NATA 2020 Application Form (Releasing Soon), Registration Dates, Fee and Requirements

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    NATA Application Form 2020 is expected to release on January 23, 2020 for both April and July session. Aspirants can register for Phase 1 till second week of March 2020 whereas till second week of June for Phase 2. Council of Architecture also provide Form Correction Facility to make desired changes in the online Application Form. Candidates applying for NATA 2020 have to upload their scanned photograph and signature in format. 

    • Registration process is complete online at official portal Candidates have to visit the website and go to Online Application NATA 2020 to complete the form.
    • Application fee is expected to remain same this year i.e. INR 1800 for Unreserved and INR 1500 for SC/ST categories. No fee relaxation is provided on the basis of Gender.
    • Successfully registered candidates will be able to download NATA Admit Card in online mode, which is released seperately for both the sessions.
    • Candidates are advised not to send the Application form/ Confirmation page by post to CoA.

    NATA 2020 Registration

    NATA 2020 Registration

    Application Process is completely online and interactive in nature as well. The entire registration form is divided into sections and sub sections for the ease of candidates. Fields described as mandatory as a must, without which form will not be submitted. Online guidance is provided to the andidate while filling the Application form.

    • When candidates arrives at a certain field a cursor tip message is shown which assist the candidate to enter the required detail.
    • Candidates who face difficulty can click on the HELP icon which will redirect them to the concerned section in the official NATA 2020 Brochure. 
    • Applicants have to make sure that their personal details: name, parents name, postal address are unique and valid. 

    A unique 8 digit Application number is provided to every applicant along with which they have to choose their password which is essential for further entries. NATA login window appears as mentioned down below:

    NATA Registration 2019
    Note: Candidates are advised not to send the Application Confirmation Page by post to Council of Architecture, any kind of offlibe correspondence is not required for NATA 2020.

    NATA 2020 Registration Dates

    NATA 2020 Registration Important Dates

    EventsPhase 1 April Tentative DatesPhase 2 July Tentative Dates
    Start of Online Registration4th Week of January 20204th Week of January, 2020
    End of Registration Process2nd Week of March 20202nd Week of June 2020
    Availability of Form Correction Window2nd Week of March 20202nd Week of March 2020
    Release of Admit Card1st Week of April 20204th Week of June 2020
    Date of NATA 20202nd Week of April 20201st Week of July 2020

    Know NATA 2020 Photograph and Signature Specifications

    Steps to Fill Application Form

    Steps to Fill NATA 2020 Application Form

    NATA 2020 Application process is divided mainly into 3 steps: Personal and Qualification details, Document and Image uploading and fee payment. At the end a confirmation page is displayed which has to be downloaded and kept for future references. 

    Step 1: Basic Registration

    Candidates have to begin filling the application form by creating a login Id and Password. Personal details like name, gender, contact information are required for the same. A uniques Id and security question is mandatory to generate the application number. 

    A unique 8 digit Application number is created which along with the password can be used for further login and form filling.

    Step 2: Re-Login and Fill the Application Form

    Using the generated credentials candidates have to login again to their portal and complete the application form. Qualification details, marks, Exam center preference likewise have to be mentioned at this stage.

    Step 3: Upload Scanned Images

    Scanned copies of required documents: Candidate’s photograph and Signature is to be uploaded. Photograph has to be recent and preferably taken on a light background. Signature should be scanned on a white backgrpund in clear format. Specifications of the images to be uploaded are tabulated down below, candidates should take a note of the same. 

    NATA 2020 Image Uploading

    DocumentImage SizeImage dimension
    Minimum SizeMaximum SizeHeightWidth
    Photograph4 KB100 KB4.5 cm3.5 cm
    Signature1 KB30 KB1.5 cm3.5 cm

    Aspirants need to download the prefilled registration form and procure the necessary registration documents. They would also be required to select a NATA Test Center from the official website at a location convenient to the candidate. Approach the Test center for Appointment for NATA Exam. After this, procure Receipt cum Appointment voucher from the Test Center and take the exam on the registred date.

    NATA 2020 Application Fee

    NATA 2020 Application Fee

    There is no relaxation in Registration Fee in NATA on the basis of gender. Though candidates belonging to SC/ST category have been provided with relaxation in fee. Once personal details and document uploading is completed candidates will be redirected to the payment page, which can be done only in online mode. 

    CategoryOne AttemptBoth Attempts
    General INR 1800INR 3500
    SC/STINR 1500INR 2800
    Candidates Opting Exam Center Outside IndiaINR 10,000INR 18,000

    Payment Through Electronic Payment Gateway

    NATA only accepts online fee payment. By clicking on “payment of fee using EPG services” candidates will be redirected to a new gateway page. Options available are Credit Card/ Debit Card or Net Banking are available to complete the payment process. Successful payment status will be shown on candidates hompage. Final Confirmation Page will be displayed and available to download only after that. 

    Read Application Form Correction Steps in NATA 2020 

    Guidelines for filling NATA Online Application Form

    Personal Information

    Candidates should make sure they enter their personal credentials as mentioned in Class 12th or equivalent exam certificate.

    • Applicants Name, Fathers name and Mother’s name should be not more than 46 charactr and as mentioned in school leaving certificate. Prefixes like Sri, Mr, Ms, Dr, Late are not required.
    • Date of Birth in DD/MM/YYYY format as recorded in secondary or higher secondary certificate.
    • Three gender categories Male/ Female and Transgender are to be chosen from along with Genral/ SC/ST/ OBC/NCL.
    • Person’s with disabilities have to choose Yes from the drop down menu with the type as well: Visual Aculty/ One Eyes Vision/ Physically Challenged and others.
    • Aadhar Number is not a mandatory category but candidates have to duly fill their place of residence: Rural/ Urban or Sub Urban along with nationality Indian/ Oci/ PIO/ Foreign nationals. 

    Qualification Details

    Details like Passed/ Appearing status, Year, Stream and Affliated Board is to be mentioned. Institute name and address, percentage marks obtained and Roll No. is mandatory at both Class 10 and 10+2 level.

    Choice of First and Second Test Session

    • Candidates can opt for the first session or second session or both of them as per their choice. 
    • Applying for the second test is not mandatory if applicants are planning to appear for the first one. It is on the discretion of the candidate. 

    Address of Communication

    Candidates have to enter their residential address, domicile: both state and district with pincode. Functioning and valid Email Id, Mobile or Landline number are to be mentioned for further correspondence. 

    Password Generation

    Candidates must create a password for login of minimum 8 to 13 characters with one alphabet, numeral, special character. In case candidates forget their password they should retrieve a new one which should not be identical to the previous three passwords. 

    One security questions from a drop down list of questions is to be chosen, a relevant answer for which is to be entered and noted down for future retreival of password.

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    How to Retrieve NATA 2020 Candidate ID?

    All the candidates have the option to retrieve their NATA 2020 Candidate ID. They can simply follow the steps mentioned below:

    • Visit the official site of NATA 2020
    • Click on “Find NATA Candidate ID”
    • Enter 10th standard Roll Number, 10th passing year and 10th board name in respective text-box.
    • Enter the verification code and then click on “Find NATA Candidate ID”. The ID will be displayed on the screen.
    • In case one forgets the password, click on ‘Forgot password’ link and answer the security question.
    • If one forgets the security question too, opt for the option to change your password. You will receive a mail to change the password in your registered mail ID.

    NATA 2020 Application Form Status

    • Applicants can check the status of their application form by logging into the official site.
    • Put your application number and password in the input box and click ‘submit’. The complete application form will be displayed.
    • Candidates will be able to view their application form. Any empty field will be marked red and completed fields will be marked green
    •  A message will be displayed if payment is incomplete or pending.
    • Candidates are required to make the required changes to submit the completely filled form.

    NATA 2020 Form Correction

    NATA 2020 Application Form Correction

    Candidates who make any discrepancies while filling the application form are provided a facility to correct their mistake through application form correction. The application form correction process will start soon after the commencement of NATA registration. Candidates have to follow the steps below:

    • Candidates should create a new ticket on the Helpdesk with the subject/title: “Error Correction:<>”
    • They must then describe the nature of the error and the correction required.
    • Scanned copies of original documents supporting the change requested must also be attached.
    • Candidates can contact the concerned authority for any assistance:


    India Habitat Centre, Core 6A, 1st Floor, 
    Lodhi Road, New Delhi-110003 India 
    Mobile : +91-9073301301 
    Tel: +91-11-79412100 
    Specific Query related to NATA-2020 Examination 
    Mobile : +91-9073301301 

    NATA 2020 Exam Center Allocation

    Council of Architecture conducts NATA 2020 in all state capitals and selected cities across India. Allotment of exam center is subject to availability of atleast 200 students in a particular exam center/ city. Though the authorities will provide centers as per the preference of the candidates but the discretion lies with the authority. Request for change in Exam Center will not be entertained by CoA, hence candidates are advised to choose the exam center accordingly while filling the application form. 

    Do’s and Don’ts of NATA Application Form Filling

    Go through the online instructions carefully before starting to fill the Application FormApplication Number, security question and password should not be shared with anybody.
    Personal information, address of communication and other credentials carefullyWrong, not functional and invalid mobile number or Email Id should not be provided
    Examination center choice should be correctly filled, no alteration allowedThere is no need to send the confirmation page by post to CoA office.
    Photograph and Signature should be uploaded in specified size onlyUse of crayons, water colour and oil paints is prohibited for drawing test.
    Schedule mentioned in the Admit Card should be strictly followedAny instrument, including scale are not allowed to the examination hall.
    Coloured pencils must be carried for the drawing sectionHard copy of the Admit Card should not be spoiled, entry can be restricted on this basis.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    NATA Application Form 2020 FAQs

    Ques. Which documents are required before filling the NATA 2020 application form?

    Ans. Before filling the form, a candidate must have following documents ready with him-

    • 10+2 mark sheet.
    • Scanned Photograph and Signature of proper size and format.
    • Photo Identity Proof
    • Caste certificate in case of SC/ST category candidates.

    Ques. What is the process of registration for NATA 2020?

