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NATA Marking Schema 2024

Author : Palak Khanna

Updated On : July 15, 2023


Any competitive exam needs proper preparation and planning. You also need to be tactical while writing exams to save time and score the best marks possible. Understanding the marking scheme helps you to decide the priorities of the questions.

If you do not know the answer to some questions, the NATA marking scheme will help you decide whether to skip it or try to attempt it.

Before going into the marking scheme of NATA Exam 2024, let’s understand the exam pattern and syllabus first.

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NATA Exam Pattern 2024

Applicants who wish to pursue B.Arch/B. Planning courses offered at various prestigious institutes can appear for NATA 2024 Entrance Exam. The question paper will contain three sets, i.e. Drawing, PCM and General Aptitude.  

Let's check the NATA 2024 Exam Pattern

  • Exam Mode: Online (2024)
  • Language: English
  • Maximum Marks: 200 marks
  • Exam Duration: 3 hours
  • Total number of questions: 125
  • Question Formats: Multiple Select Questions (MSQ), Multiple-Choice Questions (MCQ), Preferential Choice Questions (PCQ), and Numerical Answer Type (NAQ)
  • Qualifying Marks: 75 out of 200

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1 mark, 2 marks, 3 marks depending on question type 

Negative Marking 


NATA Syllabus 2024

The following is the list of other topics mentioned by NATA officially as the NATA 2024 Syllabus

Prepare for your NATA 2024 focusing on the topics below: 

  • 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 building construction and knowledge of material
  • General knowledge and current affairs

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NATA Marking Scheme 2024

The NATA 2024 marking scheme will be very simple; each question will either carry 1, 2, or 3 marks for each correct answer, depending on the question.

There will be no negative marking in case the question is wrong. This is significant because you can attempt every question in the paper. Even if you do not know the answer to any question, you can try attempting the question.

There is no penalty for getting an answer wrong, so you won’t lose anything.

How will candidates' aptitude be assessed?

Aptitude Test Parameters Testing Ability
Diagrammatic Reasoning Uses diagrams and situations to assess the candidate's logical thinking abilities.
Logical Reasoning Tests the ability of the candidate to perceive patterns, sequences, or correlations between forms and visuals is tested.
Verbal Reasoning Assesses the candidate’s ability to assess verbal logic
Situational Judgment Assesses the problem-solving ability of the candidate
Inductive Reasoning This test assesses the candidate's ability to recognize patterns and analyze presented data.
Numerical Reasoning Simple problems are used to assess the candidate's arithmetic competence.
Abstract Reasoning This test evaluates the candidate's general knowledge and ability to apply information in new settings.

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