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NATA Study Plan 2022: Mock Test, Tips and Tricks

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NATA Study Plan 2022: The last date for candidates to submit their completely corrected application forms for the third session of NATA 2022 was July 27, 2022 (until 8 p.m.). The Council of Architecture (CoA) is the authority for conducting NATA 2022 exam. CoA is conducting this national level exam in online mode across three sessions, i.e. Session 1 was conducted on June 12, 2022, Session 2 was conducted on July 7, 2022, followed by Session 3, which was conducted on August 7, 2022.

As all Sessions of NATA are over, candidates who wish to take the exam next year must gear up their preparations to ace it with flying colours. To begin with, candidates must be well aware of the NATA exam pattern and syllabus; this will help them prepare a study plan accordingly. Continue reading the article to know more details regarding the NATA exam study plan.

Latest Updates:
* Session 3 exam for NATA 2022 is over. It was conducted on August 7, 2022.
* The last date for candidates to complete NATA 2022 registration for phase 3 and submit their completely corrected application form was July 27, 2022 (8 p.m.).

NATA Study Plan: Overview

Before going through the study plan, aspirants must take a look at the exam details. So, candidates can go through the below table to get an overview of the NATA exam:

ParticularsDetails
Exam Name National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) 2022
Conducting BodyCouncil of Architecture (CoA)
Exam ModeOnline
SectionsSection-1: Maths and General Aptitude
Section-2: Drawing
Medium English
Application ModeOnline
Declaration of ResultsOnline
Official Websitenata.in

Study Plan for NATA: Effective Tips

Candidates can follow the below-mentioned tips and include them in their study plan to improve their preparations:

  • Exam Pattern and Syllabus: Candidates must be well aware of the NATA syllabus. This will help them prepare a well-structured study plan by distributing topics accordingly. Knowing the exam pattern will help candidates understand the marking scheme, the marks distribution, total questions asked, total marks and more.
  • Prepare Notes: While studying, candidates can prepare small notes. These notes can help candidates to understand the concepts better and act as a good source for revision. Candidates can also prepare a list of formulas and keep revising.
  • Previous Years Question Papers: Candidates can go through the NATA previous year question papers, which can help them get an idea of the previous year’s exam trends like the marking scheme, question weightage and frequently asked questions.
  • NATA Mock Tests: Mock tests are a great source of revision that helps candidates improve their preparation levels. Solving NATA mock tests regularly can help candidates analyse their preparation and improve their mistakes and weak areas.

Candidates can attempt mock tests provided by Embibe for free. These mock tests are created as per the latest updates, i.e. the latest exam pattern and syllabus. The Embibe mock tests are created with an increasing difficulty level to challenge the candidate’s preparation level. Solving these mock tests can help candidates get a prior experience in the examination.

NATA Study Plan: Exam Pattern

Candidates can go through the below table to know the NATA exam pattern details like the marking scheme, exam duration and other important details:

ParticularsDetails
Mode of the ExamOnline – MCQs on Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and General Aptitude
Maximum Marks200 Marks
Exam Duration3 Hours
Total Questions125 Questions
Types of QuestionsMultiple-Choice Questions (MCQ)
Multiple Select Questions (MSQ)
Preferential Choice Questions (PCQ)
Numerical Answer Type (NAQ)
Marking SchemeEach correct answer carries 1, 2 or 3 marks. There is no negative marking in the exam for Incorrect Answers.

Marks Distribution

PartSubjectsTotal QuestionsTotal MarksExam ModeTotal Time Duration
Part IPCM1515 x 1.5 marks= 22.5Computer-BasedFirst 60 minutes
Part IGeneral Aptitude3535 x 1.5 marks= 52.5Computer-BasedFirst 60 minutes
Part IIDrawing Test2+12 x 35 marks= 70
1 x 55 marks= 55
Paper and Pencil-BasedLast 60 minutes

NATA Syllabus 2022

Candidates can go through the below table to know the NATA syllabus and structure a study plan accordingly:

NATA Part A Syllabus Drawing Test

The syllabus of the drawing test is as follows,

  • Geometric Composition
  • Conceptualisation and Visualisation via Structuring Objects in Memory
  • Drawing of Patterns
  • Creating 2D and 3D views of Objects, etc.

