The Exam Format of NATA 2018 is decided by Council of Architecture (COA). NATA 2018 exam format offers all details about the total number of questions in the test paper, time allotted, nature of questions, sections-wise marking scheme etc. NATA 2018 paper is divided into 2 parts:
(1) Mathematics and General Aptitude Test and
(2) Drawing Test.
NATA 2018 is an offline exam which takes 3 hours to clear. There are two parts, out of which, 60 questions are asked for 200 marks in total. The highlights of NATA 2018 exam are as follows:
NATA 2018 will be organizeed in the third week of April 2018. The question paper will contain three sections, i.e. Mathematics, Drawing and General Aptitude. Aspirants who wish to pursue architecture as a career will have to appear for this exam in order to get admission to B.Arch courses provideed at different prestigious institutes. The detailed exam format followed in each section of NATA 2018 is as follows:
|Part||Subjects||Total Questions||Total Marks||Method of Exam||Total Time Duration|
|Part I||Mathematics||30||30 X 2 Marks= 60||MCQ- OMR Based||First 90 minutes|
|Part I||General Aptitude||30||30 X 2 Marks= 60||MCQ- OMR Based|
|Part II||DrawingTest||2||2 X 40 Marks= 80||Paper & Pencil Based||Last 90 minutes|
|-||Total||-||200 marks||-||180 minutes (3 hours)|
This Phase of the exam will consist of the Aesthetic Sensitivity Test, a computer-based exam or OMR based (offline) and multiple choice questions or MCQ. This phase will be of 90 minutes’ period with a total of 60 MCQ (30 from each section). The level of difficulty may increase with the number of accurate attempts made by the aspirants. No negative marking will be there in the exam and the questions raised would be based on the imagination, perception, creativity, observation, communication and architectural awareness of the aspirants. Aspirants will be given only 60-90 seconds for responses each question.
This drawing test required to be attempted for last 90 minutes where aspirants will need to attempt a total number of 2 questions. There will be two sub-questions in each question which will need to be attempted by using a paper and pencil only.
In NATA 2018 exam there will be total 60 questions from Mathematics and General Aptitude. In case of tie-breaking, the wrong response will be penalized. In case of MCQ, the aspirant scores on the basis of the number of accurate responses that he/she gives. No negative marking for inaccurate response in NATA 2018. The drawing paper would be checked by a panel of three invigilators independently and an average of marks is taken. For each accurate response, aspirants will be scoring 2 marks in Mathematics & General Aptitude test. The question paper will contain 200 marks including drawing test also.
The below rules will be eligible for the aspirants securing same overall marks in the aptitude test, in case of tie-breaking. Preference will be given in following order:
An optical response sheet is a special type of form used in exams for multiple choice questions. Optical mark recognition is used to detect responses. Optical response sheets have a set of blank boxes or ovals that correspond to each question. Barcodes may mark the sheet for automatic procedures, and each series of ovals filled will return a certain value when read. So students’ responses can be digitally recorded.
While preparing for NATA, aspirants need to know about drawing formats, both geometrical and abstract. Along with this, aspirants must possess analytical reasoning and mathematical aptitude. NATA 2018 Syllabus has been divided into two parts i.e. drawing test and aesthetic sensitivity test.
|Drawing Test||General Aptitude||Mathematics|
|Creating 2D and 3D compositions using given shape and forms. Understanding scale and proportion of objects, geometric composition, shape, aesthetics, colour texture, harmony and contrast. Drawing of formats – both geometrical and abstract. Common day-to-day life objects like furniture, equipment etc., from memory. Perspective drawing, sketching and landscape. Conceptualization and visualization via structuring objects in memory.||Analytical reasoning, mental ability, Visualizing various sides of 3D objects, general awareness of national/international architects and popular architectural creations. Interpretation of pictorial compositions, visualizing three-dimensional objects from a two-dimensional drawing. Mathematical reasoning and sets & relations.||Algebra Logarithms Matrices Trigonometry Theory of Calculus Application of Calculus Probability Permutation and combination Statistics Coordinate Geometry 3-Dimensional Co-ordinate geometry etc.|
The Examination Hall will be opened only 30 minutes before the commencement of the test. Aspirants are requested to take their seats after the opening of Examination Hall. If the aspirants do not report at the time, they will miss some of the general instructions to be released in the Examination Hall. No aspirant will be allowed in examination hall after 15 minutes of commencement of the test.