NATA 2020 SYLLABUS
NATIONAL LEVEL ONLINE TEST
NATA Syllabus 2020 is defined by CoA (Council of Architecture). As per the latest notice, Part A Drawing Test and Part B General Aptitude and PCM both will be conducted in Online mode. It is imperative for aspirants to go through the entire syllabus, which will help them create a preparation schedule in precise manner. It consists of all the topics of Mathematics, General Aptitude, Physics, Chemistry, and Drawing from where the questions will be prepared. National Aptitude Architecture Test 2020 (Phase 1) will be conducted on August 29, it has been postponed due to ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic.
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|Part A: Drawing Test||Scale & Proportion, Geometric Composition, Colour Harmony, 3D,2D Transformation, Perspective Drawing, Day to Day object drawing.|
|Part B: Mathematics||Algebra, Logarithms, Matrices, Trigonometry, Coordinate Geometry, Theory & Application of Calculas, Permutation and Combination, 3D Geometry, Statistics & Probability|
|Part B: Physics||Electrostatics, Current Electricity, Electromagnatic Induction, Optics, Atoms and Nuclie, Electronic Devises|
|Part B: Chemistry||Basic Concepts, Thermodynamics, Organic Chemistry, Chemical Bonding|
|Part B: General Aptitude|
Sets & Relations
Part A is a drawing test of 2 hours 15 minutes. It will test the sketching and visualization ability of a candidate. As it is a drawing exam, hence there is no well-defined syllabus for it. Candidates can practice for the test from NATA 2020 Sample Papers to improve their skills and score well in the test.
Part B of NATA is General Aptitude and PCM Test. Through this section candidate’s aptitude and mental ability is tested. PCM section questions will be asked from class 10 and 12. One must make sure to brush up all the basic formulas and concepts of Mathematics.
CoA has revised Drawing Test Syllabus due the prevailing situation of COVID-19. The revised syllabus has been announced by the authorities on the official website. The drawing test aims at judging the sketching, creativity and innovation of the candidate. Candidates are advised to practice questions keeping in mind the following criteria:
Know More About NATA Drawing Test
|A Complete Self Study Guide for B. Arch Entrance Examinations||Arihant Publications|
General Aptitude test measures perception, imagination and observation, creativity and communication along with architectural awareness. Given below is the criteria on which the candidates will be tested:
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.
Statements, logical operations like and, or, if and only if, implies, implied by. Understanding of tautology, converse, contradiction and contrapositive.
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.
|Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning Book||R.S. Agarwal|
|Quantitative Aptitude||R.S. Agarwal|
It will test a candidate’s level of understanding in Mathematics Subject. Given below is a detailed information of NATA Mathematics Syllabus:
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.
Definition; General properties; Change of base.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
|Elementary Mathematics||DoroFeev, Potapov|
|Higher Algebra||Hall & Knight|
|Mathematics XI & XII||R. S. Agarwal|
Questions will be mostly asked from basic concepts of Chemistry, structure of atoms, classification of elements and periodicity in properties. Another important chapter that is covered is chemical bonding and molecular, states of matter: gases and liquids.
Chemical thermodynamics, equilibrium, redox reaction, hydrogen, s-block elements, p block elements too are covered. Importantly organic chemistry questions will be asked comsisting of basic principles and techniques, hydrocarbons, enviromental chemistry.)
Council of Architecture (CoA) has revised the exam pattern for NATA 2020 from this session onward. It consists various details like Mode of the exam, Duration, Marking scheme, number of questions, etc. NATA Aspirants are advised to check NATA Exam Pattern along with the syllabus.
Check detailed NATA 2020 Exam Pattern
|Exam Timing||Exam Duration||Section/Part||Number of Questions & Marks||Total|
|10 am to 12:15 pm||135 Minutes||Part A (Online) Drawing Test||3 Questions of 35 marks, 35 marks and 55 marks||125 Marks|
|Intermission Period of 15 Minutes (12:15 pm to 12:30 pm)|
|12:30 pm to 1:15 pm||45 Minutes||Part B (Online): PCM||15 Questions x 1.5 marks||75 marks|
|Part B: General Aptitude-Logical Reasoning||35 Questions x 1.5 marks|
NATA Preparation Tips 2020
Ques. Is there any fixed syllabus for NATA 2020?
Ans. No, there is no official syllabus released by CoA. However, candidates are advised to take help of previous year question paper to get an idea about the type of questions asked in the entrance exam.
Ques. Can you suggest me some reference books for preparation of NATA test?
Ans. In order to prepare for NATA, Candidates can refer to the following books given below:
Ques.What is the marking scheme of NATA 2020?
Ans. The question paper consists of 200 marks against 53 questions. Caniddates will be awarded 1.5 marks for each correct answer in PCM and General Aptitude test. The drawing paper will be rectified by the panel of more than one examiners independently and an average of marks is taken. 2 drawing questions carries 35 marks and 1 drawing question carries 55 marks. There is No negative marking for incorrect answer . However. incase of tie-breaking, wrong answer will be penalized.
Ques.Is NATA necessary for Architecture?
Ans. NATA is a compulsory exam for the candidates seeking admission into any Architecture college in India (except NITs and IITs).
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College