NATA 2020 NEWS
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Council of Architecture has introduced several significant changes in NATA 2020. Changes were mentioned in the Information Brochure which was released with NATA Application Form on February 1, 2020 at nata.in. Candidates can fill out the form till March 16 for the April session. Exam Pattern is revised as compared to last year along with number of questions, marking scheme, duration of exam, introduction of new components and updated syllabus.
NATA 2020 will be conducted twice a year, on 19th April (first session) and 31st May (second session). It is conducted for granting admission to B.Arch courses offered by various recognized institutes of the country. School of Planning and Architecture (SPA’s) at New Delhi, Bhopal, Vijayawada will also accept NATA 2020 Results for admission to B.Plan courses.
NATA 2020 Highlights
CoA has introduced changes in the Exam Pattern primarily. In addition to existing questions on Mathematics, the aptitude section will now have Physics and Chemistry questions too. The sequence of sections is also reversed. Part A will now be Drawing and Part B will be Scientific Ability and General Aptitude. An increase in the number of drawing sections with more marks weightage and decrease in aptitude questions is seen.
|Mode of Examination||Both Online and Offline|
|Medium of Examination||English|
|Duration of the Exam||3 hours 15 minutes|
|Number of Sections||The exam now have two parts-Part A- Drawing Test (which will be conducted offline) and Part B- PCM and General Aptitude & Logical Reasoning (which will be taken online)|
|Section-wise time duration||Part A- Drawing Test: 135 minutes (2 hours 15 minutes) and Part B- PCM and General Aptitude: 45 minutes|
|Number of Questions||Part A-Drawing Test- 3 Drawing Questions Part B- PCM- 15 Questions General Aptitude & Logical Reasoning - 35 Questions|
|Marking Scheme||Candidates will be given 1.5 marks for each correct answer in Part B. There will be no negative marking.|
1.5 marks will be awarded for each correct answer in PCM and General Aptitude section, earlier it was 2 marks for the same. In part A total 2 questions are holding 35 marks each and 1 question of 55 marks. As the number of drawing questions previous year were 2 thus 40 marks were allocated to each of them.
|Subject||Distribution of Marks||Total Marks|
|Drawing (3 Questions)||2 x 35 and 1 x 55||70 + 55|
|PCM (15 Questions carrying 1.5 marks each)||15 x 1.5||22.5|
|General Aptitude & Logical Reasoning (35 Questions carrying 1.5 marks each)||35 x 1.5||52.5|
The application fee of NATA 2020 is the same for all the genders and is mentioned beneath. The candidates can pay the fee amount through any of the ways including Debit card, Credit card or Net banking.
|Category||For one attempt||For two attempts|
|General category||INR 2,000||INR 3,800|
|For SC/ST category||INR 1,700||INR 3,100|
|In case applying from overseas||INR 10,000||INR 18,000|
Earlier candidates were expected to pay a fee of INR 1800 (General Category) and INR 1500 (SC/ST) for one attempt. No changes in application fee are made for candidates applying for test centers outside the territory of India.
Revised NATA 2020 Exam Pattern for Drawing Test
Mentioned below is the revised exam pattern for the drawing test. Given below are the aspects on which a candidate will be evaluated:
NATA 2020 Score Card will contain marks obtained in each part and aggregate marks obtained out of 200. Along with obtained marks, qualifying status as Pass/ Fail will also be mentioned. Based on the following rules qualifying marks will be calculated: