NATA Exam Pattern 2020
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NATA Exam Pattern 2020 - The Council of Architecture (CoA) has 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 be conducted in two parts- Drawing (Part A) and PCM & General Aptitude (Part B). Earlier the exam was of 3 hours which has now been changed to 3 hours 15 minutes. 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 2020 application form has been released on February 1. NATA 2020 (first attempt) will be conducted on April 19 and second attempt will be conducted on May 31.

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: 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.


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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 = 1205+ 75 = 200 Marks

Important Points about NATA 2020 Exam Pattern

  • NATA 2020 will be divided in two parts- Drawing test (Part A) and PCM & General Aptitude (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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what is mean by obtained marks in NATA application

Sanjay Khandelwal 21st Feb, 2020
In NATA application form you will have to give the marks you scored in 10th examination in the obtained marks section. It is asking how much did you score in 10th. So you will have to fill the marks you scored it will be mentioned in your 10th marksheet.
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if I got 88% in class 12 board science and 150+ in Nata can I get admission in a good architectural college like cept nirma etc??

Swati Umang 21st Feb, 2020

Hello! Hope you are doing good

With a score of 150+ in NATA and 88% in baords you can apply for JJ college of architecture.

A score above 150 is considered to be a really good score. So, in this case you can even expect to be admitted into cept nirma.

You still have time for your boards. Solve the previous years question papers and try to score 90+. In this way, you can bring your position to a safe zone.

All the best

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last date for nata application submission

Ina 16th Feb, 2020

Hello aspirant,

hope everything is going well.

Last date for submission of application form of NATA is 16th march 2020.

I suggest you to visit the following link to know complete dates of NATA:

https://engineering.careers360.com/articles/nata-application-form

Hope this helped. Thank you,

All the best!!

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can i register nata form without a domicile

Nikki Nair 16th Feb, 2020

Hello Aditi

If you are an NRI you probably can't apply for NATA .Because for Nata you have to given exam from the resoective centre

Coming to your domicile certificate.

If you are already presiding in a state from the time of your birth and haven't moved from that place since you won't require Domicile

In that case your school certificate can also act as a proof of you residing in that place

If you have changed your place since its better to get your domicile done,it can be received within 15 days.

Just go through NATA guidelines if they have mentioned that ypu are required to show that document you can get it done,else you can submit some other document that suffices its purpose

I hope this helped

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I dont have domicile then how can i register for nata exam?

Ina 16th Feb, 2020

Hello Aditi,

While during registration, there is no any such tab for domicile. But i suggest you to go through the brochure of NATA carefully and properly. For your convinience purpose here is the link for NATA brochure:

http://www.nata.in/NATA_2020_Brochure.pdf

It is in PDF format. Hope this helped.

Thank you. All the best!!

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