NATA 2020


    NATA 2020 Exam Dates (Released), Application Form, Admit Card, Pattern and Syllabus

    Urvashi Singhal Urvashi Singhal
    Exams Prep Master

    CoA has announced dates for first and second phase of NATA 2020. Phase 1 will be conducted on August 1, 2020 and Phase 2 will be administered on August 29, 2020. Apart from the revised exam dates, reopening of NATA 2020 Application Form, along with form correction window is also expected. Meanwhile, CoA has postponed the release of NATA Admit Card for both sessions.

    The conducting authority (CoA) has revised Exam Pattern of NATA, Part A (Online) is now of Drawing with 3 questions of 125 marks. Part B (Offline) will be of PCM instead of Mathematics and General Aptitude-Logical Reasoning with 50 questions of 75 marks. Unlike JEE Main B.Arch admission process, there is no centralized counseling for NATA Aspirants. Qualified candidates have to directly report to the college/institute of their choice for admission process. ​As per NATA 2020 Exam Pattern, the exam will be conducted in both Online and Offline mode to be attempted in a duration of 3 hours.

    NATA is a national level exam conducted for the students seeking admission into B.Arch programme offered by Government, Private and Deemed Universities of the country. According to NATA 2020 Eligibility Criteria, candidates passed or appearing in 10+2 with PCM or 10+3 with Mathematics as a compulsory subject are eligible to apply for the course.

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    NATA 2020 - Most Recent Updates

    • May 20, 2020: NATA 2020 to be conducted on August 1 (Phase 1) and August 29, 2020 (Phase 2). Application forms to be available soon for both sessions.
    • March 28, 2020: The Authorities have postponed NATA 2020 and extended the registration and other dates of NATA 2020 Application form.
    • March 17, 2020: The last date to complete the application process of NATA 2020 has been extended by the authorities.’
    • February 1, 2020: CoA has released NATA 2020 Application form on February 1, 2020. The last date to register for NATA 2020 (first session) is March 20, 2020, and for the second session is May 4, 2020.

    Read the full article to know more about NATA 2020 Application process, Exam Schedule, Syllabus, etc. 

      Official Notice for NATA 2020 Revised Exam Dates

      nata exam date notice

      NATA 2020 – Exam Highlights

      Exam NameNational Aptitude Test in Architecture
      NATA Official BodyCouncil of Architecture (CoA)
      Exam TypeNational Level
      Exam ModePart A- Drawing (Offline) Part B- Online for PCM and Aptitude Test
      Score ValidityOne Year only
      NATA | 01179412100
      Common Questions: Do IITs accept NATA Score?

      Ans. IITs, NITs, and SPA are a few premium institutes that does not accept NATA scores. JEE Main paper 2 is the gateway to architecture courses in IITs and NITs whereas School of Planning and Architecture conducts its own entrance test.

      Important Dates of NATA 2020

      Important Dates of NATA 2020

      COA has released the official notification of NATA 2020 on February 1, 2020. The official dates of other important events related to the exam are tabulated below:

      EventDate (Stage I)Date (Stage II) 
      Availability of NATA Application FormTo be notified soon To be notified soon 
      Last Date to RegisterTo be notified soon To be notified soon 
      Last Date to Upload ImagesTo be notified soon To be notified soon 
      Printing of Confirmation PageTo be notified soon To be notified soon 
      Form Correction WindowTo be notified soon To be notified soon 
      Availability of NATA Admit CardTo be notified soonTo be notified soon
      Date and Time of ExaminationAugust 1, 2020August 29, 2020
      Declaration of NATA ResultTo be notified soonTo be notified soon 

        Eligibility Criteria for NATA 2020

        Eligibility Criteria for NATA 2020

        Before applying for the examination, candidates must fulfill the required eligibility criteria which are given below:

        • Age Criteria: There is no Age limit to apply for National Aptitude Test in Architecture.
        • Qualifying Examination: Passed in 10+2 scheme of examination or 10+3 diploma examination. Candidates appearing in 2020 are also eligible to apply for NATA. International Baccalaureate Diploma passed/appearing, after 10 years of schooling with Mathematics as a compulsory subject of examination.
        • Qualifying Exam Subjects: 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and 10+3 Diploma holders (any stream)/ appearing recognized by Central/ State Government with Mathematics as one of the subjects. 
        • Qualifying Marks: 50% aggregate marks in Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics along with 50% aggregate marks in overall 10+2. 50% aggregate marks in 10+3 Diploma and Mathematics as well. To the candidates who belong to SC, ST, OBC-NCL category or PwD shall be provided a relaxation of 5% marks in aggregate in 10+2 level.
        • Art Stream Candidates: Candidates having Art Stream are also eligible if they have qualified Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics subjects conducted by CBSE.
        NATA 2019 Statistics: According to the press release by CoA 35748 number of candidates applied for 1st session of NATA 2019 out of which 32865 appeared. While in the 2nd session 35651 candidates registered and only 18126 appeared. A total of 41821 candidates qualified for the entrance exam. 

