NATA Application Form(New Exam Dates Announced) 2020 – Eligibility, Syllabus, Pattern & Exam Date

NATA Application Form 2020 was released on 31st February 2020. National Test in Architecture application/registration forms of NATA 2020 online, direct link below. Those candidates/students who have filled the application/registration form and waiting for appearing in NATA 2020 are advised to read this article. In this article, we have provided all important information related to NATA 2020 admission.

LATEST UPDATE: Council of Architecture has made some major changes in NATA 2020 due to the covid-19 pandemic. The application window is going to be re-opened for making changes in the examination centres.
Applicants can now opt for NATA 2020 from their homes. Check details below.


UPDATES- The Council of Architecture has announced the new exam date for NATA 2020. The first paper will be held on 1st August 29th August and the Second paper is scheduled for 29th August 12th September 2020.

Update: NATA 2020 application form released online, students can apply from the direct link provided below.

NATA Application Form 2020

NATA Application Form 2020

NATA exam was firstly conducted by the Council of Architecture (CoA) in the year 2006. This exam regularly held by the council of architecture every year.

This exam follows the single scheme for examination of aptitude test. It provides better facilities for the prospective candidates/aspirants which comes from all over India who wants to take admission in architecture course in architectural Institutes and colleges which spreads in all over India.

NATA is taken admission for the first year of the 5 years Bachelor of Architecture for all recognized Institutes and colleges all over India. NATA or AIEEE B.Arch. both the exams are conducted by the Council of Architecture for the specific criteria to take the admission to any reputed Institutes and colleges across the country.

NATA Application notice

NATA 2020 Exam Dates

NATA 2020 will now be conducted in a new pattern for the year 2020 due to the pandemic situation. For that concerned authority has released a new brochure for exclusively this year. Check the examination schedule given below as per new brochure-


For First Session:

Starting of online application1st February 2020
Last date of application submission16th March 2020 (extended to 15 April)
Image upload and fee payment last date20th March 2020 (extended to 10 April)
Confirmation page printing available till23rd March 2020 (extend to 22 April)
Correction window open21st – 23rd March 2020 (extended to 22 April)
Admit card release4th April 2020 Available
Exam dates19th April 2020 29th August 2020
Answer key release29th August 2020
Announcement of result8th May 2020

Check Application extend and exam postponed notice

For Second Session:

Starting of online application1st February 2020
Last date of application submission4th May 2020 4th September
Image upload and fee payment8th May 2020
Confirmation page printing available till11th May 2020
Correction window open9th – 11th May 2020
Admit card release21st May 2020
Exam dates31st May 2020
Second Paper– 29th August 12th September 2020
Answer key releaseTBA
Announcement of result14th June 2020

NATA 2020 Registration/Application Form: Those candidates who want to participate in the exam of NATA 2020 they should have to fill the application form and submit online from the date until 16th march 2020. Those aspirants/candidates who are not yet registered online who cannot take the examination of NATA 2020 entrance examination.

Students Apply Here for NATA 2020 application form – Click here


How to Register for NATA 2020?

Those interested candidates who want to fill the form of NATA 2020 should have to follow the following steps given below the article-

  • Go to the official website of NATA 2020
  • Click on “Apply online
  • Enter details – A registration form will appear on your computer screen, fill all the required details into the required fields.
  • Unique application number generation After filling up the student’s personal details, a unique application number of the student for future use will be generated.
  • Make your password – Candidate must have chosen the strong password for future to open the registration form and keep it safe.
  • Enter security question – A security question should fill for the security purpose only. The benefit of the security question of that if the aspirant forgot His/her password then, in that case, the system will ask the security question to the candidate.
  • Complete Signup – Then, click on the submit button.
  • Upload Scanned Image – Dimensions for the upload Images:
    • Photograph: The size of Image should be minimum 4 kb and maximum 100 kb. The dimension of the images should be 4.5cm (height) x 3.5cm (width).
    • Signature: The size of the signature should be between minimum 1 kb and maximum 30 kb. The dimension of signature should between 1.5cm (height) x 3.5cm (width).
    • Left Thumb Impression: The size of thumb impression should between minimum 1kb and maximum 30 kb. Thumb impression scan image should between 1.5cm (height) x 3.5cm (width).
    • Note: Candidates should have to upload their images  In jpg/jpeg format.
    • The new window will appear on your screen to upload the recent passport size colored photograph, signature, and Thumb impression of the aspirants.
  • Application form fee – This is the last and very important part of the application form. Aspirant have to pay the fee through online/offline mode. Take forget to take the receipt.
  • Submit the form – Finally, click on the submit button to complete the process.
  • Confirmation page – A Confirmation page will appear on your computer screen of the application for of NATA 2020 that indicate candidate successfully registered for the examination.
  • Take printout – Take the print out of the application form confirmation page for future use.

