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NATA-2020

  Posted on : 02-02-2020 |  Source: website

 National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) is being conducted by COA since 2006, in terms of the provisions

of CoA (Minimum Standards of Architectural Education) Regulations, 1983, published in the Gazette of India.
It is implied that a separate aptitude test in Architecture should be conducted and such test should not be
combined with the tests for admissions to Engineering, Pharmacy, Medicine and other disciplines. Being the
competent authority for fixing the norms and standards for architectural institutions, COA has the necessary
expertise to hold a Common Aptitude Test in Architecture, at national level to provide a single window system
for appearing in aptitude test and to facilitate institutions, students and public at large for admission to First
year of 5 year B.Arch. Degree Course at all recognized Institutions all over country. The purpose of conducting
NATA is to provide a single scheme of examination for holding aptitude test and to facilitate prospective
students all over the country to apply for admissions in architecture seats in institutions spread across the
country and to avoid appearing in multiple aptitude tests. However, the actual admissions shall be carried out
only by the concerned competent authorities of the respective states/institutions based on valid NATA score.
The NATA also ensures that the eligibility criteria for admission to five year Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch.)
degree course, as prescribed by CoA and duly approved by the Central Government, are strictly adhered to
and followed all over the country in Architectural Institutions.
NATA measures the aptitude of the applicant for specific field of study, i.e. Architecture. The test makes an
assessment of drawing and observation skills, sense of proportion, aesthetic sensitivity, Physics, Chemistry
and Mathematics at 10+2 level and critical thinking ability that have been acquired by the candidate over the
past few years and are related to the specific field of study.
With the objective of attracting a greater number of bright aspirants for studying Architecture and practicing
the same as a profession in future, CoA like every year will be conductingNATA-2020for admission to B.Arch.
in the academic session 2020-2021. NATA-2020 shall be conducted twice a year, thus giving opportunity to
those students who miss out the first test due to some reason or other or wish to improve upon their NATA
score in the first test by re-appearing the second test. Both the first and second test will be conducted on a
different date as a one-day online examination all over the country. The test shall consist of two parts: Part A
is on Drawing, which is paper based and Part B comprises of Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)on Physics,
Chemistry, Mathematics and general aptitude which is to be answered online. This has been devised as a step
towards producing competent architects to serve the society and to build the nation in coming decades
especially in view of the Govt. of India mission of Smart Cities, Housing for All and Green and Energy efficient
Buildings. 

Eligibility

 Eligibility Criteria for Candidates

 
5.1 Taking NATA-2020
NATA 2020 is a qualifying aptitude test for admission into the B. Arch degree program, subject to fulfillment
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 disability) shall be provided a
relaxation of 5% marks in total aggregate in 10+2 level/10+3 Diploma as well as PCM.
QUALIFYING IN NATA-2020 DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A RIGHT/ GUARANTEE IN FAVOUR OF THE CANDIDATE
FOR HIS/HER ADMISSION TO ANY ARCHITECTURE COURSE UNLESS HE/SHE HAS FULFILLED ALL THE
PRESCRIBED REQUIREMENTS AS SPECIFIED BY RESPECTIVE COMPETENT AUTHORITIES.
 
5.2 Admission to First year of B.Arch. course
Only candidates who have the following credentials shall be eligible for admission to B.Arch. Course.
i. Qualified through the recognized aptitude test in Architecture (NATA or equivalent) in 2020
ii. Have gone through any of the following curriculum with marks as prescribed below:
(a) Secured at least 50% aggregate marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics (PCM) and also at
least 50% marks in aggregate of the 10+2 level examination;
(b) Or passed 10+3 diploma examination with Mathematics as compulsory subject with at least 50%
marks in aggregate.
Candidates may note that no direct lateral admission is allowed at any other year/stage of B.Arch.
course based on any qualification. 
Registration Fee
How to Apply

 

