NATA 2020, conducted by the CoA (Council of Architecture) is a national level entrance examination to measure the candidate's aptitude in the field of Architecture. Candidates who pass the examination can take admission in 5 years B. Arch. or 4 years B. Plan. programs offered by NATA scores accepting Institutes. As the NATA Notification 2020 has released, it is important for candidates to be aware of the required eligibility criteria for filling up the application form. Go through the complete post to know more details about NATA Eligibility 2020.

NATA Eligibility 2020

The CoA has relaxed the eligibility for admission to 1st year of 5-year B.Arch. Degree Course, prescribed under Regulation 4 of the Council of Architecture for the year 2020-21. As per the NATA  Exam Eligibility 2020, candidates just need a 10+2 board or 10+3 pass certificate to apply for the exam. The only candidates who will meet NATA Eligibility will be allowed to write the test. 

  • Before filling the NATA Application Form 2020, candidates are advised to check the required eligibility criteria. Make sure to fill the application form on or before 04 September 2020.
  • Candidates who have passed 10+2 with 50% aggregate marks in Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics are eligible to apply for the NATA 2020. Also, candidates who are pursuing a 10+3 Diploma with Mathematics as a compulsory subject can also apply for the exam.
  • Candidates belonging to SC, ST, OBC-NCL Category, or PWD(Person with Disability) shall be provided with 5% in total Aggregate in 10+2 Level/10+3 Diploma as well as PCM.
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma passed/appearing, after 10 years of schooling with 50% marks in aggregate and Mathematics as a compulsory subject of the examination are also eligible for NATA.
  • Candidates who have successfully filled the application form can download the NATA Admit Card 2020 from the official website.
  • There is no minimum age limit for appearing in NATA 2020 if the candidate satisfies NATA Eligibility Criteria
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NATA Eligibility Criteria 2020 Highlights 

As per the NATA Exam Date 2020, the exam is scheduled to be held on 12 September 2020. To start with, let's look at the various Highlights for NATA 2020 and official exam dates for both NATA 1 & 2. In the table below, we have mentioned NATA 2020 Exam Highlights for both Attempt 1 & 2 examinations;

Specific Criteria

Eligibility

Qualifying Exam 10+2/10+3 Diploma passed/appearing
Subjects Required Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics as compulsory Subjects
Marks Required 50% in Physics,Chemistry,Maths/50% in 10+2/10+3 Diploma
Age Limit No Age Limit specified to appear for NATA

Who can take NATA 2020?

NATA is an Aptitude test for candidates seeking admission to undergraduate degree courses in Architecture in India.

  • The examination aims to assess a candidate's observation skills, drawing skills, sense of proportion, aesthetic sensitivity, and the ability of an applicant to think critically for admission in Bachelor of Architecture.
  • Applicants must possess the above-mentioned qualities to qualify NATA 2020 with a good score.
  • NATA Score is used by admission authorities of different government and unaided schools or colleges that offer Bachelor degrees in Architecture.
  • The sole purpose of the NATA examination is to provide a common base to compare the qualification of the candidates in addition to their scores in the qualifying examination.

The eligible candidates should solve the NATA Mock Test Series to increase their chances of selection in the exam.

NATA Eligibility Criteria 2020-In Detail

To apply online for the National NATA exam, applicants need to possess certain educational qualifications and should be in the Age range set by COA. To start, let's talk about the educational qualification needed to apply for NATA 2020;

Educational Qualification

The candidates who have qualified the aptitude test i.e. NATA or JEE, with pass percentage in 10+2 scheme of examination with PCM or 10+3 Diploma with Mathematics shall be eligible for admission to B.Arch. course. In the table below, we have mentioned the detailed Educational Qualification required to fill online application for NATA 2020.

  • Filling Total Marks and Obtained marks for class 10th is no more mandatory. This particular information is optional in order to apply for NATA 2020.
  • As marks in 10th std Grade cards is not easily obtainable, Form fields 'Total Marks' and 'Obtained Marks' are made optional.
  • As per the Candidates who have passed (Senior secondary Examination) 10+2, Diploma (10+3) or equivalent exam with 50% marks in aggregate in any stream from Central/ State Government with Mathematics being the compulsory subject are eligible to apply for NATA.

In the table below, we have mentioned the detailed Educational Qualification required to fill online application for NATA 2020. Go through the nata eligibility for diploma students from table below and apply for the exam.

Exam Minimum marks Sub(Compulsory) Status
10+2 50% Mathematics Passes/appearing
10+3 50% Mathematics Passes/appearing
International Baccalaureate Diploma 50% Mathematics Passes/appearing
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Age Limit

There is no lower age limit for appearing in the exam according to the NATA exam eligibility age limit . However, candidates need to comply with any particular age constraint that may be specified by respective counseling/ Admission authority. There is no Age Limit to take the NATA examination. Candidates may have to register any age limit set by the admission authority.

NATA Eligibility 2020 for Students of International/ NRI Status

For the students having International/ NRI status, NATA Eligibility remains the same as it is for Indian Nationals. There is no different Eligibility parameters set for International/ NRI candidates who want to appear for NATA 2020

What is the validity of the NATA Score?

NATA Score is valid for a period of 24 months (2 years) from the date a candidate appears for the NATA exam. If 24 months period is over, aspirants have to register for the next NATA examination and will have to secure a valid NATA Score/ Rank.

NATA Eligibility B.Arch Course2020

Applicants need to qualify any recognized Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA or equivalent) in 2020 to be eligible for admission to B.Arch. courses.Direct lateral admission in any year or at any stage of B. Arch. course, under any circumstances or on the basis of qualification will not be done.

  • According to the NATA Eligibility for OBC, a candidate must have passed in 10+2 scheme of examination with PCM subjects or pass in 10+3 Diploma with Mathematics in order to apply for NATA Exam 2020.
  • The candidates who have qualified the aptitude test i.e. NATA or JEE, with pass percentage in 10+2 scheme of examination with PCM or 10+3 Diploma with Mathematics can also apply for the exam.
  • For candidates belonging to SC/ ST/ OBC or any other special category, there will be no change in NATA entrance exam eligibility.
  • Applicants can ask for reservation schemes while applying for admissions under various admission authorities.

FAQ's

What are the compulsory subjects required by the NATA Candidates as eligibility criteria?

The compulsory subject required by the NATA Candidates as eligibility criteria is Mathematics.

Can the 10+2 and 10+3 exam appearing students sit for the NATA Exam?

As per the NATA 2020 Eligibility Criteria,both the 10+2 and 10+3 appearing/passed students can sit for the NATA Exam.

What is the Educational Qualification to sit for NATA Exam as per the NATA Eligibility Criteria?

The candidates who have cleared or appearing in 10+2/10+3 Diploma can sit for NATA Exam.

What is the Age Limit to sit for NATA Exam as per the NATA Eligibility Criteria?

There is no age criteria specified for NATA candidates.

What aggregate/percentage in 10+2 is required by the candidates to sit for NATA Exam as per the NATA Eligibility Criteria?

Aggregate/percentage in 10+2 that is required by the candidates to sit for NATA Exam is 50%.