Knowledge centric, industry oriented advance syllabus
Aesthetically motivated and technically rigorous design based education
A specialized professional or academic focus to enable flexibility in students
Degree curriculum is designed with additional technology and structured courses i.e. Green Architecture, Vernacular Architecture, Sustainable Architecture etc.
Excellent faculty members with global exposure and excellent research projects to their credit.
Extensive exposure to students via, Special lectures, Guest Lectures, Case Study visits, Site visits, conferences, seminars etc.
Co-curricular excellence, with various national level and regional level achievements to our credit.
Hosted 59th Annual NASA Convention, for the first time in the state of Rajasthan in the 60 years history of National Association of Students of Architecture (NASA), with over 4000 students of architecture gathering from across India and Nepal.
Library collection with over 2000 volumes and 1800 titles dedicated to Architecture.
Opportunity for campus placements in the field of Architecture.
The National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) measures the aptitude of the person for Architectural studies. The test measures drawing and observation skills, sense of proportion, aesthetic sensitivity and critical thinking ability, mathematics desired to pursue Bachelor of Architecture.
What is the eligibility to appear for NATA?
Candidates may come from the following backgrounds:
1. 10+2 or equivalent passed/appearing with Mathematics as one of the subjects of examination;
2. 10+3 Diploma (any stream) passed/appearing recognized by Central/State Govt. with Mathematics as one of the subjects of examination;
3. International Baccalaureate Diploma passed/appearing, after 10 years of Schooling with Mathematics as compulsory subject of examination.
However, if any candidate is applying for B.Arch then he/she must have cleared senior secondary (10+2) examination with mathematics as one of the subjects or equivalent examination and secured minimum 50% aggregate in 10+2.
Who should appear in NATA?
Any person who wishes to take admission to Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch) shall appear in NATA, since most of the colleges/ school of Architecture take admission on the basis of NATA. However, there are various other methods adopted by various Schools of Architecture for the admission of B.Arch. For further details, the respective website of Colleges/ Schools of Architecture shall be visited.
What are the major changes in the NATA 2017?
NATA 2017 has following major changes as compared to earlier version of NATA exam;
NATA 2017 is a onetime exam only. The registrations for the exam are already closed and the exam is scheduled for 16th April 2017. In the earlier versions of NATA, there was a flexibility to register and appear anytime during the course of 4-5 months from April to August of each year.
The mode of examinationhas been converted from online to offline mode in NATA 2017. Now, unlike other entrance examinations the OMR sheets needs to be filled for the aptitude exam and for drawings sketches needs to be made on the sheets provided during the exam.
The duration of examination is similar to previous versions of NATA, i.e. for 3hrs divided into two parts;
Date & Time of Examination
Subject and Marks of Examination
16.04.2017 (Sunday) 11.00 a.m. to 2.00 p.m. (Grand Total of 200 marks)
Part-A (FIRST 90 minutes) TOTAL 120 Marks Mathematics (MCQ) 20X2 = 40 Marks (OMR BASED) General Aptitude (MCQ ) 40X2 = 80 Marks (OMR BASED)
Part-B (LAST 90 minutes) TOTAL 80 Marks Drawings (TWO SETS) in A4 Size paper 2X 40 = 80 Marks
The total marking for the NATA exam is same i.e 200 marks for the total exam; however the distribution of marks against each component of exam has changed. Now, Part A (Mathematics and General Aptitude) exam with MCQ’s is for 120 marks and Part B (Drawing) is for 80 marks.
Syllabus for NATA-2017 Subject
Distribution of Marks
Mode of Exam
Mathematics & General Aptitude (Part-A)
20 x 2
MCQ (OMR based)
40 x 2
MCQ (OMR based)
Drawing test (Part-B)
2 x 40
Paper and Pencil
The syllabus for NATA 2017 contains significant part of mathematics, with 20 questions of 2 marks each exclusively reserved for mathematics. This was not there in earlier versions of NATA. However, the syllabus for General Aptitude and Drawing tests remains similar to the previous versions of NATA.
Minimum passing marks for clearing the exam has been reduced to 50 marks out of 200 Marks, with minimum score of 25 marks in each part of the exam. In earlier versions of NATA exam the minimum passing marks was 80 out of total 200 marks.
After the test results are out, each passing candidate will be provided a unique ranking on all India basis, which will be valid for the admission season of that year only. So for NATA 2017, the validity of results will be only for 2017 unlike the previous versions of NATA where score remained valid for two years.
What is the content of NATA test?
MATHEMATICS ( 20 questions for 2 marks each)
1. Algebra: Definitions of A. P. and G.P.; General term; Summation of first n-terms of series Σn, Σn²,Σn3; Arithmetic/Geometric series, A.M., G.M. and their relation; Infinite G.P. series and its sum.
