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NATA 2024-2025-2026 - Revised Syllabus, Preparation, Paper Pattern

What is NATA Exam?

National Aptitude Test in Architecture – NATA is one of the most popular entrance exams for students who wish to join undergraduate courses in architecture at various institutes all over India.

NATA sample paper is one of the most useful ways to get acquainted with NATA entrance exam. As there is a huge list of topics that need to be covered for the NATA exam 2024, NATA sample papers give a unique advantage in understanding the NATA question paper.

You can take NATA sample papers by keeping a time fixed similar to the original NATA entrance exam. Begin the NATA sample paper without compromising. This will help you to understand your speed and accuracy. Continue practising NATA sample papers till you feel you are satisfied.

Solving NATA sample paper is the best way to beat nervousness and gain confidence.

Another advantage of taking NATA sample paper is that different type of questions or any new type of questions won’t scare you anymore. Taking NATA sample papers will help your brain to get used to NATA exam question pattern.

Also, the exam pattern for NATA exam keeps on changing.

What’s more, you will be able to gauge the strong and weak sections by practising NATA sample papers. It gives time to improve on difficult topics by giving more time for them. You can easily clear doubts regarding various questions in the NATA exam with experts at coaching institute like SILICA.

The importance of attempting NATA sample papers just before the NATA entrance exam is very high. It will keep you in the right frame of mind. Also, you can evaluate the marks obtained in the NATA sample papers for practice and improve accordingly.

As we all know, the Council of Architecture (CoA) modified the NATA exam paper pattern last year. However, preparing previous year’s papers will give you an idea of the paper’s difficulty level and the kind of questions answered in the forthcoming NATA entrance exam.

The NATA 2024 Question Paper with Answer Key pdf will be available for download here once the exam is completed. The Council of Architecture (COA) will hold NATA 2024 on weekends from April to July, with two shifts. NATA Previous year Question Papers 2024 consists of 48 questions worth 200 points to be answered in 3 hours.

NATA (National Aptitude Test for Architecture) is conducted by the Council of Architecture. Candidates have to clear this test to qualify for admission to the Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch) program in Architecture colleges across India. The NATA 2024 entrance exam Information Brochure has been released. There are 7 important changes in the NATA 2024 exam in the following areas- Pattern, Syllabus, Attempts, Exam Dates, Score Validity, Qualifying Marks, and Eligibility Criteria.

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  1. NATA 2024 Exam Pattern: NATA exam from 2020 to 2023 was a fully computer based test. NATA 2024 has introduced a very big change. The exam now has 2 Parts:
Part Mode of Exam Type of Test No of Qs Marks Time
Part A Offline PBT Drawing & Composition Test 3 80 90 mins
Part B Online CBT MCQ Objective Test 45 120 90 mins
Total 48 200 3.0 hrs


  1. PBT = Paper Based Test, CBT = Computer Based
  2. The medium of the test will be both English and

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Where to download NATA Sample Papers?
Download Nata Sample Papers Pdf. SILICA Institute offers a range of free NATA sample papers and mock tests that can help you simulate the actual exam and prepare for it effectively with detailed question solutions.
How many sample papers to solve before NATA exam?
As a general rule of thumb, it is recommended to solve at least 5 to 10 NATA (National Aptitude Test in Architecture) sample papers before the exam. Solving sample papers can help you get familiar with the exam pattern, types of questions, and time management, which can be crucial for scoring well in the actual exam.

However, the number of sample papers you should solve may vary based on your preparation level and time available before the exam. It is important to solve the sample papers thoroughly, analyze your mistakes, and work on improving your weak areas. Moreover, you can also consider taking mock tests, which simulate the actual exam conditions and help you assess your preparation level.

What Type of Questions will come in the NATA 2024 exam?

NATA 2024 exam will have the following type of questions in the online aptitude test-

1. Visual Reasoning Ability – Questions related to 3D visualization like Plan & Elevation, Unfolding Objects, Shadow, Counting Surfaces, Different views of Objects etc.
2. Logical Derivation Ability – Questions on Analytical & Logical Ability covering visual series, verbal reasoning, passage & inference, direction test, critical thinking etc.
3. GK, Architecture & Design Awareness – Questions on famous buildings, architects, monuments; building construction techniques & materials; architectural elements, styles etc.
4. Language Interpretation Ability – Questions on language like synonyms, antonyms, ordering of sentences, idioms & phrases, spotting errors, reading comprehension etc.
5. Design Sensitivity Ability – Questions on elements & principles of design, spotting the difference, signs, symbols & graphic design etc
6. Design Thinking Ability – Questions on Usability of products, problem identification in design, graphics & imagery, analysis of situations
7. Numerical Ability – Questions on Profit & Loss, Percentage, Average, Probability, Geometry, Menusration, Time-Speed-Distance, Mixture & Allegation etc.

What Topics will the Questions be from in NATA 2024 exam?

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

1. Visual Reasoning Ability
2. Logical Derivation Ability
3. GK, Architecture & Design Awareness
4. Language Interpretation Ability
5. Design Sensitivity Ability
6. Design Thinking Ability
7. Numerical Ability

Is there negative marking in NATA 2024?

No, there is no negative marking in NATA 2024 exam

What are the important dates of NATA 2024 exams?

Starting from Saturday, 6th April 2024, the NATA exam will be conducted every weekend in 2 slots, across various test The slot times will be – Session 1: 10.00am to 1.00pm & Session 2: 1.30pm to 4.30pm. Students have to select their choice of date, time slot and city of examination while applying. The test center will be allotted by the Council, as far as possible, on the basis of cities and sessions preferred by the candidates.

How many attempts are there for NATA 2024? 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.

What is the validity of NATA 2024 score?
The NATA score will now be valid for 2 years. So if you give NATA in 2024, the score will be valid for admission in 2024 as well as 2025.
What is the eligibility criteria to appear for NATA 2024?

Eligibility Criteria: There are 2 types of eligibility that candidates have to consider.

Eligibility to appear for NATA 2024: Candidates have to fulfill following educational qualification criteria to appear for NATA 2024-
Passed or appearing for 10+1 Exam with PCM Subjects;
Passed or appearing for 10+2 Exam with PCM Subjects;
Passed or appearing for 10+3 Diploma Exam with Mathematics as a Subject.

Eligibility for admission to B.Arch program : Qualifying the NATA exam does not assure admission to the candidate in an Architecture The criteria for admission to B.Arch program is issued by the Council of Architecture as follows: “No candidate shall be admitted to architecture course unless she / he has passed 10+2 or equivalent examination with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics as compulsory subjects with at least 50% marks in aggregate or passed 10+3 Diploma Examination with Mathematics as compulsory subject with at least 50% marks in aggregate.”

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