NATA 2020: Application Form, Exam Dates, Eligibility Criteria, Syllabus

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NATA 2020 Application Form

National Aptitude Test In Architecture is a national level exam which is conducted by the Council of Architecture. Through this exam, candidates get the admission in Architecture programme in different Government/Private Institutes throughout India. Every year NATA Exam is held once and maximum number of candidates can apply for this exam. Candidates can apply to any Institute which is offering Architecture course after qualifying the NATA as the test score is considered by almost every institute in India.

The NATA Application form 2020 will be available in the month of January 2020 and NATA Exam will be held in the month of April 2020. Before apply for this exam, candidates must check the complete information such as  age limit, educational details, pay scale, application fee, or more look at the below section of this page.


NATA 2020 Application Form- Overview

Name of Conducting Body Council of Architecture
Exam Name National Aptitude Test In Architecture
Mode of Exam Online Exam
Application Mode Online
Courses Name Architecture Programme
Category Admission Form


NATA 2020 Exam Dates


Exam Events

Dates (Tentative)
Online registration will start from January 2020
Last date for registration March 2020
Last date for payment of application fee March 2020
Admit card releasing date April 2020
Date of Exam April 2020
Result announcement June 2020

NATA Registration 2020: How to apply?

  • Candidates are recommended to obtain NATA 2020 official bulletin first and check all the information thoroughly.
  • NATA registration 2020 is likely to start in the month of January 2020.
  • Candidates can fill the application form till 2nd week of March 2020.
  • The application form can be submitted through online mode only.
  • Enter all the details including personal information, academic qualification and address etc. asked in the application form.
  • Upload the scanned photograph, signature, and left-hand thumb impression in JPEG format as specified.
  • SC/ST candidates have to upload relevant category certificate as per instructions.
  • You are required to pay the necessary application fee to complete the registration.
  • Submit the application form and generate the printout of the filled in application form for future reference.

Note: Candidates are recommended not to hide any facts with regard to eligibility, personal details etc. as it may cost you later. If found guilty of misleading, you may be debarred from the admission process.

Registration Fee

The applications need to pay Rs.1800/- as registration fee. SC/ST candidates need to pay Rs.1500/- only. Fee payment can be done through online mode (net banking, credit card). The registration fee will not be refunded in any case.

NATA Eligibility Criteria

  • Educational Qualification:The candidates must pass 10+2 (Intermediate)/10+3 Diploma (any stream) recognized Board/Institute or International Baccalaureate Diploma after completing 10 years of schooling.
  • Minimum Qualifying Marks: The applicants should have scored at least 50% marks in the qualifying exam with mathematics as a mandatory subject.
  • Candidates appearing in the qualifying exam are also eligible to apply.
  • Age Limit:The applicants must attain minimum age of 17 years as on 31st July 2020.
  • No lateral entry provision for admission in B. Arch. course.

NATA Exam Pattern 2020

Mode of the Test Part-A: Online(Computer Based Test)

Part-B: Offline (Pen and Paper Based)

Duration of Exam 3.00 hours (90 minutes each for Part-A and Part-B)
Subject Sections Part-A will consist of Mathematics & General Aptitude and Part-B will be a Drawing Test.
Number of Questions 62 Questions
Distribution of Questions Mathematics-20 MCQs, General Aptitude- 40 MCQs & Drawing -2 Questions
Language Test paper will be in English only.
Max Marks 200 marks.
Marking Scheme 2 marks will be granted for every correct answer.
Negative Marking There will be no negative marking.

NATA Admit Card 2020

  • The NATA 2020 admit card will be available through online mode.
  • Candidates have to access the official website to download their respective admit card.
  • The NATA admit card is expected to be released in the month of April 2020.
  • The admit card will contain important information like name of the candidate, date of exam, venue of the exam and some instructions which everyone must read.
  • Take the printout of the admit card and keep it safe till entire admission process gets over.
  • Apart from bringing admit card on the day of the exam, also carry photo identity proof such as Voter ID card/Pan Card/ Aadhar Card/Driving Licence.

NATA 2020 Result

The NATA result 2020 will be announced in the month of June 2020. The competent authority will announce result through online mode. Candidates have to access official website for obtaining their result. You can download the result by entering roll number and date of birth in the respective field at official portal.

The Part-A response sheet along with subject wise marks scored will be uploaded within a week time after the conduct of exam. No hard copy of the result will be sent via post. We will provide necessary information regarding result at appropriate time.

NATA Admission Procedure

It is very important to know the admission process after appearing in the NATA. Candidates should know that the Council of Architecture is only exam conducting authority and it has no role in admission.

The respective institute will conduct their own counselling for admission in their campus. After the announcement of the NATA result, candidates have to apply separately in the desired institute as per their admission schedule.

On the basis of NATA score, the institute will prepare merit list and accordingly will offer admission to the qualified candidates. Candidates should keep ready all the original documents for verification purpose. Final admission will be granted on the basis of candidate’s NATA score, seat availability and fulfilment of other eligibility requirements.

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