NATA Cut off 2020: Cut off Scores/Rank for Various Colleges

NATA Cut 2020 cut off is the minimum qualifying marks required by any candidate to apply for their desired the NATA Colleges in India. As the NATA Exam 1 was conducted on August 292020, the cut off for the same will be out soon. Aspirants can seek admission to undergraduate architecture courses with NATA Exam. All qualified candidates can participate in NATA Counselling. The article explains NATA Cut Off Marks for the previous year and various colleges. As the NATA 2 is approaching soon in September, go through the expected and previous year qualifying marks to enhance your preparations.

Check NATA 2020 Result PDF

NATA Cut Off 2020 Highlights

Result Date September 4, 2020
NATA Cut off Deciding Body Council of Architecture (CoA)
Minimum Qualifying marks for Maths and Aptitude 20 marks
The minimum score in Drawing test 30 marks
Total number of NATA Participating Colleges 319 olleges across India
A good score in NATA 92 marks
Total seats through NATA 2019 1845 seats
Total candidates appearing for NATA 2019 40,000
Top College with Highest NATA Cut off score CEPT University
Highest NATA Cut off 2019 79.33 marks

Factors Affecting NATA Cut Off Score 2020

As the official NATA Cut Off for various colleges differ from each other, there are various factors which affect the Cut Off for various colleges. let’s look at the various factors determining the National Aptitude Test in Architecture Cut Off;

  1. The total number of applicants
  2. Total number of questions
  3. The difficulty level of the paper
  4. Previous Year NATA Cut Off trends

NATA 2020 Cut Off Marks

Generally, the Cut Off will be released after the NATA Result. Based on the qualifying marks, the NATA Merit List will be prepared. Before proceeding with the score calculation, candidates must be aware of the qualifying marks of the entrance examination.

  • A minimum of 25% should be obtained in the Drawing Section (20 out of 100).
  • A minimum of 25% should be obtained in the Aptitude Section (30 out of 100).
  • The Qualifying marks (out of 200) is created on post-exam statistics and at the disposition of the Board/Council.

How to Check NATA Cut Off 2020?

Candiddates can follow below steps for checking the cut off marks for NATA 2020

  • Step 1: Visit the official website i.e.
  • Step 2: Click on the cut off link.
  • Step 3: The cut off for the participating institutes, courses, and category wise will be displayed on the screen in pdf format.
  • Step 4: Download and save the pdf file of NATA Cut off.

NATA 2019 Qualifying Marks

The highest score in NATA Exam is 156/200. There is no negative marking in the exam. Admission to various B. Arch courses requires a minimum Qualifying Marks in NATA examination. There are various factors such as the number of test takers, the difficulty level of exam, marking scheme, the number of seats available, and the category of the applicant will affect the Qualifying Marks (Cut Off) in NATA 2019. In the table below, we have mentioned section-wise minimum qualifying marks required to qualify NATA 2019

Sections Minimum Percentage Total Marks
MCQ At least 25% (30 marks) 120
Drawing At least 25% (20 marks) 80
Qualifying exam 50% marks

NATA Cut off 2019 for Top Colleges in India

Though there is a minimum qualifying mark for NATA 2019 exam, each college will have a separate category-wise Cut Off for admission into B.Arch courses. Candidate’s rank helps them seek admission to their desired college. Read About NATA Admissions In the table below, we have mentioned category-wise NATA Cut Off for various Institutes offering B. Arch courses:

Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel Institute of Technology

Candidates are selected on the basis of their scores/rank in NATA 2019 and their marks in Gujarat Board. Given below is the category wise NATA Cut off:

Category NATA Score
General/Other 68.95
General/Gujarat Board 66.95
SC/Gujarat Board 60.15
ST/Gujarat Board 48.46
SEBC/Gujarat Board 57.90

Sir JJ College of Architecture, Mumbai

One of the most renowned colleges for Architecture courses in India is Sir JJ College of Architecture. It publishes its official admission cut off for NATA on the official website of DTE Maharashtra. NATA Cut off for JJ College of Architecture is different for Home University candidates and Candidates other than home university. Also, the cut off varies for Male and female candidates. Check below the official cut off for Sir JJ College of Architecture for B.Arch Admissions:

Category Cut off Rank for Home University Candidates Cut off Rank for Other Candidates
General (Male) 107 104
General (Female) 52 172
OBC (Male) 531 2138
OBC (Female) 228 3516

NATA Cut off for CEPT University

CEPT University publishes a high cut off for NATA 2019. Given below is the NATA Cut off for CEPT University as per the category:

Category Cut off Marks
General/Other 79.33
General (PH)/Other 61
SEBC/Other 57.62
General/Gujarat Board 74.05
SC/Gujarat Board 66.69
ST/Gujarat Board 51.30
SEBC/Gujarat Board 65.78
ESM/Gujarat Board 57.63
General/CBSE 82

NATA Colleges Cut off

The following table has information regarding NATA Colleges as well as their Cut Off:

Name of the Institute


NATA Cut Off (Merit rank)

