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Do you want to know how to crack NATA 2020 in 30 days? If yes, then you have come to the appropriate place. NATA 2020 entrance examination is round a corner, and aspirants must have already started the revision. Since not enough time left for NATA Phase 1 and 2 exams, it is important for the aspirants to cover the entire syllabus in a short span of time.
Latest: NATA 2020 is scheduled to be held on August 29, 2020, for Phase 1.
Aspirants with a basic interest in architecture can prepare for the entrance examination with ease. Collegedunia presents some of the important ways to prepare for NATA 2020 in 1 month. Following these points will help the students to make an effective preparation strategy to score high rank in both the phase. Read the article to know tips and strategies to prepare for NATA 2020.
Candidates must divide the syllabus before starting the preparation for the entrance examination like NATA. For this purpose, it is necessary to go through the NATA 2020 Syllabus. Aspirants can check the total number of chapters asked in all the sections:
|Subjects||Total No. of Topics for Revision (Approx.)|
|Parts||Sections||Number of Questions||Maximum Marks||Total Time Duration|
|Part A (Offline)||Drawing Test||3||2 x 35 and 1 x 55 = 125 Marks||First 135 Minutes|
|Intermission Period of 15 Minutes|
|Part B (Online)||PCM||15||15 X 1.5 = 22.5||Last 45 Minutes|
|General Aptitude||35||35 X 1.5 = 52.5|
|Total||3 Sections||53 Questions||200 marks||180 minutes (3 hours)|
Check NATA 2020 Exam Pattern
Read the below-mentioned points to have an idea about the one-month study plan for NATA 2020:
Candidates can go through the revision Timetable that has been divided on a weekly basis:
|Day 1||Understanding the scale and proportion of objects||Objects, Textures related to Architecture and Environment||Electrostatics||Basic Concepts of Chemistry||Algebra|
|Day 2||Geometric Composition||Interpretation of pictorial compositions||Current Electricity||Chemical Bonding and Molecular||Logarithms|
|Day 3||Shape, Building, forms, and Elements||Visualizing three-dimensional objects from a two-dimensional drawing||Magnetism and Matter||Chemical Thermodynamics||Matrices|
|Day 4||Aesthetics, Color texture, harmony, and contrast||Visualizing three different sides of three-dimensional objects||Dual Nature of Radiation and Matter||Organic Chemistry||Trigonometry|
|Day 5||Conceptualization and Visualization through structuring objects in memory||Analytical Reasoning||Atoms and Nuclei||Inorganic Chemistry||Coordinate Geometry|
|Day 6||Drawing of patterns- both geometrical and abstract||Mental Ability (visual, numerical and verbal)||Electronic devices||States of Matter||Coordinate Geometry|
|Day 7||Form transformations in 2D and 3D like union, subtraction, surfaces, rotation, and volumes||General Awareness of national/international architects and famous architectural creations||Simple Circuits||Redox Reaction||3-Dimensional Coordinate Geometry|
|Day 8||Generating plan, elevation and 3D views of objects||Mathematical Reasoning||Devices||Structure of Atom||Theory of Calculus|
|Day 9||Creating 2D and 3D compositions using given shapes and forms||Mathematical Reasoning||Materials||Structure of Atom||Application of Calculus|
|Day 10||Perspective Drawing||Sets and Relation||Optics||Hydrogen||Permutation and Combinations|
|Day 11||Sketching of urbanscape and landscape||Sets and Relation||Practice Test||S-block elements||Statistics and Probability|
|Day 12||Common day to day life objects like equipment, furniture, etc. from memory||Practice Test||Practice Test||P-block elements||Practice Test|
|Day 13||Understanding the scale and proportion of objects||Practice Test||Practice Test||Environmental Chemistry||Practice Test|
|Day 14||Geometric Composition||Practice Test||Practice Test||Hydrocarbons||Practice Test|
|Day 15||Shape, Building forms and Elements||Practice Test||Practice Test||Hydrocarbons||Practice Test|
|Day 16||Aesthetics, color, texture, harmony, and contrast||Practice Test||Practice Test||Gases and Liquid||Practice Test|
|Day 17||Conceptualization and Visualization through structuring objects in memory||Practice Test||Practice Test||Practice Test||Practice Test|
|Day 18||Drawing of patterns- both geometrical and abstract||Practice Test||Practice Test||Practice Test||Practice Test|
|Day 19||Forms transformation in 2D and 3D like subtraction, union, rotation, surfaces, and volume||Practice Test||Practice Test||Practice Test||Practice Test|
|Day 20||Generating plan, elevation and 3D views of objects||Practice Test||Practice Test||Practice Test||Practice Test|
