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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 for aesthetic sensitivity. We will be sharing preparation tips for Nata Drawing Test.


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Nata Drawing Test is a 135 minute test consisting of three questions. The total weightage of drawing test is 125 Marks. This test is a paper based test and consists of 3 questions carrying 55 marks, 35 marks and 35 marks respectively. The drawing test will be held in an A4 size paper. 

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: This question generally carries the maximum weightage so 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

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

3.  The question on 3D Composition: The following topics are necessary to practice in order to answer the third question properly.
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

Apart from the above, drawing papers with neat, unique and creative answers will definitely score more than the rest.

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 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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