NATA 2020: Application Form, Exam Dates, Eligibility, Syllabus

NATA 2020NATA 2020 exam will be conducted by the Council of Architecture (COA). National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) is a national level entrance examination. Through this exam, admission will be offered to 5 years Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch.) across India. This exam is conducted two times in a year i.e. April and July. Many private or government universities and institutes consider NATA scores to provide admission in Architecture courses. Candidates can read this complete article to know more about the NATA 2020 exam including details like dates, eligibility, application form and much more.

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NATA 2020 Exam Dates

Candidates can check the NATA Exam Dates for both sessions from below:

For First Session:

EventsDates 2020 (Tentative)
Starting of online application4th week of January
Last date of application submission2nd week of March
Image upload and fee payment2nd week of March
Confirmation page printing available till2nd week of March
Correction window open2nd or 3rd week of March
Admit card release1st week of April
Exam dates2nd week of April
Announcement of result1st week of May

For Second Session:

EventsDates 2020 (Tentative)
Starting of online applicationLast week of January
Last date of application submission2nd week of June
Image upload and fee payment2nd week of June
Confirmation page printing available till3rd week of June
Correction window open3rd week of June
Admit card releaseLast week of June
Exam dates1st week of July
Announcement of result4th week of July

Latest Applications Open 2020:


NATA 2020 Application Form

Candidates must read all the instructions regarding the NATA 2020 Application Form from below:

  • Application form will be available through online mode.
  • Candidates can fill their application form from the fourth week of January 2020 for both sessions.
  • Candidates must fill all the correct details i.e. personal, address or education details in the application form.
  • After filling all the details, candidates will have to upload passport size photograph (4 to 100 kb) and signature (1 to 30 kb) in jpg/jpeg format.
  • Candidates also have to upload relevant documents or certificates.
  • Candidates will have make correction in the application form through online mode during the correction period.
  • The last date of filling the online application will be the second week of March 2020 for first session or second week of June 2020 for second session.
  • Candidates must take a printout of the application form for further admission procedure.

Application Fee:

  • The application fee can be paid through online mode using debit card, credit card or net banking.

Here we have mentioned application fee for all categories:

Category/sessionApplication fee
For One Session:
General candidatesRs. 1800/-
SC/ST candidatesRs. 1500/-
For Both Session:
General candidatesRs. 3500/-
SC/ST candidatesRs. 2800/-

Candidates who want to appear from test centers outside of India must have to fill following fee for both sessions:

For one sessionRs. 10,000/-
For both sessionsRs. 18,000/-

Check here- How to Fill NATA Application Form

NATA 2020 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must fulfill NATA Eligibility Criteria given below before filling the application form:

  • Age Limit: There will be no age limit criteria to apply for the exam.
  • Qualifications: Candidates must pass 12th class from recognized board.
  • Appearing Candidates: Candidates those are appearing in the qualifying exam can also apply.
  • Marks Criteria: Candidates must secure minimum of 50% marks and 50% aggregate in PCM subjects.
  • Subjects: Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics are compulsory subjects.
  • Art Stream Candidates: Candidates with art stream are also eligible if they have qualified PCM subjects conducted by CBSE.

 NATA 2020 Exam Pattern

NATA exam pattern is mentioned below:

  • Mode of Exam: Exam will be conducted through online mode and part two will be based on drawing test (pen paper based).
  • Time Duration: Total time duration will be of 3 hours. 60 minutes for aptitude section and 120 minutes for drawing section.
  • Total Questions: Question paper will consist of 200 marks.
  • Sections: Exam will comprise of two sections, i.e. Aptitude Section & Drawing Section.
  • Marking Scheme: 2 marks will be awarded for each correct answer.
  • Negative Marking: There will be no negative marking in the exam.

Candidates can check the distribution of marks from the table given below:

SubjectsDistribution of marksTotal marks
   Part -A
General aptitude40*280
   Part –B

NATA 2020 Syllabus

Here we have mentioned NATA Syllabus for both sections:

  • Mathematics: Mathematics will include question from Logarithm, Algebra, Coordinates Geometry, Trigonometry, Dimensional Co-ordinate Geometry, Application of Calculus, Statics and Probability, Sets and Relations and Mathematical Reasoning etc.
  • General Aptitude: Questions will be asked from the topics i.e. General reasoning, Interpretation of pictorial composition, general awareness, texture related to architecture and built environment etc.
  • Drawing Test: Syllabus of drawing test will be comprises topics like Generating Plan, common objects like furniture etc., Geometrical compression, shapes, building forms and elements, drawing of patterns for both abstract and geometrical, form transformation in 2D and 3D etc.

 NATA 2020 Preparation Tips

Candidates can check preparation tips for NATA 2020 exam from below:

  • Candidates are required to go through the official exam pattern and syllabus.
  • Make a proper time table and follow accordingly.
  • Candidates are advised to go through the previous year question papers.
  • Candidates can make short notes and revise them on daily basis.
  • Don’t get confused about your preparation be confident.

