NATA 2019


NATA 2019 Exam Dates has been released. National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) will be organized by the Council of Architecture. The examination is a national level entrance exam. It is conducted to offer admission in various architecture colleges across the country. Numbers of government, private and deemed institutions considered the NATA score card for admitting students in their B.Arch courses. The exam of NATA will be conducted once every year. Students have to go through the aptitude test to get admission in the B.Arch courses and its various specializations.  Through this article students can get the complete details of NATA 2019 exam dates & schedule.


NATA 2019 Exam Schedule

Here we have mentioned the pre and post examination schedule of NATA exam:

Pre-Exam Dates:

NATA registration process has been started from 24th January 2019.  Students can fill the NATA application form till 11th March 2019 (for first session) & 12th June 2019 (for second session).

Students have to pay the registration fee and take a printout of the confirmation page. NATA admit card can be downloaded on 1st April 2019 (for first session) and 24th June 2019 (for second session).




NATA 2017 Registration

  • The NATA 2017 Registration will start from the third week of January, 2017 and will be open till 2ndweek of August, 2016 (Tentatively).
  • The registration form will be filled and submitted only through the official website of NATA.
  • Candidates can apply for NATA exam for a maximum five times during the period when the latest score card is valid.
  • Candidates are advised to fill the registration form as per the given instructions.

Registration Fee

The NATA registration fee is Rs. 1250/- for all the candidates. Fee payment can be done through online mode (debit/credit card, net banking) or offline mode (by cash payment in any branch of ICICI Bank). Candidates will be required to pay additional charges for the following:

  • Domestic Credit Card -1.25% of the NATA Fee plus service tax as applicable
  • Domestic Debit Card -0.75% of the NATA Fees plus service tax as applicable
  • Domestic Multiple Bank Net Banking Payment Gateway -Rs.15 per transaction
  • Collection through PAN India ICICI Branches in cash (through challan) – Rs.30 per transaction

Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidates should have completed SSC (class 10th) or equivalent examination to apply for NATA.
  • For B.Arch course, students should have cleared 12th or equivalent exam with mathematics subject.
  • There is not any lateral admission criteria for admission in any stage/year of B.Arch.
  • NATA score card is valid for two years from the year of appearing.

NATA Exam Pattern

  • Type of Exam: The NATA exam pattern comprises of two parts i.e. drawing test and aesthetic sensitivity test.
  • Mode: The drawing test will be conducted through offline mode (pen and paper based) and aesthetic sensitivity test will be conducted through online mode (computer based test).
  • Questions: The drawing test will contain three questions.
  • Duration: Candidates will get total two hours for drawing test.
  • Questions: In aesthetic sensitivity test, candidates have to answer 40 objective type questions.
  • Duration: To answer each question total 90 seconds are allotted in CBT mode.
  • Negative Marking: There is not any provision of negative marking in this exam.
S.No. Questions Marks Time
1 2D 25  2 hours
2 3D 25
3 Theme Sketch 50


Preparation Tips

Candidates should plan their preparation strategy and do accordingly. Make a time-table as per your suitable time. Include little breaks in between the long hours of study. Practice some minimal computer skills such as pointing and clicking Mouse button it will be required for online mode test.Practice sample question & mock papers and also work on aesthetic sensibilities and drawing skills.

NATA Syllabus

The NATA test has been divided into two parts i.e. drawing test and aesthetic sensitivity test. The drawing test will measure the ability to sketch a given object, sense of perspective drawing, understanding of proportion and scale, etc. The aesthetic sensitivity test will be composed of Analytical reasoning, Architectural awareness, Mental Ability, Imaginative comprehension and expression, etc.

NATA 2017 Admit Card

The NATA 2017 Admit Card/ Appointment Voucher will be issued to the candidates at the time of registration. It will contain details such as candidate’s test date, time of test, test center, candidate ID, appointment number, etc. It is necessary to bring Admit Card/ Appointment Voucher along with ID Proof at the examination center.

