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NATA 2021 Exam Pattern: Attention Aspirants, NATA 2021 is conducted by the COA (Council of Architecture). Through this examination, Assistant will get admission into 5 years of Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch) Course.

NATA 2021 will be conducted in two phases for all the candidates. Phase 1 will be conducted Online and include Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) whereas Phase II is an Offline-based (or pen-and-pencil based) Drawing test. Throughout this article, we will discuss the detailed information about  NATA 2021 Exam Pattern.

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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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[PAGE INDEX]
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)

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 Exam Pattern, the candidate will be able to 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 ConductTwise in Year
Exam LevelNational Level Exam
LanguagesEnglish
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:

EventsDates
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)
Announcement of result14 April 2021

For Second Session:

EventsDates
Starting of online application05 March 2021
Last date of application submission30 May 2021
Image upload and fee payment last date30 May 2021
Confirmation page printing available till30 May 2021
Correction window open25 May to 30 May 2021
Admit card release08 June 2021
Exam dates12 June 2021 (Announced)
Announcement of result16 June 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.

Subject  Distribution of Marks Total Marks
Part A
Mathematics (20 Questions) 20 x 2 40
General Aptitude (40 Questions) 40 x 2 80
Part B
Drawing (2 Questions) 2 x 40 80
  Total 200

Basic Guidelines

  • Mode of Exam: The exam will be held in offline mode (pen paper-based) and online.
  • Duration: The duration of the exam will be three hours (10:30 AM to 1:30 PM).
  • Type of Question: The question of Mathematics & General Aptitude will be multiple-choice questions, and Part B will be answered on A4 size drawing sheets.
  • No. of Questions: Total of 62 questions will be asked in the examination.
  • Total Marks: The question paper will be of 200 marks.
  • Marking Scheme: For each correct answer, two marks will be awarded to the Mathematics & General Aptitude test candidates.
  • Negative Marking: No marks will be deducted for incorrect answer.
  • Subjects: The question paper will comprise of three sections, i.e. Mathematics, Drawing & General Aptitude.
  • Qualifying Marks: Secure minimum 25% marks in MCQ portion (30 out of 120) & 25% marks in Drawing portion (20 out of 80).

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Sample Paper

Here we have provided NATA 2021 Sample Papers that will definitely help you to crack NATA 2021 examination.

Physics Sample Papers

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Chemistry Sample Papers

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Mathematics Sample Papers

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Cut off

National Aptitude Test in Architecture 2021 Cut off will not be provided by Architecture Council officially because every institute offering B.Arch. Programme and admission based on NATA scores release its own cutoff for candidates. NATA cutoff will be basically the minimum marks required for admission in that particular institute. Therefore it varies from institute to institute depending on certain factors like the number of seats in the institute, difficulty level of the exam, previous year’s cutoff trends etc.

Read more: To know more about NATA 2021 Cutoff. Click Here

Contact Details

DetailsContact
Head OfficeCouncil Of Architecture
India Habitat Centre, Core 6A, 1st Floor,
Lodhi Road, New Delhi-110003 India
Contact No+91 8296744296
Emailnata2020helpdesk@gmail.com

Frequently Asked Questions(FAQs)

Q. How can I apply for Nata 2020?

A. One should follow these simple steps to apply for the NATA 2020 Admission form
Step-1: Login into NATA- 2020 portal with chosen credentials, and Click on Apply Now button which will be directed to the application form.
Step-2: Fill-in the MANDATORY fields which are mentioned in Appendix III.
Step-3: Upload the required documents and click on the Preview button to preview the filled in application form
then click on the Submit button to submit the form. Once the form is submitted, no changes will be entertained, so carefully fill-in the application form.
Step 4: Once the application form submitted, it will be redirected to the Payment Gateway page. Kindly provide
the required inputs for the payment process.
Step 5: Upon successful fee payment, you will get land up in confirmation page contains Application No and Transaction No., kindly take a printout of it as a proof of application form submission.

Q. How can I prepare for Nata 2020?

A. One can Follow given Important Prepare Steps-
1. Aspirants have to understand their drawing & creative skills.
2. Make a time-table & give an equal interval of time to each subject.
3. Aware of the complete syllabus & exam pattern of the examination.
4. Solve previous year question paper for practice.
5. Eat healthy food & stay fit.
6. Refer best study material & books.

Q. Is Nata necessary for architecture?

A. NATA is a compulsory exam for taking admission to any Architectural College in India (Except NITs & IITs) and is an eligibility test for admission into the Architecture Course.

Q. Which is better Nata or JEE?

A. JEE Main is conducted by CBSE whereas NATA is conducted by Council of Architecture. The institutes that give admission on the basis of JEE Main paper 2 are NITs and GFTIs whereas by NATA you get admission into Private colleges and State level colleges, other than NITs and IITs

Q. What is the highest NATA score 2020?

A. The maximum NATA Score is 156+.

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