**NATA Syllabus 2020**: The **National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA)** is a national level entrance exam conducted by the Council of Architecture (COA). It is conducted to select candidates for admission to **B. Arch.** course into various participating colleges. NATA 2020 is held twice a year and NATA exam consists of two papers. We advise the candidates to go through the NATA syllabus carefully to eliminate the chances of missing out on important topics.

In this article, we will cover everything you need to prepare for NATA 2020. We will also be telling you about the detailed NATA 2020 Syllabus and Exam Pattern. Knowing about the important topics will help candidates to understand the question paper pattern and section-wise distribution of marks. Continue reading this article to know more about NATA Syllabus 2020.

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## NATA Syllabus & Exam Pattern

Before we get into the details of NATA 2020 Syllabus PDF, let’s have a quick overview of the exam:

Exam Mode | Online for Part B Offline for Part A |

Language Medium of the Exam | English |

Exam Duration | 3 hours 15 minutes |

Sections | The exam will have two parts:Part A – Drawing Test (Offline)Part B – PCM and General Aptitude & Logical Reasoning (Online) |

Section-wise Time Duration | Part A – Drawing Test: 135 minutes (2 hours 15 minutes)Part B – PCM and General Aptitude: 45 minutes |

Number of Questions | Part A – Drawing Test- 3 Drawing QuestionsPart B – PCM – 15 Questions, General Aptitude & Logical Reasoning – 35 Questions |

Total Marks | 200 Marks |

Marking Scheme | Candidates will be awarded 1.5 marks for every correct answer in Part B. There will be no negative marking. |

Now let’s take a look at the NATA syllabus one by one for each section to clearly understand the topics and chapters.

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### NATA Syllabus For Maths

Mathematics is an important subject and probably the most difficult one. However, if it’s logically interpreted, then every calculation will pave out smoothly.

Units | Topics Covered |

Algebra | Definitions of A. P. and G.P.; General term; Summation of first n-terms of series ∑n, ∑n²,∑n^{3}; Arithmetic/Geometric series, A.M., G.M. and their relation; Infinite G.P. series and its sum |

Logarithms | Definition; General properties; Change of base |

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. The determinant of a square matrix. Properties of determinants (statement only). Minor, cofactor and adjoint of a matrix. Nonsingular matrix. The inverse of a matrix. Finding the area of a triangle. Solutions of system of linear equations. (Not more than 3 variables). |

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 |

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, the 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 centre 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. The intersection of a line with a circle. Equation of common chord of two intersecting circles. |

3-dimensional coordinate geometry | Direction cosines and direction ratios, the distance between two points and section formula, equation of a straight line, equation of a plane, distance of a point from a plane. |

Theory of calculus | Functions, composition of two functions and inverse of a function, limit, continuity, derivative, chain rule, derivatives 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. The 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 |

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. |

Permutation & 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. |

Statistics & Probability | The 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. |

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### NATA Syllabus For Physics & Chemistry 2020

You can find the syllabus for Physics and Chemistry from the table below:

Subject | Syllabus |

Chemistry | Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry; Structure of Atom; Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties Chemical Bonding and Molecular; States of Matter: Gases and LiquidsChemical Thermodynamics; Equilibrium; Redox Reactions; Hydrogen; s- Block Elements p -Block Elements Organic Chemistry: Some Basic Principles and Techniques; Hydrocarbons; Environmental Chemistry |

Physics | Electrostatics- Electric charges and Fields; Electrostatic Potential and Clearance Current Electricity; Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism; Moving Charges and magnetism; Magnetism and Matter Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating currents- Electromagnetic Induction; Alternating CurrentOptics- Ray optics and optical instruments, Wave Optics Dual nature of radiation and Matter Atoms and Nuclei- Atoms, Nuclei Electronic devices- Semiconductor Electronics, Materials, Devices and Simple Circuits. |

### NATA Syllabus For General Aptitude

General Aptitude covers reasoning and logical interpretation topics. Therefore, it’s important to work on your calculation speed. Find the NATA syllabus for General Aptitude as under:

Units | Topics Covered |

General | Objects, texture related to architecture and the 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 |

Mathematical Reasoning | Statements, logical operations like and, or, if and only if, implies, implied by. Understanding of tautology, converse, contradiction and contrapositive. |

Sets & Relations | The 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. |

### NATA Syllabus For Drawing Test

The Drawing Test syllabus is as follows:

Unit | Syllabus |

Drawing | 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. |

### NATA Syllabus 2020: Important FAQs

You can go through the frequently asked questions related to NATA Syllabus 2020:

**Q1: What is the NATA syllabus for Mathematics?**

**A:** NATA syllabus for Mathematics comprises Algebra, Logarithms, Matrices, Trigonometry, Coordinate Geometry, 3-D Coordinate Geometry, Theory of Calculus, Permutations, and Combinations, Statistics as well as Probability.

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**Q3: How can I prepare for NATA 2020?**

**A:** You can prepare for NATA by going through the NATA Syllabus and exam pattern. Once you are done with each chapter and topic, you can take chapter-wise mock tests. After you have completely finished the syllabus, you can start taking the full mock tests.

**Q4: How many sections are there in the NATA exam?**

**A:** There are two sections in the NATA 2020 exam.

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Solving the NATA sample papers will give you an idea about the nature of questions asked in the exam. This will essentially prove to be helpful when you appear for the actual exam. We advise you to take these sample papers once you have gone through the entire NATA syllabus.

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