NATA – Dates, Eligibility, Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Admission Process

Council of Architecture (CoA) is the sole authority that is responsible to conduct National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) for candidates seeking B.Arch admissions across its participating institutes. NATA is a national level exam that shall take place twice this year. While the NATA Phase I schedule is declared,  Phase II dates are yet to be notified. 

The NATA question paper basically consists of two parts –

  • Part A – Cognitive Skill Test (Drawing and Visual Composition)
  • Part B – Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and General Aptitude

The Council released the official brochure of NATA 2020 on February 01, 2020. Later, the dates of various events were postponed in the view of COVID-19, and a revised brochure was issued. 

Click here to download the revised brochure of NATA 2020.

Important Update As per the revised notification by CoA, NATA application window was reopened on July 25, 2020 (10:30 AM) and will remain active till August 16, 2020 (11.59 PM). In the meantime, candidates can edit the application form through the correction window facility.

The first phase of the NATA 2020 exam is scheduled on August 29, 2020 in two shifts – 10:00 AM to 12 Noon & 12:20 PM to 2:30 PM. This year, Part A shall be followed by Part B with a gap of three minutes between the papers. Both of the papers shall be conducted online. NATA admit card will be available online from August 22, 2020 till the examination date. The council will declare NATA result on September 03, 2020. The sectional score (of both the parts) as well as the overall score is considered for the final result. 

No centralised counselling is available for NATA. The admission criteria vary from one participating college to another as per their respective admission cut off scores. Skim through this article to get complete details on the National Aptitude Test in Architecture .

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NATA – Key Highlights

Candidates must pay heed to the below given key points pertaining to the National Aptitude Test in Architecture  2020 –

  1. The registration process for NATA 2020 is open till August 16, 2020.
  2. Candidates of any age group can apply for NATA.
  3. International students have the same eligibility criteria as Indian Nationals.
  4. Any applicant who is found ineligible during the admission process through NATA has to face cancellation.
  5. NATA application fee can be submitted through online mode only.
  6. Application correction window is available only once. Candidates cannot edit the information in their application form after the window closes. 
  7. Printout of NATA application form must be retained for further admission process.
  8. NATA admit card along with identity proof and photograph of the candidate is mandatory at the exam centre.
  9. This year, examinees can choose to appear for the National Aptitude Test in Architecture either from their place of stay or from a designated exam centre.
  10. Applicants who choose to appear from their place of stay have to take the NATA exam in the first shift only i.e. 10 AM to 12 PM.   
  11. Examinees shall be given 45 minutes to solve Part B of the exam, which shall be followed by Part A after an intermission of 3 minutes. For Part A, 72 minutes is the maximum time limit. 
  12. As per the qualifying cutoff for NATA 2020, candidates have to score a minimum of 25% marks in both Part A and B. 
  13. CoA releases the overall qualifying cutoff along with the result.
  14. Over 400 colleges shortlist candidates on the basis of their performance in NATA and their marks in 10+2. 
  15. The validity of the NATA score is one year from the date of the exam.

NATA – Important Dates

CoA has released the NATA 2020 schedule for the first test and applicants must be aware of the same to avoid any last minute hassle. The table given below contains NATA 2020 exam dates

Schedule for NATA 2020 Phase I

EventsDates (Phase I)
Release of NATA notificationFebruary 01, 2020
Availability of NATA application formFebruary 01, 2020 (reopened on July 25, 2020 from 10:30 AM)
Last date to submit application formAugust 16, 2020 (till 11:59 PM)
Deadline to upload images and pay application feeAugust 16, 2020 (till 11:59 PM)
Deadline to take a printout of confirmation Page August 16, 2020 (till 11:59 PM)
Availability of application correction window July 25, 2020 (from 10:30 AM) to August 12, 2020 (till 11:59 PM)
Release of admit card August 22, 2020
NATA 2020 examAugust 29, 2020 
Result announcementSeptember 3, 2020

NATA – Eligibility Criteria

CoA will accept the applications of the eligible candidates only. The authority may cancel the candidature of those who submit the form without paying heed to NATA eligibility criteria. Check out the eligibility conditions laid down by the Council –

Latest Update – As per the CoA recommendation, the Ministry of Education has relaxed the admission criteria through NATA and JEE Main Paper 2 by scrapping the minimum marks requirement of 50% in qualifying exam (10+2 or 10+3 Diploma). The Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal tweeted that 10+2 passed students with PCM or 10+3 Diploma Holders with Mathematics are eligible for admission to BArch in the 2020-21 session once they qualify NATA or JEE Main Paper 2. 

