*No further examination shall be held under any circumstances for those who will be unable to appear on the scheduled date and time of NATA-2017 examination.
- Time- The exam is typically held in once in a year on 16th April 2017 (subjected to change yearly) via offline mode.
- Duration- The duration for the exam is 180 minutes.
First 90 minutesMathematics – 30 MCQ – 60 marksGeneral Aptitude – 30 MCQ – 60 marksThere is no negative marking.Last 90 MinutesDrawing (Two Sets) in A4 Size Paper – 2 Qs x 40 = 80 marks.
- Syllabus & Sections-
The National Aptitude Test in Architecture generally contains three sections. Namely, architectural/general aptitude, mathematics and sketching skills. Let us understand the various sections of the exam in some detail.
- Architecture Aptitude-
This section generally contains questions in regard to famous buildings, famous architects, building materials, color theory. Algebra, Logarithms, Matrices, Trigonometry ,etc are some topics to be covered.
- General Aptitude-
- Ability to sketch a given object proportionately and rendering the same in visually appealing manner;
- Visualising and drawing the effects of light on the object and shadows cast on surroundings;
- Sense of perspective drawing;
- Combining and composing given three dimensional elements to form a building or structural form;
- Creating interesting two dimensional 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.
The Answer to each question in the ‘drawing’ paper will be examined by more than one examiner independently and the marks are to be averaged. The primary emphasis in scoring the drawing section is on the candidate’s drawing, imagination and observation skills.
For more detailed syllabus click below –
National Aptitude Test In Architecture – The Syllabus
- Tie breaking rules for overall score –
Unified merit list of candidates will be published in NATA-2017. During merit listing, all candidates would get unique rank. Therefore, if more than one candidate gets the same overall marks, tie breaking logic would be applied in the following order:
1. More overall marks obtained in Mathematics test component
2. Less wrong answers in attempted ones of Mathematics test component
3. More overall marks in problems of Aptitude test component
4. Less wrong answers in attempted ones of aptitude test component
5. Earlier date of birth
Application has to be filled up ONLINE at the NATA portal of NIC http://www.nata.nic.in
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