NATA Eligibility 2020:- As the NATA Notification 2020 has already released and the NATA Exam Dates are out, it is important that the candidates know the NATA Eligibility Criteria properly before filling up the Application Form 2020. Go through the complete article to know about the detailed NATA Eligibility.

  • 10+2 with 50% aggregate marks in Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics
  • 10+3 Diploma graduates/appearing with Mathematics as a compulsory subject
  • To know the complete NATA 2020 schedule, read our post on NATA Exam Date 2020
  • 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 Mathematics as a compulsory subject of examination
  • If you are yet to apply for NATA 2020 2nd Attempt, read our post on NATA Application Form 2020 to know more and apply online till 4th May 2020
  • There is no minimum age limit for appearing in NATA 2020 if the candidate satisfies NATA Eligibility Criteria

NATA Eligibility Criteria 2020

NATA 2020 is conducted by the CoA (Council of Architecture). It is a national level entrance examination to measure the candidate's aptitude in the field of Architecture. Candidates who pass the examination take admission in 5 years B. Arch. or 4 years B. Plan. programs offered by NATA scores accepting Institutes. Applicants who will meet NATA Eligibility will be allowed to write the test. As per the latest notification by COA, NATA 2020 Eligibility has been revised and Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics are mandatory subjects at 10+2 level. Download official Eligibility Notice for more info.

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NATA Eligibility Criteria 2020 Highlights 

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


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, Government aided and unaided schools or colleges that offer Bachelor degrees in Architecture.
  • The sole purpose of 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 NATA Mock Test Series to increase their chances of selection i n 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 - NATA Eligibility 2020

In the table below, we have mentioned the detailed Educational Qualification required to fill online application for NATA 2020.

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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Any candidate who has secured less than 50% cannot apply for NATA Examination 2020. If the marks secured is 49.9%, it can not be rounded off to 50%.

NATA Age Eligibility 2020

There is no lower age limit for appearing in the NATA exam. 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 set to 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.

Admission to B.Arch Course - NATA Eligibility 2020

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.

  • For candidates belonging to SC/ ST/ OBC or any other special category, there will be no change in NATA Eligibility Criteria.
  • Applicants can ask for reservation schemes while applying for admissions under various admission authorities.
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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%.