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  NATA – 2019 
 
  
 
1.0 Introduction 
The Council of Architecture (CoA) has been constituted by the Government of India under the provisions of 
the Architects Act, 1972. This Act was enacted by the Parliament of India and came into force with effect 
from 1st September, 1972. The Act provides for registration of Architects, standards of education, 
recognized qualifications and standards of professional conduct and etiquette to be complied with by the 
architects. The Council of Architecture is vested with the responsibility of maintaining the register of 
architects on national basis as well as regulating the Architecture education and practice of Architecture 
profession throughout India.  For this purpose, the Government of India has framed Rules and Council has 
framed Regulations as provided for in the Architects Act, with the approval of Government of India. 
Any person desirous of carrying on the profession as 'Architect' must have registration with Council of 
Architecture. For the purpose of registration, one must undergo the education in accordance with the 
Council of Architecture Minimum Standards of Architectural Education Regulations and possess the 
recognized qualification as appended to the Architects Act. The registration with Council of Architecture as 
an Architect entitles a person to use the title and style of Architect, for practicing the profession of 
architecture. If any person falsely represents or claims to be registered architect or uses any words or letters 
to suggest that she/he is an architect or misuses title and style of architect, such acts tantamount to 
committing of a criminal offence punishable under the Architects Act, 1972. 
The practice of profession of an architect is regulated under the Architects (Professional Conduct) 
Regulations, 1989 (as amended in 2003), which prescribe the professional conduct, ethics and etiquette, 
conditions of engagement and scale of charges, architectural competition guidelines etc. Pursuant to these 
Regulations, the Council of Architecture has framed guidelines governing the various aspects of practice. 
There are about 480 institutions presently imparting architectural education in India leading to recognized 
qualifications. The standards of education being imparted in these institutions (constituent 
colleges/departments of universities, deemed universities, affiliated colleges/schools, IITs, NITs and 
autonomous institutions) are prescribed and monitored by Council of Architecture by way of Regulations and 
norms & standards prescribed from time to time, which set forth the requirement of eligibility for admission, 
course duration, standards of staff & accommodation, course content, examination etc.  
These minimum standards as prescribed by the Council are required to be maintained by all the institutions. 
The CoA oversees the maintenance of the standards periodically by way of conducting inspections. The CoA 
is required to keep the Central Government informed of the standards being maintained by the institutions 
and is empowered to make recommendations to the Government of India with regard to recognition and/or 
de-recognition of a qualification. As per the Minimum Standards of Architectural Education Regulations, 
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1.0 Introduction 
The Council of Architecture (CoA) has been constituted by the Government of India under the provisions of 
the Architects Act, 1972. This Act was enacted by the Parliament of India and came into force with effect 
from 1st September, 1972. The Act provides for registration of Architects, standards of education, 
recognized qualifications and standards of professional conduct and etiquette to be complied with by the 
architects. The Council of Architecture is vested with the responsibility of maintaining the register of 
architects on national basis as well as regulating the Architecture education and practice of Architecture 
profession throughout India.  For this purpose, the Government of India has framed Rules and Council has 
framed Regulations as provided for in the Architects Act, with the approval of Government of India. 
Any person desirous of carrying on the profession as 'Architect' must have registration with Council of 
Architecture. For the purpose of registration, one must undergo the education in accordance with the 
Council of Architecture Minimum Standards of Architectural Education Regulations and possess the 
recognized qualification as appended to the Architects Act. The registration with Council of Architecture as 
an Architect entitles a person to use the title and style of Architect, for practicing the profession of 
architecture. If any person falsely represents or claims to be registered architect or uses any words or letters 
to suggest that she/he is an architect or misuses title and style of architect, such acts tantamount to 
committing of a criminal offence punishable under the Architects Act, 1972. 
The practice of profession of an architect is regulated under the Architects (Professional Conduct) 
Regulations, 1989 (as amended in 2003), which prescribe the professional conduct, ethics and etiquette, 
conditions of engagement and scale of charges, architectural competition guidelines etc. Pursuant to these 
Regulations, the Council of Architecture has framed guidelines governing the various aspects of practice. 
There are about 480 institutions presently imparting architectural education in India leading to recognized 
qualifications. The standards of education being imparted in these institutions (constituent 
colleges/departments of universities, deemed universities, affiliated colleges/schools, IITs, NITs and 
autonomous institutions) are prescribed and monitored by Council of Architecture by way of Regulations and 
norms & standards prescribed from time to time, which set forth the requirement of eligibility for admission, 
course duration, standards of staff & accommodation, course content, examination etc.  
These minimum standards as prescribed by the Council are required to be maintained by all the institutions. 
The CoA oversees the maintenance of the standards periodically by way of conducting inspections. The CoA 
is required to keep the Central Government informed of the standards being maintained by the institutions 
and is empowered to make recommendations to the Government of India with regard to recognition and/or 
de-recognition of a qualification. As per the Minimum Standards of Architectural Education Regulations, 
  NATA – 2019 
 
