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Author : Palak Khanna

September 23, 2022

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Summary: The admission cut-off for NATA 2023 will vary for every institute. This article gives a detailed overview of the NATA 2023 Cut-Off for B.Arch courses. The NATA 2023 Cut Off is the minimum qualifying mark you need to score to get shortlisted for the counseling process.

The Council of Architecture (CoA) will publish the minimum qualifying scores for the National Aptitude Test in Architecture on the official website.

Cut-off marks are the minimum qualifying marks you need to score to get shortlisted for admission. Only those who score above the entrance exam cut-off are eligible for the counseling process.

  • The cut-off marks are divided into two categories: the first category is the minimum qualifying marks required to clear the entrance exam, and the second category is college-wise cut-off marks.
  • Besides the qualifying cutoff, the participating institutes will also release the individual cutoffs for B.Arch admissions. 
  • You must satisfy the cut-off of the college to which you are willing to take admission.

Read through the post that will give you a complete insight into the college-wise NATA 2023 Cut off, the previous year's cut-off marks, factors affecting cut-off, and more.

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"Cut-off marks are the minimum qualifying marks you need to score to get shortlisted for admission. Only those who score above the entrance exam cut-off are eligible for the counseling process."

NATA Cut-Off Trends

Generally, the Cut Off will be released after the declaration of the NATA Exam Result. Based on the qualifying marks, the merit list will be prepared.

Let us check out the trend of cut-off marks for different colleges from the post below.

NATA 2023 Qualifying Marks

Though there is a minimum qualifying mark for the NATA Entrance Exam, each college will have a separate category-wise Cut Off for admission into B.Arch courses.

Check out the table below to know the minimum qualifying marks required to clear the entrance exam. The NATA 2022 highest marks depend on the difficulty levels. 

Exam  Minimum Qualifying Marks
NATA 70 out of 200

Download Self-Designed Question Papers for NATA Exam by CreativeEdge

How to Check NATA 2023 Cut-Off?

You can follow the steps mentioned below to check NATA Colleges Cut Off.

  • Step 1: Visit NATA's official website, i.e., www.nata.in
  • Step 2: On the Home page, click on the NATA 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 the PDF and save it for future reference.

nata cut off

nata cut off

Suppose if you have 80% in your class 12 and scored 90 marks, i.e., 45% in NATA, then your final merit would be 62.5% which is a good score to get admission to a reasonable college.

However, if you want to get admission to one of the top colleges, you need to score between 180-190 on the National Aptitude Test in Architecture.

Previous Year NATA Cut Off for Top Architecture Colleges in India

Few colleges have the highest cut-off marks among colleges accepting NATA scores. Only those who will score above the cut-off in the entrance exam will get shortlisted for the next stage of the exam, i.e., counseling.

Go through the NATA Cut-Off 2021 for various colleges from the post below.

CEPT University

The highest cut-off of NATA 2021 was released by CEPT University. The category-wise NATA cut-off is tabulated below:

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

Sir JJ College of Architecture Expected Cut Off

Sir JJ College of Architecture, Mumbai

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

Check: Creative Edge All India Scholarship & Admission Test

School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi

Category Cut off 
General (Male) 238-733
General (Female) 31-768
OBC (Male) 24-218
OBC (Female) 12-65
SC (Male) 101-206
SC (Female) 41-106

School of Planning and Architecture Expected Cut Off

Sushant School of Art & Architecture (SSAA), Gurgaon

Subject Qualifying Marks Total Marks
Mathematics 30 120
Drawing 20 80
Aggregate 70 200

Sushant School of Art & Architecture Expected Cut Off

Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel Institute of Technology

Category NATA Cut Off
General/Other 68.95
General/Gujarat Board 66.95
SC/Gujarat Board 60.15
ST/Gujarat Board 48.46
SEBC/Gujarat Board 57.90
SEBC/CBSE 54.7

NATA Participating Colleges Cut Off Marks 2020

The following table has information regarding NATA Colleges as well as the previous year's Cut Off. You can find the category-wise cut-off marks for the year 2020.

Vadodara Design Academy

Here are the category wise cut off marks:

Category/Board 2020 Cut Off
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

The cut-off marks for Vidyamandir College are tabulated below. 

Category/Board 2020 Cut Off
General/Other 53.36
General/Gujarat Board 58.82
SEBC/Gujarat Board 52.23
General/CBSE 68.75
SEBC/CBSE 55.9

Kalol Institute of Architecture & Design, Kalol

Go through the NATA 2020 cut-off marks below

Category/Board 2020 Cut Off
General/Gujarat Board 60.91
General/CBSE 63.85
SEBC/Gujarat Board 49.30

Check: NATA Coaching

LJ School of Architecture

Here are the cut-off marks for the LJ School of Architecture. 

