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NATA 2019 National Aptitude Test in Architecture

NATA 2019 - National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) 2019 for admission into 1st year of 5-year B.Arch. Degree Courses at various Institutions in India for the Academic Session 2019-20 shall be conducted by the Council twice i.e. first test on 14th April 2019 and second on 07th July 2019 at the various designated centres all over India.

 

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NATA 2019

  • 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.
  • NATA Exam is conducted for various architecture courses. Through this candidates can get opportunities to get into (five years) of Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch) Program in all over India. NATA Exam will be Conducted (Two Times in a year) for Candidates.

 

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Eligibility Criteria for NATA 2019

To Appear for NATA 2019 candidates should be

  • Passed 10+2 scheme of examination with 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics and also 50% marks in aggregate at 10+2 level examination; (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).

 

Admission to First year of B.Arch. Course

  1. 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.
  2. Only candidates who have the following credentials shall be eligible for admission to B.Arch. Course.
    • Qualified through the recognized aptitude test in Architecture (NATA or equivalent) in 2019
    • Have gone through any of the following curriculum with marks as prescribed below:
    • Secured 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics and also 50% marks in aggregate at 10+2 level examination;
  1. Candidates may note that no direct lateral admission is allowed at any other year/stage of B.Arch. course based on any qualification.

 

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.

 

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NATA  2019 Exam Schedule

  • Nata Test shall be conducted from 14th April 2019 (Sunday, 10.00 am to 01.15 pm); duration: First 90 minutes; total marks 120; Subjects - Mathematics (MCQ), General Aptitude (MCQ).

 

NATA  2019 Test Centres

  • The allocation of examination centre spread across all state capitals and other selected cities subject to availability of at least 200 students in general.
  • NATA test is conducted at various CoA approved architectural institutions in the country. However, test centre keeps on changing thereby making it mandatory to confirm from its official website.

 

Procedure for conduct of Exam

  • Important procedures to be followed during the conduct of examination are specified in APPENDIX-II. Please also refer to APPENDIX-III for necessary information.

 

a) Test on Scientific ability and General Aptitude

  • Mathematics - 20 Questions, 40 Marks; Mode of Exam: MCQ (Online)
  • General Aptitude - 40 Questions, 70 Marks; Mode of Exam: MCQ (Online)
  • Drawing Test - 02 Questions, 70 Marks; Mode of Exam: MCQ (Paper & Pencil)

 

Registration Process

  • Details of the Registration Process for NATA is available separately on our website www.nata.in

 

Important Things to Remember When Registering:

  • Register well in advance. During the peak admission season Test Centers fill up quickly. Take the test as soon as possible to ensure that the candidate's scorecard/Mark list are ready in time for submission to the admission authorities at the time of applying for admission.
  • When registering online, be sure that the spelling of the candidate's name matches the name printed on the identification document(s) the candidate will present at the Test Center; if this information does not match, the candidate will not be permitted to appear in test and his / her test fee will be forfeited.

 

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NATA 2019 Application Form

  • The First Test will be held on 14th April 2019 and the Second Test is scheduled to be held on 07th July 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 separately may note that they will be issued with the scorecard, containing the best of two test’s composite marks (composite marks are the marks secured in both part A and part B taken together in a Test).
  • 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 required to be filled up are categorized in different sub-sections. The fields super-scribed with * MUST be filled up as they are MANDATORY, otherwise the application will NOT get submitted.
  • The application form is broadly categorized into three steps: filling of PERSONAL DETAILS; DOCUMENT UPLOADING & FEE PAYMENT. Please see Appendix-IV for detailed guidelines on fields to be entered at the time of online form filling.
  • For any other questions, please register at NATA website (www.nata.in) and get into "Forum" section. You can post our queries here. Please search before you post the query. It may be already raised by some other candidate and already answered.

 

Application Fee Details

  • A candidate applying for NATA-2019 has to pay INR 1800/- (Rupees One thousand and eight hundred and only) as application fee, through ONLINE mode. This is inclusive of service fee charged by the bank.
  • In case the Candidate wishes to appear for both first and second test, he/she shall deposit Rs.3500/- (Rupees Three thousand and five hundred only) as application fees.
  • Candidates belonging to SC/ST category need to deposit Rs 1500/- for either first or second test and Rs.2800/- for appearing in both the tests through online mode.
  • Candidates opting to appear from test centres outside the territory of India have to deposit Rs.10000/- for either first or second test and Rs. 18,000/- for appearing in both the tests through online mode.

 

Payment through EPG

  • Payment of fee can be made through State Bank of India/ Bill desk payment gateway.
  • As per the candidate's convenience, he/she may select any of the options to pay the application fee through electronic payment gateway via debit card, credit card or net banking online instructions to complete the payment process.

 

Issue of Admit Card

  • For each Applicant, an Admit Card will be generated according to the schedule notified indicating the allotted Exam Centre for NATA-2019 and a downloadable version of the admit card will be published on the respective webpage of the candidate concerned.
  • An Examination Roll Number will also be generated for each candidate.
  • Candidate has to download the soft copy of the Admit Card from the website and has to appear in the examination with a printed hard copy at the concerned Exam Centre indicated in the downloaded Admit Card along with one original photo identity card- Voter Card/ Pan Card/ Aadhar Card/ Driving Licence.
  • Candidates must ensure that the photograph and signature printed on the admit card are not mutilated/distorted / soiled even by accident. Candidates with such mutilated / distorted / soiled admit cards will not be allowed to appear in NATA-2019.

