NATA 2020 - Council of Architecture has released a notification stating the postponement of first test of NATA 2020. The new exam date will be announced after the period of complete lock down is over. Previously, the authorities had closed the registration process of NATA 2020 for the first attempt on March 23, 2020. But now, due to the postponement of the exam, the registration process has again been started and NATA 2020 registrations for first attempt will now be open till April 15. However, candidates can upload images and make a payment till April 19, 2020. NATA application form was made available to candidates from February 1 for both attempts. The exam will be conducted 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 was to be held on April 19 while the second attempt will be held May 31. The final date to submit the application form for second attempt is May 4, 2020. Candidates are eligible to apply for both attempts. NATA will be conducted in both online and offline mode - Part A will be held as an offline test while Part B will be a computer- based test. To qualify NATA, 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.
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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 - The questions have to be answered on A4 drawing sheets.

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

Duration of Exam

3 hours 15 minutes

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 (First Attempt)


Important Dates

Availability of application form

February 1, 2020

Last date to submit application form

March 23, 2020

Re-open of registrationMarch 27, 2020 (Released)
End of NATA 2020 registrationApril 15, 2020
Last date to upload imageApril 19, 2020
Last date for fee paymentApril 19, 2020
Last date to print confirmation pageApril 22, 2020

Correction facility for application form

April 20 (10:30 am)to April 22, 2020(11:59 pm)

Release of admit card

To be notified

NATA 2020 (first attempt)

April 19, 2020 (10 AM to 1:15 PM) Postponed

Release of provisional answer key

To be notified

Final answer key

To be notified

Final date to access recorded responses

To be notified

Declaration of result

To be notified

NATA 2020 Important Dates (Second Attempt)


Important Dates (Tentative)

Release of NATA 2020 application form

February 1, 2020

Final date to submit application form

May 4, 2020

Last date to upload image
May 8, 2020
Last date for fee payment
May 8, 2020
Last date to print confirmation page
May 11, 2020

Correction window for the application form

May 9 (10:30 am)to May 11, 2020(11:59 pm)

Availability of admit card

May 21, 2020

NATA 2020 (second attempt)

May 31, 2020 (10 AM to 1:15 PM)

Availability of answer key

First week of July 2020

Announcement of result

June 14, 2020

NATA Admit Card 2020

Registered candidates will be able to access the admit card of NATA 2020 in online mode. 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.

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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 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 is available from February 1 for the candidates. Since there will be two attempts of NATA 2020, the final date of application form submission will be different for each attempt. The last date of application for first attempt is April 15 while for the second attempt is May 4. 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. 2000

  • SC/ST candidates - Rs. 1700


Both attempts

  • General candidates - Rs. 3800

  • SC/ST candidates - Rs. 3100

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

Candidates will be able to check the venues where the entrance examination will be conducted by the authorities through the exam centres of NATA 2020. 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) has released 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 15 minutes


Medium of Examination




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

Part B - Multiple choice questions to be answered online.


Number of Questions

Part A - Three drawing based questions

Part B - 50 questions from PCM and General Aptitude & Logical Reasoning sections


Marking Scheme

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

  • For Drawing test, 2 questions will be of 35 marks and 1 question will be of 55 marks.

  • Total marks of Part A is 125 marks and Part B is 75 marks.


Negative Marking

There is no negative marking

NATA Syllabus 2020

The admission authorities have released the official syllabus of NATA 2020 and it consists of the subjects and topics which the candidates will have to study for the upcoming entrance examination. 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 -Drawing Test

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

Part B


Logarithms, Algebra, Matrices, Trigonometry,

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

Statistics and Probability

PhysicsElectrostatics, Current Electricity, Optics, Dual nature of radiation and Matter, Atoms and Nuclei and Electronic devices

Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry; Structure of Atom; Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties, Chemical Bonding and Molecular; States of Matter: Gases and Liquids, Chemical Thermodynamics; Equilibrium; Redox Reactions; Hydrogen; s- Block Elements p -Block Elements, Organic Chemistry.

General Aptitude

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

Mathematical Reasoning, Sets and Relations

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 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

COA will release the score card of NATA 2020 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

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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

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what is nata exam pattern and what is syabllus???

Prakarsh Kaushik 3rd Apr, 2020


National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) is a national entrance exam for admission into 5 year Bachelors or Architecture degree at various Architecture Schools of India.

The NATA paper is Divided into 2 parts.

Part A consists of 3 questions of drawing which are to answered on a drawing sheet.

Part B consists of 15 MCQs from Physics, Chemistry and Maths along with 35 MCQs from General Aptitude & Logical Reasoning.

Click at this link to know about NATA Syllabus -

Hope this was helpful


how can study for nata im 2 months

Harsha Sinha 2nd Apr, 2020

Hi there,

Since you want to complete your syllabus in just two months then you must make a schedule of your daily taska in which you have to study every subject every day and try to complete the entire syllabus in 21 days. After that just solve question papers of previous years. The more you will solve papers the more beneficial it would be.


nata question papers websites?

Nikki Nair 1st Apr, 2020

Hello Aspirant

There are many online websites that provide you with NATA question papers.

You can refer them for your use. you can refer the following website for papers and sample papers too.

You can also refer to NATA exam guide e book that is available online.



what iscutoff of nata 2019...?

Sharon Rose Student Expert 30th Mar, 2020
Candidates need to score minimum cut off marks individually in each section as well as need to score minimum over all cut off marks to qualify in NATA.In 2019 the over all cutoff was 70 marks out of 200 marks.And the individual cut off marks were as follows

  • Mathematics & General aptitude: 30 marks out of 120 Marks
  • Drawing: 20 marks out of 80 marks

In 2020 the individual cut off marks for Mathematics & General aptitude is 32 marks out of 125 marks which is 25% marks.And the cut off for drawing is 18 marks out 75 marks which is 25% marks.The overall cut off will be decided after the exam depending on number of candidates appeared, number of seats available etc.

Nata eligible colleges in india

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 29th Mar, 2020

There are as many as 318 Colleges across India that accept NATA score. You can check the list of the colleges at:

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