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NATA - 2018

Schedule of Examination

The National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA), is conducted by National Institute of Advanced Studies in Architecture (NIASA) which is a body of Council of Architecture, New Delhi in India.

What is NATA?

The National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) measures the aptitude of the applicant for specific field of study, i.e. Architecture. The test measures drawing and observation skills, sense of proportion, aesthetic sensitivity and critical thinking ability that have been acquired over a long period of time, and that are related to specific field of study, i.e. Architecture.

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates may come from the following backgrounds: (a) 10+2 or equivalent passed/appearing with Mathematics as one of the subjects of examination (b) 10+3 Diploma (any stream) passed/appearing recognised by Central/State Government with Mathematics as one of the subjects of examination (c) International Baccalaureate Diploma passed/appearing, after 10 years of schooling with Mathematics as a compulsory subject of examination

Eligibility for NATA Counselling

Candidates who qualify NATA can participate in NATA Counselling. But, there are other standards that need to be satisfied before appearing for counselling and final admissions. Admission will be based on marks obtained in NATA and marks obtained in the qualifying examination.It is important to score minimum qualifying exam in NATA exam. The minimum qualifying marks in the exam are 50 out of 200.

NATA Counselling will be conducted after the announcement of results in July 2019.As per the official notification, NATA Results will be released at the official website on June 4, 2019. The Council of Architecture does not conduct the admission counselling. State Colleges/ Universities offering admission in B.Arch course conduct their own separate counselling based on NATA scores. Eligible candidates who score minimum qualifying marks in National Aptitude Test for Architecture will only be eligible for NATA counselling.

NATA Counselling Procedure 2019

Candidate needs to undergo NATA 2019 Counselling Process for a particular university he/she wishes to apply in. During the Counselling, a candidate is required to register and fill the choice of seats. Once the filling of choices is completed, document verification process will start. Candidates must carry Class 10th and 12th Mark sheets along with NATA 2019 Scorecard for verification. Additional documents like reservation certificate and date of birth certificate must also be carried to the counselling center. A candidate is required to report to their allocated institute with the necessary documents.

Admissions to various institutions through NATA 2019

It must be noted that appearing for NATA 2019 and obtaining a valid NATA 2019 Score Card doesn’t entitle to admissions in various Architecture colleges. NATA 2019 is just a centralized aptitude test for admission to Architecture course. Any institute that is recognized by AICTE must obtain approval of CoA (Council of Architecture). Thus, NATA 2019 is the compulsory exam as per the guidelines given by CoA.

Appear for the state university exam or the exam conducted by the particular university along with the NATA 2019 for admissions. The candidate must obtain a valid score card in both. The total score of the candidate will be calculated by considering 50% marks from the State Board/ any other qualifying examination with Mathematics as one subject and 50% marks obtained in the NATA 2019.

The candidate is required to contact the institutes personally for admissions in case no other qualifying examination is required apart from NATA 2019.

The candidate must carry Class 10th and 12th Mark sheets separately along with the printout of the NATA 2019 scorecard to the Institute for admission to the architecture program.The NATA 2019 Score Card is considered valid only if the candidate scores a minimum of 25% marks i.e. 50/200 in NATA 2019.

Date & Time of Examination
Subject and Marks of Examination
29.04.2018 (Sunday) 10.30 a.m. to 1.30 p.m.
FIRST 90 minutes - Part A
TOTAL 120 Marks
Mathematics (MCQ)
20X2 = 40 Marks (ONLINE)
General Aptitude (MCQ )
40X2 = 80 Marks (ONLINE)
LAST 90 minutes- Part B
TOTAL 80 Marks
Drawings (Two questions) in A4 Size paper
2X 40 = 80 Marks


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