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Application Procedure

The First NATA test is scheduled to be held on June 12, 2022, Second NATA test shall be held on July 3, 2022 and Third Test shall be conducted on July 24, 2022.

Appearing  in  second  or  third  test  is  not  mandatory  and  is  purely  at  the  discretion  of  the  applicants. Candidates can register themselves for either of the Tests OR for all Tests by filling in the application form appropriately.

Application is to be filled up ONLINE at the NATA portal of Candidates need to visit the portal, generate username & password by entering basic details and then CLICK the requisite link ONLINE APPLICATION NATA– 2022. Thereafter, candidate will be directed to the actual application form. The form is interactive in nature and the fields required to be filled up are categorized in different sub-sections. The fields super-scribed with * MUST be filled up as they are MANDATORY, otherwise the application will NOT get submitted.

The application form is broadly categorized into three steps: filling of PERSONAL DETAILS; DOCUMENT UPLOADING & FEE PAYMENT. Please see APPENDIX-IV for detailed guidelines on fields to be entered at the time of online form filling.

Candidates need to fill in the first part i.e. PERSONAL DETAILS and will thereafter be directed to DOCUMENT UPLOADING. Once the documents are successfully uploaded, the system enters into the FEE PAYMENT. Finally, the candidate must take a printout of CONFIRMATION PAGE generated upon successful fee payment for their own record. There is no need to send any document by post.

Filling up of Application Form

The online filling-up of the Application Form is interactive in nature and online guidance will be available to the candidate while filling up the form.

Application form

Filling up of fields will be interactive in nature. As soon as the cursor is taken to a certain field, a cursor tip MESSAGE will be shown to the candidate to assist in filling up. In case of difficulty, the HELP icon placed right next to the field will redirect the candidate to that section of the Brochure which deals with the filling up of the said field. Please note that the applicant’s name, father’s name, mother’s name, postal address and date of birth taken together must be unique for each application.

At the time of submitting the PERSONAL DETAILS of a candidate, the system will prompt the candidate to enter his email address which shall be used as the user name. The email of the candidate shall be verified by the system by sending a link. The candidate has to choose a PASSWORD and keep it as guarded secret for all subsequent entries into their domain. A SECURITY QUESTION AND ANSWER will be captured from the candidate by the system at this stage. Candidate has to remember this question-answer pair for prompt retrieval of password in case it is forgotten at later stage. The candidate needs to login into his/her account using his email and password. The login credentials and application number generated by the system shall also be emailed to the candidates at their respective emails. The candidate will need to enter the system subsequently for various reasons as given below:

•     Accessing and editing personal information (till going to the document upload stage)

•     Uploading of images.

•     Performing fee payment through EPG.

•     Printing of the Confirmation Page.

•     Correction to data if needed.

The candidate has to use his/her email and chosen password for subsequent login to the system for all subsequent accesses to the system. Therefore, it is very important for the candidate to note down password. It is also important to note the security question and the answer pair for retrieval of password in case the
candidate forgets the chosen password and for future reference.

Application Fee Details

Application   Fee   for   NATA – 2022
(Through Electronic Payment
Gateway (EPG) on NATA Portal)
In India (Fee in ) Outside India
(Fee in ₹)
General/OBC (NCL) SC/ST/PwD Transgender
Male Female Male Female
Fee for any Individual Test
(Test 1 Or Test 2 Or Test 3)
2000 1500 1500 1500 1500 10000
Fee for any Two Tests
(Test 1 & Test 2 Or Test 2
& Test 3 Or Test 1 & Test 3)
4000 3000 3000 3000 3000 20000
Combined Fee of Test 1, 2
and 3
5400 4050 4050 4050 4050 27000
Processing charges and Goods & Service Taxes (GST) are to be borne by the candidate, as applicable.

Note: Multiple Application Forms submitted by a candidate for the same Test will not be accepted at any cost and are liable to be rejected without any refund.

The Application Fee shall be non-refundable in all cases.

The candidate, on successfully uploading the PERSONAL DETAILS and DOCUMENTS; will be directed to the webpage containing process of payment of application fee as per the following options:

Payment through EPG

The candidate has to click “Payment of fee using EPG services”, the system will automatically redirect to available payment gateway page, displayed at the web site. As per the

candidate's convenience, he/she may select any of the options to pay the application fee through electronic payment gateway via debit card, credit card or net banking and follow the online instructions to complete the payment process. After successful payment, payment gateway will redirect the candidate to home page that will show the status of fee payment. Upon successful payment, the candidate will be able to print the final "Confirmation Page".

