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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.

Tentative NATA 2017 Exam Dates

Admit Card Start Date Mar 26, 2017
Test Date Apr 16, 2017
Test Start Date Apr 16, 2017
Registration End Date Feb 11, 2017
Test Results Date Jun 10, 2017
Registration Start Date Jan 02, 2017

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.

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.

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 Bhubaneshwar 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