Below mentioned is the Syllabus of NATA Examination 2021

The aptitude test will comprise of questions that could be of the Multiple-Choice type (MCQ), Multiple Select type (MSQ), Preferential Choice type (PCQ), Numerical Answer type (NAQ) and Match the following type (MFQ).

MCQ– MCQ is a Multiple Choice Question in which 4 answer choices are provided; of which one is the correct answer.

MSQ– MSQ is a Multiple Answer Select type question where 8 to 10 answer choices are provided and 4 or 5 answer choices is the correct answer. If a candidate gets all the 4 or 5 correct choices right as the case may be, the full mark is awarded.

PAQ– PAQ is the Preferential Answer type question where each answer choice has a mark awarded. The mark is awarded based on the candidate’s choice of answer.                                                                                             

NAQ– NAQ is the Numerical Answer type Question where no answer choices are given. The candidate has to provide a numerical answer. Alternatively, it could also be a fill in the blank question where the candidate has to fill in the blanks. The correct answer entered will be awarded the mark.

MFQ – MFQ is the Match the following type.  

Drawing test does not form a component in NATA 2021

The questions will carry either 1 mark,2 marks or 3 marks and 125 questions have to be answered in 180 minutes.
The medium of Aptitude test will be the English language.

The aptitude of the candidate will be assessed using some or all of the following techniques:
• Diagrammatic Reasoning – Tests the ability of logical reasoning, using diagrams and scenarios
• Numerical Reasoning – Tests mathematical ability through simple problems
• Verbal Reasoning – Assesses the ability to assess verbal logic.
• Inductive Reasoning – Tests the ability to see patterns and analyse given data
• Situational Judgment – Tests problem-solving ability.
• Logical Reasoning – Tests ability to recognise patterns, sequences or relationships between shapes and
• Abstract Reasoning – Will assess general knowledge, and ability to utilise knowledge in new situations.

Questions could be asked in various topics that assess candidates on basic concepts in mathematics, physics and geometry, language and interpretation, elements and principles of design, aesthetic sensitivity, colour theory, lateral thinking and logical reasoning, visual perception and cognition, graphics and imagery, building anatomy and architectural vocabulary, basic techniques of building construction and knowledge of material, general knowledge and current affairs, etc. and are may not be limited to those outlined.