NATA 2019 Exam Pattern – Check Marking Scheme, Syllabus & Preparation Tips

NATA 2019 Exam PatternNATA 2019 Exam Pattern gives details about the type of questions, weightage, subjects, etc.  NATA Exam Pattern is unlikely to change for the year 2019 and would be conducted in pen and paper based mode. NATA is a national level entrance test. Candidates seeking for admission in B.Arch programme, can appear for this examination. Candidates can check details regarding NATA Exam Pattern including syllabus and preparation tips.

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NATA 2019 Exam Pattern

A few important details regarding the NATA 2019 Exam Pattern are as follows:

  • Language: Candidates are very likely to be able to get the NATA 2019 in English language only.
  • Duration: The total time duration of the entrance test will be of 180 minutes (3 hours).
  • Papers: The NATA 2019 would be conducted for Paper-1 and Paper-2.
  • Number of Questions: The question paper is probably going to have a total of 60 questions in paper 1 from General Aptitude and Mathematics while Paper 2, i.e. drawing test might have 2 questions for 40 marks each.
  • Type of Questions: Paper-1 of NATA 2019 examination is expected to be MCQ (Multiple Choice Question) based while Paper-2 is expected to be a drawing based test.
  • Negative Marking: There are expected to be no negative markings in the NATA 2019 entrance tests.
  • Marking Scheme: There will be two marks awarded for each correct answer.

NATA 2019 Section-wise Pattern

In the table given below, we have provided the section wise pattern & marking scheme for NATA 2019:

SubjectDistribution of MarksTotal Marks
Mathematics (20 M.C.Q)
General Aptitude (40 M.C.Q)
Drawing ( 2 questions)
Total                                                                              200

NATA 2019 Syllabus

Given below is the expected NATA 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.

Drawing Test:

  • 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 Admit Card

NATA Preparation Tips 2019

Given below are a few 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 2019 in advance as it will help them getting knowledge regarding the structure of the question paper.

It will 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 2019 Exam Pattern, then you can ask your queries in the comment box below.

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  1. Good says:

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

  2. Kanishka says:

    Wat are the Book to learn drawing test

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