  
 
qualifying in an aptitude test in Architecture is mandatory for admission to B.Arch. degree course.  Hon’ble 
Madras High Court vide order dated 21.07.2003 in W.P.No.9707 of 2003, had held the aptitude test as a 
mandatory requirement. 
2.0 About NATA 2019 
National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) is being conducted by COA since 2006, in terms of the 
provisions of CoA (Minimum Standards of Architectural Education) Regulations, 1983, published in the 
Gazette of India. It is implied that a separate aptitude test in Architecture should be conducted and such test 
should not be combined with the tests for admissions to Engineering, Pharmacy, Medicine and other 
disciplines. Being the competent authority for fixing norms and standards for architectural institutions, COA 
has the necessary expertise to hold a Common Aptitude Test in Architecture, at national level to provide a 
single window system for appearing in aptitude test and to facilitate institutions, students and public at large 
for admission to First year of 5 year B.Arch. Degree Course at all recognized Institutions all over country. The 
purpose of conducting NATA is to provide a single scheme of examination for holding aptitude test and to 
facilitate prospective students all over the country to apply for admissions in architecture seats in 
institutions spread across the country and to avoid appearing in multiple aptitude tests. However, the actual 
admissions shall be carried out only by the concerned competent authorities of the respective 
states/institutions based on NATA. The NATA also ensures that the eligibility criteria for admission to five 
year Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch.) degree course, as prescribed by CoA and duly approved by the 
Central Government, are strictly adhered to and followed all over the country in Architectural Institutions. 
NATA measures the aptitude of the applicant for specific field of study, i.e. Architecture. The test makes an 
assessment of drawing and observation skills, sense of proportion, aesthetic sensitivity, Mathematics at 
10+2 level and critical thinking ability that have been acquired by the candidate over the past few years and 
are related to the specific field of study. 
With the objective of attracting a greater number of bright aspirants for studying Architecture and practicing 
the same as a profession in future, CoA like every year will be conducting NATA-2019 for admission to 
B.Arch. in the academic session 2019-20. CoA has further decided to conduct the test twice a year, thus 
giving opportunity to those students who miss out the first test due to some reason or other and to improve 
upon their NATA score in the first test by re-appearing the second test. Both the first and second test will be 
conducted on a different date as a one-day online examination all over the country. The test shall consist of 
two parts: Part A comprising Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ), Mathematics and general aptitude which is 
to be answered online and Part B is on drawing, which is paper based. This has been devised as a step 
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1.0 Introduction 
The Council of Architecture (CoA) has been constituted by the Government of India under the provisions of 
the Architects Act, 1972. This Act was enacted by the Parliament of India and came into force with effect 
from 1st September, 1972. The Act provides for registration of Architects, standards of education, 
recognized qualifications and standards of professional conduct and etiquette to be complied with by the 
architects. The Council of Architecture is vested with the responsibility of maintaining the register of 
architects on national basis as well as regulating the Architecture education and practice of Architecture 
profession throughout India.  For this purpose, the Government of India has framed Rules and Council has 
framed Regulations as provided for in the Architects Act, with the approval of Government of India. 
Any person desirous of carrying on the profession as 'Architect' must have registration with Council of 
Architecture. For the purpose of registration, one must undergo the education in accordance with the 
Council of Architecture Minimum Standards of Architectural Education Regulations and possess the 
recognized qualification as appended to the Architects Act. The registration with Council of Architecture as 
an Architect entitles a person to use the title and style of Architect, for practicing the profession of 
architecture. If any person falsely represents or claims to be registered architect or uses any words or letters 
to suggest that she/he is an architect or misuses title and style of architect, such acts tantamount to 
committing of a criminal offence punishable under the Architects Act, 1972. 
The practice of profession of an architect is regulated under the Architects (Professional Conduct) 
Regulations, 1989 (as amended in 2003), which prescribe the professional conduct, ethics and etiquette, 
conditions of engagement and scale of charges, architectural competition guidelines etc. Pursuant to these 
Regulations, the Council of Architecture has framed guidelines governing the various aspects of practice. 
There are about 480 institutions presently imparting architectural education in India leading to recognized 
qualifications. The standards of education being imparted in these institutions (constituent 
colleges/departments of universities, deemed universities, affiliated colleges/schools, IITs, NITs and 
autonomous institutions) are prescribed and monitored by Council of Architecture by way of Regulations and 
norms & standards prescribed from time to time, which set forth the requirement of eligibility for admission, 
course duration, standards of staff & accommodation, course content, examination etc.  
These minimum standards as prescribed by the Council are required to be maintained by all the institutions. 
The CoA oversees the maintenance of the standards periodically by way of conducting inspections. The CoA 
is required to keep the Central Government informed of the standards being maintained by the institutions 
and is empowered to make recommendations to the Government of India with regard to recognition and/or 
de-recognition of a qualification. As per the Minimum Standards of Architectural Education Regulations, 
  NATA – 2019 
 
