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NATA 2019 Result (Declared), Answer Key, Response Sheet, Cutoff and Counselling

Updated On - July 22nd 2019 by LOKESH GUPTA

NATA is conducted by Council of Architecture, twice a year for admitting students in B.Arch and B.Planning courses in the participating colleges. The first session was held on April 14, 2019 while the second session was conducted on July 7, 2019

Latest: CoA has released Candidates’ Response Sheets and Answer key at Check Here

  • NATA Result for July session was declared on July 19, and April session result was released on May 3, 2019 in online mode.
  • A total of 35651 number of candidates had applied for NATA second test out of which only 18126 candidates appeared in the exam while 14589 candidates have qualified.
  • To qualify in NATA, candidates are required to meet three conditions– score minimum 25% marks in MCQ and Drawing portions, and score equal to or more than overall qualifying marks (out of 200). Check Admission Criteria
  • NATA second test was conducted on July 7, 2019 at 190 exam centers in India including 1 center in Dubai. 
  • NATA Syllabus comprises of 60 questions from Mathematics and General Aptitude Test together and 2 questions from Drawing Test.
  •  It is of 3 hours 15 minutes long duration and is conducted in both online and offline mode. Check Exam Pattern

NATA 2019 Highlights

Exam NameNational Aptitude Test in Architecture
Conducting BodyCouncil of Architecture (CoA)
Official OR
Exam TypeNational Level
Registration for NATA July 201935651
Exam DateApril 14, and July 7, 2019
Mode of ApplicationOnline
Exam Mode

Offline for Drawing,

Online for Mathematics and Aptitude Test

Score ValidityOne Year only
NATA | 01179412100

Download NATA Sample Papers

NATA 2019 Exam Dates

COA released the official notification of NATA 2019 on January 17, 2019. Tabulated below are other important events related to the exam.

EventDate (Stage I) (Over)Date (Stage II) (Over)
Availability of NATA Application FormJanuary 24 – March 11, 2019January 24 – June 12, 2019
Form Correction WindowMarch 12 – 15, 2019June 15 to 17, 2019
Availability of NATA Admit CardApril 01, 2019June 26, 2019 
Date and Time of Examination

April 14, 2019 (10 AM to 01:15 PM)

July 07, 2019 (10 AM to 01:15 PM)
Declaration of Answer KeysApril 15, 2019July 08, 2019 (Released)
Declaration of NATA ResultMay 03, 2019 July 19, 2019 (Out)

NATA 2019 Eligibility Criteria

Before applying for the examination, there are certain parameters that a candidate must fulfill. They are as follows:

  • 10+2 graduates or appearing with Mathematics as a mandatory subject.
  • 10+3 Diploma holders (any stream)/ appearing recognized by Central/ State Government with Mathematics as one of the subjects. 
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma passed/appearing, after 10 years of schooling with Mathematics as a compulsory subject of examination.
  • There is no minimum age limit for appearing in NATA 2019 if the candidate satisfies NATA Eligibility Criteria
  • There are no lateral admission criteria for admission in any stage/year of B.Arch course.

NATA 2019 Application Form

Date of NATA II Application Form – January 24 to June 12

Application Form for NATA 2019 was available online. Candidates could register themselves at NATA Official Website before the registration window closes. Follow the steps mentioned below to register:

Step 1: Visit NATA Official Website Candidates

Step 2: Click ‘Register Now’ and fill in the mandatory details.

Step 3: Enter User ID and Password to log in again.

Step 4: Fill Online Application Form ( Personal Details; Communicating Address; Choice of Examination Center; Academic Details)

Step 5: Scan and Upload required documents (Photo, Signature and Community Certificate).


Step 6: Payment of NATA Application Fee and Submit.

Candidates can make payment through online mode using debit card/credit card and net banking. There is no need to send the NATA application form through offline mode or by post.

NATA 2019 Admit Card

Release of NATA Admit Card 2019 – June 26, 2019

COA has issued NATA hall ticket to all the successfully registered candidates. Enter Registration No. and password to access NATA Admit Card consisting the following details:

  • Candidate’s Name
  • Candidate’s Photo and Signature
  • Roll Number
  • Exam Date and Time
  • Exam Venue and Reporting Time
  • Exam Day instructions

Important Points related to Admit Card

  • One Photo ID Proof (Voter ID, Pan Card/ Aadhar Card/ Driving Licence/ e-Aadhar or any other ID) must be carried along with the hall ticket at the exam center.
  • Ensure that the photo and signature printed on hall ticket are not mutilated/ distorted etc.
  • Preserve the admit card till the completion of admission procedure.
  • Failing to produce the document at the time of NATA 2019, the candidature will stand cancelled.
  • In case of any discrepancy, call on 011 79412100  or email at

NATA Exam Center 2019

For this year, there are 190 exam centers for NATA 2019. Candidates who choose Dubai as their exam center must choose two more center.

