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NATA Syllabus 2024 - General Aptitude, Drawing Test, Mathematics

Updated By Soham Mitra on 13 Oct, 2023 15:50

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NATA 2024 Syllabus

NATA syllabus 2024 will be released in the NATA 2024 Information Brochure by the conducting authority at The syllabus of NATA 2024 is important for the candidates to be aware of the topics covered under the various subjects of the NATA 2024 examination. Through the NATA 2024 syllabus, candidates will be tested in various aspects of the Architecture field such as diagrammatic presentation, abstract & visual perception, logical reasoning, cognitive skills, critical thinking ability, etc. 

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Assessment Areas of NATA Syllabus 2024

The NATA 2024 aptitude test will comprise questions of Multiple-Choice type (MCQ), Multiple Select type (MSQ), Preferential Choice type (PCQ) and Numerical Answer type (NAQ) as well as Match the following type (MFQ). The assessment areas where candidates' aptitude will be checked are listed below -

Diagrammatic ReasoningTests logical reasoning skills using situations and illustrations.
Numerical ReasoningSimple problems are used to evaluate mathematical abilities.
Verbal ReasoningExamines the ability to assess verbal reasoning.
Inductive ReasoningThe capacity to identify patterns and analyze data is evaluated.
Situational JudgmentThe ability to solve problems is put to the test.
Logical ReasoningEvaluates the ability to recognize patterns, sequences, or relationships between shapes and imagery
Abstract ReasoningWill evaluate general knowledge as well as the ability to apply information in new circumstances

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    Other Assessment Areas of NATA Syllabus 2024

    Along with the above mentioned aptitude based questions, various other topics through which candidates will be assessed are -

    • Basic Concepts in Mathematics, Physics and Geometry
    • Language and Interpretation
    • Elements and Principles of Design
    • Aesthetic Sensitivity
    • Colour Theory
    • Lateral Thinking and Logical Reasoning
    • Visual Perception and Cognition
    • Graphics and Imagery
    • Building Anatomy and Architectural Vocabulary
    • Basic Techniques of Building Construction and Knowledge of Material
    • General Knowledge and Current Affairs

    NATA Syllabus 2024 for General Aptitude

    Candidates can go through the section below to get a better idea about the NATA 2024 syllabus for general aptitude-


    Topics Covered


    • Objects, texture related to architecture and the built environment. Interpretation of pictorial compositions,
    • Visualizing three-dimensional objects from two-dimensional drawing. Visualizing different sides of 3D objects. Analytical reasoning, mental ability (visual, numerical and verbal), General awareness of national/ international architects and famous architectural creations

    Sets & Relations

    Idea of sets, subsets, power set, complement, union, intersection and difference of sets, Venn diagram, De Morgan's Laws, Relation and its properties. Equivalence relation — definition and elementary examples.

    Mathematical Reasoning

    Statements, logical operations like and, or, if and only if, implies, implied by. Understanding of tautology, converse, contradiction and contrapositive.

    NATA Syllabus 2024 For Drawing

    Candidates will be able to grasp the NATA 2024 syllabus for drawing from the table provided below-


    Topics Covered


    Scale and Proportions of Objects, Building Forms and Elements, Pattern Drawing, Shape, Day to Day Object Drawing, Color Harmony, Creating Shapes and Forms, Perspective Drawing, Surfaces and Volumes, Urban Landscape, Conceptualization, and Visualization, Aesthetics, 3D and 2D Transformation, Generating Plan, Geometric Composition

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    NATA Syllabus 2024 For Mathematics

    NATA 2024 syllabus for mathematics is enlisted in detail in the table below. Candidates can go through it to get better knowledge about the topics-


    Topics Covered


    Definitions of A. P. and G.P.; General term; Summation of first n-terms of series ∑n, ∑n²,∑n3 ;

    Arithmetic/Geometric series, A.M., G.M. and their relation; Infinite G.P. series and its sum

    Theory of calculus

    Definite integral as a limit of a sum with equal subdivisions. Fundamental theorem of integral calculus and its applications. Integration by parts. Integration by substitution and partial fraction. Properties of definite integrals.Functions, composition of two functions and inverse of a function, limit, continuity, derivative, chain rule, derivatives of implicit functions and functions defined parametrically. Integration as a reverse process of differentiation, indefinite integral of standard functions. Formation of ordinary differential equations, solution of homogeneous differential equations, separation of variables method, linear first-order differential equations

    Application of calculus

    Tangents and normals, conditions of tangency. Determination of monotonicity, maxima and minima. Differential coefficient as a measure of rate. Motion in a straight line with constant acceleration. Geometric interpretation of definite integral as area, calculation of area bounded by elementary curves and Straight lines. Area of the region is between two elementary curves.

    Coordinate Geometry

    Distance formula, section formula, area of a triangle, condition of collinearity of three points in a plane. Distance of a point from a line. Distance between two parallel lines. Lines through the point of intersection of two lines. Polar coordinates, transformation from Cartesian to polar coordinates and vice versa. Parallel transformation of axes, concept of locus, elementary locus problems. Slope of a line. Equation of lines in different forms, angle between two lines. Condition of perpendicularity and parallelism of two lines. Equation of a circle with a given center and radius. Condition that a general equation of second degree in x, y may represent a circle. Equation of a circle in terms of endpoints of a diameter. Equation of tangent, normal and chord. Parametric equation of a circle. Intersection of a line with a circle. Equation of common chord of two intersecting circles.


    Definition; General properties; Change of base


    Concepts of m x n (m ≤ 3, n ≤ 3) real matrices, operations of addition, scalar multiplication and multiplication of matrices. Transpose of a matrix. Nonsingular matrix. Inverse of a matrix. Finding the area of a triangle. Solutions of systems of linear equations. (Not more than 3 variables). Determinant of a square matrix. Properties of determinants (statement only). Minor, cofactor and adjoint of a matrix.

    Permutation & Combination

    Permutation of n different things taken r at a time (r ≤ n). Permutation of n things not all different. Permutation with repetitions (circular permutation excluded). Combinations of n different things taken r at a time (r ≤ n). Combination of n things not all different. Basic properties. Problems involving both permutations and combinations.

    Statistics & Probability

    Measure of dispersion, mean, variance and standard deviation, frequency distribution. Addition and multiplication rules of probability, conditional probability and Bayes’ Theorem, independence of events, repeated independent trails and Binomial distribution.


    Properties of triangles, inverse trigonometric functions and their properties. Trigonometric functions, addition and subtraction formulae, formulae involving multiple and submultiple angles, general solution of trigonometric equations. 

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    FAQs about NATA Syllabus

    What are different sections in NATA exam?

    NATA has three sections comprising of 1 mark, 2 mark and 3 mark questions. 

    What are the topics asked in General Aptitude section of NATA?

    The Aptitude section of NATA consists of Diagrammatic Reasoning, Numerical Reasoning, Verbal Reasoning, Inductive Reasoning, Situational Judgment, Logical Reasoning and Abstract Reasoning.

    How marks are allotted for different sections in NATA?

    There are 1 mark, 2 mark and 3 marks questions in NATA. 

    How syllabus is divided in NATA exam?

    NATA will have 125 questions for 200 marks. The question paper is a combination of 1 mark, 2 mark and 3 marks questions from Aptitude. 

    Where can I get the NATA 2024 syllabus?

     The NATA 2024 syllabus will be available at


    What should I study for NATA 2024?

    For NATA 2024, candidates should study 12th grade mathematics and general aptitude questions.

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