NATA 2020 Paper Pattern: Application, Eligibility, Syllabus


NATA Paper Pattern 2020 has been released by COA which is included in the NATA Information Brochure. It contains details about the dates of examination, question pattern, and mode of answering, the number of questions. The aptitude test will contain two parts i.e Drawing and General Aptitude Test & Logical Reasoning and PCM.

NATA Exam Paper Pattern 2020 Details

  • The examination will be of 200 Marks in total.
  • The drawing section contains 3 questions and time is 135 minutes (125 Marks).
  • The part-b contains the PCM and General Aptitude & Logical Reasoning and time is 60 minutes (75 Marks).

Question Pattern and Mode of Answering- The OMR answer sheet for MCQs will be after 90 minutes exact. The candidates have to fill in all the information in the OMR answer sheet, the drawing sheet and the attendance sheet while the examination is going on.

All the questions, as well as the instructions, will be in English language only.

Distribution of Marks

Subject Distribution of Marks Total Marks 
Part A
Drawing (3 Questions) 2 x 35
1 x 55
Part B
PCM (15 Questions carrying 1.5 marks each) 15 x 1.5 22.5
General Aptitude& Logical Reasoning (35 Questions carrying 1.5 marks each) 35 x 1.5 52.5
Total 200

NATA 2020 Paper Pattern

Mathematics and General Aptitude Test Guidelines-

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  • Firstly, for every question, there will be only one correct answer and each correct response will fetch 2 marks to the students.
  • Moreover, there is no negative marking in the examination but the number of incorrect responses can be used to resolve a tie.
  • Therefore the candidates must be careful while filling the bubble on the OMR sheet.
  • In addition, the applicants should use blue/black ballpoint pen only.
  • Drawing Test Guidelines-
  • Firstly, the candidate has to attempt two(2) drawing questions in 90 minutes.
  • More than one examiner will check the paper.
  • Then, the average of assigned marks will be the final score.
  • Also, this paper evaluates candidates’ sense of proportion and perspective, sense of colour and composition through the drawing questions.

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Questions & Answers Regarding NATA 2020 Exam

Q1. Is there negative marking in NATA exam?

Ans. No there is no negative marking in the NATA exam.

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NATA 2020 Exam Highlights

Name of Examination

National Aptitude Test in Architecture

Commonly Known As

Exam Conducting Body Council of Architecture
Examination level

National Level


UG Entrance

Purpose of Exam

Admissions in Architecture Courses

Mode of Examination



195 Minutes

Total Marks

200 Marks

Read more about the National Aptitude Test in Architecture

Eligibility Criteria NATA 2020 Complete Details
Important Dates NATA Application Form

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