NATA 2020 Exam – Registration, Dates, Eligibility, Fees, Syllabus

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Overview

National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) is conducted by Council of Architecture (CoA) for admission to the first year of 5-year B.Arch. Degree Course at recognized institutions across India. The test measures mathematical skills, general aptitude, drawing and observation skills, sense of proportion, aesthetic sensitivity and critical thinking ability.

UPDATE (July 17, 2020): Major changes introduced for NATA 2020 examination, read NATA 2020 Important Changes.

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UPDATE (July 17, 2020): NATA 2020 examination (both tests) have been rescheduled, read NATA 2020 Exam Rescheduled.

Exam NameNational Aptitude Test in Architecture
Also Known AsNATA
Exam CategoryUndergraduate
Exam LevelNational
Exam ModeOnline-cum-Paper Based Test Online (Computer based test)
Conducted byCouncil of Architecture (CoA)

One important change from 2019 is that the NATA examination will be conducted twice before admissions in the next academic session. Candidates are not required to compulsorily take the test twice though if a candidate appears in both the tests, the better of the two scores will be considered.

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About

Pattern

  • The exam pattern is revised for 2020. New pattern will be available soon. Refer to NATA 2020 Important Changes.
  • It is an Online-cum-Paper Based Test Fully Online Test of 3 hours duration and a 15 minutes intermission.
  • The question paper will consist of 2 parts which will carry a total of 200 marks.
  • Part A is a paper-based test online test which is to be answered on A4 size drawing sheets online. It comprises of 3 Drawing questions including 2 questions of 35 marks each and 1 question of 55 marks.
  • For Part A, each answer will be examined by more than one examiner independently and the marks will be averaged. The primary emphasis in scoring the drawing section is on the candidate’s drawing, imagination and observation skills.
  • Part B comprises of Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) on Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics & General Aptitude which are to be answered online.
  • For Part B, each question will have only one correct option and correct response will yield 1.5 marks. There is no negative marking.
  • All the Questions and instructions will be available in English medium only.

Schedule

UPDATE (July 17, 2020): NATA 2020 examination (both tests) have been rescheduled, read NATA 2020 Exam Rescheduled.

UPDATE (May 19, 2020): NATA 2020 examination (both tests) dates have been announced, read NATA 2020 Exam Dates.

UPDATE (May 7, 2020): NATA 2020 examination (both tests) has been postponed, read NATA 2020 Exam Postponed.

First Exam (April)

Date of ExaminationApril 19, 2020 August 1, 2020 August 29, 2020
TimingsPart A: 10.00 AM to 12.15 PM,
Part B: 12.30 PM to 01.15 PM
Duration3 Hours

Second Exam (May)

Date of ExaminationMay 31, 2020 August 29, 2020 TBA
TimingsPart A: 10.00 AM to 12.15 PM,
Part B: 12.30 PM to 01.15 PM
Duration3 Hours

Eligibility

Taking NATA

Qualifying examination

  • Candidates should have passed / appearing in class 12th or any equivalent qualifying examination with PCM subjects.
  • Candidates must obtain a minimum of 50% aggregate marks in Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics along with a minimum aggregate of 50% in class 12th.
  • OR Candidates must have passed 10+3 diploma examination with Mathematics as compulsory subject with at least 50% marks in aggregate.
  • Note Candidates belonging to SC, ST, OBC-NCL or PwD (Persons with disability) categories shall be provided a relaxation of 5% marks in total aggregate in 10+2 level/10+3 Diploma as well as PCM.

Admission to first year of B.Arch.

Architecture Examination

Candidates must have qualified a recognized aptitude test in Architecture (NATA or equivalent) in 2020.

Marks in Qualifying examination

  • Candidates must obtain a minimum of 50% aggregate marks in Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics along with a minimum aggregate of 50% in class 12th.
  • OR Candidates must have passed 10+3 diploma examination with Mathematics as compulsory subject with at least 50% marks in aggregate.


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Syllabus

Mock Test

  • The official mock test is made available to the candidates appearing for NATA.
  • Candidates can take the Mock Test to understand the pattern of the computer-based test (Part A) and make themselves familiar with the interface.
  • The mock test is for practice purpose only.
  • Candidates can access the NATA official Practice Test here.

Past Question Papers

See previous year Question Papers and Answers here.

