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Aug 162 min read

Everything you need to know before appearing for NATA!

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Team Kaarwan

NATA (National Aptitude Test in Architecture) is a gateway to B.Arch. courses in India. The Council of Architecture conducts this examination every year to provide admission to eligible applicants.

It is one of the popular professional course examinations in India, for which every year thousands of applicants desperately wait.

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If you’re someone appearing for NATA or know an architecture aspirant, here are some tips to make sure your exam prep is smooth sailing!

1. Stay up to date with current events

A huge chunk of NATA has questions from current events in architecture and globally. So, make sure you’re up-to-date with daily news and events happening across all fields by reading news and architectural websites!

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2. Don’t skip the mathematics section

We know math often seems very daunting and scary! But it's actually very easy to score in math, especially in the NATA MCQ’s format; if you just remember the logic behind the formulae. Face your fears and focus on math

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3. Go through previous years’ papers

Even though the NATA exam tests your aptitude, rather than memory; it’s always a good idea to solve previous years’ papers to get an idea of the kind of questions that may come in the actual exam and build speed accordingly.

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4. Don’t try to memorize everything, Practice

The NATA exam is one of the few that tests your knowledge and reasoning power, as opposed to testing your memory. Understand the logic behind questions, rather than attempting rote learning, which works only for GK questions!  

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5. Learn how to focus on your strengths

The test has nearly 25 questions across a multitude of sections. Figure out the ones which interest you and you find fun to solve. Build those as your strength, so that you have more time to spend on solving and simplifying your weaker topics.

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In conclusion, aspiring to pursue a career in architecture through NATA (National Aptitude Test in Architecture) is a commendable and exciting journey. Throughout this process, candidates have showcased their creative thinking, spatial awareness, and analytical skills, all of which are vital in the world of architecture. The NATA exam serves as a stepping stone towards entering renowned architecture schools and gaining valuable knowledge and experiences that will shape future architects.

Team Kaarwan

Team Kaarwan

Since we graduated from IIT Roorkee, we have been on a mission to democratize education through affordable online and offline workshops on industry-relevant skills, that help students gain better employability across the Indian subcontinent!