NATA 2020: COA Notice, Registration, Dates, Eligibility, Pattern, Syllabus

NATA Answer KeyNational 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.

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.

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How to Apply Click Here
Admit Card/Hall TicketClick Here
Answer KeyClick Here
ResultClick Here
Score CardClick Here
Cut offClick Here
Counseling/Admission ProcedureClick Here
EligibilityClick Here
Exam PatternClick Here
SyllabusClick Here
Preparation TipsClick Here

NATA 2020 Highlights

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Exam NameNATA
Full-FormNational Aptitude Test in Architecture
Exam TypesUG Level
Exam LevelNational
Courses OfferedArchitecture
Conducting Body Council of Architecture (COA)
Application ModeOnline
Exam ModeOnline (CBT)
Exam DateTo be Announced
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 tentative schedule of NATA 2020:

For the First Session:

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

For Second Session:

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

NATA Registration 2020

You can register for NATA 2020 in online mode from the third week of January 2020. Registering for the first week of March 2020 will be possible. 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 will begin from the third week of January 2020.
  • Candidates can register until the first week of March 2020.
  • 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 issuance of 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/sessionApplication fee
For One Session:
General candidatesRs. 1800/-
SC/ST candidatesRs. 1500/-
Both Session:
General candidatesRs. 3500/-
SC/ST candidatesRs. 2800/-

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

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

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.

NATA 2020 exam will be conducted in the 2nd week of April 2020.

The Exam Pattern is given here:

  • Mode of Exam: The exam will be held in 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: 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 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:

SubjectsDistribution of marksTotal marks
                                                      Part -A
General Aptitude40*280
                                                     Part –B

Questions and all instructions will be available only in 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 shape 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 will be available on 4th week of March 2020. Candidates can download there admit card from the fourth week of March 2020 online. 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 after a few weeks of the exam. Candidates will verify their results via online mode from the site. The result will be reported in the second week of June 2020. 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. he 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 is prescribed by the authority and this marks is 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 which 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 and etc. Candidates are ensuring themselves that they must have to obtain the minimum cut off of the NATA 2020.

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

NATA 2020 Counselling

NATA 2020 Counseling will be started on May 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 has Selected for Final Admission then will be provided to Completely Fulfilled eligibility criteria.

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If you have any other questions about NATA 2020, you can write your queries in the comments box below.

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  1. Yusra meraj says:

    Are the study material same for nata every year? Can I start preparing for nata 2020 this year? Can u suggest some books to prepare

  2. Ajay varma says:

    Is students of diploma AICTE approved students can be eligible for Nata entrance?

  3. Jasmeet Kaur says:

    Will NATA held twice(i.e. April and June)in 2020 and is it important to give both the exams or we can give only one.

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