Council of Architecture (CoA) has postponed the first test of NATA 2020. It was due to be held on April 19, 2020. However, has been postponed due to the corona virus breakout in the country. CoA informed about the postponement today, on March 28, 2020, via a public notice. It released online, on nata.in, and conveys these important details:
- The registration for the first test that was closed on March 23, 2020, is reopening again. It will stay open until April 15, 2020.
- In this line, other dates of the first test like image uploading, fee payments, form correction and admit card download stands revised.
- The admit card download date for the first test shall start only after a new date is decided upon.
- The dates of the second test might be affected and may need revision, if applicable.
- For any help, candidates are urged to contact NATA 2020 helpdesk at [email protected] or at 9319275557 and 7303487773
CoA’s Notice on NATA 2020 Postponement
Here is the public notice for the National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) 2020 postponement due to coronavirus pandemic. The same is also available on nata.in.
The candidates can also download the PDF file of the notice – click here
Changes in NATA 2020 First Test Schedule
The changes made in the test schedule of the first NATA 2020 exam can be easily understood from the table below:
|NATA 2020||1st test old dates||1st test revised dates|
|Last date to fill form||23 Mar 2020||15 Apr 2020|
|Last date to upload images||27 Mar 2020||19 Apr 2020|
|Last date for payment||27 Mar 2020||19 Apr 2020|
|Last date to print confirmation page||30 Mar 2020||11 May 2020|
|Form correction||28 – 30 Mar 2020||20 – 22 Apr 2020|
|Admit card issuance||08 Apr 2020||to be announced|
|NATA exam date||19 Apr 2020||to be announced|
|Result declaration of NATA||08 May 2020||to be announced|
NATA 2020 Second Test Schedule That Might Change, If Required
The second test schedule has not been revised, however, CoA might make changes if the situation of COVID-19 outbreak is not contained by then. The schedule for the second test is as follows:
|NATA 2020||May exam (2nd test)|
|Brochure releases||31 of Jan 2020|
|NATA application form releases||01 Feb 2020|
|Last date to fill form||04 May 2020|
|Last date to upload images||08 May 2020|
|Last date for payment||08 May 2020|
|Last date to print confirmation page||11 May 2020|
|Form correction||09 to 11 May 2020|
|Admit card issuance||21 May 2020|
|NATA exam date||31 May 2020|
|Result declaration of NATA||14 Jun 2020|
Understanding What Has Happened and What To Do Next?
The entire nation is in a disarray right now. Academics and education follow a calendar that is predefined and announced to everyone associated with it. However, in a situation like this, there is no second option available, except postponement. Here is what has happened for NATA:
18 Mar 2020: Via the letter number Secy (HE)/(MHRD)/2020, all bodies were advised to postpone the exams scheduled in April month due to COVID-19 outbreak by MHRD.
23 Mar 2020: CoA closes registration for NATA 2020 first exam that was scheduled on April 19, 2020. Following the initially announced schedule for the exam.
28 Mar 2020: Council of Architecture (CoA) postpones the first test due to coronavirus and says new dates to be fixed after the complete lockdown ends. The dates or second test is the same but might get affected. The registration form first test has also bee restarted at nata.in.
What to do next?
It is an opportunity for the candidates to apply for NATA 2020 for both tests. With the new registration opening for test 1, candidates who missed the chance to apply for both the test can now apply.
Next, the candidates who have applied for the second test must keep a regular check on the website for any changes in the schedule of the same. CoA has hinted a change might be applicable in the schedule of the NATA 2020 exam onMay 31, 2020 too.
Students must keep in touch with the official website only, nata.in for any updates.
NATA 2020 Help Desk Details
Candidates can reach out to CoA directly for nay doubts and queries. For this the help desk contact details are:
- email: [email protected]
- Call: 9319275557 and 7303487773
NATA is a national level exam held for admission of candidates in B.Arch course. It is one of the biggest entrance exam, equivalent to JEE Main B.Arch / B.Plan paper.
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