NATA 2020: Exam Date (Announced), Application Form, Eligibility, Syllabus

NATA 2020 exam date has been announced. National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) is a national level entrance test which is administered by the Council of Architecture. The test is conducted for admission in the Architecture programme in different Government/Private Institutes throughout India. NATA exam is held once in every year before the start of academic session. 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. Here aspirants can check important information with regard to NATA 2020 Exam.

The NATA application form 2020 can be accessed within the specified period i.e. 1st February 2020 to 16th March 2020. The entrance test is scheduled to be held on 1st August and 29th August 2020. Applicants must be aware of the examination process and should collect sufficient information before applying online. In this article, we have tried to focus on each and every fact regarding the exam including the process of NATA registration, application form details, examination scheme, syllabus and test dates. Check all the details carefully and understand the examination process.

NATA 2020 exam date has been announced by the competent authority. Now, the exam will be held on 1st August and 29th August 2020. Those who have applied for the exam, must prepare as per the prescribed syllabus and exam pattern.

NATA 2020 Notification: Registration Started

  • The notification for the NATA 2020 exam has been released. The registration process has been started online from 1st February 2020.
  • Interested candidates can apply online before the due date i.e. 15th April 2020.
  • NATA 2020 application correction can be done within 20th to 22nd April 2020.
  • The Applicants are recommended to go through all the crucial information such as application process, eligibility criteria and selection process etc. before applying online.
  • NATA 2020 exam dates have been announced and it is scheduled to be held on 1st August and 29th August 2020.

NATA 2020 Exam Dates

The aspirants can check here crucial dates with regard to the NATA 2020 exam. The dates have been updated as per the NATA official information bulletin 2020:

First Session

Exam EventsDates (Released)
Online registration process started from1st February 2020
Last date for registration15th April 2020
Last date for payment of application fee and uploading of images19th April 2020
Printing of confirmation page by22nd April 2020
Correction facility20th to 22nd April 2020
Admit card issuance date
Date of Exam1st August 2020
Declaration of Result

Second Session

Exam EventsDates (Released)
Online registration process started from1st February 2020
Last date for registration4th May 2020
Last date for payment of application fee and uploading of images8th May 2020
Printing of confirmation page by11th May 2020
Correction facility9th to 11th May 2020
Admit card issuance date
Date of Exam29th August 2020
Declaration of Result

NATA Application Form 2020

The applicants must read all the instructions with regard to eligibility and registration process before accessing the online application form. Check following guidelines in respect of NATA 2020 application form:

  • Candidates are recommended to obtain NATA 2020 official bulletin first and check all the information thoroughly.
  • NATA registration 2020 has been started online from 1st February 2020.
  • All the aspirants must apply online before the last date.
  • 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 2020

The candidates can check here NATA 2020 eligibility criteria. It is recommended to go through eligibility criteria details before applying online. Check the following information carefully:

  • Qualifying Exam: 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 2020 Exam Pattern

The applicants should go through NATA 2020 exam pattern for having a clear understanding of the exam. Check NATA exam pattern details in the table below:

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

Part-B: Offline (Pen and Paper Based)

Duration of Exam3.00 hours (90 minutes each for Part-A and Part-B)
Subject SectionsPart-A will consist of Mathematics & General Aptitude and Part-B will be a Drawing Test.
Number of Questions62 Questions
Distribution of QuestionsMathematics-20 MCQs, General Aptitude- 40 MCQs & Drawing -2 Questions
LanguageTest paper will be in English only.
Max Marks200 marks.
Marking Scheme2 marks will be granted for every correct answer.
Negative MarkingThere 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 will be available online from 4th April 2020 May 2020.
  • The admit card will contain important information like the 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 probably 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 the NATA score, the institute will prepare the merit list and accordingly will offer admission to the qualified candidates. Candidates should keep ready all the original documents for verification purposes. Final admission will be granted on the basis of the candidate’s NATA score, seat availability and fulfilment of other eligibility requirements.

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