Mode of Payment:

The candidates use one of the modes which are suitable for the aspirants that are online or offline mode. There is two medium of pay the application fee as payment through EPG and the other is through ICICI Bank e- Challan.

NATA 2020 Details

As we know that the Council of Architecture (COA) regularly conducted the exam of National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) for the aspirants every year. This exam is based on paper pen means held only in offline mode. All the questions are MCQ (Multiple Choice Questions) and fill the answer on OMR (Optical Mark Reader / Optical Mark Recognition) sheet which is provided to the candidate to the examination hall.

It is noted carefully that the candidate/students must fill in as well as a bubble in the relevant information including the “Question Booklet No.” at the indicated places on OMR answer sheet, as well as Drawing sheets and Attendance sheet during the examination into the examination hall.

The most important thing for NATA 2020 candidates/aspirants must fill one bubble for each correct answer into the OMR sheet.

Using black/blue ball point pen only to fill the OMR answer sheet into the examination hall. NATA (National Aptitude Test in Architecture) is available in English medium only. All the required information about the examination to the NATA 2020 candidates/aspirants shown below the article:

Types of ExamMultiple Choice Questions
Mode of ExaminationOffline mode (Pen Paper Based)
CategoryNATA Application form
Time Duration90 minutes
Negative MarkingNo negative marking

NATA Syllabus 2020

Have a look at the new exam pattern for 2020 and marking scheme-

Subject Marks Distribution Marks
Mathematics (20 M.C.Q)
General Aptitude (40 M.C.Q)
20×2 40
40×2 80
Drawing ( 2 questions)
2×40 80
Total Marks                                                                         200

Eligibility for Drawing Test of NATA Exam 2020

There are two questions for the aspirants which attempt within 90 minutes.

  • Ability to sketch a given object proportionately and rendering the same in visually appealing manner.
  • Visualising and drawing the effects of light on the object and shadows cast on surroundings.
  • The sense of perspective drawing.
  • Combining and composing given three dimensional elements to form a building or structural form.
  • Creating an interesting two-dimensional composition using given shapes and forms.
  • Creating visual harmony using colors in given composition.
  • Understanding of scale and proportion.
  • Drawing from memory through pencil sketch on themes from day to day experiences.

The answer to each question on the drawing paper will be examined by more than one examiner independently. They give the averaged marks to the students/candidates who gave the NATA examination. The basic thing to get high score marks in the drawing exam is imagination and observation skills of the candidates.

All the things are evaluated in the drawing exam such as a sense of proportion and perspective, sense of color and composition also evaluated.

NATA Application 2020 Eligibility

Those aspirants who want to participate in the examination of the National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) 2020 must fulfill the eligibility criteria to sit into the examination of National Aptitude Test of Architecture 2020.

  • First of all, candidates must have completed the of 17 years for giving the entrance exam of NATA 2020.
  • Aspirants must have passed intermediate exams aggregate 50% marks with mathematics as the main subject.
  • Aspirants should have passed 10+3 (diploma) in any stream with mathematics as the main subject aggregate 50% marks from the recognized institute.
  • If the aspirants satisfy the criteria which are mentioned above then the candidate also applying for the National Aptitude Test of Architecture (NATA).

NATA 2020 Admit Card

Those aspirants who properly fill their application form and fulfill the eligibility criteria will be able to get their admit card. The NATA admit card will be generated to the allotment of seats into the examination hall for NATA 2020.