Age Limit

No age bar has been specified by CoA to apply for NATA 

Educational Qualification

  • Aspirants must have passed 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics as core subjects 
  • Aspirants who possess a 10+3 diploma, with Mathematics as a subject, can also apply for NATA
  • Candidates appearing for Class 12 examination with Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics can also apply, provided they furnish a valid marksheet and certificate after result declaration
  • No round off of marks is valid while applying in NATA. For instance, 49.9% marks in the qualifying exam would be considered as 49.9% itself and not 50%
  • The validity of NATA scores is one year from the time an applicant appears for the exam

Note – The eligibility requirements for international students are similar to that of Indian Nationals. CoA has not prescribed any different criteria for NRI candidates. 

NATA – Application Form

NATA 2020 application form is available online and only eligible candidates can proceed for application process that involves the steps like –

  • Online registration
  • Filling the details
  • Uploading scanned images
  • Application fee payment 

Before starting with the application process of NATA 2020, candidates should be ready with below given pre-requisites – 

  1. Marksheet of qualifying exam, passport size photographs, photo identity proof, Aadhaar number, email address, mobile number, debit/credit card or net banking details etc
  2. Scanned documents that include the photograph and signature of the applicants in the prescribed jpg/jpeg format
  3. To login into the NATA account, candidates must use web browsers like Mozilla Firefox 3.0 and above, Google Chrome 3.0 and above, and Internet Explorer 8 and above, to avoid technical error

Step 1 – Online Registration

Registration is the primary step of NATA application procedure. Candidates must visit NATA website (nata.in) and enter their basic information like name, date of birth, email ID, and mobile number to generate Application Number and Password. Candidates must retain the application number and password for further login requirements.

Step 2 – Filling details in the Application Form

With the given credentials, registrants must re-login to the NATA account to fill the mandatory details in the application form. The required information includes – 

  • Basic details like name, date of birth, application number, father’s name, mother’s name, category, contact number, nationality, type of disability etc.
  • Communication and permanent address and exam-related information, exam centre preference etc.
  • Educational qualification like marks details of Class 10th and 12th 

Step 3: Uploading the Scanned Images

After filling the details, candidates need to upload the scanned copies of photograph and signature in the below given format and specifications –

Image Specifications

Scanned documentsSizeDimension
Photograph4 KB – 100 KB4.5 cm – 3.5 cm
Signature1 KB – 30 KB1.5 cm – 3.5 cm

Note – Candidates must ensure that the scanned images of photograph and signature are clearly visible.

Step 4 – Payment of Application Fee

Once the details are filled and documents are uploaded online, candidates are redirected to the payment window. The modes of NATA application fee payment could be credit card/debit card or net banking. No offline payment option is available. No candidate is exempted from fee payment on the basis of their gender. However, the authority provides category-wise relaxation in fee amount. The same is specified as under –

NATA Application Fee

CategorySingle AttemptBoth Attempts
General Rs 2000Rs 3800
SC/ST and PwDRs 1700Rs 3100
Applicants with test centres in abroadRs 10,000Rs 18,000

Note – Candidates must take a print out of the confirmation page and retain it for further use.

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NATA – Admit Card

NATA admit card will be available online for the registered candidates from August 22, 2020 till August 29, 2020. Candidates can download their admit card from the official website of NATA. Application number and password are required to login and download the NATA hall ticket. Candidates can take the support of technical helpdesk in case of any difficulty in accessing the admit card. It is mandatory for the test takers to carry the NATA admit card along with one valid photo ID proof and passport size photograph. 

CoA suggests the applicants to carefully verify the information given in the NATA hall ticket and report the authority in case of any error or discrepancy. NATA admit card contains below specified details –

  1. Name of the applicant
  2. Application number
  3. Father’s name
  4. Mother’s name
  5. Gender
  6. Date of birth
  7. Roll number
  8. Exam centre name and address
  9. Exam date and timing
  10. PwD status
  11. Photograph and Signature 
  12. Exam-related guidelines

Note – Any candidate who presents a torn or mutilated copy of NATA admit card with distorted photograph will be barred from appearing for the exam.

