Engg. Entrance Exams

NATA – National Aptitude Test in Architecture

nata exam for architecure

What is NATA?

NATA (National Aptitude Test in Architecture) is the Aptitude Test conducts by Council of Architecture, New Delhi. Valid NATA Test score is required to take admission into Architecture course in all colleges of India. NATA Test Score is valid for 2 years only.

Related: Architecture Colleges in Maharaashtra State

NATA Notification:

All candidates need to apply online for NATA at http://www.nata.in/.
Candidate can take NATA from April to Mid August at NATA centres. Also candidate have option to choose date and time from available dates.

NATA Eligibility:

  • Any candidate who have passed Intermediate or have 3 year diploma after 10th is eligible for NATA test.
  • To get admission into B. Arch. course a candidate must have passed Intermediate (Class 12) with at least 50 marks with Maths as subject and minimum 40% marks in NATA test.

NATA Test Pattern:

  1. Candidate need to attempt both parts of paper i.e. Computer based Aptitude Test and Paper based drawing test.
  2. Maximum marks for NATA Test is 200 (120 marks – Computer Test and 80 marks – Drawing Test)
  3. Computer Test Pattern: 20 questions (2 marks each) from mathematics; 40 questions (2 marks each) from general aptitude.
  4. Drawing Test Pattern: Candidate need to attempt 2 questions in 2 hours
  5. Candidate need to carry Geometry instruments, brushes, pencil Ball pen and other required crayons /colors for Drawing Test.
  6. No Negative Marking.

NATA Syllabus:

Drawing Test:

  1. Ability to draw object / scene visual appealing manner.
  2. Visualizing and drawing effects of light, shadows and surroundings.
  3. Composing 2 Dimensional and 3 Dimensional shape / structure.
  4. Drawing sketch of common objects using pencil
  5. Understanding scale and proportion of objects, shapes etc.

Syllabus for NATA Entrance Exam Computer Based Test:

Mathematics Syllabus:

  1. Algebra
  2. Logarithms
  3. Matrices
  4. Trigonometry
  5. Coordinate geometry
  6. 3-Dimensional Co-ordinate geometry
  7. Theory of Calculus
  8. Application of Calculus
  9. Permutation and combination
  10. Statistics and Probability

General Aptitude Syllabus:

  1. Important Architecture Terms
  2. Analytical Reasoning
  3. Metal Reasoning
  4. Creativity and Communication
  5. Imagination and Expression
  6. Logical operations
  7. Architectural awareness
  8. Visualising 2D and 3D shapes
  9. Sets, Venn Diagrams
  10. Relation and its properties

NATA Sample Papers:

  1. NATA Drawing Practice Questions
  2. NATA Aptitude Test
  3. All NATA Questions and Practice Papers
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