NATA 2021 Exam Pattern and syllabus will be published on official notification and made available on the website. NATA known as the National Aptitude Test is a national level entrance examination conducted for admission to 5-year B.Arch (architecture) course. It is necessary to know about the NATA exam pattern, syllabus for appearing in the NATA 2021 exam.
The Council of Architecture is the body that conducts NATA examination and admits eligible candidates into the Bachelor degree course of B.Arch. NATA examination is held in a single day and is a computer-based test.
Skills such as drawing, observation, proportion sense, aesthetic sensitivity along with the capability of critical thinking will be measured by NATA examination. All these vital skills are either possessed or may be acquired after years of training along with practice which is essential in the study of architecture.
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NATA 2021 Exam Highlights
NATA exam is an aptitude test that is conducted to offer a single entrance examination scheme for the B.Arch course across India. The students appearing for NATA do not have to appear in various other aptitude tests.
It selects eligible students for the B.Arch course from each and every corner of the country. By appearing and clearing this aptitude test, the eligible students can apply for admissions in institutions across the country that has seats in architecture.
|Name of events||Date of NATA 2021|
|Online Application Form of NATA will be available||3rd week of Jan 2021|
|End date of Registration process||last week of March 2021|
|Examination Date||last week of April 2021|
NATA 2021 Exam Pattern
While preparing for the NATA 2021 examination, it is important for a candidate to be aware of the NATA 2021 examination pattern. Few important details regarding NATA 2021 examination pattern such as types of questions asked, number of papers, duration and marking scheme are described as follows:
- Language – The language of the question paper will be in English
- Duration Time For The Examination: 180 minutes(3 hours)
- Number Of Parts: NATA 2021 examination will include Part A and Part B.
- Number Of Questions:
- Part A will have 3 questions on the drawing test and will be of 35, 35, 55 marks each and total will be 135 marks.
- Part B will have 5o questions for 75 marks (PCM – 15 questions and General Aptitude & Logical Reasoning – 35 questions, each of 1.5 marks.
- The examination will have 53 questions in total for 200 marks.
- Type Of Questions: NATA 2021 examination will consist of a drawing test in Part A and MCQ (multiple choice question) based questions in Part B .
- Negative Marking: Negative marking is not present for wrong or incorrect responses.
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NATA 2021 Exam Pattern – Section Wise
The table below explains the NATA 2021 examination pattern in a comprehensive way:
|Part||Name||Mode||No. of Questions||Marks|
|Part A||Drawing Test||Paper & Pencil||3||125|
|Part B||Test on Scientific Ability and General Aptitude||PCM||online||15||22.5|
|General Aptitude & Logical Reasoning||online||35||52.5|
Note: It is mandatory for a candidate to attempt both parts A and B.
NATA 2021 Syllabus
Candidates should follow the NATA Syllabus 2021 that has been released by COA for the preparation of the NATA 2021 examination.
|Part A (Offline test / Paper and Pencil based test)||Part B (Online Examination / Objective type test)|
|Drawing Test||Physics||Chemistry||Mathematics||General Aptitude|
|Creating 2D and 3D compositions, understanding of scale and proportion of objects, shape, aesthetics, colour texture, building forms and elements etc.||Atoms & Nuclei, Current Electricity, Dual nature of radiation and matter, Electronic devices, Electrostatics, Optics.||Basic concepts of Chemistry, chemical bonding, chemical thermodynamics, Elements classification, organic chemistry, structure of atoms.||3-Dimensional Co-ordinate geometry, Algebra, Application of Calculus, Coordinate geometry, Logarithms, Matrices, Permutation and combination, Statistics and Probability, Theory of Calculus, Trigonometry.||Mathematical reasoning, Sets and Relations, Mental ability, Analytical reasoning etc.|
NATA 2021 Exam Minimum Qualifying Marks
The marks that must be obtained for qualifying NATA examination is decided by the Council of Architecture. If you wish to get admission into B. Arch course, then you must adhere by the below-mentioned criteria:
|Multiple Choice Questions||Candidate must obtain at least 25% (i.e. 32 marks out of 125 total marks)|
|Drawing||Candidate must obtain at least 25% (i.e. 18 marks out of 75 total marks)|
|Overall marks for qualifying||Overall marks for qualifying will be based on statistics after the examination as well as at the council’s discretion.|
NATA 2021 Exam Test Centres
The test centers are allocated to the students by the COA based on choices given by them during the time of NATA registration. The specifications about the centers of the test are mentioned on the NATA Admit card. Note that the exam center printed or given out on the admit card shall be final and no requests of changing the exam centers will be considered.
There are more than 30 cities that are included where the test centers fall into such as Port Blair, Guwahati, Panaji, Trivandrum, Shillong, Dehradun, Kolkata, Siliguri, etc.
Read : NATA 2021 Results