NATA Syllabus

The test is in two parts:

 1. Aesthetic Sensitivity Test


NO OF QUESTION- 60 multiple choice questions.


TYPE-Paper based test

 (Architectural Awareness, Aethetic Sensitivity & Mental Aptitude / Visualisation)

 The aesthetic sensitivity test measures perception, imagination and observation, creativity and communication along with architectural awareness and comprises of -


  • Visualising three dimensional objects from two dimensional drawings.
  • Visualising 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.


Algebra, Logarithms, Complex Numbers, Quadratic Equations, Matrices, Binomial Theorem (positive integral index), Trigonometry, Coordinate geometry of two dimensions, Coordinate geometry of three dimensions, Differential Calculus, Integral Calculus, Differential Equations, Application of Calculus, Vectors, Sets, Relations & Mapping, Permutation & combination and Statistics & probability.




2 questions of 40 marks each Total of 80 marks.


 The drawing aptitude is judged on the following aspects -

  • Ability to sketch a given object proportionately and rendering the same in visually appealing manner.
  • Visualising 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 composition using given shapes and forms.
  • Creating visual harmony using colours in given composition.
  • Understanding of scale and proportions.
  • Drawing from memory through pencil sketch on themes from day to day experiences.

Total NATA Test marks - 200. 

Minimum qualifying marks: 40% or 80/200.

STATIONARY REQUIRED:Set of colours (Water/ Poster colours, crayons, pastels) with appropriate instruments (Brushes, dish, etc.),Geometry instrument box.



About JEE/AIEEE (B.Arch)

 The All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE) now called the JEE (Joint Engineering Entrance Exam) is  held in the month of  April for 936 seats of B.Arch/B.Planning in various institutions, namely National Institutes of Technology, IIITs, Deemed Universities, Technical Institutions, Delhi Technological University, Delhi and other Govt. funded Institutions are offered through this examination. This year many other institutions are expected to admit students through AIEEE. Decision in this regard will be taken by the Central Counselling Board which will be constituted by MHRD and a list of tentative institutions joining the CCB will be placed on the website of CCB i.e.



Part-1: Drawing Test

  • Three dimensional perception
  • Understanding and appreciation of scale and proportion of objects, building forms and elements, colour texture, harmony and contrast.
  • Design and drawing of geometrical or abstract shapes and patterns in pencil.
  • Transformation of forms both 2 D and 3 D union, substraction, rotation, development of surfaces and volumes, Generation of Plan, elevations and 3D views of objects.
  • Creating two dimensional and three dimensional compositions using given shapes and forms.
  • Sketching of scenes and activities from memory of urbanscape (public space, market, festivals, street scenes, monuments, recreational spaces etc.), landscape (river fronts, jungles. gardens, tre es, plants etc.) and rural life.


Part-2: Aptitude Test

Awareness of persons, places, Buildings, Materials.) Objects, Texture related to Architecture and build environment.

  • Visualising three dimensional objects from two dimensional drawings.
  • Visualising different sides of three dimensional objects.
  • Analytical Reasoning
  • Mental Ability (Visual, Numerical and Verbal).

Part-3: Mathematics

Eligibility criteria - 75% aggregate in final examination of 10 + 2. Students having studied Maths in Class XII irrespective of stream like Science, Commerce, Humanities etc. are eligible for JEE 2017.


The total number of seats is approx. 1000.Admission is on the basis of AIEEE merit.