NATA 2017 Result

The NATA 2017 result will be available on the fourth working day after the test date. Candidates can download their score card through the official site of NATA. Candidates are advised to use print out of the score card at the time of applying for the admission. Original NATA score card will be retrieved and verified by the admission authority directly from NATA server.

Admission Process

According to the Council of Architecture regulations, candidates applying for B.Arch programme must have completed 12th or equivalent exam with mathematics subject securing minimum 50% marks and 40% marks in NATA exam. The admission will be based on the marks scored in NATA and qualifying examination as per the ratio of 50:50. After receiving the score card candidates may apply for admission to universities or institutions where the candidate is seeking for admission.


National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) 2016 was being conducted by the Council of Architecture from April 1, 2016 to August 20, 2016, for those aspirants who wish to get admissions into the 5-year B. Arch courses.
NATA 2016 - National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) 2016 is being conducted by the Council of Architecture from April 1, 2016 to August 20, 2016, for those aspirants who wish to get admissions into the 5-year B. Arch courses. Aspiring candidates who meet the eligibility criteria and wish to apply for admissions to degree courses in Bachelor in Architecture, such candidates have to qualify NATA 2016. Candidates looking forward to appear in NATA 2016 can go through various details of NATA 2016, including Eligibility Criteria, Application Form, Scoring Process, etc. Interested applicants must see the details below.

NATA 2019 Counselling

After the declaration of result, NATA counselling process will be organized. There will be no common counselling organized for admission in B.Arch courses.

Candidates have to participate in the counselling process with their NATA score card organized by the respective colleges.

Candidates have to bring the required original documents and fees during the counselling process. Counselling will be started from the month of June 2019.

Previous Years Cut Off

Here we have mentioned the previous year qualifying cut off for NATA examination:

Examination Minimum Percentage Total Marks
MCQ section At least 25% (total 30 marks) 120
Drawing section At least 25% (total 20 marks) 80
Qualifying exam 50% marks

Candidates can check here the last year rank and merit marks released by various colleges for admission:

College Category Maximum Rank Merit Marks
M.S. University of Baroda- Department of Architecture General (Gujarat board) 10044 72.4
General (CBSE) 20003 80.95
SC (Gujarat board) 10337 64.23
ST (Gujarat board) 11132 54.66
SEBC (Gujarat board) 10152 68.05
CEPT University- Faculty of Architecture General (Gujarat board) 10026 74.05
General (CBSE) 20001 82
SC (Gujarat board) 10222 66.69
ST (Gujarat board) 11451 51.30
SEBC (Gujarat board) 10264 65.78
Sarvajanik College of Engineering and Technology General (Gujarat board) 10151 68.05
General (CBSE) 20038 72.50
SC (Gujarat board) 11607 48.90
ST (Gujarat board) 11668 47.42
SEBC (Gujarat board) 10460 62.25
Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Institute of Technology General (Gujarat board) 10205 62.95
General (Other) 30185 68.95
SC (Gujarat board) 10611 60.15
ST (Gujarat board) 11628 48.46
SEBC (Gujarat board) 10813 57.90
Vadodara Design Academy, School of Architecture General (Gujarat board) 10708 59.2
General (Other) 30059 75.5
SC (Gujarat board) 11615 48.68
SC (CBSE) 20300 50.6

NATA 2019 Important Dates:

For First Session:

Events Dates
Opening of registration form 24th January 2019
Closing of registration 11th March 2019
Image uploads & fee payment allowed till 15th March 2019
Confirmation page printing available till 18th March 2019
Application correction window 12th – 15th March 2019
Releasing of admit card 1st April 2019
Examination date 14th April 2019
Declaration of result

3rd May 2019


For Second Session:

Events Dates
Opening of registration form 24th January 2019
Closing of registration 12th June 2019
Image uploads & fee payment allowed till 15th June 2019
Confirmation page printing available till 17th June 2019
Application correction 15th – 17th June 2019
Releasing of admit card 24th June 2019
Examination date 7th July 2019
Declaration of result 21st July 2019




NATA 2017 Important Dates:

The tentative dates of NATA 2017 exam is mentioned below:

Events Dates (Tentative)
Registration start Third week of January, 2017
Exam starts from First week of April, 2017
Last date for NATA exam Second week of August, 2017
Registration last date Second week of August, 2017

NATA 2016 Important Dates:



Registration Start

January 21, 2016

Exam Start

April 1, 2016

Last Date of Exam

August 20, 2016

Last Date of Registration

August 18, 2016

NATA 2016 Exam Centres: 


Click here to know NATA 2016 Test Centres


NATA 2016 Result/Score: The Score Card for NATA 2016 will be released four days after NATA 2016 exam.


NATA 2016 Counselling: Based on the scores of candidates in NATA 2016, they will be offered colleges, universities according to their admission notifications.


 Contact Info:

Council of Architecture

Core 6A, 1st Floor, India Habitat Center

Lodhi Road, New Delhi - 110 003


SRM University, Chennai

Location: Kattankulathur, Tamil Nadu




Estd: 1985


Type: Deemed University

Contact: 044-27417400

Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur

Location: Howrah, West Bengal




Estd: 1856


Type: Institute of National Importance

Contact: 033-26682916

Chandigarh University, Chandigarh

Location: Chandigarh, Punjab




Estd: 2012


Type: State University

Contact: 0160-3051003

AU College of Engineering, Vishakhapatnam

Location: Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh




Estd: 1953


Type: Autonomous College

Contact: 0891-2844999

Deenbandhu Chhotu Ram University of Science and Technology, Murthal

Location: Murthal Khas, Haryana




Estd: 2006


Type: State University

Contact: 0130-2484173

Hindustan University, Kelambakkam

Location: Padur, Tamil Nadu




Estd: 1985


Type: State University

Contact: 044-27474262

Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi

Location: New Delhi, Delhi




Estd: 1998


Type: State University

ITM University, Gwalior

Location: Lakhnotikhurd, Madhya Pradesh




Estd: 1997


Type: State University


Contact: 0751-6560671

Sharda University, Greater Noida

Location: Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh




Estd: 2009


Type: State University

Contact: 0120-4570000

Sathyabama University, Chennai

Location: Chennai, Tamil Nadu



Estd: 1987


Type: Deemed University

Contact: 044-24503150

BS Abdur Rahman University, Chennai

Location: Vandalur, Tamil Nadu




Estd: 1984


Type: Deemed University

Contact: 044-22751347

SRM University, Ramapuram Campus

Location: Chennai, Tamil Nadu




Estd: 1985


Type: Deemed University

Contact: 044-30603042

Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar

Location: Amritsar, Punjab




Estd: 1969


Type: State University

Contact: 0183-2258802

The Oxford College of Engineering, Bangalore

Location: Bengaluru, Karnataka




Estd: 1974


Type: Affiliated College

Contact: 080-30219601

Ansal University, Gurgaon

Location: Gurgaon, Haryana




Estd: 2012


Type: State University

Contact: 0124-4750400

Bharath University, Chennai

Location: Chennai, Tamil Nadu




Estd: 1984


Type: Deemed University

Contact: 044-22290742

Poornima University, Jaipur

Location: Vidhani, Rajasthan




Estd: 2012


Type: State University

Contact: 09928666222

CEPT University, Ahmedabad

Location: Ahmedabad, Gujarat




Estd: 1962


Type: State University

Contact: 079-26302470

Manipal University, Jaipur

Location: Dahmi Kalan, Rajasthan




Estd: 2011


Type: Deemed University

Contact: 0141-3999100

DIT University, Dehradun

Location: Makka Wala, Uttarakhand




Estd: 1998


Type: State University

Contact: 0135-3001500

Madhav Institute of Technology and Science, Gwalior

Location: Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh




Estd: 1957


Type: Autonomous College

Contact: 0751-2409354

TKM College of Engineering, Kollam

Location: Kottamkara, Kerala




Estd: 1958


Type: Affiliated College

Contact: 0474-2712024


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