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.

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:

**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 |
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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 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.

- 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.
- NATA scores are used by admissions authorities of different Government, Govt. Aided & Unaided schools / colleges of Architecture.
- The test measures drawing and observation skills, sense of proportion, aesthetic sensitivity and critical thinking ability.
- The test is in two parts. A paper based drawing test for two hours and computer based online aesthetic sensitivity test.

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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