National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA)
National Level Exam at U.G level
Tentative Application start date : 1st Week of March 2015

NATA 2013 Exam Pattern

NATA 2013 Exam Pattern gives all details of the exam section wise, duration, marks allotted

NATA 2013 Exam Pattern
There are two sections:

1. Paper based drawing test:

  • The question paper will be generated and handed over to the candidates by the hall supervisor

  • The answer sheet is a drawing paper with preprinted barcode (to be given by the  Test Centre supervisor)

  • Duration will be two hours

  • The paper comprises of three questions to test the ability of the candidate in:

    Sketching a given object proportionately in a visually appealing manner

    Drawing the shadows cast on surroundings by visualizing the effects of light on a given object

    Creation of two dimensional figures/compositions based on given shapes & forms

2. Aesthetic Sensitivity Test: Computer based:

  • Consists of 40 multiple choice questions

  • The test is designed to measure the ability of the candidate in areas of imagination, observation, perception, creativity and communication.

  • The candidate is also tested for architectural awareness as well as analytical reasoning, mental ability, imaginative comprehension and expression

  • Time allotted for each question is between 60 and 90 seconds (depending on the question asked)

  • The screen displays the time left while the question is being answered till 30 seconds are left and the countdown time begins


  • There is no negative marking for NATA 2013

  • There is a 10 minute break between the two exams

First Published On: : 01 Apr 2013 02:19 PM IST
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