NATA Exam Analysis 2021 - Know Difficulty Level

The Council of Architecture had successfully concluded the phase 3 NATA exam on 03 September 2021. Phase 1 and phase 2 exams were concluded on 10 April 2021 and 11 July 2021

This post shall guide you through the detailed NATA Exam Analysis 2021 for the phase 3 exam. Read through the post to know the difficulty level of the paper, the type of questions asked, and the number of good attempts.

NATA 2021 Paper Analysis (Overall)

The exam analysis is provided based on the feedback received from the students who have appeared for the exam. Only those who will score above the cut off NATA Cut Off are eligible to get admission to the architecture programs at architectural colleges.

Dig into the post to get a complete exam review of phase 3.

How was your NATA Phase 3 Exam?

Phase Difficulty Level
Phase 1 Easy-Moderate
Phase 2 Easy-Moderate
Phase 3 Easy

NATA Phase 3 Exam 2021 Analysis and Student's Review

Our expert, Konark Bhatia from CreativeEdge, spoke to the students who appeared for the exam and gathered our insights in the article. 

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Overall, the difficulty level of the exam was elementary and easier than the phase 2 exam. A total of 125 questions were asked for 200 marks.

  • Based on the student's review, the question paper was quite lengthy.
  • The aptitude section had simple questions, and the level of questions was 7th to 10th standard.
  • There were questions from physics, and the standard of questions were 9th and 10th standard levels.
  • In the English section, there were 4 passages and questions on topics like puzzles, jumbled-up sentences, etc.
  • Also, there were questions on architecture and design.

NATA Phase 3 Analysis 2021 (Section-wise)

We have provided the section-wise analysis here to help you understand the type of questions and difficulty level.

Aptitude

In the aptitude section, the questions were asked from the following topics.

Area
Volume
Ratios & percentage
Speed, Time & distance
Odd one out
Boats and streams
Sitting arrangement
Analogy
Paper folding
Paper cutting
Basics of algebra

GK

In the GK section, the questions were a little tricky.

  • In PNG, p stands for?
  • Which country has the longest coastline?
  • In TIFF, T stands for?
  • In which country 2016 Olympics took place?
  • Last ruler of the Mughal dynasty?
  • What is the Google logo colour?

Physics

  • Why is it easy to walk on cement instead of sand?
  • What is the wavelength of greenlight?

AAT

  • Match the following - building and their cities
  • Match the following - Elevation and sectional views

Design

  • Four paintings, names of the painter and identify the glow of hope out of them?
  • Epigraphy is?
  • Visual-based principle questions
  • 4-5 questions on paintings
  • Match the following - different paintings and their names
  • Which colour relates to 'fear' - purple, yellow, blue, brown

NATA Phase 2 Exam Analysis and Student's Review

  • There were 1-2 questions from Riddles.
  • The questions quite resembled the previous NATA exam conducted this year (Phase 1).
  • Maths wasn't much calculative; questions based on geometry were asked.
  • Mathematical Reasoning based questions were asked. The level of the questions was class 6th to 10th based.
  • Passages contained questions based on Synonyms and Antonyms.

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What was the pattern of the exam?

The pattern, as observed in Phase 1, had questions divided into two sections. However, both of them focused on testing the aptitude knowledge of the students.

The second section was drawing-based. However, students didn't have to draw anything. An image was displayed for 30 seconds, and there were corresponding questions related to the image.

What did the experts do? At first, the question paper was first startling for the students since they observed many questions based on Plan Drawing.

  • This time apart from architectural understanding, the question paper had 5 reading comprehension in the English section.
  • The questions were somewhat similar to the ones asked in the AAT Exam.

NATA 2021 Exam Analysis (Phase 1)

NATA Exam is over for Phase 1. The students came out with happy faces stating that the changed pattern didn't seem difficult. Here is what they added about the NATA Phase 1 Paper Analysis:

  • The changed pattern seemed easy to students this time. The questions were randomly ordered, covering all the topics enlisted in the syllabus.
  • There were no questions from Physics, Chemistry, or Maths of Class XI or Class XII.
  • There were no specific drawing-based questions. However, memory drawing was tested by posing questions from an image shown for 30 secs on the screen.
  • There were questions to check and find differences between the two images.
  • There were basic aptitude questions. Architectural aptitude was also asked. It involved an architectural plan, and students had to locate what is emphasized design-wise.
  • The level of the exam was easy to moderate.
  • Questions based on Area, distance, and time were also asked.
  • Students were asked a few tricky questions involving situations and their understanding of the same.
  • You can go through the cut off form above post to get an idea about how many marks you need to secure to get shortlisted for the NATA counselling process

NATA 2021 Analysis (section-wise)

Maths was quite basic this time. Questions based on the triangle and their angles, area calculation, etc., were asked.

GK was prominent in the exam. There were a lot of questions testing the general knowledge. 

Section 2 was probably the drawing section since it has all questions based on Images shown for 30 seconds. It tested the observation skills of the students along with their memory.

There was a total of 5 pictures, and there were 2 questions asked from each picture.

The marking scheme followed for the image-based questions was 3 marks for 1 question, meaning that 1 image held a weightage of 6 mark weight in this section.

Students mentioned 3-4 passages in the exam in the English section, which had 4-5 questions each.

Section Number of Questions
English (Reading Comprehension) 30 Questions
Non- Verbal reasoning (Orthographic projections- Plan elevations) 15 questions
Maths (Geometry- Area, Volume, Angle) 10 questions
G.K and AAT (Geography, Architectural awareness, Paintings) 15 questions
Aptitude (Ratio, Percentage, Logic-based questions, Riddles, Puzzles) 10 questions
Design and Drawing (Principles of design, elements) 35 questions
Section- B - Observation Based questions 20 questions

NATA Exam Analysis 2020

As per the exam review, the overall difficulty level of the exam was moderate. There were 20 questions from Maths, 40 questions from Aptitude, and 2 questions to test the drawing skills of the candidates.

