About NATA 2019

NATA is the national level undergraduate exam which is conducted by Council of Architecture (COA). National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) is conducted for admission to 5-year B.Arch programmes offered by all recognized institutes in the country. Through NATA 2019, eligible candidates can also get admissions into B.Arch programmes offered by Government, Government-aided, Private Unaided, University Departments and Deemed Universities of the country. NATA 2019 will consist of one question paper which will be divided into 2 parts- Part A which will be conducted in online mode carrying Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) from mathematics and general aptitude and Part B in drawing which will be held in offline mode where candidates will be given a A4 sized drawing sheet to answer the questions. Candidates who will be applying for NATA 2019 must refer and meet the eligibility criteria as prescribed by the authorities.

Application forms for NATA will be online and available tentatively from January with the admit card released in April. The exam will be held in the last week of April while the results will be announced online tentatively in June, 2019.

Exam level: National Level Exam
Frequency: Once a year
Languages English
Conducting Body: Council of Architecture
Duration 3 Hours

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NATA 2019 Important Dates

03 Jan, 2019 (Tentative) Advertisement | Mode: Online
18 Jan, 2019 - 03 Mar, 2019 (Tentative) Application | Mode: Online
02 Apr, 2019 (Tentative) Admit Card - Available | Mode: Online
01 Jun, 2019 (Tentative) Result | Mode: Online
29 Jun, 2019 (Tentative) Exam | Mode: Offline and 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

Application Fees

Category Quota Mode Gender Amount
General Online Male, Female, Transgender ₹ 1800
OBC Online Female, Transgender ₹ 1800
SC Online Male, Female, Transgender ₹ 1500
ST Online Male, Female, Transgender ₹ 1500

NATA 2019 application form will be 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).    

Documents Specifications                                                                                                                                                                            

Document

File Size 

Dimension

Format

            

Signature        

            

1-30 KB

        
            

1.5 x 3.5 cm

        
            

JPEG/JPG

        
            

Photograph        

            

4-100 KB

        
            

4.5 x 3.5 cm

        
            

JPEG/JPG

        
            

Community certificate (only by SC/ST candidates)        

            

Up to 1 MB        

            

A4 Size

        
            

JPEG/JPG/PDF

        

    

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, a 7-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 exam pattern will enable candidates to know about the marking scheme, duration of examination, type of questions asked, mode of exam and more. Given below is the exam pattern of NATA 2019

NATA 2019 Exam Pattern

NATA 2019 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 questions from Mathematics and General Aptitude sections. It will carry 60 questions.
  • Part B will carry two questions. These will be Drawing-based questions.

Exam Duration: 3 hours will be allotted to complete the examination (Each part will be of 1.5 hours)    

Marking scheme: In part A, 2 marks will be awarded for every correct response. While in Part B, each carries 40 marks.

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 will be able to download their NATA 2019 admit card in the form of PDF in online mode only. To download the admit card, candidates need to log-in to their account using their application number and date of birth. It will carry 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 will fail to carry it to the examination centre will not be 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

State City
Andaman and Nicobar Islands Port Blair
Andhra Pradesh Chirala
Guntur
Kakinada
Kurnool
Nellore
Rajahmundry
Tirupati
Vijayawada
Visakhapatnam
Vizianagaram
Assam Dibrugarh
Guwahati
Jorhat
Silchar
Tezpur
Bihar Arrah
Darbhanga
Muzaffarpur
Patna
Chandigarh Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh Bilaspur
Raipur
Delhi Delhi
New Delhi
Goa Panaji
Gujarat Ahmedabad
Anand
Gandhinagar
Mehsana
Rajkot
Surat
Vadodara
Haryana Ambala
Gurugram
Hisar
Karnal
Gurgaon
Kurukshetra
Himachal Pradesh Hamirpur
Jammu and Kashmir Jammu
Samba
Jharkhand Bokaro Steel City
Dhanbad
Hazaribagh
Jamshedpur
Ranchi
Karnataka Bengaluru
Gulbarga
Hubli
Mangalore
Mysore
Shimoga
Udupi
Kerala Kannur
Kozhikode
Thrissur
Ernakulam
Thiruvananthapuram
Madhya Pradesh Bhopal
Gwalior
Indore
Jabalpur
Sagar
Satna
Ujjain
Maharashtra Amravati
Aurangabad
Jalgaon
Kolhapur
Mumbai
Nagpur
Nanded
Nashik
Navi Mumbai
Pune
Meghalaya Shillong
Mizoram Aizawl
Nagaland Kohima
Odisha Balasore
Berhampur
Bhubaneswar
Cuttack
Dhenkanal
Rourkela
Sambalpur
Koraput
Puducherry Puducherry
Punjab Amritsar
Jalandhar
Ludhiana
Mohali
Patiala
Rajasthan Ajmer
Bikaner
Jaipur
Jodhpur
Kota
Sikar
Udaipur
Tamil Nadu Chennai
Coimbatore
Madurai
Salem
Tiruchirappalli
Tirunelveli
Telangana Hyderabad
Karimnagar
Warangal
Tripura Agartala
Uttar Pradesh Agra
Aligarh
Allahabad
Bareilly
Ghaziabad
Gorakhpur
Greater Noida
Jhansi
Kanpur
Lucknow
Meerut
Moradabad
Muzaffarnagar
Noida
Varanasi
Uttarakhand Dehradun
Haldwani
Roorkee
West Bengal Asansol
Hooghly
Kolkata
Siliguri
Howrah

Documents Required at Exam

  • NATA 2019 Admit Card
  • Valid Photo-ID (Voter/Pan Card, Aadhar Card Driving Licence, etc)

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.

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NATA 2019 Cutoff

COA will prescribe the minimum subject-wise and overall NATA 2019 cutoff marks to qualify the entrance exam. However, a cutoff of NATA for MCQ and Drawing have been already fixed. Its important for candidates to meet NATA 2019 cutoff for all 3 conditions individually to qualify in the exam.

NATA Qualifying Cut off                                                                                                                                           

            

Subject

        
            

Qualifying Marks

        
            

Total Marks

        
            

Mathematic

        
            

30        

            

120        

            

Drawing

        
            

20

            

80

        
            

Aggregate

        
            

Will be determined by COA based on post-exam statistics      

            

200

        


There is no common counselling for NATA 2019. COA will only conduct the entrance exam. The Universities/colleges and states offering B.Arch programmes will conduct their own separate counselling based on scores obtained in NATA 2019. Once the result is announced by the authorities, the institutes will conduct their separate counselling. Candidates will have to meet the eligibility criteria of the university/college to which they are applying to participate in the counselling round. There are more than 400 institutes that accept NATA scores. Based on the NATA score candidates will have to apply for the counselling in different universities/institutes.

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