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

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The Council of Architecture will release NATA 2020 Result in the month of July 2020. Successfully appeared candidates will be able to check the result by entering their application number and password along with the captcha code. The exam will be conducted twice a year in two sessions. 

  • It is to be noted that the result for both the session will be released separately. 
  • The exam is conducted for the candidates seeking admission in the 1st year of 5-year B.Arch course offered by the participating colleges.
  • Each college will release its NATA Cutoff, based on which the qualified candidates will be given admission.
  • Last year, around 35651 students had applied, out of which 18126 appeared for the exam and 14589 candidates have qualified. 

NATA Qualifying Marks

The qualifying marks for NATA 2020 will be based on following rules such as:

  • At least 25% marks must be scored in MCQ type Questions (30 out of 120).
  • At least 25% marks must be secured in Drawing Questions (20 out of 80).
  • Overall qualifying marks (out of 200) will be based on post-exam statistics & at the discretion of the Council. Read NATA Admission Criteria

NATA 2020 Important Dates

NATA 2020 ExamApril 13, 2020
Availability of Answer Key1st week of July 2020
Declaration of NATA Result3rd week of July 2020
Availability of Response Sheet4th week of July 2020

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:

  1. Visit the official website of NATA i.e.  
  2. Click on the link for NATA April 2020 Result and a new login window will open.
  3. Log in the portal using your credentials i.e. Application No. and Password.
  4. After filling in your credentials enter the captcha code as displayed. 
  5. NATA 2020 result for July session will be displayed on the screen.
  6. Candidates will have to check their marks scored out of 200 in each component.
  7. The merit rank for NATA 2020 along with percentile score will also be displayed for candidates.
  8. Candidates must download their results and take a print out of the same for future reference.

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- Mathematics and General aptitude
  • Part B- Drawing test.
  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.
  3. Also, the name of the candidate, roll number/application number and date of examination will be mentioned on the scorecard.

Normalisation Process in NATA 2020

  • COA normalizes the scores of NATA 2020 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.

Tie-Breaking 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.

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 MCQs (Mathematics and General aptitude) and Part B- Drawing Section.
  • 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.

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 Exam (that is 80 0ut of 200 marks).
  2. However, it is to be noted that these 40% qualifying limit 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

  1. 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.
  2. Candidates would be required to pay the registration fees and refundable tuition fees as required by the institute. 
  3. 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.

NATA Result FAQs

Ques. When will be the NATA 2020 result be declared?

Ans. NATA 2020 result is declared in the fourth week of July 2020. The result is available at NATA’s official portal.

Ques. For how long the result be 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 all will be displayed in the result?

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 the results?

Ans. Yes, marks displayed in the score card 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 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 fall 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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