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.
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|
For any further details or queries regarding NATA Exam pattern check the website at www.nata.in .