Exam Centers:

Here we have mentioned some examination cities of NATA 2020 examination:

Dubai, Agra, Raipur, Delhi, Silchar, Rajkot, Surat, Vadodara, Chandigarh, Patna, Hamirpur, Shimla, Jammu, Ranchi, Hubli, Mysore, Bhopal, Gwalior, Kannur, Kottayam, Indore, Mumbai, Pune, Nasik, Nagpur, Kohima, Dimapur, Cuttack, Bikaner, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Ludhiana, Mohali, Jalandhar, Amritsar, Bhubaneswar, Madurai, Noida, Kanpur, Lucknow etc.

FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

Answer: Through NATA 2020 exam, candidates can get admission in B.Arch. courses.

Answer: Candidates can fill the NATA 2020 application form via online mode only.

Answer: No, there will be no need to send any hard copy of the application or other document to authority.

Answer: The application fee for OBC candidate will be Rs. 1800/- for one session and for both session, the fee will be Rs. 3500/-.

Answer: No, You cannot apply for the NATA 2020 examination.

Answer: No, the application fee paid cannot be adjusted or refunded.

Answer: There will be no age limit criteria to apply for NATA 2020.

Answer: The NATA 2020 scores will be valid for session 2020-2021.

NATA 2020 Admit Card

NATA 2020 Admit Card will be available through online mode. Candidates can download their admit card for first session in the first week of April 2020 and for second session in last week of June 2020.

Admit card will include details like candidates name, address, examination center, exam date, time etc. Candidates can download the admit card from the website by entering the required details. Candidates must bring the admit card on the day of examination with valid ID proof. Keep it secure till the completion of admission procedure.

NATA 2020 Answer Key

Exam authority will release the NATA 2020 Answer Key after few days of examination. Candidates can check the answer key through online mode. Answer key will contain correct answers of the questions asked in the examination.

Through the answer key candidates can calculate their expected marks of the examination. The answer key will be available in the PDF format. The authority may also provide the opportunity to challenge against the answer key.

 NATA 2020 Result

The NATA 2020 Result will be released through online mode. Candidates can check their results for first session in the first week of May 2020. For second session, it will be released in last week of June 2020.

The result will be published in two formats, i.e. Marks obtained out of 200 and in each component and status of pass/fail. NATA 2020 score card will be valid for only 2020-21 sessions. Candidates can check their results by entering application number and password.

 NATA 2020 Cut off

Authority will publish the NATA 2020 Cut off through online mode. Cut off will be the minimum marks which candidates have to obtained to qualify the examination. Cut off will be published by the exam conducting authority.

NATA 2020 cut off will depend on various factors like total seats, difficulty level of exam, total number of appeared candidates and etc. Candidates must have to obtain following cut off marks in the examination:

ExamMinimum Percentage/MarksTotal Marks
MCQ Portion25%120
Drawing Portion25%80

 NATA 2020 Counselling

Candidates will have to apply separately in institutions to get admission. The authority will not conduct any centralized NATA 2020 Counselling for providing admission. Candidates who want to get admission in B.Arch. courses have to apply separately in institutions.

Candidates are advised to bring all required documents and their photocopies for the verification process. Each institute will conduct their own counselling for providing admission. Final admission will be provided to those candidates who will fulfill eligibility criteria completely.

If you have any other query about the NATA 2020, you can ask us by leaving your comment below.

Displaying 69 Comments
  1. Samrath Vishal Srivastava says:

    Can I give this exam in hyderabad city or not?

  2. rohith says:

    i have scored 60% in total in intermediate do ihave the eligibility of applying nata

  3. elsa says:

    I’m in 12th and taken commerce stream with maths .Am i eligible to apply for NATA?

  4. Hitesh says:

    What can be expected cut off

  5. Hitesh says:

    What can be nata cut off approximately

  6. Jay says:

    I’m complete my diploma in civil engineering am I eligible for NATA

  7. Amk says:

    What are first session and second session

  8. Mitesh says:

    Can I give only first session

  9. Sumi Rauniyar says:

    I’m a PCBM student from Nepal. So Can I give the Nata exam or not as mathematics is an additional subject for me?

  10. Resmi Sudheer says:

    Can +1 students write this exam this year

  11. Athira says:

    Im completed Diploma in Architecture and im Currently working as Junior architect. There is any posibility to do B.arch in Distance education in Kerala?

    • ankana says:

      Yes, you can persue B.arch as a distant learning procedure. Infact one my sisters had done the same. Unless
      if you have passed your 12th board examination from a known organization, with 50% in each of Physics, chemistry and maths, you can do this

  12. Ganpat ram says:

    मैं 12 क्लास arts subjects से उत्तिर्ण हुआ हूँ क्या में आवेदन कर सकता हूँ

  13. Vandana says:

    Which marks will be taken to the consideration…either april or june or best of two?

