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NATA 2020 Test postponed, Goes fully Online

Published on : 21-Jul-2020 Powered by

In light of the prevailing Covid-19 pandemic situation, the Council of Architecture has postponed the NATA 2020 test, and has also decided to make the test completely Online. Earlier, Part A (Drawing Aptitude) was planned to be conducted in Offline (pen-and-paper) mode, while the Part B (Test on Scientific Ability & General Aptitude) was anyway Online.

Change in NATA 2020 dates

a) First test : To be held on 29 Aug instead of 1 Aug

b) Second test : New date to be announced in due course (was earlier scheduled to be conducted on 29 Aug)

Change in centre of exam

The candidates may opt to appear for NATA 2020 from their respective places of residence/stay or at the Council allotted test centre in case they do not have net connectivity or technical/hardware resources such as PC, laptop, web cam etc. The candidates will soon be provided an option in their respective login accounts to opt for their preference for examination for NATA 2020 i.e. from home or test centre.

Change in test mode and syllabus

a) Part A (Drawing Aptitude) will also be conducted in Online mode instead of offline mode

b) Part A will now be judged on the following aspects : Understanding the important visual principles in a composition (2D OR 3D) such as balance, rhythm, direction, hierarchy, etc. Understanding geometry and the ability to visualize shape and solve geometrical puzzles to test spatial intelligence; Understanding color theory and the various terminologies to test color scheme awareness and knowledge; Visual system interpretation and perception to test graphical similarities and other properties; Ability to understand spatial relationship between objects, and to visualize images and scenarios; Tests for cognitive ability: perception, attention, recognition, memory etc.


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