NATA Eligibility Criteria 2020, Qualification, Age – Check Here Category Wise Eligibility

NATA Answer KeyThe NATA is a national level aptitude test conducted by Council of Architecture. National Institute of Advanced Studies in Architecture (NATA) is conducted the Examination of NATA, NATA stands for (National Aptitude Test in Architecture). Read all the online instruction carefully before filling in the online application form. In the Application form candidates need to fill in the first step i.e. personal details and after directed to step 2 which is document uploading.

Once the documents are successfully uploaded, the system enters into the fees paid. After complete with payment the confirmation Page is generated upon successful payment of Application Fee. It is generation means that the candidate has been successfully registered.

Some Important details regarding the NATA 2020 Eligibility Criteria are provided below

  • The NATA Eligibility Criteria is composed of 4 sections i.e. age, qualification, subject, minimum marks.
  • The candidates have to satisfy the eligibility norms of all the 4 sections in order to become eligible.
  • If a candidate is found to be ineligible during the admission process then their admission will be canceled with immediate effect.

Eligibility Criteria

There is no lower age limit to Apply for NATA. Candidates may come from the following backgrounds

  • 10+2 or equivalent passed/appearing with Mathematics as one of the subjects of examination
  • 10+3 Diploma (any stream) passed/appearing recognized by Central/State Govt with Mathematics as one of the subjects of examination
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma passed/appearing, after 10 years of Schooling with Mathematics as compulsory subject of examination.

The lower age limit for appearing in NATA has been waived. However, the candidate has to comply with any age constraints that may be specified by the respective counseling/ admission authority.

Academic Qualification

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Qualifying ExamMinimum MarksCompulsory SubjectsStatus
10+2 or equivalent exam50% marksMathematicsPassed or appearing
10+3 Diploma (any stream) recognized by Central or State Govt.50% aggregate marksMathematicsPassed or appearing
International Baccalaureate Diploma after 10 years of Schooling50% marks in aggregateMathematicsPassed or appearing

Qualification in Admission to the First year of B.Arch.

Qualifying in NATA does not constitute a right/ guarantee in favor of the candidate for his/her admission to any Architecture course unless he/she has fulfilled all the prescribed requirements as specified by respective counseling and admission authorities.

  • Qualifying Exam: The Candidate must have passed 12th (10+2) examination from any recognized board.
  • Appearing Candidates: The candidates appearing in the qualifying exams are also eligible for applying for NATA 2020 entrance test. Such candidates must pass their qualifying examination and submit proof regarding the same during the time of admission.
  • Percentage Criteria: The candidates must have secured at least a minimum of 50% aggregate in their qualifying examination & 50% marks in PCM.
  • Subjects: The applicants must have physics, chemistry, and mathematics as mandatory subjects in the qualifying examination.
  • Humanities Candidates: Candidates with arts stream are also eligible to apply if they have qualified the physics, chemistry and mathematics exams conducted by COA.

No direct lateral admission is allowed at any other year/stage of B.Arch. course based on any qualification.

Reservations under different categories

NATA is a qualifying examination where a general merit list will be published along with the score of the candidate. Reservation is a prerogative of the admission/ counseling authority and this examination has nothing to do with it. However, candidates with specific disability of color blindness may be debarred from admission to B. Arch. Course, as per the policy of the respective institution/ University.

Examination Hall

  1. The Examination Hall will be opened 30 minutes before the commencement of the test. Candidates are expected to take their seats immediately after the opening of Examination Hall. If the candidates do not report in time, they are likely to miss some of the general instructions to be announced in the Examination Hall. No candidate will be allowed in the examination hall after 15 minutes of commencement of the test.
  2. Candidate must bring with them Downloaded Admit Card of NATA [National Aptitude Test in Architecture], One copy of the photograph, same as the one uploaded, Black / Blue Ball Pen, pencil, eraser, color pencils (Not water/oil color or crayon).
  3. Candidates are advised to bring with them a cardboard or a clipboard on which nothing should be written so that they have no difficulty in filling responses in the Answer Sheet even if the tables provided in the examination room/hall do have a smooth surface.
  4. Candidates must show demand for the Admit Card [NATA] for admission to the Examination Hall. A candidate not possessing print out of the downloaded admit card along with the photograph and one photo identity proof shall not be allowed to enter in the Examination Hall by the Center-in-Charge. A seat indicating Roll No. will be allocated to each candidate. Candidates must find out and occupy their allocated seat.
  5. Candidates are not allowed to carry any textual material, printed or written, bits of papers or any other material.
  6. Bluetooth devices, Mobile Phones, Calculators, Slide Rules, Log Tables, and Electronic Watches with facilities of Calculator are not allowed in the Examination Hall. Possession of such items during the Examinations may lead to cancellation of candidature.
  7. No candidate, without the special permission of the Centre-in-Charge or the supervisor concerned, will leave his/her seat or Examination Hall until the duration of examination for a paper is over. Candidate should not leave the hall without handing over their OMR sheet to the supervisor, otherwise, lead to cancellation of the concerned paper.
  8. It is to be noted carefully that the candidates must write the “Question Booklet No.” at the indicated places both on the OMR Answer Sheet and Attendance Sheet during the examination. Otherwise, his/her OMR Answer sheet in the concerned subject will be canceled.
  9. Candidates shall maintain silence during the examination. Any conversation or gesticulation or disturbance in the examination hall shall be deemed as the misdemeanor. If a candidate is found adopting unfair means, his/her candidature shall be canceled and he/she will be liable to be debarred from taking examination either permanently or for a period according to the nature of the offense.

Rules for scrutiny/review of Answer Sheet

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After the examination, the model answers to MCQ portion would be available in the public domain for feedback from all concerned. Thereafter, the answers will be frozen by a set of reviewers not connected with the paper setting/moderation process.

Before the publication of results, the response sheets of each candidate will be uploaded along with subject wise mark secured. Candidates may request for rechecking of the machine recorded responses online by payment of 1000 INR per response (Question) within the stipulated period of time. Council will consider all such cases prior to result publication.

No review will be available for the drawing test. Further, there will be no provision for post-publication scrutiny and /or review and hence will not entertain any such request after the result publication

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