NATA Exam Pattern has been released by the Council of Architecture i.e., CoA on their official website i.e., nata.in. All those applicants who want to apply for the **NATA 2021** must check the NATA Exam Pattern so that they can prepare for the examination in a better manner. The exam pattern of the NATA Exam will include the number of questions that will be asked in the examination, question type of the examination, the medium of paper, Number of Sections, Marking scheme, and much more.

**NATA Exam 2021** will be held through the online mode i.e., computer-based mode. The NATA exam consists of two sections i.e., **Part A and Part B**. The NATA Exam 2021 question paper will be of a total of 200 marks. Part A paper will be of a total of 125 marks whereas Part B paper will be of total 75 marks

**NATA 2021 Exam Pattern Highlights**

Events | Details |

Name of the Exam | National Aptitude Test in Architecture |

Conducted By | Council of Architecture (CoA) |

Number of sections | Two Sections i.e., Drawing section Aptitude section) |

Exam Mode | Part A- Drawing (Online) Part B- PCM and General Aptitude Test (Online) |

Maximum Marks | 200 Marks |

Exam Duration | 3 hours |

Medium | English |

Negative Marking | No Negative Marking |

Marking Scheme | For each correct answer, 1.5 marks will be rewarded to the applicant.For each wrong answer, no mark will be deducted from applicants.For each un-attempted question, no mark will be awarded nor deducted |

Score Validity | One Year only |

Level of Exam | National Level |

Frequency of Exam | Twice a year |

Official Website | nata.in |

**NATA 2021 Exam Pattern**

Applicants must check the NATA Exam Pattern** **so that they can get an idea about the NATA Exam and can then prepare accordingly for the NATA Exam 2021. NATA Exam Pattern delivers an overview of the question paper including the subjects covered, time duration, Number of questions, marking scheme, mode of exam, etc. **Check NATA 2021 Updated Exam Dates**

**Mode of Examination:**

- The NATA exam consists of two sections i.e., Part A and Part B.
- Part A exam will be held in an online mode.
- Part B exam will also be held in an online mode.

**Type of Questions:**

The question paper of the NATA Exam will consist of the following type of questions:

- Multiple-Choice type (MCQ)
- Preferential Choice type (PCQ)
- Multiple Select types (MSQ)
- Numerical Answer Type (NAQ)

**Maximum Marks:**

The NATA Exam 2021 question paper will be of a total of 200 marks.

- Part A paper will be of a total of 125 marks
- Part B paper will be of a total of 75 marks

**Exam Time Duration:**

The applicants will be given a total of three hours and 15 minutes i.e., 195 minutes to complete the NATA Exam 2021 paper.

**Part A Paper-**135 minutes i.e., 2 hours and 15 minutes will be given to complete Part A paper.**Part B Paper-**45 minutes will be given to complete Part B paper.**Interval-**15 minutes of the break will be given to applicants in between 2 papers i.e., Part A and Part B paper.

**Number of Questions:**

NATA Exam will consist of a total of 125 questions in the drawing section and the Aptitude section.

**The medium of Exam:**

NATA Exam 2021 will be conducted in the English language only.

** Marking Scheme:**

The exam paper of NATA Exam for the drawing section and the Aptitude section will carry different mark questions i.e.,

- 1 – Marks Questions,
- 2 – Marks Questions
- 3 – Marks Questions.

**Negative Marking:**

There will be no negative marking in the NATA examination.

**Qualifying Marks:**

To qualify for the NATA Examination applicants will need to secure the following percent of marks:

- Aptitude section: To qualify Aptitude section applicants will have to secure a minimum of 25% of marks i.e., out of 75 marks applicants has to secure a minimum of 18 marks
- Drawing Section: To qualify drawing section applicants will have to secure a minimum of 25% of marks i.e., out of 125 marks applicants has to secure a minimum of 32 marks.

