National Aptitude Test in Architecture or NATA is the national level exam that tests candidates aptitude and gives them the opportunity to get admission into 5 years of Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch.). Council of India (CoA), constituted by the Government of India facilitates the NATA Examination every year to maintain and regulate the architecture education and architecture professionals throughout India. A person who wants to carry his/her profession as “Architect” must have registration in Council of Architecture.
What is new in NATA Examination?
- The exam will be conducted twice a year to give a chance to those students who missed the first exam due to some reasons.
- The time duration of NATA Examination is 180 minutes, 60 minutes for aptitude section and 120 minutes for drawing section.
- Art stream students have eligibility to apply for the exam if they qualified chemistry, physics, and mathematics of CBSE Board as additional exams.
Exam Pattern NATA
- Mode – Online Exam.
- Sections – Part A Multiple Choice Questions online and Part B drawing base test on paper.
- Maximum Marks – 120 marks of Part A and 80 marks of Part B thus total marks 200.
- Language – English Only.
- Negative Marking – No negative marking.
- Marking Scheme – 2 marks for each correct answer.
- Number of Questions – General Aptitude (40 questions), Mathematics (20 questions), Drawing (2 questions).
Hacks to Score better in NATA Examination
1. Know syllabus and marking scheme of Exam
NATA Examination is conducted in two parts online MCQ and Drawing on paper. For preparation, you should understand the topics of syllabus and practice according to the syllabus. General Aptitude, Mathematics and Drawing are three main topics included in NATA exam. Understand the distribution of marks for each question.
2. Prepare Time Table and Follow
William Shakespeare said “Make use of time, let not advantage slip.” Proper time management according to syllabus and your skill will help you a lot. You can prioritize your subjects and practice. You can manage it well by following tips of Stephen Covey to prioritize your practice.
- Important and Urgent
- Urgent but not Important
- Important but not Urgent
- Not important and not Urgent
You can schedule your preparation accordingly important and urgent work.
3. NATA Offline Coaching
You can join NATA coaching for guidance and better preparation. Trainer will give you better practice of sketching, visualization of 2D and 3D objects, understanding concepts of architecture. NATA coaching classes will provide you books and study materials based on NATA Examination.
4. Sketching and visualization
Everyday practice sketches of different objects including house hold objects like furniture. Read books of different types of architecture and by seeing pictures of architecture, try to make 3D model of the same.
5. Practice previous years Papers
There is no negative marking for online MCQ test. So, you can score high in MCQs by practicing previous years’ papers. Practice of previous papers gives you idea of question pattern and time taken to solve the papers.
Remember that on admission time if your scorecard ties with others than NATA counselling will consider the number of incorrect answers. So, don’t take it lightly.
You should develop your knowledge of materials and textural qualities. You should up date your knowledge of architectural structure by reading newspaper, architecture-based magazines and journals. Better knowledge of architecture will help candidate to score well in Aesthetic Sensitivity Section.
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