Who can register for NPAT?

NPAT is open to everyone.  
What will be the duration of NPAT?

The duration of NPAT will be between 2 to 3 hours. However, the preparation time varies from student to student and we recommend you to revise your programming concepts (also available on our website in the Revise sections) before appearing for NPAT.

How do I sign up?

All you need is access to a computer with a current browser and an Internet connection. Log on to: https://npat.nptel.ac.in/ and follow the sign-up procedures. We will announce the time of the exam shortly.

Do I have to visit an authorized center to appear for NPAT?

No, you can appear for NPAT from anywhere- your home, office, college etc.  

What should I do after I sign up?

After sign-up, you have to attempt the practice problems (recommended, not compulsory)  and wait for the day of NPAT to take the test
Is NPAT free?

Yes. You can take the NPAT for free.

Is there a last date for signing up?

We will keep registration open up to 15 minutes before the NPAT opening time. After that registrations will be closed and the NPAT will be made open for the specified time duration.

Can I take NPAT more than once?

Yes you can take NPAT multiple times each time it is offered by NPTEL.

I am facing issues with submission/practice problems, what do I do?

Please make sure that your internet connection is working and your computer doesn’t have technical issues. If that is not the case and the problem persists, write to us at npat-support@nptel.iitm.ac.in 

I am not free during the dates of the exam. What can I do?

If it is not possible, you will have to appear for another NPAT offered in the future.

What is NPTEL and who are your partners in this program?

NPAT is conducted by NPTEL which stands for National Programme for Technology Enhanced Learning, and it is a joint project of seven IITs and IISc Bangalore funded by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India; in association with ACM India. Google is sponsoring NPAT in 2017.