NATA

NATA 2023 Syllabus

National Aptitude Test in Architecture

Examination Start Date
6th Apr 2024

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New Update About NATA 2023

IIM Lucknow has revised CAT Admit Card 2023 release date. CAT Admit Card will now be released on 7 November 2023 @iimcat.ac.in. The release date of CAT Admit Card was previously set to be 25 October. Candidates will be able to download their respective CAT Admit Cards until the exam day by using their CAT login ID and password. The CAT 2023 Exam will be held on November 26 at approximately 400 test centres across 150 cities. The exam will be divided into three slots and will last two hours. Candidates will be able to take the test at the centre only if they bring a hard copy of their CAT 2023 Admit Card.

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The official NATA exam syllabus for 2022 has been published on the official website of nata by the Council of Architecture (CoA). The specific information of NATA syllabus about the subjects, topics, and units that must be studied for NATA 2022 will be available to candidates. The NATA exam will be administered by the authorities in a single examination. Candidates appearing for NATA will be assessed on their aptitude and the candidates will accordingly have to prepare for the examination. The NATA syllabus is a crucial component of the test, students are encouraged to review it beforehand. Learn more about the NATA Syllabus 2022 by reading.

NATA Syllabus 2022

The table below contains information on the NATA exam syllabus 2022 for candidates to review.

Topics under NATA exam syllabus 2022

Mathematics

Physics and Geometry

Aesthetic Sensitivity

Colour Theory

Graphics and Imagery

Visual Perception and Cognition

Lateral Thinking and Logical Reasoning

Language and Interpretation

Building Anatomy and Architectural Vocabulary

Basic Techniques of Building Construction and Knowledge of Material

General Knowledge and Current Affairs

The authorities will bear in mind a variety of issues when crafting the questions as per Nata 2022 syllabus. Candidates may examine the following elements:

  • Candidates will be evaluated on their general knowledge and their capacity to apply it in various contexts in the abstract reasoning section consisting under the nata syllabus.
  • Nata syllabus also tests candidates' aptitudes for problem-solving will be examined under the Situational judgement section.
  • Candidates will be examined on their capacity to resolve straightforward numerical problems under numerical reasoning section.
  • Solving of discern patterns and facts through inductive reasoning should also be noted.
  • Verbal reasoning skills is also an important part of NATA 2022 syllabus.
  • Identifying patterns, relationships, sequences, and other logical constructs and Candidates ability to deduce facts from diagrams under the diagrammatic reasonings section will also be tested according to nata 2022 syllabus.

NATA Exam Pattern 2022

Mode of Exam

Offline mode as a written test

Duration of Exam

3 hours

Language of Exam

English

Total Number of Questions

A total of 60 questions

Total Marks

 200

Type of Questions

MCQs for Part A and Numerical for Part B.

Marking Scheme

 2 marks for every correct answer

Negative Marking

No negative marking

Sections

  • Mathematics
  • Drawing 
  • General Aptitude

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NATA Exam Syllabus 2022 (Topic-wise)

These are the 3 sections under the NATA exam syllabus 2022:

  • Drawing
  • Mathematics
  • General Aptitude

NATA Exam Syllabus for the Drawing Test

  • Geometric Composition and Shape
  • Understanding Scale and Proportion of Objects, Building forms and Colour Texture, Harmony, Element, Aesthetics and Contrast
  • Conceptualization and Visualization through Structuring Objects in Memory
  • Drawing of Patterns – Both Geometrical and Abstract
  • Form Transformation in 2D and 3D like union, Subtraction, Rotation, Surface and Volumes
  • Creation of 2D and 3D compositions using shape and forms
  • Generating Plan, and 3D views, the elevation of objects
  • Sketching of Urbanscape and Landscape
  • Perspective Drawing
  • Common day to day life objects such as equipment, furniture, etc. from memory

NATA Exam Syllabus for Mathematics Test

Chapter

Topics to cover

 

3-Dimensional Co-ordinate geometry

The distance between two points and section formula, equation of a straight line, equation of a plane, a distance of a point from a plane, direction cosines and direction ratios.

Trigonometry

Trigonometric functions, addition and subtraction formulae, formulae involving multiple and submultiple angles, general solution of trigonometric equations. Properties of triangles, inverse trigonometric functions, and their properties.

