NATA 2020 Exam

Nupur Kaushik Updated On: 27 Sep, 2019 14:20 IST

Want updates on NATA

All About NATA


The Council of Architecture conducts the National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA), a national-level entrance exam, for the purpose granting admission to the deserving candidates into the 5-year B.Arch degree course offered by various renowned Institutions across the the country twice every year. Under the CoA guidelines of 1983, a decision was taken to conduct a separate national-level entrance test for Architecture which will be completely independent of the admission entrance tests conducted for Medicine, Engineering, Pharmacy and other disciplines. 

The decision of conducting NATA, a separate national-level architecture entrance test, came into effect in the year 2005 when the Supreme Court of India delivered its final verdict regarding the same. 

Through NATA, the aspirants can only apply for the vacant Architecture seats in the top Architecture colleges in India but the actual admission will be granted to the eligible candidates by the respective colleges and their designated authorities. 

In order to apply for NATA, the applicants must also fulfil the minimum eligibility criteria for admission into the 5-year Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch) programme prescribed by the Council of Architecture and the same will be verified by the NATA officials before they issue the NATA admit cards. 

NATA is conducted with an aim to assess the aptitude of the applicants to study Architecture where various skills of the applicants, such as observation & drawing skills, aesthetic sensitivity, critical thinking ability and sense of proportion will also be measured.

Read More

NATA 2020 Eligibility Criteria

It is mandatory for candidates to fulfil the NATA 2020 eligibility criteria in order to take the entrance exam. The NATA eligibility criteria are prescribed by the Council of Architecture (COA). The eligibility norms of NATA 2020 include terms and conditions that candidates have to meet to be eligible to apply ...

Read More

How to Prepare for NATA 2020

Candidates wanting to appear for NATA 2020 often have the question of how to prepare the entrance in their minds. To draw an end to such confusions we have provided the aspirants with various tips and tricks which can be adopted by them in order to ace the examination. National ...

Read More

NATA 2020 Exam Pattern

The NATA 2020 exam pattern is released by the Council of Architecture (COA) before the NATA exam each year. Every year the COA releases the NATA 2020 information brochure tentatively in the month of January. The NATA exam pattern provides an idea about the NATA exam pattern. This gives a ...

Read More

NATA 2020 Syllabus

NATA 2020 syllabus includes all the topics that candidates must cover in order to score well in the exam. It is important to go through NATA syllabus 2020 as it will help candidates in, getting an idea of the kind of questions that will be asked in the entrance exam ...

Read More

Best Books for NATA 2020

Preparing for NATA 2020? It is significant to choose some of the best books for NATA 2020 and the right kind of study material for good preparation. Books are a very useful source for exam preparation. To score well in NATA 2020, candidates must go for the best books for ...

Read More

Best Coaching Institutes for NATA 2020

Preparing for NATA 2020? Looking for some expert guidance? CollegeDekho will make it easier for you by suggesting some of the best coaching institutes for NATA 2020. Some students may choose the self-study mode but there are many who opt for coaching institutes for preparation. There are many good coaching ...

Read More

How to Apply for NATA 2020

The application process of NATA 2020 is expected to begin in the month of January, most probably by the third week in 2020. The last date to submit the NATA 2020 application form (for the first test) will be announced soon with the official NATA 2020 notification. The application form of NATA ...

Read More

NATA 2020 Mock Test 

Those who plan on appearing for NATA 2020 can appear for NATA 2020 Mock Tests to prepare thoroughly for the upcoming NATA 2020 exam. Candidates can take the NATA mock test online by following some simple steps.  Candidates must consider mock tests as one of the best ways to practice for ...

Read More

NATA 2020 Admit Card

NATA 2020 admit card is expected to be released in the month of June 2020 (tentative) in online mode by the Council of Architecture (CoA), New Delhi for the entrance exam scheduled to be held during the first week of July 2020 (tentative). The admit card of NATA 2020 will be ...

Read More

NATA 2019 Exam Analysis

The National Testing Agency (NTA) has successfully conducted NATA 2019 on 14th April 2019. Starting this year, NATA will be conducted in two sessions by NTA - April, and July. The next exam is scheduled to be conducted on 7th July 2019. As per the initial reactions, most of the candidates ...

