NATA Counselling 2020: Dates, Schedule, Admission Procedure

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    NATA Counselling 2020 will be done for shortlisting candidates based on their score in the entrance exam to offer admission in B.Arch program of architectural institutes. Council of Architecture, conducting body for NATA 2020 will not hold any common counselling process. State colleges/ universities offering admission in B.Arch course conduct their own separate counselling based on NATA scores.

    • Candidates who score minimum aggregate qualifying marks and section wise minimum marks will be eligible to participate in Counselling.
    • There are more than 470 NATA Participating Colleges that offer admission to Undergraduate Architecture program. 
    • Candidates have to visit the official website of their preferred college to know about the counselling dates and additional eligibility requiremnets.

    NATA Counselling Procedure

    SectionQualifying MarksTotal Marks
    Part A: Drawing32125
    Part B: Mathematics and General Aptitude1875

    NATA Counselling Procedure 2020

    Candidate needs to undergo Counselling Process for the institute in which he/she wishes to apply. During the Counselling, a candidate needs to register and fill the choice of seats. Once the choice filling is over, the document verification process will start. Candidates must carry class 10th and 12th mark sheets along with NATA 2020 scorecard for verification.

    Additional documents like reservation certificate and date of birth certificate must also be carried to the counselling center. A candidate is required to report to their allocated institute with the necessary documents.

    Check Qualifying Criteria Modified for NATA 2020

    Admissions to various institutions through NATA 2020

    • It must be noted that appearing for the entrance test and obtaining a valid Score Card doesn’t entitle to admissions in various Architecture colleges. NATA is just a centralized aptitude test for admission to Architecture course.
    • Any institute that is recognized by AICTE must obtain approval of CoA (Council of Architecture). Thus, NATA 2020 is the compulsory exam as per the guidelines given by CoA.
    • Appear for the state university exam or the exam conducted by the particular university along with the National Aptitude Test for admissions.
    • Candidate must obtain a valid score card in both. The total score of the candidate will be calculated by considering 50% marks from the State Board/ any other qualifying examination with Mathematics as one subject and 50% marks obtained in the Architecture Entrance Exam.
    • Candidate is required to contact the institutes personally for admissions in case no other qualifying examination is required apart from National Aptitude Test in Architecture.
    • Candidate must carry Class 10th and 12th Mark sheets separately along with the printout of the NATA 2020 scorecard to the Institute for admission to the architecture program.
    • NATA 2020 Score Card is considered valid only if the candidate scores a minimum of 25% marks i.e. 50/200 in exam.

    Document Required for NATA Counselling

    StateArchitecture Seat Intake (Aprox.)
    West Bengal88
    Uttar Pradesh1560
    Madhya Pradesh330
    Himachal Pradesh40
    Tamil Nadu3010

    Document Required during NATA Counselling 2020

    There is a certain set of documents that a candidate has to carry at the time of NATA Counselling. The list is general and it is suggested to check with the respective institutes or counselling authorities before attending the counselling process. Listed below are the important documents to be carried at the time of counselling:

    • NATA Admit Card 2020
    • Class 12th Marks Sheet and Certificate
    • Class 10th Certificate
    • NATA Score Card 2020
    • Category Certificate (if applicable)
    • Medical Certificate for PwD Certificate
    • Caste Certificate (for SC/ST/Special category candidates)
    • Residence Certificate
    • Domicile for the state University exam
    • 3- 4 passport size photographs in light background without goggles or as per the guidelines of the State University or College
    • Category reservation certificate for the students who are applying under the Reserved category guidelines
    • Certificate for ex-servicemen quota is different and must be supplied in the format asked by the University/College
    • Transfer certificate from the last institute/ school you studied in

    Reservation in Admission Through NATA 2020

    Admissions through NATA 2020 are carried out by the competent authority i.e. Government or University, or such Authorities/Institutions Concerned (School/College of Architecture)/ Association or federation of Institutions (Schools/College of Architecture) as approved by the Government/University.

    No reservation policy based on categories is followed. Central and State government reservations are given to the candidate on the basis of the exam conducted by the State Government Agencies/Universities which offer the program reservation during NATA 2020 Admission are pure as per the Central/State government agencies.

    How to Download NATA Score Card?

    NATA 2020 Score is available on the official website in e-format. Candidate must note that the scorecard obtained is valid for the same academic session. Following are the four simple steps to be followed to download Results:

    Step 1: Visit the official website of NATA i.e.

