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NATA 2019: National Aptitude Test in Architecture

NATA 2019 Overview

NATANational Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) is being conducted by Council Of Architecture.

Candidates can get admission into private & governments aided colleges or institutions across the country.

Here candidates can check details of NATA 2019 Application Form.

Those who wants to bright their career in architecture this is one of the best option to go on.

NATA 2019 Important Dates
EventsDates (Tentative)
Starting of online registrationJanuary 2019
Closing date of online registrationMarch 2019
Date of ExamApril 2019

NATA 2019 Eligiblity criteria

The candidates should be 10+2 or equivalent passed/appearing.
The candidates should be 10+3 Diploma (any stream) passed/appearing recognized by Central/State Govts.
The candidates having International Baccalaureate Diploma passed/appearing, after 10 years of Schooling.


Only candidates who have satisfied following criteria shall be eligible for admission to B.Arch course.

Qualified a recognized aptitude test in Architecture (NATA or equivalent) in 2019

Have gone through any of the following curriculum with marks as prescribed below:

  • 10+2 or equivalent examination of Central/State Govts. with 50% aggregate marks and with
  • Mathematics as a compulsory subject of examination;
  • 10+3 Diploma (any stream) recognized by Central/State Govts. with 50% aggregate marks with
  • Mathematics as a compulsory subject of examination;
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma passed/appearing, after 10 years of Schooling with 50%
    marks in aggregate and with Mathematics as compulsory subject of examination

NATA 2019 Exam Pattern

(Paper of total marks 200)

FIRST 90 minutes – Part A TOTAL 120 Marks

Mathematics (MCQ) 20X2 = 40 Marks (ONLINE)

General Aptitude (MCQ ) 40X2 = 80 Marks (ONLINE)

LAST 90 minutes- Part B TOTAL 80

Marks Drawings (Two questions) in A4 Size paper 2X 40 = 80 Marks

Mathematics & General Aptitude Test:

  • Multiple choice question with only one option will be correct
  • Every correct response will yield 2 (two) marks
  • There is no negative marking, but wrong answering will be penalized in case of tie breaking.

Drawing Test: Given below are the aspects on which this is judged:

  • 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 compositions 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.

NATA 2019 Application Form

Visit the website of NATA or the link is here t or

NATA 2019 Syllabus


Algebra: Definitions of A. P. and G.P.; General term; Summation of first n-terms of series ?n, ?n²,?n3 ; Arithmetic/Geometric series, A.M., G.M. and their relation; Infinite G.P. series and its sum.

Logarithms: Definition; General properties; Change of base.

Matrices: 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).

Trigonometry: 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.

Coordinate Geometry: 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.

3-Dimensional Co-ordinate geometry: 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.

Theory of Calculus: Functions, 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.

Application of Calculus: 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 and combination: 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.

Statistics and Probability: 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.

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 – both geometrical and abstract. Form transformations in 2D and 3D like union, subtraction, rotation, surfaces and volumes. Generating plan, elevation and 3D views of objects. 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, equipment etc., from memory.

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 (visual, numerical and verbal), General awareness of national/ international architects and famous architectural creations.

Mathematical Reasoning:

Statements, logical operations like and, or, if and only if, implies, implied by. Understanding of tautology, converse, contradiction and contrapositive.
Sets and Relations: 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 — definition and elementary examples.

NATA 2019 Admit Card

Admit cards of NATA 2019 will be available on the official website from the month of April.

Admit card contains all the important details of the student and of the examination centre.

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