Category/Board 2020 Cut Off
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

The cut-off marks for Parul Institute of Architecture & Research are tabulated below. 

Category/Board 2020 Cut Off
General/Other 60.15
General/Gujarat Board 57.71
SC/Gujarat Board 52.32
SEBC/Gujarat Board 47.32
General/CBSE 74.15
SEBC/CBSE 57.45

ITM School of Architecture Art and Design

Here are the cut-off marks for the ITM School of Architecture. 

Category/Board 2020 Cut Off
General/Other 61.45
General/Gujarat Board 59.53
SC/Gujarat Board 57.5
SEBC/Gujarat Board 46.01
SC/CBSE 59.55
SEBC/CBSE 56.1

Bhagwan Mahavir College of Architecture

Check out the cut-off marks for Bhagwan Mahavir college below. 

Category/Board 2020 Cut Off
General/Other 58.6
General/Gujarat Board 57.51
SEBC/Gujarat Board 50.33
General/CBSE 64.85
SEBC/CBSE 55.15

Check: NATA Mock Test Series

Anant Institute of Architecture

Go through the category-wise cut-off marks below:

Category/Board 2020 Cut Off
General/Other 64.75
General/Gujarat Board 61.63
SC/Gujarat Board 54.85
SEBC/Gujarat Board 52.5
SEBC/CBSE 67.75

DC Patel School of Architecture (A.P.I.E.D)

The category-wise NATA cut-off marks for DC Patel School of Architecture are tabulated below. 

Category/Board 2020 Cut Off
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
SEBC/CBSE 63.5

M.S University of Baroda

Take a look at the MS University of Baroda cut-off marks for the NATA Exam below. 

Category/Board 2020 Cut Off
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
SEBC/CBSE 62.45

NATA Cut Off: Normalization Process 2022

Normalization will be done based on the NATA Result. It will be calculated by the Council of Architecture (COA) after the declaration of the result.

You can normalize your NATA Score using the method mentioned below:

Your NATA score must be divided by 2, add the board percentage (out of 100), then divide the aggregate by 2.

For Example: 

If you scored 120 in NATA and 80% in your board exams, then the normalized score will be

= 129/2 + 80

= 140

Read more: Short tricks to crack the NATA exam in 10 days

Factors Affecting NATA Cut-Off 2022

The following factors are considered for determining the cut-off of NATA 2022 for various colleges. 

  • The total number of applicants who appeared for the exam
  • Availability of seats
  • Total number of participating institutes
  • The difficulty level of the paper
  • Number of qualified students
  • Category of the applicant
  • Previous Year NATA Cut Off trends

NATA Scorecard

Candidates who appear in the entrance examination will be able to download their scorecards online. NATA 2022 results for the third session will be released in August 16, 2022. Candidates can view their results by inputting their Application Number, Password, and Security Pin. It is necessary to print the outcome/scorecard for future reference.

nata counselling

NATA 2023 Counselling

After the declaration of the result, NATA Counselling will be conducted at various institutes. There is no centralized process for NATA Counselling.

CoA is not responsible for conducting the admission process for NATA. Each college has a separate counseling process that offers admissions through NATA Score.

You have to participate in the counseling process with your NATA Scorecard organized by the respective colleges. 

Frequently Asked Questions

The maximum NATA Score is 155+. So, around 120 or more will be considered as a good score in NATA Exam.
As per the new exam pattern, the passing marks for the NATA exam is 70 marks.
At least 40% marks are required to get admission in the NATA Colleges.
The  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.
Yes, SPA Delhi accepts NATA score. It also accepts JEE scores. Based on the scores secured in these exam, you are offered admissions in the college. 
Around 120-150 is considered a good in NATA if you wish to get admission in top architecture institutes.
Atleast 50% is required to appear for NATA, however for the final merit list only NATA score is considered. 
No, 99 is not a good NATA score. This score is not enough to get admission in top architecture colleges. 
There are around 860 architecture Colleges are there in India.

The following parameters are considered while determining the NIRF Ranking for Top Design Colleges in India:

  • Teaching, Learning & Resources
  • Research and Professional Practice
  • Graduation Outcomes
  • Outreach and Inclusivity
  • Perception

NATA Scorecard 2021 will be tentatively released in the month of September 2021.


In order to qualify for the admission process, You need to obtain minimum qualifying marks.

  • For Mathematics & General Aptitude, You have to score a minimum of 30 out of 120.
  • For the Drawing section, a minimum of 20 out of 80 is required.

The best college for B.Arch (Bachelor of Architecture) is School of Planning and Architecture, Delhi.


You can join B. arch without NATA only if you are getting into some IIT or NIT through JEE. Both the exams have an equal importance in the field of arch. You can either appear for one of them or both.