**NATA 2021 Marking Scheme**

NATA Exam Pattern also consists of NATA Marking Scheme for both the Papers i.e., Paper A and Paper B which is given below:

Subject | Marks Distribution | Total Marks |

Part A | ||

Drawing | 1 Question x 55 Marks 2 Questions x 35 Marks | 55 70 |

Part B | ||

General Aptitude | 35 Questions x 1.5 Marks | 52.5 |

PCM | 15 Questions x 1.5 Marks | 22.5 |

Total | 53 Questions | 200 Marks |

**NATA 2021 Syllabus**

Council of Architecture (CoA) has revealed the NATA Syllabus along with the NATA Exam Pattern on their official website. Applicants who want to prepare for the NATA Exam 2021 must check the below-given NATA Syllabus to get an idea of topics that will be asked in the NATA paper. NATA paper will consist of two sections i.e., Paper A and Paper B. Read below to check the paper wise syllabus:

**Part A: Drawing Syllabus**

The important topics related to Drawing Syllabus are given in the below table:

Pattern Drawing | 3D and 2D Transformation |

Building Forms and Elements | Aesthetics |

Conceptualization and Visualisation | Generating Plan |

Colour Harmony | Colour Harmony |

Surfaces and Volumes | Shape |

Perspective Drawing | Day to Day Object Drawing |

Urban Landscape | Geometric Composition |

Scale and Proportions of Objects | – |

**Part B:**

**Physics Syllabus**

The important topics related to Physics Syllabusare given in the below table:

Current Electricity | Electronic Devices |

Electromagnetic Induction | Alternating Currents |

Atoms and Nuclei | Dual Nature of Radiation and Matter |

Electrostatics | Electronic Devices |

Optics | – |

**Mathematics Syllabus**

The important topics related to Mathematics Syllabusare given in the below table:

Algebra | Permutation and Combination |

Matrices | Coordinate Geometry |

Theory of Calculus | Application of Calculus |

Logarithms | Trigonometry |

Statistics | Probability |

Dimensional Co-ordinate Geometry | – |

**Chemistry Syllabus**

The important topics related to Chemistry Syllabusare given in the below table:

Organic Chemistry | Environmental Chemistry |

State of Matter | Chemical Thermodynamics |

Chemical Bonding | Chemical Bonding |

Basic Concepts of Chemistry | Atom Structure |

**General Aptitude Syllabus**

The important topics related to General Aptitude Syllabus and their sub-topics are given in the below table:

S. No. | Topics | Sub – Topics |

| Mathematical reasoning | Statements, logical operations like and, or, if and only if, implies, implied by. Understanding of tautology, converse, contradiction, and contrapositive |

| Sets and Relations | The idea of sets, subsets, power set, union, complement, intersection and difference of sets, De Morgan’s Laws, Venn diagram, Relation, and its properties. Equivalence relation — definition and elementary examples. |

| Objects | Texture related to architecture and the 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. |

**NATA Sample Question Paper**

Applicants who are preparing for NATA Exam must check NATA Sample Question Paper apart from the NATA Exam Pattern and NATA Syllabus. Previous year question papers are available on the websites and applicants can easily download them in PDF format. Sample Question Paper will help the applicants in practicing and will help them to check their weaker sections and also improve them. Previous year papers are available and applicants can download them

**FAQ’s**

** Does the NATA Exam have negative marking?**

No, there will be no negative marking for wrong answers in the NATA Exam.

**What is the official website to check the NATA Exam Pattern?**

The official website to check the NATA Exam Pattern is nata.in

**How much time duration is provided to the applicants to complete the NATA Exam paper?**

The applicants will be given a total of three hours and 15 minutes i.e., 195 minutes to complete the NATA Exam 2021 paper.

**Part A Paper-**135 minutes i.e., 2 hours and 15 minutes will be given to complete Part A paper.**Part B Paper-**45 minutes will be given to complete Part B paper.**Interval-**15 minutes of the break will be given to applicants in between 2 papers i.e., Part A and Part B paper.

**When will the Releasing date for NATA Application Form open?**

The link for NATA Application Form has already opened on 05, March 2021