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NATA 2017 Last Minute Preparation Tips & Exam Day Instruction

Last Updated - April 15, 2017

NATA 2017 is scheduled for April 16, 2017. Candidates appearing for NATA 2017 have not much time left for preparation as only five days are remaining for exam. Here we have compiled some last minute preparation tips to help in a quick preparation for NATA 2017.

NATA is considered as one of the toughest exams in India for admission to reputed institutes offering architecture programs across India. To successfully qualify the exam, candidates are required to practice enough for scoring well. NATA 2017 consists of three sections in two papers. A paper- wise breakup of the test’s components is given below.

  1. Paper I
  • General Aptitude
  • Mathematics
  1. Paper II
  • Drawing

NATA (National Aptitude Test in Architecture) is a national level aptitude test conducted by COA (Council of Architecture). The exam is conducted for admission in B.Arch Courses offered by the top Universities across India. This year, the mode of exam is offline for both the papers. NATA 2017 exam is divided into two papers – Paper I, Paper II. The exam pattern of both papers are different.

NATA 2017 Exam Pattern

NATA 2017 exam will be conducted on April 16, 2017. Applicants are required to go through the NATA Exam Pattern. The exam is divided into two papers – paper I, paper II. Both papers are totally different from each other, the detail information of paper I and paper II is mentioned below:

NATA 2017 Exam Pattern is different for Paper I and Paper II

Paper I – Paper I will consist of General Aptitude and Mathematics. The exam is held in offline (pen and paper based) mode. The question paper will consist of 60 questions. Each subject carries 30 questions. All the questions will be in MCQ (Multiple Choice Questions) format. Candidates must complete their exam in the duration of 90 minutes. Two marks will be awarded for every correct answer. There is no negative marking in exam.

Paper II – Paper II will be based on Drawing and Sketching. This paper will test candidate’s ability of drawing or sketching. Candidates have to draw a diagram asked in 3D/ 2D and theme sketch where the visualization, symmetry and sketching ability will be tested. NATA paper II is also held in offline mode. The question paper will consists of 2 questions only. Each question carries 40 marks. It is mandatory for all candidates to attempt all the NATA Drawing Questions in 90 minutes.

NATA 2017 Preparation Tips

NATA 2017 Exam will be held on April 16, 2017. There are only five days are left for preparation. Now, you don’t have time to prepare something new, so you try to focus on revision. Here are the last minute preparation tips for all subjects.

Paper I – (General Aptitude)

This is one of the most important topic of NATA 2017 exam. This subject will carry 50 percent weightage of questions in the exam. The question paper will carry 30 questions from general aptitude section. The level of this section is moderate but this is not time consuming section. The questions of this section will be based on current affairs and general knowledge.

Paper I – (Mathematics)

Mathematics is considered as one of the tough subject. This section will carry 50 percent weightage in exam. The question paper will consist 30 questions from this subject. Mathematics is the study of topics such as quantity, structure, space, and change. The questions will be based on formulas and graphs. The level of this topic is tough.

Paper II – (Drawing)

This section will carry only 2 questions. Each question carries 40 marks. It’s compulsory to attempt both questions in 90 minutes. On this stage of time candidates are required to focus on revision. Don’t try to learn new things.

NATA 2017 Important Topics

Most important topics of NATA. Candidates are suggested to first focus on these important topics:

Paper I – (General Aptitude)

  • Analytical reasoning
  • mental ability
  • Awareness of national and international architects and their creations

Paper I – (Mathematics)

  • Algebra
  • Vectors
  • Complex Numbers
  • Differential Calculus
  • Metrics

Paper II – (Drawing)

  • Conceptualization
  • Visualization

NATA 2017 Exam Day Instructions

NATA 2017 Exam will be held in 69 states. Here, we are providing you exam day instructions. Applicants are required to follow all the instructions on the day of examination.

  • Candidates have to reach examination center, 30 minutes before to start of NATA exam.
  • Every candidate must carry their NATA 2017 Admit Card and all the required documents with signature along with them for verification, in which details must be correct and exactly same with the information of NATA 2017 Application Form.
  • You cannot carry any electronic device like mobile, calculated in the examination hall. Only one photograph and exam materials like pen, pencil, colors and other are allowed inside the exam center.
  • Candidates have to return the answer sheet and question paper to the NATA 2017 Test Centre Supervisor.
  • Applicants should immediately be seated at the allotted seats. If a candidate do not report in time, they are likely to miss some of the general instructions to be announced in the Examination Hall. No candidate will be allowed in examination hall after 15 minutes of commencement of test.
  • Candidates are advised, “Do not write anything on question paper”

Documents to be carry at Examination Center

There is the list of documents, candidates have to carry at exam center:

  1. NATA 2017 Admit Card
  2. One photograph, same as the uploaded
  3. NATA 2017 Appointment Voucher
  4. Multiple pencils and erasers, it will not be provided at the examination center. No mechanical pencils are allowed.
  5. Set of colours. The colours should be brought along with proper instruments like brush, colour tray etc.
  6. Geometry Instrument box
  7. Applicants are suggested to bring with them a cardboard or a clip board on which nothing should be written.



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