NATA Cut Off Marks 2021 [Category-Wise]

Cut off marks are the minimum qualifying marks that you need to score to get shortlisted for the admission process.

Only those who will score above the cut-off in the National Aptitude Test in Architecture are called for the counselling process.

This post shall take you through detailed information about the College-wise NATA Cut off 2021, previous year cut-off marks, factors affecting cut-off, and more.

How to Check NATA Cut Off 2021?

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

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

  • Step 1: Visit the official website of NATA
  • 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 the PDF and save it for future reference.

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NATA 2021 Qualifying Marks

Though there is a minimum qualifying mark for the NATA 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 2021 highest marks depend on the difficulty levels. 

Exam  Minimum Qualifying Marks
NATA 70 out of 200

Clarify Your Doubts on NATA Scores with Experts

Suppose if you are having 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 in the National Aptitude Test in Architecture.

Sir JJ College of Architecture Expected Cut Off

NATA 2020 Cut Off for Top Colleges in India

Among all colleges accepting NATA scores, few colleges have the highest cut off marks. Take a look at the below top college's cut-off marks. 

CEPT University

The highest cut off of NATA 2020 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, 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

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

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NATA Participating Colleges Cut Off Marks

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

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 is 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

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 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 

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 and then 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

Factors Affecting NATA Cut Off

The following factors are considered for determining the cut-off of NATA 2021 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 2021 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.

There is a separate counselling process for each college that offers admissions through NATA Score. You have to participate in the counselling process with your NATA Scorecard organized by the respective colleges. 

FAQ's

What is a good score in NATA?

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

What are the pass marks for NATA?

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

How much percentage is required for NATA?

At least 40% marks are required to get admission in the NATA Colleges.

How to calculate NATA Cut off?

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.

Does SPA Delhi accepts NATA 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. 

Is 120 a good score in NATA?

Around 120-150 is considered a good in NATA if you wish to get admission in top architecture institutes.

Does 12th percentage affect NATA score?

Atleast 50% is required to appear for NATA, however for the final merit list only NATA score is considered. 

What is the highest score in NATA 2021?

The highest NATA score is considered to be more than 155. 

Is 99 a good score in NATA?

No, 99 is not a good NATA score. This score is not enough to get admission in top architecture colleges.