NATA Exam Pattern 2022

The Council of Architecture will soon publish the exam pattern for NATA 2022 on the official notification. Last year, the exam pattern was revised, and the entrance exam was conducted in computer-based test mode.

Authorities are expected to conduct the National Aptitude Test in Architecture 2022 also as a computer-based test. There will be only one section, which means the questions are asked only from the aptitude section. There is no drawing section in the 2022 exam.

Knowing the paper pattern will help you understand the number of questions, marking scheme, exam duration, type of questions, etc.

Read through the post that will give you a complete insight into NATA Exam Pattern 2022.

NATA 2022 Exam Pattern Highlights

This year, there is only the Aptitude Test which will comprise questions like Multiple-Choice type (MCQ), Multiple Select types (MSQ), Preferential Choice type (PCQ), and Numerical Answer type (NAQ).

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Considering the new NATA Paper Pattern, the exam shall be conducted in online mode. 

Look at the detailed exam pattern from the table below and enhance your preparation for NATA 2022 exam.

Exam Mode Computer-Based Test
Duration 3 Hours
Medium  English
Section Aptitude 
Total Number of Questions 125 Questions
Type of Questions Multiple-Choice type (MCQ); Multiple Select type (MSQ); Preferential Choice type (PCQ); Numerical Answer type (NAQ)
Total Marks 200
Negative Marking No
Marking Scheme The questions will be of 1 or 2 or 3 marks

NATA mock test

NATA Mock test

NATA Marking Scheme 2021

To understand the marking scheme, you must be aware of the type of questions and their weightage.

The NATA Question Paper consists of 1 mark, 2 marks, and 3-marks questions. However, the Council of Architecture did not specify the number of questions under each mark slab. 

The question paper will have a total of 125 questions for 200 marks. As per the NATA Exam Pattern, no marks will be deducted for wrongly answered questions.

NATA 2022 Exam pattern - Assessment factors

In the NATA aptitude test, you will be assessed on your general knowledge, mathematics and drawing.

As per the Syllabus for NATA 2022, you will be tested on the following topics.

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 analyze given data
Situational Judgment Tests problem-solving ability
Logical Reasoning Tests ability to recognize patterns, sequences, or relationships between shapes and imagery
Abstract Reasoning Will assess general knowledge and ability to utilize knowledge in new situations

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NATA Online Coaching

NATA Exam Pattern 2022 - Tie-breaking Procedure

If you and other students have scored the same marks in NATA Entrance Exam 2022, then the board will decide on whom to consider for admission based on the below-mentioned criteria:

  • Authorities will consider the highest marks in mathematics.
  • The one with fewer wrong answers in mathematics will be taken into consideration.
  • The highest marks in the Aptitude Test will be taken into consideration.
  • The one with fewer wrong answers in the Aptitude Test will be taken into consideration.
  • Those who have an earlier date of birth will be given first preference.

NATA 2022 Scores Validity

In the aptitude test, you will be allotted marks based on the number of correct answers.

As per the notification, the NATA Score 2022 will be valid only for admission in session 2022.


Is there negative marking in NATA 2022 exam?

No. As per the NATA Exam pattern, there is no negative marking in the exam.

How many questions are asked in the NATA exam?

There are a total of 125 questions in the NATA exam.

Is the exam pattern the same for NATA 1 and NATA 2?

Yes. The exam pattern is same for both NATA 1 and NATA 2.

What is the time duration of the NATA Exam?

As per the NATA Exam Pattern, the time duration of the exam is 3 hours.

Does NATA have negative marking for unattempted questions?

No. There is no negative marking for unattempted questions.

Can I leave early if I have completed the test?

No. You are not allowed to leave early even if you have completed the test. You have to stay inside the exam hall until the exam gets over.

Is calculator allowed in NATA Exam?

No. calculators are prohibited inside the NATA examination hall.

I belong to PwD category, will I be given any extra time to complete the paper?

No. All candidates including PwD category have to complete the exam in 180 minutes. 

Will the authorities conduct NATA 2022 exam as a home based test?

No. The authorities will conduct NATA 2022 as a computer-based examination.

Can I appear for NATA 2022 in my own language?

No. The NATA 2022 exam will be conducted only in the English language.