As per the recent notice, NATA First & Second Test dates have been announced. Detailed notice is given in the article below. NATA stands for National Aptitude Test in Architecture. This exam is managed and conducted by the Council of Architecture. This is a National Level Aptitude Test which is conducted for the admission into the Architecture Programme all over the country. This exam held twice a  year and the examination date is out for the year 2020. The candidates who will be appearing for this exam will be able to get an admission in a 5-year Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch.) Programme. The NATA Score Card is valid for all the Private and Government Colleges and Institutions.

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The NATA Exam measures the aptitude of the applicant for the specific field of study, i.e. Architecture. The test comprises of the drawing and observation skills, sense of proportion, aesthetic sensitivity, mathematics and creative thinking ability which we are going to know in the later sections.

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The First & Second Test of NATA 2020 date announced. Check the notice.

NATA 2020 Registration Over

NATA Revised Brochure

Changes in Exam Pattern:

  • The Exam of NATA 2020 will be conducted twice in a year
  • Addition in the timing as now the  exam will take place for 3 hours 15 minutes 
  • First 135 minutes –Part A (PAPER BASED i.e Drawings in A4 Size paper) of 125 marks and last 45 minutes-Part B (ONLINE i.e PCM, General Aptitude & Logical Reasoning ). So a total of 200 marks question will be there.
  • Arts stream candidates are also eligible to apply if they qualify the Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry as additional exams

Eligibility Criteria: Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics are the mandatory subjects at 10+2 level.

NATA Important Dates 2020

NATA has announced the final dates for both the sessions.

April Session 
Release of Application Form1st February 2020
Last Date to submit the Application form15th April 2020
Last Date to upload Images19th April 2020
Fee payment allowed till19th April 2020
Confirmation page printing available till22nd April 2020
Application form correction20th – 22nd April 2020
Issuance of Admit Card
Date of NATA 2020 Exam1st August 2020
Declaration of Results
May Session
Release of Application Form1st February 2020
Last date to submit the application form4th May 2020
Image uploads allowed till8th May 2020
Fee payment allowed till8th May 2020
Confirmation page printing available till11th May 2020
Application form correction9th to 11th May 2020
Issuance of Admit Card
Date of NATA 2020 Exam29th August 2020
Declaration of Results

NATA 2020 Examination Schedule: (Date and Time)

Before applying for the Exam, it is very necessary to know about the exam schedule and the question pattern of the exam. Let’s take a quick look at the dates.

Date & Time of ExaminationSubject and Marks of Examination
First Examination

1st August 2020

(10.00 a.m. to 1.15 pm  i.e 3 hours and 15 minutes)

(Grand Total of 200 marks)

Intermission Period of 15 minutes (12.15 pm to 12.30 pm)

  • FIRST 135 minutes –Part A (PAPER BASED i.e from 10.00 am to 12.15 pm)
  • Questions: Drawings in A4 Size paper
  • Total 3 Questions carrying 35 marks, 35 marks & 55 marks, respectively
  • Total Value of the questions = 125 marks
  • LAST 45 minutes-Part B (ONLINE i.e from 12.30 am to 1.15 pm)
  • Questions will be asked from

PCM (MCQ) (15 Questions X 1.5 mark each)

General Aptitude  (MCQ) & Logical Reasoning (35 Questions X 1.5 marks each)

  • Total Value  of the questions: 75 marks
Second Examination

29th August 2020

(10.00 a.m. to 1.15 pm  i.e 3 hours and 15 minutes)

(Grand Total of 200 marks)

Intermission Period of 15 minutes (12.15 pm to 12.30 pm)

  • FIRST 135 minutes –Part A (PAPER BASED i.e from 10.00 am to 12.15 pm)
  • Questions: Drawings in A4 Size paper
  • Total 3 Questions carrying 35 marks, 35 marks & 55 marks, respectively
  • Total Value of the questions = 125 marks
  • LAST 45 minutes-Part B (ONLINE i.e from 12.30 am to 1.15 pm)
  • Questions will be asked from

PCM (MCQ) (15 Questions X 1.5 mark each)

General Aptitude  (MCQ) & Logical Reasoning (35 Questions X 1.5 marks each)

  • Total Value  of the questions: 75 marks

Note:

  • Offline mode of form submission is completely restricted.
  • If you want to make any sort of correction in the application form then a correction window facility is available in March 2020.

Eligibility Criteria For The NATA 2020 Candidates

The following are the different eligibility criteria for the candidates who are willing to appear in the NATA Exam 2020.

Age Criteria: There are no such age limits to apply for NATA Exam.

Educational Qualification Criteria:

The following candidates are eligible to apply if they have the following educational background:

  • 10th+2 or equivalent passed/appearing with 50% aggregate marks and having Mathematics as a compulsory subject of examination.
  • 10+3 Diploma (any stream) passed/appearing recognized by Central/State Government with 50% aggregate marks with Mathematics as a compulsory subject.
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma, after 1 years of schooling with 50% aggregate marks with Mathematics as a compulsory subject.

