NATA Test Pattern

The test has been divided into two parts. A paper based drawing test for two hours and computer based online aesthetic sensitivity test for one hour. The test measures aptitude of the candidate through two sections – a paper based section for drawing and computer based section for aesthetic sensitivity.

Drawing Test

The drawing aptitude is judged on the following aspects –
  • Ability to sketch a given object proportionately and rendering the same in visually appealing manner
  • Visualizing 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 compositions 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 experience

Aesthetic Sensitivity Test :

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 object
    • Identifying commonly used materials and objects based on their textural qualities
    • Analytical reasoning
    • Mental Ability
    • Imaginative comprehension and expression
    • Architectural awareness

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