        How to fill NATA 2020 Application Form?

        How to fill NATA 2020 Application Form?

        Filling up the Application Form is interactive in nature by following some simple steps. The process is completely online and is as follows:

        Step 1: Visit NATA Official Website and navigate to Online Application 2020.

        Step 2: Fill personal details like name, parents name, DoB, correspondence address likewise. 8 digit numeric Application Number will be generated for the candidate. After which applicants have to choose a password and security question for further login.

        Step 3: Login again using the credentials (Application Number and Password) and upload the images in the specified format. Scanned recent colour photograph, preferably in white background and clear signature on white paper in jpg/ jpeg format has to be uploaded. 

        Note: There are no lateral admission criteria provided by CoA at any stage/year of B.Arch course.

        How to Upload Images in NATA 2020 Application Form?

        Photograph4 kb to 100 kb4.5 cm x 3.5 cm
        Signature1 kb to 30 kb1.5 cm x 3.5 cm

        Step 4: Mention Academic details, Qualifying Examination marks, and subjects carefully to proceed further.

        Step 5: Payment of NATA Application Fee is the last step to successfully complete the application form.

        Application Fee for NATA 2020

        CategoryOne AttemptBoth the Attempts
        UnreservedINR 2000/-INR 3800/-
        SC/ STINR 1700/-INR 3100/-
        Exam Center Outside IndiaINR 10,000/-INR 18,000/-

        Candidates can make payment through online mode (Electronic Payment Gateway) using debit card/credit card and net banking. There is no need to send the NATA application form through offline mode or by post.

        Step 6: A confirmation Page that is considered as a proof of Registration and successful submission of Application Form. Candidates are advised to take a print out of the same for future references.

        Common Questions: Due to some unavoidable reason, I will not be able to appear for NATA 2020. Will I get a refund for the application fee?

        Ans. No, under no circumstances the application fee for the exam is refundable.

        NATA 2020 Admit Card

        NATA 2020 Admit Card

        CoA will issue NATA hall ticket for all the successfully registered candidates soon for the first phase. In order to access the admit card, candidates need to enter the registration number and password. The following details will be mentioned on the admit card. 

        1. Candidate’s Name
        2. Candidate’s Photo and Signature
        3. Roll Number
        4. Exam Date and Time
        5. Exam Venue and Reporting Time
        6. Exam Day instructions

        Important Points related to NATA Admit Card 2020

        1. One Photo ID Proof (Voter ID, Pan Card/ Aadhar Card/ Driving Licence/ e-Aadhar or any other ID) must be carried along with the hall ticket at the exam center.
        2. Ensure that the photo and signature printed on hall tickets are not mutilated/ distorted etc.
        3. Preserve the admit card till the completion of the admission procedure.
        4. Failing to produce the document at the time of NATA 2020, the candidature will stand canceled.
        5. In case of any discrepancy, call on 011 79412100 or email at

          NATA 2020 Exam Centers

          For the 2020 session, it is expected that there will be 190 exam centers. Allocation of Exam Center is subject to availability of more than 200 candidates at a particular exam center/ city. The discretion lies with Council of Architecture. There is a provision to select Dubai as an Exam center preference. Candidates who choose Dubai as their exam center must choose two more centers as alternatives.

          1. The Council reserves the right to add or delete some test zones notified.
          2. The Council reserves the right to allot any test zones other than that opted by the candidates.
          Note: Candidates opting for Dubai as the exam center must pay an additional fee of INR 8000. Dubai cannot be chosen as a second or third choice as an examination city. 

          NATA 2020 Examination Schedule

          NATA 2020 Schedule of Examination

          As per the earlier schedule released by CoA for NATA 2020, the exam day would be followed by events as mentioned in the table below. However, due to COVID-19 pandemic, it is likely that exam proceedings may change. Candidates will be notified about any changes over here once it gets officially announced.

          Exam TimingExam DurationSection/ PartNumber of Questions and MarksTotal
          10 am to 12.15 pm135 MinutesPart A (Offline) Drawing Test3 questions of 35 marks, 35 marks and 55 marks125 Marks
          Intermission Period of 15 minutes (12.15 pm to 12.30 pm)
          12.30 pm to 1.15 pm45 MinutesPart B (Online): PCM15 Questions x 1.5 marks75 Marks
          PART B: General Aptitude-Logical Reasoning35 Questions x 1.5 Marks

          Note: Candidates aiming to appear for both the sessions should note that the exam schedule is the same for both April and May sessions. 

