National Aptitude Test in Architecture Exam

How to Apply For NATA

The application has to be filled up online at the NATA portal.

The application form should have to fill and the fields mandatory and it is broadly categorized into three steps:

  • Personal Details
  • Document Uploading
  • Fee Payment

All the candidates need to fill all the details carefully in the first part, i.e. Personal Details and thereafter it will direct to the second part, i.e. Document Uploading.

Once the documents are successfully uploaded, candidates are advised to complete the third part, i.e. Fee Payment. Later, a 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.

Application Fee:

Category Single Attempt Both Attempts
General INR 2000 INR 4000
SC/ST and PWD INR 1500 INR 3000
Candidates Opting Exam Center Outside India INR 10,000 INR 20,000

Application Fee Details :

Irrespective of his / her gender, a candidate applying for NATA 2021, either first test or second test, has to pay INR 2000/- (Rupees Two Thousand only) as application fee,  through ONLINE Mode. This is inclusive of service fee charged by the bank.

In case the candidates wishes to appear for both first and second test, he / she shall deposit of Rs. 4000/- (Rupees Three Thousand only) as application fees.

Candidates belongs in SC / ST category needs to deposit of Rs. 1500/- for either first or second test and Rs. 3000/- for appearing in both the tests through online mode.

Candiates opting to appear from test centres outside the territory of India have to deposit of Rs. 10,000/- for either first or second test at Rs. 20,000/- for appearing in both the tests through online mode.


The candidates, on successfully uploading the PERSONAL DETAILS and DOCUMENTS; will be directed to the webpage contaiing process of payment of application fee as per the following options.

1. Payment through EPG : The Candidate has to click "Payment of fee using EPG Services", the system will automatically redirect to available payment gateway page, display 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 the successful payment, payment gateway will redirect the candidate to home page that will show the statue of fee payment. Upon successful payment, the candidate will be able to print the final "Confirmation Page".

The NATA also ensures that the eligibility criteria for admission to five years Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch.) degree course, as prescribed by CoA and duly approved by the Central Government, are strictly adhered.

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