NATA 2021 exam starts today; Check important exam day guidelines

CoA has begun the 2nd phase NATA 2021 exam at 10 am today. Check arrangements made at the NATA exam centre 2021.

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Prabakaran K | Jul 11, 2021 - 10:01 a.m. IST
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New Delhi: Council Of Architecture (CoA) has started the second attempt of the NATA 2021 exam in online mode today at 10 am. In order to be allowed to participate in the entrance exam, candidates have to carry a NATA 2021 admit card along with other required documents. Candidates need to be seated in the exam hall till the conclusion of the test.

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The NATA 2021 entrance exam is a computer-based test. There are a total of 125 questions that have to be answered in 3 hours. Questions will carry either 1, 2, or 3 marks and would be of the multiple-select types (MSQ), multiple-choice type (MCQ), preferential choice type (PCQ) and numerical answer type (NAQ) questions.

NATA 2021 exam timings

Candidates will have to follow the NATA 2021 time schedule for the 2nd phase test as given below.



Report to the exam center

By 9 am

Gate opening time at the exam centre

9:15 am

Registration of candidate to be completed

9:45 am

Gate closing time

10 am

Commencement of NATA exam 2021

10 am

NATA 2021 exam time

Session 1: 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Session 2: 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm (if required)

NATA 2021: Things to carry at the exam centre

The following are the things that candidates need to bring to the exam hall.

  • NATA admit card 2021.

  • Original identity proof: Aadhaar/ Driving License/ Passport/ Voter ID.

  • Pen, pencil, and eraser for rough working.

NATA 2021: Items not to be carried inside the exam hall

  • Mobile phones, Bluetooth devices, calculators, slide rules, log tables, electronic watches, or any other electronic gadget with the facilities of calculators are not allowed in the examination hall.

  • If any candidate takes such items during the NATA 2021 exam may lead to the cancellation of candidature.

NATA 2021: COVID-19 Guidelines for the second test

  • Candidates need to ensure all COVID-19 protocols are followed by them at the exam centres.

  • They should co-operate with the exam authorities at the centre in maintaining social distancing, wearing face masks all the time and sanitising their hands regularly by carrying their own hand sanitisers.

  • All arrangements are made at the NATA 2021 exam centres. If you forget your masks, no need to panic, masks will be available at the exam centre.

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