KNOW ABOUT NATA

KNOW ABOUT NATA
June 29 05:48 2016 Print This Article

 

What is NATA?

NATA (National Aptitude Test in Architecture) is a national level architecture entrance exam. It is conducted by NIASA (National Institute of Advanced Studies in Architecture), which is a body of Council of Architecture situated in New Delhi. The test measures the aptitude of applicants for a specific field of study, i.e. Architecture, in areas like drawing and observation skills, sense of proportion, aesthetic sensitivity and critical thinking. NATA or the JEE B.Arch exam are prescribed by the Council of Architecture as a compulsory criterion for taking admission to any Architectural College or course in India.

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Who can take NATA Exam?

Any person having passed SSC (Std X) or equivalent examination and above can appear for NATA. However, only candidates who have qualified an aptitude test in Architecture and have secured 50% marks in 10+2 or equivalent examination with Mathematics as one of the subjects, shall be eligible for admission to B.Arch. Course. No direct lateral admission is allowed at any year/stage of B.Arch. course based on any qualification. NATA score shall be valid for a period of two years from the year in which one appeared.

Candidates can attempt NATA for a maximum of 5 (Five) times during the period when their latest scorecard is valid. For every attempt, however, a new NATA Registration form is to be submitted online by the candidate at the NATA website.

What is the scheme of the Exam?

The test is in two parts. A paper based drawing test and computer based online aesthetic sensitivity test. The test measures aptitude of the candidate through two sections – a paper based section for drawing and computer based section for aesthetic sensitivity.

DRAWING TEST

This is a two hour paper where candidate has to attempt three questions. The drawing aptitude is judged on the following aspects –

  • Ability to sketch a given object proportionately and rendering the same in visually appealing manner.
  • Visualizing and drawing the effects of light on the object and shadows cast on surroundings.
  • Sense of perspective drawing
  • Combining and composing given three dimensional elements to form a building or structural form.
  • Creating interesting two dimensional compositions using given shapes and forms.
  • Creating visual harmony using colors in given composition.
  • Understanding of scale and proportions.
  • Drawing from memory through pencil sketch on themes from day to day experiences.

AESTHETIC SENSITIVITY TEST

This is computer based test where candidate has to answer 40 multiple choice questions. The aesthetic sensitivity test measures perception, imagination and observation, creativity and communication along with architectural awareness and comprises of –

  • Visualizing three dimensional objects from two dimensional drawings.
  • Visualizing different sides of three dimensional objects.
  • Identifying commonly used materials and objects based on their textural qualities.
  • Analytical reasoning.
  • Mental Ability.
  • Imaginative comprehension and expression.
  • Architectural awareness.

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How to Register for NATA?

Appointments are scheduled on a first-come, first-serve basis. Register well in advance to get the candidate’s preferred test date.

REGISTRATION PROCESS

Details of the Registration Process for NATA is available separately on our website, www.nata.in. Important Things to Remember When Registering

  • Register well in advance. During the peak admission season Test Centers fill up quickly.
  • Take the test as soon as possible to ensure that the candidate’s score card / Mark list are ready in time for submission to the admission authorities at the time of applying for admission.
  • When registering online, be sure that the spelling of the candidate’s name matches the name printed on the identification document(s) the candidate will present at the Test Center. If this information does not match, the candidate will not be permitted to appear in test and his / her test fee will be forfeited. See Identification Requirements (11).
  • Information regarding Test Center availability is subject to change. The most current information regarding Test Centers and other registration information is available on the NATA website (http://www.nata.in).

 

 

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