NATA Syllabus and Exam Pattern 2018

 NATA Syllabus and Exam Pattern 2018

The Council of Architecture will provide the syllabus for NATA 2018 for candidates who are aspiring to do B.Arch in different institutes which offer admission on the basis of NATA score. NATA 2018 syllabus mentions the topics that are covered in Mathematics, General Aptitude and the drawing section. Candidates must thoroughly go through NATA syllabus 2018 as it will help the candidates to know which are the topics form where the questions will be asked. Knowing the topics from the mathematics, general aptitude and drawing section in advance will enable the candidates to prepare well for the offline NATA exam. The three hour NATA exam is conducted in an offline mode where the candidates have to select the right answer from the multiple choice questions by coluring the bubble on the OMR sheet with either a blue or black pen. NATA 2018 syllabus will help the candidates to also analyse which topics they should cover first and which ones they should cover later on.

NATA 2018 will be conducted on April 29, 2018. The Application form of NATA 2018 is available from January 18, 2018 onwards.

 NATA Syllabus 2018 for Mathematics

S.No Topics Sub- Topics
1. 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
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. Trignometry
  • 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. 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


  • 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

NATA 2018 Syllabus for General Aptitude

The topics that are covered for the syllabus of general aptitude for NATA 2018 are given below in the table.

 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

NATA Syllabus 2018 for Drawing

  • Understanding of scale and proportion of objects, geometric composition, shape,
  • Building forms and elements, aesthetics, colour texture, harmony and contrast.
  • Conceptualization and visualization
  • 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.

NATA Exam Pattern 2018

  • The Council of Architecture will determine the NATA 2018 exam pattern. NATA 2018 will be conducted in an offline mode and it is a three hour exam in which multiple choice questions will be asked from maths and general aptitude. Candidates will have to undertake a drawing test which will be of 1.5 hours.
  • Candidates will be awarded 2 marks for every correct answer and there is no negative marking
  • The complete exam will be of three hours.
  • Candidates will have to select the correct answer by colouring the bubble in the OMR sheet by using black and blue pen.

NATA 2018 exam pattern

S.No. Part Subject Questions Mode of Exam Marks Total Time
1. Part 1 Mathematics 20 OMR Based 20×2=40 First 1.5 hours
2. Part 1 General Aptitude 40 OMR Based 40×2=80
3. Part II Drawing Test 2 Paper and pencil based 2×40=80 Last 1.5 hours
Total 200 3 hours

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