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NEWS: NATA 2021 brochure was released on 4th March 2021. The NATA first cycle exam date is 10th April 2021. The pattern for the NATA 2021 question paper has changed. Download New Pattern PDF. SILICA Institute is providing Live Online coaching for next 30 days for the new pattern of NATA 2021.


I. The Revised Exam Pattern for NATA 2021 is:

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

II. SILICA Coaching & Study Kit Options:

SILICA Coaching Modules ONLINE Study Kit (1500/-) LIVE Coaching (10000/-)
Live Online Lectures:
- 6 Lectures for GAT
- 6 Lectures for Arch Aptitude
- 3 Lectures for Cognitive Aptitude
- 3 Lectures for PCM
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Online Video Lectures:
- 15+ Lectures on Architecture Aptitude
- 20+ Lectures on General Aptitude
- 15+ Videos on PCM
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Online Practice Kit:
- 10 New Mock Tests as per NATA 2020 pattern
- 5 New Mock Tests as per NATA 2021 pattern
- 500+ Questions on General Aptitude
- 800+ Questions on Architecture Aptitude
- 200+ Questions on Physics, Chemistry, Maths
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NATA Sample Papers

Note: We are updating the Sample Papers as per the New NATA 2021 Exam Pattern. We will notify you once the papers are uploaded.

Whether you attend NATA coaching classes or not, practising NATA sample paper is a must. SILICA offers best NATA sample papers. You can find the answers to the questions as well in their sample paper set. If you are looking to practice NATA sample papers, fill a form and all the PDF format files can be downloaded.



NATA Preparation 2021/2022

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 which needs to be covered for the NATA exam, NATA sample papers gives a unique advantage to understand the 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.

NATA Entrance Exam Pattern

The National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) measures the aptitude of candidates for Architecture. It is one of the two qualifying exams for admission to B.Arch program in Architecture colleges across India. The other exam is JEE (Paper 2).

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

SILICA’s NATA sample paper will help you understand the exam pattern better.

The details of each section are given below.

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.

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

No, there is no negative marking in NATA 2021 exam


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

Activity Date (with time)
Availability of information in the public domain From 3rd March 2021
Start of Online form fill-up 5th March 2021
End of registration 28th March 2021 (11:59 PM)
Image uploads allowed till 28th March 2021 (11:59 PM)
Fee payment allowed till 28th March 2021 (11:59 PM)
Confirmation page printing available till 28th March 2021 (11:59 PM)
Candidate Correction window 26th March 2021 (10:30 AM) to 28th March 2021 (11:59 PM)
Publication of Downloadable Admit Card 6th April 2021
Date and Time of Examination 10th April 2021
Publication of Results 14th April 2021

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

Activity Date (with time)
Availability of information in the public domain From 3rd March 2021
Start of Online form fill-up 5th March 2021
End of registration 30th May 2021 (11:59 PM)
Image uploads allowed till 30th May 2021 (11:59 PM)
Fee payment allowed till 30th May 2021 (11:59 PM)
Confirmation page printing available till 30th May 2021 (11:59 PM)
Candidate Correction window 25th May 2021 (10:30 AM) to 30th May 2021 (11:59 PM)
Publication of Downloadable Admit Card 8 th June 2021
Date and Time of Examination 12th June 2021
Publication of Results 16th June 2021

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.


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


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

  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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