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About NATA

Under the provisions of the Architects Act, 1972, Council of Architecture (CoA) is vested with several responsibilities. As part of its statutory obligations, CoA has the mandate to assume regulatory power in prescribing Minimum Standards of Architectural Education Regulations, monitoring the maintenance of these standards by institutions imparting architectural education, and to make recommendations to the Government of India with regard to recognition/de-recognition of a qualification.

NATA measures the aptitude of the applicants for the specific field of study, i.e. Architecture. The test measures mathematical skills, general aptitude, drawing and observation skills, sense of proportion, aesthetic sensitivity and critical thinking ability that have been acquired over their school days. NATA is also aimed at ensuring that the eligibility criteria for admission to the 5 Year Bachelor of Architecture (B. Arch.) degree course, as prescribed by CoA and duly approved by the Central Government is strictly adhered to and followed all over the country in Architectural Institutions.

NATA, being conducted for more than a decade now, is about to embrace a few changes to cope up with the changing scenario. In order to further strengthen the conduct of the test and to attract more number of bright aspirants into studying Architecture, CoA has decided to conduct NATA-2019 as a single day pen and paper based examination all across the country, for admission to B.Arch., in the academic session 2019-20. Through this change, the Council of Architecture looks forward to a meaningful outcome in the quality of architectural education and profession.

This would surely be a step towards producing competent architects to serve the society and to build the nation in the coming decades, especially, in view of various initiatives from the Government of India and the growing demand of the construction industry in the country as well as abroad.

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates may come from the following backgrounds: 
(a) 10+2 or equivalent passed/appearing with Mathematics as one of the subjects of examination 
(b) 10+3 Diploma (any stream) passed/appearing recognised by Central/State Government with Mathematics as one of the subjects of examination 
(c) International Baccalaureate Diploma passed/appearing, after 10 years of schooling with Mathematics as a compulsory subject of examination 

Important dates related to NATA application form 2019 

NATA Exam Dates 2019

Here the given dates are tentative. After announced by the official authority we will publish the actual dates.


Dates 2019

Opening of registration form

3rd week of January

Closing of registration

1st week of March

Releasing of admit card

1st week of April

Examination date

Last week of April

Declaration of result

1st week of June


Things to keep ready before filling the NATA 2019 application form 

  • Attested copy of class X marksheet
  • Scanned passport size recent color photograph
  • Scanned digital signature to be uploaded online
  • Valid photo identity proof with signature of the candidate 


How to fill NATA application form 2019?

Candidates are required to follow the steps mentioned below to fill the application form of NATA 2019 correctly.

Step 1 - Registration 

Step 2 - Filling the necessary details

Step 3 – Uploading of images

Step 4 - Payment of application fee

Read the steps to fill the NATA application form 2019 in detail

Step 1 – Registration 

Candidates will have to fill the following necessary details in the application form of NATA 2019.

Click on Register Now button and enter the following details. 

Personal Details:

  • Select Salutation (Mr./Mrs.)
  • Enter First Name
  • Enter Last Name 
  • Select Gender 
  • Enter email ID 
  • Create/Enter Login ID
  • Enter and confirm Password
  • Enter Mobile Number 
  • Enter valid date of birth 
  • Select State 
  • Select City 


Step 2 – Log-in to fill NATA Application Form  

Log-in to the NATA application portal again with the log-in details and click on Apply Now button. The application form will have the following sections. 

  • Personal Information
  • Communication Details
  • Choose Exam Centres  

The candidate can select maximum 3 exam states and cities in the order of preference from the drop down menu.  

  • Enter Educational Details


Step 3 – Uploading of images

Candidates will have to upload the images of the following documents in jpg/ jpeg format:

  • Recent color passport size photograph
  • Signature
  • Category Certificate (in case of SC/ST candidates only)



Storage size

Image dimension








4 KB

100 KB

4.5 cm

3.5 cm




1 KB

30 KB

1.5 cm

3.5 cm



Community Certificate (For SC/ST candidates only)


1 MB

A4 size

A4 size











Step 4 - Payment of application fee

After application submission, the candidates will be directed to fee payment. Candidates have to pay the application fee of Rs 1800 (Rs. 1500 in case of SC/ST candidates). The payment has to be made online using credit card/debit card/net banking. Service charges are included in the fee mentioned above. 

NATA Application Form Correction 2019

The exam conducting authority, COA does not entertain any correction once the candidate submits the NATA 2019 application form. Therefore, while filling the application form of NATA 2019, candidates are expected to fill all details correctly and do check the form before submitting it. However, in rare circumstances where mistakes are really major and need to be rectified immediately, in such cases, authorities might entertain the correction or any discrepancy in the application form on a request by the candidate through e-mail. What candidates need to keep in mind is that they need to request for correction before the issue of NATA 2019 admit card. Therefore, it is suggested to the candidates to request for correction as soon as they find the discrepancy in the application form.

What details might be corrected in NATA Application Form 2019

Mentioned below mistakes might be corrected by the authorities:

  • Uploaded wrong documents or Photograph
  • Entered wrong spelling of his/her or parents name
  • Entered wrong Aadhaar details
  • Entered wrong class 11 and 12 roll number