NATA Exam Pattern Details You Might Want to Know About

NATA Exam Pattern:

The National Aptitude Test in Architecture or NATA as it popularly referred to is attempted by candidates who aspire to be architects and planners. The NATA exam is conducted by the Council of Architecture (CoA). NATA scores qualifies a candidate to pursue a 5 year B.Arch course. The NATA exam pattern helps candidates prepare for the exam in a methodical manner.

NATA Exam Pattern
NATA Exam Pattern

Here are the details of the NATA exam pattern:

The NATA exam is a national level entrance exam that is conducted twice a year in April and May.

NATA 2020                                       April exam                             May exam

Date of release of Brochure              31 Jan 2020                     31 of Jan 2020

NATA application form releases      01 Feb 2020                    01 Feb 2020

Last date to fill form                         16 Mar 2020                    04 May 2020

Last date to upload images               20 Mar 2020                   08 May 2020

Last date for payment                      20 Mar 2020                   08 May 2020

Last date to print page                     23 Mar 2019                    11 May 2020

Form correction                               21 to 23 Mar 2020           09 to 11 May 2020

Issue of Admit card                          04 Apr 2020                   21 May 2020

Date of NATA exam                         19 Apr 2020                    31 May 2020

Declaration of NATA result              08 May 2020                  14 Jun 2020

NATA Exam pattern:

  • The NATA exam is conducted in both online and offline modes.
  • The exam consists of 2 sections, i.e., Part A and B.
  • The total duration of the exam is 3 hours 15 minutes/ 195 minutes.
  • The medium of the exam is English.
  • The total weightage of the exam is 200 marks.
  • Part A comprises of questions based on Drawing.
  • Part B comprises of questions based on General Aptitude and Logical Reasoning, Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.
  • There is no negative marking in the NATA exam. 
Subject Mode Questions Distribution of marks Total marks
Part A – Drawing Offline 3 questions 2 x 35 1 x 55 70 55
Part B – PCM General Aptitude and Logical Reasoning Online 50 questions   15 x 1.5 35 x 1.5   22.5 52.5

To gain admission into the B.Arch course, a candidate must secure the minimum qualifying cut off as specified by CoA. It is as follows:

Section Cutoff percentage Cutoff marks
Section A (MCQs) 25% 30 out of 120
Section B (Drawing) 25% 20 out of 80
Overall Decided after the exam Decided after the exam

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