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NATA 2019 Exam Details

NATA 2019 Exam Details

NATA 2019 exam details

NATA 2019 Exam Dates Announced:

Schedule for National Aptitude test for Architecture (NATA) for admission to  5yrs BArch.  program for 2019-20 has been announced.

There are few changes in current year

  1. NATA exam will be conducted twice in this year.  Students can give two attempts, first exam will be conducted on 14th April and second exam will be on 7th July.
  2. First part of Aptitude & Mathematics will given 1Hr while part two of Drawing section will be given 2 Hrs. Marking system will remain same.
  3. Please note that student should score 50% in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics also minimum 50% aggregate score is required to be eligible for  B.Acrh. program.
  4. 10+2 exam passing is compulsory eligibility criteria. Diploma Holders are not eligible

For more details about NATA exam pattern & curriculum please visit our NATA page and for our preparation course details please visit Mindscape – Architecture page.


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  1. What is Eligibility criteria for NATA/ B.Arch. 2019 admission?
    All candidates who have passed 10+2 scheme of examination with 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry &
    Mathematics (individually) and also 50% marks in aggregate at 10+2 level examination.                                Those appearing the 10+2 exam with PCM subjects in the current year may also provisionally appear for NATA 2019 exam. 
  2. How many max. attempts one candidate can give for NATA2019?
    Two, First test will be held on 14th April and 2nd test is on 7th July 2019. However, in case a candidate appears in
    both tests the highest marks obtained in either of the two examinations would be awarded to him/ her as
    final marks.
  3. What are the fees for the exam?
    Fee for the first or second test will be Rs.1800/- (inclusive of bank charges). In case the Candidate wishes
    to appear for both tests, he/she shall deposit Rs. 3500/-.
    Candidates belonging to SC/ST category need to deposit Rs.1500/- for either first or second test or
    Rs.2800/- for appearing in both the tests.
    NRI Candidates opting to appear from test centres outside the territory of India have to deposit Rs.10000/-
    for either first or second test and Rs.18,000/- for appearing in both the tests.
  4. What are the total marks for the exam & its sections?
    The Test will carry 200 marks. Part-A shall consist of Mathematics (MCQ)- carrying 40 marks and
    General Aptitude carrying 80 marks. Part-B shall consist of Drawing Paper carrying 80 marks.
  5. What is the last date for registration?
    The last date of registration for First Test to be held in April is 11th March, 2019 and for second test to
    be held in July is 12th June, 2019. (subject to change)
  6. What all should I carry to the exam hall for test?
    Mobile Phones, Bluetooth devices, Calculators, Slide Rules, Log Tables, Electronic Watches with
    facilities of Calculator are not allowed in the Examination Hall. Possession of such items during the
    Examinations may lead to cancellation of candidature.
    Candidates found carrying any textual material, printed or written, bits of papers or any other material
    will be debarred from appearing the examination.
    Candidates should carry with them the following
    i. Downloaded Admit Card of NATA 2019.
    ii. Original Proof of Identity- Aadhar/ Passport/ Driving License/ Voter ID.
    iii. Pen, pencils, eraser, color pencils (No water/oil color or crayon). Instruments of any kind
    including scale are not permitted.
  7. What time should I report to the centre?
    Candidates are required to report to their respective Test centres by 8.00 am. Candidates will not be
    allowed to enter into the examination hall after start of the exam i.e. 10:00 AM.
  8. Why should I have to report two and a half hours before the examination?
    The registration process of a candidate at the centre involves verifying the identity of the candidate;
    taking the biometrics and a webcam photo before a candidate is allotted a seat in the examination centre.
  9. Whom should I contact for any queries or help while filling the application form?
    E mail :
    NATA Help Desk No. : +91-8296744296
  10. What documents are  for registration for NATA exam?
    a. Recent Passport size Photograph in Colour
    b. Own Signature Documents have to be in jpg / jpeg format.
    Please see brochure for further specifications at
  11. Which marks will be considered as final if I attempt both the test in April and July?                    If a candidates appear for both tests, the best of the two test scores will be considered for score generation.
    Otherwise, only one test score will be considered.
  12. Can I choose one city for the first test and another city for the 2nd test?
    Yes, for each test the candidate has to select 3 different choices of test centre. It can be different or same
    for both tests.
  13. How to apply for admission in B.Arch. course after passing NATA?
    After passing NATA, candidates need to apply with their scorecards to various institutions approved by
    the Council for imparting 5-year B.Arch. degree course all over the country. The actual admissions shall
    be carried out only by the concerned competent admission/counselling authorities of the respective
    states/universities/institutions like Director of Technical Education (DTE), as per eligibility criteria prescribed by the Council.
  14. How much weightage to be given to marks obtained in NATA and marks obtained in10+2?
    As per Council norms, the Institution may give a maximum weightage of 50% to marks obtained in NATA
    and a maximum weightage of 50% to marks obtained in qualifying examination i.e. 10+2 examination.
  15. Whether any minimum passing marks are prescribed for passing NATA?
    Yes. A candidate has to secure minimum of 25% in MCQ portion (30 out of 120) and minimum of 25% in
    Drawing portion (20 out of 80). Overall qualifying marks (out of 200) would be based on post-exam
    statistics and at the discretion of the Council.
  16. Whether any relaxation/ concession is allowed to Reserved Category candidates to qualify NATA?
    No relaxation is given in NATA.
  17. The list of approved/ recognized institutions by the Council of Architecture is available on Council’s website

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