NATA Syllabus 2018

Thamanna Abdul Latheef updated on : 22 Sep 2017

NATA 2018 Syllabus for candidates appearing for the exam scheduled is provided here. Know all about NATA 2018 Syllabus

NATA Syllabus

NATA Syllabus 2018- NATA Entrance exam 2018 is organized by the Council of Architecture (CoA) to select the best candidates for admission in various campuses all over India after analyzing their skill and aptitude in the Architectural field. Syllabus of NATA 2018 will help the candidates to understand better about the exam. It is a guide to the examination which gives an idea on the important areas and the questions that are asked in the examination. It also provides the candidates to understand the exam in general as well as the important areas of focus. The syllabus of NATA 2018 contains topics from General Aptitude, Mathematics, and Drawing. The candidates should go through the syllabus to make out the best strategy for preparation before the examination. NATA Syllabus will help the candidates to focus more on the important topics and cover all the other prescribed topics by the Council of Architecture.

The syllabus of NATA 2018 is further divided into three parts i.e. Mathematics, General Aptitude and Drawing. The candidates will be asked to solve questions from all the parts and the one who scores the best will be given admission as per their ranks in NATA 2018. The candidates are also required to know the NATA 2018 exam pattern here to get a detailed idea on the entrance examination.  

NATA Syllabus 2018

Here are the topics and areas in which the candidates should focus more to get high marks in the examination. The examination for mathematics and general aptitude will be done in the OMR format whereas the drawing test will be conducted in paper and pencil format. The duration of the entrance test will be of 3 hours/180 minutes and candidates are required to attempt the entire question paper within the time bound.




Mode of Exam

Mathematics &General Aptitude (Part-A)




MCQ (OMR based)

General Aptitude



MCQ (OMR based)

Drawing test (Part-B)



Paper and Pencil

NATA Syllabus 2018 Mathematics

  • Algebra
  • Application of Calculus
  • Binomial Theorem (Positive Integral Index)
  • Complex Numbers
  • Coordinate Geometry of three dimensions
  • Coordinate Geometry of two dimensions
  • Differential Calculus
  • Differential Equations
  • Integral Calculus
  • Logarithms
  • Matrices
  • Permutation and Combination
  • Quadratic equations
  • Sets, Relations and Mapping
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Trigonometry
  • Vectors

NATA Syllabus 2018 for General Aptitude

  • Analytical reasoning,
  • Interpretation of pictorial compositions,
  • Mental ability (visual, numerical and verbal) awareness of national/international architects and their creations.
  • Objects, texture related to architecture and built environment.
  • Visualizing different sides of 3D objects.
  • Visualizing three-dimensional objects from two-dimensional drawing.

NATA Syllabus 2018 for Drawing

  • Conceptualization and visualization
  • Creating 2D and 3D compositions using given shape and forms.
  • Drawing of patterns - both geometrical and abstract
  • Form transformations in 2D and 3D like union, subtraction, rotation, surfaces and volumes.
  • Generating plan
  • Elevation
  • 3D views of objects.
  • Perspective drawing
  • Sketching of urban scape and landscape.
  • Understanding scale and proportion of objects, Geometric composition, shape, building forms and elements, aesthetics, colour texture, harmony and contrast.

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