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NATA Exam Day Guidelines 2022: Dress Code


NATA Exam Day Guidelines 2022: The last date for candidates to submit their completely corrected application forms for phase 3 of NATA 2022 was July 27, 2022 (8 PM). Candidates who have successfully submitted their application forms can expect to access their admit cards on August 5, 2022. Candidates should read the exam day rules mentioned on their admit card before taking the NATA exam in 2022. Read the article to know the complete NATA exam day guidelines 2022.

The NATA exam questions carry one, two, or three marks. Only applicants who have downloaded the NATA 2022 admit card will be permitted to attend the examination hall. Here is a list of general guidelines that applicants must adhere to in order to behave properly. Check the NATA exam day guidelines PDF, NATA guidelines for COVID-19, and NATA frequently asked questions PDFs.

Latest Updates:
NATA 2022 admit card for phase 3 will be released on August 05, 2022.
– The last date for candidates to complete their NATA 2022 registration for phase 3 and to submit their completely corrected application form was July 27, 2022 (8 PM).
– The authorities have also revised the NATA exam date 2022 for phases 2 and 3. NATA 2022 exam for Phase 2 and 3 were conducted on July 7 and August 7, respectively.

NATA Exam Day Guidelines 2022: NATA Highlights

Candidates can refer to the table below for an overview of the NATA Exam 2022.

Full Exam NameNational Aptitude Test in Architecture
Short Exam NameNATA
Conducting BodyCouncil of Architecture
Frequency of Conduct3 Times a Year
Exam LevelNational-Level Exam
Mode of ApplicationOnline
Application Fee (General)Rs. 2000 (Online)
Mode of ExamOnline and Offline
Participating Colleges344
Exam Duration3 Hours

NATA Exam Day Guidelines 2022 at Test Centres

The candidates will have to follow the time schedule given below: 

  • Report to the examination centre by 9.00 AM (1st Session)/1.30 PM (2nd Session)
  • Opening gate to the examination hall at 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 gate to the examination hall at 10.00 AM (1st Session)/2.30 PM (2nd Session)
  • Commencement of examination at 10.00 AM (1st Session)/2.30 PM (2nd Session)
  • Duration of examination: 10.00 AM to 1.00 PM (1st Session)/2.30 PM to 5.30 PM (2nd Session) 
  • The late entry of candidates will not be permitted in the examination hall after 10.15 AM (1st Session)/2.45 PM (2nd Session)
  • Exit from the examination centre shall not be allowed before 1.00 PM (1st Session)/5.30 PM (2nd Session). 

NATA Exam Day Guidelines 2022

Candidate can check more details pertaining to NATA exam day guidelines in the following sections:

Items to Carry Inside the Exam Hall

Candidates can carry the following items into the exam hall:

  • Downloaded admit card of NATA- 2022.
  • Original proof of identity- Aadhar/passport/driving licence/voter ID/valid photo ID document. 
  • For admission into the examination hall, candidates must present their admit card (NATA-2022) on demand. The Centre-in-Charge will not allow a candidate who does not have a printout of the downloaded admit card and a valid picture ID to enter the examination hall.
  • Before the candidate is assigned a seat for the examination, a photograph of the candidate will be taken at the centre. After completing the procedure, the candidate’s seat will be assigned at random.
  • Candidates found carrying any textual material, printed or written, bits of paper, or any prohibited material as per the official notification inside the examination hall, will be debarred from appearing in the examination. 
  • Candidates’ entry won’t be allowed if they carry mobile phones, Bluetooth devices, calculators, slide rules, log tables, or electronic watches with calculator functions. A candidate’s candidature may be cancelled if they possess such items during the examinations. 
  • Candidates shall be provided with paper for any rough work. 

Exam Guidelines

Candidates must abide by these exam guidelines:

  • No candidate, without the special permission of the Centre-in-Charge, will leave his/her seat or examination hall until the duration of the examination is over.
  • Candidates must remain silent during the examination. Any conversation, gesticulation, or disruption in the exam room will be considered a misdemeanour. If a candidate is discovered to have used unfair means, their candidature will be invalidated, and they will be barred from taking examinations for life or for a period of time set by the Council of Architecture based on the nature of the offence.
  • Candidates must follow the government’s advisories/guidelines/precautions for Covid-19 containment. Furthermore, candidates must follow the guidelines set by the Council of Architecture for NATA 2022. As a precaution, no COVID positive candidates will be permitted to take the NATA exam.
  • Depending on the nature of the malpractice, any candidate found to be engaging in malpractice during the examination may have their candidature cancelled outright or be barred from appearing in future NATA examinations for a period of one year.
  • The candidature will be cancelled outright if a candidate is found to be impersonating and the concerned examinee will be turned over to the police. The council may also bar such candidates from appearing in NATA examinations for two years. 

