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 will be conducted twice a year - first on April and the second on July. The admit card of NATA 2020 for the two attempts will be 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 containing Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) was conducted online, while Part B (Drawing test) was held in offline mode. 

Exam level: National Level Exam
Frequency: Once a year
Languages English
Conducting Body: Council of Architecture
Duration 3 Hours

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NATA 2020 Important Dates

NATA (Session Apr 2020)

Upcoming Dates and Events

24 Jan, 2020 - 11 Mar, 2020 (Tentative)

Application | Mode: Online

01 Apr, 2020 (Tentative)

Admit Card | Mode: Online

14 Apr, 2020 (Tentative)

Exam | Mode: Offline and Online

03 May, 2020 (Tentative)

Result | Mode: Online

NATA (Session Jul 2020)

Upcoming Dates and Events

24 Jan, 2020 - 12 Jun, 2020 (Tentative)

Application | Mode: Online

26 Jun, 2020 (Tentative)

Admit Card | Mode: Online

07 Jul, 2020 (Tentative)

Exam | Mode: Offline and Online

18 Jul, 2020 (Tentative)

Result | 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.

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Mode of Application : Online

Mode of Payment : Net Banking | Credit Card | Debit Card

NATA 2020 application form will be available in online mode. Mentioned below are the steps to be followed to fill and submit the application form of NATA: 

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).    

Documents Specifications                                                                                                                                                                            

Document

File Size 

Dimension

Format

            

Signature        

            

1-30 KB

        
            

1.5 x 3.5 cm

        
            

JPEG/JPG

        
            

Photograph        

            

4-100 KB

        
            

4.5 x 3.5 cm

        
            

JPEG/JPG

        
            

Community certificate (only by SC/ST candidates)        

            

Up to 1 MB        

            

A4 Size

        
            

JPEG/JPG/PDF

        

    

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.

Application Fees

Category Quota Mode Gender Amount
General Online Male ₹ 1800
General, OBC Online Female, Transgender ₹ 1800
SC, ST Online Female, Transgender, Male ₹ 1500

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NATA 2020 Syllabus

Mathematics
Algebra Definitions of A.P.
Definitions of G.P.
General term of AP and GP
Summation of first n-terms of series ∑n ∑n2∑n3
Arithmetic and geometric series
Relation of A.M. and G.M.
Infinite G.P. Series and its sum
Logarithms Definition, general properties and change of base in logarithms
Matrices 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
Non-singular matrix
Inverse of a matrix
Finding 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 submultiple angles
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
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 centre 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
Dimensional co-ordinate geometry Three dimensions: Direction cosines and direction ratios, equation of a straight line in space, equation of a plane, distance of a point from a plane
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 of calculus
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
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 trails and binomial distribution
General aptitude
Objects
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
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 of definition and elementary examples
Drawing test
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 of both geometrical and abstract
Form transformations in 2D and 3D like union
Form transformations in 2D and 3D like subtraction
Form transformations in 2D and 3D like rotation
Form transformations in 2D and 3D like surfaces and volumes
Generating plan
Elevation and 3D views of objects
Creating 2D and 3D compositions using given shape and forms
Perspective drawing
Sketching of urbanscape and landscape
Common day-to-day life objects like furniture, equipment etc., from memory

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 will carry Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) which candidates need to answer in online mode. 
  • Part B will carry subjective type questions that need to be answered in offline mode on the A4 drawing sheet.

Number of Questions in Each Part: 

  • Part A will have 20 questions from Mathematics and 40 from General Aptitude sections
  • Part B will carry two questions. These will be Drawing-based questions.

Exam Duration: 3 hours will be allotted to complete the examination  out of which the Maths and General Aptitude test will be for 60 minutes while the drawing test will be for 120 minutes.

Marking scheme: In part A, 2 marks will be awarded for every correct response. While in Part B, each carries 40 marks. 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. 

The admit card of NATA 2020 will be released separately for the two attempts. 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

State City
Andaman and Nicobar Islands Port Blair
Andhra Pradesh Guntur
Kakinada
Kurnool
Rajahmundry
Tirupati
Vijayawada
Visakhapatnam
Assam Dibrugarh
Guwahati
Silchar
Bihar Muzaffarpur
Patna
Bhagalpur
Gaya
Chandigarh Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh Bilaspur
Raipur
Bhilai
Delhi Delhi
Goa Panaji
Gujarat Ahmedabad
Gandhinagar
Rajkot
Surat
Vadodara
Haryana Ambala
Hisar
Gurgaon
Faridabad
Sonepat
Himachal Pradesh Hamirpur
Shimla
Jammu and Kashmir Jammu
Srinagar
Jharkhand Bokaro Steel City
Dhanbad
Hazaribagh
Jamshedpur
Ranchi
Karnataka Bengaluru
Gulbarga
Hubli
Mangalore
Mysore
Udupi
Kerala Kannur
Kozhikode
Thrissur
Ernakulam
Thiruvananthapuram
Kottayam
Madhya Pradesh Bhopal
Gwalior
Indore
Jabalpur
Ujjain
Maharashtra Amravati
Aurangabad
Jalgaon
Kolhapur
Mumbai
Nagpur
Nashik
Navi Mumbai
Pune
Ahmednagar
Meghalaya Shillong
Mizoram Aizawl
Nagaland Kohima
Dimapur
Odisha Bhubaneswar
Cuttack
Rourkela
Sambalpur
Puducherry Puducherry
Punjab Amritsar
Jalandhar
Ludhiana
Mohali
Patiala
Bathinda
Rajasthan Ajmer
Bikaner
Jaipur
Jodhpur
Kota
Udaipur
Tamil Nadu Chennai
Coimbatore
Madurai
Salem
Tiruchirappalli
Tirunelveli
Vellore
Telangana Hyderabad
Warangal
Tripura Agartala
Uttar Pradesh Agra
Allahabad
Bareilly
Ghaziabad
Greater Noida
Jhansi
Kanpur
Lucknow
Meerut
Moradabad
Muzaffarnagar
Noida
Varanasi
Uttarakhand Dehradun
Haldwani
Roorkee
West Bengal Asansol
Kolkata
Siliguri
Howrah
Durgapur
Arunachal Pradesh Itanagar
Manipur Imphal
Sikkim Gangtok

Documents Required at Exam

  • NATA 2020 admit card
  • Valid photo-ID (voter/ PAN card, Aadhar card driving licence, etc)

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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 

            

Subject

        
            

Qualifying Marks

        
            

Total Marks

        
            

MCQ

        
            

30        

            

120        

            

Drawing

        
            

20

            

80

        
            

Aggregate

        
            

Will be determined by COA based on post-exam statistics      

            

200

        


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.

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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.
http://engineering.careers360.com/articles/nata-application-form
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.
http://engineering.careers360.com/articles/nata-or-jee-main-paper-2-which-better-option-for-barch-admission
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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.
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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:-

https://engineering.careers360.com/exams/nata

Best wishes!!

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

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

Greetings!

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 :-

https://engineering.careers360.com/articles/jee-main-sample-papers/amp

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 :- https://engineering.careers360.com/download/sample-papers/nata-2019-official-question-paper-answer-key

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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

hi,

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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