Only candidates who have the following credentials shall be eligible for admission to B.Arch. Course.

SURYA SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE is Affiliation to ANNA UNIVERSITY and approved by COA (Council of Architecture) and NIASA (National Institute for Advanced Studies in Architecture).

What is NATA? NATIONAL APTITUDE TEST IN ARCHITECTURE - a national level Entrance Examination conducted online, which has two sessions (Part: A and Part: B).

Date & Time of Examination

Subject and Marks of Examination

Date & Time

FIRST 60 minutes (one hour)-Part A (ONLINE) TOTAL 120 Marks


Mathematics (MCQ) 20                Questions X 2marks each = 40 Marks

General Aptitude (MCQ ) 40        Questions X 2marks each = 80 Marks


LAST 120 minutes (two hours) –Part-B TOTAL 80 Marks

Drawings in A4 Size paper 2 Questions X 40 marks each = 80 Marks

NATA 2019 Eligibility Criteria

Qualifying Examination: No candidate shall be admitted to architecture course unless she/ he has passed an examination at the end of the 1O+2 scheme of examination with at least 50% aggregate marks in Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics and also at least 50% marks in aggregate of the 10+2 level examination or passed 10+3 Diploma Examination with Mathematics as compulsory subject with at least 50% marks in aggregate."

Pattern of Questions

1. Test on Mathematics & General Aptitude
Out of four options, only one option is correct and correct response will yield 2 (two) marks. There is no negative marking.

2. Drawing Test
Candidate has to attempt two questions within 120 minutes. The drawing aptitude is judged on the following aspects –

  • Ability to sketch a given object proportionately and rendering the same in visually appealing manner;
  • Visualizing and drawing the effects of light on the object and shadows cast on surroundings;
  • Sense of perspective drawing;
  • Combining and composing given three dimensional elements to form a building or structural form;
  • Creating interesting two dimensional composition using given shapes and forms;
  • Creating visual harmony using colours in given composition;
  • Understanding of scale and proportions;
  • Drawing from memory through pencil sketch on themes from day to day experiences.

The Answer to each question in the 'drawing' paper will be examined by more than one examiner independently and the marks will be averaged. The primary emphasis in scoring the drawing section will be on the candidate's drawing, imagination and observation skills. The candidate's sense of proportion and perspective will also be evaluated together with sense for colour and composition.

Qualifying marks for NATA

1. A minimum of 25% must be secured in MCQ portion (30 out of 120)
2. A minimum of 25% must be secured in Drawing portion (20 out of 80)
3. 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.