The Council of Architecture (CoA) has released NATA 2019 information brochure. Through it, the Council has confirmed that the National Aptitude Test in Architecture will be held twice this year, in the month of April and July. The first test will be held on April 14, 2019, and the second one will be conducted on July 07, 2019. The registration for both first and second test start from January 24, 2019.
Interested aspirants can register online at nata.in. The application form of NATA 2019 can be filled until March 11, 2019. However, the last date for uploading the photograph and paying the application fee is until March 15, 2019. After filling application form, a candidate will receive a confirmation from CoA by March 18. The Council will open correction window, from March 12 to 15 2019. On the basis of the details filled over NATA 2019 application form, COA will issue admit cards for the exam on April 1, 2019.
Candidates should note that the registration process for both the session is staring on the same day. However, for NATA July 2019 candidates can apply until June 12, 2019. The image uploading and payment will remain open until June 15 and the confirmation by CoA will be provided by June 17, 2019. Application form correction window for this session will open on June 15 and is due to close on June 17, 2019. Issuance of admit card will start on June 24, 2019.
The NATA 2019 application form will only be available online. The application fee of Rs. 1800. However, candidates who will be applying for both the session need to pay Rs. 3500. For SC/ST candidates, the NATA application fee for appearing in any one session is Rs. 1500, whereas for appearing in both the session is Rs. 2800. Candidates will only be allowed to make the payment in online mode, via using either Debit card or Credit Card or Net Banking services.
NATA 2019 is going to be a 3 hours examination, in which a candidate needs to attempt Part A of the test in 60 minutes and Part B in 120 minutes. Part A will be of 120 marks covering sections like Mathematics and General Aptitude, giving 40 marks and 80 marks weightage, respectively. All the candidates need to attempt Part A in online mode. Part B, on the contrary, will be held in offline mode of 80 marks. In this section, a candidate is required to attempt 2 drawing questions in a duration of 2 hours.
On the day of the exam, a candidate is required to report to the allotted NATA examination center by 8 am. Part A of the exam is said to commence 10 am onwards. So, a candidate will not be allowed to enter the exam hall, post 10 am.
All candidates are required to carry a copy of their NATA 2019 admit card, one photo identity proof and their own stationery item like pen, pencils, eraser, color pencils. Candidates will not be allowed to carry scale, watercolor, oil color and crayon to the center. In order to appear for the drawing test, CoA allows candidates to carry their cardboard or clipboard, on the pretext of nothing written on it, on the day of the exam.
NATA is a national level architectural test, conducted by the Council of Architecture since 2006 for the First year of 5 years B.Arch. Degree admission across various reputed colleges in India. Candidates who have passed 10+2 level of examination from a recognized Board with Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics as their core subjects and securing a minimum of 50% of marks in average are eligible to appear for this exam, which is said to be conducted across 123 centers, this year.