          NATA Exam Pattern

          Revised Exam Pattern of NATA

          Revised Exam Pattern of NATA 2020

          The Council of Architecture or COA defines the exam pattern for NATA exam. It has been revised form 2020 session onwards. Highlights of the exam are as follows:

          • NATA 2020 will be conducted in two parts namely Part A and Part B.
          • Part A comprises of 3 Drawing questions to be answered in online mode on A4 size drawing sheets.
          • Part B will have 50 Objective questions on PCM and General Aptitude-Logical Reasoning. 

          Sectional Distributions is outlined below:

          Part NameSection NameNo. of Questions X Marks
          Part ADrawing2 x 35 1 x 55
          Part BPCM15 x 1.5
          General Aptitude35 x 1.5
          Total53 Questions = 200 marks

          NATA Sample Papers

          Important Things to know about NATA 2020

          • Twice a year: NTA holding JEE Main paper twice a year from last year, 2 candidates for B.Arch admission got a chance to attempt the exam twice and improve their score. Thus, CoA also decided to announce NATA to be held twice a year.
          • Admission Process: There is no centralized counselling for the candidates seeking admission in colleges based on NATA score. The qualified candidates have to report to the college/institute of their choice for admission as per the admission criteria of the respective institute/college.
          • Two NATA 2020 exams: Aspirants can apply for admission in the colleges with score of any of the two NATA exams that he appears for. However, if a candidate attempts both April and July session, the best score out of both will be used for admission. It is not compulsory to appear for both exams. 

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          NATA 2020 Syllabus

          NATA 2020 Syllabus

          NATA Syllabus has not seen any changes over the years. CoA will release NATA syllabus on the official website. Important topics are elaborated below:

          NATA Syllabus for Mathematics

          Coordinate Geometry3-Dimensional Co-ordinate geometry
          Theory of CalculusApplication of Calculus
          Permutation and combinationStatistics and Probability

          NATA Syllabus for General Aptitude

          • Objects or texture related to architecture and the built environment.
          • Interpretation of pictorial compositions, Visualizing three-dimensional objects from a 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.

          NATA Syllabus for Drawing Test

          • Understanding scale and proportion of objects, geometric composition, shape, building forms and elements, aesthetics, color 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, rotation, surfaces, and volumes.
          • Creating 2D and 3D compositions using given shape and forms, generating a plan, elevation, and 3D views of objects. Perspective drawing, Sketching of urbanscape and landscape common day-to-day life objects like furniture, equipment, etc.

          Recommended Books for NATA 2020

          A Visual Dictionary of Architecture Francis D.K Ching
          A Complete Self Study Guide for B.Arch 2020PK Mishra
          NATA & B.Arch Question Bank Ar. Shadan Usmani
          High Algebra Hall & Knight
          NATA Examination (Verbal/Non-Verbal/Reasoning)R.S. Aggarwal
          Self-Preparation Guide B.Arch Entrance ExaminationGK Publication

          How is NATA Drawing Test Scored?

          The drawing aptitude is judged on the following aspects:

          • Ability to sketch a given object proportionately and rendering the same in a visually appealing manner; 
          • Visualizing and drawing the effects of light on the object and shadows cast on surroundings;
          • A sense of perspective drawing;
          • Combining and composing given three-dimensional elements to form a building or structural form;
          • Creating an interesting two-dimensional composition using given shapes and forms;
          • Creating visual harmony using colors in a given composition;
          • Understanding of scale and proportions; 
          • Drawing from memory through pencil sketch on themes from day to day experiences. 
          Note: The answer to each drawing question will be examined by more than one examiner independently. 

          Best Coaching Institutes

          Best Coaching Institutes for NATA

          To prepare for the entrance examination like NATA, some students may choose the self-study mode while some prefer opting coaching institutes for preparation. Keeping this in view we will make it easier for you by suggesting some of the best coaching institutes for NATA 2020. These coaching institutes will help the aspirants in countering their difficulties and will also help them n organizing their preparation strategy for the examination.

