How should you prepare for NATA

How should you prepare for NATA

What is your ambition?


If this was asked a few years back, most of us would say either an engineering or medical career. But, it is not the case today. With changing times, the perception of people towards various courses has changed. Most of the students are now aware of the different career options and are ready to choose them without hesitation.

The question is, are you ready to make a change?

If you are, then choose your option and get coaching from Ignite, the best institute for NATA coaching in Thrissur.


Different options

One such career field is architecture & design. If you are having a talent for drawing and implementing unique concepts, then architecture is the right choice for you. However, getting admission for B.Arch in any reputed college is not that simple. You must clear the necessary entrance exams, only after which you will be eligible.

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Some of the upcoming competitive exams for getting admission to various architectural & design schools in India are the following:


  • NATA
  • CEED

Out of these, NATA is the official exam which must be cleared if you want your admission in reputed architectural colleges. If you didn’t get the chance to attend the NATA exam in 2019, no need to worry.

As most of the exams mentioned above are scheduled to be conducted in 2020. Most of the dates for the exams has been announced as of writing this blog. We will share the complete details below just in case if you have missed any of the dates.

As a general rule of thumb, the earlier you are able to prepare, the better your results will become which in turn leads to increased chances for admission.


Why start early?

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There’s a reason for that. Since most of the competitive exams are usually conducted during the early months of the year. Also, most of you guys are doing your higher secondary and the final exams will be conducted around the same time as the competitive exams.


Thus, once you complete your main exams, you technically get only a few days to prepare for important exams like NATA, JEE, CEED, etc. The sad fact is that most students enrol for crash courses that claim to teach all the concepts within a few days & make you prepared for the exam.

But, do you think that you will benefit from such classes at this short time?

An approach like this is a total waste of your valuable time & money. This is why you should start preparing at the earliest time possible. At Ignite, we provide early coaching classes for students so that they are able to learn and prepare without all the rush.


The Dates

So, let’s get on with the exam dates, shall we?


Short for National Aptitude Test in Architecture, is the national level exam for the graduate program in Architecture. It is one of the most competitive exams in India which is conducted by the COA since 2006. As per trusted sources, the dates for both sessions are mentioned below:


1st session

  • Online application registration:        4th week of January 2020
  • Online registration last date:            2nd week of March 2020
  • Admit card download:                     1st week of April 2020
  • Exam dates:                                     2nd week of April 2020
  • Exam result announcement:           1st week of May 2020

2nd session

  • Online application registration:       4th week of January 2020
  • Online registration last date:           2nd week of June 2020
  • Admit card download:                    4th week of June 2020
  • Exam dates:                                    1st week of July 2020
  • Exam result announcement:          4th week of July 2020



Short for the common entrance exam for design, is a joint entrance exam for postgraduate studies in the field of design. The dates for CEED 2020 has been announced. The dates are:


  • Online registration starting:                  October 9th, 2019
  • Last date for online registration:         November 15th, 2019
  • Last date for online registration
  • (with late fee):                                         November 20th, 2019
  • Admit card download:                           January 1st, 2020
  • Main Exam:                                             January 18th, 2020
  • Exam result:                                            March 4th, 2020


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Conducted by the National Testing Agency, the Joint Entrance Exam is the national level competitive exam that is needed to get admission in NIT’S and SPA. There are two papers for JEE which are Paper-I & Paper-II. The dates for JEE Paper-II are mentioned below:

  • Online registration starting:             February 7th 2020
  • Online registration ends:                 March 7th, 2020
  • admit card download:                     March 16th, 2020
  • Main exam:                                      April 3rd to 9th, 2020
  • Exam results announcement:         April 30th, 2020


Eligibility for candidates

No candidate shall be admitted to architecture course unless they have passed 10+2 with at least 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics. Those who have passed 10+3 Diploma examination with Mathematics as a compulsory subject are also eligible. But, they should have at least 50% marks.

NB: Those appearing the 10+2 exam with PCM subjects in the current year may also provisionally appear in the exam, however, their result in NATA-2020 will be declared valid subject to fulfilling the above criteria.

The Right place

Now you know the exam dates, isn’t it?

So, what is the next step?

Join a well-known institute known for its coaching proficiency. Although this is what you must do, what you have to consider is making the right choice by joining at the right place i.e Ignite. We are considered the best NATA coaching centre in Thrissur.


Our coaching includes JEE & NATA coaching, LET coaching, PSC coaching, higher secondary tuitions and more. What makes our coaching different from other’s are the following:

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  • Exam-oriented coaching
  • Individual attention for students
  • Institution run by IIT Alumni
  • Updated study materials
  • Solving previous year question papers


Besides our coaching, we host a yearly workshop program SRISTI that showcases the architectural talents of our students. Clearing NATA exam is not that difficult as you might think. As it is a competitive exam, you just have to be prepared.

We are all ready to begin NATA coaching for our new batch of students. If you want to shape up your career in architecture, then join our classes without hesitation. For more details please do contact us or you can visit our website for updates.