NATA – Exam Centres

The Council makes it easier for the candidates to appear for the exam from their place of residence. However, they can also choose any three exam centres (in order of preference) while filling the application form. Some of the exam centres are listed below – 

NATA Test Centres

StateCity
Andaman and NicobarPort Blair
Andhra Pradesh

 

 

 

 

 

 

Guntur
Kakinada
Kurnool
Rajahmundry
Tirupathi
Vijayawada
Visakhapatnam
Arunachal PradeshItanagar
Assam

 

 

Dibrugarh
Guwahati
Silchar
Bihar

 

 

 

 

Gaya
Bhagalpur
Muzaffarpur
Patna
Purnea
ChandigarhChandigarh
Chattisgarh

 

 

Bhilai
Bilaspur
Raipur
DelhiDelhi
GoaPanaji
Gujarat

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ahmedabad
Anand
Daman
Gandhinagar
Jamnagar
Rajkot
Surat
Vadodara
Haryana

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ambala
Faridabad
Hisar
Gurgaon
Karnal
Narnaul
Rohtak
Sonepat
Himachal Pradesh

 

Hamirpur
Shimla
Jammu and Kashmir

 

Jammu
Srinagar
Jharkhand

 

 

 

 

Bokaro Steel City
Dhanbad
Hazaribagh
Jamshedpur
Ranchi
Karnataka

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Belgaum
Bellary
Bengaluru
Davangere
Gulbarga
Hubli
Mangalore
Mysore
Udupi
Kerala

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alappuzha
Kannur
Kollam
Kozhikode
Thrissur
Ernakulam
Trivandrum
Kottayam
Madhya Pradesh

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bhopal
Gwalior
Indore
Jabalpur
Ratlam
Rewa
Sagar
Ujjain
Maharashtra

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amravati
Akola
Ahmednagar
Aurangabad
Chandrapur
Chinchwad
Chinchwad – Akurdi
Jalgaon
Kalyan
Kolhapur
Latur
Mumbai
Nagpur
Nanded
Nashik
Navi Mumbai
Navi Mumbai – Nerul
Panvel
Pune
Ratnagiri
Sangli
Satara
Solapur
ManipurImphal
MeghalayaShillong
MizoramAizawl
Nagaland

 

Kohima
Dimapur
Odisha

 

 

 

Bhubaneswar
Cuttack
Rourkela
Sambalpur
PuducherryPuducherry
Punjab

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amritsar
Bhatinda
Jalandhar
Ludhiana
Mohali
Pathankot
Patiala
Rajasthan

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ajmer
Bikaner
Jaipur
Jodhpur
Kota
Sriganganagar
Udaipur
SikkimGangtok
Tamil Nadu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chennai
Coimbatore
Erode
Madurai
Nagercoil
Salem
Tiruchirappalli
Tirunelveli
Vellore
Telangana

 

 

Hyderabad
Karimnagar
Warangal
TripuraAgartala
Uttar Pradesh

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Agra
Aligarh
Allahabad
Bareilly
Bilaspur
Ghaziabad
Gorakhpur
Greater Noida
Jhansi
Kanpur
Lucknow
Meerut
Moradabad
Muzaffarnagar
Noida
Varanasi
Uttarakhand

 

 

Dehradun
Haldwani
Roorkee
West Bengal

 

 

 

 

Asansol
Durgapur
Kolkata
Siliguri
Howrah
Dubai (Outside India)Dubai

NATA – Exam Pattern

NATA 2020 exam will take place in two sessions – Session I – 10:00 AM to 12:00 Noon and Session II – 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM. The paper consists of two parts – Part A and Part B. The pattern of NATA 2020 exam is specified below –

NATA Exam Pattern 2020 – Part A

  • Sections – Drawing and Visual Composition
  • Mode of Test – Online or Computer based 
  • Medium of Exam – English
  • Type of Questions – Preferential Type Questions (PTQ) and Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)
  • Number of Questions – 10
  • Time Allotted – 72 minutes  
  • Negative Marking – No

Sectional Weightage of Questions in Part A

Part ANumber of QuestionsMarksTest Duration (minutes)
Drawing and Visual Composition1 (Section 1)1712
3 (Section 2)4836
6 (Section 3)6024
Total1012572


NATA Exam Pattern 2020 – Part B

Highlights of NATA 2020 exam pattern of Part B are as follows –

  • Sections – Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and General Aptitude & Logical Reasoning
  • Mode of Test – Online or Computer based
  • Medium of Exam – English
  • Type of Questions – Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)
  • Number of Questions – 50
  • Time Allotted – 45 minutes  
  • Negative Marking – No

Sectional Weightage of Questions in Part B

Part ANumber of QuestionsMarksTest Duration (minutes)
PCM1522.5 (1.5 marks each)
General Aptitude & reasoning Aptitude3552.5 (1.5 marks each)
Total507545


Important NotePart B will be held first and will be followed by Part A. There will be a time halt of three minutes between both the papers. 