Confirmation Page (A proof of REGISTRATION)

The Confirmation Page is generated upon successful payment of Application Fee. Its generation means that the candidate has been successfully REGISTERED for NATA. The candidate may take a printout and preserve the confirmation page for future reference. There is no need to send any document to the Council by post. A print out of the Confirmation page will not provide admittance to the Test Centre to take the examination. The candidate is required to print Admit Card when issued online as per the schedule.

Discrepancy and correction

The candidate is expected to fill up all details correctly, check a preview of the application before submitting the same online.

Issue of Admit Card

For each Applicant, an Admit Card will be generated  according to the schedule notified  indicating the allotted Examination Centre for NATA 2022 and a downloadable version of the admit card will be published on the respective webpage of the candidate concerned. An Examination Roll Number will also be generated for each candidate.

Candidate is required to  download the soft copy of the Admit Card from the website and must appear in the examination with a printed hard copy at the concerned Examination Centre indicated in the downloaded Admit Card along with one original photo identity card- Voter Card/ Pan Card/ Aadhar Card/ Driving Licence.

Candidates must ensure that the photograph and signature printed on the admit card are not mutilated / distorted / soiled even by accident. Candidates with such mutilated / distorted / soiled admit cards will not be allowed to appear in NATA-2022.

All applicants who appear to be prima facie eligible shall be provisionally permitted to sit for NATA- 2022. If, after scrutiny at any stage, it is found that an applicant is otherwise ineligible, his/her candidature shall be cancelled even if he/she has appeared in NATA- 2022. The candidature shall be cancelled if the candidate fails to produce any of the required documents in original for  fulfilment  of  eligibility  and  other  criteria  as  specified  earlier  during  counselling and  admission  in Universities/ Institutions.

Allocation of Examination Centre

The examination centres will be allocated to those candidates who have opted to appear for NATA 2022 examination at a Test centre. The allocation of test centre shall be done on the basis of preferences opted by the Candidate. In case the candidate is unable to travel to the centres currently opted for, he/she will be given option for change of test centre in the portal on the dates mentioned in Important Dates. The allocation of test centres, however, shall be up to the discretion of the Council for smooth conduct of the test. No further request for change of allocated center will be entertained under any circumstances. A list of tentative/probable city-wise examination test cities is given.

Declaration of Results

Rules for scrutiny / review of Answer Paper

After the examination, Answer Key to questions of the NATA 2022 test paper would be available in public domain. The Answer Key and the marks allotted for each question as fixed by the Council shall be treated as final.

Post Answer Key publication, a candidate can opt to view his answer script on payment of Rs 3000/- (Rupees Three thousand only) for each test written. For this process the candidate will have to fill in an online form and make online payment within three days of result publication. No requests will be entertained further to this.

Score Card format

Results will be available in the website

The score card will display the following:

1.   Marks obtained in the exam out of 200

(a) In case the candidate appears for more than one test all scores received in the attempts will be displayed.

All Candidates are advised to retain their admit cards carefully in secured place in undamaged condition in all respects as stated above till the completion of admission procedure.

(b) In case a candidate appears for 2 Tests, best of the 2 scores shall be taken as the valid score and in the case of 3 attempts, valid score shall be taken as the average of the 2 best scores.

2.     Qualified/ Not Qualified

Qualifying marks for NATA- 2022 is 70 marks out of 200 marks.

Validity of NATA- 2022 score

NATA- 2022 score shall be valid only for admission in the academic session 2022- 2023.

Interpretation & Legal Jurisdiction

•     In case of any dispute regarding interpretation of any clause in this brochure, the interpretation ofCouncil shall be final and binding.

•     All matters pertaining to conduct of NATA– 2022 shall fall within the jurisdiction of Courts situated in Delhi only.

•    The Council will not be a party pertaining to any dispute arising in the process of admission to any course of study through NATA– 2022 in any Institution.

Weeding Out Rules

The  record  of  the  NATA-  2022  Examination  would  be  preserved  only  upto  90  days  from  the  date  of declaration of results. No request for providing any information thereafter shall be entertained.

