NATA Eligibility 2021

Updated By Abhik Das on 27 Oct, 2020 13:10

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NATA 2021 Eligibility Criteria

It is mandatory for candidates to fulfil the NATA 2021 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 2021 include terms and conditions that candidates have to meet to be eligible to apply for the entrance exam. The requirements may be related to academic qualification, age limit, minimum marks, etc. The NATA eligibility criteria were relaxed by the HRD Ministry in view of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Candidates may note that there is no age bar to take NATA 2021. The examination can be attempted by people of all age group. However, the important thing to keep in mind is that the candidates have to comply with the respective counselling and admission authorities' age criteria for admission. NATA is a computer-based exam, which is conducted on a national level for students seeking admission in the first year of 5-year B.Arch courses offered at all the NATA participating colleges in India.

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Detailed Eligibility Criteria for NATA 2021

Academic Qualification: The applicant must have passed 10+2 examination with the minimum passing marks to be eligible. 

Age Criteria: There are no such specific age criteria but the candidates will have to meet the other eligibility criteria as mentioned by the individual institute. 

Eligibility Criteria for B.Arch 2021 

Applicant must have qualified an aptitude test in Architecture, would be eligible to apply for B.Arch 2021. 

The candidate must have scored the minimum passing marks in class 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry and Maths.

Candidates must complete 10+2 with Mathematics as a subject.

There is no change in eligibility criteria for the reserved category that means the ST, SC, OBC. 

What is the new NATA 2021?

The NATA eligibility has been changed in the past few years, so the candidates must check the changed eligibility criteria of NATA 2020 and then apply. 



Candidate must have qualified:



Candidates must have completed the International baccalaureate after 10 years of schooling.

Candidate must have qualified


Maths as a compulsory subject

Physics, Chemistry and Maths

Candidates must score the minimum passing marks

Candidates must have scored the minimum passing marks in aggregate at their respective qualifying level exams

Note: It is important for aspirants to note that qualifying in NATA 2021 is not the only parameter for their admission to any architecture course. They must conform to all the requirements as specified by respective counselling and admission authorities.

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I scored 114 marks in NATA and 88 percent in 10+2 level. Am I eligible for admission in the B.Arch course of Birla Institute of Technology, Ranchi?

-deep mittalUpdated on October 01, 2020 10:59 AM
  • 1 Answer
Samiksha Rautela, Student / Alumni

Dear Student,

In order to be eligible for B.Arch at Birla Institute of Technology, Ranchi, you are required to have qualified JEE Mains and class 12th from a recognised board of education. Only if you meet both of the aforementioned criteria, you can apply for the course.

The final selection will be based on merit. The better the marks or rank secured by a candidate, the higher are his/her chances of getting shortlisted.

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Does Chandigarh College of Architecture accept admission through NATA?

-Prateek KumarUpdated on September 17, 2020 08:16 PM
  • 1 Answer
Samiksha Rautela, Student / Alumni

Dear Student,

Yes, Chandigarh College of Architecture does accept the NATA score for admission. Check out the entire list of NATA Participating Institutes to explore more options. You can also visit Architecture (B.Arch/B.Planning) Drawing Questions for All Exams and Who Will be Eligible for NATA 2020 - Detailed Criteria, Age, Maximum Attempts to know more about the exam.

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What is the use of NATA and the JEE Mains Paper 2 exam. I want a B.Arch college based on this for the exams.

-SakshithaUpdated on August 28, 2020 12:02 PM
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Samiksha Rautela, Student / Alumni

Dear Student,

NATA and the JEE Mains Paper 2 are two separate exams that are conducted for admissions into different institutes offering B.Arch degree. Check out the NATA Participating Colleges and JEE Mains Participating Colleges to get an idea about the colleges that accept the score of these exams.

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