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NATA Syllabus National Aptitude Test in Architecture

Syllabus for NATA-2024

Questions & Marks of Examination
Part A - Drawing and Composition Test - Offline Test - 90 Minutes
A1 – 1 Question – Composition and Color -25 Marks
A2 - 1 Question – Sketching & Composition (Black and White)- 25 Marks
A3 – 1 Question - 3D Composition - 30 Marks
Total 3 Questions - 80 Marks
Part B - MCQ - Computer based online Test - 90 Minutes
B1 - 30 questions x 2 Marks - 60 Marks
B2 - 15 questions x 4 Marks -60 Marks
Total 45 Questions – 120 Marks

The medium of Aptitude test shall be in English and Hindi.

The aptitude of the candidate will be assessed using some or all of the following:


Drawing and Composition Test

This is one and half hour (90 minutes) – 80 Marks Test where candidate has to attempt three questions. The content of the PART A Test is as follows:

  • A1 - Composition and Color - 25 Marks: Creating suitable compositions for various situations and coloring them appropriately. Re-arranging various shapes in visually appealing manner and coloring it suitably.
  • A2 -Sketching & Composition (Black and White)-25 Marks: Ability to draw, visualize, depict a situation, involving buildings / its components, people, environment, products with an understanding of scale, proportions, textures, shades and shadow etc.
  • A3 - 3D Composition-30 Marks: Creating interesting 3D composition for the given situation using the provided kit.


This is one and half hour (90 minutes), 120 Marks Test where candidate has to appear for online test. It shall have two type of Questions viz., B1 – 30 Questions of 2 Marks and B2 – 15 Questions of 4 Marks from the following topics:

  • Visual Reasoning Ability to understand and reconstruct 2D and 3D composition, knowledge about its composition and technical concepts.
  • Logical Derivation Ability to decode a situation, composition, context and generate meaning. Understanding the minute information hidden in a particular situation and drawing conclusions.
  • G.K., Architecture & Design General awareness of architecture and design, current issues, recent episodes etc., Knowledge about important buildings, historical progression, innovation in materials and construction technology.
  • Language Interpretation Ability to correctly & logically generate meaning of words, sentences, understanding about English grammar.
  • Design Sensitivity Ability to observe record and analyze, people, space, product, environment. Critical thinking, reasoning and ability to identify the subtle communications.
  • Design Thinking Ability to understand semantics, metaphors, problem identification and definition, analysis of a given situation.
  • Numerical Ability Basic Mathematics and its association with creative thinking. To unfold a space with use of geometry.