NATA COACHING CLASSES
WHAT IS NATA?
National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) is being conducted by COA since 2006 for securing admissions for Bachelor in Architect Program. The duration of the program is for 5 years.
Congratulations to Aadarsh Reddy – CEPT Ahmedabad – (NATA/JEE Mains II 2018)
Congratulations!! Aadarsh Reddy towards getting placed in CEPT Ahmedabad. (148 NATA Score) Aadarsh is a Hyderabadi and have undergone our 1 year programme for NATA and Jee Mains Paper 2 Coaching in our Hyderabad Centre.
NATA (NATIONAL APTITUDE TEST IN ARCHITECTURE)
Your first step towards becoming eligible for B. Arch & Planning degree. National Aptitude Test In Architecture (NATA), All India Examination conducted on a single day by COA (Council of Architecture) since 2006, as per Regulations 1983, published in Gazette of India. The objective of the exam is to provide a single window clearance towards facilitation of Institutions, students and public at large for admission towards 5 year B.Arch courses at all recognized institutions over the country. There are about 450 institutions presently imparting Architectural educations in India towards recognized qualifications. However the actual admissions are carried out by the concerned competent authorities of the respective Institutions/ states based on NATA .The objective of conducting an exam of All India stature it to measure the Aptitude & competence of candidate who undertakes such studies.
Assessment in NATA includes the below mentioned topics
- Drawing & Observation skills
- A sense of Proportion
- Aesthetic sensitivity
- Critical Thinking ability
The question paper consists of 2 parts. Part –A, comprising of Multiple choice Questions (Online) & Part B consisting of Drawing (Off line) which we shall discuss in detail in the coming sections.
Am I Eligible ?
This has been one of the profound questions of the century post a Philosophical question that raised debates and concerns in early 18th century on how many “Angels can be balanced in a single point of needle”?. Why such theatrical verbal debauchery observed stems from the fact of confusion prevalent in the NATA corridors while taking into account of Eligibility towards NATA Exam. The confusion prevails on the respects of student to have Maths, Physics & Chemistry as primary subjects or should he only have Maths as a subject towards eligibility compensation. For the moment I shall stick to information Published through the official NATA Brochure http://www.nata.in/NATA2018-Brochure.pdf.
The below Eligibility is mentioned is as exacted in the brochure:-
- 10+2 (Passed or Appearing in the current year )or equivalent examination of Central state Govts with 50% aggregate marks and with Mathematics as a compulsory subject of Examination
- 10+3 Diploma ( any stream) recognized by Central/ State Govt.with 50% aggregate marks with Mathematics as a compulsory subject of Examination
- International Baccalaureate Diploma passed / appearing, after 10 years of schooling with 50% marks in aggregate and with Mathematics as compulsory subject of Examination.
What is my Competition in NATA Exam?
This question should be relevant to you as you are the one writing the exam. However to give a sense of what you are being pitted with, 2017-2018 had 45000 students had registered for the Exam of which 40,000 (approx. ) appeared. Results were not bad with more than 35 250 (approx.) clearing the exam successfully. 2018 witnessed a variation in gender with more number of Female candidates appearing towards cracking this exam. One of the most popular Exams after engineering and medical, the growth appears to be at a % of 18-20 year on year. A reason cited for the same can be towards the inherent popularity /nobility and Respect of the discipline, informed opinion among the general public & Ample opportunities in the Public & Private sector and the niche it reserves for candidates with Creative skills.
Let’s Discuss Question Paper and Pass Percentage
The NATA question paper is out of 200 marks in total with 3 hours’ time frame to complete. The question Paper consists of 2 Parts. Part A- with Mathematics & General Aptitude( Multiple Choice Questions) and Part –B with Drawing.
Part A consists of a total of 60 Questions with 20 questions in Mathematics of 2 marks each and 40 questions of 2 mark each in Aptitude. Mind you, there are students who have scored full marks in these sections in 2017-2018 examinations. A relief for NATA exam is that there is no Negative Marking, and candidate does have the opportunity to score full marks without any apprehensions on score.
Part –B, Drawing consists of 2 questions of 40 marks. One important factor to be considered is the logic that applies to this part where unlike Part A, there are a few things you need to look at towards scoring maximum marks. It is to be reminded that no one till date have scored a full marks in the drawing part. Some of the tips that I can impart here towards improving your chances of scoring marks would to place more practice towards Memory drawing, compositions, Lighting and shading, proportions, colour ( applications & theory), Shading, lighting, texturing etc. . Like the saying goes, droplets of water makes an ocean , the saying is apt here with each and every aspect scrutinized emphatically, towards better scoring opportunity. Part A- will be Computer based & Part B- shall be paper based.
