of documents is done, candidates will have to submit the application form. On submission of NATA 2019 application form,an 8-digit application number will be generated.
Step 5 – Pay Application Fee: Prescribed application fee need to be paid in online mode (credit/debit card, or net banking).
Step 6 – Take a Print out of Confirmation page: Once all the above-mentioned steps are completed, the application confirmation page will be displayed. Download this the confirmation page and take a printout of it for future reference.
NATA E-books and Sample Papers
NATA 2019 Syllabus
|Mathematics||ALGEBRA||Definitions of A.P|
|Definitions of G.P|
|General term of a.p and g.p|
|Summation of first n-terms of series ∑n ∑n2∑n3|
|Arithmetic and geometric series|
|Relation of a.m and g.m|
|Infinite g.p. series and its sum|
|Logarithms||Definition, general properties and change of base in logarithms|
|Matrices||Concepts of m x n m ≤ 3 n ≤ 3 real matrices|
|Operations of addition|
|Scalar multiplication and multiplication of matrices|
|Transpose of a matrix|
|Determinant of a square matrix|
|Properties of determinants statement only|
|Minor, cofactor and adjoint of a matrix|
|Inverse of a matrix|
|Finding area of a triangle|
|Solutions of system of linear equations not more than 3 variables|
|Addition and subtraction formulae|
|Formulae involving multiple and submultiple angles|
|General solution of trigonometric equations|
|Properties of triangles|
|Inverse trigonometric functions and their properties|
|Coordinate geometry||Distance formula|
|Area of a triangle|
|Condition of collinearity of three points in a plane|
|Transformation from cartesian to polar coordinates and vice versa|
|Parallel transformation of axes|
|Concept of locus|
|Elementary locus problems|
|Slope of a line|
|Equation of lines in different forms|
|Angle between two lines|
|Condition of perpendicularity and parallelism of two lines|
|Distance of a point from a line|
|Distance between two parallel lines|
|Lines through the point of intersection of two lines|
|Equation of a circle with a given center and radius|
|Condition that a general equation of second degree in x, y may represent a circle|
|Equation of a circle in terms of endpoints of a diameter|
|Equation of tangent|
|Normal and chord|
|Parametric equation of a circle|
|Intersection of a line with a circle|
|Equation of common chord of two intersecting circles|
|Dimensional co-ordinate geometry||Direction cosines and direction ratios|
|Distance between two points and section formula|
|Equation of a straight line|
|Equation of a plane|
|Distance of a point from a plane|
|Theory of calculus||Functions of calculus|
|Composition of two functions and inverse of a function|
|Derivative of implicit functions and functions defined parametrically|
|Integration as a reverse process of differentiation|
|Indefinite integral of standard functions|
|Integration by parts|
|Integration by substitution and partial fraction|
|Definite integral as a limit of a sum with equal subdivisions|
|Fundamental Theorem of Integral Calculus and its applications|
|Properties of definite integrals|
|Formation of ordinary differential equations|
|Solution of homogeneous differential equations|
|Separation of variables method|
|Linear first order differential equations|
|Application of calculus||Tangents and normals|
|Conditions of tangency|
|Determination of monotonicity|
|Maxima and Minima|
|Differential coefficient as a measure of rate|
|Motion in a straight line with constant acceleration|
|Geometric interpretation of definite integral as area|
|Calculation of area bounded by elementary curves and straight lines|
|Area of the region included between two elementary curves|
|Permutation and combination||Permutation of n different things taken r at a time r ≤ n|
|Permutation of n things not all different|
|Permutation with repetitions circular permutation excluded|
|Combinations of n different things taken r at a time r ≤ n|
|Combination of n things not all different|
|Problems involving both permutations and combinations|
|Statistics and Probability||Measure of dispersion|
|Variance and standard deviation|
|Addition and multiplication rules of probability|
|Conditional probability and bayes’ theorem|
|Independence of events|
|Repeated independent trails and binomial distribution|
|Texture related to architecture and built environment|
|Interpretation of pictorial compositions|
|Visualizing three-dimensional objects from two-dimensional drawing|
|Visualizing different sides of 3d objects|
|Mental ability in visual and numerical and verbal|
|General awareness of national/international architects and famous architectural creations|
|Logical operations like and, or, if and only if, implies, implied by|
|Understanding of tautology|
|Contradiction and contrapositive|
|Sets and relations||Idea of sets|
|Intersection and difference of sets|
|De morgan’s laws|
|Relation and its properties|
|Equivalence relation of definition and elementary examples|
|Drawing test||Understanding of scale and proportion of objects|
|Building forms and elements|
|Harmony and contrast.|
|Conceptualization and visualization through structuring objects in memory|
|Drawing of patterns of both geometrical and abstract|
|Form transformations in 2d and 3d like union|
|Form transformations in 2d and 3d like subtraction|
|Form transformations in 2d and 3d like rotation|
|Form transformations in 2d and 3d like surfaces and volumes|
|Elevation and 3D views of objects|
|Creating 2d and 3d compositions using given shape and forms|
|Sketching of urbanscape and landscape|
|Common day-to-day life objects like furniture|
|Common day-to-day life objects like equipment and memory|
NATA exam pattern will enable candidates to know about the marking scheme, duration of examination, type of questions asked, mode of exam and more. For the current academic session, the council plans to make some changes to the exam pattern of NATA, for example the time duration of drawing section could be increased from present 90 to 120 minutes, while reducing allotted time of aptitude and mathematics test from 90 to 60 minutes.