Procedures to be followed in the Examination at Test Centres

1. The candidates will have to follow the time schedule as follows:

(a)  Report to the Examination Center by 9.00 am (1st Session) / 1.30 pm (2nd Session)

(b)  Opening gate to the examination hall at 9.15 am (1st Session) / 1.45 pm (2nd Session)

(c)  Registration  of  candidate to  be  completed by  9.45  am  (1st   Session)  /  2.15  pm  (2nd Session)

(d)  Closing gate to the examination hall at 10.00 am (1st Session) / 2.30 pm (2nd Session)

(e)  Commencement of examination at 10.00 am (1st Session) / 2.30 pm (2nd Session)

(f)   Duration of examination: 10.00 am to 1.00 pm (1st  Session) / 2.30 pm to 5.30 pm (2 nd Session)

Late entry of candidates will not be permitted in the examination hall after 10.15 am (1st Session) / 2.45 pm (Second Session) and no extra time shall be granted. Exit from the examination centre shall not be allowed before 1.00 pm (1st Session) / 5.30 pm (2nd Session).

2. Candidates must bring with them:

i.     Downloaded Admit Card of NATA- 2022.

ii.   Original  Proof  of  Identity-  Aadhar/  Passport/  Driving  License/  Voter  ID/Valid  Photo  ID document.

3. Candidates must show on demand the Admit Card (NATA- 2022) for entry to the Examination Hall. A candidate not possessing print out of the downloaded admit card  and valid photo identity shall not be allowed to enter in the Examination Hall by the Center-in-Charge.

4. A photograph of the candidate will be taken at the Centre before the candidate is indicated his seat for taking the examination. The seat will be randomly allotted to the candidate on completing the procedure.

5. Candidates found carrying any textual material, printed or written, bits of papers or any other material except those listed under Sl.No.2 inside examination Hall will be debarred from appearing the examination.

6. Mobile Phones, Bluetooth devices, Calculators, Slide Rules, Log Tables, Electronic Watches with facilities of Calculator are not allowed in the Examination Hall. Possession of such items during the Examinations may lead to cancellation of candidature.

7. Candidates shall be provided with paper for any rough work.

8. No candidate, without the special permission of the Centr e-in-Charge, will leave his/her seat or Examination Hall until the duration of examination is over.

9. Candidates shall maintain silence during the examination. Any conversation or gesticulation or disturbance in the examination hall shall be deemed as misdemeanor. If a candidate is found adopting unfair means, his/her candidature shall be cancelled and he/she will be liable to be debarred from taking examination either permanently or for a period, to be decided by the Council of Architecture, according to the nature of offence.

10. Candidates shall abide by the advisories/guidelines/precautions issued by the Government for containment of Pandemic Covid-19. Further, candidates shall also adhere to the Guidelines issued by the Council of Architecture for NATA 2022. No Covid positive candidate shall be allowed to appear for NATA Examination as a preventive measure.

If any candidate is found indulging in any form of malpractice or using any unfair means during the examination, the candidature will be cancelled outright or the candidate may be debarred from appearing in NATA Examination for a period of one year depending on the nature of the malpractice. If any candidate is found impersonating the candidature will be cancelled outright and the concerned examinee will be handed over to the Police. Further, the Council may also debar such candidates from appearing in NATA examination for a period of 2 years. The Council’s decision  in  such  cases   is  final.   Approaching  Office Bearers   and  Officials  of  the  Councilbefore/during/after the conduct of NATA for seeking any favor may entail disqualification.



1.          Read the online instructions carefully before filling-in of the Application Form online.

2.         Specify all personal information, address and date of birth correctly.

3.         Remember your application number, security question/answer and password.

4.         Choose the examination zones correctly.

5.         Upload colour photograph and signature of specified size only

6.         Retain a copy of the Confirmation Page.

7.         Follow the time schedule as mentioned in the brochure and Admit Card.

8.         Enter the examination hall only with your Admit Card.

 Don ’t s

1.            Don’t divulge your application number, security question/answer and password to anybody.

2.            Don’t give wrong/unused mobile number and email id during form filling up process.

The candidates are advised to ensure that the e- mail address furnished in the application form are active failing which they may face serious problem for any future correspondence, the Council shall not be
responsible for the same.

3.            Don’t upload poor quality scanned photograph and signature.

4.            Don't send duly filled in Confirmation Page or any document through post to CoA office.

5.            Don’t spoil the hard copy of your downloaded admit card.

6.            Don't bring Mobile Phone, Calculator or any other electronic gadget inside the Examination Hall.

7.            Don’t bring any instruments including scale inside the Examination hall.


1.  Admit  Cards  issued  to  the  students  should  be  treated  as  a  ticket  for  students  to  enter  in  to  the examination hall.