NATA Part B Syllabus

The syllabus for Part B is,

PhysicsMathematicsChemistry
Electrostatics
Atoms and Nuclei
Electronic Devices
Electromagnetic Induction etc.
Algebra
Logarithm
Trigonometry
Coordinate Geometry
Organic Chemistry
Chemical Bonding and Molecular
Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry

General Aptitude and Logical Reasoning

General Aptitude Reasoning
Interpretation of Pictorial Composition
Analytical Reasoning
General Awareness of National/International Architects
Statements
Logical Operations
Relations and their Properties

NATA Study Plan 2022: Best Books

Along with preparing a well-structured study selecting the best books also plays a major role in effective preparations. Candidates must select books as per the latest updates. Hence, they can go through the below table to know the best books for NATA 2022:

Topics
NATA Books
Quantitative Aptitude RS Agarwal
Mathematical Problems
Books by V Govorov, P Dybov, N Miroshin and S Smirnova
Reasoning
A Modern Approach to Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning by RS Agarwal
Higher Algebra
Hall and Knight
Bernard and J. M. Child
Problems in Calculus of One Variable I A Maron
For General Practice
NATA and B.Arch Question Bank by AR Shadan Usmani
A Complete Self Study Guide for B.Arch by PK Mishra

Steps to Attempt the NATA Mock Tests

Candidates can follow the below-mentioned steps to attempt the NATA mock test 2022 at Embibe:

  • 1st Step: Visit the Embibe website (candidates are recommended to log in to have the best experience).
  • 2nd Step: Click on the Take a Test button under the search field.
  • 3rd Step: Set Engineering as the default goal. (As the NATA mock test falls under the engineering goal).
  • 4th Step: On the left side, scroll down and click on NATA.
  • 5th Step: By clicking on NATA, candidates will be redirected to the NATA Mock Test 2022 Online Page.
  • 6th Step: If candidates wish to attempt a Full Test or Previous Year Test, they should scroll down and click on the Show all button for the respective test options. The respective test types will appear on the screen along with two options on the right side – More Info and Start Test.
  • 7th Step: Click on the More Info to know the test features such as maximum marks, number of questions, and test duration.
  • 8th Step: Candidates should read the instructions and click on Start Test. (If candidates have logged in the test will start. If not, a message prompting to log in will appear on the screen. Candidates can continue to attempt the test without logging in. However, for a better experience, it is recommended to log in).

FAQs on NATA 2022 Study Plan

Below are some of the most frequently asked questions on NATA Study Plan 2022:

Q.1: Where can I access the NATA mock test for free?
Ans:
Candidates can access the NATA mock tests for free at Embibe.

Q.2: What are the best study materials for NATA?
Ans:
Previous year papers and mock tests are the best study materials for NATA.

Q.3: What is the marking scheme for NATA?
Ans:
Candidates will be allotted 1, 2 or 3 Marks for every correct answer. There is no negative marking for incorrect answers.

Q.4: What are the best books for NATA?
Ans:
RS Agarwal for Quantitative Aptitude, Books by V Govorov; P Dybov, N Miroshin and S Smirnova for Mathematical Problems; A Modern Approach to Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning by RS Agarwal for Reasoning; Hall and Knight, Bernard and J. M. Child for Higher Algebra; I A Maron and NATA and B.Arch Question Bank by AR Shadan Usmani for Problems in Calculus of One Variable; A Complete Self Study Guide for B.Arch by PK Mishra for For General Practice are the best books for NATA.

Q.5: What is the NATA exam duration?
Ans:
The exam duration for NATA is 3 hours.

You can also check,

NATA SyllabusNATA Admit Card
NATA Mock TestNATA Previous Year Paper

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