NATA 2020 Counselling: Qualifying Marks, Participating Institute

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NATA 2020 Counselling: National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA 2020) is a National Level Exam conducted by COA (Council OF Architecture). Architecture Aptitude Test (NATA) organizes only once a year.

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Through this exam, Assistant will get admission into 5 years of Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch) Course. COA doesn’t conduct admission counselling. It is only responsible for conducting NATA, which is the qualification exam for admission to B.Arch course. The participating institutes of NATA conduct separate counselling sessions. Throughout this article, we will discuss the NATA 2020 Counselling Procedure. Get updated information about the NATA 2020 Selection Procedure.

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Useful Resources


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Quick Facts

Full Exam Name National Aptitude Test in Architecture
Short Exam Name NATA
Conducting Body Council of Architecture
Frequency of Conduct Twise in Year
Exam Level National Level Exam
Languages English
Mode of Application Online
Application Fee (General) 2000 Rs [Online]
Mode of Exam Offline for Drawing, Online for PCM and Aptitude Test
Participating Colleges 319
Exam Duration 3 Hours 15 Minutes

Exam Dates

Candidates can check the NATA Exam Dates for both sessions from below:

For First Session:

Events Dates
Starting of online application 1st February 2020
Last date of application submission 15th April 2020
Image upload and fee payment last date 19th April 2020
Confirmation page printing available till 22nd April 2020
Correction window open 20th – 22nd April 2020
Admit card release
Exam dates 1st August 2020
Announcement of result

For Second Session:

Events Dates
Starting of online application 1st February 2020
Last date of application submission 4th May 2020
Image upload and fee payment 8th May 2020
Confirmation page printing available till 11th May 2020
Correction window open 9th – 11th May 2020
Admit card release
Exam dates 29th August 2020
Announcement of result

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Counselling Procedure


The Counselling will be scheduled only for those students who have qualified the NATA 2020. COA does not hold any centralised counselling for candidates who qualify NATA. During the Counselling, a candidate is required to register and fill the choice of seats. Once the filling of choices is completed, the document verification process will start. Candidates must carry Class 10th and 12th Mark sheets along with NATA 2020 Scorecard for verification. Here are some important facts of NATA 2020 Counselling Card.

  • Qualified candidates will get admission on the basis of marks scored in NATA 2020.
  • Council of Architecture is responsible only for the conduct of NATA, however, it will not be involved in the admission procedure.
  • The counselling process of NATA 2020 varies from institute to institute.
  • Qualified candidates will have to apply on their own for admission to each and every college that accepts NATA score.
  • For the counselling process, qualified candidates will have an option to lock their choices and preferences of colleges.
  • Candidates who will be allotted the seats as per their locked choice will have to undertake the document verification process.
  • Candidates should note that their admission will be valid only if they qualify the eligibility criteria of NATA 2020.
  • The seat allotment of NATA 2020 depends on the availability of seats in the participating college.
  • It is advisable to the candidates to collect their admission details in advance for the institution where they seek admission.
  • Qualified candidates will also have to deposit their course fee while reporting to their respective college.

Qualifying Marks


S. NO Subject Qualifying Marks Total Marks
1. Mathematics & General Aptitude 30 120
2. Drawing 20 80
3. Aggregate marks Will be based on post-exam statistics 200

Documents Required

Candidates must bring the documents listed below in Original for verification during admission and candidates must submit one Attested copy set of following documents during counselling.

  • Admit card
  • NATA 2020 Rank Latter
  • Date of birth Certificate (if applicable)
  • Category Certificate
  • 10th & 12th mark sheet and passing certificate
  • Four Photographs
  • Domicile Certificate
  • Character certificate
  • Migration Certificate
  • Reservation Certificate
  • One set of self-attested photocopies of Original Documents
  • Medical Fitness Documents

Participating Institute


Here in this given table, we have mentioned the State-wise Participating Institute for NATA 2020:

State Seat Intake
Karnataka 896
Maharashtra 5167
Kerala 707
Gujarat 1710
West Bengal 88
Punjab 70
UP 1560
MP 330
Chhattisgarh 138
Goa 140
Haryana 610
Himachal 40
Rajasthan 270
Tamil Nadu 3010

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University- wise admission through NATA

University Seat Intake
VIT University 40
SRM 80
PES 40
Christ University, Bangalore 40
Jawaharlal Nehru Architecture and Fine Arts 85
Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi 80
KIIT 40
Chandigarh University 80

Cut off


National Aptitude Test in Architecture 2020 Cut off will not be provided by Architecture Council officially because every institute offering B.Arch. Programme and admission on the basis of NATA scores release its own cutoff for candidates. NATA cutoff will be basically the minimum marks required for admission in that particular institute and therefore it varies from institute to institute depending on certain factors like the number of seats in the institute, difficulty level of the exam, previous year’s cutoff trends etc.

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Contact Details

Details Contact
Head Office Council Of Architecture
India Habitat Centre, Core 6A, 1st Floor,
Lodhi Road, New Delhi-110003 India
Contact No +91 8296744296
Email nata2020helpdesk@gmail.com

Frequently Asked Questions(FAQs)

Q. How can I apply for Nata 2020?

A. One should follow these simple steps to apply for the NATA 2020 Admission form
Step-1: Login into NATA- 2020 portal with chosen credentials, and Click on Apply Now button which will be directed to the application form.
Step-2: Fill-in the MANDATORY fields which are mentioned in Appendix III.
Step-3: Upload the required documents and click on the Preview button to preview the filled in application form
then click on the Submit button to submit the form. Once the form is submitted, no changes will be entertained, so carefully fill-in the application form.
Step 4: Once the application form submitted, it will be redirected to the Payment Gateway page. Kindly provide
the required inputs for the payment process.
Step 5: Upon successful fee payment, you will get land up in confirmation page contains Application No and Transaction No., kindly take a printout of it as a proof of application form submission.

Q. How can I prepare for Nata 2020?

A. One can Follow given Important Prepare Steps-
1. Aspirants have to understand their drawing & creative skills.
2. Make a time-table & give an equal interval of time to each subject.
3. Aware of the complete syllabus & exam pattern of the examination.
4. Solve previous year question paper for practice.
5. Eat healthy food & stay fit.
6. Refer best study material & books.

Q. Is Nata necessary for architecture?

A. NATA is a compulsory exam for taking admission to any Architectural College in India (Except NITs & IITs) and is an eligibility test for admission into the Architecture Course.

Q. Which is better Nata or JEE?

A. JEE Main is conducted by CBSE whereas NATA is conducted by Council of Architecture. The institutes that give admission on the basis of JEE Main paper 2 are NITs and GFTIs whereas by NATA you get admission into Private colleges and State level colleges, other than NITs and IITs

Q. What is the highest NATA score 2019?

A. The maximum NATA Score is 156+.

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