Vadodara Design Academy General/Other 75.5
General/Gujarat Board 59.2
SC/Gujarat Board 48.68
General/CBSE 66.6
SC/CBSE 50.6
Vidyamandir College of Architecture, Women General/Other 53.36
General/Gujarat Board 58.82
SEBC/Gujarat Board 52.23
General/CBSE 68.75
Kalol Institute of Architecture & Design, Kalol General/Gujarat Board 60.91
General/CBSE 63.85
SEBC/Gujarat Board 49.30
LJ School of Architecture General/Other 63.40
General/Gujarat Board 60.65
SC/Gujarat Board 44.84
SEBC/Gujarat 49.03
General/CBSE 66.75
SC/CBSE 51.75
Parul Institute of Architecture and Research General/Other 60.15
General/Gujarat Board 57.71
SC/Gujarat Board 52.32
SEBC/Gujarat Board 47.32
General/CBSE 74.15
ITM School of Architecture Art and Design General/Other 61.45
General/Gujarat Board 59.53
SC/Gujarat Board 57.5
SEBC/Gujarat Board 46.01
SC/CBSE 59.55
Bhagwan Mahavir College of Architecture General/Other 58.6
General/Gujarat Board 57.51
SEBC/Gujarat Board 50.33
General/CBSE 64.85
Anant Institute of Architecture General/Other 64.75
General/Gujarat Board 61.63
SC/Gujarat Board 54.85
SEBC/Gujarat Board 52.5
DC Patel School of Architecture (A.P.I.E.D) General/Other 70.7
General/Gujarat Board 65.65
SC/Gujarat Board 51.75
ST/Gujarat Board 44.94
SEBC/Gujarat Board 58.15
General/CBSE 73.4
SEBC/Gujarat Board 58.15
General/CBSE 73.4
M.S University of Baroda General/Gujarat Board 72.4
General (PH)/Gujarat Board 61.1
General/CBSE 80.95
General/Other 78.09
ST/Gujarat Board 54.66
SEBC/Gujarat Board 68.05

Normalization Process – NATA Cut Off Score 2020

Normalization of NATA Score will be done on the basis of NATA Result. It will be calculated by the Council of Architecture (COA) after the declaration of Result. You can normalize your NATA Score using the method mentioned below; Example: If you scored 120 in NATA and 80% in your boards, the normalized score will be 129/2 + 80 = 140

Inter-se-merit | NATA Cut Off Score 2020

Whenever two or more candidates end up scoring the same marks, the board will decide on whom to consider for admission based on the below-mentioned considerations;

  • Aspirant scoring more overall marks in mathematics will be taken into consideration.
  • If the tie still exists, aspirant having a less number of wrong answers in Mathematics will be taken into consideration.
  • In case, the tie is still on, candidate scoring more overall marks in the Aptitude Test will be taken into consideration.
  • If the tie still exists, aspirant having a less number of wrong answers in the Aptitude Test will be taken into consideration.
  • If the tie is still on, candidate older in age will be considered.

NATA Counselling 2020

NATA Counselling will be conducted soon after the declaration of the results for the first attempt. Candidates have to separately apply for the counselling to their desired college.

  • There is no centralized process for NATA Counselling
  • CoA is not responsible for conducting the admission process for NATA.
  • There is a separate counselling process for each college that offers admissions through NATA Score.
  • Candidates can apply for the B.Arch Admissions through NATA 2019 at the official website of each college
  • NATA Admissions for the first attempt will begin from mid of May 2019.

Documents Required for NATA Counselling

Given below are the mandatory documents to be carried to the college you wish to apply for B.Arch admissions during NATA Counselling 2020. Carry original as well as photocopies of the following documents:

  • NATA Admit Card 2020
  • NATA Score Card 2020
  • Class 12th Marks Sheet and Certificate
  • Class 10th Certificate
  • Category Certificate (if applicable)
  • Medical Certificate for PwD Certificate
  • Caste Certificate (for SC/ST/Special category candidates)
  • Residence Certificate
  • Domicile for the state University exam
  • 3- 4 passport size photographs in light background without goggles or as per the guidelines of the State University or College
  • Category reservation certificate for the students who are applying under the Reserved category guidelines
  • Certificate for ex-servicemen quota is different and must be supplied in the format asked by the University/College
  • Transfer certificate from the last institute/ school you studied in

NATA Cut Off 2020 FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

Q. What is the cut off for NATA?

A. NATA 2019 Cut Off is the minimum marks that the students are required to secure to crack the exam.

Q. What is a good score in NATA?

A. The maximum NATA Score is 155+. So, around 120 or more will be considered as a good score in NATA Exam.

Q. What is the pass marks for NATA?

A. One should secure 35% marks out of 120 in the Aptitude and Maths section and 25% marks in the drawing section (out of 80). The passing marks for Nata exam is 70 marks.

Q. How much percentage is required for NATA?

A. In order to register for NATA exam, one must have passed their 10+2 or equivalent course from an identifiable board or university along with mathematics as one of the subjects of the exam (minimum 50% aggregate). At least 40% marks in NATA is needed for admission.

Q. How do you calculate Nata cut off?

A. The NATA score secured by a candidate has to be divided by 2 and then add the board percentage (out of 100) and then divide the aggregate by 2. That will give you the Final Merit score.


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