    Step 2: Mention the detail asked i.e. Candidate ID created during Registration (Application Number and Password)

    Step 3: Enter the captcha code in the provided blank field.

    Step 4: Click on the Download button to download the NATA 2020 scorecard.

    NATA Participating Colleges

    NATA 2020 Participating Colleges

    There is a total of 477 institutions across India which provide admissions to candidates in 5 years B.Arch. program. The valid NATA 2020 scorecard form the basis of admissions in these institutions. The candidate is required to produce a valid Score Card along with few necessary documents to secure their seats in their desired colleges.

    Top Architecture Colleges for NATA 2020

     The list given below mentions the list of top architecture colleges in India:

    1. Sir JJ College of Architecture, Mumbai
    2. School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi
    3. Department of Architecture, IIT Roorkee
    4. IIT Kharagpur
    5. Department of Architecture, NIT Tiruchuppali
    6. Centre for Environmental Planning and Technology University  
    7. CCA- Chandigarh College of Architecture
    8. Department of Architecture, NIT Trichy
    9. National Institute of Technology, Calicut
    10. Faculty of Architecture & Ekistics, JMI, New Delhi
    11. Department of Architecture, BIT Mesra
    12. Faculty of Architecture, Manipal University
    13. Jadavpur University

    Top Government Colleges for NATA

    Top Government Colleges for NATA 2020

    The table below mentions the government colleges of architecture across India along with the examination considered for admissions:

    Government CollegesExam Considered
    Department of Architecture & Planning, IIT Roorkee AAT
    Faculty of Architecture & Regional Planning, IIT Kharagpur
    School of Planning & Architecture, HyderabadJEE Main paper 2
    School of Planning & Architecture, New Delhi
    School of Planning & Architecture, Tamil Nadu
    Faculty of Architecture, National Institute of Technology, Chhattisgarh
    Faculty of Architecture, Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur
    Faculty of Architecture, Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology, Bhopal
    Chandigarh College of Architecture, Chandigarh
    BKPS College of Architecture, MaharashtraNATA
    Goa College of Architecture, Panaji
    Faculty of Architecture, CEPT University, Ahmedabad
    School of Architecture, Bangalore University, Bangalore
    School of Architecture, College of Engineering, Thiruvananthapuram
    School of Architecture, Kollam
    Faculty of Architecture, Town & Regional Planning, HowrahWBJEE and NATA
    Faculty of Architecture, Jadavpur University, Kolkata

    State Wise Architecture Colleges

    NATA 2020 Architecture Colleges in Delhi

    The table given below provides the number of seats offered in various architecture colleges in Delhi:

    Name of InstituteSeats
    University School of Architecture & Planning65
    MBS School of Planning and Architecture120
    Delhi Technical Campus40
    Vastu Kala Academy60
    K.R. Mangalam School of Architecture and PlanningN/A
    Faculty of Architecture & EkisticsN/A

    Architecture Colleges in West Bengal for NATA 2020

    The list of colleges and number of seats offered in West Bengal which consider the scores obtained in NATA 2020 is given in the table below:

    Name of InstitutionNumber of Seats
    Jadavpur University35
    Om Dayal Group of Institutions80
    Sanaka Education Trusts Group of Institutions40

    Architecture Colleges in Karnataka for NATA 2020

    The various colleges which offer admissions in Karnataka through NATA 2020 are mentioned in the table below along with the number of seats:

    Name of InstituteSeats Offered
    Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Technology, Pampady40
    Govt. Engineering college40
    College of Engineering40
    T.K.M. college of Engineering80
    Alsalama Institute of Architecture, Malaparamba40
    Devaki Amma’s Guruvayurappan college of Architecture40
    Eranad Knowledge City College40
    Global Institute of Architecture, Peradikunnu40
    Holy Crescent of Architecture40
    IES College of Architecture40
    KMEA College of Architecture40
    KMCT College of Architecture40
    MES College of Architecture40
    School of Architecture40
    Mangalam School of Architecture40
    Nizar Rahim and Mark School of Architecture40
    College of Architecture120
    Sneha College of Architecture40
    Vedavyasa College of Architecture40
    TKM School of Architecture40

    Architecture Colleges in Mumbai for NATA 2020

    The table given below provides the number of seats offered in various architecture colleges in Mumbai:

