NATA (NATA - 2017)

Pen & Paper | National Level Exam
Application Fee - General / SC / ST - Rs.1250
Important Dates
Registration Date
Jan 02, 2017
Admit Card Date
Mar 26, 2017
Test Date
Apr 16, 2017
Result Date
Jun 10, 2017

NATA 2017 - Application Steps

Create Login Id
  • Application has to be filled up ONLINE at the NATA portal of NIC
  • Candidates need to visit the portal and CLICK the requisite link ONLINE APPLICATION NATA  and thereafter will be directed to the actual application form.
Complete the application form
  • Fill all the personal information in the application form like:
    • Nationality
    • State of Eligibility
    • Candidate's Name
    • Date of Birth (DD/MM/YYYY)
    • Gender
    • Mother's Name
    • Father's Name
    • Category
    • Place of Residence
Upload Scan Photograph and Documents
  • All candidates are required to upload the following images:
    • Recent coloured Passport sized Photograph
    • Left Thumb Impression (LTI) Impression should be very clear neither fade nor submerged with ink.
    • Own Signature
  • Documents have to be in jpg / jpeg format. The page size of document is to be in A4 format.
Payment of fees
  • Amount of fees is Rs. 1250/-.
  • Payment of fees is done through ONLINE mode.
    • Payment through EPG(debit card, credit card or net banking).
    • Payment through ICICI Bank e-Challan. 
Submission of application form
  • The candidate should take a printout and preserve the confirmation page for future reference. There is no need to send any document to the Council by post.

How to Apply for NATA 2017

  • 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 name, father’s name, mother’s name, postal address and date of birth taken together must be unique for each application.
  • On completion and submission of the PERSONAL DETAILS, the system will generate a unique 7-digit numeric APPLICATION NUMBER for the candidate. 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.
  • Once an Application Number is generated and the password is chosen, the candidate may logout of the system. 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.
    • Printing of e-Challan for Bank / performing fee payment through EPG.
    • Printing of the Confirmation Page.
    • Correction to data during dates specified by the Council, if needed.
    • Viewing of OMR answer sheet and result details after examination.
  • The candidate has to use this system generated Application Number 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 the application number and 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.
  • So the candidate must note down the security question and answer for future reference.

Image uploading:

Following are the details regarding the size and dimension of the documents:


Storage size

Image dimension






4 KB

100 KB

4.5 cm

3.5 cm

Left thumb impression

1 KB

30 KB

1.5 cm

3.5 cm


1 KB

30 KB

1.5 cm

3.5 cm

Payment Types

  • Payment through EPG: The candidate has to click “Payment of fee using EPG services”, the system will automatically redirect to Billdesk payment gateway page. 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".
  • Payment through ICICI Bank e-Challan: Attempt is being made to integrate ICICI Bank e-Challan as another payment option. In that option, the candidate has to select “ICICI Bank e-challan” to submit the application fee through bank. As soon as he/she selects it, an e-Challan will be generated containing details of the candidate. The candidate has to take a printout of the same and take it to the nearest Core Banking Service (CBS) facility enabled Branch of the Bank for making payment. After payment, the candidate has to login to the system and upload the details written on the e-Challan (Journal No., Branch Name and Date etc.) by the bank official. Only when the payment details are uploaded, the Confirmation Page will be generated.

Eligibility for NATA 2017

Education Qualification:

Candidates may come from the following backgrounds:

  • 10+2 or equivalent passed/appearing with Mathematics as one of the subjects of examination;
  • 10+3 Diploma (any stream) passed/appearing recognized by Central/State Govts with Mathematics as one of the subjects of examination;
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma passed/appearing, after 10 years of Schooling with Mathematics as compulsory subject of examination.

Only candidates who have the following credentials shall be eligible for admission to B.Arch. Course.:

Qualified a recognized aptitude test in Architecture (NATA or equivalent) in 2017 OR qualified in NATA AND

Have gone through any of the following curriculum with marks as prescribed below:

  • Secured 50% marks in 10+2 or equivalent examination with Mathematics as one of the subjects;                                                       


  • 10+3 Diploma (any stream) recognized by Central/State Govts with 50% aggregate marks withMathematics;                                               


  • International Baccalaureate Diploma passed/appearing, after 10 years of Schooling with 50% marks in aggregate and with Mathematics as compulsory subject of examination.
  • No direct lateral admission is allowed at any other year/stage of B.Arch. course based on any qualification.

AGE: There is NO lower age limit to apply for NATA.

Marks: 50% marks in 10+2 or equivalent examination with Mathematics as one of the subjects.