Given below is the exam pattern of NATA based on previous session.
NATA 2019 Exam Pattern
NATA question paper will be divided into two part- Part A and B
Questions Type/Mode of Examination:
- Part A will carry Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) which candidates need to answer in online mode.
- Part B will carry subjective type questions that need to be answered in offline mode on the A4 drawing sheet.
Number of Questions in Each Part:
- Part A will have 20 questions from Mathematics and 40 from General Aptitude sections
- Part B will carry two questions. These will be Drawing-based questions.
Exam Duration: 3 hours will be allotted to complete the examination out of which the Maths and General Aptitude test will be for 60 minutes while the drawing test will be for 120 minutes.
Marking scheme: In part A, 2 marks will be awarded for every correct response. While in Part B, each carries 40 marks. There is no negative marking.
Before the actual exam takes place, NATA 2019 mock test will be provided to the candidates by the authorities. The mock test will be a replica of actual examination. Attempting NATA mock test will help candidates to get familiar with the functionalities of the online exam, type of questions that may be asked and more.
Candidates were able to download their NATA 2019 admit card in the form of PDF in online mode only on April 1 at 6 PM. To download the admit card, candidates had to log-in to their account using their application number and date of birth. It carries information like the name of the candidate, address of the exam centre, admit card number etc. NATA admit card 2019 is an important document. Candidates who failed to carry it to the examination centre were not allowed to appear for the entrance exam. Also, after the completion of the entrance exam, admit card need to kept safely till the admission process ends.
NATA 2019 Exam Centers
|Andaman and Nicobar Islands||Port Blair|
|Jammu and Kashmir||Jammu|
|Jharkhand||Bokaro Steel City|
Documents Required at Exam
- NATA 2019 admit card
- Valid photo-ID (voter/ PAN card, Aadhar card driving licence, etc)
223 Colleges Accepting Admission
COA will announce the NATA 2019 result in online mode. The result will carry overall qualifying cutoff along with the subject-wise minimum marks for qualification. To check the result candidates will have to log-in to their portal using their applications sequence number and date of birth. The result will be downloaded in the form of NATA 2019 score card which will carry details like paper-wise marks obtained by the candidate, total marks, and also the qualifying status. Apart from this, it will also carry details like candidate’s name, gender, DOB, category, application and roll number.
NATA 2019 Cutoff
COA prescribes minimum part-wise and overall NATA 2019 minimum marks one needs to score to qualify the entrance exam. The cutoff of NATA for both Part A and Part B are declared before the exam. However, the overall cutoff is decided based on post-exam statistics.
Its important for candidates to meet NATA 2019 cutoff for all 3 conditions individually to qualify in the exam.
NATA Qualifying Cut off
Will be determined by COA based on post-exam statistics
Until last academic session there was no common counselling for NATA 2019. COA only conducted the entrance exam. The universities/colleges and states offering B.Arch programmes conducted their own separate counselling based on scores obtained in NATA 2019. Once the result is announced by the authorities, the institutes conduct their separate counselling. However, starting from this academic session there are plans to conduct national-level centralized counselling for NATA. This is to ensure candidates don't have to travel from one college to another, which can be very taxiing and time consuming. Also, common counselling for NATA 2019 will also ensure that seats don't go vacant.
Candidates however still to meet the eligibility criteria of the university/college to which they are applying. There are more than 400 institutes that accept NATA scores. Based on the NATA scores and choices opted, allotment of seats will be made.
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