NATA 2021 Exam Pattern [Released]: Type of Questions, Marking Scheme, & More!


NATA 2021 Exam Pattern: Attention Aspirants, NATA 2021 is conducted by the COA (Council of Architecture). Through this examination, the Assistant will get admission into 5 years of Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch) Course. The Council of Architecture has released the NATA 2021 exam pattern along with the official brochure. As per the exam pattern of NATA, the exam will be conducted in online mode. The examination conducted authorities have changed the NATA exam pattern 2021 this year; the online test will have an indivisible section having 125 questions.

Aspirants are advised to read the full article carefully to get every bit of information about related to this examination. Let see the complete information about the Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Marking Scheme, Answer key, etc.

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1. NATA 2021 Useful Resources
2. Quick Facts
3. Important Dates
4. Exam Pattern
5. Sample Paper
6. Cutoff
7. Contact Details
8. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Latest Update: Council of Architecture (CoA) has released the NATA 2021 second test schedule, which will be conducted on July 11. The last date to register for the exam is June 30. Fill You form

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NATA 2021 Useful Resources

Aspirants should check the NATA 2021 Useful Resources before applying for the NATA exam. The Useful Resources for appearing NATA exam is given below:

NATA 2021 Major NotificationClick Here
NATA 2021 Eligibility CriteriaClick Here
NATA 2021 Exam PatternClick Here
NATA 2021 College PredictorClick Here
NATA 2021 Rank PredictorClick Here
NATA 2021 SyllabusClick Here
NATA 2021 BooksClick Here
NATA 2021 Previous Year PaperClick Here
NATA 2021 Sample PaperClick Here
NATA 2021 Admit CardClick Here
NATA 2021 Test SeriesClick Here
NATA 2021 Cut-OffClick Here
NATA 2021 CounselingClick Here

Quick Facts

The exam pattern of NATA 2021 gives detailed information about the exam’s duration, the number of questions asked, the medium of question paper and more. By checking the NATA 2021, the candidate will process the information and prepare well beforehand. The detailed information about NATA 2021 exam pattern is listed below:

Full Exam NameNational Aptitude Test in Architecture
Short Exam NameNATA
Conducting BodyCouncil of Architecture
Frequency of ConductTwice in Year
Exam LevelNational Level Exam
Mode of ApplicationOnline
Application Fee (General)2000 Rs [Online]
Mode of ExamOffline for Drawing, Online for PCM and Aptitude Test
Participating Colleges319
Exam Duration3 Hours 15 Minutes

Important Dates

Candidates can check the NATA Exam Dates for both sessions from below:

For First Session:

Starting of online application05 March 2021
Last date of application submission01 April 2021
Image upload and fee payment last date01 April 2021
Confirmation page printing available till01 April 2021
Correction window open01 April 2021
Admit card release06 April 2021
Exam dates10 April 2021 (Announced)
Release of NATA answer key 2021April 16, 2021
NATA result 2021 dateApril 20, 2021
NATA response sheet 2021April 22, 2021

For Second Session:

EventsImportant Dates
Release of NATA 2021 application formMarch 5, 2021
Final date to submit NATA application form 2021June 30, 2021
Last date to upload imageJune 30, 2021
Last date for fee paymentJune 30, 2021
Last date to print confirmation pageJune 30, 2021
NATA 2021 Correction facilityJune 20 to 30, 2021
Availability of NATA 2021 admits card.July 7, 2021
NATA 2021 exam dates (second attempt)July 11, 2021
Availability of NATA 2021 answer keyTo be notified
NATA 2021 second test result dateJuly 15, 2021

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Exam Pattern

NATA Exam Pattern is divided into two parts, Part A comprises Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) to be answered online, and Part B will be answered on A4 size drawing sheets.

Exam Duration3 hours
No. of SectionsThe exam will have only one part- Aptitude Test
No. of Questions125 Questions
Questions TypesMultiple-Choice type (MCQ), Multiple Select type (MSQ), Preferential Choice type (PCQ) and Numerical Answer type (NAQ)
Total Marks200 Marks
Marking SchemeThe questions will carry 1 mark, 2 marks, or 3 marks.

Important Points (Basic Guidelines)

  • NATA 2021 will be conducted as an online exam of 3 hours.
  • The online Aptitude exam will have MCQ, Multiple Select types (MSQ), Preferential Choice type (PCQ) and Numerical Answer Type (NAQ) questions.
  • The questions will be 1 mark, 2 marks or 3 marks and the total marks of NATA 2021 will be 200 marks.
  • Medium of Examination: The medium of the exam is English.
  • Mode of Examination: The Mode of Examination is Online.

How Aptitude of candidates will be accessed?

The aptitude of the candidate will be assessed using some or all of the following techniques:

  • Diagrammatic Reasoning – Tests the ability of logical reasoning using diagrams and scenarios.
  • Numerical Reasoning – Tests mathematical ability through simple problems
  • Verbal Reasoning- Assesses the ability to assess verbal logic.
  • Inductive Reasoning – Tests the ability to see patterns and analyse given data
  • Situational Judgment – Tests problem-solving ability.
  • Logical Reasoning – Tests ability to recognise patterns, sequences or relationships between shapes and imagery.
  • Abstract Reasoning: Will assess general knowledge and ability to utilise knowledge in new situations.

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Contact Details

Head OfficeCouncil Of Architecture
India Habitat Centre, Core 6A, 1st Floor,
Lodhi Road, New Delhi-110003 India
Contact No+91 8296744296

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Frequently Asked Questions(FAQs)

Q. What are the test timings?

A. Following are the test timings:
Session 1 – 10.00 a.m. to 1.00 pm (180 mins/3.0 hours)
Session 2 (if required) – 2.30 pm to 5.30 pm (180 mins/ 3.0 hours)

Q. Is NATA an online examination? What are the total marks for the exam, and what is Exam Pattern?

A. The NATA 2021 is completely a computer-based test.
The total marks for the test are 200.
125 questions have to be answered in 180 minutes (3 hours).
Questions will carry either 1, 2 or
3 marks. Questions could be of the Multiple-Choice type (MCQ),
Multiple Select types (MSQ),
Preferential Choice type (PCQ) and Numerical Answer Type (NAQ).

Q. Can I change the test centre?

A. No. The request for change of test center once allotted will not be entertained.

Q. What time should I report to the center?

A. The candidates will have to follow the schedule as follows:
(a) Report to the Examination Center by 9.00 am
(b) Opening gate to the examination hall at 9.15 am
(c) Registration of candidate to be completed by 9.45 am
(d) Closing gate to the examination hall at 10.00 am
(e) Commencement of examination at 10.00 am
(f) Duration of examination: 10.00 am to 1.00 pm

Q. What is the total time duration of NATA 2021?

A. The total time duration of NATA is 3 hours.

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