NATA 2017 Exam Pattern


The NATA 2017 Exam Pattern contains the details about the period of the exam, category of questions, program of study, marks allotted and number of questions in the entrance exam. Applicants interested can fill the application form till August, 2017. NATA is an all India level exam and conducted for the admission of qualified candidates into undergraduate course of Architecture in various affiliated colleges of India. The NATA 2017 exam pattern helps the applicants to plan prepare well in advance before appearing for the exam. The paper checks the aptitude of candidate in two sections i.e.  Computer based online aesthetic sensitivity test and a paper based drawing test. The exam pattern of NATA 2017 is broken down into point below.

NATA 2017 Exam Pattern and Syllabus

The test is divided into two parts:

  1. Drawing Test
  2. Aesthetic Sensitivity Test

Drawing Test

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Applicant has to attempt three questions and the duration of the test is 120 minutes.

The drawing aptitude of 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 colors in given composition.
  • Understanding of scale and proportions.
  • Drawing from memory through pencil sketch on themes from day to day experiences.

Aesthetic Sensitivity Test

The test consists of 40 multiple choice objective type questions.

It is a computer based test and the duration of the exam is one hour.

No marks will be deducted for any wrong answer.

The test is conducted to check applicant’s perception, imagination and observation, creativity and communication along with architectural awareness and it comprises of –

  • Visualizing three dimensional objects from two dimensional drawings.
  • Visualizing 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.


12 thoughts on “NATA 2017 Exam Pattern

  1. MEHUL S DALAL says:


  2. lareb faizan shaikh says:

    is there any maths question in section 2 of paper (aesthetic sensitivity test)….??? plz tell me

  3. which is the most preffered book for mental ability based on nata syllabus

  4. Ashwini.R.Babli says:

    whether NRI students can appear NATA ?

  5. ranjith kumar k says:

    hi..actually iam planning to do barch in please can u suggest me good universities so that it will be easier to apply..thanks

  6. Hi, I am raghu. How many attempts can a candidate participate in NATA exam.

  7. HI….me too want to know abt the no.of attempts in nata exam 2017…

  8. Asma Jamesh says:

    Dear Sir,
    I would like to appear for the NATA 2017. I finished and passed out my 10th, CBSE on 2015.Now am pursuing my 12th Matriculation in National Model School in Coimbatore.
    My date of birth is 26-11-2000.
    I am lagging by 4 months in age.
    Since, i have appeared for my 10th, CBSE Exam and passed out with 8.6 marks on 2015.
    I am desperate to appear for NATA 2017, Please let me know.
    Awaiting to hear from you favourably.
    Thanks and BR
    Asma Jamesh

  9. vikrant rajpurohit says:

    in asthetic part the level of maths will be jee type?

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