NATA Exam Analysis 2019

Nidhi Bahl Updated On: 27 Sep, 2019 14:11 IST

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NATA 2019 Exam Analysis

The National Testing Agency (NTA) has successfully conducted NATA 2019 on 14th April 2019. Starting this year, NATA will be conducted in two sessions by NTA - April, and July. The next exam is scheduled to be conducted on 7th July 2019. As per the initial reactions, most of the candidates found the paper to be lengthy. Many students struggled to complete the Maths section. The General Aptitude section was found to be slightly easier, whereas Drawing was moderate in terms of the difficulty level. Overall, NATA in the first slot seemed lengthy. The level of difficulty for the exam was moderate to tough. The NATA result for April session will be announced on 3rd May 2019.

Now, CollegeDekho has provided a detailed section-wise NATA 2019 exam analysis, which will be beneficial for those candidates who are appearing for the second session of NATA 2019 examination scheduled to be held in the month of July 2019.

Mathematics Section

The NATA 2019 mathematics section consisted of questions from algebra, trigonometry, coordinate geometry, matrices, statistics, probability, equation of circle and calculus. According to the test takers, the questions were predictable and easy. There were no surprises as such in the NATA 2019 mathematics section. On average, the candidates could attempt 15 questions out of 20 questions asked in this section. The candidates are expected to score at least 25 marks out of 40 in the NATA 2019 mathematics section.

General Aptitude Section

The NATA 2019 general aptitude section questions were based on syllogism, puzzle solving, inferential reasoning, critical reasoning, statement assumption & conclusion, visualizations etc. The test takers felt that the general aptitude section consisted of tricky questions which consumed a bit of their time. The candidates with good analytical skills could solve a maximum of 32 to 34 questions out of 40. The candidates are expected to score somewhere between 40 to 50 marks in this section which if the trends are to be followed, is decent.

Drawing Section

This section consisted of two questions of 40 marks each to check the freehand drawing capability, understanding of proportionality and visualization ability of the candidates. Those with a fair bit of knowledge regarding two-dimensional and three-dimensional figures are expected to score at least 50 marks out of 80 in this section.

NATA 2018 Exam Analysis

The NATA (National Aptitude Test in Architecture) 2018 was conducted on 29th April, 2018 by the Council of Architecture for candidates seeking admission into top-notch Architecture colleges in India offering 5 year B.Arch degree course.

NATA is meant to test candidates' observation and drawing skills, aesthetic sensitivity, sense of proportion and critical thinking ability. The exam is conducted on a national level for admission to different Government, Govt. Aided & unaided schools /colleges of Architecture.

NATA Paper Pattern 2018

Part A

Format

No. Of Questions

Marks per Ques

Total Marks

Time Duration

Timing of Exam

Minimum Qualifying Marks

Maths

Online

20

2

40

90 Min

10:30 am to 1:30 pm

30

General Aptitude

Online

40

2

80

Part B

 

 

 

 

 

 

Drawing

A4 size paper

2

40

80

90 Min

20

Total

 

62

 

200

180 Min

 

 

In Mathematics and General Aptitude section, there is no negative marking.

In Drawing test, which comprises of 2 questions of 40 marks each, candidate’s ability to sketch an object in such a way that it depicts exactly in the same proportion and appearance is tested.

PART A- ONLINE- MCQ

PART B-OFFLINE-DRAWING

Section-wise Analysis of NATA 2018

Mathematics Section:

Following are the topics from which questions were asked in Mathematics:

  • Matrices, Algebra, coordinate geometry, trigonometry, probability, statistics, calculus, equation of a circle.

  • Questions were doable and were on predictable lines, there was no surprise element in the section.

  • A decent number of attempts would be close to 15 at an accuracy of 80% and one can easily score 25 marks in this section.

General Aptitude:

This section basically checks students logical bent of mind, decision-making capability, ability to think on feet, analytical skills, mental fitness.

For checking all these skills there were questions from the following areas:

  • Puzzle solving, syllogism, critical reasoning, inferential reasoning, statement assumption and conclusion, pictorial reasoning, mathematical reasoning, logical operations, ven diagram, set theory, sets, union, intersection, 3-dimensional figures, visualisation, understanding of isometric figures.

  • The section was tricky and required good analytical skills for cracking the correct answer.

  • For a well-prepared student, a decent number of attempts would be close to 32 to 34 at an accuracy of 80% and a score of 50 is a decent score.

Drawing Section:

There were 2 questions of 40 marks each, someone who would have done good preparation and had a knack for drawing and understanding of proportionality, comfortable with freehand drawing and good with visualisation of 2 dimensional and 3-dimensional figures can very easily score 50+ marks in this section.

Part A

Easy

Moderate

Difficult

Good Attempts

Accuracy

Good Marks

Maths

10

5

5

15

80%

25

General Aptitude

25

8

7

34

80%

50

Part B

 

 

 

 

 

 

Drawing

 

2

 

2

70%

50

Total

 

 

 

 

 

125

Top Colleges of Architecture:

JJ College of Architecture

MS University, Department of Architecture, Baroda.

For JJ college of Architecture 140 plus marks is required.

For MS University, Department of Architecture, Baroda, minimum marks required for admission would be close to 110.

Top Govt Architecture colleges that accept NATA scores will give admission at a score of 115 plus.

For these below mentioned Architecture colleges, 70 plus marks out of 200 is required for sure shot selection.

NATA Exam Analysis 2017

The National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) 2017 was held on April 16 by the Council of Architecture (CoA). A total of 40,000 candidates took the NATA 2017 in 33 cities and 70 centres across the country. If news reports are to be believed, several candidates who sat for the exam last year said that the NATA question paper was not in line with the pattern and scheme of marks laid by the CoA in the NATA 2017 brochure. 

According to the exam pattern given in the NATA 2017 brochure, Mathematics part had been alloted 40 marks out of the 200 marks paper with 20 questions of 2 marks each. However, the question paper had over 33 questions of Mathematics with a total of 66 marks allotted.

According to some test takers, the Physics part in the paper tested a few concepts which had no mention in the brochure. 

Another issue that students faced in the last year's exam was that the CoA decided not to allow drawing instruments inside the exam hall, which was not the case earlier and had no mention the 2017 brochure as well. According the exam conducting authority, the drawing instruments were not allowed beacuse students were expected to draw freehand. 

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