What is NATA?

Conducted by the Council of Architecture or COA, NATA is the National Aptitude Test in Architecture. Aspiring architecture students appear for this exam in order to secure admissions to first year of the 5-year B.Arch Degree course at the recognized institutions all over India. According to IID, one of the best NATA Coaching classes in Kothrud, following are the important points to be noted about NATA-

  • NATA attempts to evaluate the students based on various abilities and skills required specifically in the field of Architecture. These include critical thinking ability, sense of proportion, aesthetic sensitivity, as well as drawing and observation skills.
  • NATA is being conducted by COA since 2006 and it provides a common window system to all the architecture aspirants and institutes offering B. Arch courses to go about the admission process.
  • NATA results are used as an evaluation criteria by admissions authorities of various Government, Government Aided as well as Unaided colleges of Architecture.

NATA coaching classes in Pune help students to understand the finer nuances of NATA by conducting regular courses and practice sessions.

What is the eligibility criteria to appear for NATA? 

In order to appear for the NATA examination, students have to fulfil the following criteria-

  • 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics at 10+2 level exam
  • 50% marks in aggregate in 10+2 exam.

It is also important to note that in case the student appearing the 10+2 exam with PCM subjects in the current year appears for NATA, his or her NATA score will be declared valid only subject to fulfilling the above criteria. To check whether you are eligible to appear for NATA, you can pay a visit to any of the NATA Classes in Pune. 

Who all can secure admission to B.Arch via NATA?

As is the experience of most of the popular NATA Coaching classes in Kothrud, many parents and students think that qualifying NATA automatically guarantees the aspirants an admission in the college of their choice. This is a misconception because the admissions of the students are dependent upon the fulfilment of the above prescribed criteria, the NATA scores, as well as the requirements specified by the respective admission and college authorities.

How is the format and structure for NATA test?

NATA is conducted in two segments-

  • In the first part, students have to answer total 60 MCQs online based on mathematics and general aptitude in one hour.
  • In the second part, students have to draw and sketch on A4 size drawing sheets within 2 hours.

There are various institutes which provide NATA coaching classes in Kothrud and equip students with the skills essential to crack both these parts. For a detailed look at the paper pattern, refer to this table taken from the NATA website-


What is the NATA syllabus? 

As per the paper pattern mentioned above, the NATA exam focusses on three main subjects- Mathematics, General Aptitude, and Drawing. NATA Classes in Kothrud, Pune guide students on the following topics which are given on the website of NATA-


Topics Sub-Topics
Algebra Definitions of A. P. and G.P.; General term; Summation of first n-terms of series ∑n, ∑n2,∑n3 ; Arithmetic/Geometric series, A.M., G.M. and their relation; Infinite G.P. series and its sum.
Logarithm 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. 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).
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, 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.
3-D Coordinate 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.
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.
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.
Permutations Combinations 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 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

Topics Sub-Topics
General Aptitude 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.
Mathematical Reasoning Statements, logical operations like and, or, if and only if, implies, implied by. Understanding of tautology, converse, contradiction and contrapositive.
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.


Topics Sub-Topics
Drawing Aptitude 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 urban scape and landscape, Common day-to-day life objects like furniture, equipment etc., from memory.

When is NATA conducted?

The President of Council Of Architecture (COA) has recently announced that the National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) will now be conducted twice a year from 2019.  Earlier, the exam was conducted once a year in the month of April. Now, since the exam will be conducted  first in mid-April and then again in the first week of July 2019, aspirants can reappear for the exam in the same year if they fail to do well in the first attempt. Register yourself at one of the NATA coaching classes in Pune to ensure that you are well-prepared for the exam!

In what way is IID different from other NATA Coaching classes in Kothrud?

Here are few reasons why attending IID, the best of the NATA coaching classes in Pune would be beneficial to you-

  1. Core concepts and basics taught by experienced faculty members help students to grasp concepts
  2. We provide Question Banks for each topic separately
  3. Students get to learn NATA drawing tips
  4. Test Series after completion of course with proper guidance and comments
  5. Repeated practice helps students crack to score better
  6. Keeps students up to date with latest change in syllabus as well as Nata Admission News.
  7. Mock Nata Test Series and Previous year question papers helps students practice more.

Still unsure about how to crack NATA? Enroll with IID, the most popular of the NATA Coaching classes in Kothrud today!