  • The Council reserves the right to add or delete some test zones notified.
  • The Council reserves the right to allot any test zones other than that opted by the candidates.

Note: Candidates opting Dubai as the exam center must pay an additional fee of INR 8000. Dubai cannot be chosen as second or third choice as examination city. Know More

NATA 2019 Exam Pattern 

NATA 2019 Exam Date – July 7, 2019

The Council of Architecture or COA defines the exam pattern for NATA exam. Highlights of the exam are as follows:

  • NATA 2019 is conducted in two parts namely Part A and Part B.
  • Part A comprises 60 questions that are objective in nature.
  • Part B has two questions to be answered on A4 size drawing sheets.

Sectional Distributions is outlined below:

Part NameSection NameNo. of Questions X Marks
Part AMathematics20 X 2
General Aptitude40 X 2
Part BDrawing2 X 40
Total62 Questions = 200 marks 


NATA 2019 Syllabus

NATA Syllabus has not seen any changes over the years. CoA has also released the official syllabus on the official website. Important topics are elaborated below:

NATA Syllabus for Mathematics

Coordinate Geometry3-Dimensional Co-ordinate geometry
Theory of CalculusApplication of Calculus
Permutation and combinationStatistics and Probability

NATA Syllabus for General Aptitude

  • Objects or texture related to architecture and the built environment.
  • Interpretation of pictorial compositions, Visualizing three-dimensional objects from a 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.

NATA Syllabus for Drawing Test

  • Understanding scale and proportion of objects, geometric composition, shape, building forms and elements, aesthetics, color 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.
  • Creating 2D and 3D compositions using given shape and forms, generating a plan, elevation, and 3D views of objects. Perspective drawing, Sketching of urbanscape and landscape common day-to-day life objects like furniture, equipment etc.

How is NATA Drawing Test Scored?

The drawing aptitude is judged on the following aspects:

  • Ability to sketch a given object proportionately and rendering the same in a visually appealing manner; 
  • Visualizing and drawing the effects of light on the object and shadows cast on surroundings;
  • A sense of perspective drawing;  
  • Combining and composing given three-dimensional elements to form a building or structural form;
  • Creating an interesting two-dimensional composition using given shapes and forms;
  • Creating visual harmony using colors in a given composition;
  • Understanding of scale and proportions; 
  • Drawing from memory through pencil sketch on themes from day to day experiences. 

Note: The answer to each drawing question will be examined by more than one examiner independently. 

NATA 2019 Result

Date of NATA 2019 Result – July 19, 2019

  • NATA Result has been declared at the official website i.e.
  • Enter login credentials created at the time of registration to access the results.

The results will be available as follows:

  • Marks obtained in each part i.e. Part A and Part B
  • Marks obtained out of 200
  • Qualifying status i.e. Pass or Fail

Qualifying Marks for NATA 2019:

  • A minimum of 25% must be secured in MCQ portion (30 out of 120)
  • A minimum of 25% must be secured in Drawing portion (20 out of 80)
  • Overall qualifying marks (out of 200) would be based on post-exam statistics and at the discretion of the Council

Note: Candidates failing to satisfy the above-mentioned conditions will not be considered as a qualified candidate in NATA.

How to Check NATA Result 2019?

  1. Visit the official website of NATA.
  2. Click on “Download scorecard for NATA 2019”
  3. Login with the credentials: Application Number and Password
  4. Enter the captcha provided
  5. Click on Login
  6. Download the NATA 2019 scorecard.

CheckNATA 2019 Results

NATA 2019 Counselling Process

Date of NATA Counselling – July 2019

  • There is no national-level centralized NATA counselling.
  • Universities/colleges and institutes that offer B.Arch/B. Planning programs will be conducting NATA 2019 counselling separately.
  • The admission authorities will conduct NATA 2019 counselling after the declaration of result by COA.
  • Candidates who wish to participate in NATA counselling 2019 must check and meet the eligibility criteria of the university/college to which they are applying for.
  • There are more than 400 institutes that accept the NATA score and these colleges/institutes in different states will hold the counselling for NATA 2019. 