          To get admission to the architecture courses and to prepare for it, the right guidance is required to clear and qualify the exam. That’s why coaching institutes play a major and even helps candidates to achieve their goals. Some of the coaching institutes are mentioned below:

          Coaching Institutes for NATA 2020
          NATA Study Center, New DelhiApex Studio Architecture
          Tri Arch StudioAmity Institute for Competitive Examinations
          Bhardwaj ClassesPahal Kolkata- India’s Best NIFT, NID, NATA, UCEED Coaching
          SILICA-Your Design Career Guide, MumbaiErudite Education, Kolkata
          Giraffe Learning, BangaloreTattva Learning Centre, Bangalore
          Inspiration Art & Education, JaipurPTR Educational Academy, Hyderabad
          Primo Institute of Design, HyderabadRadiance Academy of Design, Jaipur

          NATA 2020 Answer Keys

          Candidates can check their correct answers with the help of NATA 2020 Anwer keys. Answer key is only available for Part B (MCQ) of the exam and will be released before the declaration of NATA results. To check the answer keys of entrance examination, candidates will be required to visit the official website of NATA 2020. It must be noted that Council of Architecture (CoA) will release NATA 2020 answer key only after taking into consideration the responses received against the provisional answer key. Also, there will be no review available for the drawing test and no provision for post-publication review.

          How to use NATA answer key?

          For calculating the score using NATA answer key, candidates have to use the marking scheme of the exam. Each correct answer will give 2 marks and there is no negative marking for attempting an incorrect answer. To calculate the score, candidates can use the formula given below:

          NATA 2020 total score in Part A = 2 or 1 X (No. of correct answers marked in the exam)

          NATA 2020 total score in Part B = 1.5 X (No. of correct answers marked in the exam)

          NATA 2020 Result

          NATA Result will be declared at the official website i.e. Candidates need to enter the login credentials created at the time of registration to access the results. The results will be available as follows:

          • Marks obtained in each part i.e. Part A and Part B
          • Marks obtained out of 200
          • Qualifying status i.e. Pass or Fail

          NATA Result

          Qualifying Marks for NATA 2020:

          • A minimum of 25% must be secured in MCQ portion (30 out of 120)
          • A minimum of 25% must be secured in Drawing portion (20 out of 80)
          • Overall qualifying marks (out of 200) would be based on post-exam statistics and at the discretion of the Council
          Note: Candidates failing to satisfy the above-mentioned conditions will not be considered as a qualified candidate in NATA.

          How to Check NATA Result 2020?

          • Visit the official website of NATA.
          • Click on “Download scorecard for NATA 2020”
          • Login with the credentials: Application Number and Password
          • Enter the captcha provided
          • Click on Login
          • Download the NATA 2020 scorecard.

          Check NATA 2020 Results

          Common Questions: What is the validity of the NATA scorecard?

          Ans. NATA Scorecard will be valid only for the session in which the examination is being conducted. In other words, the validity is of one year only.

          NATA 2020 Cutoff

          National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) 2020 Cutoff will be released after the declaration of NATA 2020 result by the conducting authorities. In order to become eligible for the different Architecture Institutes in India, candidates have to meet the minimum required cut off marks by the participating colleges. Council of Architecture (CoA) will release the section-wise cutoff of NATA 2020 in online mode. 

          Some Colleges that are accepting NATA score will also release their opening and closing rank on their official website. NATA Aspirants are required to score the qualifying marks first and then they will have to meet the cutoff marks released by the colleges to get admission into B.Arch programme. 

          The qualifying cutoff of NATA 2020 is tabulated below:

          SubjectQualifying MarksCutoff Marks
          Mathematics and General Aptitude30120
          Overall Qualifying marks70200
          Common Questions: Is 110 considered a good score in NATA?

          Ans. NATA Scores vary each year depending upon the difficulty of questions and level of competition. Maximum NATA score is 179 till now, so a score of 120+ is considered descent to secure admission in a good college.

          NATA 2020 Counselling Process

          • There is no national-level centralized NATA counselling.
          • Universities/colleges and institutes that offer B.Arch/B. Planning programs will be conducting NATA 2020 counselling separately.
          • The admission authorities will conduct NATA 2020 counselling after the declaration of result by COA.
          • Candidates who wish to participate in NATA counselling 2020 must check and meet the eligibility criteria of the university/college to which they are applying for.
          • There are more than 400 institutes that accept the NATA score and these colleges/institutes in different states will hold the counselling for NATA 2020.

          Eligibility Criteria for NATA 2020 Counselling

          • In addition to qualifying in NATA 2020, it is essential for candidates to meet the eligibility criteria of the institute they are seeking admissions in.
          • The eligibility criteria will be different from state to state and university to university.
          • It is important for the candidates to read and understand the requisite eligibility criteria before applying.

