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National Aptitude Test for Architecture (NATA 2019)

Counsel of Architecture (COA) conducts National Aptitude Test for Architecture (NATA) exam for admission to 5 yrs. undergraduate Architecture Program (B.Arch.) across various Universities.  NATA 2019 exam schedule will be announced soon on NATA site. Most likely this years exam will be conducted twice. The exam will be conducted on April all across India. This year Aptitude test will be computer based. Drawing test will be pen-paper based. Scoring good marks in NATA and HSC exam is important to get admission into top architecture schools.

NATA 2019

Counsel of Architecture (COA) has announced off line paper based NATA 2019 exam for admission to 5 yrs. undergraduate Architecture Program (B.Arch.) across various Universities. The exam will be conducted on 14.04.2019 & 7.7.2019 all across India. This year Aptitude test will be computer based. Drawing test will be pen-paper based

Please confirm the final dates on site.

Passing Criteria:

  1. 25% in MCQ & Drawing Test individually
  2. Overall qualifying marks will be decided by COA

Admission Criteria for B.Arch.:

  • 10+2 with 50% Marks in PCM and 50% in aggregate
  • Valid NATA 2019 score

Exam Topics


Algebra, Logarithm, Matrices, Trigonometry, Coordinate Geometry of Two dimensions, Coordinate Geometry of Three dimensions, Calculus, Application of Calculus, Permutation and Combination, Statistics and Probability

General Aptitude:

The aesthetic sensitivity test measures perception, imagination and observation, creativity and communication along with architectural awareness and comprises of :

  • Objects, texture related to architecture and built environment.
  • Interpretation of pictorial compositions, visualizing 3D objects from 2D drawing.
  • Visualizing different sides of 3D objects.
  • Analytical reasoning, mental ability (visual, mental and verbal), Awareness of national/international architects & their creations.
  • Imaginative comprehension and expression.
  • Mathematical Reasoning: Statements, logical operations like and, or, if and only if,
  • implies and implied by. Understanding of tautology, converse, contradiction & contrapositive.
  • Sets and Variables: Idea of sets, subsets & power set, complement, union, intersection and difference of sets, Venn diagram, De Morgan’s Laws, Relation and its properties.

Equivalence relations – definition and elementary examples.


  • Understanding of Scale and proportion of objects, geometric compositions, shape, building forms and elements, aesthetics, colour texture, harmony and contrast, light & shadows.
  • Conceptualization and Visualization through structuring objects in memory.
  • Drawing of pattern – both geometrical and abstract.
  • Form transformations in 2D and 3D like union, subtraction, rotation, surface 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, equipment etc. from memory.

List of Exam Centers will be displayed on site soon. Please download exam brochure from the NATA site. B.Arch. is persued as one of the preferred and professional course after 12th. It gives good career opportunity to grow.

Incepto provides comprehensive training for NATA preparation. Admission for Crash course and regular course has already been started. Crash will be started immediately after the HSC/ 12th exam.

Name Of The College Place Seats
MarathwadaMitraMandal College of Architechure Deccan, Pune 30
MVP Samaj’s College of Architechure Nashik 40
Dr.BhanubenNanavati College of Arch. For Women Karve Nagar, Pune 160
Pravara Rural College of Architechture Loni 40
Dr.VasantdadaPatil College of Architecture Pirangut, Pune 80
Allana College of Architecture Camp, Pune 40
Dr.D.Y.Patil College of Architechure Nigdi, Pune 120
Sinhgad College of Architeture Vadgaon, Pune 160
VidyaPratishthan’s school of Architecture Baramati 40
ADA’s Minerva college of Architecture Ambi, Talegaon
Dr.D.Y.Patil College of Architechure Lohegaon Pune 120
Aayojan School of Architechture& Design Warawadi-Purandar 120
SatishMisal Educational Foundations Brick school of Arch. Pune 80
Pravara Rural Education Society’s College of Architechture Mohu, Nashik 40
AnantraoPawar College of Arch. Parvati, Pune 40
S.B.Patil college of Arch. & Design Nigdi, Pune 80
D.Y.Patil School of  Architechure Talegaon 80
Indira College of Arch. & Design Parandwadi, Pune 80
Trinity College of Arch. BopdevGhat, Pune 40
Smt.Kashibai`Navale College of Arch. Ambegaon, Pune 40
Bharati Vidyapeeth College of Architecture Dhankwadi, Pune
MIT School of Architecture, ADT Univ. Loni Kalbhor
Symbiosis Skills & Open University Kivale
RachnaSansad Academy Of Architecture (Govt. + aided) Mumbai 40+60
Sir J.J. College of Architecture, Mumbai (aided) Mumbai 67