NATA 2020: Tests on April 19 and May 31
Council of Architecture (CoA), has invited applications for the National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) 2020, the eligibility test for Admission to Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch) Programme.
As per the Minimum Standards of Architectural Education Regulations, qualifying in an aptitude test in Architecture is a mandatory requirement for admission to B.Arch. degree course.
NATA measures the aptitude of the applicant for specific field of study, i.e. Architecture. The test makes an assessment of drawing and observation skills, sense of proportion, aesthetic sensitivity, Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics at 10+2 level and critical thinking ability that have been acquired by the candidate over the past few years and are related to the specific field of study.
NATA-2020 will be conducted twice, thus giving opportunity to those students who miss out the first test due to some reason or other or wish to improve upon their NATA score in the first test by re-appearing the second test. One can appear for any one or for both the tests. Those opting to appear in both the first and second test will be issued with separate score card for each test. The score card for Second test shall contain the marks secured in First & Second Test and also the best marks secured in either of the Tests as valid score for admission to B.Arch. Course.
Both the tests will be conducted as a one-day offline/online examination all over the country. The test shall consist of two parts: Part A is on Drawing, which is paper based and Part B comprises of Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)on Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and general aptitude which is to be answered online. The test will be of 3 hours and 15 minutes duration. Part A (paper based) carrying 125 marks will be held in the first 135 minutes. Candidates will have to do Drawings in A4 Size paper and the part will have 3 Questions carrying 35 marks, 35 marks & 55 marks, respectively. After this part, there will be an intermission of 15 minutes.
Part B the online test carrying 75 Marks will last for 45 minutes. It will have Multiple Choice Question (MCQ) with a total of 15 Questions from Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics and 35 Questions from General Aptitude & Logical reasoning, each carrying 1.5 marks. There is no negative marking. The total marks of the test will be 200.
The first test will be held on 19 April 2020(Sunday) and the second test on 31 May 2020 (Sunday), both from 10.00 a.m. to 1.15 pm. Syllabus for the test is available as Appendix-I of the NATA Brochure that can be downloaded from http://www.nata.in/. List of Examination Cities is given in Appendix V. Three choices of test cities are to be selected mandatorily in the order of preference, from the entire list of examination cities nation-wide, when submitting the application.
Eligibility: Applicant should have passed 10+2 level examination with at least 50% aggregate marks in Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics (PCM) and also at least 50% marks in aggregate of the 10+2 level examination or passed 10+3 Diploma Examination with Mathematics as compulsory subject with at least 50% marks in aggregate. Those belonging to SC, ST, OBC-NCL category or PwD (Persons with disability) will have a relaxation of 5% marks in total aggregate in 10+2 level as well as Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics /10+3 Diploma.
To be eligible for admission, applicant should have qualified in NATA/equivalent in 2020. Those appearing for 10+2 examination with PCM or 10+3 Diploma with Mathematics in the current year may also provisionally appear for NATA-2020, subject to fulfilling the above criteria.
Application fee: Application fee is Rs.2,000/- for appearing for one test and Rs. 3800/- for appearing for both the tests. Applicants belonging to SC/ST and PWD category need to pay Rs 1,700/- or Rs 3,100/- respectively. Those opting to appear from test centres outside the territory of India have to deposit Rs.10,000/- or Rs. 18,000/-.
Application: Applications can be filled online at http://www.nata.in/. Applicants will be required to upload Recent Passport size Photograph in Colour, own Signature. Documents have to be in jpg / jpeg format.
Registration for first examination can be done till 11.59 pm on 16.3.2020. Image uploading and payment of application fee for the first test can be done till 11.59 pm on 20.3.2020. Fee can be paid through Electronic Payment Gateway, using debit card, credit card or net banking. After successful payment, payment gateway will redirect the candidate to home page that will show the status of fee payment. Upon successful payment, the candidate will be able to print the final ‘Confirmation Page’.
Correction window will be active from 10.30 am on 21.3.2020 till 11.59 pm on 23.3.2020. Confirmation page can be printed till 11.59 pm on 23.3.2020. Applicant should take a printout and preserve the confirmation page for future reference. There is no need to send any document to the Council by post. Result of first test will be announced on 8.5.2020.
Registration for the second test can be done till 11.59 pm on 4.5.2020. Image uploading and payment of application fee can made till 11.59 pm on 8.5.2020. Correction window will be active from 10.30 am on 9.5.2020 till 11.59 pm on 11.5.2020. Confirmation page can be printed till 11.59 pm on 11.5.2020. Result of second test will be announced on 14.6.2020.
Qualifying marks for NATA-2020: Applicant should score a minimum of 32 marks out of 125 marks in Part A (approximately 25%, a minimum of 18 marks out of 75 marks must be secured in Part B (approximately 25%). In addition applicant should score overall qualifying marks (out of 200) which would be decided would be based on post-exam statistics and at the discretion of the Council. A Candidate will not qualify in NATA-2020 unless he/ she satisfy all three conditions mentioned above.
After the examination, model answers to MCQ portion (Part B) would be available in public domain. Before publication of results, the response sheets of each candidate will be uploaded along with Part-wise mark (s) secured. No review will be available for the drawing test (Part A).
Those appearing for both the tests will be issued separate score card for each test. The score card for Second test shall contain the marks secured in First & Second Test and also the best marks secured in either of the Tests as valid score for admission to B.Arch. Course.
Validity of score: NATA-2020 score shall be valid only for admission in the session 2020-2021.
For more details, visit http://www.nata.in/