THE ADMISSION PROCEDURE FOR THE NATIONAL APTITUDE TEST IN ARCHITECTURE (NATA) FOR THE YEAR 2016 COMMENCES FROM APRIL 1ST ONWARDS...
WHAT IS NATA
The National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) tests the aptitude of the applicant for
study of Architecture. 10+2 or PUC students who want are desirous of taking admission
to first year of undergraduate course in Architecture (Bachelor of Architecture) in India
take NATA. NATA scores are used by admissions authorities of different Government,
Govt aided & unaided Schools/Colleges of architecture. NATA is conducted by
COA - Council of Architecture. Official site for NATA is www.nata.in
NATA can be given from 1st march till 30th September every year at designated test centers.
NATA can be taken any number of times in a year. This means if a student gets less
score he can retake the test to improve his score by re-registering for the NATA by
paying fees again. However NOT the best score, but the average of the scores is taken
into consideration. For example a student scores 80/200 marks in the first attempt
and 110/200 marks in the second attempt his over all score is (80+110)/2 = 95 marks.
If in the second attempt he managed to score only 50/200 then his over all score would
get reduced to (80+50)/2 = 65. So it is always better to prepare well for the exam and
get good scores in the first attempt itself. NATA scores are valid for 2 years.
Candidates having 50% marks in 10+2 or equivalent examination with mathematics
as one of the subject, only are eligible for admission to B.Arch.Course.
WHO SHOULD TAKE NATA & WHY?
Prospective applicants desirous of taking admission to First year of undergraduate course
in Architecture (Bachelor of Architecture) in India take NATA. NATA scores are used by
admissions authorities of different Government, Govt. Aided & unaided schools / colleges
of Architecture, to provide common measure for comparing the qualifications of
applicants for admission in addition to their scholastic performance in 10+2 or equivalent
WHERE TO APPEAR FOR NATA?
NATA is offered over major part of admission season at designated Test Centers located
at colleges / schools of architecture in India.
HOW TO REGISTER FOR NATA TEST?
Please follow the process given below to obtain the Information Brochure cum Application
form for NATA 2016
It is compulsory to bring the stamped copy of the bank challan along with the
application form. If copy of bank challan is not submitted to the Test Center
Coordinator, your form will not be accepted.
NATA 2014 registration forms can be filled online by making a payment of NATA fees of Rs 1000 (plus processing
fees) using Netbanking / Credit Cards / ICICI Isure Bank Challan from 1st
March 2014 onwards.
This document gives a detailed procedure of filling up the NATA 2014 form online at www.nata.in.
Step 1: Register Yourself on NATA Student Portal
To fill the NATA Registration form online, you need to generate a username and password at
www.nata.in/register. If you have already generated your username and password for NATA Student Portal, you
may skip this step.
1. In your browser, open www.nata.in/register
2. Click on the “Click here to register” button
3. You will be presented with a form to fill. Enter your desired username, password and your VALID email
4. While choosing a password, please note that it should be atleast 8 characters long and MUST have
atleast 1 non alphanumeric character.
5. After filling the form, click “Create User” Button.
6. You will receive an email on the email address given by you at the time of registration. Follow the
instructions in the email to activate your account.
Step 2: Login to NATA Student Portal
After you have activated your account, click on the “Login” link at the top right corner of your page in the
Enter your Username, Password and Email address to login to the portal.
Step 3: Complete your profile on NATA Student Portal
After you login to the Student Portal, you need to complete your profile before you can pay the fees to get NATA
Registration form. In order to complete your profile, you will need following things ready:
a. Your SSC (Std X) Marksheet
b. A jpg file of your Photograph cum Signature. Please refer to Annexure A of this document to understand
the how to create a jpg file of your Photo cum Signature.
To complete your profile, follow the steps given below:
1. Click on “Candidate Profile” link in the header menu.
2. You will be presented with a form. Fill up all the information in the form by referring to your SSC (Std X)
3. Click on the “Browse” button and select the jpg file of your Photo cum Signature on your computer.
4. Click on “Upload” button. You will see your photo cum signature on the form.
5. Click on “Save” Button.
If everything is okay, you will see a “Purchase Form” button at the bottom right corner of your screen.
If the information entered is correct, you can click on the “Purchase form” button.
Step 4: Choosing a Payment Method
Once you click on the “purchase form” button, you will be presented with the payment method options. There
are two methods by which you can make a payment, namely Netbanking/Credit Cards and ICICI Bank Isure Pay
Netbanking and Credit Card
When you choose this method, you will be taken to our payment gateway where you can make the payment for
NATA Registration fee. Once the payment is successful, you can go to “My NATA Forms” section and download
your Registration form.
ICICI Bank ISURE Pay
When you choose this method, you will be asked to download a prefilled ICICI Bank Challan. You will have to
approach the nearest ICICI Bank with the printed copies of this challan and pay the fees mentioned in it. Once
the fees are paid, you will be able to download your form from “My NATA Forms” section.
Step 5: Taking Appointment for NATA Exam
After downloading and printing the form, you shall approach any activated test center convenient to you. The
Test Center shall give you an appointment for exam based on the schedule and availability at the Test Center.
They will issue to you the Appointment Voucher for the given appointment.
The list of test centers is available at www.nata.in
Downloading your Scorecard
After you give the exam, your scorecard is normally generated at the end of 4th working day. You can login to the
NATA Student Portal and go to the “Scorecard” Section and download your scorecard from there.
At any given point in time, if you have any query, you can raise a support ticket by visiting http://support.nata.in.
Please remember, you will have to generate a separate username and password at http://support.nata.in.
Your NATA Student Portal password will not work for Help Desk.
Students have to submit their NATA scores along with HSC/12th Class/PUC mark lists to
the respective state CET cells on or before the dead lines set by them.
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