A unique examination roll number will be generated for each candidate who fills the NATA 2020 application form. Aspirants can get their admit card to follow these steps which are given below:

  1. Go to the official website that is
  2. Click on the admit card “Download” button
  3. Enter the application number and password of the candidate to the required fields
  4. Then, click on the login button
  5. Check all the information which is mentioned in the admit card and images should be shown clear or not.
  6. Take a hard copy of it to take the entry into the examination hall of NATA 2020.

NATA 2020 Examination Centers

NOTE: NATA 2020 can now be taken from the homes/ or exam centers of the home-states as per new directions. The window for correction/ selection of exam center option will be updated soon.

The exam will be held in different cities across all over India. The examination centers mentioned below to the article:

State City
Andaman and Nicobar Port Blair
Andhra Pradesh Guntur Kakinada Kurnool Rajahmundry Tirupathi Vijaywada Visakhapatnam
Arunachal Pradesh Itanagar
Assam Dibrugarh Guwahati Silchar
Bihar Bhagalpur Gaya Muzaffarpur Patna
Chandigarh Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh Bhilai Bilaspur Raipur
Delhi Delhi
Gujarat Ahmedabad Gandhinagar Rajkot Surat Vadodara
Haryana Ambala Faridabad Hisar Gurgaon Sonepat
Himachal Pradesh Hamirpur Shimla
Jammu & Kashmir Jammu Srinagar
Jharkhand Bakaro Steel City Dhanbad Hazaribagh Jamshedpur Ranchi
Karnataka Bengaluru Gulbarga Hubli Mangalore Mysore Udupi
Kerala Kannur Kozhikode Ernakulma Kottayam Thrissur Trivandrum
Madhya Pradesh Bhopal Gwalior Indore Jabalpur Ujjain
Maharashtra Amravati Ahmednagar Aurangabad Jalaon Kolhapur Mumbai Nagpur Navi Mumbai Nasik Pune
Manipur Imphal
Meghalaya Shillong
Mizoram Aizawl
Nagaland Dimapur Kohima
Odisha Bhubaneswar Cuttack Rourkela Sambalpur
Punducherry Punducherry
Punjab Amritsar Bhatinda Jallandhar Ludhiana Mohali Patiala
Rajasthan Ajmer Bikaner Jaipur Jodhpur Kota Udaipur
Sikkim Gangtok
Tamil Nadu Chennai Coimbatore Madurai Salem Tiruchirappalli Vellore
Telangana Hyderabad Warangal
Tripura Agartala
Uttar Pradesh Agra Allahabad Bareilly Ghaziabad Greater Noida Jhansi Kanpur Lucknow Moradbad Meerut Muzafarnagar Noida Varanasi
Uttarakhand Dehradun Haldwani Roorkee
West Bengal Asansol Durgapur Howrah Kolkata Siliguri
Dubai Dubai

NATA Result 2020

After the examination, aspirants/candidates want to know their result for further process. NATA 2020 Examination Result will be available on the website that is Apart from this, some other institutes also provide the answer key to solve the question paper according to their views. Aspirants take the help from these answer keys from the different websites.

NATA 2020 result tentatively published on the official website in the first week of month June 2020.

Qualifying for NATA 2020 exam:

This exam would be based on the following rules-

  • At least 25% marks must be secured in MCQ portion (30 out of 120).
  • At least 25% marks must be secured in Drawing portion (20 out of 80).
  • Overall qualifying marks (out of 200) would be based on post-exam statistics and at the discretion of the council.

Note: The scorecard which is generated should be valid only for the admission in the session 2020-21

About NATA Exam 2020: First of all, the full form of NATA is National Test in Architecture. NATA is the name of test which is conducted by the NIASA stands for National Institute of Advanced Studies in Architecture. Which comes under the body of Council of Architecture, New Delhi in India. NATA is held on the National Level for the admission of Undergraduate courses through National Test in Architecture.

This test is taken for the measurement of the aspirants/candidates to check the ability in different types of skills such as Drawing and observation skills, sense of proportion, aesthetic sensitivity and critical thinking ability, mathematics, this is to be held for the long period of time to the aspirants/candidates which is helpful to maintain the images of NATA related to the Architecture.

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2 thoughts on “NATA Application Form(New Exam Dates Announced) 2020 – Eligibility, Syllabus, Pattern & Exam Date”

  1. My daughter has forgotten password and security question. How can we get her admit card for nata exam which will be held on 14th april 2019.


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