Council of Architecture (CoA) is conducting the first attempt of National Aptitude Test for Architecture (NATA) 2020 today, i.e. on August 29, 2020. The exam will be conducted in two formats – home-based proctored test and Computer-Based Test (CBT) at the allotted exam centers. NATA is one of the main exams for students who are wishing to pursue a career in Architecture.
Certain advisory guidelines and instructions have been released by the conducting body. Students must follow these examinations guidelines at the time of CBT. Candidates will not be allowed to enter the NATA 2020 exam after 12:45 pm. The NATA 2020 are asked to carry their admit card and a proof of identity (voter ID/ pan card/ aadhar card/ driving license) to the centre. A photograph and biometric will be taken of the candidate before allotting the seat. There is no pre-decided seating arrangement. The allotment will be done randomly.
For NATA 2020 Second test, the registration was already started on February 1, 2020, and is now going to end soon i.e on September 04, 2020. Candidates who have applied for the first test but are not satisfied with their performance in it can also apply for NATA second test. Since the closing window for the application process will close soon, hence, aspirants must submit NATA application form soon at nata.in.
The application process for the second test including uploading of image, payment of application fee, printing of confirmation page, correction in details in the form is to be completed before the deadline which is September 04, 2020. After the application process is over, the admit card for NATA second test will be released for download online on September 09, 2020. The exam is scheduled to be held on September 12, 2020.
The home-based proctored test will begin at sharp 10:00am with the NATA 2020 Part B taking place for 45 minutes. A 15-minute break will be given before starting the NATA 2020 Part A exam at sharp 11:00 am till 12:12 pm.
Candidates are not permitted to bring any electronic gadgets like mobile phones, calculators, electronic watches with calculators, log tables, etc to the examination centre. The candidate will not be allowed to leave the premises without the special permission of the centre in-charge before the completion of the examination.
The candidate must use a laptop/PC with the required browser and software to attempt the exam. The system used during mock-tests by the candidate is preferred as it will avoid any unnecessary delay or technical issues. No candidate will be permitted in the online examination after 10:15am. It is also required for the student to produce a valid ID card to the exam proctor.
No candidate will be allowed to exit/disconnect before the scheduled time of conclusion of the exam. If the system crashes, the candidate must follow the same procedure to continue the test. However, the student will not be allowed to re-enter the exam after a 10-minute delay. Any malpractice or unethical activities will lead to the disqualification of the candidate from the exam.