NATA, as mentioned under the test pattern section, has two varied papers, with a view to testing the skill of the aspiring candidates at varying levels.
The first step in the preparation process is to thoroughly go through the syllabus of NATA and then you can begin your preparation plan accordingly.
As far as drawing test is concerned, it is better to practice on a daily basis. The reason is that it is not a simple sketching as the technicalities involved in the drawing will be evaluated.
It is important to give equal importance to both the parts of the NATA 2018.
It is better to practice by taking up mock test, which will help to gain an idea about the structure of the question paper and also about the type of the questions asked.
It is highly important that you should know how to effectively handle timing at the time of the examination. So, taking up practice tests will also help you with improving your time with test after test with practice.
If you are stuck on any question at the time of examination, rather than spending time on the same question, just move on to the other questions.
General aptitude & Mathematics: For this section proper preparation is important. There will be questions from topics like architectural awareness, logical reasoning, etc.
It is better to gain knowledge on the latest trend in the architecture industry.
It is important to think creative and so creativity should be enhanced to a great extent
It is better to divide the time smartly among each and every topic so that you can make your preparation accordingly.
It is better to reserve the last month before the examination just for revision, rather than starting a new topic at this time.
Drawing section: This section evaluates the following abilities of the test takers:
Ability to sketch a given object with proportion and rendering the same in a visually appealing manner.
To understand the visualising and the drawing ability on shadow casting and on objects.
Sense of perspective drawing
Bringing together and making given three-dimensional elements to create a structural form or building.
Ability to create a two-dimensional composition with the help of the given forms and shapes.
Ability to create visual harmony with the help of colours in the provided composition
Ability to understand the proportions and scale
Drawing from memory with the help of pencil sketch of themes from the experience they have gained from their day-to-day practices.
With these things in mind, the test-takers will have to plan their preparation for the drawing section.
They should practice innovative thinking in the process of creating attractive and meaningful sketches.