NATA Syllabus 2020 - Council of Architecture (COA) has released the syllabus of NATA 2020 along with the brochure on January 31. Candidates are advised to go through the syllabus carefully to avoid the chances of missing out on any important topic. Candidates preparing for the NATA 2020 entrance exam should always check the syllabus prescribed by the authorities. NATA syllabus 2020 consist of all the topics of Mathematics, General Aptitude, and Drawing from where the question paper will be prepared. The authorities will conduct NATA for admission into the B.Arch courses offered by the recognized institutes of the country. Understanding of NATA syllabus will help candidates to prepare for the entrance examination in a much better way. Along with the syllabus, candidates, candidates are advised to also go through the NATA 2020 exam pattern. Read the complete article to know more about NATA syllabus 2020.
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NATA Syllabus 2020

The authorities has released the syllabus of NATA on the official website. This will help them to ensure that they are not missing out on any important topic. Candidates can check the detailed NATA syllabus 2020 in the following tables.

NATA 2020 Syllabus for Mathematics


Topics Covered


Definitions of A. P. and G.P.; General term; Summation of first n-terms of series ∑n, ∑n²,∑n3 ;

Arithmetic/Geometric series, A.M., G.M. and their relation; Infinite G.P. series and its sum


Definition; General properties; Change of base


Concepts of m x n (m ≤ 3, n ≤ 3) real matrices, operations of addition, scalar multiplication and

multiplication of matrices. Transpose of a matrix. Determinant of a square matrix. Properties of determinants (statement only). Minor, cofactor and adjoint of a matrix. Nonsingular matrix. Inverse of a matrix. Finding area of a triangle. Solutions of system of linear equations. (Not more than 3 variables).


: Trigonometric functions, addition and subtraction formulae, formulae involving multiple and submultiple angles, general solution of trigonometric equations. Properties of triangles, inverse trigonometric

functions and their properties

Coordinate Geometry

Distance formula, section formula, area of a triangle, condition of collinearity of three

points in a plane. Polar coordinates, transformation from Cartesian to polar coordinates and vice versa. Parallel

transformation of axes, concept of locus, elementary locus problems. Slope of a line. Equation of lines in

different forms, angle between two lines. Condition of perpendicularity and parallelism of two lines. Distance

of a point from a line. Distance between two parallel lines. Lines through the point of intersection of two lines.

Equation of a circle with a given center and radius. Condition that a general equation of second degree in x, y may represent a circle. Equation of a circle in terms of endpoints of a diameter. Equation of tangent, normal

and chord. Parametric equation of a circle. Intersection of a line with a circle. Equation of common chord of

two intersecting circles.

3-dimensional coordinate geometry

Direction cosines and direction ratios, distance between two points and section formula, equation of a straight line, equation of a plane, distance of a point from a plane.

Theory of calculus

Functions, composition of two functions and inverse of a function, limit, continuity, derivative, chain rule, derivatives of implicit functions and functions defined parametrically. Integration as a reverse process of differentiation, indefinite integral of standard functions. Integration by parts. Integration by substitution and partial fraction. Definite integral as a limit of a sum with equal subdivisions. Fundamental theorem of integral calculus and its applications. Properties of definite integrals. Formation of ordinary differential equations, solution of homogeneous differential equations, separation of variables method, linear first-order differential equations

Application of calculus

Tangents and normals, conditions of tangency. Determination of monotonicity, maxima and minima. Differential coefficient as a measure of rate. Motion in a straight line with constant acceleration. Geometric interpretation of definite integral as area, calculation of area bounded by elementary curves and Straight lines. Area of the region included between two elementary curves.

Permutation & Combination

Permutation of n different things taken r at a time (r ≤ n). Permutation of n things not all different. Permutation with repetitions (circular permutation excluded). Combinations of n different things taken r at a time (r ≤ n). Combination of n things not all different. Basic properties. Problems involving both permutations and combinations.

Statistics & Probability

Measure of dispersion, mean, variance and standard deviation, frequency distribution. Addition and multiplication rules of probability, conditional probability and Bayes’ Theorem, independence of events, repeated independent trails and Binomial distribution.

NATA Syllabus for Chemistry and Physics




Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry; Structure of Atom; Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties

Chemical Bonding and Molecular; States of Matter: Gases and Liquids

Chemical Thermodynamics; Equilibrium; Redox Reactions; Hydrogen; s- Block Elements p -Block Elements

Organic Chemistry: Some basic Principles and Techniques; Hydrocarbons; Environmental Chemistry


Electrostatics- Electric charges and Fields; Electrostatic Potential and Clearance

Current Electricity; Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism; Moving Charges and magnetism; Magnetism and Matter

Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating currents- Electromagnetic Induction; Alternating Current

Optics- Ray optics and optical instruments, Wave Optics Dual nature of radiation and Matter

Atoms and Nuclei- Atoms, Nuclei

Electronic devices- Semiconductor Electronics, Materials, Devices and Simple circuits.

NATA Syllabus for General Aptitude

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Topics Covered


Objects, texture related to architecture and the built environment. Interpretation of pictorial compositions,

Visualizing three-dimensional objects from two-dimensional drawing. Visualizing different sides of 3D objects. Analytical reasoning, mental ability (visual, numerical and verbal), General awareness of national/

international architects and famous architectural creations

Mathematical Reasoning

Statements, logical operations like and, or, if and only if, implies, implied by. Understanding of tautology, converse, contradiction and contrapositive.

Sets & Relations

Idea of sets, subsets, power set, complement, union, intersection and difference of sets, Venn diagram, De Morgan's Laws, Relation and its properties. Equivalence relation — definition and elementary examples.

NATA Syllabus for Drawing Test




Understanding of scale and proportion of objects, geometric composition, shape, building forms and elements, aesthetics, colour texture, harmony and contrast. Conceptualization and Visualization through structuring objects in memory. Drawing of patterns - both geometrical and abstract. Form transformations in 2D and 3D like union, subtraction, rotation, surfaces and volumes. Generating plan, elevation and 3D views of objects. Creating 2D and 3D compositions using given shape and forms. Perspective drawing, Sketching of urbanscape and landscape, Common day-to-day life objects like furniture, equipment etc., from memory.

NATA Exam Pattern 2020

Along with NATA syllabus 2020, candidates are advised to check the pattern of the exam as well. With the help of the exam pattern of NATA 2020, candidates will be able to know the details regarding the examination such as the total number of question, duration of the exam, type of questions, and more.

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

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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how much score i need to get in nata to get admission in university of mysore

Shudhanshu Gupta Student Expert 25th May, 2020
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.

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

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.


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

Aditya Kumar Student Expert 21st May, 2020

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


whats the drowing questions how to salve

Sonali Sahu Student Expert 19th May, 2020
Drawing questions will be asked like to draw a structure or scene, infrastructure. You can browse for it. You will get the samples.
You can check the previous years papers also to know how questions are asked.  There are many websites who has provided it.
You can practice them like 2-3 daily and keep an Innovative mind so that you can create the diagram in your mind first.
It has to be clean and perfect so that it will get good marks. Practice more.
Hope it helps!

whats the nata exam syllabus?

Shareef 18th May, 2020
I will help you with some of the important topics according to subject for preparation and for full syllabus do follow the link provided below
  • Algebra
  • Logarithms
  • Trigonometry

  • Electro statistics
  • Current electricity
  • Electro magnetic

  • Structure of atom's
  • Chemical bonding and molecular
  • Organic chemistry

You will have general aptitude as well aa drawing tests. Do follow the link for full syllabus and all important things you need to know about syllabus

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