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NATA Counselling 2019; Dates, Schedule, Admission Procedure

Updated On - January 22nd 2019 by SONAL ROHATGI

NATA Counselling will be conducted after the announcement of results in May 2019. As per the official notification, NATA Results will be released at the official website on May 03, 2019. The Council of Architecture does not conduct the admission counselling. State Colleges/ Universities offering admission in B.Arch course conduct their own separate counselling based on NATA scores. Eligible candidates who score minimum qualifying marks in National Aptitude Test for Architecture will only be eligible for NATA counselling.

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There are more than 400 institutes that offer admission to B.Arch course based on NATA scores across the country. Read the following article on NATA counselling to know more about steps, procedures and participating colleges.

  • The CoA (Council of Architecture) will not hold any common counselling. It is only responsible for conducting NATA Exam
  • All the participating institutes will individually conduct counselling on the basis of NATA scores for admissions. 
  • Each institute will have their own counselling procedure. Candidates have to visit the official website of their preferred college to know about the counselling process.

Eligibility for NATA Counselling

Candidates who qualify NATA can participate in NATA Counselling. But, there are other standards that need to be satisfied before appearing for counselling and final admissions. Admission will be based on marks obtained in NATA and marks obtained in the qualifying examination. It is important to score minimum qualifying exam in NATA exam. The minimum qualifying marks in the exam are 50 out of 200. 

NATA Counselling Procedure 2019

Candidate needs to undergo NATA 2019 Counselling Process for a particular university he/she wishes to apply in. During the Counselling, a candidate is required to register and fill the choice of seats. Once the filling of choices is completed, document verification process will start. Candidates must carry Class 10th and 12th Mark sheets along with NATA 2019 Scorecard for verification. Additional documents like reservation certificate and date of birth certificate must also be carried to the counselling center. A candidate is required to report to their allocated institute with the necessary documents.

Admissions to various institutions through NATA 2019

  • It must be noted that appearing for NATA 2019 and obtaining a valid NATA 2019 Score Card doesn’t entitle to admissions in various Architecture colleges. NATA 2019 is just a centralized aptitude test for admission to Architecture course. Any institute that is recognized by AICTE must obtain approval of CoA (Council of Architecture). Thus, NATA 2019 is the compulsory exam as per the guidelines given by CoA.
  • Appear for the state university exam or the exam conducted by the particular university along with the NATA 2019 for admissions. The candidate must obtain a valid score card in both. The total score of the candidate will be calculated by considering 50% marks from the State Board/ any other qualifying examination with Mathematics as one subject and 50% marks obtained in the NATA 2019.
  • The candidate is required to contact the institutes personally for admissions in case no other qualifying examination is required apart from NATA 2019.
  • The candidate must carry Class 10th and 12th Mark sheets separately along with the printout of the NATA 2019 scorecard to the Institute for admission to the architecture program.
  • The NATA 2019 Score Card is considered valid only if the candidate scores a minimum of 25% marks i.e. 50/200 in NATA 2019.

Document Required during NATA Counselling 2019

There are certain set of documents that a candidate has to carry at the time of NATA Counselling. The list is general and it is suggested to check with the respective institutes or counselling authorities before attending the counselling process. Listed below are the important documents to be carried at the time of counselling:

  • NATA Admit Card 2019
  • NATA Score Card 2019
  • Class 12th Marks Sheet and Certificate
  • Class 10th Certificate
  • Category Certificate (if applicable)
  • Medical Certificate for PwD Certificate
  • Caste Certificate (for SC/ST/Special category candidates)
  • Residence Certificate
  • Domicile for the state University exam
  • 3- 4 passport size photographs in light background without goggles or as per the guidelines of the State University or College
  • Category reservation certificate for the students who are applying under the Reserved category guidelines
  • Certificate for ex-servicemen quota is different and must be supplied in the format asked by the University/College
  • Transfer certificate from the last institute/ school you studied in

Reservation in Admission Through NATA 2019

Admissions through NATA 2019 are carried out by the competent authority i.e. Government or University, or such Authorities/Institutions Concerned (School/College of Architecture)/ Association or federation of Institutions (Schools/College of Architecture) as approved by the Government/University.