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NATA 2023 Cut-Off [Category-Wise]

Author : Palak Khanna

Updated On : September 23, 2022

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Summary: The admission cut-off for NATA 2023 will vary for every institute. This article gives a detailed overview of the NATA 2023 Cut-Off for B.Arch courses. The NATA 2023 Cut Off is the minimum qualifying mark you need to score to get shortlisted for the counseling process.

The Council of Architecture (CoA) will publish the minimum qualifying scores for the National Aptitude Test in Architecture on the official website.

Cut-off marks are the minimum qualifying marks you need to score to get shortlisted for admission. Only those who score above the entrance exam cut-off are eligible for the counseling process.

  • The cut-off marks are divided into two categories: the first category is the minimum qualifying marks required to clear the entrance exam, and the second category is college-wise cut-off marks.
  • Besides the qualifying cutoff, the participating institutes will also release the individual cutoffs for B.Arch admissions. 
  • You must satisfy the cut-off of the college to which you are willing to take admission.

Read through the post that will give you a complete insight into the college-wise NATA 2023 Cut off, the previous year's cut-off marks, factors affecting cut-off, and more.

nift mock test

nift Mock test

"Cut-off marks are the minimum qualifying marks you need to score to get shortlisted for admission. Only those who score above the entrance exam cut-off are eligible for the counseling process."

NATA Cut-Off Trends

Generally, the Cut Off will be released after the declaration of the NATA Exam Result. Based on the qualifying marks, the merit list will be prepared.

Let us check out the trend of cut-off marks for different colleges from the post below.

NATA 2023 Qualifying Marks

Though there is a minimum qualifying mark for the NATA Entrance Exam, each college will have a separate category-wise Cut Off for admission into B.Arch courses.

Check out the table below to know the minimum qualifying marks required to clear the entrance exam. The NATA 2022 highest marks depend on the difficulty levels. 

Exam  Minimum Qualifying Marks
NATA 70 out of 200

Download Self-Designed Question Papers for NATA Exam by CreativeEdge

How to Check NATA 2023 Cut-Off?

You can follow the steps mentioned below to check NATA Colleges Cut Off.

  • Step 1: Visit NATA's official website, i.e., www.nata.in
  • Step 2: On the Home page, click on the NATA 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 the PDF and save it for future reference.

nata cut off

nata cut off

Suppose if you have 80% in your class 12 and scored 90 marks, i.e., 45% in NATA, then your final merit would be 62.5% which is a good score to get admission to a reasonable college.

However, if you want to get admission to one of the top colleges, you need to score between 180-190 on the National Aptitude Test in Architecture.

Previous Year NATA Cut Off for Top Architecture Colleges in India

Few colleges have the highest cut-off marks among colleges accepting NATA scores. Only those who will score above the cut-off in the entrance exam will get shortlisted for the next stage of the exam, i.e., counseling.

Go through the NATA Cut-Off 2021 for various colleges from the post below.

CEPT University

The highest cut-off of NATA 2021 was released by CEPT University. The category-wise NATA cut-off is tabulated below:

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

Sir JJ College of Architecture Expected Cut Off

Sir JJ College of Architecture, Mumbai

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

Check: Creative Edge All India Scholarship & Admission Test

School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi

Category Cut off 
General (Male) 238-733
General (Female) 31-768
OBC (Male) 24-218
OBC (Female) 12-65
SC (Male) 101-206
SC (Female) 41-106

School of Planning and Architecture Expected Cut Off

Sushant School of Art & Architecture (SSAA), Gurgaon

Subject Qualifying Marks Total Marks
Mathematics 30 120
Drawing 20 80
Aggregate 70 200

Sushant School of Art & Architecture Expected Cut Off

Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel Institute of Technology

Category NATA Cut Off
General/Other 68.95
General/Gujarat Board 66.95
SC/Gujarat Board 60.15
ST/Gujarat Board 48.46
SEBC/Gujarat Board 57.90
SEBC/CBSE 54.7

NATA Participating Colleges Cut Off Marks 2020

The following table has information regarding NATA Colleges as well as the previous year's Cut Off. You can find the category-wise cut-off marks for the year 2020.

Vadodara Design Academy

Here are the category wise cut off marks:

Category/Board 2020 Cut Off
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

The cut-off marks for Vidyamandir College are tabulated below. 

Category/Board 2020 Cut Off
General/Other 53.36
General/Gujarat Board 58.82
SEBC/Gujarat Board 52.23
General/CBSE 68.75
SEBC/CBSE 55.9

Kalol Institute of Architecture & Design, Kalol

Go through the NATA 2020 cut-off marks below

Category/Board 2020 Cut Off
General/Gujarat Board 60.91
General/CBSE 63.85
SEBC/Gujarat Board 49.30

Check: NATA Coaching

LJ School of Architecture

Here are the cut-off marks for the LJ School of Architecture. 

