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Architecture is a highly competitive field, which is why you need to prepare with dedication when appearing for the entrance exam. Majority of colleges across India require NATA, an entrance exam into the B.Arch program. 

While the exam can be tough, sufficient preparation and practice will help students score well. The section A of the NATA exam includes 3 drawing questions amounting to 125 marks. The time allowed for this section is 135 minutes. The second part is the aptitude section which is reduced to 45 minutes for the year 2021. Section B has 15 questions on PCM (Physics, Chemistry, Math) and 35 questions on General Aptitude and Logical Reasoning, totally amounting to 75 marks.  

Most students are under the wrong impression that the drawing section is easy, however, there should be emphasize on:

   1. Sense of perspective

   2. Scale and proportion

   3. Light and shadow effects

   4. 3-D drawing

   5. Memory drawing

Here are some tips to help you manage your time through the drawing section of NATA:

   1. Take 5 minutes to read the questions properly. Note down the elements needed in each question.

   2. Aim to complete the perspective question’s drawing in 45 minutes. Move onto the next question if time exceeds.

   3. For the question on 2-D sketch, make a rough sketch first before moving on to your drawing sheet.

   4. For the 3-D question, spend 40 minutes.

   5. You now have 15 minutes remaining to complete anything left over!

If you want a fool-proof way to clear NATA with flying colors, then the professional experts at SDS NATA Coaching Center should be your go-to destination. The experienced faculty here includes qualified Architects, Animators, Designers and Communication Designers from prestigious institutions. Success here isn’t just a vision, but a promise. What you get are result-oriented classes, efficient teaching, individualized attention and 100% coverage of updated syllabus. You also get access to a computer lab with e-resources, video lectures, webinars and mock tests. The dedicated faculty at SDS will help each student realize their strengths and weaknesses and chart a path to help them fulfill their goals. 

Furthermore, all classrooms and drawing halls are fully air-conditioned for students comfort. We have centers in Marthandam and Nagercoil in Tamil Nadu, and Trivandrum and Kochi in Kerala. There are secure boarding facilities available for students living further away. Find more information here: