All You Wanted To Know About Nata Drawing Test
National Aptitude Test in Architecture – NATA is conducted by Council of Architecture to measure the candidate’s aptitude for admission to first year of 5 year B.Arch degree at all recognized institutions all over India. Nata test consists of two parts – a drawing test which is paper based & a computer based online test.
In this post, we will be sharing preparation tips for Nata Drawing Test.
Nata Drawing Test is a 90 minute test consisting of 2 questions.
The total weightage of drawing test is 80 Marks.
This test is a paper based test and consists of 2 questions carrying 40 marks each.
The drawing test is held an A4 size paper.
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What will be the kind of questions asked in the exam. As per the previous year pattern of Nata, the probability of the type of questions being asked in the Nata Drawing Test is as follows:
1. The question on Perspectives or Memory Drawing: It is very important to understand what exactly the examiner is expecting in the answer. To gain good marks in this question, the student should have good practice of the following:
- Perspective drawing – One point, Two point, Three Point, Four Point & Five Point
- Memory drawing
- Correct Proportions
- Pencil Rendering
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2. The question on 2D Composition: If the question is understood well, it can be answered in minimum time.The student should focus on the following parameters to gain expertise to answer such questions:
- Creating 2-Dimensional composition from given geometric or non-geometric shapes.
- Colour Rendering
- Creating Logos
- Colour Schemes
The question on 3D Composition: The following topics are necessary to practice to answer such type of questions
- Creating 3-Dimensional composition from given geometric or non-geometric forms.
- Pencil rendering
- Creating structural forms from 3-D elements.
- Creating the effect of light and shadow
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The Drawing Aptitude of the Candidates is judged on the following parameters:
- Ability to sketch a given object proportionately and rendering the same in a visually appealing manner.
- Visualising and drawing the effects of light on the object and shadows cast on surroundings.
- Sense of Perspective Drawing
- Combining & composing given 3D elements to form a building or structural form.
- Creating interesting 2D 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.
Sharing with you links to some solved papers of Nata:
The answer to each question in the drawing paper is examined by more than one examiner independently and the marks are to be averaged. The primary emphasis in scoring in the drawing section is on the candidate's drawing, imagination and observation skills. The candidate's sense of proportion and perspective are also evaluated together with sense of colour and composition.
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About the Author: Anu Handa is an Interior Designer, DIY Artist, Co-Founder and Educator at Mosaic Institute of Design. She has been the lead blogpost writer at www.mosaicdesigns.in since 2009. Her educational background in Interior Design, Urban Planning and the English Language has given her a broad base to cover a range of topics in her articles. Anu has spent 15+ years training Design & B.Arch Aspirants for entrance exams.
Passionate about Design Education, she’s briefly worked with Annamalai University as a paper setter for Design Exams. Likes to write about Design, Architecture and related fields, on online platforms like Quora. Aims at challenging the conventional & age old teaching methodology.
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