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NATA 2017: Aesthetic Sensitivity Test

Last Updated - April 04, 2017

The CoA (Council of Architecture) has made changes in the NATA exam pattern 2017. Earlier, the Aesthetic Sensitivity Test (paper 2) was conducted in online mode. But, as per the CoA recent notification, the NATA 2017 will be conducted through offline mode only.

NATA 2017 is scheduled on April 16, 2017. Both of the papers of NATA, Drawing Test andAesthetic Sensitivity Test will be conducted on the same day, unlike previous years’ trends.

NATA 2017 Syllabus For Aesthetic Sensitivity Test

There is no well-defined syllabus for NATA Aesthetic Sensitivity Test. It is an offline mode test where the candidate is provided 1 hour to give answers to 40 questions. The marks will be awarded in case the candidate has answered the question preceding the present question correctly. Marking scheme and difficulty level varies with the answer given.

NATA HighlightPaper 2 (Aesthetic Sensitivity Exam)
Exam ModeOffline Mode
Time Duration1 Hour (60 Minutes)
No. of Questions40 Objective Type Questions
Marks2.5 Marks Each | No Negative Marking
Total100 Marks

NATA Aesthetic Sensitivity Test measures perception, imagination and observation, creativity and communication along with architectural awareness and on the basis of following criteria:

  • Visualizing 3D objects from 2D drawings.
  • Visualizing different sides of 3D objects.
  • Un-identifying commonly used materials and objects based on their textural qualities.
  • Analytical Reasoning.

NATA Sample Papers

  • Mental Ability.
  • Imaginative Comprehension and Expression.
  • Architectural Awareness.

There is no negative marking in the NATA test, it is a good opportunity for the candidates to attempt all the questions. Time management plays an important role in attempting maximum number of questions in the given time frame.

Preparation Books For NATA 2017 Aesthetic Sensitivity Test

Getting a good score in NATA exam is like a dream come true for all the class 12th students who want to pursue Architecture Courses. Given below are some of the important books for preparing NATA Aesthetic Sensitivity Test:

Book NameISBN Number
NATA (B.Arch) Guide Bachelor of Architecture Ent. Exams by GKP9351442829
A complete Self Study Guide for B.Arch Entrance Examination 2017 by PK Mishra9385980904
NATA & B. ARCH Complete Self Study Material: Entrance Examination by Ar. Shadan Usmani8192972860

NATA 2017 Full Package by NATA 360, a software media is prepared for the NATA 2017 aspirants according to the new NATA 2017 syllabus. Its ASIN No. is B01F3BZBXQ. 

How To Prepare For NATA Aesthetic Sensitivity Test?

  • It is essential to give equal attention and time to the aesthetic sensitivity test as well and prepare it with sincerity.
  • Buy a good book or surf a website that provides good non-verbal questions.
  • Do practice ‘Plan & Elevation, Horizontal & Vertical Surfaces and Mensuration Formulae’.
  • Search for famous monuments and deep study its architecture.
  • Work hard on imagination, observation, perception and creativity.  
  • Practice with quality pencils.
  • Plan your paper. Attempt the simple ones first and then go for the complicated ones.
  • Emphasize on the detailing part like on the human figure and something with more alive expressions, etc.
  • Try to make less use of eraser while sketching. This will make your lines more bold and confident.
  • Try to learn the different styles of lettering and practice them so that they become handy
  • Practice mock test paper for the aesthetic sensitivity test as it will help to get the idea about the structure of the question paper and the type of questions it has.
  • Learn to manage the time. It is the key to crack any examination. Go through the paper, check the questions and divide your time equally among all, then start attempting.
  • Leave the question you get stuck on without wasting your valuable time and move on to the next question. Check out the left questions only when you have enough time left to do so.



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