NATA Syllabus 2023
NATA 2023 Syllabus
NATA covers topics from Mathematics, General Aptitude and Test for drawing
Mathematics: Algebra, Logarithms, Metrices, Trigonometry, Coordinate geometry3-Dimensional Co-ordinate Geometry, Theory of Calculus, Application of Calculus, Permutation and Combination, Statistics and Probability
General Aptitude: Interpretation of Pictorial Compositions, General Awareness of National/ International Architects and Famous Architectural Creations, Analytical Reasoning, Mental Ability, Mathematical Reasoning, Sets and Relations
Drawing Test: Understanding of Scale and Proportion of objects, Geometric Composition, Shape, Building Forms and Elements, Aesthetics, Color Texture, Harmony and Contrast, Drawing of Patterns- Both Geometrical and Abstract
Algebra: Definitions of A. P. and G.P.; General term; Summation of first n-terms of series ∑n, ∑n²,∑n3 ; Arithmetic/Geometric series, A.M., G.M. and their relation; Infinite G.P. series and its sum.
Logarithms: Definition; General properties; Change of base.
Matrices: Concepts of m x n (m ≤ 3, n ≤ 3) real matrices, operations of addition, scalar multiplication and multiplication of matrices. Transpose of a matrix. The determinant of a square matrix. Properties of determinants (statement only). Minor, cofactor and adjoint of a matrix. Nonsingular matrix. The inverse of a matrix. Finding the area of a triangle. Solutions of system of linear equations. (Not more than 3 variables).
Trigonometry: Trigonometric functions, addition and subtraction formulae, formulae involving multiple and submultiple angles, general solution of trigonometric equations. Properties of triangles, inverse trigonometric functions and their properties.
Coordinate geometry: Distance formula, section formula, area of a triangle, condition of collinearity of three points in a plane. Polar coordinates, the transformation from Cartesian to polar coordinates and vice versa. Parallel transformation of axes, the concept of locus, elementary locus problems. The slope of a line. Equation of lines in different forms, angle between two lines. Condition of perpendicularity and parallelism of two lines. The distance of a point from a line. Distance between two parallel lines. Lines through the point of intersection of two lines. Equation of a circle with a given center and radius. A condition that a general equation of second degree in x, y may represent a circle. Equation of a circle in terms of endpoints of a diameter. Equation of tangent, normal and chord. Parametric equation of a circle. The intersection of a line with a circle. Equation of common chord of two intersecting circles.
3-Dimensional Co-ordinate geometry: Direction cosines and direction ratios, distance between two points and section formula, equation of a straight line, equation of a plane, distance of a point from a plane.
Theory of Calculus: Functions, composition of two functions and inverse of a function, limit, continuity, derivative, chain rule, derivatives of implicit functions and functions defined parametrically. Integration as a reverse process of differentiation, indefinite integral of standard functions. Integration by parts. Integration by substitution and partial fraction. Definite integral as a limit of a sum with equal subdivisions. The fundamental theorem of integral calculus and its applications. Properties of definite integrals. Formation of ordinary differential equations, solution of homogeneous differential equations, separation of variables method, linear first-order differential equations.
Application of Calculus: Tangents and normals, conditions of tangency. Determination of monotonicity, maxima, and minima. Differential coefficient as a measure of rate. Motion in a straight line with constant acceleration. Geometric interpretation of definite integral as area, calculation of area bounded by elementary curves and Straight lines. The area of the region included two elementary curves.
Permutation and combination: Permutation of n different things taken r at a time (r ≤ n). Permutation of n things not all different. Permutation with repetitions (circular permutation excluded). Combinations of n different things taken r at a time (r ≤ n). Combination of n things not all different. Basic properties. Problems involving both permutations and combinations. Statistics and Probability: Measure of dispersion, mean, variance and standard deviation, frequency distribution. Addition and multiplication rules of probability, conditional probability and Bayes’ Theorem, independence of events, repeated independent trails and Binomial distribution
Objects, texture related to architecture and built environment. Interpretation of pictorial compositions, Visualizing three-dimensional objects from two-dimensional drawing. Visualizing different sides of 3D objects. Analytical reasoning, mental ability (visual, numerical and verbal), General awareness of national/ international architects and famous architectural creations.
Mathematical reasoning: Statements, logical operations like and, or, if and only if, implies, implied by. Understanding of tautology, converse, contradiction and contrapositive.