  
 
qualifying in an aptitude test in Architecture is mandatory for admission to B.Arch. degree course.  Hon’ble 
Madras High Court vide order dated 21.07.2003 in W.P.No.9707 of 2003, had held the aptitude test as a 
mandatory requirement. 
2.0 About NATA 2019 
National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) is being conducted by COA since 2006, in terms of the 
provisions of CoA (Minimum Standards of Architectural Education) Regulations, 1983, published in the 
Gazette of India. It is implied that a separate aptitude test in Architecture should be conducted and such test 
should not be combined with the tests for admissions to Engineering, Pharmacy, Medicine and other 
disciplines. Being the competent authority for fixing norms and standards for architectural institutions, COA 
has the necessary expertise to hold a Common Aptitude Test in Architecture, at national level to provide a 
single window system for appearing in aptitude test and to facilitate institutions, students and public at large 
for admission to First year of 5 year B.Arch. Degree Course at all recognized Institutions all over country. The 
purpose of conducting NATA is to provide a single scheme of examination for holding aptitude test and to 
facilitate prospective students all over the country to apply for admissions in architecture seats in 
institutions spread across the country and to avoid appearing in multiple aptitude tests. However, the actual 
admissions shall be carried out only by the concerned competent authorities of the respective 
states/institutions based on NATA. The NATA also ensures that the eligibility criteria for admission to five 
year Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch.) degree course, as prescribed by CoA and duly approved by the 
Central Government, are strictly adhered to and followed all over the country in Architectural Institutions. 
NATA measures the aptitude of the applicant for specific field of study, i.e. Architecture. The test makes an 
assessment of drawing and observation skills, sense of proportion, aesthetic sensitivity, Mathematics at 
10+2 level and critical thinking ability that have been acquired by the candidate over the past few years and 
are related to the specific field of study. 
With the objective of attracting a greater number of bright aspirants for studying Architecture and practicing 
the same as a profession in future, CoA like every year will be conducting NATA-2019 for admission to 
B.Arch. in the academic session 2019-20. CoA has further decided to conduct the test twice a year, thus 
giving opportunity to those students who miss out the first test due to some reason or other and to improve 
upon their NATA score in the first test by re-appearing the second test. Both the first and second test will be 
conducted on a different date as a one-day online examination all over the country. The test shall consist of 
two parts: Part A comprising Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ), Mathematics and general aptitude which is 
to be answered online and Part B is on drawing, which is paper based. This has been devised as a step 
  NATA – 2019 
 
  
 
towards producing competent architects to serve the society and to build the nation in coming decades, 
especially in view of the Govt. of India mission of Smart Cities. 
3.0 Schedule of Examination 
Date & Time of 
Examination 
Subject and Marks of Examination 
First Examination: 
 
14.04.2019(Sunday) 
10.00 a.m.  to 11.00 a.m. 
11.15 a.m.  to 01.15 p.m. 
 
 
(Grand Total of 200 marks) 
 
FIRST 60 minutes (one hour)-Part A (ONLINE)               TOTAL 120 Marks 
 
Mathematics (MCQ)                     20 Questions  X 2marks each = 40 Marks  
General Aptitude (MCQ )      40 Questions X 2marks each = 80 Marks  
LAST 120  minutes (two hours) –Part-B                  TOTAL 80 Marks 
Drawings  in A4 Size paper            2 Questions X 40 marks each = 80 Marks 
Second Examination:  
 
07.07.2019 (Sunday) 
10.00 a.m.  to 11.00 a.m. 
11.15 a.m. to 1.15 p.m. 
 
