National Aptitude Test in Architecture – NATA 2016
|Important : NATA Phase – I starts from 1st April, 2016 to 28th May, 2016 and Phase – II starts from 6th June, 2016 to 20th August, 2016.|
NATA 2016 Entrance Exam :
National Institute of Advanced Studies in Architecture,
CDSA, Survey no : 58 & 49 / 4, Bavdhan Khurd, Paud Road,
( Before Ambrosia Resort; Off Chandni Chowk ),
Pune – 411 021,
Telephone No. : 020–6573–1088,
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org,
Website : www.nata.in.
What is NATA?
The National Aptitude Test in Architecture – NATA 2016 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 of time, and that are related to specific field of study, i.e. Architecture.
National Aptitude Test in Architecture – NATA 2016 is being conducted by the Council of Architecture, being the competent & final authority for the purpose of fixing norms and standards for architectural institutions and having the necessary expertise to hold a Common Aptitude Test in Architecture, at national level to provide a single window system for appearing in aptitude test and to facilitate institutions, students and public at large for admission to First year of 5 year B.Arch Degree Course at all recognized Institutions all over country.
NATA 2016 Exam Date :
The NATA shall be conducted in two phases i.e. Phase – I from 1st April, 2016 to 28th May, 2016 and Phase – II from 6th June, 2016 to 20th August, 2016 and can be given during this period as per-decided schedule of the designated Test Centers.
Appointments are scheduled on a first-come, first-serve basis.
NATA 2016 Eligibility :
Any person having passed SSC ( Std X ) or equivalent examination and above can appear for NATA. However, only candidates who have qualified an aptitude test in architecture and have secured at least 50% marks in 10+2 or equivalent examination with Mathematics as one of the subjects, shall be eligible for admission to B.Arch. Course. No direct lateral admission is allowed at any year / stage of B.Arch. course based on any qualification. NATA score shall be valid for a period of two years from the year in which one appeared.
NATA 2016 Exam Pattern :
NATA test is in two parts. A paper based Drawing Test and Computer Based Online Aesthetic Sensitivity Test.
NATA test measures aptitude of the candidate through two sections – a paper based section for drawing and computer based section for aesthetic sensitivity.
This is a two hour paper where candidate has to attempt three questions. The drawing aptitude is judged on the following aspects :
- 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.
Aesthetic Sensitivity Test
This is computer based test where candidate has to answer 40 Multiple Choice Questions.
The aesthetic sensitivity test measures perception, imagination and observation, creativity and communication along with architectural awareness and comprises of :
- Visualising three dimensional objects from two dimensional drawings.
- Visualising different sides of three dimensional objects.
- Identifying commonly used materials and objects based on their textural qualities.
- Analytical reasoning.
- Mental Ability.
- Imaginative comprehension and expression.
- Architectural awareness.
Who should take NATA and Why?
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 measure for comparing the qualifications of applicants, for admission in addition to their scholastic performance in 10+2 or equivalent examination.
Where to Appear for Nata?
NATA is offered over major part of admission season at designated Test Centers located at colleges / schools of architecture in India. Updated list of Test centers is available at the website www.nata.in.
Candidates can attempt NATA for a maximum of 5 ( Five ) times during the period when their latest scorecard is valid. For every attempt, however, a new NATA Registration form is to be submitted online by the candidate at the NATA website. The mark list will show the best marks scored by the candidate in his previous 5 attempts. Do not register for repeat attempt unless you receive score card for previous attempt.
Candidate, while seeking the repeat test appointment must declare the same ( even if he has appeared in the previous year ) while registering for NATA. If any candidate is found registering afresh despite earlier appearance ( including registered but exam not given ) for NATA, he / she will forfeit his / her candidature, his / her all previous scores will be cancelled and he / she will be barred from appearing for NATA again. Please note that the “Best of 5″ attempt system will be applicable for the test given from NATA 2016 onwards. Students who have a valid score of NATA tests given before year 2016, and give NATA in 2016, the best score of the earlier valid score and current NATA score will be considered.
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