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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.Latest: NATA 2020 application form is available now. Also, check the changed exam pattern of NATA 2020.
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
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: 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 = 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.
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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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
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:
Hope this helped. Thank you,
All the best!!
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
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:
It is in PDF format. Hope this helped.
Thank you. All the best!!
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