National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) is an entrance examination conducted by Council of Architecture (CoA) since 2006, in terms of the provisions of CoA (Minimum Standards of Architectural Education) Regulations, 1983, published in the Gazette of India.
NATA is a national level entrance examination for admission to undergraduate courses in Architecture. It is believed that a separate aptitude test should be conducted for admission to Architecture which should not be combined with the tests for admissions to Engineering, Pharmacy, Medicine and other disciplines.
The purpose of this entrance exam is to provide a single scheme of examination for holding aptitude test and to facilitate prospective students all over the country to apply for admissions in architecture seats in institutions spread across the country and to avoid appearing in multiple aptitude tests.
NATA also ensures that the eligibility criteria for admission to five years Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch.) degree course, as prescribed by CoA and duly approved by the Central Government, are strictly adhered to and followed all over the country in Architectural Institutions.
The NATA scores are used by admission authorities of different Government, Govt. Aided & Unaided schools/colleges of Architecture. This test measures drawing and observation skills, sense of proportion, aesthetic sensitivity and critical thinking ability.
|Name Of The Exam||
National Aptitude Test in Architecture
Council of Architecture (CoA)
Part A (Online) & Part B (Offline)
|NATA First Test Exam Date||
April 14, 2019
NATA Second Test Exam Date
July 7, 2019
Help Desk Number
+91 8296744296 (9 AM to 6 PM)
The online test for the NATA first test will be conducted on April 14, 2019. The dates of other important events are given below.
|NATA online registration starts||January 24, 2019|
|End of registration||March 11, 2019 (11:59 PM)|
|Candidate correction window||March 12 to 15, 2019|
|Download of NATA admit card||April 1, 2019|
|Date of examination||April 14, 2019 (10 AM to 01:15 PM)|
|Publication of NATA result||May 3, 2019|
The online test for the NATA first test will be conducted on July 7, 2019. The dates of other important events are given below.
|NATA online registration starts||January 24, 2019|
|End of registration||June 12, 2019 (11:59 PM)|
|Candidate correction window||June 15 to 17, 2019|
|Download of NATA admit card||June 24, 2019|
|Date of examination||July 7, 2019 (10 AM to 01:15 PM)|
|Publication of NATA result||July 21, 2019|
Candidates who are aspiring for the entrance exam need to satisfy all the eligibility criteria set by NATA authorities. Candidates must have passed 10+2 or equivalent examination with a minimum of 50% marks in mathematics, physics and chemistry to apply for the entrance examination. Read the detailed NATA eligibility criteria here.
Interested candidates can apply online only through the official website. Here are the steps for NATA online application.
Step 1: Visit the official website of NATA – www.nata.in
Step 2: Click on the registration link on the homepage.
Step 3: Candidates will find ''Registration Form''.
Step 4: Go to the ''New Registration''.
Step 5: Enter all the mandatory fields in the online application form.
Step 6: The application number will be generated.
Step 7: Upload the scanned photograph and signature.
|Document||Storage Size||Image Dimension|
|Photograph||4 to 100 KB||4.5 cm||3.5 cm|
|Signature||1 to 30 KB||1.5 cm||3.5 cm|
Step 8: Pay the prescribed application fee.
Step 9: Check all the details displayed on the confirmation page.
Step 10: Download and take a printout of the confirmation page for future reference.
Candidates applying for NATA have to pay the prescribed application fee through online mode. The application fee for NATA is INR 1800, which is inclusive of service fee charged by the bank.
|General (both first and second test)||INR 3500|
|SC/ST (both first and second test)||INR 2800|
The Council of Architecture (CoA) has made some changes in the exam pattern of NATA. It has increased the time for drawing and reduced the same for general aptitude and mathematics. Check the NATA exam pattern here.
|Part||Subject||Mode||No of Questions||Marks||Duration|
|Part A||Mathematics||Online||20||20x2 = 40||60 minutes|
|General Aptitude||Online||40||40x2 = 80|
|Part B||Drawing||Offline||2||2x40 = 80||120 minutes|
|Total||62||200||180 minutes (3 hours)|
Candidates need to download their NATA admit card from the official website to appear for the examination. The CoA will release the admit cards two weeks prior to the examinations. The organising body will release the NATA admit card (first test) on April 1, 2019. However, NATA admit card (second test) will be released on June 24, 2019.
The Council of Architecture will declare the NATA results two weeks after the examination. The result of NATA will be available in three formats given below.
Candidates have to score minimum marks in each subject in order to qualify in the examination. The cutoff score will depend upon the post-exam statistics. The qualifying score for NATA is given below.
|Subject||Qualifying Marks||Total Marks|
|Mathematics + General Aptitude||30||120|
The CoA has not made any changes to NATA exam over the years. The entrance exam will be conducted for subjects such as mathematics, general aptitude and drawing. Many believe that drawing is the most important section, but one shouldn’t ignore mathematics and general aptitude. Download the NATA syllabus here.
The National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA), conducted by Council of Architecture (CoA), is the only entrance examination for admission to undergraduate courses in Architecture. The CoA has decided to conduct the NATA exam twice a year. The online registration for the NATA first test to close on March 11, 2019.
In order to apply online for NATA, candidates need to be ready with all the details along with the scanned photograph and signature. The NATA application fee for general candidates is Rs 1800, which is inclusive of service fee charged by the bank.
The NATA examination will be held in the month of April and June. Candidates can apply for both the tests of NATA. Candidates who have passed 10+2 or equivalent examination with mathematics, physics and chemistry are only eligible to apply.6 March 2019
The Council of Architecture (COA) has started accepting the online application forms for NATA 2019. Candidates who are aiming to get admission to the recognised architectural institutes spread across the country can start filling their application forms. The major development in NATA 2019, the exam will be conducted in two attempts on April 14 and July 7.
Candidates have to note that the NATA application form for both the attempts will start from today, i.e., January 24, 2019. However, the final date of submission will be different. The last date to submit the application form the first and second attempt of NATA 2019 is March 11 and June 12, respectively.
Aspirants have to fill the application form through the link provided on the official website. One has to submit the details such as educational, test centre preference and personal details. Candidates can select up to three options of exam centres. They have to pay INR 1,800 as application fee for either first test or second attempt. However, it is INR 3,500 to appear for both first and second attempt.
The prestigious national-level entrance exam, National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA), will be conducted twice a year from the coming academic year 2019-20. The announcement came from the organising body of NATA, the Council of Architecture (CoA).
The first attempt of NATA will be held in the month of April, while the second will be held in July. Candidates can either attempt for both or a single exam. According to the sources, the duration of the drawing test is also increased from 90 minutes to 120 minutes. However, the duration of the aptitude test has been reduced to one hour.
A change in the eligibility criteria is also expected with Chemistry and Physics being made compulsory subjects along with Mathematics. The Council of Architecture (CoA) is also planning for a national-level counselling process which will help the candidates in admission.
The Council of Architecture (CoA) is expected to release the NATA 2019 notification in the month of February and accept the applications until the last week of March for the exam to be held in April.30 October 2018
NATA 2019 is a qualifying examination for admissions to Bachelor of Architecture program. The exam will be held in the last week of April 2019 and the exam is going to be held in two parts, i.e. Part A and Part B.
The syllabus of NATA 2019 chiefly covers the topics in Mathematics, General Aptitude and the Drawing section.
Part A will have MCQ's questions with a total no. of 60 questions with a maximum of 120 marks. Whereas Part B will be answered on the A4 size drawing sheet. So, the candidates have to attempt two question within 90 minutes. Check out here to know more about NATA 2019 Exam Pattern & Syllabus.