Eligibility Criteria for NATA 2019 Counselling

  • In addition to qualifying in NATA 2019, it is essential for candidates to meet the eligibility criteria of the institute they are seeking admissions in.
  • The eligibility criteria will be different from state to state and university to university.
  • It is important for the candidates to read and understand the requisite eligibility criteria before applying.

Documents Required for NATA Counselling 2019

During NATA 2019 Counselling, candidates will have to carry their original documents along with the two set of photocopies. The documents are listed below:

  • NATA 2019 Admit Card
  • NATA 2019 Score Card
  • Class 10 and 12 marks sheet and pass certificate
  • Category Certificate (if applicable)
  • Medical Certificate for PwD Certificate

NATA 2019 FAQs

Ques. What is NATA?

Ans. National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) is conducted by CoA since 2006 as a single entrance window for admission to first-year architecture course. The national level exam is a common aptitude test in Architecture to facilitate institutions, students and the public for admissions to the first year of five-year B.Arch program in all the recognized institutes across the country. The purpose is to avoid any multiple-aptitude tests for the course admission.

Ques. What is the validity of NATA score?

Ans. NATA Scores are valid for one year only for admissions to B.Arch./B.Planning program.

Ques. What is the official website of NATA 2019?

Ans. The official website of NATA is

Ques. Where can I take NATA 2019?

Ans. Architecture aspirants can take the test at iON proctored assessment centers which are spread across all the major cities in India and in Dubai. Check NATA Exam Center

Ques. I did not have Mathematics in my qualifying examination. Can I register or appear for NATA?

Ans. No, having Mathematics in 10+2 or Diploma program is necessary. Without this subject, you can not fill in NATA Application Form.

Ques. What is the fee for NATA 2019?

Ans. The fee differs as per candidate’s category,

  • General Category – INR 1800 (inclusive of bank charges)
  • SC/ ST Category – INR 1500 (inclusive of bank charges)

Ques. Due to some unavoidable reason, I will not be able to appear for NATA 2019. Will I get a refund for the application fee?

Ans. No, under no circumstances the application fee for the exam is refundable.

Ques. Is there any provision to reschedule the exam?

Ans. No, as the exam is conducted only on one day all over the country, rescheduling the examination is not possible.

Ques. Can I take the exam in some other city or center other than the one assigned by the Council?

Ans. Once the choice is made by CoA, no changes will be entertained.

Ques. Can I use a scale or any kind of instruments in NATA Drawing Test?

Ans. No, the test has to be done freehand, therefore no use of a scale or any other instrument is prohibited.

Ques. What do I have to report early to the exam center?

Ans. Candidates are required to report at least 2 hours 30 minutes before the examination commence. This is because of the procedure to verify candidate’s identity and taking the biometrics before final allocation of seat in the examination center. The entire process of verification will take a minimum of 2 hours if the centers are large.

Ques. Is bringing a calculator to the examination center allowed?

Ans. No, all the electronic devices including calculators, mobile phones etc are prohibited inside the examination hall.

Ques. If I have completed my examination, can I leave the hall early?

Ans. No, candidates have to stay inside the examination hall until the examination concludes.

Ques. I am an NRI candidate and I do not have Aadhaar Card. What should I do?

Ans. In this case, you are required to provide your Passport Number.

Ques. What will be the duration of NATA?

Ans. The test will be conducted for a duration of 3 hours. Part A must be attempted within 90 minutes and Part B must be attempted within next 90 minutes. There is no extra timing for PWD category candidates.

Ques. Is the marking scheme for NATA same as the previous year?

Ans. Yes, no new changes have been introduced in NATA marking scheme. For the objective test candidates will be awarded 2 marks for every correct answer.

Ques. Will there be any negative marking for incorrect answers?

Ans. No, there will be no negative marking for unanswered or incorrect answers.

Ques. How will the candidate be assessed through the drawing test?

Ans. Candidates will be assessed on following parameters through the drawing test:

  • Ability to sketch a given object’s proportionately and rendering the same in a visual manner
  • Visualizing and drawing the effects of light on an object
  • Sense of perspective
  • Combing given 3D elements to form a building or structural form
  • Creating 2D compositions using given shapes and forms
  • Creating visual harmony using colours
  • Understanding scale & proportions
  • Drawing the day to day life experiences based on memory

.Ques. Are there any centers in foreign cities? And is the examination fee different for the exam center?

Ans. Yes, the exam will also be conducted in Dubai. Candidates opting Dubai as their exam center have to pay an additional fee of INR 8000.

Ques. Is it required to send the hard copy of filled in the application form?

Ans. No, candidates need not send any hard copies to the exam conducting authorities. The entire application process will be online.

Ques. Can I make any corrections in the form submitted?

