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NATA 2021 Exam Pattern

By: Sakshi Awasthi on April 01, 2019
The NATA Exam Pattern is decided by the Council of Architecture. NATA Exam Pattern gives complete details about the total number of questions in the test paper, allotment of time, nature of questions, section-wise weight that is given across to all sections.

NATA Exam Pattern is of the following types:

  • Mathematics and General Aptitude Test
  • Drawing Test
The National Level Aptitude Test was conducted for a time duration of 3 hours. The examination was held on April 14, 2019

Important features of NATA Exam Pattern are as follows:

  • NATA would be conducted in the offline mode during the first half for a time period of 1 and a half hours.
  • Drawing test would be conducted over a duration of 1.5 hours.
  • Candidates would be admitted in  Bachelor of Architecture once they clear NATA Examination.
  • In Mathematics and General Aptitude Test, 2 marks would be awarded for all correct answer options while 40 marks would be awarded for every correct response given in the drawing test.
 
Subject Distribution   Marks
MATHS (20 Q) 20 x2 40
APTITUDE (40 Q) 40x2 80
DRAWING  (2 Q) 2x40 80
Total   200 marks

Mathematics and General Aptitude Test:

  • One option would be correct and the correct response would be yielding 2 marks. There would be no negative marking. 

Drawing Test:

The candidate would have to attempt two questions within a time span of 1.5 hours. The Drawing Aptitude test would be judged basing these factors:

  • Ability to sketch a given object and rendering the same in a visually appealing way
  • Visualizing and drawing the effects of light on the object, shadows that are cast on surroundings
  • Perspective drawing
  • Combination and composition of three-dimensional elements to form a building or structural form
  • Creation of visual harmony using colors in a given composition
  • Understanding scale and proportions
  • Drawing from memory by use of a pencil sketch.

Every answer in the Drawing section shall be examined by more than one examiner independently where the marks shall be averaged. The primary focus in scoring the drawing section weighs importantly on the candidate's sense of imagination. The sense of proportion and perspective is also evaluated strongly in a candidate.

Candidates for the NATA Examination are usually from the following backgrounds:

  • Qualified a recognized aptitude test or that equivalent to NATA.
  • Have been any of the below mentioned:
  1. 10+2 or equivalent examination of Central/State Board with 50% aggregate and Mathematics as a compulsory subject
  2. 10+3 Diploma recognized by the Central/State with 50% aggregate with Mathematics as a compulsory subject
  3. International Baccalaureate Diploma passed/appearing after 10 years of schooling with 50% marks in aggregate and with Mathematics as a compulsory subject.

The allocation of examination center for NATA spread across State capitals and other selected cities subject to the availability of at least 250 students in general.

Within a week of taking the NATA Examination, the response sheet of all candidates for Part A would be uploaded along with the subject marks secured by the candidate. No review would be available for Part B or the drawing test. There would be no provision for post-publication scrutiny or review of any request once the results are published.

NATA 2021 Syllabus

The NATA syllabus has been divided into three sections: Drawing, Mathematics, and General Aptitude.

Mathematics:

  • Algebra
  • Logarithms
  • Quadratic Equations
  • Matrices
  • Trigonometry
  • Coordinate geometry two dimensions
  • Differential Calculus
  • Statistics & probability
  • Vectors
  • Relations & Mapping
  • Binomial Theorem (positive integral index)
  • Coordinate geometry three dimensions
  • Application of Calculus
  • Permutation & combination
  • Complex Numbers
  • Differential Equations
  • Sets
  • Integral Calculus

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