NATA 2020
Saakshi Lama, 13 Nov 2019, #NATA
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NATA 2020 - Council of Architecture (COA) will conduct NATA 2020 for all candidates who wish to apply for B.Arch admissions into the recognized institutes of the country. NATA 2020 will be held in two sessions - the first attempt will be conducted tentatively in the second week of April while the second attempt will be held tentatively in the first week of July. Registrations for NATA 2020 will commence tentatively in the third week of January. The final date to submit the filled application form of NATA 2020 will be different for each attempt. Candidates are eligible to apply for both attempts. NATA will be conducted in both online and offline mode - Part A will be held as a computer based test while Part B will be a pen and paper based test. To qualify NATA 2020, the candidates are expected to secure minimum 25% marks in both parts of the paper and also meet the total qualifying cutoff. No common counselling will be conducted for NATA 2020 and the candidates will have to apply individually to the institutes for admissions. Read the full article to know more information about NATA 2020.

Overview of NATA 2020



Examination Name

National Aptitude Test in Architecture

Commonly Known As


Conducting Body

Council of Architecture (COA)

Level of Examination


Category of Examination


Mode of Examination

Part A - Objective multiple choice questions have to be answered in online mode.

Part B - The questions have to be answered on A4 drawing sheets.

Duration of Exam

3 hours

Medium of Exam


Validity of NATA Scores

One year

Frequency of Exam

Two times a year


To provide admissions into the B.Arch courses offered by the recognized institutes of the country.


No common counselling is conducted by the authorities. Candidates will have to apply separately to each institute using NATA scores for admission.

NATA Important Dates 2020

Candidates can check the important dates of NATA 2020 to know the detailed timeline of the various events related to the examination and admission procedure. This will lessen the chances of missing out any important events. Since the official dates have not been announced, the candidates can check the dates given in the table below.

NATA 2020 Important Dates



Important Dates (Tentative)

NATA 2020 (First attempt)


Release of application form

Third week of January 2020


Final date to submit the application form

Second week of March 2020


Availability of admit card

First week of April 2020


NATA 2020 (first attempt)

Second week of April 2020


Announcement of result

First week of May 2020

NATA 2020 (Second attempt)


Availability of application form

Third week of January 2020


Last date to submit the application form of NATA 2020

Second week of June 2020


Release of admit card

Last week of June 2020


NATA 2020 (second attempt)

First week of July 2020


Declaration of result

Third week of July 2020

NATA Eligibility Criteria 2020

Candidates will have to meet certain conditions and requirements to participate in the examination and admission process of NATA 2020. These particulars will constitute the official eligibility criteria of NATA 2020 which will be released by the official authorities. If the candidates are not able to meet the criteria, then they will not be termed eligible and are likely to get disqualified.

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NATA 2020 Eligibility Criteria





Age Limit

Candidates should be minimum 17 years old as on July 31, 2020.


Academic Qualifications

Should have passed 10+2th (or equivalent) qualifying examination from a recognized board.


Marks Required

Candidates should have scored minimum 50% aggregate marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. The candidates will also have to qualify NATA 2020 for admissions into the institutes offering B.Arch course.

NATA Application Form 2020

The application form of NATA 2020 will be available tentatively from the third week of January. Since there will be two attempts of NATA 2020, the final date of application form submission will be different for each attempt. Candidates will have to complete the application process to attempt the entrance examination. All of the provided details have to be valid and according to the documents possessed by the candidates.

How to fill NATA 2020 application form?

Step 1 - Registration: Firstly, the candidates will have to visit the official website of NATA 2020 and click on the registration link. Information such as name, valid email ID, mobile number, date of birth and more will have to be entered for registration. The application number will be generated after the registration process is completed.

Step 2 - Filling of Application Form: Next, the candidates will have to fill the application form with personal, academic and communication details. Three preferred exam centres also have to be selected by the candidates according to preference.

Step 3 - Uploading of Scanned Images: Candidates will have to upload scanned images of their photograph, signature and community certificate (if applicable) as per the specifications mentioned by the authorities.

Specifications of Scanned Images




Community Certificate (Only SC/ST candidates)

File Size

4 to 100 KB

1 to 30 KB

Upto 1 MB


4.5 X 3.5 cm

1.5 X 3.5 cm

A4 size





Step 4 - Submission of Application Form: After the required images are uploaded, the candidates will have to submit the application form. Checking of provided details has to be done before submission.

Step 5 - Fee Payment: The candidates will have to pay the application fee through online mode (net banking/credit card/debit card). Without the completion of the payment process, the application form will not be accepted by the authorities.

