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.

National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) is a national level undergraduate exam which is conducted by Council of Architecture (COA) for admission to 5-year B.Arch programme. 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.

Through NATA 2019, candidates can get admission into B.Arch programme offered by Government, Government-aided, Private Unaided, University Departments and Deemed Universities of the country. Previously NATA was conducted once every year, but from the current session the exam would be conducted twice a year - first on April 14, 2019 and the second on July 7, 2019. Candidates will be able to take one or both the attempts of NATA 2019. If the candidate appears in both attempts, then best of the two scores will be considered. The eligibility criteria of NATA 2019 has also been changed, with diploma candidates currently no longer eligible for admission. That is not all as there are plans to make changes to the exam pattern and counselling process as well. The question paper of the exam has two parts- Part A containing Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) will be conducted online, while Part B (Drawing test) will be held in offline mode.

Application form for NATA 2019 for the first attempt is now available online from January 24 to March 11, 2019 . Eligible candidates have to submit completed application form of NATA 2019 before the last date.

NATA 2019 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates appearing for the entrance exam need to meet the below mentioned eligibility criteria of NATA prescribed by the authorities. The eligibility criteria includes the parameters like qualifying examination, minimum marks required, age limit etc:

NATA 2019 Eligibility Criteria

Qualifying Examination: Candidate must have passed 10+2 or equivalent examination.
Please note that from the academic session 2019-20, Diploma holders are no longer eligible for admission to architecture program.

Qualifying Marks: Candidate must have obtained a minimum of 50% marks in mathematics, physics, and chemistry taken together. Additionally, the candidate needs to score minimum 50% marks in aggregate in 10+2.

Age limit: Minimum 17 years of age as on July 31, 2019

Section Universities Topic
Mathematics

ALGEBRA

 

 

 

 

 

 

Logarithms

Matrices

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trigonometry

 

 

 

 

 

Coordinate geometry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dimensional co-ordinate geometry

 

 

 

 

Theory of calculus

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Application of calculus

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Permutation and combination

 

 

 

 

 

 

Statistics and Probability

Definitions of a. p

Definitions of g. p

General term of a.p and g.p

Summation of first n-terms of series ∑n ∑n2∑n3

Arithmetic and geometric series

Relation of a.m and g.m

Infinite g.p. series and its sum

Definition, general properties and change of base in logarithms

Concepts of m x n m ≤ 3 n ≤ 3 real matrices

Operations of addition

Scalar multiplication and multiplication of matrices

Transpose of a matrix

Determinant of a square matrix

Properties of determinants statement only

Minor, cofactor and adjoint of a matrix

Nonsingular matrix

Inverse of a matrix

Finding area of a triangle

Solutions of system of linear equations not more than 3 variables

Trigonometric Functions

Addition and subtraction formulae

Formulae involving multiple and submultiple angles

General solution of trigonometric equations

Properties of triangles

Inverse trigonometric functions and their properties

Distance formula

Section formula

Area of a triangle

Condition of collinearity of three points in a plane

Polar coordinates

Transformation from cartesian to polar coordinates and vice versa

Parallel transformation of axes

Concept of locus

Elementary locus problems

Slope of a line

Equation of lines in different forms

Angle between two lines

Condition of perpendicularity and parallelism of two lines

Distance of a point from a line

Distance between two parallel lines

Lines through the point of intersection of two lines

Equation of a circle with a given center and radius

Condition that a general equation of second degree in x, y may represent a circle

Equation of a circle in terms of endpoints of a diameter

Equation of tangent

Normal and chord

Parametric equation of a circle

Intersection of a line with a circle

Equation of common chord of two intersecting circles

Direction cosines and direction ratios

Distance between two points and section formula

Equation of a straight line

Equation of a plane

Distance of a point from a plane

Functions of calculus

Composition of two functions and inverse of a function

Limit

Continuity

Derivative

Chain rule

Derivative of implicit functions and functions defined parametrically

Integration as a reverse process of differentiation

Indefinite integral of standard functions

Integration by parts

Integration by substitution and partial fraction

Definite integral as a limit of a sum with equal subdivisions

Fundamental Theorem of Integral Calculus and its applications

Properties of definite integrals

Formation of ordinary differential equations

Solution of homogeneous differential equations

Separation of variables method

Linear first order differential equations

Tangents and normals

Conditions of tangency

Determination of monotonicity

Maxima and Minima

Differential coefficient as a measure of rate

Motion in a straight line with constant acceleration

Geometric interpretation of definite integral as area

Calculation of area bounded by elementary curves and straight lines

Area of the region included between two elementary curves

Permutation of n different things taken r at a time r ≤ n

Permutation of n things not all different

Permutation with repetitions circular permutation excluded

Combinations of n different things taken r at a time r ≤ n

Combination of n things not all different

Basic properties

Problems involving both permutations and combinations

Measure of dispersion

Mean

Variance and standard deviation

Frequency distribution

Addition and multiplication rules of probability

Conditional probability and bayes’ theorem

Independence of events

Repeated independent trails and binomial distribution

General aptitude

Objects

Texture related to architecture and built environment

Interpretation of pictorial compositions

Visualizing three-dimensional objects from two-dimensional drawing

Visualizing different sides of 3d objects

Analytical reasoning

Mental ability in visual and numerical and verbal

General awareness of national/international architects and famous architectural creations

