NATA 2021 Paper Pattern: Duration, Type of Questions

NATA Exam Paper Pattern 2020
NATA Exam Paper Pattern 2020

NATA 2021 Paper Pattern 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. The second exam is rescheduled to 11 July 2021. Read the article below to know more about question format.

NATA 2021 Paper Pattern

Changes has been made in the NATA 2021 exam pattern as compared to the previous year, check the table below:

 Types of questions
  • Multiple-Choice type (MCQ)
  • Multiple Select type (MSQ)
  • Preferential Choice type (PCQ)
  • Numerical Answer type (NAQ)
 Total questions 125 questions
 Duration 3 hours(180 minutes)
 Marks per question There will be 1 mark, 2 marks, or 3 marks questions
Total Marks 200
 Qualifying marks 75 out of 200
Language  The examination will be conducted in the English language.

The aptitude of the candidate will be assessed on:

Reasoning Section Description
Diagrammatic Reasoning Tests the ability of logical reasoning, using diagrams and scenarios
Numerical Reasoning Tests mathematical ability through simple problems
Logical Reasoning Tests ability to recognise patterns, sequences, or relationships between shapes and imagery.
Abstract Reasoning Will assess general knowledge, and ability to utilise knowledge in new situations.
Verbal Reasoning Assesses the ability to assess verbal logic.
Inductive Reasoning Tests the ability to see patterns and analyse given data
Situational Judgment Tests problem-solving ability.

NATA 2021 Exam Pattern Highlights

Name of Examination

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National Aptitude Test in Architecture

Commonly Known As

NATA 2021
Exam Conducting Body Council of Architecture
Examination level

National Level


UG Entrance

Mode of Examination



180 Minutes

Total Marks

200 Marks

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