(Grand Total of 200 marks) 
 
FIRST 60 minutes (one hour)-Part A (ONLINE)               TOTAL 120 Marks 
 
Mathematics (MCQ)                    20 Questions  X 2marks each = 40 Marks  
General Aptitude (MCQ )      40 Questions X 2marks each = 80 Marks 
 
LAST 120  minutes (two hours) –Part-B                  TOTAL 80 Marks 
Drawings  in A4 Size paper            2 Questions X 40 marks each = 80 Marks 
4.0 Pattern of Questions and Mode of Answering 
Part A comprises of Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) to be answered online and Part B will be answered on 
A4 size drawing sheets. Syllabus for NATA-2019 is given in APPENDIX – I. Questions and all instructions will 
be available only in English medium.  
The distribution of marks is outlined as follows: 
Subject Distribution of Marks Total Marks 
Part A 
Mathematics (20 Questions carrying 2 
marks each) 
20 x 2 40 
General Aptitude (40 Questions 
carrying 2 marks each) 
40 x 2 80 
Part B 
Drawing (2 Questions carrying 40 
marks each) 
2 x 40 80 
 TOTAL 200 
 
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1.0 Introduction 
The Council of Architecture (CoA) has been constituted by the Government of India under the provisions of 
the Architects Act, 1972. This Act was enacted by the Parliament of India and came into force with effect 
from 1st September, 1972. The Act provides for registration of Architects, standards of education, 
recognized qualifications and standards of professional conduct and etiquette to be complied with by the 
architects. The Council of Architecture is vested with the responsibility of maintaining the register of 
architects on national basis as well as regulating the Architecture education and practice of Architecture 
profession throughout India.  For this purpose, the Government of India has framed Rules and Council has 
framed Regulations as provided for in the Architects Act, with the approval of Government of India. 
Any person desirous of carrying on the profession as 'Architect' must have registration with Council of 
Architecture. For the purpose of registration, one must undergo the education in accordance with the 
Council of Architecture Minimum Standards of Architectural Education Regulations and possess the 
recognized qualification as appended to the Architects Act. The registration with Council of Architecture as 
an Architect entitles a person to use the title and style of Architect, for practicing the profession of 
architecture. If any person falsely represents or claims to be registered architect or uses any words or letters 
to suggest that she/he is an architect or misuses title and style of architect, such acts tantamount to 
committing of a criminal offence punishable under the Architects Act, 1972. 
The practice of profession of an architect is regulated under the Architects (Professional Conduct) 
Regulations, 1989 (as amended in 2003), which prescribe the professional conduct, ethics and etiquette, 
conditions of engagement and scale of charges, architectural competition guidelines etc. Pursuant to these 
Regulations, the Council of Architecture has framed guidelines governing the various aspects of practice. 
There are about 480 institutions presently imparting architectural education in India leading to recognized 
qualifications. The standards of education being imparted in these institutions (constituent 
colleges/departments of universities, deemed universities, affiliated colleges/schools, IITs, NITs and 
autonomous institutions) are prescribed and monitored by Council of Architecture by way of Regulations and 
norms & standards prescribed from time to time, which set forth the requirement of eligibility for admission, 
course duration, standards of staff & accommodation, course content, examination etc.  
These minimum standards as prescribed by the Council are required to be maintained by all the institutions. 
The CoA oversees the maintenance of the standards periodically by way of conducting inspections. The CoA 
is required to keep the Central Government informed of the standards being maintained by the institutions 
and is empowered to make recommendations to the Government of India with regard to recognition and/or 
de-recognition of a qualification. As per the Minimum Standards of Architectural Education Regulations, 
  NATA – 2019 
 