2.The examination hall shall be sprayed with disinfectant including floor, walls, gates, doors etc. Sanitizer bottles along with liquid hand wash should be arranged at the entry gate, exam room, staff/observer room etc.

3. Thermal checking will be done for both staff and candidate at entrance point. Masks and gloves should be used by staff and Candidate during whole time in the exam centre.

4. The seating area of candidates will be thoroughly sanitized after the test. Even washrooms should also be cleaned and disinfected.

5. Staff will have to fill self-declaration form about their health status before entering the exam area. If any functionary fails to meet the self-declaration criteria or thermo gun check, he/she will be asked to leave the exam centre immediately.

6. All door handles, staircase railing rift buttons, etc. should be disinfected.

7. Wheelchairs, if present at the examination centres, should be disinfected.

8. All the trash bins should be cleaned.

9. Exam functionary must submit self-declaration about health status.

10.Exam functionary needs to wear the mask and gloves at all time.

11. Cleanliness and hygienic conditions as per safety and health advisories of the concerned Government departments are to be maintained at all places.

12. Proper signage’s, symbols, posters etc. should be displayed at appropriate place to maintain social distancing.

13. Downloading of 'Arogya Setu' App with enabled active live location is mandatory for every staff on examination duty and for students.

14. Adequate arrangements of thermal scanners, sanitizers, facemasks, and hand gloves at all entry and exit points including the reception area. Wherever possible, students should be given fresh face masks by the Invigilators in the examination room itself.

15. Avoid crowding at entry and exit points.

16. Senior staff should monitor the entry and exit. There should be proper markings with at least 2 meter distance where students stand while waiting for opening of the college gate. Entry/exit of students should be allowed one by one only. Any parents/guardians accompanying the students should not assemble outside centres. They are advised to leave the centres after dropping their wards and come back after the conclusion of examination.

17. Thermal Screening of students, wearing of face mask, sanitizing of hands etc. be ensured. No Covid positive candidates may be allowed inside the Test Centre.

18. The Invigilators, while on duty, should be continuously wearing mask, and proper hand gloves.

19. The students should be asked to sanitize their hands before and after signing the Attendance Sheet.

20. Students having symptoms of fever, cough and cold should be made to sit in a separate room.

21. Hand washing stations with facilities of liquid soap should be made available.

22. Keeping in view the physical distancing, institutions should have adequate room’s/Lab capacity to meet the proper seating arrangement for examination. Minimum distance between two students should be 2 meters.

23. Adequate arrangements for safe drinking water be made on the campus.

24. Adequate supply of water in toilets and for hand washing be ensured.

25. Dustbins must be cleaned and covered properly.

26. At the end of the day-

a. Used gloves and masks should be disposed only in a pedal push covered bin at the Examination Centre and outside the examination room/hall.
b.  Safely  dispose  of  all  used  masks  and  gloves  discarded  at  the  examination  centres  or  outside  the examination centre in trash bin bags at suitable place and as per standard guidelines issued by health authority.

27. Maintain record of all exam functionaries
a. Record of all exam functionaries will be maintained in the system for future reference and traceability. b. Invigilator records are maintained in the system through staff verification processes.

28. The students, staff and other persons at the test Centres will abide by the advisories/guidelines/precautions issued by the Central/State Government and other competent authorities for containment of Pandemic Covid-19. They shall also adhere to the Guidelines issued by the Council of Architecture for NATA 2022. While every effort shall be made to ensure health concerns and safety of candidates and social distancing, the Council shall not be responsible for any issue related to health and safety arising out of the examination.

