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
Languages English
Conducting Body: Council of Architecture
Duration 3 Hours

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NATA 2019 Important Dates

24 Jun, 2019 Admit Card | Mode: Online
07 Jul, 2019 Exam | Mode: Offline and Online
21 Jul, 2019 Result | Mode: Online
15 Jun, 2019 - 17 Jun, 2019 Application Correction | Mode: Online
24 Jan, 2019 - 12 Jun, 2019 Application | Mode: Online
13 May, 2019 Others - Release of response sheet - Start Date | Mode: Online
15 Apr, 2019 Answer Key | Mode: Online
21 Jan, 2019 Advertisement | 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

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Mode of Application : Online

Mode of Payment : Net Banking | Credit Card | Debit Card

NATA 2019 application form  is 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                                                                                                                                                                            


File Size 






1-30 KB


1.5 x 3.5 cm






4-100 KB


4.5 x 3.5 cm




Community certificate (only by SC/ST candidates)        


Up to 1 MB        


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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.

Application Fees

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

NATA E-books and Sample Papers

NATA 2019 Syllabus

Algebra Definitions of AP
Definitions of GP
General term of AP and GP
Summation of first n-terms of series ∑n ∑n2∑n3
Arithmetic and geometric series
Relation of AM and GM
Infinite GP 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
Non-singular matrix
Inverse of a matrix
Finding area of a triangle
Solutions of system of linear equations not more than 3 variables
Trigonometry Trigonometric functions
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
Section formula
Area of a triangle
Condition of collinearity of three points in a plane
Polar coordinates
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 centre 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
Chain rule
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
Basic properties
Problems involving both permutations and combinations
Statistics and probability Measure of dispersion
Variance and standard deviation
Frequency distribution
Addition and multiplication rules of probability
Conditional probability and Bayes' theorem
Independence of events
Repeated independent trails and binomial distribution
General aptitude
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
Analytical reasoning
Mental ability in visual and numerical and verbal
General awareness of national/international architects and famous architectural creations
Mathematical reasoning Statements
Logical operations like and, or, if and only if, implies, implied by
Understanding of tautology
Contradiction and contrapositive
Sets and relations Idea of sets
Power set
Intersection and difference of sets
Venn diagram
De Morgan's laws
Relation and its properties
Equivalence relation of definition and elementary examples
Drawing test
Understanding of scale and proportion of objects
Geometric composition
Building forms and elements
Colour texture
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
Generating plan
Elevation and 3D views of objects
Creating 2D and 3D compositions using given shape and forms
Perspective drawing
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

State City
Andaman and Nicobar Islands Port Blair
Andhra Pradesh Guntur
Assam Dibrugarh
Bihar Muzaffarpur
Chandigarh Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh Bilaspur
Delhi Delhi
Goa Panaji
Gujarat Ahmedabad
Haryana Ambala
Himachal Pradesh Hamirpur
Jammu and Kashmir Jammu
Jharkhand Bokaro Steel City
Karnataka Bengaluru
Kerala Kannur
Madhya Pradesh Bhopal
Maharashtra Amravati
Navi Mumbai
Meghalaya Shillong
Mizoram Aizawl
Nagaland Kohima
Odisha Bhubaneswar
Puducherry Puducherry
Punjab Amritsar
Rajasthan Ajmer
Tamil Nadu Chennai
Telangana Hyderabad
Tripura Agartala
Uttar Pradesh Agra
Greater Noida
Uttarakhand Dehradun
West Bengal Asansol
Arunachal Pradesh Itanagar
Manipur Imphal
Sikkim Gangtok

Documents Required at Exam

  • NATA 2019 admit card
  • Valid photo-ID (voter/ PAN card, Aadhar card driving licence, etc)

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COA has announced the NATA 2019 result in online mode on May 3. The result carries 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 




Qualifying Marks


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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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