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NATA (National Aptitude Test in Architecture)

Why to join NATA at Infomatica ?

The joy of designing and building something from scratch is unparalleled. This is what attracts most students to take up architecture as their career plan. NATA is the entrance exam used to select deserving candidates for admission to a college for a degree in architecture. The entrance examination pattern being quite different from the regular boards, students require proper coaching and guidance. Although there is no lack of coaching classes in the city, not every coaching class can cater to all the needs of the students and ensure excellent scores consistently. This is what sets Infomatica apart from the numerous other institutions spread across Mumbai.

Infomatica is a leading brand in Mumbai that provides the best coaching for NATA Examination. We provide complete assistance and proper guidance for obtaining a great score in the NATA exam. Confidence is the key to a great score. Infomatica has regular sessions, numerous tests, revision classes, and mock exams to give the students optimum practice for their final NATA Exam. The students are well-prepared due to the regular lectures throughout the year as well as revision courses before the exam.

We, at Infomatica, believe in actively involving our students in the teaching process to create an effective learning environment and get a better understanding of the students’ requirement. The professors are always open to feedback and suggestions for improvement.

Your satisfaction and happiness is our aim. Our faculty and staff strive hard to maintain the untarnished reputation of Infomatica. This enables us to always move ahead towards our goal of providing top-class coaching facilities for students in Mumbai. Infomatica has extensive Study Material, experienced Teachers and expert Mentors to help the students obtain excellent scores.

Architecture is a great career option in the developing world and it is necessary to get excellent scores in order to get admitted to a reputed college. We are among the few coaching classes in Mumbai to use the latest teaching techniques to ensure a great learning experience for our students. At Infomatica, we firmly believe in updating ourselves to adhere to the changing course syllabus, learning methods and examination patterns. We assure complete assistance and guidance to our students to ensure they obtain excellent results in their NATA Examination.

Nata Exam Overview

NATA (National Aptitude Test in Architecture) is a National Level exam designed to evaluate the aptitude of an applicant studying Architecture.

This aptitude test helps in identifying the different set of skills such as observation skills, sense of proportion, aesthetic sensitivity and critical thinking ability that relates to the field and study of Architecture

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From this year, interested candidates have a choice of attempting twice for the examination, as NATA will be conducted twice this year. The tentative dates of examinations will be somewhere in mid-April and July 1st week.

Nata Exam Qualification And Eligibility Criteria

The Eligibility criteria for NATA are laid out by the Council of Architecture (COA).

The candidate/applicant appearing for NATA should be HSC passed with aggregate 50% along with mandatory subjects i.e. Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.

A candidate who is specializing in any other Humanities courses can also apply for BArch and who has given additional CBSE exam of Physics, Mathematics and Chemistry.

Eligibility Criteria For Nata 2019

There is no age limit to appear for NATA 2019. If any age compulsion is put by the Counselling or Admission Authority then the candidate has to be in that category.

10+2 - passed or appearing with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics as mandatory subjects of the examination.

10+3 Diploma (any stream) - passed or appearing with Mathematics as one of the mandatory subjects. It should be Central/State Government recognized college.

International Baccalaureate Diploma - passed or appearing after completion of 10years schooling with Mathematics as a mandatory subject.

NOTE: In the Application Form, two fields of ‘Total Marks’ and ‘Obtained Marks’ are made optional Please note that the eligibility criteria not only depend on account of clearing NATA exam but also depends on the criteria set by the Council of Architecture (COA).

Candidates who fail to fit into the set eligibility criteria by (COA) will not be eligible for appearing NATA in any circumstances.

Eligibility Criteria for BArch Course:

Interested Candidate should comply with the following conditions for admissions to BArch course

  • Clearance of a recognized aptitude test (Architecture) in 2019 which is equivalent to NATA or cleared NATA 2018
  • Obtained marks as per below:
    • Minimum 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics in 10+2 or equivalent examinations
    • 50% Aggregate with Mathematics as a mandatory subject in 10+3 Diploma (any stream) recognized by State/Central Government
    • 50% Aggregate with Mathematics as a mandatory subject in International Baccalaureate Diploma after completion of 10years of schooling
    • No direct lateral admission will be provided to any candidate with any other educational qualification at any stage/years

NOTE: NATA score is valid only for 2 years including the year which candidate has appeared in.

Nata Exam 2019 Important Dates

  • Candidates preparing for NATA EXAM should be well versed about all the important dates.
  • NATA EXAM IMPORTANT DATES 2019 includes:
    • Application date-January 24, 2019
    • Last date for application-March 11, 2019
    • Admit card date –April 1, 2019
    • Exam date –April 14, 2019
    • Result date-April May 03, 2019
  • Candidates can even take online NATA COACHING CLASSES from any reputed institute offering the same

Nata Exam Paper Pattern

NATA exam paper pattern consists of 2 papers, namely Paper-1 and Paper-2. Paper-1 deals with questions from General Aptitude and Mathematics while Paper-2 is a Drawing test.

Drawing Test: 120 mins
Aptitude Test: 60 mins
Mode of exam: Offline
Language: All instructions will be given in English only
Time duration of NATA Exam: 3hours
Total no of questions in NATA Exam: 62 Questions
Total Marks: 200 marks
Marking scheme: No Negative Marking

NATA exam paper pattern and syllabus taught are similar in every NATA TUITION/NATA COACHING CLASSES.

The subjects are bifurcated as follows:

Subjects Distributed Marks Total Marks
General Aptitude (40-Q) 40x2 80
Mathematics (20-Q) 20x2 40
Drawing (2-Q) 2x40 80

Guidelines for General Aptitude & Mathematics Test:

  • Only 1 answer is correct out of the given options
  • Every correct answer counts 2 marks
  • No negative marking, but there is a penalty for the wrong answer if it’s a tie break

Guidelines for Drawing Test:

  • Able to sketch the given object in an attractive way with the right dimensions
  • Candidate should have a sense of perspective drawing
  • Knowledge of dimensions and measurements
  • Create a structural piece or a building from the given 3-dimensional elements
  • Build impressive 2-dimensional art forms from given shapes
  • Using a color palette for appealing compositions
  • Sketch out in pencil about the experiences of your everyday life

Scoring Guidelines:

A panel of 3 examiners will independently evaluate each question from the Drawing Test.

The marks will be based on the statistical properties of the questions, the overall performance of the candidate’s examination and the number of questions attempted.

The Drawing Test evaluation will mainly base upon the candidate’s skills on drawing, thinking and perception with an understanding of colors and composition used.

Tie Breaking Rules:

If there is a tie where more than one candidate gets equal marks, then there’s a tie-breaking rule which will be applied as follows:

  • Maximum marks obtained in Mathematics test questions
  • Least wrong answers in attempted Mathematics test questions
  • Maximum marks obtained in attempted problems of Aptitude test questions
  • Least wrong answers in attempted Aptitude test questions
  • Whoever’s birthdate is before

Nata Exam Syllabus

The syllabus of NATA contains Subjects from Paper1-Mathematics and General Aptitude Test, Paper-2 Drawing Test.

  • Paper 1:
    • Mathematics includes topics such as:
      • Algebra
      • Logarithms
      • Matrices
      • Trigonometry
      • Coordinate geometry
    • General Aptitude includes topics such as:
      • Mathematical reasoning
      • Sets and Relations
  • Paper 2:
    • Drawing

The drawing test aims at judging the sketching, creativity and innovation of the candidate. There is no specific syllabus for this subject, hence candidate/applicant can go through the sample papers for practice.