About NATA

NATA (National Aptitude Test in Architecture): 

  • Conducted by the Council of Architecture (COA) in India.
  •  Purpose: NATA is the qualifying exam for admission to undergraduate architecture programs across the country.
  • Exam Structure: It assesses candidates’ aptitude in drawing, observation skills, critical thinking, and sense of proportion.
  • It comprises two parts: Part A (Drawing) and Part B (PCM – Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics).

ELIGIBILITY :- NATA (National Aptitude Test in Architecture)

  • Educational Qualification: Candidates must have passed the 10+2 (or equivalent) examination with Mathematics as a compulsory subject.
  • Minimum Marks: As per the Council of Architecture (COA) guidelines, candidates must have secured a minimum of 50% marks in the aggregate in the qualifying examination.
  • Candidates with an International Baccalaureate (IB) Diplomaor other government-approved diplomas can also apply for NATA.

NATA 2024 Syllabus for General Aptitude 

The NATA aptitude test will comprise 125 questions that could be of the following:

  • Multiple-Choice type (MCQ)
  • Multiple Select type (MSQ)
  • Preferential Choice type (PCQ)
  • Numerical Answer type (NAQ)
you will be tested on the following topics in the general aptitude section.
Diagrammatic ReasoningTests the ability of logical reasoning, using diagrams and scenarios
Numerical ReasoningTests mathematical ability through simple problems
Verbal ReasoningAssesses the ability to assess verbal logic
Inductive ReasoningTests the ability to see patterns and analyze given data
Situational JudgmentTests problem-solving ability
Logical ReasoningTests the ability to recognize patterns, sequences, or relationships between shapes and imagery
Abstract ReasoningWill assess general knowledge and ability to utilize knowledge in new situations
  • Mathematics
  • Physics and Geometry
  • Language and interpretation
  • Elements and principles of design
  • Aesthetic sensitivity
  • Colour theory
  • Lateral thinking and logical reasoning
  • Visual perception and cognition
  • Graphics and imagery
  • Building anatomy and architectural vocabulary
  • Basic techniques of building construction and knowledge of material
  • General knowledge and current affairs

Exam Pattern



  • National Aptitude Test in Architecture – NATA is one of the most popular entrance exams for students who wish to join undergraduate courses in architecture at various institutes all over India.
  • The NATA sample paper is one of the most useful ways to get acquainted with the NATA entrance exam. As there is a huge list of topics which needs to be covered for the NATA exam, NATA sample papers give a unique advantage to understanding the question paper.
  • You can take NATA sample papers by keeping a time fixed similar to the original NATA entrance exam. Begin the NATA sample paper without compromising. This will help you to understand your speed and accuracy. Continue practising NATA sample papers till you feel you are satisfied.


  • Another advantage of taking a NATA sample paper is that different type of questions or any new type of questions won’t scare you anymore. Taking NATA sample papers will help your brain to get used to the NATA exam question pattern.
  • Also, the exam pattern for NATA exam keeps on changing.
  • What’s more, you will be able to gauge the strong and weak sections by practising NATA sample papers. It gives time to improve on difficult topics by giving more time for them. You can easily clear doubts regarding various questions in the NATA exam with experts at coaching institutes .
  • The importance of attempting NATA sample papers just before the NATA entrance exam is very high. It will keep you in the right frame of mind. Also, you can evaluate the marks obtained in the NATA sample papers for practice and improve accordingly.
  • The National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) measures the aptitude of candidates for Architecture. It is one of the two qualifying exams for admission to the B.Arch program in Architecture colleges across India. The other exam is JEE (Paper 2).

Type of Test

Type of ques.

No. of ques & marks

Marks per ques.



Online Aptitude Test

4 types of questions: MCQ, MSQ, NAQ, PTQ

125 Questions for 200 marks

1, 2 or 3 marks per question

3 hours

Exam will be in English language

 NATA sample paper will help you understand the exam pattern better.


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