The National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) measures the aptitude of the applicant for specific field of study, i.e. Architecture. The test measures drawing and observation skills, sense of proportion, aesthetic sensitivity and critical thinking ability that have been acquired over a long period, and that are related to specific field of study, i.e. Architecture.
Prospective applicants desirous of taking admission to First year of undergraduate course in Architecture (Bachelor of Architecture) in India take NATA. NATA scores are used by admissions authorities of different Government, Govt. Aided & unaided schools / colleges of Architecture, to provide common measures for comparing the qualifications of applicants NATA is offered over major part of admission season at designated Test Centers located at colleges / schools of architecture in India.
All schools / colleges of Architecture, Government, and Government aided, University Departments, private unaided, including colleges affiliated to self-financed Deemed Universities and Private Universities, or any department of Architecture within a college, requires that its applicants take the NATA.
NATA Eligibility Criteria
The educational qualification needed for admission through NATA is a pass in 10+2 or its equivalent. Students appearing for +2 exams can also attend NATA. For B. Arch or B. Planning aspirants need to have mathematics as mandatory subject with minimum 50 % marks in aggregate at 10+2. Aspirants with International Baccalaureate Diploma with 50% total marks and Mathematics as a topic can also apply. The applicants must be a resident of India. They must have attained minimum 17 years as on July 1st of the ensuring year of the test. Mental and physical fitness of the aspirant needed while the admission is taking place.
- Architects and their Works
- Architectural Awareness
- Architectural terminology
- Awareness of persons, places, buildings
- Design and drawing of geometrical/abstract shapes
- Historical and contemporary buildings of Architectural importance
- Identifying commonly used materials and objects
- Analytical reasoning mental ability
- Creating dimensional compositions
- Development of 3 Dimensional objects
- Elements of Design
- Elevations and 3D views of objects
- Generation of plan
- Principle of Design, Harmony, Balance
- Sensitivity and Drawing Skills
- Theory of colors
- Visualizing different sides of Three Dimensional objects
- Freehand sketching of objects and Activities commonly seen in the rural or urban/suburban context
- Scale and proportion
The pre-registration form can collect from the website of NATA. Those who are applying through online can download it from the website. The site address is http://www.nata.in. Aspirants can fill the form according to the necessary information. Once it filled, they can print and post to NIASA with the necessary attachments. Forms can collect from the designated test centers. Aspirants who are interested to collect the application forms by post can send a request letter to http://www.nata.in Aspirants must show the number of registration at the top of the letter. Specimen signature must be included at the backside of DD.
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