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NATA Exam Pattern

Exam Pattern

PART A: NATA DRAWING TEST

Mode - Paper & Pencil

Maximum Marks - 100

Duration of test - Maximum 2 Hours

Type - 03 questions

Marks – 1st question is for 50 marks, 2nd and 3rd question is for 25 marks.

PART B: NATA AESTHETIC SENSITIVITY TEST

Mode - Online

Maximum Marks - 100

Duration of test - Maximum 1 Hour

Type - 40 Objective type Questions

Mark - Based on the difficulty level of the question

Test duration- 3 Hours.

Marking System –

For 1st paper - 01 number of 50 marks question & 02 numbers of 25 mark questions

For 2nd paper - Relative based on the difficulty level of the question. There is no Negative marking in this test.

 

Syllabus Summary

No. Of Subject 2
No. Of Unit 2
No. Of Chapter 19
Chapters
  1. Visualizing three dimensional objects from two dimensional drawings
  2. Visualizing different sides of three dimensional objects
  3. Identifying commonly used materials and objects based on their textural qualities
  4. Analytical reasoning
  5. Mental Ability
  6. Imaginative comprehension and expression
  7. Architectural awareness
Chapters
  1. Memory drawing
  2. Perspective drawing
  3. Correct Proportions
  4. Pencil Rendering
  5. Creating 2-Dimensional composition from given geometric or non-geometric shapes
  6. Colour Rendering
  7. Creating Logos
  8. Colour Schemes
  9. Creating 3-Dimensional composition from given geometric or non-geometric forms
  10. Creating the effect of light and shadow
  11. Creating structural forms from 3- D elements.
  12. Pencil Rendering

How to prepare

Preparation Strategy

Be Creative

Since it is an Architecture exam you need to be creative and artistic. Learn and practice how to sketch a 3D picture on a 2D medium.

Explore

An Architect should explore and try to learn from everything. You never know where you can find a beautiful building and at times even an ugly building can be an inspiration. Learn not to make the mistakes that architect made.

If you follow the above rules, road to success is clear for you.

Make a proper Time Table

It is very important that you make a timetable and stick to it and you will have an exact idea of what you are required to study and the time required for it.

Concept clarity rather than rote learning

It is essential that you have a clear idea of the formulas and concepts rather than rote learning of things for the papers. While you might require it for memorizing formulas it is important that for other stuff you make sure you clear your basics and concepts before moving on.

Prepare Notes

It is very important to make small notes or a comprehensive list of formulas on each covered topic and chapter which will come in handy at the time of revision. This will require you to be regular with your work but will surely make things easy at the time of revision.

Solve Previous Years Papers

Solving previous years papers will provide you the idea of not only the type of questions but also the level of difficulty. This will also give you opportunity to practice a lot.

Get it checked

Seeking help from knowledgeable persons is not a bad idea. Unless someone shows you your weak areas by pointing out the mistakes, practicing will only make you perfect in doing wrong things.

Duration : 3 Hours

Important Instructions

a) All the students registered for NATA should bring their attested photocopy of Standard 10th Mark sheet and original ID proof as mentioned in appointment voucher while coming for the exam. b) As per the order of the Council of Architecture dated 21 May 2016, the test center at MP05 - SDPS Women's College, Indore stands withdrawn till further orders. Students appearing at this center for NATA Exam on or after 22 May 2016, shall be communicated with the alternate arrangements on their email ids registered with NATA. c) As per the order of the Council of Architecture dated 5th June 2016, the test center at TN07 - School of Architecture Bharath University stands withdrawn till further orders. Students appearing at this center for NATA Exam on or after 5 June 2016, shall be communicated with the alternate arrangements on their email ids registered with NATA. d) As per the order of the Council of Architecture dated 23rd June 2016, the test center at TN39 - RVS Padmavathy School of Architecture stands withdrawn till further orders. Students appearing at this center for NATA 2016 Exam on or after 23rd June 2016, shall be communicated with the alternate arrangements on their email ids registered with NATA. e) The candidate must have an acceptable and valid Identification Document (ID) details of which are mentioned on the appointment voucher, with signature and appointment voucher to be admitted to a Test Center. ID requirements are strictly enforced. It is the candidate's responsibility to read and understand the instructions and requirements. f)Report to the test center at least 1 hour before scheduled time of test. g) If the candidate arrives at the Test Center without the required identification documents h) The Test Center in-charge will not admit the candidate and the candidate will not be allowed to take the test In addition the candidate will forfeit the test fee. i) NAME CHANGES WILL NOT BE ALLOWED UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES. If the candidate's name has changed for any reason, including marriage, the candidate still must present primary identification in the name under which he / she made the appointment, otherwise the candidate will not be permitted to appear in test. Marriage certificates and divorce decrees cannot be used to confirm name differences. j) If the Test Center in-charge questions the ID proof the candidate presents, the candidate will be required to present additional proof of identity. If positive confirmation cannot be made, the candidate may be refused admission to the Test Center and the candidate will forfeit the test fee paid. k) Test Center personnel will check the candidate's identification before assigning the candidate a seat at the Test Center. The administrator will check to verify that the candidate is the person in his photo identification. The test center in-charge will repeat this procedure before and after all breaks. l) Admittance to the Test Center does not imply that the candidate's form of identification is valid or that the candidate's scores will be reported. All reported cases of questionable identification are subject to review and approval by the Competent Authority of Testing Integrity.