2. Logarithms: Definition; General properties; Change of base.
3. Matrices: Concepts of m x n (m ≤ 3, n ≤ 3) real matrices, operations of addition, scalar multiplication and multiplication of matrices. Transpose of a matrix. Determinant of a square matrix. Properties of determinants (statement only). Minor, cofactor and adjoint of a matrix. Nonsingular matrix. Inverse of a matrix. Finding area of a triangle. Solutions of system of linear equations. (Not more than 3 variables).
4. Trigonometry: Trigonometric functions, addition and subtraction formulae, formulae involving multiple and submultiple angles, general solution of trigonometric equations. Properties of triangles, inverse trigonometric functions and their properties.
5. Coordinate geometry: Distance formula, section formula, area of a triangle, condition of collinearity of three points in a plane. Polar coordinates, transformation from Cartesian to polar coordinates and vice versa. Parallel transformation of axes, concept of locus, elementary locus problems. Slope of a line. Equation of lines in different forms, angle between two lines. Condition of perpendicularity and parallelism of two lines. Distance of a point from a line. Distance between two parallel lines. Lines through the point of intersection of two lines. Equation of a circle with a given center and radius. Condition that a general equation of second degree in x, y may represent a circle. Equation of a circle in terms of endpoints of a diameter . Equation of tangent, normal and chord. Parametric equation of a circle. Intersection of a line with a circle. Equation of common chord of two intersecting circles.
6. 3-Dimensional Co-ordinate geometry: Direction cosines and direction ratios, distance between two points and section formula, equation of a straight line, equation of a plane, distance of a point from a plane.
7. Theory of Calculus: Functions, composition of two functions and inverse of a function, limit, continuity, derivative, chain rule, derivative of implicit functions and functions defined parametrically. Integration as a reverse process of differentiation, indefinite integral of standard functions. Integration by parts. Integration by substitution and partial fraction. Definite integral as a limit of a sum with equal subdivisions. Fundamental theorem of integral calculus and its applications. Properties of definite integrals. Formation of ordinary differential equations, solution of homogeneous differential equations, separation of variables method, linear first order differential equations.
8. Application of Calculus: Tangents and normals, conditions of tangency. Determination of monotonicity, maxima and minima. Differential coefficient as a measure of rate. Motion in a straight line with constant acceleration. Geometric interpretation of definite integral as area, calculation of area bounded by elementary curves and Straight lines. Area of the region included between two elementary curves.
9. Permutation and combination: Permutation of n different things taken r at a time (r ≤ n). Permutation of n things not all different. Permutation with repetitions (circular permutation excluded). Combinations of n different things taken r at a time (r ≤ n). Combination of n things not all different. Basic properties. Problems involving both permutations and combinations.
10. Statistics and Probability: Measure of dispersion, mean, variance and standard deviation, frequency distribution. Addition and multiplication rules of probability, conditional probability and Bayes’ Theorem, independence of events, repeated independent trails and Binomial distribution.
GENERAL APTITUDE ( 40 questions for 2 marks each)
Objects, texture related to architecture and built environment. Interpretation of pictorial compositions, Visualizing three-dimensional objects from two-dimensional drawing. Visualizing different sides of 3D objects. Analytical reasoning, mental ability (visual, numerical and verbal), General awareness of national/ international architects and famous architectural creations.
1. Mathematical reasoning: Statements, logical operations like and, or, if and only if, implies, implied by. Understanding of tautology, converse, contradiction and contra positive.
2. Sets and Relations: Idea of sets, subsets, power set, complement, union, intersection and difference of sets, Venn diagram, De Morgan's Laws, Relation and its properties. Equivalence relation — definition and elementary examples.
DRAWING TEST ( 2 questions for 40 marks each)
Understanding of scale and proportion of objects, geometric composition, shape, building forms and elements, aesthetics, colour texture, harmony and contrast. Conceptualization and Visualization through structuring objects in memory. Drawing of patterns - both geometrical and abstract. Form transformations in 2D and 3D like union, subtraction, rotation, surfaces and volumes. Generating plan, elevation and 3D views of objects. Creating 2D and 3D compositions using given shape and forms. Perspective drawing, Sketching of urbanscape and landscape, Common day-to-day life objects like furniture, equipment etc., from memory.
For further details of each test refer spa.poornima.edu.in or official brochure of NATA 2017.
How do I qualify NATA?
In order to pass NATA, the candidate has to secure a minimum of 50 score out of the total of 200 scores, with minimum score of 25 marks in each part of exam.
What is the vailidity of NATA 2016 Score in 2017?
The students who have cleared NATA 2016, will be provided an All India Unique rank at par with the candidates appearing in NATA 2017.
Is NATA coaching essential to clear the test?
The coaching provides a direction to the candidate by providing help and aid in either generation of skills or sharpening of skills desired for the exam. Although by looking at the syllabus, if candidate is confident to clear the exam, then no coaching is required.
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