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

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National Aptitude Test in Architecture 2020

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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.

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Exam NameNational Aptitude Test in Architecture
Also Known AsNATA
Exam CategoryUndergraduate
Exam LevelNational
Exam ModeOnline-cum-Paper 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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Applications Open

SRM Institute of Science and Technology (Top Private University)

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham (Institution of Eminence)

Chandigarh University (New)

About

Pattern

  • It is an Online-cum-Paper Based Test of 3 hours duration.
  • The question paper will consist of 2 parts which will carry a total of 200 marks.
  • Part A comprises of Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) of Mathematics & General Aptitude which are to be answered online.
  • For Part A, each question will have only one correct option and correct response will yield 2 marks. There is no negative marking.
  • Part B is a paper-based test which comprises of 2 Drawing questions of 40 marks each and required to be answered on A4 size drawing sheets.
  • For Part B, 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.
  • All the Questions and instructions will be available in English medium only.
 

The no. of questions in each part is as follows:

SubjectNumber of QuestionsMarks
A) Part A (First 60 minutes, Online)
Mathematics (MCQ)2040
General Aptitude (MCQ)4080
B) Part B (Last 120 minutes, Paper-based)
Drawing280

Schedule

First Exam (April)

Date of ExaminationTBA; Expected: April 2020
TimingsPart A: 10.00 AM to 11.00 AM,
Part B: 11.15 AM to 01.15 PM
Duration3 Hours

Second Exam (July)

Date of ExaminationTBA; Expected: July 2020
TimingsPart A: 10.00 AM to 11.00 AM,
Part B: 11.15 AM 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.

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.


Applications Open

SRM Institute of Science and Technology (Top Private University)

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham (Institution of Eminence)

Chandigarh University (New)

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

For examination centre opted in India

One Exam Only (April Exam or July Exam)

General/OBC₹1800
SC/ST₹1500

Both Exams (April Exam or July Exam)

General/OBC₹3500
SC/ST₹2800

For examination centre opted in a Foreign country

For examination centre opted in a Foreign country

One Exam Only₹10000
Both Exams₹18000

Registration

  • The registrations for NATA 2020 (April exam and July exam) are expected to begin from January 2020.
  • The last date to apply for NATA 2020 April examination is expected to be in March 2020 and the last date to apply for NATA 2020 July examination is expected to be in June 2020.

Application Procedure

  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 is expected to open during March 2020 while for July exam, it is expected to open during June 2020.

Test Centres

Test Cities

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 PradeshMoradbad
Uttar PradeshMuzafarnagar
Uttar PradeshNoida
Uttar PradeshVaranasi
UttarakhandDehradun
UttarakhandHaldwani
UttarakhandRoorkee
West BengalAsansol
West BengalDurgapur
West BengalHowrah
West BengalKolkata
West BengalSiliguri
Dubai (International)Dubai

Note

  • 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 are expected to be available in April 2020 while admit cards of NATA 2020 July exam are expected to be available in June 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 response sheet of each candidate for Part A will be uploaded on the NATA website along with subject 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 B).

Qualifying Marks

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

  • At least 25% must be secured in the MCQ portion (30 out of 120)
  • At least 25% must be secured in the Drawing portion (20 out of 80)
  • 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 in May 2020 while the results of the NATA 2020 July exam is expected to be declared in July 2020.

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

April 2020 Exam
DetailsDate
Start of online registrationsTBA; Expected: January 2020
End of registrationsTBA; Expected: March 2020
Image uploads allowed tillTBA; Expected: March 2020
Fee payment allowed tillTBA; Expected: March 2020
Application Correction windowTBA; Expected: March 2020
Confirmation page printing available tillTBA; Expected: March 2020
Publication of Admit CardTBA; Expected: April 2020
NATA April examinationTBA; Expected: April 2020
Publication of resultsTBA; Expected: May 2020
July 2020 Exam
DetailsDate
Start of online registrationsTBA; Expected: January 2020
End of registrationsTBA; Expected: June 2020
Image uploads allowed tillTBA; Expected: June 2020
Fee payment allowed tillTBA; Expected: June 2020
Application Correction windowTBA; Expected: June 2020
Confirmation page printing available tillTBA; Expected: June 2020
Publication of Admit CardTBA; Expected: June 2020
NATA April examinationTBA; Expected: July 2020
Publication of resultsTBA; Expected: July 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)
Phone08296744296
Email[email protected]

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