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The National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) is prescribed by the Council of Architecture (COA) as a compulsory criterion for taking admission to any Architectural College or course in India. The NATA Entrance exam is conducted by National Institute of Advanced Studies in Architecture (NIASA) which is a body of Council of Architecture, New Delhi in India. The National Aptitude Test in Architecture is a national level examination for admission to undergraduate courses in Architecture. 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, qualities that have been acquired over a long period of time and that are related to Architecture.

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What is the NATA Entrance Examination about?

The National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) is prescribed by the Council of Architecture (COA) as a compulsory criterion for taking admission to any Architectural College or course in India.

What is the eligibility to appear for the NATA exam?

  • The minimum age limit is 17 years as on 31st July 2017.
  • Candidates should have completed or appearing 12th grade or equivalent examination with Mathematics
  • 10+2 (diploma) in any stream are also eligible to apply.
  • International Baccalaureate diploma passed/appearing after 10th are also eligible to apply.

When is the NATA Exam scheduled for 2017?

April 16 th 2017 (16.04.2017). It is on a Sunday.

What is the medium of the NATA Exam ?

English

Is there Negative Marks for Incorrect answers in the NATA entrance Exam?

No, there are no negative marks for incorrect answers

How long is the NATA exam?

The NATA exam is 3 hours long. It is scheduled to start at 11.00 a.m on April 16 th 2017 to 02.00 p.m. The Exam is broken into 2 parts

Part – 1 is Architecture General aptitude (11.00 a.m to 12:30 p.m – 90 Minutes) :

Part 2 is Drawing paper ( 02 Questions ) : 12.30 pm to 2 :00 pm

Does the NATA exam consist of only multiple choice questions?

The NATA exam consists of multiple choice questions and a drawing paper. Part 1 of the NATA exam consists of multiple choice questions that cover architecture and mathematics. Part 2 is drawing test where students have 90 minutes to sketch on a given subject. Not to worry GBRI has more than 25 sample sketching videos as part of its NATA exam prep.

Is there a point or mark system for the NATA entrance exam?

Yes. 200 marks is the total.

How are the marks distributed for the NATA entrance exam?

Part 1 – General Aptitude Test (Architecture and Mathematics)

  • Architecture General aptitude (30 Questions) 30×2=60 Marks
  • Mathematics (30 Questions) 30×2=60 Marks

Part 2 – Drawing paper

  • (2 Questions) – 2 x 40 = 80 marks

Is there a minimum qualifying mark for NATA 2017?

Yes. There is a minimum qualifying mark for NATA 2017 Entrance exam. At least 25% marks should be secured under Part 1 ( 30 marks out of 120 ) and at least 25% marks to be secured inDrawing portion ( 20 out of 80 ). Overall Qualifying marks ( out of 200) would be based on post-exam statistics & at the discretion of the council of architecture (COA).

Is there a syllabus for NATA 2017 or what should I study for the NATA exam?

Listed here are the broad topic areas covered in the NATA entrance exam. GBRI’s exam preparation will arm you with the essential knowledge to clear the NATA entrance exam.

Part 1 – Architecture Aptitude:

  • Objects , Materials & components related architecture built environment
  • Interpretations of pictorial compositions of historical or modern buildings, building materials, architects their styles works.
  • Visualizing 3-Dimensional objects from 2-dimensional drawing.
  • Visualizing the different sides of 3 dimensional objects.
  • Analytical reasoning
  • Mental Ability ( visual , numerical &,Verbal )
  • Awareness of national/International architects their creations.

Part 1 – Mathematics:

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

Part 2- NATA Drawing Paper:

  • Understanding scale & proportion of objects
  • Understanding geometrical compositions
  • Understanding the different shape & building forms & their elements
  • Understanding aesthetics, texture, color
  • Understanding the principles of harmony & contrast
  • Conceptualization & visualization of scenes from memory & imagination.
  • Drawing of patterns of geometry & abstracts.
  • Form transformations in 2D & 3D like additive forms, subtractive forms, rational property of surface & volumes.
  • Generation of plan, elevation & 3D views of Objects.
  • Creating 2D & 3D compositions using given shape & forms
  • Perspective drawing, Sketching of urbanscape & landscape.