It has to be noted that both the sections has to be cleared with cut off percentage as prescribed by the NATA board for you to be deemed as PASS.
Below is the pass percentage in different section
- A minimum of 25% must be secured in MCQ Portion ( 30 marks out of 120 )
- A Minimum of 25% must be secured in Drawing portion ( 20 marks out of 80)
Over all qualifying marks in NATA would be based on post exam statistics and at the discretion of the council.
Let’s cover the topics for the Exam:-
Subject such as Mathematics constitutes 12 STD levels of portions. But the trick here is to understand the pattern of questions, Tips and Tricks to quickly solve problems, given the fact that no form of electronic gadgets are allowed inside the Exam hall. So the only reliable option is your mental capability and capacity towards problem computation and solutions.
- Mathematics : Algebra, Logarithms, Matrices, Trigonometry, Coordinate Geometry, 3-Diamensional Coordinate Geometry, Theory of Calculus, Application of Calculus, Permutation & Combination, Statistics & Probability
- General Aptitude: Mathematical Reasoning, Sets & Relations, Interpretation of pictorial compositions, Visualizing 3 dimensional objects from 2 dimensional drawing, Visualizing sides of 3D objects, Analytical reasoning, Mental Ability ( visual Numerical & Verbal ) , General awareness : National/ International architects & their creation
- Drawing :–
- Objects: Scale & Proportion; Geometric composition, shape, building, forms and Elements
- Aesthetics ; Colour; Texture; Harmony & Contrast
- Memory drawing of Objects
- Drawing of pattern: Geometrical & Abstract
- Generating plan, elevation and 3d views of objects
- Creating 2d and 3 d compositions using given shape and forms
- Perspective drawing
- Sketching of Urbanscape, landscape, Common day to day life objects like furniture Equipment from memory
Counselling and Admission Procedures
It must be noted here that appearing for NATA and obtaining a valid NATA score card doesn’t entitle admission to various Architect colleges and henceforth remains at the discretion of the participating colleges according to Merit list and rank as prescribed by them. The counselling for NATA is only held post announcement of the results every year in the month of July. The candidate must obtain a valid score in both the NATA Exam & state board/CBSE/ICSE etc. The final score of candidate will be calculated by considering 50 % Marks from the valid board such as his or hers State/ CBSE/ ICSE or any other qualifying exam with Maths as one subject and 50% Marks obtained in NATA. The initial counselling will be for the merit list and some colleges have 3-4 rounds of counselling as well. Now for students who do not get through the counselling, a few college offers management seats which can further be revealed through contacting the college personally.
Different set of procedures are followed for counselling in different part of the state. Some of the states which follow the central process of counselling include (June & July)
- Maharashtra : DTE Maharashtra architect counselling
- Haryana: HSTES
- Rajasthan : REAP Counselling
- Gujarat : ACPC Counselling
- Telangana : ( JNAFAU & Affiliated colleges )
- Uttar Pradesh : UPSEE
- VIT : VIT B.Arch Admission
Documents required to be submitted during the Counselling process includes
- NATA Admit Card
- NATA Score card
- Class 12th Mark sheet & Certificate
- Class 10th Certificate
- Category Certificate ( If applicable )
- Caste Certificate ( SC/ST Special Category)
- Residence Certificate
- 3-4 passport size photograph in light background without specs as per the guidelines of State/university of the college
- Transfer certificate from the last Institute you have studied
- Birth Certificate
For a Detail list of colleges accepting NATA Score kindly write to us @:firstname.lastname@example.org with your NATA Score card / Hall ticket number.
AT THE EXAMINATION HALL
Students are advised to follow the same to avoid any misconduct / forgetfulness (dos & don’ts)
- Proof of identity : aadhar card/ voter id
- Downloaded admit card of NATA
- Pen , Pencils , Eraser
- You are permitted to carry a clip board or a writing pad
- No material which includes printed/or written should be carried inside the examination hall
- Mobile phones. Calculator and electronic devices are banned from carrying inside the examination hall
- You shall leave the exam hall until the duration of the exam is over
- Any candidate found impersonating shall be handed over to the police
|SL NO||EVENT||DATE OF EVENT|
|1||Availability of info on the public domain||From March|
|2||Application form Start date||2nd week of January|
|3||Application form End date||1ST week of March|
|4||Availability of Admit card||1st week of April|
|5||Date & Time of Exams||End of April ( 10.30am-1.30 pm)|
|6||Publication of Results||1st week of March|
( Aforesaid dates are subjected to change )
- Time management is as important as the quality of work
- Don’t forget to take a wrist watch to exam
- Carry some rough papers to examination hall if allowed
- Carry extra pencils to exam
- Use quality pencils like Steadlers
- Have enough sleep, the night before exam
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