NATA 2020: COA, 2nd Result (Declared), Answer key, Score Card, Admission

NATA Answer KeyNATA 2020 2nd Session Result has been declared on 18th September 2020. The 1st Session Result has been declared on 4th September 2020. The Registration Re-Started for 2nd Session the Last Date has been extended till 6th September 2020. National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) is being conducted by COA since 2006, regarding the provisions of COA (Council of Architecture) Regulations, 1983, published in the Gazette of India. It is implied that a separate aptitude test in. Architecture should be conducted, and such a test should not be combined with the tests for admissions to Engineering, Pharmacy, Medicine, and other disciplines.

The Exam Dates has been Revised now, the Exam will be held on 29th August 2020 for the 1st Session & 12th September 2020 for the 2nd Session Exam. Being the competent authority for fixing norms and standards for architectural institutions, COA has the necessary expertise to hold a Common Aptitude Test in Architecture, at the national level to provide a single-window system for appearing in the aptitude test and to facilitate institutions, students, and the public at large for admission to the First year of 5 years B.Arch. Degree Course at all recognized Institutions all over a country.

The Architectural Council (COA) is responsible for administering the full admission procedure for NATA 2020. The Authority is conducting this national examination for admission to architectural programs available in many institutes located throughout the country.

NATA 2020 Notification – 2nd Session Result Declared

New NATA 2020 2nd Session Result has been Declared on 18th September 2020. Click Here to Check Result Details.


New NATA 2021 Notification will be released in January 2021. Click Here to Check 2021 Exam Details.

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NATA 2020 Highlights

Exam Name NATA
Full-Form National Aptitude Test in Architecture
Exam Types UG Level
Exam Level National
Courses Offered Architecture
Conducting Body  Council of Architecture (COA)
Application Mode Online
Exam Mode Online (CBT) & Offline (PBT)
Exam Date
29th August 2020 for 1st Session
12th September 2020 for 2nd Session
Exam Duration

3 Hrs. 60 minutes (Part A – Aptitude Section)
2 Hrs Part-B (Drawing Section)
Official website
Email [email protected]

NATA 2020 Exam Dates

Below, we have mentioned the Announced schedule of NATA 2020:

For the First Session:

Events Dates 2020 (Revised)
Starting of online application Re-Started 1st February 2020/ 25th July 2020
Last date of application submission 16th August 2020
Image upload and fee payment 16th August 2020
Confirmation page printing available till 16th August 2020
Correction window open 25th July – 16th August 2020
Admit Card Release 24th August 2020
Exam Dates (Revised) 29th August 2020
Announcement of Result 4th September 2020

For Second Session: Announced 

Events Dates 2020 (Revised)
Starting of online application (Re-Open) 1st February 2020/27th August 2020
Last Date of Application Submission 6th September 2020
Image upload and fee payment 6th September 2020
Confirmation page printing available till 6th September 2020
Correction window open 30th August – 4th September 2020
Admit Card Release 10th September 2020
Exam Dates (Out) 12th September 2020
Announcement of result 18th September 2020

NATA Registration 2020

You can register for NATA 2020 in online mode from 1st February 2020. Registered till 16th August 2020 for 1st Session and 6th September 2020 for 2nd Session. Applicants must provide personal information and download documents on the form. After completing all the application formalities, candidates do not need to submit their applications to the authority.

However, they must be kept for additional admission towers. The NATA application procedure can be carried out in three steps, including filling in personal information, loading documents, and paying fees. After completing the first part of the application, candidates can move to the loading session of the document, and the last step would be to pay the fees.

Applicants must take the impression of their full application, but they do not need to send it to the competent authority.

  • Candidates can register for NATA 2020 online.
  • The NATA 2020 Registration has been begun from 1st February 2020.
  • Candidates can register until the 16th of August 2020 for the 1st Session and till 4th September 2020 for the 2nd Session.
  • Applicants must complete their personal information and download documents when completing the online form.
  • Candidates must upload their scanned images, that is, the passport size photograph, the printed thumb of the left hand, and the self-signature in a given format.
  • Keep printing the confirmation page generated after the tax payment for a later process.
  • It is not necessary to send the NATA request form via the offline or by mail.
  • If candidates encounter an error in the application form, the correction window will open in the 3rd week of February 2020.