 

Validity of NATA-2019 Score

  • NATA-2019 score shall be valid only for admission in the session 2019-20.

 

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NATA 2019 Exam Dates

For First Test Scheduled to be held on 14th April 2019

  • Availability of Information in the public domain from 21st January 2019
  • Start of Online Form fill-up 24th January 2019
  • End of Registration: 11th March 2019 (11:59 PM)
  • Image uploads allowed till 15th March 2019 (11:59 PM)
  • Fee Payment Allowed till 15th March 2019 (11:59 PM)
  • Confirmation Page Printing Available till 18th March 2019 (11:59 PM)
  • Candidate Correction window 12th March 2019 (10:30 AM) to 15th March 2019 (11:59 PM)
  • Publication of Downloadable Admit Card: 01st April 2019
  • Date & Time of Exam: 14th April 2019 (10.00 AM to 01.15 PM)
  • Publication of Results: 03rd May 2019

 

For Second Test Scheduled to be held on 07th June 2019

  • Availability of Information in the Public Domain From 21st January 2019
  • Start of Online Form fill-up 24th January 2019
  • End of Registration 12th June 2019 (11:59 PM)
  • Image uploads allowed till 15th June 2019 (11:59 PM)
  • Fee Payment Allowed till 15th June 2019 (11:59 PM)
  • Confirmation Page Printing Available till 17th June 2019 (11:59 PM)
  • Candidate Correction Window 15th June 2019 (10:30 AM) to 17th June 2019 (11:59 PM)
  • Publication of Downloadable Admit Card 24th June 2019
  • Date & Time of Exam 07th July 2019 (10.00 AM to 01.15 PM)
  • Publication of Results: 21st July 2019

 

Schedule of Examination

First Examination

  • 14th April 2019 (Sunday) 10.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. 11.15 a.m. to 01.15 p.m.
  • FIRST 60 minutes (one hour) - Part A (ONLINE) [Total: 120 Marks]
  • Mathematics (MCQ) = 20 Questions X 2 marks each = 40 Marks
  • General Aptitude (MCQ) = 40 Questions X 2 marks each = 80 Marks
  • (Grand Total of 200 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

  • 14th April 2019 (Sunday) 10.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. 11.15 a.m. to 01.15 p.m.
  • FIRST 60 minutes (one hour) - Part A (ONLINE) [Total: 120 Marks]
  • Mathematics (MCQ) = 20 Questions X 2 marks each = 40 Marks
  • General Aptitude (MCQ) = 40 Questions X 2 marks each = 80 Marks
  • (Grand Total of 200 marks)
  • LAST 120 minutes (two hours) - Part-B [Total: 80 Marks]
  • Drawings in A4 Size paper 2 Questions X 40 marks each = 80 Marks

 

NATA Exam Pattern 2019

  • All the booklets will be served at the begging in one folder. MCQ answer sheet (OMR) will be withdrawn after 90 minutes. It is to be noted carefully that the candidates must fill in as well as bubble in All the relevant information including the "Question Booklet No" at the indicate places on OMR Answer Sheet Drawing Sheets and Attendance Sheet during exam.
  • The Test is in two parts. A paper based drawing test and computer based online aesthetic sensitivity test. The test measures aptitude of the candidate through two sections - a paper based section for drawing and computer based section for aesthetic sensitivity.
  • 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.

Drawing Test

  • Candidate has to attempt two questions within 120 minutes. The drawing aptitude is judged on the following aspects:
  • i. Ability to sketch a given object proportionately and rendering the same in visually appealing manner
  • ii. Visualizing and drawing the effects of light on the object and shadows cast on surroundings
  • iii. Sense of perspective drawing
  • iv. Combining and composing given three dimensional elements to form a building or structural form
  • v. Creating interesting two dimensional composition using given shapes and forms
  • vi. Creating visual harmony using colours in given composition
  • vii. Understanding of scale and proportions
  • viii. Drawing from memory through pencil sketch on themes from day to day experiences

 

Aesthetic Sensitivity Test

  • This is computer based test where candidate has to answer 40 multiple choice questions
  • The aesthetic sensitivity test measures perception, imagination and observation, creativity and communication along with architectural awareness and comprises of -
  • i. Visualising three dimensional objects from two dimensional drawings
  • ii. Visualising different sides of three dimensional objects
  • iii. Identifying commonly used materials and objects based on their textural qualities
  • iv. Analytical reasoning
  • v. Mental Ability
  • vi. Imaginative comprehension and expression

vii. Architectural awareness

 

Council of Architecture, New Delhi

National Institute of Advanced Studies in Architecture - CDSA, Survey No.: 58 & 49/4, Bavdhan Khurd, Paud Road (Before Ambrosia Resort; Off Chandni Chowk), Pune-411021, Telephone No.: 020-6573-1088, Email: admin.nata@gmail.com, Website www.nata.in