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Updated: June 8, 2021 by Anu Handa  

Latest Updates Nata 2021

In the view of severity of second wave of Covid-19, it has been decided by Council of Architecture, that the second test of Nata 2021 exam shall now be conducted on July 11, 2021, instead of earlier scheduled date of June 12, 2021. For further clarification, candidates may contact Nata Helpdesk at Email: and Nata Helpdesk No: 9560707764, 9319275557.

Nata 2021 Registration Form

Candidates can register themselves for NATA 2021 through online mode at and click the requisite link ONLINE APPLICATION NATA-2021. The application form is interactive and categorized into three steps. Candidates have to complete all three steps of the Application Form: filling of Personal Details, Document Uploading and Fee Payment. All candidates are required to upload images of their passport sized colour photograph, own signature in the required format and size. Application fee can be paid using debit card, credit card or net banking. Candidates should take a printout of the Confirmation Page, for future reference.

Filling up of Application Form

At the time of submitting personal details of a candidate, the system will prompt the candidate to enter his email address which shall be used as the username. The candidate also has to choose a password. A security question and answer will be captured from the candidate by the system at this stage. The login credentials and application number generated by the system shall also be emailed to the candidates. The candidate needs to use his/her email ID and password for subsequent login to the system. The candidate will need to access the system for various reasons given below:

  1. Accessing and editing personal information.
  2. Uploading of images.
  3. Payment of Fees.
  4. Printing of the Confirmation Page.
  5. Correction to data if needed.

Uploading of Images

All candidates are required to upload image of recent passport size photograph in colour and own signature. The uploaded file has to be in jpg or jpeg format. Following are the details regarding the size and dimensions of the documents:


 Document Storage Size
 Minimum   Maximum
Photograph  4KB 100KB 
Signature  1KB 30KB 


 Document Image Dimension
 Height  Width
Photograph  4.5cm  3.5cm
Signature  1.5cm 3.5cm 

Nata Exam Fees 

Candidates applying for Nata 2021, either first or second test have to pay Rs. 2000 as application fee through online mode. To appear in both the tests, the application fee is Rs. 4000. For SC/ST, PWD & transsexual category candidates the application fee for single test is Rs. 1500 and Rs. 3000 for both the tests to be paid through online mode. Candidates aspiring to appear for Nata, from test centres outside the territory of India have to deposit Rs. 10,000 for either first or second test and Rs. 20,000 for appearing in both the tests through online mode. The Application fees can be paid through electronic payment gateway via debit card, credit card or net banking. Upon successful payment, the candidate will be able to print the final "Confirmation Page." The candidate should take a printout and keep the confirmation page for future reference.

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Nata 2021 Important Dates

Nata Exam 2021 dates: The first Nata test will be held on Apr 10, 2021 and the second Nata test on 12th June, 2021. 

For First Test
Information Availibility in public domain From 3rd March, 2021
Filling of Online Application Forms Start 5th March, 2021
Registration Ends 1st April, 2021 (11:59 pm) 
Publication of Downloadable Admit Cards 6th April, 2021
Date of Examination 10th April, 2021
Declaration of Results 14th April, 2021
For Second Test
Information Availibility in public domain From 3rd March, 2021
Filling of Online Application Forms Start From 5th March, 2021
Registration Ends 30th May, 2021 (11:59 pm) 
Publication of Downloadable Admit Cards 8th June 2021
Date of Examination 12th June 2021
Declaration of Results 16th June 2021

Nata 2021 Admit Card 

Nata Admit Cards can be downloaded from the respective page of the candidate concerned. The Admit Card contains the candidate's allocated Examination Centre and Roll Number. A printout of the Admit Card needs to be carried by the candidate to the Nata Test Centre, along with one photo identity card - Voter ID, Aadhar Card, Pan Card, Driving Licence.

Nata Admit Card: Important things to remember

  1. An Admit Card is generated for each Applicant indicating his/her Examination Centre and Roll Number.
  2. The Candidate can download the soft copy of the Admit Card from the website.
  3. On the day of the examination, the candidate has to appear at the test centre with a printed hard copy of the Admit Card with one original photo identity card - Voter Card, Aadhar Card, Pan Card, Driving Licence.
  4. It must be ensured that the photograph or signature printed on the admit card are not mutilated or distorted. Candidated with such admit cards will not be allowed to appear in NATA 2021.
  5. Candidates should retain their admit cards carefully till the completion of admission procedure.

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About the Author: Anu Handa is an Interior Designer, DIY Artist, Co-Founder and Educator at Mosaic Institute of Design. She has been the lead blogpost writer at since 2009. Her educational background in Interior Design, Urban Planning and the English Language has given her a broad base to cover a range of topics in her articles. Anu has spent 15+ years training Design & B.Arch Aspirants for entrance exams.

Passionate about Design Education, she’s briefly worked with Annamalai University as a paper setter for Design Exams. Likes to write about Design, Architecture and related fields, on online platforms like Quora. Aims at challenging the conventional & age old teaching methodology 











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