  
 
qualifying in an aptitude test in Architecture is mandatory for admission to B.Arch. degree course.  Hon’ble 
Madras High Court vide order dated 21.07.2003 in W.P.No.9707 of 2003, had held the aptitude test as a 
mandatory requirement. 
2.0 About NATA 2019 
National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) is being conducted by COA since 2006, in terms of the 
provisions of CoA (Minimum Standards of Architectural Education) Regulations, 1983, published in the 
Gazette of India. It is implied that a separate aptitude test in Architecture should be conducted and such test 
should not be combined with the tests for admissions to Engineering, Pharmacy, Medicine and other 
disciplines. Being the competent authority for fixing norms and standards for architectural institutions, COA 
has the necessary expertise to hold a Common Aptitude Test in Architecture, at national level to provide a 
single window system for appearing in aptitude test and to facilitate institutions, students and public at large 
for admission to First year of 5 year B.Arch. Degree Course at all recognized Institutions all over country. The 
purpose of conducting NATA is to provide a single scheme of examination for holding aptitude test and to 
facilitate prospective students all over the country to apply for admissions in architecture seats in 
institutions spread across the country and to avoid appearing in multiple aptitude tests. However, the actual 
admissions shall be carried out only by the concerned competent authorities of the respective 
states/institutions based on NATA. The NATA also ensures that the eligibility criteria for admission to five 
year Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch.) degree course, as prescribed by CoA and duly approved by the 
Central Government, are strictly adhered to and followed all over the country in Architectural Institutions. 
NATA measures the aptitude of the applicant for specific field of study, i.e. Architecture. The test makes an 
assessment of drawing and observation skills, sense of proportion, aesthetic sensitivity, Mathematics at 
10+2 level and critical thinking ability that have been acquired by the candidate over the past few years and 
are related to the specific field of study. 
With the objective of attracting a greater number of bright aspirants for studying Architecture and practicing 
the same as a profession in future, CoA like every year will be conducting NATA-2019 for admission to 
B.Arch. in the academic session 2019-20. CoA has further decided to conduct the test twice a year, thus 
giving opportunity to those students who miss out the first test due to some reason or other and to improve 
upon their NATA score in the first test by re-appearing the second test. Both the first and second test will be 
conducted on a different date as a one-day online examination all over the country. The test shall consist of 
two parts: Part A comprising Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ), Mathematics and general aptitude which is 
to be answered online and Part B is on drawing, which is paper based. This has been devised as a step 
  NATA – 2019 
 
  
 
towards producing competent architects to serve the society and to build the nation in coming decades, 
especially in view of the Govt. of India mission of Smart Cities. 
3.0 Schedule of Examination 
Date & Time of 
Examination 
Subject and Marks of Examination 
First Examination: 
 
14.04.2019(Sunday) 
10.00 a.m.  to 11.00 a.m. 
11.15 a.m.  to 01.15 p.m. 
 
 
(Grand Total of 200 marks) 
 
FIRST 60 minutes (one hour)-Part A (ONLINE)               TOTAL 120 Marks 
 
Mathematics (MCQ)                     20 Questions  X 2marks each = 40 Marks  
General Aptitude (MCQ )      40 Questions X 2marks each = 80 Marks  
LAST 120  minutes (two hours) –Part-B                  TOTAL 80 Marks 
Drawings  in A4 Size paper            2 Questions X 40 marks each = 80 Marks 
Second Examination:  
 
07.07.2019 (Sunday) 
10.00 a.m.  to 11.00 a.m. 
11.15 a.m. to 1.15 p.m. 
 
(Grand Total of 200 marks) 
 
FIRST 60 minutes (one hour)-Part A (ONLINE)               TOTAL 120 Marks 
 
Mathematics (MCQ)                    20 Questions  X 2marks each = 40 Marks  
General Aptitude (MCQ )      40 Questions X 2marks each = 80 Marks 
 
LAST 120  minutes (two hours) –Part-B                  TOTAL 80 Marks 
Drawings  in A4 Size paper            2 Questions X 40 marks each = 80 Marks 
4.0 Pattern of Questions and Mode of Answering 
Part A comprises of Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) to be answered online and Part B will be answered on 
A4 size drawing sheets. Syllabus for NATA-2019 is given in APPENDIX – I. Questions and all instructions will 
be available only in English medium.  
The distribution of marks is outlined as follows: 
Subject Distribution of Marks Total Marks 
Part A 
Mathematics (20 Questions carrying 2 
marks each) 
20 x 2 40 
General Aptitude (40 Questions 
carrying 2 marks each) 
40 x 2 80 
Part B 
Drawing (2 Questions carrying 40 
marks each) 
2 x 40 80 
 TOTAL 200 
 
  NATA – 2019 
 
  
 
