NATA ONLINE TEST FORMAT
NATA online test is a multiple-choice question format consisting of 40 questions. All questions will be displayed on screen one after another. There is a time clock on the screen as well alongwith each question according to the difficulty level of the question displayed on screen. Time given for each question varies (60seconds-90seconds-120seconds) depending upon the difficulty level of each question. Question will disappears if the student doesn’t answer the question in the mentioned time on the screen. The next question will be displayed on the screen and test continues till all 40 questions are over.
NATA online test has a variety of questions in its Question bank. The online test includes questions from all topics but it is not fixed how many questions will come from each topic. It is possible that a student gets as many as 5-6 questions for one topic and none from another. From the feedback given by previous year students, the maximum number of questions are 3D-figure related questions in which one has to identify the plan and elevation of the given figure on the screen. Rest all are from various other topics like colours, building identification, mental aptitude, simple mathematics, English language etc.
IS THERE ANY MATHEMATICS IN NATA ONLINE?
Yes, maths is part of NATA online exam but doesn’t carry much weightage. It is quite possible that the aspirant gets 2-3 questions of maths and sometimes none. Mathematics questions are of general difficulty level (CBSE Class VI – X) are asked under this topics like percentage, time and distance etc
DIFFICULTY LEVEL OF NATA ONLINE TEST
Most of the online examinations across the country follow the pattern mentioned. Suppose a student taking the test, answers a question correctly, and then the next question that comes will have a difficulty level higher than the previous one, which in turn will raise the difficulty level of the students’ score. Suppose the student is unable to answer this question, then the next question will go back to a relative lower difficulty level and the net difficulty level will also go down. In the end the average difficulty level is directly proportionate to the marks a student scores. So it is important for the student to answer more number of questions of higher difficulty level, to achieve a good score.
TOPICS FOR NATA ONLINE TEST
ARCHITECTS AND THEIR WORKS
BUILDING IDENTIFICATION-INDIA &WORLD
IDENTIFICATION OF CONTRUCTION MATERIALS
IDENTIFYING PLAN/ELEVATION OF GIVEN 3D-FIGURE
IDENTIFYING 3D-FIGURE FROM GIVEN PLAN/ELEVATION
FOLDING/UNFOLDING OF 3D-FIGURE
COUNTING THE SURFACES OF 3D-FIGURE
What is NATA Drawing Test Format ?
The drawing paper consists of three drawing questions.
Q1) 2D DESIGN-COLOUR- HALF A4- (25MARKS)
Q2) 3D COMPOSITION-SHADE AND SHADOW- HALF A4- (25MARKS)
Q3) PERSPECTIVE-PENCIL SKETCH- FULL A4- (50 MARKS)
*2D –design question is one of the simplest questions in the drawing paper but needs to solved creatively. There are varieties of questions which can be asked such as logo design, 2d composition with 2d- shapes, composition with 2d- profiles, mural design, poster design, design for tee shirt square etc. This question needs to be coloured and one should not take more than 25 minutes to complete it in examination.
*3d-composition question involves composing of 3d-objects creatively in the given space along with effect of light and shadow. The 3-objects can be bricks, wooden logs, books, fruit basket etc
Sometimes question involves composition with simple 3-d solids as such a cube, cuboid, cone, cylinder, sphere, prism and pyramids. It is very important to make correct shadows for various 3-d objects so, the concepts for the same should be clear.
*perspective sketch involves good understanding of 1- point , 2-point and 3-point perspective. A situation is described in the question and student needs to sketch the same with the help of perspective drawing. It is a pencil sketch and one should try to finish in 50 minutes.