NATA 2020 Eligibility Criteria: Qualification, Age, Nationality

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NATA 2020 Eligibility Criteria: (NATA) is a national level entrance test conducted by the Council of Architecture (COA). Through this exam, Assistant will get admission into 5 years of Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch) Course. NATA will be conducted twice a year – the first attempt will be held on 19th April 2020 and the second phase on 31st May 2020.

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NATA scores are used for admissions to different Government, Govt. Aided & unaided schools /colleges of Architecture. Throughout this article, we will discuss the NATA 2020 Eligibility Criteria. Get updated information on Age, Nationality, Reservation and Educational Qualification before filling up the form of NATA 2020.

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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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Eligibility Criteria


As the NATA Notification is already released. This post will give you every sort of information regarding NATA Eligibility based on the research of previous years data and newly released information.

  • NATA 2020 is a qualifying aptitude test for admission into the B. Arch degree program, subject to fulfilment of eligibility criteria prescribed by the Council. The candidates who have passed 10+2 level examination with at least 50% aggregate marks in Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics (PCM) and also at least 50% marks in aggregate of the 10+2 level examination or passed 10+3 Diploma Examination with Mathematics as compulsory subject with at least 50% marks in aggregate, shall be eligible to appear for NATA-2020.
  • The candidates appearing for 10+2 examination with PCM or 10+3 Diploma with Mathematics in the current year may also provisionally appear for NATA-2020, subject to fulfilling the above criteria.
  • The candidates belonging to SC, ST, OBC-NCL category or PwD (Persons with a disability) shall be provided a relaxation of 5% marks in total aggregate in 10+2 level/10+3 Diploma as well as PCM.
Program Eligibility Age
Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch) (A) 10+2 or equivalent examination of Central/State Govts. with 50% aggregate marks and with Mathematics as a compulsory subject of examination; OR
(B) 10+3 Diploma (any stream) recognized by Central/State Govts. with 50% aggregate marks with Mathematics as a compulsory subject of examination; OR
(C) International Baccalaureate Diploma passed/appearing, after 10 years of Schooling with 50% marks in aggregate and with Mathematics as compulsory subject of examination
No age limit to apply for NATA exam.

Reservations under different categories

Reservation as well as relaxation in qualifying marks for the reserved category for the purpose of admission is a prerogative of the admission/ counselling authority and does not fall under the purview of this examination.

Important Instruction


Here are some important instruction related to NATA 2020:

  1. From this academic year, NATA will be conducted twice a year – the first attempt will be held on 19th April 2020 and second on 31st May 2020.
  2. Candidates can appear in one or both the attempts. If the candidate appears in both attempts, the best of the two scores will be considered.
  3. The exam pattern of NATA 2020 might also be tweaked, with additional time allotted for drawing test.
  4. There are also plans to conduct centralized counselling for NATA 2020 qualified candidates. This will ensure candidates don’t have to hop across from one college to another.
  5. NATA is conducted for admission to 5-year B.Arch courses offered by participating institutes.
  6. Candidates who qualify NATA 2020 will be considered for admission to 1st year of B.Arch course.
  7. Admission will be on the basis of NATA scores. The score of NATA 2020 will be valid for the current academic session only.

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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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