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NATA Preparation Tips 2024

Author : Palak Khanna

Updated On : August 1, 2023


Since the NATA exam is considered to be one of the toughest architecture entrance exams in India, most of you might be worried about how to plan your preparation in a better way.

If you are one of the aspirants who are thinking the same, here is good news for you! 

This year, cracking the National Aptitude Test in Architecture is not much challenging since there is only one section in the exam. Yes, you read it right!

The drawing part has been removed from the question paper, which means the questions are asked only from the aptitude section. However, you can expect mathematics and drawing questions in the aptitude section itself.

Just brushing on your aptitude and perspective skills is more enough to achieve your goal and get admission to one of the top colleges in the nation.

To make it easier, we have provided NATA Preparation tips that are curated by our experts at CreativeEdge. Following these tips will help you better understand how to plan your preparation, best resources, subject-wise strategies, and more.

How to Prepare for NATA 2024?

Preparing for the National Aptitude Test in Architecture is not challenging if you follow a well-structured study Plan and preparation strategy for NATA.

General Aptitude and drawing are the most critical sections in the exam, which must be given maximum priority during your preparation.

Check: NATA aptitude question pdf.

To crack the exam, you must make the best study timetable and stick to it accordingly. Allocate more time for the topics that you feel are difficult. 

Try to learn good sketching techniques on effects of dimensional elements, memory drawing, perspective drawing etc.

Avoid taking unnecessary stress, leading to a lack of confidence and creating confusion during the exam.

Know the Syllabus

By knowing the syllabus, you will familiarize yourself with the topics from where the questions are asked in the exam.

The following are some essential topics for NATA 2024 from the exam point of view.

Diagrammatic Reasoning Verbal Reasoning
Numerical Reasoning Logical Reasoning
Mathematics Elements and Principles of design
Visual Perception and cognition General knowledge and current affairs

Understand the Exam Pattern

Through the question paper pattern for NATA, you will get an idea about the number of questions asked, type of questions, marking scheme, exam mode, and more.

  • The exam is conducted in online mode, i.e., a Computer-Based Test.
  • There will be a total of 125 questions and the time duration of the exam is 3 hours.
  • The exam is conducted only in the English Language. 

NATA mock test

NATA Mock test

Be Creative

As we all know, creativity is the key to cracking the NATA exam. Practice is the key to improving your memory drawing skills, and perspective skills.

Practice as many perspective questions as possible to get an idea about the scale and proportion of the images.

While practicing, make a habit of drawing the objects very, very lightly. Later, darken the lines.

Read more: Short tricks to crack NATA exam in six months

Practice Previous Year Papers 

Keep previous year's papers ready in hand during your preparation, as it is one of the best preparation methods to improve your time management skills and problem-solving skills.

Also, it gives you an idea about the difficulty level and type of questions asked in the upcoming exam.

Try to solve as many questions as possible from the previous year's question Papers for NATA regularly.

Attempt Mock Tests

Solving mock tests play an essential role in your preparation. These tests will help understand the difficulty level of the paper and the type of questions asked in the exam.

With the help of Mock Tests for NATA, you can improve your speed and accuracy. Also, it will help build your confidence levels.

Which Books Can I Choose for NATA Preparation 2024?

Preparing from the right books is essential to understand the concepts in-depth. The following are some of the best books for NATA Exam Preparation.

A Complete Self Study Guide for B.Arch Entrance Examination 2018/19/20  PK Mishra
NATA (B.Arch) Guide to Bachelor of Architecture Entrance Examination B.Arch Entrance Examination Guide Surendra Kavimandan
Quantitative Aptitude R S Agarwal

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Creativedge Results

Subject-wise NATA Preparation Tips 2024

As said above, the NATA entrance exam will have questions only from the aptitude section. However, the mathematics and drawing questions are asked in aptitude section itself.

There is no negative marking in the exam, and it is an excellent opportunity for you to attempt the maximum number of questions without fear of marks deduction.

Let us look at the best NATA preparation tips for general aptitude, drawing, and mathematics from the post below.

How to Prepare for NATA in One Month

NATA Preparation Tips for General Aptitude

  • To score good marks in this section, you should keep your general knowledge updated.
  • You should have strong knowledge on topics like Buildings in India and the World, speed distance and time, Important Architects of India and the World, Logical and Reasoning Ability questions, General Maths questions like area, volume Mirror Images, Building Materials and Terminology, etc.
  • Practice important Aptitude Questions for the NATA exam from the previous year's papers, as this will help help you get an idea about the type of questions asked in the exam.

NATA Preparation Tips for Mathematics

NATA maths preparation can be challenging for candidates. Here are some of the factors they should consider.

  • The questions asked in this section are mainly based on the 12th-grade syllabus.
  • You can easily score well if you have studied your CBSE Maths Books Properly.
  • Revise basic maths formulas from profit and loss, area and proportion, probability, speed and distance, interest, etc.
  • Practice is the key to scoring full marks in this section.

NATA Preparation Tips for Drawing

This section will evaluate you on the following parameters: creating an exciting 2-D composition using given shapes and forms, understanding scale and balance, drawing from day-to-day experiences, sense of perspective drawing, etc.

NATA Drawing Preparation is comparatively easy if you are good at sketching.  The drawing section can have any question. You have to draw the exact scene as asked in the question paper.

  • Develop a habit of making a small thumbnail to plan everything, like placing what and how to utilize the answer sheet.
  • Make sure to practice making freehand straight lines regularly without using the scale in a minimum of 5-7 sheets.
  • Try to add shadows to the questions, as this will help you fetch more marks over others.

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