NTA National Aptitude Test (NAT) 2021: Registration (Started), Exam Dates (Out), Apply Here


NTA National Aptitude Test (NAT) 2021 registration is started. The last date to register online for NTA NAT 2021 is 18 October 2021. The exam will be conducted on 23 and 24 October. The National Testing Agency (NTA) has recently launched the National Aptitude Test (NAT) program for all the students in the age group of 13-25 years. This exam will help the students to analyze their aptitude and choose the right career. Candidates can apply for NAT-2021 through online mode only. The Application Form in any other mode will not be accepted. The registration process for NTA National Aptitude Test (NAT) 2021 is free of cost. NAT is a four-level exam of 120 minutes. The mode of exam will be online (Internet-based). Read the complete article to get more details about the National Aptitude Test (NAT) 2021, exam pattern, syllabus, benefits, etc.

NAT 2021 Exam Status


Students can check the status of the National Aptitude Test (NAT) 2021 from the table given below:

NAT 2021 Exam Status
Events Status
NAT 2021 Registration Started
Exam Date Announced

Latest Updates

  • The National Testing Agency has started the online registration for the National Aptitude Test (NAT) 2021. The last date to register online is 18 October 2021. Scroll down to apply online.
  • NAT 2021 will be held on 23 and 14 October 2021 in Online mode.

NTA National Aptitude Test (NAT) 2021

National Aptitude Test (NAT) 2021 – a national-level ability profiler exam. This is an important initiative by the National Testing Agency to help students between the age of 13 to 25 years to acquire knowledge and skills beyond academics. The test will focus on assessing the current aptitude of the students and also guide them to learn skills for the future – technical skills, creativity, emotional intelligence (EQ), analytical thinking, growth mindset, decision making, interpersonal communication, and adaptability. The exam will test students in nine domains: Critical Reading Ability, Numerical Ability, Abstract Reasoning, Analytical Reasoning, Spatial Eligibility, Finding Irregularities, Data Interpretation, Verbal Ability, Physical and Mechanical Analysis.

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NTA National Aptitude Test 2021 Important Dates

NTA has announced the important dates of the National Aptitude Test 2021. The official dates are available in the brochure. However, candidates can also check the important dates from the table given below:

NAT 2021 Important Dates
Name of the Event Dates (announced)
NAT 2021 Registration begins 11 October 2021
Last date to apply 18 October 2021
Exam date for Level 1 (13 – 15 yrs) and Level 2 (16 – 18 yrs) 23 October 2021
Exam date for Level 3 (19 – 21 yrs) and Level 4 (22 – 25 yrs) 24 October 2021
NAT Result to be announced

How to Apply for National Aptitude Test NAT 2021?

The registration process for NAT 2021 is completely online. Students will have to register themselves by visiting the portal of the National Testing Agency. There is no fee for online registration. Therefore, students who are eligible for the test can apply for the NAT exam. For the ease of the students, we have provided the basic steps to complete the online registration. Follow the steps given below to register for NAT 2021:

  • Initially, the candidates have to go to the portal of the National Testing Agency.
  • On the Homepage, scroll down and click on the link that reads, ‘NAT 2021 Online Registration.’
  • After that, the applicants can either click on New Registration or Sign In.
  • Then give all the details and start filling the application form.
  • In the further step, the applicants will have to upload the important documents as mentioned there and click on submit.
  • Candidates will have to upload scanned images of photographs, Signatures, and Thumb Impressions. The image should be in jpg/jpeg format only. The size of the Photograph image must be between 10 kb to 200 kb. The size of the signature image must be between 4 kb to 30 kb. The size of the Thumb impression must be between 3 kb to 30 kb.
  • In this way the National Aptitude Test, NAT 2021 form will be submitted.
  • Download and print a copy of the same for future references.

NTA National Aptitude Test Application Fee

There is no application or registration fee to appear in the National Aptitude Test. The National Testing Agency will conduct the NAT free of cost for all eligible candidates. It is free to take the NAT Ability Profiler Exam 2021 because it is for anyone aged 13 to 25. Candidates just need to register and apply for the NAT 2021 online.

NAT 2021 Eligibility Criteria

The National Aptitude Test (NAT) is conducted at four levels as per the age group of the students. The candidates can check the eligibility criteria before applying for the Aptitude test. Check the important eligibility criteria of NAT 2021 given below:

  • Students in the age group of 13 to 25 years of age can apply for the National Aptitude Test (NAT 2021).
  • There are no other specific eligibility criteria to apply for NAT.
  • Students from any state-recognized/ CBSE/ ICSE boards can appear for the NAT.

NAT 2021 Exam Pattern

The NTA has also defied a particular exam pattern and marking scheme for the National Aptitude Test. Since it is a pilot program launched by the NTA, most of the students are confused about the exam pattern and syllabus of the exam. We have provided the complete details of the NAT 2021 exam pattern and marking scheme given below:

  • The test is in Internet-based mode. The candidates can appear in the test from their place of stay using desktops, mobile phones, laptops etc.
  • The NAT 2021 Exam will be conducted in 2 sessions (11 am to 1 pm) (4 pm to 6 pm )
  • The total duration of the test is 120 minutes.
  • This test consists of 9 Domains.
  • The medium of the Question paper will be in English only.
  • Each domain consists of 10 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs).
  • Each domain has 10 questions carrying 1 mark each. It will be an Online Test of 2 hours duration. The total is 90 marks.
  • Candidates are not allowed to use calculators or any other electronic device.
  • Candidates will be awarded one mark for each correct answer. There is No Negative Marking.

