How to Prepare for NATA 2021
How to Prepare for NATA 2021 - National Aptitude Test in Architecture is one of the prestigious entrance exams conducted by the Council of Architecture (COA) for admission to B.Arch course. It is conducted in two sessions and each year, a large number of applicants fill the NATA application form. NATA is a competitive examination. Careers360 presents some of the effective tips on how to prepare for NATA 2021. Candidates can find some of the important points that every NATA aspirant must remember while preparing for the exam. Read the complete article to know more about how to prepare for NATA 2021.
Start with the Syllabus & Exam Pattern
Before you begin to start preparing for the NATA 2021 entrance examination, it is important to know the detailed syllabus. The syllabus consists of the subjects and topics which the candidates are required to study for the entrance examination. Also, going through the NATA 2021 syllabus will help aspirants to ensure that they are aware of all the topics that need to be covered by them.
NATA Syllabus 2021
Part A -Drawing Test
Understanding the important visual principles in a composition (2D OR 3D) such as balance, rhythm, direction, hierarchy, etc. Understanding geometry and the ability to visualize shape and solve geometrical puzzles to test spatial intelligence; Understanding color theory and the various terminologies to test color scheme awareness and knowledge; Visual system interpretation and perception to test graphical similarities and other properties; Ability to understand spatial relationship between objects, and to visualize images and scenarios; Tests for cognitive ability: perception, attention, recognition, memory etc.
Logarithms, Algebra, Matrices, Trigonometry,
Coordinate Geometry, 3 Dimensional Coordinate Geometry, Theory of Calculus, Application of Calculus, Permutation and Combination,
Statistics and Probability
Electrostatics, Current Electricity, Optics, Dual nature of radiation and Matter, Atoms and Nuclei and Electronic devices
Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry; Structure of Atom; Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties, Chemical Bonding and Molecular; States of Matter: Gases and Liquids, Chemical Thermodynamics; Equilibrium; Redox Reactions; Hydrogen; s- Block Elements p -Block Elements, Organic Chemistry.
Visualising different sides of 3D objects, Objects, texture related to architecture and built environment,
Mathematical Reasoning, Sets and Relations
After syllabus, next comes the exam pattern of NATA 2021. A good understanding of the exam pattern will help you to know how to begin with the preparation. Exam pattern consists of all the important details regarding the entrance exam such as mode of paper, marking scheme, number of questions that will be asked in the exam, and more.
NATA 2021 Exam Pattern
Mode of Examination
Online/Home Proctored Online Test
Medium of Examination
Duration of the Exam
Number of Sections
The exam will have two parts-
Part A- Drawing Test (Cognitive skills required for drawing and visual composition)
Part B- PCM and General Aptitude & Logical Reasoning
Section-wise time duration
Part A- Drawing Test: 72 minutes (1 hour 12 minutes)
Part B- PCM and General Aptitude & Logical Reasoning: 45 minutes
There is a break of 3 minutes.
Number of Questions
Drawing Test- 10 Questions (4 Preferential type questions (PTQ) and 6 MCQs )
PCM- 15 Questions
General Aptitude & Logical Reasoning - 35 Questions
Candidates will be awarded 1.5 marks for each correct answer in Part B.
There will be no negative marking.
After going through the syllabus and exam pattern thoroughly, candidates can strategize and make their study plan accordingly.
How to prepare for NATA 2021?
Below are some of the tips that should be followed by the NATA aspirant to crack the entrance examination.
Practice sample papers and mock tests
Practicing more and more sample papers or mock tests is considered to be one of the most effective success mantras. NATA 2021 mock test will help candidates to know the type of questions that will be asked in the examination. Also, time management, speed, & accuracy are three factors that play important roles in securing good marks. Solving sample papers and mock tests enable candidates to learn to manage time, speed and accuracy.
Have a right study material
Preparing from the right book is another important point to keep in mind. Now studying from the right book is making you waste your time. Therefore all aspirants are advised to know the most recommended books for NATA and start preparing from them.
NATA 2021 Recommended Books
A Complete Self Study Guide for B.Arch by P. K. Mishra
B.Arch Entrance Examination Guide by Surendra Kavimandan
NATA & B.Arch complete self study material: entrance examination by Ar. Shadan Usmani
Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning Book- R.S. Agarwal
Prepare short note
At the time of studying any topic, prepare small notes alongside. Revision is a must and these short notes will help candidates to revise without wasting much time. Having short notes ready will not only help you save time but will also help in keeping the topic fresh in mind. Candidates can through the notes anytime and anywhere.
Do not take stress
Preparation is the key to success. Taking unnecessary stress will only lead to lack of confidence. Candidates are advised to stay positive, eat healthy and take care of them. This is the only way they can prepare in the best possible way.
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Questions related to NATA
when is NATA exam 2021? with dtae
Hello dear student
- The examination schedule of NATA examination will be release soon.
- NATA is most likely to be conducted in July & August. Dec 21.
For more information about NATA examination and updates please visit the link.
Still have any queries than please post your queries or comment on comments section our experts definitely help you.
Hope that's helpful
Best of luck
Books for preparation of nata exam
given below are some of the best books you can take help from while preparing for NATA Examination,
- Quantitative Aptitude - R.S. Agarwal
- Mathematical Problems - Books by V Govorov, P.Dybov, N.Miroshin and S.Smirnova
- Reasoning - A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning by R.S. Agarwal
- Higher algebra - Hall and Knight
- Problems in Calculus of one variable - I. A. Maron
- NATA & B.Arch Question Bank by Ar. Shadan Usmani
- A Complete Self Study Guide for B.Arch by P. K. Mishra
when is 2021 NATA entrance exam
The examination dates are not released yet however we can expect the examination to be conducted in 3rd week of April for paper 1 and 1st week of July, 2021 for paper 2. However the actual dates may vary. For more info about the examination you can visit the following link:
Is NATA registration open for 2021?? If yes plz tell how to apply
The registration process for NATA 2021 has not yet started. The application form are expected to release tentative in the month of February 2021.
The steps needed to follow for registering for NATA are:
- Register yourself on the official website and note down the username and password.
- Login again with the user name and password and fill out all the details asked in the application form.
- Upload the scanned images of documents (signature, photograph, caste certificate) in the described format.
- Upon submission of application form, a application number will be generated and note it down.
- Pay the application fees as per the fee described for your category.
- Download the confirmation page after payment.
Get more information about NATA 2021 here: https://engineering.careers360.com/exams/nata
after which class the student can apply for the exam. what should be the base of study
To be eligible for the National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) exam you need Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics in your 12th boards and you can give this exam after your boards ( you can fill the application form in your 12th or after your 12th). You will need 50% in the aggregate in your boards exam. For more details you can click on https://engineering.careers360.com/exams/nata