NATA Application Process 2020 - Important Dates, Registration, Correction Facility

Published on : 31st January 2020    Author : Himanshu Basant Bhatt

Council of Architecture (CoA) has released the application forms for the National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) on 1st February 2020. The last date for submitting the application forms is 16th March (for the 1st attempt) and 4th May (for the 2nd attempt). The application forms will be accepted only through the online mode. The application process comprises of the registration process, uploading documents, and fee payment. Interested candidates must check out the complete article for the detailed application process to avoid any mistakes while filling up the NATA 2020 application forms.

NATA 2020 Application Process - Important Dates

The important dates related to the application process are as follows:

Exam Events

Important Dates

First Attempt

Second Attempt

Availability of application form

1st February 2020

1st February 2020

Last date for application submission

16th March 2020

4th May 2020

Last date of image upload/ fee payment

20th March 2020

8th May 2020

Last date of printing the confirmation page

23rd March 2020

11th May 2020

NATA 2020 exam

19th April 2020

31st May 2020

NATA 2020 Application Process

The NATA 2020 application process will begin on 1st February. Candidates are required to submit the application form before the last date. Candidates can apply for both the attempts. Candidates must check the eligibility criteria before filling the application form. The application form must be submitted in the following stages:

  • NATA Registration
  • Filling of NATA Application Application
  • Uploading Scanned Images
  • Printing of Confirmation Page

NATA Registration

  • Go to the official website -
  • Click on the registration link.
  • Enter your name, date of birth, email ID, mobile number, password, and gender.
  • Click the ‘Confirm and Submit’ button.

After successful submission, an application number will be generated. Keep the application number safe.

Filling of NATA Application Application

  • Log-in using the application number and password.
  • Provide personal details such as parent’s name, nationality, category, address of correspondence, test centres, educational details, etc.
  • Click on the ‘Confirm and Submit’ button.

Uploading Scanned Images

  • Upload the scanned images of the documents viz. photograph, signature.
  • Click on the ‘Confirm and Submit’ button.

Specifications of Scanned Images




File Size - 4 KB to 100 KB, Dimensions - 4.5 cm x 3.5cm, Format - JPG/JPEG


File Size - 1 KB to 30 KB, Dimensions - 1.5 cm x 3.5 cm, Format - JPG/ JPEG

After successful upload of scanned images, candidates must make the fee payment as per the category they belong to. The application fee will be accepted only through the online mode (credit card/ debit card/ internet banking). The application forms without fee payment will not be accepted. Category-wise application fee details are under:


One attempt

Both attempts

Open category

₹ 2000

₹ 3800


₹ 1700

₹ 3100

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Printing of Confirmation Page

After successful fee payment, take a print out of the confirmation page for future reference.

Corrections in the NATA 2020 Application Form

The authorities will allow corrections in the application form details. Changes can be made in the following details:

  • Gender
  • Date of birth
  • Father’s name
  • Mother’s name
  • Nationality
  • Mobile number
  • Residence
  • ID proof
  • Correspondence address
  • Choice of examination centre
  • Scanned images

Candidates are required to make corrections within the specified time. Changes in any other details will not be allowed. So, candidates must fill the other details carefully for the first time.