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NATA Scoring Process National Aptitude Test in Architecture

NATA Scoring Process

Schedule of Examination

Date & Time of
Examination
  Subject and Marks of Examination
First NATA Examination  
  19.04.2020(Sunday)
10.00 a.m.  to 1.15 pm
(3 hours and 15 minutes) (Grand Total of 200 marks)
FIRST 135 minutes –Part A (PAPER BASED)                               TOTAL 125 Marks
(10.00 am to 12.15 pm) Drawings in A4 Size paper               3 Questions carrying 35 marks, 35 marks
& 55 marks, respectively
Intermission Period of 15 minutes (12.15 pm to 12.30 pm)
LAST 45 minutes-Part B (ONLINE)                        TOTAL 75 Marks
(12.30 am to 1.15 pm)
PCM                                 (MCQ)                 15 Questions X 1.5 mark each General Aptitude &      (MCQ)                 35 Questions X 1.5 marks each Logical Reasoning
Second NATA Examination  
  31.05.2020 (Sunday)
10.00 a.m.  to 1.15 pm
(3 hours and 15 minutes) (Grand Total of 200 marks)
FIRST 135 minutes-Part A (PAPER BASED)                                  TOTAL 125 Marks
(10.00 am to 12.15 pm) Drawings in A4 Size paper               3 Questions carrying 35 marks, 35 marks
& 55 marks, respectively
Intermission Period of 15 minutes (12.15 pm to 12.30 pm)
LAST 45 minutes-Part B (ONLINE)                        TOTAL 75 Marks
(12.30 am to 1.15 pm) PCM                                 (MCQ)                 15 Questions X 1.5 mark each General Aptitude &      (MCQ)                 35 Questions X 1.5 marks each Logical Reasoning

Pattern of Questions and Mode of Answering

Part A is to be answered on A4 size drawing sheets and Part B comprises of Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) to be answered online. Syllabus for NATA-2020is given in APPENDIX – I. Questions and all instructions will be available only in English medium.

The distribution of marks is outlined as follows:

Subject Distribution of Marks Total Marks
Part A
Drawing (3 Questions) 2 x 35
1 x 55
70
55
Part B
PCM (15 Questions carrying 1.5 marks each) 15 x 1.5 22.5
General  Aptitude&  Logical  Reasoning
(35 Questions carrying 1.5 marks each)
35 x 1.5 52.5
  TOTAL 200

Drawing Test

Candidate has to attempt three questions within 135 minutes. The drawing aptitude is judged on the following aspects -

  • Ability to sketch a given object proportionately and rendering the same in visually appealing manner;
  • Visualising and drawing the effects of light on the object and shadows cast on surroundings;
  • Sense of perspective drawing;
  • Combining and composing given three dimensional elements to form a building or structural form;
  • Creating interesting two dimensional composition using given shapes and forms;
  • Creating visual harmony using colours in given composition;
  • Understanding of scale and proportions;
  • Drawing from memory through pencil sketch on themes from day to day experiences.

The Answer to each question in the 'drawing' paper will be examined by more than one examiner independently and the marks will be averaged. The primary emphasis in scoring the drawing section will be on the candidate's drawing, imagination and observation skills. The candidate's sense of proportion and perspective will also be evaluated together with sense for colour and composition.

Test on PCM and General Aptitude

There shall be 50 questions for which four options will be given. Out of the four options, only one option is correct and the correct response will yield 1.5 marks. There is no negative marking.

Procedures to be followed in the Examination

  • 1. The candidates will have to follow the time schedule as follows:
    • (a) Report to the Examination Center by 8.00 am
    • (b) Opening gate to the examination hall at 8.30 am
    • (c) Registration of candidate to be completed by 9.45 am
    • (d) Closing gate to the examination hall at 9.45 am
    • (e) Commencement of examination at 10.00 am
    • (f) Duration of examination: 10.00 am to 01.15 pm
  • No candidate will be allowed to enter the examination hall after commencement of examination, i.e. after 10.00 am
  • 2. Candidates must bring with them:
    • i. Downloaded Admit Card of NATA 2019.
    • ii. Original Proof of Identity- Aadhar/ Passport/ Driving License/ Voter ID.
    • iii. Pen, pencils, eraser, color pencils (No water/oil color or crayon). Instruments of any kind including scale are not permitted.
    • iv. Candidates may bring with them a cardboard or a clip board on which nothing should be written, so that they have no difficulty in taking the drawing test even if the tables provided in the examination room/hall do have smooth surface.
  • 3. Candidates must show on demand the Admit Card (NATA-2019) for entry to the Examination Hall. A candidate not possessing print out of the downloaded admit card and valid photo identity shall not be allowed to enter in the Examination Hall by the Center-in-Charge.
  • 4. A photograph of the candidate and the biometric will be taken at the Centre before the candidate is indicated his seat for taking the examination. The seat will be randomly allotted to the candidate on completing the procedure.
  • 5. Candidates found carrying any textual material, printed or written, bits of papers or any other material except those listed under SL.No.-2 inside examination Hall will be debarred from appearing the examination.
  • 6. Mobile Phones, Bluetooth devices, Calculators, Slide Rules, Log Tables, Electronic Watches with facilities of Calculator are not allowed in the Examination Hall. Possession of such items during the Examinations may lead to cancellation of candidature.
  • 7. No candidate, without the special permission of the Centr e-in-Charge, will leave his/her seat or Examination Hall until the duration of examination is over.
  • 8. Candidates shall maintain silence during the examination. Any conversation or gesticulation or disturbance in the examination hall shall be deemed as misdemeanor. If a candidate is found adopting unfair means, his/her candidature shall be cancelled and he/she will be liable to be debarred from taking examination either permanently or for a period, to be decided by the Council of Architecture, according to the nature of offence.

If a candidate is found impersonating, his/her candidature will be cancelled outright and the concerned examinee will be handed over to the Police.