NATA 2020 Exam Pattern, Type of Questions, Marking Scheme – Get Here

NATA 2020 Exam PatternNATA 2020 Exam Pattern provides detail about the type of questions, weightage, subjects, etc.  NATA Exam will be conducted in online mode. NATA is a national level entrance test. Candidates seeking for admission in B.Arch programme will be able to appear for this examination. The examination will be conducted two times in a year. Candidates can check details regarding NATA Exam Pattern including syllabus and preparation tips.

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NATA 2020 Exam Pattern

A few important details regarding the NATA 2020 Exam Pattern are as follows:

  • Language: Candidates are very likely to be able to get the NATA 2020 in English language only.
  • Duration: Total 72 minutes will be given for Part-A. The 50 questions (Part B) are to be answered in 45 minutes.
  • Number of Questions: The question paper is probably going to have a total of 50 questions in paper 2 from General Aptitude and Mathematics while Paper 1, i.e. drawing test might have 3 questions carrying 35 marks, 35 marks & 55 marks, respectively.
  • Type of Questions: Paper-2 of NATA 2020 examination questions will be PTQ (preferential type questions) and MCQ (Multiple Choice Question) based.
  • Negative Marking: There will be no negative markings in the NATA 2020 entrance tests.
  • Marking Scheme: There will be 1.5 marks awarded for each correct answer.

New Changes Introduced:

From the year 2019, new changes have been introduced in NATA. These changes are:

Applications Closing Soon:

  • The examination will be conducted two times in a year. It will be organised on 29th August 2020 (first session) and second or third August 2020  (second session).
  • For exam duration, 45 minutes will be provided for part B and 72 minutes for part A.
  • A national level centralized counselling may be conducted for admission in architecture courses.
  • Arts stream candidates are also eligible to apply for NATA 2020, if they qualify the mathematics, physics and chemistry as additional exams conducted by the CBSE board.

NATA 2020 Section-wise Pattern

In the table given below, we have provided the section wise pattern & marking scheme for NATA 2020:

SubjectQuestionsMarksMode of Exam

Cognitive skills for Drawing and Visual Composition Test (10 Questions)


Test on Scientific ability and
General Aptitude

PCM1522.5MCQ (Online)

General Aptitude & Logical Reasoning

3552.5MCQ (Online)



NATA 2020 Syllabus

Given below is the NATA 2020 syllabus for its entrance examination:


  • Algebra
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Application of Calculus
  • Dimensional Co-ordinate geometry
  • Trigonometry
  • Logarithms
  • Matrices
  • Coordinate geometry
  • Theory of Calculus
  • Permutation and combination

General Aptitude:

  • Mental ability (visual, numerical and verbal) & Analytic Reasoning.
  • General awareness of national/ international architects and famous architectural creation.
  • Objects, texture related to architecture and built environment.
  • Interpretation of pictorial compositions
  • Visualizing three-dimensional objects from two-dimensional drawing. Visualizing different sides of 3D objects.

Mathematical Reasoning:

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

Sets and Relations:

  • Definition and elementary examples.
  • Venn diagram, De Morgan’s Laws, Relation and its properties. Equivalence relation.
  • Idea of sets, subsets, power set, complement, union, intersection and difference of sets.

Cognitive skills for Drawing:

  • Creating 2D and 3D compositions using given shape and forms.
  • Perspective drawing, sketching of urban scape and landscape.
  • Understanding of scale and proportion of objects, geometric composition, shape.
  • Aesthetics, building forms and elements, color texture, harmony and contrast.
  • Form transformations in 2D and 3D like union, subtraction, rotation, surfaces and volumes.
  • Generating plan, elevation, and 3D views of object.
  • Conceptualization and visualization
  • Drawing of patterns- both geometrical and abstract

Also Check:

NATA 2020 Admit Card

NATA Preparation Tips 2020

Given below are a few NATA 2020 preparation tips that will help the aspiring candidates in their preparation process:

  • The candidates must complete the entire syllabus without skipping any part.
  • The candidates must only refer to relevant books and study materials of latest editions.
  • The candidates should practice on old question papers and mock tests.
  • Make short notes and keep refereeing to those notes.
  • The candidates should keep revising the concepts for gaining clarity.

The Candidates must be aware of the Exam pattern of the NATA 2020 in advance as it will help them getting knowledge regarding the structure of the question paper.

It can help them deciding on how to prepare for the exam. The exam pattern gives knowledge about the number & type of questions, subjects, marking scheme, etc.

If you have any other queries regarding NATA 2020 Exam Pattern, then you can ask your queries in the comment box below.

Displaying 38 Comments
  1. supriya says:

    Is physics and chemistry part of syllabus in NATA?Please repay fast

  2. Prem sai says:

    What is the syllabus for physics and chemistry in new changed pattern of nata?

  3. Deepak Sahu says:

    NATA application form release date.How to apply NATA exam in 2020 date

  4. chitra singha says:

    sir how to get old question papers and mock test ?

  5. ADITIVERMA says:

    10+3yr diploma Interior deisgner diploma after that eligible for nata exam or not??
    Next nata exam released on ??

  6. Siddhika says:

    How can get the admission by attaining second attempt …means their is same another process to take the admission

  7. junaid says:

    when will the result be out!! after the session of 7th july??

  8. Kunjal kothari says:

    If I’m appearing for both april nd july exm …. Which score will count… according to april marks or july marks or highest from both?????

  9. aswin says:

    I cannot apply NATA 2019 at first time but I want to apply the second secssion is there is any chance

  10. nikhil says:

    can we appear for nata twice
    what is the benefit for appearing nata twice ?
    will it make any profit during admission?

  11. Donkupar Mawsor says:

    How can I register for nata 2019 exam? I cannot find any link for registration.

  12. Kavitha Baskar says:

    I want apply nata for my son.he will appear ISC Feb 2019.Yey NATA website doesn’t open.

  13. Anurag Dey says:

    What are the books for the preparation for nata

    And when will be the form will release of nata 2019

  14. Disha says:

    What is the qualifing marks in nata and jee paper 2 ?
    What is the difference between nata and jee paper 2?

  15. yasaswini says:

    how can we get a seat in birla institute of technology for architecture course?Is jee mains paper 2 is enough

  16. Janvi Deshmukh says:

    Is it compulsory to give both the Nata exam april and july

  17. Abhay says:

    I give the nata exam in 2018 but I fail in this exam can I give it again in 2019

  18. Vinayak sharma says:

    This is my drop year for NATA after 12th from MP board and i want to ask that mathematics section is only that 10 chapeters or Arihant Book Of IIT lVL Question also asked in NATA 2019

  19. Sohail says:

    What is obc reservation category

  20. Nithish says:

    When can we apply for both papers of nata?

  21. Jyotsna Hanji says:

    Is my daughter eligible for nata? She is studying in 3rd year diploma architecture .

  22. Sanjay vishwakarma says:

    UP Bord certificate can not be submit..

  23. Ramya Krishnan says:

    Will 2018 nata score be considered

  24. Good says:

    Is NATA 2019 exam part 1 test conducted as online mode?

  25. Kanishka says:

    Wat are the Book to learn drawing test

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