National Aptitude Test for Architecture (NATA) 2020 examination is scheduled to be conducted on April 19 and May 31. Application form of NATA is available in online mode from February 1 till March 16 for April examination, and till May 4 for the May examination.
Candidates who have passed 10+2 level examination with 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 or passed 10+3 Diploma Examination with Mathematics as compulsory subject with at least 50% marks in aggregate, shall be eligible to appear in NATA-2020.
NATA is the exam conducted for admission to BArch and BPlan courses in Schools of Planning and Architecture (SPAs) at New Delhi, Bhopal and Vijayawada. The NATA score is also used by other architecture colleges across the country for offering admission to BArch and BPlan courses. NATA is conducted twice in a year by the CoA.
The candidates appearing for 10+2 examination with PCM or 10+3 Diploma with Mathematics in the current year can also provisionally appear for NATA-2020, subject to fulfilling the above criteria. 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.
For 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 reappearing 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.
This year the Council of Architecture (CoA) has introduced some changes in the pattern of examination. According to the new pattern, Part B will now have questions from Physics and Chemistry in addition to existing Mathematics. NATA examination has two parts, Part-A as Drawing Test and Part-B as Test on Scientific Ability and General Aptitude.
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 on-line.
First Test will be held on April 19, 2020, and the second test is scheduled to be held on May 31, 2020.
Candidates can register themselves either for the first test or second or both by filling in the application form appropriately. Candidates opting to appear in both the first and second test will be issued with the separate scorecard for each test. The scorecard for the Second test shall contain the marks secured in the first and second tests and also the best marks secured in either of the tests as a valid score for admission to the BArch Course.
Application has to be filled up on-line 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. CoA has brought new changes in the examination pattern