NATA Participating Colleges 2020

Deepika Narwal Updated On: 27 Sep, 2019 16:22 IST

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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 counselling processes. After the result declaration, candidates will have to fill in the counselling forms of the respective institutes wherein they plan to take admission. All recognised colleges in the country use NATA scores for taking admission into B.Arch course.

NATA 2020 will be conducted twice a year – once in the month of April and then in the July month (tentative) by the Council of Architecture (COA). The scores of NATA 2020 will be valid for one year. It is a national-level examination for which the interested candidates must prepare well as the level of competition will be high with lakhs of applicants striving hard to compete and grab the opportunity to study in the best Architecture institutes of the nation. In order to prepare well, candidates can take help from the How to Prepare for NATA section designed by CollegeDekho to figure out the best ways to crack the examination easily.

How to Choose a College 

Choosing the right college is also important as not every college can provide candidates with the best of the required sources to study architecture in its top-grade way. There are a few factors that candidates need to remember before choosing a college after qualifying NATA 2020. Some of these are listed below:

College’s ranking 

It is very important to check the ranking of the college to know about the quality of education disseminated among the students. Ranking of the college also plays an important role in determining how good the college is and says a lot about the faculty.

College’s Accreditation 

It is very important that the institute aspirants choose is accredited and affiliated with acknowledged authorities. Accreditation adds a number of plus points to the quality of the institution. The credibility and job prospects increase if it is a recognised college.


Candidates should take a look at the college’s infrastructure and the state of the classrooms, halls, canteen area, libraries, and the campus. The infrastructure plays a vital role in the overall development and growth of the students. The better the infrastructure, the more involved the students will be to learn new dimensions of architecture.

Alumni Success Stories 

Alumni and their success stories help in assessing how reputed a college is. It is better to read about the well-placed alumni to find out about the college.


Placement is the sole aim of opting for a technical course like architecture. It is significantly important to check beforehand about a particular college’s placement process and the scope of campus placements. Candidates must also search for top recruiting companies invited for placements and the percentage of students cracking the placements.

Important Points to Remember

Some of the important points that candidates should know about the participating colleges for NATA 2019 are listed below:

  • After qualifying the exam, aspirants have to take part in the counselling process organised by the institution selected by the candidates in order to take admission in that particular institution.

  • The cut-off marks decided by each college will also play an important role in selecting the candidates for the counselling round.

  • The final decision for selecting a particular candidate will reside completely in the hands of the institution.

  • Candidates must most importantly be aware of the eligibility norms prescribed by the institution. It is a must for the candidates to justify the eligibility criteria in order to take admission to a particular college.

  • While shortlisting the right college, it is important to research a bit about the college’s background.

  • Candidates are advised to check the teacher-student ratio while checking for other important parameters.

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