NATA Exam Pattern 2017 - The Exam Pattern of NATA 2017 is decided by Council of Architecture. NATA 2017 exam pattern gives details about the total number of questions in the test paper, time allotted, nature of questions, sections-wise weightage given to each sections, etc. NATA 2017 paper is divided into 2 parts (a) Mathematics & General Aptitude Test (b) Drawing Test. NATA 2017, national level aptitude test, will be conducted for a total time duration of 3 hours (180 minutes). For the year 2017, the exam will be held on April 16, 2017. The exam will be conducted in 1 day only, across different parts of India. To know more details about NATA 2017, read through the article below.
Important points about NATA Exam Pattern 2017
One part of NATA 2017 will be Mathematics & General Aptitude test which will comprise of multiple choice questions. It will be conducted in offline mode during the first half of the aptitude test for a time duration of 1 hour 30 minutes (90 minutes).
While in the second part, Drawing test will be conducted in the later half of the exam for a time duration of 1 hour 30 minutes (90 minutes) in offline mode.
Candidates who will successfully clear NATA 2017, will be offered admission in Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch) at various participating institutes of NATA 2017.
In Mathematics & General Aptitude Test, 2 marks will be awarded for each correct answer options, while 40 marks will be awarded for each correct response in Drawing Test.
Further, no negative marking will be awarded for each incorrect response, in both the parts of the question paper of NATA 2017.
Note: Wrong answer options will be penalised in case of tie-breaking.
What is tie-breaking?
The below mentioned tie-breaking rules will be applicable for the candidates securing same overall marks in the aptitude test.
More overall marks obtained in Mathematics test component.
Less number of wrong answers attempted in Mathematics test component.
More overall marks obtained in Mathematics test component attempted.
Less wrong answer obtained in aptitude test components attempted.
Earlier date of birth
NATA 2017 Exam Pattern
Mode of Exam
Total Time Duration
30 X 2Marks = 60
MCQ - OMR Based
First 90 minutes
30 X 2Marks = 60
MCQ - OMR Based
2 X 40Marks = 80
Paper & Pencil Based
Last 90 minutes
180 minutes (3 hours)
Candidates need to take the examination in two parts. The objective is to assess the aptitude of the candidate
(a) Mathematics & General Aptitude Test
(b) Drawing Test
NATA 2017 Mathematics & General Aptitude Test
- It will be OMR based (offline) test of first 1 hour 30 minutes (90 minutes), where candidates will have to answer a total of 60 multiple choice questions (30 MCQ from each section).
- There will be no negative marking.
- Aspirants need to mark their response on OMR sheet using black/blue ball point pen only.
NATA 2017 Drawing Test
The drawing test needs to be attempted for last 1 hour 30 minutes (90 minutes) where, candidates will be required to attempt a total number of 2 questions.
Each question has two sub-questions which will be required to be attempted by using a paper and pencil.
The candidates will be judged on the following points:
(a) Ability to sketch a given object proportionately and rendering the same in visually appealing manner.
(b) Visualizing and drawing the effect of light on the object and shadows cast on surroundings.
(c) Sense of prospective drawing
(d) Combining and composing three dimensional elements to form a building and structure form.
(e) Creating interesting two dimensional composition using given shapes and forms.
(f) Creating visual harmony using colours in given composition
(g) Understanding of scale and proportions
(h) Drawing from memory through pencil sketch on themes from days to day experiences.
The drawing paper would be evaluated by a panel of three examiners independently and an average of marks is taken. In the multiple choice questions, the candidate scores on the basis of the number of correct answers that he/she gives.
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