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NATA 2022 Last-Minute Tips, Important Topics

Soham Mitra
Soham MitraUpdated On: July 04, 2022 02:00 pm IST

Tensed about how to prepare for NATA 2022 last minute? Worry not as we have come up for an effective preparation strategy for you!


NATA 2022 Last-Minute Tips, Important Topics

NATA 2022 Last-Minute Tips, Important Topics - National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) is one of the most popular architecture entrance exams in India conducted by the Council of Architecture (COA) for admission into the B.Arch courses. The exam is scheduled to be conducted across three phases. Phase 1 was held on June 12; whereas Phase 2 and 3 are scheduled to be held on July 7 and August 7, 2022, respectively. Since maximum architecture colleges grant admissions based on NATA scores, lakhs of students appear for the entrance examination every year. Keeping in mind the high competition level of the NATA 2022 entrance examination, candidates need to be prepared well in advance so that they are able to secure good marks in the examination.

NATA 2022 Highlights

Candidates can check the highlights of NATA 2022 from the table given below.



Name of the Exam

National Aptitude Test for Architecture or NATA

Conducted By

Council of Architecture

Exam Level


Exam Frequency


Mode of Exam

Computer-Based Test

Total Registrations

25,860 (2021)

Course offered through the exam


Exam Fees

For One Attempt:

  • General Category - INR 2000
  • SC/ST -  INR 1500

For Two Attempts:

  • General Category - INR 4000
  • SC/ST -  INR 3000

For Three Attempts

  • General Category - INR 5400
  • SC/ST -  INR 4050

Exam Duration

3 Hours 

Number of Papers


Total Questions


Marking Scheme

The questions will be of 1 or 2 or 3 marks

Medium of Exam


Colleges Accepting Exam Score

BArch colleges of India

No. of Test Cities


Official Website

Contact Details

NATA Email ID:

NATA Helpline: 9560707764, 9319275557

Also read: NATA/ JEE Main 2021 Paper 2 Cutoff for B.Arch Admission in Maharashtra - Check 2020 & 2019 Cutoff Here

NATA Last Minute Preparation Tips

With only a few days left for the NATA 2022 exam, most of the students might wonder how to revise the important topics and increase their speed within such a short time? Consistent preparation on the part of the candidates is key to success in the examination.

Last-minute preparation is not meant for learning new topics which were unclear as it might lead to more confusion and hamper the overall preparation. Candidates should thoroughly revise the topics that they have studied minutely during their preparation. Solving previous year’s NATA question papers is an effective way to enhance one’s time management capabilities for the final examination.

Be Creative

As we talk about NATA, candidates should know that creativity is the key. Candidates must be adept in practicing drawing as sketching is the key to this entrance test. Candidates should practice sketching as much as they can in order to enhance their skills.

Time Management

The paper of NATA is long and tricky and candidates need to make sure that they are able to speed up their writing skills accordingly. One of the best ways to enhance speed is by solving more and more questions from the previous year's papers and attempting mock tests.

Divide the Sections

Firstly, candidates need to segregate the important topics based on their difficulty level in order to analyze how much time it would take for them to attempt the sections. Candidates should always focus on attempting the sections that they find easier first before moving to the difficult topics. It is possibly one of the best ways to attempt the NATA 2022 exam paper.

Practice with Sample Papers and Previous Year's Papers

Attempting NATA sample papers and previous year question papers will enable candidates to get an idea of the exam pattern and the type of questions likely to come in the examination. Practicing sample exam papers within a set time period will help candidates in terms of their speed and time management skills in the final exam.

Keep a Track

Candidates should allot a fixed time to each section and try to complete it within the time frame. It can be practiced by setting a timer before attempting any mock test or sample paper. It is not advisable to waste time on a single question if one is not able to identify the correct response. Tricky questions should be attempted later.

Be Aware of Tricky Questions

Candidates must select the questions that they will have to answer keeping in mind the difficulty level. They should begin with the questions that they find easier as it would require less time. Questions that candidates feel to be difficult should be attempted later with more time.

Attempt  Mock Tests

Apart from revision, it is crucial for candidates to focus on analyzing their preparation levels by taking up mock tests on a daily basis. As mock tests are reflective of the actual examination, candidates will be able to get an idea about the exam pattern along with its level of difficulty. 

Regular Revision 

Candidates should allot a specific time for revision purposes on a daily basis so that they do not forget the important areas that they have studied for the exam. Consistent revision is helpful for boosting the confidence level of the candidates. 

Also read:NATA/ JEE Main 2022 Paper 2 Cutoff for B.Arch Admission in Telangana - Check 2022 Cut

off Here

Important Topics for NATA 2022

Candidates can check the important topics for NATA 2022 from the table given below. Since the important topics may have higher weightage in the paper, the candidates are advised to focus on them. However, to score well in the exam, the candidates are advised to study the entire NATA 2022 syllabus.


Important Topics





Theory of Calculus

Statistics and Probability



Permutation and Combination

General Aptitude

Analytical Reasoning

Mental Ability


Interpretation of Pictorial Compositions

Textures related to Architecture and Built Environment



Harmony and Contrast


Geometric Composition


Creating 2D and 3D compositions

Conceptualisation and Visualisation


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