 
The First Test will be held on 19.04.2020 and the Second Test is scheduled to be held on 31.05.2020.
Appearing in second test is not mandatory and is purely at the discretion of the applicants. Candidates can
register themselves either for first test or second or both by filling in the application form appropriately.
Candidates opting to appear in both the first and second test may note that they will be issued with the
separate score card for each test. The score card for Second test shall contain the marks secured in First &
Second Test and also the best marks secured in either of the Tests as valid score for admission to B.Arch.
Course.
Application has to be filled up ONLINE at the NATA portal of www.nata.in.
Candidates need to visit the portal and CLICK the requisite link ONLINE APPLICATION NATA– 2020 and
thereafter will be directed to the actual application form. The form is interactive in nature and the fields
required to be filled up are categorized in different sub-sections. The fields super-scribed with * MUST be
filled up as they are MANDATORY, otherwise the application will NOT get submitted.
The application form is broadly categorized into three steps: filling of PERSONAL DETAILS; DOCUMENT
UPLOADING & FEE PAYMENT. Please see Appendix-IV for detailed guidelines on fields to be entered at the time of online form filling.
Candidates need to fill in the first part i.e. PERSONAL DETAILS and will thereafter be directed to DOCUMENT
UPLOADING. Once the documents are successfully uploaded, the system enters into the FEE PAYMENT. Finally,
the candidate must take a printout of CONFIRMATION PAGE generated upon successful fee payment for their
own record. There is no need to send any document by post.
Important Dates

 For First Test Scheduled to be held on 19.04.2020 

 
1 Availability of information in the public domain From 1st February 2020
2 Start of Online form fill-up 1st February 2020
3 End of registration 16th March 2020 (11:59 PM)
4 Image uploads allowed till 20th March 2020 (11:59 PM)
5 Fee payment allowed till 20th March 2020 (11:59 PM)
6 Confirmation page printing available till 23rd March 2020 (11:59 PM)
7 Candidate Correction window 21th March 2020 (10:30 AM)to 23rd March 2020 (11:59 PM)
8 Publication of Downloadable Admit Card 4th April 2020
9 Date and Time of Examination 19th April 2020 (10 AM to 01:15PM)
10 Publication of Results 8th May 2020
 
 
 
For Second Test Scheduled to be held on 31.05.2020 
1 Availability of information in the public domain From 1st February, 2020
2 Start of Online form fill-up 1st February, 2020
3 End of registration 4th May 2020 (11:59 PM)
4 Image uploads allowed till 8 th May 2020 (11:59 PM)
5 Fee payment allowed till 8th May 2020 (11:59 PM)
6 Confirmation page printing available till 11th May 2020 (11:59 PM)
7 Candidate Correction window9th May 2020 (10:30 AM)to11th May 2020 (11:59 PM)
8 Publication of Downloadable Admit Card 21st May 2020
9 Date and Time of Examination 31st May 2020 (10 AM to 01:15 PM)
10 Publication of Results 14th June 2020
Contact Details
Certificates Required
Courses Offered

 B.Arch

Exam Pattern
Mode of Exam (Online/offiline) Online
Application Available at online
Application Cost Rs.2,000/-first and second test, he/she shall deposit Rs 3800/-
Application Procedure(Online)
Application Procedure(Offline) Application Fee Details Irrespective of his/her gender, a candidate applying for NATA– 2020, either first test or second test, has to pay INRRs.2,000/-(Rupees Two thousand only)as application fee, through ONLINE mode. In case the Candidate wishes to appear for both first and second test, he/she shall deposit Rs 3800/- (Rupees Three thousand and eight hundred only) as application fees. Candidates belonging to SC/ST and PWD category need to deposit Rs 1,700/- (Rupees One thousand seven hundred only) for either first or second test and Rs 3,100/- (Rupees three thousand one hundred only) for appearing in both the tests through online mode. Candidates opting to appear from test centres outside the territory of India have to deposit Rs.10,000/- (Rupees Ten thousand only) for either first or second test and Rs. 18,000/- (Rupees Eighteen thousand only) for appearing in both the tests through online mode. The candidate, on successfully uploading the PERSONAL DETAILS and DOCUMENTS; will be directed to the webpage containing process of payment of application fee as per the following options. 1. Payment through EPG: The candidate has to click “Payment of fee using EPG services”, the system will automatically redirect to available payment gateway page, displayed at the web site. As per the candidate's convenience, he/she may select any of the options to pay the application fee through electronic payment gateway via debit card, credit card or net banking and follow the online instructions to complete the payment process. After successful payment, payment gateway will redirect the candidate to home page that will show the status of fee payment. Upon successful payment, the candidate will be able to print the final "Confirmation Page".
Mode of Payment online
Exam Centers all over India
Date of Exam First session 19th April 2020second session 31st May 2020
Last Date to Apply first session till 16th March 2020
Other Information http://www.nata.in/