NATA Exam Pattern 2020 - The Council of Architecture (CoA) released the NATA 2020 exam pattern with the official brochure on January 31. According to the brochure, there are some new changes in NATA exam pattern 2020. The exam will have two parts- Part A as Drawing and whereas Part B will have General Aptitude, Logical Reasoning and PCM. The total duration of exam will now be 3 hours 15 minutes against the earlier time of 3 hours. The authorities have introduced an intersession time of 15 minutes between both the parts. Part A of the exam will be conducted in offline mode while Part B will be conducted in online mode and have will have multiple-choice questions. The authorities have also made changes in the marking scheme of NATA 2020. Candidates are advised to check the exam pattern of NATA 2020 in order to have an overview of the exam. NATA exam pattern 2020 include details like mode, medium, duration, type of questions, number of questions, marking scheme, etc. of the exam. NATA is an exam conducted for admission to B.Arch courses offered by various recognized institutes of the country and is conducted twice a year. Read the full article to know more about NATA exam pattern 2020.
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NATA Exam Pattern 2020

NATA Exam Pattern 2020
Candidates must be aware of the exam pattern of NATA in order to have an overview of the exam. Knowledge of NATA exam pattern 2020 will help the candidates to know details like number of sections, type of questions, number of questions, marking scheme of the exam. Candidates can refer to the given tables to understand the exam pattern of NATA 2020.

NATA 2020 Exam Pattern

Particulars

Details

Mode of Examination

Both Online and Offline

Medium of Examination

English

Duration of the Exam

3 hours 15 minutes

Number of Sections

The exam will have two parts-

Part A- Drawing Test (Offline)

Part B- PCM and General Aptitude & Logical Reasoning (Online)

Section-wise time duration

Part A- Drawing Test: 135 minutes (2 hours 15 minutes)

Part B- PCM and General Aptitude & Logical Reasoning: 45 minutes

Number of Questions

Part A-

Drawing Test- 3 Drawing Questions

Part B-

PCM- 15 Questions

General Aptitude & Logical Reasoning - 35 Questions

Total Marks

200 Marks

Marking Scheme

Candidates will be awarded 1.5 marks for each correct answer in Part B.


There will be no negative marking.


NATA 2020 Paper Pattern for Part A

Subject

Number of Questions

Marks per Question

Total Marks

Drawing Test

3 questions

2 Questions of 35 marks and 1 question of 55 marks

125 marks


NATA 2020 Paper Pattern for Part B

Subjects

Number of Questions

Marks per Question

Total Marks

PCM

15

1.5

22.5

General Aptitude

35

1.5

52.5

Total

50 Questions

(50 x 1.5 marks per question)

75 Marks


Thus, total marks of NATA 2020 = Part A + Part B = 125+ 75 = 200 Marks

Important Points about NATA 2020 Exam Pattern

  • NATA 2020 will be divided in two parts- Drawing test (Part A) and PCM and General Aptitude & Logical Reasoning (Part B).

  • Part A will be offline and Part B will be online.

  • Part A will be a Drawing test.

  • Part B will have multiple-choice questions with four options. Candidates will have to choose any one option as their correct answer.

  • There will be no negative marking but candidates with less incorrect answers will be given preference while preparing inter se merit of NATA 2020.

How is the Drawing Test judged?

The Drawing Test of NATA 2020 will be judged on the following aspects-

  • Ability of the candidates to sketch a given object in a proportionate manner.

  • Ability of the candidates to visualise and draw the effects of light on the object and its shadows.

  • Ability of the candidates to combine and compose given three dimensional elements to form a building or structural form.

  • Ability of creating two dimensional composition using given shapes.

  • Creating visual harmony using colours in given composition.

  • Understanding of scale and proportions.

  • Ability to draw pencil sketches on themes from day to day experiences based on memory.

NATA Syllabus 2020
The authorities has released the syllabus of NATA 2020 on its official website. Candidates must be aware of the NATA 2020 syllabus to prepare well for the exam. Knowledge syllabus will help the candidates to study the right topics for the exam. NATA syllabus will include topics from Mathematics, General Aptitude and Drawing.

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - NATA Exam Pattern 2020

Question: What is the mode of examination of NATA 2020?

Answer:

NATA 2020 will be conducted in both online and offline mode. Part A of the exam i.e. Mathematics & General Aptitude will be conducted in online mode. Part B i.e. Drawing will be conducted in offline mode.

Question: What is the total time duration of NATA 2020?

Answer:

The total time duration of NATA is 3 hours.

Question: What is the marking scheme of NATA 2020?

Answer:

Candidates will be awarded 2 marks for each correct answer and there will be no negative marking.

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how much percentile is needed to get admission in sir j j college of architecture, Mumbai ? which test marks is accept JEE /nata ? what is cut off?

Aditi amrendra Student Expert 26th May, 2020
Hello,

Admission in Sir JJ College Mumbai takes place on the basis of JEE mains B.arch (paper 2) as well as NATA examination.You can apply for both the examinations and both of them takes place twice every year.

I hope this helps
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Is NATA necessary for KEAM? Is KEAM valuable without NATA?

NILUTPOL Student Expert 26th May, 2020
Hello,
Admission through KEAM B. Arch 2020 will be purely based on the performance of candidates in NATA 2020 and qualifying exam only. Authorities will not conduct any separate entrance exam for KEAM B.Arch. The Authorities will prepare the KEAM B.Arch 2020 rank list by giving equal weightage to the marks obtained in theNATA , conducted by the Council of Architecture, and the marks in the qualifying examination. So youust appear for NATA. To get a seat through KEAM.
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how much score i need to get in nata to get admission in university of mysore

ag12345545 Student Expert 25th May, 2020
Hello.
In order take admission in Mysore school of Architecture in Mysore University a candidate need to be first eligible for counselling for that you need to  have at least 50% marks in the qualifying examination and there is relaxation of 5% for backward class candidate, overall to be eligible for counselling a candidate need to have at least 70 marks out of 200, now if you are expecting your admission then totally your marks that you need to score depends upon your class 12th percentage, if your percentage is not good that means you need to score maximum in NATA, if your percentage in 12th is good that means average marks in NATA would work.
Best of luck.
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If i have a aggregate of 33 percent in PCM and if i have registered for the nata 2020 exam already will i be able to give the test

Aditya Kumar Student Expert 21st May, 2020
Hi

You will be able to give the NATA examination as your results are not checked on the day of examination

But yes even if you clear NATA examination you will not be able to take admission as with your class 12th board results you fail to fulfill NATA eligibility criteria which says that to be eligible you must have secured at least 50% aggregate marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. Also, you must have got at least 50% marks in aggregate in your 10+2 examination.

Thankyou
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I have a aggrigate of 33 marks in PCM am i eligible to apply for nata 2020

Aditya Kumar Student Expert 21st May, 2020
Hi

I am extremely sorry to tell you dear but with aggregate marks of only 33 in PCM you are not eligible for NATA examination.

This is because,

As per the eligibility criteria of NATA,
to be eligible you must have secured at least 50% aggregate marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. Also, you must have got at least 50% marks in aggregate in your 10+2 examination.

For detailed information go through our page the link for the same is given below

https://engineering.careers360.com/articles/nata-eligibility-criteria

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