|Day 21||Creating 2D and 3D compositions using given shape and forms||Practice Test||Practice Test||Practice Test||Practice Test|
|Day||Topics for Revision|
|Day 22||Drawing: Perspective drawing Sketching of Urban space and landscape Common day to day life objects like equipment, furniture, etc from memory Practice with drawing questions|
|Day 23||General Aptitude: Mental Ability (visual, numerical and verbal) General Awareness of national/international architects and famous architectural creations Analytical Reasoning|
|Day 24||Physics: Optics Magnetism and Matter Electrostatics Electronic Devices|
|Day 25||Chemistry: Environmental Chemistry Structure of Atom S-block elements Gases and Liquid|
|Day 26||Mathematics: Permutation and Combinations Statistics and Probability Theory of Calculus|
|Day 27||Solve previous year question papers/Sample Papers|
|Day 28||Solve previous year question papers/Sample Papers|
|Day||Things to do|
|Day 29||Accumulate all the short notes and go through them. Go back to your weak areas and revise accordingly|
|Day 30||Revise all the formulas. Take rest|
NATA 2020 is basically divided into two parts: Part A is a Drawing-based test which will be conducted on offline mode. Part B comprises Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, and General Aptitude Section with Objective type questions (MCQs) that have to be answered online. There is no negative marking in NATA entrance examination. Therefore, candidates can attempt all the questions without any fear of marks deduction. The section-wise revision strategy is given below:
NATA 2020 Part A: Drawing Test In this section, candidates will be required to attempt 3 questions in 135 minutes. Your marks and performance will be accumulated on the following basis:
NATA 2020 Part B: General Aptitude & PCM Aptitude: Aspirants must keep the General Knowledge updated and must have knowledge on topics such as Buildings in India and World, speed, distance, and time. Logical and Reasoning Ability questions, Important Architects of India, General Mathematics questions like area, and volume. Mirror Images, Common Architectural Terminology, Building Materials and Terminology, 2D and 3D objects and their plans and elevations, etc. Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics (PCM): For preparing PCM Subjects, candidates are advised to go through CBSE Textbooks. The Mathematics section is usually easy and one can score well in this section if you’ve studied NCERT Books properly.
There are many books available to prepare for the NATA entrance examination. Some of the best books are tabulated below:
|Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning Book||R S Aggarwal|
|A Complete Self-Study Guide||P.K. Mishra|
|B.Arch Entrance Examination Guide||Surendra Kavimandan|
|Higher Algebra||Hall & Knight|
|NATA & B.Arch complete self-study material: Entrance Examination||Ar. Shadan Usman|
|NATA Examination (Engineering Drawing)||N.D. Bhatt and Pancha|
|A Visual Dictionary of Architecture||Francis D.K Ching|
Focus and Complete your Syllabus: One of the most important aspects while preparing for NATA is to know the exam pattern and syllabus. While preparing a timetable, candidates must ensure to cover all the topics and pay attention to the key topics.
Be Creative and Innovative: When you're preparing for architecture, a candidate must know that creativity is the key. If you aspire to get into the best architecture college, you must practice drawing, because sketching is the key to this entrance exam. Start with the simple ones and then move ahead to the harder ones.
Time Management: Keeping track of your time is the most important aspect while appearing for the entrance examination. Candidates must find different ways to manage time well in the exam. One of the best ways to do it is to take and practice mock tests on a regular basis. This will eventually enhance your test-taking speed.
Practice Mock Tests: In order to get aware of the exam pattern, time management, and types of questions asked in exams one should practice with the sample papers. To boost your confidence, aspirants must take mock tests as they can give you an insight into your understanding of the basic concepts.
Focus of Online Test: Apart from drawing or sketching, candidates should also be prepared for taking the online test, which includes aptitude and mathematics.
Prepare Short Notes: While you’re studying, prepare small notes alongside. These short notes will help you in revising the topics without wasting much time. Having short notes prepared not only helps you to save time but will help you in keeping the topics fresh in mind. Aspirants can go through those short notes anytime and anywhere.