National Aptitude Test 2021 Syllabus

The syllabus of the NAT is divided into 9 major domains. The students are examined on the basis of the following domains of the exam:

Domain 1- CRITICAL READING ABILITY: It includes Passage-based Questions, each Passage (300-500 words) followed by 4-5 Questions. The questions are from general ability, needed in all spheres to establish communication or comprehend any written information.

Domain 2 – NUMERICAL ABILITY: This part is to test the ability to think logically through numbers, with the relation between numbers or number series by finding hidden code. One must note that it is not a test of arithmetic. This domain is especially to perceive how numbers relate to each in a series and predict what would logically follow Each series of numbers is like a code that contains a hidden message. One has to work out the relationship of the numbers with each other to deduce the answer. It is a logical exercise, The aptitude for discovering the logic in a series of pieces of connected information is essential in many areas of work.

Domain 3 – ABSTRACT REASONING: It is the ability to reason with signs and shapes. The observation abilities enable one to quickly notice accurate details in graphical presentations. It is similar to numerical reasoning, but with the use of symbols or pictures To find hidden code in graphical presentation and predict what would logically fit the gap or follow the pattern.

Domain 4-Analytical Reasoning: It is the ability to critically analyzing the given information to draw a valid conclusion.

Domain 5- SPATIAL ABILITY:  It is the ability to visualize shapes and structures against dimensions. i.e. Ability to think in space. Ability to imagine an object/structure/shape in space, while also turning it upside down, around, and pulling it out of shape. It requires flexibility of thinking to be able to recognize an object in a form that may or may not be the same as the original.

Domain 6 – FINDING IRREGULARITIES: This domain is to provide the simplest approach to identifying irregularities in data is to flag the data points that deviate from common statistical properties of distribution, including mean, median, mode, and quintiles.

Domain 7 – DATA INTERPRETATION: It is the ability to quickly and accurately locate differences in print material (both numbers and words).

Domain 8 – VERBAL ABILITY: It is the ability to understand concepts hidden in words, ability to abstract or generalize beyond mere vocabulary recognition. Students have to interpret concepts hidden in words, in a specific context (single sentence or a small paragraph of 30-40 words).

Domain 9 – PHYSICAL AND MECHANICAL ANALYSIS: It is the ability of understanding and application of natural and mechanical forces that are prevalent in the real world. This domain is based on simple physical concepts to test high analytical skills.

NAT 2021 Exam Admit Card 2021

The National Testing Agency will conduct the National Aptitude Test 2021 for all the students who have successfully registered for this Internet-based Test. The candidates can attempt the test from their own place. Candidates have to log in to start their test on officials’ prescribed timing. Candidates would be given the choice of choosing the slot of the Exam as per their availability. Since it is an internet-based test, so, no National Aptitude Test Admit Cards 2021 will be provided.

NTA National Aptitude Test 2021 Result

  • Once the online aptitude test is complete, the NTA will declare the result of the successful candidates.
  • Aptitude test scores are only suggestive of a student’s potential. Parents should NOT use these scores to choose subjects for the students.
  • A total of 5200 students lying in the age groups of 13 to 15 years and 16-18 years have been considered to take the pilot test.
  • A total of 5000 students lying in the age groups of 19 to 21 years and 22-25 years have been considered to take the pilot test.
  • Aptitude Test scores obtained are suggestive and should not be used as the only deciding factor for choosing subjects.

Important Links of National Aptitude Test 2021

NAT Ability Profiler Exam 2021-Important Link
To Apply For NTA NAT 2021 Click Here (Available Now)
NAT 2021 Official Notification Click Here
Manual for All Stake Holders NAT-2021 Click Here
For NTA NAT 2021 Details Click Here

Highlights of NTA National Aptitude Test NAT 2021

Overview of National Aptitude Test (NAT) 2021
Conducting Body National Testing Agency (NTA)
Type of the Exam Pilot Study Launched by National Testing Agency
Exam Name
National Aptitude Test/ Ability Profiler
NTA NAT 2021 Registration Start Date 11th October 2021 – Started 
NTA NAT 2021 Registration Ends On  18th October 2021
Category National Level Exam
Exam Date
23th, 24th October 2021
NAT 2021 Exam Mode  Internet-Based Test
Mode Of Registration/ Application Form Online
Official Site nat.nta.ac.in

About NTA

The Ministry of Education, Government of India (GOI), has established National Testing Agency (NTA) as an independent, autonomous, and self-sustained premier testing organization registered under the Societies Registration/Login Act, 1860. NTA functions to conduct efficient, transparent, and international standardized tests in order to assess the competency of candidates for admission.

FAQs on NTA National Aptitude Test (NAT)

Q1. What is NAT Exam?

Ans: NAT is a National Aptitude Test to help students acquire knowledge and skills beyond academics.

Q2. Who conducts the NAT Exam?

Ans: The National Testing Agency (NTA) conducts the NAT exam.

Q3. Who can apply for the National Aptitude Test NAT exam?

Ans: Students between the age group of 13-25 years can sit for the NAT exam.

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