    Ans. As mentioned above, students should visit - to apply for NATA 2020. The application process involves two stages- Registration and submitting Application. As soon as you click on the link, following process should be followed for registration-

    • Click on the “Register” button and you will be directed to a page.
    • Again click on “Register” for signing up.
    • Fill the mandatory details like name, gender, email Id, password, etc. and as soon as you complete the details, you can login to fill the application form.

    Ques. What are the guidelines for uploading photograph and signature in the application form?

    Ans. Listed below are the specifications for photo and signature to be uploaded at the time of registration:

    • The scanned image of Photograph should be in jpeg or jpg format and should have a size between 4 KB-100 KB.  The height and width of the photograph should be 4.5cm X 3.5 cm.
    • The scanned image of signature should be in jpeg or jpg format and should have a size between 1 KB-30 KB.  The height and width of the signature should be 1.5cm X 3.5 cm.
    • The scanned image of the caste certificate (SC/ST candidates) should be in jpeg, jpg or PDF format and should have a size between 5 KB-100 KB. 

    Ques. What is the application fee for NATA 2020?

    Ans. The application fee for General candidates is Rs 1800 while for SC/ST candidates, it is Rs 1500.

    Ques. When can I download my admit card for the exam?

    Ans. All the students can download their admit cards from the official website from June 26, 2020.

    Ques. Do I need to send my application form by post after online application?

    Ans. No, you do not need to send your application form by post to NATA; only online application is the valid process of application and it does not require you to send any of your documents offline or by post.

    strong>Ques. Where can I contact in case of any query regarding the application of NATA 2020?

    Ans. In case of any query, students can email at

    Ques. I do not have Aadhaar card, is it mandatory for applying for NATA 2020?

    Ans. Aadhaar card is mandatory for applying for NATA 2020, so if you don’t have an Aadhaar card, you must apply for that.

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    Sai pranav Vadikicherla

    Iam an diploma in architecture student....Is SIR JJ college allows jee marks card or allows only nata marks card

    19 Dec, 2019 14:10
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Pranav, candidates are selected either on the basis of JEE Main or NATA score. There is no such compulsion of NATA score in selection criteria.

    19 Dec, 2019 16:04
    Mushraf Shah

    Iam plus two student,I want to apply for NATA in this current year.Is it essential the marks of plus two?

    05 Mar, 2019 16:48
    Mujjassim Bhati

    Hi sir, I am student of diploma in architecture VI semester and I have also math . What I eligible for B Arch ?

    05 Jan, 2019 21:29
    Monika Content

    Hi Mujjassim, Yes you are eligible for the course.

    15 Feb, 2019 18:14

    I have got 112.5 in NATA and my Merit score is 124.5. In general category, where will I get admission in Mumbai or nearby location ?

    22 Jul, 2018 00:20
    Aamir Khan

    Hello Nirmit, Yes you can avail colleges nearby your location please access this link for more information :- NATA Cut off 2018.

    24 Jul, 2018 12:06
    Ahmed Ziyan

    can you please give the information based on the questions asked for the NATA test?

    11 Jun, 2018 13:25
    Akansha Expert

    Hello Ahmed, You will get the information please check this link for NATA EXAM PATTERN.

    11 Jun, 2018 14:44

    NATA mark cutoff

    06 Jun, 2018 00:20
    Akansha Expert

    Hi Renis, Please check the NATA official website to get the Cut off marks.

    04 Sep, 2018 18:07
    Samruddhi Amar Chachad

    I wish to know if there are any NRI / CWIG Co-ordinators in Sir J. J. School Of Arts, Mumbai. If there are any such co-ordinators, may I get their contact details / e-mail address. This is regarding admission to B. Arch for my daughter.

    22 Nov, 2017 00:20
    Bhawna Vedwal

    Hello Samruddhi, To get information regarding co-ordinators of Sir J. J. School Of Arts you can contact them via phone call or mail

    phone number - 91.22.22621652


    15 May, 2018 12:23
    keshav suthar

    i m a commerce student from kolkata class 12 and i want to opt for B.arch ,i have maths ,which colleges will be good for me

    11 Jun, 2017 10:11
    Kalpana Sharma Expert

    Hi Keshav, To know about best colleges for B.Arch, please check this link Top collges for B.Arch

    30 Aug, 2017 17:58
    Kapil Singh


    29 Mar, 2017 00:20

    Hi Priyanka, there are many colleges which provide admission to B. Arch. Course on the basis of JEE Main scores. You may apply for admission into these colleges such as IIT Roorkee, IIT Kharagpur, Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology, Bhopal, National Institute of Technology, Calicut, National Institute of Technology, Hamirpur, Malaviya National Institute of Technology, Jaipur, Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur etc.

    29 Mar, 2017 11:25

    Is uploading a coloured photo necessary..? I have uploaded a black and white photo(which I used for jee too). Will I be able to change it if req? Also what next to do after printing the confirmation page...?

    06 Mar, 2017 12:00

    Hi Shreya, as per the norms, it is mandatory to upload a recent passport size colored photo. After getting the confirmation page, you will be got notifications regarding further steps by the authority.

    11 May, 2017 12:15

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