NATA Exam Pattern 2020 – Distribution of Marks

The details of marks distribution in Part A and Part B of NATA exam are mentioned below in tabular form – 

Distribution of Marks

SectionsQuestion wise marksType of QuestionsTotal marks
 

Part A (Drawing and Visual Composition)  

  
1 X 17PTQ17
3 X 16PTQ48
6 X 10MCQ60
  
Part B (Physics, Chemistry and Mathematic) 15 X 1.5MCQ22.5
Part B (General Aptitude & logical Reasoning)35 X 1.5MCQ52.5
Total 200

NATA Syllabus 

NATA 2020 exam pattern and syllabus are significant for the candidates to plan an exam preparation schedule. Syllabus overview of Part A and Part B is as under –

NATA Syllabus for Part A (Drawing and Visual Composition)

Scale and Proportions of Objects Geometric CompositionShape
Building Forms and ElementsAestheticsColour Harmony
Pattern Drawing3D and 2D TransformationCreating Shapes and Forms
Surfaces and VolumesGenerating PlanPerspective Drawing
Urban LandscapeDay to Day Object DrawingConceptualization and Visualisation 

NATA Syllabus for Part B (PCM and General Aptitude & Logical Reasoning)

PhysicsMathematicsChemistryGeneral Aptitude
Electrostatics- Electric charges and Fields; Electrostatic Potential and ClearanceAlgebraSome Basic Concepts of Chemistry; Structure of Atom; Classification of Elements and Periodicity in PropertiesSets and Relations – Idea of sets, subsets, power set, complement, union, intersection and difference of sets, Venn diagram, De Morgan’s Laws, Relation and its properties. Equivalence relation — definition and elementary examples.
Current Electricity; Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism; Moving Charges and magnetism; Magnetism and MatterLogarithmsChemical Bonding and Molecular; States of Matter: Gases and LiquidsMathematical Reasoning – Statements, logical operations like and, or, if and only if, implies, implied by. Understanding of tautology, converse, contradiction, and contrapositive
Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating currents- Electromagnetic Induction; Alternating CurrentMatricesChemical Thermodynamics; Equilibrium; Redox Reactions; Hydrogen; s- Block Elements p -Block ElementsObjects – Texture related to architecture and built environment. Interpretation of pictorial compositions, Visualizing three-dimensional objects from two-dimensional drawing. Visualizing different sides of 3D objects. Analytical reasoning, mental ability (visual, numerical and verbal), General awareness of national/ international architects and famous architectural creations. 
Optics- Ray optics and optical instruments, Wave OpticsTrigonometryOrganic Chemistry: Some basic Principles and Techniques; Hydrocarbons; Environmental Chemistry 
Dual nature of radiation and MatterCoordinate Geometry  
Atoms and Nuclei- Atoms, Nuclei3-Dimensional Coordinate Geometry  
Electronic devices- Semiconductor Electronics, Materials, Devices and Simple circuitsTheory of Calculus  
 Application of Calculus  
 Permutation and combination  
 Statistics and Probability  

NATA Exam Pattern – Exam-Day Instructions

Candidates must follow the below given guidelines related to NATA 2020 exam –

  1. It is mandatory for the test takers to visit the test centre 30 minutes before the exam timing for biometric verification and other formalities 
  2. NATA admit card is a mandatory document without which candidates cannot get entry inside the examination hall 
  3. Stationery and electronic stuff like study notes, paper sheet, pencil or geometry box, log table, scale, calculator, electronic pen, pen drives, cell phones, pager, bluetooth device, writing pad, digital watch, slide rulers, water or oil colours, cardboard, crayons, etc. are restricted inside the test centre  
  4. Council appoints a proctor for candidates who opt to take the exam from their place of stay
  5. Candidates appearing from their residence cannot open or browse any application in computer system during the exam hours 
  6. In case of any query or exam-related issue, test takers can take the guidance from the proctor or invigilator 
  7. Invigilator or proctor reserves the right to disqualify the candidates in case of any negligence or deviation from the guidelines or disturbance/misdemeanour inside the test hall
  8. Exit from the test hall is not allowed before the completion of exam

NATA Preparation Tips

Executing a smart study plan in sync with the exam pattern and syllabus will help the candidates inch closer towards success. Here are some tips that will optimize your preparation plan for NATA 2020.

