## NATA eligibility 2019 constraints

February 9 | by NATA TRAINER | Posted in Architecture as career, NATA candidates, NATA coaching Thiruvananthapuram

Architecture education is a curiously watching subject in India every year at the time of college admission. Council of Architecture is the supreme authority for the decision making of its operations. Norms for the B-Arch syllabus, duration of the course, NATA eligibility, certification, licensing, etc are directly monitoring by the COA, Delhi.

COA updates these elements every year as part of ensuring the quality of architecture education. NATA eligibility in 2019 is the hot subject being discussed within the candidates those who are looking for the exam in 2019. Even the colleges and the state government are confused to follow these updates by COA.

The notification published by COA about NATA eligibility 2019 doesn’t mention about the 10+diploma candidates and the Plus two students those who opted mathematics. It strictly warns the plus two candidates for the minimum marks requirement. It says, No candidate shall be admitted unless the candidate has qualified plus two examinations with 50% marks in each science subjects. It is very clear that Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry are required a minimum of 50% marks separately.

Every year the students, after their plus -two look for one year warming up session to reach the desired Architecture college by attaining a top score in NATA. Such candidates are not aware of the changes if any in the NATA eligibility or other regulations for the forthcoming NATA exam when they start their preparation. It affects many candidates to sacrifice their dream, valuable one year of education life, money, mental satisfaction, etc.

**Changes in NATA eligibility and conduct of examination – an analysis**

**2019: Latest amendment ***

- Both 10+three (Diploma) and 10+two (Plus-Two) candidates who scored a minimum 50% mark are eligible.
- Minimum 50% marks required in Physics Chemistry and mathematics together.
- Two chances for examinations. Best out of two will be considered for admission.
- MCQ of 60 minutes in online. MCQ Part-1 is 20 questions of 40 marks from plus-two mathematics and part-2 is 40 questions of 80 marks from general aptitude.
- Drawing test of 120 minutes covers 2 questions. Each question carries 40 marks.
- The validity of NATA score is one year.

**2019: **

- Only 10+two candidates who scored a minimum 50% mark are eligible.
- Physics Chemistry and mathematics have separately required a minimum of 50% marks.
- Two chances for examinations. Best out of two will be considered for admission.
- MCQ of 60 minutes in online. MCQ Part-1 is 20 questions of 40 marks from plus-two mathematics and part-2 is 40 questions of 80 marks from general aptitude.
- Drawing test of 120 minutes covers 2 questions. Each question caries 40 marks.
- The validity of NATA score is one year.

** 2018: **

- Students those who obtained 50% mark in 10+three Diploma or Plus two with mathematics can apply. Mathematics subject is separately required minimum 50% mark.
- Chances for exams are restricted to one time.
- MCQ of 90 minutes in online. MCQ Part -1 is 20 questions of 40 marks from plus-two mathematics and part-2 is 40 questions of 80 marks from general aptitude.
- Drawing test of 90 minutes covers 2 questions. Each question caries 40 marks.
- The validity of NATA score is one year

** 2017: **

- Students those who obtained 50% mark in 10+thee diploma and Plus two with mathematics can apply
- One times examinations
- MCQ conducts 90 minutes in offline (for OMR valuation). MCQ Part one is 20 questions of 40 marks from Plus two mathematics and part-2 is 40 questions from general aptitude
- Drawing test of 90 minutes covers 2 questions. Each question caries 40 marks.
- The validity of NATA score is two years.

** 2016: **

- Students those who obtained 50% mark in 10+thee diploma or Plus two with mathematics can apply
- One can attend an examination of up to 5 times/year. The average score of qualifying examinations was considered
- MCQ conducts 60 minutes online, has no questions from mathematics. It covers only general aptitude part of 40 questions of 100 marks.
- Drawing test of 120 minutes covers 3 questions. Total of 100 marks are distributed depends upon the depth of the question.
- The validity of NATA score is two years.

**Up to 2015: **

- Students those who obtained 50% marks in 10+thee diploma or Plus-two with mathematics can apply
- One can attend examination multiple times in a year. Best out of appeared examination was considered for admission.
- MCQ conducts 60 minutes online, has no questions from mathematics. It covers only general aptitude part of 40 questions of 100 marks.
- Drawing test of 120 minutes covers 3 questions. Total of 100 marks are distributed depends upon the depth of the question.
- The validity of NATA score is two years.

From the above analysis, we can understand that the COA changes NATA eligibility and other regulations every year. The major changes materialized by COA in every year is marked above with orange colour. Which shows the next change is unpredictable!

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