NATA 2019 Syllabus & Exam Pattern

NATA Exam pattern and Syllabus 2019 will be published on official notification and made available on the website. It is must to know about NATA exam pattern, syllabus for appearing in the upcoming NATA 2019 examination.

NATA better known as the National Aptitude Test is an examination that is conducted for students who wish to opt for architecture course. It tests the calibre or aptitude of the students to find out whether they are eligible for studying architecture. Moreover skills such as drawing as well as observation, proportion sense, aesthetic sensitivity along with 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. These are essential in the study of architecture. The Council of Architecture is the body that conducts proper management of this examination and gets the eligible candidates admitted into the degree course of B.Arch. The examination is completed in a single day and is a computer based one.

NATA Syllabus

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NATA 2019 Exam Highlights

NATA exam is an aptitude test that is conducted to offer a single examination scheme for B.Arch course. The students appearing for NATA do not have to appear in various other aptitude tests. It selects eligible students for 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 eventsDate of NATA 2019
Online Application Form of NATA will be available3rd week of Jan 2019
End date of Registration processlast week of March 2019
Examination Datelast week of April 2019

NATA 2019 Exam Pattern

While preparing for NATA 2019 examination, it is important for a candidate to be aware of NATA 2019 examination pattern. Few important details regarding NATA 2019 examination pattern such as types of questions asked, number of papers, duration as well as marking scheme are described as follows:

  1. Language – The language of the question paper will be in English
  2. Duration Time For The Examination : 180 minutes(3 hours)
  3. Number Of Papers : NATA 2019 examination will include Paper 1 and Paper 2
  4. Number Of Questions : In Paper 1 there will of 60 questions each of 2 marks (20 from Mathematics and 40 from General Aptitude). Paper 2 will have 2 questions on drawing test and will be of 40 marks each. The examination will be of 200 marks in total
  5. Type Of Questions : NATA 2019 examination will consist of MCQ (multiple choice question) based questions in Paper 1 and a drawing test in Paper 2
  6. Negative Marking : Negative marking is not considered for wrong or incorrect responses.

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NATA 2019 Exam Pattern – Section Wise

The table below explains NATA 2019 examination pattern in a comprehensive way:

NATA 2019 Exam PatternPaper 1Paper 2Total
Exam ModeOffline, paper-based Test
Time Duration90 minutes90 minutes180 minutes
No. of QuestionsGeneral Aptitude- 40 questions Mathematics- 20 questions2 questions62 questions
Marks2 marks each40 marks each
Total120 marks80 marks200

Note : It is mandatory for a candidate to attempt both paper 1 and paper 2.

NATA 2019 Syllabus

Candidates should follow the official syllabus of NATA 2019 that has been released by COA for preparation of NATA 2019 examination. Get an idea about the NATA Syllabus and its features by clicking here

NATA 2019 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 QuestionsCandidate must obtain at least 25% (i.e. 30 marks out of 120 total marks)
DrawingCandidate must obtain at least 25% (i.e. 20 marks out of 80 total marks)
Overall marks for qualifyingOverall marks for qualifying will be based on statistics after the examination as well as at the council’s discretion.

NATA 2019 Exam Test Centres

The test centres are allocated to the students by the COA based on choices given by them during the time of NATA registration. The specifications about the centres of test are mentioned on the NATA Admit card. Note that the exam centre printed or given out on the admit card shall be final and no requests of changing the exam centres will be considered. There are more than 30 cities that are included where the test centres fall into such as Port Blair, Guwahati, Panaji, Trivandrum, Shillong, Dehradun, Kolkata, Siliguri etc.

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