NATA Drawing Preparation 2022

If you are an aspirant for the National Aptitude Test in Architecture, let us remind you that the drawing questions tests your creative imagination along with your sense of perspective.

Hence, it is essential to improve your memory drawing skills to score well in the exam. Are you wondering how to improve your perspective skills?surprise

Well, read through the post that will give you smart tricks and tips that help enhance your NATA Drawing Preparation.

How to Prepare for NATA Drawing Test 2022?

Most of the NATA aspirants believe that they can get a good score if they draw well in the exam, which is false.

Though good sketching is essential, understanding perspective drawing, scales, proportion, and memory drawing is most important to clear the drawing section.

  • Practice is the key to improve your memory drawing, and perspective skills.
  • You must need the best preparation strategy and a well-structured study Plan for NATA to perform well in the upcoming exam.
  • Develop a habit of making a small thumbnail to plan everything, like where you will place what and how to utilize the answer sheet.
  • While practising, make a habit of drawing the objects very, very lightly. Later, darken the lines.
  • Make sure to practice making freehand straight lines without using the scale in a minimum of 5-7 sheets.
  • Before answering the perspective-based question, take at least 2-3 minutes to get your views correct and decide which perspective will do the best judgment to your question.

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  • To make your perspective drawing more appealing, you need to practice different windows, doors, buildings, etc.
  • Practice as many perspective questions as possible to get an idea about the scale and proportion of the images.
  • Try to add shadows to the questions, as this will help you fetch more marks over others.
  • Also, you are advised to solve at least 2-3 perspective drawing questions from the previous year's papers daily.

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What is the Syllabus for NATA Drawing Section 2022?

Before proceeding with the preparation, it is essential to go through the important topics for NATA as this will help you get an idea about the important topics from the exam point of view.

  • Understanding scale and proportion of objects, geometric composition, shape, building forms and elements, aesthetics, colour texture, harmony, and contrast.
  • Conceptualization and Visualization through structuring objects in memory.
  • Drawing of patterns - both geometrical and abstract.
  • Form transformations in 2D and 3D like union, subtraction, rotation, surfaces, and volumes.
  • Generating plan, elevation, and 3D views of objects.
  • Creating 2D and 3D compositions using given shapes and forms. Perspective drawing, sketching of urbanscape and landscape, Common day-to-day life objects like furniture, equipment, etc., from memory.

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What is the NATA Drawing Preparation Plan for One Month?

As there is only one month left for the exam, most of you might be worrying about what to prepare and how to prepare in the last month.indecision

Well, no need to worry! You can follow the preparation plan given below to get an idea about how to crack the NATA exam in one month.

Day Drawing
Day 1 Conceptualization and Visualization through structuring objects in memory
Day 2 Practising perspective based drawing questions 
Day 3 Conceptualization and Visualization through structuring objects in memory
Day 4 Aesthetics, colour texture, harmony, and contrast
Day 5 Conceptualization and Visualization through structuring objects in memory
Day 6 Drawing of patterns - both geometrical and abstract
Day 7 Form transformations in 2D and 3D like union, subtraction, rotation, surfaces, and volumes
Day 8 Generating plan, elevation, and 3D views of objects
Day 9 Creating 2D and 3D compositions using given shapes and forms
Day 10 Perspective drawing
Day 11 Sketching of urbanscape and landscape
Day 12 Common day-to-day life objects like furniture, equipment, etc., from memory
Day 13 Understanding the Scale and Proportion of Objects
Day 14 Geometric Composition
Day 15 Shape, Building forms and Elements
Day 16 Aesthetics, colour texture, harmony, and contrast
Day 17 Conceptualization and Visualization through structuring objects in memory
Day 18 Drawing of patterns - both geometrical and abstract
Day 19 Form transformations in 2D and 3D like union, subtraction, rotation, surfaces, and volumes
Day 20 Generating plan, elevation, and 3D views of objects
Day 21 Creating 2D and 3D compositions using given shapes and forms
Day 22 Perspective drawing
Day 23 Sketching of urbanscape and landscape
Day 24 Common day-to-day life objects like furniture, equipment, etc., from memory
Day 25 Practice Drawing Questions from previous year papers
Day 26 Practice Drawing Questions from previous year papers
Day 27 Practice Drawing Questions from previous year papers
Day 28 Practice Drawing Questions from previous year papers
Day 29 Practice Drawing Questions from previous year papers
Day 30 Take Rest

Short Tricks for NATA Drawing Preparation 2022

The drawing section can have any question. You have to draw the exact scene as asked in the question paper.

