NATA 2018: Registration, Application Form, Exam Pattern, Syllabus
NATA Syllabus 2018 – The syllabus of NATA is prescribed by the Council of Architecture, Delhi. NATA syllabus 2018 consist topics from three sections, namely, Mathematics, General Aptitude and Drawing test. Candidates preparing for the aptitude test must have complete knowledge of NATA 2018 syllabus. The question paper of NATA will be designed based on the topics defined for each section and exam pattern. NATA 2018 will be a pen and paper-based test to be conducted in the third week of April. Candidates have to attempt 20 questions from Mathematics, 40 from General Aptitude and 2 questions on drawing. It is important for candidates to cover the entire syllabus of NATA to prepare for the examination in an organised manner. Only those candidates who will score the minimum qualifying marks will be eligible for admission in around 450 institutes of architecture across the country. Candidates can check the complete NATA syllabus 2018 below on this page.
NATA Exam Dates
Below, we have mentioned the tentative schedule of NATA 2018:
|Online Registration Starts||1st week of January 2018|
|Last Date of Online Registration||1st week of February 2018|
|Image Upload Last Date||1st week of February 2018|
|Fee Payment Last Date||1st week of February 2018|
|Confirmation Page Printout Available||Last week of February 2018|
|Correction Window open||3rd week of February 2018|
|Admit Card Issued||4th week of March 2018|
|Date of Exam||3rd week of April 2018|
|Result Declaration||2nd week of June 2018|
NATA Syllabus 2018
The CoA will administer NATA 2018 in the offline mode. Candidates preparing for the aptitude test must complete NATA syllabus prescribed for each section. Candidates can check NATA syllabus for Mathematics, General Aptitude and Drawing test below and prepare accordingly for the exam.
NATA Syllabus 2018 for Mathematics
|Algebra||Definitions of A. P. and G.P.; Arithmetic/Geometric series, General term; Summation of first n-terms of series ∑n, ∑n²,∑n3 ; 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 (∑m3, ∑n3) real matrices, operations of addition, Transpose of a matrix, scalar multiplication and multiplication of matrices, Determinant of a square matrix. Properties of determinants (statement only). Minor, cofactor and adjoint of a matrix. Nonsingular matrix. Inverse of a matrix. Finding area of a triangle. Solutions of system of linear equations. (Not more than 3 variables).|
|Trigonometry||Trigonometric functions, formulae involving multiple and submultiple angles, addition and subtraction formulae, 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, transformation from Cartesian to polar coordinates and vice versa. Parallel transformation of axes, concept of locus, elementary locus problems. Slope of a line. Equation of lines in different forms, angle between two lines. Condition of perpendicularity and parallelism of two lines. 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. 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. Intersection of a line with a circle. Equation of common chord of two intersecting circles.|
|3-Dimensional Co-ordinate geometry||Distance between two points and section formula, Direction cosines and direction ratios, 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, derivative 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. 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, Geometric interpretation of definite integral as area, calculation of area bounded by elementary curves and Straight lines, Motion in a straight line with constant acceleration, Area of the region included between 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|
NATA Syllabus 2018 for General Aptitude
|General Aptitude||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, union, complement, , intersection and difference of sets, De Morgan’s Laws, Venn diagram, Relation and its properties. Equivalence relation — definition and elementary examples|
NATA Syllabus 2018 for Drawing
In the drawing sections, candidate will be tested based on the following:
- 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 urbanscape and landscape, Common day-to-day life objects like furniture, equipment etc., from memory.
NATA 2018 Eligibility Criteria
The NATA Eligibility Criteria 2018 should be checked by the candidates for appearing the Examination which is provided below:
Minimum age of the candidate should be 17 years as on 31st July 2018.
Candidates must have qualified 10+2, International Baccalaureate Diploma or 10+2 (any stream) after 10 years of Schooling with mathematics as one of the subjects.
The candidates currently appearing for the above qualifying examination are also eligible to apply.
- The registration fee for NATA 2018 is 1250for all category candidates.
- Payment of Registration form fees can be done through online or offline mode by using Debit Card/Credit Card/Net Banking & E-challan.
- Candidates who wish to Opt Dubai city for the exam have to pay a fee of INR 7000 prior to the issue of admit card.
NATA 2018 Exam Pattern
The NATA Exam Pattern 2018 is provided below:
|Exam Duration||3 hours|
|Type of Question||Multiple choices|
|No. of Question||60 questions|
|Total Marks||200 Marks|
|Subjects||Mathematics, Drawing & General Aptitude|
|Marking Scheme||2 Marks per correct Answer|
|Negative Marking||No Mark Deduction|
The table below shows details about Subjects and marks allotment:
|PART A (90 minutes)|
|PART B (90 minutes)|
|Drawing Two sets in A4 size paper||80|
The NATA 2018 Syllabus will consist of three sections include Mathematics, Drawing & General Aptitude.
Algebra, Logarithms, Matrices, Trigonometry, Coordinate Geometry, 3-Dimensional Co-ordinate geometry, Theory of Calculus, Application of Calculus, Permutation and combination, Statistics and Probability.
Interpretation of pictorial compositions, visualizing three dimensional objects from two dimensional drawing. Objects, textures related to architecture & built environment. Analytical reasoning, mental ability (visual, numerical and verbal), general awareness of national/international architects and famous architectural creations. Visualizing different sides of 3D objects. Mathematical reasoning and sets & relations.
Understanding 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. Creating 2D and 3D compositions using given shape and forms. Generating plan, elevation, and 3D views of objects. Perspective drawing, sketching of urban scape and landscape. Common day-to-day life objects like furniture, equipment etc., from memory.
FAQs on NATA 2018 – Most Asked Questions
Who should take NATA and Why?
Prospective applicants desirous of taking admission to First year of undergraduate course in Architecture (Bachelor of Architecture) in India take NATA. NATA scores are used by admissions authorities of different Government, Govt. Aided & unaided schools / colleges of Architecture, to provide common measure for comparing the qualifications of applicants for admission in addition to their scholastic performance in 10+2 or equivalent examination.
Where to appear for NATA?
NATA is offered over major part of admission season at designated Test Centers located at colleges / schools of architecture in India. Updated list of Test centers is available at the website //www.nata.in. Approach the Test Center located at college / school of Architecture at a location convenient to the candidate with the filled up form and the documents listed below.