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Is Physics and Chemistry Still a Part of the NATA Syllabus?

Mahima Bahl
Mahima BahlUpdated On: March 29, 2023 04:58 pm IST | NATA
If you are confused if Physics and Chemistry are still part of NATA syllabus, then check out this article to have better insights on this matter.

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Is Physics and Chemistry Still a Part of the NATA Syllabus?

Is Physics and Chemistry Still Part of NATA Syllabus 2023 - As we all are aware that CoA will conduct NATA 2023 in three phases this year. Candidates who are planning to appear in this exam might get confused with respect to what all is included in the NATA syllabus 2023 as no specific mention about the same has been given by CoA in the brochure. Ambiguous NATA 2023 syllabus might restrain candidates from making a strategic and effective preparation plan. 

Hence in this article, CollegeDekho aims to answer what all is included in NATA syllabus, is Physics and Chemistry still part of NATA syllabus 2023, key parameters on which candidates will be assessed and related details. 

Section Wise NATA Syllabus 2023  

It is imperative to put the best step forward for candidates who wish to secure good scores in NATA and crack the national level test in one go. Is Physics and Chemistry still part of NATA syllabus 2023 is a question that most candidates find difficult to answer. As per NATA 2023 official brochure, CoA has not specifically divided NATA syllabus 2023 in sections, however, it has highlighted key areas on the basis of which candidates aptitude will be assessed. 

Some or all of the following techniques will be used by CoA in NATA exam 2023 and can be considered to be a part of NATA syllabus 2023 -

Key Techniques/ Sections 

Section Wise NATA Syllabus 2023 Details

Diagrammatic Reasoning

Aims to test the ability of logical reasoning, using diagrams and scenarios

Numerical Reasoning

Simple mathematical problems will be asked 

Verbal Reasoning

Questions from this section assesses the verbal logic ability of a candidate 

Inductive Reasoning

Questions related to this part will test candidates ability to see patterns and analyze given data

Situational Judgment

Problem-solving ability will be judged

Logical Reasoning

Questions related to recognizing patterns, sequences, or relationships between shapes and imagery will be asked

Abstract Reasoning

General knowledge will be tested and situational based questions will be part of NATA 2023 question paper

Other Assessment Areas in NATA Syllabus 2023

Along with the above mentioned areas, CoA will ask questions on basic concepts of following may be asked in the NATA question paper-

  • Mathematics
  • Physics and Geometry
  • Colour theory
  • Lateral thinking and logical reasoning
  • Language and interpretation
  • Elements and principles of design
  • Aesthetic sensitivity
  • Visual perception and cognition
  • Building anatomy and architectural vocabulary
  • Graphics and imagery
  • Basic techniques of building construction and knowledge of material
  • General knowledge and current affairs, etc. 

Is Physics and Chemistry Still Part of NATA Syllabus 2023?

From the above discussion, we can conclude that the NATA is an Aptitude test that assesses the innate ability of a candidate which can’t be taught, learnt or induced in anyone. NATA 2023 question paper may have a few questions from Physics as specified in the brochure and however there will be no questions from Chemistry. 

Why has NATA Syllabus been Revised?

For the Academic year 2022-2023, All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) issued a handbook stating, Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics are now no longer mandatory to study for students seeking admission in Architecture Courses at the undergraduate level. Keeping in view this aspect, CoA has completely removed Chemistry from the syllabus of NATA. However, in the NATA Information Brochure 2023, CoA has mentioned it clearly that questions could be asked in various topics that assess candidates on basic concepts in Mathematics, Physics and few other areas.

How has NATA Syllabus Changed over the Years?

As mentioned, back in 2020, candidates taking the NATA exam had to study Chemistry as part of the NATA syllabus. But, in 2021, CoA completely removed the Chemistry section from the NATA syllabus along with other changes related to type of questions, medium of language etc. let us quickly look at the NATA syllabus coverage journey over the years.






Assessment basis

Aptitude, Reasoning, Judgemental, Visual perception and cognition, Architectural vocabulary, Basic techniques of building construction, Innate ability of candidates

Cognitive skills test, General aptitude and Logical reasoning


Essentially English + some questions may be in regional language

English only

Type of Questions

  • Multiple-Choice type (MCQ)
  • Multiple Select type (MSQ)
  • Preferential Choice type (PCQ)
  • Numerical Answer type (NAQ)
  • Match the following type (MFQ)
  • Multiple-Choice type (MCQ)
  • Multiple Select type (MSQ)
  • Preferential Choice type (PCQ)
  • Numerical Answer type (NAQ)
  • Match the following type (MFQ)
  • Multiple-Choice type (MCQ)
  • Multiple Select type (MSQ)
  • Preferential Choice type (PCQ)
  • Numerical Answer type (NAQ)
  • Multiple-Choice type (MCQ)
  • Preferential Choice type (PCQ)

Subject Wise Important Topics Covered in NATA Syllabus 2023

General Aptitude



  • Interpretation of pictorial compositions
  • Mental ability (visual, numerical and verbal)
  • Logical operations
  • Venn diagram
  • Sets & Relations
  • Reasoning
  • Aesthetics, 3D and 2D Transformation
  • Building Forms and Elements
  • Pattern Drawing
  • Day to Day Object Drawing
  • Color Harmony, Creating Shapes and Forms
  • Perspective Drawing, Surfaces and Volumes
  • Urban Landscape
  • Conceptualization, and Visualization
  • Geometric Composition
  • Algebra
  • Theory of calculus
  • Differential coefficient
  • Coordinate Geometry
  • Matrices
  • Logarithms
  • Permutation & Combination

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NATA Exam Pattern 2023

Along with the syllabus, it is considered ideal for candidates to keep in mind the NATA 2023 exam pattern before starting their preparation. NATA exam pattern 2023 provides details on type of questions asked, marking scheme of NATA paper, number of questions asked, total time duration, medium of paper and related details. 


NATA Exam Pattern Details

Type of Questions

  • Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)
  • Multiple Select Question (MSQ)
  • Preferential Choice Question (PCQ)
  • Numerical Answer Type (NAQ)
  • Match the following type (MFQ)

Medium of Exam

  • English language 
  • Some questions may be in regional languages also

Marking Scheme

1 mark, 2 marks or 3 marks

Total Number of Questions

125 questions

Time Duration of NATA

180 minutes

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