          Documents Required for NATA Counselling 2020

          During NATA 2020 Counselling, candidates will have to carry their original documents along with the two sets of photocopies. The documents are listed below:

          • NATA 2020 Admit Card
          • NATA 2020 Score Card
          • Class 10 and 12 marks sheet and pass certificate
          • Category Certificate (if applicable)
          • Medical Certificate for PwD Certificate

          Difference Between NATA and JEE Main B.Arch Paper

          Difference Between NATA and JEE Main B.Arch Paper

          National Test Agency (NTA) conducts JEE Main B.Arch Paper whereas, NATA is conducted by the Council of Architecture (CoA). These are National level entrance exam conducted to offer admission into Engineering and B.Arch programmes. JEE Main B.Arch Paper offers admission to the qualified candidates in various prestigious institutes like IITs, NITs, IIITs, IIEST, and other GFTIs whereas, NATA offers admission to the qualified candidates in NATA score accepting colleges like School of Planning and Architecture, IIT Kharagpur, IIT Roorkee, etc. There are a few of the major differences in each of the entrance exams that are mentioned below:

          DifferencesJEE Main B.ArchNATA
          SubjectsGeneral Aptitude, Drawing and MathematicsDrawing, General Aptitude and Physics, Chemistry,Maths
          Number of QuestionsTotal of 83 (Aptitude consist of 50 questions, Mathematics has 30 and drawing consist of 3 questions)Total of 53 (Aptitude consists 35 questions, Mathematics has 15 questions and drawing consists 3 questions)
          Medium of ExaminationEnglish, Hindi, and Gujarati for candidates belonging to Gujarat, Daman & Diu and Nagar Haveli.English
          Exam Duration3 Hours3 Hours (Part A- 135 minutes and Part B- 45 minutes)
          Mode of Exam

          For Mathematics & Aptitude- Online

          For Drawing- Offline

          For Part A- Offline

          Part B- Online

          Marking Scheme4 marks will be awarded for each correct answer and 1 mark will be deducted for every wrong answer1.5 marks will be awarded for each correct answer. There is no negative marking
          Total Marks390 marks200 marks (Part A contains 125 marks and Part B contains 75 marks)
          Qualifying MarksThere are no qualifying marksCandidates have to secure a minimum of 25% in MCQ as well as in Drawing section

          Top Colleges accepting NATA Score

          There are 300 Universities and Colleges in India that accept NATA score for the candidates seeking admission into the 5 year B Arch program. There are various colleges that have secured an excellent position in the 2019 NIRF ranking. The list of institutes that accept NATA score is given below:

          • Indian Insitute of Technology, Kharagpur: This institute is the third oldest technical institute in India. It has secured the first position in NIRF 2019 and is considered as the best architecture college in India,
          • Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee: Another best architecture institute in India is IIT Roorkee that has been ranked second by NIRF with a score of 78.33. It is recognized internationally and has been ranked 381st Internationally in the QS World University Rankings.
          • National Institute of Technology, Calicut: This Institute has been ranked third by NIRF and is famous for architecture studies.
          • School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi: It is a deemed university and a member of AIU which is considered as one of the best architecture colleges in India. It has been ranked fourth by NIRF with a score of 62.49.
          • College of Engineering, Trivandrum: The institute is affiliated to AKTU- APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University and is considered to be one of the best institutes in India for engineering and architecture courses. It has been ranked fifth by NIRF with a score of 59.57.

          Check  List of Participating Institutes

          Salient FAQs on NATA 2020

          NATA 2020 FAQs

          Ques. How will the candidate be assessed through the drawing test in NATA 2020?

          Ans. Candidates will be assessed on the following parameters through the drawing test:

          • Ability to sketch a given object’s proportionately and rendering the same in a visual manner
          • Visualizing and drawing the effects of light on an object
          • Sense of perspective
          • Combing given 3D elements to form a building or structural form
          • Creating 2D compositions using given shapes and forms
          • Creating visual harmony using colors
          • Understanding scale & proportions
          • Drawing the day to day life experiences based on memory

          Ques. What will all things be displayed in NATA Result 2020?

          Ans. The NATA scorecard released will display:

          • Marks scored in each section
          • Overall Marks
          • Passed/ Fail

          Ques. Is NATA mandatory to study Architecture in India?

          Ans. No, NATA is not the only architecture entrance test conducted in India, though most of the colleges across the country accept NATA score. JEE Main Paper 2 is also conducted for B.Arch and B. Planning courses admission in NITs, IITs, and GFTIs. So its a gateway to most of the architecture colleges in India but not mandatory. 

          Ques. Is Exam Pattern of NATA and JEE Main Paper 2 the same?