It will help if you draw it in a proper required technique as well as architectural-wise correct. You can attempt NATA Mock Tests daily to know the types of questions asked in the exam.

There are some examples given below with the questions. This shall give you a clear idea of how to attempt the exam and what expectations are demanded. 

1. Imagine you just joined a conference, coffee cup in hand; what did you see

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2. Imagine you are riding a cruiser bike, the scene that you see

3. Imagine you are a worm; you see a dog, a man, and a cycle at the corner of a street. Sketch what you see as a worm

4. Imagine you are walking on a street, draw this scene in one-point perspective

Anything of this kind can appear as a question in the exam, and you are supposed to draw that accurately, not beautifully. You need an exact and appropriate sketch, and the drawing doesn't have to be very beautiful.

You can also be asked to draw patterns that could be geometrically or abstractly.

You should know how a 2D object can be transformed into a 3D one and vice versa—adding to this, the 2D and 3D creations using given shapes and forms.

You may find it a little tricky. But this can be made easy with a lot of practice and the proper guidance.

Sample NATA Drawing Questions 2022

For enhancing preparation, it is advised to solve Previous Year Question Papers for NATA regularly so that you can come across different types of questions. You can also understand the difficulty level of the questions.

Here are few sample drawing questions that can help enhance your NATA drawing preparation.

  1. You are visiting a mall where there are food stalls. You are enjoying your cold drink on the ground floor of the five-story atrium space seeing the people moving on escalators, shopping, performing cultural. Sketch this scene.
  2. You are a bird flying over a historical monument. Draw what you see.
  3. Imagine you are sitting in an auditorium and attending a dance program. Sketch a view from your position.
  4. Five bricks, four circular wooden logs, and six balls are given to you. Make an interesting stable composition using these elements and show light and shadow on the design.
  5. Using desired numbers, the basic geometric shapes found in a bicycle make a visually appealing composition without overlapping the pieces and colour it using three colours in a medium of your choice.
  6. A clay vase, a glass vase & a steel vase kept on a table. Sketch them with the appropriate shade & shadow effects considering the light on the top right.
  7. Make a composition using circles—Show movement with only five colours.
  8. Make a mural for secondary school people with hexagons, circles, and triangles with three colours.
  9. You have been provided with a piece of coloured paper in the shape of red triangles, blue circles, and yellow squares. Make a composition in the given space using a maximum of five pieces.
  10. There are three cubes. One cube has a hole on one of its sides, shaped like a circle. One cube has a hole through a side shaped like a triangle. The third cube has a hole shaped like a square. All three holes cut through the cubes.
  11. Make a composition using the three cubes. They are of the same size. Use shade and shadow.

FAQ's

How many questions are asked in NATA Drawing section?

A total of 2 questions will be asked in the NATA Drawing section.

Can I prepare for NATA drawing exam in two months?

Yes. If you are studying 6-7 hours a day, you can easily prepare for the NATA drawing exam in two months.

How can I improve my creative skills for NATA drawing?

You should understand each and every scale and proportion. Bring out your best from day-to-day experience. This will give uniqueness to your drawings.

The evaluator's focus will be on your drawings, imagination and observation skills. So, you should never compromise on the creativity.

Can I use colour pencils in NATA Drawing exam?

Yes. You can use colour pencils in the NATA drawing exam. However, it is advised to use light color pencils as it will be convenient and consumes less time in the exam.

Is it mandatory to attend NATA drawing exam?

Yes. It is mandatory to attend NATA drawing exam. Otherwise, you are not eligible for the admission process.

Is NATA Drawing Exam easy?

As per previous year analysis, the NATA drawing exam was moderate level of difficulty. With the right preparation strategy, you can definitely clear NATA drawing Exam with a high score.