NATA drawing exam pattern 2020 expanded

2020 NATA drawing exam pattern

In order to safeguard against the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the whole world adopted many changes in people’s living style and day-to-day operations. Like all other organizations and bodies, educational organizations in India are compelled to execute new experiments in its whole process. Not long ago, the Council of Architecture decided to conduct even the drawing test without drawing. It is ridiculous and difficult to digest for a student who is concerned about the examination for a long time. In this article, I would like to discuss the latest NATA drawing exam pattern published by the COA on 17th July 2020. Download notification.

The COA declared that a choice based objective test will be conducted along with an online aptitude test instead of drawing on paper. The syllabus for the new NATA drawing exam pattern bolster absolutely for the candidates who got trained drawing or sketching technically. It examines the knowledge of a candidate in the area of drawing, sketching and its essential components .

Following are the three set of questions planned for NATA 2020 drawing examination

(PTQ) 1 Question X 17 marks (12 min)
(PTQ) 3 Questions X 16 marks each (12 min each)
(MCQ) 6 Questions X 10 marks each (4 min each)

PTQ :- Preferential Type Questions (Questions with as many answers as there are different candidate’s preferences or  having many questions and the candidate can choose any one among them to answer. A single question may carry many sub-questions. That may be a passage based, an Image based or a puzzle like a simple computer game)

MCQ :- Multiple Choice Questions( MCQ deals with single select or multi select answer options.)

The test content of the new NATA drawing exam pattern is divided into 6 related modules for three set of questions.

  1. Understanding the important visual principles in a composition (2D OR 3D) such as balance, rhythm, direction, hierarchy, etc.
  2. Understanding geometry and the ability to visualize shape and solve geometrical puzzles to test spatial intelligence;
  3. Understanding color theory and the various terminologies to test color scheme awareness and knowledge;
  4. Visual system interpretation and perception to test graphical similarities and other properties;
  5. Ability to understand spatial relationships between objects, and to visualize images and scenarios;
  6. Tests for cognitive ability: perception, attention, recognition, memory etc.

Each module says many technical terms  regarding visual graphics and art like balance, rhythm, spatial intelligence, graphical similarities, cognitive ability, etc. Many of these are new to a NATA candidate.

Here, I would like to explain what exactly the role of each modules in the newly arrived NATA drawing exam pattern and model of questions.

Continue reading to understand each modules of the syllabus…  Note-down  the keywords highlighted by green colors throughout the  articles, Focus on it and try to explore many examples around us  related to it. If you share your queries and idea on comment box provided under the article, I can help you with more examples.

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Take a look at the previous exam pattern at the time of NATA registration


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