          Exam PatternJEE Main Paper 2NATA 
          Mode of ExamMathematics and Aptitude are Computer Based while Drawing is pen-paper basedPCM and Aptitude are Computer-Based and Drawing is offline on paper.
          Duration of Exam3 Hours3 Hour 15 Minutes (Intermission period of 15 minutes between 2 papers)
          SubjectsMathematics, General Aptitude, and DrawingPCM, Aptitude, and Drawing
          Total QuestionsMaths: 20 MCQ and 5 Numerical Questions Aptitude: 50 MCQs  Drawing: 2 QuestionsDrawing: 3 Questions PCM: 15 Questions Aptitude: 35 Questions
          Marking SchemeMCQ: 4 Marks for Every correct Answer, -1 for Incorrect Answer Numerical Answer Type: +4 for Correct answer with no Negative Marking Drawing: 2 Questions of 100 Marks eachPart A Drawing: 125 Marks Part B: Aptitude: 75 Marks
          Medium of ExamEnglish, Hindi or GujratiEnglish only

          Ques. What are the qualifying marks in NATA?

          Ans. candidates can appear for the counselling only if they secure the following scores:

          • Minimum 25% marks in MCQs (30 out of 120)
          • Minimum 25% marks in Drawing Test (20 out of 80)
          • Overall qualifying marks out of 200 will be based on post-exam statistics and the discretion of Council

          Ques. Where can I take NATA 2020?

          Ans. Architecture aspirants can take the test at iON proctored assessment centers which are spread across all the major cities in India and in Dubai. Check NATA Exam Center

          Ques. I did not have Mathematics in my qualifying examination. Can I register or appear for NATA?

          Ans. No, having Mathematics in 10+2 or Diploma program is necessary. Without this subject, you can not fill in NATA Application Form.

          Ques. What is the fee for NATA 2020?

          Ans. The fee differs as per candidate’s category,

          • General Category – INR 2000 (inclusive of bank charges)
          • SC/ ST Category – INR 1700 (inclusive of bank charges)

          Ques. Is there any provision to reschedule NATA 2020?

          Ans. No, as the exam is conducted only on one day all over the country, rescheduling the examination is not possible.

          Ques. Can I take the exam in some other city or center other than the one assigned by the Council?

          Ans. Once the choice is made by CoA, no changes will be entertained.

          Ques. Can I use a scale or any kind of instrument in NATA Drawing Test?

          Ans. No, the test has to be done freehand, therefore no use of a scale or any other instrument is prohibited.

          Ques. What do I have to report early to the exam center?

          Ans. Candidates are required to report at least 2 hours 30 minutes before the examination commences. This is because of the procedure to verify candidate’s identity and taking the biometrics before final allocation of seat in the examination center. The entire process of verification will take a minimum of 2 hours if the centers are large.

          Ques. Is bringing a calculator to the examination center allowed?

          Ans. No, all the electronic devices including calculators, mobile phones etc are prohibited inside the examination hall.

          Ques. If I have completed my examination, can I leave the hall early?

          Ans. No, candidates have to stay inside the examination hall until the examination concludes.

          Ques. What will be the duration of NATA?

          Ans. The test will be conducted for a duration of 3 hours. Part A must be attempted within 90 minutes and Part B must be attempted within the next 90 minutes. There is no extra timing for PWD category candidates.

          Ques. Is the marking scheme for NATA same as the previous year?

          Ans. Yes, no new changes have been introduced in NATA marking scheme. For the objective test candidates will be awarded 2 marks for every correct answer.

          Ques. Will there be any negative marking for incorrect answers?

          Ans. No, there will be no negative marking for unanswered or incorrect answers.

          Ques. Are there any centers in foreign cities? And is the examination fee different for the exam center?

          Ans. Yes, the exam will also be conducted in Dubai. Candidates opting for Dubai as their exam center have to pay an additional fee of INR 8000.

          Ques. Is it required to send the hard copy of filled in the application form?

          Ans. No, candidates need not send any hard copies to the exam conducting authorities. The entire application process will be online.

          Ques. What is the general difficulty level of the test?

          Ans. Keeping in view, the previous year's trends of NATA, the exam is of moderate to difficult level.

          Ques. Will the test be conducted online or offline?

          Ans. From this year onwards, NATA 2020 will be conducted in an online and offline mode both.

          Ques. What if two candidates secure the same rank in the test?

          Ans. In case, two candidates securing similar marks and appearing for counselling, preference will be given to the candidates having higher marks in the qualifying academic exam.

          Ques. Who do I contact in case of any queries for NATA 2020?