  1. Become conversant with NATA syllabus and exam pattern 
  2. Design a day-wise study timetable as per the days left for the exam
  3. Practice mock tests to get acquainted with the exam pattern and Preferential Type Questions (PTQ)  
  4. Practice previous years’ question papers to mark questions that are repetitive in nature.
  5. Focus on completing questions in a certain time frame. As per the revised exam pattern, there will be a sectional time limit for each of the two parts (72 minutes for Part A and 45 minutes for Part B) in the National Aptitude Test in Architecture

NATA – Response Sheet

CoA releases the response sheet of NATA and makes it easier for candidates to check all the answers marked by them in the exam. The response sheet is available on NATA website and applicants need to enter their login credentials (application number or hall ticket number and password) to download it. 

NATA – Answer Key

Council publishes the NATA answer key on its official website before the final result announcement. The answer key, along with the response sheet, facilitates the candidates to verify their answers  and calculate their probable scores. The applicants must visit the website (nata.in) and download the answer key in PDF form. To calculate the probable score through the answer key, candidates must refer to the pre-defined marking scheme.

Candidates can challenge the provisional NATA answer key in case of any error. CoA scrutinizes the objections raised by the candidates and releases the final answer key, which is further used for result evaluation.

Note – Usually, the response sheets and answer sheets are uploaded only for Part B as Part A contains drawing-related questions. But, this year the authority is expected to provide response sheets and answer keys for both the parts. 

NATA – Result

NATA Phase I result will be declared by the Council on September 3, 2020. Candidates can check the result on the web portal of NATA (nata.in). Details like sectional and overall marks, qualifying status, etc. are clearly mentioned in the NATA result. The qualifying marks for Part A and Part B of exam are as under –

  • Part A – 32 out of 125 (25%)
  • Part B – 18 out of 75 (25%)

Candidates must qualify both the parts to clear the NATA exam. The Council will decide the overall qualifying score of NATA depending upon post-exam statistics. The validity of the NATA score is one year. 

Note – CoA does not conduct any centralised counselling for NATA. Colleges have their own admission process. Candidates will be offered final admission on the basis of their NATA score.

NATA – Cut Off

NATA cut off score refers to the minimum marks required to qualify the exam. It is mandatory for the test takers to achieve sectional and overall cut off as set by CoA. Candidates must keep the track of the websites of different colleges for NATA cut off. Cut off will depend upon various parameters like –

  1. Total number of applications
  2. Total number of test takers
  3. Category of the applicants
  4. Availability of seats

Previous year’s cut off of some colleges are as under –

Category wise NATA Cut off 2019

Name of the InstituteCategoryNATA Cutoff Score
Vidyamandir College of Architecture, WomenGeneral/Other53.36
General/Gujarat Board58.82
SEBC/Gujarat Board52.23
General/CBSE68.75
SEBC/CBSE55.9
Vadodara Design AcademyGeneral/Other75.5
General/Gujarat Board59.2
SC/Gujarat Board48.68
General/CBSE66.6
SC/CBSE50.6
M.S University of BarodaGeneral/Gujarat Board72.4
General (PH)/Gujarat Board61.1
General/CBSE80.95
General/Other78.09
ST/Gujarat Board54.66
SEBC/Gujarat Board68.05
SEBC/CBSE62.45
LJ School of ArchitectureGeneral/Other63.4
General/Gujarat Board60.65
SC/Gujarat Board44.84
SEBC/Gujarat49.03
General/CBSE66.75
SC/CBSE51.75
Parul Institute of Architecture and ResearchGeneral/Other60.15
General/Gujarat Board57.71
SC/Gujarat Board52.32
SEBC/Gujarat Board47.32
General/CBSE74.15
SEBC/CBSE57.45
ITM School of Architecture Art and DesignGeneral/Other61.45
General/Gujarat Board59.53
SC/Gujarat Board57.5
SEBC/Gujarat Board46.01
SC/CBSE59.55
SEBC/CBSE56.1
Bhagwan Mahavir College of ArchitectureGeneral/Other58.6
General/Gujarat Board57.51
SEBC/Gujarat Board50.33
General/CBSE64.85
SEBC/CBSE55.15
Anant Institute of ArchitectureGeneral/Other64.75
General/Gujarat Board61.63
SC/Gujarat Board54.85
SEBC/Gujarat Board52.5
SEBC/CBSE67.75
DC Patel School of Architecture (A.P.I.E.D)General/Other70.7
General/Gujarat Board65.65
SC/Gujarat Board51.75
ST/Gujarat Board44.94
SEBC/Gujarat Board58.15
General/CBSE73.4
SEBC/Gujarat Board58.15
General/CBSE73.4
SEBC/CBSE63.5
CPET UniversityGeneral/Other79.33
General (PH)/Other61
SEBC/Other57.62
General/Gujarat Board74.05
SC/Gujarat Board66.69
ST/Gujarat Board51.3
SEBC/Gujarat Board65.78
ESM/Gujarat Board57.63
General/CBSE82
Sardar VallabhBhai Patel Institute of TechnologyGeneral/Other68.95
General/Gujarat Board66.95
SC/Gujarat Board60.15
ST/Gujarat Board48.46
SEBC/Gujarat Board57.9
SEBC/CBSE54.7
Sir JJ College of Architecture, MumbaiGeneral (Male)107
General (Female)52
OBC (Male)531
OBC (Female)228


