The syllabus of NATA 2021 consists of 5 sections: Drawing Test, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, and General Aptitude. Hence, it is important for you to be aware of the detailed syllabus to better succeed in the exam. This post takes you through the section-wise NATA Syllabus 2021.

 NATA 2021 Syllabus PDF

Before starting the preparation, you are advised to go through the syllabus and NATA Exam Pattern as this will help enhance your preparation levels for the upcoming exam. 

  • Geometric Composition,3D & 2D Transformation, Urban Landscape, Day-to-day Life Objects Drawings are some of the important topics that you need to be prepared for the drawing test.
  • You should focus more on topics like Coordinate Geometry, Algebra, Permutation, and Combination, Statistics and Probability, Matrices, and Logarithm to score good marks in the mathematics.
  • The important topics from the General Aptitude Section are Mathematical Reasoning and Sets & Relations and from Chemistry and Physics, read the topics like Thermodynamics, Organic Chemistry, Chemical Bonding, etc
  • Solving previous year NATA Question Paper will help improve your time management skills, speed, and accuracy.
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NATA Syllabus 2021 for Mathematics Section

You must make sure to prepare strictly as per the given official NATA Syllabus as questions will come only from the topics given in the syllabus. Go through the detailed NATA Mathematics Syllabus from the table below.

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.

Expected Questions from the Mathematics Section

The Question Answers given below are the type of questions that will come in the NATA Exam 2021. Meanwhile, do not forget to solve the NATA Question Papers thoroughly as these will give you enough idea on the question pattern of the exam.

1.The Mode of the following Series-3,4,2,1,7,6,6,8,5,9 is-

a. 5    b.6   c.7  d.8


2. Two lines of regression are given by 3x+2y=26 and 6x+y=31. The Co-efficient of Correlation between x and y is

a.-1/3   b.1/3  c.-1/2  d.1/2


NATA Syllabus 2021 for General Aptitude Section

The candidates can check the General Aptitude NATA syllabus 2021 from the table below:

Topics Sub-topics
General Objects, texture related to architecture and the built environment. Interpretation of pictorial compositions, Visualizing three-dimensional objects from a two-dimensional drawing. Visualizing different sides of 3D objects. Analytical reasoning, mental ability (visual, numerical and verbal), General awareness of national/ international architects and famous architectural creations.
Mathematical reasoning Statements, logical operations like and, or, if and only if, implies, implied by the understanding of tautology, converse, contradiction, and contrapositive.
Sets and Relations The idea of sets, subsets, power set, complement, union, intersection, and difference of sets, Venn diagram, De Morgan's Laws, Relation, and its properties. Equivalence relation — definition and elementary examples.

Expected Questions from General Aptitude Section

These are some questions from the General Aptitude Section that come in the NATA Exam-

1.Extreme Old Age when a man behaves like a fool

a. Imbecility b.Senility c.Dotage d.Superannuation

2.The study of Ancient Societies

a.Anthropology b.Archeology c.history d.Ethnology

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NATA Syllabus for Chemistry

Go through the table below to know the NATA 2021 Syllabus for Chemistry section.

Subject Syllabus
Chemistry 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 2021 for Physics Section

Go through the table below to know the NATA 2020 Syllabus for Physics section-

Subject Syllabus
Physics 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 Syllabus 2021 for Drawing Section

NATA Drawing Preparation and practice before the exam will help you score good marks in the exam. Go through the drawing test syllabus from the table below.

Drawing Test 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.

Expected Questions from the Drawing Section

These are some questions from the Drawing Section that come in the NATA Exam-

1. Imagine you are an ant on the top of a half-eaten pizza inside a Pizza Box. The cover of the Pizza Box is half-open. You can see a Coco-Cola Bottle and a cup outside the box. Draw the scene(MARKS 50)

2. Use the basic shapes of a protector, set square, and a ruler and compose a 2D Combination. You can resize the shape if required. Use any 4 colors to color this combination(MARKS 25)

NATA Exam Pattern 2021

You should not forget to check the exam pattern as it will help you to prepare in the right direction.

  • The total number of questions asked in the exam will be 53 and the maximum marks are 200
  • There will be +1.5 marks for every correct answer in the Mathematics and General Aptitude Questions
  • There is no negative marking in the Exam
  • Paper 1(PCM+Aptitude) is an online mode exam and Paper 2(Drawing) will be conducted in offline mode.


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.