NATA Syllabus 2019
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NATA Syllabus 2019 - Council of Architecture(COA) has released the detailed information brochure for NATA 2019 containing all the information for candidates. NATA 2019 syllabus includes the section-wise topics that will be covered in each part of the national-level exam. Questions will be asked only from inside the syllabus, except for rare cases. So, it is recommended that the NATA applicant goes through the syllabus carefully when preparing for the exam. Once the candidate checks out the syllabus, it will be that much easier to decide which topic to tackle first and which to leave for later. Also, along with NATA syllabus 2019, the exam pattern of is another thing that can help the candidate plan for the exam.

NATA 2019 will be conducted twice from 2019. The first session will be conducted on April 4 while the second session will be held on July 7, 2019. The exam is conducted for admission to B.Arch courses offered by some 450 participating colleges in the country. Admission is based on NATA scores, provided the candidate qualify in the exam. 
NATA Syllabus 2019


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NATA Syllabus 2019 for Mathematics




Definitions of A. P. and G.P.; General term; Summation of first n-terms of series ∑n, ∑n2,∑n 3 ;

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 Co-ordinate 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, derivative 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 and 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 and 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 2019 Syllabus for General Aptitude





Objects, texture related to architecture and 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 and 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 2019 for Drawing Test

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 2019 

Along with being familiar with the syllabus, all candidates should also go through the exam pattern of NATA 2019 once. The candidate will learn about important details of the exam, like mode of the exam, marking scheme, types of question asked, distribution of question asked and also weightage of different topics by consulting NATA exam pattern 2019.

NATA 2019 Exam Pattern

  • The test will be of three hours 

  • Test will include two mandatory parts,Part A of 60 minutes duration while Part B of 120 minutes duration

  • Part A will include choice questions (MCQs) and will be conducted online. Meanwhile, Part B will be Drawing test to be answered on A4 size papers

  • Part A comprises Mathematics (20 Questions) and General Aptitude (40 Questions). Each question will be of 2 marks.

  • Part B will be offline based and include 2 questions each carrying 40 marks

  • There is no negative marking

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