COA conducts NATA Test every year for admission to the first year of 5-year B.Arch. Degree Course at all recognized institutions across India. With every passing year, a few changes are made in the exam, so that the pattern becomes less and less predictable.
NATA is an exam which measures a candidate’s aptitude for Architecture Studies. NATA assess the aptitude of the applicants in Architecture in different areas such as drawing and observation skills, sense of proportion, aesthetic sensitivity and critical thinking. What might help prepare you well would be to take up NATA courses in Pune at a recognized institution.
One of the common worries’ students have about the NATA Exam is about the degree of difficulty of the drawing questions asked in the Exam. After carefully evaluating a number of previous year NATA Question papers and also examining the solutions given by the students, here are a few pointers for you to help you be better prepared for the drawing questions. At the NATA coaching classes in Pune, all the aspects of the Exam are given equal importance and that includes the drawing part of the Exam as well.
How difficult or easy the drawing questions in the Exam are also depends on how skilled you are, as well as your drawing potential. According to our observation NATA drawing questions are comparatively difficult than the ones in JEE exams. In NATA, 3D drawing questions are a bit on the higher degree of difficulty, and it requires a lot of practice & dedication to prove yourself in the exams.
To be prepared for the NATA drawing questions, one needs to be clear with concepts of art like one point, two-point, three-point perspective sketching. You also need to focus on composition drawing in ant’s, man’s, bird’s view etc, We at Ideaa Institute of Design (IID), are not just another “NATA coaching classes in Pune”, we train and guide students in some of the most crucial aspects necessary for them to crack the NATA Entrance Exam.
Few of the concepts we help you master at our class is
- One point, two points, and Three Points Perspective drawing
- Memory drawing
- Correct Proportions
- Pencil Rendering
- Colour Rendering
- Creating Logos
- Colour Schemes
- Pencil rendering 2D, 3D Sketches
Here are a few point you definitely need to concentrate on, to get it absolutely right in the exam-
- Experiment with all your colour pencils. Work on textures and different patterns.
- Experiment with grade pencils and Charcoal pencil. Learn about light shade and shadow. Keep objects in front of you, draw them. First shade them in graphite, then draw again. Colour them in mono chrome. Draw again, now colour using primary colours, then secondary, they primary and secondary and so on.
- Work on human figures, objects of different materials, animals, birds, plants, buildings, abstract art, interior of room, kitchen etc
- Practice previous NATA papers. We’ll provide you with the same.
- Solve them and we’ll help you review it and guide you with the necessary changed that needs to be done.
To give you a perspective, here are two of the previous NATA questions asked during the Exam.
- You are sitting at a table in front of a tea stall in the early morning sipping a hot cup of tea while your companion is reading a newspaper. The tea stall is located in a park and you are observing a man walking his dog and the beautiful garden landscape around you. Sketch the scenario described above and render light and shade using drawing pencils.
How should you go about creating a sketch for this question?
Create an early morning hustle bustle scene with one-point perspective. Show human figures doing activities, composition, shade, shadow. Since it is a morning scene, one would observe slant and faint shadows.
- Using all the three shapes given below, create a visually pleasing composition. The shapes are to be used in the same size as illustrated below and they have to be repeated, rotated, interlocked and mirrored to create the composition. Use not more than 3 colours from the analogous colour scheme.
How can you go about this?
Colouring should also be practiced with proper proportion, perspective and light-shadow concept. Sketching or colouring need not be a masterpiece. It just should be neat and clear with all correct conceptual rules.
IID is one of the most sought-after NATA coaching classes in Pune because of our off-beat teaching style, which has proven to be one of the most efficient techniques so far, that has helped thousands of students help perform at par in their NATA Entrance Exams.