NATA 2020: Result (Declared), Cut Off, Dates, Counselling

NATA 2020NATA 2020 Result has been declared on 18th September 2020 for second session. Result/ Score Card has been released on 4th September 2020 for first session.The exam is conducted by the Council of Architecture (COA). National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) is a national level entrance examination. Through this exam, admission is offered to 5 years Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch.) across India. This exam is conducted two times in a year. 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 application form, eligibility, dates, and much more.

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NATA 2020 Notifications – Result Declared (2nd Session) 

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NATA 2020 Result/ Score Card has been released on 4th September 2020. Check here for result details.  

NATA 2020 Admit Card has been released on 10th September 2020 for second session. Check here for details.     

NATA 2020 Candidates Response Sheet (first session) has been released on 4th September 2020. Check here for details.  

NATA 2020 Registration last date has been extended till 6th September 2020 for second session. Check here for application details.  

NATA 2020 Memory Based Questions Answers has been released for 1st session exam. Official answer key is releasing soon. Check here for details.  

NATA 2020 Exam date has been announced for second session. The exam will be held on 12th September 2020. Click here for details. 

NATA 2020 Admit Card has been released on 25th August 2020. Check here for admit card details.  

NATA 2020 Mock Test is being conducted on 21st & 22nd August 2020. details will be mentioned to the candidates on their respective emails. Click here for notice. 

NATA 2020 Exam Dates

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

For First Session:

Starting of online application1st February 2020
Last date of application submission15th April 2020
Image upload and fee payment last date19th April 2020
Confirmation page printing available till22nd April 2020
Correction window open20th – 22nd April 2020
Application form re-started27th July 2020
Last date to fill application form16th August 2020
Lat date to upload image and fee payment16th August 2020
Confirmation page printing available till16th August 2020
Correction window re-opend27th July to 16th August (11:59 pm)
Admit card release25th August 2020
Exam dates29th August 2020
Announcement of result3rd September 2020

For Second Session:

Starting of online application1st February 2020
Last date of application submission4th May 2020
Image upload and fee payment8th May 2020
Confirmation page printing available till11th May 2020
Correction window open9th – 11th May 2020
Application form re-started27th August 2020
Last date to fill application form4th September 2020
Admit card release10th September 2020
Exam dates12th September 2020
Announcement of result18th September 2020

NATA 2020 Result

The NATA Result has been released through online mode. Candidates can check their results for first session on 4th September 2020. For second session, it has been declared on 18th September 2020.

The result has been 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 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% (32)120
Drawing Portion25% (18)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.

 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 Application Form

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

  • Application form is available through online mode.
  • Candidates can fill their application form from 1st February 2020 for both sessions.
  • Application form has been re-started from 27th July to 16th August 2020.
  • Application form has been re-started from 27th August to 4th September 2020 for second session.
  • Candidates must fill all the correct details i.e. personal, address or education details in the application form.
  • After filling all the details, candidates 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 is till 15th April 2020 for first session or 4th May 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. 2000/-
SC/ST candidatesRs. 1700/-
For Both Session:
General candidatesRs. 3800/-
SC/ST candidatesRs. 3100/-

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. 5% relaxation is given to SC, ST, OBC-NCL category or PwD (Persons with disability) candidates.
  • 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.
  • Diploma: 10+3 Diploma Examination with Mathematics as compulsory subject can also apply.

NATA 2020 Exam Pattern

NATA exam pattern is mentioned below:

  • Mode of Exam: Exam has been conducted through online mode. 
  • Time Duration: Total 72 minutes is given for Part-A. The 50 questions (Part B) are to be answered in 45 minutes.
  • Total Questions: Question paper consist of 200 marks.
  • Exam Slots: Exam is held in four slots.
  • Sections: Exam comprise of two sections, i.e. general aptitude and logical reasoning & cognitive skill test.
  • Marking Scheme: 1.5 marks is awarded for each correct answer (MCQ section).
  • Negative Marking: There is no negative marking in the exam.

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

SubjectQuestionsMarksMode of Exam

Cognitive skills for Drawing and Visual Composition Test (10 Questions)


Test on Scientific ability and
General Aptitude

PCM1522.5MCQ (Online)

General Aptitude & Logical Reasoning

3552.5MCQ (Online)



For First Session:

Date and Time of Exam Subject and Marks of Exam
10.00 am to 12 noon/ 12.30 to 2.30 pmFirst 45 minutes- Part BTotal 75 marks
PCM (MCQ)15 X 1.5
General aptitude and logical reasoning (MCQ)35 X 1.5
Last 72 minutes- Part ATotal 125 marks
Cognitive skill testPTQ1 X 17
PTQ3 X 16
MCQ6 X 10

NATA 2020 Syllabus

Here we have mentioned NATA Syllabus for both sections:

  • Mathematics: Mathematics 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 can 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 can 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.

