The Council of Architecture released the National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) Notification 2021 in the month of February. NATA is an all India entrance exam conducted for 12th pass students who are interested in pursuing a Bachelor of Architecture. NATA Exam is conducted in two phases separately around the year. The candidates appearing for the exam can check the complete post to know about the NATA Result 2021.

  • Candidates have to use their application number and password to check the NATA Results.
  • The NATA 2021 Result will be released in the form of a scorecard and the results will be checked only in online mode.
  • Generally, after the completion of the exam, the CoA will release the provisional NATA Answer Key
  • Candidates must note that a separate scorecard will be issued by the council for both sessions. However, the best of both scores will be considered for providing admission to BArch courses.

NATA Result 2021

NATA was initially conducted for a span of 6 months every year with multiple attempts to every student to improve their scores. Candidates have a choice of appearing for anyone of the attempts or both attempts. 

  • It is mandatory for candidates must score above the NATA Cut Off to get admission for the BArch course.
  • The scorecard will be made available on the official website along with the NATA exam result.
  • In this post, we will update the NATA 2021 Result link as soon as the results are published on the website.
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NATA Result 2021 Highlights

Exam Name National Ability Test for Architecture (NATA)
Conducting Body Council of Architecture (CoA)
Official website
Mode of the exam Online (Aptitude and Maths Test) and Offline (Drawing Test)
Number of Students Appeared for NATA exam 60000+
Number of Exam Center Cities 135 cities across India and 1 city Abroad (Dubai)
The validity of NATA Scorecard One year only
NATA Helpdesk/ Support | +91 8296744296

NATA Result 2021 Date

NATA will release the official Result a few weeks after the exam. The NATA Result for the first attempt will be announced in the month of April 2021. Applicants can check & download their official Result of NATA 2021. through the direct link mentioned in this post. 

Events Phase 1 Dates Phase 2 Dates
NATA 2021 Exam The second week of April 2021 The first week of July 2021
NATA Answer Key The second week of April 2021 The first week of July 2021
NATA Result  The first week of May 2021 The third week of July 2021

NATA Answer Key

NATA Answer Key helps candidates analyze the exam before the result is announced. The answer key for the exam is announced officially by the conducting body right after the exam is conducted. The answer key for the exam was published officially by the CoA Given below are the steps to check the answer key of NATA 2021.

  • Visit the official website of NATA:
  • Scroll down to find “Attention: For NATA 2021 Registration please visit CLICK HERE”
  • Click the link and you will be redirected to a new page
  • Find the link to NATA Answer Key in the table
  • Click the link to view the Answer Key.

Candidates can raise objections on the answer key on the official website or by contacting the conducting body. The official answer key is published after the objections are resolved. To raise objections, contact on | +91 8296744296 Note: The helpline will be active from 09:00 am to 06:00 pm from Monday to Friday

How to Check NATA Results 2021?

The result contains the official scorecard for NATA 2021. The candidates are considered eligible for the counselling process if they qualify the exam as per NATA Result. Given below are the steps to download the NATA Scorecard 2021.

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NATA Scorecard | Validity and Other Details

  • The scorecard for NATA Result 2021 would contain details regarding the marks scored by candidates in both the papers.
  • The candidate’s rank will also be mentioned on the scorecard of NATA 2021.
  • The scorecard will be in the percentile score based on the cutoff and tie-breaking score.
  • The scorecard will include the name of the candidate, roll number/application number and date of examination.
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Details Mentioned on NATA Scorecard 2021

The following details are mentioned on the NATA 2021 scorecard.

  • Candidates Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Father's Name
  • Registration Number
  • Gender
  • Category
  • Roll Number
  • Marks obtained in Part A and Part B
  • Qualifying Marks
  • Qualifying Status
  • Percentile Marks

What After NATA Result?

Several activities take place once the result is out, and those are as follows

  • The Cut off will be declared within a week mostly.
  • The Counselling process takes place in which students are allotted to several colleges according to the merit list
  • The merit list is formed according to the candidates' performance and marks secured in the exam

NATA Qualifying Marks 2021

  • Candidates must secure 25% of marks in MCQ which is approximately 32 marks out of 125 marks in Part A
  • Candidates must secure a minimum of 18 marks out of 75 marks in Part B i.e. approximately 25% marks in drawing questions
  • The overall qualifying marks (out of 200) will be decided on the basis of post-exam statistics and at the discretion of the Council.