Fees

NATA 2020 Application Fee is yet to be announced. Application fee for last year was as follows:

For examination centre opted in India

One Exam Only (April Exam or May Exam)

General/OBC₹2000
SC/ST/PwD₹1700

Both Exams (April Exam or May Exam)

General/OBC₹3800
SC/ST₹3100

For examination centre opted in a Foreign country

One Exam Only₹10000
Both Exams₹18000

Registration

  • The registrations for NATA 2020 (April exam and May exam) will begin from February 1, 2020.
  • The last date to apply for NATA 2020 April examination is March 16, 2020 March 23, 2020 April 15, 2020 and the last date to apply for NATA 2020 May examination is May 4, 2020.
  • UPDATE (Feb 1, 2020): NATA 2020 Registrations have started, read more here.
  • UPDATE (Mar 17, 2020): NATA 2020 April Exam Last Date extended, read more NATA 2020 April Exam Last Date Extended.
  • NEW: Check detailed steps for filling the Application Form here.
  • UPDATE (July 17, 2020): NATA 2020 Application Forms to reopen soon.

Application Procedure

NEW: Check detailed steps for filling the Application Form here.

  1. Candidates need to visit the NATA website and fill the prescribed application form.
  2. Upload the required documents including a recent colour photograph, scanned copy of candidate’s signature and community certificate (for SC/ST only).
  3. Pay the Registration Fee through online payment modes.
  4. Save the confirmation page for future reference.

Application Correction

  • Candidates will be provided a facility to make corrections in their application form particulars.
  • It is a one-time facility and is extended to the candidates to avoid any hardship to them.
  • The correction window for April exam will be open during March 21 – March 23, 2020 March 28 – March 30, 2020 April 20 – April 22, 2020 while for May exam, it will be open during May 9 – May 11, 2020.

Test Centres

Test Cities

Test Cities

StateCity
Andaman and NicobarPort Blair
Andhra PradeshGuntur
Andhra PradeshKakinada
Andhra PradeshKurnool
Andhra PradeshRajahmundry
Andhra PradeshTirupathi
Andhra PradeshVijayawada
Andhra PradeshVisakhapatnam
Arunachal PradeshItanagar
AssamDibrugarh
AssamGuwahati
AssamSilchar
BiharBhagalpur
BiharGaya
BiharMuzaffarpur
BiharPatna
ChandigarhChandigarh
ChhattisgarhBhilai
ChhattisgarhBilaspur
ChhattisgarhRaipur
DelhiDelhi
GoaPanaji
GujaratAhmedabad
GujaratGandhinagar
GujaratRajkot
GujaratSurat
GujaratVadodara
HaryanaAmbala
HaryanaFaridabad
HaryanaGurgaon
HaryanaHisar
HaryanaSonepat
Himachal PradeshHamirpur
Himachal PradeshShimla
Jammu and KashmirJammu
Jammu and KashmirSrinagar
JharkhandBokaro Steel City
JharkhandDhanbad
JharkhandHazaribagh
JharkhandJamshedpur
JharkhandRanchi
KarnatakaBengaluru
KarnatakaGulbarga
KarnatakaHubli
KarnatakaMangalore
KarnatakaMysore
KarnatakaUdupi
KeralaErnakulam
KeralaKannur
KeralaKottayam
KeralaKozhikode
KeralaThrissur
KeralaTrivandrum
Madhya PradeshBhopal
Madhya PradeshGwalior
Madhya PradeshIndore
Madhya PradeshJabalpur
Madhya PradeshUjjain
MaharshtraAhmednagar
MaharshtraAmravati
MaharshtraAurangabad
MaharshtraJalgaon
MaharshtraKolhapur
MaharshtraMumbai
MaharshtraNagpur
MaharshtraNashik
MaharshtraNavi Mumbai
MaharshtraPune
ManipurImphal
MeghalayaShillong
MizoramAizawl
NagalandDimapur
NagalandKohima
OdishaBhubaneswar
OdishaCuttack
OdishaRourkela
OdishaSambalpur
PuducherryPuducherry
PunjabAmritsar
PunjabBhatinda
PunjabJallandhar
PunjabLudhiana
PunjabMohali
PunjabPatiala
RajasthanAjmer
RajasthanBikaner
RajasthanJaipur
RajasthanJodhpur
RajasthanKota
RajasthanUdaipur
SikkimGangtok
Tamil NaduChennai
Tamil NaduCoimbatore
Tamil NaduMadurai
Tamil NaduSalem
Tamil NaduTiruchirappalli
Tamil NaduVellore
TelanganaHyderabad
TelanganaWarangal
TripuraAgartala
Uttar PradeshAgra
Uttar PradeshAllahabad
Uttar PradeshBareilly
Uttar PradeshGhaziabad
Uttar PradeshGreater Noida
Uttar PradeshJhansi
Uttar PradeshKanpur
Uttar PradeshLucknow
Uttar PradeshMeerut
Uttar PradeshMoradabad
Uttar PradeshMuzaffarnagar
Uttar PradeshNoida
Uttar PradeshVaranasi
UttarakhandDehradun
UttarakhandHaldwani
UttarakhandRoorkee
West BengalAsansol
West BengalDurgapur
West BengalHowrah
West BengalKolkata
West BengalSiliguri
InternationalDubai