          Ans. The solution to any query can be addressed via email ( once the registration window becomes functional.

          *The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College

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          MOBILE FRAME
          Axata Prajapati

          I took Physics and Math as my A level subjects, but did not take Chemistry. Am I still eligible for NATA?

          03 Feb, 2020 14:26
          Shobhna Chaturvedi

          Hi Axata, sorry but you are not eligible as candidates who have passed intermediate (with PCM as compulsory subjects) will be eligible only.

          03 Feb, 2020 14:32

          sir, now i am study in college 1st year BE Mech..., but i like to apply NATA and it is possible to discontinue college which i am studying now...and join or apply for nata examination

          03 Feb, 2020 00:20
          Shobhna Chaturvedi

          Hi Yokesvaran, you can apply for NATA exam after discontinuing your college but then, you will have to take admission in UG degree from first year itself.

          03 Feb, 2020 11:39
          Abhaya Srinivas

          Is there NATA councilling

          08 Aug, 2019 00:20
          Shobhna Chaturvedi

          Hi Abhaya, you may check the details on Result and Counselling from here.

          08 Aug, 2019 17:06

          The amended eligibility criteria has issues to be resolved. The current diploma students of Architecture now have no right to get their further education. And this should be resolved duly.

          24 Jan, 2019 00:39

          I got 81 in nata and 67% in 12th i qualified in nata please reply

          14 Jun, 2018 04:33
          Garima Bansal

          Hi Maahiya, its depends upon the merit list whether you will get admission or not according to your rank.

          18 Aug, 2018 15:25
          Kamesh rawal

          Hi i scored 208 rank 12288 in jee2 2018. Am i eligible for b arch programme in nata listed School's. My name is dhiraj.

          01 Jun, 2018 03:34
          Garima Bansal

          Hi kamesh, To get information regarding in which college you will get admission you can check this link:- Nata cutoff

          05 Jun, 2018 18:00
          Mohammed Shahid

          Hi..Team, One of my younger brother has scored 59.89 in 12th (PCM) & he wanted to become B.Architecture,does he eligible to do this,if yes then what is the procedures for the preparations.Please let me know.I'll be your grateful.

          26 May, 2018 00:20
          Garima Bansal

          Hi Mohammed, Yes your brother is eligible for the B.Arch and you can go through the practice papers for the preparation of NATA , here is a link for practice papers:- PRACTICE PAPERS

          30 May, 2018 12:52
          Ayaan Kauchali

          I want to know what is the cuttoff of the b.arch colleges in mumbai and pune

          02 May, 2018 18:28
          Garima Bansal

          Hi Ayaan, To get cutoff of the b.arch colleges in Mumbai and pune you may check this link:- Cutoff

          19 Jun, 2018 16:36
          Manisha Agrawal

          What is the cut off of sir jj in 2018

          02 May, 2018 13:45
          Garima Bansal

          Hi Manisha, To get cutoff for the nata you may check this link:- Cutoff

          19 Jun, 2018 16:03
          keerthi rani

          and one more doubt that by writing jee mains can i get seat in interior designer and i have completed my first year of intermediate

          08 Apr, 2018 11:49
          Priya Sharma

          Hi Keerthi, No you can’t take admission in B.Des Interior design through JEE. On the other hand, you can appear for NATA, CEED, NID, CPET etc exam for admission in B.Des. 

          29 May, 2018 16:54

          hi..sir/mam i have completed my intermediate i want choose interior designing what exam i have to write how i will get college for that plz help me

          07 Apr, 2018 14:35
          Sakshi Garg Expert

          Hi Keerthirani, I am giving you the list of Interior Design entrance exam please check the list through this link: Entrance Exam for Design.

          07 Apr, 2018 15:25
          Ravish Channe

          I am NRI based out of Dubai undergoing IB Diploma. I want to get admitted in Sir JJ college. How can I prepare for NATA in Dubai? are there short term (2 month) courses available in Mumbai?

          21 Mar, 2018 13:39
          Bhawna Vedwal

          You have to search over the internet about the short time courses for preparation of NATA . you can prepare by practicing papers . click here for practice paper : Practice Paper

          05 Jun, 2018 14:46
          nikhil gajanan somvanshi

          How many score want in NATA exam to get admission in of art for architecture

          16 Mar, 2018 23:26
          Bhawna Vedwal

          To get admission in Sir Jamshedji Jeejeebhoy School of Art, commonly called as Sir JJ School of Art Candidate have to score atleast 80 marks out of 200 in NATA Exam

          29 May, 2018 15:24
          Kabya Borah

          What is the cutoff marks of sir J.J for b. arch in 2017

          16 Mar, 2018 12:44
          Sakshi Garg Expert

          Hi Kabya, If you want to get information about the NATA Cutoff please check this link: NATA Cutoff.