  • There were no unexpected questions in the maths section. So, attempting the section was easy.
  • In the general aptitude section, there were some confusing statements, and that was tricky to answer.
  • The drawing questions asked in the exam had confusing figures, which many students found difficult to answer.
  • Download NATA Question Papers to know which type of questions were asked and the difficulty level of the exam. 
Section Difficulty Level
Maths  Easy
Aptitude  Moderate
Drawing  Moderate-Difficult
Overall  Moderate

NATA Exam Analysis 2019: Highlights

Here is the detailed NATA Exam Review of 2019. You can go through the number of good attempts and difficulty levels. 

Section Easy Moderate Difficulty Good Attempts Accuracy Good Marks
Maths 10 6 4 15 80% 25
Aptitude 25 9 6 34 80% 50
Drawing - 2 - 2 70% 50

NATA Section-wise Exam Questions 2019

Check for the section-wise NATA Exam Questions 2019 from below-

Aptitude Questions Asked in NATA Exam: July 07, 2019

  1. 7-8 questions appeared from Architecture Awareness
  2. Question regarding 3D object rotation
  3. 2-3 questions from counting surface
  4. Questions regarding counting the number of shapes
  5. Rest, all of the questions were regarding General Aptitude

Maths Questions Asked in NATA Exam: July 07, 2019

Check what and how many questions appeared from the Maths section as follows:

  1. Most questions were asked regarding Probability
  2. Questions regarding Logistics, Average & Calculus were there
  3. 1 question appeared from Integration
  4. 3-4 questions were from Area and Volume
  5. From trigonometry, there were 3 questions

Drawing Questions Asked in NATA Exam: July 07, 2019

Imagine a memorable holiday in which u have to. Show your one, and only one family member and u are seeing a monument or nature-related surrounding or a landmark 2. The question was based on composition. The candidates had to use shapes and make a poster on global peace Swacch Bharat and harmony any one of the themes. 

NATA Section-wise Exam Analysis 2019

Check for the section-wise NATA Exam Analysis 2019 from below-

NATA Exam Analysis for Maths

Following are the topics from which questions were asked in Mathematics:

  • Matrices, Algebra, coordinate geometry, trigonometry, probability, statistics, calculus, equation of a circle.
  • Questions were doable and were on predictable lines; there was no surprise element in the section.
  • A decent number of attempts would be close to 15 at an accuracy of 80%, and one can easily score 25 marks in this section.

NATA Exam Analysis for Aptitude Test

This section basically checks students' logical mind, decision-making capability, thinking on feet, analytical skills, and mental fitness. For checking all these skills, there were questions from the following areas:

  • Puzzle-solving, syllogism, critical reasoning, inferential reasoning, statement assumption and conclusion, pictorial reasoning, mathematical reasoning, logical operations, even diagram, set theory, sets, union, intersection, 3-dimensional figures, visualization, understanding of isometric figures.
  • The section was tricky and required good analytical skills for cracking the correct answer.
  • For a well-prepared student, a decent number of attempts would be close to 32 to 34 at an accuracy of 80%, and a score of 50 is a decent score.

NATA Exam Analysis for Drawing Test

There were 2 questions of 40 marks each, someone who would have done good preparation and had a knack for drawing and understanding of proportionality, comfortable with freehand drawing and good with visualization of 2 dimensional and 3-dimensional figures can very easily score 50 plus marks in this section.

NATA Exam Analysis 2018

In 2018, the difficulty level of the NATA Exam was moderate. You can go through the section-wise analysis below for enhancing preparation levels.

NATA Maths Exam Analysis

  • Questions were asked from topics: Matrices, Algebra, coordinate geometry, trigonometry, probability, statistics, calculus, equation of a circle.
  • There were no unexpected questions in the exam. All questions were doable.
  • A score of 25 could be easily scored with a 15 number of attempts at an accuracy of 80%

NATA General Aptitude Analysis

  • Questions were mainly: puzzles-solving, syllogism, critical reasoning, inferential reasoning, statement assumption and conclusion, pictorial reasoning, mathematical reasoning, logical operations, ven diagram, set theory, sets, union, intersection, 3-dimensional figures, visualisation, understanding of isometric figures.
  • The section was tricky and required good analytical skills for cracking the correct answer.
  • Around 32-34 is a good number of attempts at an accuracy of 80% to score 50 marks. 

NATA Drawing Analysis

  • There were 2 questions asked where each question carried 40 marks.
  • With proper preparation and good at drawing and visualization of 2D and 3D, you could easily score 50+ in this section.

FAQ's

Is it important to go through NATA Exam Analysis?

Yes. Going the exam analysis will help you understand the difficulty level of the paper, changes in the exam pattern, type of questions asked, and the expected cut off.

How is the NATA 2021 exam Analysis Prepared?

The NATA Exam Analysis is prepared by taking the feedback from candidates who appear for the exam. 

Is going through the NATA Exam Analysis will help score well in the exam?

Yes. Referring to the exam analysis of NATA Exam will help you to know the difficulty level of the paper and enhance your preparation.

Where can I find NATA phase 3 Exam Review?

You can find the complete review of the NATA phase 3 Exam from the above post.

Is the difficulty level of the NATA exam the same every year?

No. The difficulty level of the exam varies for each year and it depends on the level of the paper and the questions asked.