The NATA Entrance Examination dates are out. NATA is one of the most significant Entrance Exams to be given by aspiring architects, aiming to get into a good University to pursue a bachelor’s degree in architecture (B. Arch).

With the release of the important dates for the NATA Examination 2020, there are a few other changes that have been bought into effect this year regarding the NATA 2020 Exam Pattern, eligibility criteria and much more. Do take a hard look to know about the Exam modifications that have come into effect.

Here are the important dates you need to know if you’re awaiting to appear for the NATA Entrance Exam 2020.

 NATA Examination dates

Events of the Exam

Phase 1

Phase 2

Start of registration

1st February 2020

1st February 2020

End of registration

16th March 2020

4th May 2020

Exam Date

19th April 2020

31st May 2020

Fee payment last date

20th March 2020

8th May 2020

Release of Admit Card

4th April 2020

21st May 2020

Results Announcement 8th May 2020

14th June 2020

Nata 2020 modified Exam Pattern

The exam pattern for NATA 2020 is as follows:

Mode of Exam: Online & Offline

Exam date: 19th April- Phase 1

Exam time and duration- 10:00 am to 1:15 pm (3 hours & 15 minutes)

Total Marks – 200

Part A- Drawing test (Offline)- 3 questions- 135 minutes

Break period of 15 minutes– 12:15 to 12:30 pm

Question type & duration for each: Part B– MCQ(Online)- 50 questions- 45 minutes 

Marking pattern

Part A MCQ’s1.5 marks for each question, no negative marking

Part B (Drawing test)- 35 marks, 55 marks, 35 marks– 3 questions



No. of questions

Total marks

Part A

Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics (PCM)


15x 1.5= 22.5

General Aptitude & logical Reasoning


1.5x 35= 52.5

Part B



35+55+35(marks)= 125





 Eligibility criteria for NATA

  • Candidates who have completed 10+2 with an aggregate passing marks of 50% as well as 50% minimum marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics are eligible.
  • Candidates who have completed 10+3, diploma with 50% marks in any stream, with Mathematics as a compulsory subject recognised by Central or State government are also eligible.
  • Candidates belonging to SC, ST, OBC-NCL category or PwD (Person with disability) categories need to have 45% total aggregate marks in 10+2/ 10+3 Diploma as well as 45% in PCM.
  • Candidates to note that there is no lateral admission allowed in any stage of the B.Arch. course.
  • Candidates who appear in the NATA Entrance exam Phase 1, are also eligible to re-apply for the Phase-2 entrance exams.

In the NATA 2020, one of the major changes evident is the difference in the questions and marks distribution under each section. 

A brief of the NATA 2020 Syllabus:

  1. Mathematics 
  • Algebra
  • Logarithms
  • Matrices
  • Trigonometry
  • Co-ordinate Geometry
  • 3- dimensional co-ordinate Geometry
  • Theory of Calculus
  • Application of Calculus
  • Permutation and Combination
  • Statistics and Probability
  1. Physics
  • Electrostatics
  • Current Electricity
  • Magnetic effects of Current and Magnetism, Magnetism & matter
  • Electromagnetic induction & Alternating currents
  • Optics
  • Electronics devices
  • Atoms & Nuclei
  1. Chemistry
  • Basic concepts of Chemistry, Structure of Atom, Classification & periodicity properties
  • Chemical Bonding and Molecular, States of Matter: Gases and Liquids, Chemical Thermodynamics; Equilibrium; Redox Reactions; Hydrogen; s- Block Elements p -Block Elements
  • Organic Chemistry, Hydrocarbons, Environmental Chemistry
  1. General Aptitude
  • Mathematical Reasoning
  • General
  • Sets and relations 
  1. Drawing

Some of the parameters based on which the Candidates will be assessed or judged in the drawing test are as follows:

  • Concept about Proportion and Scale
  • Composition and Shape
  • Visualizing and drawing the effects of lights and shadows cast by the object on the surroundings.
  • Form transformations in 2D and 3D like union, subtraction, rotation, surfaces and volumes.
  • Perspective drawing- Combining and creating three dimensional elements that are given to form a building or structural form.
  • To understand and create a visual harmony using colours given in composition.
  • Sketching of urban scape and landscape
  • Drawing from memory- Common day-to-day life objects like furniture equipment. 

Application fee details

  • All candidates applying for the NATA Exam 2020 are required to pay a test fee of 2000
  • If the candidate wishes to appear in both the phases of the Exam, he/she is required to pay a few of 3800
  • The SC/ST and PwD category candidates have to pay a test fee of 1700, if they wish to appear for both phases the fees to be paid is Rs. 3100. 

Payment mode

  • Electronic payment gateway -Payment through EPG: Candidates have to follow the instructions and steps on the payment page.
  • Via credit card/ debit card/ net banking.

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