NATA 2020 Paper Pattern: Application, Eligibility, Syllabus


NATA Application Form will be released in the month of January 2020. NATA Paper Pattern 2020 is decided by COA and included in NATA Information Brochure. It contains details about the dates of examination, question pattern, and mode of answering, the number of questions. The test will include two papers i.e Mathematics & General Aptitude Test and Drawing Test.

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NATA Exam Paper Pattern 2020 Details

  • The examination will be of 200 marks in total.
  • An OMR based MCQ for Mathematics and General Aptitude is 90 minutes (120 marks).
  •  Candidates will get another 90 minutes to attempt two questions of the Drawing Test (80 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 instructions, will be in English language only.

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 Distribution of Marks 

Mathematics (20 questions) 20×2 (2 marks each) 40 marks
General Aptitude (40 Questions) 40×2 (2 marks each) 80 marks
Drawing (2 Questions) 2×40 (2 marks each) 80 marks
 TOTAL 62 Questions 200 marks


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NATA 2020 Exam Highlights

Name of Exam of Examination

Important Exam Update

  1. Updates Regarding JEE Main 2020
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

Mode of Examination



3 hours

Total Marks

200 marks

The NATA 2020 Paper Pattern

Mathematics and General Aptitude Test Guidelines-

  • 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 ball point 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 color 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 NATA exam.

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