Applications invited for National Aptitude Test in Architecture(NATA) 2019

Interested to become an Architect in India? If yes, you must qualify the National Aptitude Test in Architecture. Check out this article to know the details of NATA 2019 regarding its eligibility, application fees, exam schedule, application procedure, exam centers and important dates

National Aptitude Test in Architecture(NATA) 2019 conducted by the Council of Architecture has been announced. NATA measures the aptitude of an applicant to become an Architect. So if you are interested to join the B. Arch course for the academic year 2019 in Government Engineering colleges and self-financing Engineering Colleges all over India, you must definitely qualify this NATA exam as the entry to the course will be mainly based on the NATA scores. Apart from that, the candidates must have secured 50% marks in Physics, Mathematics and Chemistry and also a 50% marks at 10+2 level examination. NATA-2019 score will be valid only for admission in the session 2019-20. This year, the exam will be conducted in 2 rounds. The first one will be held on April 14(Timing: 10:00 AM- 11:00 AM, 11:15 AM- 1:15 PM) while the second one is scheduled to be held on July 7(Timing: 10:00 AM- 11:00 AM, 11:15 AM- 1:15 PM). Now let us check those details.

Mode of test

All candidates are requested to report to the exam center by 8:00 AM. The test consists of two parts: Part A comprising Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ), Mathematics and General Aptitude which is to be answered online while Part B is on drawing, which should be done on A4 size drawing sheets. The questions and all instructions for this NATA 2019 will be available only in English medium. There won't be any negative marking.


Candidates who have passed 10+2 examination with 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics and also 50% marks at 10+2 level examination are eligible to appear for this exam. Those who are appearing for the 10+2 exam(Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics subjects) in the current year are also eligible to appear for this exam but their NATA-2019 result will be declared valid only if they fulfill the above-mentioned criteria.

NATA 2019 test

As I mentioned earlier, there will be 2 tests for this year. But appearing in the 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. If you are appearing in both the first and second test separately, then you will be issued with a scorecard that contains the best of two test's composite marks.

How to apply?

Interested candidates can apply for NATA 2019 by filling up online at the NATA portal of First, you need to visit the portal and click the link ONLINE APPLICATION NATA– 2019, from which you will be directed to the actual application form. You need to fill certain steps like personal information, document uploading as well as fee payment. Remember to fill certain fields that are super-scribed with * MUST be filled up as they are MANDATORY, otherwise, your application will not get submitted. And also there is no need to send any document by post.

Do we need to upload any image?

Yes, you need to upload a recent passport size photograph in color and also your own signature. Make sure the documents should be in jpg/jpeg format while the page size of the document must be in A4 format. In order to know the details regarding the size and dimension of documents, refer to the official website of NATA.

Application fees

  • General category: Rs 1800(either first test or second test)
  • General category: Rs 3500(both first and second test)
  • SC/ST category: Rs 1500(either first test or second test)
  • SC/ST category: Rs 2800(both first and second test)
  • If you opt to appear from test centres outside the territory of India, then you need to deposit Rs.10000/- for either first or second test and Rs. 18,000/- for appearing in both the tests through online mode

How to submit the application fees?

Candidates can submit the application fees through EPG.
First, you need to click "Payment of fee using EPG services" and the system will automatically redirect you to the available payment gateway page which is displayed at the web site. As per your convenience, you are given the chance to select any of the options to pay the application fee through electronic payment gateway via debit card, credit card or net banking and then follow the online instructions to complete the payment process. After successful payment, the payment gateway will redirect you to the home page which will show the status of fee payment. After doing the payment successfully, you will be able to print the final "Confirmation Page" which denotes a successful proof of registration.

NATA 2019 admit card

All candidates can download the soft copy of the admit card from the website and should appear for the examination with a printed hard copy at the Examination Centre which is indicated in the downloaded admit card along with documents like one original photo identity card- Voter Card/ Pan Card/ Driving Licence /Aadhar Card. You should make sure that the photograph and signature printed on the admit card are not damaged even by accident. Candidates with damaged admit cards will not be allowed to appear for NATA 2019.

Items to bring to the exam centers

  • Downloaded admit card of NATA 2019
  • Original Proof of Identity- Aadhar/ Passport/ Driving License/ Voter ID to show the original proof of identity
  • Pen, pencils, eraser, color pencils (No water/oil color or crayon) are allowed while Instruments of any like scale are not permitted
  • You can bring a cardboard or a clip board on which nothing should be

Exam centers

The exam will be conducted in different cities of states like Andaman and Nicobar, Arunachal Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Delhi, Bihar, Chandigarh, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Goa, Haryana, Delhi, Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Kerala, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Maharashtra, Manipur, Nagaland, Odisha, Punjab, Pondicherry, Sikkim, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Tripura, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, West Bengal and Dubai. For the city name, please visit the NATA official website. The candidates applying for the exam centre in Dubai will not be given any choice for test centers. Remember Dubai cannot be chosen as second or third choice of exam city.

Important dates

(For the first test)
  • Start date for online form fill-up : 24 January 2019
  • End date and time of registration: 11th March 2019 (11:59 PM)
  • Last day and time for allowing Image uploads : 15 March 2019 (11:59 PM)
  • Last day and time for allowing fee payment: 15 March 2019 (11:59 PM)
  • Last day and time for printing confirmation page : 18th March 2019 (11:59 PM)
  • Candidate correction window opening from : 12th March 2019 (10:30 AM) to 15th March 2019 (11:59 PM)
  • Date of publication of downloadable admit card : 1st April 2019
  • Date and time of examination : 14th April 2019 (10 AM to 01:15 PM)
  • Date of publication of results: 3rd May 2019

(For the second test)
  • Start date for online form fill-up : 24 January 2019
  • End date and time of registration : 12th June 2019 (11:59 PM)
  • Last day and time for allowing Image uploads : 15 June 2019 (11:59 PM)
  • Last day and time for allowing fee payment : 15 June 2019 (11:59 PM)
  • Last day and time for printing confirmation page : 17th June 2019 (11:59 PM)
  • Candidate Correction window opens from: 15th June 2019 (10:30 AM) to 17th June 2019 (11:59 PM)
  • Date of publication of downloadable admit card : 24th June 2019
  • Date and time of exam: 7th July 2019 (10 AM to 01:15 PM)
  • Result publishing date: 21st July 2019

Contact information

Address: Council of Architecture, India Habitat Centre, Core 6A, 1st Floor, Lodhi Road,
New Delhi-110003 India
Help Desk Phone: +91 8296744296


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