NATA 2019: Exam Date, Application form, Eligibility Criteria, Pattern

NATA 2019: Exam Date, Application form, Eligibility Criteria, Pattern

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NATA (National Aptitude Test in Architecture) is a national level architecture entrance exam for UG admissions in India. NATA exam 2019 will be conducted by the Council of Architecture (COA), which oversees the exam every year. The examination serves as a platform for entry into the 5-year Bachelor of Architecture (B. Arch.) program. The examination tests the drawing and observation skills, as well as the aptitude of the candidate related to the field of Architecture. The score card for NATA 2019 can be used to gain admission in both government and private colleges, throughout the country. 

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NATA 2019 Important Dates (Tentative)

The tentative exam dates of NATA 2019 are described below:

Event Date (Tentative)
Official NATA 2019 registration notification1st week of January, 2019
NATA 2019 registration begins3rd week of January, 2019
NATA 2019 registration last date1st week of March, 2019
Admit card availability1st week of April, 2019
NATA Exam 20194th week of April, 2019
Result Publication1st week of June, 2019

NATA 2019 Exam Date

NATA 2019 is likely to be conducted in the 4th week of April 2019.

Mode of Answering

NATA exam 2019 will be an online (Part A)-cum-offline (Part B) exam.

As stated above, Part A of the NATA entrance exam will be a computer-based test while for Part B, the candidate must take with them, a pen, pencils, an eraser, and colour pencils (not water/oil colour or crayon).

Medium of Examination

The language for NATA entrance exam 2019 will be English. All the instructions and questions will be in English only.

NATA 2019 Eligibility 

The eligibility criteria for NATA 2019 is as follows:


There is no nationality-based barrier for applying to NATA 2019. Indian nationals, OCIs, PIOs, and people of foreign descent, all can apply for the entrance exam.

Educational Qualifications

Candidates with the following educational credentials will be deemed eligible:

Passed the 10+2 or equivalent examination of Central/State Govts. with 50% aggregate marks and with Mathematics as a compulsory subject of examination;


Passed the 10+3 Diploma (any stream) recognized by Central/State Govts. with 50% aggregate marks with Mathematics as a compulsory subject of examination;


An International Baccalaureate Diploma (passed/appearing), after 10 years of schooling and Mathematics as a compulsory subject with 50% marks in aggregate.

Age Limit

The candidate must have completed 17 years of age as on 31.07.2019.

NATA Application Form 2019

The official portal for NATA 2019 registrations is closed at the moment.

NATA 2019 application forms can be filled up online only, via the official NATA portal.

The portal is likely to open in the 3rd week of January 2019.

Application fee

Candidates filling the NATA 2019 application form can pay their fees online only.

The application fee for different categories is as below:

Category (Online Payment)Fee
General Category1800
SC/ ST1500

The can choose to pay the fees through Debit/Credit card or Net Banking.

Documents to be Uploaded

The candidates should keep the following documents at hand while completing the NATA 2019 registrations:

Storage size
Image Dimension (Height X Width)
Photograph (colored)
JPG or JPEG4 kb – 100 kb4.5 cm X 3.5 cm
SignatureJPG or JPEG1 kb – 30 kb1.5 cm X 3.5 cm
Community Certificate (for SC/ST candidates only)JPG or JPEG or PDF5 kb – 100 kbA4 Format

Online Application Process

The broad steps for applying to NATA entrance exam have been described below:

Step I – Registration Process

  • The candidate must open the NATA 2019 portal and register herself/himself by filling in the information, such as the candidate’s name, gender, email ID, and so on.
  • Once registered, the candidate can log in using their credentials and start filling the application form.
  • The NATA 2019 application form will require the personal details of the candidate, the contact details, the educational qualifications, Aadhar number, choice of examination center and so on.
Step II – Submission of Application Form

  • After filling the form carefully, the candidate must upload the necessary documents.
  • Before the final submission, the candidate should ensure the form is error-free, as no changes will be allowed once the form is submitted.
Step III – Fee Payment

  • Once the candidate submits the form, he/she will be directed to the payment gateway.
  • Once the transaction has been made successfully, the candidate will see a confirmation page, containing the application and transaction numbers. These are important. The candidate should get a printout of this confirmation page and keep it safe for future use.

NATA 2019 Admit Card

The admit card for NATA 2019 is expected to be available from the 3rd week of April 2019.

The admit cards will be available online only, for the candidates to download and get a printout. The candidate must take the admit card to the examination center, along with a valid ID proof. The list of acceptable ID proofs is as below:

  • Voter ID
  • Pan Card
  • Aadhar Card
  • Driving License
  • e- Aadhar

Examination Pattern

Exam Duration

The exam will be held in two parts. The first part will be an online exam of 90 minutes. The second will be an offline exam (drawing test) of 90 minutes.

Type of exam

The first part will be an objective type exam (MCQs) only. The second part will comprise of two questions aimed at testing the drawing ability of the candidate.

Maximum marks

The total marks for NATA 2019 will be 200. (120 + 80)

Total Number of questions

The total number of questions asked in NATA 2019 will be 62 (60 for Part A + 2 for Part B).

Marking Scheme

For Part A, each question will carry 2 marks. For Part B, each question will carry 40 marks. There will be no negative marking for wrong answers.

  • The distribution of marks is tabulated below:
SubjectTotal no. of QuestionsDistribution of Marks Total Marks
Part A
Mathematics2020 x 240
General Aptitude4040 x 280
Part B
Drawing22 x 4080

NATA 2019 Results

The NATA 2019 results are expected to be published around the 1st week of June 2019 on the official website.

A candidate will only be considered to have qualified, if she/he satisfies all of the following conditions:

  • A minimum of 25% (30 out of 120) must be secured in MCQs (Part A);
  • A minimum of 25% (20 out of 80) must be secured in Drawing portion (Part B);
  • And, the overall qualifying score (out of 200) based on the post-exam statistics at the discretion of the Council.


The counselling for B. Arch. course, after NATA 2019 result declaration will depend upon the schedule and rules of the different colleges/universities the candidate might have applied to.

Application of link
Official Website of conducting body
Application Portal(To be updated)
Requests for corrections in Application form(To be updated)
NATA Result(To be updated)


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Jyotsna Hanji

My daughter is studying in 3rd year diploma architecture and she took that after finishing her 10th std and now she wants to appear for nata n continue her studies in B.arch. can she gofor it. Can she appear nata2019. Please reply to me.I am very much tensed.