NATA 2020 Result, Response Sheet, Answer Key, Scorecard and Counselling

    Himanshi Sharma Himanshi Sharma
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    NATA 2020 Result will be released in the month of September, 2020 (Tentative) for Phase 1 and Phase 2. To check their results, candidates will be required to use their login credentials (Application Number and Password) along with the captcha code. NATA 2020 Results will be available on the official website of NATA i.e, Similar to JEE Main, NATA will be conducted twice every year by the official body. The exam is conducted for candidates seeking admission in the 5-year B.Arch course offered by the participating colleges. Check Here NATA 2020 Counselling

    • Scores are valid for a period of one academic session only. Candidates can appear for one or both the sessions of NATA 2020 and submit the best of their score for consideration.
    • The scorecard contains overall and sectional marks obtained by the candidate along with qualifying status. CoA releases Official Answer Key along with the Candidate’s Response Sheet for both the sessions separately.
    • There is no centralized counseling procedure conducted, candidates have to apply at respective colleges on the basis of scores obtained. 
    • Candidates will be able to check responses released by the conducting authorities on the official website of NATA. 

    Read the article to know more about NATA Scorecard, Merit List, Cut Off, Colleges accepting NATA score, etc.

    Must Read: Comparison Between NATA and JEE Main B.Arch Paper

      NATA 2020 Result Dates

      NATA 2020 Result Important Dates

      EventsApril Session (Revised)May session 
      NATA 2020 ExamAugust 01, 2020 August 29, 2020August 29, 2020 to be notified soon
      Availability of Answer Keyto be notified soonto be notified soon
      Declaration of NATA Resultto be notified soonto be notified soon

      NATA Qualifying Marks

      Major Changes Introduced in NATA 2020 Read Details Here

      NATA 2020 Qualifying Marks

      As the marks distribution and NATA Exam Pattern are revised for 2020 session, the qualifying marks have been changed as well:

      • 25% marks must be scored in MCQ type Questions (PCM and General Aptitude) which is 18 out of 75.
      • At least 25% marks must be secured in Drawing Questions that is 32 out of 125.
      • Overall qualifying marks (out of 200) will be based on post-exam statistics & at the discretion of the Council. 

      Result Format of NATA 2020

      Final results will be published on the official website and announced on various electronic and print media by Council of Architecture. Marks obtained by the candidate will be displayed in the following format:

      Overall MarksTotal Marks obtained in both the Papers out of 200
      Sectional MarksMarks obtained individually in Part A: Drawing (125 Marks) and Part B: Mathematics and General Aptitude (75 Marks)
      Qualifying StatusAs Pass or Fail 

      How to Check NATA Result?

      NATA Result Format

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      How to Check NATA 2020 Result?

      Candidates will have to follow the easy steps given below to download and check the result of NATA 2020:

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

      Step 2: Click on the link for NATA April/ July 2020 Result and a new login window will open.

      Step 3: Log in the portal using your credentials i.e. Application No. and Password.

      Step 4: After filling in your credentials enter the captcha code as displayed. 

      Step 5: NATA 2020 result for July session will be displayed on the screen.

      Step 6: Candidates will have to check their marks scored out of 200 in each component.

      Step 7: The merit rank for NATA 2020 along with percentile score will also be displayed for candidates.

      Step 8: Candidates must download their results and take a print out of the same for future reference.

      Note: NATA 2020 Scores will be valid for a period of one Academic Session only that is 2020-2021.

      Details in NATA 2020 Scorecard

      1. The scorecard of NATA 2020 would contain details regarding the marks scored by candidates in both the papers
      • Part A- Drawing test.
      • Part B- Mathematics and General aptitude
      1. Apart from that, candidate’s rank will also be mentioned on the scorecard of NATA 2020.
      2. The scorecard will also contain the percentile score based on the cut-off and tie-breaking score.
      Candidate’s NameFather’s Name
      Mother’s NameDate of Birth
      Application NumberRoll Number
      Marks obtained in Part A and Part BQualifying Marks
      Qualifying StatusDate of the Exam
      Name of the ExamConducting Authority

      NATA 2020 Response Sheet

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      NATA 2020 Response Sheet

      Once the test will conclude for 2020 session, conducting authorities will release modal answer key for Part A that is Mathematics and General Aptitude. After which Response Sheet (answers as recorded by the candidate during the exam) will be released for Part A only. Using this candidates can match their answers with the official answer key and calculate their probable scores and chances of getting qualified. 

