The Council of Architecture (CoA) has prescribed the syllabus for NATA 2021. This year, the entrance exam will have questions only from aptitude and there is no drawing test in 2021. 

General knowledge of the students related to mathematics and drawing may be assessed in the aptitude section itself. This post takes you through complete details about NATA Syllabus 2021.

NATA General Aptitude Syllabus 2021

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

The key to success in the exam is understanding the syllabus and NATA Exam Pattern  In the general aptitude section, 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

Other Topics for NATA 2021

According to the brochure, the questions will also be asked from the following topics in the NATA 2021 Exam.

  • 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

NATA 2021 Maths Syllabus

You should focus more on topics like Coordinate Geometry, Algebra, Permutation, and Combination, Statistics and Probability, Matrices, and Logarithm to score good marks in mathematics.

Also, solving NATA Question Papers will help improve your time management skills, speed, and accuracy.

Topics Sub-topics
Algebra Definitions of A. P. and G.P.; General term; Summation of first in-terms of series ∑n, ∑n2,∑n 3; Arithmetic/Geometric series, A.M., G.M. and their relation; Infinite G.P. series and its sum.
Logarithms Definition; General properties; Change of base.
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. The determinant of a square matrix. Properties of determinants (statement only). Minor, cofactor and adjoint of a matrix. Non-singular matrix. The inverse of a matrix. Finding the area of a triangle. Solutions of system of linear equations. (Not more than 3 variables).
Trigonometry Trigonometric functions, addition and subtraction formulae, formulae involving multiple and sub-multiple angles, the general solution of trigonometric equations. Properties of triangles, inverse trigonometric functions, and their properties.
Coordinate geometry Distance formula, section formula, area of a triangle, condition of collinearity of three points in a plane. Polar coordinates, the transformation from Cartesian to polar coordinates and vice versa. Parallel transformation of axes, the concept of the locus, elementary locus problems. The slope of a line. The equation of lines in different forms, angle between two lines. The condition of perpendicularity and parallelism of two lines. The distance of a point from a line. The distance between two parallel lines. Lines through the point of intersection of two lines. The equation of a circle with a given center and radius. A condition that a general equation of second degree in x, y may represent a circle. The equation of a circle in terms of endpoints of a diameter Equation of tangent, normal and chord. Parametric equation of a circle. The intersection of a line with a circle. An equation of common chord of two intersecting circles.
3-Dimensional Co-ordinate geometry Direction cosines and direction ratios, the distance between two points and section formula, the equation of a straight line, the equation of a plane, a distance of a point from a plane.
Theory of Calculus Functions, the composition of two functions and inverse of a function, limit, continuity, derivative, chain rule, derivatives 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 a 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, a solution of homogeneous differential equations, separation of variables method, linear first-order differential equations.
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 an area, calculation of area bounded by elementary curves and Straight lines. The area of the region included between two elementary curves.
Permutation and combination Permutation of n different things taken r at a time (r ≤ n).
Statistics and Probability A 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.
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NATA Syllabus for Chemistry

The following are the important topics that you need to prepare under the chemistry syllabus. You are advised to solve NATA Mock Tests to know the type of questions asked from the chemistry section.

  • Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry; Structure of Atom; Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties
  • Chemical Bonding and Molecular; States of Matter: Gases and Liquids; Chemical Thermodynamics; Equilibrium; Redox Reactions; Hydrogen's- Block Elements p -Block Elements
  • Organic Chemistry: Some Basic Principles and Techniques; Hydrocarbons; Environmental Chemistry

NATA Syllabus for Physics

Here are the important topics that you need to prepare under the NATA Physics Syllabus.

  • Electrostatics- Electric charges and Fields; Electrostatic Potential and Clearance
  • Current Electricity; Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism; Moving Charges and magnetism; Magnetism and Matter Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating currents- Electromagnetic Induction; Alternating Current
  • Optics- Ray optics and optical instruments, Wave Optics Dual nature of radiation and Matter
  • Atoms and Nuclei- Atoms, Nuclei
  • Electronic devices- Semiconductor Electronics, Materials, Devices, and Simple circuits.

NATA Drawing Syllabus

Understanding of scale and proportion of objects, geometric composition, shape, building forms and elements, aesthetics, color texture, harmony, and contrast. Conceptualization and Visualization through structuring objects in memory. 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 shapes and forms. Perspective drawing, Sketching of urbanscape and landscape, Common day-to-day life objects like furniture, equipment, etc., from memory.

NATA Preparation Books

It is important to choose the right books that cover all the topics as per the latest syllabus to better succeed in the exam.

You may consider referring to the books listed in the table below while preparing for the NATA exam.

Book Name Author
A Complete Self Study Guide for B. Arch Entrance Examinations Arihant Publications
Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning Book R.S. Agarwal
Higher Algebra Hall & Knight
Quantitative Aptitude R.S. Agarwal
Engineering Drawing N.D.Bhatt


Who prescribes NATA Syllabus 2021?

The Council of Architecture will prescribe the NATA 2021 syllabus.

What are the important topics that need to be prepared under NATA Physics Syllabus 2021?

Electric charges and Fields; Electrostatic Potential and Clearance Current Electricity; Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism; Moving Charges and magnetism are some of the important topics that need to be prepared under NATA Physics Syllabus.

What are the best books for preparation of NATA 2021 Syllabus?

  • A Modern Approach to Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning by S.Chand
  • NATA (B.Arch) Guide Bachelor of  Architecture Ent. Exams by GKP
  • A complete Self Study for B.Arch Entrance Examination 2017 by PK Mishra.

What is NATA Chemistry Syllabus 2021?

Structure of Atom; Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties Chemical Bonding and Molecular; States of Matter: Gases and Liquids Chemical Thermodynamics; Equilibrium; Redox Reactions; Hydrogen; s- Block Elements p -Block Elements.Organic Chemistry: Some Basic Principles and Techniques; Hydrocarbons; Environmental Chemistry

What are the important topics that need to be prepared under General aptitude section of NATA Syllabus?

Mathematical Reasoning, seta & relations including complement, union, intersection, and difference of sets, Venn diagram are some of the important topics that need to be prepared under General aptitude section of NATA Syllabus 2021.