NATA Exam Day Guidelines 2022: Dos and Don’ts 

Here are some of the dos:

  • Read the online instructions carefully before filling out the application form online.
  • Specify all personal information, address, and date of birth correctly. 
  • Candidates should remember their application number, security question/answer and password. 
  • Choose the examination zones correctly. 
  • Upload colour photograph and signature of specified size only. 
  • Retain a copy of the confirmation page. 
  • Follow the time schedule as mentioned in the brochure and admit card. 
  • Candidates should enter the examination hall only with their admit cards.

The list of don’ts is as follows:

  • Candidates should not share their application number and security question/answer and password to anybody. 
  • Do not enter a wrong or unused mobile number and email address in the form filling process.
  • Candidates should ensure that the email address provided in the application form is active, otherwise, they may face serious problems in future correspondence. 
  • Don’t upload poor-quality scanned photographs and signatures.
  • Don’t send duly filled in confirmation page or any document via post to the CoA office. 
  • Candidates should not spoil the hard copy of their downloaded admit card. 
  • Don’t bring mobile phones, calculators, or any other electronic gadgets inside the examination hall. 
  • Don’t bring any instruments including scale inside the examination hall.

NATA 2022: Dress Code for Candidates

To take the NATA 2022 exam, candidates must adhere to the following dress code:

  • Candidates are urged not to wear any clothing with metallic elements.
  • It is forbidden to wear a cap/muffler or any other garment over one’s head.
  • Candidates should dress comfortably to avoid discomfort throughout the exam.
  • On the day of the examination, candidates should not wear any jewellery or ornaments.
  • Goggles, rings, bracelets, and other similar things are also prohibited.

All candidates must follow the NATA 2022 Guidelines of the Council of Architecture.

NATA Guidelines for COVID-19

Check the following list for the NATA guidelines for COVID-19.

  • Candidates must undergo thermal screening, wear face masks, and have their hands sanitised, among other things.
  • No Covid-positive candidates will be permitted within the test centre.
  • Staff and candidates should wear masks and gloves throughout their time in the exam centre.
  • Before and after signing the attendance sheet, candidates must sanitise their hands.
  • Candidates with fever, cough, or cold symptoms would be seated in a separate room.
  • A minimum distance of 2 metres should be maintained between two candidates.
  • Candidates, staff, and other individuals at the testing facilities will follow the advisories/guidelines/precautions given by the Central/State Government and other competent authorities in order to contain the Covid-19 spread. 

FAQs on NATA 2022 Exam Day Guidelines

Refer to the following frequently asked questions regarding the NATA exam day guidelines 2022.

Q.1: What must we carry to the NATA exam?
Ans: Applicants must carry their NATA 2022 admit card along with one valid photo ID proof at the exam centre. 

Q.2: Is there any dress code for the candidates for the NATA exam?
Ans: Candidates are told not to wear any clothing with metallic elements. Candidates cannot wear a cap/muffler or any other garment over one’s head. Candidates should dress comfortably to avoid discomfort throughout the exam.

Q.3: Does NATA 2022 have negative marking?
Ans: NATA 2022 contains no negative marking. Multiple-choice questions (MCQs), multiple-select type questions (MSQs), preferential choice type questions (PCQs), and numerical answer type questions (NAQs) will be included on the question paper. There will be 125 questions totalling 200 points. 

Q.4: When is the last date to register for the third phase of the NATA 2022 exam?
The last date to submit the completely corrected application form for NATA 2022 phase 3 until July 27, 2022 (8 PM).

Q.5: What is the admit card release date for phase 3 of NATA 2022?
The date for candidates to access the hall tickets for the third phase of NATA 2022 was August 5, 2022.

Also check,

NATA PreparationNATA Colleges
NATA Mock TestNATA’s Previous Years’ Test Papers

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