NATA Answer Key 2021: Release Date, Pdf Download Link, Challenge Procedure

Result Date

Apr 15, 2021

Apr 22, 2021 | Architecture


The answer keys for NATA Test-1 2021 have been released on April 16, 2021. Candidates can check the same by following the steps given below. The response sheets for the test-1 has been released and is made available on the official NATA website on April 22, 2021.

Answer keys will help the candidates to assess their marks before the release of the results to be able to anticipate where they stand in the qualifying list. NATA 2021 which is conducted by the Council of Architecture (CoA) will release the NATA Answer Key 2021 a few days after the completion of the NATA 2021 examination. The answer keys for the first and second attempts will be released by the Council on their official website on the dates mentioned along with the NATA Response Sheet. Candidates can download the NATA answer key PDF and calculate the results for the B.Arch admission.

NATA Answer Key 2021 Highlights

The importance of assessing the results based on the answer key is to give the candidates, an idea on their performance and to anticipate the final results and make the required preparations for admission accordingly.

NATA 2021 answer key will be available on the Third week of April 2021, after the First attempt of NATA examination. Following which will be the release of the NATA official answer key for the Second attempt in the Third week June 2021. Candidates can find the important dates and events related to the NATA answer key down below.

NATA Answer Key Important Dates
Exam Events Event Dates
NATA Admit Card Release date April 6, 2021
NATA Exam Date-First Attempt April 10, 2021
Release of First Attempt Answer Key April 16, 2021
NATA Results-First Attempt April 20, 2021 (Expected)
NATA Exam Date-Second Attempt June 12, 2021
Release of Second Attempt Answer Key Third Week of June 2021
Declaration of NATA Final Results Last Week of June 2021

The examination is conducted in two sections which challenges the Drawing skills of the candidates as well as the analytical skills of the students. The NATA Drawing answer key will be released with the NATA exam answer key for the students to calculate their scores.

Steps to download NATA Answer Key 2021 PDF

Candidates can avail the full set of answer keys for both the sections of the NATA 2021 exam on the dates mentioned above in the form of PDFs. The candidates can find the same by following the steps given below to download the NATA Answer Key 2021 from the official website.

  • Candidates must visit the NATA official website at
  • Click on the NATA registration link mentioned on the sidebar
  • Candidates have to enter the credentials to log in.
  • Candidates must click on the link to NATA Answer Key 2021 option.
  • The NATA official answer key 2021 shall appear on the screen.
  • Download the same to calculate and predict the scores.

Direct Link to Download NATA 2021 Test-1 Answer Keys

NATA Candidate Response Sheets 2021

Candidates can now avail the NATA response sheets for Test-1 2021. The CoA has released the response sheets on April 22, 2021, on the official website. Candidates can avail the services of receiving the response sheets pertaining to the NATA 2021 examination. The CoA releases the NATA Response sheets every year. The response sheets are released before the release of the answer key.

The NATA response sheets consist of the recorded responses regarding the answers given by the candidates to the Council. The sheets are then released to the candidates in the form of NATA response sheets. More information is provided below on how to check the NATA response sheets 2021.

  • Visit the official website at
  • Select the tab “View Responses”
  • Candidates have to enter their NATA 2021 registration number and password
  • Pay INR 3000 as response fee for response sheets through online mode.
  • NATA response sheet is displayed on the screen.
  • Candidates must download the response sheet and take a printout of the same.

How to Calculate Score using NATA Answer Key?

Candidates can predict their probable scores by using a simple calculation with the number of correctly answered questions to assess their NATA results. Candidates anticipating the release of the final results can do so by calculating their scores with the help of NATA answer key and NATA response sheet.

  • Open the NATA Answer Key and Response Sheet.
  • Candidates are to note the answer marked by them on their response sheet and check the answer key to see if the answer is correct.
  • Note the number of correctly marked answers.
  • Finally, Candidates must multiply the total number of Correct answers with 2.
  • The result of this multiplication will be the probable score of the candidate.

As there is no negative marking, the calculation of scores is made simple by following the instructions mentioned above. To know more about the marking scheme, please refer to the NATA Marking Scheme section of the page.

How to submit reviews for released response sheets of NATA 2021?

Students who have attempted the examination and are not satisfied or have a grievance with the released NATA response sheets can submit their reviews by making a payment of INR 3000 through the official website. Below are the steps mentioned to complete the submission of reviews regarding the NATA response sheets.

  • Upon cross-checking the NATA 2021 response sheet, Click on the “Review” tab.
  • Select the Review payment option
  • Complete the online payment process
  • You will be taken to the window where candidates can submit their reviews.

On successful submission of the reviews, candidates can anticipate a reply regarding the same by concerned authorities in due time. Candidates must keep a track on Emails sent to the registered Email address so that no responses are gone unnoticed.

NATA Results 2021

Candidates will be receiving the final NATA score along with the merit list in the Last week of June 2021. The final result will be released on the official website after the release of the NATA answer keys and response sheets. NATA 2021 Results will be declared in the form of a merit list. The merit list will be built by the unique based on marks and tie-breaking rules, and the percentile score is based on the merit listing.

NATA Merit list 2021 would be prepared based on the performance of the candidates in both the papers. Candidates are required to score a minimum of 25% marks in Paper-1 MCQs (Mathematics and General aptitude) and Paper-2 Drawing Section. As there is no negative marking, candidates can calculate their probable scores using the instructions given above. Click here to know more about NATA Results 2021.


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