About NATA 2020
National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) is a national level undergraduate exam which is conducted by Council of Architecture (COA) for admission to 5-year B.Arch programme. Through NATA 2020, candidates can get admission into B.Arch programme offered by Government, Government-aided, Private Unaided, University Departments and Deemed Universities of the country. Previously NATA was conducted once every year, but from 2019, the exam is conducted twice a year - first on April and the second on July. CoA had released application form for NATA 2020 on February 1 and was available till May 4 for second attempt. For the first attempt, the registrations were open till April 15 (extended) while the authorities have announced to soon reopen the registrations for both attempts. NATA 2020 first attempt will now be conducted on August 1 and second attempt on August 29. The admit card of NATA 2020 for the two attempts is released separately. Candidates can appear in one or both the attempts of NATA 2020. If the candidate appears in both attempts, then best of the two scores will be considered. The eligibility criteria of NATA 2020 has also been changed, with diploma candidates currently no longer eligible for admission. The question paper of the exam has two parts- Part A (Drawing test) conducted in offline mode and Part B containing Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) conducted in online mode.
NATA 2020 Highlights
|Full Exam Name||National Aptitude Test in Architecture|
|Short Exam Name||NATA|
|Conducting Body||Council of Architecture|
|Frequency of Conduct||Once a year|
|Exam Level||National Level Exam|
|Mode of Application||Online|
|Application Fee (General)||2000 Rs [Online]|
|Mode of Exam||Online and Offline|
|Exam Duration||3 Hours 15 Minutes|
NATA 2020 Important Dates
NATA (Session Jul 2020)
Upcoming Dates and Events
01 Aug, 2020
Exam - First Attempt | Mode: Online
29 Aug, 2020
Exam - Second Attempt | Mode: Online
Past Dates and Events
09 May, 2020 - 11 May, 2020
Application Correction | Mode: Online
01 Feb, 2020 - 04 May, 2020
Application | Mode: Online
NATA (Session Apr 2020)
Past Dates and Events
20 Apr, 2020 - 22 Apr, 2020
Application Correction | Mode: Online
01 Feb, 2020 - 15 Apr, 2020
Application | Mode: Online
Candidates appearing for the entrance exam need to meet the below mentioned eligibility criteria of NATA prescribed by the authorities. The eligibility criteria includes the parameters like qualifying examination, minimum marks required, age limit etc:
NATA 2020 Eligibility Criteria
Qualifying Examination: Candidate must have passed 10+2 or equivalent examination.
Please note that from the academic session 2019, Diploma holders are no longer eligible for admission to architecture program.
Qualifying Marks: Candidate must have obtained a minimum of 50% marks in mathematics, physics, and chemistry taken together. Additionally, the candidate needs to score minimum 50% marks in aggregate in 10+2.
Age limit: Minimum 17 years of age as on July 31, 2020.
Mode of Application : Online
Mode of Payment : Net Banking | Credit Card | Debit Card
NATA 2020 application form was available in online mode from February 1, however, the authorities have announced to reopen the registration portal soon for both the attempts. Mentioned below are the steps to be followed to fill and submit the application form of NATA which the candidates can check for reference.
NATA 2020 Application Form- Steps to Follow
Step 1 – Register- To fill the application form of NATA 2020, registration has to be done by firstly submitting details like name, mobile number, date of birth, and valid email id. Also, choose a username and create a password for future log-ins.
Step 2 – Login to fill the application form : Use the username and password to log-in and enter all the requisite details like personal, communication, and academic information. Also, choose three exam centres in order of preference.
Step 3 – Upload Scanned Images of Documents: In the prescribed format by the authorities, candidates will have to upload scanned images of their photograph, signature and community certificate (if applicable).
1.5 x 3.5 cm
4.5 x 3.5 cm
Community certificate (only by SC/ST candidates)
Up to 1 MB
Step 4 – Generation of Application Number- Once uploading of documents is done, candidates will have to submit the application form. On submission of NATA 2020 application form, an 8-digit application number will be generated.
Step 5 – Pay Application Fee: Prescribed application fee need to be paid in online mode (credit/debit card, or net banking).
Step 6 – Take a Print out of Confirmation page: Once all the above-mentioned steps are completed, the application confirmation page will be displayed. Download this the confirmation page and take a printout of it for future reference.
