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NATA 2018 - Exam pattern:

The Council of Architecture has revised the pattern of NATA examination in 2017. The mathematics based on Plus-two syllabus is the additional topic introduced by the council in the revised NATA syllabus. The duration of examination, total number, and nature of the question, weightage given, mode of examination etc. are the major areas modified in revised NATA syllabus.

The NATA exam pattern is mainly divided into two (Part A and Part B). 

A comparison with the previous NATA exam pattern to the current NATA exam structure is discussed here to understand the major changes happened in latest NATA examination


 # Important changes NATA Up to 2016 Since 2017(revised NATA Syllabus)
1 Number of examination Several time in an academic period One time
 2 Patter of Examination Part A of 40 questions and Part B of 3 questions  

Part A of 60 questions and Part B of 2 questions

 3 Part A:  40 questions from general Aptitude Part A is divided into two for 20 questions from Plus two based mathematics and 40 questions from General Aptitude. Each carries 2 marks
 4 Part B:  Drawing: Two questions of 40 marks each and one of 20 marks. Total: 100 Marks Two drawing questions carries 40 marks each. Total: 80 Marks 
 5 Mode of Examination Part A of MCQ-(Multiple choices questions) is the computer-based online examination and Part B (Drawing) is Paper-based offline Examination.
The year 2017: Part A (Multiple Choices Questions) to be appeared in OMR sheet and Part B to appear in drawing sheet. Both are in offline mode.
The year 2018: Part A (MCQ) to be appeared in online and Part B to appear in drawing sheet.
 6 Duration of the examination 120 minutes for Drawing and 60 minutes of the online test. (Total: 180 Minutes) 90 minutes for drawing and 90 minutes for OMR. (Total: 180 Minutes)
 7 Marking criteria: MCQ 2 marks each for correct answers. No negative marks for the wrong answer 2 marks each for correct answers. In case of tie-breaking, the wrong answer will be penalized.
 8 Marking criteria: Drawing Average will take from the marks given in valuation of multiple times.

Considering the following facts for valuation

Memory drawing and sketching situations.

Sense of proportion and rendering skill

Knowledge of light and shadow

Ability to sketch perspective drawing

Sense of depth in 3d composition

Creative ability to convey an idea through the composition of 2d shapes.

Colouring skill.

Ability to draw objects on various scale with correct proportion 

Same as previous years
 9 Minimum Marks Part A and Part B together 80 marks is required for qualifying NATA. Part A (Objective type) required 30 marks, Par B (Drawing required and together 70 percentage is required for qualifying NATA
 10 Score considered for Architecture admission Best out of five NATA examination appended in a prescribed academic period Marks obtained in the examination conducted once in a year
 11  Validity of Score  Two  years  One ear

course highlights

Mental Ability
General Knowledge
Creative Workshop

Some relevant Q and A about the NATA test



There are certain criteria while applying for NATA 2018. They are as follows;

  1. The age restriction has been changed as the candidate must strictly abide by it. The authority for counselling and admission will brief the student about it
  2. Any student who has passed 10+2 with Mathematics as one of the main subjects can appear for NATA
  3. Students with Diploma recognised by State/Central Govts with Maths as one of the main subjects can apply
  4. A candidate who has passed schools 10 years before and passed International Baccalaureate Diploma again with Maths as main subject can also apply.

PS: As 10th Grade cards marks are not obtainable; the Application forms have made the “TOTAL MARKS” and “OBTAINED MARKS” optional.


Candidate should be aware that even if he/she qualifies the NATA 2018, it does not guarantee him/her an admission in B. ARCH course unless he/she has fulfilled all the required criteria as specified by their counselling or admission authority.
The required criteria which must be met by the candidates are given as below;

  • Should have qualified the aptitude test (NATA or equivalent) in 2018 or NATA 2017.
  • Should have undergone any of the give below;
  1. Any student who has passed 10+2 with Mathematics as one of the main subjects can appear for NATA
  2. Students with Diploma recognised by State/Central Govts with Maths as one of the main subjects can apply
  3. A candidate who has passed schools 10 years before and passed International Baccalaureate Diploma again with Maths as main subject can also apply.
  4. Direct admissions to any year in between will not be allowed to any year of B.Arch. be it any qualification he or she holds.

NATA’s marks scored will be valid for two years from the year of writing it.


NATA 2018 Admit Card

The admit cards for NATA 2018 EXAMINATION will be available on their official website from April 2018. Test writing centres and many more important details will be furnished in that admit card. A roll number for each student for this examination will be allotted for each student.

Candidates must download the admit cards from the websites. Other documents to be carried along with ADMIT CARD are copies of;

  1. Original Photo (same as the uploaded one)
  2. Any one photo identity card like Voter card, Pan card, Aadhar card and Driving license.
  3. There should be no changes or soiling done to the photo and sign on the admit card. If anything like the above said is found, the candidate will not be allowed to sit for the exam. Hence the admit card should be kept safe without any damage till the admission of the candidate is over.
NATA 2018 Answer Key

When the NATA exam is over, the answers to the Multiple-Choice Questions(MCQs) will be made available on the official website for students. The answers will be set only by reviewers and not by any person connected to the preparation or moderation of papers.
The answer sheets of all subjects along with marks obtained of each student will be uploaded before the results are published. Candidates can apply for rechecking of their answer sheets and it can be done online. For this a fee of Rs.1000 for each question will have to be paid. This must be done before the last date of result declaration and council will not accept anything later.
The above said correction is only for theory part and not for diagrams test. Any review for drawing asked will be ignored.

NATA 2018 Contact Information

In case of any emergency or any doubts to be clarified, candidates can contact the below given address or website or phone.

