National Aptitude Test in Architecture
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NATA Exam Pattern 2018 | NATA 2018 Test Pattern

NATA Exam Pattern 2018 | NATA 2018 Paper Pattern

The Test is in two parts. A paper based drawing test and computer based online aesthetic sensitivity test.

The test measures aptitude of the applicant through two sections – a paper-based section for drawing and the computer-based section for aesthetic sensitivity.

Drawing Test

This is a two-hour paper where the applicant has to attempt three questions. The drawing aptitude is judged on the following aspects:

  • Ability to sketch a given object proportionately and rendering the same in visually appealing manner.
  • Visualising and drawing the effects of light on the object and shadows cast on surroundings.
  • Sense of perspective drawing.
  • Combining and composing given three-dimensional elements to form a building or structural form.
  • Creating the interesting 2-dimensional composition using given shapes and forms.
  • Creating visual harmony using colours in given composition.
  • Understanding of scale and proportions.
  • Drawing from memory through pencil sketch on themes from day to day experiences.

Aesthetic Sensitivity Test

This is computer-based test where applicant has to answer 40 multiple choice questions

The aesthetic sensitivity test measures perception, imagination and observation, creativity and communication along with architectural awareness and comprises of –

  • Visualising three-dimensional objects from two-dimensional drawings
  • Visualising different sides of three-dimensional objects
  • Identifying commonly used materials and objects based on their textural qualities
  • Analytical reasoning
  • Mental Ability
  • Imaginative comprehension and expression
  • Architectural awareness

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