NATA 2015 Syllabus | Question Pattern.
NATA (National Aptitude Test in Architecture ) 2015 Syllabus | Question Pattern Question Structure Exam Procedure Admission Entrance
As per the Minimum standards prescribed by Council of Architecture (COA) under the Architects Act, 1972, admission of
candidates to first year of 5-year B.Arch. degree course shall be subject to their passing an Aptitude test in Architecture.
It is advisable to admit students in the 1st year of 5 years B.Arch. degree course on the basis of marks obtained in the
National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) administered by COA, New Delhi.
The test is in two parts. A paper based drawing test for two hours and computer based online aesthetic sensitivity test for one hour.
The Aptitude Test in Architecture shall consist of 2 Parts:
(i) Test –I — Drawing — 100 marks – duration of test: 2 hours
(ii) Test –II — Aesthetic Sensitivity — 100 marks – duration of test: 1 hour
This is a two hour paper where candidate has to attempt two questions. One of the questions has two sub 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.
• Visualizing 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 compositions 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 of one hour where candidate 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.
• Indentifying commonly used materials and objects based on their textural qualities.
• Analytical reasoning.
• Mental Ability.
• Imaginative comprehension and expression.
• Architectural awareness.