NATA Exam Pattern 2018


NATA Exam Pattern 2018NATA Exam Pattern 2018The exam pattern of NATA is defined by the Council of Architecture, New Delhi. NATA exam pattern consists details about the overall paper structure such as question type, number of sections, question and marks distribution, duration etc. As per NATA exam pattern, the entrance test will be held in the offline mode and it is divided into two compulsory parts. Part A will have questions from Mathematics and General aptitude. While part 2 of NATA question paper will have questions on drawing. The total duration of the entrance test is 3 hours. NATA exam pattern 2018 will help candidates to have an idea about the format of the aptitude test. Candidates appearing in the entrance test must be well acquainted with the exam pattern of NATA 2018. To get complete information about NATA exam pattern 2018 read the article given below on this page.


NATA Exam Pattern 2018 – Overview

S.No. Particulars NATA 2018 exam pattern
1. Exam mode Pen & Paper Based Test (P&P) mode
3. Sections 2
4. Type of questions Multiple choice questions
5. Total number of questions 62
6. Total marks 200
7. Marking scheme Correct response- +2
Incorrect response- 0
8. Duration Part A- 90 minutes
Part B- 90 minutes


NATA Exam Pattern 2018

The CoA will administer NATA 2018 in 20 cities of the country. Candidates must go through NATA exam pattern given below to have a clear understanding of the structure of the question paper.

Examination mode– According to NATA exam pattern, the entrance test will be conducted in pen and paper based mode.

SubjectsThe entrance test will have questions from the following subjects:

  1. Mathematics
  2. General aptitude
  3. Drawing

Type of questionsThe Mathematics and General aptitude sections will have multiple choice questions.

Question distributionCandidates can check the question distribution in part A and part B of the entrance test below in the table:

NATA exam pattern 2018 – Distribution of questions

Subjects Questions Marks
Mathematics 20 40
General aptitude 40 80
Drawing 2 80

Marking scheme The marking scheme defined for the entrance test by CoA in NATA exam pattern 2018 is given below:

  1. Mathematics and aptitude test – 2 marks will be allotted for the correct answer. There is no negative marking for incorrect or unanswered questions.
  2. Drawing – Marks will be allotted based on candidates’ drawing, imagination and observation skills.

Duration The total duration of the entrance test is 3 hours. In the first 90 minutes, candidates have to answer questions in part A. The remaining 90 minutes is allotted for part B, i.e. the drawing section.

NATA Syllabus 2018

The syllabus of NATA is prescribed by the CoA. NATA syllabus consists the names of topics from where questions will be asked in the examination. Check subject wise syllabus of NATA from the table given below:

Subjects Topics
Mathematics Algebra, Logarithms, Matrices, Trigonometry, Coordinate geometry, 3-Dimensional Co-ordinate geometry, Theory of Calculus, Application of Calculus, Permutation and combination, Statistics and Probability
General aptitude Mathematical reasoning, Sets and Relations, Objects, texture related to architecture and 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 creations
Drawing Geometric composition, Understanding of scale and proportion of objects, shape, aesthetics, building forms and elements, colour texture, harmony and contrast. Conceptualization and Visualization through structuring objects in memory. Drawing of patterns – both geometrical and abstract. Form transformations in 2D and 3D like union, subtraction, rotation, surfaces and volumes. Generating plan, elevation and 3D views of objects. Creating 2D and 3D compositions using given shape and forms. Perspective drawing, Sketching of urbanscape and landscape, Common day-to-day life objects like furniture, equipment etc., from memory

About NATA 2018

NATA 2018 will be held in the third week of April. The aptitude test will evaluate the drawing skills, critical thinking and other aptitude skills of the candidates. On the basis of students’ performance in NATA 2018, around 450 architecture institutes will offer admission to 5 year B.Arch. programme.

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