Category/Board 2020 Cut Off
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

The cut-off marks for Parul Institute of Architecture & Research are tabulated below. 

Category/Board 2020 Cut Off
General/Other 60.15
General/Gujarat Board 57.71
SC/Gujarat Board 52.32
SEBC/Gujarat Board 47.32
General/CBSE 74.15
SEBC/CBSE 57.45

ITM School of Architecture Art and Design

Here are the cut-off marks for the ITM School of Architecture. 

Category/Board 2020 Cut Off
General/Other 61.45
General/Gujarat Board 59.53
SC/Gujarat Board 57.5
SEBC/Gujarat Board 46.01
SC/CBSE 59.55
SEBC/CBSE 56.1

Bhagwan Mahavir College of Architecture

Check out the cut-off marks for Bhagwan Mahavir college below. 

Category/Board 2020 Cut Off
General/Other 58.6
General/Gujarat Board 57.51
SEBC/Gujarat Board 50.33
General/CBSE 64.85
SEBC/CBSE 55.15

Check: NATA Mock Test Series

Anant Institute of Architecture

Go through the category-wise cut-off marks below:

Category/Board 2020 Cut Off
General/Other 64.75
General/Gujarat Board 61.63
SC/Gujarat Board 54.85
SEBC/Gujarat Board 52.5
SEBC/CBSE 67.75

DC Patel School of Architecture (A.P.I.E.D)

The category-wise NATA cut-off marks for DC Patel School of Architecture are tabulated below. 

Category/Board 2020 Cut Off
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
SEBC/CBSE 63.5

M.S University of Baroda

Take a look at the MS University of Baroda cut-off marks for the NATA Exam below. 

Category/Board 2020 Cut Off
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
SEBC/CBSE 62.45

NATA Cut Off: Normalization Process 2022

Normalization will be done based on the NATA Result. It will be calculated by the Council of Architecture (COA) after the declaration of the result.

You can normalize your NATA Score using the method mentioned below:

Your NATA score must be divided by 2, add the board percentage (out of 100), then divide the aggregate by 2.

For Example: 

If you scored 120 in NATA and 80% in your board exams, then the normalized score will be

= 129/2 + 80

= 140

Read more: Short tricks to crack the NATA exam in 10 days

Factors Affecting NATA Cut-Off 2022

The following factors are considered for determining the cut-off of NATA 2022 for various colleges. 

  • The total number of applicants who appeared for the exam
  • Availability of seats
  • Total number of participating institutes
  • The difficulty level of the paper
  • Number of qualified students
  • Category of the applicant
  • Previous Year NATA Cut Off trends

NATA Scorecard

Candidates who appear in the entrance examination will be able to download their scorecards online. NATA 2022 results for the third session will be released in August 16, 2022. Candidates can view their results by inputting their Application Number, Password, and Security Pin. It is necessary to print the outcome/scorecard for future reference.

nata counselling

NATA 2023 Counselling

After the declaration of the result, NATA Counselling will be conducted at various institutes. There is no centralized process for NATA Counselling.

CoA is not responsible for conducting the admission process for NATA. Each college has a separate counseling process that offers admissions through NATA Score.

You have to participate in the counseling process with your NATA Scorecard organized by the respective colleges. 

Frequently Asked Questions

The maximum NATA Score is 155+. So, around 120 or more will be considered as a good score in NATA Exam.
As per the new exam pattern, the passing marks for the NATA exam is 70 marks.
At least 40% marks are required to get admission in the NATA Colleges.
The  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.
Yes, SPA Delhi accepts NATA score. It also accepts JEE scores. Based on the scores secured in these exam, you are offered admissions in the college. 
Around 120-150 is considered a good in NATA if you wish to get admission in top architecture institutes.
Atleast 50% is required to appear for NATA, however for the final merit list only NATA score is considered. 
No, 99 is not a good NATA score. This score is not enough to get admission in top architecture colleges. 
There are around 860 architecture Colleges are there in India.

The following parameters are considered while determining the NIRF Ranking for Top Design Colleges in India:

  • Teaching, Learning & Resources
  • Research and Professional Practice
  • Graduation Outcomes
  • Outreach and Inclusivity
  • Perception

NATA Scorecard 2021 will be tentatively released in the month of September 2021.


In order to qualify for the admission process, You need to obtain minimum qualifying marks.

  • For Mathematics & General Aptitude, You have to score a minimum of 30 out of 120.
  • For the Drawing section, a minimum of 20 out of 80 is required.

The best college for B.Arch (Bachelor of Architecture) is School of Planning and Architecture, Delhi.


You can join B. arch without NATA only if you are getting into some IIT or NIT through JEE. Both the exams have an equal importance in the field of arch. You can either appear for one of them or both.


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