NATA Response Sheet 2021

After the completion of 2021 session, the council will release the NATA 2021 response sheet on the official website.

  • The response sheet contains the answers that are recorded by candidates during the exam.
  • With the help of response sheet, candidates can compare their answers with official answer key and calculate their probable scores and chances of getting qualified in the exam.

NATA Merit List

After the declaration of the NATA Result, the Council generates the final declaration as per the NATA Merit List. The merit list for the exam is prepared considering the following:

  • The merit list is prepared based on the performance of the candidates in both of the papers.
  • Candidates are required to score a minimum of 25% marks in Paper-1 and Paper-2
  • In case two or more candidates get the same marks, tie-breaking standards would be applicable to determine the rank of the candidate in the merit list which is mentioned below.
  • If there still exists a tie after application mentioned as in the tie-breaking rule of a NATA Result standard then the same rank will be allotted to the respective candidates.

Tie-Breaking Rules for NATA Result 2021

The Council of Architecture will publish a unified NATA rank list 2021 of candidates via online mode. During the merit listing process, every candidate will get a unique rank. If more than one candidate will get the same overall marks, the tie-breaking rule will apply:

  • Candidate with high overall marks secure in the Mathematics test component is given a higher rank if this is similar then;
  • Candidate with less number of  wrong answers in attempted ones of the Mathematics test component will get higher preference if the tie still exists then;
  • Then the overall marks in problems of the Aptitude test component will be considered. If the tie persists then;
  • Less wrong answers of the candidate in attempted ones of the aptitude test component will get Higher preference. If the tie continues to exist, then;
  • Then the candidate with an earlier date of birth id given a better rank/score in the exam.

NATA Cut off 2021

To clear NATA 2021, the candidates have to clear the minimum Cutoff Marks of every subject. Candidates don't qualify the aggregate marks of the cutoff are not eligible for the further process also not eligible to take admission in B. Arch courses in any of the Institutes. The cut off varies on the basis of different factors mentioned below

  • Total candidates wrote the NATA exam,
  • Question paper’s difficulty level
  • Total seats in different campuses,
  • Performance of a candidate
  • Last year’s Cutoff trends
  • Cut off from last year

Subjectwise qualifying marks for the year 2019 are given in the table below:

Subject Qualifying Marks Total Mark
Mathematics & General Aptitude 30 120
Drawing 20 80
Overall qualifying marks Will be declared post-exam 200

NATA Counselling

NATA Counselling is the final step of selection for your desired college. It is not conducted centrally for all colleges. Candidates qualifying the NATA Result can apply for the separate counselling conducted by various colleges. The admission to any college is done after considering the NATA Cut off.

  • Till the last academic session, COA will not conduct any counselling of its own apart from conducting NATA 2021, the qualifying exam for admission to B.Arch courses.
  • If the proposal goes through, and national-level common counselling is conducted, the ultimate benefit will go to the candidates.
  • In the current scheme, candidates need to apply separately to each participating institute they are envious of admission.
  • As there is a lot of hectic travelling involved, putting candidates under constant strain.
  • The national-level counselling also is an effort to stop the wastage of seats in institutes for the course of B.Arch, where every year many seats go unfilled.
  • The plan now offers vacant seats, if left vacant even after accommodating all the local candidates will be offered to other state candidates.


How can I check my NATA result 2021?

Follow the steps to check the result for NATA 2021:

  • Visit the official website
  • Search for NATA result
  • Click on it
  • Enter Registration number and Password
  • Submit the details

When is the NATA result for phase 1 declared?

The NATA result for phase 1 will be declared tentatively in the first week of May 2021.

What will be mentioned on the Result Scorecard?

The result scorecard of the candidate will be having the information as follows:

  • Name of the candidate
  • Roll Number
  • Date of birth
  • Marks secured in the exam in each section
  • Qualifying status
  • Total Marks

Will the students receive the hardcopy of the scorecard?

No. The students will not be receiving that. The result declared on the official website is the only place where candidates can check it.

Is re-evaluation possible after the declaration of NATA Exam Result 2021?

Once the results are declared, the students can review it on the official website. There is no option of re-evaluation of the exam paper/response sheet.

What happens after the result is declared?

Once the result is out, students must finalize the college of their wish. There will be a counselling process that will take place on the basis of merit list.