Ans. Candidates must fill the details correctly and check the preview before submission of application fee. Only in rare circumstances, corrections will be addressed on requests sent through the mail. The mail must be sent to the authorities at

Ques. What will all things be displayed in the result?

Ans. The scorecard released will display:

  • Marks scored in each section
  • Overall Marks
  • Passed/ Fail

Ques. What are the qualifying marks in NATA?

Ans. candidates can appear for the counselling only if they secure the following scores:

  • Minimum 25% marks in MCQs (30 out of 120)
  • Minimum 25% marks in Drawing Test (20 out of 80)
  • Overall qualifying marks out of 200 will be based on post-exam statistics and the discretion of Council

Ques. What is the validity of the scorecard?

Ans. NATA Scorecard will be valid only for the session in which the examination is being conducted. In other words, the validity is of one year only.

Ques. What is the general difficulty level of the test?

Ans. Keeping in view, the previous year trends of NATA, the exam is of moderate to difficult level.

Ques. Will the test be conducted online or offline?

Ans. From this year onwards, NATA 2019 will be conducted in online and offline mode both.

Ques. What if two candidates secure the same rank in the test?

Ans. In case, two candidates securing similar marks and appearing for counselling, preference will be given to the candidates having higher marks in the qualifying academic exam.

Ques. Who do I contact in case of any queries for NATA 2019?

Ans. The solution to any query can be addressed via email ( once the registration window becomes functional.

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College

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Abhaya Srinivas

Is there NATA councilling

08 Aug, 2019 00:20
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Abhaya, you may check the details on Result and Counselling from here.

08 Aug, 2019 17:06

The amended eligibility criteria has issues to be resolved. The current diploma students of Architecture now have no right to get their further education. And this should be resolved duly.

24 Jan, 2019 00:39

I got 81 in nata and 67% in 12th i qualified in nata please reply

14 Jun, 2018 04:33
Garima Bansal

Hi Maahiya, its depends upon the merit list whether you will get admission or not according to your rank.

18 Aug, 2018 15:25
Kamesh rawal

Hi i scored 208 rank 12288 in jee2 2018. Am i eligible for b arch programme in nata listed School's. My name is dhiraj.

01 Jun, 2018 03:34
Garima Bansal

Hi kamesh, To get information regarding in which college you will get admission you can check this link:- Nata cutoff

05 Jun, 2018 18:00
Mohammed Shahid

Hi..Team, One of my younger brother has scored 59.89 in 12th (PCM) & he wanted to become B.Architecture,does he eligible to do this,if yes then what is the procedures for the preparations.Please let me know.I'll be your grateful.

26 May, 2018 00:20
Garima Bansal

Hi Mohammed, Yes your brother is eligible for the B.Arch and you can go through the practice papers for the preparation of NATA , here is a link for practice papers:- PRACTICE PAPERS

30 May, 2018 12:52
Ayaan Kauchali

I want to know what is the cuttoff of the b.arch colleges in mumbai and pune

02 May, 2018 18:28
Garima Bansal

Hi Ayaan, To get cutoff of the b.arch colleges in Mumbai and pune you may check this link:- Cutoff

19 Jun, 2018 16:36
Manisha Agrawal

What is the cut off of sir jj in 2018

02 May, 2018 13:45
Garima Bansal

Hi Manisha, To get cutoff for the nata you may check this link:- Cutoff

19 Jun, 2018 16:03
keerthi rani

and one more doubt that by writing jee mains can i get seat in interior designer and i have completed my first year of intermediate

08 Apr, 2018 11:49
Priya Sharma

Hi Keerthi, No you can’t take admission in B.Des Interior design through JEE. On the other hand, you can appear for NATA, CEED, NID, CPET etc exam for admission in B.Des. 

29 May, 2018 16:54

hi..sir/mam i have completed my intermediate i want choose interior designing what exam i have to write how i will get college for that plz help me

07 Apr, 2018 14:35
Sakshi Garg Expert

Hi Keerthirani, I am giving you the list of Interior Design entrance exam please check the list through this link: Entrance Exam for Design.

07 Apr, 2018 15:25
Ravish Channe

I am NRI based out of Dubai undergoing IB Diploma. I want to get admitted in Sir JJ college. How can I prepare for NATA in Dubai? are there short term (2 month) courses available in Mumbai?

21 Mar, 2018 13:39
Bhawna Vedwal

You have to search over the internet about the short time courses for preparation of NATA . you can prepare by practicing papers . click here for practice paper : Practice Paper

05 Jun, 2018 14:46

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