NATA Exam Pattern 2019
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NATA Exam Pattern 2019 - The Council of Architecture (COA) released the exam pattern of NATA 2019 on January 17 with the complete information brochure. The NATA 2019 exam pattern provides insights into the structure of the exam, like the mode of exam, subjects from which questions will be asked, and question type. These details would help NATA applicants to not only prepare in an effective way, but only for those topics that are covered in the exam. As per NATA exam pattern 2019, the entrance exam will include a single paper that will be part online (Part A) and part offline (Part B). Also, Part A will include multiple choice type questions while Part B will be a Drawing test, that has to be attempted on A4 size paper. Go through the rest of the article to learn the full details of NATA 2019 exam pattern.
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NATA 2019 will be conducted twice from 2019. The first session will be held on April 14 while the second session will be held on July 7, 2019. 

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NATA 2019 Exam Pattern

  • Test duration will be 3 hours.

  • The question paper will have two - Part  A and Part B. 

  • Part A will be conducted Online and include Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs). A total of 60 questions will be asked from Mathematics (20 questions) and General Aptitude (40). The total duration of Part A will be 60 minutes

  • Part B is an Offline-based (or pen-and-pencil based) Drawing test, comprising two questions carrying 40 marks each. Responses have to be entered on A4 Size paper. The total duration of Part B will be 120 minutes

  • The paper will be set in English language only

  • Negative marking - There is no negative marking. However during preparation of merit list, if two or more candidates score the same marks, the candidate with fewer incorrect attempts may get preference over other candidates. Please check below for full details.


NATA Exam Pattern 2019 - Part A

Subjects

Number of Questions

Marks per Question

Mathematics

20

2

General Aptitude

40

2

Total

60

2 x 60 = 120


NATA Exam Pattern 2019 - Part B


Subjects

Number of Questions

Marks per Question

Drawing

2

40

Total


2 x 40 = 80


Total Marks for the paper = Part A + Part B  = 200 


Parameters for judging Drawing Aptitude

The Drawing test which will be conducted in pen-and-pencil mode will be judged on the following parameters: 

  • Ability to maintain proportionately in sketches of a given object and present it in an appealing way

  • Visualise and draw the effects of light on object and shadows it cast on surroundings

  • Ability to give perspective to drawing

  • Draw buildings and other structures in three dimension

  • Create interesting two dimensional composition using given shapes and forms;

  • Construct visually harmonious sketch using colours

  • The candidate’s grasp of scale and proportions

  • Ability to draw pencil sketch of any random daily experience from memory.


The answer to each question will be reviewed by a panel of more than one examiner independently, and the scores will be averaged. The one objective of the drawing test is to evaluate the candidate’s imagination, drawing and observation skills. Additionally, the sense of proportionality is also gauged.


Tie Breaking rules for NATA 2019

In the scenario where two or more candidates get the same scores in the entrance exam, the interse-merit for such candidates will be determined in the following sequence:

  1. The candidate with higher marks in Mathematics will be placed higher in NATA 2019 merit list

  2. The candidate with fewer incorrect attempts in Mathematics will be ranked higher

  3. The candidate with higher overall marks in problems of Aptitude test will be ranked higher

  4. In penultimate step, the one with fewer wrong attempts in Aptitude component will get higher rank

  5. If tie is still undecided at this stage, the candidate older in age will be ranked higher

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