Application Fee



Application Fee


One attempt

  • General candidates - Rs. 1800

  • SC/ST candidates - Rs. 1500


Both attempts

  • General candidates - Rs. 3500

  • SC/ST candidates - Rs. 2800

Step 6 - Printing of Confirmation Page: Finally after the payment is complete, the application confirmation page has to be downloaded. A print out of the same has to be taken for future reference.

NATA Exam Centres 2020

The exam centres of NATA 2020 will consist of the venues where the entrance examination will be conducted by the authorities. While filling out the application form, the candidates will have to select three preferred centres from the list made available. Allotment of seats will be done as per the preference and availability of seats. The examination is expected to be conducted in 136 centres (135 centres in India and 1 in Dubai). All of the details regarding the allotted NATA 2020 exam centre will be available in the admit card.

NATA Exam Pattern 2020

Council of Architecture (COA) will release the official exam pattern of NATA 2020. Through the exam pattern, the candidates will be able to get familiar with the details regarding how the entrance examination will be conducted. Various details regarding the mode of conduction, duration, marking scheme and more will be available through the exam pattern. Candidates can greatly strengthen their preparation by referring to the exam pattern beforehand.

NATA 2020 Exam Pattern





Mode of Examination

Online and Offline


Duration of Exam

3 hours


Medium of Examination




Part A - Multiple choice questions to be answered online.

Part B - Drawing based questions to be answered in offline mode.


Number of Questions

Part A - 60 questions from Mathematics and General Aptitude sections

Part B - Two drawing based questions


Marking Scheme

  • 2 marks will be allotted for every correct answer of multiple choice question

  • Each of the two questions in Part B will be of 40 marks.

  • Total marks is 120


Negative Marking

There is no negative marking

NATA Syllabus 2020

The syllabus of NATA 2020 will consist of the subjects and topics which the candidates will have to study for the upcoming entrance examination. The official syllabus will be released by the admission authorities. Candidates are advised to check the syllabus before commencing their preparation process. This will ensure that the candidates are aware of what needs to be studied and accordingly prepare for the examination.

NATA 2020 Syllabus




Part A


Logarithms, Algebra, Matrices, Trigonometry,

Coordinate Geometry, 3 Dimensional Coordinate Geometry, Theory of Calculus, Application of Calculus, Permutation and Combination,

Statistics and Probability

General Aptitude

Visualising different sides of 3D objects, Objects, texture related to architecture and built environment,

Mathematical Reasoning, Sets and Relations

Part B -Drawing Test

Conceptualization and visualisation, Drawing of patterns - both geometrical and abstract

NATA Mock Test 2020

The authorities will release the mock test of NATA 2020 for all candidates in online mode. Candidates will be able to use the mock test to prepare for the upcoming examination. Since NATA 2020 mock test will replicate the entrance examination, details such as type of questions, division of topics and more can be checked by the candidates. By using the mock test, the candidates will be able to practically apply whatever they have studied and will also be able to self-evaluate themselves. While using the mock test, the candidates will have to follow the instructions and check the question palette to check the status of questions.

NATA Admit Card 2020

Registered candidates will be able to access the admit card of NATA 2020 tentatively from the first week of April (for first attempt) and the last week of June (for second attempt). Candidates will have to log in using the required credentials to download the admit card. Details regarding the examination such as the venue address, exam date, time and more will be available in the admit card. While reporting to the exam centre, the candidates will have to report with the admit card along with a valid identity proof.

Steps to download NATA 2020 admit card

  • Go to the official website of NATA 2020

  • Click on the admit card link

  • Candidates will have to provide application number and password

  • Click on “Submit”

  • The admit card will be displayed and the candidates will have to download it

  • Print out of the admit card has to be taken

NATA Result 2020

COA will declare the result of NATA 2020 in online mode. Separate results will be announced for the two attempts of the examination. Candidates will be able to check their scores, details regarding qualifying cutoff, subject-wise minimum marks and more details. According to the specifications mentioned by the authorities, the candidates need to secure minimum 25% marks in both Part A and Part B of the examination. The authorities will decide the overall qualifying marks (out of 200) after the post-examination statistics are examined. Candidates will be termed ineligible unless all of these requirements are met.

How to check NATA 2020 result?

  • Visit the official website of NATA 2020

  • Click on the result link

  • Candidates will have to submit application sequence number and password

  • Click on “Submit”

  • The result will be displayed on the screen. The candidates will have to download and print out the result.

NATA Score Card 2020

The score card of NATA 2020 will be available for download in online mode. Candidates are requested to download their score card for future use. The score card will be valid for only one year. Through NATA 2020 score card, the candidates will be able to check details such as paper wise obtained marks of the candidates, total scores, qualifying status and more. Other personal details of the candidates will also be available in the score-card.

