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Application Procedure

The First NATA test shall be held on all Saturdays and Sundays starting from April to July, 2024 in two Sessions in the notified cities at the allotted Centres and the online form filling shall start from 1st March 2024.

Appearing in second or third test is not mandatory and is purely at the discretion of the applicants. Candidates can register themselves for one test or maximum of three Tests in one academic year 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 – 2024. 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 account using email and password. The system generated NATA Unique ID number and login credentials shall be emailed to the candidates. The candidate will need to login into their account for the following:

  • • 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.

Image uploading

All candidates are required to upload the following images:

  • 1. Recent Passport size Photograph in Colour with both ears visible and front view only - jpg / jpeg format.
  • 2. Candidate Signature- jpg / jpeg format.

The Photograph/ Signature should be as per below:

DocumentStorage sizeImage dimension
Photograph4 KB100 KB4.5 cm3.5 cm
Signature1 KB30 KB1.5 cm3.5 cm

Application Fee Details

Payment Options based on number of tests opted for In India (Fee in ) Outside India
(Fee in ₹)
General/OBC (NCL) SC/ST/PwD Transgender
Male Female Male Female
Fee for any Single Test 1750 1250 1250 1000 1000 10000
Fee for Two Tests 3250 2250 2250 1750 1500 18000
Fee for Three Tests 4500 3000 3000 2500 2000 25000
  • 1. The Application Fee shall be non-refundable in all cases.
  • 2. The candidates initially opting for single/ two tests may further opt for additional test at a later stage, not exceeding three attempts. However, in such case no concession in fees would be offered.
  • 3. Multiple Application Forms submitted by the same candidate by changing the credentials will be rejected without any refund. The Council reserves the right to take appropriate legal action against such candidates.

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 2024. The candidate may take a printout and preserve the confirmation page for future reference. . A print out of the Confirmation page will not provide admittance to the Test Centre to take the examination. The candidate is required to select city and session for finalizing the Test slot and generate Appointment.

Discrepancy and correction

The candidate is expected to fill up all details correctly, check a preview of the application before submitting the same online.Candidates will be provided only one opportunity to correct their personal details.

Issue of Appointment Card

For each Applicant, an Appointment Card will be generated  according to the schedule notified  indicating the allotted Examination Centre for NATA 2024 .

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

Candidates must ensure that the photograph and signature printed on the Appointment card are not mutilated / distorted / soiled even by accident. Candidates with such mutilated / distorted / soiled Appointment cards will not be allowed to appear in NATA-2024.

All Candidates are advised to retain their Appointment cards carefully in secured place in undamaged condition in all respects as stated above till declaration of NATA result and completion of admission process.

All applicants who appear to be prima facie eligible shall be provisionally permitted to appear for NATA- 2024. 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- 2024.

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 Test centre(s) will be allocated to the candidates subject to availability on the basis of their cities / date / session preferences. The allocation of test centres shall be at the discretion of the Council for smooth conduct of the test. Those candidates opting for multiple Tests shall have to generate new appointment cards for each test after the result of the previous test is published.

Declaration of Results

Results will be available and declared on the website

After the examination, Answer Key to questions of the NATA 2024 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.

Qualifying Criteria

The Qualifying Marks for the NATA 2024 would be based on the following Rules:

1. A minimum of 20 marks must be secured in PART A
2. A minimum of 30 marks must be secured in PART B
3. Overall qualifying marks for NATA 2024 shall be 70 marks out of 200 as aggregate of Part A and Part B.

A Candidate will not qualify in NATA-2024 unless all three conditions mentioned above are satisfied. In case the candidate appears in multiple tests, all the previous scores shall appear on the score card. The best score obtained in all attempts shall be taken as the valid score for NATA 2024.

Validity of NATA - 2024 score

NATA- 2024 score shall be valid for two academic years from the year in which appeared..

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 – 2024 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 – 20242 in any Institution.

Weeding Out Rules

The record of the NATA-2024 Examination would be preserved only up to 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) / 12.30 pm (2nd Session)
(b) Opening gate to the examination hall at 9.15 am (1st Session) /12.45 pm (2nd Session)
(c) Registration of candidate to be completed by 9.45 am (1st Session) /1.15 pm (2nd Session)
(d) Closing gate to the examination hall at 10.00 am(1st Session) /1.30 pm (2nd Session)
(e) Commencement of examination at 10.00 am (1st Session) /1.30 pm (2nd Session)
(f) Duration of examination: 10.00 am to 1.00 pm (1st Session) / 1.30 pm to 4.30 pm (2nd Session)

Late entry of candidates will not be permitted in the examination hall after 10.15 am(1st Session) / 1.45 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) / 4.30 pm (2nd Session).

2. Candidates must bring with them:

i. Downloaded Original Appointment Card of NATA-2024.
ii. Original Proof of Identity- Aadhar/ Passport/ Driving License/ Voter ID/Valid Photo ID document.
iii. Pencils, erasers, dry colors, Scale (upto 15 Cms)

3. Candidates must show on demand the Appointment Card (NATA-2024) 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. 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.

5. 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.

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

7. Candidates are required to perform / solve on the paper / base / material provided by the Test Centres only.

8. No candidate, without the special permission of the Centre-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 as issued by the Government from time to time.

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 candidate / imposter will be handed over to the Police for prosecution. 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 Council before / 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 is 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 Blade, Mobile Phone, Calculator or any other electronic gadget inside the Examination Hall.

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

Guidelines for filling up the online form

Sl.No. Description of Field Value Remarks
A. Personal Information
1 Candidate’s Full Name Enter name (as registered in Class 10th) don’t use prefixes like Sri, Mr, Ms, Dr, Late etc.
2 Father’s Name Enter name (as registered in Class 10th) don’t use prefixes like Sri, Mr, Ms, Dr, Late etc.
3 Mother’s Name Enter name (as registered in Class 10th) don’t use prefixes like Sri, Mr, Ms, Dr, Late etc.
4 Date of Birth DD/MM/YYYY (as registered in Class 10th)
5 Gender ---Select--- Male (M) / Female (F) / Transgender (T)
6 Category ---Select--- General / SC / ST / OBC-NCL etc.
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. Certificate issued by competent authority to be enclosed.
9 Place of Residence ---Select--- Rural  / Urban / Sub Urban
10 Nationality ---Select--- Indian / OCI / PIO / Foreign
11 (a) ID Document Type ---Select--- Aadhaar Card /Voter Card/ Pan Card/ Driving License / Passport/School photo Identity card (to be uploaded)
11 (b) ID Number --- Enter --- ID number as applicable
B. 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   Enter name and address of school of study in Class X
23 Pin Code 6 character Pin code of school address
C. Details of education - Post X
24 Education Qualification ---Select---- 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 Enter 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
D. Communication address
35 Address of residence Enter 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
E. 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, a NATA Unique ID number gets generated. It must be noted down along with password and security question-answer

– as these are all important for subsequent logins. Please note that system will not allow submitting duplicate form by any candidate. 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, candidature would be liable to be cancelled and / or NATA - 2024 score would be treated void.

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