4.1  Test on Mathematics & General Aptitude  
Out of four options, only one option is correct and correct response will yield 2 (two) marks. There is no 
negative marking.  
4.2  Drawing Test 
Candidate has to attempt two questions within 120 minutes. The drawing aptitude is judged on the following 
aspects -  
? Ability to sketch a given object proportionately and rendering the same in visually appealing manner; 
? Visualising and drawing the effects of light on the object and shadows cast on surroundings;  
? Sense of perspective drawing;   
? Combining and composing given three dimensional elements to form a building or structural form; 
? Creating interesting two dimensional composition using given shapes and forms; 
? Creating visual harmony using colours in given composition; 
? Understanding of scale and proportions; 
? Drawing from memory through pencil sketch on themes from day to day experiences. 
The Answer to each question in the 'drawing' paper will be examined by more than one examiner 
independently and the marks will be averaged. The primary emphasis in scoring the drawing section will be 
on the candidate's drawing, imagination and observation skills. The candidate's sense of proportion and 
perspective will also be evaluated together with sense for colour and composition.  
5.0 Eligibility Criteria for Candidates 
5.1  Taking NATA-2019 
Candidates may come from the following backgrounds: 
(a) *No candidate shall be admitted to architecture course unless she/ he has passed an examination 
at the end of the 10+2 scheme of examination with at least 50% aggregate marks in Physics, 
Chemistry & Mathematics and also at least 50% marks in aggregate of the 10+2 level 
examination or passed 10+3 Diploma Examination with Mathematics as compulsory subject with 
at least 50% marks in aggregate; (those appearing the 10+2 exam with PCM  subjects in the 
current year may also provisionally appear in the exam, however, their result in NATA-2019 will 
be declared valid subject to fulfilling the above criteria). 
(*As approved by the Central Government vide letter F.No.4-65/2016-TS.VI dated 12.02.2019) 
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1.0 Introduction 
The Council of Architecture (CoA) has been constituted by the Government of India under the provisions of 
the Architects Act, 1972. This Act was enacted by the Parliament of India and came into force with effect 
from 1st September, 1972. The Act provides for registration of Architects, standards of education, 
recognized qualifications and standards of professional conduct and etiquette to be complied with by the 
architects. The Council of Architecture is vested with the responsibility of maintaining the register of 
architects on national basis as well as regulating the Architecture education and practice of Architecture 
profession throughout India.  For this purpose, the Government of India has framed Rules and Council has 
framed Regulations as provided for in the Architects Act, with the approval of Government of India. 
Any person desirous of carrying on the profession as 'Architect' must have registration with Council of 
Architecture. For the purpose of registration, one must undergo the education in accordance with the 
Council of Architecture Minimum Standards of Architectural Education Regulations and possess the 
recognized qualification as appended to the Architects Act. The registration with Council of Architecture as 
an Architect entitles a person to use the title and style of Architect, for practicing the profession of 
architecture. If any person falsely represents or claims to be registered architect or uses any words or letters 
to suggest that she/he is an architect or misuses title and style of architect, such acts tantamount to 
committing of a criminal offence punishable under the Architects Act, 1972. 
The practice of profession of an architect is regulated under the Architects (Professional Conduct) 
Regulations, 1989 (as amended in 2003), which prescribe the professional conduct, ethics and etiquette, 
conditions of engagement and scale of charges, architectural competition guidelines etc. Pursuant to these 
Regulations, the Council of Architecture has framed guidelines governing the various aspects of practice. 
There are about 480 institutions presently imparting architectural education in India leading to recognized 
qualifications. The standards of education being imparted in these institutions (constituent 
colleges/departments of universities, deemed universities, affiliated colleges/schools, IITs, NITs and 
autonomous institutions) are prescribed and monitored by Council of Architecture by way of Regulations and 
norms & standards prescribed from time to time, which set forth the requirement of eligibility for admission, 
course duration, standards of staff & accommodation, course content, examination etc.  
These minimum standards as prescribed by the Council are required to be maintained by all the institutions. 
The CoA oversees the maintenance of the standards periodically by way of conducting inspections. The CoA 
is required to keep the Central Government informed of the standards being maintained by the institutions 
and is empowered to make recommendations to the Government of India with regard to recognition and/or 
de-recognition of a qualification. As per the Minimum Standards of Architectural Education Regulations, 
  NATA – 2019 
 
