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What is asked in Nata Exam ?


Nata Drawing Test is a 135 minute paper comprising a total of 3 questions carrying 125 marks.

For Question 1 : The first question generally demands knowledge of perspective drawing.

Accurate sense of perspective drawing is the major aspect on which the drawing is judged. Students appearing for Nata should learn and practice the following type of perspectives:

  • 1 point perspective
  • 2 point perspective
  • 3 point perspective
  • 4 point perspective
  • 5 point perspective,

Other aspects to work on :

  • Drawing Skills
  • Composition
  • Human Figures
  • Proportions
  • Pencil Rendering
  • Imagination Skills

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For Question 2 : The second question requires knowledge of :

  • Composing in 2D with geometric / non geometric shapes
  • Designing Logos / Patterns
  • Good Colour Combinations and Rendering Skills.

For Question 3 : This question requires understanding of 3 Dimensional forms: both geometric and non geometric.

Composing Aesthetically Pleasing 3D Compositions

Combining 3D forms to form a Structure

Correct Scale and Proportions

Showing the effects of Light, Shade and Shadow.

Nata Drawing Test Syllabus


Nata Online Test is a computer based test consisting of 50 multiple choice questions. It comprises of questions on:

  • 3D Visualization
  • Analytical Ability
  • Material Study
  • Colour
  • Architectural Awareness
  • PCM


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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