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About NATA 2014
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 ?
NATA Fees are Rs.1000, and are to be paid at the time of Registration and before collection of the appointment voucher from the Test Center. The test fees are to be paid by Demand draft/ Postal order/ banker’s cheque drawn in favour of ‘Council of Architecture’, payable at New Delhi.The demand draft along with Pre-registration form and other supporting documents is to be submitted at the Test center at the time of Registration.
The Aptitude Test in Architecture shall consist of 2 papers: (3hours duration)
PART A : ONLINE TEST
Test – I
Aesthetic Sensitivity – 100 marks
Duration of test:- 1 Hour
PART B : PAPER BASED TEST
Test – II
Drawing - 100 marks
Duration of test – Two hours.
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.
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.
Documents required for Registration
• Std. X or equivalent exam marklist – attested copy
• One recent passport size colour photograph, to be pasted on the registration form.
• Any valid document of identification bearing photograph and signature of the candidate – attested copy
• Test fees in the form of demand draft in favour of ‘Council of Architecture’ payable at New Delhi.
• Valid email address. (In case you do not possess one, we suggest you to open email account on one of the free service providers such as yahoo, hotmail, rediffmail, gmail, etc. PLEASE DO NOT REVEAL YOUR PASSWORD TO ANY ONE.)
• Nata Test shall commence from 15th March, 2013 and can be given on any working day till 31st August, 2013 at designated Test Centers. However, some test centers may open late or stop conducting tests even before this date. Please check with the center before you go for registration.
• Appointments are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis. To register, contact the appropriate Test Center.
REGISTER WELL IN ADVANCE TO GET PREFERRED TEST DATE.