NATA 2018 Examination

Council of Architecture has decided to conduct NATA-2018 for admission to B.Arch. in the academic session 2018-19, as a one-day online examination all over the country, which will comprise of two parts: Part A comprises of Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) to be answered online and Part B is paper based drawing.

Schedule of Examination

Date & Time of Examination

Subject and Marks of Examination

29.04.2018 (Sunday)

10.30 a.m. to 1.30 p.m.


(Grand Total of 200 marks)

FIRST 90 minutes - Part A TOTAL 120 Marks


Mathematics (MCQ) 20X2 = 40 Marks (ONLINE)

General Aptitude (MCQ ) 40X2 = 80 Marks (ONLINE)


LAST 90 minutes- Part B TOTAL 80 Marks


Drawings (Two questions) in A4 Size paper 2X 40 = 80 Marks

N.B. No further examination shall be held under any circumstances for those who will be unable to appear on the scheduled date and time of NATA- 2018 examination.

Pattern of Questions and Mode of Answering

Part A comprises of Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) to be answered online and Part B will be answered on A4 size drawing sheets. Questions and all instructions will be available only in English medium.

The distribution of marks is outlined as follows:


Distribution of Marks

Total Marks

Part A

Mathematics (20 Questions)

20 x 2


General Aptitude (40 Questions)

40 x 2


Part B

Drawing (2 Questions)

2 x 40






Mathematics & General Aptitude Test

Only one option is correct and correct response will yield 2 (two) marks. There is no negative marking.

Drawing Test

Candidate has to attempt two questions within 90 minutes. The drawing aptitude is judged on the following aspects –

  • Ability to sketch a given object proportionately and rendering the same in visually appealing manner;
  • Visualising and drawing the effects of light on the object and shadows cast on surroundings;
  • Sense of perspective drawing;
  • Combining and composing given three dimensional elements to form a building or structural form;
  • Creating interesting two dimensional composition using given shapes and forms;
  • Creating visual harmony using colours in given composition;
  • Understanding of scale and proportions;
  • Drawing from memory through pencil sketch on themes from day to day experiences.
  • The Answer to each question in the 'drawing' paper will be examined by more than one examiner independently and the marks are to be averaged. The primary emphasis in scoring the drawing section is on the candidate's drawing, imagination and observation skills. The candidate's sense of proportion and perspective are also evaluated together with sense for colour and composition.