NATA Result – Dates, How to Check, Calculation of Scores, Cutoff

Council of Architecture (COA) will release the result of the National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) online at the official website i.e. Candidates will be able to access the NATA result for Phase I using their login credentials (application number and password). NATA exam is conducted in two parts:ย 

Part A – Cognitive Skill Test (Drawing & Visual Composition Skills)
Part B – PCM with General Aptitude & Logical Reasoningย 

The NATA result/scorecard will mention the part-wise/section-wise NATA score as well as the overall score (out of 200). The result of NATA will also mention the qualifying status of the candidates. Examinees scoring 25% in both Part A and Part B of the examination will meet the predefined sectional qualifying cutoff for NATA.

Candidates who satisfy the NATA overall qualifying cutoff will be eligible to apply for the participating institutes. Candidates will get final admission in a B. Arch programme based on their NATA scores and performance in the selection process of their preferred institute. Read this article further to acquire comprehensive information on NATA result 2020.ย 

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NATA Result โ€“ Key Highlights

  1. Council of Architecture releases the NATA result online only on the official website –
  2. NATA exam is conducted in two different sessions (July & December) in one year. COA releases the result for both the sessions separately
  3. NATA result will be valid for a period of one academic year only
  4. Candidates need to satisfy NATA qualifying cutoff by obtaining 25% in Part A as well as Part B of the examination.ย 
  5. Additionally, candidates must meet the overall qualifying cutoff which will be disclosed along with the result.

NATA Result โ€“ Important Datesย 

Candidates can check the table below to get acquainted with NATA 2020 Phase I result release date.ย 

Key Dates for NATA Result 2020

Events Key Dates for Phase I
NATA 2020 exam date August 29, 2020
Declaration of result Will be announced shortly

COA is yet to release the complete schedule for NATA 2020. The table above will be updated as soon as COA notifies the result declaration date.ย 

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How to Check NATA Result 2020?

Candidates have to follow the below-mentioned steps to check the NATA result 2020:

Step 1 โ€“ Visit the official website of NATA 2020 i.e.

Step 2 โ€“ Click the relevant link to access the NATA login portal

Step 3 โ€“ Enter your login credentials including application number and password

Step 4 โ€“ After hitting the login button, NATA result shall appear on the screen

Step 5 – Download your result and take 2-3 printouts for future references

NATA Result โ€“ Details Mentioned on Scorecard

Candidates will come across multiple details while checking their NATA scorecard. The list of details printed on the NATA result card is as follows:ย 

  1. Name of the candidate
  2. Name of father
  3. Name of mother
  4. Date of birth
  5. Gender
  6. Category
  7. Application number
  8. Roll number
  9. Marks obtained in each paper
  10. Total marks in each paper
  11. Aggregate marks
  12. Qualifying marks
  13. Qualified or not qualified status
  14. Sign of Registrar

details printed on the NATA result card

Computation of NATA Result 2020

COA has introduced Part A as the preferential choice type online test based on drawing and visual composition skills. The new marking scheme for NATA 2020 is as follows:

Marking Scheme for NATA Part A

Part A Number of Questions Marks
Drawing and Visual Composition 1 (Section 1) 17
3 (Section 2) 48
6 (Section 3) 60
Total 10 125

Marking Scheme for NATA Part B

Part A Number of Questions Marks
PCM 15 22.5 (1.5 marks each)
General Aptitude & reasoning Aptitude 35 52.5 (1.5 marks each)
Total 50 75

NATA 2020 Result Format

The NATA result format has been mentioned in the information brochure available on the official website. The format of the NATA result will include the following elements:

  1. Sectional/Part-wise Scoreย 
  2. Overall Score
  3. Qualifying Status

NATA Result โ€“ Qualifying Cutoff

Candidates will be able to apply for B.Arch admission into the participating institutes only if they meet the minimum qualifying cutoff set by Council of Architecture. NATA qualifying cutoff is as follows:

  • Candidates must obtain a minimum of 32 marks out of 125 (25%) marks in Part A of NATA
  • Candidates must obtain a minimum of 18 marks out of 75 (25%) marks in Part B of NATA
  • There will be an overall qualifying cutoff (aggregate cutoff) as well. However, COA will declare the same along with the release of the NATA 2020 result

Until the official release of the cutoff, candidates can check the expected cutoffย  tabulated below.

NATA 2020 Expected Cutoff

Subject Qualifying Marks Total Marks
Mathematics and General Aptitude 32 125
Drawing (changed to preferential choice type test) 18 75
*Overall Qualifying Marks 70 (expected) 200

*Candidates have to mandatorily satisfy the sectional and overall qualifying cutoff separately to be in the admission race.

Post Release of NATA Result โ€“ Counselling

Council of Architecture will not conduct common counselling for the B.Arch admissions on the basis of NATA scores. Candidates have to apply for their preferred institutes that accept the NATA scores separately. Moreover, each of the participating institutes may have their own set of selection processes. However, it is essential to meet the NATA eligibility criteria and the NATA qualifying cutoffย  to be eligible to apply at any of the participating institutes.

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NATA 2020 โ€“ Participating Institutes

More than 470 institutes accept NATA scores to provide B.Arch admission. Candidates can check some of the top institutes that accept NATA score below:

  1. Chitkara University, Patiala
  2. Dignity College of Architecture
  3. Rizvi College of Architecture
  4. Chandigarh College of Architecture
  5. Jawaharlal Nehru Architecture and Fine Arts University
  6. Manipal Academy of Higher Education
  7. CEPT University
  8. Vastu Kala Academy College of Architecture, New Delhi
  9. Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur
  10. Jadavpur University, Kolkata
  11. Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara
  12. Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore
  13. SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai
  14. Andhra University College of Engineering, Visakhapatnam
  15. Nirma University, Ahmedabad

NATA Result โ€“ FAQs

โœ”๏ธ What is the validity of the NATA result?

NATA score is valid for one admission session only. Hence, candidates appearing for NATA 2020 will be eligible to get admission in the 2020-2021 session only. For admission in a subsequent year, candidates have to appear for the National Aptitude Test in Architecture again.

โœ”๏ธ Will there be any negative marking in NATA 2020?

No. CoA will not deduct marks for incorrect or unattempted questions. Hence, it is advisable to attempt all the questions.

โœ”๏ธ Can I apply for rechecking or revaluation in case I am not satisfied with my result?

No. Candidates will not have any option for the rechecking or revaluation after the release of the NATA result. However, before the declaration of the result, candidates will be able to check their response sheet. If a candidate finds any discrepancy in the response sheet, a review of the same can be requested.

โœ”๏ธ How will I be able to check the NATA result 2020?

Candidates will be able to check the NATA result by visiting the official website, i.e. After visiting the official website, candidates need to access the login portal by entering their application number and password to check the NATA scorecard.

โœ”๏ธ I do not have an internet connection. Can I request for the NATA scorecard via post?

No. Candidates can only check the NATA result online at the official website. COA will not entertain any requests for checking of the NATA results via any other mode.

โœ”๏ธ How would I know if I have qualified the NATA 2020 or not?

The NATA result format includes the sectional/overall score and the qualifying status. Candidates who can view โ€˜Passโ€™ against their qualifying status are considered qualified in NATA and can apply for their preferred participating institutes. Also, candidates who obtain marks as per the sectional as well as overall qualifying cutoff are marked qualified for admission on the basis of their NATA score.

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