Mathematical Reasoning

 

 

 

 
 

Sets and relations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 

Statements

Logical operations like and, or, if and only if, implies, implied by

Understanding of tautology

Converse

Contradiction and contrapositive

Idea of sets

Subsets

Power set

Complement

Union

Intersection and difference of sets

Venn diagram

De morgan's laws

Relation and its properties

Equivalence relation of definition and elementary examples

Drawing test

Understanding of scale and proportion of objects

Geometric composition

Shape

Building forms and elements

Aesthetics

Colour texture

Harmony and contrast.

Conceptualization and visualization through structuring objects in memory

Drawing of patterns of both geometrical and abstract

Form transformations in 2d and 3d like union

Form transformations in 2d and 3d like subtraction

Form transformations in 2d and 3d like rotation

Form transformations in 2d and 3d like surfaces and volumes

Generating plan

Elevation and 3d views ofobjects

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

Common day-to-day life objects like equipment and memory

NATA 2019 Exam Pattern

NATA exam pattern will enable candidates to know about the marking scheme, duration of examination, type of questions asked, mode of exam and more. For the current academic session, the council plans to make some changes to the exam pattern of NATA, for example the time duration of drawing section could be increased from present 90 to 120 minutes, while reducing allotted time of aptitude and mathematics test from 90 to 60 minutes.

Given below is the exam pattern of NATA based on previous session.

NATA 2019 Exam Pattern
Candidate must have passed 10+2 or equivalent examination.
Please note that from the academic session 2019-20, Diploma holders are no longer eligible for admission to architecture program.

Questions Type/Mode of Examination:

  • Part A will carry Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) which candidates need to answer in online mode.
  • Part B will carry subjective type questions that need to be answered in offline mode on the A4 drawing sheet.

Number of Questions in Each Part:

  • Part A will have 20 questions from Mathematics and 40 from General Aptitude sections
  • Part B will carry two questions. These will be Drawing-based questions

Exam Duration: 3 hours will be allotted to complete the examination out of which the Maths and General Aptitude test will be for 60 minutes while the drawing test will be for 120 minutes
Marking scheme: In part A, 2 marks will be awarded for every correct response. While in Part B, each carries 40 marks. There is no negative marking.

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. The National Aptitude Test in Architecture is a national level examination for admission to undergraduate courses in Architecture. The test measures the aptitude of applicants for a specific field of study, i.e. Architecture, in areas like drawing and observation skills, sense of proportion, aesthetic sensitivity and critical thinking, qualities that have been acquired over a long period of time and that are related to Architecture. NATA or the AIEEE B.Arch exam are prescribed by the Council of Architecture as a compulsory criterion for taking admission to any Architectural College or course in India.

Scheme of Examination


  1. National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) is being conducted by the Council of Architecture at national level for admission to 5 year B.Arch Degree Course at all recognized institutions across India.
  2. NATA scores are used by admissions authorities of different Government, Govt. Aided & Unaided schools / colleges of Architecture.
  3. The test measures drawing and observation skills, sense of proportion, aesthetic sensitivity and critical thinking ability.
  4. The test is in two parts. A paper based drawing test for two hours and computer based online aesthetic sensitivity test.

NATA Participating Colleges in India


NATA is the qualifying exam for admission to Architecture courses across India. Some NATA Participating Colleges or Institutions are:[2]

  • East West School of Architecture, Bangalore
  • SRM University, Chennai
  • Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur
  • Deenbandhu Chhotu Ram University of Science and Technology, Murthal
  • AU College of Engineering, Vishakhapatnam
  • Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi
  • ITM University, Gwalior
  • Ansal University, Gurgaon
  • KIIT University, Bhubaneswar
  • Bharath University, Chennai
  • Sir J J College of Architecture, Mumbai
  • Department of Architecture, IIT Roorkee
  • School of Architecture and Planning, VMRF, Chennai
  • Chandigarh College of Architecture, Chandigarh
  • Department of Architecture, NIT Tiruchirapalli
  • Department of Architecture, NIT Calicut
  • Sushant School of Art and Architecture, Gurgaon
  • Faculty of Architecture & Ekistics, JMI, New Delhi
  • Department of Architecture, BIT, Mersa
  • R V School of Architecture, RVCE, Bangalore
  • Hindustan University, Kelambakkam
  • Sharda University, Greater Noida
  • CEPT University, Ahmedabad
  • BS Abdur Rahman University,Chennai
  • Sri Sri University

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