NATA – List of colleges accepting NATA Score

Some of the top colleges that accept NATA score are:

Institutes accepting NATA 2020

S.No.Name of Institute
1Aligarh Muslim University, Uttar Pradesh
2Alsalama Institute of Architecture, Malaparamba
3Amity School of Engineering, Gwalior
4Amity School of Engineering, Jaipur
5Amity University, Manesar
6B.S. Abdur Rahman University, Tamil Nadu
7Balwant Sheth School of Architecture
8BVDU College of Architecture, Pune
9CEPT University, Ahmedabad
10College of Architecture
11College of Engineering
12Delhi Technical Campus
13Devaki Amma’s Guruvayurappan college of Architecture
14DIT University, Dehradun
15Dr. K N Modi University, Newai
16East West School of Architecture, Bangalore
17Eranad Knowledge City College
18Faculty of Architecture & Ekistics
19Global Institute of Architecture, Peradikunnu
20Goa College of Architecture, Goa
21Govt. Engineering college
22Holy Crescent of Architecture
23IES College of Architecture
24Integral University, U.P.
25Jagannath University, Jaipur
26K.R. Mangalam School of Architecture and Planning
27Kamla Raheja Vidyanidhi Institute of Architecture and Environmental Studies
28KIIT University, Odisha
29KMCT College of Architecture
30KMEA College of Architecture

Click here to check the complete list of NATA participating institutes along with the seat intake capacity and other details

NATA – FAQs

✔️ What is the deadline for NATA 2020 application form submission?

Candidates can apply for the NATA exam till August 16, 2020 (11.59 PM) as the registration process was reopened on July 25, 2020 . Only eligible candidates can proceed for the online application process.

✔️ What is the minimum age limit to apply for NATA?

There is no minimum or maximum age bar specified to apply for NATA.

✔️ Is there any availability of an online window for NATA application correction?

Yes, the Council facilitates the candidates to make changes in their application form post submission. The online window for the same is available from July 25, 2020 to August 12, 2020. No further correction facility is provided once the window gets closed.

✔️ What if I forget my NATA application number and password?

Candidates can regenerate their login credentials (application ID and password), if required, by visiting the login page of NATA website and clicking on ‘Forgot Application Number/Password?’ option.

✔️ What are the changes in the NATA exam pattern 2020?

In the wake of COVID-19, CoA has decided to replace the offline drawing test with an online Cognitive Skill Test (based on drawing and visual composition skills) wherein candidates need to answer preferential type questions. Also, examinees can choose whether they want to write NATA 2020 from their place of stay or appear at the test centre for the exam.

✔️ What is the mode and medium of NATA 2020 exam?

NATA 2020 exam will be conducted in online mode and the medium is English only. Candidates must have a basic awareness of the computer operations to take the exam efficiently.

✔️ How many sections and shifts are there in the NATA exam?

NATA exam is divided into two sections, Part A – Drawing and Visual Composition Test and Part B - Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and General Aptitude. The first phase of NATA 2020 exam will take place on August 29, 2020 in two shifts - 10:00 AM to 12 Noon & 12:20 PM to 2:30 PM. Candidates who choose to appear in the exam from their residences will be allotted first shift only.

✔️ What is the counselling process for NATA 2020?

There is no centralised counselling process for NATA. Every participating college initiates its own admission process depending upon the final NATA score and 10+2 marks of the candidates.

✔️ What is the minimum qualifying score of NATA?

Candidates must attain a minimum of 32 out of 125 marks in Part A and at least 18 out of 75 marks in Part B to qualify NATA exam. It is mandatory for the applicants to qualify both the parts. Along with it, qualifying the overall cutoff is also mandatory which shall be released along with the NATA result.