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NATA 2022 New Syllabus - Check Changes, Important topics, Exam Pattern, How to Prepare

Updated By Puja Ravi on 27 May, 2022 18:29

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NATA 2022 Syllabus

The Council of Architecture (COA) has published the NATA 2022 syllabus, as well as the official brochure, on its website, The NATA 2022 syllabus will inform candidates about the subjects, topics, and sub-topics on which the question paper will be based. Candidates must familiarise themselves with the NATA 2022 syllabus before beginning their preparation for the NATA 2022. The NATA 2022 exam will be held in three stages on June 12, July 7, and August 7.

The NATA syllabus 2022 has been revised and is now divided into seven aptitude parameters. The authorities will hold NATA for admission into the top B.Arch courses offered by the NATA participating institutes. Candidates should review the NATA 2022 exam pattern in addition to the NATA 2022 syllabus

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NATA 2022 Syllabus for Aptitude

NATA 2022 will only have Aptitude, and the syllabus for the same is as follows -

Diagrammatic ReasoningTests the ability of logical reasoning, using diagrams and scenarios
Numerical ReasoningTests mathematical ability through simple problems
Verbal ReasoningAssesses the ability to assess verbal logic
Inductive ReasoningTests the ability to see patterns and analyze given data
Situational JudgmentTests problem-solving ability
Logical ReasoningTests ability to recognize patterns, sequences, or relationships between shapes and imagery
Abstract ReasoningWill assess general knowledge, and ability to utilize knowledge in new situations

Other Topics

  •  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

Previous Year's NATA Syllabus

According to the official NATA 2022 brochure, Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry are not prioritised. Aptitude, rather, is the key from which questions will be framed. However, a number of other topics have been mentioned that may be asked to assess the candidate's understanding of fundamental concepts. Thus, the following tables contain information on topics that were frequently asked in the previous year:

NATA Syllabus for Mathematics

  • Units
  • Algebra
  • Logarithms
  • Matrices
  • Trigonometry
  • Coordinate Geometry
  • 3-dimensional coordinate geometry
  • Theory of calculus
  • Application of calculus
  • Permutation & Combination
  • Statistics & Probability

NATA Syllabus for Chemistry

  • Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry
  • Structure of Atom
  • Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties Chemical  
  • Bonding and Molecular
  • States of Matter: Gases and LiquidsChemical  
  • Thermodynamics
  •  Equilibrium
  •  Redox Reactions
  •  s- Block  Elements p -Block Elements 
  • Organic Chemistry: Some Basic Principles and Techniques; 
  • Hydrocarbons; 
  • Environmental Chemistry

NATA Syllabus for Physics

  • Electrostatics- Electric charges and Fields
  • Electrostatic Potential and Clearance Current Electricity
  • Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism
  • Moving Charges and magnetism
  • Magnetism and Matter Electromagnetic  
  • Induction and Alternating currents- Electromagnetic Induction  
  • Alternating CurrentOptics- Ray optics and optical instruments
  • Wave  Optics Dual nature of radiation and Matter Atoms and Nuclei
  • Atoms, Nuclei Electronic devices
  • Semiconductor Electronics, Materials, Devices and Simple Circuits.

Also Read: List of Changes in NATA 2022 Exam Pattern & Syllabus

NATA Exam Pattern 2022

The NATA 2022 exam pattern has been published on the official website. Candidates who understand the NATA exam pattern will be able to learn about the number of sections, types of questions, number of questions, and marking scheme of the exam. According to the previous year's NATA exam pattern, the online test will consist of a single section with 125 questions. The NATA exam pattern 2022 will include information such as mode, medium, duration, type of questions, number of questions, marking scheme, and so on. Candidates will be able to understand the overview of the NATA exam with the help of the NATA 2022 exam pattern.



Examination Mode

Computer-Based Test (Online)

Duration of Exam

3 hours

Medium of the Examination


Total number of Sections


Total number of Questions


Type of Questions

  • Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
  • Preferential Answer Type Questions (PAQ)
  • Numerical Answer Type Questions (NAQ)

Marking Scheme

  • 75 Questions - 1 mark will be given for every correct answer.
  • 25 Questions - 2 marks will be given for every correct answer.
  • 25 Questions - 3 marks will be given for every correct answer.

How to Prepare for NATA 2022

Candidates can find some of the most important points that every NATA aspirant should keep in mind while studying for the exam.A few points about the NATA Preparation process are discussed below. Candidates are advised to read the following tips and start preparation for NATA 2022 accordingly:

  1. Consistent practice and study

Every day, the candidates must study the best books for NATA 2022 and study materials. They must keep themselves up to date every day and revise the topics that must be completed on time. Candidates should not take days off because it will cause them to forget everything they have learned. Nothing can ever replace hard work and dedication. A candidate must devote themselves to preparation and only focus on passing the examination with high marks.

  1. Solve previous year question papers

Begin by completing previous year NATA papers. Candidates should go over previous year's papers to get a sense of the previous year's trends, such as the exam pattern, frequently asked questions, question weightage, and so on. Not only will practising on it familiarise a candidate with its structure and pattern, but it will also make the candidate aware of how much time he/she should devote to each section of the exam.

  1. Make a Timetable

Candidates must consider every aspect of the preparation process and devote sufficient time to each component, such as completing the syllabus, revising completed parts, preparing on previous question papers, and so on.

  1. Prepare revision note

Prepare small notes alongside any topic you are studying. Revision is essential, and these brief notes will assist candidates in revising efficiently. Having short notes ready will not only save you time, but will also help you remember the topic. Candidates can read the notes whenever and wherever they want.

  1. Avoid distractions

Candidates are advised not to spend time on social media sites or other activities that will distract them. Because half of the NATA syllabus tests are based on sketching abilities, achieving the target requires complete concentration.

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You can apply for the architecture entrance exam NATA. Here are some of the other eligibility conditions that you must satisfy in order to sit for the exam.

Also, check out the list of NATA Participating Colleges 2021! To take any admission related assistance, just dial the helpline number 1800-572-9877 (toll-free) or fill the Common Application Form. You can also write down more queries in the QnA zone.

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No, the admission to B.Planning courses at IITs and NITs is strictly done on the basis of JEE Main paper 2 exam score.

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As per the official website of NATA,  the maximum number of attempts for a candidate in NATA 2021 is two. Candidates cannot write the exam more than 2 times. You can explore alternative options and check out the list of Top 50 Government & Private Architecture Colleges in India - Courses, NIRF Rankings.

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FAQs about NATA Syllabus

Has NATA 2022 syllabus changed?

NATA syllabus was changed last year and the question paper had maximum questions from Aptitude. The question paper had 125 questions for 200 marks.

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. 

How marks are allotted for different sections in NATA?

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

Is it mandatory to appear in Drawing Test of NATA?

There is no Drawing Test in NATA 2021.

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.

Is there a separate test for Drawing in NATA?

There is no drawing test in NATA 2021.

What are different sections in NATA exam?

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

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