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As you have landed on this page, you are probably searching for a good NATA coaching institute, must have visited quite a few sites, making comparisons. But lets first consider an important question:

Do you really need classroom coaching for cracking Architecture Entrance. Think Again!

Yes, you read it right!

A few years back, Mosaic Institute has stopped offering Classroom Coaching for NATA entrance. We took this drastic step after a lot of consideration. We would like to share with you the reason why classroom coaching for NATA is not required.


Aptitude: Lets get the facts straight. Thousands appear for NATA exam every year. But everyone does not score high enough for top colleges. Why?

Contrary to the claims of many renowned classes, everyone who opts for classroom coaching doesn’t make it to the best of colleges. The main reason behind this is lack of aptitude.

Developing your aptitude is a very personal process and requires discipline and dedication. It should probably start at a young age. Classroom Coaching cannot inculcate talent or aptitude in a student. It is something that a student naturally has. It can only be enhanced with the help of some experimental techniques.

Pattern Changes: NATA exam pattern is not like medical or engineering entrance. As soon as the students get comfortable with paper style, the examiners change it again.

Individual Thinking: It is observed that students who attend NATA classroom coaching develop preconceived notions as to how to answer a particular question and start pre-preparing for the answers if a similar question comes up. This promotes stereotype thinking & kills genuine thinking. Also the problem is that the examiners come to know when the answers are prepared beforehand. They are looking for students who can come up with unique answers in a limited amount of time.

Drawing Skills: Sketching skills, like any other skill set can be learnt. Numerous books are available in the market to improve your skills. 

Lack of Time: Maximum Students opt for NATA Coaching in Standard XI or XII and end up paying high fees. Juggling between school and tutions, it becomes difficult to focus on NATA preparations. Long hours of attending classes is very tiring for students. Also when exam time is near, there is unnecessary pressure by the parents on the student to perform well. This uncalled tension kills creativity.

High Fees: Any reputed institute is charging anywhere between Rs. 30,000 – Rs. 40,000 for one year preparations. For two years, it is even more. Rather than spending this much money on classroom coaching, NATA study material or books are a good option as they cost around one-tenth of the cost of the tutions.

Regularity: Don’t join a coaching class to be regular and disciplined in your practice. Because if you are not dedicated enough in your self-study, joining classes won’t help much.   

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NATA Study Materials

NATA Study Material

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NATA eBooks

Study at Home with Nata eBooks! Instant Download. Saves Time. Learn at your own pace!

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NATA Video Coaching

NATA Video Coaching: Engaging Video Lessons supported by E-Books. Instant Downloadable.

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Free NATA Online Test based on Nata Exam Pattern - Includes Timer, Detailed Results & Answer Key.


If no classroom coaching, then what?

We understand that some help and guidance is required with self- preparation. We have compiled the requisite course content in the form of easy to grasp material, namely books, ebooksvideos and online tests. Also free resources are available in our blog section, download section and Online Tests

NATA Study Material

Mosaic Institute of Design offers printed books for NATA. The study material for NATA is prepared in-house at Mosaic by expert faculties, backed by 12 years of MOSAIC experience. The books are comprehensive in content and supported by detailed illustrations. The material is constantly updated, keeping up with the changing patterns of the exam. They are divided into sections and sub-sections as per the requirement of the topic and keeping in mind user-convenience. The Chapters are assisted by solved and unsolved exercises, wherever necessary. The language is kept simple, so that even a beginner in the subject, with no prior knowledge of design, also finds it easy to understand. The medium of instruction is English.


Comprehensive Material

Supported by OLM - Online Learning Module : PDFs

( Candidates can access the PDFs instantly on Registration )

Prepared by Experts

Updated as per the changing pattern, every year

Self Sufficient

Less Expensive than Classroom Coaching

Doorstep Delivery across India

NATA eBooks

Start your NATA preparations immediately! Engaging E-Books & PDFs prepared by experts. Contains Rich Graphics, Hand Drawn Images & Illustrations for better learning & retention. The medium of instruction is English. eBooks can be accessed on Windows PC - Desktop & Laptop (Windows 7 & above). Once downloaded, no internet connectivity required to access the material.


Instant Download on Registration.

Saves Delivery Time

Light on your Pocket

Environment Friendly!

NATA Videos

According to American educator Edgar Dale: We remember 10% of what we read, 20% of what we hear, 30% of what we see & 50% of what we hear and see. The above study clearly shows the remarkable effect watching videos can have on your entrance preparations. The logic behind is that videos stimulate more senses than reading words from a textbook. Watching videos makes learning simple & also makes it easier to recall difficult process.

Boredom tends to set in with conventional teaching methods. Watching videos can refresh you as they make learning more interesting. While attending classroom coaching, the candidates performance majorly depends on how qualified the teacher is. Whereas the videos are prepared by a team of experts backed by 12 years of MOSAIC experience.

In today’s fast paced lifestyle, online education is the best choice available to you. 

Why to travel long hours & attend overloaded, expensive tuitions?

When Expert Guidance is available in the comforts of your home. 

Benefits of Online Video Coaching...................



Available 24 X 7

Balance your School/College/Work with Entrance Preparations. Now no worries of missing a class.


Audio-Visual Coaching is a proven method that is far more effective than reading from books or in a classroom. The student is able to memorize much better as Animations & Graphics appeal more to the students than written text.


Parents can keep a watch on what their children are studying.

Students can go through the videos any number of times. Pause-Rewind-Relearn to thoroughly understand difficult concepts.

Do you feel hesitant to ask your doubts in a class full of students. Don’t worry, when you opt for Online Video Coaching option, you can e-mail your questions to the faculties.


You can choose to study from any place, according to the flexibility of your schedule.

Watch coaching videos, while travelling or while waiting for a friend – Saves Time.


Saves you travelling time & money to the coaching class. All you have to do is, install the Mosaic application in your Tablet or Smartphone and get going.

Conventional classroom coaching or hiring home tutors is quite expensive, in comparison Online Video Coaching proves to be less expensive.


India’s No. 1 ONLINE PLATFORM for NATA / NIFT / NATA entrance offers Online Video coaching, Downloadable E-Books and Printed Books. Choose from the packages below & see the difference.

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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