NATA 2019: Application Form, Eligibility, Online Registration, Syllabus
The Council of Architecture (COA) has released the information brochure of NATA 2019 on January 21. The application process for NATA 2019, both for first and second attempt begins from January 24 onwards. The last date to submit the application form of NATA 2019 for the first attempt is March 11 and for the second attempt till June 12. From this year COA will conduct NATA 2019 twice this year – the 1st attempt will be held on April 14, 2019 and second on July 7, 2019. The examination will be conducted for the candidates who want to pursue a five-year course as a Bachelor of Architecture (B Arch), for the academic session of 2019-20. The candidates can apply through the official website, nata.in.
The COA regulates the education and practice of professional architecture in India and maintaining a registry of architects. Anyone who wishes to pursue the profession must be registered with the COA. In order to study B Arch degree, the candidate must qualify in NATA. The test measures the applicant’s aptitude for architecture and focuses on their drawing and observation skills, sense of proportion, aesthetic sensitivity and critical thinking ability. The scorecard from this test is valid for two years from the year of appearing.
NATA 2019 – Important dates:
|Events||1st NATA Exam||IInd NATA Exam|
|Commencement of online registration process||24th Jan 2019||24th Jan 2019|
|End date for online registration process||11th March 2019||12th June 2019|
|Images will be uploaded||15th March 2019||15th June 2019|
|End date for payment of application fee||15th March 2019||15th June 2019|
|Availability of confirmation printout||18th March 2019||17th June 2019|
|Rectification of errors (if any)||12th to 15th March 2019||15th to 17th June 2019|
|Availability of admit cards||1st April 2019||24th June 2019|
|Examination date of NATA 2019||14th April 2019||7th July 2019|
|Result declaration of NATA 2019||3rd May 2019||21st July 2019|
What is new in NATA 2019?
- The exam will now be conducted twice a year – once in April and then in July.
- From the academic session 2019-20, diploma candidates are no longer eligible for admission to architecture program. The MHRD has mandated that candidates need to pass 10+2 exam with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics scoring 50% marks in the three subjects and also in aggregate.
- Previously, engineering diploma candidates who have passed under 10+3 scheme were eligible.
- The Council of Architecture (COA) has written to MHRD to review its decision on minimum academic eligibility, and requested it to allow diploma candidates (10+3) with mathematics. It has argued diploma candidates are taught many subjects that are relevant to engineering degree courses. Also, suddenly making the diploma candidates ineligible will adversely impact their careers.
- So far the MHRD has not agreed to the request. If it changes its decision, it will be updated on this article.
- COA is also planning to increase time allotment for drawing test, while reducing it for aptitude and mathematics test.
- Additionally, there are plans to conduct centralized counselling.
- Part A will be of 60 minutes duration against 90 minutes as earlier while Part B will be of 120 minutes.
NATA 2019 – Eligibility Criteria:
- The candidate should have passed in class 12 from any recognised institution with mathematics as one of the subjects, or
- The candidate should have passed 10+3 Diploma in any stream from an institution recognized by the Central or State governments with mathematics as one of the subjects.
- The candidate should have passed an International Baccalaureate Diploma after 10 years of Schooling with Mathematics as a compulsory subject.
candidate applying for NATA– 2019, either first test or second test, has to pay INR 1800/- (Rupees One thousand and eight hundred only) as application fee, through ONLINE mode. This is inclusive of service fee charged by the bank.
In case the Candidate wishes to appear for both first and second test, he/she shall deposit Rs 3500/- (Rupees Three thousand and five hundred only) as application fees.
Candidates belonging to SC/ST category need to deposit Rs 1500/- for either first or second test and Rs 2800/- for appearing in both the tests through online mode.
Candidates opting to appear from test centres outside the territory of India have to deposit Rs.10000/- for either first or second test and Rs. 18,000/- for appearing in both the tests through online mode.
NATA 2019 – Exam pattern
Part A (120 marks)
Mathematics: 20 questions carrying 2 marks each. (20×2= 40 marks)
General Aptitude (MCQ) carrying 2 marks each (40×2= 80 marks).
Part B (80 marks)
Drawings (40×2= 80 marks)
How to apply online for NATA 2019?
Application has to be filled up ONLINE at the NATA portal of www.nata.in. Candidates need to visit the portal and CLICK the requisite link ONLINE APPLICATION NATA– 2019 and thereafter will be directed to the actual application form. The form is interactive in nature and the fields required to be filled up are categorized in different sub-sections. The fields super-scribed with * MUST be filled up as they are MANDATORY, otherwise the application will NOT get submitted. The application form is broadly categorized into three steps: filling of PERSONAL DETAILS; DOCUMENT UPLOADING & FEE PAYMENT.
Candidates need to fill in the first part i.e. PERSONAL DETAILS and will thereafter be directed to DOCUMENT UPLOADING. Once the documents are successfully uploaded, the system enters into the FEE PAYMENT. Finally, the candidate must take a printout of CONFIRMATION PAGE generated upon successful fee payment for their own record. There is no need to send any document by post.
Syllabus for NATA-2019:
Probability, Trigonometry, Statistics, Coordinate Geometry, Theory of Calculus, Algebra, Permutation & Combination, Logarithms, Application of Calculus and Matrices.
Visualizing different sides of 3D objects, Interpretation of Pictorial Composition, Visualizing 3 dimensional objects from 2 dimensional objects from 2 dimensional drawing, Analytical reasoning, Texture related to architecture, Mental ability, Mathematical reasoning & sets & relations objects, General awareness of National/International architects & famous architectural creations.
Understanding scale and proportion of objects, aesthetics, colour texture, harmony and contrast, geometric composition, shape, sketching of urbanscape and landscape, Form transformations in 2D and 3D like union, Perspective drawing, , Generating plan, elevation, subtraction, rotation, surfaces and volumes. Conceptualization and visualization through structuring objects in memory, Creating 2D and 3D compositions using given shape and forms, and 3D views of objects, Common day-to-day life objects like furniture, equipment etc., from memory.
About NATA 2019:
National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) is being conducted by COA since 2006, in terms of the provisions of CoA (Minimum Standards of Architectural Education) Regulations, 1983, published in the Gazette of India. It is implied that a separate aptitude test in Architecture should be conducted and such test should not be combined with the tests for admissions to Engineering, Pharmacy, Medicine and other disciplines. Being the competent authority for fixing norms and standards for architectural institutions, COA has the necessary expertise to hold a Common Aptitude Test in Architecture, at national level to provide a single window system for appearing in aptitude test and to facilitate institutions, students and public at large for admission to First year of 5 year B.Arch. Degree Course at all recognized Institutions all over country. The purpose of conducting NATA is to provide a single scheme of examination for holding aptitude test and to facilitate prospective students all over the country to apply for admissions in architecture seats in institutions spread across the country and to avoid appearing in multiple aptitude tests. However, the actual admissions shall be carried out only by the concerned competent authorities of the respective states/institutions based on NATA. The NATA also ensures that the eligibility criteria for admission to five year Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch.) degree course, as prescribed by CoA and duly approved by the Central Government, are strictly adhered to and followed all over the country in Architectural Institutions.
NATA measures the aptitude of the applicant for specific field of study, i.e. Architecture. The test makes an assessment of drawing and observation skills, sense of proportion, aesthetic sensitivity, Mathematics at 10+2 level and critical thinking ability that have been acquired by the candidate over the past few years and are related to the specific field of study.
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