NATA 2017 Important Instructions

  • The Examination Hall will be opened 30 minutes before the commencement of the test. Candidates are expected to take their seats immediately after the opening of Examination Hall. If the candidates do not report in time, they are likely to miss some of the general instructions to be announced in the Examination Hall. No candidate will be allowed in examination hall after 15 minutes of commencement of test.
  • Candidate must bring with them:
    • Downloaded Admit Card of NATA,
    • One copy of photograph, same as the one uploaded;
    • Black / Blue Ball Point Pen, pencil, eraser, colour pencils (Not water/oil colour or crayon)
    • Candidates are advised to bring with them a cardboard or a clip board on which nothing should be written, so that they have no difficulty in filling responses in the Answer Sheet even if the tables provided in the examination room/hall do have smooth surface.
  • Candidates must show on demand the Admit Card (NATA) for admission to the Examination Hall. A candidate not possessing print out of the downloaded admit card along with the photograph and one photo identity proof shall not be allowed to enter in the Examination Hall by the Center-in-Charge.
  • A seat indicating Roll No. will be allocated to each candidate. Candidates must find out and occupy their allocated seat.
  • Candidates are not allowed to carry any textual material, printed or written, bits of papers or any other material except those listed under. SL.No.-2 inside examination Hall.
  • 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 itemsduring the Examinations may lead to cancellation of candidature.
  • No candidate, without the special permission of the Centre-in-Charge or the invigilator concerned, will leave his/her seat or Examination Hall until the duration of examination for a paper is over. Candidate should not leave the hall without handing over their OMR sheet to the invigilator on duty; this may otherwise lead to cancellation of the concerned paper.
  • It is to be noted carefully that the candidates must write the "Question Booklet No." at the indicated places both on the OMR Answer Sheet and Attendance Sheet during examination. Otherwise his/her OMR Answer sheet in the concerned subject will be cancelled.
  • Candidates shall maintain silence during the examination. Any conversation or gesticulation or disurbance in the examination hall shall be deemed as misdemeanour. 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 according to the nature of offence.

NATA 2017 Relaxation Policy

NATA is a qualifying examination where a general merit list will be published along with score ofcandidate. Reservation is a prerogative of the admission/ counselling authority and this examination has nothing to do with it. However, candidates with specific disability of colour blindness may be debarred from admission to B. Arch. Course, as per the policy of the respective institution/ University.

NATA Application FAQ

1) What is NATA?

The National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) measures the aptitude of the applicant for specific field of study, i.e. Architecture. The test measures drawing and observation skills, sense of proportion, aesthetic sensitivity and critical thinking ability that have been acquired over a long period of time, and that are related to specific field of study, i.e. Architecture.

2) Is the National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) score considered for the NID entrance test?

No the NATA score is not considered for the NID entrance test. All applicants will have to undergo the Design Aptitude Test (DAT).

3) How to register for NATA?

  • Candidate can apply for registration for NATA online at website by paying fees of Rs.1250.00 either through credit cards / debit cards / netbanking or can generate the challan for depositing the fees by way of cash in any of the branch of the ICICI Bank Ltd. all over India (processing charges extra).
  • Identify a Test Center (from the website at a location convenient to the candidate.
  • Approach the Test Center with the printout of the online form filled alongwith required documents and proof for the payment made.
  • Select convenient date for appearing for the NATA.
  • Request Test Center to register the candidate on the selected date.
  • Procure Receipt cum Appointment voucher.

4) Where to appear for NATA?

At designated Test Centers located at centers/colleges/ schools of architecture in India. 

5) When to appear for NATA?

One-day examination (paper based, OFFLINE) all over the country on 16.04.2017 (Sunday).

6) How to appear for NATA?

Report to the test center at least 30 minutes before scheduled time of test with Receipt cum Appointment voucher, valid photo ID and drawing material required for the test. Test Center personnel will guide you regarding the further process.

7) I am a foreign student / NRI. Can I take the test from my country of residence?

  • Those opting for Dubai as their first choice of Exam city need to fill up two more choices mandatorily.
  • Dubai may be dropped as an exam city in case of inadequate number (less than 300) of candidates.
  • The candidates allotted to exam centre in Dubai as per their first choice, shall be liable to pay an additional fee of INR 7000 per candidate prior to issuance of Admit Card.
  • The mode of payment of aforesaid additional fee would be notified in due course.
  • Dubai cannot be chosen as second or third choice of exam city.

8) Will a candidate have a choice to change the mode of examination?

Yes, but a candidate can change mode of examination from pen and paper examination to computer based examination only.

9) While paying the fee, what a candidate can do in case of failed transaction?

  • If the payment status of online transaction (by credit/debit card) is not communicated by payment gateway in real time then fee payment is not completed. After reconciliation if the amount is found debited, the same will be processed at payment gateway for refund.
  • Candidates are required to pay the fees again either through online transaction or by e- challan and to download the acknowledgement page . Your amount will be refunded back within 7 to 10 days. Use internet explorer 6 or above.

10) In case photograph is not having name and date, would the form be rejected?

Name of the candidate and date on which the photograph is taken is to be mentioned on the photograph, but in case uploaded photograph does not have name and date, the form will not be rejected and no correction is required in such a case and he/she will be issued admit card for appearing in JEE (Main) – 2017 as usual.

List of NATA 2017 Centers (Expected)

State City Mode of Exam
Andhra Pradesh Hyderabad Pen & Paper
Telangana Warangal Pen & Paper
Nagaland Dimapur Pen & Paper
Orissa Balasore Pen & Paper
Orissa Berhampur Pen & Paper
Orissa Bhubaneswar Pen & Paper
Orissa Sambalpur Pen & Paper
Pondicherry Puducherry Pen & Paper
Punjab Amritsar Pen & Paper
Punjab Bhatinda Pen & Paper
Rajasthan Jaipur Pen & Paper
Rajasthan Jodhpur Pen & Paper
Rajasthan Udaipur Pen & Paper
Sikkim Gangtok Pen & Paper
Tamil Nadu Chennai Pen & Paper
Tamil Nadu Coimbatore Pen & Paper
Tamil Nadu Madurai Pen & Paper
Tripura Agartala Pen & Paper
Uttar Pradesh Agra Pen & Paper
Uttar Pradesh Allahabad Pen & Paper
Uttar Pradesh Lucknow Pen & Paper
Uttaranchal Dehradun Pen & Paper
West Bengal Kolkata Pen & Paper
West Bengal Siliguri Pen & Paper
Uttar Pradesh Varanasi Pen & Paper
Uttaranchal Roorkee Pen & Paper