Council of Architecture
Core 6-A, 1st Floor,
India Habitat Center,
Lodhi Road, New Delhi

Official Website :
Phone Number : 01179412100


NATA exams have always seen huge student turnout. This year also there will a huge turnout. The centres in Kerala for NATA 2018 are listed below;

  1. Kannur
  2. Kozhikode
  3. Thrissur
  4. Ernakulam
  5. Trivandrum



Candidates can see the below given important dates for NATA 2018 and follow it

January 2018

January 16 -Online application process: Start Date


March 2018

March 02 Online application process: End Date

Apr 2018

Apr 02 Publication of Admit Card which can be downloaded

Apr 29 NATA 2018 Exam will be held at various centres

Jun 2018

Jun 01 NATA 2018 Results will be publised

NATA 2018 Syllabus


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. Equation of lines in different forms, angle between two lines. Condition of perpendicularity and parallelism of two lines. Distance of a point from a line. Distance between two parallel lines. Lines through the point of intersection of two lines. Equation of a circle with a given center and radius. Condition that a general equation of second degree in x, y may represent a circle. Equation of a circle in terms of endpoints of a diameter . Equation of tangent, normal and chord. Parametric equation of a circle. Intersection of a line with a circle. Equation of common chord of two intersecting circles.

3-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. Integration by parts. Integration by substitution and partial fraction. Definite integral as a limit of a sum with equal subdivisions. Fundamental theorem of integral calculus and its applications. Properties of definite integrals. Formation of ordinary differential equations, solution of homogeneous differential equations, separation of variables method, linear first order differential equations.

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. Geometric interpretation of definite integral as area, calculation of area bounded by elementary curves and Straight lines. Area of the region included between two elementary curves.

Permutation and combination: Permutation of n different things taken r at a time (r ? n). 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. Basic properties. Problems involving both permutations and combinations.

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.


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.


Understanding of 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. 


Mathematics & General Aptitude Test:

The following points are to be kept in mind

  • Only one option will be correct
  • Each correct answer will be rewarded 2 marks
  • There will be no negative marking

Drawing Test

  • The candidate should be well trained and able to draw the given abject with correct proportions in an appealing manner
  • The lights and shadows should also be visualised and drawn correctly
  • Perspective drawing
  • Buildings and structures should have t3-D elements
  • Drawing 2D diagrams
  • Giving appropriate colours
  • Should be well versed with the scale and proportions
  • Candidates will be able to give master sketches if they practice and gain experience every day.

Awarding Marks

Each answer sheet will be examined by three individual examiners and marks will be given on the average. Marks can be moderated also. The marks are based on the number of questions answered, the candidates’ performance and statistics used. The main section for awarding marks is in the diagram section. The candidates understanding of proportions and experience and colouring ability paves way for obtaining more marks.

Tie Breaker

As huge number of students turn out for NATA exams, over all scores among students might be same. Here the Tie breaking rules will be applied. The rules are as follows;

  1. High overall marks in Maths
  2. Less wrong answers in Maths
  3. More overall marks Aptitude test
  4. Less wrong answers aptitude
  5. Earlier date of birth

Registration for NATA Exam 2018 is the easiest and important part. The steps are as given below;

Step 1: Registration for NATA 2018

The first step for the candidate is to register for NATA on its official website. The application fee will be costing Rs.1250+ Processing fee. This can be done using online payment methods like Net banking / Credit Cards / ICICI Bank challan

Step 2: Downloading the NATA 2018 Admit Card

Candidates can download the admit card which will be available online from the month of

Step 3: Appearing for the examination NATA 2018

The NATA Examination will be conducted in the month of April. Candidates are advised to get to the centre at least half an hour or one hour before the time scheduled to avoid last minute hiccups.

Step 4: Result of NATA 2018


The results for the NATA 2018 exam will be declared in June on the official website of NATA. These marks obtained will be available only for 2018-2019.


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NATA / National Aptitude Test In Architecture

" I call Architecture frozen music" said Johann Wolfgang von Goethe the German writer hinting at the highly aesthetic and artistic element inherent in the field of Architecture study.

The study of architecture actually relates to the art and science of designing buildings and involves planning, designing and constructing form, space and ambiance to reflect functional, technical, social, environmental and aesthetic considerations. It requires the creative manipulation and coordination of materials and technology and, also, of light and shadow.

For the aspiring student on the look out for a career in this field, it is mandatory for him/ her to undertake the NATA or National Aptitude Test in Architecture that will test the following skills like:



Sense of proportion

Aesthetic sensitivity

Critical thinking ability


NATA Students works

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Excellent and dedicated NATA coaching classes in Calicut organized through Vismayam College of Art & Media, near Pavamani Road orient and test the candidate on these qualities in a 21 day span raising manifold the chances of the student to succeed in the NATA qualifier examination.

The testimonial for this claim lies in the results for last season (2014) where the first 4 ranks were bagged by students who utilized NATA coaching classes from Vismayam college of Art & Media, Calicut.

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Vismayam College of Art & Media, a premiere institution in the Malabar region, under the auspices of it's Architecture department, started providing NATA coaching classes in Calicut from 2009 on wards and have successfully trained over 600 candidates towards their chosen career path. NATA coaching classes from Vismayam college are conducted by experienced architect and engineering faculties that accounts for the large percentage of qualifiers within the first one hundred NATA winners. The team of specialist coaches employ an exam oriented style that improves the confidence level of the candidate remarkably and establishes how easy it really is to take the NATA test.

The NATA test qualifier becomes eligible for admission to the 5 year B Arch degree anywhere in India.


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