NTA announces National Aptitude Test for 13-25 year old students

The National Testing Agency has decided to conduct National Aptitude Test (NAT) 2021 for students aged 13-25. Registration began on October 11.

NTA announces National Aptitude Test for 13-25 year old students NAT 2021
Vagisha Kaushik | Oct 12, 2021 - 8:05 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: The National Testing Agency (NTA) which conducts exams such as JEE Main and NEET has planned to conduct the National Aptitude Test (NAT) 2021- Ability Profiler for students of 13-25 age. The test will help find the right candidate for the best institutions and train the students with future skills.

“NTA firmly believes that the right candidates joining best institutions will give India her demographic dividend. It envisages that besides acquired knowledge and skills, it should include skills for the future that would be expected in them, say after 5 years,” NTA said in a statement.

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Technical Skills, Creativity, Emotional Intelligence (EQ), Analytical Thinking, Growth Mind-set, Decision Making, Inter-personnel Communication, Adaptability have been identified by NTA as skills for the future. Therefore NTA is planning to conduct a National Aptitude Test-Ability Profiler, NTA added.

While the registration process for the online NAT 2021 began on October 11, the last date to apply for the exam is October 18.

NTA will not charge any examination fee for NAT 2021. The duration of the exam is 120 minutes and it will be conducted in two shifts - 11AM to 1PM and 4PM to 6PM.

There are four levels of exam divided in age-wise groups. The NAT exam 2021 for Level 1 (13-15 years), Level 2 (16-18 years) will be conducted on October 23, whereas that of Level 3 (19-21) and Level 4 (22-25 years) will be held on October 24.

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Candidates can choose the timing of the exam according to their availability, NTA statement said. All those students who are interested in appearing for the exam can check the student manual available on the official website.

NAT 2021: How To Apply

  • Visit the official website – nat.nta.ac.in
  • Click on the link - 'NAT 2021 Online Registration' available on the homepage
  • Alternatively, refer to the direct link given above
  • A new login page will reopen
  • Register or sign in
  • NAT 2021 application form will appear on the screen
  • Fill in the form with the required details
  • Upload the scanned documents and submit the form
  • Save and download a copy of the form
  • Take a print out for future references

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