      Revision of result is not provided by CoA, though candidates can raise a review request by filling an online form and paying the required fee if applicable.

      Normalisation Process in NATA 2020

      As the Architecture Aptitude test is conducted twice a year since 2019, CoA adopts a normalization process. This is done in order to nullify the effects of variability in difficulty level of question papers across multiple shifts.

      This will only be applicable during counselling and admission procedure, which will be conducted by the individual authorities/universities. These guidelines will be based on statistical analysis and the Council’s decision in this regard will be final.

      Note on Interpretation of NATA Result: In case of any dispute pertaining to conduct of exam or result, the legal jurisdiction lies with the CoA. Matters will be dealt by the courts situated in Delhi only. Dispute in the process of admission or course of study is not the responsibility of Council, candidates have to deal with the institute respectively.

      NATA 2020 Merit List

      • Merit list would be prepared based on the performance of the candidates in both the papers.
      • Candidates are required to score a minimum of 25% marks in Part A Drawing Section and Part B- (Mathematics and General aptitude).
      • Apart from that, candidates would also be required to qualify the overall combined cutoff set by the conducting authority in order to get their name in the merit list.
      • In case two or more candidates get the same marks, tie-breaking standards would be applicable to determine the rank of the candidate in the merit list.

      Tie-Breaking Rule in NATA 2020

      COA will publish a unified merit list of candidates. During the process of merit listing, candidates will get a unique rank. In case, two or more candidates score the same marks, the procedure mentioned below will be taken into consideration to break the tie:

      • Candidate with more marks in Mathematics will be considered.
      • If the tie still exists, candidate having less wrong answers in Mathematics will be considered.
      • If the tie still exists, candidate having more marks in Aptitude test will be considered.
      • If the tie still exists, candidate having less wrong answers in Aptitude test will be given preference.
      • If tie still prevails, candidate older in age will be given priority.

      Re-evaluation of NATA 2020 Result

      There is no provision of re-evalutation of NATA 2020 Result. However, aspirants shall get the option to request for re-checking of their response sheet of candidates before announcing the result. It is only available for Part A of the entrance examination. 

      NATA 2020 Cut Off

      NATA 2020 Cutoff (Qualifying Marks)

      1. Candidates are required to score a minimum of 40% of the total marks in order to qualify NATA 2020  (that is 80 0ut of 200 marks).
      2. However, it is to be noted that these 40% qualifying limits will be applicable only if a candidate obtains the minimum 25% qualifying marks in both paper 1 and paper 2.
      3. The official Cut off for NATA 2020 would be announced by the council of architecture once the exam cycle is over.  The cut off would vary based on various factors such as:
      • Number of candidates appeared for NATA exam,
      • The difficulty level of question paper,
      • Number of seats available in different campuses,
      • Candidate’s performance in the exam, and 
      • Last year’s Cutoff trends.

      The table given below gives the qualifying cutoff of NATA 2020

      SubjectQualifying MarksTotal Marks
      Mathematics and General Aptitude30120
      Overall Qualifying Marks70200

      NATA 2020 Counselling

      NATA 2020 Counselling

      In order to take admissions in 5 year B.Arch program offered by various government and private institutions participating in NATA, candidates will be required to apply in the counselling process of the respective institutes. Candidates would be required to pay the registration fees and refundable tuition fees as required by the Institute. After making the application, Candidates would be allowed to lock their choices and preferences.

      • The window for the choice locking will be open once the results of NATA 2020.
      • Those candidates who will be allotted the seats as per their locked choice or those who are satisfied with the allotted choice will have to undertake the document verification process before going for the admission formalities.
      • Candidates should note that their admission will be valid only if they fulfill all the eligibility criteria as mentioned in NATA 2020 official notification.
      • In case of any discrepancy in regard to fulfillment of eligibility criteria, they can be disqualified at any stage of exam or admission process.

      Colleges accepting NATA score

      Qualified Candidates can get admission in some of the top architecture colleges/Institutes of India which are listed below:

      CEPT UniversityChandigarh College of Architecture
      Indian Institute of Engineering and Science and Technology, ShibpurNirma University, Ahmedabad
      Dignity College of ArchitectureManipal Academy of Higher Education
      Jawaharlal Nehru Architecture and Fine Arts UniversityVellore Institute of Technology, Vellore
      Chitkara University, PatialaSRM Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai
      Ramaiah Institute of Technology, BangaloreJadavpur University, Kolkata
      Vastu Kala Academy College of Architecture, New DelhiMaharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara

      Frequently Asked Questions

      NATA Result FAQs

      Ques. When NATA 2020 result get declared?

      Ans. NATA 2020 result will be declared in the month of September 2020 (Tentative). The result is available at NATA’s official portal.

      Ques. For how long NATA Results are valid?

      Ans. NATA Result will be valid only for the academic session 2020-21. Candidates wishing to take admissions to B.Arch through NATA must appear for further admission process during the year in which they appeared for the test.

      Ques. What details are mentioned in NATA Scorecard?

      Ans. NATA Scorecard will consist of following details:

      • Name
      • Roll number
      • Registration number
      • Marks in each section
      • Total marks
      • Merit secured
      • Percentile Marks

      Ques. What are the minimum qualifying marks for NATA 2020?

      Ans. As per the official notification candidates must secure 25% marks in Part A and 25% marks in Part B. The overall qualifying marks will be declared on the basis of post-exam statistics.

      Ques. Will the procedure of normalization be followed in calculating NATA scores?

      Ans. Yes, marks displayed in the scorecard will be obtained after normalization. The scores will be normalized to decide the ranks in merit list for further NATA Admission Process.

      Ques. Will the response sheets be available for review?

      Ans. Response sheets of only Part A will be displayed by CoA. Along with response sheets subject wise marks secured by the aspirant will also be available online at the portal. No response sheets will be available for Part B.

      Ques. Is there any provision for rechecking of response sheets?

      Ans. Yes, candidates can apply for rechecking of response sheets by paying the requisite fee.

      Ques. What is the procedure after result declaration?

      Ans. After the NATA result declaration, candidates will have to lock the choices for the institutes to which they are seeking admission. The counselling will be conducted separately on the basis of merit by NATA Participating Institutes.  

      Ques. How will the Inter-se-Merit for NATA be determined?

      Ans. In case of a tie between the scores of two candidates, candidates will be given preference (ranked higher) on the basis of following criteria:

      • Higher marks in Mathematics
      • Less incorrect answers in Mathematics
      • Higher score in Aptitude test.
      • Less number of incorrect answers in Aptitude Test.
      • Candidate whose date of birth falls earlier

      Ques. How can we check NATA Results?

      Ans. Candidates can visit NATA’s official website to check the results. The link for results will be available on the home page. Candidates will need to enter registration number and password for logging in and viewing their scorecard.

      Ques. What will be the format for display of results?

      Ans. The results will have following formats:

      • Marks obtained out of 200 and in each section.
      • Merit rank (unique for every candidate- based on tie-breaking rules)
      • Percentile scores based on merit

      Ques. Will the candidates receive hardcopies of the scorecard?

      Ans. No, the scorecards will be available at the official NATA portal. Except for the online result declaration, there is no provision to obtain NATA scorecard.

      Ques. Can I apply for any of the B.Arch institutes on the basis of NATA scores?

      Ans. Yes, candidates can apply to institutes other than the participating institutes on the basis of NATA results. But, there are few colleges which still conduct their own B.Arch entrance test.

      Ques. In case I am not satisfied with my result, can I apply for re-evaluation of my NATA Result?

      Ans. After the final declaration of the results and availability of scorecards, candidates cannot get their results revised. Review of results is only allowed at the time of availability of response sheets.

      *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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      Rangaraju v Lakshmi vagdevi

      I got 116 marks in nata July session shall I get admission in architecture

      20 Jul, 2019 00:20
      Megha Rohilla

      Hi Rangaraju V Lakshmi Vagdevi, the minimum qualifying marks are 25% marks in Part A and 25% marks in Part B. The overall qualifying marks will be declared on the basis of post-exam statistics. You can also check the college wise cut off here from link provided

      24 Jul, 2019 18:03

      when is the nata 2018 results to be published

      02 Jun, 2018 00:20
      Garima Bansal

      Hi Sruthi, NATA 2018 Results has been declared by Council of Architecture on June 04 in online mode at the official website

      08 Jun, 2018 15:14
      mallikarjuna rao

      Sir. I got 95marks in Nata.can i get seat in NIT colleges or anyother??!...

      16 Jul, 2018 01:45
      Garima Bansal

      Hi Mallikarjuna, Different colleges has different merit lists, so Its depends upon the cutoff list of the colleges Whether you will get admission or not according to your rank

      16 Jul, 2018 13:29

      I need NATA results of 2016

      06 Mar, 2017 12:00

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