NATA Exam Pattern and syllabus 2022

Kritika Yadav

Kritika Yadav

NATA Exam pattern 2022

NATA Exam Pattern 2022 has been released by the council of architecture. The examination will be held in the duration of three hours and will have Multiple-Choice type, Multiple Select Type (MSQ), Preferntial Choice Type (PCQ), Numerical Answer Type (NAQ), and Match the Following type Questions (MFQ).

The National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) has been conducted by the Council of Architecture (CoA) since 2006. This test is used to gauge a potential student’s aptitude for the study and practice of architecture. It is a national level entrance examination and its purpose is to screen candidates for admission into undergraduate courses in architecture. It is believed that a separate aptitude test should be conducted for admission to Architecture which should not be combined with the tests for admissions to Engineering, Pharmacy, Medicine and other disciplines.

NATA Exam Pattern 2022

Mode of ExaminationOnline
Medium of ExaminationEnglish
Duration of the Exam3 hours
Number of Sections
The exam will have only one part- Aptitude Test
Number of Questions125 Questions
Type of questions
Multiple-Choice type (MCQ), Multiple Select type (MSQ), Preferential Choice type (PCQ) and Numerical Answer type (NAQ)
Total Marks200 Marks
Marking Scheme
The questions will carry either 1 mark, 2 marks, or 3 marks.

NATA Exam Pattern 2022- Section wise

NATA 2022 will be basically divided into two sections namely, Mathematics and General Aptitude Test, and Drawing. Let’s take a look at the detailed syllabus for both the sections.


Mathematics & General Aptitude Test

  • Only one option is correct and correct response will yield 2 (two) marks. There will be no negative marking, but wrong answering will be penalized in case of tie breaking.
  • Answers to both parts must be provided on same OMR sheet, which is specially designed machine readable
  • Response sheet. Answers are to be marked using blue or black ball point pen only on the OMR answer sheet.

Drawing Test

The candidate would have to attempt three questions in this two hour test which would judge the following skills:

  •  Ability to sketch a given object proportionately and portray the same in a visually attractive manner
  •  Ability to visualise and draw the effects of light on the object and shadows cast on its surroundings
  •  Candidate’s sense of perspective drawing
  • Ability to combine and compose given three-dimensional elements to form a building or structural form
  •  Creating visual harmony using colours in given composition
  • Understanding of scale and proportions
  • Drawing pencil sketches on themes from daily experiences from memory

NATA Exam Pattern 2022-Marks distribution


Distribution of Marks

Total Marks

Mathematics (20 Questions)

20 x 2


General Aptitude Test

(40 Questions)

40 x 2


Drawing (2 Questions)

2 x 40




NATA 2022 Syllabus

NATA Drawing Test Syllabus

                                                 Important Topics for Drawing
Scale and Proportions of ObjectsGeometric CompositionShape
Building Forms and ElementsAesthetics
Colour Harmony
Pattern Drawing3D and 2D Transformation
Creating Shapes and Forms
Surfaces and VolumesGenerating Plan
Perspective Drawing
Urban LandscapeDay to Day Object Drawing
Conceptualization and Visualisation

NATA Mathematics Syllabus

                                                  Important Topics in Mathematics
TrigonometryCoordinate Geometry
Dimensional Co-ordinate Geometry
Theory of CalculusApplication of Calculus
Permutation and Combination

NATA physics Syllabus

                                                               Important Topics in Physics
ElectrostaticsCurrent Electricity
Atoms and Nuclei
Electromagnetic InductionAlternating Currents
Electronic Devices
OpticsDual Nature of Radiation and Matter
Magnetism and Matter

NATA chemistry syllabus

                                                          Important Topics in Chemistry
Basic Concepts of ChemistryAtom Structure
Chemical Bonding
State of MatterChemical ThermodynamicsEquilibrium
Organic ChemistryEnvironmental Chemistry

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