NATA 2020

NATA 2020

NATA-2020 for admission into 1st year of 5-years B.Arch. at various Institutions in India for the academic session 2020-2021 will be conducted  TWICE  by the Council of Architecture (COA) all over the country, one during the second week of April 2020 (tentative) and another in the first week of July 2020 (tentative). Students can appear for either one or both the exams and the best score among the two would be considered. The pattern of the exam would be 60 minutes for Aptitude paper and 90 minutes for Drawing Paper. NATA 2020 is held in 2 parts, Part A (Math and General Aptitude – Computer mode) and Part B (Drawing – pen paper mode).

New Changes Introduced This Year:

  • The examination will be conducted two times in a year. In mid April and again on the first week of July 2020 (tentative).
  • For exam duration, 60 minutes will be provided for aptitude section and 120 minutes will be given for drawing section.
  • A national level centralized counseling may be conducted for admission in architecture courses.
  • Science stream candidates with mathematics as one of the subjects are also eligible to apply for NATA 2020, with qualifying marks of Min. 50% in Mathematics, physics, chemistry.


Prospective applicants desirous of taking admission to First year of undergraduate course in Architecture (Bachelor of Architecture) in India should qualify NATA. NATA scores are used for admission to different Government, Govt. Aided & Unaided Schools / Colleges of Architecture, in addition to their scholastic performance in 10+2 or equivalent examination.