NATA 2020 Admit Card

NATA Admit Card has been made available through online mode. Candidates can download their admit card for first session from 25th August 2020 and for second session it has been released from 10th September 2020.

Admit card includes 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 has released the NATA Answer Key for first session. Candidates can check the answer key through online mode. Answer key contain correct answers of the questions asked in the examination.

Through the answer key candidates can calculate their expected marks of the examination. The authority can also provide the opportunity to challenge against the answer key.

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

Displaying 151 Comments
  1. Megha says:

    I have scored 53% in class 12th and less than the required mark for NATA in maths.can I atten NATA exam

  2. Shruti Prajapati says:

    Now I am in 12 standard can I apply for the exam?

  3. ATHIRA says:


  4. ESHA SHARMA says:

    i am studying in Bangalore. is exam conducted here to??

  5. Nikhil says:

    There are three choices
    1 aptitute
    2 drawing
    3 both

    What if i or when to only apply for aptitute one
    Or what if i or when to apply for only drawing

    Or both

  6. Nikhil says:

    Isme do paper kyun h, or dono paper dena compulsory h,

  7. Anoop says:

    I had applied for my daughter for NATA IInd exam in May. I want to change it to April exam. Is it possible now, please advise

  8. Amalendu Guha says:

    Is nata exam centre in Kolkata?

  9. Kennerie Basar says:

    Please tell the eligibility of securing 12th board for ST in aggregate subject

  10. Srinivas. P says:

    Is there any consessions or kind of preference for NCC cadets?

  11. Chodagam Thanuja says:

    Can we upload the image and signature during the time of filling application or should it be done only from 8th May 2020?

  12. Shreyas Phatak says:

    nata ka council kb hoga

  13. Elwin Shaju says:

    How can I become architectural, after +2

  14. Bhargav Patel says:

    Have the NATA registration for April 2020 started ?

  15. Pallavi shelke says:

    I am in engineering first year.can I give nata to transfer my admission from engineering to architecture

  16. Yashwanth says:

    Is application fees is for both April and july Or separate for each

  17. Pranjal jain says:

    Im completing my 12th in session 2019-20. My question is that i eligible for the Nata2020 April session.

  18. Pranjal jain says:

    I m completing my 12th in session 2019-20.. Will i eligible for NATA2020 April session…

  19. Asaf Ali says:

    Have the NATA 2020 registration started? If so how can one register? Can you help please?

  20. Nikhil kumar says:

    What is the minimum marks and rank in NATA 2020 to Get seat in JNAFU Hyderabad

  21. Vikas says:


  22. Harsh says:

    What is first session,second session. Is it like jeemain paper1 paper2 whose marks are been one of the best.

  23. asha dhiman says:

    mene 12th medical s ki h kya m eligible hu ya nhi for nata 2020

  24. Samrath Vishal Srivastava says:

    Can I give this exam in hyderabad city or not?

  25. rohith says:

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

  26. Shreya says:

    If we apply for both July and April NATA EXAM , which marks will be considered?

  27. elsa says:

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

  28. Hitesh says:

    What can be expected cut off

  29. Hitesh says:

    What can be nata cut off approximately

  30. Jay says:

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

  31. Amk says:

    What are first session and second session

  32. Mitesh says:

    Can I give only first session

  33. 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?

  34. Resmi Sudheer says:

    Can +1 students write this exam this year

  35. 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

  36. Ganpat ram says:

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

    • ankana says:

      You need to complete your 10+2 as a PCM student. If you are a humanities student, you are not eligible for this exam

  37. 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

  38. shanthanata says:

    what is the difference btw first session and second session

  39. 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..

  40. Sundarsubramaniyan says:

    How to join from b. Arch pls tell us sir

  41. Sudipta says:

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

  42. 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

  43. 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?

  44. Amrita says:

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

  45. 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.

  46. 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?

  47. Urvi says:

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

  48. Meet says:

    What are this both sesions??

  49. Sneha kalbag says:

    Can I apply for both the sessions

  50. Sneha kalbag says:

    Can one apply for both the sessions

  51. Lekshmi T says:

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

  52. Nihana Nazrin says:

    Can you let me know NATA accepted institute in Kerala

  53. Israil Haque says:

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

  54. Jayashree Das says:

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

  55. 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

  56. Ashok vishwakarma says:

    Which goVernment colleges can I get From ThiS examination

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

  57. Venkateshwar says:

    What kind of books shud I prefer?..

  58. 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.

  59. Kalyan says:

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

  60. Vani Chauhan says:

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

  61. 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 ?

  62. Sumit Jangid says:

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

  63. 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??

  64. Anjana Battacharjee says:

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

  65. 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?

  66. 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?

  67. 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.

  68. 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.

  69. Arhana says:

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

  70. 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??

  71. 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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