|OBC, General||Online||Transgender, Female||₹ 2000|
|SC, ST||Online||Transgender, Female, Male||₹ 1700|
NATA 2020 Syllabus
Understanding of scale and proportion of objects, geometric composition, shape, building forms and elements, aesthetics, colour 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, surfaces and volumes
Elevation and 3D views of objects
Creating 2D and 3D compositions using given shape and forms
Sketching of urbanscape and landscape
Common day-to-day life objects like furniture, equipment etc. from memory
|Electric charges and Fields, Electrostatic Potential and Clearance, Current Electricity, Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism, Moving Charges and magnetism, Magnetism and Matter|
Electromagnetic induction and alternating currents
|Electromagnetic Induction, Alternating Current|
|Ray Optics and Optical Instruments, Wave Optics|
Dual nature of radiation and matter
Atoms and nuclei
|Semiconductor electronics, materials, devices and simple circuits|
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|
s-Block elements and p-block elements
|Some basic principles and techniques|
|Definitions of A. P. and G.P., General tem, Summation of first nterms of series ∑n, ∑n²,∑n3, Arithmetic/Geometric series, A.M., G.M. and their relation, Infinite G.P. series and its sum|
|Definition, General properties, Change of base|
|Concepts of m x n (m ≤ 3, n ≤ 3), Real matrices, Operations of addition, Scalar multiplication and multiplication of matrices|
|Transpose of a matrix|
|Determinant of a square matrix|
|Properties of determinants (statement only)|
|Minor, cofactor and adjoint of a matrix|
|Inverse of a matrix|
|Finding area of a triangle|
|Solutions of system of linear equations (not more than 3 variables)|
|Trigonometric functions, Addition and subtraction formulae, Formulae involving multiple and submultiple angles, General solution of trigonometric equations|
|Properties of triangles, Inverse trigonometric functions and their properties|
|Distance formula, Section formula, Area of a triangle, Condition of collinearity of three points in a plane|
|Polar coordinates, Transformation from cartesian to polar coordinates and vice versa|
|Parallel transformation of axes, Concept of locus, Elementary locus problems|
|Slope of a line|
|Equation of lines in different forms, Angle between two lines|
|Condition of perpendicularity and parallelism of two lines|
|Distance of a point from a line|
|Distance between two parallel lines|
|Lines through the point of intersection of two lines|
|Equation of a circle with a given center and radius|
|Condition that a general equation of second degree in x, y may represent a circle|
|Equation of a circle in terms of endpoints of a diameter|
|Equation of tangent, normal and chord|
|Parametric equation of a circle|
|Intersection of a line with a circle|
|Equation of common chord of two intersecting circles|
3-Dimensional coordinate geometry
|Direction cosines and direction ratios, Distance between two points and section formula, Equation of a straight line, Equation of a plane, Distance of a point from a plane|
Theory of calculus
|Functions, 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 partial fraction|
|Definite integral as a limit of a sum with equal subdivisions|
|Fundamental Theorem of Integral Calculus and its applications|
|Properties of definite integrals|
|Formation of ordinary differential equations, 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 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 (r ≤ n)|
|Permutation of n things not all different|
|Permutation with repetitions (circular permutation excluded)|
|Combinations of n different things taken r at a time (r ≤ n)|
|Combination of n things not all different|
|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 trails and Binomial distribution|
Texture related to architecture and built environment
Interpretation of pictorial compositions
Visualizing three-dimensional objects from two-dimensional drawing
Visualizing different sides of 3d objects
Mental ability (visual, numerical and verbal)
General awareness of national/ international architects and famous architectural creations
|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 relationdefinition and elementary examples|
NATA exam pattern will enable candidates to know about the marking scheme, duration of examination, type of questions asked, mode of exam and more. Candidate are advised to check the exam pattern before starting their preparation procedure.
NATA 2020 Exam Pattern
NATA question paper will be divided into two part- Part A and B
Questions Type/Mode of Examination:
- Part A is drawing carrying subjective type questions that need to be answered in offline mode on the A4 drawing sheet.
- Part B will carry Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) which candidates need to answer in online mode.
Number of Questions in Each Part:
- Part A will have 3 questions of Drawing.
- Part B will carry 15 multiple-choice questions from PCM and 35 questions from General Aptitude & Logical Reasoning.
Exam Duration: 3 hours 15 minutes will be allotted to complete the examination out of which PCM and General Aptitude& Logical Reasoning test will be for 45 minutes while the drawing test will be for 135 minutes.
Marking scheme: In part A, two questions will carry 35 marks and 1 question will be of 55 marks. In part B, each question will carry 1.5 marks and there is no negative marking.
Before the actual exam takes place, NATA 2020 mock test will be provided to the candidates by the authorities. The mock test will be a replica of actual examination. Attempting NATA mock test will help candidates to get familiar with the functionalities of the online exam, type of questions that may be asked and more.
Candidates will be able to download their NATA 2020 admit card from the official portal by logging in using their application number and date of birth. The admit card will carry information like the name of the candidate, address of the exam centre, admit card number etc. NATA admit card 2020 is an important document. Candidates who fail to carry it to the examination centre will not be allowed to appear for the entrance exam. Also, after the completion of the entrance exam, admit card has to be kept safely till the admission process ends.
NATA 2020 Exam Centers
|Andaman and Nicobar Islands||Port Blair|
|Jammu and Kashmir||Jammu|
|Jharkhand||Bokaro Steel City|
Documents Required at Exam
- NATA 2020 admit card
- Valid photo-ID (voter/ PAN card, Aadhar card driving licence, etc)
NATA 2020 result will be released in online mode. To check the result, candidates will have to log-in to their portal using their application sequence number and date password. The result can be downloaded in the form of NATA 2020 score card which carry details like paper-wise marks obtained by the candidate, total marks, and also the qualifying status. Apart from this, it will also carry details like candidate’s name, gender, DOB, category, application and roll number.