    Name of InstituteSeats Offered
    Sir JJ College of Architecture82
    Rachana Sansad’s Academy of Architecture100
    Balwant Sheth School of Architecture40
    Kamla Raheja Vidyanidhi Institute of Architecture and Environmental Studies80
    IES College of Architecture60

    Other Architecture Colleges for NATA 2020

    The other institutes that offer admissions through NATA 2020 are mentioned in the table below:

    Name of InstituteSeat Intake
    Satyabahama University, Tamil NaduN/A
    KIIT University, OdishaN/A
    Aligarh Muslim University, Uttar Pradesh20
    B.S. Abdur Rehman University, Tamil NaduN/A
    Integral University, U.P.70
    Goa College of Architecture, Goa33
    BVDU College of Architecture, PuneN/A
    Amity University, ManesarN/A
    DIT University, DehradunN/A
    Amity School of Engineering, GwaliorN/A
    Amity School of Engineering, JaipurN/A
    Dr. K N Modi University, NewaiN/A
    Jagannath University, JaipurN/A
    Mizoram University, AizwalN/A
    Pearl AcademyN/A

    Frequently Asked Questions

    NATA Counselling FAQs

    Ques. Is the eligibility criteria any different for candidates of a reserved category?

    Ans. No. And no score waiver for NATA during admission if you belong to a certain quota. However, candidates applying for NATA 2020 have to pay INR 2000 (inclusive of the service fee charged by the bank)  and for SC/ ST candidates the application fee is INR 1700.

    Ques. Can foreign students take the test from their country of residence?

    Ans. No. Candidates are required to select test centers in close proximity to their residence or as per their convenience in India. However, a candidate who will opt for Dubai as their test center will have to pay an additional fee of INR 8000. NATA 2020 will be held across 135 cities in India and 1 abroad.

    Ques. Does Council of Architecture conducts Common Counselling Process for NATA?

    Ans. NATA is only an aptitude test. A candidate may apply for admission to any of the participating institutions, on receiving the scorecard (will be available on NATA website in e-format by June 10, 2020) as per the time scheduled by the respective authorities.

    Ques. What is the passing score at NATA 2020 as per COA admission guidelines?

    Ans. As per COA admission guidelines, a candidate seeking admission into an architecture college in India must clear the NATA test by securing a minimum of 40% or 80/200.

    Ques. Can I reappear for NATA 2020?

    Ans. Yes, a candidate can appear in any one or both the sessions of NATA 2020. Given they fulfill the eligibility criteria. Candidates are allowed to submit best of the two scores for final consideration. 

    *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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    Manish Mistry

    I'm commerce graduate student. Kidly help for applying NATA. is there any way after eligibility criteria change, please let me know.

    13 Nov, 2019 00:20
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Manish, only those candidates who have done intermediate in PCM are eligible for this exam. Thus, you are not eligible.

    13 Nov, 2019 11:03

    My NATA score is 88 and my 12th %age is 72. kindly suggest the good Architecture college for me

    20 Jul, 2019 00:20
    Megha Rohilla

    Hi Anchita Topwal, Please check the link of colleges in India accepting NATA Entrance Test. 

    25 Jul, 2019 16:58
    Nivedh Sankar

    I have scored 66.66 % marks in hsc state board exam. My nata score is 96/200. What are the colleges where I can apply for b arch

    04 May, 2019 11:13
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Nivedh, the colleges have not released the cut off of NATA score for admission. Thus, it would be advisable if you check the official website of the concerned college or institute.

    04 May, 2019 11:34
    Arja Dutta

    i got 121.75/200 in nata. can i get a seat in any govt. colleges?

    08 Jun, 2018 09:55
    Akansha Expert

    Hi Arja, I am giving you a Colleges link those required NATA Entrance to give admission please check your score eligibility for getting the Government and Private colleges from their cut off lists.

    08 Jun, 2018 11:29
    Vrinda Kedia

    will nata score 2016 be valid for b.arch admissions 2017-18???

    19 May, 2017 00:20
    Vaishali Expert

    Yes Vrinda, you can take admission in B.Arc through NATA 2016 Scores because validity of NATA Scores are two year.

    19 May, 2017 15:43

    Is there any new rule that candidate student can appeare only once the NATA EXAM Throughout his life or can give exams more than one time might be next year or years please guide urgently. Thanks.

    06 Mar, 2017 12:00
    revathi devi

    i got 90/200 marks in nata and my inter85.6% can i get seat in any university

    06 Mar, 2017 12:00


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