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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

NATA Best Score from vismayam



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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.


Some relevant Q and A about the NATA test

How Long Is The NATA Test?

The test is conducted in 2 parts. The first is a paper of one hour duration and computer based which the candidate will do online and is an aesthetic sensitivity test. And the second is a paper based test of two hours to asses the candidate's drawing skill.

How To Apply For The NATA Test?

Online by going to where registration procedures are highlighted in detail.

What Is The Fee To Be Remitted?

A sum of Rs 1250/- to be remitted by using a credit or debit card or by using net banking or by raising a challan at any branch of ICICI bank.

What Is The Qualification To Write The NATA Test?

A pass in SSLC or any equivalent examination.

How Long Before The Test Results For NATA Are Announced?

The score card will be available on the fourth day after the test.

Any Minimum Pass Mark For A NATA Qualifier?

As per the Council of Architecture norms a candidate applying for admission to any school or college of Architecture should have scored at least 40% marks in the NATA test.