Are there any factors the NATA Drawing test is based on?

Students have 90 minutes to answer/draw 2 questions. The drawing paper will be evaluated by multiple evaluators and an average will be calculated for final score. The scoring in drawings is based on following  factors:

  • Ability to sketch a given object proportionately & rendering the same visually appealing manner
  • Visualizing & drawing the effects of light on the object and shadows cast on surroundings:
  • Sense of Perspective drawing
  • Combining & composing given 3-D elements to form a building or structural form.
  • Creating Visual harmony using co lours in given composition.
  • Understanding of scale & proportions.
  • Drawing from memory through pencil sketch on themes from day to day experiences.

When will be the results for NATA Entrance Examinations published?

The NATA 2017 TEST results will be published on October 6 th 2017 (10.06.2017). Results will be available in the NATA website of the council. NATA exam results will be available in 3 formats:

  • Marks obtained out of 200 & in each component
  • Merit listing – unique based on marks & tie breaking rules.
  • Percentile score based on the merit listing.

How many Test centers are there for NATA 2017 across India?

Students may take the NATA exam from one of 69 centers located across India. Students may opt-in for the nearest city of their choice when filling-up the online form. The list of centers can be found here.

NATA Test Centres

List of Examination Cities

City Code State City Name
1 ANDAMAN & NICOBAR PORT BLAIR
2 ANDHRA PRADESH VIJAYAWADA
3 VISAKHAPATNAM
4 ARUNACHAL PRADESH ITANAGAR
5 ASSAM GUWAHATI
6 BIHAR GAYA
7 MUZAFFARPUR
8 PATNA
9 CHANDIGARH CHANDlGARH/MOHALI
10 CHHATISGARH RAIPUR
11 DELHI DELHI/NEW  DELHI
12 GOA PANAJI
13 GUJARAT AHMEDABAD
14 GANDHINAGAR
15 SURAT
16 VADODARA
17 HARYANA FARIDABAD
18 GURGAON
19 KURUKSHETRA
20 HIMACHAL PRADESH HAMIRPUR
21 SHIMLA
22 JAMMU & KASHMIR JAMMU
23 JHARKHAND DHANBAD
24 JAMSHEDPUR
25 RANCHI
26 KARNATAKA BENGALURU
27 HUBLI
28 MANGALORE
29 KERALA ERNAKULAM
30 KOZHIKODE
31 THIRUVANTHAPURAM
32 MADHYA PRADESH BHOPAL
33 GWALIOR
34 INDORE
35 JABALPUR
36 MAHARASHTRA AURANGABAD
37 MUMBAI
38 NAGPUR
39 NASIK
40 PUNE
41 MANIPUR IMPHAL
42 MEGHALAYA SHILLONG
43 MIZORAM AIZWAL
44 NAGALAND DIMAPUR
45 ODISHA BALASORE
46 BHUBANESWAR
47 CUTIACK
48 SAMBALPUR
49 PUDUCHERRY PUDUCHERRY
50 PUNJAB AMRITSAR
51 BATHINDA
52 RAJASTHAN JAIPUR
53 JODHPUR
54 UDAIPUR
55 SIKKIM GANGTOK
56 TAMILNADU CHENNAI
57 COIMBATORE
58 MADURAl
59 TELANGANA HYDERABAD
60 WARANGAL
61 TRIPURA AGARTALA
62 UTTARAKHAND DEHRADUN
63 ROORKEE
64 UTTAR PRADESH AGRA
65 ALLAHABAD
66 LUCKNOW
67 VARANASI
68 WEST BENGAL KOLKATA
69 SILIGURI

How long should I prepare for the NATA entrance examination?

About 2-3 Weeks is sufficient to prepare for the NATA entrance examination. Students mayplan this after their state board exams.

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