NATA 2021 – Online Exam, New Pattern, Sample Questions, Sample Papers -04.03.2021

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NATA 2021 exam is on 10 April 2021. The exam brochure was released on 4 March 2021. See the PDF at link- https://www.nata.in/NATA_Brochure_2021_Final_V1.0-03.03.21.pdf

NATA 2021 exam is completely online due to the ongoing COVID19 pandemic. The pattern has changed compared to the 2020 or 2019 exam. Here are details about the online exam, new exam pattern, sample questions, sample papers etc.

I. What is the NATA exam trying to Assess?

NATA measures the aptitude of the applicant for specific field of study, i.e. Architecture, through assessment of cognitive skills, visual perception and aesthetic sensitivity tests, logical reasoning and critical thinking ability, etc., besides the learning that the candidate has acquired over the past few years and is related to the specific field of study.  

II.What is the NATA 2021 Pattern?

The details of the NATA 2021 pattern are:

Type of Test Type of ques. No. of ques & marks Marks per ques. Time Language
Online Aptitude Test 4 types of questions: MCQ, MSQ, NAQ, PTQ 125 Questions for 200 marks 1, 2 or 3 marks per question 3 hours Exam will be in English language

III.What Type of Questions will come in the exam?

NATA 2021 exam will have the following type of questions in the online aptitude test-

  1. Diagrammatic Reasoning – Tests the ability of logical reasoning, using diagrams and scenarios. 
  2. Numerical Reasoning – Tests mathematical ability through simple problems. 
  3. Verbal Reasoning – Assesses the ability to assess verbal logic.
  4. Inductive Reasoning – Tests the ability to see patterns and analyse given data 
  5. Situational Judgment – Tests problem-solving ability. 
  6. Logical Reasoning – Tests ability to recognise patterns, sequences or relationships between shapes and imagery. 
  7. Abstract Reasoning – Will assess general knowledge, and ability to utilise knowledge in new situations.  

IV. What Topics will the Questions be from?

Questions could be asked in various topics that assess candidates on basic concepts in: 

  1. Mathematics 
  2. Physics and Geometry
  3. Language and Interpretation
  4. Elements and Principles of design
  5. Aesthetic sensitivity 
  6. Colour theory 
  7. Lateral thinking and logical reasoning
  8. Visual perception and cognition
  9. Graphics and imagery
  10. Building anatomy and architectural vocabulary
  11. Basic techniques of building construction and knowledge of material
  12. General knowledge and current affairs

V. Are there any sample questions for the NATA 2021 exam?

Please find below the topics and sample question of each:

Sr. No Topic Sample Question
1 Maths MCQ: Multiple Choice Question

2 Physics MCQ: Multiple Choice Question

3 Geometry MCQ: Multiple Choice Question

4 Elements & Principles of Design MCQ: Multiple Choice Question

  1. Line
  2. Texture
  3. Color
  4. Shape
5 Color Theory MCQ: Multiple Choice Question

6 Aesthetic Sensitivity
7 Building Anatomy Identify the correct building construction process

8 Architectural Vocabulary
9 Techniques of building construction PTQ: Preferential Type Question

10 Knowledge of Materials Makarna is a type of _______

  1. Marble
  2. Wood
  3. Soil
  4. rick
11 GK & Current Affairs Fathometer is used to measure

  1. Earthquake
  2. Rainfall
  3. Ocean Depth
  4. Sound Intensity
12 Visual Perception and Cognition
13 Graphics & Imagery

VI.Can I download sample paper PDFs available for the NATA 2021 exam?

We are in the process of uploading sample papers as per the new NATA 2021 exam pattern. You can download the sample paper from link- https://silica.co.in/nata-sample-papers.html.

VII.Is there negativemarking in NATA 2021?

No, there is no negative marking in NATA 2021 exam

VIII. What are the important dates of NATA 2021 exams?

For First Test Scheduled to be held on 10th April, 2021

Sl No Activity Date (with time)
1 Availability of information in the public domain From 3 rd March 2021
2 Start of Online form fill-up 5 th March 2021
3 End of registration 28th March 2021 (11:59 PM)
4 Image uploads allowed till 28th March 2021 (11:59 PM)
5 Fee payment allowed till 28th March 2021 (11:59 PM)
6 Confirmation page printing available till 28th March 2021 (11:59 PM)
7 Candidate Correction window 26th March 2021 (10:30 AM) to 28th March 2021 (11:59 PM)
8 Publication of Downloadable Admit Card 6 th April 2021
9 Date and Time of Examination 10th April 2021
10 Publication of Results 14th April 2021

 For Second Test Scheduled to be held on 12th June, 2021

Sr. No Activity Date (with time)
1 Availability of information in the public domain From 3 rd March 2021
2 Start of Online form fill-up 5th March 2021
3 End of registration 30th May 2021 (11:59 PM)
4 Image uploads allowed till 30th May 2021 (11:59 PM)
5 Fee payment allowed till 30th May 2021 (11:59 PM)
6 Confirmation page printing available till 30th May 2021 (11:59 PM)
7 Candidate Correction window 25th May 2021 (10:30 AM) to 

30th May 2021 (11:59 PM)

8 Publication of Downloadable Admit Card 8 th June 2021
9 Date and Time of Examination 12th June 2021
10 Publication of Results 16th June 2021

IX. How many attempts are there? Can I appear for both attempts? Which score will be considered for admission?

There are two NATA attempts. A candidate can appear for either one or both. The highest of both scores will be considered for admission into B.Arch college.

X.What is the validity of NATA 2021 score?

NATA- 2021 score shall be valid only for admission in the academic session 2021- 2022

XI.What is the eligibility criteria to appear for NATA 2021?

  1. Candidates who have completed their 10 + 2 examination with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics or 10+ 3 Diploma with Mathematics as subject of study can appear for NATA 2021. 
  2. Candidates appearing for 10+2 examination with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics as subjects of study or 10+3 Diploma with Mathematics in the current year may also provisionally appear for NATA-2021
  3. No candidate shall be admitted to architecture course unless he has passed an examination at the end of the 10+2 scheme of examination with at least 50 per cent. Aggregate marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics and also at least 50 per cent. marks in aggregate of the 10+2 level examination or passed 10+3 Diploma Examination with Mathematics as compulsory subject with at least 50 per cent. marks in aggregate.

 

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