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National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) is conducted by the Council of Architecture (COA) for admission to first year of 5 year B.Arch Degree course at all recognized institutions all over the country.The test measures drawing and observation skills, sense of proportion, aesthetic sensitivity and critical thinking ability. This is a complete and comprehensive assesement of candidates for undergraduate education in architecture. Admission to all architecture colleges(including government, government-aided, private unaided, university department,deemed universities) in India is done on the basis of NATA score. 
 
Eligibility:-
 
Candidates who have passed or will be appearing for 10+2 (Class 12)/HSC or equivalent examination with Mathematics as one of the subjects are eligible to apply for NATA 2014.

NATA Registration / Application Form

Candidates who are interested in receiving the registration form through post, must send a request letter to the Council of Architecture (COA) or NIASA, New Delhi.

Following is a simple three step procedure to apply for NATA 2014

01 Step: Purchase NATA 2014 registration form online from official website by paying Rs 1000 (+online payment charges)using net banking, credit card of ICICI Isure.
02 Step: Download the application form, fill in necessary details and procure necessary documents required for registration. 
03 Step: Select a test center that is nearest to you and approach the test center for an appointment for NATA exam. 
 

 


NATA Exam Dates

NATA 2014 Dates:-

NATA Test shall be conducted in two Phases. 

• Phase– I from 14.03.2014 to 25.05.2014  
• Phase– II from 01.06.2014 to 31.08.2014 
 
The test can be taken during this period on any working day except national holidays at designated Test Centers.
 
 

NATA Syllabus


Paper Pattern

NATA 2015 Paper Pattern:-
 
The test is in two parts. 
 
PART 01:  Paper based drawing test and computer based online aesthetic sensitivity test.
PART 02: Drawing Test This is a two hour paper where candidate has to attempt three questions.
 
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 interesting two 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 candidates have to answer multiple choice questions. The aesthetic sensitivity test measures perception, imagination, 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.

NATA Preparation

NATA 2015 Preparation:-
 
There are no shortcuts to success. One has to strive a lot in order to achieve success in NATA exam. Aspirants who will be appearing for NATA 2014 must realize that it is high time they start preparing for the exam. Joining a good coaching class will surely get you a good result but, if you are not interested in it, then you can refer to some books of architecture and those specially designed for architectural entrance like the ones illustrated below:
 
• Architecture Entrance Book by P. K. Mishra
• NATA Examination ( Verbal / Non- Verbal / Reasoning ) by R.S. Agarwal
• NATA Entrance Examination by Arihant Book
 
Besides this, make a proper list that distinguishes famous national buildings and international buildings. The reason behind this; there is a probability that you  might asked to spot the structures. You should also solve previous year’s NATA papers to have fair idea about the types of questions asked in the exam.
 

 


NATA Notification

NATA 2014 Notification 

• Start date for online sale of application form: March 01, 2014 (Saturday)
• Phase– I from 14.03.2014 to 25.05.2014  
• Phase– II from 01.06.2014 to 31.08.2014 
 
The test can be taken during this period on any working day except national holidays at designated Test Centers.

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sir i wants to know that is any scholarship present in nata course
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Posted On : 21 June 2013
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hello may i know the dates for the 2014 nata exams?
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Hello may I know the date nata exame ?
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do i have any option to fill form for NATA if i have missed in feb month?
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About NATA scedule
May I know about schedule of NATA entrance exam for academic year 2014-15?
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i want to know that how i prepare myself for maths bcoz maths part is really so tough n critical .
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