    Can you please tell me some best b.arch institutions so that i can apply for them

  14. shanthanata says:

    what is the difference btw first session and second session

  15. Chandrika says:

    I had done my +2 in 2012.,
    & took engeenering.. But due to some personal reasons I discontinued engeenering…
    Now I would like to apply for b.arch,. My age is 23 am I eligible.. If so Do any others too do this..

  16. Sundarsubramaniyan says:

    How to join from b. Arch pls tell us sir

  17. Sudipta says:

    I’m doing diploma in architecture (1st year) what’s the process for further studies in B.arch please tell??

  18. Mariappan arumugam says:

    Respected sir plese help for best drawying teeching app or class or drawying tips any one but l want best drawying tips thankink you sir

  19. Aaruba says:

    i have passed(2011)12th in arts stream but it is with out PCM subject.
    after that i have completed my Architecture diploma in 2014.
    so that may i know
    am i eligible for nata exam 2020?

  20. Amrita says:

    I passed my 3 year diploma in architecture in 2018.. can I eligible for the nata 2020?

  21. Azhar says:

    Hello, Actually my grouping in PCM IS 149. Not exact 50%
    And 12th percentage is 60%
    will i able to get admission for B. Arch.
    will the rule of PCM 50% Will change this year in 2020.

  22. Adeeb pasha says:

    Sir , I complete my diploma(civil) in 2020 march. So I want to write NATA exam in month of April. So in month of January I can apply for NATA exam or not. In 2020 NATA exam eligibility you have not mentioned about diploma students .so now I am eligible or not?

  23. Urvi says:

    Can I apply for the exam if maths is my 5th subject in class 12 appearing boards?

  24. Meet says:

    What are this both sesions??

  25. Sneha kalbag says:

    Can I apply for both the sessions

  26. Sneha kalbag says:

    Can one apply for both the sessions

  27. Lekshmi T says:

    Which book I prefer for Nata 2020 to prepare myself at home and for acquiring best results?

  28. Nihana Nazrin says:

    Can you let me know NATA accepted institute in Kerala

  29. Israil Haque says:

    Hello.sir I have 10 and dipolma in civil engineering 3 year can I give the exam

  30. Jayashree Das says:

    What kind of guide book or coaching is helpful for Nata preparation?

  31. Prerana says:

    Is nata exam for 2 days I mean 1 day for MCQ nd another for drawing …and one more thing where should the drawing sheet to be submitted because of online online mode

  32. Ashok vishwakarma says:

    Which goVernment colleges can I get From ThiS examination

    And can I also attend JEE and NATA both in a year

  33. Venkateshwar says:

    What kind of books shud I prefer?..

  34. Prince says:

    I have done my 12th in 2016 with 60% Total but scored 43% in maths . Am i eligible now ?

    • Sarvgyan Team says:

      The candidates must have secured at least minimum of 50% aggregate in their qualifying examination & 50% marks in PCM.

  35. Kalyan says:

    Hi sir,
    I’m a dipolma pass out in tha year 2019 am I eligible for nata???

  36. Vani Chauhan says:

    Hii i vani Chauhan and i am doning post graduation can i apply for nata ? I want to confirm this only

  37. Nehal akhtar says:

    I am qualified the 12th from u.p board(Hindi medium) so I can apply for NATA and jee second paper 2 ?

  38. Sumit Jangid says:

    I m from 12th commerce so can I do the nata exam??

  39. Hansika says:

    What do you mean by “exam is conducted twice a year” like is it like you can apply as per convience either in april or july or what??

  40. Anjana Battacharjee says:

    I am a student form Commerce Stream. Should I get a admission in any of Architecture Collage or NATA?

  41. Dilip says:

    Actually the thing is that I am from Goa,So I wanted to know that there is any centre for NATA in Goa?

  42. Rhea says:

    I had done my 12th with maths as a subject in 2018 and took a drop for 1 year in 2019 due to some reasons. Now,I am in 1st year of Bsc with CBZ as my subjects and in my Bsc i donot have maths as my subject. can I still apply for nata 2020?

  43. aarthi sri says:

    how should i prepare for nata 2020 at home?what are the books we should refer and study?

    • Sarvgyan Team says:

      You can go through the online lectures. solve mock test and previous year question papers for better preparation.

  44. Devashree says:

    I have completed polytechnic 3 years diploma in civil engg, with physics, chemistry, and maths. Can I appear for NATA exam for B.Arch in April 2020. Please guide me.

  45. Arhana says:

    I am 10 +3 diploma student . Is I give this exam .

  46. Anita says:

    PCM subjects , chemistry has been made compulsory from this year. I am in the CBSE XII,with PM and Painting, how do I apply??

  47. Your Name...ACHYUT.B.S says:

    Part 1. is online but part 2
    To draw pen and paper .
    For part 2 we need to draw where to submit
    I have this doubt because part 1 is online submission

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