Note: There is no process of lateral entry admission in B.Arch. Course.

Reservation under Different Categories

Reservation is a prerogative of the admission/counselling authority and does not fall under the purview of this examination.

NATA Application Form 2020

Application form for NATA 2020 was available from 1st February 2020. The NATA 2020 Application Form procedure is completely online and is available in the official NATA Portal. The candidates have to visit the portal click on the link for the online application form 2020. Once you click on the link you will be redirected to the application form. The application form is interactive in nature and is categorized into different sub-sections. The fields that are marked with “*” are mandatory to fill otherwise, the application form will not be accepted.

The NATA 2020 application form is broadly categorized into three steps:

  • Personal Details section
  • Document Uploading
  • Application Fee Payment

The candidates have to fill in the First part i.e the “Personal Details” once they are done with the personal column section then you will be redirected to the Document Uploading. Once the documents are uploaded successfully, you will be directly redirected to the fee payment section. Finally, the candidate now can take the printout of the confirmation page for the future purpose. There is no need to send any document by post.

How to Fill the NATA 2020 Application Form

The filling of the application form comprises of two stages:

  1. Registration Process and the
  2. Submission of the application form

Registration Process:

  1. Visit the official NATA Portal- nata.in
  2. Click on the “Register Now” section. This will take you to the Login Page.
  3. Again click the “Register Now” button for signing up the User Account Registration. Fill in the mandatory fields and click on the Sign Up option.
  4. Once you have signed up successfully, click login to continue by entering the credentials.

To create the credentials, the candidates have to provide a Login ID and Password.

Submission of the Application Form:

  1. Login the NATA 2020 Portal using the credentials. Click on the “Apply Now” button which will redirect you to the application form.
  2. Fill in with the required details (* marked categories are mandatory to be filled)
  3. Now upload the relevant documents and click on the PREVIEW button to take a look at the complete application form. After rechecking click on the Submit button to submit the form. Once the form is submitted, no charges will be entertained afterward, therefore be careful while filling the form.
  4. Once the application form is submitted, you will be now redirected to the Payment Gateway page. Enter the required details for completing the payment process.
  5. After the payment of the fee, you will be redirected to a confirmation page which consists of an Application number and transaction number.

Uploading Image and Signature and Documents

The candidates who are applying for the NATA 2020 has to upload the following documents:

  • Recent passport size photograph (color):

The passport size photograph should be in JPEG or JPG Format. Should be a minimum of 4Kb in size and a maximum of 30 Kb in size. The height of the photo must be 1.5cm and the width must be 3.5 cm.

  • Scanned signature:

The scanned signature should be in JPEG or JPG Format. It should be a minimum of 1Kb in size and a maximum of 100 Kb in size. The height of the photo must be 4.5cm and the width must be 3.5 cm.

  • Community certificate (for ST/SC Candidates):

The community certificate is issued by a competent authority in the case of ST/SC Candidates. It should be in JPEG or JPG Format. It should be a minimum of 5Kb in size and a maximum of 100 Kb in size. The certificate must be in A4 size format.

The ST/SC Certificate is subject to verification. Providing incorrect information can lead to the rejection of the application form.

Application Fees

The candidates who are applying for NATA 2020 have to pay a registration fee. The payment is done in online mode using debit/credit cards or internet banking.

Category/sessionApplication fee
For One Session
General candidatesRs. 2000/-
SC/ST candidatesRs. 1700/-
For Both Session
General candidatesRs. 3800/-
SC/ST candidatesRs. 3100/-

Candidates who want to appear from test centers outside of India must have to fill following fee for both sessions:

SessionsFee
For one sessionRs. 10,000/-
For both sessionsRs. 18,000/-

After the successful payment, the candidate is redirected to the “Confirmation Page” which is the final stage.

Confirmation Page (A Proof of Registration)

This is the final page of the application procedure. The confirmation page informs you that your application form is successfully registered and submitted. The candidate must take a printout and preserve it for future use. A confirmation page consists of the application number and the transaction number and details.

Discrepancy & Correction

  • The candidates are advised to fill in the application form correctly and recheck the form before submitting online.
  • No further changes will be allowed after submission. In rare cases, the candidates have to make a request to higher examination authorities.
  • The candidates can mail the request to [email protected]

NATA Exam Pattern 2020

The Exam of NATA 2020 will be conducted twice in a year. Exam Pattern for NATA 2020 is given below.

  • The PART A of the examination carries 125 marks which include 3 drawing questions ( 2 questions of 35 marks and 1 question of 55 marks)
  • PART B of the examination carries a total of 75 marks. This section of the examination includes PCM ( 15 questions of 1.5 marks each ) & General Aptitude and Logical Reasoning ( 35 questions of 1.5 marks each)
  • The minimum qualifying marks for the examination are 25% in the MCQ Portion and 25% marks in the drawing section
  • There is no negative marking

Note: No separate examination will be conducted for the candidates who were unable to appear on the scheduled date and time.

Question Pattern and Mode of Answering

Since we have already talked about the Examination Pattern in the above section, we take a quick look at the instructions that are provided for attending the exam. The Questions and the Instructions are available in English Medium only. The distribution of marks are as follows:

SubjectDistribution of MarksTotal Marks
Part A
Drawing  ( 3 questions)2 x 35

1 x 55

70

55

Part B
Mathematics (15 Questions)15 x 1.522.5
General Aptitude (35 Questions)35 x 1.552.5
Total200

Instructions To Be Followed While Writing The NATA 2020 Examination

Mathematics and General Aptitude Test: (PART-A)

There is no negative marking. The correct answer or option will fetch you 2 marks.

Drawing Test: (PART-B)

In this section, the candidate has to attempt the questions in Part B section in 120 minutes. The drawing aptitude will be judged on the following aspects:

  • Ability to sketch a given figure or object proportionately and rendering the same in a visually appealing manner.
  • Visualizing and drawing the effects of the light on the object and shadows cast and surroundings.
  • 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 the given composition.
  • Understanding of the scales and proportions.
  • Drawing from memory through pencil sketch on themes from day to day experiences.

The answers written in “drawing sheets” will be examined by more than one examiner independently and the marks are to be averaged. The primary emphasis in scoring the drawing section is completely on the candidate’s drawing, imagination and observation skills. The candidate’s sense of proportion and perspective are also evaluated together with the sense for color and composition.

NATA 2020 Admit Card

The NATA 2020 Admit card will be available online on its official site. The admit card will be issued only to those candidates who have successfully registered for the exam. The candidates can download the Admit cards by entering their Registration Number and Date of Birth. The admit card is a mandatory document for the NATA Examination.

The candidates are advised to download the NATA 2020 Admit card before the deadline date. No candidate will be allowed to enter the examination hall without a NATA 2020 Admit Card.

The NATA 2020 Hall Ticket will contain the details of the candidate such as the name of the candidate, Exam Center and Address, Date and Time of NATA 2020 Exam and Roll Number. Before downloading the NATA 2020 Admit Card, the candidate has to check all the details carefully. If in case, there is any sort of error in the information then the candidates must inform the Exam Authority soon. Along with the NATA 2020 Admit Card, the candidates must carry an original photograph and an original identity proof (Voter ID/PAN/ Aadhaar/ Driving License, etc.)

NATA Syllabus 2020

The sections that cover the NATA Syllabus for the Exam include Mathematics, Drawing, and General Aptitude.

Mathematics

The topics that will be covered under the Mathematics section for NATA 2020 are as follows:

Algebra, Logarithms, Matrices, Trigonometry, Co-ordinate Geometry, 3-Dimensional Co-ordinate Geometry, Theory of Calculus, Application of Calculus, Permutation and Combination, Statistics and Probability.

General Aptitude

The topics that are covered under the General Aptitude are as follows:

Interpretation of pictorial compositions, visualization of three-dimensional objects from two-dimensional drawing, objects, and textures related to the architectures and built environment. Analytical reasoning, mental ability (visual, numerical and verbal), general awareness of national and international architects and famous architectural creations. Visualizing different sides of the 3D Objects, mathematical reasoning and sets, and relations.

Drawing Test

The topics that will be included for the NATA Exam 2020 are as follows:

Understanding the scale and proportion of the objects, geometric composition, shape, building forms and elements, aesthetics, color texture, harmony, and contrast. Conceptualization and visualization through structuring objects in memory. Drawing of the patterns- both geometrical and abstract. Form transformations in 2D and 3D like union, subtraction, rotation, surfaces, and volumes. Creating 2D and 3D compositions using given shapes and forms. Generating plans, elevation, and 3D views of the object. Perspective drawing, Sketching of urbanscape and landscape. Common day to day life objects like furniture, equipment, etc. from memory.

NATA Result 2020

Reviewing the Answer Sheet:

After one week of the examination, the authority will upload the response sheet of each candidate for Part A, along with subject wise marks secured. No review is available for the Drawing Test

Result Format:

The NATA 2020 Result will be available online so that candidates can check the same easily. The candidate can access the website by logging in using the credentials created during the time of registration.

The result will available in the following format:

  1. Marks obtained in each section and out of 200.
  2. Pass/Fail

The qualifying marks of the NATA-2020 will be as follows:

  • A minimum of 25% must be secured in MCQ Portion
  • A minimum of 25% must be secured in Drawing Proportion
  • Overall qualifying marks out of 200 which is based on the post-exam statistics and at the discretion of the Council.

The validity of the NATA 2020 Score:

The NATA 2020 Score Card is valid only for the admission for the academic year 2020-21.

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