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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.Latest: NATA 2020 first and second attempt exam will be conducted on August 1 and 29 respectivelyLatest: Application form of NATA 2020 for first and second attempt to reopen shortly, Correction facility in NATA application form for both attempt to reopen soon
NATA Exam Pattern 2020Candidates 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
Mode of Examination
Both Online and Offline
Medium of Examination
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
Drawing Test- 3 Drawing Questions
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.
NATA 2020 Paper Pattern for Part A
Marks per Question
2 Questions of 35 marks and 1 question of 55 marks
NATA 2020 Paper Pattern for Part B
(50 x 1.5 marks per question)
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 2020The 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.
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.
The total time duration of NATA is 3 hours.
Candidates will be awarded 2 marks for each correct answer and there will be no negative marking.
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