How to Prepare for NATA 2020
How to Prepare for NATA 2020 - 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 2020. 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 2020.
Important: NATA 2020 first and second attempt to be held on August 1 and August 29. NATA application form and correction portal to reopen soon.
Start with the Syllabus & Exam Pattern
Before you begin to start preparing for the NATA 2020 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 2020 syllabus will help aspirants to ensure that they are aware of all the topics that need to be covered by them.
NATA Syllabus 2020
Part A -Drawing Test
Conceptualization and visualisation, Drawing of patterns - both geometrical and abstract
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 2020. 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 2020 Exam Pattern
Mode of Examination
Online and Offline
Duration of Exam
3 hours 15 minutes
Medium of Examination
Part A - Drawing based questions to be answered in offline mode.
Part B - Multiple choice questions to be answered online.
Number of Questions
Part A - Three drawing based questions
Part B - 50 questions from PCM and General Aptitude & Logical Reasoning sections
There is 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 2020?
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 2020 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 2020 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.
Questions related to NATA
Is cet required for admission or is jee and nata sufficient?
To get into Architecture, JEE and NATA is sufficient. CET and JEE MAINS (AND JEE ADVANCE) are the exams needed to get into Engineering courses. Through cet you can get into pharmacy and Pharma D courses also.
Refer to the website below for more detailed information..
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list of government funded architecture college use NATA scores
Here's a list for government colleges through NATA
- Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara
- Andhra University College of Engineering, Visakhapatnam
- Dayalbagh Educational Institute, Agra
- Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University Delhi
- Dr MGR Educational and Research Institute, Chennai
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Since JEE & NEET exams are postponed,will NATA 2020 also get postponed?
As of now your NATA 2020 examination has been scheduled to be conducted on 1st August and nothing can said about its postponement as there's no information of its postponement officially
But yes ,.
Now that ,NEET and JEE examination has been postponed due to increase in covid-19, chances are there that your NATA examination may gets postponed too but nothing can be said with surety
If it gets postponed then a notification will be released officially , till then you should focus and concentrate on your NATA preparation
is there any other chance of attending nata second time this year
National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) is a national level entrance exam. Through this exam, admission will be offered for Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch). The exam is conducted two times in a year. The exam date for the first session is 1st august 2020. The exam date for the second session is 29th august 2020. For further details about NATA 2020 click the link below
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Not filled NATA and JEE for B Arch Is there any way to go for B Arch
To get admission into b.arch programs in India, NATA is a prerequisite and in some colleges JEE mains paper 2 marks are also considered. But as you have not appeared for both JEE mains paper 2 and NATA, you can get admission into some colleges for b.arch through management quota seats.
Here's a list of some of them
- Bharati Vidyapith College of Architecture, Pune
- BMS College Bangalore
- PES University Bangalore
- R. V College of Architecture, Bangalore
- Dr D Y Patil College of Architecture, Maharashtra