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

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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 online mode. NATA is a national level entrance test. Candidates seeking for admission in B.Arch programme, can 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 2019 Exam Pattern – New Changes Announced

newiconFrom the year 2019, NATA 2019 Examination will be conducted two times in a year. Check below.

New Changes Introduced This Year:

  • The examination will be conducted two times in a year. It will be organized on 14th April 2019 (first session) and 7th July 2019 (second session).
  • For exam duration, 60 minutes will be provided for aptitude section and 120 minutes will be given for drawing section.
  • A national level centralized counselling may be conducted for admission in architecture courses.
  • Arts stream candidates are also eligible to apply for NATA 2019, if they qualify the mathematics, physics and chemistry as additional exams conducted by the CBSE board.

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). 60 minutes for Part-A (aptitude section) and 120 minutes for Part-B (drawing section).
  • 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.

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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

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

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  1. junaid says:

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

  2. 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?????

  3. aswin says:

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

  4. nikhil says:

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

  5. Donkupar Mawsor says:

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

  6. Kavitha Baskar says:

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

  7. Anurag Dey says:

    What are the books for the preparation for nata

    And when will be the form will release of nata 2019

  8. Disha says:

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

  9. yasaswini says:

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

  10. Janvi Deshmukh says:

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

  11. Abhay says:

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

  12. 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

  13. Sohail says:

    What is obc reservation category

  14. Nithish says:

    When can we apply for both papers of nata?

  15. Jyotsna Hanji says:

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

  16. Sanjay vishwakarma says:

    UP Bord certificate can not be submit..

  17. Ramya Krishnan says:

    Will 2018 nata score be considered

  18. Good says:

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

  19. Kanishka says:

    Wat are the Book to learn drawing test

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