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NATA 2020 to be conducted online due to COVID-19 pandemic

NATA 2020: The first test on drawing will be conducted online on August 29

By: Education Desk | New Delhi |
July 19, 2020 4:26:27 pm
NATA 2020 NATA 2020: The first test on drawing will be conducted online on August 29. Representational image/

NATA 2020: The National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) 2020 will be conducted online in view of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Council of Architecture, COA has decided to conduct the first test in online mode on August 29. Both Parts A (Drawing test) and B (Test on Scientific Ability & General Aptitude) of NATA 2020 will be conducted in online mode, the release mentioned.

The Council has also arranged test centres for candidates having a network issue in their places of residence or stay. “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 network connectivity or technical/hardware resources such as PC, laptop, webcam, etc,” the release mentioned.

Now, the part-A test (drawing test) will now be a preferential choice type test which is to be answered on a computer or laptop. The syllabus for part-A has also been revised. Here is the revised syllabus- “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.”

The dates for the second test will be announced soon. The candidates and parents are advised to keep visiting the official website- for latest updates. For any further clarification, candidates may contact NATA Helpdesk at and dial- 9319275557, 7303487773.

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