The National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) measures the aptitude of the applicant for specific field of study, i.e. Architecture. The test measures drawing and observation skills, sense of proportion, aesthetic sensitivity and critical thinking ability that have been acquired over a long period of time, and that are related to specific field of study, i.e. Architecture. National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) is a national level undergraduate exam which is conducted by Council of Architecture (COA) for admission to 5year B.Arch programme. The National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) measures the aptitude of the applicant for specific field of study, i.e. Architecture. The test measures drawing and observation skills, sense of proportion, aesthetic sensitivity and critical thinking ability that have been acquired over a long period of time and that are related to specific field of study, i.e. Architecture. Through NATA 2019, candidates can get admission into B.Arch programme offered by Government, Governmentaided, Private Unaided, University Departments and Deemed Universities of the country. Previously NATA was conducted once every year, but from the current session the exam would be conducted twice a year  first on April 14, 2019 and the second on July 7, 2019. Candidates will be able to take one or both the attempts of NATA 2019. If the candidate appears in both attempts, then best of the two scores will be considered. The eligibility criteria of NATA 2019 has also been changed, with diploma candidates currently no longer eligible for admission. That is not all as there are plans to make changes to the exam pattern and counseling process as well. The question paper of the exam has two parts Part A containing Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) will be conducted online, while Part B (Drawing test) will be held in offline mode. Application form for NATA 2019 for the first attempt is now available online from January 24 to March 11, 2019 . Eligible candidates have to submit completed application form of NATA 2019 before the last date.
Candidates appearing for the entrance exam need to meet the below mentioned eligibility criteria of NATA prescribed by the authorities. The eligibility criteria includes the parameters like qualifying examination, minimum marks required, age limit etc:
Qualifying Examination: Candidate must have passed 10+2 or equivalent examination. Please note that from the academic session 201920, Diploma holders are no longer eligible for admission to architecture program.
Qualifying Marks: Candidate must have obtained a minimum of 50% marks in mathematics, physics, and chemistry taken together. Additionally, the candidate needs to score minimum 50% marks in aggregate in 10+2.
Age limit: Minimum 17 years of age as on July 31, 2019
Section 
Unit 
Topic 
Mathematics 
ALGEBRA 
Definitions of a. p 
Definitions of g. p 

General term of a.p and g.p 

Summation of first nterms of series ∑n ∑n2∑n3 

Arithmetic and geometric series 

Relation of a.m and g.m 

Infinite g.p. series and its sum 

Logarithms 
Definition, general properties and change of base in logarithms 

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 

Dimensional coordinate 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 of calculus 

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 

General aptitude 
Objects 

Texture related to architecture and built environment 

Interpretation of pictorial compositions 

Visualizing threedimensional objects from twodimensional drawing 

Visualizing different sides of 3d objects 

Analytical reasoning 

Mental ability in visual and 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 contra positive 

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 of definition and elementary examples 

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 of both geometrical and abstract 

Form transformations in 2d and 3d like union 

Form transformations in 2d and 3d like subtraction 

Form transformations in 2d and 3d like rotation 

Form transformations in 2d and 3d like 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 daytoday life objects like furniture 

Common daytoday life objects like equipment and memory 
NATA exam pattern will enable candidates to know about the marking scheme, duration of examination, type of questions asked, mode of exam and more. For the current academic session, the council plans to make some changes to the exam pattern of NATA, for example the time duration of drawing section could be increased from present 90 to 120 minutes, while reducing allotted time of aptitude and mathematics test from 90 to 60 minutes.
Given below is the exam pattern of NATA based on previous session.
NATA question paper will be divided into two part Part A and B
• Part A will carry Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) which candidates need to answer in online mode.
• Part B will carry subjective type questions that need to be answered in offline mode on the A4 drawing sheet.
Number of Questions in Each Part:
• Part A will have 20 questions from Mathematics and 40 from General Aptitude sections
• Part B will carry two questions. These will be Drawingbased questions.
Exam Duration: 3 hours will be allotted to complete the examination out of which the Maths and General Aptitude test will be for 60 minutes while the drawing test will be for 120 minutes.
Marking scheme: In part A, 2 marks will be awarded for every correct response. While in Part B, each carries 40 marks. There is no negative marking.
The National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA), is conducted by National Institute of Advanced Studies in Architecture (NIASA) which is a body of Council of Architecture, New Delhi in India. The National Aptitude Test in Architecture is a national level examination for admission to undergraduate courses in Architecture. The test measures the aptitude of applicants for a specific field of study, i.e. Architecture, in areas like drawing and observation skills, sense of proportion, aesthetic sensitivity and critical thinking, qualities that have been acquired over a long period of time and that are related to Architecture. NATA or the AIEEE B.Arch exam are prescribed by the Council of Architecture as a compulsory criterion for taking admission to any Architectural College or course in India.
1. National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) is being conducted by the Council of Architecture at national level for admission to 5 year B.Arch Degree Course at all recognized institutions across India.
2. NATA scores are used by admissions authorities of different Government, Govt. Aided & Unaided schools / colleges of Architecture.
3. The test measures drawing and observation skills, sense of proportion, aesthetic sensitivity and critical thinking ability.
4. The test is in two parts. A paper based drawing test for two hours and computer based online aesthetic sensitivity test.
NATA is the qualifying exam for admission to Architecture courses across India. Some NATA Participating Colleges or Institutions are:
• East West School of Architecture, Bangalore
• SRM University, Chennai
• Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur
• Deenbandhu Chhotu Ram University of Science and Technology, Murthal
• AU College of Engineering, Vishakhapatnam
• Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi
• ITM University, Gwalior
• Ansal University, Gurgaon
• KIIT University, Bhubaneswar
• Bharath University, Chennai
• Sir J J College of Architecture, Mumbai
• Department of Architecture, IIT Roorkee
• School of Architecture and Planning, VMRF, Chennai
• Chandigarh College of Architecture, Chandigarh
• Department of Architecture, NIT Tiruchirapalli
• Department of Architecture, NIT Calicut
• Sushant School of Art and Architecture, Gurgaon
• Faculty of Architecture & Ekistics, JMI, New Delhi
• Department of Architecture, BIT, Mersa
• R V School of Architecture, RVCE, Bangalore
• Hindustan University, Kelambakkam
• Sharda University, Greater Noida
• CEPT University, Ahmedabad
• BS Abdur Rahman University,Chennai
• Sri Sri University