NATA 2020 Registration Fee

  • The registration fee is Rs. 1250 for all category candidates.
  • Candidates can make payment through online or offline mode include debit card/credit card/net banking & e-Challan.
  • Candidates, those opt for exam city in Dubai have to pay the extra examination fee of INR 7000 before the issuance of the admit card. The application fee can be paid through online mode using the debit card, credit card, or net banking.

Here we have mentioned the application fee for all categories:

Category/session Application fee
For One Session:
General candidates Rs. 2000/-
SC/ST candidates Rs. 1,700/-
Both Session:
General candidates Rs. 3,800/-
SC/ST candidates Rs. 3,100/-

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

Sessions Fee
For one session Rs. 10,000/-
For both sessions Rs. 18,000/-

NATA 2021

NATA 2021 Exam is conducted through the Council of Architecture (COA) to offer admission to the candidates in the 5-year B.Arch program.

In the various Governments, Government-aided, Private Unaided, University Departments, and Deemed Universities of the country admission will offer to the candidates through NATA 2021 exam. From January, the NATA 2021 Application Form will be provided to the candidates.

Till the last week of March 2021, the application form will be available.

NATA 2020 Eligibility Criteria

If you don’t know the minimum Eligibility needs to be fulfilled by candidates for appearing in the exam, then please read the information furnished below and unsure whether you are eligible or not.

The Eligibility Criteria are mentioned below:

  • There is no lower age limit specified by the authority to appear on the entrance test.
  • Candidates must be approved or appear in 10 + 2 or their equivalent examination with Mathematics as one of the subjects.
  • They must have completed or will appear in 10 + 3 Diploma in any stream of a recognized institution.
  • Candidates must have an International Baccalaureate Diploma after completing ten years of Mathematics education.
  • They must have obtained the grade of Mathematics as a required subject.
  • If you have not passed the qualifying examination and are candidates appearing, then you can proceed to apply.

Age Criteria:

  •  Age Limit: Candidate’s minimum age should be 17 years as in the last week of July 2020.

Qualification Criteria:

  • Qualifying Exam: Candidates have to pass 10+2 or equivalent or 10+2 Diploma (any stream) or International Baccalaureate Diploma, after ten years of Schooling.
  • Subjects: Pass above examination with mathematics as one of the subjects.
  • Minimum Marks: Secure at least 50% marks in the above qualifying examination.
  • Appearing candidates can also apply.
  • Lateral Entry: There is no process of lateral entry admission into B.Arch course.

NATA 2020 Exam Pattern 

The prescribed NATA Examination Model is listed below. All of the information below will help candidates prepare for exams with ease. Candidates may modify the details provided below after notification of their official announcement.

The Exam Pattern is given here:

  • Mode of Exam: The exam will be held in Online & Offline Mode (Pen Paper-based).
  • Duration: The duration of the exam will be three hours.
  • Type of Question: The question of Mathematics & General Aptitude will be multiple-choice questions.
  • Of Questions: A total of 60 questions will be asked in the examination.
  • Total Marks: The question paper will be of 200 marks.
  • Marking Scheme: For each correct answer, two marks will be awarded to the candidates in Mathematics & General Aptitude test.
  • Negative Marking: No marks will be deducted for incorrect answers.
  • Subjects: The question paper will comprise of three sections, i.e., Mathematics, Drawing & General Aptitude.
  • Qualifying Marks: Secure minimum 25% marks in the MCQ portion (30 out of 120) & 25% marks in the drawing portion (20 out of 80).

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

Subjects Questions Total marks
                                                      Part -A
Mathematics 3 22.5
General Aptitude 15 52.5
                                                     Part –B
Drawing 35 125
Total 200 200

Questions and all instructions will be available only in the English medium.

  • Mathematics of 40 marks
  • General Aptitude of 80 marks
  • Drawing Test of 80 marks

 NATA 2020 Syllabus


  • Algebra
  • Logarithms
  • Matrices
  • Trigonometry.
  • Coordinate geometry
  • 3-Dimensional Coordinate geometry
  • Theory of Calculus
  • Application of Calculus
  • Permutation and combination
  • Statistics and Probability

General Aptitude

  • Objects, texture related to architecture and the built environment.
  • Interpretation of pictorial compositions,
  • Visualizing three-dimensional objects from the two-dimensional drawing.
  • I am visualizing different sides of 3D objects.
  • Analytical reasoning, mental ability (visual, numerical, and verbal), General awareness of national/ international architects, and famous architectural creations.
  • Mathematical reasoning
  • Sets and Relations