Guidelines for filling up the online form

Sl.No. Description ofField Value Remarks
A.   Personal Information – as registered in Class 12 or equivalent examination
1 Candidate’s Full Name Enter name Max 46 character;  as per school leaving record don’t use prefixes like Sri, Mr, Ms, Dr, Late etc.
2 Father’s Name Enter name Max 46 character; as per school leaving record don’t use prefixes like Sri, Mr, Ms, Dr, Late etc.
3 Mother’s Name Enter name Max 46 character; as per school leaving record don’t use prefixes like Sri, Mr, Ms, Dr, Late etc.
4 Date of Birth DD/MM/YYYY Exactly as recorded in High/Secondary School Leaving Certificate
5 Gender ---Select--- Male (M) / Female (F) / Transgender (T)
6 Category ---Select--- General / SC / ST / OBC-NCL
7 Person with disability YES/NO Auto-filled with NO, may be changed to YES, if appropriate
8 Type of disability ---Select--- Visual Acuity / One eyed vision / Physically challenged/ Others
9 Place of Residence ---Select--- Rural  / Urban / Sub Urban
10 Nationality ---Select--- Indian / OCI / PIO / Foreign
11 (a) ID Document Type ---Select--- Aadhaar Number / Voter Card/ Pan Card/ Aadhar Card/ Driving License / School Identity card (to be uploaded)
11 (b) ID Number --- Enter --- ID number as applicable
B.   Choice of examination Centre
12 Choice of city of Examination -- 1st Choice-- -- 2nd Choice- -- 3rd Choice-- Three choices to be selected mandatorily from the entire list of examination cities nation-wide (see Appendix-V for the complete list)
C.   Choice of Test
  Choice of Examination & Session First Test 12/06/2022 Second Test 03/07/2022 Candidates may opt for the first, second or third Test or all three as per their choice. Appearing in second/third test is not mandatory for the applicants of first test. However, candidates desirous of appearing in either of the  tests,  can  exercise  their  option  by  filling  in  the
    Third Test 24/07/2022 application   appropriately.   Candidates   also   need   to indicate their preference for session of examination though the same shall be allotted by the Council based on preference and availability.
D.   Details of education - Class X or equivalent
13 Education Qualification --- Fixed --- Class 10th or equivalent
14 Pass Status --- Fixed --- Passed
15 Course/Stream name --- Fixed --- High School
16 Board ---Select--- Select from drop down list
17 Year of passing ---Select--- Select from drop down list
18 Obtained Marks (Subject-wise) Enter value Mandatory
19 Total Marks Enter value Mandatory
20 % Marks --- Auto calculate
21 Roll No/Enroll No Enter value Enter correct roll no as per Class X records
22 Institute Name and address 100 character Enter name and address of school of study in Class X
23 Pin Code 6 character Pin code of school address
E.   Details of education - Post X
24 Education Qualification --- Fixed --- Class 12th or equivalent
25 Pass Status --- Select --- Passed / Appearing
26 Course/Stream name --- Select --- 10+2 /10+3 Diploma
27 Board/University Name ---Select--- Select from drop down list
28 Year of passing ---Select--- Conditional – if Passed, Select from drop down list
29 Obtained Marks Enter value Conditional – if Passed, enter aggregate
30 Total Marks Enter value Conditional – if Passed
31 % Marks --- Auto calculate – if Passed
32 Roll No/Enroll No Enter value Conditional – if Passed
33 Institute Name and address 100 character Enter name and address of school of study in Class 10+2/10+3 Diploma Examination Mandatory
34 Pin Code 6 character Pin code of school address – Mandatory
F.   Communication address
35 Address of residence 50 characters Enter full address
36 State of Domicile ---Select--- All states and union territories to be shown
37 District of Domicile ---Select--- Select from drop down menu
38 Pin Code 6 character Mandatory
39 Email Id Enter valid id Please enter valid – to be used for communication
40 Mobile no Enter valid no Please enter valid – to be used for communication
41. Land line no Enter valid no Optional
G.   Secure application before final submission
42 Choose password Enter as per password policy 1. Password must be 8 to 13 characters long. 2. Password must have at least one Upper case, one lower case alphabet and one numeric value and at least one special characters such as !,@,#,$,%,^,&,*,-
3. New Password cannot be identical to any of the previous three passwords.
43 Confirm password Enter same as above Has to match with the above entry and noted down for all future entries into the system
44 Security question ---Select--- Select from options in drop down menu
45 Security answer Enter response Please enter relevant value and note down – used for future retrieval of forgotten password
The application must be reviewed before final submission. Once application is submitted, an Application
Number gets generated. It must be noted down along with password and security question-answer – as these are all important for subsequent logins – to upload images and submit fees.  Please note that system will not allow to submit a duplicate form by any candidate – with same name, father name, mother name and date of birth. Candidates intending to make any correction in data filled-up by them in their respective application are allowed to do so through correction window to be made available only during the designated period. If the candidate furnishes false information his/ her candidature would be liable to be cancelled and/or NATA-
2022 score would be treated void.

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