  
 
qualifying in an aptitude test in Architecture is mandatory for admission to B.Arch. degree course.  Hon’ble 
Madras High Court vide order dated 21.07.2003 in W.P.No.9707 of 2003, had held the aptitude test as a 
mandatory requirement. 
2.0 About NATA 2019 
National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) is being conducted by COA since 2006, in terms of the 
provisions of CoA (Minimum Standards of Architectural Education) Regulations, 1983, published in the 
Gazette of India. It is implied that a separate aptitude test in Architecture should be conducted and such test 
should not be combined with the tests for admissions to Engineering, Pharmacy, Medicine and other 
disciplines. Being the competent authority for fixing norms and standards for architectural institutions, COA 
has the necessary expertise to hold a Common Aptitude Test in Architecture, at national level to provide a 
single window system for appearing in aptitude test and to facilitate institutions, students and public at large 
for admission to First year of 5 year B.Arch. Degree Course at all recognized Institutions all over country. The 
purpose of conducting NATA is to provide a single scheme of examination for holding aptitude test and to 
facilitate prospective students all over the country to apply for admissions in architecture seats in 
institutions spread across the country and to avoid appearing in multiple aptitude tests. However, the actual 
admissions shall be carried out only by the concerned competent authorities of the respective 
states/institutions based on NATA. The NATA also ensures that the eligibility criteria for admission to five 
year Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch.) degree course, as prescribed by CoA and duly approved by the 
Central Government, are strictly adhered to and followed all over the country in Architectural Institutions. 
NATA measures the aptitude of the applicant for specific field of study, i.e. Architecture. The test makes an 
assessment of drawing and observation skills, sense of proportion, aesthetic sensitivity, Mathematics at 
10+2 level and critical thinking ability that have been acquired by the candidate over the past few years and 
are related to the specific field of study. 
With the objective of attracting a greater number of bright aspirants for studying Architecture and practicing 
the same as a profession in future, CoA like every year will be conducting NATA-2019 for admission to 
B.Arch. in the academic session 2019-20. CoA has further decided to conduct the test twice a year, thus 
giving opportunity to those students who miss out the first test due to some reason or other and to improve 
upon their NATA score in the first test by re-appearing the second test. Both the first and second test will be 
conducted on a different date as a one-day online examination all over the country. The test shall consist of 
two parts: Part A comprising Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ), Mathematics and general aptitude which is 
to be answered online and Part B is on drawing, which is paper based. This has been devised as a step 
  NATA – 2019 
 
  
 
towards producing competent architects to serve the society and to build the nation in coming decades, 
especially in view of the Govt. of India mission of Smart Cities. 
3.0 Schedule of Examination 
Date & Time of 
Examination 
Subject and Marks of Examination 
First Examination: 
 
14.04.2019(Sunday) 
10.00 a.m.  to 11.00 a.m. 
11.15 a.m.  to 01.15 p.m. 
 
 
(Grand Total of 200 marks) 
 
FIRST 60 minutes (one hour)-Part A (ONLINE)               TOTAL 120 Marks 
 
Mathematics (MCQ)                     20 Questions  X 2marks each = 40 Marks  
General Aptitude (MCQ )      40 Questions X 2marks each = 80 Marks  
LAST 120  minutes (two hours) –Part-B                  TOTAL 80 Marks 
Drawings  in A4 Size paper            2 Questions X 40 marks each = 80 Marks 
Second Examination:  
 
07.07.2019 (Sunday) 
10.00 a.m.  to 11.00 a.m. 
11.15 a.m. to 1.15 p.m. 
 
(Grand Total of 200 marks) 
 
FIRST 60 minutes (one hour)-Part A (ONLINE)               TOTAL 120 Marks 
 
Mathematics (MCQ)                    20 Questions  X 2marks each = 40 Marks  
General Aptitude (MCQ )      40 Questions X 2marks each = 80 Marks 
 
LAST 120  minutes (two hours) –Part-B                  TOTAL 80 Marks 
Drawings  in A4 Size paper            2 Questions X 40 marks each = 80 Marks 
4.0 Pattern of Questions and Mode of Answering 
Part A comprises of Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) to be answered online and Part B will be answered on 
A4 size drawing sheets. Syllabus for NATA-2019 is given in APPENDIX – I. Questions and all instructions will 
be available only in English medium.  
The distribution of marks is outlined as follows: 
Subject Distribution of Marks Total Marks 
Part A 
Mathematics (20 Questions carrying 2 
marks each) 
20 x 2 40 
General Aptitude (40 Questions 
carrying 2 marks each) 
40 x 2 80 
Part B 
Drawing (2 Questions carrying 40 
marks each) 
2 x 40 80 
 TOTAL 200 
 
