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 of time, and that are related to specific field of study, i.e. Architecture.
Any person having passed SSC (Std X) or equivalent examination can appear for NATA, however the entry level for B.Arch Course need to be fulfilled with any one of the following criteria.
50% marks in 10+2 or equivalent examination with mathematics as one of the subject or
10+3 Diploma (any stream) recognized by Central/State Governments with 50% aggregate marks with mathematics as one of the subject. or
International Baccalaureate Diploma, after 10 years of schooling, with not less than 50% marks in aggregate and with Mathematics as compulsory subject of examination.
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.
NEED FOR NATA
A score of minimum 80 marks out of 200 in NATA is a must for taking admission to First year of undergraduate course in Architecture (Bachelor of Architecture) in India.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 http://www.nata.in.
HOW TO APPLY
NATA Registration form can filled and submitted ONLINE from this website by payment of NATA fees of Rs. 1250.00 (+ Processing Charges) using Net banking / Credit Cards / ICICI Isure Bank Challan
Download the Prefilled Registration form and procure the necessary registration documents.
Select a Test Center / Region at a location convenient to the candidate. Approach the Test center for Appointment for NATA Exam.
NATA TEST CENTRES
NATA is offered over major part of admission season at designated Test Centers located at colleges / schools of architecture in India.Report to the test center at least 60 minutes before scheduled time of test with Receipt cum Appointment voucher, valid photo ID in Original, Attested copy of SSC Mark Sheet and drawing material required for the test. Test Center personnel will guide you regarding the further process.
J.K.K.MUNIRAJAH SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE
(Approved NATA Test Center)
T.N.Palayam (PO), Gobi (TK), Erode (DT) – 638 506.
Contact Person : +91 97893 39900.
The NATA Information Brochure (including Registration Form) is available for sale at a price of Rs.1250.00, which includes NATA Test fees, at the designated branches of ICICI Bank.
CANCELLATION, RESCHEDULING THE TEST APPOINTMENT & REFUND
Appointment once scheduled cannot be cancelled or rescheduled. There will be no refund of NATA test fees under any conditions.
DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR REGISTRATION
1. An attested copy of Std. X or equivalent exam mark list.
2. One recent passport size colour photograph, to be pasted on the registration form.
3. Any valid document of identification bearing photograph and signature of the candidate - attested copy
4. Valid email address. (In case you do not possess one, we suggest you to open email account on one of the free service providers such as Yahoo, Hotmail, Rediffmail, Gmail, etc.PLEASE DO NOT REVEAL YOUR PASSWORD TO ANY ONE.)
5. A Government-issued identification document that has not expired (including but not limited to passport, permanent driver's license, state ID cards, national identification, UID card) in original.There are some exceptions: see Unacceptable Identification Documents (11.2).
6. Std XII exam admit card with photo and signature (in original) for candidates awaiting 10+2 or equivalent exam results.
7. Student ID card from the institute where he / she is currently enrolled AND Confirmation of identity letter from the candidate's educational institution (in original).
ACCEPTABLE SUPPLEMENTAL IDENTIFICATION DOCUMENTS
If the candidate's primary identification is missing either a photo or a signature, he / she must present one of the following supplemental IDs in addition to the primary ID. Supplemental IDs that can be used to meet the photo and/or signature requirements are:
1. A government-issued identification document that has not expired (including but not limited to
2. Confirmation of identity letter from the candidate's educational institution.
The confirmation of identity letter must contain the candidate's date of birth; a recent, recognizable photo; the candidate's signature; and the date issued.The confirmation of identity letter must be typed on the original letterhead of the educational institution the candidate attend(ed), and the signature of the school official and the school seal must overlap the candidate's photo. A letter of identity is valid for only one year from the date of issue.
The Aptitude Test in Architecture shall consist of 2 papers:
(i) Test - I – Aesthetic Sensitivity - 100 marks - duration of test: One hour.
(ii) Test - II – Drawing - 100 marks - duration of test: Two hours.
Test – I
Aesthetic Sensitivity is to evaluate candidate's perception, imagination and observation; creativity and communication; and Architectural awareness.
The test shall comprise of :
(i) Visualising three dimensional objects from two dimensional drawings
(ii) Visualising different sides of three dimensional object
(iii) Identifying commonly used materials and objects based on their textural qualities
(iv) Analytical Reasoning
(iv) Mental Ability
(vi) Imaginative comprehension and expression
(vii) Architectural awareness
Test - II
The Drawing aptitude of the candidate shall be judged on the following aspects :
(i) Ability to sketch a given object proportionately and rendering the same in visually appealing manner
(ii) Visualising and drawing the effects of light on the object and shadows cast on the surroundings
(iii) Sense of perspective drawing
(iv) Combining and composing given three dimensional elements to form a building or structural form
(v) Creating interesting two dimensional composition using given shapes or forms
(vi) Creating visual harmony using colours in given composition
(vii) Understanding of scale and sense of proportion
(viii) Drawing from memory through pencil sketch on themes from day to day experiences
Note : In order to pass an Aptitude Test in Architecture, a candidate must obtain a minimum of 40%marks.(80/200)
For details Visit website : www.nata.in