NATA Cut Off 2021: NATA is the aptitude test in Architecture which measures the aptitude of the applicant for a specific field of study, i.e. Architecture. Thousands of students appear for NATA every year with a dream to make their career in the Architecture field but only a few get through this. This is because only appearing for the exam will not lead them to college. They have to pass the exam by clearing the minimum cut off which is set by the authority. NATA Cut off differs as per the seat availability, no. of students, etc. Different institutions across India for Architecture has a different cut-off. It also differs as per the category.

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Cut off is the minimum qualifying marks which the candidates have to bring in order to clear the exam. NATA Cutoff will be released after the commencement of the exam. Thus aspirants seeking admission in the undergraduate course in Architecture through the NATA exam have to clear its cut off.

Factors Determining NATA Cut Off 2021

NATA Cut off is prepared by the concerned authority by keeping various factors into consideration. The Cut Off for various colleges differ from each other. Look at the various factors determining the National Aptitude Test in Architecture Cut Off

  • The difficulty level of the paper
  • The total number of applicants
  • Availability of seats
  • Total number of questions
  • Previous Year NATA Cut Off trends

NATA Qualifying Marks 2021

Cut off will be released after the NATA Result. The cut-off score of institutes accepting NATA score differs. In order to know about the NATA Cut off, candidates must be aware of the qualifying marks for the exam. To have admission to various B. Arch courses requires a minimum Qualifying Marks in NATA examination. Various factors affect the NATA Cut off such as the number of students appear for the exam, difficulty level of exam, marking scheme, the number of seats available, and the category of the students will affect the Qualifying Marks (Cut Off) in NATA 2021.
In the table below, section-wise minimum qualifying marks required to qualify NATA 2021 is given.

SectionsMinimum PercentageTotal Marks
MCQAt least 25% (30 marks)120
DrawingAt least 25% (20 marks)80
Qualifying exam50% marks

If the applicant does not fulfill the above criteria then they will not be considered as qualified individuals.

NATA Cut off Highlights 2021

NATA Cut off Deciding BodyCouncil of Architecture (CoA)
Minimum Qualifying marks for Maths and Aptitude30 marks
The minimum score in Drawing test20 marks
Total number of NATA Participating Colleges423 colleges across India
A good score in NATA92 marks
Total seats through NATA 20191845 seats
Total candidates appearing for NATA 201940,000
Top College with Highest NATA Cut off scoreCEPT University
Highest NATA Cut off 201979.33 marks

Keeping 2019 cut off one can easily estimate 2021 cut off. It must not be exact but the students will get an idea and they can prepare for the exam in a better way. Not only the cut-off but the rank of the students also matter to get into the colleges.

NATA Previous Year Cut Off

Look into the previous year cut off as per the year.

NATA cut off 2019

Name of the InstituteCategory/BoardNATA Cut Off (Merit rank)
Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Institute of TechnologyGeneral/Other68.95
General/Gujarat Board66.95
SC/Gujarat Board60.15
ST/Gujarat Board48.46
SEBC/Gujarat Board57.90
CEPT UniversityGeneral/Other79.33
General (PH)/Other61
General/Gujarat Board74.05
SC/Gujarat Board66.69
ST/Gujarat Board51.30
SEBC/Gujarat Board65.78
ESM/Gujarat Board57.63
Vadodara Design AcademyGeneral/Other75.5
General/Gujarat Board59.2
SC/Gujarat Board48.68
Vidyamandir College of Architecture, WomenGeneral/Other53.36
General/Gujarat Board58.82
SEBC/Gujarat Board52.23
Kalol Institute of Architecture & Design, KalolGeneral/Gujarat Board60.91
SEBC/Gujarat Board49.30
LJ School of ArchitectureGeneral/Other63.40
General/Gujarat Board60.65
SC/Gujarat Board44.84
Parul Institute of Architecture and ResearchGeneral/Other60.15
General/Gujarat Board57.71
SC/Gujarat Board52.32
SEBC/Gujarat Board47.32
ITM School of Architecture Art and DesignGeneral/Other61.45
General/Gujarat Board59.53
SC/Gujarat Board57.5
SEBC/Gujarat Board46.01
Bhagwan Mahavir College of ArchitectureGeneral/Other58.6
General/Gujarat Board57.51
SEBC/Gujarat Board50.33
Anant Institute of ArchitectureGeneral/Other64.75
General/Gujarat Board61.63
SC/Gujarat Board54.85
SEBC/Gujarat Board52.5
DC Patel School of Architecture (A.P.I.E.D)General/Other70.7
General/Gujarat Board65.65
SC/Gujarat Board51.75
ST/Gujarat Board44.94
SEBC/Gujarat Board58.15
SEBC/Gujarat Board58.15
M.S University of BarodaGeneral/Gujarat Board72.4
General (PH)/Gujarat Board61.1
ST/Gujarat Board54.66
SEBC/Gujarat Board68.05

NATA Normalisation Process – NATA Cut off Score 2021

On the basis of the NATA Result 2021, normalization of the marks will be done. Council of Architecture, New Delhi (COA) normalizes the marks after the declaration of result. Candidates can also normalize the score by following the simple formula which is given below:

Example: If you scored 120 in NATA and 80% in your boards, the normalized score will be 129/2 + 80 = 140

NATA Cut Off Score | Inter-se- merit 2021

Many times there is the possibility that two or more candidates can score the same marks in the entrance exam NATA. Thus in such cases, the board takes different parameters in order to give admission in the college.

  • Candidates scoring more overall mark in mathematics will be taken into consideration.
  • If the tie still exists, candidates having a fewer number of wrong answers in Mathematics will be considered.
  • In case, the tie is still on, the candidate scoring more overall marks in the Aptitude Test will be taken into consideration.
  • If the tie still exists, aspirant having a fewer number of wrong answers in the Aptitude Test will be taken into consideration.
  • If the tie is still on, the elder candidate will be considered.

After having all the above tie-breaking situations, if the tie still exists then the same rank will be allotted to the respective applicants.

NATA Counselling 2021

Candidates who will clear the cut off is qualified for the counselling process. As per the rank of the candidates, institutions call upon the candidates. Counselling is the procedure through which candidates verify their documents in the respective institutes. While going for the counselling candidates have to be ready with the original documents. Candidates have to participate in the counselling process with their NATA score card organized by the respective colleges. They can apply for the B.Arch Admissions through NATA 2021 at the official website of each college. In case of any discrepancy on the part of applicants, they can be disqualified at the time of counselling or any admission process. So be very careful that the information filled in the NATA application form is the same as reflected in the original documents.


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