Note

  • The exam can now be taken from home. Refer to NATA 2020 Important Changes.
  • The candidates applying for the exam centre in Dubai will not be given any choice for test centres.
  • Dubai cannot be chosen as second or third choice of exam city.

Admit Card

  • For each Applicant, an Admit Card will be generated indicating the allotted Examination Centre for NATA examination.
  • Candidates need to download the Admit Card from the NATA website.
  • Admit Cards of NATA 2020 April exam will be available on April 4, 2020 April 8, 2020 To be Announced while admit cards of NATA 2020 May exam will be available on May 21, 2020.
  • A printed copy of the downloaded admit card should be produced at the time of examination along with a photo identity card.
  • Candidates are advised to retain their admit cards carefully in a secured place in undamaged condition till the completion of admission procedure.

Answer Keys

  • The model answers to MCQ portion (Part B) will be made available to the candidates.
  • The response sheet of each candidate will be uploaded on the NATA website along with Part-wise mark(s) secured.
  • Candidates can review their answer sheet and challenge it (if any).
  • No review will be available for the drawing test (Part A).

Qualifying Marks

In order to qualify NATA, a candidate must satisfy the following conditions:

  • At least 32 marks out of 125 marks must be secured in the Drawing portion (Part A)
  • At least 18 marks out of 75 marks must be secured in the MCQ portion (Part B)
  • Overall qualifying marks (out of 200) would be based on post-exam statistics and at the discretion of the Council.

Result

The result of the NATA 2020 April exam is expected to be declared on May 8, 2020 To be Announced while the results of the NATA 2020 May exam is expected to be declared on June 14, 2020 To be Announced.

It will be available as:

Important Information

Candidates must bring the following things to the exam hall:

  • Downloaded Admit Card
  • Proof of Identity – Aadhar / Passport / Driving License / Voter ID.
  • Pen, pencils, eraser, colour pencils (Not water/oil colour or crayon).
  • Candidates may bring cardboard or a clipboard on which nothing should be written.

Note: Instruments of any kind including scale are not permitted.

Important Dates

NATA First Test
DetailsDate
Start of online registrationsFebruary 1, 2020
End of registrationsMarch 16, 2020 March 23, 2020 April 15, 2020
Image uploads allowed tillMarch 20, 2020 March 27, 2020 April 19, 2020
Fee payment allowed tillMarch 20, 2020 March 27, 2020 April 19, 2020
Application Correction windowMarch 21 – March 23, 2020 March 28 – March 30, 2020 April 20 – April 22, 2020
Confirmation page printing available tillMarch 23, 2020 March 30, 2020 April 22, 2020
Publication of Admit CardApril 4, 2020 April 8, 2020 TBA
NATA First TestApril 19, 2020 August 1, 2020 August 29, 2020
Publication of resultsMay 8, 2020 TBA
NATA Second Test
DetailsDate
Start of online registrationsFebruary 1, 2020
End of registrationsMay 4, 2020
Image uploads allowed tillMay 8, 2020
Fee payment allowed tillMay 8, 2020
Application Correction windowMay 9 – May 11, 2020
Confirmation page printing available tillMay 11, 2020
Publication of Admit CardMay 21, 2020
NATA Second TestMay 31, 2020 August 29, 2020 TBA
Publication of resultsJune 14, 2020

Contact Information

Candidates can contact NATA through written communication, phone or email.

NATA Contact Information
AddressCouncil of Architecture,
India Habitat Centre, Core 6A, 1st Floor,
Lodhi Road,
New Delhi-110003, Delhi (India)
Helpdesk9319275557, 7303487773
Email[email protected]

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