National Aptitude Test in Architecture Exam

NATA Admit Card

The Council of Architecture (CoA) conducts the National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) thrice this year in the months of June and July. This is the only entrance examination in the country conducted for admission to a bachelor degree in an architecture course. 

Candidates who have registered online for the NATA examination need to download the admit card to take the test. The NATA admit card will be issued only to those candidates whose applications are successfully submitted. One can download the NATA admit card from the official website. 

Aspirants are advised to hold the NATA admit card carefully till the admission procedure. If a candidate found that an applicant is ineligible, his/her candidature shall be cancelled even if he/she has appeared in NATA. 

NATA Admit Card Highlights 

Exam National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA)
Conducted by  Council of Architecture
Admit card mode   Online 
NATA admit card First test  June 07, 2022
NATA exam (First Test) date  June 12, 2022
NATA admit card second test  June 30, 2022
NATA exam (Second Test) date  July 03, 2022
NATA admit card third test July 21, 2022
NATA Exam (Third Test) date July 24, 2022
NATA score validity  One year 
Official website 

How To Download NATA Admit Card

Step 1: Visit the official website of NATA – 

Step 2: Scroll down for the link. 

Step 3: Find the NATA admit card link. 

Step 4: Enter the login credentials such as application number and password. 

Step 5: Download the NATA admit card and take a printout. 

What Details To Check After Downloading NATA Admit Card? 

Once the NATA admit card was downloaded from the official website, candidates need to check the personal and examination details printed on it. The important details to check are given below. 

  • Candidate’s name
  • NATA admit card number
  • Application number
  • Date of birth
  • Photograph 
  • Signature
  • Test centre address 
  • Date and time of examination
  • Exam day instructions

Discrepancy In NATA Admit Card 

If candidates find any discrepancy in NATA admit card, they should report the same to the Council of Architecture (CoA) without any delay. The help desk will help in all the queries related to the NATA examination. 


Council of Architecture

India Habitat Centre, Core 6A, 1st Floor,

Lodhi Road, New Delhi-110003 India


Help Desk Phone: +91 8296744296

How To Retrieve Forgot NATA Application Number/Password?

If candidates forget their application number/ password, they need to click on the ‘Forgot Password’ in the admit card page. The details to be submitted to retrieve the NATA admit card are given below.  

  • Name (table) 
  • Date of birth
  • Mobile number 
  • Email ID
  • Security question 
  • Answer 

Documents To Carry Along With NATA Admit Card 

Candidates will not be permitted to take the NATA examination with a valid admit card. Candidates need to download the NATA admit card and carry the same to the examination centre along with a photo identity card issued by the central or state government. Some of the accepted photo identity cards are: 

  • PAN card
  • Aadhaar card
  • Voter card
  • Passport
  • Driving license

NATA Test Day Schedule - Procedures to be followed in the Examination at Test Centres.

1. The candidates will have to follow the time schedule as follows :

Report to the exam centre 9.00 AM (1st Session) / 1.30 PM (2nd Session)
Opening gate to the examination hall 9.15 AM (1st Session) / 1.45 PM (2nd Session)
Registration of candidate to be completed by 9.45 AM (1st Session) / 2.15 PM (2nd Session)
Closing date to the examination hall 10.00 AM (1st Session) / 2.30 PM (2nd Session)
Commencement of examination 10.00 AM (1st Session) / 2:30 PM (2nd Session)
Duration of examination 10.00 AM to 01.00 PM (1st Session) / 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM (2nd Session)

NATA Exam Instructions 

  • Candidates will not be allowed to appear for the NATA examination without admit card along with a valid identity card. 
  • Candidates who carry any textual material, printed or written papers will be debarred from the examination. 
  • Candidate cannot leave the examination hall until the duration of the test is over. 
  • All the electronic devices such as mobile phones, calculators, smartwatches and Bluetooth are prohibited. 
  • Candidates need to submit a photograph and biometric at the examination centre. 

Late entry of candidates will not be permitted in the examination hall after 10.15 AM (1st Session) / 2.45 PM (Second Session) and no extra time shall be granted. Exit from the examination centre shall not be allowed before 1.00 PM (1st Session) / 5.30 PM (2nd Session).

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