NATA Cutoff 2020

The minimum subject-wise and overall marks required to qualify the examination will constitute the cutoff of NATA 2020. Only those candidates who meet the cutoff and also fulfill the required eligibility criteria will be able to qualify the examination. While the qualifying NATA 2020 cutoff is determined by COA, the admission cutoff is prepared by the individual institutes. Only those candidates who meet the admission cutoff will have higher chances of allotment in the institute. The admission cutoff will vary as per the institute and category. Various factors related to the examination will be taken into account while preparing NATA cutoff 2020.

Qualifying Cutoff of NATA 2020


Qualifying Marks

Total Marks










NATA Counselling 2020

No common counselling is conducted for NATA 2020 by COA. Candidates who qualify NATA 2020 will have to individually apply for admissions into the participating institutes. The candidates will have to check the website of the institutes to know the details regarding the counselling process. Allotment will be done as per the merit of the candidate and the eligibility set by the individual institutes.

NATA Participating Institutes 2020

Candidates will be able to apply for admissions in all recognized institutes offering B.Arch course using NATA 2020 scores. Individual institutes will have to be checked by the candidates to know when the admission procedure will commence.

Some institutes accepting NATA scores for admission

S. No



School of Architecture, CSI Institute of Technology, Andhra Pradesh


Guwahati College of Architecture, Assam


Angel Valley School of Architecture, Chhattisgarh


Faculty of Architecture, College of Engineering, Andhra Pradesh


Institute of Architecture, Gujarat


Dignity College of Architecture, Chhattisgarh


S.A.R. College of Architecture, Andhra Pradesh


College of Architecture, Vastu Kala Academy, New Delhi


College of Architecture, Holy Mary Institute of Technology & Sciences, Andhra Pradesh


Sri Venkateswara College of Architecture, Hyderabad

Contact Details

Council Of Architecture

India Habitat Centre, Core 6A, 1st Floor,

Lodhi Road, New Delhi-110003 India

This article has been written as per last year’s information. Updated details will be available here as soon as it is released by the authorities.

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how to apply the nata exam, and what is the relation between nata and jee main examination

Sourandhi Saha Student Expert 7th Dec, 2019
The online application form for NATA will be released on third week of January. You will get the link for filling up the NATA form from the given link when it will be released.
Both the exams are almost same but the conducting body is different. And also the disparity lies in participating colleges in NATA and JEE Main Paper 2. JEE Main Paper 2 opens the doors to NITs and GFTIs offering B.Arch course whereas admission in colleges like SPA Delhi and CEPT University Ahmedabad is offered through NATA.

nata examination Paper 2 pattern

Hey Aditya.
Part2 consists of two drawing questions carrying 40 marks each. So you have to draw on an A4 sheet for a total of 80 marks. There is no negative marks as such.
The drawing will be judged on the basis of your composition, visualization, dimension imagination, harmony and proportion of structures, your understanding of the proportions and scale of regular objects and building structures you see everyday.
Hope this helped.
All the best.

i Want nata Examination Information ?

Indrajit Gupta 5th Dec, 2019

Hello Aditya,

National aptitude test in Architecture (Nata) examination conducted by council of Architecture. It is national level undergraduate exam for admission to 5 year B.arch programme.

An exam has two parts:-

•Part A containing Multiple choice question (mcq) which will conduct in online mode.

•Part B containing Drawing test will held in offline mode.

There are some eligibility for NATA exam as:-

•A candidate must passed 12th or equivalent exam pcm with minimum 50% score.

•Diploma student are not eligible.

•A candidate should be atleast 17 years old.

For further details, kindly check below mentioned link:-

Best wishes!!


Questions paper of nata and JEE paper 2 of last 5 years

Aditya kumar Student Expert 4th Dec, 2019
Hello there!


You can easily download jee mains previous year question  papers for both paper 1 and 2 by going through our page for which link is provided below :-

These papers will help you to understand the types of questions which are asked in exam, you will understand the important topics which are covered in the exam by practising the sample papers of JEE Main and you will also get to know your preparation level by solving the JEE Main sample papers and previous year papers.

For nata previous year question papers go through :-



i had NATA exam in the year 2014. but i lost my NATA candidate id. is there any way of finding the NATA candidate id..?

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 3rd Dec, 2019


see you may contact with the exam authority if you have certain application Id or registered email or phone number. however nata score is only valid for 1 year, so it may not be possible to retrieve the data as you did attempt the exam 5 years back.

hope you may understand.

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