FAQs for NATA 2019, Details of Architecture Entrance Exam
- Who can apply to NATA?
All candidates who have passed 10+2 scheme of examination with 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics (individually) and also 50% marks in aggregate at 10+2 level examination and are desirous to apply for 1st year of 5-year B.Arch. degree course may appear for NATA 2019.
Those appearing the 10+2 exam with PCM subjects in the current year may also provisionally appear in the exam, however, their result in NATA-2019 will be declared valid subject to fulfilling the above criteria. Please refer detailed eligibility criteria in NATA 2019 Brochure.
- How many tests can one candidate take?
A candidate can opt appear either for first test or Second Test or can chose to appear in both tests. First test will be held on 14th April and 2nd test is on 7th July 2019. However, in case a candidate appears in both tests the highest marks obtained in either of the two examinations would be awarded to him/ her as final marks.
- What are the fees for the exam?
Fee for the first or second test will be Rs.1800/- (inclusive of bank charges). In case the Candidate wishes to appear for both tests, he/she shall deposit Rs. 3500/-.
Candidates belonging to SC/ST category need to deposit Rs.1500/- for either first or second test or Rs.2800/- for appearing in both the tests.
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.
- Will the test fee be refunded for any valid reason?
No the fee paid cannot be adjusted or refunded.
- What are the test timings?
10.00 am to 1.15 pm for both tests.
- What are the total marks for the exam?
The Test will carry 200 marks. Part-A shall consist of Mathematics (MCQ)- carrying 40 marks and General Aptitude carrying 80 marks. Part-B shall consist of Drawing Paper carrying 80 marks.
- Until when is the registration open?
The last date of registration for First Test to be held in April is 11th March, 2019 and for second test to be held in July is 12th June, 2019.
- Where can I take the test? When will we know our test centre details?
Test centre details for each candidate will be provided in their admit card. Admit card will be available for download for April on 1st April and for July on 24th June.
Cities / test centre location will be based on the choices given by the candidate during filling up the form online. However, it is the discretion of the Council to allocate the examination centre for smooth conduct of the test.
9. Can I change the test center?
No. The request for change of test centre once allotted will not be entertained.
- What all should I carry to the exam hall for the drawing test?
Mobile Phones, Bluetooth devices, Calculators, Slide Rules, Log Tables, Electronic Watches with facilities of Calculator are not allowed in the Examination Hall. Possession of such items during the Examinations may lead to cancellation of candidature.
Candidates found carrying any textual material, printed or written, bits of papers or any other material will be debarred from appearing the examination.
Candidates should carry with them the following Downloaded Admit Card of NATA 2019.
Original Proof of Identity- Aadhar/ Passport/ Driving License/ Voter ID.
- Pen, pencils, eraser, color pencils (No water/oil color or crayon). Instruments of any kind including scale are not permitted.
- What time should I report to the centre?
Candidates are required to report to their respective Test centres by 8.00 am. Candidates will not be allowed to enter into the examination hall after start of the exam i.e. 10:00 AM.
- Why should I have to report two and a half hours before the examination?
The registration process of a candidate at the centre involves verifying the identity of the candidate; taking the biometrics and a webcam photo before a candidate is allotted a seat in the examination centre.
- Whom should I contact for any queries or help while filling the application form?
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- What documents should I upload online at the time of registration?
- Recent Passport size Photograph in Colour
- Own Signature Documents have to be in jpg / jpeg format.
Please see brochure for further specifications at www.nata.in.
- Which marks will be considered as final if I attempt both the test in April and July?
If a candidates appear for both tests, the best of the two test scores will be considered for score generation. Otherwise, only one test score will be considered.
- What is the syllabus for this test?
The syllabus is given in detail in the brochure which is available on the website.
- Can the candidate leave the exam hall as soon as they finish the test? No the candidate has to be seated in the exam hall from 10.00 am to 1.15 pm
- After submission of the application, can I change my personal detail?
A Candidate can correct the information only once, such as spelling in names, etc. any figures in numerical data, i.e. day, month, year, etc.. Hence, candidate is advised to check all details thoroughly before submission of application.
- Can I choose one city for the first test and another city for the 2nd test?
Yes, for each test the candidate has to select 3 different choices of test centre. It can be different or same for both tests.
- Do I have to send a copy of the online filled in application?
No, it is not required.
- Will a PWD/ Divyang candidate get extra time for the test?
Yes, a PWD candidate shall get extra 20 minutes to take the online test subject to production of disability certificate in the prescribed format issued by the competent authority.
- How many times can I download the admit card?
You can download the admit card any number of times
- Whether allotment of seats to architectural institutions is done through NATA OR by the Council of Architecture?
No. NATA is only an aptitude test for meeting the mandatory requirement of passing an aptitude test as a single window mechanism. Admissions to the institutions are made by the competent authority of the Institution i.e. Director of Technical Education/University, etc.
- How can a candidate get admission in B.Arch. course once he/she passes NATA?
After passing NATA, candidates need to apply with their scorecards to various institutions approved by the Council for imparting 5-year B.Arch. degree course all over the country. The actual admissions shall be carried out only by the concerned competent admission/counselling authorities of the respective states/universities/institutions, as per eligibly criteria prescribed by the Council.
- How much weightage to be given to marks obtained in NATA and marks obtained in Qualifying Examination?
As per Council norms, the Institution may give a maximum weightage of 50% to marks obtained in NATA and a maximum weightage of 50% to marks obtained in qualifying examination i.e. 10+2 examination.
- Whether any minimum passing marks are prescribed for passing NATA?
Yes. A candidate has to secure minimum of 25% in MCQ portion (30 out of 120) and minimum of 25% in Drawing portion (20 out of 80). Overall qualifying marks (out of 200) would be based on post-exam statistics and at the discretion of the Council.
A candidate will not qualify in NATA-2019 unless he/ she satisfy all three conditions mentioned above.
- Whether any relaxation/ concession is allowed to Reserved Category candidates to qualify NATA?
No relaxation is given in NATA.
- List of institutions recognized by the Council of Architecture all over India for imparting recognized architectural qualifications.
The list of approved/ recognized institutions by the Council of Architecture is available on Council’s website www.coa.gov.in.
- What is Council of Architecture?
The Council of Architecture is a statutory authority established under the Architects Act, 1972 (enacted by the Indian Parliament) to lay down and monitor the standards required to be maintained by the Architectural Institutions for imparting recognized architectural qualifications in the country.
The Council registers qualified individuals as Architects and also monitors their professional conduct, etiquette. For further details please visit Council’s website.
NATA 2019 Application Form, Eligibility Criteria, Exam Pattern, Syllabus
Complete information for NATA 2019 Application Form, Eligibility Criteria, Exam Pattern, Syllabus is available here. National Aptitude Test in Architecture 2019 applications are being accepted from 24th January, 2019. For further information on NATA 2019 Admit Card, Results, Allocation of Examination Centre, Filling up of Application Form, Important Dates, Contact Address, Phone Number, Email ID refer the below article.
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