National Aptitude Test in Architecture Exam

NATA Eligibility Criteria

Candidates who are aiming to appear for the National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) examination have to meet all the eligibility requirements set by the Council of Architecture (COA). The organising body has made some key changes in the eligibility criteria. 

NATA 2020 Highlights 

The examinations will be conducted in two attempts. Candidates have to note that the online registration for both the attempts will start from February 1, 2020. 

Event NATA (1st Attempt) NATA (2nd Attempt)
Last date to apply online March 16, 2020 May 4, 2020
NATA admit cards April 4, 2020 May 21, 2020
NATA examination April 19, 2020 May 31, 2020
NATA result May 8, 2020 June 14, 2020

NATA Educational Requirement 

Candidates who passed 10+2 with 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics and also 50% marks in aggregate at the 10+2 level examination are only eligible. Aspirants those who are appearing for the 10+2 exam with PCM subjects in the current year can also appear for the exam; however, their result in NATA-2020 will be declared valid subject to fulfilling the above criteria.

Credentials For Admission To B.Arch Course 

The information bulletin clearly states that qualifying in NATA does not constitute a right/ guarantee in favour of the candidate for his/her admission to any architecture course unless he/she has fulfilled all the prescribed requirements as specified by respective counselling and admission authorities. Hence, candidates who satisfy the following credentials are eligible for admission to B.Arch course. 

  • Qualified through the recognised aptitude test in Architecture (NATA or equivalent).
  • Have gone through any of the following curriculum with marks as prescribed below: Secured 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics and also 50% marks in aggregate at the 10+2 level examination


  • Aspirants should note that no direct lateral admission is allowed at any other year/stage of B.Arch. course based on any qualification. 
  • NATA is a qualifying examination for admissions into the B.Arch. degree program. Reservation does not fall under the purview of this examination. 

NATA Help Desk

Candidates having any queries regarding NATA eligibility criteria can write an e-mail ( The help desk number is: +91 931927557 and 7303487773.

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