A total of 30,245 candidates applied for the first test, carried out on August 29, 2020, of which 22,843 were aspirants.
This year, in view of the COVID-19 situation, NATA was conducted as a comprehensive online proficiency test with both components – Part A (Cognitive Skills for Drawing and Visual Composition Tests) and Part B (Test of Scientific Skills and General Aptitude)) on PC / Answer laptop. Candidates were given the opportunity to show up for NATA 2020 either from their place of residence as a Home Based Test Candidate (HBT) or from one of the 218 test centers. The HBT mode, which 9,598 opted for, was first introduced by the Council as an online supervised test with artificial intelligence (AI).
A statement from the CoA reads: “After receiving explanations of poor connectivity, network and power issues faced by HBT as well as center-based candidates, after carefully examining the matter, the council decided to retest for Allow the real cases (without any fees) as a one-time measure. ”
It has also been added that in the event that aspirants who couldn’t show up for the first test or who want to improve their score can apply for the second test, which is scheduled for September 12, 2020. The last registration date for the second test of NATA 2020 is September 6th until 12 noon.
“A total of 357 HBT candidates were deemed unfair at first sight and their results have been withheld until further notice,” said Habeeb Khan, President of CoA.
NATA is a national level exam for admission to architecture courses.