Examination Pattern for National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) 2020

DRAWING (3 QUESTION) 2 x 35 70
1 x 55 55
PCM (MCQ) 15 x 1.5 22.5
General Aptitude& Logical Reasoning (MCQ) 35 x 1.5 52.5

Qualifying marks for NATA-2020

Qualifying marks for NATA-2020 would be based on the following rules:

  • 1. A minimum of 25% must be secured in MCQ portion (30 out of 120)
  • 2. A minimum of 25% must be secured in Drawing portion (20 out of 80)
  • 3. Overall qualifying marks (out of 200) would be based on post-exam statistics and at the discretion of the Council.

Drawing Test

The drawing aptitude test judges the following aspects:

  • Ability to sketch a given object proportionately and rendering the same in visually appealing manner
  • Visualising and drawing the effects of light on the object and shadows cast on the surroundings
  • Sense of perspective drawing
  • Combining and composing given three dimensional elements to form a building or structural form
  • Creating interesting two dimensional composition using given shapes or forms
  • Creating visual harmony using colours in given composition
  • Understanding of scale and sense of proportion
  • Drawing from memory through pencil sketch on themes from day to day experiences

Tie Breaking Rules for Overall Score

During merit list, if more than one candidate gets the same overall marks, tie breaking logic would be applied in the following order:

  • More overall marks obtained in Mathematics test component
  • Less wrong answers in attempted ones of mathematics test component
  • More overall marks in problems of Aptitude test component
  • Less wrong answers in attempted ones of aptitude test component
  • Earlier date of birth
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Our Educational Expert Clarifications

TNEA Questions
Can students apply for multiple times in a year? name

Yes from 2019 onwards, NATA will be conducted twice a year. Students can apply for both the exams too.

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I am from Tamilnadu, is NATA Score is applicable for Other State’s too ? name

Yes, the students can apply for other states too through the same score. The students need to apply for separate application. Enroll for Admission Alert will provide information across India on various streams like Architecture, Planning, Design, Fine Arts and other streams too.

TNEA Questions
Is NATA being enough for NITs ? name

For NITS, the students need to apply for separate JEE Architecture paper. NATA may not applicable for NITs.

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TNEA Questions
Is NATA being mandatory for Taminadu Architecture Admission ? name

Yes. NATA is the common examination conducted across India. For Tamilnadu Architecture Admission, the student need to apply for separate application. The admission wil be given through 50% Board marks and 50% of NATA Score.

TNEA Questions
For NATA exam what are the things I need to prepare ? name

For NATA entrance exams, you should have inters in drawing and design, you can study about the 3 dimensional, 2 dimensional drawings and their views, proportions of real images in paper and about the general knowledge in architecture.