Syllabus and Eligibility Criteria of NATA

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National Aptitude Test in Architecture, conducted by National Institute of Advance Studies in Architecture (NIASA) which is a body of Council of Architecture, New Delhi, is a national level examination for the admission in the under – graduate courses with specialization in architecture. But to appear for this examination, one has to be eligible for it. We have provided here the eligibility criteria for appearing the examination. And also have provided the syllabus and exam pattern of NATA for those who are eligible for it. Students who want to make career in architecture appear for NATA exams and some times NATA is also considered as secondary brother or step brother of B-Tech


Eligibility Criteria

The candidates must

  1. Pass 10+2 or equivalent from a recognized Board/University
    10+3 Diploma (any stream) recognized by Central/State Governments
    International Baccalaureate Diploma after 10 years of schooling
  2. Must have Mathematics as a compulsory subject of examination
  3. Must have at least 50% aggregate marks in aggregate.

Pattern of the exam

The test is in two parts — A paper which is based on the drawing test for two hours and a computer based online aesthetic sensitivity test for one hour. This test measures the aptitude of the candidate through two sections – a paper based section for drawing and computer based section for aesthetic sensitivity.

NATA Syllabus

Drawing Test

  1. Ability to sketch a given object proportionately and rendering the same in visually appealing manner
  2. Visualising and drawing the effects of light on the object and shadows cast on surroundings
  3. Sense of perspective drawing
  4. Combining and composing given three dimensional elements to form a building or structural form
  5. Creating interesting two dimensional composition using given shapes and forms
  6. Creating visual harmony using colours in given composition
  7. Understanding of scale and proportions
  8. Drawing from memory through pencil sketch on themes from day to day experiences

Aesthetic Sensitivity Test

  1. Perception
  2. Imagination and observation
  3. Creativity and communication
  4. Architectural awareness
  5. Visualising three dimensional objects from two dimensional drawings
  6. Visualising different sides of three dimensional objects
  7. Identifying commonly used materials and objects based on their textural qualities
  8. Analytical reasoning
  9. Mental Ability
  10. Imaginative comprehension and expression
  11. Architectural awareness

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