NATA

National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) is being conducted by COA since 2006, Being the competent authority for fixing norms & standards for architectural institutions, COA has the necessary expertise to hold a Common Aptitude Test in Architecture, at national level to provide a single window system for appearing in aptitude test and to facilitate institutions, students & public at large for admission to first year of 5 year B.Arch. Degree Course at all recognised institutions all over country.

Eligibility Criteria for Candidates

Candidates may come from the following backgrounds:
(a) 10+2 or equivalent passed/appearing with Mathematics as one of the subjects of examination.
(b) 10+3 Diploma (any stream) passed/appearing recognised by Central/State Government with Mathematics as one of the subjects of examination.
(c) International Baccalaureate Diploma passed/appearing, after 10 years of schooling with Mathematics as a compulsory subject of examination.

Examination Schedule for NATA 2018
Date Time
29th April, 2018 Sunday 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Pattern of Questions & Mode of Answering
# Subject Description of Marks Total Marks
Part A (First 90 minutes)
1. Mathematics (20 Questions - MCQ) 20 x 2 40 (Online)
2. General Aptitude (40 Questions - MCQ) 40 x 2 80 (Online)
Part B (Last 90 minutes)
1. Drawing (2 Questions in A4 size paper) 2 x 40 80
Total 200
Syllabus
Mathematics
  • Algebra
  • Logarithms
  • Matrices
  • Trigonometry
  • Coordinate geometry
  • 3-Dimensional Co-ordinate geometry
  • Theory of calculus
  • Application of calculus
  • Permutations & combinations
  • Statistics & probability
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
  • Complement
  • Union
  • Intersection and difference of sets
  • Venn diagram
  • De Morgan's Laws
  • Relation and its properties
  • Equivalence relation, definition and elementary examples

Drawing Test:

  • Understanding 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.
  • Equipments

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