  NATA – 2019 
 
  
 
4.1  Test on Mathematics & General Aptitude  
Out of four options, only one option is correct and correct response will yield 2 (two) marks. There is no 
negative marking.  
4.2  Drawing Test 
Candidate has to attempt two questions within 120 minutes. The drawing aptitude is judged on the following 
aspects -  
? Ability to sketch a given object proportionately and rendering the same in visually appealing manner; 
? Visualising and drawing the effects of light on the object and shadows cast on surroundings;  
? Sense of perspective drawing;   
? Combining and composing given three dimensional elements to form a building or structural form; 
? Creating interesting two dimensional composition using given shapes and forms; 
? Creating visual harmony using colours in given composition; 
? Understanding of scale and proportions; 
? Drawing from memory through pencil sketch on themes from day to day experiences. 
The Answer to each question in the 'drawing' paper will be examined by more than one examiner 
independently and the marks will be averaged. The primary emphasis in scoring the drawing section will be 
on the candidate's drawing, imagination and observation skills. The candidate's sense of proportion and 
perspective will also be evaluated together with sense for colour and composition.  
5.0 Eligibility Criteria for Candidates 
5.1  Taking NATA-2019 
Candidates may come from the following backgrounds: 
(a) *No candidate shall be admitted to architecture course unless she/ he has passed an examination 
at the end of the 10+2 scheme of examination with at least 50% aggregate marks in Physics, 
Chemistry & Mathematics and also at least 50% marks in aggregate of the 10+2 level 
examination or passed 10+3 Diploma Examination with Mathematics as compulsory subject with 
at least 50% marks in aggregate; (those appearing the 10+2 exam with PCM  subjects in the 
current year may also provisionally appear in the exam, however, their result in NATA-2019 will 
be declared valid subject to fulfilling the above criteria). 
(*As approved by the Central Government vide letter F.No.4-65/2016-TS.VI dated 12.02.2019) 
  NATA – 2019 
 
  
 
5.2  Admission to First year of B.Arch. course 
QUALIFYING IN NATA-2019 DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A RIGHT/ GUARANTEE IN FAVOUR OF THE CANDIDATE 
FOR HIS/HER ADMISSION TO ANY ARCHITECTURE COURSE UNLESS HE/SHE HAS FULFILLED ALL THE 
PRESCRIBED REQUIREMENTS AS SPECIFIED BY RESPECTIVE COUNSELLING AND ADMISSION AUTHORITIES.  
Only candidates who have the following credentials shall be eligible for admission to B.Arch. Course. 
i. Qualified through the recognized aptitude test in Architecture (NATA or equivalent) in 2019 
ii. Have gone through any of the following curriculum with marks as prescribed below: 
(a) Secured at least 50% aggregate marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics and also at least 
50% marks in aggregate of the 10+2 level examination; 
(b) Or passed 10+3 diploma examination with Mathematics as compulsory subject with at least 50% 
marks in aggregate.   
Candidates may note that no direct lateral admission is allowed at any other year/stage of B.Arch. 
course based on any qualification.  
5.3  Reservations under different categories 
NATA 2019 is a qualifying examination for admission into the B. Arch degree program. Reservation is a 
prerogative of the admission/ counselling authority and does not fall under the purview of this examination.  
5.4 Help Desk 
Email ID : helplinenata2019@gmail.com 
Help Desk Number: +91 8296744296 
6.0 Application Procedure 
The First Test will be held on 14.04.2019 and the Second Test is scheduled to be held on 07.07.2019.  
Appearing in second test is not mandatory and is purely at the discretion of the applicants. Candidates can 
register themselves either for first test or second or both by filling in the application form appropriately.  
Candidates opting to appear in both the first and second test may note that they will be issued with the 
separate score card for each test. The score card for Second test shall contain the marks secured in First & 
Second Test and also the best marks secured in either of the Tests as valid score for admission to B.Arch. 
Course. 
Application has to be filled up ONLINE at the NATA portal of www.nata.in. 
Candidates need to visit the portal and CLICK the requisite link ONLINE APPLICATION NATA– 2019 and 
thereafter will be directed to the actual application form. The form is interactive in nature and the fields 
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