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Home > Income Tax > Help Center > Area Calculator Last Updated: Feb 16th 2024

Area Calculator for a Land / Plot

Based on the shape of the land, the Area Calculator can figure out how big a piece of land is in square feet, yards, acres, and other units.

It's useful if you want to buy or sell a house, land, or plot that is in the shape of a rectangle, triangle, trapezoid, or parallelogram. Also helps you figure out the fair market value so you can report capital gains or losses on your income tax return and see if you made or lost money.

Area Calculator

   Calculate Area for a Plot / Land
Area Shape:
Length cannot be -ve. Check and Enter the correct length.
Width cannot be -ve. Check and Enter the correct width.
Side—1 cannot be -ve. Check and Enter the correct side value.
Side—2 cannot be -ve. Check and Enter the correct side value.
Side—3 cannot be -ve. Check and Enter the correct side value.
The sum of two sides of a triangle should be greater than the third side. Check and update to get the Total Area.
Side—1 cannot be -ve. Check and Enter the correct side value.
Side—2 cannot be -ve. Check and Enter the correct side value.
Height cannot be -ve. Check and Enter the correct height value.
Side cannot be -ve. Check and Enter the correct side value.
height cannot be -ve. Check and Enter the correct side value.
Target Unit of Measurement
Total Area : {{(totArea)?totArea.toFixed(2):0}}{{ getMeassure(mrTargetType) }}
{{ (totArea)? ((totArea*0.00021).toFixed(2)) :0 }} acres{{ (totArea)? ((totArea/43560).toFixed(2)) :0 }} acres
Rectangle Triangle Trapezoid Parallelogram  area calculated using
the formula (length X width)
the Heron's formula
sp (semiperimeter) = 
s1 + s2 + s3
Area = sp X (sp-s1) X (sp-s2) X (sp-s3)
the formula
Area = 
s1 + s2  × Height
the formula (side X height)

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Frequently asked Questions

1. What are most commonly used land measurements in India?
  • 1 Hectare = 2.4711 Acres
  • 1 Acre = 4,840 Square Yards = 43,560 Square Feet
  • 1 Square Yard = 9 Square Feet
  • 1 Square Foot = 144 Square Inches
  • 1 Foot = 12 Inches
2. How do you measure land in India?

In India, land or area are measured based on the shape of the property and collect various length, width, height, and bases

While the area calculation for the most common type of land / plot shapes is easier with the calculator from EZTax, official records should be filled with the help of officers such as Tehsildars, Revenue Inspectors, Certified Surveyors, and Patwaris.

In real estate, square metres, square feet, acres, or hectares are used, based on local practices. The size of a piece of land is measured within defined parameters.

You may also use the records in arriving at the land area estimation using:

  • Plot Dimensions
  • Central Government Records
  • Local Government Maps and Records
  • Survey of India
  • Information from Sale Deed
  • Aerial Surveys
  • GIS Platform
3. How to figure out the area of an uneven land?

On your own, you can use certain methods to estimate the area of a piece of land with an odd shape. You could also use eztax calculator based on the shape of the land or area.

For official records, it is advised to get it done by a Certified Surveyor who is available at the local registration office.

4. Which elements make up a building's floor area?

Floor spaces on each level or floor make up a building's overall floor area. Several elements determine a building's floor area. Consider these key points:

  • Size of the plot Building's footprint
  • Number of floors
  • How big and width are the interior walls of each floor?
  • Measurements of the outside walls
  • Lift Shafts and Staircases
  • The Amenity Areas
  • Service Areas
  • The basement and the attic
5. The difference between 'Carpeted Area', 'Built-Up Area', 'Super Built-Up Area'?

The terms "carpeted area" and "built-up area" relate to inner building surface. A quick glance at each term:

  1. Carpeted Area: The Carpet area is the portion of the property covered with carpet or where you can put furnishings. It excludes walls, balconies, and other common areas and represents the property's usable space.
  2. Built-Up Area: The Built-Up area includes the space that the walls and other structures take up.
  3. Super Built-Up Area: The Super Built-Up area includes the Built-up Area and the common areas.

Before the RERA Act, (Real Estate Regulatory Authority) most builders and developers in India sold homes based on the "Super Built-up Area". This made it hard for buyers to know how much carpet area they would actually get.

6. Where to get the Fair Market Value or Circle Rates for an area?

The circle rates, unit rates, or guideline rates give you an idea of how much something costs in a certain place. These rates are set by the government in each area.

"Circle Rates for Property Valuation by State" has more details.

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Disclaimer: This article provides an overview and general guidance, not exhaustive for brevity. Please refer Income Tax Act, GST Act, Companies Act and other tax compliance acts, Rules, and Notifications for details.