Coordinate geometry

Distance formula, section formula, area of a triangle, condition of collinearity of three points in a plane. Polar coordinates, the transformation from Cartesian to polar coordinates and vice versa. Parallel transformation of axes, the concept of locus, elementary locus problems. The slope of a line. Equation of lines in different forms, angle between two lines. Condition of perpendicularity and parallelism of two lines. Distance of a point from a line. Distance between two parallel lines. Lines through the point of intersection of two lines. Equation of a circle with a given centre and radius. A condition that a general equation of second degree in x, y may represent a circle. Equation of a circle in terms of endpoints of a diameter. Equation of tangent, normal and chord. Parametric equation of a circle. The intersection of a line with a circle. Equation of common chord of two intersecting circles.

Logarithms

Definition; General properties; Change of base.

Matrices

Concepts of m x n, real matrices, operations of addition, scalar multiplication and multiplication of matrices. Transpose of a matrix. Determinant of a square matrix. Properties of determinants (statement only). Minor, cofactor and adjoint of a matrix. Nonsingular matrix. The inverse of a matrix. Finding the area of a triangle. Solutions of system of linear equations. (Not more than 3 variables).

Algebra

General term; Summation of first n-terms of series; Arithmetic/Geometric series, A.M., G.M. and their relation; Infinite G.P. series and its sum, Definitions of A. P. and G.P.;

Theory of Calculus

Functions, the composition of two functions and inverse of a function, limit, continuity, derivative, chain rule, derivatives of implicit functions and functions defined parametrically. Integration as a reverse process of differentiation, indefinite integral of standard functions. Integration by parts. Integration by substitution and partial fraction. Definite integral as a limit of a sum with equal subdivisions. The fundamental theorem of integral calculus and its applications. Properties of definite integrals. Formation of ordinary differential equations, solution of homogeneous differential equations, separation of variables method, linear first-order differential equations.

Application of Calculus

Tangents and normals, conditions of tangency. Determination of monotonicity, maxima, and minima. Differential coefficient as a measure of rate. Motion in a straight line with constant acceleration. Geometric interpretation of definite integral as area, calculation of area bounded by elementary curves and Straight lines. Area of the region included between two elementary curves.

Statistics and Probability

The measure of dispersion, mean, variance and standard deviation, frequency distribution. Addition and multiplication rules of probability, conditional probability and Bayes' Theorem, independence of events, repeated independent trails and Binomial distribution.

Permutation and combination

Permutation of n different things taken r at a time. Permutation of n things not all different. Permutation with repetitions (circular permutation excluded). Combinations of n different things taken r at a time. Combination of n things not all different. Basic properties. Problems involving both permutations and combinations.

NATA Exam Syllabus for General Aptitude

Chapters

Topics to cover

Objects

Texture related to architecture and the built environment. Interpretation of pictorial compositions, Visualizing three-dimensional objects from two-dimensional drawing. Visualizing different sides of 3D objects. Analytical reasoning, mental ability (visual, numerical, and verbal), General awareness of national/ international architects and famous architectural creation.

Mathematical reasoning

Statements, logical operations like and, or, if and only if, implies, implied by. Understanding of tautology, converse, contradiction, and contrapositive

Sets and Relations

The idea of sets, subsets, power set, complement, union, intersection and difference of sets, Venn diagram, De Morgan's Laws, Relation and its properties. Equivalence relation — definition and elementary examples.

Colleges Accepting NATA Score

Birla Institute of Technology - BIT Mesra3.7

Birla Institute of Technology - BIT Mesra

Jharkhand

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National Institute of Technology (NIT)4.3

National Institute of Technology (NIT)

Himachal Pradesh

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CEPT University4.6

CEPT University

Gujarat

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₹14.00L (5 Yrs)

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College of Engineering - Thiruvananthapuram

Kerala

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KL University (KLU)

Andhra Pradesh

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Rajasthan

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the different sections under NATA Exam Syllabus 2022 ??

There are the 3 sections under the NATA exam syllabus 2022 which includes drawing, mathematics and general aptitude.

What are the chapter under the section of General Aptitude of NATA Exam Syllabus?

Objects, Mathematical Reasoning and Sets and relations are the different sections under the syllabus of general aptitude for nata exam .

What are the topics that needs to be covered under trigonometry??

The following topics are covered under the trigonometry section of NATA syllabus 2022- Trigonometric functions, addition and subtraction formulae, formulae involving multiple and submultiple angles, general solution of trigonometric equations. Properties of triangles, inverse trigonometric functions, and their properties.

Where can I download the pdf of NATA syllabus?

The pdf of NATA syllabus can be download from the official website of NATA that it nata.in

Can I give NATA 2022 exam offline?

No, NATA 2022 will only be held as a computer-based test.

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