TANATA 2019, TANATA Exam Date & Pattern, TANATA Syllabus, TANATA Eligibility, TANATA Admit CardConducted by Anna University, TANATA (Tamil Nadu Aptitude Test In Architecture) is an entrance exam for admissions to vacant/lapsed seats of BArch degree programme which fall under the Management and Government Quota.

Currently, Government Quota seats at Anna University is filled on the basis of the marks obtained in 10+2 exam and in NATA. Further, the management and government quota lapsed seats are filled on the basis of the marks obtained in 10+2 exam and in NATA.

The remaining vacant seats will then be filled on the basis of the marks acquired in 10+2 exam and JEE Main Paper 2 exam. After this round, if any seats go vacant, they will be filled on the basis of the marks obtained in 10+2 exam and marks acquired in TANATA.

TANATA Eligibility Criteria:

  • Candidates must have secured a minimum of 50% marks in their 10+2 or equivalent examination with Mathematics as the compulsory subject; or
  • Candidates should have completed their 10+3 diploma in any stream with a minimum of 50% marks in Mathematics; or
  •  Should have passed the International Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum of 50% marks with Mathematics. Also, they must have completed ten years of schooling.

TANATA Registration Process:

  • Visit the official website of Anna University i.e. www.annauniv.edu
  • Click on the link “TANATA 2019”.
  • Click on the button “TANATA Online Application”.
  • Candidates have to now register themselves.
  • Click on the “register” button.
  • Enter the name, gender, date of birth, email id and password. You need to confirm your password. Ensure that you are entering a valid and active email id as your login details will be sent there.
  • Click on the “submit” button.
  • Check your email for login details.

TANATA Application Form Details:

  • After successful registration, candidates can fill TANATA 2019 Application Form.
  • Log in using your user id and password.
  • Click on the button below “TANATA Online Application”.
  • Enter the required details carefully on the application form such as your personal details, contact details, and academic qualification details.
  • Enter the exam center of your choice.
  • Click on the “save and continue” button.
  • Upload your recent passport size photograph.
  • Ensure that the photograph is in jpg or jpeg format.
  • Upload important documents such as mark sheet of the qualifying examination, category certificate (if applicable), etc.
  • The application fee is different for different categories.
  • Candidates can pay the payment in the online mode, through debit card/credit card/net banking.
  • The application fee is non-refundable.
  • The application fee is as follows: –
Others SC/SCA/ST (candidates belonging to Tamil Nadu)
Rs. 2000 RS. 1000
  • After payment of the application fee, click on the “submit” button.
  • Candidates are advised to verify if all the details mentioned in the application form.
  • Candidates must take a printout of the duly filled in TANATA 2019 Application Form for future use. Alternatively, they can also note down the application number that will be displayed after submission of the application form.

TANATA 2019 Exam Pattern:

TANATA 2019 will be divided into two parts – Part A and Part B. Part A will comprise of MCQs which will be required to be answered in 90 minutes. On the other hand, Part B will have drawing questions and will have to be answered in drawing sheets. The time duration for this part will also be 90 minutes. TANATA 2019 will be of 200 marks in total.

Subject Marks of Examination Qualifying Score
Part A (First 90 minutes)
Mathematics (MCQ) 20 X 2 = 40 marks (OMR Based) 30 marks out of 120
General Aptitude (MCQ) 40 X 2 = 80 marks (OMR Based)
Part B (last 90 minutes)
Drawing Test Drawing Test 2 X 40 = 80 marks(Drawing Based) 20 marks out of 80
TOTAL 200 marks Overall qualifying marks (out of 200) would be based on post-exam statistics

Mathematics & General Aptitude Test:

For each correct answer, aspirants will get 2 marks. There is no negative marking. However, the wrong marking of questions will be taken into consideration in case of a tie-break.

Drawing Test:

Answers in the drawing test will be judged by more than one examiner. The marks for this section will be averaged. The drawing aptitude will be judged on the following parameters:

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

TANATA 2019 Important Dates:

Jul 2019

  • Jul 29

Commencement of online registration

Aug 2019

  • Aug 07

Downloading of Hall Tickets from Anna University website

  • Aug 08

Last date for online registration

  • Aug 11


  • Aug 16

Downloading of mark sheets

TANATA Syllabus:


