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NATA Overview

All about NATA

National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) is being conducted by the Council of Architecture. The National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) measures the aptitude of the applicant for specific field of study, i.e. Architecture. The test measures drawing and observation skills, sense of proportion, aesthetic sensitivity and critical thinking ability that have been acquired over a long period of time  and that are related to specific field of study that is Architecture. The candidate registration process is flexible, he/she can book the exam slot, and the score cards will be posted on the website on the fourth working day after the test. NATA score shall be valid for a period of two years from the year in which one appeared.

WHO SHOULD TAKE NATA AND WHY :
Prospective applicants desirous of taking admission to First year of undergraduate course in Architecture (Bachelor of Architecture) in India take NATA. NATA scores are used by admissions authorities of different Government, Govt. Aided & unaided schools / colleges of Architecture, to provide common measure for comparing the qualifications of applicants, for admission in addition to their scholastic performance in 10+2 or equivalent examination.

Course Stream: Design

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Competition & Benefits

College Accepting Exam Count 46
Courses 78
Total Number of Seats 2223

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Preparation

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.

Syllabus Summary
No. Of Subjects No. Of Units No. Of Chapters
2 2 19

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.

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NATA Eligibility Criteria

Education Qualification:

Candidates may come from the following backgrounds:

  • 10+2 or equivalent passed/appearing with Mathematics as one of the subjects of examination;
  • 10+3 Diploma (any stream) passed/appearing recognized by Central/State Govts with Mathematics as one of the subjects of examination;
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma passed/appearing, after 10 years of Schooling with Mathematics as compulsory subject of examination.

Only candidates who have the following credentials shall be eligible for admission to B.Arch. Course.:

Qualified a recognized aptitude test in Architecture (NATA or equivalent) in 2017 OR qualified in NATA AND

Have gone through any of the following curriculum with marks as prescribed below:

  • Secured 50% marks in 10+2 or equivalent examination with Mathematics as one of the subjects;                                                       

                                                                   OR

  • 10+3 Diploma (any stream) recognized by Central/State Govts with 50% aggregate marks withMathematics;                                               

                                                                    OR

  • International Baccalaureate Diploma passed/appearing, after 10 years of Schooling with 50% marks in aggregate and with Mathematics as compulsory subject of examination.
  • No direct lateral admission is allowed at any other year/stage of B.Arch. course based on any qualification.

AGE: There is NO lower age limit to apply for NATA.

Marks: 50% marks in 10+2 or equivalent examination with Mathematics as one of the subjects.

Reservation policy- AS Per Govt. Rules.

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News

March 08, 2017 05:57 PM

The admit card for NATA -2017 will be available for download from 26 March 2017. Candidates have to download their ...

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