Sets and Relations: Idea of sets, subsets, power set, complement, union, intersection and difference of sets, Venn diagram, De Morgan’s Laws, Relation and its properties. Equivalence relation — definition and elementary examples
Understanding of scale and proportion of objects, geometric composition, shape, building forms and elements, aesthetics, colour texture, harmony and contrast. Conceptualization and Visualization through structuring objects in memory. Drawing of patterns – both geometrical and abstract. Form transformations in 2D and 3D like union, subtraction, rotation, surfaces and volumes. Generating plan, elevation and 3D views of objects. Creating 2D and 3D compositions using given shape and forms. Perspective drawing, Sketching of urban scape and landscape, Common day-to-day life objects like furniture, equipment etc., from memory
NATA 2023 Eligibilty
- Students should have passed 10+2 or equivalent exam from a recognized school board.Those apperaring in 10+2 or equivalent may also appear for NATA 2022
- Students should have mathematics as a compulsory subject and should have secured at least 50% aggregate marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics and also at least 50% marks in aggregate of the 10+2 level examination
NATA 2023 Important Dates
Online Registration Start Date : FEB 2023
Last Day of Filling Application Form: March 2023
Date of Entrance Exam: April 2023
Date of Result: May 2023
Date of Previous NATA 2022: 12th June 2022
The ACADEMY was founded in the year 2011, with a small batch for 4 students and has been growing since.
Lead by the founder Ar.Nitin Markad who is passionate about mentoring and counseling young minds.
Over a 1000 students have cleared NATA till date from RDA.
RDA prepares 11th and 12th appearing and 12th cleared students for various Architecture
entrance examinations which entitles admission to the five year B. Arch. Degree Program in various Govt. and private colleges across India.
Our Faculty and Advisers are qualified and Practicing
Architects and Artists.
NATA 2023 Exam Pattern
The aptitude test will comprise of questions that could be of the Multiple-Choice type (MCQ), Multiple
Select type (MSQ), Preferential Choice type (PCQ) and Numerical Answer type (NAQ) and Match the
following type (MFQ)
The questions will carry either 1 mark,2 marks or 3 marks and 125 questions have to be answered in 180
The medium of Aptitude test will be the English language.
The aptitude of the candidate will be assessed using some or all of the following techniques:
• Diagrammatic Reasoning – Tests the ability of logical reasoning, using diagrams and scenarios
• Numerical Reasoning – Tests mathematical ability through simple problems
• Verbal Reasoning – Assesses the ability to assess verbal logic.
• Inductive Reasoning – Tests the ability to see patterns and analyse given data
• Situational Judgment – Tests problem-solving ability.
• Logical Reasoning – Tests ability to recognise patterns, sequences or relationships between shapes and
• Abstract Reasoning – Will assess general knowledge, and ability to utilise knowledge in new situations.
Questions could be asked in various topics that assess candidates on basic concepts in 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, etc. and are may not be limited to those outlined.
NATA Coaching Classes
It stands for National Aptitude Test in Architecture. An entrance exam for architecture.(NATA)
The test measures the aptitude of applicants for a specific field. Of study architecture in areas like drawing & observation skills sense of proportion aesthetic sensitivity & critical thinking.
Nata scores are used by admissions authorities of different government, government aided , Unaided school / colleges in architecture.
The test is in two parts. A paper based drawing test for 2 hours & computer based consist of mcq has mathematics & General aptitude answered online.
How is the time process of nata Exam.
The nata exam is of total 3hrs.
Out of which 1st 1 hour (60min) os Part – A (online) counts of total 120 marks.
Mathematics (mcq) 20 ques. X 2 marks = 40 Marks
General Aptitude (mcq) 40Ques. X 2 marks = 80 marks
Last 120 mins ( 2hrs) Part – B
Drawing in A4 size paper 2 Ques. x 40 Marks = 80 marks
The grand total is 200 marks
The candidate must have passed 10+2 with at least 50% aggregate marks in pcm and also at least 50% marks. 10+3 Diploma examination with maths as a compulsory subject as approved by the central government. (Must have given NATA exam)
National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) is being conducted by the Council of Architecture at national level for admission to 5 year B.Arch Degree Course at all recognized institutions across India.
2. NATA scores are used by admissions authorities of different Government, Govt.
NATA Eligibility Criteria 2019
Candidates must have obtained 50% aggregate in Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics and also overall 50% aggregate score at 10+2 level. Candidates who have passed any 10+3 diploma exam with Mathematics as a subject and scored at least 50% marks are also eligible to apply for the exam.
How easy or difficult is NATA, the entrance exam for Architecture? … So overally passing the exam is not difficult at all. As for scoring something above 120 to get a chance in a very top notch government college, yes youll have to work hard.