NATA 2020 Cutoff
COA prescribes minimum part-wise and overall NATA 2020 minimum marks one needs to score to qualify the entrance exam. The cutoff of NATA for both Part A and Part B are declared before the exam. However, the overall cutoff is decided based on post-exam statistics.
Its important for candidates to meet NATA 2020 cutoff for all 3 conditions individually to qualify in the exam.
NATA Qualifying Cut off
Will be determined by COA based on post-exam statistics
There will be no common counselling for NATA 2020. COA will only conducted the entrance exam and no common counselling procedure will be held. The universities/colleges and states offering B.Arch programmes will hold their own separate counselling and provide admissions based on scores obtained in NATA 2020. Once the result of NATA 2020 is announced by the authorities, the institutes conduct their separate counselling.
Candidates will still have to meet the eligibility criteria of the university/college to which they are applying. There are more than 400 institutes that accept NATA scores. Based on the NATA scores and choices opted, allotment of seats will be made.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Question: How can I fill NATA 2020 application form?
Candidates could fill the application form of NATA 2020 in online mode only.
Question: What is the eligibility criteria of NATA 2020?
Candidates must have passed 10+2 examination with at least 50% aggregate marks in Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics (PCM) and also at least 50% marks in aggregate of the 10+2 level examination or have passed 10+3 Diploma with Mathematics as compulsory subject with at least 50% marks in aggregate. There is a relaxation of 5% for SC/ST candidates.
Question: Is it compulsory to appear for both the sessions of NATA 2020?
No, it is not compulsory to appear for both the sessions.
Question: What is the last date of application of NATA 2020?
For the first session, the last date of NATA 2020 application was April 15 while for the second session was May 4.
Question: What is the application fee of NATA 2020?
The application fees of NATA 2020 is different for candidates appearing for only one session and those appearing for both the sessions. NATA 2020 application fee for a general candidate appearing in only one session is Rs 2000 while for a candidate appearing for both the sessions is Rs 3800. There is a relaxation for SC/ST candidates, they will have to pay Rs 1700 for one session and Rs 3100 for both the sessions.
Question: What is the mode of NATA 2020 exam?
NATA 2020 will be conducted in both online and offline mode. Part A of the exam i.e. Drawing test will be offline while Part B (PCM and General Aptitude & Logical Reasoning) will be online.
Question: What is the total marks of NATA 2020?
The total marks of NATA 2020 is 200 marks. Drawing Test will be of 125 marks and PCM and General Aptitude & Logical Reasoning will be of 75 marks.
Question: What documents are to be uploaded while filling NATA 2020 application form?
Candidates will have to upload the scanned images of their photograph and signature as per the specifications provided by the authorities.
Question: How can I make correction in NATA application form 2020?
Candidates were able to make corrections in NATA 2020 application form through "Candidate correction window". For the first session, the window was available from April 20, 2020 (10:30 AM) to April 22, 2020 (11:59 PM) while for the session was available from May 9 (10:30 AM) to May 11, 2020 (11:59 PM).
Questions related to NATA
Is cet required for admission or is jee and nata sufficient?
To get into Architecture, JEE and NATA is sufficient. CET and JEE MAINS (AND JEE ADVANCE) are the exams needed to get into Engineering courses. Through cet you can get into pharmacy and Pharma D courses also.
Refer to the website below for more detailed information..
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list of government funded architecture college use NATA scores
Here's a list for government colleges through NATA
- Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara
- Andhra University College of Engineering, Visakhapatnam
- Dayalbagh Educational Institute, Agra
- Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University Delhi
- Dr MGR Educational and Research Institute, Chennai
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Since JEE & NEET exams are postponed,will NATA 2020 also get postponed?
As of now your NATA 2020 examination has been scheduled to be conducted on 1st August and nothing can said about its postponement as there's no information of its postponement officially
But yes ,.
Now that ,NEET and JEE examination has been postponed due to increase in covid-19, chances are there that your NATA examination may gets postponed too but nothing can be said with surety
If it gets postponed then a notification will be released officially , till then you should focus and concentrate on your NATA preparation
is there any other chance of attending nata second time this year
National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) is a national level entrance exam. Through this exam, admission will be offered for Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch). The exam is conducted two times in a year. The exam date for the first session is 1st august 2020. The exam date for the second session is 29th august 2020. For further details about NATA 2020 click the link below
I hope it helps.
Not filled NATA and JEE for B Arch Is there any way to go for B Arch
To get admission into b.arch programs in India, NATA is a prerequisite and in some colleges JEE mains paper 2 marks are also considered. But as you have not appeared for both JEE mains paper 2 and NATA, you can get admission into some colleges for b.arch through management quota seats.
Here's a list of some of them
- Bharati Vidyapith College of Architecture, Pune
- BMS College Bangalore
- PES University Bangalore
- R. V College of Architecture, Bangalore
- Dr D Y Patil College of Architecture, Maharashtra