NATA 2018 Analysis – NATA 2018 was held on April 29, 2018, from 09.30 AM to 12.30 PM. The Council of Architecture conducted the examination today across the nation and also in Dubai. Candidates have been preparing hard for this day and finally today the paper got over without any problems. Last year almost every student and teacher said the NATA paper was way too different than every year. The change in the pattern surprised everyone. Since the examination is just over, we have updated the initial reaction of the candidates over various social media below.
NATA 2018 Analysis
Here is what the pattern of NATA 2018 was. This year the paper was set according to this same pattern. Although last year many candidates complained that the paper was not as per the pattern mentioned by COA. Last year, the paper had over 33 questions of Mathematics with a total of 66 marks allotted.
|Subject||Number of Question||Marks Per Question||Total Marks|
|General Aptitude||40 MCQ||2||80|
Now let us take a look at the paper analysis of NATA 2018 section wise. Students and Teachers last year were surprised by the question paper saying that it was not difficult but different. Let us see what NATA 2018 gave the students this year, given that the examination is now over.
Overall Analysis of NATA 2018
Although the paper was surprising last year, students were all geared up for this year. The initial reactions say that the paper was great.
The only confusion is regarding the issue that has come up that few candidates have attempted the drawing question but did not mark it in the online mode. That is they did not select the “mark as answered” option in part B online. Will that affect the evaluation?
Regarding this, the NATA officials have confirmed that the drawing sheets will be evaluated even if the candidates did not mark it in the online response.
NATA 2018 Analysis – Mathematics
Following are the topics from which questions were asked in Mathematics: Matrices, Algebra, coordinate geometry, trigonometry, probability, statistics, calculus, the equation of the circle. The Questions were doable and were on predictable lines, there was no surprise element in the section. Overall this section was easy.
However last year candidates said, mathematics was quite easy but lengthy. Maximum questions were from 2D and 3D geometry and Calculus. There were few questions from Matrices and Trigonometry too. Overall mathematics section last year required a thoroughness of CBSE concepts.
NATA 2018 Analysis – General Aptitude
There were questions related to Puzzle solving, syllogism, critical reasoning, inferential reasoning, statement assumption and conclusion, pictorial reasoning, mathematical reasoning, logical operations, ven diagram, set theory, sets, union, intersection, 3-dimensional figures, visualization, understanding of isometric figures. The section was tricky and required good analytical skills for cracking the correct answer.
Last year this section was the easiest part. A lot of repeated questions from previous years were there. The only disappointment was that there were no image identification questions. There were quite a good number of questions on logic, analytical mathematical reasoning, etc. In addition to that basic maths of 9th 10th was also included.
NATA 2018 Analysis – Drawing
There were 2 questions of 40 marks each, someone who would have done good preparation and had a knack for drawing and understanding of proportionality, comfortable with freehand drawing and good with visualization of 2 dimensional and 3-dimensional figures can very easily score 50 plus marks in this section.
On the other hand, last year it was the toughest and lengthy part. There was a perspective question. Also, both questions had memory drawings, one of which was coloured one.
How was your NATA 2018 Examination? Was the paper in line with the examination pattern as mentioned by COA? Which Section was most difficult? You can help us with your views and we will get back with more detailed analysis.