Read More

NATA 2020 Rank Predictor

The National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) is expected to be conducted in the month of April (First Test) for B.Arch admissions. Being a national-level architecture entrance exam, NATA is extremely popular among students who wish to pursue Architecture as a career option. The NATA 2020 results will be declared ...

Read More

NATA 2020 Answer Keys

NATA 2020 answer key will be released by the Council of Architecture (COA) in online mode. Now, COA will also release the candidate response for NATA 2020 (July attempt) for the candidates. With the help of the response sheet of NATA 2020, candidates can verify their responses with the official answer key and calculate ...

Read More

NATA 2020 Result

The NATA 2020 result cum scorecard is expected to be declared in the month of July, for the exam that is going to be conducted during the first week of July 2020 (tentative dates), by the Council of Architecture (COA) on the official website of NATA i.e. www.nata ...

Read More

NATA 2020 Cut-Off

National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) 2020 cut-off will be declared after the release of the NATA 2020 Result by the Council of Architecture (COA). NATA cut-off is the minimum score that the candidate has to secure in order to become eligible for the different Architecture Institutes in India accepting the ...

Read More

NATA 2020 Participating Colleges 

The exam conducting authority of National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) will be releasing the list of NATA 2020 Participating Colleges for the aspirants. Candidates who qualify NATA 2020 soon. After the declaration of NATA 2020 Results, the participating colleges that use NATA scores for admission will start with their own ...

Read More

NATA 2020 Counselling Process

The counselling process of NATA 2020 will begin after the result declaration. Candidates qualifying in NATA 2020, will be called for the counselling procedure by various participating institutes. It must be noted that after downloading the NATA 2020 score card, candidates will have to apply for admission in their preferred college of ...

Read More

Latest NATA 2019 Updates

NATA July 2019 Results are now available. The candidates can check the results of NATA 2019 by clicking on the link below -

NATA Results 2019 - Direct Link

Read More

Want to know which colleges you can apply to with the NATA score ?

NATA Conducting Body

The Council of Architecture (COA) is the conducting authority of NATA. Founded by the Government, COA is responsible for regulating the education and practice of architecture profession throughout India besides maintaining the register of architects.

NATA 2020 Important Dates


Tentative Date/s (April Session)

Tentative Date/s (July Session)

Release of NATA Notification

21 January 2020 Onwards

21 January 2020 Onwards

Beginning of Online Application Process

24 January 2020

24 January 2020

Conclusion of the Online Registration Process

11 March 2020

12 June 2020

Last Date to Upload Image/s and Payment of Fee

15 March 2020

15 June 2020

Availability of Confirmation Page for Printing

Till 18 March 2020 (till Midnight)

17 June 2020

Correction Window of Application Form

12 - 15 March 2020

15 - 17 June 2020

NATA Admit Card Release

01 April 2020

24 June 2020


14 April 2020

07 July 2020

NATA Result Declaration

03 May 2020

21 July 2020

NATA 2020 Exam Centres

Port Blair




















Delhi/New Delhi

















































Dubai (outside India)

Alternative Options Apart from NATA

Here are some alternatives apart from NATA that the Architecture aspirants must be aware of:

  1. All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE) for admission into NITs

  2. IIT - JEE for admission into IITs

There are some other state-level entrance exams through which the aspirants can get into some of the best state-level Architecture colleges but apart from appearing in the entrance exam, the applicants must also possess a valid NATA score.

Stages Involved in NATA Exam

  1. Release of Online Notification

  2. NATA Application Process

  3. Correction/s in Application Form

  4. Availability of NATA Admit Card

  5. NATA Exam

  6. Declaration of Result

  7. Counselling Process and Allotment of Seats

Highlights of NATA Exam

Conducting Body

Council of Architecture (CoA)

Frequency of NATA 

Twice a Year

Parts of NATA Exam 


Maximum Marks


Maximum Duration

3 Hours

Question Type

Objective - Part A

Drawing - Part B

Subjects in NATA

General Aptitude, Mathematics and Drawing

Application Fee

INR 1800/-

Important Dates

Prepare Exam
NATA 2020 Important Events Dates

Want to know which colleges you can apply to with your NATA score ?

Get Free Counselling