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Application Procedure

The First Test will be held on 19.04.2020 and the Second Test is scheduled to be held on 31.05.2020.

Appearing in second test is not mandatory and is purely at the discretion of the applicants. Candidates can register themselves either for first test or second or both by filling in the application form appropriately.

Candidates opting to appear in both the first and second test may note that they will be issued with the 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.

Application has to be filled up ONLINE at the NATA portal of www.nata.in.

Candidates need to visit the portal and CLICK the requisite link ONLINE APPLICATION NATA– 2020 and thereafter will be directed to the actual application form. The form is interactive in nature and the fields required to be filled up are categorized in different sub-sections. The fields super-scribed with * MUST be filled up as they are MANDATORY, otherwise the application will NOT get submitted.

The application form is broadly categorized into three steps: filling of PERSONAL DETAILS; DOCUMENT UPLOADING & FEE PAYMENT. Please see Appendix-IV for detailed guidelines on fields to be entered at the time of online form filling.

Candidates need to fill in the first part i.e. PERSONAL DETAILS and will thereafter be directed to DOCUMENT UPLOADING. Once the documents are successfully uploaded, the system enters into the FEE PAYMENT. Finally, the candidate must take a printout of CONFIRMATION PAGE generated upon successful fee payment for their own record. There is no need to send any document by post.

Filling up of Application Form

The online filling-up of the Application Form is interactive in nature and online guidance will be available to the candidate while filling up the form.

Filling up of fields will be interactive in nature. As soon as the cursor is taken to a certain field, a cursor tip MESSAGE will be shown to the candidate to assist in filling up. In case of difficulty, the HELP icon placed right next to the field will redirect the candidate to that section of the Brochure which deals with the filling up of the said field. Please note that the applicant name, father’s name, mother’s name, postal address and date of birth taken together must be unique for each application.

At the time of submitting the PERSONAL DETAILS of a candidate, the system will prompt the candidate to enter his email address which shall be used as the user name. The email of the candidate shall be verified by the system by sending a link. The candidate has to choose a PASSWORD and keep it as guarded secret for all subsequent entries into their domain. A SECURITY QUESTION AND ANSWER will be captured from the candidate by the system at this stage. Candidate has to remember this question-answer pair for prompt retrieval of password in case it is forgotten at later stage. The candidate needs to login into his/her account using his email and password. The login credentials and application number generated by the system shall also be emailed to the candidates at their respective emails. The candidate will need to enter the system subsequently for various reasons as given below:

  • • Accessing and editing personal information (till going to the document upload stage)
  • • Uploading of images.
  • • Performing fee payment through EPG.
  • • Printing of the Confirmation Page.
  • • Correction to data if needed.
  • • Candidate responses that will be hosted in the website.

The candidate has to use his/her email and chosen password for subsequent login to the system for all subsequent accesses to the system. Therefore, it is very important for the candidate to note down password. It is also important to note the security question and the answer pair for retrieval of password in case the candidate forgets the chosen password and for future reference.

Application Fee Details

Irrespective of his/her gender, a candidate applying for NATA– 2020, either first test or second test, has to pay

INR Rs.2,000/-(Rupees Two thousand only)as application fee, through ONLINE mode.

In case the Candidate wishes to appear for both first and second test, he/she shall deposit Rs 3800/- (Rupees Three thousand and eight hundred only) as application fees.

Candidates belonging to SC/ST and PWD category need to deposit Rs 1,700/- (Rupees One thousand seven hundred only) for either first or second test and Rs 3,100/- (Rupees three thousand one hundred only) for appearing in both the tests through online mode.

Candidates opting to appear from test centres outside the territory of India have to deposit Rs.10,000/- (Rupees Ten thousand only) for either first or second test and Rs. 18,000/- (Rupees Eighteen thousand only) for appearing in both the tests through online mode.

The candidate, on successfully uploading the PERSONAL DETAILS and DOCUMENTS; will be directed to the webpage containing process of payment of application fee as per the following options.

Payment through EPG: The candidate has to click “Payment of fee using EPG services”, the system will automatically redirect to available payment gateway page, displayed at the web site. As per the candidate's convenience, he/she may select any of the options to pay the application fee through electronic payment gateway via debit card, credit card or net banking and follow the online instructions to complete the payment process. 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".

Confirmation Page (A proof of REGISTRATION)

The Confirmation Page is generated upon successful payment of Application Fee. Its generation means that the candidate has been successfully REGISTERED. The candidate 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. A print out of the Confirmation page will not provide admittance to the Test Centre to take the examination. The candidate has to print the Admit Card when issued online as per the schedule.

Discrepancy and correction

The candidate is expected to fill up all details correctly, check a preview of the application before submitting the same online. Candidates will be provided only one opportunity to correct their personal details.

Issue of Admit Card

For each Applicant, an Admit Card will be generated according to the schedule notified indicating the allotted Examination Centre for NATA –2020 and a downloadable version of the admit card will be published on the respective webpage of the candidate concerned. An Examination Roll Number will also be generated for each candidate.

Candidate has to download the soft copy of the Admit Card from the website and has to appear in the examination with a printed hard copy at the concerned Examination Centre indicated in the downloaded Admit Card along with one original photo identity card- Voter Card/ Pan Card/ Aadhar Card/ Driving Licence. Candidates must ensure that the photograph and signature printed on the admit card are not mutilated / distorted / soiled even by accident. Candidates with such mutilated / distorted / soiled admit cards will not be allowed to appear in NATA-2020.

Candidates are advised to retain their admit cards carefully in secured place in undamaged condition in all respects as stated above till the completion of admission procedure.

All applicants who appear to be prima facie eligible shall be provisionally permitted to sit for NATA-2020. If, after scrutiny at any stage, it is found that an applicant is otherwise ineligible, his/her candidature shall be cancelled even if he/she has appeared in NATA-2020.

The candidature shall also be cancelled if he/she fails to produce any of the required documents in original for fulfilment of eligibility and other criteria as specified earlier during counselling and admission in Universities/Institutions.

Allocation of Examination Centre

The allocation of examination centre spread across all state capitals and other selected cities subject to availability of at least 200 students for the particular city/centre. Cities will be based on the choices given by the candidate during filling up the form online. However, it is the discretion of the Council to allocate examination centre for smooth conduct of the test. No request for change of allocated center will be entertained under any circumstances.

Declaration of Results

Rules for scrutiny / review of Answer Sheet

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). Further, there will be no provision for post publication scrutiny and /or review and any request after publication of the result will not be entertained.

Result format

Results will be available in the website www.nata.in which will be announced in various electronic/printing media before declaration of results.

The result will be available in two formats:

1. Marks obtained in each Part of the exam and out of 200
2. Pass/Fail

Qualifying marks for NATA-2020 would be based on the following rules:

1. A minimum of 32 marks out of 125 marks must be secured in Part A (approximately 25%)
2. A minimum of 18 marks out of 75 marks must be secured in Part B (approximately25% )
3. Overall qualifying marks (out of 200) 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 satisfies all three conditions mentioned above.

Validity of NATA-2020 score

NATA-2020score shall be valid only for admission in the session 2020-2021.

Interpretation & Legal Jurisdiction

• In case of any dispute regarding interpretation of any clause in this brochure, the interpretation of Council shall be final and binding.
• All matters pertaining to conduct of NATA–2020 shall fall within the jurisdiction of Courts situated in Delhi only.
• The Council will not be a party pertaining to any dispute arising in the process of admission to any course of study through NATA– 2020 in any Institution.

Weeding Out Rules

The record of the NATA-2020 Examination would be preserved upto90 days from the date of declaration of results.