  • Algebra: Definitions of A. P. and G.P.; General term; Summation of first n-terms of series, n,n2,n3; Arithmetic/Geometric series, A.M., G.M. and their relation; Infinite G.P. series and its sum.
  • Logarithms: Definition; General properties; Change of base.
  • Matrices: Concepts of m x n real matrices, operations of addition, scalar multiplication and multiplication of matrices. Transpose of a matrix. The determinant of a square matrix. Properties of determinants (statement only). Minor, cofactor and adjoint of a matrix. Non-singular matrix. The inverse of a matrix. Finding the area of a triangle. Solutions of system of linear equations. (Not more than 3 variables).
  • Trigonometry: Trigonometric functions, addition and subtraction formulae, formulae involving multiple and sub-multiple angles, the general solution of trigonometric equations. Properties of triangles, inverse trigonometric functions, and their properties.
  • Coordinate geometry: Distance formula, section formula, area of a triangle, condition of collinearity of three points in a plane. Polar coordinates, the transformation from Cartesian to polar coordinates and vice versa. Parallel transformation of axes, the concept of the locus, elementary locus problems. The slope of a line. The equation of lines in different forms, angle between two lines. The condition of perpendicular and parallelism of two lines. The distance of a point from a line. The distance between two parallel lines. Lines through the point of intersection of two lines. The equation of a circle with a given center and radius. A condition that a general equation of second degree in x, y may represent a circle. The equation of a circle in terms of endpoints of a diameter. The equation of tangent, normal and chord. Parametric equation of a circle. The intersection of a line with a circle. The equation of the common chord of two intersecting circles.
  • 3-Dimensional Co-ordinate geometry: Direction cosines and direction ratios, the distance between two points and section formula, the equation of a straight line, the equation of a plane, a distance of a point from a plane.
  • Theory of Calculus: Functions, the composition of two functions and inverse of a function, limit, continuity, derivative, chain rule, derivative of implicit functions and functions defined parametrically. Integration as a reverse process of differentiation, indefinite integral of standard functions. Integration by parts. Integration by substitution and a partial fraction. Definite integral as a limit of a sum with equal subdivisions. The fundamental theorem of integral calculus and its applications. Properties of definite integrals. Formation of ordinary differential equations, a solution of homogeneous differential equations, separation of variables method, linear first order differential equations.
  • Application of Calculus: Tangents and normals, conditions of tangency. Determination of monotonicity, maxima, and minima. Differential coefficient as a measure of rate. Motion in a straight line with constant acceleration. Geometric interpretation of definite integral as an area, calculation of area bounded by elementary curves and Straight lines. Area of the region included between two elementary curves.
  • Permutation and combination: Permutation of n different things taken r at a time (rn). Permutation of n things not all different. Permutation with repetitions (circular permutation excluded). Combinations of n different things taken r at a time (rn). Combination of n things not all different. Basic properties. Problems involving both permutations and combinations.
  • Statistics and Probability: Measure of dispersion, mean, variance and standard deviation, frequency distribution. Addition and multiplication rules of probability, conditional probability and Bayes’ Theorem, independence of events, repeated independent trials and Binomial distribution.


  • Objects, texture related to architecture and built environment. Interpretation of pictorial compositions, Visualizing three-dimensional objects from a two-dimensional drawing. Visualizing different sides of 3D objects. Analytical reasoning, mental ability (visual, numerical and verbal), General awareness of national/ international architects and famous architectural creations.
  • Mathematical reasoning: Statements, logical operations like and, or, if and only if, implies, implied by. Understanding of tautology, converse, contradiction, and contrapositive.
  • Sets and Relations: Idea of sets, subsets, power set, complement, union, intersection and difference of sets, Venn diagram, De Morgan’s Laws, Relation and its properties. Equivalence relation — definition and elementary examples.


Understanding of scale and proportion of objects, geometric composition, shape, building forms and elements, aesthetics, color texture, harmony, and contrast. Conceptualization and visualization through structuring objects in memory. Drawing of patterns – both geometrical and abstract. Form transformations in 2D and 3D like union, subtraction, rotation, surfaces, and volumes. Generating plane, elevation and 3D views of objects. Creating 2D and 3D compositions using given shape and forms. Perspective drawing. Sketching of urban-scape and landscape, common day-to-day life objects like furniture, equipment etc., from memory.

TANATA Admit Card:

TANATA 2019 admit card will be available for download from the official website from the month of August 2019.  Admit card is a mandatory document to be carried to the exam hall. Each candidate is required to carry his/her admit card to the exam venue. In the absence of the admit card, the candidate will be barred from the test.

The admit card will contain the following information:

  • Name of the candidate
  • Roll number of the candidate
  • Course applied for
  • Exam date
  • Exam time
  • Exam venue
  • Student’s address
  • Student’s phone number

In case of any discrepancy in the information on admit card, the candidate must immediately contact the admissions office and get the error rectified before the exam.

The candidates are advised to preserve the admit card till the admission process is over.

TANATA Result:

The announcement of marks and valid score: 16 Aug 2019

TANATA 2019 results will be declared on the official website of Anna University on August 16, 2019. The result will be available in the following two formats:

  1. Marks acquired out of 200 and in each component
  2. Merit listing – unique based on marks and tie-breaking rules

Qualifying marks for TANATA 2019 would be based on the following rules:

  1. At least 25% must be secured in an MCQ portion (30 out of 120)
  2. At least 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 Coordination Committee of TANATA 2019

Tie-breaking rules for overall score:

TANATA 2019 merit list will be published with the unique rank for each candidate. If more than one aspirant gets the same overall marks, tie-breaking logic would be applied in the following order:

  1. Highest marks obtained in Mathematics Test component
  2. Less wrong answers in attempted ones of Mathematics Test component
  3. Highest marks in General Aptitude test component
  4. Less wrong answers in attempted ones of General Aptitude Test component
  5. The earlier date of birth

TANATA Rules and Regulations:

  • Students have to take their admit cards positively to the examination hall
  • Students should reach the examination center at least an hour before the examination starts.
  • Students should not carry any electronic materials such as mobile phones, programmable watches, and smartwatches, PDA, calculators, earphones etc.
  • Students should not carry any material that is related to the exam, including no writing anything on hands.
  • Students can carry only their stationery, including a blue or black ballpoint pen for filling the OMR sheet.
  • Students should bring their own stationery, like, pencil, ballpoint pen, eraser, ruler, sharpener, compass, protractor, and colors.
  • Students are also required to carry any of their photo identity cards issued by the government of India.

TANATA Preparation Tips:

  • Practice a lot, practice and hard work are the keys to success.
  • Maintain a good speed.
  • Read all the questions carefully, especially in the logical reasoning section. Attempt the easy ones first, and leave the difficult one for the last.
  • Give the paper with a calm and cool mind.
  • Keep a note of the important topics and do the sample papers religiously.
  • Have adequate food before you come to the examination hall.
  • Lastly, do your best.