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**NATA Syllabus 2021**

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**About NATA:**

National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) is being conducted by COA since 2006, in terms of the provisions of CoA (Minimum Standards of Architectural Education) Regulations, 1983, published in the Gazette of India. It is implied that a separate aptitude test in Architecture should be conducted and such tests should not be combined with the tests for admissions to Engineering, Pharmacy, Medicine, and other disciplines.

Being the competent authority for fixing the norms and standards for architectural institutions, COA has the necessary expertise to hold a Common Aptitude Test in Architecture, at the national level to provide a single-window system for appearing in the aptitude test and to facilitate institutions, students, and the public at large for admission to the First year of 5 years B.Arch.

**Schedule of Examination:**

TEST 1 | TEST 2 |

10th April 2021 | 12th June 2021 |

**Outline of Aptitude Test:**

**NATA Syllabus 2021**

The aptitude test will comprise of questions that could be of the Multiple-Choice type (MCQ), Multiple Select type (MSQ), Preferential Choice type (PCQ) and Numerical Answer type (NAQ).

The questions will carry either 1 mark,2 marks or 3 marks and 125 questions have to be answered in 180 minutes. The medium of Aptitude test will be the English language.

**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 analyze given data

• Situational Judgment – Tests problem-solving ability.

• Logical Reasoning – Tests ability to recognize patterns, sequences or relationships between shapes and imagery.

• Abstract Reasoning – Will assess general knowledge, and ability to utilize knowledge in new situations

**Description:**

## NATA Syllabus 2021

Questions could be asked in various topics that assess candidates on basic concepts in mathematics, physics and geometry, language and interpretation, elements and principles of design, aesthetic sensitivity, colour theory, lateral thinking and logical reasoning, visual perception and cognition, graphics and imagery, building anatomy and architectural vocabulary, basic techniques of building construction and knowledge of material, general knowledge and current affairs, etc. and are may not be limited to those outlined.

**Exam Pattern:**

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).

NATA 2021 is a 3 hour (180 minutes) test within which 125 questions have to be answered. There will be 1 mark, 2 marks and 3 marks questions. Candidates will have to answer 75 one mark questions, 25 two marks questions and 25 three marks questions as outlined in table below:

No. of Questions | Marks for each question | Total Marks | |

75 | 1 | 75 | |

25 | 2 | 50 | |

25 | 3 | 75 | |

TOTAL | 125 | 200 |

The questions will be of the MCQ (Multiple Choice Question type), MSQ (Multiple Answer Select Question type), PAQ (Preferential Answer type Question) and NAQ (Numerical Answer type Question) and they could be either 1 mark, 2 marks or 3 marks questions.

**What is meant by MCQ, MSQ, PAQ and NAQ?**

## NATA Syllabus 2021

MCQ | MCQ is a Multiple Choice Question in which 4 answer choices are provided; of which one is the correct answer |

MSQ | MSQ is a Multiple Answer Select type question where 8 to 10 answer choices are provided and 4 or 5 answer choices is the correct answer. If a candidate gets all the 4 or 5 correct choices right as the case may be, the full mark is awarded. |

PAQ | PAQ is the Preferential Answer type question where each answer choice has a mark awarded. The mark is awarded based on the candidate’s choice of answer |

NAQ | NAQ is the Numerical Answer type Question where no answer choices are given. The candidate has to provide a numerical answer. Alternatively, it could also be a fill in the blank question where the candidate has to fill in the blanks. The correct answer entered will be awarded the mark. |

**Minimum Passing Marks:**

Qualifying marks for NATA- 2021 is 75 marks out of 200 marks.

**The pattern of Questions and Mode of Answering:**

**Part A shall consist of time-based** Preferential Type Questions (PTQ) and Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ ) and Part B shall consist of Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) only. Both Parts shall be computer-based and are to be answered in PC/laptop.

**The pattern of questions for Part-B shall be as follows:**

PCM | MCQ | 15 Questions X 1.5 mark each |

General Aptitude & Logical Reasoning | MCQ | 35 Questions X 1.5 marks each |

**The 50 questions are to be answered in 45 minutes. Questions will appear one by one**

**There will be an interval of 3 minutes (roll over period) between Part-B and Part-A**

**The pattern of questions for Part-A shall be as follows:**

- Question 1 shall be PTQ type and carry 17 Marks (4 choices each with variable marks) totalling 17 marks (12 minutes)
- Questions 2, 3 & 4 shall be PTQ type and carry 16 Marks each (4 right answers; each right answer 4 marks) totalling 48 marks (12 minutes each)
- Question 5 to 10 shall be MCQ type and carry 10 Marks each totalling 60 marks (4 minutes each)

Subject | Distribution of Marks | Total Marks |

PART A | ||

Cognitive skills for Drawing and Visual Composition Test (10 Questions) | 1×17 3×16 6×10 | 17 48 60 |

PART B | ||

PCM (15 Questions carrying 1.5 marks each) | 15 x 1.5 | 22.5 |

General Aptitude& Logical Reasoning (35 Questions carrying 1.5 marks each) | 35 x 1.5 | 52.5 |

TOTAL | 200 |

**Cognitive skills for Drawing and visual composition Test (Part-A)**

Candidate has to attempt 10 questions (Preferential Type/MCQ) within 72 minutes on PC/laptop. The drawing aptitude is judged on the following aspects –

- Understanding the important visual principles in a composition (2D OR 3D) such as balance, rhythm, direction, hierarchy, etc.
- The understanding geometry and the ability to visualize shape and solve geometrical puzzles to test spatial intelligence;
- The understanding color theory and the various terminologies to test color scheme awareness and knowledge;
- Visual system interpretation and perception to test graphical similarities and other properties;
- Ability to understand spatial relationship between objects, and to visualize images and scenarios
- Tests for cognitive ability: perception, attention, recognition, memory etc.

**Test on PCM and General Aptitude (Part-B)**

There shall be 50 questions to be answered on PC/laptop within 45 minutes. Each question shall have four options out of which, only one option is correct. Each correct response will yield 1.5 marks. There is no negative marking.

**NATA Syllabus 2021**:

Subject | Questions | Marks | Mode of Exam –Computer based |

Test on Cognitive skills for Drawing and Visual Composition (Part-A) | 10 | 125 | Time based PTQ and MCQ |

PCM | 15 | 22.5 | MCQ |

General Aptitude & Logical Reasoning | 35 | 52.5 | MCQ |

**TEST ON COGNITIVE SKILLS FOR DRAWING AND VISUAL COMPOSITION**:

- Understanding the important visual principles in a composition (2D OR 3D) such as balance, Symmetry, rhythm, direction, hierarchy, etc.
- The understanding geometry and the ability to visualize shape and solve geometrical puzzles to test spatial intelligence;
- The understanding color theory and the various terminologies to test color scheme awareness and knowledge;
- Visual system interpretation and perception to test graphical similarities and other properties;
- Ability to understand spatial relationship between objects, and to visualize images and scenarios;
- Tests for cognitive ability: perception, attention, recognition, memory, etc.

**PHYSICS:**

- Electrostatics- Electric charges and Fields; Electrostatic Potential and Capacitance
- 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

**CHEMISTRY:**

- 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

**MATHEMATICS:**

**Algebra**: 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.**Logarithms**: Definition; General properties; Change of base**Matrices**: 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).**Trigonometry**: 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**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. I**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**Permutation and combination**: Permutation of n different things taken r at a time (r ≤ n). The 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.**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.

**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.

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