NATA Test Pattern – National Aptitude Test in Architecture Test Content

The National AptitudeTest in Architecture (NATA) measures the drawing and observation skills, sense of proportion, aesthetic sensitivity and critical thinking ability of the applicant for specific field of study, i.e. Architecture.

NATA is conducted for providing admission to first year of undergraduate course in Architecture (Bachelor of Architecture) in India.

Exam Scheme of NATA Exam

The National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) test includes two modes:

Paper I- Drawing test (paper based)

Paper II- Aesthetic Sensitivity test (Computer based online test)

Drawing Test is of two hour paper which includes three questions.

The drawing aptitude will be judged on the following aspects –

Candidate’s ability to sketch a given object proportionately and rendering the same in visually appealing manner. Candidates will have to visualize and draw the effects of light on the object and shadows cast on surroundings.

Sense of perspective drawing.

Candidate will have to combine and compose the given three dimensional elements to form a building or structural form and also create interesting two dimensional composition

Creating visual harmony using colours in given composition with the understanding of scale and proportions.

Drawing from memory through pencil sketch on themes from day to day experiences.

In Online Computer based test (CBT) for Aesthetic Sensitivity, candidates will have to answer 40 multiple choice questions.

There is no negative marking in the test.