Preparing for the toughest exam like NATA in 30 days is not a challenging task if you have a proper revision plan a strategy. As Drawing Test will have a weightage of 125 marks in NATA, the candidates must give maximum importance to this section. On the other hand, Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry will only account for 22.5 marks, second priority must be given to General Aptitude, which carries almost 52 marks. In all, General Aptitude and Drawing are the most important sections in NATA, which must be given maximum priority while preparing for the exam.

NATA 2020 Important Drawing Questions

Students appearing for NATA 2020 need not worry about the drawing questions, as IdeaMoocs has listed out some of the drawing questions on the basis of previous year exam trends. Please note that the drawing questions mentioned on this page are just for practice and referential purpose. You will have to refer to the Drawing syllabus of NATA for more topics.

Questions Courtesy: BlessedArch

NATA Important Drawing Question 1

You are visiting a mall where there are food stalls. You are enjoying your cold drink on the ground floor of the five-storey atrium space seeing the people moving on escalators, shopping, performing cultural. Sketch this scene.

NATA Important Drawing Question 2

You are a bird flying over a historical monument. Draw what you see.

NATA Important Drawing Question 3

Imagine you are sitting in an auditorium and attending a dance programme. Sketch a view from your position.

NATA Important Drawing Question 4

Five bricks, four circular wooden logs and six balls are given to you. Make an interesting stable composition using these elements and show the effect of light and shadow on the composition.

NATA Important Drawing Question 5

Using in desired numbers, the basic geometric shapes found in a bicycle, make a visually appealing composition without overlapping the pieces and colour it using three colours in a medium of your choice.

NATA Important Drawing Question 6

A clay vase, a glass vase & a steel vase kept on a table. Sketch them with the appropriate shade & shadow effects considering the light on the top right.

NATA Important Drawing Question 7

Make a composition using circles. Show movement with only five colours.

NATA Important Drawing Question 8

Make a mural for secondary school people with hexagons, circles and triangles with three colours.

NATA Important Drawing Question 9

You have been provided with a piece of coloured paper in the shape of red triangles, blue circles and yellow squares. Make a composition in the given space using a maximum of five pieces.

NATA Important Drawing Question 10

There are three cubes. One cube has a hole on one of its sides, shaped like a circle. One cube has a hole through a side shaped like a triangle. The third cube has a hole shaped like a square. All three holes cut through the cubes.

NATA Important Drawing Question 11

Make a composition using the three cubes. They are of the same size. Use shade and shadow

Section-wise Preparation for NATA 2020

The entrance exam basically has two parts. Part A comprises of Maths and Aptitude with Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) that have to be answered online. While Part B is a Drawing-based test that you have to take on A4 size sheet. The best thing about NATA is that there is no negative marking. Therefore, you can attempt all the questions without any fear of marks deduction.

NATA 2020 Part A

Aptitude: You should keep your general knowledge updated and you should have information on various topics such as 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, Common Architectural Terminology, 2D and 3D objects and their plans and elevations, etc.

Maths: For Maths practice, it is advisable to go through CBSE books. The math portion is usually easy and you can score well in this section if you’ve studied your CBSE Maths books properly.

NATA 2020 Part B

Drawing: In this paper, you have to attempt two drawing questions in 90 minutes. You are judged on the following basis:

  • Drawing from day to day experiences;
  • Understanding of scale and balance;
  • Creating visual harmony using colours in a given proportion;
  • Creating an interesting 2-D composition using given shapes and forms;
  • Combining and composing given 3-D elements to form a building or structural form;
  • Sense of perspective drawing.

Quick Tips & Tricks to Prepare for NATA 2020

Focus on the syllabus: One of the most important things while preparing for NATA 2020 is to know the NATA exam pattern and syllabus thoroughly. When you prepare a study schedule, be sure that you cover everything and pay attention to the key topics.

Be creative: As we talk about NATA, you should know that creativity is the key. If you want to get into a good college, you must practice drawing, because sketching is the key to this entrance test. Start with the simple ones and then move towards the harder one.

Keep track of your time: If you don’t complete your exam because of poor time management, you will regret it later. Therefore, you should find out different ways to manage your time well on the day of the exam. One of the best ways to do the same is to take mock tests on a regular basis as practising will enhance your test-taking speed.

Practice with mock tests: When you practice with the sample papers, you get an idea of the exam pattern, time management and also the type of questions that would come in the examination. If you want to be more confident about taking the exam, then you must take mock tests as they can give you an insight into your understanding of the basic concepts.

Previous year exam papers: Do not forget to go through the previous year exam papers as they give you an idea of what all to expect in the exam, that too with speed. Speed is also very important otherwise you will lose both-time and marks.

Focus on the online test: Other than drawing or sketching, one should also be prepared for taking the online test, which includes aptitude and maths. One must also prepare for it as it is equally important.

Expert Tips to Crack NATA 2020

Here are some important tips from the IdeaMoocs experts regarding what should be done to crack NATA 2020 without any fuss –

  • Drawing skills alone will not win you the battle. Yes, it is one of the important aspects of the entire exam but more than drawing, questions that will be asked in NATA 2020 paper will be framed on topics like composing 3-D elements, memory drawing, understanding scale & proportions, sense of perspective drawing, effects of light & shadow etc

  • Be creative and think in an unconventional way and do not fall for any definitions of creativity as there is none

  • Develop speed to answer a question completely as a half answer will never fetch you marks in NATA 2020 exam

  • Solving previous papers should not only be looked at a way of developing speed to answer questions but also can be looked at a way to find a proper sequence of answering the questions

  • Answer sheets will be in A4 size so try to practice in A4 size papers instead of A3 sized papers

  • Do not be oblivious of greatest architectural magnificences built by the greatest architects

  • Motivation more than hard work and right way of preparing for NATA 2020 will be crucial for you

  • Erasing consumes a lot of time. So, prepare the rough outline first with light hand and finalize only when you feel satisfied with the rough outline and proportions

  • Practising with dry colours will fetch you good marks in NATA 2020 exam

Important Instructions for Exam Day

  • Follow the time schedule as mentioned in the NATA Brochure and Admit Card.
  • Do not forget to get your admit card on the day of examination.
  • Use your own pencils and coloured pencils for drawing.
  • The candidates should follow the time schedule as follows:
    • Be present at the exam centre by 8.00 am
    • The examination hall will open at 8.30 am and close at 9.30 AM
    • The examination will be conducted between 10 AM to 01:15 PM.
  • Candidates must bring along with them:
    • Hard copy of NATA 2020 admit card.
    • Photocopy of Identity proofs -Aadhar/ Passport/ Driving License/ Voter ID.
    • Things like pen, pencils, eraser are not allowed in the exam hall.
  • Candidates must show the NATA 2020 admit card (on demand) for entry to the exam hall. It is mandatory for a candidate to bring the print out of the downloaded admit card and valid photo identity to the test venue.
  • Candidates must also carry a photograph to the examination hall. Without the photograph, the seat will not be allocated to the candidate.
  • Calculators are not permitted inside the exam hall.

Sources by: collegedekho.com/exam/nata/how-to-prepare and ideamoocs.com