B.Arch Entrance Tests 2018-2019

About NATA (Architecture Entrance)


What Is NATA?
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, i.e. Architecture.

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.
 
Where to appear for NATA?
NATA is offered over major part of admission season at designated Test Centers located at colleges / schools of architecture in India. Updated list of Test centers is available at the website http://www.nata.in
 
Test Fees ?
 
The NATA Information Brochure (including Registration Form) is available online at www.nata.in.
 
NATA Overview
 
What Is It?
It is an Architecture Entrance Exam.
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, i.e. Architecture.
 
Who Takes It 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 measures for comparing the qualifications of applicants.
 
Where Do People Take It?
NATA is offered over major part of admission season at designated Test Centers located at colleges / schools of architecture in India. Updated list of Test centers is available at the website http://www.nata.in

Who Accepts It?
All schools / colleges of Architecture, Government, Government aided, University Departments, private unaided, including colleges affiliated to self-financed Deemed Universities and Private Universities, or any Department of Architecture within a college, requires that its applicants take the NATA (Architecture Entrance Exam).

 

NATA Syllabus
 
The Aptitude Test in Architecture shall consist of 2 papers: (3hours duration)
 
PART A : ONLINE TEST
Test – I
Aesthetic Sensitivity – 120 marks
Duration of test:- 90 min
 
PART B : PAPER BASED TEST
Test – II
Drawing - 80 marks
Duration of test – 90 mins
 
Test- I
Aesthetic Sensitivity is to evaluate candidate’s perception, imagination and observation; creativity and communication; and Architectural awareness. The test shall be of objective type and comprise of topics related to,
(i) Visualising three dimensional objects from two dimensional drawings.
(ii) Visualising different sides of three dimensional object.
(iii) Analytical Reasoning.
(iv) Mental Ability.
(v) Imaginative comprehension and expression.
(vi) Architectural awareness.

Test- II
The Drawing aptitude of the candidate shall be judged on the following aspects:
(i) Ability to sketch a given object proportionately and rendering the same in visually appealing manner.
(ii) Visualising and drawing the effects of light on the object and shadows cast on the surroundings.
(iii) Sense of perspective drawing.
(iv) Creating interesting two dimensional composition using given shapes or forms.
(v) Creating visual harmony using colours in given composition.
(vi) Understanding of scale and sense of proportion
(vii) Drawing from memory through pencil sketch on theme from day to day experiences.
 
 
 
NATA Dates

 

NATA 2018 Examination Dates

 

Candidates need to be updated about the schedule of the examination and the admission process. In the given table, aspirants can get all the dates and schedule of the admission process.

 

S.No. Name of the Exam Event Date of the Commencement
1 Application Form would be available from 15th January 2018
2 Last date of submission of the form/online registrtaion 2nd March 2018
3 Date of uploading the scanned images —-
4 Payment of Application Fee —-
6 Last for making correction in the application form —-
7 Date of issuing the admit card 2nd April 2018
8 Date of the entrance examination 29th April 2018

 

 Publication of Results 01.06.2018.

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