 Drawing Test

  • Understanding of scale and proportion of objects
  • geometric composition
  • shape
  • building forms and elements
  • Aesthetics
  • color texture
  • harmony
  • Contrast
  • Conceptualization and Visualization through structuring objects in memory.
  • I am drawing of patterns – both geometrical and abstract.
  • Form transformations in 2D and 3D like union, subtraction, rotation, surfaces, and volumes.
  • I am generating plan, elevation, and 3D views of objects.
  • Creating 2D and 3D compositions using given shapes and forms. Perspective Drawing, Sketching of urbanscape and landscape, Common day-to-day life objects like furniture, equipment, etc., from memory

How to Prepare for NATA 2020

  • Candidates must understand their design and creative skills.
  • Prepare a schedule and provide the same time interval for each topic.
  • Aware of the full program and examination profile.
  • Resolve the role of the previous year’s questions for practice.
  • Eat healthy food and stay in shape.
  • Refer to the best study materials and books.

NATA 2020 Admit Card 

NATA 2020 Admit Card has been available on 24th August 2020 for the 1st Session. Candidates can download there admit card for the 2nd Session Admit card on 10th September 2020. Whenever the authority issues the letter of approval, we will update it on our site.

The NATA 2020 admission card will consist of candidates and examination details such as the candidate’s name, roll number, examination date and time, test center location, etc. Applicants must bring one of the photo identification tests with the admission card/appointment voucher.


NATA 2020 Answer key

NATA 2020 Answer key will be on 1st week of April 2020.

Candidates can be Download Hall Ticket through Online Mode via valid ID i.e. Registration No. and Password. NATA Answer Key is Available after Examination a few days.

Candidates can get the idea that’s how many Aggregate marks in their  Results/Score Card.

The NATA Answer key will be released in two Session; A) 1st Session Exam B) 2nd Session Exam, is Available in PDF Formats.

NATA 2020 Result

NATA 2020 Result will be announced on 4th September 2020 for 1st Session. Candidates will verify their results via online mode from the site. The result has been declared on 18th September 2020 for 2nd Session. The result will be published in three formats: 200 security points, merit list, percentile score. Keep the printed copy of the result for the admission procedure.

The NATA Review Authority will not provide advice for admission to participating institutions. Each school will have its counseling and admission sessions individually. after the declaration of results, applicants must submit a separate application at each institution to be admitted to the B.Arch courses based on the NATA score. The final admission will be offered only in the achievement of eligibility and other criteria specified during the council and admission to the universities/institutions.

The result will be published in two parts that is Part A result and Part B result.  The marks should be obtained out of 200 and the result will be only shown passed or Fail. Candidates will be accessing the result online only.

NATA 2020 Cut off

NATA 2020 Cut off will be issued by the NATA Conducting authority through online mode. Candidate has to secured the minimum marks which are prescribed by the authority and these marks are termed as the NATA 2020 Cut off Marks. The publication of the NATA 2020 Cut off will be done by the NATA Exam conducting authority.

NATA 2020 cut off varies on various parameters and various factors. These are those factors that can conflict yearly. Some of the factors here We are listing that will help the students to get a clear idea about the cut off marks of NATA 2020.

The factors that pact the NATA 2020 cut off are total seats, the difficulty level of the exam, the total number of appeared candidates, etc. Candidates are ensuring themselves that they must have to obtain the minimum cut off of the NATA 2020.

Exam Minimum Percentage/Marks Total Marks
MCQ Portion 25% 120
Drawing Portion 25% 80

NATA 2020 Counselling

NATA 2020 Counseling will be started in September 2020. Candidates can get Admission into Various Institutions.

Get Admission who will be Candidates those have Passed/Qualified in B. Arch Exams. Qualified Candidates apply for Admission into Various Institutions.

The Candidates are given to suggest that’s all Documents ready for Verification at the Admission times.

Every institute will be provided for Admission those candidates have Qualified in Examination. Those Candidates have Selected for Final Admission then will be provided to Completely Fulfilled eligibility criteria.

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  1. kamal Bhatt says:

    It is a good article on NATA2020 and its complete details. Also, Dev Bhoomi Group of Institutions also provide NATA training and guidance to there students, so also check NATA Guidance centre.

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