          26 Mar, 2018 18:05
          Zameera banu Hanchinmani

          Sir pls tell I get 64 marks I'm eligible or not pls I'm very interested in architecture

          13 Mar, 2018 20:23
          Bhawna Vedwal

          The Minimum marks required to qualify NATA Exam is 50 so you are eligible to apply for counselling process

          29 May, 2018 13:00

          NATA preparation courses details with fees

          04 Mar, 2018 00:20
          Bhawna Vedwal

          NATA is conducted for admissions to 5-year Architecture Program offered across the country. Intermediate graduates or Diploma holders are eligible for NATA. Fee varies for colleges. You can use this link to know about fee : Participating colleges

          25 May, 2018 18:39
          NISAR SHEIKH

          Iam studying in diploma civil engineering 3rd year my exam is at April so how I can fill nata exam form without result

          23 Feb, 2018 18:47
          Bhawna Vedwal

          Hello Nisar, Candidates who have passed 10+3 diploma with 50% marks in aggregate in any stream from Central/ State Government are eligible to apply for NATA. Mathematics is a compulsory subject for this as well.

          24 May, 2018 14:28
          Mohd wazid

          Please tell me how many times attempt Nata exam in our life

          20 Feb, 2018 17:55
          Bhawna Vedwal

          Hello Wajid, The candidate can reappear for NATA for 5 times within the period of the last score card, but the candidate needs to register themselves again every time when they reappear.

          23 May, 2018 15:06
          Muskan Agrawal

          I am an international student ( NEPAL) . I want to apply in Sir JJ for b.arch . Can i apply in it as an international student

          01 Feb, 2018 01:51
          Sakshi Garg Expert

          Hi Muskan, Yes, you can apply for this course as an NRI student and To get more information regarding the Eligibility Criteria for NRI students through this link: Eligibility Criteria

          14 Feb, 2018 18:18
          Ruma sarkar

          i was passed in class x 2008 ,and diploma in architecture appearing 2015, can i apply nata 2018

          19 Jan, 2018 00:20
          Bhawna Vedwal

          Hello Ruma,To stand eligible for NATA Candidate must have graduated Class XII in order to appear for NATA exam. It is mandatory to have Mathematics as main subjects in Class XII.

          21 May, 2018 14:33
          Abdul Rasheed A

          I am studying diploma in civil engineering in Tamil Nadu (studying Second year). Am i eligible to write the NATA exams ? when should I apply for it ? Can you please explain me the procedure . What about the marks I should get in my Diploma courses. Please Help Me Out ....I Am In Total Confusion.....Please.

          17 Dec, 2017 22:20
          Bhawna Vedwal

          Hello Abdul, To eligible for NATA You should passed you diploma with 50% marks in aggregate. Mathematics is a compulsory subject for this as well.

          16 May, 2018 16:21

          can i take admission in b.arch without nata2017

          09 Jul, 2017 00:20
          sangeeta rawat

          Hello Aniket, NATA is the compulsory to take admission in B.Arch for more details please find this link Eligibility

          15 Jul, 2017 13:02
          Avi Kaur

          if a student not appeared in NATA but appeared in JEE MAINS(Paper 1 & 2), then what are options available for it??????? And interested in architecture.....

          01 Jun, 2017 00:20
          Bhawna Vedwal

          Hello Avi, If a candidate appeared for JEE MAIN and successfully qualified the exam then the candidate is eligible for counselling for B.TECH AND B.ARCH programs. candidate can apply for colleges that comes under JEE-Main.

          09 May, 2018 15:26
          Neha Sriee P V

          I am doing architecture and in 2nd Sem at Bangalore, please let me know if I cud change my college for 3rd Sem, for the same course in Bangalore

          26 Apr, 2017 00:20

          Hi Neha, i am providing you the details on the colleges for the architecture course, you may contact the college as per your choice for the admission by visiting the link


          28 Apr, 2017 12:35
          SHAWN PINTO

          i just gave my class12th exams. I was not aware of the last date of application for NATA exams and so missed the date. I am interested in pursuing Degree in Architectural Engineering. What are the possibilites so that I can do some course in the related field till the bext NATA exam so that i do not miss a year. Please suggest Thank you

          18 Apr, 2017 00:20

          Hi Shawn, for NATA, you may apply next year. Till then, you may opt for any short term course related to the architecture field. Short term course in Interior designing could be an option for you.

          19 Apr, 2017 17:08

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