The National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) is a nation-wide undergraduate entrance exam conducted by Council of Architecture (COA) for admission to 5-year B. Arch programme. Through NATA, candidates can get admission into B. Arch programme offered by government, government-aided, as well as private universities of the country. NATA was previously conducted once every year but from the 2019 session it is slotted to be conducted biannually. Candidates are allowed to enter for a single or both the attempts, and in case the latter, their best out of the two will be considered. The exam paper has two parts- the first contains Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) and is conducted online, while the Drawing test is held at centers across the country in offline mode.
NATA score are considered by a numbers of private as well as governments-aided colleges, institutes and universities. Some of the most influential names among them are –
- Sir J. J. College of Architecture, Mumbai
- Department of Architecture, IIT Roorkee
- Chandigarh College of Architecture, Chandigarh
- Department of Architecture, NIT Tiruchirappalli
- Department of Architecture, NIT Calicut
- Sushant School of Art and Architecture, Gurgaon
- Faculty of Architecture and Ekistics, JMI
- Department of Architecture, BIT, Mesra
- R-V School of Architecture, RVCE, Bangalore
- Faculty of Architecture, Manipal University
Why EdNet for NATA Coaching?
NATA entrance exams are extremely rigorous and competitive. Nonetheless, our School of Art and Design which was established 2004 with state-of-the-art resources, an intensive curriculum, and professional art equipment can suitably provide the training and coaching required to crack the architecture entrance exam.
We have a creative and visionary faculty, under whose guidance budding artists can maximize their potential and build an impressive portfolio. Our art classes are an invigorating experience where imagination meets ingenuity. Architecture requires enhanced skills in visualization and observation, and candidates need to master sketching and drawing techniques in order to qualify the NATA entrance test. EdNet can assist you in honing your creative abilities and artistic skills through our course that focuses on –
- Elements of Art & Design
- Drill Lessons
- Principles of Art & Design
- Colour Theory
- Still Life
- Human Anatomy Study
- Foliage/Nature Study
- Design (2D & 3D)
- Pictorial Drawing
- Perspective Drawing
Moreover, we introduce students to a sophisticated range of mediums and techniques in sculpting, printing and graphic design. Further, we can guide and instruct students in the use of digital software such as AutoCAD, SketchUp, and Illustrator.
EdNet’s test classes focus on enhancing students’ capabilities in the following areas:
- Numerical Ability
- English Language & Comprehension
- Reasoning & Logical Deduction
- General Awareness Students can prepare themselves to appear in exams like NATA, GAT and CAT, with thorough guidance from our panel of esteemed test instructors.
Admission and entrance
First and foremost, aspiring candidates should ensure that they fit the eligibility criteria of NATA, before appearing for the entrance exam. The parameters prescribed by NATA authorities include qualifying examinations, minimum marks required, age limit etc:
The eligibility criteria for NATA 2019 are as follows:
Qualifying Examination: Candidate must have passed 10+2 or equivalent examination.
Qualifying Marks: Candidate must have obtained a minimum of 50% marks in mathematics, physics, and chemistry taken together. Additionally, the candidate needs to score minimum 50% marks in aggregate in 10+2.
Age limit: Minimum 17 years of age
Breakdown of NATA exam paper:
The NATA mathematics section consists of questions in algebra, trigonometry, statistics, probability, coordinate geometry, matrices, equation of circle and calculus. This section has 20 questions with two marks for each, and so a total of 40 marks.
General Aptitude Section
The general aptitude section questions are based on syllogism, puzzle solving, inferential reasoning, critical reasoning, statement assumption and conclusion, visualizations etc. This section can consist of tricky questions that are also time-consuming. The candidates with good analytical skills can solve up to a maximum 32 to 34 questions out of 40.
The NATA drawing section consists of two questions of 40 marks each. It evaluates the freehand drawing capacity, understanding of proportion and visualization abilities of the candidates. Candidates who are knowledgeable regarding two-dimensional and three-dimensional figures can expect to score at least 50 marks out of 80 in this section.