NATA 2021 Exam Pattern, Type of Questions, Marking Scheme – Get Here

NATA 2021 Exam PatternNATA 2021 Exam Pattern provides details 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 2021 including syllabus and preparation tips.

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NATA 2021 Exam Pattern

A few important details regarding the NATA 2021 Exam Pattern are as follows:

  • Language: Candidates are very likely to be able to get the NATA 2021 in English language only.
  • Duration: Total 180 minutes will be provided to solve the question paper.
  • Number of Questions: Total 125 questions will be asked in the examination.
  • Type of Questions: Multiple-Choice type (MCQ), Multiple Select type (MSQ), Preferential Choice type (PCQ) and Numerical Answer type (NAQ) will be asked in the examination.
  • Negative Marking: There will be no negative markings in the NATA 2021 entrance tests.
  • Marking Scheme: Questions will carry either 1 mark, 2 marks or 3 marks for correction answer.

New Changes Introduced:

New changes have been introduced in NATA. These changes are:

  • There will be total 125 questions in the examination.
  • 180 minutes will be provided for the examination.
  • Multiple-Choice type (MCQ), Multiple Select type (MSQ), Preferential Choice type (PCQ) and Numerical Answer type (NAQ) will be asked in the examination.

NATA 2021 Syllabus

Given below is the NATA 2021 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 2021 Admit Card

NATA Preparation Tips 2021

Given below are a few NATA 2021 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 2021 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 2021 Exam Pattern, then you can ask your queries in the comment box below.

Displaying 13 Comments
  1. Jatin Verma says:

    In class 10 49.5% and in class 12 54.5% I don’t know about 10+3 diploma course so I not done yet what should I do

  2. Abha says:

    Now I am in 12th standard is there any reduced syllabus for nata exam when will be it held at?

  3. Insiya vora says:

    Do drawing paper will be their this year in 2021?? Plz reply

  4. Tashu sahu says:

    Color theory is also come in nata 2021 syllabus ?

  5. Hemant says:

    In coming 2021 exam, visual drawing will be a part of examination or not. I somewhere read that this year it will be only multi choice questions without any thing to draw.please advise

  6. Urmila says:

    Can international student apply for nata exam 2021? (Not an Indian citizen)

  7. Sweta Nayak says:

    Which type of questions will come in Nata examination means subjects will come?

  8. Priyal kadam says:

    Will this pattern be followed for only 2020 Or even further???

  9. Ananya says:

    How much Mark we need in maths section and Thier is no negative mark ?

  10. Bharath says:

    How to download nata2020 admit card.
    I didn’t get any link in
    Pls reply

  11. Alekhya says:

    What is the syllabus of physics and chemistry in the changed new pattern of Nata and qualifying marks for Nata entrance

  12. Alekhya says:

    What is the syllabus of physics and chemistry in the changed new pattern of Nata

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