What is the Passing Score at NATA 2013?

What is the Passing Mark at NATA 2013?
The Council of Architecture (COA), New Delhi conducts National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA 2013) for admission into Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch) course to all recognized institution all over the country commencing in the session 2013-14.


As per the Council of Architecture, a candidate applying to any school/ college of Architecture in India should have achieved 40% score in NATA, i.e. at least 80/200, for consideration of admission into first year B.Arch course.

Scoring Process:

The answer to each question in the drawing paper will be examined by a panel of three examiners independently and the marks are averaged, It may be further subject to moderation.

During the computer based test, with adaptive testing, an examinee is administered a set of questions with difficulty level that is specially designed to match the examinee's ability level.

The mathematical process for calculating a score in this situation incorporates the statistical properties if the questions, the examinee's performance on the questions, and the number of questions that are answered.

How each sections of the test are scored.

Drawing Section:

The Primary emphasis in scoring the drawing section is on the candidate's drawing imagination and observation skills. The candidate's sense of proportion & perspective is alo valuated together with sense for colour and composition.

Aesthetic Sensitivity Section:

The candidate's score will depend on his/ her performance on the questions given and on the number of questions answered in the time allotted.

This section is computer adaptive, meaning that the computer selects questions based on the candidate's performance on preceding questions (When correct answer is given next questions is will be higher difficulty level whereas, if wrong answer is given next questions is of lower difficulty level) and on the requirements of the test design.

Test design factors that influence which questions are presented to the candidate include:

  • The Statistical Characteristics.
  • The required variety questions types.
  • The appropriate coverage of content.
  • The final score depends on average difficulty level of all questions and of those questions answered correctly.
  • Time allotted to answer the question is between 60 & 90 seconds depending upon the question.
  • There is no negative marking in this test.

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