No reservation policy based on categories is followed. Central and State government reservation are given to the candidate on the basis of the exam conducted by the State Government Agencies/Universities which offer the program reservation during NATA 2019 Admission are purely as per the Central/State government agencies.

How to Download NATA Score Card?

NATA 2019 Score is available on the official website in e-format. Candidate must note that score card obtained is valid for the same academic session. Following are the four simple steps to be followed to download NATA 2019 Score Card:

Step 1: Visit the official website of NATA i.e.

Step 2: Mention the detail asked i.e. Candidate ID created during the NATA 2019 Application Process.

Step 3: Enter the captcha code in the provided blank field.

Step 4: Click on Download button to download the NATA 2019 scorecard.

NATA 2019 Participating Colleges

There is a total of 423 institutions across India which provide admissions to candidates in 5 years B.Arch. programme. The valid NATA 2019 scorecard form the basis of admissions in these institutions. The candidate is required to produce a valid NATA 2019 Score Card along with few necessary documents to secure their seats in their desired colleges.

Top Architecture Colleges for NATA 2019

There a total of 13 Top Colleges participating in NATA 2019. The list given below mentions the list of top 10 architecture colleges in India:

  1. Sir JJ College of Architecture, Mumbai
  2. School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi
  3. Department of Architecture, IIT Roorkee
  4. IIT Kharagpur
  5. Department of Architecture, NIT Tiruchuppali
  6. Centre for Environmental Planning and Technology University  
  7. CCA- Chandigarh College of Architecture
  8. Department of Architecture, NIT Trichy
  9. National Institute of Technology, Calicut
  10. Faculty of Architecture & Ekistics, JMI, New Delhi
  11. Department of Architecture, BIT Mesra
  12. Faculty of Architecture, Manipal University
  13. Jadavpur University

Top Government Colleges for NATA 2019

The table below mentions the government colleges of architecture across India along with the examination considered for admissions:

Government CollegesExam Considered
Department of Architecture & Planning, IIT Roorkee AAT
Faculty of Architecture & Regional Planning, IIT Kharagpur
School of Planning & Architecture, HyderabadJEE Main paper 2
School of Planning & Architecture, New Delhi
School of Planning & Architecture, Tamil Nadu
Faculty of Architecture, National Institute of Technology, Chhattisgarh
Faculty of Architecture, Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur
Faculty of Architecture, Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology, Bhopal
Chandigarh College of Architecture, Chandigarh
BKPS College of Architecture, MaharashtraNATA
Goa College of Architecture, Panaji
Faculty of Architecture, CEPT University, Ahmedabad
School of Architecture, Bangalore University, Bangalore
School of Architecture, College of Engineering, Thiruvananthapuram
School of Architecture, Kollam
Faculty of Architecture, Town & Regional Planning, HowrahWBJEE and NATA
Faculty of Architecture, Jadavpur University, Kolkata

NATA 2019 Architecture Colleges in Delhi

The table given below provides the number of seats offered in various architecture colleges in Delhi:

Name of InstituteSeats
University School of Architecture & Planning65
MBS School of Planning and Architecture120
Delhi Technical Campus40
Vastu Kala Academy60
K.R. Mangalam School of Architecture and PlanningN/A
Faculty of Architecture & EkisticsN/A

Architecture Colleges in West Bengal for NATA 2019

The list of colleges and number of seats offered in West Bengal which consider the scores obtained in NATA 2019 is given in the table below:

Name of InstitutionNumber of Seats
Jadavpur University35
Om Dayal Group of Institutions80
Sanaka Education Trusts Group of Institutions40

Architecture Colleges in Karnataka for NATA 2019

The various colleges which offer admissions in Karnataka through NATA 2019 is mentioned in the table below along with the number of seats:

Name of InstituteSeats Offered
Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Technology, Pampady40
Govt. Engineering college40
College of Engineering40
T.K.M. college of Engineering80
Alsalama Institute of Architecture, Malaparamba40
Devaki Amma’s Guruvayurappan college of Architecture40
Eranad Knowledge City College40
Global Institute of Architecture, Peradikunnu40
Holy Crescent of Architecture40
IES College of Architecture40
KMEA College of Architecture40
KMCT College of Architecture40
MES College of Architecture40
School of Architecture40
Mangalam School of Architecture40
Nizar Rahim and Mark School of Architecture40
College of Architecture120
Sneha College of Architecture40
Vedavyasa College of Architecture40
TKM School of Architecture40

Architecture Colleges in Mumbai for NATA 2019

The table given below provides the number of seats offered in various architecture colleges in Mumbai:

Name of InstituteSeats Offered
Sir JJ College of Architecture82
Rachana Sansad’s Academy of Architecture100
Balwant Sheth School of Architecture40
Kamla Raheja Vidyanidhi Institute of Architecture and Environmental Studies80
IES College of Architecture60

Other Architecture Colleges for NATA 2019

The other institutes that offer admissions through NATA 2019 are mentioned in the table below:

Name of InstituteSeat Intake
Satyabahama University, Tamil NaduN/A
KIIT University, OdishaN/A
Aligarh Muslim University, Uttar Pradesh20
B.S. Abdur Rehman University, Tamil NaduN/A
Integral University, U.P.70
Goa College of Architecture, Goa33
BVDU College of Architecture, PuneN/A
Amity University, ManesarN/A
DIT University, DehradunN/A
Amity School of Engineering, GwaliorN/A
Amity School of Engineering, JaipurN/A
Dr. K N Modi University, NewaiN/A
Jagannath University, JaipurN/A
Mizoram University, AizwalN/A
Pearl AcademyN/A

NATA Counselling FAQs

Ques. What is the validity of NATA 2019 scores?

Ans. Candidate can make use of the scorecard up to two years for attaining admission in their choice of institution. Out of the maximum of 5 attempts, the valid score will be the best score.

Ques. Is the eligibility criteria any different for candidates of reserved category?

Ans. No. And no score waiver for NATA during admission if you belong to a certain quota. However, candidates applying for NATA 2019 have to pay INR 1800 (inclusive of service fee charged by the bank)  and for SC/ ST candidates the application fee is INR 1500.

Ques. Can foreign students take the test from their country of residence?

Ans. No. Candidates are required to select test centres in close proximity to their residence or as per their convenience in India. However, a candidate who will opt for Dubai as their test centre will have to pay an additional fee of INR 8000. NATA 2019 will be held across 135 cities in India and 1 abroad.

Ques. Who accepts NATA scores?

Ans. NATA is only an aptitude test. A candidate may apply for admission to any of the participating institutions, on receiving the scorecard (will be available on NATA website in e-format by the June 10, 2019) as per the time schedule by the respective authorities.

Ques. What is the passing score at NATA 2019 as per COA admission guidelines?

Ans. As per COA admission guidelines, a candidate seeking admission into an architecture college in India must clear the NATA test by securing a minimum of 40% or 80/200.

Ques. Can I reappear for NATA 2019?

Ans. Yes, one may take NATA a maximum of 5 days of their own choice. However, the aspirant will need to re-register every time he/she applies.  

*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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Arja Dutta

i got 121.75/200 in nata. can i get a seat in any govt. colleges?

08 Jun, 2018 09:55
Akansha Expert

Hi Arja, I am giving you a Colleges link those required NATA Entrance to give admission please check your score eligibility for getting the Government and Private colleges from their cut off lists.

08 Jun, 2018 11:29
Vrinda Kedia

will nata score 2016 be valid for b.arch admissions 2017-18???

19 May, 2017 00:20
Vaishali Expert

Yes Vrinda, you can take admission in B.Arc through NATA 2016 Scores because validity of NATA Scores are two year.

19 May, 2017 15:43

Is there any new rule that candidate student can appeare only once the NATA EXAM Throughout his life or can give exams more than one time might be next year or years please guide urgently. Thanks.

06 Mar, 2017 12:00
revathi devi

i got 90/200 marks in nata and my inter85.6% can i get seat in any university

06 Mar, 2017 12:00


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